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June 22nd, 2012
02:03 PM ET

Does George Zimmerman's story add up? Defense attorney Midwin Charles looks at the differences between 911 call and reenactment of Trayvon Martin shooting

Defense attorney Midwin Charles compares audio from a 911 call to a new video of George Zimmerman reenacting Trayvon Martin shooting.

Filed under: George Zimmerman • Trayvon Martin
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  1. jit

    Nope. George's story did not add up with his 911 call. When he said Trayvon was circling his vehicle, from that point on and beyond, everything he said or wrote were suspect.
    If Trayvon indeed asked Zimmerman, "You got a problem?", then Zimmerman LIED to Trayvon when Zimmerman replied, "No." Zimmerman had a big problem with Trayvon. Zimmerman profiled and targeted Trayvon,then called the police to report Trayvon as suspicious and up to no good. So, Zimmerman had a HUGE problem with Trayvon. Why did Zimmerman LIE to Trayvon? Why does Zimmerman LIE ALL THE TIME?????

    July 1, 2012 at 4:43 am | Reply
    • Stuart

      unarmed teenager was bluoiedngng him in the face at the time he pulled the trigger, then it is both excusable and lawful, whereas bluoiedngng a neighborhood watch leader for looking at you actually is both inexcusable and unlawful. That the bludgeoner was 17 is morally and legally irrelevant. But let's allow them to try this in court, shall we? Still your comment begs a question: Does the race of a lynch mob matter? Or is any lynch mob inexcusable?joesix' comment is ironically a continuation of liberal subject-changing when they can't address the point. Thanks for an additional illustration of cosmoscon's point.

      September 1, 2012 at 5:31 am | Reply
    • Fiki

      that, I know that there is still racism. I don't beivlee that there will ever not be racism. Just as people judge others who dress a certain way or have a certain look, skin color is just a huge factor.I'm asian and my husband is white/ hispanic, and his best friend is black. He lives in another state so we don't hang out often, but when once we visited him and went to a bar I just noticed that I always was served first and then my husband. And sometimes, the bartender would just start turning around and our friend would have to get his attention to order. It's these slights that catch my eye. Of course, blatant police abuse is horrible but mild racism may always be there. That is until we are all blended enough so that there is no telling what skin color we are.

      September 3, 2012 at 2:48 am | Reply
  2. Jamie Scott

    First off, Why did she say "the day after the crime"? Did I miss the trial and he's been found guilty of commiting a crime?
    And why do you have biased Defense lawyers on that only look at ways to say he's guilty but they don't discuss the facts and evidence that shows he could very likely be innocent? Why don't they talk about "Dee Dee's" statements?
    Bias much?

    June 25, 2012 at 12:49 am | Reply
    • Monumishra

      My K can get really into dedfneing something she believes in. She will never set foot in Sea World and rarely visits the zoo. She believes all animals should be free and will let you know. My soon to be Vegan can be very opinionated. I told her stories of when I was her age and had styrofoam banned from Burbank Schools, let her know that if you believe in something you must let others know, make others educated, and not back down if someone doesn't agree. I so heart the young lady she's becoming.I'm so for as well Zimmermann 2012. This man I do believe to be a racist (my opinion) should face the consequences of his actions. There are so many facts to show he DID NOT have to shoot this boy. I read the boy saved his father from a fire, got good grades, played sports, and was robbed of the rest of his life. So sad. I really believe that Florida (my opinion again) is the most racist state I've been to and I avoid flying into there anymore. I've been flying into Georgia because I couldn't stand all the racism I saw when I did spend some time there.I commend these kids taking a stand for something they believe in and it seems they are doing it peacefully which is something some adults need to see.

      July 27, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Reply
    • Ronalson

      Is it that they want to sell more papers, or get more viweres, or as in the case with WGBR, get more hits on their new news website? What is it that makes the media rush into these things the way they do.The Duke lacrosse team story should have taught them something…but it didn’t.Even my local small town AM radio station, WGBR 1150, had to get into the act this morning by booking an interview with the president of the North Carolina NAACP who are of course holding rallies to whip up reaction to the incident. The name of the organization tells you that that was going to be an objective conversation.You knew the Rev. Dr. William Barber wasn’t going to address the problems with crime in the area, or Zimmerman being on the ground being pummeled by the little boy with the Skittles, about the broken nose and head wounds suffered by Zimmerman, or the witness who saw the altercation and heard Zimmerman screaming for help.You knew Barber wasn’t going to talk about Zimmerman’s racial associations, a Hispanic with a white father who has black relatives and interacts with blacks regularly.You knew Barber wasn’t going to address the troubled teen’s history as enumerated in the articles below and, shock, there’s even one from ABC News. The others are from local newspapers and the UK.No the NCAAP president didn’t mention those things but then, neither did the WGBR news jock!

      September 2, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Reply
  3. politicsnewsaja

    George Zimmerman passed polygraph test means crap! Hence, these tests are not admissible in court. Example: Convicted Serial Killer Gary Leon Ridgway was an early suspect in the Green River killings in Oregon in the 1980s and 1990s. The amazing thing is that he passed a polygraph test in 1984 and continued on his killing spree, which didn’t stop until DNA evidence linked him to the crimes in 2001. Melvin Foster, a suspect in the murders for years, had failed a polygraph test.

    June 23, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Reply
  4. Paulo

    NO, and what Zimmerman admits in the video is further proof of his criminal culpability, Zimmerman admits that he is under medical care and medication for the mental illness ADHD. Under Florida Laws any person with a mental illness being treated by a Doctor and under medication to control said mental disease or illness is prohibited from carrying a concealed handgun. Zimmerman admits his mental illness causes him to have memory lapses,and ADHD goes hand in hand with Bi-Polar Disorder which if Mr. Zimmerman is afflicted with further proves that he is culpable for Trayvon's Death. If Zimmerman lied on his application for a concealed handgun permit hiding the fact that he had an active mental illness constitutes a Federal Crime. Zimmerman had the duty to report any changes to his mental health which would have barred him from carrying a gun. Given the fact that Zimmerman ignored a lawful Police Order to not follow Trayvon, and given the fact that Zimmerman conspired to hide his financial holdings by giving false testimony under oath in a court of law is ample proof that Zimmerman should be convicted for killing Trayvon.

    June 22, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Reply

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