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  •  We don't know if he was brandishing the weapon (4+ / 0-)
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    white blitz, Tonedevil, ferg, mrblifil

    I think that will come out sooner or later, but I'm not sure that we know at this time if he had his gun out or if it was still concealed when he confronted Martin.  

    "I'm a progressive man and I like progressive people" Peter Tosh

    by Texas Lefty on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 03:36:28 PM PDT

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    •  Correct, but we do know (3+ / 0-)
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      libnewsie, dontask, Angie in WA State

      that Zimmerman told the 911 dispatcher that Martin "ran away" and that Zimmerman commented to the 911 dispatcher that "These assholes they always get away".

      I'm SPECULATING that IF Zimmerman brandished the gun which he eventually used to murder Martin, that fear of a man brandishing a gun is a perfectly understandable why a teenager suddenly "ran away" from an otherwise normal situation.

      "Shit he's running" and "get away" were Zimmerman's words.  Why would Martin quite suddenly start running?

      Dawn is breaking everywhere Light a candle, curse the glare We will get by. We will survive.

      by MikeBoyScout on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 04:07:59 PM PDT

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