Wednesday, July 24, 2013

ABC's Exclusive "Zimmerman Rescue Hero" Story Falling Apart

Was George Zimmerman's Heroic Scenario Cooked Up or Staged By A Friend And Supporter In the Seminole Sheriff's Department?


ABC News is getting a really bad reputation lately.  First, they screwed up a bunch of reporting on the Boston Marathon Bombings and didn't run retractions on most of it... Then, they went to press with FAKE emails to support the "Benghazi Scandal" that Republicans cooked up.  Now they may have really out-done themselves.

Everyone in America heard about only TWO news stories over the past couple of days.  The first, understandably, is that the Royal Family has a new member.  Congrats.   The 2nd was that George Zimmerman, a recently freed murderer had heroically saved a family of four from a "fiery auto accident", thereby proving that he's just an honorable man who only wants to do good in the world and is misunderstood.

The latter story is preposterous on the face of it... and anyone who can't see that is blinded by wishful thinking.  But let's look at some things that are coming to light about this incident now that ABC got their mileage out of it.

According to some industrious bloggers with a poorly designed site, the officer who responded to the auto accident that is the subject of this story is named Patrick Rehder who lives in Lake Mary, Florida.   Here's a supposed copy of that incident report (and I say "supposed" only because I have not personally verified it myself):


Now, this is also supported by Patrick Rehder's facebook posts after the incident which look like this:



But the story doesn't end there... No, it can never be that simple, can it?  Patrick has a number of other facebook posts from before the incident took place and it turns out that he's been a very public supporter of George Zimmerman's defense for a long time... Isn't THAT a coincidence?

Here are just a couple of examples:


In fact, MOST of Rehder's facebook posts have been about the trial... So how is it that a member of the same Sheriff's Office which is tasked with guarding Zimmerman, just happens to be same officer who responded to a car accident that Zimmerman just suddenly showed up at to become a hero?  And what are the odds that the same Sheriff's Officer would have 128 friends who are ALSO Zimmerman supporters as well as staunch 2nd Amendment Rights advocates?

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  1. You seem to have about as much 'proof' that this was faked as the prosecution had against Zimmerman. That is to say: NONE!

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    1. Umm... Isn't it reliant upon the media to prove that the stories ARE true before they run them? Otherwise it's just gossip, right?

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    2. You seem to not understand how the American legal system works. The State of Florida could not have brought charges against George Zimmerman is the 'proof' they had is NONE! that a crime was committed. You also seem to not understand that "not guilty of second-degree murder" is the same thing as "he didn't kill a person".

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    3. He DID KILL A PERSON. He admitted it right away at the scene.

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    4. To jdubhub: "not guilty of second-degree murder" IS MOST CERTAINLY NOT the same thing as "he didn't kill a person". NOT AT ALL.

      Blind Freddy can see that.

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    5. well if the news media doesn't need evidence to support its faux news why the hell should the public - but hey most of us didn't believe Z-ero's story at trial and would not believe he helped a family from a fiery death - but it serves to note that the family Z-ero is supposed to have helped was white my bet would be had it been a black man driving he would have blamed him for the accident and left him to a fiery death

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    6. OK, he didn't kill a person. And guns don't kill people. And cigarettes don't kill people. And it's perfectly OK to jump in the Polar Bear exhibit at the zoo, they just want you rub their heads. Idiots.

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    7. The only 2 sources being quoted are

      1. Newsmax.. an openly conservative group, who openly dismiss factual data if it doesn't favor their ultra-conservative slant.

      2. Fox News.. who credits their information back to Newsmax

      Every other news agency quotes Newsmax or Fox.

      This story stinks as much as Zimmerman's ever changing story about how and why he killed an unarmed child.

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    8. Zimmerman's full of shit regardless, and this story is a hoax, regardless of whether this cop or someone else created it. basta.

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    9. I think Jdubhub was trying to say that the original commenter does NOT know the difference between "not guilty" and "didn't kill a person". (Assuming that most reasonable people DO understand that difference.)

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    10. "You also seem to not understand that 'not guilty of second-degree murder' is the same thing as 'he didn't kill a person'."

      It's you who doesn't understand how the American legal system works. In court, "not guilty" does not mean "innocent" (or "did not commit the crime as accused"). Ever. It means the prosecution couldn't convince the jury that the accused did what the accused was accused of doing.

      I might not be able to convince you that I'm god, but that doesn't mean I'm not. (Conversely, if I were to convince you, that wouldn't necessarily mean that I am.)

      Also, this —

      "The State of Florida could not have brought charges against George Zimmerman is the 'proof' they had is NONE! that a crime was committed."

      — may be the most cocked-up sentence I've ever read. It appears you left out a word or nine.

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    11. Hey Jarrett Terrill, I was wondering were you the person who took the screenshots for this story and if so, I need to get in touch with you VIA email.

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    12. azspot.net (best site on the web imo) over the last year and a half had many great links, quotes, cartoon's and so forth regarding the innocence of Trayvon Martin, the 3 arrest/criminal records of George Zimmerman (the love child of Rush Limbaugh, Barney Fife and Police Chief Wiggum) his racism, hate of others different from him, fear of minority's, and the weak, corrupt jury in the trial and the weak, corrupt state of Florida.

      Dr. Phil and several other notable people also pointed out inconsistencies in the Zimmerman trial
      and asked some great questions.

      If this rescue did in face take place, is true and was not staged(where are the media pics of this event/crash btw?) then Zimmerman is a very powerful man, able to rescue a family of 4 trapped in an SUV with only 1 other man. He must have the strength of a firefighter. How he could not fight back
      an unarmed 17 year old is beyond me. Not to mention Zimmerman had time to pull out his gun, aim and pull the trigger.

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    13. Rob, you are stupid. How much time do you think it takes to aim at someone who is literally straddling you? Keep ignoring the facts to support how you want to view the world if you want but please spare the rest of us from your uninformed bullshit.

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  2. Is ABC trying to become the new Fox News? This is PATHETIC. Glorifying a murderer based on claims from his teabagger supporters! Makes me sick.

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    1. Hate like the Devil, it will only hurt the hater.

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  3. Isn't curious that this officer never reveals the name of the other independant person who stopped to Help an with a rollover that the Air Bags Never Depoloyed, and No One was Taken to the Hospital ?????? { Curious Indeed !!!!

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    1. that's what i say

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    2. Good point!

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    3. cursious yes that no one went to hospital not cursious that air bags did not deploy I say this because myself 3 adults and 3 toddlers were in a rollover and not one air bag deployed no one was hurt amazeinly enough but the offices who came to the scene insisted all be checked out by medical if for nothing else insurance reasons they also as well as others took pics yet they have not one pic here.what I find interesting is they took zimmermans name but not the other so called hero, they have no pictures and no one saw a dr or ent to hospital at time of the accident and yes the fact that office is a friend but then aren't all the officers in snaford not his friends????

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  4. OMG...it would be shocking to learn that the same police department that let a murderer leave the scene of a crime for over 40 days would do something like make up a story about a car accident. Simply shocking

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  5. There is no way this happened at dinnertime, broad daylight in Sanford and no one got a picture of it. Any bystander who snapped a pic on their cellphone would be posting it or coming out of the woodwork for their 15 minutes of fame.
    Just another Zimmerman lie, one of many.

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    1. Yeah, the timing is very convenient. He showed up after the accident happened, assisted another unnamed man in rescuing them, then left the scene as soon as deputies arrived ("making contact" with one). The Seminole County Sheriff has nothing about it on their website, no daily report about it, just a press release-type statement about it days after it allegedly happened. No witnesses, no photos, no video, no corroboration, no nothing.

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    2. He's the Teabagger's "Fist of Goodness" don't you know.

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    3. INDEED!!!! They know it is a lie but they are all not worthy of telling the truth.....or even understanding it!!!!! You can't explain right and wrong to a shit load of unintelligent ignorant racists ass people!!!!

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    4. Ignorant statements are taking the most space on this page. Obviously most people here don't even know the facts. These people are the same ones that thought 9/11 was an inside job.

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    5. lol 9/11 is a lie. any building demolisher would tell u the same.. it was a professional job. no other way for the building to fall like that.. the building was builtto withstand a bigger plain than the one that hit. sounds like u don't know any facts

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    6. i can't wait for our generation to take over. all racists will be out numbered 10 to 1. the children are our future and they will know the truth.

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  6. Benghazi ...Republican lie? Are you serious?..Administration had all survivors sign a non discloser statement..How do you make up 4 dead Americans?..Liberal Your paper is worthless..I guess the IRS and the NSA stories are republican fabrications too..

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    1. Um, nobody is saying Benghazi did not happen. What we're saying is that Benghazi is not the worst attack to happen in our lifetimes, it's not the equivalent of the Shoah, it's not worse than 9/11, and the president did not do the things he was accused of doing according to the Fox News right-wing narrative aided by months of Republican hearings in the Senate trying desperately to find facts that would support the preordained partisan narrative.

      By the tone of your reply, you are one of the people who watched Fox News with mouth agape and fists clenched in poutrage because you are willing to believe the worst about President Obama uncritically. (By the way, that IRS thing has unraveled, too, since the IRS IG has said that he was directed by Issa to only look at Tea Party/Patriot groups who were investigated and to ignore liberal groups.)

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    2. Yes, they are. Have been proven to be fabrications. Stop watching Fox News and learn something.

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    3. I think it wise to watch Faux News, just don't believe any of it. It's mostly right-wing propaganda. Keep an eye on your enemy, so to speak.

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    4. It's so tough to watch. They are so busy attacking Obama constantly. I actually turn it on and time how long before the attacks start, and it is usually less than a minute.

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    5. I like to catch FOX News' spin on an incident, and then read other news stations' spin on the same event. FOX news will paint every incident in a particular light so that Obama or a democrat looks bad. Most other stations report the incident objectively. FOX News is an entertainment channel.

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    6. How come Fox News never won any journalistic awards ie Pulitzer? Oh yea, they almost did for fiction.

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    7. And I guess you people think MSNBC is news! At least you get to hear both sides on the real news and not the administration "suck up" news. I know it is hard to hear the truth but you should learn to deal with it.

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    8. and u mr. no-name racist think that Faux news is real news that is reported objectively? u, like every other repuglican't need to go back to school and in the meantime pay attention to reality vs. comedy routines

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    9. well said jdubhub

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  7. Casey Anthony also saved a dog and her 3 puppies from a burning building(not really). So now I guess we should excuse there behavior and appreciate them now! GTHOH...

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  8. all i have to sa is he can save a family of four from a burning car but had to resort to murder when it came to a 158 lbs boy now that's laughable...

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    1. Thank you for that comment! Perfectly said :)

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    2. Well said, in so few words! That sums it up perfectly!

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  9. No one believed this story from the jump and didn't get much play from the media either. And FYI the family that was "saved" by Zimmerman canceled their press conference this morning. Wonder why? This man lied about that night, he and his wife lied about being broke and I would bet my money this latest incident is a lie too.

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    1. AND THAT IS THE TRUTH,,,THE WHOLE TRUTH,,,SO HELP ME GOD,,,,FOR REAL,,,LIE ABOUT
      THE MONEY,,,OH WELL,,,,,,HE BETTER STAY IN THAT HOUSE,,,AND DON'T COME OUT,,MAY GOD BLESS HIS SOUL,,

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  10. Even if the story is true, it doesn't change the fact that he murdered an unarmed teenager.

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    1. And even if it's not true, it doesn't change the fact that he was forced to kill TM to save his own life, which is called justifiable homicide.

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    2. He was told not to go after him and went anyway. He murdered Trayvon he will never be nothing but a murderer. He won't be able to get a job or live a normal life because he made the choice to go after him. It was George's fault he was the adult here. He deserves everything that happens to him now he is a murderer

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    3. Hhaaaa...he nearly hasn't had his ass beat. Those self inflicted head injuries were from him poorly executing mma moves and being drunk. I speculate. When did our nation become so desensitized and think that racial biased(or just wanna be hero cop) justice resulting in life loss is okay? Mesh I'm just going to aim directly for a person heart because I can't really stand my ground without a gun.

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    4. THAT IS RIGHT,,,IF HE COULD HAVE ONLY JUST,,FIGHT THE CHILD,,,AND IF HE BEEN TO A
      SCHOOL OF POLICE OFFICIER,,HE DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO PUT HIM IN THE HEAD LOCK,,IF HE
      WAS SO SCARED,,,OR HE HIMSELF,,,GET UP AND RUN,,,,RUN,,,RUN,,,WHY HE DIDN'T RUN,,
      WHEN HE SAID,,THE CHILD,,,HIM HIT,,,,,,,WHY HE DIDN'T RUN,,AND CALL 911?????

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  11. I never believed the story that he would "conveniently" save 4 people less than 1 mile from where he MURDERED Trayvon. Gimme a break. Then leave SHORTLY after. That's BS. He's in hiding. Why would he just come out to save them, then leave. Please. IT was all faked and staged to make him look like he's a hero. He's a MURDERER.

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  12. Scary thing is, he is a police officer!!!

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  13. I read this cops face book page in more detail...this guy is a rookie...only been on the force since february...and his page shows his racism...dick wad pig...and no i dont hate all cops...my dad was a cop...but he was an upstanding one who protected the rights of all people

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    1. Good cops are the bravest and the best we need more of them. thx for your post.

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    2. much respect to your father.good cops are hard to find.some are just assholes who use their authority to be reckless. not all some.

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  14. He's a Damn child molester of a 6 year old girl. That should've been talked about so people can see he's not some harmless guy that was protecting people when in fact he had a history of predatory actions upon a minor. That would've showed him just as he is. A child molesting criminal whom for his own intent and purposes result to predatory tactics to abuse and prey on a minor child. He's not some innocent guy trying to do the right thing. What about that child who had to hear how nice and upstanding he was how afraid he was when he terrified her by molesting her and is the monster in her dreams. He was out stalking that night peeping I bet but saw trayvon and thought he had competition. He's a sick b pervert and now murderer. He's gonna kidnap and kill a child next..... smdh. Disgusting

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  15. Everything from this child killer is a lie! He had a graduation party, but hadn't graduated. His guests didn't know this until they heard it on the news. Guess he wanted the presents. smdh He begged for money and idiots sent it in by the truck load. He then paid his credit cards and bills off, bought iTunes and then hid what was left. What did the idiots do? They sent him more. lol He hadn't paid rent in months, but called the cops on the homeowner when she wanted her money. He called the cops when his caterer wanted paid. He called the cops on every black he saw, even a very young child. The racists truly need a new "hero".

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    1. It sounds absurd, but there may be some truth to all these comments from this anonymous user. There is a release of notes on all the 911 calls that Zimmerman made going back since 2004. It's worth Googling that story because a few of them look kind of silly or paranoid. Some of them are kind of strange too. Like the one about the pit bull that suddenly appeared on his doorstep and the one about his sister seeing strangers approaching the house. Zimmerman attracts chaos wherever he goes, it seems.

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  16. if ANY of you actually BELIEVE THIS BULLSHIT!!! THEN I HAVE A "BRIDGE" FOR SALE!!....

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  17. Sounds like a fresh cup of fresh squeezed lies...

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  18. Have y'all seen this?:
    http://newsball.com/exclusive-pictures-of-the-family-that-george-zimmerman-saved-from-a-burning-car-or-was-it-staged/

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  19. You would have to be completely biased if you don't think its not strange that Zimmerman is suddenly the hero saving people in a car accident reported and responded to by this particular Sherrif's office. Seriously what are the odds? Murica!

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  20. Hmmmm wouldn't the police car have a camera on it to verify that this incident actually happened? Or does the video erase after a couple of days......just the amount of time that passed before they announced "Saint George"s" rescue of the family. Where are the photos for the insurance comanpy where is the report for the police department. Did someone say the bags did not deply????? This is very very very fishy and it stinks to. And why would the "Family" not want to make a statement? Very strange indeed.

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  21. And in conclusion to this travesty of wasted tax dollars lapse judgement and false public submission , Officer Rehder has willingly resigned. A headline would like to see!

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  22. Find the petition boycotting Florida vacations & SIGN IT! You should all know by now that the only way to hurt conservatives is to go after their wallets! They have no hearts.

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  23. So this has gone from a minor accident with no injuries to now the car was "on fire" and Zimmerman put it out with a fire extinguisher that was in his car? That's the latest spin on the accident that I've heard. You would think that a car overturned, on fire, and a family trapped inside would be catnip for the media - you would think it would have been on the news later that night (the accident allegedly took place around 6PM on Wednesday night if you believe the reports), and a major story in the newspaper the next day. This would be a HUGE story in a town like Sandford.

    But we don't find out about this accident until days later, when, conveniently, Trayvon Martin's parents started making statements and Obama finally spoke on the verdict. I'm wondering if the police and/or Zimmerman were thinking the family would make a media statement about how Zimmerman "saved them", then when they didn't, leaked the information to the media about Zimmerman being a "hero."

    I'm not saying the accident was staged or not. I honestly don't know. But Zimmerman's lawyers can't really be that dense to realize how sketchy and incredulous this entire scenario is and they shouldn't be shocked that people see this as a cheap PR stunt to try and prop up a child-molesting, woman-beating, racist, child murderer.

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  24. and yet the police report says NOTHING about a burning vehicle? "Splash splash" goes the fishy stench in this report. I am no longer proud to say I raised my children in that county at all. But not to change the whole subject. I know that if someone is charged with DV the attacker may NOT have a weapon ever. Oh and still burns my gourds that HOW DARE Z say he was fearful enough for his life. Why is he the only one who could claim that. Perhaps TM was more fearful of the attacker who knew his way around that housing complex vs a teen who had only been there a short period of time?

    Stepping off my soapbox. Back to our regular programming... sorry we cant change the world today.

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  25. Poor old fat George couldn't get a 150lbs kid off of him without his gun now he is yanking carloads of people from burning wrecks. Good thing the Fed will put tubby where he belongs. Maybe take a few rednecked sheriffs w him.

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    1. Anon., G. Zimmerman is the biggest crybaby and craven coward in the world, and yes, that shrieking on the 911 call IS him; Trayvon, only 17, died like a man, swinging his fists. He knew Zimmerman was out for blood, and he didn't want to die with a bullet in his back, so he took one in the heart. Let's honor him by continuing to speak out every time this Z-Coward shows his ugly mug!!! Trayvon Martin was a free citizen of the United States of America, and he had a RIGHT to walk on that sidewalk. George Zimmerman had NO police powers whatsoever, and now -- in poetic justice -- HE has no power AT ALL. Good luck & good riddance-

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    2. THAT'S ALL I AM,,,I AM SAYING,,,THE RIGHT TO WALK ON,,,A SIDEWALK

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  26. yeaa rite he counldn't get tm off him but hes yaking car loads of ppl out ples he dont want know one to c or know where he is trust me...he dont want to be seen they didnt give him hizz gun back yet...

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  27. George Zimmerman knew he was going to win the fight either way, because he had a firearm. He hunt that kid down like an animal.

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  28. Not only is the story a hoax but the police officer is related to the Gerstle's. I've got a picture on my forum of Gerstle's SUV sitting in his driveway - undamaged. (I'm a neighbor)

    You'll have to sign up, but it's worth it.

    www.politikalculture.com

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  29. Ok....Someone again in the Sheriffs Dept is going to quit or be fired....just like the Sanford PD did when all this began....!

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  30. http://www.actionnewsjax.com/media/lib/1/3/c/7/3c73213c-4cac-446d-bea8-810f0a79f7aa/I4_SR46VehicleCrash.pdf

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  31. What people don't understand is that it's not hard to twist words around from anywhere news or no news and I agree with several of you guys for agree that he did kill a innocent child

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  32. He's just lucky nobody didnt knock his ass out.. He should hide forever... Nobody wants to hear about him. He should be in jail but he missed it bcuz of 6 stupid jurors .. Its a hoax .. he's still a murderer..

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  33. And I saw that he just happened to be carrying a FIRE EXTINGUSHER when he showed up. How convenient was that.

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  34. THESE ARE GOD'S LITTLE BAD BEHINDD,,,CHILDREN,,AS I BE MANY OF TIMES,,ONLY NOT LIKE THIS,,LORD HAVE MERCY,,,,,MR.,,,ZIMMMERMAN,,NEEDS HELP,,,WHY,,,EVERYONE,,,OVERLOOKING THIS,,SOMETHING,,AND IF SOMETHING,,HAPPEN,,,WE ARE GOING TO BE,,,RESPONSIBLE,,,,FOR REALL

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  35. Zimmone and his boys will get what's coming to all their ass, they better guard his ass to a tea. We will get him.

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  37. So, I live in Orlando, I have not heard anything about this, other than a local tv station saying people have issues with his facebook being pro-Zimmerman. Not about the fact that apparently he also formed a relationship with the guy, if this is indeed true. Why isn't anyone else paying attention to this, or are people in media power really trying to just make this story go away.

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  38. Racists Zero Zimmerman MURDERED TRAYVON MARTIN. [period] He is ''GUILTY''

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  39. I believe that this accident was staged because of a number of things! because this happen on 7/13/2013! the first thing I see wrong is where are the local news clipping of the accident? the second thing I see wrong is where are the picture of the S.U.V and the third thing I see wrong is why are the people who were involved in this so called accident in hiding? unless they have something to hide! why are they not speaking out to the public about this?

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  40. I notice another thing that seems out of place! is the pictures of the s.u.v! why are they taking so long to get pictures of wrecked the vehicle? unless they really have something to hide! this is strange! if this was a real accident then why are they not telling the truth?

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  41. If this was a real accident, with air bags deploying was the suv able to be driven off, if not what wrecker company was called. Why there were no fire trucks?

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  42. Just a note to readers... I am proud to say that while post received nearly 20,000 page views per day over a week-long period, I only had to delete ONE comment for being a direct threat of violence. I'm very proud of my readers for being responsible with their words and trying to express themselves in a mature manner. Let's all keep it productive on this blog and not resort to threats. Thank you.

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  43. what a crock of crap for a blog.

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