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George Zimmerman's Injuries The Night Of The Martin Shooting

11:06 pm - 05/17/2012
After months of feet dragging, covers up and outright lies by the Sanford police department and the national media, the photographs of George Zimmerman’s injuries the night he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin have finally been released.

The good quality photos show superficial scratches on Zimmerman’s face and on the back of his head. The photos do not prove Zimmerman’s claims that he was in a life and death struggle with the unarmed teenager when he shot and killed him
Zimmerman’s father, Robert Zimmerman, and a family physician claims Zimmerman had two black eyes and a broken nose as the result of a scuffle with Trayvon. The photos show no evidence of those injuries.

In fact, singer Rihanna’s face looked worse than George Zimmerman’s the night she was beaten to a pulp by her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown in 2009.

Zimmerman’s photos were released by the state attorney’s office today in accordance with Florida public record law. The law requires the state to share evidence with both the defendant and the public.


ellonwye 18th-May-2012 11:46 am (UTC)
'Zimmerman’s father, Robert Zimmerman, and a family physician'

Nope sorry try again!
asrana 18th-May-2012 12:08 pm (UTC)
Does family physician in the US mean, like, GP in the UK? Or do they mean "family member/friend who also happens to be a doctor"?

Otherwise am I missing something about hte family physician because I've seen a few comments about him and I don't get it.
you_lose_fool 18th-May-2012 12:15 pm (UTC)
I imagine it's similar to GP but their use of "family" specifically seems to imply that this is a doctor who's been treating the family for years and has a rapport with them. I think some would have preferred to have heard an impartial third-party doctor report on his injuries (perhaps an ER doctor, in line with the reported severity of the injuries) rather than someone with whom Zimmerman and his family are friendly.

Family medicine can also simply refer to a family-oriented GP though, so it could just be wording issues in the articles; I'm pretty sure the above is why people keep pointing it out though.

Edited at 2012-05-18 12:18 pm (UTC)
asrana 18th-May-2012 01:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks, that helps a lot.
brookiki 18th-May-2012 02:23 pm (UTC)
Family practice is actually a medical specialty that requires a residency in family medicine and board certification and they handle the majority of primary care. I'm assuming that "family doctor" means that the physician in question specialized in family practice. I've noticed that "family doctor" is frequently used interchangeably with "primary care physician" here. It's not strictly accurate, since a primary care physician can also specialize in internal medicine or pediatrics. For instance, my dad and I both see internists as a primary care physician, but my mom's doctor specializes in internal medicine. We don't have a general practice specialty here.
illusivevenstar 18th-May-2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
No, I've only ever heard 'family doctor' be used in reference to the doctor being used by that family. I have a family doctor. My entire family uses and trusts that doctor.
brookiki 19th-May-2012 01:04 am (UTC)
No, family practice isn't a medical specialty or no, I haven't heard the terms used interchangeably?
vayacondia 19th-May-2012 03:22 am (UTC)
Well then you haven't heard enough. A "family physician" can be one who practices in family medicine.
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