March 20th, 2012
01:42 PM ET

911 calls paint picture of chaos after Florida teen is shot

The death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen who was shot while walking in his neighborhood in Sanford, Florida, has sparked allegations of racial profiling and calls for the gunman to be charged.

Federal prosecutors and the FBI will investigate the incident.

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who has acknowledged shooting Martin, has not been charged and says it was self-defense.

Martin, 17, was killed while walking to his father's fiancee's house in Sanford from a nearby convenience store.

Zimmerman first called police at 7:09 p.m. ET with concerns about a suspicious teen in the area, according to 911 tapes released by the Seminole County Sheriff's Department.

A 16-year-old girl who was on the phone with Martin most of the day last spoke to him around the time the incident allegedly began and lasted until 7:16 p.m. ET, when the call dropped. Almost immediately, 911 calls began coming in.  Police arrived on the scene at 7:17 p.m.

Several witnesses called 911 at 7:16, 7:17, 7:18 and 7:19 p.m. ET.

Below are the transcripts of the calls as Zimmerman and witnesses describe what they saw and heard that night:

7:09 p.m. ET

Dispatcher: "Do you need police, fire or medical?"

Zimmerman: "We had some break-ins in our neighborhood ... and there is a real suspicious guy. ... This guy looks like he's up to no good, he's on drugs or something. It's raining, and he's walking around looking about. "

Dispatcher: "Is this guy white, black, Hispanic?"

Zimmerman: "He looks black."

Dispatcher: "Did you see what he's wearing?"

Zimmerman: "A dark hoodie, grey hoodie, jeans or sweatpants or white shoes. He's walking around staring at the houses. Now he's just staring at me."

Dispatcher: "Location?"

Zimmerman: "He's near the clubhouse right now. Now he's coming towards me. He has his hands in his waistband. He is a black male. Something's wrong with him. Yep. He's coming to check me out. He's got something in his hands. I don't know what his deal is. Send officers over here."

Dispatcher: "Let me know if he does anything else."

Zimmerman: "These a**holes, they always get away. When you come in go straight to the left ... when you pass the clubhouse ..."

Dispatcher: "Clubhouse?"

Zimmerman: "Go straight in. Oh, s***. He's running ... down towards the other entrance of neighborhood."

Dispatcher: "He's running? Which way is he running?"

Zimmerman: "Down towards the other entrance to the neighborhood."

Dispatcher: "Which entrance is that, that he is running towards?

Zimmerman: "The back entrance."


Dispatcher: "Are you following him?"

Zimmerman: "Yeah."

Dispatcher: "OK. We don't need you to do that. What's your name?"

Zimmerman: "George. Zimmerman."

Dispatcher: "Do you want to meet with the officer ..."

Zimmerman: "Tell them to come past the clubhouse and make a left then past mailboxes and they will see my truck ..."

Dispatcher: "What's your apartment number?"

Zimmerman: "It's a home. ... I don't want to give that out. I don't know who this kid is."

Dispatcher: "I will let them know where to meet you."

Zimmerman: "Have them call me, and I will let you know where I'm at."


During part of this time, Martin is on the phone with a 16-year-old girl. Below is an account of the phone call as relayed to In Session's Sunny Hostin by a lawyer for the Martin family:

Martin told the girl someone was following him, and she advised him to run. Martin said he isn't going to run but will walk quickly. Zimmerman caught up with him, and Martin asked Zimmerman why he was following him. Zimmerman then asked Martin his name and why he was there. The girl on the phone says she heard Zimmerman push Martin, and then the call drops. She tried to call Martin back, but he didn't respond.


7:16 p.m. ET

Dispatcher: "Do you need police, fire or medical?"

Caller: "Maybe both. I'm not sure. There's just someone screaming outside."

Dispatcher: "Is it a male or female?"

Caller: "It sounds like a male."

Dispatcher: "You don't know why?"

Caller: "I don't know why. I think they are yelling 'help,' but I don't know. Just end someone quick, please."

Dispatcher: "Does he look hurt to you?"

Caller: "I can't see him. I don't want to go out there. I don't know what's going on."

Dispatcher: "So you think he's yelling help?"

Caller: "Yes. There's gunshots."

Dispatcher: "How many?"

Caller: "Just one."


Dispatcher: "Is he right outside?"

Caller: "Yes. Pretty much out the back, yes."

Dispatcher: "Is he in front of it or behind it?"

Caller: "He's behind my house."

Dispatcher: "I don't hear him yelling anymore. Do you hear anything?"

Caller: "No, I don't because I'm hiding upstairs. The gunshot was outside our house. You sent somebody, right?"

Dispatcher: "Do you hear any vehicles leaving or anything else?

Caller: "There's people yelling down there, but I don't want to go down there."

Dispatcher: "People are yelling now?"

Caller: "Yeah."

Dispatcher: "We do have officers on the way. Call us back if you see any vehicles leaving or anything."


7:16 p.m. ET

Dispatcher: "Police, fire or medical?"

Caller: "There's someone screaming outside."

Dispatcher: "Is that at where you are at?"

Caller: "Oh, my God, there is a gunshot, hurry up."


Dispatcher: "Do you see anybody? I don't need you to go outside."

Caller: "There is someone screaming. I just heard a gunshot."

Dispatcher: "Do you see anything? I don't need you to go outside. Do you hear screaming or anything?"

Caller: "Hurry up, they are right outside my house."

Dispatcher: "OK, we [have] police and emergency, OK. Are you in Sanford?"

Caller: "I see police now."

Dispatcher: "You see the officer?"

Caller: "Yeah, but like it's behind the house. There is a dead body there. It's not the front entrance. Oh, my God."

Dispatcher: "Please tell me so I can tell them."

Caller: "If you are looking at my house, it's behind by my back porch."

Dispatcher: "Coming from behind your house?"

Caller: "Yes, the back porch."

Dispatcher: "Stay on the line and update me."

Caller: "I just heard screaming and a gunshot."

Dispatcher: "We have an officer there. Did you hear any more gunshots?"

Caller: "No, I don't hear. Hurry up, hurry up."

Dispatcher: "OK, we have officers out there, OK? If anything changes, give us a call back, but we do have officers there. One officer is there."

Caller: "OK, did he see anything?"

Dispatcher: "I'm not sure, ma'am, I just know he is there, and two other officers are on their way, OK? If anything changes or anything more, call us back. As far as you know, it's coming from behind your house near your back-porch area? When you hear screaming, was it screaming of female or male?"

Caller: "Male."

Dispatcher: "So, when you heard screaming, it was a male screaming?"

Caller: "Yes. And the guy on top had a white t-shirt."

Dispatcher: "What do you mean guy on top? Did you see a fight?"

Caller: "I don't know, I just looked out my window, and there was a guy on top wearing a white t-shirt."

Dispatcher: "A white t-shirt. Did you see what kind of pants? He was on top of what?"

Caller: "I couldn't see the person he was on."

Dispatcher: "But he was on top of a person?"

Caller: "Yes."

Dispatcher: "The guy with the white t-shirt, did he get up and run?"

Caller: "I don't know. Went to the phone to call you

Dispatcher: "White, black or Hispanic?"

Caller: "I couldn't tell, it was completely dark."

Dispatcher: "We have several units en route."

Caller: "Thank you."

7:17 p.m. ET

Dispatcher: "Do you need police, fire or medical?"

Caller: "I’m looking out my deck, and someone is screaming 'help,' and I don’t know. … I heard a bang. I’m looking out my window, out my backyard, and someone is yelling and screaming 'help.' "

Dispatcher: "You are not the only person calling. We have more than one officer on the scene and another on the way."

Caller: "Oh, my God. I see the person now. I see him walking. There’s a man coming out and people coming out with flashlights. Oh, my God. I don’t know what he did to this person. I can see there is a man walking out with a flashlight right now."

Dispatcher: "Was it a male or female voice?"

Caller: "The man is up right now. Someone is coming over. I’m glad other people called."

Dispatcher: "We should be out there right now."

Caller: "I can open my window and hear it."

Dispatcher: "You can still hear it?"

Caller: "I don’t know what is happening. Someone is laying on the ground."

Dispatcher: "What’s happening? Someone is on the ground? Someone has been shot? Calm down, stay on the line with me. Like I said, we have an officer on the scene, and we have other officers on the line."

Caller: "Oh, my God. They better hurry up. Someone is on the ground. Oh, my God! I see out my back window, sidewalk, grass, something is really bad. There is a man out here with a flashlight."

Dispatcher: "Is this person laying down in the street?"

Caller: "No, it's from my back window."

Dispatcher: "So is the person laying down in the street or in the grass?"

Caller: "The grass. Oh, my God! I think there is another gentleman with a flashlight. ... I think police. Oh, my God! He shot, he shot the person.He says he shot the person. He said he shot the person."

Dispatcher: "Who saying they shot who?"

Caller: "The people out there, a guy is raising his hands up, he's saying he shot a person. I think it's a police officer that's with him right now. arrest - uh - oh, my God, why - why (inaudible)"

Dispatcher: "Our officer is there, he has somebody at gunpoint. They're going to handle the situation from here."

Caller: "Oh! Oh, my God, somebody would be shot!"

Dispatcher: "It's probably going to be best if you stay inside your home for the time being, OK?"

Caller:" I know. I can't believe somebody's killed. He was saying help. Why didn't someone come out and help him?"

Dispatcher: "Listen, we don't know if they been killed ..."

Caller: "Yes, the person is dead, laying on the ground."

Dispatcher: "Just because he's laying on the ground don't mean he's passed. We have an ambulance on the way, and we are probably going to pick him up and take him to the hospital."

Caller: "I didn't see cause it was too dark, and I just heard people screaming 'help me, help me.' And this person shot him! He was like wrestling with him, you know what I mean, on the ground, from what I can see it was very dark. The man didn't try to run away or anything. I don't want to be a witness or anything. I'm scared. Oh, my god, a young boy, I can't imagine, I haven't seen anyone killed. This is a nice neighborhood. Oh, my God, I'm too scared to live here."

Dispatcher: "You don't have to worry right now. We have many officers on the way. Two officers on scene right now, we are on scene, OK?"


7:17 p.m. ET

Dispatcher: "Do you need police, fire or medical?"

Caller: "Police. I just heard a shot behind my house. They are wrestling outside the back of my porch."

Dispatcher: "You just heard one shot go off?""

Caller: "It was either that or a rock at the window or something else. The guy's yelling 'help,' and I'm not going to help."

Dispatcher: "So you can hear someone yelling for help?"

Caller: "I'm pretty sure the guy is dead out here. Holy s***"

Dispatcher: "OK, we have several people calling in. Anything else that you heard?"

Caller: "A guy yelling, 'help.' Oh, my God! There is a guy with a flashlight in the backyard now. I think there's flashlights and a guy. ... I don't know if that's a cop. "

Dispatcher: "OK, we have several calls. Are you sure when you heard voices it was one person yelling, right?"

Caller: "There were two guys in the yard with flashlights, and there is a black guy down like he's been shot, and he's dead."

Dispatcher: "I have several officers going out there."


7:17 p.m. ET

Dispatcher: "Do you need police, fire or medical?"

Caller: "Medical. I think someone has been shot."

Dispatcher: "Why do you think someone has been shot?"

Caller: "Because they are laying in the backyard and a gunshot and they said 'call 911.' Now there are people coming with flashlights ..."

Dispatcher: "And it's in the backyard?"

Caller: "Yes."

Dispatcher: "And someone is laying in the backyard?"

Caller: "Yes, there are people around him now."

Dispatcher: "You there with kids?"

Caller: "Yes, my daughter. He is a black guy."

Dispatcher: "We have units on the way. What do you mean it's a black guy?"

Caller: "There is a black male standing over him."

Dispatcher: "Can you tell me what he's wearing?"

Caller: "I think someone else called 911."

Dispatcher: "You do see officers out there?"

Caller: "Yeah, I think that's the flashlights that we see."


7:18 p.m. ET

Dispatcher: "Do you need police, fire or medical?"

Caller: "This is 911, correct? Police or medical. Someone is yelling two doors down from me, screaming, hollering 'help, help, help.' There is an elderly man that lives down there. I don't know. I heard a gunshot. I don't know if it would be ambulance."

Dispatcher: "How many shots did you hear?"

Caller: "One."

Dispatcher: "How long ago?"

Caller: "As soon as I heard that I picked up the phone and called."

Dispatcher: "Before calling 911?"

Caller: "Yes. There is somebody out by my back porch. ... There is someone walking around with a flashlight. The police may already be here. I don't know. Someone is out there with a flashlight, but I did hear something."

Dispatcher: "We do have units there."

Caller: "Oh, my God."

Dispatcher: "And the screaming, was it a male or female you heard?"

Caller: "It sounded to me like a male, and from what I know and I've been here four years, there is an elderly man that lives like four doors down, um, north of me, and I'm inside."

Dispatcher: "Do you think it's coming from your area?"

Caller: "I don't know, ma'am, I'm standing at my back sliding glass door. I don't see anything but a flashlight shining around, but I did hear someone yelling 'help, help, help' or 'oh, my gosh' and something, then moaning and a boom, and I picked up the phone and called."

Dispatcher: "Did you see or hear anything else like a vehicle pulling away?"

Caller: "No, ma'am, because I'm in the back, and in the back there is just a walkway. It could have been someone in the front with a car, I don't know, but I was in the back. It was scary. There is someone still back there with flashlights walking around."

Dispatcher: "There should be someone on the scene ..."


7:19 p.m. ET

Dispatcher: "Do you need police, fire or medical?"

Caller: "My brother said someone got shot behind our house."

Dispatcher: "Is your brother out there right now?"

Caller: "No, he ran in the house."

Dispatcher: "Do you know who was shot?"

Caller: "No idea. ... I'm inside. It's behind our house. ... Yeah."

Dispatcher: "You didn't see or hear anything else? Did you hear the shot?"

Caller: "I heard something, and my brother ran in the house."

Dispatcher: "My brother saw it."

Dispatcher: "What did you see?"

Caller: "I saw a man laying on the ground screaming who needed help. I was going to go over there to try and help him, but my dog got off the leash, and I ran and got him, and I hurried around and down, and the screaming stopped."

Dispatcher: "Did you see the person get shot?"

Caller: "No."

Dispatcher: Did you know the person who got shot, or did you see the person with the gun?"

Caller: "No, I just heard a shot, and the screaming stopped."


Officers arrived on the scene at 7:17 p.m. ET, according to a police report.

Officers Timothy Smith and Ricardo Alayo said they noted a black male in a gray hooded sweatshirt lying face-down in the grass, as well as a white male in the area.

"Zimmerman stated that he had shot the subject and was still armed," Smith wrote in a police report.

Smith said he asked Zimmerman to hand over the weapon, a Kel Tec 9 mm, and handcuffed him.

"While I was in such close contact with Zimmerman, I could observe that his back appeared to be wet and he was covered in grass, as if he was laying on his back on the ground," Smith wrote in the police report. "Zimmerman was also bleeding from the nose and the back of the head."

The officers also made several attempts to revive Martin.

When police put Zimmerman in the back of the cruiser, he said, "I was yelling for someone to help me, but no one would help me," according to the police report.

soundoff (1,408 Responses)
  1. R. Boudreaux

    Disgusting..... This guy is a piece of work. Why would you be screaming for help and no one would help you when you were on the phone with police receiving help. Seriously, I don't believe one thing this guy says. Maybe these "a$$h0les" don't "always get away" maybe they make it home before this guy gets a chance to murder them.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jellomundo

      Agreed. The authorities should investigate to see how many other young men he has stalked and terrorized.

      March 20, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Gabriel

    People suck.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • spud224w48435

      A conclusion I came to many years ago....

      March 20, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. gerc

    I'll be following the investigation.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jay

    "Sad", However i am not surprised at all. Racism is still alive! It comforts me to know the sin's of present and past generations will be accounted for.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • karen

      Latinos aren't racist.

      March 20, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ricky

      Why not Karen? I'm a Hispanic person and I have known a lot of racist Hispanics, especially when I was in Florida. I lived in Miami, and there was racism from Hispanics against blacks, black against Hispanics, whites against everyone else, black against white, Asian against everyone else, black against Asians, Hispanics against other Hispanics who were not from the same country or race, etc. Racism is not a one way street.

      March 20, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jad

    The dispatcher told Zimmerman "are you following him?" Yes "Ok we don't need you to do that" but he continues following him, from the safety of his car, while carrying a loaded gun, then gets out of his car and confronts the unarmed boy. It is not self defense or standing your ground if you follow someone, stalk them really, with a loaded firearm. If someone was following me in the night I would be more than a bit freaked out, and if they got out of a car and approached me I would see it as an imminent threat to the boy. Especially when the guy outweighs you by a hundred pounds or more.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rae Ann Pointer

      Nonesense. The guy weighs 100 pounds more but its all fat. The picture of Martin shows he is a football player. BIG difference. Second, the police reported that Zimmerman was bleeding from the back of his head and from the nose, but I guess maybe he beat himself up? Third, how do you know Zimmerman pulled the gun on him first? Would you go beat up a man with a gun or is it more likely the gun came out after the beating? Seems to me there is racism going on here that is coloring your judgement of the facts. The victim was Zimmerman, stupid as he was to disobey (though not illegal) the dispatcher.

      March 20, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kells Bells


      March 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. TRoss

    You don't have all the details!! Trust the police on the ground. Let the details come out then make an informed decision. Cooper and CNN have an ulterior motive for stirring the racial waters with this case!!

    March 20, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • trex

      .......Zim is a KILLER..............and you say just wait............................................

      March 20, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nonsense

      The Popo CLOSED the case! Thus no trust...only PRETENDING to look into this because the greiving parents are NOT having it. HOW DARE THEY NOT. ARREST! ABSURD.

      March 20, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alice

      The reason this is getting attention is because of the shoddy police work that followed. The reason the 911 tapes were released was to get attention to the case that the police were not investigating. They simply believed everything that the killer said and never interviewed the neighbors. They never gave the killer a breath test to see if he had been under the influence of any drugs when he fired his weapon, but they did a screen on the dead body. Neighbors started coming forward asking why no one had contacted them to get their statements. And all the time this vigilante is still free AND armed. It took the decision to let the Feds investigate for anyone besides the family to do what the police should have done on the scene, but didn't. It's right there in the tapes: the authorities told him to STOP following the kid. He hunted this boy down and killed him, that is NOT self defense.

      March 20, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Puhleez

      Stirring the racial waters? That would be Mr. Zimmerman, when he murdered Trayvon for being black. That would also be the Police Dept., for not arresting the perp at the scene of the murder.

      March 20, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • S1N

      TRoss – If I didn't live in Sanford when I was younger, I would trust the police and DA. They have proven incompetent on too many occassions.

      March 20, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Majestic_Lizard

      Trust the police who didn't show up until someone was dead and coerced witnesses to lie? No thanks.

      March 20, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • steve

      how much more you need, did you hear 911 tapes? You can't go around shooting someone unarmed, and also zimmerman is 28 and weight 100 pounds more than the 17 year boy, did he really need a gun to protect himself. This story is very sad doesn't matter color or race

      March 21, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
    • CCainion the police on the ground huh??

      March 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • greatDayEveryone

      Trust the police? Wow, are you clueless. Heard of Rodney King? About the New Haven, CT police mistreating Latinos? A million more stories of police racism?.... If Zimnerman had been black he'd be in jail now

      March 21, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • AaaaCccc

      The police did not do their job. That is the complaint. The turned away witness testimony.

      And imagine if this kid had a concealed weapons permit, felt threatened because he actually was threatened, and used his gun on Zimmerman. my guess is he would have been arrested.

      March 22, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • CH

      TRoss.. Could you please do me a favor and explain what you mean by "Stirring the Racial Waters"????????

      March 23, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
    • fred

      Yes they do! They have to kiss Obamas ass when they speak!

      March 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • La Renard

      Trust the police on the ground!!! Are you serious?

      March 26, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      Trusting the incompetent Sanford PD is what got us in this mess in the first place. The cop that handled it was a narcotics officer, not a homicide detective. Botched to the extreme, and Chief Bill Lee was playing cover my butt.

      March 26, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Harsh

      The police were trusted and they did nothing. The onvestigator on the case had recommended an immediate arrest of Zimmerman based on the evidence but the police ignore it. If the police could be trusted, Zimmerman would not have been roaming free today

      April 11, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  7. vybstr

    Dispatcher: "Are you following him?"

    Zimmerman: "Yeah."

    Dispatcher: "OK. We don't need you to do that. What's your name?"

    He should not have followed his young man.Those that continue to display ignorance here obviously do not have kids and at the end of the day a young man lost his life at the hands of a reckless man, someone's, son, brother,cousin, friend,classmate,neighbour e.t.c Next time it might be you or someone close to you asking these same questions and believe you me, a day will come when you shall reflect on your irrational, insensitive comments and it will all make sense.After all what goes around does indeed comes around.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Elsie

    This is beyond crazy. That boy didn't deserve to die. The killer should be persecuted and the situation should of been handled differently. Clearly this was racial profiling/stereotyping. My sincere apology to the family for the tragic incident, for I feel your pain and nobody should feel this way. Hopefully justice will prevail.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • spud224w48435

      Crazy for sure. Zimmerman was the instigator and the aggressor, so it seems from what I have read. He is completely at fault. The young man was defending himself.

      March 20, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Kalowg

    I'm puzzled why this guy hasn't been charged with 2nd degree murder or manslaughter.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Tiffany

    Zimmerman is a crazy man who was trying to play "cop" and killed somebody. A teenager. How sad is that!? An innocent kid lost his life b/c a jack ass crazy man legally had a gun and decides he can just shoot whoever because he is "neighborhood crime watch." I hate this man, I hate the police and some of these witnesses are terrible as well. Sickening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • lucianne

      And the killer figured – correctly – that if he said "self defense" he woulldn't be prosecuted. Clearly the killer has been hoping for this opportunity for a really long time. He needs to go away for at least as long. But it's the gun-loving racist south, so he probably won't suffer more than an inconvenience while someone pretends to look into it because of all they hype. And he'll get all kinds of admiration from his neighbors.

      March 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • swisskid

      i see your point but its not to the extent to hate the ploice

      March 20, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. H in Texas


    Dispatcher: "Are you following him?"

    Zimmerman: "Yeah."

    Dispatcher: "OK. We don't need you to do that. What's your name?"

    Enough said?

    March 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. MrBo

    I hope this piece of garbage Zimmerman burns in hell.

    I wish i were able to be in the jury that tries him to be able to look into his eyes as the guilty verdict is read.

    Pure filth.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Andrew

    Want to hear a joke?

    "Sanford Police Department"

    March 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  14. no

    To areacode612:

    Dispatcher: "Are you following him?"

    Zimmerman: "Yeah."

    Dispatcher: "OK. We don't need you to do that. What's your name?

    March 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Giampaolo

    Why has Mr. Zimmerman not issued a public apology expressing remorse for the death of a boy who had committed no crime, carried no weapons, and did not deserve to die. If he is such a great guy, as his father claims, how is he not agonizing over the fact that an innocent young person with a bright future is dead by his hand and judgement? A family has lost their child because of his actions, but his family's only comments are to say what a great non-judgemental guy George Zimmerman is? How bout expressing regret. Remorse. Contrition.

    That alone should be all the evidence a prosecutor needs to know about George Zimmerman when examining his claim of self defense.

    George Zimmerman still thinks there is nothing wrong with what he did. People with that blunted of a brain are a menace to society, and must be put away for the safety of the community.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
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