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Response to pnwmom (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:52 PM

22. that's how I remember it, too

I definitely remember some expert on tv aghast that they didn't treat it as a homicide at all - self-defense or not the fact that someone was shot to death makes it a homicide scene. they didn't rope off the area and let anyone wander through it, they didn't keep the area guarded to make sure no evidence that might have been missed in the dark was added or taken away, they did nothing to protect the area from the rain, etc. I also definitely remember some expert going through the video from two different angles of Zimmerman being taken into the police station and noting all sorts of basic mistakes especially when one officer checked Zimmerman's pockets without wearing gloves.

The whole thing was shoddy. Instead of questioning each witness and having them go to the police station for an official statement all they did was hand out sheets for witnesses to fill out and turn in if they WANTED to. What the hell kind of witness questioning is THAT? There was also that one lady that repeatedly called the detective to give her statement and he never got back to her. I think that was the roommate of the woman that testified in Spanish though I can't recall her name.

Yeah, I think it was evident that they just accepted his claim of self-defense and washed their hands of it until the public outcry. I don't think it has anything to do with knowing Zimmerman or his father having been a magistrate in other state either. I think that the previous call from Zimmerman to 911 about a suspicious person followed minutes thereafter of the shots fired dispatch went a long way in having them decide that Martin WAS suspicious and therefore Zimmerman DID kill him in self-defense. And yes, I think race had everything to do with it. Had the races been reversed I absolutely believe that they would have been all over it and that Martin wouldn't have left the station that night.

Weren't they also very slow about notifying his family as well even though they found out who Martin was that night and could easily have found out who his friends and family were through his cellphone?

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