When I first heard the screams on the 911 call, I questioned whether George Zimmerman (GZ) used a cop take-down technique on Trayvon Martin. The screams recorded on the 911 tape were not only screams for help. They are cries of pain and just before the shot, we can hear screams of “No! Noooo!” Then I read a Reuter’s article that reports Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s dad, saying of the photo shown to him by a detective of the Sanford Police Department;
“It was Trayvon, dead at the scene – his eyes rolled back, a tear on his cheek, saliva coming from his mouth. “
That is the face of a person who was crying, who was afraid, who was in pain. That is the face that applies to the screams heard on the 911 call.
George Zimmerman Had Experience To Cause Others Physical Pain
An unnamed former co-worker told the New York Daily News that GZ was paid under-the-table for providing security for illegal house parties between 2001 and 2005, but was let go because his anger issues “became a liability.” We know that he was arrested for attacking an undercover law enforcement officer.
GZ is a former bouncer. He wanted to be a cop. Former cop and current U.S. Air Marshall, Mark Osterman, was GZ’s mentor. He taught GZ how to shoot.
GZ attended a community volunteer law enforcement academy where civilians get to see the work of law enforcement.
Put this together, and they give reason to believe that GZ was exposed to, and maybe even trained and practiced, police restraint and take-down techniques.
Since many are of the opinion that GZ is a cop wannabee, why stop with pursuing, terminology he uses, and carrying a gun while on neighborhood watch? Why not also include self-defense, disarming, taking down, and restraining “suspects”?
Frederick Leatherman’s Law Blog presents an excellent post on “Dueling Witnesses.” Written by a poster whose handle/name is Patricia, it questions whether GZ twisted Trayvon Martin’s arm or wrist. http://frederickleatherman.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/zimmerman-witnesses-practicum-by-patricia-with-update-on-character-assassination-efforts/
It is Frederick Leatherman’s blog and Patricia’s contribution that inspired this post. It would be somewhat disrespectful to take up this much space on another’s blog in the comment section. The videos posted here are in consideration that GZ could have applied a wrist lock (which he told Serino that he did), and also because having Trayvon in a wrist lock, it would have protected his holstered gun from being taken by Trayvon.
Witnesses saw “wrestling.” At any time, either person could be on the top of the other. Thus, it is not my position to say that Trayvon was never on top of GZ. Lab reports provide that Trayvon did not punch GZ, neither place his hands over GZ’s nose or mouth. So, let’s place Trayvon on top of GZ, and see what could have possibly happened consistent also with the evidence of the bullet hole in Trayvon’s clothes, as compared to where the bullet entered his chest.
Lab reports for trace elements say that debris was found on GZ’s left shoe. From the photos taken of GZ the night that he killed Trayvon, grass can be seen on the toe of GZ’s left boot. Debris was found on Trayvon’s shoes, sweatshirt, and hoodie. Although GZ is left-handed, he conceal carried on his right-side. His re-enactment provides that GZ indeed reached for his gun on his right-side. It appears that the side where the gun is not holstered is important when restraining a person.
DeeDee stated that it sounded like someone pushed Trayvon, and she heard Trayvon say “Get off. Get off.” GZ was carrying a tactical flashlight. In none of his interviews, neither his re-enactment, does he mention when and why he dropped the tactical flashlight. While GZ states that the altercation started at the “T”, about 40 feet South of that location is the crime scene. Crime scene photos and markers provide that the tactical flashlight was found near Trayvon’s body in the grass. GZ would have us believe that while stumbling, getting his head bashed on the sidewalk, and while doing the shimmy onto the grass, that he held onto his tactical flashlight. It is my suggestion that GZ only let go of that tactical flashlight to take Trayvon down to the ground as Trayvon cried out in pain. He next drew his gun and in response, Trayvon cried “Noooo!!! Noooo!!”
After one resident shouted out that he was calling 911, GZ shot Trayvon Martin. It is my opinion that GZ shot Trayvon because his screams brought attention to them.
When no weapon is involved, a person can still take an assailant down and remove themselves.
In his interview with Sean Hannity, GZ says that he was scared and nervous. Why?
ZIMMERMAN: “I also thought the police were going to come and see me with the firearm and shoot me. I mean, I was terrified.”
It is my opinion that GZ was scared and nervous that the police would arrive and see him with his firearm while Trayvon was screaming out in pain, and for help. Why? Because GZ claims that he holstered his gun after shooting Trayvon Martin.
Mark and Sondra Osterman have written a book where they refer to George Zimmerman as the most hated man in America.
Hated? Maybe by some. Some people think he is the most shameful man in America. Nevertheless, those who probably dislike George Zimmerman or think that he is shameful might be;
1. Responsible gun owners
2. Responsible patients with ADHD.
3. Responsible neighborhood watch volunteers.
4. People that don’t lie to the court.
5. People who tell the truth when under oath.
6. People who don’t wear band aids intended for fingers between their eyes.
7. People who don’t put band aids intended for fingers on their head.
8. People who don’t put band aids on anything after the physician’s assistant examined them, told them to apply soap and water and didn’t apply bandages.
9. People who don’t abandon their jobs and homes within 24 hrs of exercising self-defense when they are innocent.
10. People who donate money for specific use who are betrayed by having the money used to buy expensive cell phones, ITune purchases, and to pay off past-due debts.
11. Dog owners with a neighbor who buys a gun to kill dogs.
12. People who like walking in the rain.
13. The criminally accused who wear GPS ankle bracelets while free on bail and don’t whine about not being able to leave the state where they reside.
14. Parents of teenage boys who walk to the store and can’t walk home without a grown man assuming they are “suspicious.”
15. Parents who don’t want grown men following their children.
16. Teachers who issue discipline who don’t want to be afraid that doing so labels their students as “thugs.”
17. Teenagers who don’t want to be labeled “thugs” because they wear hoodies.
18. People who don’t like seeing George Zimmerman smirk when saying he’s the only witness to the killing of Trayvon Martin.
19. People who know that shooting a gun with one hand can result in recoil that might hit you in the nose.
20. People who don’t like others firing a gun in their backyard.
21. People who would never jump on the back of a person they just fired a gun at, and who they are afraid of.
22. People who say “Let the court decide” and shut up, rather than write a book and/or go on television and radio giving the defendant’s story before the court decides.
23. People who don’t like bullies and cowards.
24. People who can’t stand killers who get on national television and say “It wasn’t my gun. It wasn’t his gun. It was THE gun.”
The reason for this addendum is because I was criticized on another blog for suggesting George Zimmerman’s ability to influence others to do his dirty work without proof.
Originally, a comment posted by George Zimmerman (GZ) on his MySpace page was presented to support his boastfulness in having others do his dirty work and going to jail without spilling the beans on him. However, we have recent documented, audio, and video evidence. I apologize for omitting the obvious. GZ communicated actions to his wife that led to her perjuring herself to the court for GZ’s benefit to be granted a low bond.
Just like GZ said on his MySpace page about getting his “boy,” to handle a “…lil somethin” do a year in jail and keep his mouth shut so GZ doesn’t get his “… ass pinched …” he did the same to, and expected the same from his wife, Shellie Zimmerman. At his bond hearing as Shellie Zimmerman was cross-examined, George sat, not only like a “potted palm” but in a threatening posture, weighing every word spoken by Shellie. Were the wheels in his brain turning, contemplating Shellie’s punishment if she told the truth?
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Another theory, but based on George Zimmerman’s (GZ) blatant lies and deception, he is a study that requires connecting the dots.
At about 40:06 of his interview with Investigator Serino, GZ states something that gives me reason to believe that his Neighborhood Watch (NW) activities were a cover-up for a burglary ring. George Zimmerman states that he has a cousin in prison who wrote him saying that he got off many times as a juvenile. Had he had someone to tell him differently, he might not have been in prison. Because of this, GZ decided to mentor youths. It is also the reason he gave for wanting to be a judge.
This is BULL! If we consider what GZ said with being a judge, it sounds as though he would be willing to deal out harsher punishment than the law allows. Certainly, as his cousin, GZ would know what his cousin did as a juvenile; and how he progressed to committing crime as an adult to end up in prison.
I am unfamiliar with the Florida judicial system of selecting judges, but where I’m from, judges are assigned to courts by the Chief Judge of the Circuit. Most newly elected judges are appointed to small claims cases. A judge hearing family court matters this year, can be appointed to hear traffic cases next year. So what would give GZ the impression, if he ever became a judge, that he could choose to preside solely over juvenile cases?
In his Hannity interview, GZ mentioned mentoring on Sunday evenings before he and Shellie went on their Sunday evening grocery-shopping run. One thing we know is that GZ could not be a tutor because he failed some of his community college classes and received low grades in others. So, what does he mean by “mentoring”? A mentor is someone that spends his or her time and expertise to guide the development of another person. GZ’s history of failing at business, unemployment, financial problems, arrests, and failing classes, tells us that he had no expertise, knowledge, or story of how to succeed to share as a mentor.
None of the juveniles that GZ mentored, neither their parents, have come forth to support GZ’s claims. It is my impression that GZ was not mentoring but rather, recruiting. He was recruiting Black male teens to commit burglaries in The Retreat at Twin Lakes. He knew, by what his cousin said, that juveniles are generally slapped on the wrist, not serving the same consequences as adults who commit burglaries.
Additionally, let’s not forget that O’Mara’s verified GZ’s MySpace page where he wrote;
“… I can hit my boy up to handle a lil somethin with my sister and he’s at my house with his boys on bikes before i hang up with her! They do a year and dont ever open thier mouth to get my ass pinched…”
George Zimmerman likes having others do his dirty work. He is not ethically opposed to having others serve jail time for doing wrong for his benefit. He associates with, or at least in the past associated with, guys who had no fear of going to jail.
When his cousin wrote the letter is unknown. What we do know is that GZ independently organized a Neighbor Watch in Retreat of Twin Lakes around August 2011. The President of the HOA was unaware of this until residents called him asking about a man coming to their homes with a clipboard. Being security of Neighbor Watch (NW) in gated communities is a good cover-up to commit crime. Many homeowners trust them. They tell them when they are going to be away from home, for instance, on vacation. They tell them whether or not they lock their doors; what time they leave for work and in some cases, what they recently purchased that they don’t want stolen.
After GZ organized NW, there were purported burglaries in that community thereafter and GZ observed nothing! He called in other things – open garage door; loitering; a server at his graduation party expecting to be paid; a little boy playing in the street – but no observations of potential burglars – until February 2, 2012.
That 2/2/12 call was for a person in front of or by Frank Taaffe’s house. Taaffe would later praise GZ for thwarting a possible burglary. The person was arrested about 2 weeks thereafter.
In spite of that arrest, GZ would use that incident to justify why Trayvon Martin appeared suspicious, and he alleged that Trayvon was standing in front of that same house.
It is my belief that the person arrested for attempted burglary of Frank Taaffes’ house was well-known to GZ, and GZ threw him under the bus. After doing so, GZ had to CYA so that person would not spill the beans that GZ is the fencer of stolen goods. What better way of doing it than to capture a strange teen and then claim a case of mistaken identity?
Another reason for GZ’s motivation the night of 2/26/12 is because GZ had failed and not obtained his college degree. Chances are that he realized he could not pass those required courses. There is something in his school records that questions whether he was approved for a student loan. GZ could kill two birds with one stone. The first would be to keep his mentored person off his ass, and the second would be to earn some brownie points to gain recognition and better employment. He could outdo the cops by not letting “them” get away. It was imperative that GZ restrain and retain an unsuspecting person that met or closely met the physical description of the person arrested for the 2/2/12 incident.
In his non-emergency call to 911, GZ said “They always get away” before he said “He’s running.” “They always get away” was a scripted statement. First, it conveyed that GZ disapproved of the police not arriving soon enough. Secondly, it conveys a plan to give him a reason to retain and restrain. Only Trayvon Martin ran, and that is when GZ went off script.
When Trayvon ran, did GZ refer to him as a funking ”goon” or “coon’ or “punk”? The “oon” sound is clear. If he said “goon” he would have no reason to lie about it because of the local gang calling themselves goons. Trayvon ran, and that motivated GZ to say “funking poons.” Trust me on this. The FBI and others were listening for a “c” before “oon,” but it is a “p.” Poon is a slang term for wimp. It is short for “poontang.” It’s the same as calling someone a pussy. A poon would be someone not wanting to go to jail for GZ; thus, the relationship between the mentored person GZ threw under the bus, and the pussy now running away from him. GZ wanted to confront, restrain and retain but the suspicious person was a pussy — a fucking poon — for running away.
Based on the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office “Count of Incidence Reports for The Retreat at Twin Lakes” from 3/15/10 – 3/14/12, there were 7 burglaries. That’s 3.5 burglaries per year. If there was a surge after NW as formed, that leads to the reasonable conclusion that GZ might have been involved in organizing that burglary ring.
GZ’s supporters argue that since the killing of Trayvon Martin, burglaries have stopped at The Retreat of Twin Lakes. Certainly they have. The fencer of stolen goods is in a safe-house with a GPS ankle bracelet tracking his every move. There is more ….
On 2/27/12, GZ visited his personal physician to get a note to return to work. While he was waiting to be interviewed on 2/29/12, GZ stated that he was going to Lake Mary for the weekend. The first Associated Press Story about the killing of Trayvon Martin was released March 8, 2012. For some reason however, GZ found it necessary to abandon his job and home the weekend after he killed Trayvon Martin. It is my sincere belief that not being able to give the police another person to blame for the 2/2/12 attempted burglary of Taaffe’s house, GZ immediately went into hiding because he feared the member of his burglary ring that he threw under the bus. There is more ….
There are things we do not know – may never know, but something motivated GZ the evening of Feb. 26, 2012 beyond seeing a person walking in the rain. I don’t know how burglars operate, but it seems logical to me that anyone planning to break into a house would not plan on doing that on a Sunday evening, alone, without transportation on a rainy night for a get-a-way.
Had he not killed Trayvon, GZ’s scheme still would have failed because Trayvon had only been in that area several days before he was killed. It is also my strong impression that GZ killed Trayvon because Trayvon was crying for help. His cries got the attention of residents. During his Hannity interview, GZ says that he was afraid because he did not want the cops showing up finding him standing there with a gun. We only need to consider the true chronological order for when GZ feared being found standing with a gun in his hand.
On March 19, 2012, Robert Zimmerman Sr. met with Investigator Jim Merck of the State’s Attorney Office, and Dale Crosby of the Florida Department of Law enforcement (FDLE). Robert Zimmerman Sr. is George Zimmerman’s father. Papa Zim’s statements reveal that by solely relying on his belief that it was George’s screams heard on the 911 tape, and that George had a broken nose, that the investigation should be closed.
When asked by the Investigator and FDLE officer if there was anything else Robert Zimmerman Sr. wanted to tell them or if there were any questions he had for them that they could answer, Robert Zimmerman Sr. replied,
“Not unless you can make all this end.”
As he continued to talk, Robert Zimmerman Sr. conveyed to the investigators what their decision should be, and how it should be presented to the public. Effectively, he suggested to them that someone, from some office should stand up and say what the investigation reveals rather than only saying that no charges are being brought. His suggestion was that by revealing the results of the investigation, it would prevent complaints that the Sanford Police Department and State of Florida cannot be trusted.
On March 19, 2012 when Robert Zimmerman Sr. spoke those words, he was well aware, and informed by the investigators at that meeting, that the investigation was on-going and had not concluded. Papa Zim’s suggestion effectively told the investigators to make-up findings (or rely solely on him saying GZ is innocent), so that no charges would be brought against GZ.
Florida’s justifiable Use of Force Statute
776.041 Use of force by aggressor.—The justification described in the preceding sections of this chapter is not available to a person who:
(1) Is attempting to commit, committing, or escaping after the commission of, a forcible felony; or
(2) Initially provokes the use of force against himself or herself, unless:
(a) Such force is so great that the person reasonably believes that he or she is in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm and that he or she has exhausted every reasonable means to escape such danger other than the use of force which is likely to cause death or great bodily harm to the assailant; …”
Today, Mark O’Mara announced that he will not use a Stand Your Ground (SYG) defense for George Zimmerman (GZ). Rather, he will use self-defense to request the court to find Zimmerman immune from prosecution. O’Mara’s position appears to be that Zimmerman had no opportunity to escape danger.
All along, I’ve been saying that if not but for the fact that Zimmerman got out of his vehicle and followed Trayvon Martin, that the two would not have come into physical contact with each other. I still stand on that position. But now, O’Mara appears to take a position that GZ was the aggressor, but had no opportunity to escape.
Of course, this is based on GZ’s version of how Travyon straddled him and essentially had four hands — two punching, one over his nose, and another feeling him up to reach the holstered gun.
But here are problems in this portion of GZ’s story. The first is that GZ said each time he tried to get up, Trayvon would push his head on the concrete sidewalk. This conveys that GZ might have been using his elbows for leverage to get up. Was there debris on the sleeves of his jacket? No.
The second problem is that, according to GZ, he was able to “shimmy” onto the grass. That conveys the ability to physically move the body from one location to another while being straddled. While he was doing the shimmy, his head was not being bashed against the sidewalk. Was there blood from GZ’s head on the grass? Don’t know.
Problem three: GZ said that while doing the shimmy, his jacket rose up revealing his holstered gun. In the dark, Trayvon saw the holstered gun inside of GZ’s waistband. This logically means that GZ’s upper body was no longer being straddled and was free. GZ’s body was observable, and feel-able, at least from his waist up.
Problem four: GZ said that he restrained Trayvon’s arm and locked his wrist to prevent him from reaching the gun — and he did this all with his right arm while also using his right-hand to get his gun out of its holster that was inside his waistband.
Problem five: In one version of GZ’s story, he said that Trayvon still had a hand over his nose and was pressing down on it, smothering him. But what did GZ do with his other hand? He made sure it was out-of-the-way while he aimed his gun at Trayvon. Why would GZ’s left hand be in the way of his target?
So here we have another reasonable question. With the person’s left-arm restrained and left-wrist locked, and the other hand on your face, and having ability and time to aim the gun, and knowing the police were on their way, why did you have to pull the trigger? Logically, GZ was in no danger. In his versions, not once does he say that Trayvon was doing any harm to him when he managed to remove a holstered gun from inside his waistband. In GZ’s version, Trayvon had a right-hand that he could have used to get out of GZ’s grip, but was more interested in covering GZ’s nose with it.
And here is where O’Mara is going to have a difficult time proving any version of GZ’s story. The lab report provides that no DNA or blood foreign to Trayvon Martin was found on Martin’s hands.
On February 26, 2012, a 17 year old’s life was brutally taken in Sanford, Florida. His name is Trayvon Martin. The man who killed him, George M. Zimmerman, claimed self-defense under Florida’s stand your ground statute. He was not arrested until April, 2012, after the governor of Florida appointed a special investigating State’s Attorney to the case.
There is so much we want to write regarding the George Zimmerman case.
In all the websites, comments and other writings posted about the subject case, it appears that those supporting George Zimmerman’s innocence incorporate a race in a most denigrating manner. They also use unsupported allegations against Trayvon Martin. Even if the FBI is convinced that George Zimmerman is not racist, we can’t tell by the comments of his supporters. His supporters actually congratulate him for racial profiling and killing a “thug”; want him acquitted to kill more; and encourages others to do the same. SHAMEFUL!
After Shellie Zimmerman was arrested for perjury, those supporting George Zimmerman began an outright (and seemingly organized) attack on Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother. Blackbutterfly7 believes that Ms. Fulton has more class in her little finger than the “Zimmbots” could ever hope for. (Blackbutterfly7 refers to Zimmerman supporters who take his inconsistent versions as gospel as “Zimmbots.” So now you know.)
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