According to WFTV
George Zimmerman entered a no contest plea to resolve a misdemeanor charge of stalking a private investigator in the latest run-in with the law for the neighborhood watch leader who killed Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman will be placed on 12-month probation, during which time he is not allowed to possess a firearm.
Zimmerman entered the no contest plea in absentia, meaning he did not have to be present at the courthouse. Under such a plea, a defendant doesn’t admit guilt, and a conviction is withheld if the conditions of the plea are met.
On May 8, 2018, I reblogged an article published by CBS Miami that reported charges against George Zimmerman for stalking and threatening. In case anyone is unfamiliar, Zimmerman is the man who killed 17-year old, unarmed Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012.
This post contains embedded documents filed with the court that you can read by clicking on the wording in blue, indicating a link. They will open in another window or tab, depending on your browser setting.
In the latest case, the charging information, request for a capias, and summons were filed on March 26, 2018. The summons was served on May 3, 2018, and on May 17, 2018, Zimmerman requested appointment of a public defender. He claimed having no source of income and being $2.5 million in debt.
On May 23, 2018, Public defender Blaise Trettis was appointed to represent Zimmerman, and entered a not guilty plea on Zimmerman’s behalf.
Something of interest happened thereafter. Read the rest of this entry
George Zimmerman, the Florida man acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin, has been charged with misdemeanor stalking after allegedly threatening and harassing a private investigator last year, according to Seminole County officials.
He’s accused of stalking the private investigator, Dennis Warren, in December 2017.
According to a Seminole County Sheriff’s report, Warren was hired by production company Cinemart Productions, which was producing a documentary about Martin’s 2012 death, to track down people to participate in the documentary.
Warren said he left a voicemail for Zimmerman in September 2017 asking him to participate. He told police that was his only attempt to contact Zimmerman.
According to the report, Zimmerman also allegedly texted, “Dennis is a [expletive] who bothered my uncle in his home….local or former law enforcement officer he’s well on his way to the inside of a gator as well. 10-4?”
Warren said Zimmerman began contacting him on Dec. 17, saying he received 21 phone calls, 38 text messages, and seven voicemails in a span of just over two hours. One of the voicemails allegedly said, “Answer your phone, [expletive]” and “I’ll see you before you realize it.”
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There’s a Change.org petition. The title of the petition reads, “18-year old high school football player has been charged with murder defending his mom.” The petition asks that all charges against Luis Moux be dropped. I read the body of the petition three times and after a very long sigh, decided that I would share this.
According to CBS News, and the New York Post, Stanley Washington, (43-years old) arrived at the apartment where Luis Moux and his 37-year old mom, Lorena Sesemer live. An altercation took place between them and Luis found Washington on top of his mom. Luis wrapped his arm around Washington’s neck to pull him off his mom. Washington fell unconscious and died.
The New York Daily News reports that Luis had bite marks on his forearm and knee.
Luis was charged with manslaughter. Some reports say that Luis bail was set at $50K. Others say that his bail was set at $25K cash. Either way, Luis has been released on bail.
According to police, the boyfriend, Stanley Washington had a long criminal history that ranges from assault to criminal possession of a weapon, to menacing, criminal trespass and possession and sale of marijuana. Police had been to Sesemer’s apartment several times in the past to sort out domestic disputes involving Washington.
The New York Post reports that Stanley’s brother stated that he had taken care of Luis since he was 2-years old and that his brother was not violent. Djuana Martinez, identified as Stanley Washington’s wife, said that Stanley “has a heart of gold.”
That is the story.
People, this is where the rubber meets the road. I am now coming back full-circle to where I was during the George Zimmerman case. Anyone who follows this blog should know that I stand for equality for all and that includes equal justice. You might also know that I am opposed to Stand Your Ground law. This particular case, for me, is not one of taking sides of who is right or wrong. Rather, this is a case of people being careful of the things they request or demand of government officials in petitions. This is why … Read the rest of this entry
George Zimmerman Calls Man A (Racial slur) Lover. He Couldn’t Wait Until Trump is Sworn-in Before Feeling His Oats
Hat Tip to Mindyme.
George Zimmerman was removed Wednesday night from a Lake Mary bar after creating a disturbance, Seminole County deputies said.
Deputies were called to the Corona Cigar Co. on Townpark Avenue at 11:04 p.m. to investigate allegations of a battery between Tony Brown and Amanda Horne, deputies said. Zimmerman was visiting the cigar company with Horne, deputies said.
While deputies were reviewing surveillance video, they said they went to the front of the store because they heard people yelling. An employee told deputies that she was trying to collect a bill from Zimmerman when he yanked his credit card out of her hand.
Chip Brown, the manager of the Corona Cigar Co., told deputies that he wanted Zimmerman trespassed, or removed, because of several “recent disturbances that he had initiated,” deputies said. Zimmerman was later trespassed by deputies.
Brown told deputies that Zimmerman later approached him and said: “I didn’t know you were a (racial slur) lover” before he left the bar Wednesday night.
Zimmerman later approached a deputy and said he wanted to prosecute a person for battery unrelated to Wednesday’s incident. When deputies tried to get more information, they said Zimmerman demanded the deputy’s business card, but then refused to accept it and walked out of the building, deputies said.
Zimmerman later called 911, identified himself as “John Doe” and asked to speak to a supervisor. Deputies said Zimmerman would not cooperate with any other questions asked by the 911 operator.
Another deputy arrived at the Corona Cigar Co. to talk to Zimmerman about his wish to prosecute a person for battery. Zimmerman told deputies that Floyd Narcisse approached him and asked, “Zimmerman, what are you doing here?” Zimmerman told deputies that he told Narcisse to leave him alone, but that Narcisse hit Zimmerman on the shoulder twice. Several witnesses disputed Zimmerman’s claims about Narcisse.
Narcisse said he walked up to Zimmerman to shake his hand, but was ignored, and he tapped Zimmerman on the shoulder, deputies said.
In May of 2015, Apperson shot at Zimmerman while the two were in separate vehicles on the road. It was the third confrontation between Apperson and Zimmerman.
Prosecutors charged Apperson with attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault with a firearm and shooting into an occupied vehicle. If convicted he would face a minimum-mandatory sentence of 20 years in prison under Florida’s 10-20-life statute.
Apperson is claiming self-defense, saying that Zimmerman threatened to kill him and pointed a gun at him. Zimmerman denies that although he had two guns in his truck. Apperson is represented by defense attorney Michael LaFay.
Trial is scheduled to run through Friday.
Courtchatter has the videos on their Youtube channel, but the sound is not the best. I started the first below video with the unremorseful, unemployed, bumpy head, homeless man who killed Trayvon Martin coming into the courtroom. It is interesting that Don West was in the courtroom.
The second video continues with Zimmerman’s testimony, where he testified of calling a detective a “bitch” and “blonde bimbo,” saying he did not know she is a detective because she was dressed in plain clothes.
Apperson’s attorney began cross examining Zimmerman, which you can watch in the following video. Cross-examination continued Wednesday morning. Subsequent videos of the trial will be posted in the comment section of this blog.
“Florida State Attorney Who Oversaw Trayvon Martin & Marissa Alexander Cases Is Defeated in Primary”
It’s been said by some on this blog that we anticipated hearing from George Zimmerman soon. He’s been quiet since his suspension off Twitter for tweeting revenge porn. In these past months, I’ve refrained from writing about that, in addition to writing about other things that Zimmerman does or that involves him. Today, I’m writing about him to send a message to America — THANK YOU for not allowing Zimmerman to taint the memory of Trayvon Martin. Thank you for not allowing Zimmerman to capitalize on the anger, rage, and pain that he caused on the rainy night of February 26, 2012.
The “most hated man in America” received his gun back from the DOJ, who had possession of it since his state trial ended on July 13, 2013. Zimmerman’s best friend, Mark Osterman, called Zimmerman “the most hated man in America” in the title of his book. Osterman wrote that book before Zimmerman stood trial and as we have seen, everything that Zimmerman has ventured upon since the end of his trial has proven that people do not like him.
Yesterday, the media announced that Zimmerman was auctioning off the Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm gun that he used to kill Trayvon Martin. The auction was to open this morning on GunBroker.com, starting at $5,000. When I read that, I wondered if having the weapon caused Zimmerman such pain, then why not have it destroyed rather than selling it for popularity purposes. I mean, he purchased it for less than $300 so why would he think its minimum value is $5,000? Is he putting a value on it that he thinks is the equivalent of Trayvon’s life? Is he putting a value on it because he thinks his own name is worth that much? Or, is that his price to kill?
Now, it doesn’t matter what his reasons or intentions were, because the auction site cancelled the auction. Read the rest of this entry
I was just thinking yesterday that it’s been over 2 years since Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce. Her infamous husband, George Zimmerman, killed unarmed, 17-year old Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012. He was acquitted in July 2013. Shellie filed for divorce in September 2013. A default judgment was entered in the case, but George obtained an attorney and asked that the case be reopened to divide assets and debts. The only possible asset was pending, and it was George’s suit against NBC.
Judge Debra Nelson, who also presided over George’s murder trial, dismissed his case against NBC. It went up on appeal and several months ago, the Appellate Court affirmed Judge Nelson’s ruling.
Ebony has published “The 10 Most Underreported Black Stories of 2015. The list is long, so the following are several that I found quite interesting – things I did not know.
Black Lives Matter throws support behind police shooting victim, Zachary Hammond, who was White.
The Black Lives Matter movement is serious about the message that police violence is epidemic in America. So race didn’t factor in when they took up the cause of Zachary Hammond, an unarmed, White 19-year-old South Carolina man, who was shot to death by an officer on July 26, 2015 in Seneca, South Carolina. Black Lives Matter publicly cried out for justice for Hammond, just as they did for so many other cases where Blacks were killed by cops. And just like so many others, the officer in Hammond’s case was not charged. While his family has vowed to continue to fight for justice, Black Lives Matter has included Hammond’s name in the long list of victims of excessive police brutality.
As Lincoln Blades commented in The Grio, acknowledging the systemic causes of Hammond’s death means “admitting that black folks haven’t been lying or exaggerating when we’ve said that there is a real problem with policing in America.”
Bomb explodes outside Colorado Springs NAACP office Read the rest of this entry
Caterpillars, moths, butterflies, and all creatures great and small;
There is lots of news.
This afternoon, officials began identifying the 14 victims of the San Bernardino mass shooting. The Huffington Post has posted the information. One victim leaves behind 6 children.
The New York Times is keeping a running format on investigation updates.
Also this afternoon, Twitter suspended George Zimmerman’s account. It appears that he was in a relationship with a woman in Kentucky, and they broke up. Zimmerman went on a revenge-porn campaign, posting nude photos of her on Twitter along with her address and phone number. The Daily Dot has screenshots and the story.
Hat tip to Scrodriguez.
This afternoon, a probable cause hearing was held in the case of the State of Florida vs. Matthew Apperson. George Zimmerman took the stand to testify of the incident of May 11, 2015.
Apperson is charged with three counts;
Attempted second degree murder with a firearm.
Shooting into an occupied vehicle.
Aggravated assault with a firearm.
During his testimony, Zimmerman was wishy-washy about what was contained in a bag in his truck, first saying that he could not identify the bag, to saying that it did not contain multiple boxes of ammunition, to then identifying at least two boxes of ammunition.
Zimmerman also testified that he had a gun in a holder that is screwed onto the dashboard of his truck, and that he removed the gun and placed it in the middle holder just before the Lake Mary police officer reached his vehicle.
Thinking that he had been shot, Zimmerman did not call 911 but proceeded down the road to get the attention of the Seminole County Sheriff. Zimmerman also claimed that he did not give a statement to the Lake Mary police that day because he thinks the department is corrupt. He also testified that he was not sure if he should go to the hospital because of his “high profile” and that people were already taking photos. Read the rest of this entry
It started with the press announcing that George Zimmerman did a painting of the confederate flag because a Florida gun shop owner is being sued. Zimmerman wants to sell prints of the painting and split the money with the gun shop owner.
Twenty-eight year old Andy Halliman, owner of Florida Gun Supply in Inverness, Florida, is being sued by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, (CAIR).
Hallinan calls himself a “patriot” and thinks that his unlawful discrimination protects America. Previously, Hallinan allowed American-Muslims customers to take his gun safety course and purchase from him if they told him they had served the country and didn’t believe in the caliphate or in killing non-believers. He made them take an oath. Read the rest of this entry
So, he paints a Confederate flag over an American flag that he painted. That speaks volumes.
CREDIT: JOE BURBANK/ORLANDO SENTINEL/ASSOCIATED PRESS In this July 9, 2013, file photo, George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom for a lunch break during his trial in Seminole Circuit Court, in Sanford, Florida.
George Zimmerman, who rose to national notoriety in 2012 after shooting and killing unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, is now selling prints of a Confederate flag painting, in part to benefit a Florida gun store owner who is facing a lawsuit after declaring his business “Muslim-free.”
The prints — copies of an original work hand-painted by Zimmerman — are available for about $50 each at Florida Gun Supply in the city of Inverness. Andy Hallinan, the store’s owner, declared his store a “Muslim-free” zone in a July YouTube video, on the grounds that he did not want to “arm and train those who wish to do harm to my fellow patriots.”
The Council on American-Islamic…
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- This last week has been filled with some interesting stories. Zimmerman is back in the news again and it appears he is once again the “victim”. Apparently George has followed through in pressing charges against Apperson.
My personal thoughts, is anybody allowed to stand their ground with this clown? I think the only thing that’s going to come of this is a waste of tax payer dollars, but it will be fun to watch George take the stand if he really intends on this going through…
It is funny to see some Dunn supporters stand up for George in this regard. Apperson thought he saw George waive his gun. Dunn swore up and down Jordan had a gun… even though no gun was ever found in the SUV that Dunn shot up. George on the other hand, did indeed have his gun. But, it’s funny to sit back and watch the hypocrisy flow from the nutters.
- Waco presented us a 5 biker gang brawl that ended up with a shoot out leaving 9 dead and more than 170 arrest. In fact, it turns out one of those arrested is a retired detective. So let me get this straight — cops retire to become bad guys! What’s going on here? I wonder if throughout the investigation if we will learn that this former Detective did certain favors for his “Club”?
Let me say this before going further. I really don’t care that Matthew Apperson has been charged for shooting at George Zimmerman. I really don’t care whether Zimmerman was or wasn’t the aggressor. What I find is that this is all entertaining and as the case progresses, we shall see whether Zimmerman behaves in his demonstrated pattern.
When Zimmerman filed suit against Ames, it was reported that Zimmerman was subpoenaed for deposition, and he failed to appear.
When Zimmerman appeared at his bail hearing, and he took the stand and was cross-examined, he became physically agitated, vague, and forgetful. He never took the witness stand thereafter, even waiving his right to a stand your ground hearing, which would have required him to testify.
Zimmerman filed suit against NBC for defamation, but his lawyers did not proceed to discovery. It would have required that Zimmerman be deposed. Judge Nelson, who also presided over Zimmerman’s second degree murder case, dismissed Zimmerman’s lawsuit.
Orlando Sentinel reports;
“Mr. Zimmerman was relieved when he learned of Mr. Apperson’s arrest,” said Don West, attorney for Zimmerman. “George has confidence in the Seminole County State Attorney’s office to effectively prosecute Mr. Apperson and he will continue to cooperate in the investigation and prosecution of the case.”
We shall see. In this matter involving Matthew Apperson, we shall see whether the State’s star witness is going to cooperate by testifying, subjecting himself to cross-examination by defense attorneys. Maybe the interrogation and mischaracterization of testimony and events committed by Don West upon Rachel Jentel in Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial, will come back to haunt Zimmerman. Can he withstand two days in the witness boxed being asked the same questions in 10 different ways? Read the rest of this entry
At about 1 pm in Lake Mary, FL, on Lake Mary Blvd near 1-4, George Zimmerman was once again making the news. I don’t know about you but I’m not surprised, I made a comment the other day on Twitter how it was about time for him to once again make the news.
It involved a road rage incident (his second). The driver of a Lexus claims that Zimmerman waved a gun at him so he fired back. The bullet entered the passenger side window of Zimmerman’s Honda and Zimmerman was slightly injured in the face by flying glass/debris. The bullet missed him.
The driver of the other car drove to a strip center and begged a man returning from lunch to call 911 for him, and that he just shot George Zimmerman. It should be interesting to note that this center is very near his former ex-girlfriend’s dentist office from his last domestic violence incident. Read the rest of this entry
Written by scrodriguez.
Here we go again same (expletive), different toilet. George Zimmerman is playing the blame game again. This time he has pointed the finger at President Barack Obama stating that our president is to blame for racial tensions surrounding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Of course we expect the typical “I am not to blame” campaign headed by Zimmerman. after all his past clearly proves this right? I mean it wasn’t his fault that he was following an unarmed teen in the middle of the night first by car then by foot he didn’t create any scenario at all that would leave a kid to feel threatened no not good ole Georgie.
George follows the book, respects the law. (snark) I mean that is evidenced by him disregarding the neighborhood watch handbook guide in which the Director of neighborhood watch clearly stated, time and time again, not to follow anybody. The handbook clearly states you are the eyes and ears for law enforcement — not the vigilante. George’s actions remind me of a statement made at his trial by Rachel Jentel.
In fact, George was even reminded this on his non-emergency call when he reported a suspicious looking black teen walking through the Retreat at Twin Lakes. And of course, after several neighborhood watch meetings, after having read the handbook given to him and being reminded on the non-emergency call not to follow, George did not follow those instructions. In the end, he said it was Trayvon’s fault for his own death.
Oh wait – maybe it was the dispatcher’s fault for asking if he wanted to meet the arriving officer at the mailbox. Maybe it was the day of the week’s fault because he and Shellie always grocery shopped on Sunday evenings after he cooked dinner for her – although Shellie had left George the day before and was at her dad’s. Read the rest of this entry
Reblogged from News One. (Not directly reblogged because of the size of a photo that might be a trigger alert for those traumatized by the face of George Zimmerman.)
In a newly released video, George Zimmerman — the former neighborhood watchman acquitted of murder in 2013 — blames President Obama for stirring racial tensions following the fatal shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012.
Zimmerman, who pursued and approached the 17-year-old as he walked to his father’s house, can be heard on the March 8 recording saying he was victimized by Obama and wrongly accused of being a racist by the media.
The Orlando Sentinel writes:
“…he faulted the media for portraying him as a racist and the criminal justice system for bringing him to trial but saved his harshest criticism for Obama, whom he accused of trying to prosecute “an innocent American.”
“For him to make incendiary comments as he did and direct the Department of Justice to pursue a baseless prosecution, he by far over-stretched, over-reached,” Zimmerman said. The president, whom he referred to as “Barack Hussein Obama,” should have told the public, ” ‘Let’s not rush to judgment,’ ” Zimmerman said.”
The recording, released by his Tampa divorce lawyer Howard Iken of Ayo and Iken PLC, marks Zimmerman’s first public comments since the DOJ announced in February that he did not violate Trayvon’s rights. Since his acquittal and even during his numerous run-ins with the law following the trial, Zimmerman has remained mum and “still tightly guards his privacy,” according to The OS. Read the rest of this entry
Hat tip to Butterflydreamer2.
Zimmerman’s attorney, Don West, said that he hopes the decision will mark the start of a new chapter in George Zimmerman’s life.
Trayvon’s parents said they are disappointed but thanked the Justice Department for their investigation.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder stated that the investigation concluded that circumstances of the case did not meet the high standard required to prove a federal hate crime.
The timing raises suspicion of the investigation and result. The federal grand jury met last year and their session ended in December. Had the federal grand jury not returned an indictment, the DOJ should have announced that much sooner than now. Zimmerman did have an attorney; Don West, who is a federal criminal defense attorney. Apparently, Zimmerman was anticipating an indictment. The question is, did the federal grand jury return an indictment, but the DOJ decide that in spite of that, they will not prosecute? Read the rest of this entry