Surveillance Video of George Zimmerman the Night Trayvon Martin Died

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Much has been made of the pictures of a younger Trayvon Martin released to the media by his family's lawyers, but until now, the only image seen in the media of shooter George Zimmerman has been a years-old mug shot. ABC News has now obtained police surveillance video of Zimmerman at a police station shortly after he fatally shot the 17-year-old Miami Gardens teen.

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"He appears well built, hardly the portly young man depicted in a 2005 mug shot that until a two days ago was the single image the media had of Zimmerman," notes ABC News.

Zimmerman also claimed he was attacked by Martin and left with a bloody nose and abrasions on the back of his head. His injuries were not severe enough to warrant a trip to the hospital, and by the time he arrived at the police station, there appears to be no blood on his head.

Earlier today it was revealed that Sanford police originally wanted to charge Zimmerman with manslaughter, but a prosecutor from the Seminole County State Attorney's Office told police there wasn't enough evidence for a conviction.

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Leisa Nunn
Leisa Nunn

The bottom line is Zimmerman was told by 911 NOT TO FOLLOW THE BOY....he proceeded to follow the boy....then he said he would wait by a mailbox for police ...and proceeded to follow the boy! He took justice into his own hands....If Trayvon slammed his head into the concrete ..and beat him so badly he thought the only recourse would be to pull a gun...he would more than likely have marks on his head or face....this is speculation but if I was walking down the street and a guy jumped out of his car and asked me what I was doing here I would be a smart ass...then if he touched me I would run....if he caught me I would hit him... that's not grounds to shoot me....I don't care what your wearing or if someone who looked like me caused problems for you in the past...

Ronald Larson
Ronald Larson

Just more of the same  stories  that have not any facts except hate and anger .

Payton_vege
Payton_vege

Amazing write-up! This could aid plenty of people find out more about this particular issue. Are you keen to integrate video clips coupled with these? It would absolutely help out. Your conclusion was spot on and thanks to you; I probably won’t have to describe everything to my pals. I can simply direct them here!

Bosco
Bosco

OK Now, id anyone here SEE the recent GMA report concerning the surveillance video???????? The expert enhancement analysis was used as per ALL professional issues involving videos.   It certainly LOOKS LIKE he has back of the head INJURIES  after-all.As Eddie York, myself and a few others here have been saying..WAIT FOR ALL OF THE FACTS.

Shobaux
Shobaux

There is a large swatch of blood on the left front of his jacket and the back of his coat at the collar is saturated

You can see a cut on the back of his head with a discoloration to the hair.

His left check - upper and top of nose is swollen and starting the bruising process.

You are looking and not seeing. Much like the 911 calls - you listened but you did not hear.

Lisette
Lisette

Zimmerman shows no signs of injury whatsoever!   Even IF he had been treated by paramedics (is there any proof of this claim, or any reports filled out by them?), if you get punched in the nose (he claims it was broken), there would be redness, bruising, swelling in the area.   Same goes for any scalp injuries, the smallest of which would have bled like a fiend!   Again, video shows NO injuries to his clean shaven head - not so much as a small lump on the back of his head!!   Regarding his clothes on the video --NO blood, dirt, torn material, grass stains on any part of the clothes he's wearing.    I'm thankful and grateful to the person responsible for getting this police video out to the public.  Obviously they have ethics and want justice for this child's murder!

world peace
world peace

If Trayvon was on top of Zimmerman, and Zimmerman shot Trayvon in the chest area then blood should have splattered and fell on top of zimmerman's shirt and/or jacket. On the video of Zimmerman when taken to the police station, there is no visible blood on his shirt and/or jacket. What explains this forensic inconsistency? 

tommie451
tommie451

I can't stop thinking about the 911 tape of Trayvon begging for his life for a full minute before Zimmerman glocked him. That large skinny frightened child. I BONDED with that voice. Along with most of America. Until justice is achieved for that the poor soul begging for his life on that tape then racism will be alive and well in America.

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

 The point is that Zimmerman continued to follow him, after being explicitly told not to by the 911 dispatcher. He was looking for any opportunity to use that gun. Tray would still be alive today if Zimmerman hadn't decided to take matters, and his gun in his own hands. He used the law as a shield. Zimmerman was actively following Trayvon. That, to me, is provocation. If I'm walking down the road and I notice someone stalking me, I'm going to interpret that as a sign of aggression

Eddie York
Eddie York

Zimmerman being filmed at low resolution and poor lighting won't illustrate any blood on Zimmerman's body or clothing, especially from the distance he was from the Camera.

Zimmerman's jacket is covering 80% of his shirt rendering it impossible to determine the presence of blood beyond any reasonable doubt. There is no way to determine if his shirt was removed while being treated for injuries. The paramedic's have no way of knowing whose bloodwas on his shirt and body.  Paramedics cut clothing from injured victims with scissors as they are more concerned with treating a victim than preserving their shirt. 

Zimmerman has a darker than average complexion.  Judging by his complexion, the poor video quality and the fact he was treated by paramedics may have removed most of the visable signs of injuries on Zimmerman's Head and Face.  Paramedic's and Emergency Room's commonly close wounds with liquid stitches, similar to super glue. After George was taken out of the Back Seat of the Patrol Car, the officer assisting him clearly examines the back of Zimmerman's head, and focuses on a specific spot for approximetely 10-15 seconds, suggesting to the viewer that the officer may be addressing an injury or abnormallity.

That is my humble opinion, from a Constitutional Point of View.  If Authorities have enough evidence to Arrest him and give him a fair trial, they need to do it forTraynor and his family, and George Zimmerman. 

The facts continue to be released by the Media, yet they are by no means complete.  The balance of fault is in a constant state of change in Newspapers Worldwide.  The amount of inaccuracies and deliberate lies being published by the MSM will only delay any Justice for Traynor and his family.  The Divisions that have been caused by this Tragedy will not benefit any Man, Woman or Child in this country, even on the best of days or judgements.

Our elected President, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farahkahn and the New Black Panthers have already succeeded in destroying George Zimmerman's life, whether he is guilty or innocent, on behalf of Trayvon.  The 5 most Powerful Black Men in the United States have proclaimed Zimmerman's guilt on the World's Stage this past weekend before 300,000,000 Americans, and he has yet to be charged with a crime. 

DBTH114
DBTH114

There is a lot of misleading information being put out there by the media. Though I don't condone the actions of Zimmerman I can say from personal experience that a broken nose may not be visible on this grainy video. I broke my nose just 2 weeks ago and you couldn't see the real damage until almost 2 days later. In regards to his demeanor my guess he's probably in shock.  He's been deemed guilty in the court of public opinion now everyone needs to stop believing the course of events the media wants us to believed happened and let the judicial system be the judge. Yes the media is playing the public right where they want us. This story tugs at the heart strings of the world and that brings viewers and viewers = ad revenue! Wake up people quit believing every d@mn thing you see and read on tv and the internet!  No one knows what really happened that night but

Bosco
Bosco

 You were not there Leisa, you did not witness one bit of it. There are explanations to what happened from BOTH sides. That being said you have DECIDED  in your mind that Zimmerman killed Martin in cold blood. You have DECIDED that Zimmerman was an aggressor, Martin was an innocent victim. Ill say again -you did not witness one bit of it.Investigations are methodical. ALLOW them the time it takes before you convict this guy. This all sounds like SOME people want to revert back to lynching without a trial. 

Henrydelune
Henrydelune

back of the head injuries do not prove  shooting Trayvon was in self defense.They only prove that the confrontation he caused resulted in some injury to himself.If I try to kidnap person and that person injures me, do I have a right to kill the person? Really?

Bosco
Bosco

 To LisetteEddy York's words from 16 hrs ago that i AGREE WITH 100%-"Zimmerman being filmed at low resolution and poor lighting won't illustrate any blood on Zimmerman's body or clothing, especially from the distance he was from the Camera.

Zimmerman's jacket is covering 80% of his shirt rendering it impossible to determine the presence of blood beyond any reasonable doubt. There is no way to determine if his shirt was removed while being treated for injuries. The paramedic's have no way of knowing whose bloodwas on his shirt and body.  Paramedics cut clothing from injured victims with scissors as they are more concerned with treating a victim than preserving their shirt. 

Zimmerman has a darker than average complexion.  Judging by his complexion, the poor video quality and the fact he was treated by paramedics may have removed most of the visible signs of injuries on Zimmerman's Head and Face.  Paramedic's and Emergency Room's commonly close wounds with liquid stitches, similar to super glue. After George was taken out of the Back Seat of the Patrol Car, the officer assisting him clearly examines the back of Zimmerman's head, and focuses on a specific spot for approximately 10-15 seconds, suggesting to the viewer that the officer may be addressing an injury or abnormality" Lisette,,you were not there to see first hand just how he looked. Your basing your words on a LOW resolution camera. Unless you were there , you cant make an absolute statement like that. You also mentioned-"...want justice for this child's murder" It is interesting that most people are jumping on the band wagon in titling Martin as a 'CHILD'  Sorry but Martin ,at the time of his death, was a 6'3" 140-160 lbs YOUNG MAN. The only photos offered for the (yellow) media to use are those taken  when he WAS a child, years ago.  People change. Not saying that Martin was a bad guy or a good guy. Not saying that Zimmerman was a bad guy or a good guy. Let the FACTS prevail only when the investigation is completed,Reflections of  a 'lynching mentality' when you rush to judgement. 

Bosco
Bosco

 That (blood splatter) would depend solely on EXACTLY where the bullet entered his chest. if it hit directly into his heart Id agree. Do you KNOW for fact  the exact spot , the bullets trajectory and exactly what the bullet  damaged? Then you know more than everyone else .

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

Excellent observation. Did he change shirts? How much blood was at the scene? Hopefully the police will release more info soon

Eddie york
Eddie york

"Until justice is achieved for that the poor soul begging for his life on that tape then racism will be alive and well in America"

Merriam-Webster Definition of "Justice":  "the maintenance or administration of what is just especially by the impartial adjustment of conflicting claims or the assignment of merited rewards or punishments"....."the quality of conforming to law"....."conformity to truth, fact, or reason : correctness"

Note: Identify who the "poor soul" is on the recording screaming first & their relationship to the crime that took place first, among all other evidence as well, and you will be enroute to "Justice" Tommie.  Racism was "alive and well" before Traynor died and it will remain with us for a long time after "Justice" is served in a Court of Law.  The 6 most powerful Black voices in the Main Stream Media & the USA have already destroyed Zimmerman's life without a fair trial or any "Constitutional Justice".  I am referring to the statements made public by Barack Obama, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Rev. Farahkahn, The New Black Panthers AND Spike Lee.  Spike's erroneous address of Zimmerman sent out via Twitter to his 250,000 followers was actually a retired couple in their 70's who have been forced to reside elsewhere due to threats, caused by Spike Lee's incompetence and Racially Fueled "achievement".

Bosco
Bosco

 Where did you get this information? Your saying that there is a 911 tape with a  full MINUTE of Martin begging for his life. Hmmm..Nancy Grace, Dr Drew , Roland Martin  and all the other yellow 'journalists'  never spoke of it. Post the link so the rest of us can hear it for ourselves and then bond with the skinny 160lbs 6'3" 'child' (young MAN)  .

Bosco
Bosco

 Drake, You are only going by  what you have heard . Have you also heard that at some point Zimmerman stopped following and went back to his car. At that point Martin CONFRONTED him. Now, I don't know which is true at this point and time and NEITHER DO YOU!You said-"He was looking for any opportunity to use that gun."How do you know this? Do you know Zimmerman and did he tell you what he wanted to do prior to the shooting ,,OR are you PROFILING someone because he ISN'T an African American ??  The national average not that long ago  of Black murders committed by Blacks was at 94%! Rev CL Bryant has been TRYING to put this FACT up to the forefront of the news. People like Roland Martin would criticize him for it. There is money to be made for the media 'makers' if they can get people like you to buy into biased,misleading and SENSATIONALISTIC non-facts.

Lisette
Lisette

Sorry....but I'm smart enough and experienced enough, as an RN, to know that there would be OBVIOUS signs on Mr. Zimmerman's person if he had been punched in the nose (especially since his lawyer states his nose was broken) and had his head repeated smashed onto a concrete surface.   There are many clear pictures of Mr. Zimmerman's face,head, body and NONE of them show ANY bruising, swelling, petechiae, redness, nothing.  Furthermore, scalp lacerations bleed like crazy, even 1 cm long ones, and his clothing would definitely have lots of blood on it.  Not to mention, Mr. Zimmerman's "reps" claim that they rolled around on the ground, tussling.   Amazing that he arrived at the PD looking completely clean, relaxed, and able to ambulate just fine (which is something someone with a head injury would most likely have difficulty with.).    

Don't try and twist what this video shows.   It's not a matter of "grainy video" or that Mr. Zimmerman "has a darker complexion" -- You are denying the obvious.   Mr. Zimmerman's story is completely debunked by this video.  

nanook5
nanook5

a "constitutional" point of view? if such a thing exists, it has nothing to do with anything you just said, especially your "powerful black men" theory.

Bosco
Bosco

 Eddie, good fair-minded comment. Im in agreement . Keep up the civil attempt at confronting the misinformation and biased talk. If it is proven that Zimmerman was a cold blooded killer then he should be put away. If it is proven that he was actually acting in self defense at the time that there was a confrontation/assault then that should be taken into CONSIDERATION. On a different note-Spike Lee should be brought up on charges for incitement when he posted more than once what he ASSUMED  was Zimmerman's home address. He should be SUED by the folks at that address for the ordeal they are currently going through too.

Bosco
Bosco

DBTH' You are so correct !! Here is an example of what your referring to. It is a confrontation between Roland Martin, an American journalist and syndicated COLUMNIST, and  Rev CL Bryant on , no other than CNN 'news'.  Bryant has been speaking out in criticism of Rev Jackson and Sharpton for jumping on the band wagon a la  the Tawana Brawley case and also speaking out for calm and COMMONSENSE.. Roland Martin tried to lambast Bryant for it. How does Roland Martin make his money again..? Oh yes media sensationalism. check out the tapehttp://slumz.boxden.com/f5/mar...

Charinjcollins
Charinjcollins

This man is not in shock. Look at him he is calm. Also do you realize that the investigator signed an affidavit stating that he felt Zimmerman was lying about his encounter. Judge Zimmerman had connections in high places.

reyderom
reyderom

you sound like you're from Simi Valley, California.

nanook5
nanook5

 you're missing the point, DBTH, he hasn't been charged - the court of justice isn't going to decide anything until he is!

Hrhchuck
Hrhchuck

Well--  Zimmerman did kill him, and he sounds very calm just before the shooting, and looks ice-cold calm after the shooting. so I would say. he killed him in cold blood.whether you accept it as aggression. letting a person see you follow them , then getting out to follow them even though they didn't do anything wrong, is aggressive from the perspective of the one being chased. However, lynching would be inappropriate.Let the trial take place, hear the evidence, then if he is guilty don't let him get away with it.

Bosco
Bosco

 Spike Lee should be charged for 'incitement of violence'What did he think to accomplish by posting Zimmerman's  supposed address?He stupidly posted someone elses address and the people who live there had to hide out else where for the time being.  A public apology doesn't cut it.

tommie451
tommie451

 It's a long list - search - trayvon 911 crying for help - Naturally people sympathize with the boy crying for help. Plus it was murder. So obviously the cries are from Trayvon.

BET News - "Ryan Julison, a spokesman for the family, said that the recording made clear several facts. “They reveal that George Zimmerman stalked Trayvon Martin, chased him down, engaged him in an altercation and shoots him in cold blood with Trayvon screaming for his life.”

HuffPost - You hear a shot, a clear shot, that we can only assume is a warning shot," said Natalie Jackson, a family attorney. "Then a 17-year-old boy is begging for his life. Everything tells me that that was Trayvon Martin."

HuffPost - Tracy Martin, the teenager's father, broke down crying as he listened to the audio on Friday, the family lawyers said. "My son was crying for help, and he still shot him," Tracy Martin, the teenager's father said, according to Benjamin Crump, another family attorney.

Hairston
Hairston

how do you know he went back to his car

Bosco
Bosco

 Lisette- IF you truly are an RN as you say then yes, you would be  experienced  enough to know that there would be OBVIOUS signs of trauma to Zimmerman ,,IF YOU WERE THERE AT THE EXAMINATION TABLE IN PERSON!!!You were not so you have only a low resolution tape to go by.  If you were on trial being charged with something and your freedom depended on a grainy low resolution tape ,would you be confident ???? Ill answer for you ,,,NO.Dont pass judgement based on hysteria and emotions. Cooler heads prevail.

Eddieyorkrip
Eddieyorkrip

Thank you, Bosco.  Patience, which I pray for daily, helps.  Lies, false hope, double-standards and alterior political motives will fuel Racism for ever if we allow it.

nanook5
nanook5

 again, PROVEN BY WHO WHEN THERE IS NO CHARGE?if someone fucking shoots someone to death, there needs to be a trial. PERIOD.

RWFG
RWFG

[Citation Needed]

Bosco
Bosco

 The case has not been closed

DBTH114
DBTH114

 Guess I should break it down for you all by judicial system that would entail the entire process including the Grand jury that was called today . To much public "outcry" is putting pressure for an immediate action (hanging) of Zimmerman. Everyone needs to settle down let the Sanford Police, Justice Dept and FBI make their case through a thorough investigation. No he hasn't been arrested but I would rather the authorities take their time, gather adequate evidence so that if and when charges are brought they stick! nanook!

Eddie york
Eddie york

Since this has been "politicized" by the 6 Powerful Black Voices thru the Main Stream Media in advance of "Justice", your sources for your facts need more credibility.

Huffington Post and BET are Far Left Wing, 100% Liberally owned Media Networks.  The same sources who never "Vetted" Obama in 2008.  They will "Tilt" the playing field and move goalpost's to favor Obama & in this case Trayvon since Obama has announced that Trayvon would look like him if he had a Son. 

Know your sources of Facts before quoting them because Huff & BET have invested Millions in the Liberal Agenda and Traynor will always be an afterthought to Obama "achieving" reelection.

Bosco
Bosco

 OK,i just listened to all of the tapes via CELL PHONES  available to you me and everyone else to date. How in the world do you know EXACTLY WHO it is yelling ? You were not there. If you were not standing there watching any of it  unfold ,you can only assume who it was that was yelling . Other noises are just that, noises.  There is no way of determining what noise was what or who was yelling. Another RUSH TO JUDGEMENT .  WAIT for the conclusion of the official investigation before you decide to CONVICT another human being. 

RWFG
RWFG

 No, and luckily you're not in charge because you're about as sharp as a spoon.

There's clear evidence that Zimmerman was attacked. In free countries, you are allowed to defend yourself and not be treated like a criminal.

Maybe you enjoy the communist dump you live it, but that's not we do it in the best country in the world, and in fact; the best to ever grace this tiny blue planet.

Eddie york
Eddie york

When a shooting occurs that was self defense based on the evidence offered by evidence, witnesses and the shooter as determined by Law Enforcement who investigated the crime scene, a trial is not always necessary.  But since Traynor, Zimmerman, the Witnesses, Paramedics and Law Enforcement are the only credible evidence of what occurred, any other opinion is irrelevant.

Bosco
Bosco

 Sausage -do you think it is OK to say whatever you want on a public wall, words that could promote more hatred racism and misinformation ,regarding such a sensitive media-charged issue at hand and when confronted on your words,,you can disregard it by applying a "sarcasm tag" ? That is irresponsible behavior at best.   Say what you mean , mean what you say.  

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

 Sorry forgot the /sarcasm tag at the end of my response

Bosco
Bosco

 You want a FAIR  trial don't you? As an example- How long did it take to prepare for OJ Simpson's trial..or anyone elses for that matter?  WE HAVE a CONSTITUTION. The real Crazy talk is that your suggesting that they have a trial NOW and gather evidence later? That is if you are taking ownership of your words.  Hey would you like to take away any  chance  for appeal too  if Zimmerman is charged with murder and then found guilty?

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

It's taking too long! They need a trial ASAP! What? Gather evidence first? That's crazy talk.

Bosco
Bosco

 There is an ongoing INVESTIGATION 'nanook'

Gabrielalllonknight
Gabrielalllonknight

No they said that at the time they looked, Trayvon was on top. they did not say whether Trayvon was held there or if Zimmerman was held there.interesting that they all reported looking away while he shot the boy, including the one guy who said zimmerman asked him for help. Yet Zimmereman said he called for help and nobody came.

RWFG
RWFG

 >You like so many others are going by emotion and hysteria.

And pure unadulterated stupidity of the highest order. They're probably "progressive" ... lol "thinkers."

Most of them probably voted for Obama which should be a crime against humanity for electing the most ineffective "leader" since Jimmy Carter.

Don't worry Bosco, normal people don't think you're a racist. You seem rather rational, actually. Only abnormal people jump to conclusions, and ignore hard facts.

RWFG
RWFG

 Every witness placed Zimmerman as defending himself. A dead body != crime anymore than the food in your kitchen makes you fat.

RWFG
RWFG

Lets try that same logic on something else.

Your neighbor finds a small child's shoe on your front lawn.

Yup! Evidence enough for a child molester trial. Nice one, Chester.

Bosco
Bosco

 Excuse me 'nanook' but Zimmerman WAS DETAINED for a period of time. Did you not see him handcuffed and taken into headquarters??The police (unbiasedly) wanted to jail him but the states attorney said no to that. Did you overlook that or are you purposely omitting that FACT here? You are showing a lot of ignorance especially now that you have  thrown the race card at me. I am not making this a race issue..the prominent black leaders involved and activists (like the 'new black panthers') have already made it a RACE ISSUE.By the way   the US Commission on CIVIL RIGHTS considers the 'New black panthers' to be a HATE GROUP.You like so many others are going by emotion and hysteria.

nanook5
nanook5

people that shoot other people should be detained until it can be determined they're not a threat to anyone else. in this case, you're the one making this a race issue. 

Bosco
Bosco

 That was an ignorant statement 'nanook' .  If it were a young  white man shot by a black man you would demand that everyone NOT  rush to judgement -take all the time needed to get all the evidence and then have a FAIR TRIAL. 

Bosco
Bosco

 Exactly DBTH'

nanook5
nanook5

 bullet in a dead body.

evidence enough for a trial.

end of story.

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