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Sat Jun 29, 2013, 11:19 PM

Esquire: Transcript of Zimmerman's 1st cop interview.."The Quote That Should End the Trayvon Trial"

Both truly revealing and more than a little disturbing. I've heard pieces of it, repeated
and attributed to Zimmerman, but this captures the conversational flow with this officer;
and his whole presentation is so utterly bogus, or it appears that way to me.

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The Quote That Should End the Trayvon Trial
June 24, 2013 * Esquire Magazine * by John H. Richardson

George Zimmerman is going to be found guilty. All the evidence you need — all the evidence the cops needed — is right there in the interrogation they did with him three days after the shooting. The only thing more shocking than what Zimmerman says in the clip, which was released on the internet one year ago, is how little it has impressed the bloviating jerks who dominate the coverage of this trial.

Why did he follow Martin, a police officer asks.
“These assholes, they always get away,” Zimmerman answers.

The officer asks, “What’s behind that?”
“These people who victimize the neighborhood,” Zimmerman answers.

In Zimmerman’s angry mind, without trial or jury, even after he killed him and learned he was a 17-year-old who was legitimately staying in the complex, Martin was an "asshole victimizing the neighborhood".

The officer gets a little defensive at this point. “There was an arrest a week ago,” he points out, though it is also a gentle reminder that Zimmerman’s fear might be a tad misplaced. He continues, skeptically. "How was he running?" Zimmerman describes it and the officer says, “Sounds like he was running to get away... you jumped out of car to see which way he was running? That’s not fear … it’s going to be a problem.”

Then Zimmerman whispers something. “What is that you whispered?” the officer asks. “Fucking what?”
“Punks,” Zimmerman says.

An address? This may be the moment that will convict him.

MORE HERE> (if you can stomach it) http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/trayvon-martin-trial-quote-police-interview?src=soc_fcbks

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Reply Esquire: Transcript of Zimmerman's 1st cop interview.."The Quote That Should End the Trayvon Trial" (Original post)
99th_Monkey Jun 2013 OP
Skittles Jun 2013 #1
backscatter712 Jun 2013 #10
Skittles Jun 2013 #12
Nay Jun 2013 #14
Skittles Jun 2013 #15
mzmolly Jul 2013 #17
Cha Jun 2013 #2
99th_Monkey Jun 2013 #4
DearAbby Jun 2013 #8
Travis_0004 Jun 2013 #3
angrychair Jun 2013 #5
dpibel Jun 2013 #6
AnotherMcIntosh Jun 2013 #13
ecstatic Jun 2013 #7
dmr Jun 2013 #9
xtraxritical Jun 2013 #11
JaneyVee Jun 2013 #16

Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 11:29 PM

1. "Sounds like he was running to get away"

CORRECT

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:10 AM

10. +1! If I was Martin, I'd be trying to get away from that creeper Zimmerman too! n/t

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:30 AM

12. I work night shift and stay up all night on my days off too

there's a protocol observed at night even more keenly than during the day - you don't come close to people - you steer away - if I see someone moving towards me, SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT

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Response to Skittles (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 10:45 AM

14. You know, this is very true. I hadn't thought about the unspoken rules for walking around

at night for a long time, but you are exactly right.

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Response to Nay (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 02:16 PM

15. yes INDEED

for example, if I am walking down a sidewalk during the day and some else is walking the same sidewalk in the opposite direction, we pass and nod or say hello - but at night it is a completely different story - one will cross the road way before the two meet

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 9, 2013, 03:06 AM

17. Yet that officer testified Zimmerman wasn't worthy

of criminal charges? What a friggen crock.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 11:30 PM

2. Dawg! That's Z's whole attitude right there in a

nutshell. He was out to get Trayvon one way or another.

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 11:36 PM

4. Hi utter lack of any trace of remorse or regret is astonishing, even after finding out

that Martin was no real threat, just a 17 y.o. kid, visiting family/friends in the complex.

... who "just happened" to be black.


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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:08 AM

8. I had noticed his demeanor in the court room

I tried shake it off as being biased. He shows no remorse, just sits there...until he stands proudly to be identified by various witnesses. Buttoning and straightening his coat jacket. He looks dispassionately at photographs of TM laying face down in the grass.

His demeanor following the shooting, when he interacted with those he came in contact with..."I had to shoot, it was self defense." like acting a role in a movie as the accused hero. He didn't even look back at the person he just shot. It's hard to say what I would do in that situation, but I believe I would feel remorse having been forced to take a life. I would be shaking myself, having been so close to death. He instead plays his role. Reality challenged?

I can't shake it.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 11:33 PM

3. They better up their game if they want to win the trial

I was confused as shit watching some of the witness last week. I thought for sure the prosecution has rested, and the defense was calling witnesses because a lot were helping out zimmerman a lot more than they helped the state.

At this point, I am at least 70% confident zimmerman will be found not guilty, unless they have an ace up their sleeve.

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Response to Travis_0004 (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 11:56 PM

5. Very unlikely

At the end of the day, Zimmerman got out of his car and went to Martin, not the other way around. At the end of the day, Martin was unarmed, unaware and just looking to get back to father's girlfriend's house. Zimmerman created a situation where none had existed. That will be the trump card for the whole trial. Zimmerman is guilty.

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Response to Travis_0004 (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:07 AM

6. Are you sure?

That you were watching the trial yourself?

Or were you getting your information from, say, LegalInsurrection or its fan base.

Because people who actually understand how trials work might not share your expert evaluation.

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Response to Travis_0004 (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 02:21 AM

13. Agreed. It looked like the prosecutor was allowing the defense attorney to

 

ask questions calling for speculation.

All it takes at the end of the trial is for one juror to remember some of the speculation instead of the facts which the witnesses saw and heard.

It's a way to lose a trial.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:07 AM

7. They talked about the beach?

None of his statements added up. But they let him go?

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:42 AM

9. Here's a DU link to the whole transcript:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023096266

Read the whole thing. Very compelling.

I can't wait for Detective Serino to take the stand next week.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:17 AM

11. I'll wait for the jury.

 

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 02:20 PM

16. Ugh. Its the George Zimmerman Trial, Not Trayvon Martin.

Not your fault. I wish the media would get this right. Zimmerman is on trial. Trayvon is dead.

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