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April 5th, 2012
07:56 AM ET

Did George Zimmerman violate his concealed weapon permit on night of Trayvon Martin shooting? Retired officer Lou Palumbo weighs in

Retired police officer Lou Palumbo on if George Zimmerman may have violated his weapon concealment permit.


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  1. bruno

    CNN be more professional let the trial go away justice was served in FLORIDA that the FLORIDA law if you do not like change state

    July 19, 2013 at 9:04 am | Reply
  2. Eric Johnoson

    George Zimmerman encroached the space of Trayvon Martin who had the right to stand his ground feeling threatened. It is simple: Zimmerman was irresponsible. As neighborhood patrolman, Zimmerman took on a "duty," so Zimmerman had a duty to inform Trayvon Martin of his reason for following him once the engagement became confrontational: " Hello. My name is George Zimmerman and I am a patrolman for this neighborhood. If you do not mind, do you live in the area?" Zimmerman also had a duty to inform Martin that he was armed. Martin would still be alive had Zimmerman been transparent about his position. If not written in current law, Florida needs to amend its Stand Your Ground law to include verbal warning of concealed arms.

    Zimmerman took on a duty to the public, and he behave irresponsibly. For the good of the law and to protect society from future ambiguities, Zimmerman needs to pay for his actions. Although I feel that George Zimmerman just might have got away with murder.

    July 16, 2013 at 8:59 am | Reply
  3. Lori Alayne Weber Miller

    That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard . you may only wear your conceal carry weapon if you are absolutely sure it is unlikely you will use it??IF YOU THINK YOU MIGHT BE TEMPTED TO USE IT YOU SHOULD PUT IT AWAY???! What is the point of carrying a weapon to protect yourself if you are one and the same time instructed to lock it it up if you might use it. That is the most illogical thing I have ever heard.

    June 27, 2013 at 12:30 am | Reply
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  5. Rodger Steinem

    Robert Zimmerman is a judge, some sources say he was the Chief Judge in his area & was present at the Sanford Police Station when George was brought in and present during any "questioning" of George. The Sanford Chief of Police & State Attorney were already contacted & possibly at the Sanford Police Station too.
    The Florida Judicial system will cover for "their own," & it is highly unlikely that the "Special Prosecutor," from the 4th Judicial Circuit (Jacksonville, Fl) will do anything. The 4th Judicial Circuit has plenty of skeletons in their closet & Robert Zimmerman probably knows enough about their corruption to get their full cooperation in covering up his son's murder.

    April 6, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Reply
  6. Jay. Cee

    As a male, I could care less what they were saying, as Ashleigh,s legs had my attention, maybe CNN should make that segment of the show, and I am sure there will be a lot who will agree

    April 5, 2012 at 8:12 am | Reply

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