Since we posted this initial thread exposing the manipulation by ABC news in their stolen “expose’” video, the Sanford Police Department has released the “official” copy of the same surviellance footage from the CCTV system from the police station. The official versions carry the “Sanford Police Department” stamp in the upper right corner.
However, various media outlets are not NOTIFYING viewers when they scrub the stolen footage and replace with the “official” footage. More evidence of the media manipulation. *As a note in the “official” footage a “butterfly bandage” is clearly visible on the bridge of the nose of George Zimmerman.*….. /SD
Oh what a tangled web is weaved…..
A police surveillance video obtained by ABC news shows George Zimmerman’s arrival at the police station following the Trayvon Martin shooting. It is being used by people, and manipulated by the media in an apparent attempt to bolster their case that Trayvon did not attack Zimmerman.
Watching the video many Trayvon advocates, and those with a vested interest in selling the Trayvon family story, are saying the video is damning to Zimmerman because they cannot make out any significant injuries to his face or back of his head.
However, there is something more evident, and far more damning, in the video than most observers are focusing on. A BFD (I’ll explain after the video).
First. The “eye-witness named Jason” told police and reporters “the person calling for help, the guy on the bottom, was wearing a red jacket”. Well obviously that’s exactly what Zimmerman is wearing in this video.
However supporters for the Trayvon family version of events point to the conspicuous absence of significant visible injuries to Zimmerman’s face or back of his head.
But really what were the reported injuries?
Police statements and reports show upon their arrival they witnessed grass on the back of Zimmerman’s jacket, blood coming out of his nose, and blood from small cuts to the back of his head. Zimmerman was treated by paramedics in the back of the police vehicle on the scene. The paramedics were from the Fire Dept.
The following day Zimmerman went to the emergency room where it was confirmed his nose was broken. If you look at this screen shot it appears he has something covering his nose.
There is nothing in this video that disputes that police report, the responding officer’s statements, or contradicts anything Zimmerman said.
You would not be able to see any more evidence of a broken nose from this video. If you’ve ever broken your nose, or been punched in the face, you understand. That does not automatically lead to “significant visible injury”. In short you wouldn’t be able to see a small cut on the back of his head no longer bleeding, nor would you be able to detect a broken nose from this video. Period.
But there is a more visible, issue with this video.
Go look at it again. This footage is video of a video. Meaning that surveillance camera used in the police station does not move. Yet the video is moving and shadowing the police and Zimmerman.
This is footage taken on an i-phone by someone recording the screen at a Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) panel monitor and feed. You can tell in a few segments of the video that show the exterior frame of the monitor being filmed.
Again, CCTV surveillance video cameras like this do not move. They’re stationary fixed recording cameras. This is a video shot of a monitor showing the CCTV digital video playback.
Why does this matter.?
Well first this proves this video was not released by the police department. Nor was it leaked by the police department or it would have been footage from the actual digital recording. They would not release footage from recording a monitor showing the footage, they would just copy the recorded image on DVD and present.
This is stolen and intentionally leaked “unauthorized” video footage from someone recording it from a monitor inside the Police Department. Either by an employee of the police dept., or by a journalist who convinced an employee within the police dept to film it.
So why steal, sneak, and release the video? and why via ABC ? Who does this benefit? That’s the bigger type of question those of us who have been following the media manipulation want to know.
Lets take a look at the report that accompanies the video from ABC and I’ll interject with a few thoughts that might help answer the question of who benefits and who stole it. You can decide for yourself:
ABC – A police surveillance video taken the night that Trayvon Martin was shot dead shows no blood or bruises on George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who says he shot Martin after he was punched in the nose, knocked down and had his head slammed into the ground.
The surveillance video, which was obtained exclusively by ABC News, shows Zimmerman arriving in a police cruiser. As he exits the car, his hands are cuffed behind his back. Zimmerman is frisked and then led down a series of hallways, still cuffed.
Zimmerman, 28, is wearing a red and black fleece and his face and head are cleanly shaven. He appears well built, hardly the portly young man depicted in a 2005 mug shot that until a two days ago was the single image the media had of Zimmerman.
The initial police report noted that Zimmerman was bleeding from the back of the head and nose, and after medical attention it was decided that he was in good enough condition to travel in a police cruiser to the Sanford, Fla., police station for questioning.
His lawyer later insisted that Zimmerman’s nose had been broken in his scuffle with 17-year-old Martin.
In the video an officer is seen pausing to look at the back of Zimmerman’s head, but no abrasions or blood can be seen in the video and he did not check into the emergency room following the police questioning.
*snip* The questioning lasted over 5 hours in the police dept. It has been reported by police, and later by Zimmerman’s attorney that he went to the emergency room the next day.
Zimmerman was not arrested although ABC News has learned that the lead homicide investigator filed an affidavit urging Zimmerman be charged with manslaughter. The prosecutor, however, told the officer to not file the charge because there was not enough evidence [at that time] for conviction.
Zimmerman said he was heading back to his car when Martin attacked him. His lawyer, Craig Sonner, said his client felt “one of them was going to die that night,” when he pulled the trigger.
Martin’s girlfriend, who was on the phone with him in his final moments, told ABC News in an exclusive interview that she has not been interviewed by police, despite Martin telling her he was being followed.
*snip* IMPORTANT. Remember it was Florida Attorney General who said when being interviewed with Piers Morgan on Tuesday evening March 27th, that Trayvon’s girlfriend “had refused to cooperate with police and investigators” up to that moment. Bondi was hopeful that the girlfriend now named DeeDee would be more helpful to the newly assigned State Attorney General Angela Corey.
Again the question, why would DeeDee refuse to make a statement to police immediately following the shooting and why would she continue to refuse to talk to police and investigators, but yet sign an affidavit with the lawyer for the Trayvon family?
She would not swear under oath for the police nor be helpful or supportive in their investigation and case. It is not a matter of her not being interviewed because the police don’t want to; it’s because she refuses to.
The 16-year-old girl, who is only being identified as DeeDee, recounted the final moments of her conversation with Martin before the line went dead.
“When he saw the man behind him again he said this man is going to do something to him. And then he said this man is still behind him and I said run,” she said.
Phone records obtained by ABC News show that the girl called Martin at 7:12 p.m., five minutes before police arrived, and remained on the phone with Martin until moments before he was shot.
*snip* Note: “Obtained by ABC news” from the Trayvon family because that’s the only way ABC would be able to get them. And as early as March 21st Trayvon’s mother, Sylvia Fuller, stated she had them.
DeeDee said Martin turned around and asked Zimmerman why he was following him.
“The man said what are you doing around here?” DeeDee recalled Zimmerman saying.
She said she heard someone pushed into the grass before the call was dropped.
Zimmerman, who had called 911, was asked by the dispatcher if he was following the teen. When Zimmerman replied that he was, the dispatcher said, “We don’t need you to do that.”
Martin’s death has sparked protests across the country and prompted President Obama to say that if he had a son, he would look like Martin.
Over the past few days, leaks have emerged suggesting Martin was dogged by discipline problems. [...]
[Trayvon family attorney Benjamin] Crump alleged that the Sanford police had leaked damaging information about Martin in order to muddy the case, calling it a “conspiracy.” Crump called the school disciplinary problems “irrelevant” to the case that “an unarmed 17 year kid was killed.” (read more)
So who leaked the tape and why?
Occam’s Razor – Well obviously the phone records were provided to ABC by the Trayvon family. So it would stand to reason that someone supportive of the Trayvon family would steal and release to ABC the footage from the CCTV camera(s).
The Trayvon family and the Trayvon supporters, in the public, and in the media, believe this footage supports their version of events.
So the question of who they thought would benefit is an easy one, the Trayvon family.
The expose’ is really into who “they” are within the statement above. They includes the team of Tracy Martin and Sylvia Fuller, along with their lawyers and Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, MSNBC, The Black Panthers, and perhaps more concerningly ABC NEWS.
Is ABC news, home of former political advisor George Stephanopoulos, reporting the news, creating the news, or stoking the flames under the powder keg of faux-racism.? Just to advance their elitist media control over opinion and thought which is usually aimed at the Starbucks Liberals.
There are many ideological components at work here. Not the least of which is an ideological alignment between the race baiting industry, the insufferable institutional legacy media, and the progressive left -in all it’s forms- who benefit from the division.
*looking at you Mr. President*