An eyewitness to the Trayvon Martin shooting says George Zimmerman didn't look injured after the incident. Watch the preview of Anderson's interview and hear the full account tonight on AC360° at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.
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I would also like to ask several questions and hope they can be answered: 1. How is it that Mr. Martin ended up outside an apartment(based on witnesses and the unfortunate outcome) which is located at a distance from where it is claimed he was originally walking?....this seems as if Mr. Martin followed Mr. Z to Mr. Z's truck. 2. The funeral director claims there were no visible bruises on Mr. Martin's hands...maybe Mr. Martin didn't use his hands to strike Mr. Z...maybe he used his palm, knuckle or another type of arm strike...is this possible? 3. I want to know if Mr. Martin belonged to a gang and had to participate in some kind of gang initiation to belong? 4. What time did this unfortunate event happen? 5. If it was late at night, where was Mr. Martin's father all this time?
Anderson and others, if you take the video, snapshot the face of Mr. Zimmerman and zoom it at least 800%, you will see a swollen and bruised forehead and on the right cheek, there is a white gauze patch. Additionally, there is a visible swollen nose and some small bruises under the eyes. There was definitely some injuries but you have to zoom the face.
I would get the surveillence camera video from the Convenience Store...that will show that he was on his phone talking to his girlfriend, then match it to phone records, then of course match that with 911 calls, police video and witness accounts...The case for Trayvon is much stronger than zimmerman.
obviously Obe you read noting in this case, if you listen to the police report help, help was heard before the gun shot, not only that this witness has no credibility whatsoever at all. For any case they had the media Including Nany DISgrace has completely ruined just like the Casey Anthony case.
the witness on Anderson Cooper show states it was dark at the time he witnessed treybon struggling on the ground. but the suspect was taken to the police station at about 7:20 P.M. it is not dark in Florida at that time.
Since Trayvon Martin was shot in the chest and if the witness on the show is correct that when Zimmerman got up Martin was FACE DOWN how did he get shot in the chest unless Zimmerman shot him and turned him over. The witness never said that and Cooper did not even ask.
why didn't zimmerman say... :i have a gun, get the Hell out of her!"?
Was Trayvon Martin shot in the back? And if he had bloddied Zimmerman's nose, wouldn't there be Zimmermon's blood on Trayvon Martin's hands or gloves? Was Trayon's hands bagged at the scene, or was this another failure of the responding police? Al lot of this just really stinks!!
Only thing i have to say about this Incident about Trayvon Is That the FBI need to ask Zimmerman to take a poligragh and go from there Take the Test ZIMMERMAN!!! we know that your not telling the truth!
Anderson, I think it is important to know that even if It was Zimmerman ( pretending ) to cry out for help, it could be because he was planning to shoot Trayvon, and he was just setting the scene so that he could pretend that he was the one being attacked.
Disappointed at CNN & AC360. George Zimmerman on the 911 tape was noticebly going after Trayvon Martin. Once again, this kid was scared by this un-identified man. I'm upset that the story is'nt about Trayvon defending himself against a stranger. On the phone, coming from the store and talking to his friend and going about his day like we all do every single day. Surprised you're all not saying the same. (SMH) !
Anderson, for the next panel discussion you have on this, you should point out that if Zimmerman was the guy on the bottom of the scuffle when he shot TM, he (Zimmerman) would be covered in blood – which the police video suggests is not the case.
He was treated at the scene by paramedics – let's get the paramedics' report. If he was treated on the scene and they stopped all the bleeding, there would be nothing available on subsequent videos, and there would be no reason to "glove up" which Marcia Clark asserts as evidence of no injuries. (no wonder she lost the OJ case)
I wonder about the part of the witness's statement that said that it was raining heavily. If the video occurred only 35 minutes after the incident, wouldn't Mr. Zimmerman be wet? Also, if he were on the ground, as his father claims, wouldn't his clothes be more rumpled in that video. There are many conflicts among all of the statements, enough that should have prompted the police to have been investigating this incident all of this time, and not reach a conclusion of self defense on the night the shooting occurred. In addition, the apparent lack of injury to Mr. Zimmerman has me questioning the statements of the police found in the police report where they mention several injuries to Mr. Zimmerman. Clearly, more work needs to be done here and quickly. It has, after all, been a month. The parents shouldn't have to wait so long.
Did I hear the witness correctly? It sounded like he said (and you repeated) that someone else approached Zimmerman after the shooting, and that person was holding a flashlight. The witness said the person was NOT a policeman. If that's right, who, and where, is this guy?
I don't understand the judicial process. I am not a genius but the police told Mr. Zimmerman to stop following the victim. Mr. Zimmerman went out that night looking for trouble. He was told to leave matters to police and did not. People have been arrested for less than this. He had a conceal gun. What kind of police investigation was done?
I would like to know if the Police took pictures of Zimmerman when they took him to the police station. If he had injuries wouldn't it be protocol to take pictures of his injuries for evidence???
There seems to be a dilemma and confusion as to who between George and Trayvon cried out "Help, help". Could it be really it was both? Trayvon because he really felt in grave danger, and George because as he straddled Trayvon's body as indicated in the reports, he really wanted to help Trayvon...but then perhaps tensed, George realized that Trayvon's silence could mean that he was at the point of death. And hence George's cry for "Help, help" really means please "Help, help, anyone let us save this "unidentified young (black) man. He seems to be dead or dying. OMG, have I accidently killed this guy?”. Just my thought! Thanks
What planet are you from? He was following him, making remarks that these @@@ always get away, He was told not to follow him, he was the agressor, he was twice Trayvon Martin's size, AND he had a gun. What do you think he was afraid of?
I would like to know if it is true that George Zimmerman's father is a retired Judge in Florida?. Also, is it possible that he never was charged with any of the 3 violence charges he was accused of in his past because of him being the judges son?