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Frank Taaffe and The Butterfly Effect of Precious

Frank Taaffe

Frank Taaffe

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.

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Gabourey Sidibe

 

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.

Rachel JeantelThe 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.  Black butterfly with hearts

George Zimmerman Trial – Day 4

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.

Dedicated to “DeeDee”

” To all the sisters who cried for a brother …”

“Sister sister, respect is due, and from the bottom of my heart, I feel good about you”

Lyrics from Heavy D & The Boyz “Sister, Sister”

 

 

 

Using Deadly Force in 40 Seconds

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.

We Give Our Support to “DeeDee”,Her Family and Friends.

DeeDee has been blogged, caricaturized, blogged about and taken apart as much as Trayvon Martin.Hoodie-back

She stated to Bernie de la Rionda that the relationship was getting serious between the two.

Remember your childhood sweetheart? Remember how you use to pull her ponytails in school? Or you kicking him in the shins? Then you got older and there was none of that. It was the googly eyes. It was, “Can I walk you home”, “Can I carry your books”, “Call me”.

Remember those days…….

We were all that age once. All we could do was talk on the phone. We would talk about school. We would talk about our parents. We would talk about what we were going to wear. We talked about what kind of car we wanted to drive. We talked about silly things.  The point is, that is what teenagers do.

It saddens me greatly that she will not have the opportunity to see if the relationship would flourish.

If they would have gone to Prom together? What pictures would have been taken? What corsage would he had bought her? If he would have made some moves on her? Ahh, but he was a Mama’s boy, and I don’t think DeeDee would of let that go.  But yes, this is what teenagers do. Testing the waters before them.

It is without a doubt this young lady needs the constant support of her family and friends and by her internet family as well. We can only imagine the horror she felt when she heard of her childhood friend being killed.  The agony of not letting anyone know who she was; the thought of people trying to hurt her; the constant supervision by her parents; the inability to use her FaceBook and Twitter; a big no-no for teenagers. That can actually cause them physical pain if they are not connected to the internet.

I am not naive. She will find someone else to talk to, be with, even marry.   But there will be no other person who will be like Trayvon for the rest of her life.  This I know for sure.

She is under our cloak of protection against those who seek to harm, discredit, name call, and cyberbully her for no other reason than she was the last person to talk to Trayvon before he was killed.

The family here at Blackbutterfly7 extends our heart, our minds, our support to DeeDee, her family and friends.

Little Sister, we have your back.

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