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If Zimmerman had been an off-duty cop . . .

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Out of uniform . . . still armed . . . would he have been arrested for the events as we know them?
 

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Out of uniform . . . still armed . . . would he have been arrested for the events as we know them?

He would have called for back up and then SPOKEN with Trayvon... No probable cause.. TM wasn't breaking the law.
 

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Out of uniform . . . still armed . . . would he have been arrested for the events as we know them?

First you are never really "off duty" and no, I highly doubt he would have been arrested.
 

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First you are never really "off duty" and no, I highly doubt he would have been arrested.

He would be if he was off-duty from Los Angeles. ;)
 

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But when he threw that first punch, all bets were off.

No police officer would have failed to diffuse the situation.. Remember Root said he talked about training in VERBAL JUDO?
 

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Out of uniform . . . still armed . . . would he have been arrested for the events as we know them?

Ab so lute ly NOT. No law was broken.
 

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No police officer would have failed to diffuse the situation.. Remember Root said he talked about training in VERBAL JUDO?

BS, there are plenty of police officers that just love to escalate situations.
They love to put people on the defensive. Ever been asked "you know why I pulled you over". That phrase is used to elicit a defensive responce.
They correct phrase is "I pulled you over for....".
 

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He would have called for back up and then SPOKEN with Trayvon... No probable cause.. TM wasn't breaking the law.

why do you keep lying? Zimmerman did speak with trayvon...and received a punch to his face for his troubles.
 

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why do you keep lying? Zimmerman did speak with trayvon...and received a punch to his face for his troubles.

Trayvon asked George, "Why are you following me?" TM deserved an answer.
 

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why do you keep lying? Zimmerman did speak with trayvon...and received a punch to his face for his troubles.
So many people in Z's corner are so self righteous in their beliefs. As if they were there.
 

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But when he threw that first punch, all bets were off.

I'm a military cop. you swing at me or punch me when I stop you and ask a question...you are going down....hard. too bad zimmerman wasn't packing a stun gun or a taser.
 

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Every police shooting is investigated...

Psssssssst sharon, you are able to comprehend the difference between "investigated" and as the OP inquired "arrested".
 

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So many people in Z's corner are so self righteous in their beliefs. As if they were there.

it's called "evidence". even the prosecution's witness claims Zimmerman spoke to Trayvon. Sharon keeps repeating the lie that Zimmerman never said a word to Trayvon.
 

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He would have called for back up and then SPOKEN with Trayvon... No probable cause.. TM wasn't breaking the law.

Probably wouldn't have even seen a teenager walking slow in the rain while talking on his cell as being abnormal teen behavior. A kid stalling to go home and talking on the cell......no never...say it isn't so.:doh
 

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it's called "evidence". even the prosecution's witness claims Zimmerman spoke to Trayvon. Sharon keeps repeating the lie that Zimmerman never said a word to Trayvon.
Yeah because witnesses are so reliable.
 

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So many people in Z's corner are so self righteous in their beliefs. As if they were there.

I think Zimmerman supporters believe that the state has to disprove his depiction of events. The only one alive who was there is George Zimmerman. He cannot be convicted just because his is the only story out there.
 

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Trayvon asked George, "Why are you following me?" TM deserved an answer.

TM got an answer: "what are you doing around here?" (the implication being, I am following you to find out what you are doing here) why do you continue to lie?
 

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it's called "evidence". even the prosecution's witness claims Zimmerman spoke to Trayvon. Sharon keeps repeating the lie that Zimmerman never said a word to Trayvon.

TM asked George the question.. and George said what are you doing here rather than just say I am NW ...

Then GZ reached for his phone/gun.

I should have realized that you were an MP.
 

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I'll assume the first thing he would do is identify himself.
 

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Yeah because witnesses are so reliable.

then they should just set Zimmerman free and dismiss the charges. if the witnesses are unreliable....there is no way to prove beyond reasonable doubt that Zimmerman committed a crime.
 

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I think Zimmerman supporters believe that the state has to disprove his depiction of events. The only one alive who was there is George Zimmerman. He cannot be convicted just because his is the only story out there.

That's not what I'm saying. He had so many different choices before confronting a stranger against the advice of the police.
 
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