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“To See, To Speak”

We are finally here, Day One of the George Zimmerman trial.  The defense team, Mark O’Mara and Don West along with Asst. State Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda have the enormous task of finding 6 unbiased, unaware swamp dwelling people who live in Seminole county Florida who have not heard of this case or more realistically have not formed an opinion of this case.  The State and the defense team will then decide, if they have formed an opinion, do they still have the ability to be fair?

On February 26, 2012, the defendant George Zimmerman called non-emergency 911 to report a suspicious person.  Listen to non-emergercy call below.

Initally Sanford Police Department did not arrest George Zimmerman.  The case was later handed over to Florida State Attorney Angela Corey who subsequentally indicted Zimmerman charging him with 2nd degree murder.

In America, most of our trials begin with jury selection or vior dire.

voir dire

(vwahr [with a near-silent “r”] deer) n. from French “to see to speak,” the questioning of prospective jurors by a judge and attorneys in court. Voir dire is used to determine if any juror is biased and/or cannot deal with the issues fairly, or if there is cause not to allow a juror to serve (knowledge of the facts; acquaintanceship with parties, witnesses or attorneys; occupation which might lead to bias; prejudice against the death penalty; or previous experiences such as having been sued in a similar case). Actually one of the unspoken purposes of the voir dire is for the attorneys to get a feel for the personalities and likely views of the people on the jury panel. In some courts the judge asks most of the questions, while in others the lawyers are given substantial latitude and time to ask questions. Some jurors may be dismissed for cause by the judge, and the attorneys may excuse others in “peremptory” challenges without stating any reason. 2) questions asked to determine the competence of an alleged expert witness. 3) any hearing outside the presence of the jury held during trial.

After filling out a questionnaire, the 500 selected potential jurors have been broken up into 3 groups.  Today the State and defense will question the first group, tomorrow the second group and Wednesday the third group.  The questionnaire has not been made public.

Before today there was still a question regarding audio experts. I’m relieved to learn that on Saturday Judge Debra Nelson, that the expert opinions regarding the “death sheik” will be admissible.  I’m not surprised to add, defense attorney Mark O’Mara once again asked for a continuance which was denied and O’Mara says he has a witness he’d like to had to the list.

Let justice prevail!

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*FYI, the trial’s being streamed at Click Orlando and the Huffington Post. 

Links below

TheJBMission~

Sources:

http://dictionary.law.com/Default.aspx?selected=2229

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/10/18880979-potential-trayvon-martin-case-jurors-get-look-at-defendant-george-zimmerman?lite

http://frederickleatherman.com/2013/06/09/expert-opinions-about-the-death-shriek-are-admissible-at-trial/

Live Streams

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/10/george-zimmerman-trial-jury-selection_n_3414435.html

Streaming Live:

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/watchchat-live-jury-selection-begins-in-zimmerman-trial/-/1637132/20483208/-/33hay6/-/index.html?showAds=0

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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

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

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