It is kind of sad to be able to say this, but I personally know two women who successfully defended themselves with firearms against intruders in their own homes. Both women were what would be referred to as decent, upstanding women in the community. One was the executive secretary of the president of a large corporation, and the other was the wife of a manager of a division of a large ranch. The woman who was the executive secretary was single and lived alone. A man came in one evening, chased her up stairs and threw a towel over her head and grabbed her. His bad luck, she had a double barreled derringer and after pressing it against his abdomen, she let fly. Unfortunately didn't kill him, but absolutely cooled his ardor and sent him out of the house post haste. The second woman was at home alone during the middle of the day with her infant child when a fellow apparently hopped up on drugs confronted her. She had a shotgun, and when he broke through the front door, she blew him back off the porch. The photo in the picture taken from the vantage point of the front door showed his lifeless legs jutting up over the hedge that bordered the porch. saved the taxpayer a considerable amount in prisoner maintenance and upkeep. Texas has a "Castle" law which is probably very similar to Florida's stand your ground statute.
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I just watched the ABC video of Zimmerman being taken in for questioning by the Sanford, Fla. Police after the shooting (the video has been confirmed as authentic by the Sanford Police). It raises questions about his story. Of course it is not a close up, but from what I could see, there are no visible cuts or bruises on his face. His nose is definitely not broken as his lawyer had contended. There is no visible gash to the back of his head, and there is no blood visible on his clothes. According to police, he received medical attention prior to being taken to the station, but there wasn't even a laceration severe enough to warrant even a band aid. That hardly suggests he was taking a beating at the hands of Travon Martin.
Also, the funeral director that handled Travon's body said there were no cuts or bruises on Travon's hands that would suggest he had been in a violent fight. Of course that is a determination a coroner should make, but it doesn't seem the police bothered to have that done.
Also, Travon's girl friend, who was on the phone with him just before he was shot, said police never bothered to interview her even though they knew she was on the phone. But, when she was interviewed by ABC, her account of what she heard does not seem to corroborate Zimmerman's account of what happened either.
interesting observation Blackstone. Have to ask my boys what treatment would have been administered here......one is PD, one is paramedic.
Edit: I do notice at about the half way point.......one officer looking closely at the back of Z's head as if looking at cuts???
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I did see at one point something on the back of his head. Jose Baez said he was treated by paramedics and would have been cleaned up he also said that under the law Z doesnt have to have blood all over him or running down his face. Like we all wanted to see. My neighbor had a broken nose he looked fine an hour later he came home from the DR with it bandaged up thats the only way you knew. I dont think Trayvon would have cuts to his hands he hit him in the nose, (maybe he used the skittles bag those things are pretty tough I bit one broke a tooth right in half) Z went down and T banged his head against the ground it didnt last that long according to the time line. NOW they finally admitted on Nancy Grace that his Z's clothes were taken that night and bagged something Nancy skimmed right over since she has been saying they didnt.
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