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ORLANDO – A witness we haven’t heard from before paints a much different picture than we’ve seen so far of what happened the night 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed.
The night of that shooting, police say there was a witness who saw it all.
Our sister station, FOX 35 in Orlando, has spoken to that witness.
What Sanford Police investigators have in the folder, they put together on the killing of Trayvon Martin few know about.
The file now sits in the hands of the state attorney. Now that file is just weeks away from being opened to a grand jury.
It shows more now about why police believed that night that George Zimmerman shouldn’t have gone to jail.
Zimmerman called 911 and told dispatchers he was following a teen. The dispatcher told Zimmerman not to.
And from that moment to the shooting, details are few.
But one man’s testimony could be key for the police.
“The guy on the bottom who had a red sweater on was yelling to me: ‘help, help…and I told him to stop and I was calling 911,” he said. Read more from story source
Obama is using the tragic shooting death of Trayvon Martin as a political diversion from his failed administration! Obama has even tried to put himself in the story by saying Trayvon looks like the son he never had, shameless exploitation at its most disgusting. Now we learn the police have had a report from the night of the shooting that points toward Martin on top of Zimmerman. Watch my report above to learn more.
Not So Black And White – Florida race shooting suspect has Hispanic heritage not as white as the far left wanted?
By Jack Allen
There seems to be an attempt by the extreme far left in this country to take advantage of every opportunity for a political gain. Take this George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin issue. It seems like they wanted to make this a white and black issue. Maybe to rally the troops for Barack Obama or possible stir up some white guilt in some. I believe it is being done to cause a greater divide amongst the people. A Divide & Conquer agenda maybe?
This was a tragedy but the rush to judgement and the race card labeling is just as tragic . The damage has been done, the story is no longer front page news. People will still think that a white person killed a young black man in cold blood. When in fact George Zimmerman like so many other Americans was mixed race with Hispanic heritage. Since we do not know all the facts yet, Mr. Zimmerman should have the presumption of innocence regardless of what he looks like or what his family’s roots are. None of this rush to judgement because of pressure from people with agendas, please!
Crime and tragedies in this country happen to all people regardless of skin color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, family roots… you name it. We have white on white crime, we have black on black crime, we have Asian on Asian crime and so on. We have crimes and tragedies in all sorts of combinations and to take one event and make it into a political and racial thing should be beneath us in 2012, you would think.
Florida race shooting suspect has Hispanic heritage
by Paula Bustamante
AFP American Edition
Mar 24, 2012 05:39 EDT
The crime watch volunteer accused of shooting an unarmed black teenager to death in this Florida town has a name suggesting that he could be of German ancestry. The truth is more complicated.
George Zimmerman, 28, allegedly shot and killed 17 year-old Trayvon Martin in a gated neighborhood of Sanford, Florida on February 26.
Zimmerman is widely described as a white man, but the one-time Catholic altar boy “is Hispanic and grew up in a multiracial family,” his father said in a letter to the Orlando Sentinel newspaper.
“He would be the last to discriminate for any reason whatsoever,” 64 year-old Robert Zimmerman wrote. “The media portrayal of George as a racist could not be further from the truth.”
George Zimmerman claimed that he acted in self-defense after a confrontation with the teenager. He has been neither detained nor charged with any crime.
At The Retreat at Twin Lakes, the gated community where Martin was shot dead, few people seemed to know anything about the Zimmermans. Neighbors interviewed by AFP were unable to physically identify George Zimmerman.
“I know the mother is not Puerto Rican or Mexican, but she is Hispanic,” a community resident told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The suspect’s mother, Gladys Zimmerman, was a court interpreter in Virginia and is of Peruvian origin, the Washington Post reported Friday, cited a former colleague.
Former neighbors in northern Virginia, where the suspect grew up, described the family of three children as being devout Catholics, according to the Post.
Following police advice George Zimmerman has not talked publicly about the incident, father said.
Court records uncovered by US media show that Zimmerman was accused of domestic violence in 2002 and 2006, but in both cases he claimed that his girlfriends at the time attacked him.
On Friday Seminole State College, where Zimmerman has been taking classes since 2003, announced that it took “the unusual but necessary step … to withdraw Mr. Zimmerman from enrollment” due to “the highly charged and high-profile controversy,” the college said in statement.
“This decision is based solely on our responsibility to provide for the safety of our students on campus as well as for Mr. Zimmerman,” Seminole State said.
The Zimmermans have moved out of the gated community, at least temporarily, due to death threats, Robert Zimmerman said.
What happened that night was “tragic… and very sad for all concerned,” Robert Zimmerman wrote. “The Martin family, our family and the entire community have been forever changed.”
The victim, Trayvon Martin, was in his last year of high school in Miami, 400 kilometers south of Sanford, where he lived with his mother. The teen was in the gated Sanford community visiting his father the night of the fatal shooting.
“At no time did George follow or confront Mr. Martin. When the true details of the event became public, and I hope that will be soon,” the letter said, “everyone should be outraged by the treatment of George Zimmerman in the media.”
The media crush in the gated community was such that neighbors hired a uniformed security guard to control access.
“Honestly, the truth is that I never saw him. I even don’t know who he is,” said Angel Hicks, 40, a community resident and Sanford public school teacher.
“This was an isolated case, very sad but isolated, we live very quiet here,” she said.
According to Hicks, who is black, half of the community residents are white and the rest are African-American, Latino and Asian. “I’ve never felt racial issues here,” she told AFP, “but I think in the case of Trayvon Martin the racial factor played a role.”
As she spoke Hicks placed a teddy bear in a makeshift altar at the community entrance in the victim’s memory.
Source: AFP American Edition
Scientists are closer to answering one of man’s hairiest questions—or really, not so hairy. NBC’s Brian Williams explains—
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania conducted a study on the scalps of both balding mice and men and found a protein called Prostaglandin D—or PGD2. The levels of this protein were three times higher in balding areas than in areas with more hair.
VO: “As the amount of protein builds up around the hair follicle, it starts to shrink.”
SCIENTIST: “So those big long hairs that you have become smaller and smaller and eventually become microscopic and you can’t see them.”
(video source: AlJazeera)
So the good news is—there’s still hair on your head.
The bad news is it’s just really, really hard to see.
But the researchers say they have a plan that will have you saying “hair-llelujah!”
In the study, scientists found a receptor–called GPR44 through which PGD2 stops hair growth. Senior author of thestudy told the Globe and Mail –”‘We think if we are able to remove the inhibitory effects of prostaglandin D2 we would be able to allow the hair to grow’…He noted that there are already several experimental drugs that block the GPR44 receptor…”
ABC News points out this isn’t the first attempt at saving scalps—but it is the first to test on men’s heads which means progress is linked directly to people and not just rodents.
But a writer for the Telegraph says treatment is about as appealing as being bald.
“…it doesn’t sound ideal, since the active ingredient will have to be applied to the scalp via a cream or ointment, and not everyone can be bothered to spend five minutes a day plastering unguents on to his scalp.”
But Fox News says the cure could come in a number of ways.
“I think you could see a lotion that you would put on your scalp to prevent the prostaglandin, but more likely it would be a pill that would block it in the first place.”
But don’t go throwing your toupee away just yet. The Daily Mail says the hair-healing remedy might take as long as five years to show up on store shelves.