Category Archives: Evidence
July 5, 2013
“There are two people involved here. One of them is dead and one of them is a liar.” Assistant State’s Attorney Mantei.
Wednesday – Day 8 of Trial
(Tons of thanks to croakerqueen123 for recording.)
Investigator Doris Singleton testified this morning.
This page shall be updated throughout the day as the videos are made available. Another great big “thank you” to croakerqueen123 for her committed work.
Updated. All videos of today’s proceeding are now available.
On the HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell’s program, Frank Taaffe inferred that witness Rachel Jeantel, was “precious.” Rachel Jeantel is the daughter of Haitian and Dominican Republic parents. Born in Miami, Florida, she first met Trayvon Martin when she was in kindergarten. On her birthday of February 1, 2012, she and Trayvon renewed their friendship. Jeantel was on the phone with Trayvon on the evening of February 26, 2012, when he told her he was being watched, and then followed, by “a creepy ass cracker.” Jeantel testified in court that the phrase; “creepy ass cracker” means “pervert.” Logically, a man watching a teen from his truck, then following in his truck, appears to be a pervert.
Based on Jeantel’s and Trayvon Martin’s phone records, they were indeed talking during the time that George Zimmerman was on the phone with police dispatch, and also when Trayvon and George Zimmerman came into physical contact. That in fact, Jeantel’s phone call with Trayvon disconnected just seconds before witness, Jeanne Lauer, called 911 to report hearing screams.
Precious is a movie, released in 2009, about a New York City overweight, sexually and physically abused, illiterate teen, who enrolls in an alternative school in hope of taking her life in a new direction. Based on the novel “Push” by Sapphire, the movie is the celebration of life against the odds.
The movie won the AFI Award for movie of the year. It also won the Academy Awards’ Oscar for Best Performance by an actress in a supporting role (Mo’Nique) and Best Adapted Screenplay, (Geoffrey Fletcher).
The movie was nominated for Best Achievement in Directing, Best Achievement in Film Editing, and Best Motion Picture of the Year. Overall, the movie won 79 awards worldwide, and 49 nominations.
Gabourey Sidibe, who played the movie’s leading character, “Precious,” was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. Claireece “Precious” Jones, a taciturn, pregnant sixteen year-old, was Gabourey Sidibe’s first acting role on-screen.
For these accomplishments, Frank Taaffe, supporter of admitted killer and accused murderer George Zimmerman, apparently believes that Precious is a person who is supposed to be ashamed and denigrated. Frank Taaffe, in addition to other George Zimmerman supporters who have compared Jeantel to Precious, do not see that the movie’s main character represents metamorphosis through struggle – transformation within — from caterpillar to butterfly.
As a caterpillar, the verbal and physical abuse, and mocking lowered Precious’ self-esteem. She day dreamed of being loved and admired. Through the struggle, Precious raised her self-esteem, and acquired courage, hope, and determination. She also learned not to argue with ignorant people. She was no longer afraid to be herself or ashamed that she did not match the stereotype of what others believe is smart and beautiful. Effectively, in their comparison of Jeantel to Precious, Taaffe and other Zimmerman supporters call good, evil.
The movie’s Precious had much more to live for than just herself – two children, one which is a special needs child. In like manner, when Jeantel took the witness stand, she didn’t think of herself. Throughout this ordeal, she made it plain that she was concerned for Sybrina Fulton’s pain. On the witness stand, Jeantel wasn’t interested in competing to win a public speaking contest. She took the stand to testify of her last conversation with Trayvon. She laid the pain of her loss aside. Through cross-examination by defense attorney Don West, Jeantel flew above his condescending inferences, his interrogation as though he was a detective trying to get her to confess to committing a crime, and his hours of repeating the same questions.
Jeantel’s answers revealed just how far Don West is from reality. For instance, he drilled her on why she did not call the police. Jeantel’s answer was consistent; i.e., she did not know that the man who killed her friend had not been arrested. Logically, admitted killers are arrested.
Don West also demonstrated his ignorance of jurisdictions. How was Jeantel suppose to call 911 in Sanford, Florida, when she resides in Miami?
Frank Taaffe’s taking of good and using it for evil is — well — evil in itself. He fails to recognize that the movie character Precious does not represent shame. Rather, Precious is a character who in spite of not meeting Taaffe’s standards, overcomes against the odds.
Rachel Jeantel is hereby awarded the butterfly award.
This page will be updated throughout the day with videos of today’s trial proceeding.
The defense is not making a good impression to the jury. Don West badgers witnesses and it is clearly seen that he mixes testimony and interjects his own descriptive words in attempt to paint State witnesses in a bad light.
In addition to this, Don West and Mark O’Mara are not defending George Zimmerman but rather, following a White Supremacist agenda to make this case solely a matter of race. The Honorable Judge Nelson ordered that the State can use the word “profile” or “profiling” but not “racial profiling.” Don West clearly used “racial profiling” when cross-examining DeeDee.
Let’s be clear — George Zimmerman was arrested because investigators found evidence to support a charge of 2nd degree murder.
Below are the videos from today’s proceeding provided by croakerqueen123. A word to the White Supremacists and bigoted racists; please be respectful of croakerqueen123’s video pages. If you (meaning, White Supremacists and bigoted racists) don’t like that she takes time to record live stream and make them available on her Youtube channel, then get your own software, learn how to use it, and open your own Youtube channel.
Regarding part 4, croakerqueen123 wrote;
Some got cut out. They looked at the witness’ twitter account, and BLDR had some issues with twitter, and it turned out she was not following Robert Zimmerman (but there is spec BLDR was logged in his account still, and it was saying HE wasn’t following) I will try to find that part, and post it as soon as I can.
(Administrator’s note. Croakerqueen123 now has the video where the witness’ Twitter account is discussed. It is below part 4.)
Thank you, croakerqueen123. Your work and time is greatly appreciated.
The day begins with the court denying the defense’s motion regarding entry of tapes of Zimmerman’s NEN calls for the 6 months before he killed Trayvon Martin.
Thanks again to croakerqueen123 for recording the trial and uploading to YouTube.
Thanks to croakerqueen for the videos. They will be added throughout the day as she makes them available.
Assistant State’s Attorney John Guy started his opening statement with how George Zimmerman referred to Trayvon Martin — an unarmed 17-year-old who was walking home from the 7-Eleven. “Fucking punks.” “These assholes. They always get away.” Clearly, Zimmerman saw one person as a “group.” The State’s opening statement was based on solid evidence without any misleading.
Watch live stream at: http://www.wftv.com/s/zimmerman-livestream/
Videos of today’s trial hearing are below;
George Zimmerman told investigators that he was not following Trayvon Martin but “going in the same direction.” Zimmerman stated that he was on Retreat View Circle when told not to follow. How is being on Retreat View Circle going in the “same direction” as Trayvon Martin who Zimmerman said went down the dog walk? This video answers that question.
On the evening after killing Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman was administered a voice stress test. Some refer to it as a lie detector test. Only two questions were asked of Zimmerman that pertained to his killing of Trayvon Martin;
1. “Did you confront the guy?”
2.”Were you in fear for your life when you shot the guy?”
This video approaches how Zimmerman’s answers registered no stress or indicating that he answered truthfully.
(The test results are not allowed at trial.)
Phone records provide evidence that the numerous actions and words as told by George Zimmerman that caused him to use “self-defense” took place in less than one minute, and that time includes un-holstering his weapon, aiming, and making sure his left-hand was not in the path of the kill shot when he killed unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Possible? No!
George Zimmerman is not adding in actions to his story. Rather, he is completely making it up; from being approached 40 feet from where Trayvon’s body laid, to forensic evidence that provides Trayvon did not bash Zimmerman’s head in the sidewalk, neither place his hands over Zimmerman’s nose and mouth.
George Zimmerman’s inconsistency for what caused his jacket to raise exposing his gun.
Blackbutterfly7 is presenting a series of videos based on the prosecution’s statement in court that George Zimmerman’s Hannity interview was a “God send for the State,” and Zimmerman’s statement on Hannity that he believed his actions and decisions in killing Trayvon was “God’s Plan.”
Part 1 is “Why Was Zimmerman Yelling for Help?”
Part 2 is “The Gun”
If you missed those, they can be viewed at;
The following is Part 3; “The Lie About When The Cop Arrived”
Have we forgotten? With motion hearings, arguments about discovery, beg feasts, and Mark O’Mara finally admitting there will be no pre-trial immunity hearing, it is easy to lose focus on who is on trial, and why.
Have we forgotten that George Zimmerman stated that Trayvon Martin approached him at the “T” and knocked him down with one punch? After telling his story to law enforcement the evening he killed unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman was told that he would be required to come to the crime scene the next day and show law enforcement what happened.
At the crime scene, Zimmerman realized that his one-punch at the “T” knocked him down backwards story was not consistent with the head bashing, wiggling to the grass story. Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin about 40 feet south of the “T”. At his re-enactment, Zimmerman had to wing-it, and in doing so, contradicted what he told law enforcement less than 24 hours earlier.
The following video recaps Zimmerman’s first statement to police about being knocked down backwards with one punch from Trayvon Martin. It also provides excerpts from Zimmerman’s first bond hearing, including Detective Gilbreath’s statement that Zimmerman’s story about wiggling from the concrete to the grass is not consistent with the evidence that the State found.
Killer and accused murderer George Zimmerman’s trial is scheduled to begin on June 10, 2013 with jury selection.
Some history and excerpts of the work of Assistant State’s Attorney Bernie de la Rionda, lead prosecutor in the George Zimmerman case.
On the night that George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, Detective Singleton interrogated George Zimmerman. Zimmerman spoke about crossing the “T” and looking to see whether he could see the kid. Zimmerman said that he did not see the kid. That’s important to keep in mind.
Singleton continued and asked questions for Zimmerman’s actions as he was walking back from Retreat View Circle. She asked Zimmerman where his cell phone was; was it in his pocket? Did his cell phone get dropped? Zimmerman answered “No. I had it in my hand. When he, I put it, when they said would you like the police officer to meet you … ”
Then Zimmerman goes into his version of the lie that he told the dispatcher that he would meet the arriving cop at his vehicle. Zimmerman then says that he put his cell phone away. What he says thereafter clearly proves that Zimmerman knew where Trayvon was before he ended his call with dispatch.
Credit goes to BlushedBrown for catching what George Zimmerman said to Singleton.
And some people do not believe that the State’s Probable Cause Affidavit is supported by evidence? Just listen ….
Starting from point A.
Justifiable use of force by the aggressor is not available to a person who initially provokes the use of force against himself.
If not but for the fact that George Zimmerman, (who was armed with a fully loaded gun), got out of his truck to follow 17-year-old, unarmed Trayvon Martin, the two would not have come into physical contact.