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Police video shows George Zimmerman unscathed on night he shot Trayvon Martin

The plot thickens, as we see HERE.

A police surveillance video taken the night that Trayvon Martin was shot dead shows no blood or bruises on George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who says he shot Martin after he was punched in the nose, knocked down and had his head slammed into the ground.

The surveillance video, which was obtained exclusively by ABC News, shows Zimmerman arriving in a police cruiser. As he exits the car, his hands are cuffed behind his back. Zimmerman is frisked and then led down a series of hallways, still cuffed.

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In the video an officer is seen pausing to look at the back of Zimmerman’s head, but no abrasions or blood can be seen in the video and he did not check into the emergency room following the police questioning.

Zimmerman was not arrested although ABC News has learned that the lead homicide investigator filed an affidavit urging Zimmerman be charged with manslaughter. The prosecutor, however, told the officer to not file the charge because there was not enough evidence for conviction.

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  1. Carol Foster

    That kind of video isn’t very good at seeing recent bruising so I”d discount it. What the officer wanted to do in filing charges is much better evidence and what he actually saw in the way of bruisng etc..
    Didn’t the police take any photos since the man was brought in handcuffs to the station that might better show if he had been in a fight and wasn’t there blood on the scene if his head were hit on the pavement and he was bloodly?

    Just asking and I know we don’t have the answers yet.

    This case is very sad for how police work is done and points out the importance of not giving so easily permits to carry guns. We have one dead teenager and a man who probably wishes he had never carried a gun or thought he could kill another human being and live with that action. Never had to happen for either of these people.

  2. truth hurts

    Again Pat you play loose and cherry pick your facts to prove liberal talking points.

    You note that in the picture and video Zimmerman has no wounds or blood showing.

    But what you fail to note is that his video and picture was taken AFTER the incident, after some time has passed (which any normal person would want them cleaned up), and after the cops brought him in for questioning.

    You also failed to mention (perhaps diliberately ???) that the picture of Martin is at least 2 years out of date.
    It does not show the “unflattering” truth of a thug wanna be he portrayed on facebook.
    Or the threatening comments on his tweets before the event.
    Or the fact he was kicked out of school for drugs and other issues that are coming out daily.

    I find it “convient” this picture argument is only brought out when the unflattering pictures and tweets come out on martin.

    Or the fact there have been multiple burglaries in the gated community.

    I do not know if EITHER OF THEM are the villian, innocent, guilty or if each has some blame.

    But I do know that in this charged atmosphere we need people to stop throwing half truths, cherry picked facts, and outright spin as you just have.

    I have a novel concept. Lets let all the facts (not bluster, spin and half truths) come out, no matter how ugly or unflattering, and let the law prevail?

    Or is following facts and rule of law still alien to PC liberal minded race batters?

  3. truth hurts: Where’s the evidence that Martin was a “thug wanna be”?

    (Cue the crickets.)

  4. doc: What’s your point?

    Oh, wait! I know! The piece to which you’ve linked proves that Martin deserved to be shot by a neighborhood vigilante.

    That’s it, right? If not, explain yourself.

  5. Neftali

    Pat – you asked “where’s the evidence?” And expdoc supplied the information you requested.

    No one is suggesting that Martin deserved to be shot.

    The truth is that hundreds of youth get caught up in violence every day and its usually over trivial matters, and its very sad.

  6. Neftali: doc did not provide evidence that Martin was a “thug wanna be.”

    That characterization of Martin by the commenter who calls himself “truth hurts” is just blatantly racist.

  7. Neftali: One other thing:

    If there was a “thug” involved in this incident, it would seem to have been Zimmerman.

    He was previously arrested for violent behavior.

    In 2005, he was charged with “resisting an officer with violence” and “battery of a law enforcement officer,” both of which are felonies.

    Later that same year, his ex-fiancee filed a motion for a restraining order and alleged domestic violence.

    Trayvon Martin, on the other hand, had no police record.

  8. Pat,

    You are blinded by your liberal bias.

    That piece I linked to shows what you asked for, if you don’t think it does then you are blind. Maybe Zimmerman is a thug too, as you pointed out, but that isn’t the evidence you asked for, now is it?

    Nowhere did I say that Trayvon Martin deserved to be shot. IF you keep putting words in my mouth like that you will be removed from this blog……oh, wait…..only you can do that right?

    Hypocrite.

  9. doc: The piece to which you linked DOES NOT show that Martin was a “thug wanna be.”

    And as for bias, your eagerness to besmirch Martin and your studied reluctance to blame Zimmerman for anything speak volumes.

    It was utterly predictable that you would go out of your way in this case to gainsay any suggestion that Martin was an innocent victim of an overwrought vigilante.

    And now that a police video seems to belie Zimmerman’s story about having been accosted by Martin, you’re off on a mission to prove Martin’s thuggish ambitions.

    And you’re the same guy who is so quick to characterize union people as “thugs” even when they are non-violently engaged in perfectly legal activities.

    Hypocrite!

  10. You are simply a liar.

  11. doc: Everything I said is true.

    You ARE eager to besmirch Martin.

    You ARE reluctant to blame Zimmerman for anything.

    You ARE quick to accuse unionists of thuggery.

    Your reactions to the Martin case ARE utterly predictable.

    You’re just a knee-jerk right-winger who will always, in every case, oppose what you see as the side taken by those evil liberals. If the libs say this, you say that. If the libs say that, you say this. Your reactions are invariably Pavlovian.

    I, on the other hand, sometimes take issue with my fellow libs. My immediate reaction to the Citizens United ruling, for example, was favorable (although I think the court failed to guard against some unfortunate ramifications of their decision).

  12. Milton Waddams

    Is there any particular reason that a 17 year old is being portrayed with a picture of a 12 year old? I think that is what doc is getting at. I’m sure there are plenty of fine upstanding young men who wear gold grills and refer to themselves with the twitter handle no-limit-n***a. Is this a stereotype? Of course it is. But how much better is trying to pawn the kid off as some little angel by using a picture of him from when he was a 12 year old angel? THAT’s what feeds the idea of bias in the corporate media. It is right there for all to see. I mean come on, let’s call a spade a shovel.

    Now all this being said, Zimmerman was in the wrong for confronting someone he thought was suspicious. How can one claim self defense when they put THEMSELVES into the danger requiring deadly force? The kid, thug or not, didn’t deserve to die.

  13. Pat,

    You are wrong. Just because I post right wing opinion on your decidedly left wing blog does not mean that these are the only opinions are I hold. How dare you prejudge me?

    You asked for evidence that Martin was a thug wanna be and I gave you a link to a story about his twitter account (which you have not disputed) that does not make him look like a choir boy.

    I think there is a good chance that Zimmerman should be charged with manslaughter but I (unlike you and your politically crusading liberal buddies) am willing to wait for the police investigation and the actual facts to come out. At best there are conflicting stories about what happened the night Zimmerman shot and killed Martin.

    The case needs to be reviewed in light of Florida LAW not liberal political machinations.

    The union issue has nothing to do with this thread. I do have one question though….how much did your daughter learn at school today?

  14. Expdoc, Pat is a typical closed-minded liberal. There is no arrogance to match liberal arrogance.

  15. wilson: You’re wrong. What you should have said is that there is no arrogance to match the arrogance of your intellectual superiors.

    One would think you would have figured that out by now, considering the numerous occasions on which I’ve had to correct your errant notions.

  16. truth hurts

    As usual pat you cannot or will not debate like an adult.
    But continue to name call, deny, and beat your chest like an adolecent school yard bully.

    Or a OWS protester when the bully grows up.

    First you asked for proof and you got it.
    But then it did not meet your ideologically driven cow patties and then name called the messenger.

    You called me a racist without any PROOF.
    When did I say martin deserved to be shot because he was black?

    If I did not say that than all you are is a name calling blowhard.

    You hoped you could use “al sharpton” tactics and I (and others) would be silent because we are afraid of being called racist.

    Well guess what, you are incorrect and in the words of the kids today EPIC FAIL.

    As myself, wilson, and expdoc have stated multiple ways.
    We want ALL THE FACTS to come out. No matter how it may make either side look, or burst idelogical/pc/race bating tactics that the press and you pat have been doing.

    I say it now and say it again let the facts come and the RULE OF LAW determine what happens

    I am sorry pat but no matter how hard you yell, name call, throw your supposed superior (snicker) wisdom of your age around, you cannot change facts to fit your reality.

    On a side like note given alot of the facts that have come out today on GASP cbs, nbc and fox (from police reports so save the made up news bull cookies) it is looking like martin may not be the 12 year old picture that YOU PAT put out.

  17. truth hurts

    Oh pat the latest facts to come out

    He was on his way back to his suv when martin APPROACHED HIM FROM BEHIND, words were exchanged and martin attacked him.

    Listen closely VERIFIED BY WITNESSES.

    Here is the article this (and more) has come from

    http://articles.orlandosentinel.com

    Also just came out zimmerman has had as neighborhood watch person credit from the police department for catching burglers in the act and aiding in arrest of another one.

    Also the 911 tape had him reporting he DID NOT KNOW THE RACE of the person.

    Some inconvient truths about the gated community as well.

    51% residence are minority, 49% white . Seems like a diverse neighborhood to me.

    It is suffering high amount of burglary and other crimes.

    Lastly the new black panthers have put out an OPEN BOUNTY on zimmerman with quote “dead or alive”.

    Not only is this a FELONY in florida, but a FEDERAL crime (kidnapping to start) as well.

    Funny how they are not called racist, hate crime and being arrested.

    Didn’t they arrest, charge and convict a white supremesit leader here in IL (chicago I believe) from the “church of the creator” when his retoric lead to a person killing a black man?

    NOTE FOR THE RECORD I BELIEVE THEY SHOULD HAVE.

    I again still say let ALL THE FACTS come out and the law be enforced by being colorblind.

    So Pat if zimmerman is innocent of the charge of race killing that you so firmly stick to let me ask you one question.

    How would you like your crow and words prepared?

  18. truth hurts

    Hey Pat, noticed no response to being called out on your blatient falsehoods.

    Where heres some PROOF you were wrong

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/cutline/trayvon-martin-case-exposes-worst-media-210020839.html

    It even does not come from FOX news.

    Are you going to be man enough to admit you were wrong ?

    Take your serving of crow like AN ADULT?

    Or are you gonna abe a typical liberal and say “its a right wing conspiracy”?

    Hmm is that crickets I hear?

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