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March 26th, 2012
11:09 PM ET

'Zimmerman was in fear for his life'

George Zimmerman's friend says Zimmerman told police he was going back to his car when Trayvon Martin attacked him.

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  1. Jamie

    Mr. Zimmerman's comments on the 911 tapes are very scary, he appeared to be targeting this teen from the very outset. It seems he was targeting this teen trayvon because he was black. Mr. Zimmerman commented that it was raining on the said day. This may explain why Trayvon was wearing his hoodie up, that doesn't make him look suspicious. I think Mr. Zimmerman stalked, hunted and killed Trayvon. Zimmerman had ample opportunity to drive away to defuse the situation, and let authourities handle the situation. He packed a weapon on this day, I feel he was on vigalante justice quest. to make an example out of a black person. Unfortunately Trayvon Martin happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. As for Mr. Zimmerman Trayvon Martin was at the right place, at the right time. This was clearly a murder, possibly even premeditated in Mr. Zimmerman's mind. In Mr. Zimmerman's own words " these as*holes get away every time" he made sure that wasn't going to happen again, acting as Judge,Jury and executioner.

    March 28, 2012 at 8:12 am |
  2. Lawrence

    This man Zimmerman, in my opinion is a cold blooded killer. He was in the safety of his vehicle, he did not need to leave his vehicle to pursue Trayvon Martin. The police were en route to the scene, and the police dispatcher advised Zimmerman not to follow the individual in question. To wait for police to arrive, and meet with police at the scene to provide further information. To provide further details to attending officers. What was Zimmerman doing with a firearm, when he clearly was not a law enforcement officer. Neighbourhood watch person should call police with as much details as possible, when suspecting suspicious activity. They should not confront and execute an idividual, A suspicious person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    March 28, 2012 at 7:49 am |
  3. Kris

    This is so perversely entertaining. I literally can't get enough of the distorted conflicting facts, the mindless blind assumptions, and, the out and out racist demeanors interrupted by the occassional objective opionion. Humanity at its finest. Anyhow, in as mush as this may be a self serving request, please continue to keep your contributions coming, no matter how bias, racist, or mindless they may be.

    March 28, 2012 at 3:26 am |
  4. Max power

    COMUNICATION BREAKDOWN.What happened to Zimmermin saying "Hi i am George Zimmermin the neighbourhood watch person and was just wondering if everything is ok" and Martin saying "Hi i am Trayvon martin i am going home thanks for asking and keep up the good work watching the neighbourhood bye bye" it really is just that easy.

    March 27, 2012 at 11:12 pm |
  5. Debi

    Who is checking into Zimmerman's claims of being attacked first. The injuries he's claiming would have required medical intervention. If he had these injuries, shouldn't the police have taken pictures of them? Zimmerman acted like a vigilante instead of a block watch captain.

    March 27, 2012 at 7:51 pm |
  6. Doreen

    Great honest coverage of the Zimmerman story . The Black Panthers seem to be out of control and are acting like a Lynch mob and it is spreading like a disease. This is the worst case of reverse discrimination and it is getting out of control. How will Zimmerman get a fair trial in this country. Can anyone find out if there is a security camera where it all took place .

    March 27, 2012 at 2:04 am |
  7. Jerri Parker

    Anderson: Regarding this tragedy of the death of Trayvon Martin and the shooterZimmerman: It appears that the story keeps changing day by day that the facts and the truth has become muddled and possibly suspect. For example, what happened to the witnesses (including a white woman with blond short hair and another woman who lived in the neighborhood) that reported what they witnessed the confrontation, heard the crying/moaning and heard the gun shot? Why was Zimmerman allowed to go home without the evidence being obtained regarding the residue from the gun shot(s). Why did Zimmerman's side of the story just become available this week regarding him being injured by the teen, Trayvon Martin? If Zimmerman had injuries, where did he get them attended to (broken nose, and head injury)? Will we ever get the truth without proper investigation? Black people and others are upset and concerned as there is a history of wrongful deaths of Black people and many times justice has been wanting and not practiced to their disadvantage and unfortunately eventual demise. May justice prevail for all.

    March 27, 2012 at 2:03 am |
  8. Luis Fonseca

    It hasn't occured to anyone that maybe IF Trayvon did attack GZ, it may have been in self defense. Trayvon may have been trying to protect himself against someone that was stalking him.

    March 27, 2012 at 1:51 am |
  9. Celeste

    He did not. The kid was unarmed.

    March 27, 2012 at 12:14 am |
    • Kris

      That's funny............the 6'3 170 pound "kid" was unarmed. You sound as ignorant by that statement as the short haired blonde who is now making like statements on TV, and as it turns out, like you, she didn't see anything. Try for just one moment and imagine you no nothing of what really happened. In order to do that though, you'll need to keep racism out of it.

      March 28, 2012 at 2:42 am |