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. Common Sense

    This article never said what the shooter was wearing. A woman told 911 that the "man on top was wearing a white t-shirt." Was shooter wearing a white t-shirt? How could the story writer leave this crucial fact out of the article?

    March 20, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fenris1

      Remember that Martin was being chased by Zimmerman. Martin told the girl on the phone someone was following him and she told him to get away. Zimmerman is on tape complaining that he's "getting away." Once Zimmerman attacked Martin and they were fighting, Martin was defending himself. Zimmerman had a gun and Martin knew he was in a fight for his life, so depending on when you looked at the struggle you wouldn't necessarily know who was the attacker. According to Zimmerman's own admission, Zimmerman, a fully grown man with a gun, followed and accosted a minor. Everyone in the whole d*** world can see this except for the Florida police.

      March 20, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • RapidOne

      And there is outrage over that and the perpetrators have to be caught and punished. All reasonable people here agree. So where do you come off pointing your finger there when we are addressing this?? A little racist there yourself aren't you–all the while trying to set the undertones of something that you don't understand isn't even the issue: we condemn ALL injustice and horrible acts. Do you??

      March 20, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Taharqa

    This murderous execution of an innocent boy will not and has not gone unnoticed bv the Gods. A Divine curse is now upon Mr. Zimmerman (khazar/jew) his entire family and kinsmen at home and abroad. Black people are under Divine protection especially those so called descendants of "slaves" . Divine intervention/retribution will occur anywhere in the world as witnessed in the brutal murder of a Rabbi and his sons in France. We are moving toward the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new one, which will mark the beginning of the end of the Great White Race and it's hegemony over all non whites on Earth. No longer will they have dominion over creation.Even the animals and all wild life has grown weary of white supremacy. Continued attacks against the righteous innocent originals aka Black people will only serve to hasten their demise. The Gods are here now.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fanyallred

      Get a grip!

      March 20, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • GBfromOhio

      This is a tragedy as an an Anglo-American ... check that ... as a member of the human race ... I'm outraged and sick to the stomach. That "said", dude, you need some therapy, you're either part of the problem or part of the solution and you sound like part of the problem.

      March 20, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Someone forgot to take their meds again...

      March 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • pacman357

      Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhkay. I was going to fix myself a bowl of Cuckoo Puffs. Strangely, I no longer feel hungry.

      March 20, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Derp

      I think I got high just reading your post

      March 20, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Wow! You must watch a lot of CNN?

      March 20, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • E The Ripper

      Well said, sounds like 9 ether forces finally making their way to comment on CNN 🙂

      March 20, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob G

      Seriously? Go read another early Malcolm X book or something. You really need to check yourself, because if there is a God, do you think he would be racist? If a God is racist why would he create people of different ethnicity?

      You my friend are the reason we are living in Hell, you are no better then Zimmerman himself. You say his whole family is cursed because of what he has done? If that is true it means we are all cursed for what our ancestors have done for the past 2000 years! It feels like we are all cursed, but that is besides the point.

      Open your eyes! Stop Hating! Stop the racism! We all need to love each other not because of what religion or color we are but because we are all people, people trying to live a life without real reason!

      First Learn to have empathy and then integrity!!!! Peace!

      March 20, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. comeonnowguys

    Listening to the tapes, that [inaudible] in Zimmerman's call sounds a lot like an expletive that starts with an F and a slur that begins with a C.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. nova

    I will probably be bombarded for this one, but oh well. . .
    The first thing that comes into my mind is what a tragedy.

    I am a gun owner. I have been all of my adult life. That having been said if the reports are true about Zimmerman having a violent criminal history are true, why was he the owner of a gun????? and why was he the "neighborhood watch"???

    It is a tragic story that will serve to do nothing but further divide people.

    Do I think it was a hate crime? Probably not, Do I think it was a crime? Absolutely!

    I come from a law enforcement family. The very first thing we were taught was not to shoot unless it was necessary. Zimmerman could have safely obeyed the 911 dispatcher. There was no conceivable reason he should have left the safety of his car to follow the boy on foot. Just because you have the right to carry a weapon, does not mean in every situation you have the right to shoot. Zimmerman created the situation that he used to shoot the boy. To me this is not meet the criteria for self defense.

    Truly tragic.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Erin

      @Nova- Unfortunately, many gun owners believe that having the gun gives them a license to shoot at the slightest feeling of discomfort. While I know that not all gun owners behave this way, enough of them do to make me support some of the anti-gun policies.

      March 20, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jackie Ross

      Thank you very much. You have no idea how much your words have comforted me. I was crying so much until I read your post. Hopefully, the law will get to the bottom of this.

      March 20, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • cherry

      to nora:..yes i agree with doesnt sound self defense at all.why in the hell he should follow the boy on foot,he was told not to by the dispatcher..and to think that he saw the boy un armed because base on the callers somebody is wrestling outside,it means it is clear that he hurt the boy first before gunning him down,so from that point of view the boy was hurt and naturally he fought back to him thats why he got bleeding nose or maybe the boy tried hard to break away from him because he was hurting him and he was struck in the nose,so he killed him..the boy was screaming for help because he felt he was in danger and in so much pain..i dont believe the killer was the one shouting for help,it is the boy..

      March 20, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RapidOne

    This story is a disgrace to this country. Arrest this murderer NOW.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. steve

    People need 2 grab this guy and shoot him. If this was my child i would kill him yesterday.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. tony

    I see the Sanford Police Chief being picked as The GOP Vice President running mate

    March 20, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mark

    Can you imagine walking down the street, minding your own business, and having a guy who's is in Zimmerman's state of mind, come up to you, quite possibly with his gun in his hand, and confront you. Given what I've heard so far about this incident, it sounds like a clear case of murder.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rob G

    This father is way to calm for me to handle! If that was my child they would have to lock me up because I would not be able to control myself from beating the #$%& out of the shooter. But once the shooter does get accused and sent to prison he will pay his dues!

    Such a sad sad world we all live in, I think we're all living in Hell!!! It goes back since the beginning of time, it's Hell I tell you it's Hell!

    March 20, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. arianna

    how can he get away with this he followed this kid he could have stood in his car like they told him but he didnt. even if a fight broke out it was because of George Zimmerman actions theses cases keep happening and nothing is being done self defense isnt chasing someone down the street and the fact that Trayvon Martin was on the phone with a female and was telling her someone was flowing him should be the key for mr. Zimmerman locked up

    March 20, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Daniel

    Maybe the kid really did attack him?

    March 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • HeidiLiz

      But come on – dude left his car when he was explicitly told not to. He provoked the confrontation, and if the kid attacked him after that he was within HIS rights for self-defense. And even if he did attack him, he's an unarmed teenager attacking a guy who looks like he outweighed him by 100 pounds AND was packing a handgun. Trayvon never had a chance 🙁

      March 20, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jackie Ross

      Maybe he attacked someone while yelling help? Can you remember being 17? That is a child and all black children are not criminals as you probably think they are.

      March 20, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Baby Cakes

      Come on now this child weighed a littlet over 140 lbs and Zimmerman weighed over 200, why would you follow this child after being told to stay in your vehicle. Do you think it right to just going around shooting people because you own a gun.

      March 20, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Harry

    Why are we wasting money on Amelia??? Her plane splashed 75 years ago.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Iconoclast

    Who the hell gave this guy a gun to carry? Since when do neighborhood watch organiztions allow guns? If Zimmerman isn't charged these poor parents should sue the neighborhood HOA and/or the state of Florida for everything +. Jesus, what a travesty and what a dangerous idiot this watch guy is! Florida can take it's gun laws and cram it. Best argument yet for gun restrictions!

    March 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Laura

    Zimmerman attacked the boy and used his deadly weapon against an unarmed child, who was just walking home with food. What self-defense we are talking about? Who gave him rights to approach the boy to begin with? Who told him he can check on people and questioning them? Who allowed to such unstable person to have a weapon? Too much questions, but don’t tell us about self-defense, it’s BS.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  15. sixfourtwo

    ZImmerman's father is just as big of a liar as Zimmerman is.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • a human

      this zimmerman guy is pathetic. hope he gets a long, long, long jail time.

      if he thought for any reason he was in danger...especially with his comments that someone was "looking at him" and approaching him, he should have stayed in his house...not chased someone and shot him. he's full of crap. his story is bull. he is a racist ass who decided to judge someone he didn't know, spin assumptions in his head, act like a man stricken with anger and paranoia, and take a life.

      may he never see daylight. self-defense? pfft.

      March 20, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
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