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No doubt, 2014 will be a year to remember. With that, lets pray 2015 will bring peace and love to our nation.

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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~

hammer of justice

Here’s something to ponder as we await the verdict.  Instructions to the Jury.

Things I’ve highlighted…

Second Degree Murder or Manslaughter?

If you find Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman, you will then consider the circumstances surrounding the killing in deciding if the killing was Murder in the Second Degree or was Manslaughter, or whether the killing was excusable or resulted from justifiable use of deadly force.

Did Trayvon Martin attempt to murder or commit a felony upon George Zimmerman?  In my opinion, Trayvon Martin did not attempt to murder or commit a felony upon GZ.  In my opinion, Trayvon Martin was attempting to save his own life especially if he happened to see GZ’s gun which I believe he did.

Excusable Homicide: The killing of a human being is excusable, and therefore lawful, under any one of the three following circumstances:

1. When the killing is committed by accident and misfortune in doing any lawful act by lawful means with usual ordinary caution and without any unlawful intent, or

2. When the killing occurs by accident and misfortune in the heat of passion, upon any sudden and sufficient provocation, or

3. When the killing is committed by accident and misfortune resulting from a sudden combat, if a dangerous weapon is not used and the attempted killing is not done in a cruel and unusual manner. – See more

In my opinion, #3 may not look good for the State if the jury believes it was TM who initially sucker punched GZ but this is where it gets interesting.  This is where GZ’s family background; his best friend “Mark Osterman” and his academic knowledge of SYG comes in handy for George.  This is why he’s claiming TM sucker punched him. Now I know why Mark O’Mara focused only on who started the fight. The Defense also didn’t want the word “provocation” used in these instructions.

SECOND DEGREE MURDER

To prove the crime of Second Degree Murder, the State must prove the following three elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

1. Trayvon Martin is dead.

2. The death was caused by the criminal act of George Zimmerman.

3. There was an unlawful killing of Trayvon Martin by an act imminently dangerous to another and demonstrating a depraved mind without regard for human life. An “act” includes a series of related actions arising from and performed pursuant to a single design or purpose.

An act is “imminently dangerous to another and demonstrating a depraved mind” if it is an act or series of acts that: 1. a person of ordinary judgment would know is reasonably certain to kill or do serious bodily injury to another, and 2. is done from ill will, hatred, spite or an evil intent, and

3. is of such a nature that the act itself indicates an indifference to human life. In order to convict of Second Degree Murder, it is not necessary for the State to prove George Zimmerman had an intent to cause death.

In my opinion, as to #3 “act”.  GZ, as a responsible gun owner; with a license to carry a concealed weapon should have known not to approach any person whom he considered suspicious while carrying a loaded gun. We know that he considered TM suspicious because he called NEN 911  We know that he said TM circled his truck, then ran which a reasonable person such as GZ; would perceive as fear. Once he saw Trayvon Martin’s fear, he jumped out of his truck, carrying a gun; with “evil intent” to bring in his prize, the A-Hole; effing Punk.

*edited:  should have read #3 instead of #1.  I was referring to “act”

POSSESSION OF A FIREARM AND DISCHARGE CAUSING DEATH

If you find that George Zimmerman committed Second Degree Murder and you also find beyond a reasonable doubt that during the commission of the crime, he discharged a firearm, and in doing so, caused great bodily harm to, or the death of, Trayvon Martin, you should find George Zimmerman guilty of Second Degree Murder with discharge of a firearm causing great bodily harm or death.

If you find that George Zimmerman committed Second Degree Murder, and you also find beyond a reasonable doubt that during the commission of the crime, he discharged a firearm, you should find George Zimmerman guilty of Second Degree Murder with discharge of a firearm.

If you find that George Zimmerman committed Second Degree Murder and you also find beyond a reasonable doubt that during the commission of the crime, he actually possessed a firearm, you should find George Zimmerman guilty of Second Degree Murder with actual possession of a firearm.

I purposely left out description of firearms. From my understanding this clause could add up as much as 25years onto GZ’s sentence. I’m not sure if it’s necessary to give him 25 more years to his sentence if he’s found guilty of Second Degree Murder.  In my opinion, taking a way GZ’s right to carry a firearm, concealed or otherwise is a punishment within itself.

MANSLAUGHTER

To prove the crime of Manslaughter, the State must prove the following two elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

1. Trayvon Martin is dead.

2. George Zimmerman intentionally committed an act or acts that caused the death of Trayvon Martin.

In my opinion, the State definitely proved Manslaughter and if he’s found guilty of Manslaughter, the Jury should add the Firearm clause.

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Well, that’s my verdict.

Please feel free to leave your interpretation of Instructions or comment on this thread.

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TheJBMission~

PS: And if all else fails..Wrongful death law suits will be coming his way…

Source:

http://www.news965.com/news/news/local/document-instructions-george-zimmerman-jury/nYnm3/

After almost 2 days on the stand, Rachel Jeantel was finally dismissed or at least for now. Rachel Jeantel, aka Witness 8 aka DeeDee is the childhood friend of shooting victim 17 year-old Trayvon Martin.

Rachel Jeantel 2Documents show she was on her cell phone with Trayvon Martin during the crucial time when Martin was shot down. On February 26, 2012 at about 7:15pm his body lay motionless in the middle walkway of Retreat View Circle Condos thanks to the inane actions of an overzealous Law-Enforcement-Flunkie who had the audacity to think he looked suspicious. This person 29yo George Zimmerman is now on trial facing 25 years to life for 2nd degree murder or if he’s lucky perhaps 5 years for manslaughter.

For the last year and half there’s been much talk about Witness 8. The reason being, Witness 8 later known as “Dee Dee” was not found out by law enforcement during the initial investigation.  Law enforcement, as 19 year-old W8 Rachel Jeantel so wisely pointed out didn’t follow normal procedure. Unlike the television show “The First 48 Hours” they didn’t check the victim’s cell phone records to find out who he spoke with in the last minutes of his life. This is Detective 101, something I pointed out early on.

 Why didn’t Sanford Police Dept. or the FDLE do this simple task?

Why were they in a rush to set George Zimmerman free without a full investigation?

I shiver to think, “racism” but maybe it is. Maybe it isn’t George Zimmerman who is the racist, maybe it’s Sanford PD and Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement, after all Seminole County population is 94% white and maybe it’s expected. I don’t know because I don’t live there but if I did, I’d want to know why.

At trial today, defense attorney Don West picked up where he left off.  The now-infamous Rachel Jeantel took the stand. You could tell she didn’t want to be there. She didn’t want to be badgered for another 4 hours like yesterday. It’s really pitiful to watch.

Here we have this 60 year old, well-educated, well-practiced attorney cross examining a reluctant young woman whose only crime was to happen to be on the phone with Trayvon Martin moments before he was brutally shot in the chest. And for that she had to come out of the closet, show her face and take the abuse of Don West who was hired to try to save the better years of George Zimmerman’s life.
Yesterday when Rachel Jeantel was introduced to the world, liked everyone else, I tried to size her up, figure her out. What I saw was a young black female who was well groomed, beautiful skin, beautiful green eyes and enough stature to hold her own on any block in Miami. True, she spoke in low tones and in the dialect of many young women of her culture which made us all listen very closely.

She retold the events of evening of February 26th as Trayvon Martin related to her. She said Trayvon Martin referred to the man who was stalking him as Creepy White Cracker. The courtroom gasped but nonetheless it was a good thing.  This let the jury know who she was and how Trayvon Martin perceived George Zimmerman. Amazingly, Rachel Jeantel verbalized all of that with one phrase.

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Not having ever lived in Miami, Florida, I don’t know much about the African American youth of their city but I am familiar with the African American youth of New Orleans. I’ve learned this mostly through my son whose best friends are African American whom I’ve played mother to on several occasions.  As I spoke with them I learned a common thread among these young men, they do not trust law enforcement.
I’m tempted to think this is same for Rachel Jeantel and one of the reasons why she tried so hard to lay low. I’ve learned her mother lives in Haiti. I’ve learned she is 19 years old still in high school and sadly we learned today that she cannot read cursive. I’m not surprised by her admission.

I’m surprised that others are surprised. This isn’t new to me. Here in New Orleans area public schools, cursive writing is a thing of the past. No longer do teachers spend time teaching children cursive writing and good penmanship like they did in parochial schools where I was taught. According to educators this is because in our new age of technology, computers have taken the place of penmanship. I find it appalling. I hope these educators will take note of this trial, proof that all forms of writing are important.

In all, Rachel Jeantel did a stellar job on the stand. Regardless of misquoting phrases in her depositions, her story never faltered. Witness 8 was the most brave and honest witness as yet to testify.

Thank you Rachel Jeantel for coming forward.

Those of us who wish justice for Trayvon Martin will never forget you.

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.
GZ hearing 5 28
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

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

Zimmerman’s Potential Strategy Revealed

Fat GZ in courtOn January 18, 2013, according to reporter Tony Pipitone, of ClickOrlando.com, George Zimmerman’s lead attorney Mark O’Mara has potentially revealed his hand. George Zimmerman is charged in the second-degree murder of 17yo Trayvon Martin.  Zimmerman claims he shot Trayvon Martin in self defense after he stalked and followed the boy as he was walking home from a local convenience store.

At the time of the incident, George Zimmerman was under the influence of Adderall, a drug prescribed to him for ADHD, a disorder usually found in children but sometimes in adults.  An adult may experience restlessness instead of hyperactivity. In addition, adults with ADHD consistently have problems with interpersonal relationships and employment.  According to reports, this describes George Zimmerman to a tee.

O’Mara’s Big Bag of Tricks

In O’Mara’s big bag of tricks, he plans to use surveillance videos, evidence receipts, warrants and video of Zimmerman surrendering to authorities. These were some of the items listed in a notice to prosecutors filed by O’Mara.


Here are additional items listed in the notice:

• Surveillance video from a Sam’s Club, Kohl’s and apartment complex — all nearby the *Retreat at Twin Lakes complex where Zimmerman lived and Martin was killed
• A Crimeline report regarding an unidentified 8-year-old potential witness

• A letter from former state attorney Norm Wolfinger requesting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to assist in the case (before he recused himself and a special prosecutor was appointed)

• The entire Sanford Police case file Wolfinger’s office turned over to FDLE
• FDLE warrants, subpoenas and affidavits seeking Martin’s cell phone and its records
• Various evidence and property receipts.

In another motion filed by O’Mara…

Snipped:

The defense is also seeking records from ABC News regarding an interview the Martin family attorney did with a key witness in the case last March. At least one ABC News employee witnessed the telephone call with Witness 8, a young woman Martin was talking to on the phone as he was being followed by Zimmerman on the day Zimmerman shot Martin to death.

Once again, DeeDee, listed as Witness 8 comes into focus. DeeDee is Trayvon Martin’s girlfriend, who happened to be on the phone with Trayvon off and on during the time George Zimmerman was following him.

DeeDee will testify that she heard Trayvon Martin ask Zimmerman, “what are you following me for” seconds before the phone went dead and for that the defense would like nothing more than to eliminate her from the list of witnesses.

For obvious reasons…

O’Mara motioned for a subpoena of ABC News, O’Mara claims he has received recordings revealing less than half of what was said in a 26-minute telephone call. “There are several ‘starts’ and ‘stops’ and other obvious edit indicators” on the recordings turned over by Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump, the motion states.

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In other news its been reported that the the defense team has recently received Trayvon Martin’s school records which GZLegal.com has not yet released to the public. However, O’Mara announced he may release portions of the report at a later date and at his discretion. I’ll assume if he doesn’t release anything soon, it’s because Trayvon Martin’s school records are clean.

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The next hearing is scheduled for February 5th which also marks the 18th birthday of Trayvon Martin. Trayvon Martin was stalked and gunned down by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012.

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TheJBMission~

Sources:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/George-Zimmerman-defense-reveals-evidence/-/1637132/18185042/-/fmdn18z/-/index.html
http://gzlegalcase.com/index.php/court-documents/81-defendant-s-supplemental-notice-of-reciprocal-discovery

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/trayvon-martin/os-trayvon-martin-school-records-20130116,0,2507461.story

http://gzlegalcase.com/index.php/court-documents/82-motion-for-subpoena-duces-tecum-to-american-broadcasting-company-abc

http://gzlegalcase.com/index.php/court-documents/81-defendant-s-supplemental-notice-of-reciprocal-discovery

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

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