Detective faulted George Zimmerman for not avoiding confrontation with Trayvon Martin

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  1. Detective faulted George Zimmerman for not avoiding confrontation with Trayvon Martin




    Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman missed two opportunities to try to peacefully approach Trayvon Martin before he fatally shot the unarmed teenager, according to an investigator's report released Tuesday.

    "The encounter between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin was ultimately avoidable by Zimmerman, if Zimmerman had remained in his vehicle and awaited the arrival of law enforcement, or conversely if he had identified himself to Martin as a concerned citizen and initiated dialog in an effort to dispel each party's concern," investigator Chris Serino wrote in an arrest warrant affidavit.

    The affidavit was filed more than two weeks after the shooting when the Sanford Police Department was being criticized for not having arrested Zimmerman. Serino's March 13 affidavit recommended Zimmerman be picked up for manslaughter, but a special prosecutor assigned to take over the case upped the charge to second-degree murder.

    The documents released Tuesday are part of the public pre-trial records filed in the criminal case.

    Zimmerman, 28, maintains he feared for his life and shot Martin in self-defense under Florida's "stand your ground law." He said he fired the fatal shot only after being ambushed and brutally attacked by the 17-year-old.

    The deadly encounter occurred in a gated Sanford, Fla., neighborhood where Zimmerman lived and Martin was staying with a family friend. Zimmerman called 911 to report Martin as a suspicious person walking through the area. He told the operator Martin was "up to no good" and "has his hand in his waist band."

    In the report released Tuesday, police say Zimmerman contradicted himself by saying that he was initially fearful of Martin but later got out of his vehicle and followed after the teen.

    "His actions are inconsistent with those of a person who has stated he was in fear of another subject," Serino wrote.
     
  2. Interesting that we haven't heard about any more break ins/burglares since the trayvon incident. Guess the neighborhood is too hot now.
     
  3. Good evening Mr. Potential Criminal. My name is George and I'm a concerned citizen. I wish to open a dialog with you. May I ask what you're doing here. Pop! Pop! That's what I'm going here, bitch.

    That said, Georgie should have waited for the police. There was no immediate threat by Martin to warrant a confrontation.
     
  4. In the report released Tuesday, police say Zimmerman contradicted himself by saying that he was initially fearful of Martin but later got out of his vehicle and followed after the teen.
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    Zimmerman was fearful then remembered he had his gun with him.
     
  5. Im accepting donations for georgie's defense fund.
     
  6. How many other blacks have been murdered since this case?

    Why are liberals not jacking off to those crimes as well?
     
  7. Ricter

    Ricter

    A gun he so desperately wanted to use.
     
  8. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    Zimmerman tell you that himself did he?

    Or were you there when it happened?
     
  9. He learned about the facts of the incident as reported by MSNBC.
     
  10. George Zimmerman Bullied Former Colleague, Complaint Says

    One of George Zimmerman's former colleagues at CarMax, where he worked in 2008, complained formally about the man who killed Florida teen Trayvon Martin, alleging serial hazing that lasted for months and included pranks and ethnic jokes.

    When the salesman complained to management, Zimmerman denied the harassment.

    "The guy was so convincing when he was confronted by management to the point where I doubted my own self. I would not be surprised if he got away with it [Martin murder accusation]."

    "He's got, like you say, a good poker face. Great poker face," said the colleague. "That pretty much summarizes this guy's personality. Great poker face."

    The employee, who is an Arab-American, worked part time at the used car retailership during 2008, and rose quickly to become one of the company's top salesmen, despite the hazing, he says.


    (more at above url)
     
    #10     Jun 27, 2012