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In police calls, Zimmerman mentioned race only when asked

Of the seven calls placed by George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvon Martin, there were five where he reported suspicious-looking young men in the area -- but he never mentioned the men's race without first being asked. NBC's Michael Isikoff reports.

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., called a non-emergency line at the Sanford Police Department seven times, NBC’s Michael Isikoff has found.

Zimmerman mentioned race only when the dispatcher asked him to specify, a fact that could bode well for the 28-year-old who has come under fire for shooting the unarmed black teenager in his gated community.  

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