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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”






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.


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







Trayvon Martin phone records February 26, 2012


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.


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.


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!








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


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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!





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



Serino reassigned. Sept 26 reported.


Amidst media speculation and subsequent hate rallies, thankfully Seminole County State Attorney’s office has finally released nearly 200 pages of actual evidence documentation, audio and photographs relating to the homicide of 17-year old Trayvon Martin.

Trayvon Martin, who lived in Miami Gardens, Florida, was visiting his father Tracy Martin who lived at The Retreat in Twin Lake Town Homes, a gated community of Sanford, Florida.

It was about 7:10 pm on the evening of February 26, 2012, as Trayvon was walking home from a nearby convenience store when he was spotted by a citizen, George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who was driving home from a shopping trip.

Because of the recent burglaries, Zimmerman considered Trayvon’s presence suspicious and called into the 911 non-emergency number. This phone call is listed in audio discovery files.

Within minutes after this call, a shot rang out as residents of The Retreat Townhomes listened in fear.  Some were already on the telephone with 911 dispatchers to report loud arguing and some to report hearing someone moaning for help in the courtyard.
Trayvon Martin was shot with a Kel-Tec 9 mm gun.  George Zimmerman was brought into Sanford Police Department for questioning and several hours later released.

The Kel-Tec 9 mm PF-9 is one of the lightest, thinnest 9 mm guns on the market — a gun so small and light you can carry it in your pocket undetected.

The documents also show that in a March 13th request “capias request” recommended that Zimmerman be charged with manslaughter. The document said that Trayvon Martin’s death was “ultimately avoidable” had George Zimmerman remained in his car after alerting police of a suspicious person.

Nonetheless, George Zimmerman was cleared of all wrong doing according to Seminole County and the Sanford Police Dept.

If not for a phone call from Florida Governor Rick Scott, Jacksonville State Attorney Angela Corey would never have been called in and George Zimmerman would be the same free man who walked out of the Sanford Police Dept in the early morning hours of February 27th.

On Wednesday, April 11, 2012, to a nation-wide television audience, Angela Corey announced the arrest of George Zimmerman to the charge of 2nd degree murder.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r-idmJTK3I  George Zimmerman turned himself in.   Incidentally, it was State Attorney Angela Corey who moved to try a 12-year-old boy as an adult in a first degree murder case.


On to the bond hearing; George Zimmerman attended his bond hearing on April 20th along with his attorney Mark O’Mara. After several witness testimonies, for and against Mr. Zimmerman, in a risky move, Mark O’Mara put George on the stand.  Mr. Zimmerman wanted to address several questions raised by Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon’s mother.

Zimmerman had this to say…

Snipped from transcript

O’MARA: We want to make sure that (inaudible). State your name.

ZIMMERMAN: George Michael Zimmerman

O’MARA: You advised me that you wanted to make a short statement, is that correct?


I wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your son. I did not know how old he was. I thought he was a little bit younger than I am. And I did not know if he was armed or not.

O’MARA: Nothing further, your honor. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I’m sorry, sir, you’re not really addressing that to the court. You’re doing it here to the victim’s family, is that correct?

ZIMMERMAN: They are here in the court, yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I understand. But I thought you were going to address your honor, Judge Lester, not — so that’s really addressed to the family and where the media happens to be, correct, Mr. Zimmerman?

ZIMMERMAN: No, to the mother and the father.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Ok. And tell me, after you committed this crime and you spoke to the police, did you ever make that statement to the police, sir? That you were sorry for what you’ve done or their loss?


Since Zimmerman’s arrest and subsequent release under a $150,000 bond, the Federal Justice Department is currently investigating Zimmerman for civil rights violations. The reason is unclear but some media legal analysts are speculating if in fact Zimmerman uttered a racial slur in the following transcript of the initial 911 call.

Zimmerman: No you go in straight through the entrance and then you make a left…uh you go straight in, don’t turn and make a left. Shit he’s running.

Dispatcher: He’s running? Which way is he running?

Zimmerman: Down towards the other entrance to the neighborhood.

Dispatcher: Which entrance is that that he’s running towards?
Zimmerman: The back entrance…fucking [unintelligible]

Dispatcher: Are you following him?

Zimmerman: Yeah

Dispatcher: Ok, we don’t need you to do that.

Zimmerman: Ok

The analysis was unsuccessful “due to weak signal level and poor recording quality,” according to the report.

The documents also include at least 11 witnesses to the shooting but not all are eye witnesses. Scattered within these documents are parts of what the Seminole County prosecutors plans to use to prove George Zimmerman is guilty of 2nd degree murder.

According to Florida attorney Richard Hornsby, second degree murder in Florida occurs when a person commits either, murder with a depraved mind or accomplice to felony murder.

Mr. Hornsby explains, the primary distinction between Premeditated First Degree Murder and Second Degree Murder with a Depraved Mind is that First Degree Murder requires a specific and premeditated intent to kill.  The penalty under Florida’s 10-20-Life law, a person who uses a Firearm to commit Second Degree Murder must be sentenced to a minimum-mandatory prison sentence of 25 years.

In the picture on the right is the back of George Zimmerman’s head.   This is the picture that I believe will beg the question, “Was George Zimmerman in fear of his life and did he shoot Trayvon Martin in self defense?”  Most of the witness reports support that claim and “Is there more to this tragedy than we know?”

Or notably, as in the capias request, Trayvon Martin’s death was “ultimately avoidable” had George Zimmerman remained in his car after alerting police of a suspicious person?


Here are a few issues in the document release that I found interesting.

Page 5 of 183
Why did SPD take buccal swabs from GZ’s cheeks? I assume to add GZ’s DNA to LE data base and to identify blood stains.  On this page, GZ’s key and flashlight are described.

Page 6 of 183
Why did Sanford Police Dept. take the first-aid kit into evidence?

Page 8 of 183
GZ’s shirt described as Grey colored “Layer 8 Performance” brand name long sleeved shirt, size large, collected from Zimmerman at the Sanford Police Department.
* GZ’s jeans, jacket, shoes and socks were also taken into evidence

Page 16 or 183
Perhaps explained the reason why SPD wasn’t able to contact relatives of TM sooner.
They said the cell phone found at the scene was either low on battery or wasn’t working properly because it was wet due to the weather conditions, wet and rain.
Documents show that on February 28th, the cell phone was also password protected which caused another investigative problem for Sanford investigators.

Page 17 or 183
March 5 – TM’s father was asked for the pin # for the cell phone. TM’s father stated he would contact his lawyer before releasing the information.

Initially I was angry with SPD for not contacting Trayvon Martin’s family sooner but now I know why.


Includes autopsy report

Discovery Photographs

183 pages PDF file

Angela Corey announces the arrest of George Zimmerman


Zimmerman Capias PDF


Bond Hearing article “The Christian Science Monitor”


CNN transcript of bond hearing


Atty. Richard Hornsby website



Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old, Florida high school student was shot to death on February 26, 2012. The man who shot him is 28-year-old George Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain. Criminal charges against Zimmerman have yet to come as most of the country sits in outrage. Thousands of protestors and over a million signatures on a petition are imploring the city of Sanford, Florida for justice.
The exact story has not been released to the public. What has been confirmed;
Trayvon Martin was unarmed, wearing a hoodie, carrying a bag of Skittles in his pocket and carrying a can of iced tea in his hand. George Zimmerman made a call to 911 to report a suspicious person walking through the gated community that he appointed himself to watch.
Within 2 minutes after that call, Trayvon Martin lies dead in the courtyard with a bullet in his chest, seconds before law enforcement arrived. George Zimmerman was taken into custody for questioning, later released unscathed, un-indicted and is living as a free man under the guise of the “Stand Your Ground Law” of the state of Florida.

Stand Your Ground Law as defined by Wikipedia.com

A stand-your-ground law states that a person may use deadly force in self-defense when there is reasonable belief of a threat, without an obligation to retreat first. In some cases, a person may use deadly force in public areas without a duty to retreat. Under these legal concepts, a person is justified in using deadly force in certain situations and the “stand your ground” law would be a defense or immunity to criminal charges and civil suit. The difference between immunity and a defense is that an immunity bars suit, charges, detention and arrest. A defense permits a plaintiff or the state to seek civil damages or a criminal conviction. More than half of the states in the United States have adopted the Castle doctrine, stating that a person has no duty to retreat when their home is attacked. Some states go a step further, removing the duty of retreat from any location. “Stand Your Ground”, “Line In The Sand” or “No Duty To Retreat” laws thus state that a person has no duty or other requirement to abandon a place in which he has a right to be, or to give up ground to an assailant. Under such laws, there is no duty to retreat from anywhere the defender may legally be.[1] Other restrictions may still exist; when in public, a person must be carrying the firearm in a legal manner, whether concealed or openly.

What if I wake up one morning at 2AM and on a whim decide to pack a gun which I have a license to carry, drive to a random area, get out of my car, walk down a public street in a well known dangerous, crime ridden part of town and shoot anyone who approaches me, is that acceptable? Should I be able to do this without ever having to spend one day in jail? What if I want to do this everyday?
Is this a license to kill?

ABC reports:
The lead homicide investigator in the shooting of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin recommended that neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman be charged with manslaughter the night of the shooting, multiple sources told ABC News.
But Sanford, Fla., Investigator Chris Serino was instructed to not press charges against Zimmerman because the state attorney’s office headed by Norman Wolfinger determined there wasn’t enough evidence to lead to a conviction, the sources told ABC News.
Wolfinger has since removed himself from the case.

George Zimmerman’s arrest record:

Div 44
44, TBA
Domestic Violence
Closed – SRS
Div 46
White, Keith F
Domestic Violence
Closed – SRS
There was a resisting an officer without violence charge:
Miller, W Michael
And, most disturbingly, a case where he was charged with resisting an officer with violence.
Div 10
OKane, Julie H
Criminal Felony

All three cases are closed. Resisting an officer with violence is a felony. If charged and found guilty George Zimmerman would not have been allowed to own a gun.
 911 Calls:


Who is screaming for help? Is it Trayvon Martin or George Zimmerman and does it really matter.
In my interpretation of the law, considering it was George Zimmerman who was the pursuer, who drove his car to follow Trayvon Martin, after ignoring law enforcement’s instruction, not to follow him, then got out of his car and approached Trayvon Martin, at that point it is Trayvon Martin who is “Standing His Ground”.
Had Trayvon Martin legally owned a gun and shot George Zimmerman, he would be alive today, but sadly I doubt he would be free.
Trayvon more than likely would be sitting in jail awaiting trial for manslaughter or considering this is the State or Florida, possibly First Degree Murder.

The word “Vigilante” comes to mind as I recall from one of the 911 tapes, Zimmerman says, “these assholes always get away”. I think there’s another asshole who got away.
Sanford Police Department should revaluate this case and seek to indict George Zimmerman so the public has a chance to learn the truth of what happened that rainy evening at about 7:30pm.   If he is found guilty in a court of law, George Zimmerman should face the consequences like a man just like the thousands of other young men who have made bad decisions. He’ll survive just like his peers in prison.


A people free to choose will always choose peace
Ronald Reagan





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Note*  This picture of Trayvon and his girlfriend shows his stature as long and lean.  It’s be en reported that Trayvon is approx. 6’2″,  140lb – 150 lbs.

Trayvon & his girlfriend

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