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New claims cast Trayvon Martin as the aggressor

By Curt Anderson and Mike Scheider

Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 05:22 a.m. HST, Mar 27, 2012


SANFORD, Fla. >> A slain Florida teenager and the neighborhood watch captain who shot and killed him exchanged words before the teen punched him in the nose and began banging the man's head on the ground, according to the watch captain's account of the confrontation that led to the shooting.

The Orlando Sentinel reported that George Zimmerman told police he lost 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in the neighborhood he regularly patrolled and was walking back to his vehicle last month when the youth approached him from behind.

The two exchanged words, Zimmerman said, and Martin then punched him, jumped on top of him and began banging his head on a sidewalk. Zimmerman said he began crying for help; Martin's family thinks it was their son who was crying out. Witness accounts differ and 911 tapes in which the voices are heard are not clear.

A statement from Sanford police said the newspaper story was "consistent" with evidence turned over to prosecutors.

Because Martin was black and Zimmerman has a white father and Hispanic mother, the case has become a racial flashpoint that has civil rights leaders and others leading a series of protests in Sanford and around the country. Zimmerman said he shot Martin in self-defense and has not been arrested.

Meanwhile, Martin's parents are blaming police for leaking information about their son being suspended for marijuana and details about the fight he had with Zimmerman that portrayed the teen as the aggressor.

Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, and family attorneys said Monday that it was part of an effort to demonize her son.

"They killed my son and now they're trying to kill his reputation," Fulton told reporters.

Martin was suspended by Miami-Dade County schools because traces of marijuana were found in a plastic baggie in his book bag, family spokesman Ryan Julison said. Martin was serving the suspension when he was shot Feb. 26.

The Sanford Police Department insisted there was no authorized release of the new information but acknowledged there may have been a leak. City Manager Norton Bonaparte Jr. said it would be investigated and the person responsible could be fired.

Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump said the link between the youth and marijuana should have no bearing on the probe into his shooting death. State and federal agencies are investigating, with a grand jury set to convene April 10.

"If he and his friends experimented with marijuana, that is completely irrelevant," Crump said. "What does it have to do with killing their son?"

The state Department of Juvenile Justice confirmed Monday that Martin does not have a juvenile offender record. The information came after a public records request by The Associated Press.

Despite the news of Martin's possible actions the night of the shooting, rallies demanding the arrest of the 28-year-old Zimmerman spread from Florida to Indiana.

Thousands rallied Monday on the steps of the Georgia state Capitol. The crowd chanted "I am Trayvon!" and "Arrest Zimmerman now!" The protest ended with the crowd linking hands and singing, "We Shall Overcome."

Students from Morehouse College, Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University encouraged their fellow students to talk to their lawmakers about gun laws. Students wore hoodies that said, "I am Trayvon Martin" and lofted signs reading, "Don't shoot!" and "I could be next."

"We're humans, and even more so, we're American citizens, and we have the expectation that justice will be delivered," said Ronnie Mosley, 20, a student at Morehouse who helped organize the rally.

Back in Sanford, city officials named a 23-year veteran of the police department as acting chief. The appointment of Capt. Darren Scott, who is African-American, came days after Chief Bill Lee, who is white, temporarily stepped down as the agency endured withering criticism over its handling of the case.

"I know each one of you — and everyone watching — would like to have a quick, positive resolution to this recent event," Scott told reporters. "I urge everyone to let the system take its course."

The Sanford City Commission held its first meeting Monday since giving Lee a no confidence vote, which led to his ouster. Martin's parents both addressed the panel, urging them to take steps to arrest Zimmerman. More than 500 people crowded into the meeting, which was moved from City Hall to the Sanford Civil Center.

"We are asking for justice," said Tracy Martin, the teenager's father.

Civil rights leader Al Sharpton warned commissioners that Sanford risked becoming a 21st century version of civil rights struggle in the South during the 1960s.

Sharpton said Martin's parents endured "insults and lies" Monday over reports that their son attacked Zimmerman.

Also Monday, an attorney for Martin's mother confirmed that she filed trademark applications for two slogans containing her son's name: "Justice for Trayvon" and "I Am Trayvon." The applications said the trademarks could be used for such things as DVDs and CDs.

The trademark attorney, Kimra Major-Morris, said in an email that Fulton wants to protect intellectual property rights for "projects that will assist other families who experience similar tragedies."

Asked if Fulton had any profit motive, the attorney replied: "None."

___

Anderson reported from Miami. Associated Press writer Suzette Laboy contributed from Sanford, Fla.







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bender wrote:
Of course he has to portray Trayvon as the agressor, he has to justify this somehow, even it isn't true.
on March 27,2012 | 05:53AM
1local wrote:
Looks like Obama will be drinking another beer to wash down the real story. Hopefully, moving forward juveniles will be treated with the same due process as adults. It seems that every suspect is someone's 'good kid'...
on March 27,2012 | 06:47AM
IAmSane wrote:
??
on March 27,2012 | 07:17AM
1local wrote:
"Crowley, after his highly controversial disorderly-conduct arrest of Prof. Gates in his own home, suggested to Obama, after the leader-of-the-free-world said the Cambridge police "acted stupidly," that the three of them get together for a White House brewsky to kiss and make up. A boneheaded suggestion which the president boneheadedly accepted. With the four men seated at a round table with their frosty mugs of Blue Moon, Bud Light, Sam Adams Light and Buckler's beers, and with Biden and Obama with uprolled sleeves, the picture could not have looked more fake and insincere. What the hell the president intended to get out of this Kumbaya charade is anyone's guess. Neither Gates or Crowley will dislike each other any less, and race relations in America will not be changed one single iota. That Obama felt the need to inject himself into this non-story and take away precious presidential time from pressing economic and health care matters is beyond belief. For an awfully bright guy who usually has laser-like focus on priorities, this time he's bungled it big time."
on March 27,2012 | 07:42AM
Oye_Como_Va wrote:
It's known as precious, face time or make like I'm like the rest of America.
on March 27,2012 | 08:55AM
Oye_Como_Va wrote:
Sure, aren't all criminals someone's 'good kid that never does anything bad' except robbery, assault like all kids do. After all kids will be kids, right?
on March 27,2012 | 08:51AM
peanutgallery wrote:
There are now two witnesses that confirm the shooters' story, plus one of his friends, who happens to be black. Looks like Obama has shot his mouth off before engaging his brain, once again, only this time the racism is between a hispanic and a black. The story doesn't quite work for the media,or Obama, unless the shooter's white.
on March 27,2012 | 10:21AM
alittleguy wrote:
Do not forget that Trayvon was being followed by a stranger who started running after him. He did not provoke Zimmerman to follow him or chase him down. Trayvon's agrression in this case should be viewed as self defense. If he had a gun and shot Zimmerman, he would be supported by the Stand Your Ground law not Zimmerman. But most likely he would have been arrested on the spot. The audio tape clearly indicates Zimmerman was the initial aggressor.
on March 27,2012 | 01:45PM
hawaiikone wrote:
Clearly? You need to wait until the whole story is out there. So much attention is focused on this thing we'll have it all pretty soon. Like an announcer has said "and now, the rest of the story".
on March 27,2012 | 03:11PM
lee1957 wrote:
I think you are being a little presumptuous, along with the 75% of Americans who are clamoring for Zimmerman's arrest.
on March 27,2012 | 06:07PM
Grimbold wrote:
Again we are being deceived by Trayvons several years old picture. Why doesn't the newspaper show an up to date picture , so people can see what a strong man he was? The most probable way the encounter happened was that Zimmermann accosted Trayvon verbally and an angry T. decided to mow Z. down. I want to see any of you protesters after having your nose broken and the aggressor sitting on you trying to brake your head. If any of you would have had a gun you would have shot. No doubt about it!
on July 16,2013 | 12:51PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
There's still unknowns in this case. Wait till the full investigation is done and take it from there.
on March 27,2012 | 06:09AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
In the meantime can they stop showing the kid as a 14 year old? Talk about prejudicial. Have no pictures been taken of the kid since then or is the idea to make him small and harmless? He was 6'2" athlete and Zimmerman was a 5'9" fattie. When everything comes out I would not be surprised to see Zimmerman walk away unless politics trumps the law which is possible of course.
on March 27,2012 | 08:17AM
EightOEight wrote:
If Zimmerman walks it will be due to the ineptitude of the Sanford Police Department. And it doesn't matter how big Martin was, a gun equalizes everything.
on March 27,2012 | 08:40AM
Oye_Como_Va wrote:
Remember the pre APEC incident? Same smell. Nothing will happen.
on March 27,2012 | 08:56AM
EightOEight wrote:
If everyone has the same attitude as you, yeah, nothing will happen...
on March 27,2012 | 09:16AM
Grimbold wrote:
You want arrest first, ask questions later. Many people have been destroyed by false accusations which later proved untrue.
on March 27,2012 | 09:42AM
lee1957 wrote:
You might want to wait for some facts, just saying.
on March 27,2012 | 06:08PM
Grimbold wrote:
The kid was a delinquent suspended for drug use and the parents don't want that known.
on March 27,2012 | 09:40AM
IAmSane wrote:
He was 6'3" and 150 pounds. He's way underweight for his height. Probably was really lanky looking.
on March 27,2012 | 01:05PM
HD36 wrote:
Sounds like UFC light heavy weight champ John :Bones" Jones. or Anderson Silva. Tall and lean are the best fighters.
on March 27,2012 | 07:15PM
IAmSane wrote:
LOL Are you not aware that people can look up that sort of information on the Internet? John Jones is 205 pounds, Anderson Silva is 185 pounds--both are healthy weights. At 6'3", 150 pounds, the kid is underweight by about 40-60 pounds, tall, and super bony--hardly a UFC fighter. Hell, I'm about an inch shorter and 20 pounds heavier, but even I should probably gain some weight. I'm sure you people in here have long-forgotten what a healthy weight should be but Jesus H. Christ. :D
on March 27,2012 | 10:04PM
localguy wrote:
Sanford police are on the firing line for failing to test Zimmerman for drugs or alcohol, willfully leaking confidential information and who knows what else. No wonder no one trusts them with this investigation, rightfully passing on the responsibility on to other truly professional organizations. Nothing would have happend if Zimmerman had followed his training and 911 operator's guidance to simply drop back and wait for police to arrive. His willful failure shows he didn't have a clue how to do is job, packing heat like a wannabee Rent a Cop. His life and his families life are ruined due to his incompetence. What was he thinking? He was not. Not a problem, will have lots of new friends in prison.
on March 27,2012 | 06:18AM
sixthsense wrote:
S nicely said!
on March 27,2012 | 08:33AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Meanwhile, Martin's parents are blaming police for leaking information about their son being suspended for marijuana and details about the fight he had with Zimmerman that portrayed the teen as the aggressor. I thought the parents wanted the truth to be told. Seems like they only want their side heard so that they can turn this into a racial thing.
on March 27,2012 | 06:48AM
EightOEight wrote:
The Sanford police acknowledged there may have been a leak of the Martin information. Did you read the same article I did? And what parent wouldn't defend their dead son if they feel his reputation is being smeared???
on March 27,2012 | 08:54AM
loquaciousone wrote:
It seems like you are the one who read a different article. Jesse Jackson the fat guy with the big hair and the black panthers are now involved and it's important to tone down the racist angle because the black panthers have put a bounty of Zimmerman. It's also important to note that a friend of Zimmerman, who happens to be black, has courageously come forward to defend his friend.
on March 27,2012 | 09:59AM
EightOEight wrote:
The Martins have said they didn't solicit the involvement of the Panthers. And so what if Zimmerman's friend is black? Let's hope that wasn't a racial slur Zimmerman made on the 911 tape, and the fact he has a black friend doesn't negate the community's feeling that the Sanford PD didn't investigate properly because the victim is black.
on March 27,2012 | 10:24AM
sixthsense wrote:
You're right! It's a mainland thing.
on March 27,2012 | 09:10AM
Grimbold wrote:
They want a million dollar reward !
on March 27,2012 | 09:38AM
shshimizu wrote:
The claim of aggression is from Zimmerman, no witness. It looks like he's lying to save his butt. The 911 call shows a different story.
on March 27,2012 | 10:33AM
edster48 wrote:
A witness has come forwardand stated that he saw Martin attacking Zimmerman, that's why it's being said that he was the aggressor. The pictures that are being shown of Martin are apparently quite old, what i've heard is that this "kid" was 6' 3". Regardless, we don't have all the FACTS and no one can make any determination until an investigation has been performed.
on March 27,2012 | 06:53AM
IAmSane wrote:
There are also witnesses who claim that they saw Zimmerman attacking Martin. I guess the question is who attacked first. But really the whole tragedy could have been adverted if Zimmerman hadn't been following Martin around and just allowed Sanford Police (however inept they may be) to handle the situation.
on March 27,2012 | 07:25AM
Grimbold wrote:
The Black demonstrators have all the facts . These people are paranoid.
on March 27,2012 | 09:37AM
kainalu wrote:
The key here is "new". A month later. While I can agree that Zimmerman is a loser, it's the Sanford Police Department I have a problem with. The focus should be on them. This would be another example, to release this information a month later. Some facts still remain - an armed adult shot and killed an unarmed juvenile. The juvenile was in the neighborhood of his step-mother. The armed adult has been described as a "chronic 911 caller". What we don't have is a detailed investigative report, because a detailed investigation was never done. Focus people, focus! The Sanford Police Department - check them out.
on March 27,2012 | 07:13AM
mcc wrote:
Why did Zimmerman have a gun? Did he have a permit for it? Was the gun legally owned. If he had a gun, he intended to shoot someone.
on March 27,2012 | 07:37AM
loquaciousone wrote:
I know I know. You don't have to read the columns before you comment on them.
on March 27,2012 | 07:59AM
mrluke wrote:
Go back to sleep. We'll wake you up when it's all over.
on March 27,2012 | 08:16AM
Grimbold wrote:
Have you been OUT for a week or what's wrong with you?
on March 27,2012 | 09:35AM
kekelaward wrote:
So, by your logic, all police officers intend to shoot somebody. Keep sucking down the Kool Aid...
on March 27,2012 | 10:08AM
Tipops wrote:
Trademark applications filed for "Justice for Trayvon" and "I am Trayvon" as reported by his mother's trademark attorney. Has anybody ever heard of this kind of stuff before? Are his parents mourning or trying to capitalize on this incident? Always bothered me as to why the picture of this kid is so dated, my guess is that it's designed to make him look more like an innocent victim, which he may be. I mean, come on that picture is about 8-9 years old. Tell me they don't have a more recent picture. All of this may be being orchestrated by NAACP but, the commercialism of his family is pretty sick.
on March 27,2012 | 08:27AM
EightOEight wrote:
The Martins are smart to get the trademarks. You make the assumption it's for commercialism the parents can capitalize on. I think it's being done to protect their son's image/reputation so clowns like you can't use the slogans in derogatory ways. For you to question if his parents are mourning is sick.
on March 27,2012 | 09:35AM
kekelaward wrote:
Yeah, every other family who loses loved ones does that. Add in the race baiters Sharpton and Jackson and it stinks of personal financial gain.
on March 27,2012 | 10:11AM
kekelaward wrote:
Of course there are more recent pictures of him. The media just doesn't want you to see them. Check his school's yearbook from last year. They probably have afootball team picture and a class picture. Unfortunately for the meme, he is probably dressed like a thug and is throwing gang signs. Can't show that!
on March 27,2012 | 10:30AM
LanaUlulani wrote:
His mother is smart to protect the image and likeness of her son from the profiteers.
on March 27,2012 | 11:35AM
steelinhome wrote:
What happened to "innocent until proven guilty"? Some folks seem to want to start a race war.Not justifiable under any circumstance.
on March 27,2012 | 08:42AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
And make a little money on the side, too. (c)
on March 27,2012 | 09:33AM
steelinhome wrote:
What happened to "innocent until proven guilty"? Seems like some folks, by their rhetoric, want to start a race war. Not justifiable under any circumstance.
on March 27,2012 | 08:45AM
Grimbold wrote:
I wished Blacks would makesuch big demonstrations against the majority of themselves who commit crimes much more than other races.That image of a criminal will always be with Blacks until their crime rate drops to the levels of other races. That is why people approach Blacks with suspicion. You can call it prejudice - I call it prudence. Zimmermann of course is a more controversial case, but I suspect the Black youth was not a model citizen either.
on March 27,2012 | 09:31AM
EightOEight wrote:
Grimbold, I was going to comment and then I remembered...I can't fix stupid.
on March 27,2012 | 09:41AM
kekelaward wrote:
I think we all can agree that holding your breath for obama to comment about the two blacks who set white teenager Allen Coons on fire, on his own porch in Kansas City while telling him he deserved it for being white will be fatal to your health.
on March 27,2012 | 10:25AM
Grimbold wrote:
Does anybody believe Zimmermann shot the Black just for fun without any reason? Highly unlikely !
on March 27,2012 | 09:33AM
peanutgallery wrote:
Looks like Barrack shot his mouth off too soon, again.
on March 27,2012 | 10:17AM
hawaiikone wrote:
He's getting real good at that....
on March 27,2012 | 03:15PM
AhiPoke wrote:
Obama has once again shown himself to be no different than Rev. Jackson and other black leaders who have rushed to judgment and are making racially polarized statements. He stated last week, before any evidence had been presented, that "if he had a son he'd be like Trayvon". So that could mean he'd have a son that smoked pot and he'd be okay with it? I don't know what happened and maybe this Zimmerman guy is guilty but why glorify Trayvon before all the evidence comes out. Obama may have been born and lived his early life here but his views on race are formed in his true home of Chicago.
on March 27,2012 | 11:28AM
kekelaward wrote:
Trayvon was half white???? If not, he couldn't be like obama.
on March 27,2012 | 12:52PM
LanaUlulani wrote:


Trying to portray an UNARMED CHILD as a thug is a vile tactic from Zimmerman's attorney. There is NO excuse for shooting a CHILD IN HIS CHEST WITHOUT DUE PROCESS OF LAW. It's not the CHILD'S fault. Trayvon Martin did not stand a chance and for Zimmerman's attorney to use the media to try to portray AN UNARMED CHILD AND TRY TO BLAME HIM is BLASPHEMOUS and is disrespectful to the U.S. Constitution. Zimmerman was jury, judge, and EXECUTIONER and DEPRIVED Trayvon Martin due process of law. At least Zimmerman is granted due process... the very thing he DEPRIVED of Trayvon Martin.

The Sanford Police Department record of the HOMICIDE shows that Zimmerman had a Kel Tec PF9 semi-automatic handgun:

http://www.sanfordfl.gov/investigation/docs/Twin%20Lakes%20Shooting%20Initial%20Report.pdf

What did Trayvon Martin have? A bag of Skittles and an iced tea.

STOP BLAMING THE INNOCENT UNARMED CHILD FOR WHAT ZIMMERMAN DID. Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin RIGHT IN HIS CHEST. It is ALL on Zimmerman. NO ONE ELSE.


on March 27,2012 | 11:32AM
LanaUlulani wrote:
It is not this UNARMED CHILD'S FAULT THAT HE WAS SHOT AND MURDERED by Zimmerman without due process of law. Ironically Zimmerman was jury, judge, and EXECUTIONER and deprived Trayvon Martin of DUE PROCESS OF LAW yet now Zimmerman is given due process of law.

In any case the Sanford Police Department released the police report of the HOMICIDE http://www.sanfordfl.gov/investigation/docs/Twin%20Lakes%20Shooting%20Initial%20Report.pdf

They also released ZImmerman's 911 calls dating back to 2004: http://www.sanfordfl.gov/investigation/docs/911CallHistory.pdf

This happened in a GATED community which restricts access. Zimmerman murdered an unarmed child. Zimmerman continues to release statements that he felt threatened by Trayvon Martin. By his what... Trayvon Smith's bag of Skittles and iced tea??!! Zimmerman had a Kel Tec PF9 semi-automatic handgun. Trayvon Martin didn't stand a CHANCE.



on March 27,2012 | 11:34AM
Peacenik wrote:
Other reports say it was Trayvon who confronted Zim after Zim lost him. Seems Zim was doing his job, like a good trouper, checking on a tall hooded guy making sure everything was kosher. Wouldn't it be nice if our law enforcers were that diligent. (note news of Cheesecake merchant in Chinatown threatened by drug dealers). How hard would it be for a Dr. to examine Zim for bruises he said he sustained, and didn't the investigating police noted that he was indeed bloodied or not? Tray's past history of drug possession is a factor, as it could be a factor is he was there doing a deal. Using an old picture of Tray is also a cunning manuevor by the family or prosecutors.
on March 27,2012 | 12:01PM
Ronin006 wrote:
LanaUlulani, you are accusing Zimmerman of being jury, judge and executioner and depriving Trayvon Martin of due process, but isn't that what you are doing to Zimmerman before the investigation is completed and all the facts are known?
on March 27,2012 | 12:58PM
kekelaward wrote:
He was a 6'3 organized football playing TEENAGER. He was not a child. You are falling for the meme introduced by college coaches who call their adult players "kids" when they get in trouble. You don't hear people of the same age group (18-21) who are actually doing something important (ie the military) being called "kids".
on March 27,2012 | 01:01PM
loquaciousone wrote:
I suspect that, when the facts finally come out, the truth will lie somewhere between Zimmerman's version, and the version of an innocent, teenager armed with only skittles. Shades of Tawana Brawley how Sharpton and Jackson are always sticking there nose in and playing the race angle. In addition, the black panters [sic] issued a bounty on Zimmerman, supposedly for only his capture, that can have dire consequences if some overzealous idiot takes things too far.
on March 27,2012 | 11:44AM
Ronin006 wrote:
Also Monday, an attorney for Martin's mother confirmed that she filed trademark applications for two slogans containing her son's name: "Justice for Trayvon" and "I Am Trayvon." The applications said the trademarks could be used for such things as DVDs and CDs. AND to make money for the parents. How sick is that?
on March 27,2012 | 12:40PM
LanaUlulani wrote:
His mother is smart to file trademarks for "I am Trayvon" and "Justice for Trayvon" from profiteers who stand to make millions on her son's image and/or likeness. It's great that she did that.
on March 27,2012 | 12:55PM
drunkpile wrote:
You don't know what the parents are going to do with the money. They might donate all the proceeds to a particular charity or victims' advocacy group. Or the family might need the money if they decide to later launch a civil suit against Zimmerman and the Sanford PD. But yes, if they just pocket the money that would be disturbing.
on March 27,2012 | 01:26PM
Ronin006 wrote:
On March 18th, Aliyah Shell, a 6-year old girl, was shot dead in a drive-by shooting while playing on the front porch of her home in Chicago. Does anyone recall reading or hearing about this incident? I didn’t think so. There was not outrage about this killing from Al Sharpton, the New Black Panther Party and others who are demanding Zimmerman’s head. Why not? It is because Aliyah Shell was black and so were the alleged killers. If Zimmerman was black, we probably would not have heard or read about the killing of Trayvon Martin, and Al Sharpton, the New Black Panther Party and others of like mind would have said nothing. But the fact that Zimmerman is white and Hispanic has brought out the race mongers of the worst kind while the investigation is still being conducted. The hypocrisy is unbelievable.
on March 27,2012 | 12:53PM
loquaciousone wrote:
Those you mention are only looking after their own agenda -- themselves. They don't care about facts or the victims. They just want to make noise and stay in the limelight. When they fade into the shadows they don't get any money.
on March 27,2012 | 01:02PM
LanaUlulani wrote:
No.. I did not SHOOT AN UNARMED CHILD IN THE CHEST. Zimmerman DID and HE is getting due process of law the very thing he deprived of Trayvon Martin.
on March 27,2012 | 01:02PM
saveparadise wrote:
I admire your zest for standing up for what you believe an innocent victim and I would do the same if only I was convinced that he did not initiate the physical part of the violence which prompted the shooting to make him stop the assault. Condolences to the family regardless........
on March 27,2012 | 03:34PM
Ronin006 wrote:
LanaiUlulani apparently is commenting from personal prejudices and does not want to let facts get in the way. He or she is rushing to judgment based on initial reports and is rushing to condemn Zimmerman to the electric chair before all the facts are known, just like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the New Black Panther Party and other people wearing blinders have done.
on March 27,2012 | 04:11PM
Dragonman wrote:
The truth is not one of us knows what really happened, until the truth is known how can anyone fault the parties involved. It is impossible to come to a conclusion as all the evidence is not in. We are all making a decision based on newspaper articles intended to inflame plubic opinion and sell newspapers. Stay calm and wait until you have a chance to see all the evidence. It will take time but new information is being released or leaked and will help shed light on this tragic incident.
on March 27,2012 | 01:13PM
Keith_Rollman wrote:
Let's see...the guy get's out of his car and stalks the kid with a gun...and he's not the aggressor????
on March 27,2012 | 05:03PM
hawaiikone wrote:
A spin on a little information can create whatever scenario you wish, which unfortunately has little to do with the actual event.
on March 27,2012 | 06:47PM
HD36 wrote:
The photo was taken when Trayvon was 12 years old. When he was shot, he was over 6'2" 150lbs of pure muscle. He also had a full mouth of gold teeth and completely covered with tatoos. Travon false craked Zimmeran, who fell to the ground. Then he continued to punch him in the face. Fearing for his life, he pulled out his gun, which he legally carried, and killed him. The only issue should be wether or not it was justified self defense. Whether or not Zimmerman is a racist should be irrelevant. If I got robbed and beat up, I wouldn't feel better if the guy loved Jews. Zimmerman was only 5'9" and 200lbs of fat. They should show the picture of Trayvon now and see if Obama can relate to him. This is a case of a race to racsism by certain segments of society led by Jesse Jackson and folks.
on March 27,2012 | 07:12PM
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on March 27,2012 | 10:53PM
st1d wrote:
the new black panther $10K reward for a citizen's arrest of geo. zimmerman along with spike lee's tweet of the home address of an innocent family with the same last name as zimmerman should bring out the best of obama's kumbaya party. . . . . . this black is always innocent movement is just getting to the tipping point with obama leading the way memorializing his son.
on March 28,2012 | 12:38AM
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