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Enhanced Police Video Shows Injuries to Zimmerman's Head (ABC)
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Last week, a video was released showing George Zimmerman at the Sanford Police Department the night he shot and killed Trayvon Martin. It originally appeared as though the neighborhood watch volunteer showed no signs of the violent confrontation he told police took place between himself and the teen that night, but ABC news has enhanced the video showing signs of injury on Zimmerman's head.

ABC's Matt Gutman said the network re-digitized the video to reveal what appears to be "a pair of gashes or welts" on the back of Zimmerman's head. This discovery is more consistent with Zimmerman's account of what happened the night of Feb. 26. According to a police report first described by the Orlando Sentinel, Zimmerman told investigators that Martin jumped him from behind, punched him in the nose and pounded his head into the sidewalk.

The enhanced video complicates an already complex narrative of what really took place that evening amid shifting public perception of both Zimmerman and Martin.

During an interview on "The Today Show," Craig Sonner, Zimmerman's lawyer, said the video was "too grainy" to show the injuries his client claimed he sustained in his fight with Martin. However, the funeral director who handled the body of the slain teen told Nancy Grace there were no cuts, bruises or signs of a fight on Martin's body.

"I didn't see any evidence he had been fighting anybody," Richard Kurtz of Roy Mizell and Kurtz Funeral Home in Fort Lauderdale told the television talk show host.

Police took Zimmerman into custody after they arrived. He was questioned and released later that night. He remains free as the Seminole County State Attorney's Office reviews the police investigation and decides whether to files charges. The U.S. Justice Department is also investigating.

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Added: Apr-3-2012 Occurred On: Apr-3-2012
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Tags: Shooting of Trayvon Martin, Trayvon Martin shooting, Zimmerman, George Zimmerman, self defense, murder, manslaughter, fight, incident, attacked, Injuries, head wounds, broken nose, Florida, hispanic, african american, ABC
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  • I can only hope that Zimmerman's lawyer sues the shit out of these news agencies that knowingly fraudulently adapted audio and video.

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  • You know I bet you if osama had a son he would look just like Trayvon Martin...

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  • I still want to absolutely BARF,
    everytime i see an article about this case,
    and you see the blatant yellow journalism,
    wit the bazzillion year old picture of Trayvon as a kid and not the
    thug he was.

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  • ABC News claimed he had no head injuries. Forget about the fact that the police report said he had facial and head injuries, the paramedics said he had facial and head injuries. Why let facts and the truth get in the way when ABC and the Caucasian hating jewish controlled media can reliably count on hair trigger negros to use just about any excuse riot, loot and kill if racially inflamed, all the while the media then sells more advert slots.

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  • Why do they keep only showing photos of this kid as a child? was he not 17? they're showing photos of a 9-12 year old, propaganda anyone?

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  • hundreds of young black men die every year, by the hands of other young black men, this community should stop fucking crying over it and start handing in their criminals, grab them by their ear and take them to the police, their policy of stop snitching has always worked against them, but oh well, you cant help a community that doesnt give a fuck about themselves.

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  • Doesn't matter. They'll riot anyway. "Justice" obviously means something different to this mob.

    Posted Apr-6-2012 By 

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    • @Alpha1
      The FEMA camp conspiracy stuff is just too black-helicoptery for me. But as for the riots, as in LA, many of those responsible will just disappear back into the mob and skirt the justice they scream for. I just hope they aren't able to loot and murder as freely as in LA...

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  • Penal Code 197: Homicide is also justifiable when committed by any person in
    any of the following cases:
    1. When resisting any attempt to murder any person, or to commit a
    felony, or to do some great bodily injury upon any person; or,
    2. When committed in defense of habitation, property, or person,
    against one who manifestly intends or endeavors, by violence or
    surprise, to commit a felony, or against one who manifestly intends
    and endeavors, in a violent, riotous or tumultuous manner, to enter
    More..

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  • We allready know abc doctored the 911 call ommitting,the 911 operator asking about the suspect.And leaving out the quesionsed asked.Now we see that Zimmerman was telling the truth.Only the black racists al sharpton ,jesse jackson,and the black panthers ,along with the complicity of the msm have tried to stir this up into a civil rights issue.Only the stup will believe that.

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  • George Zimmerman is my hero!

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  • So he got some scratches while murdering that boy, cold-blooded MURDER is messy. If someone stalked me, then attacked my with a gun, I hope I'd be able to fuck him up more than that, before he KILLED me.

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    • @JewEggSubstitute

      Getting all Pre menstrual and emotional without the facts a little early this morning aren't you?

      The ONLY FACT we know right now is the media's biased portayal of the case at this point.

      Any knee jerk over emotional reaction to this case before the facts are presented are to be expected from people who don't like the truth

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    • @Thallium 213
      So, you're saying that what he did is completely sane and acceptable? He called police(he had a habit of that, along with police assault, domestic violence, etc...) to say he was following someone he, and only he, suspected of 'something'. Police, then told him to stop. He decided to be a cowboy and approach/attack the boy with a loaded weapon. The boy is now dead. That is murder. He went out of his way to play Dirty Harry. Vigilantism is a crime and this time the result wa More..

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    • @JewEggSubstitute
      O, so we DO know that he called the cops and was advised not to follow.

      What NOBODAY knows for fact is what happened after that.
      You would be lysing to say you knew, or else this would be case closed.

      You dont know that he followed and instigated. You don't knwo that Trayvon hated whites and confronted Zim for following him and then assaulting him.
      we don't know that...

      what you are seeing from the media are biased against zimmerman, his history adn what not.

      What your no More..

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    • @Thallium 213

      Fair enough. Let's follow this up, once the trial starts.

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    • @JewEggSubstitute The dispatcher DID NOT tell him to stop. Listen to the tape you ignoramus! It's people like you perpetuating the media bias that confuses the issues. The dispatcher told him that they didn't need for him to follow Martin. Vastly different than telling him to stop! Not to mention that IT'S NOT ILLEGAL TO FOLLOW SOMEONE. Until you know WTH you're talking about STFU.

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  • Enhanced aka photoshopped ! I dont care anyway, Martin looked like a cunt and probably got what he deserved. It's all diversion tactics anyway to detract from what should be the main story.

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    • @Zombiespit

      its not photoshop, abc news always make sure what they put on the air is not fake because their reputation is on the line and they would lose alot of money if they lied s oopenly like that, this video was not photoshopped at all

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    • @sodamsmooth So very wrong.The doctored the original 911 calls and the questions asked by the 911 operator,in order to influence this situation to look like a profiling issue.Abc is nothing but a lying yellow journalistic piece of lying shit.

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    • @sodamsmooth http://sanfordfl.gov/investigation/trayvon_martin.html

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  • ni&&3rs always seek attention, thats all it is.

    Posted Apr-14-2012 By 

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  • For the real videos and unedited 911 audio not this racist biased crap.

    http://sanfordfl.gov/investigation/trayvon_martin.html

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    • @laserblast92 Can see a bump and what looks to be a gash in video you linked . All in fist video a cop beside him even leaned over and looked at his head as he passed .

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  • Why is it even relevant. If he got punched in the mouth and fell back and hit his head - still doesn't justify shooting and killing someone.

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    • @ducati135

      Actually, yes it does. From meximeltdown's post.

      Penal Code 197: Homicide is also justifiable when committed by any person in
      any of the following cases:
      1. When resisting any attempt to murder any person, or to commit a
      felony, or to do some great bodily injury upon any person; or,
      2. When committed in defense of habitation, property, or person,
      against one who manifestly intends or endeavors, by violence or
      surprise, to commit a felony, or against one who manifestly intends
      and e More..

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    • @Kafirindareelharb If this is true the law should be repealed. Next you'll hear a guy got shot for pissing on his neighbour's lawn.

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  • still inconclusive

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  • If whites did the same thing every time a black kills and rapes someone white we´d have no time to go to work or even sleep.

    Posted May-19-2012 By 

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  • Well would ya look at that.

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  • Not every shadow can be a wound, the guy have only a that shape skull, hey come on...!!!

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  • the back of his head is visible 5 times earlier in the film, and is also closer to the camera, all 5 times. They choose to freeze the frame with glare and shadow- at 1:08 in the original video. why? the 1:08 frame has been passed around as a JPG too. 5 farking times it is seen before that point, with no sign of what seems to appear at the frame at 1:08. Did it just appear at that time only, so was invisible before? wtf. I think the defense's game is to blur all issues till everyone is sick of More..

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  • NBC's deliberate altering of the 911 call to make it something it really wasn't is disgusting and irresponsible.

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  • God am I glad this isn't front page news anymore. Absolutely ridiculous.

    Posted Apr-4-2012 By 

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  • Thank god for the sickle cell.

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