Attorneys for George Zimmerman will try to get his murder trial delayed at a hearing on Tuesday, what would have been Trayvon Martin’s 18th birthday.
It was nearly a year ago when the teenager was shot and killed by George Zimmerman. While the debate continues on what happened that night, Martin’s parents plan to celebrate their son’s birthday in South Florida.
Exclusive: Jack Cashill stresses significance of attacked Floridian’s bloodied-nose photo
“That man [George Zimmerman] carried a 9-millimeter handgun,” wrote the New York Times’ Charles Blow last April in a typically reckless bit of media disinformation. “That boy [Trayvon Martin] carried a bag of candy.”
That boy also carried a hell of a punch, and now the evidence has emerged that proves it – a front-on, high resolution, color photo of Zimmerman, sitting in a police car, blood dripping from his swollen, disfigured nose
Remember when ABC obtained a police station surveillance tape which supposedly showed no injuries to George Zimmerman, thereby allegedly disproving his claim that he was being beaten when he shot Trayvon Martin?
Among those leading the charge against Zimmermanw as a totally out of control Lawrence O’Donnell, furious that Zimmerman’s lawyer at the time refused to sit for an abuse session with O’Donnell:
Attorneys for the neighborhood watch volunteer charged in the death of an unarmed teen say they’ll seek a
“stand your ground” hearing that could lead to criminal charges being dismissed.
The lead Sanford Police investigator who sought manslaughter charges against George Zimmerman told the FBI that a sergeant and two other officers tried to pressure him into making an arrest in the controversial case — even though he didn’t think there was enough evidence.
George Zimmerman’s attorneys want to disqualify the judge who is presiding over his second-degree murder trial.
Update (12:50 p.m. EDT): The entire batch of new evidence is available on Scribd now, Weiner points out via Twitter. So is a recording of the police and fire radio traffic from the night of the shooting, via the Orlando Sentinel.
Zimmerman’s jailhouse calls about money transfers, bulletproof vests could play role in bond hearing
Posted on Monday, June 18, 2012 8:47:29 PM by Red in Blue PA
ORLANDO, Fla. – The former neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin told his wife to buy bulletproof vests for them and for his attorney, according to jailhouse calls released Monday.
“As uncomfortable as it is, I want you wearing one,” George Zimmerman told his wife. Zimmerman was wearing a bulletproof vest when he left jail after posting bond. His attorney, Mark O’Mara, has reported receiving threats.
Within the next two weeks, the public will know exactly what George Zimmerman, in his own words, told authorities about the night he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Among Lester’s other rulings: “Tests” performed on Zimmerman, likely referring to a voice-stress test performed by police, the rough equivalent of a lie-detector test, can be made public, but most of Zimmerman’s phone records will not be.
Thousands of emails sent to police about the case will be released but not photos depicting Trayvon’s body.
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. —
WFTV has learned that George Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie Zimmerman, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with perjury.
Earlier Tuesday, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by investigators with the Office of State Attorney Angela Corey, who advised a warrant had been issued for the 25-year-old.
The judge who revoked George Zimmerman’s bond did so after he determined that it was “apparent” that Zimmerman’s wife had lied under oath, and clear that Zimmerman “does not properly respect the law.”
Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester revoked Zimmerman’s bond on June 1, but his written order was filed Monday. In it, Lester lays out his rationale.
George Zimmerman’s public image took a blow when a judge revoked his bond, alleging that Zimmerman willfully misled the court concerning his financial situation. The fact that he’s back in jail makes him appear guilty in the public’s eye, and that’s what matters. Whether or not Zimmerman misled the court is immaterial. In fact, his guilt or innocence is immaterial. His trial has transcended justice; it’s now about capitalizing on opportunity.
State Attorney Angela Corey, the prosecutor in the George Zimmerman case, recently called the Dean of Harvard Law School to complain about my criticism of some of her actions.
The Trayvon Martin case’s Judge Lester has made a judicial misstep about the George Zimmerman bond revocation. And it’s a misstep which only serves to increase the racial tensions in the country, unnecessarily.
Several key witnesses in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by Neighborhood Watch captain George Zimmerman have changed their original stories since first being interviewed by law enforcement, according to news reports about recently released evidence in the case.
Some analysts cited in the media speculated that three of those revised accounts might hurt the shooter’s claims of self-defense as the second-degree murder prosecution goes through the Florida court system.
Evidence released last week in the second-degree-murder case against George Zimmerman shows four key witnesses made major changes in what they say they saw and heard the night he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford.
(“There is no second-degree murder evidence in this case,” Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said…”) George Zimmerman Case: Should Charges Be Dropped?
Two prominent U.S. lawyers are among the skeptics questioning whether evidence in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin supports the second-degree murder charge against George Zimmerman, given the confessed shooter’s apparent injuries and freshly released eyewitness accounts.
“There is no second-degree murder evidence in this case,” Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said. “It’s a very close case.”
Details released in the past week add to the picture of what might have transpired on that rainy Feb. 26 before Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain in the Sanford, Fla., community where Martin, 17, was staying with his father’s fiancée, shot the teen dead.
A witness told Florida cops that he saw Trayvon Martin straddling George Zimmerman and pummeling the neighborhood watch captain “MMA style” shortly before the unarmed teen was felled by a gunshot to the chest.
The witness’s account was included in Sanford Police Department reports released today.
A medical report by George Zimmerman’s doctor has disclosed that Zimmerman had a fractured nose, two black eyes, two lacerations on the back of his head and a back injury on the day after the fatal shooting. If this evidence turns out to be valid, the prosecutor will have no choice but to drop the second-degree murder charge against Zimmerman — if she wants to act ethically, lawfully and professionally.
There is, of course, no assurance that the special prosecutor handling the case, State Attorney Angela Corey, will do the right thing. Because until now, her actions have been anything but ethical, lawful and professional.
She was aware when she submitted an affidavit that it did not contain the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. She deliberately withheld evidence that supported Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense. The New York Times has reported that the police had “a full face picture” of Zimmerman, before paramedics treated him, that showed “a bloodied nose.” The prosecutor also had photographic evidence of bruises to the back of his head.
But none of this was included in any affidavit.
Why the Left Dropped the Trayvon Story
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 16, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 2:05:47 PM by Kaslin
RUSH: Developments in the Trayvon Martin case, and you’d be hard-pressed to find these developments out there. There have been two dramatic developments in the Trayvon Martin shooting case. According to the ABC News, George Zimmerman’s family doctor saws him the morning after the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Here’s what George Zimmerman’s doctor found: A broken nose, two black eyes, bruises on his face and lip, two cuts on the back of his head, and a back injury.
FBI may charge George Zimmerman with hate crime
WFTV.com ^ | May 14, 2012
Posted on 05/15/2012 6:10:03 AM PDT by mtrott
WFTV has learned charges against George Zimmerman could be getting more serious.
State prosecutors said Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman, profiled and stalked 17-year-old Trayvon Martin before killing him, so the FBI is now looking into charging him with a hate crime.
At the request of my online editor, I am very hesitantly going to discuss the Trayvon Martin case, only because it has huge teachable potential to anyone thinking about carrying a gun for self defense.
The Trayvon Martin case is just about the ultimate Worst Case Scenario, a “Perfect Storm” if you will when it comes to a concealed carry confrontation (one where the shooter survives). I am not talking about the actual physical confrontation, but rather the aftermath.
What evidence does Special Prosecutor Angela Corey have that prompted her to charge George Zimmerman with murdering Trayvon Martin? So far, she has refused to say.
Before long, though, she will be required by law to release the evidence — which fills several boxes. What will it show?
“It’ll be like little bits and pieces that will have to be strung together,” said Adam Pollack, an Orlando criminal-trial attorney. “Almost a bunch of little dots. Initially, the little dots don’t make much sense, but if you step back, you see a bigger picture.”
Photo tells much about case against Zimmerman (Worth a look)
The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | April 29, 2012 | George Parry, esquire
Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2012 4:15:18 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
To paraphrase President Obama, if I had a son who had been flat on the ground in a vicious fight, the back of his head would look like that of accused murderer George Zimmerman.
A Florida television station’s claim that the Tampa Bay New Black Panther Chief, Michelle Williams, apologized for calling for a race war rings hollow.
This month, Michelle Williams, Tampa leader of the New Black Panthers, called for a race riot on Bubba the Love Sponge’s nationally syndicated radio show just before George Zimmerman’s arrest – days later she followed up with a tearful but remorseless television interview at Tampa Bay 10 News.
Some of the racially derogatory comments made by the New Black Panthers chief that raised brows during Bubba’s Tampa Bay-based radio show included the following racial rant:
“Let me tell you, the things that’s about to happen, to these honkeys, these crackers, these pigs, these pink people, these —- people. It has been long overdue. My prize right now this evening … is gonna be the bounty, the arrest, dead or alive, for George Zimmerman. You feel me?”
Does the Third Amendment Speak to the George Zimmerman Case? (“But what has not been discussed is whether as a Neighborhood Watch volunteer, George Zimmerman… “)
Author’s Note, April 23, 2012: I have removed the word “gated” from my description of the Twin Lakes community per the following link: “According to Ryan Julison, assistant to Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump, Twin Lakes is actually not entirely gated.
There is also no guard at the gate, there are no high fences. The community is just modest condos, Julison says, not protected with the electronic equivalent of a castle moat. So the Gate Access Form provided by The Retreat at Twin Lakes Homeowners Association could be considered somewhat misleading.” – J. Neil Schulman
On February 26, 2012 George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in the Sanford, Florida Retreat at Twin Lakes community which had recently suffered a spate of home burglaries, observed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin walking in circles in the rain, and telephoned his local police department to report the activity as suspicious.
While on the phone with the police dispatcher Zimmerman reportedly followed Martin, and at some point there was a confrontation between Zimmerman and Martin in which witnesses report Zimmerman down on the ground with Martin on top of him. We know this confrontation ended when Zimmerman, who was licensed to carry a concealed firearm, fatally shot Martin.
Zimmerman is now out on bond, charged by Florida with Second Degree Murder. The state’s affidavit in support of this charge alleges that Zimmerman improperly followed Martin, initiating the confrontation, even though in the bail hearing State Investigator Dale Gilbreath testified that Florida does not know whether Zimmerman continued to follow Martin after the police dispatcher advised him this was not needed, and even though according to Dale Gilbreath’s testimony the State does not know whether Zimmerman or Martin started the fight.
But it’s the Florida prosecution’s contention that Zimmerman can not claim self-defense justifying his use of deadly force since by following Martin he created the circumstances leading to the teenager’s death.
Much of the discussion of this case has referred to Zimmerman’s right to be armed, constitutionally preserved under the Second Amendment. I’ve previously written on these pages that instead of restricting George Zimmerman’s right to keep and bear arms, it should have been expanded to include Trayvon Martin’s right to defend his life.
But what has not been discussed is whether as a Neighborhood Watch volunteer, George Zimmerman was acting properly in following Trayvon Martin.
I think the Third Amendment speaks to that question.
George Zimmerman has been released from a Florida jail after posting $150,000 bond as he awaits trial for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman exited the John E. Polk Correctional Facility (JEPCF) at the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office at approximately midnight on Monday. The 28-year-old posted bond and was fitted with an electronic monitoring device prior to release, according to a statement from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.
George Zimmerman’s release could be imminent
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Lawyers were working out the conditions and security restrictions of Zimmerman’s release Saturday, as well as the precautions for his safety. It’s possible he could stay outside Florida while awaiting trial. And it’s all but certain his location will be kept secret.
(ABC NEWS) A new photograph obtained exclusively by ABC News showing the bloodied back of George Zimmerman’s head, which was apparently taken three minutes after he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, gives possible credence to his claim that Martin had bashed his head against the concrete as Zimmerman fought for his life.
by Doug Book, staff writer
From the projects to the White House, February’s shooting death of punk-in-the-making Trayvon Martin has provided a ready-made call to arms for the nation’s professional race hustlers. Even the President has taken advantage of this opportunity to pimp a black death for electoral profit.
Trayvon Martin’s shooter has a new lawyer. Mansfield Frazier hopes he’s advising his client to take a plea, since a protracted murder trial is the last thing we need.As George Zimmerman faces murder charges for shooting Trayvon Martin, it’s worth asking if America is in danger of facing Rodney King, Part II?That’s what I see down the tracks:
If this case goes all the way to trial, it’s a train wreck waiting to happen. The time is now for strong hands to take the helm and steady the ship of state—not to mention our national racial, political and legal discourse. The paramount concern has to be to avert a large-scale racial calamity.As Touré recently wrote, if sane adults are not careful, deliberate and measured in the handling of the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman affair, a dark time could descend upon America.Look what’s already festering on the streets of Sanford…..
Most people have responded to Angela Corey’s decision to charge George Zimmerman with second degree murder in one of two ways: they have applauded her or they have cautioned people to wait for the trial — in which we will hear all the facts.
Very few people have accused Angela Corey of filing these charges for political reasons, despite her affidavit of probable cause not demonstrating probable cause, or indicating any new evidence that her predecessor didn’t have. Indeed nothing new has become public that would indicate significant new evidence since March 13, when the Sanford police concluded their investigation.
- Strength of case against George Zimmerman questioned (bazaardaily.com)
- Alan Dershowitz: George Zimmerman Arrest Affidavit ‘Irresponsible And Unethical’ (lesliebrodie.wordpress.com)
- George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin/Angela Corey (morninggloryinspirations.wordpress.com)
- George Zimmerman: Racist Killer, or Victim of Judicial Malpractice? (canadafreepress.com)
- Obama’s Zimmerman Problem (lewrockwell.com)
- Miami Fire Captain Blames ‘S**tbag Parents’ (newser.com)
- Governor: Zimmerman charges not due to outcry (kansascity.com)
- George Zimmerman Arrested On Second-Degree Murder Charge, Pleads Not Guilty (inquisitr.com)
- Governor: Zimmerman Charges Not Due to Outcry (abcnews.go.com)
- Angela Corey releases affidavit for George Zimmerman case (haleybehre.wordpress.com)
Full headline: Update: Trayvon Martin’s mom retracts ‘accident’ characterization, says Zimmerman killed him in ‘cold blood’
Updated at 1:15 p.m. ET: Trayvon Martin’s mother retracted her comments that she believes her son’s fatal shooting by George Zimmerman was an accident, telling MSNBC-TV on Thursday afternoon that she actually believes “George Zimmerman stalked my son and murdered him in cold blood.”
In an interview Thursday morning on NBC’s TODAY show, Sybrina Fulton had said: “I believe it was an accident. I believe that it just got out of control and he couldn’t turn the clock back.”
Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton told the TODAY show Thursday that she believes her son’s fatal shooting by George Zimmerman was an accident.
“I believe it was an accident, I believe that it just got out of control and he couldn’t turn the clock back,” she said.
Are you as tired as I am of hearing the black entitlement crowd demand “justice” for “poor little Trayvon Martin”? Note: there is a great deal of difference between blacks who have worked to get where they are and the black entitlement crowd who figures “cracker” (a black racial slur for whites) owes them something.
Are you as tired as I am of seeing the pictures of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman used by the mainstream media that were chosen purely because of the image the mainstream media wanted to impart, images that are biased and untrue to the reality?
Are you as tired as I am of the mainstream media twisting the facts to suit the racist agenda they are promoting?
Are you as tired as I am of the Republicans sitting on their hands, looking at the floor, and saying nothing while the New Black Panther Party – best buds of the illegal alien in the White House who favors his black side, and of Eric Holder, the black racist and bigot – is allowed to get away with putting a bounty on the head of George Zimmerman?
Trayvon Martin was reportedly targeted by community watchman George Zimmerman because he was wearing a hoodie.
So how did Zimmerman ever get the idea that someone in a hoodie might be suspicious?
From the Obama Administration, of course.
Last March Homeland Security released the controversial video, “If You See Something, Say Something (TM)”.
In the video the bad guys planting bombs… wear hoodies.
THE TRAYVON TIMELINE: HOW LOCAL CRIME STORY BECAME NATIONAL RACIAL OUTRAGE
Breitbart.com ^ | 3/29/12 | Joel B. Pollack
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 9:06:23 AM by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
An analysis of media reports on the Trayvon Martin shooting reveals how a local crime story became a national racial outrage.
The incident happened on Feb. 26, 2012, and was primarily reported in local outlets. The first major national news report was on CBS This Morning on March 8, and did not mention race. The story did not take on a racial dimension until later that day, when the AP mistakenly identified the shooter as white (George Zimmerman is of mixed Hispanic descent).
The racial claims were then repeated and amplified by other media outlets, including Gawker, which claimed the neighborhood in which Martin was shot was “predominantly white” (it fact is is “almost 50 percent white,” according to the Daily Beast).
Zimmerman was on the ground being punched when he shot Trayvon Martin – Charleston Charleston Conservative | Examiner.com
Last weekend in the city of Chicago alone, gangbangers slaughtered ten people and wounded another forty. The youngest fatality is only six years old. The youngest person wounded is only one-year-old. Many of the victim were pedestrians sprayed with bullets in drive by shootings. The national news has said nothing about this.
So why does one shooting in Florida warrant weeks of national news? Why has there been thousands of articles a day, for the last four days, about one single shooting?
Almost all of the news items about George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin contains a combination of false statements, opinions presented as facts, transparent distortions, and a complete absence of some of the most relevant details. Almost all news items are written soley from the point of view of the grieving family. The media also fills their articles with outdated baby-faced pictures of Trayvon. Very few include that he was a towering 6’2” football player. Is the media really reporting the news, or is this classic agitation/propaganda to advance a political agenda.
Trayvon Martin Case: New Black Panthers Offer $10,000 Bounty For Capture of George Zimmerman Without a government-issued warrant, the organization opens itself up to civil or criminal liability, a lawyer said.
By Arelis R. Hernandez March 24, 2012
New Black Panther leader Mikhail Muhammad announced the reward during a protest in Sanford Saturday. And when asked whether he was inciting violence, Muhammad replied defiantly: “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”
The bounty announcement came moments after members of the group called for the mobilization of 10,000 black men to capture Zimmerman, who shot Trayvon in a gated Sanford community on Feb. 26.
Muhammad said members of his group would search for Zimmerman themselves in Maitland — where the 28-year old worked before the shooting, employees there told the Orlando Sentinel. He declined to say when the group would begin their search.
Muhammad said the group’s national chairman, Dr. Malik Zulu Shabaz of Washington, D.C. is receiving donations from black entertainers and athletes. They hope to collect $1 million by next week, Muhammad said.
The party said they would not release the names of donors nor would they provide documentation to support the existence of donations.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com …
- Was Florida shooter a vigilante or diligent neighbor? (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Saul Alinsky: The activist who terrifies the right (Vetting Hussein? Link to his 1988 essay) (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Freedom Of Speech Denied In America: Muslim Judge Scolds Victim For Insulting Muhammad (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Arpaio Unjustly In Justice Department Crosshairs (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- No, Malcolm X is not baby Obama’s daddy (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- (“According to preliminary reports, Judge Malihi issued a default judgment against Obama and will recommend to the Georgia Secretary of State that Obama’s name not appear on the Georgia ballot starting with the March 6th Georgia Democratic primary.”) ~ Di (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Barack Obama Has Awakened A Sleeping Nation By Gary Hubbell (network54.com)
- Fatwa Issued By New Black Panther Party-What Will DOJ & Obama Say Now? (paualready.wordpress.com)
- Daily Caller Links President Obama’s Trayvon Martin Remarks To ‘Black Panthers’ (mediaite.com)
- BREAKING: Witness Says Trayvon Martin ATTACKED George Zimmerman (VIDEO) (blippitt.com)
- Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman “wanted dead or alive” (lameducks.wordpress.com)
- Geraldo: “The Hoodie Is As Much Responsible For Trayvon Martin’s Death As George Zimmerman” (alan.com)
- Trayvon Martin Protesters Arrive In Busloads To Sanford Florida (theroycroftreport.com)
- George Zimmerman first announcement after Trayvon’s Martin death (getwititmagazine.com)
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 8:48:28 AM by libstripper
George Zimmerman once took criminal justice classes at the community college and was practically a one-man neighborhood watch in his gated part of town, calling police close to 50 times over the past eight years to report such things as slow-driving vehicles, strangers loitering in the neighborhood and open garages.