Tag Archive: Judge Debra Nelson


colorful quarter
Yes, that’s just what I need.  After the ridiculous, unbelievable verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, I think we all need one.

Florida got it wrong just the way they planned

It seems to me that since Sanford Police Department refused to arrest Zimmerman in the first place and it took a plethora bad press and protesters to get them to do so, they decided it would not be good publicity for their court system to find him guilty.   Imagine if a jury had found Zimmerman guilty.  That would mean they were wrong.  But by him being found not guilty, it says to the World “you see we were right all along! That’s why he wasn’t arrested!”

Isn’t it odd that out of hundreds of potential jurors that not one African American made the jury?  How could Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda allow that to happen?

You see, I was one of these naïve people who mistakenly believed this was not a racial case, that this was a case of “right or wrong”.    I thought that once the jurors heard of Zimmerman’s past violent history and his propensity to get into fights, that the jurors would have a better understanding of the case.  Regardless of Trayvon Martin’s past they would have at least convicted him of manslaughter.  But there lies the problem,  the prosecution didn’t get that information to the jury.  They didn’t subpoena Zimmerman’s ex-fiancée to testify regarding a restraining order, nor did they subpoena  the officer who arrested Zimmerman to testify against him.

On the last day of the trial, Prosecutor John Guy informed Judge Nelson that he had one more witness.  Unfortunately the next day he informed Judge Nelson,  the officer was not “available”.   Have you ever heard of a police officer who wasn’t available to testify in a murder trial?   I think you get my drift.  This trial wasn’t meant to be.   So with that said, I’m going on vacation.  I hope you do too.  Perhaps at a better time, in a better jurisdiction, George Zimmerman will get his just regard, till then Happy Vacation!

For Your Information, here are three of the incidents that took place in Orange County, Florida

In 2005, Zimmerman, then 20, was arrested and charged with “resisting officer with violence” and “battery of law enforcement officer,” both which are third-degree felonies. The charge was reduced to “resisting officer without violence” and then waived when he entered an alcohol education program. Contemporaneous accounts indicate he shoved an officer who was questioning a friend for alleged underage drinking at an Orange County bar.

In August 2005, Zimmerman’s ex-fiancee, Veronica Zuazo, filed a civil motion for a restraining order alleging domestic violence. Zimmerman counterfiled for a restraining order against Zuazo. The competing claims were resolved with both restraining orders being granted.

In December 2006, Zimmerman was charged with speeding. The case was dismissed when the officer failed to show up in court.

“He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it”

Plato~

Source:

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/03/27/10894561-zimmerman-accused-of-domestic-violence-fighting-with-a-police-officer?lite

TheJBMission~

On Friday, July 5th, after 9 days of testimony, the State of Florida rest it’s case against George Zimmerman, accused of 2nd degree murder in the senseless shooting of 17-year old Trayvon Benjamin Martin.  As expected in most murder trials, Mark O’Mara and co-counsel Don West asked Judge Debra Nelson for an acquittal which she denied. With that the defense began.  Attorney Mark O’Mara calls his first witness, George Zimmerman’s mother. Gladys Zimmerman who swore under oath that the voice she heard on the 911 call was the voice of her son.

When O’Mara asked, “Why do you think it’s George?” Gladys simply replied, ” Because he’s MY son”  Bingo!  Although she hasn’t heard him like that before, she’s certain it was her son George.  Very good Gladys. Now you can go for ice cream with Donny and Molly.

Just as quickly as George’s mother’s testimony came to a close, up to the stand was Jorge Mesa, George Zimmerman’s uncle.

Jorge Mesa, who happens to have ties with Orange County, Florida has been a courthouse deputy since 2007.  I should add, George’s father, Robert Zimmerman Sr. is a retired Supreme Court Magistrate judge from Virginia. And I wonder why George Zimmerman’s case wasn’t brought to a Grand Jury.

Jorge Mesa testified that he hadn’t heard the 911 call with screams for help in the background until he heard it over television while his wife was watching the news.  He admitted that he knew his nephew was involved in a shooting but was trying not to get involved.  Ashamed, perhaps?  I can’t help but wonder if Uncle Jorge is the father of the niece George Zimmerman is accused of molesting years ago. The girl was at one point on the State witness list but for reasons unknown, Bernie de la Rionda chose not to call her to the stand.

Mr. Mesa went on to say that he knew the screams he heard belonged to George because he heard him sound like that when he was laughing.  Does laughing ever sound like screaming?  Or is this what George sounded like when he was kicking his ass for touching his daughter?   I really don’t know who the poor child belonged to. One can only speculate…the child was George’s cousin.

Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda’s cross examination was short and methodical.  He basically emphasized that he was in fact “George’s uncle” and with that bit of “consider the source”, Jorge Mesa was dismissed.

Considering the defense’s opening witnesses,  I can only presume that their case hinges heavily on the 911 screams.  As I recall, in the same 911 call in which the screams can be heard, the female caller did say, “They” are screaming for help” meaning more than one person.  I’m hoping that the jury will listen very closely to the tapes.  If they do, in the midst of the screams, they will hear, “I’m beggin you!”.  George Zimmerman certainly didn’t scream that.  He had the gun.

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Court will continue today at 9:00am.

TheJBMission~

“Denied, Denied, Denied” were the harmonious words heard over and over again”

After filing mutiple motions in a last ditch effort to build a reasonable defense for George Zimmerman, defense attorneys Mark O’Mara and Don West walked gloomily out of the courtroom today. Without much help from Judge Nelson, their day was a wash.

Circuit Judge Debra Nelson ruled that defense attorneys will not be able to mention Trayvon Martin’s school suspension, alleged participation in fights or his past use of marijuana.

Trayvon Martin

As any first-year law student would know, Mark O’Mara’s strategy to post online photos and text messages from Trayvon’s cellphone was not only a way to victimize Zimmerman’s victim again but a blatant sleazy attempt to tarnish the jury pool. As expected, O’Mara’s request to have such garbage entered into evidence was quickly denied.

In other rulings, the judge refused to allow jurors to travel to the crime scene predicting that the excursion would be “a logistical nightmare” and she also refused the defense request to have jurors sequestered.  As for the defense’s request to delay the start of the trial, that was denied too. As Judge Debra Nelson previously ruled, the trial will begin June 10, 2013.

As the 2 hour hearing continued, the prosecution won another victory. Judge Nelson granted their request to withhold information as to why it took so long for Zimmerman to be charged with second-degree murder. She ruled that no dialogue or information will be allow from officers of Sanford Police Dept. or State attorneys as to why they originally decided not to arrest George Zimmerman.
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However, she granted the defense team’s request to hold a hearing as to whether the prosecution failed to turn over evidence.  A former attorney in the State’s office has charged the prosecution with withholding Trayvon’s cellphone photographs and text messages.  From my understanding this issue will be handled sometime after the trial.

Judge Nelson announced she will hold a Frye hearing on June 6th to hear arguments about whether to admit testimony from state audio expert, Alan Reich.  In this report sent to prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda, Mr. Reich says the audio of a 911 call has the voice of Trayvon Martin in a screaming trembling voice, “I’m begging you.”

After the Hearing

Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Trayvon’s family, said his family was pleased with the judge’s rulings. “Trayvon Martin is not on trial,” Mr. Crump said.

After the hearing, Robert Zimmerman, George’s brother, called on the state to drop the second-degree murder charges.  He added “In this country. You don’t charge someone with any crime solely to assuage the concerns of misinformed masses,” he said, according to CNN.

News Conferences

Watch Trayvon Martin’s Family

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epQlFxvzXT4

Watch Robert Zimmerman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QG-zQuAASQ

Watch Mark O’Mara

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frBaA86SsQM

Sources:

http://www.talkleft.com/story/2013/5/6/154755/7371/crimenews/George-Zimmerman-Requests-Frye-Hearing-on-911-Call-Screams

Next hearing scheduled June 6

TheJBMission~

Mark O'Mara 3-22

After months of playing Public Relations Guy and constantly pandering to the media, George Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara has finally decided to get to the work he was hired to do.

He began last Wednesday, March 13th deposing the ever-elusive Witness 8 aka DeeDee.  “DeeDee” is code name for Trayvon Martin’s friend whom he happened to be on the phone with on the night he was shot down by George Zimmerman.

Unbeknownst to the shooter, Trayvon had been on his cell phone with DeeDee during most of the evening of February 26th.

It’s unknown to the public how or why Sanford investigators and asst. prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda overlooked these important phone calls taking place during this crucial time frame, nonetheless T-Mobile phone records show DeeDee was in contact by cell phone with Trayvon Martin on 4 occasions beginning at  6:54pm.

Call record:

Incoming — I minute — 6:54pm

Incoming — 18 minutes — 6:54pm

Incoming — 1 minute — 7:04pm

Incoming — 4 minutes — 7:12pm

 *It’s important to note that on the night of February 26th it was raining heavily.  It’s probable that a phone call could have been dropped due to the weather.       

Records show George Zimmerman called non-emergency 911 at 7:09PM — EST.   According to transcripts, the call lasted 4:07 minutes which indicates the call ended at approximately 7:13PM — EST.

Obviously it’s this information that makes Witness 8 vital to the case. I’m still amazed that DeeDee’s phone calls were overlooked by law enforcement and prosecutors.  Had it not been for Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin’s personal attorney Benjamin Crump, its likely Witness 8 would have been lost in the paper work.

It was attorney Benjamin Crump who initially spoke with Witness 8 who related her version (via telephone) of what happened on night Trayvon Martin was killed.

Just by the fact that George Zimmerman walked out of Sanford Police Department a free man on the night of the shooting and then overlooking “DeeDee” as a key witness is not acceptable in any murder investigation.  In my point of view, it’s these types of faux pa’s and mistakes that have caused so much public distrust in this case.

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So after the much awaited “DeeDee Deposition”, the next day March 14th, O’Mara began at 9am, to depose Brandi Green, Tracy Martin’s girlfriend whose home Trayvon was en route when he was approached by George Zimmerman.  It was her 8-year old son who was patiently waiting at home for Trayvon’s return with his bag of Skittles candy and his Arizona Watermelon Iced Tea.

Next on O’Mara’s agenda was the 3PM deposition of Mark Osterman.  Mark Osterman is said to be George Zimmerman’s best friend and confidante.  It was Mark Osterman who taught Zimmerman how to shoot a gun and it was Mark Osterman’s father who wrote a book about a cop turned vigilante. Ironically, George Zimmerman being of weak mind was probably more impressed with the book than most.  Considering Zimmerman acted out February 26th, it seems “vigilantism” is of great interest to him.  Last but not least, scheduled for 4PM was Witness 25 — civilian.

More work for Mark O’Mara as he begins Friday, March 15th with deposing Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon’s mother.  Later that day he deposed her son Jahvaris Martin.  Finally O’Mara’s day was complete.

It’s good to see Mark O’Mara is taking this case a little more seriously.  Up until now, he seemed to be depending on the “Stand Your Ground” hearing to put this case to an end but I think Judge Debra Nelson has given him and co-counsel, Attorney Donald West a “reality check.”

The trial will begin on June 10, 2013

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TheJBMission~  

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Trayvon_Martin

http://phoebe53.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/zimmerman-911-call-transcript-trayvon-martin/

http://phoebe53.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/zimmerman-911-call-transcript-trayvon-martin/

Trayvon Martin phone records February 26, 2012

http://media.nbcbayarea.com/documents/call+log.pdf

March 5, 2013, in the courtroom of Judge Debra Nelson, Zimmerman’s  hearing is scheduled for 8:30am CST.   According to GZLegal.com, George Zimmerman is not expected to attend.   Attorneys Mark O’Mara and Don West are prepared to argue the following Motions.

  • Defendant’s Motion for Specific Discovery from Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • Defendant’s Motion for Specific Discovery.  (3 videos)
  • Defendant’s Motion for Supoena Duces Tecum to State Witness, Civilian Witness 8

Entry of the Following Orders:

  • Order Granting Issuance of Supoena Duces Tecum  (audio recordings0
  • Order Granting Issuance of Supoena Duces Tecum  (Trayvon Martin’s Twitter and Facebook)
  • Order Granting Issuance of Supoena Duces Tecum  (Civilian Witness 8’s Twitter and Facebook)

Zim - handsBut I wonder…
Will today’s hearing determine if George Zimmerman’s “Stand Your Ground” hearing actually will happen April 22nd?
At the “Stand Your Ground” hearing, Zimmerman’s attorneys will have to convince the judge of three things:

•Zimmerman was not engaged in an unlawful activity.
•Zimmerman was being attacked in a place he had a right to be.
•Zimmerman had the reasonable belief that his life and his safety were in danger as a result of an overt act or perceived threat committed by Martin.

As we all know, if George Zimmerman’s attorneys are successful at the “Stand Yout Ground” hearing, George Zimmerman goes home a free man.

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If not, he’ll have to convince 6 jurors that the shooting was in self-defense

He’ll have to explain to all 6 jurors, why he chose to follow Trayvon Martin.
He’ll have to explain why he called non-emergency 911.
He’ll have to explain each and every action he took to “keep an eye” Trayvon.
He’ll have to explain his reason for leaving the safety of his vehicle, on a dark and rainy night to pursue what he perceived “a suspicious man”.
He’ll have to give all 6 jurors a reason for not following the implied instruction given by the NEN dispatcher to NOT follow this young man.
He’ll have to explain exactly what happened after he ended the NEN call.
He’ll have to explain HOW – did he and the victim, finally meet face to face.
He’ll have to explain WHY, since he was a trained Neighborhood Watch Captain that he didn’t know proper protocol as to how to handle suspicious persons.
He’ll have to explain HOW he could be so dumb NOT to realize that HE George Zimmerman, “Neighborhood Watch Captain” had become THE SUSPICIOUS PERSON.

As a matter of fact, the person that Trayvon Martin was trying to figure out wasn’t just some creep, “just standing there looking at all of the houses.”

The creep Trayvon Martin was looking at was a 28-year old male, in a blue truck, driving very slowly down the street in the rain with his headlights off, watching his every move.

The person Trayvon Martin was watching suddenly appeared on foot, following and getting closer to him without saying a word.

He’ll have to explain the reason WHY, as a common courtesy, he didn’t say to this young man, “Hi there..Can I talk to you..I’m the Neighborhood Watch Captain”

Yes George, please EXPLAIN.

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TheJBMission~

Sources:
http://gzlegalcase.com/

GZ Big Boy 2

As we all know, GEORGE ZIMMERMAN is a nefarious, calculating individual.   Raised by his father Robert Zimmerman Sr., a retired Virginia Supreme Court Magistrate judge and his mother, a court clerk, George would naturally glean some legal knowledge, however this knowledge would be just enough to hang himself which it actually did on the night of February 26, 2012 when he stalked, harassed and shot to death a young man named Trayvon Martin. Martin was only 21 days into his 17th year of life.

After months of avoiding arrest, months of protesting and national discontent, State Attorney Angela Corey finally announced George Zimmerman was under arrest.  At 9:12 EDT on April 11, 2012 GEORGE ZIMMERMAN was in the custody of John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford, Florida.

Since then there’s been lots of hoopla and national debate as to how and why GEORGE ZIMMERMAN would get out of his vehicle, stalk and pursue a young man walking home from a local 7-11 convenience store wearing a phone ear piece and carrying only a bag of Skittles and a can of Arizona Tea.

In my research of Mr. Zimmerman, I found that he’s an arrogant wanna-be-cop whose violence and buffoonery has caused much annoyance to many people.

“Usually he was just a cool guy. He liked to drink and hang with the women like the rest of us,” he said. “But it was like Jekyll and Hyde. When the dude snapped, he snapped.” “He had a temper and he became a liability,” the man said. “One time this woman was acting a little out of control. She was drunk. George lost his cool and totally overreacted,” he said. “It was weird, because he was such a cool guy, but he got all nuts. He picked her up and threw her. It was pure rage. She twisted her ankle. Everyone was flipping out.”

These are the words from an ex-coworker who worked with George Zimmerman as a bouncer for illegal parties from 2001 to 2005.  After this incident Zimmerman was fired for being overly aggressive.

Violent George

2005 was the same year Zimmerman was arrested for fighting with a cop trying to arrest his friend for underage drinking and the same year he and his ex-fiancée took out protective orders against each other.

Remarkably George Zimmerman has three closed arrests 7/18/05 for resisting arrest with violence and battery on a law enforcement officer div 10……..8/9/05 for domestic violence div 44….. And again on 8/10/05 domestic violence div 46.

Not ONE news outlet had the gumption to publish this information.  However, the media happily reported the Sanford Police leak — the character defaming information about Mr. Martin, yet George Zimmerman’s background was kept secret. Disturbing, to say the least.

It makes one wonder if the Zimmerman’s had connections with Sanford Police Department or if the fact that George Zimmerman’s father being a retired Supreme Court Magistrate and his mother Gladys Zimmerman, a retired court clerk played a part in swaying the media.

Or perhaps local media was just doing their part to help save face for the Sanford Police Dept? After all they dropped the ball by not arresting George Zimmerman in the first place. 

We may never know the truth but the facts remain the same.

Unfortunately for Sanford PD and George Zimmerman, the Martin family would be heard

Trayvon Martin wasn’t the thug Sanford PD had hoped and in no sense of the word are Trayvon’s parents Slackers or uncaring, unconcerned parents.   His father Tracy Martin drove trucks for a living and in his spare time coached his son’s football team.   He’s also a high ranking official of the Free Masons.   His mother Sybrina Fulton is a 23-year veteran of the Miami-Dade County housing authority.

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Since watching the February 5, 2013 hearing I find myself feeling baffled and confused. What is George Zimmerman’s defense team up to?  “No good” perhaps? During the hearing O’Mara publicly announced “The GEORGE ZIMMERMAN Fund” had dwindled to $5,000 and in the same sentence said there were not enough funds available for him to build a defense for his client.

GZ atty Donald West

GZ atty O'Mara shrugs

Are Attorney Mark O’Mara and Co-counsel Donald West looking for a way out?

Will George Zimmerman represent himself?

Mark O’Mara has handled this case since April 2012.  He has since gone through at least $200,000 of the George Zimmerman Defense Fund.  I’m figuring $200,000 because George and wife Shellie wheeled and dealed away over $130,000 on personal bills and family members before O’Mara officially had control over the fund.   

In the meantime, Mark O’Mara, George and Shellie Zimmerman were hit with a lawsuit filed by Associated Investigative Services for not paying for provided security services. O’Mara asked AIS for more time to pay but apparently AIS was not as sympathetic of his client as he hoped.  The lawsuit alleges breach of contract, among other claims, and requests a monetary judgment of $27,027.08.  According to the O’Mara, AIS was once charging Zimmerman $7,000 a week for security.  O’Mara says the Zimmerman’s are now paying $700 a week.

Big Boy George

It’s hard not to notice George Zimmerman’s obesity.  He’s said to be close to 300lbs which is nearly 100lbs more than he weighed the night he shot and killed Trayvon Martin. I highly suspect his weight gain is due to lack of  medication, particularly Adderall.  During one of GEORGE ZIMMERMAN’s many police interviews he admitted to Investigator Chris Serino that he was prescribed Adderall for ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder  which raises the question,

“Why would his doctor stop prescribing this particular medication?”

Did he stop having ADHD?

In my opinion, during the time frame of the shooting George Zimmerman was abusing Adderall to control his weight which is not unusual.  Adderall is an amphetamine and is also prescribed by doctors to control over eating and weight gain.  Amphetamines are also known to cause aggression.

Could this be George Zimmerman’s defense?

Adderall caused his aggression towards a young boy walking in the rain?

I wonder.

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According to the Huffington Post, Judge Debra Nelson has reserved the final two weeks of April for the immunity hearing.  She had also requested an initial jury pool of 500 for June’s second-degree murder trial.

Stayed tuned.  I’m sure there’s more to come in “The George Zimmerman Saga”.  If I’m reading my crystal ball correctly, I see George Zimmerman behind bars for many years beginning sometime in late June or early July 2013!

Justice Served!

TheJBMission~

Sources:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/14/george-zimmerman-hearing-trayvon-martin-case_n_2685521.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/george-zimmerman-lost-job-party-security-guard-aggressive-ex-co-worker-article-1.1053223

http://thejbmission.com/2012/07/04/george-zimmerman-and-the-medication-factor/

http://sideeffectsbase.com/adderall-side-effects/

http://sideeffectsadderall.org/the-side-effects-of-adderall-in-adults

hammer of justice

What I learned from today’s hearing:

1.) BERNIE DELARIONDA says that ABC was present when Crump audio taped DeeDee’s interview.

2.) O’Mara complains, he doesn’t have a list of witnesses who heard screams for help. BERNIE DE LA RIONDA says look in the documents, look at witness statements.
De la Rionda basically tells O’Mara, look through the statements yourself! My question, why doesn’t the defense ask the question in deposition. It’s that easy.

3.) O’Mara motioned Judge Nelson to “Modify Conditions of Release”. He puts Sr. probation officer Adam Vinton on the stand to testify to GEORGE ZIMMERMAN’S compliance. He goes on to say that George Zimmermanis still in fear for his life, yada, yada..

4.) BERNIE DELARIONDA gently reminds the court of Zimmerman’s past transgressions such as his wife Shellie lying about their finances at the first bond hearing and withholding his valid up-to-date passport from the court which revoked his initial bond raising it from $150,000 to $1Million.

5.) BERNIE DELARIONDA argued to Judge Nelson that if GEORGE ZIMMERMAN was in such fear for his life then why did he appear on national television, why does he come through the front door of the courthouse with reporters at his heels, why does he continue to ask the public for money and presently offering his autograph for donations. Wouldn’t GEORGE ZIMMERMAN be safer if he stayed off of television?

6.) BERNIE DELARIONDA basically pointed out that GEORGE ZIMMERMAN is seeking media attention and does not agree with O’Mara’s motions because he constantly inserts inaccurate information which he knows will be read by the public. Here’s O’Mara’s latest motion.

7.) BERNIE DELARIONDA also addressed these meetings that were taking place before GEORGE ZIMMERMAN was arrested. BERNIE DELARIONDA added that he’d just received a letter, what he called Brady material from Atty. Jose Baez who is representing Investigator Serino. In this notice Baez says that investigators O’Connor, Randy Smith and Chris Serino wanted to charge GEORGE ZIMMERMAN with 2nd degree murder within 2 weeks of the investigation. See page 49 of 73 for Officer Santiago’s deposition.

8.) In the end, all of O’Mara’s pleading was for naught. Judge Debra Nelson denied his motion to modify Zimmerman’s conditions for release. Zimmerman will continue to live in Seminole County and continue to wear his GPS ankle bracelet.

And Thank God,
Judge Nelson clarified the “No Contact with the Martins” order.

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*Next hearings are scheduled for January 8 and February 5.


TheJBMission~

FYI: George Zimmerman CaseID = 8337253

I’m still annoyed by Sanford Police Department’s blasé’ attitude toward George Zimmerman. Here they had a guy who followed someone while armed and then claims the person attacked him so he shot him dead yet they don’t bother to check the guy’s drug or alcohol levels. If he had killed someone by running him down in his car, a blood test would be mandatory but while on foot, it’s not. Something’s wrong with this picture.

Lately, I’m getting bad vibes from this entire ordeal

#1

It starts off with 911 dispatchers telling witnesses that the screams they heard came from the shooter not the victim. This in my opinion is a form of witness tampering.

#2

Law enforcement officers working on the case get together to decide whether they want to have George Zimmerman arrested. Out of all of them, only one investigator, Chris Serino is willing to write a Capias report to have George Zimmerman arrested for manslaughter. The top dog cop of Sanford, Police Chief Bill Lee disagrees, says there isn’t enough evidence.

Weeks later Serino is reassigned to the patrol division supposedly “of his own volition.” Police Chief Bill Lee first takes himself off of the case on April 23 only 12 days after George Zimmerman is arrested. Sanford City Commission rejected Bill Lee’s temporary resignation “to let emotions cool”. He was fired a month later. Why the animosity towards the police chief? Are they mad at him for making the city of Sanford look like a bunch of buffoons?

These hands were not in a fight.

#3

On the night of the shooting February 26, 2012, State Attorney Norm Wolfinger drives 40 miles from his home, along with Police Chief Bill Lee, both arrived at the crime scene. The investigators take GEORGE ZIMMERMAN in for questioning and hear several inconsistent statements yet both state attorney and police chief unanimously agreed “cut him loose”. Why the high level attention to this particular shooting on a rainy miserable night? Did GEORGE ZIMMERMAN call his father, retired magistrate judge and did his father call in a favor from a friend?

#4

After learning the circumstances of their son, Trayvon Martin’s death, the victim’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin wanted answers. It takes a squad of civil rights activists to get the attention of the governor to have GEORGE ZIMMERMAN re-investigated. With Norm Wolfinger’s recent self-withdrawal, the governor of Florida assigns the case to a new prosecutor.

April 11, 2012 George Zimmerman is arrested and charged with second degree murder by Special Prosecutor Angela Corey at the behest of Gov. Rick Scott.

#5

Presently George Zimmerman has gone through 3 judges. The first one, Judge Jessica Recksiedler was asked recused herself due to a conflict of interest because her husband is partners with Mark Nejame who was hired to cover the Martin-Zimmerman case for CNN. With Judge Recksiedler off of the case, it was then handed over to Judge Kenneth Lester. George, who had fired his original lawyers, was recommended by Mark Nejame to hire his present attorney, Mark O’Mara, so here we have the “judge – defense lawyer connection.”

*Note: Thank you Xena for bringing this to my attention.
George has actually gone through 4 judges. Criminal cases in Seminole County are assigned on a rotation system. After Judge Jessica Recksiedler recused herself due to conflict of interest, the next judge up for rotation was Judge John Galluzzo. He, though, could not accept the case because he formerly practiced law with Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, and O’Mara is godfather to one of the judge’s children.

Something REALLY Stinks in Sanford Florida.

#6

April 20th GEORGE ZIMMERMAN was in court to have his bond set. Asst. State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda recommended bond set at a $1Million. Mark O’Mara was hoping for something much less. Judge Lester was fooled into thinking GEORGE ZIMMERMAN was indigent.

Because George’s wife Shellie lied about their finances, as well as George’s father X-Judge Robert Zimmerman attesting to this, Judge Lester graciously set his bond at $150,000.

Within a few weeks GEORGE ZIMMERMAN’S bond was revoked and he was back behind bars. Although there was a humongous amount to evidence proving the Zimmerman’s had lied under oath about their finances and holding back another passport for George, O’Mara was still able to weasel another bond out of Judge Lester but this time $1Million which was just fine with George. George through his website had accumulated over $200,000 of donations, he could afford it.

For Judge Lester’s kindness, he was asked to recuse himself because the defense attorney O’Mara wasn’t fond of the words he used to describe his lying client. George is now on judge #3, Judge Debra Nelson. Ironically, Judge Nelson presides over wife Shellie Zimmerman’s perjury trial. Something stinks about that too.

#7

Never before in my lifetime have I heard of an accused murderer managing a website to raise money for his own defense. Nor the accused murderer’s attorney managing a website to keep supporters up-to-date regarding motions and court hearings, this is unprecedented.

Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda tried to do something about it. He filed a motion for a gag order but as expected Judge Nelson denied it.

So apparently it’s legal for the lawyer and the accused, short of placing billboards on Interstate 1, can announce and decry anything they want potential jurors to know. Whether it’s true or not doesn’t matter.
I think there’s something that can be done. Perhaps, the people who have read the evidence and are aware of GEORGE ZIMMERMAN’s lies could counter these websites. It may not be legal for Asst. State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda but what about everyday citizens? Can I post website addresses on a billboard pointing Seminole County residents to George Zimmerman’s inconsistant statements and facts of this case that point to his guilt?

Because Something Stinks in Sanford Florida!

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TheJBMission~

Sources:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/23/bill-lee-resigns-sanford-police-trayvon-martin_n_1446475.html

March 22, 2012 State Attorney Norman Wolfinger removes himself from the case.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/22/trayvon-martin-state-attorney_n_1374206.html

http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/did-trayvon-martins-killer-walk-out-jail-co

Serino reassigned. Sept 26 reported.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/26/lead-detective-in-trayvon-martin-case-reassigned_n_1628698.html

To the chagrin of Mark O’Mara, it was recently announced — State of Florida v. Zimmerman is set to commence on the 10th day of June 2013. I could not be happier as I am quickly tiring of smear campaigns waged against young Trayvon Martin as well as GZ’s attorney conducting a pseudo-trial in the realm of public opinion. Soon it will be time to put up or shut up for Mark O’Mara.

Only hours after O’Mara learned Judge Debra Nelson set a date for trial, he complained to the press that the prosecutors were making it difficult for him to obtain evidence and how he’s hoping that this case won’t make it to trial.

Meanwhile, the Zimmerman family are still claiming they receive death threats daily, yet no one has seen a police report. Robert Zimmerman Jr. has gone hog wild in the media protesting the public perception that they (the Zimmerman Family) are racists.

Within 2 days of the Robert Jr. nationwide “We’re-Not-Racists” campaign, George’s attorney jumped on the same bandwagon as O’Mara began imploring State Attorney Angela Corey for an FBI report, the one investigating the possibility that George Zimmerman’s actions were a hate crime however this investigation is ongoing, no answer yet for anxious O’Mara.

The Hearing

On October 19 in order to build a defense for his client, Mark O’Mara asked Judge Nelson for Trayvon Martin’s school records and Twitter account Tweets which isn’t probative evidence in this case. This leads me to believe — O’Mara is simply seeking for ammunition to slander the reputation of the victim which is a definite sign of weakness. He’s also implying a cover-up on the part of state prosecution staff stemming from cell phone forensics. Nonetheless, the hearing went well for the defense team.

At the hearing it was decided the defense will get Martin’s school records and O’Mara will subpoena Twitter for Trayvon Martin’s tweets. The State however is asking for George Zimmerman’s medical records. They were handed over to Asst. State Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda at the hearing but does this manilla folder have all of them?

O’Mara wryly suggested that he’d agree to give the State Zimmerman’s medical records from “30 days before the shooting and 30 days after” Judge Nelson answered, perhaps she should give the defense only “30 days before and 30 days after” Martin’s school records and Tweets.  O’Mara didn’t bite.

As usual, during the entire hearing, Mark O’Mara spoke with endless sentences as he muttered on and on attempting to convince the Zimmerman minions that he really does have a defense when the NEN call says he does not. We shall see.

Lastly, Judge Debra Nelson will also take up an emergency motion filed Thursday by O’Mara that asks the court to grant depositions of several Sanford police officers, including former Chief Bill Lee.

Read story here

Snipped:

In regards to the emergency motion, O’Mara said in the filing he learned during a recent deposition of police Sgt. Joseph Santiago that investigators held several meetings in the weeks after the shooting and reached a consensus that Zimmerman should not be charged with a crime.

O’Mara contends that information was only learned through a question during the deposition of Santiago and that the state never disclosed the existence of the meetings or what was discussed during them.

“If all those witnesses had a similar opinion, I’m very concerned of what the basis for the prosecution is,” O’Mara said. “We’re certainly now have a lot more to look into. I didn’t know we’d be going down this path. Now it’s been opened up to us, we’re going to investigate it to wherever it leads us.”

As for the cell phone debacle — the cell phone, belonging to victim, Trayvon Benjamin Martin was found at the crime scene and is listed as Item #11 and Object Marker #7 in discovery. It was found near the body of the victim in the middle of the courtyard and verified by Martin’s father Tracy Martin, as belonging to his son Trayvon.

Why is the cell phone important?

On the night of the shooting, February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin was visiting his father Tracy at his girlfriend’s condo. On this rainy evening, Trayvon was watching a NBA playoff game when he decided to go to the store and buy snacks for the younger son of Brandy Green. There is a video proving just that. Trayvon Martin bought a bag of Skittles and a can of Arizona Tea.

The store video shows a normal teenager who doesn’t seem suspicious in any way. Had he behaved obnoxiously or showed any sign of being high on drugs, the store clerk would have remembered him but he did not.

On this night, Trayvon was wearing khaki pants, white sneakers and a black hooded sweatshirt.

It was raining as he’s nonchalantly walking back from the 7-11 convenience store talking to his girlfriend DeeDee on his cell phone, he stopped for a moment at the condominium mail shed to get out of the downpour.

He stood there for a short while chatting with DeeDee before heading onward to the apartment. It’s important to know that all of the apartments look alike so it’s likely Trayvon was looking around to get his bearings. After all it was dark and rainy and he’d only been staying at Brandy Green’s for a week, so it’s possible he may have thought he was lost and that’s why he was looking around as George Zimmerman described, not casing the area to commit a burglary. According to lead investigator Chris Serino, Trayvon Martin has no criminal record so it’s only fair that we give him the benefit of doubt that he had no nefarious intentions.

Apparently, while Zimmerman was intently scrutinizing Trayvon Martin’s every move and working himself into a frenzy unbeknownst to him, Trayvon was talking on his cell phone to his 15 year old girlfriend DeeDee.  As a matter of fact, the phone records show, DeeDee called Trayvon before Zimmerman called NEN 911 and according to DeeDee, Trayvon was well aware of Zimmerman scoping him out.  He told her about the creepy guy who was staring at him.

Listen to DeeDee’s statement to State investigators.

And here lies the problem for George Zimmerman. True, DeeDee may not be the most literate, and maybe doesn’t have the vocabulary to perfectly express herself but she is truthful and I can hear the sadness in her voice. In fact, she is the last person to hear his voice.

In essence she is Trayvon Martin’s voice and for that, DeeDee will speak for Trayvon.

To counter DeeDee’s impact on the jury, she must be debunked at trial by Zimmerman’s attorneys. In doing so, it would not be in O’Mara’s best interest to play word games with her. The jury may not take kindly to an educated legal scholar badgering the smittened 15yo girl who is deeply devastated by the lost of her friend whom she described in a word as being “funny”.

Although DeeDee’s statement is important to give Trayvon Martin; a life after death, that he existed and was loved, I still believe the strongest evidence against George Michael Zimmerman is the 911 non-emergency call made at 7:11pm the night of the shooting.

At the onset of the call, Zimmerman begins by setting the stage for the dispatcher in the most buddy-buddy, good ole-boy fashion as if he were a Sanford police officer. When you listen to the NEN call, its obvious George speaks Cop and he also speaks Criminal-Law-Student.

The transcript reads:

http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/326700-full-transcript-zimmerman.html

Snipped:

Zimmerman: Hey we’ve had some break-ins in my neighborhood, and there’s a real suspicious guy, uh [near] Retreat View Circle, um, the best address I can give you is 111 Retreat View Circle. This guy looks like he’s up to no good, or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.

George Zimmerman says Trayvon Martin is walking around and looking about which is real suspicious to him, why?

Because he’s had some break-ins in his neighborhood.?

*Never mind the fact that he can’t possibly know everyone in his neighborhood.

*Never mind the fact that it can’t be because the real suspicious person is black and so is 40% of his neighbors.

*Never mind the fact that it’s only 7:11pm, not close to curfew or odd that a black teenage boy would be there.

*Never mind the fact that it was raining and he needed to raise the hood of his sweatshirt.

MotherJones.com has posted 5 audio recordings of earlier calls to 911 made by Zimmerman. Listen to earlier calls to 911 here:
Listen closely to Call 1 – 4:10 minutes. Could this person have been GEORGE ZIMMERMAN’s victim too?

Mark Osterman, George Zimmerman’s best friend and avid supporter is seen in surveillance video at the M&I Bank directly across from Retreat View Circle at about 6:38PM. M&I Bank is in very close proximity to the crime scene.

There’s been talk as to whether GEORGE ZIMMERMAN was working as Neighborhood Watch Captain on this night or whether he was simply a concerned citizen, driving his vehicle on his way to do weekly grocery shopping as he claims.

Another discrepancy — George Zimmerman has always claimed that he spotted Martin when driving in route to Targets but this report says something different.

Page 137 or 183 Discovery; Medical Examiner Report

At approximately 1910 hours on 02/26/2012, 911 dispatchers received a call from a resident of the complex. The resident advised of a B/M who was at the complex between the townhouses. The caller stated that the male should not have been in the area and he observed the male while walking his neighborhood watch. Shortly after the call the resident confronted the male and the two began to physically fight. Witnesses observed the two fighting in the yard and then the resident fired a handgun at the male striking him in the chest. The male fell to the ground, SPD and SFD arrived on scene. The male was pronounced at 1930 hours. The identity of the male was unknown.

Is George lying again or is this a case of misinformed medical examiner?

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TheJBMission~

Sources:

Trayvon Martin phone records

http://trayvon.axiomamnesia.com/documents-2/phone-records/

FDLE – Florida Dept of Law Enforcement report

http://trayvon.axiomamnesia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/FDLE-Reports_R.pdf

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