Arresting someone because they are “not black” is just as racist as not arresting someone because they are black.
Another installment in our soup to nuts deconstruction of the lies and obfuscations by the media in the Trayvon Martin case. Along with what verified fact based information we can gather.
Every Day The media looks more and more insufferably inept. You don’t charge someone with a crime unless you think you can convict them, that’s basic prosecutorial ethics. If the evidence isn’t good enough to use at the trial, it’s not good enough to use to arrest.
Throughout the past few weeks more new facts surrounding Trayvon Martin have been discovered thanks to the New Media doing the work the Institutional Lame Stream Legacy Media intentionally refuses to do. Simultaneously we discover how many lies and falsehoods are continuing. Today’s updates include:
- CNN Backs Away and now confirms the intelligible audio from the 911 recording was not a racist slur. George Zimmerman said “fucking cold”.
- Robert Zimmerman shares that police and officials have phone records from George Zimmerman showing he was going shopping on the night in question.
- Trayvon family attorney Ben Crump exposes the real agenda, money.
In short. This is perhaps the biggest national racial event since Rodney King. It is also shaping up to be the biggest media driven false public story since Richard Jewell. It’s in the process of becoming a watershed event; And, as more facts surface, it continues to look almost entirely fake. It’s a tempest in a teacup.
The whole thing is an institutionally media-generated racialist/socialist psycho-political agitator’s dream come true.
Today we will update and continue to outline and contrast the false narrative sold by the Legacy media types, TV, Print and Radio including: ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, FOX, CNN, PBS, Associated Press, Reuters Media, USA Today, New York Times, Orlando Sentinel and other like-minded affiliates.
For the sake of these continuing posts we are going to focus entirely on Trayvon Martin and not the infinite various nuances and side stories spinning out of the false narrative. I apologize for the length, but accuracy matters and context is needed.
SUMMARY of Content: In summary we now know Trayvon Martin was not the innocent 17-year-old (junior year) High School kid portrayed by the media as: a football player, a volunteer mentor, a math loving student, and loving respectful child, who was serving a
five day ten day suspension for tardiness. This was, and is, a complete fabrication. The truth is divergent in the extreme.
But that picture of an innocent child was exactly what the media wanted to sell, because it fit their chosen narrative.
The media even doctored photographs to make Trayvon look more child like.
It is also what the professional race-baiting Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, New Black Panther party wanted to portray; and it should be mentioned at the time of this writing they are still bitterly clinging to it. But losing grip rapidly.
Real photo Doctored By Media Photo
When the truth is being presented, one does not have to work so hard to control, portray, obfuscate and spin. The media have been working very hard because the media has not been presenting ‘the truth’.
But now, against the shere weight of the truth-telling, research, and presentation of facts by the New Media, the Legacy media is beginning to backtrack. Their false construction is crumbling around them.
However, we are not going to let them just skulk back into the shadows. They, the media, created this mess – and make no mistake, this is a huge mistake – and now they are going to be forced to own it. All of it.
We will not allow the media to turn George Zimmerman into Richard Jewell. Not this time. This time we push back. Truth is on our side.
False - The media initially reported that Trayvon was suspended from school for five days because he was tardy. That narrative soon changed to the more truthful ten days. However, they missed the reasoning and a little research revealed much more.
Truth - We now know that Trayvon Martin was suspended from school THREE times in this school year. We do not know the details of the first suspension, rumored Tardiness. But Trayvon Martin was suspended the second time from school in October 2011 for an incident in which he was found in possession of stolen women’s jewelry and a screwdriver that a school security staffer described as a “burglary tool,” The Miami Herald has learned.
According to the report, on Oct. 21 staffers monitoring a security camera at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School spotted Trayvon and two other students writing “W.T.F.,” an acronym for “What the f—,” on a hallway locker, according to schools police. The security employee, who knew Trayvon, confronted the teen and looked through his bag for the graffiti marker.
Trayvon’s backpack contained 12 pieces of jewelry, in addition to a watch and a large flathead screwdriver, according to the report, which described the screwdriver as a burglary tool.
“Martin was suspended, warned and dismissed for the graffiti,” according to the report prepared by Miami-Dade Schools Police.
Then in February 2012 that second suspension was followed four months later by another one, in which Trayvon was caught with an empty plastic bag with traces of marijuana in it AND a pipe. A schools police report obtained by The Miami Herald specifies two items: a bag with marijuana residue and a “marijuana pipe.” Trayvon was again suspended. This time for ten days.
The Martin family and attorneys et al are furious about the release of background school information to ABC news. Because one of their lawyers, Ben Crump, had filed an injunction to “seal” Trayvon’s school and criminal records earlier this month as soon as he was retained.
The parents argue the background information on Trayvon is irrelevant, yet simultaneously proclaim the background information on George Zimmerman is vital. A tenuous position at best because one of the points of contention is the behavior of both during their encounter.
False – Trayvon was a respectful peer and role model mentor.
Truth - Trayvon left a trail of communication from his twitter account that is retrievable via Google cache. His screen name was “NO_LIMIT_NIGGA” and his words speak for themselves. You can read 152 pages of his twitter communication at DAILY CALLER.
However – Warning, explicit language.
The Daily Caller has identified a second Twitter handle that was used by the late Trayvon Martin during the last weeks of 2011. Tweeting in December under the name “T33ZY TAUGHT M3,” Martin sent a message that read, “Plzz shoot da #mf dat lied 2 u!”
There are also concerning discussions within the twitter communication from Trayvon’s friends about his violent encounter with a School Bus Driver. In the conversation Trayvon is discussing having punched the bus driver in the face.
A reasonable person would think the media would be interested in this aspect. Alas, once again the media shows they only report on that which affirms their pre-scripted narrative. Someone tell Anderson Cooper that it shouldn’t be hard to find that bus driver….. wait, nevermind.
Another picture of Trayvon’s right arm tattoo and physique *Note this tattoo because it is evident in the “fight club” video:
Fight Club – U-Tube Channel
Below is a U-Tube video of Trayvon Martin refereeing a street style fight. Fight club? The video comes directly from Trayvon Martin’s U-tube channel.
Trayvon is the one with the white ballcap turned backwards, silver/black striped shirt, black jeans, and black “Cons” (sneakers). He is called by name by the camera operator, and while the video is grainy at the :47 mark you can identify his right bicep tattoo.
Apparently he was quite familiar, and comfy with “fighting” and physical confrontation. Another Legacy Media narrative destroyed.
Tea and Skittles
So let’s pause a minute here and put some common sense into the dialogue. Everyone has heard this story about Trayvon going to the store for “Tea and Skittles” right? But has anyone stopped to ask where this story, now urban legend originated? AND how anyone could possibly know? I mean, sadly the guy was dead. So how would anyone know he went to the store for Tea and Skittles.?
Where exactly did this “Tea and Skittles” narrative originate? His parents, his attorney(s)? Maybe they read something on his phone about his intention…
But did anyone stop to ask what he was talking about? Tea and Skittles is street lingo for “Marijuana and DXM, somtimes known as ecstasy“.
- “Tea” is a street term for Marijuana
- “Skittles” are also known as beans, ecstasy, rolls, E, X, Adam, Stacy, Clarity …………. “Hey dawg how much for 30 skittles”?
Is it more likely that a troubled teenager without supervision and a history of drug use, while serving a 10 day suspension for taking a baggie of pot and marijuana pipe to school, might have been talking about something else.
It is too much to expect the media to find out about this stuff? Never mind.
Oddly, Mr. George Zimmerman specifically mentioned to the police operator on the phone the suspicious subject he was witnessing appeared to be on drugs. But, I digress…..
We discover during a Fox interview with Craig Rivera where the “skittle story” came from. Well, maybe. According to the 14-year-old son of Ms. Brandy Green, “Chad” asked Trayvon to get him the candy when Trayvon said he was going to the store.
We discover that Brandy Green and Tracy Martin (Girlfriend and Dad) were in downtown Orlando at a restaurant and both the boys were home alone, Trayvon Martin aged 17, and Chad Green age 14.
So I guess we are to believe the story about Skittles and Tea stemmed from the 14-year-old son of Brandy Green, passed along via Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fuller. But, again, as with all the stuff from these peeps something just doesn’t pass the sniff test.
I’m not saying the 14-year-old kid was lying, but he sure looked rehearsed and, well, Tommy Flanaganish.
Just sayin’. I mean who wouldn’t believe that a 17-year-old kid, serving his third school suspension (this year), this time for drug use and a marijuana pipe in his backpack; and home alone – unsupervised albeit supposedly “grounded”; would hoof-it, at night, in the rain, right before the NBA All-Star game, for a single can of “Tea” for himself, and a bag of “Skittles” for his 14-year-old half-brother. Altruistic no?
But then again…. Don’t all altruistic 16-year-old tattooed kids, who enjoy getting “head, and loose ass pussy”, carry around screwdrivers (described by teachers and school administrators as a “burglary tool”)in their backpacks filled with women’s jewelry, while writing “What The Fuck” on school lockers.
I mean, doesn’t that describe an all-American boy looking for every opportunity to hike in the dark, and rain, to 7-11 for “Tea and Skittles” when they turn 17? I mean really. Sheesh, to think there could be any doubt.
Trayvon Martin was allegedly out at night, on foot and in a rainstorm getting iced tea and skittles. Ok, here’s the address where the altercation took place from the police report: 2381 Retreat View Cir Sanford, FL 32771 The 7-11, you know, the place to buy skittles and an iced tea, where’s the closest one and how far is it on foot?
The closest “convienience store” appears close to a mile away. In a rainstorm, for a bag of skittles and can of iced tea, both ways? Possible? Sure. Plausible? That story ought to be able to be checked, and rather easily — all convenience stores these days have video recorders.
So has anyone checked to see if indeed the deceased hiked to the store?
These are pretty basic questions — if the story of going out for skittles and iced tea holds up.
The Trayvon family can “leak” phone records to ABC to help sell their narrative. ABC can steal video from the police station to help sell the narrative (and then backtrack when it backfires). But interestingly when it comes to a simple 7-11 video we get ((crickets)) ?
See what happens when you inject common sense? The house of cards crumbles down.
Sabrina Fulton (Trayvon’s Mom) is seeking Trademarks for the phrases “I Am Trayvon” and “Justice for Trayvon,” according to filings made last week with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
In both instances, Fulton is seeking the trademarks for use on “Digital materials, namely, CDs and DVDs featuring Trayvon Martin,” and other products.
The March 21 USPTO applications, each of which cost $325, were filed by an Orlando, Florida law firm representing Fulton.
Odd no? How many “grieving parents do you know that would be concerned with “Trademarking” their dead child’s name? And why?
But then again, the Trayvon “Brand” would be more marketable and valuable if the constructed image of the innocent child victim could continue.
Alas, now it becomes clear, why all of those people who stand to profit from the death of Trayvon, consider any fact based, or truthful, information too risky to the Trayvon brand.
This also explains why Sabrina Fulton (Mom) and Tracy Martin (Dad) hired an attorney named Benjamin Crump. The very first action that Crump took upon retention was to file an injunction to “seal” Trayvon’s school and criminal records. Thereby trying to hide the troubling background.
Discovery of Trayvon’s background presented a risk. Not just a risk of character assassination toward their son per se, but a risk to the “brand image” being created. A financial risk. In addition, various Black organizations have invested themselves in the outcome of this case. Controlling the “image narrative” is a key component to their continuing ability capitalize.
Benjamin Crump Esq has been quite revealing in the motivation surrounding the cries for the “arrest” of George Zimmerman. There is much more beneath the surface and is outlined in the following post. CLICK HERE The support and documention to show a financial purpose and motivation is becoming more clear daily. Much more to follow on this.
All Lawyered Up..
One of the key aspects of this fiasco to keep in mind is the “inability” of George Zimmerman to publicly defend himself or tell his story. Yet the family of Trayvon Martin, and their supporters, can talk 24/7 to every media outlet and personality.
It seems every day a new legal representative face appears in the media, or even on Capitol Hill as an attorney for Tracy Martin (Dad) or Sabrina Fulton (Mom). A partial list of their known lawyers are:
- Benjamin Crump Esq. (Family/Natl Media) – Personal injury lawyer
- Daryl D Parks Esq. (Family/Natl Media/Gov’t Relations) – Personal injury lawyer
- Ms. Jasmine Rand Esq. (Natl Media/Public Relations) – Personal injury lawyer
- Ms. Areva Martin Esq. (Family/Natl Media)
- Ms. Kimra Major-Morris Esq. (Financial/Family/Media)
This composes only a partial list of the National legal team hired by Trayvon’s family. Compared to Crump, Parks, Rand, Martin and Major-Morris, George Zimmerman is at a significant narrative disadvantage. And this doesn’t include the Florida States Attorney General’s office “Angela Corey”, from the Jacksonville Division, who is conducting the investigation with her 65+ person support team of prosecutors and investigators. Indeed, A flea looking into a furnace.
Also he cannot share his side of the story for two more reasons:
First, because he is literally under threat of bodily harm and injury. The New Black Panther party has placed a MILLION DOLLAR bounty on his head, “Wanted Dead or Alive”, and tens of thousands of people are rallying daily with the Black Panthers and professional race-baiters.
Even Spike Lee tweeted the address of Zimmerman’s home to his 248,000 followers. Fortunately for Zimmerman Spike Lee sent out the wrong address. However, profoundly unfortunate for the 70-year-old couple living there now housebound with around the clock security.
Secondly, if Zimmerman was to speak now every word, nuance, phrase and intonation would be scrutinized by not only the media, but by law enforcement who are under extreme pressure to arrest Zimmerman, with or without legal merit. He has been advised to keep quiet. He cannot talk without a ridiculous amount of risk.
The FBI Arrives In Sanford
SANFORD, Fla. — FBI agents on Monday were questioning potential witnesses in the Trayvon Martin shooting, confirming to NBC News that the agency had begun a “parallel investigation” that focuses on whether the teen’s civil rights were violated.
Agents are seeking information on George Zimmerman’s background and whether he was racially motivated when he pursued Martin after calling a 911 police dispatcher about his presence in the community, an FBI official told NBC.
The agents were at the Retreat at Twin Lakes, where Martin was shot dead by Zimmerman, the gated community’s neighborhood watch captain. (more)
THE 2005 ZIMMERMAN “ASSAULT” CASE
Another fabrication the media allows to continue without correction surrounds a prior 2005 arrest (non-conviction) of George Zimmerman. The media and talking heads have repeated this mantra long enough to embed it in the psyche of almost every reader/listener. They frame the arrest as a battery charge against a police officer.
But whoa… wait a minute. Arrest with NON-Conviction. Huh? Well the details are more nuanced and they prefer you not to know the full story because the headline fits their narrative, the content doesn’t.
In 2005 Zimmerman was in a bar having a drink with a friend. Unbeknownst to them an undercover sting operation was going on inside the bar with police officers posing as patrons to catch bar operators selling alcohol to minors.
An altercation between one of the undercover (regular clothes) officers and a friend of Zimmerman took place. Zimmerman thought his buddy was about to be in a bar fight so he interjected and shoved the guy away from his friend. The guy was part of the sting. Out of spite for the shove, and potentially frustration for no minor alcohol sales, they arrested Zimmerman and his pal.
One media outlet did report truthfully. ONLY ONE.
In 2005, Zimmerman was charged with resisting arrest with violence. State alcohol agents said Zimmerman pushed them while they were arresting a friend of his during an underage drinking operation at a bar. Zimmerman avoided a conviction by going into a pretrial program that is offered to people with no prior arrests.
On Feb. 26, when Zimmerman first spotted Trayvon, he called police and reported a suspicious person. He called the non-emergency phone number not 911. He was taught to call this number by police as part of the Neighborhood Watch program. He was asked by the police operator a question about describing the person. The operator specifically asked “is he black, white, or Hispanic” Zimmerman described Trayvon as a black male, wearing a grey or dark hoodie, acting strangely and perhaps on drugs.
Initial reports reflected that Zimmerman was fulfilling his shift on the neighborhood watch patrol. However, according to his brother Robert, George was not “patrolling”, George was driving to Target to go shopping when he noticed Trayvon acting suspiciously.
This was further supported today with an interview with George’s father on the Sean Hannity show (4/4 ) where he shared that investigators are in posession of George Zimmerman’s phone records showing a text to his sister that he was headed out to go grocery shopping at Target.
Zimmerman was Captain of the Neighborhood watch program because the Home Owners Association voted him as such. In this gated community there were eight burglaries, nine thefts, and a shooting just in the past year.
In fact, the local homeowners’ association reports that George Zimmerman actually caught one thief and aided in the apprehension of other criminals. The Miami Herald wrote about this on March 17th. None of the thousands of articles and cable news segments that came after, thought this was important.
In fact the Miami Herald goes on to interview neighbor, Ibrahim Rashada, who is black. Rashada confirms that there has been a lot of crime in the neighborhood and indicates to the reporter that the perpetrators are usually black.
One of the commonly repeated media narratives is of George Zimmerman being a vigilante type personality. Nothing could be further from the truth as outlined in this report from an investigative piece done by The Philadelphia Enquirer, and intentionally ignored by all other National Media Outlets:
[...] people are wondering if the 28-year-old Zimmerman is an earnest if somewhat zealous young man who was just looking out for his neighborhood, or a wannabe cop who tried to take justice into his own hands.
Attorneys for Martin’s parents say Zimmerman is a “loose cannon.”
“He’s a wannabe police officer,” lawyer Benjamin Crump said. “Why did he have a gun?”
But some neighbors welcomed his vigilance, at least before the shooting.
Samantha Leigh Hamilton, an auto-dealership employee who has lived on Zimmerman’s street for about a year, said that she once left her garage door up and Zimmerman noticed it while out walking his dog. He notified another neighbor, who let Hamilton know.
“The only impression I have of George Zimmerman is a good one,” Hamilton said Wednesday.
Hamilton said another neighbor, a black woman, would regularly inform Zimmerman when she was out-of-town so that he could keep an eye on her place. Hamilton said that when she moved into the middle-class, racially mixed community of about 250 identical townhouses, the black neighbor told her, “Hey, if you need anything, you picked a really good area, since George is part of our neighborhood watch.”
Zimmerman, who was captain of the neighborhood watch and licensed to carry a gun, made 46 calls to police since 2004, according to department records.
Hamilton said there had been several break-ins in the past year, including one three doors away in which burglars took a TV and laptops.
“When I hear about him calling the police constantly, it kind of makes sense to me because we had so many break-ins recently,” she said.
The homeowners association’s February newsletter said that Sanford police had beefed up patrols in the neighborhood and that officers on bicycles were making random checks of front yards and backyards. It was not clear how big the neighborhood watch was, but Zimmerman was the dominant force.
“If you’ve been the victim of a crime within the community, after calling the police, please contact our captain, George Zimmerman … so we can be aware and help address the issue with other residents,” the newsletter said. It added that the neighborhood watch group was looking for more participants at its monthly meetings.
Zimmerman moved with his parents from Manassas, Va., to Florida about a decade ago. He lived with his parents in nearby Lake Mary for several years before moving to the Retreat at Twin Lakes, records show. He lives in the gated community with his wife, Shellie, a licensed cosmetologist, but is now in hiding because of death threats. (read more)
The selling George Zimmerman as a racist narrative ran smack into a significant push back from Zimmerman’s family today (4/2). In a letter to the NAACP his family refuted the allegation(s), and provided specific example of how George had put himself on the line for his black community.
The letter also described how Zimmerman was one of “very few” in Sanford, Fla., who spoke out publicly to condemn the “beating of the black homeless man Sherman Ware on December 4, 2010 by the son of a Sanford police officer.”:
“Do you know the individual that stepped up when no one else in the black community would?” the family member wrote. “Do you know who spent tireless hours putting flyers on the cars of persons parked in the churches of the black community? Do you know who waited for the church‐goers to get out of church so that he could hand them fliers in an attempt to organize the black community against this horrible miscarriage of justice? Do you know who helped organize the City Hall meeting on January 8th, 2011 at Sanford City Hall??”
“That person was GEORGE ZIMMERMAN. Ironic isn’t it?”
“The main point for this letter is to explain to you that the black community has labeled George a racist without any investigation at all,” the letter continued. “Regardless of the fact that George personally spoke to many of your constituents, not one has stepped forward and said, ‘Hey I know that face. That is the Hispanic guy that was standing up for Sherman Ware. That was the only non‐black face in the meetings for justice in this case.’”
“You know as well as I do that there are many NAACP followers that recognize George from the Ware case as well as many other good things that he’s done for the black community.”
George Zimmerman would not know Trayvon Martin because Trayvon was visiting, staying with his Dad’s girlfriend in the Orlando sub-division. Both the Dad and the girlfriend were not supervising Trayvon at the time. Neither adult were home. We now know they were in Downtown Orlando having dinner.
Zimmerman was driving to Target when he noticed Trayvon outside the community clubhouse. Being as he is captain of the Neighborhood watch patrol, of course he’s gonna follow the suspicious person. That’s what concerned citizens do. See something suspicious – Say something to police – and Keep watch. DUH?
This point is not in contention by either Zimmerman, his attorney, or the other side. It is a manufactured talking point of the race-baiters. AND it is being promoted by an agenda driven biased media.
While on the phone with police George Zimmerman stopped the car and got out of his SUV to follow Trayvon on foot.
When a dispatch employee asked Zimmerman if he was following the 17-year-old, Zimmerman said yes. The dispatcher told Zimmerman he “did not need to do that”. Zimmerman replied “OK”, and immediately turned back toward his SUV.
There is an exceptional breakdown of the timeline including maps of the complex available at Wagist “Evidence that Trayvon Martin Doubled Back“. I highly recommend readers visit the analysis including a timeline, maps, and phone records which substantiate Zimmerman’s account of losing sight of Trayvon, and being confronted while en-route back to his vehicle.
- 0:15 – The best address I can give you is the clubhouse. [A]
- 0:45 – He’s just staring at the houses. Now he’s staring at me.
- 1:00 – He’s coming towards me.
- 1:20 – He’s coming to check me out.
- 2:08 – Shit, he’s running.
- 2:14 – Sound of truck door being closed. [C]
- 2:20 – He’s heading towards the back entrance. [referring to E]
- 2:25 – Are you following him? Yep.
- 2:45 – He ran… Zimmerman stops and completes the 911 call. [E]
- 3:05 – Call ends.
Dispatcher: Sanford Police Department. …
Zimmerman: Hey we’ve had some break-ins in my neighborhood, and there’s a real suspicious guy, uh, [near] Retreat View Circle, um, the best address I can give you is 111 Retreat View Circle. This guy looks like he’s up to no good, or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.
Dispatcher: OK, and this guy is he white, black, or Hispanic? Zimmerman: He looks black. Dispatcher: Did you see what he was wearing?
Zimmerman: Yeah. A dark hoodie, like a grey hoodie, and either jeans or sweatpants and white tennis shoes. He’s [unintelligible], he was just staring…
Dispatcher: OK, he’s just walking around the area…
Zimmerman: …looking at all the houses.
Dispatcher: OK… Zimmerman: Now he’s just staring at me.
Dispatcher: OK–you said it’s 1111 Retreat View? Or 111?
Zimmerman: That’s the clubhouse…
Dispatcher: That’s the clubhouse, do you know what the–he’s near the clubhouse right now?
Zimmerman: Yeah, now he’s coming towards me.
Zimmerman: He’s got his hand in his waistband. And he’s a black male.
Dispatcher: How old would you say he looks?
Zimmerman: He’s got button on his shirt, late teens. Dispatcher: Late teens ok.
Zimmerman: Somethings wrong with him. Yup, he’s coming to check me out, he’s got something in his hands, I don’t know what his deal is.
Dispatcher: Just let me know if he does anything ok
Zimmerman: How long until you get an officer over here?
Dispatcher: Yeah we’ve got someone on the way, just let me know if this guy does anything else.
Zimmerman: Okay. These assholes they always get away. When you come to the clubhouse you come straight in and make a left. Actually you would go past the clubhouse.
Dispatcher: So it’s on the lefthand side from the clubhouse?
Zimmerman: No you go in straight through the entrance and then you make a left…uh you go straight in, don’t turn, and make a left. Shit he’s running.
Dispatcher: He’s running? Which way is he running?
Zimmerman: Down towards the other entrance to the neighborhood.
Dispatcher: Which entrance is that that he’s heading towards?
Zimmerman: The back entrance…fucking [unintelligible]
Dispatcher: Are you following him?
Dispatcher: Ok, we don’t need you to do that.
Dispatcher: Alright sir what is your name?
Zimmerman: George…He ran.
Dispatcher: Alright George what’s your last name?
Dispatcher: And George what’s the phone number you’re calling from?
Zimmerman: [redacted by Mother Jones] Dispatcher: Alright George we do have them on the way, do you want to meet with the officer when they get out there? Zimmerman: Alright, where you going to meet with them at?
Zimmerman: If they come in through the gate, tell them to go straight past the club house, and uh, straight past the club house and make a left, and then they go past the mailboxes, that’s my truck…[unintelligible]
Dispatcher: What address are you parked in front of?
Zimmerman: I don’t know, it’s a cut through so I don’t know the address.
Dispatcher: Okay do you live in the area? Zimmerman: Yeah, I…[unintelligible] Dispatcher: What’s your apartment number?
Zimmerman: It’s a home it’s 1950, oh crap I don’t want to give it all out, I don’t know where this kid is.
Dispatcher: Okay do you want to just meet with them right near the mailboxes then?
Zimmerman: Yeah that’s fine.
Dispatcher: Alright George, I’ll let them know to meet you around there okay?
Zimmerman: Actually could you have them call me and I’ll tell them where I’m at?
Dispatcher: Okay, yeah that’s no problem.
Zimmerman: Should I give you my number or you got it?
Dispatcher: Yeah I got it [redacted by Mother Jones]
Zimmerman: Yeah you got it.
Dispatcher: Okay no problem, I’ll let them know to call you when you’re in the area.
Dispatcher: You’re welcome
Nope, as indicated in the 911 transcript, the first place Zimmerman saw Trayvon was near the “clubhouse” [A]. Which he identified to the Police operator as the “best address I can give you” (See map below).
Zimmerman was talking on his phone to police when Trayvon walked past looking at him. Zimmerman drove a little way, parked, then walked toward the gate [E]. Zimmerman told dispatch he thought the person was headed to the exit the gate.
Zimmerman lost sight of Trayvon because Trayvon turned right down the path [F] toward home [D]. Zimmerman told the dispatcher he had lost sight of the person while continuing toward the gate [E]. That was when the operator asked him “are you following them, because we don’t need you to do that”, to which Zimmerman replied “OK” before turning around and heading back toward his vehicle.
Zimmerman explains in his statement that Trayvon then approached him as he was returning to his SUV. According to Zimmerman Trayvon approached from his “left rear”, which makes sense if you look at where Trayvon ran [F], and where Zimmerman was returning from [E].
There’s only one thing wrong with the Zimmerman description. It totally makes sense. Not only has it been consistently told, recorded, and his statement never wavered one bit. It was also repeated in various contexts during five hours of interrogation and then during a crime scene walk-through step by step re-enactment with police the next day.
What does that consistent and sensible description mean? It means Trayvon initiated the confrontation and subsequent attack.
Zimmermans explanation, along with his recorded voice describing his position, proves Trayvon was heading “BACK” toward Zimmerman and intercepted Zimmerman near the intersection of the two sidewalks.
That was exactly where the scuffle took place, and was witnessed first hand by “James” who lives at the unit labeled [G]. This was the location where Trayvon was shot.
If I can piece this together from 911 recordings, witness statements and police reports, then what was the intention of Craig Rivera specifically and intentionally misleading viewers?
(*Note HatTip to Wagist who is has also reconstructed the entire event, and who also concludes that Trayvon “doubled back“. Trayvon had to double back, because in the police recording Zimmerman lost sight of Trayvon. [F] is the only place he could have run while Zimmerman ran toward [E]. Why Trayvon didn’t just continue to [D] HOME essentially explains the motivation of Trayvon and backs up Zimmerman’s account).
Much false controversy has been made about the police dispatcher instructing Zimmerman not to follow the person (Trayvon), but it really is a moot point. It is standard protocol for all operators to say “do not engage” or in this case “we don’t need you to do that”, because they are trained to avoid liability by police departments fearful of being sued. As soon as the police dispatcher told him not to follow, he stopped, turned around and attempted to walk back to his vehicle.
There is about a one-minute gap during which police say they’re not sure what happened next.
According to the police report George Zimmerman told them he lost sight of Trayvon and was walking back to his SUV when Trayvon approached him from the left rear, and they exchanged words.
Trayvon asked Zimmerman if he had a problem. Zimmerman said no and reached for his cell phone, he told police. Trayvon then said, “Well, you do now” or something similar and punched Zimmerman in the nose, according to the account he gave police. His nose was broken and bleeding when police arrived.
Zimmerman fell to the ground and Trayvon got on top of him and began slamming his head into the sidewalk, he told police.
Video of Zimmerman account HERE
An independent witness from the next house [G-above] gave the same descriptive to police of Trayvon on top of Zimmerman punching him and pulling his head up and down slamming it into the sidewalk.
Zimmerman began yelling for help.
Several witnesses heard those cries, and there has been a dispute about whether they came from Zimmerman or Trayvon. Lawyers for Trayvon’s family say it was Trayvon, but police say their evidence indicates it was actually Zimmerman requesting help.
One witness, named John, who has since talked to local television news reporters, told police he saw Zimmerman on the ground with Trayvon on top, “pounding him” — and was unequivocal that it was Zimmerman who was crying for help. He described with specificity what both people were wearing and their exact body positioning.
The Ridiculous Voice Analysis
The eye witnesses have not stopped the Trayvon family from continuing to sell the “Trayvon was the one screaming” story to the media.
The Orlando Sentinel stepped into this narrative over the weekend with an “expert” in voice analysis who has determined the screams did not belong to Zimmerman. The Lame legacy media has jumped on this narrative. They’ll regret that.
This “expert” is now totally discredited. And once again it shows how Lame the Lame Legacy Media truly is. It only took a day and a half for someone within New Media to trace his ‘motive’, poor credentials, and insufferable stupidity. Not only will his basement expert analysis never reach a court room, but within a week, maybe two, the Legacy Media will have to back track just like the prior talking points that are so easily dispatched. Just One Minute provides the deconstruction. – Consider:
Back on the Trayvon Martin killing audio expert Tom Owen is getting good press with his claim (broken by the Orlando Sentinel) that it is not George Zimmerman heard screaming for help on a 911 call. Here are CBS, CNN, MSNBC, Mediaite and the Boston Herald.
I squawked that other experts would question that conclusion – a good forensic audio match requires examples of speech similar to the sounds being compared. So using George Zimmerman’s spoken voice on his 911 call and comparing that to the screams heard in the background of a second 911 call would be a no-no for the other experts.
And Tom Owen agrees! In describing his techniques at his website, we see this: (my emphasis):
The examiner can only work with speech samples which are the same as the text of the unknown recording. Under the best of circumstances the suspects will repeat, several times, the text of the recording of the unknown speaker and these words will be recorded in a similar manner to the recording of the unknown speaker. For example, if the recording of the unknown speaker was a bomb threat made to a recorded telephone line then each of the suspects would repeat the threat, word for word, to a recorded telephone line. This will provide the examiner with not only the same speech sounds for comparison but also with valuable information about the way each speech sound completes the transition to the next sound.
There are those times when a voice sample must be obtained without the knowledge of the suspect. It is possible to make an identification from a surreptitious recording but the amount of speech necessary to do the comparison is usually much greater. If the suspect is being engaged in conversation for the purpose of obtaining a voice sample, the conversation must be manipulated in such a way so as to have the suspect repeat as many of the words and phrases found in the text of the unknown recording as possible.
The worst exemplar recordings with which an examiner must work are those of random speech. It is necessary to obtain a large sample of speech to improve the chances of obtaining a sufficient amount of comparable speech.
And this is the man who now claims that a few seconds of background screaming can be matched to calmly spoken words.
Well, if the prosecutor loses his mind and waves Mr. Owen up as an expert witness in the trial of George Zimmerman, the defense will ask him to re-read this material from his own website, then ask the judge to dismiss him. Good luck to the prosecutor.
I have no doubt that the investigators have already received this advice, so let’s not hold our collective breath waiting for the audio deus ex machina. This testimony won’t be credible and may not even be admissible.
As to why Mr. Owen is sticking his neck out, well, he may be civic minded. But he rolled out his new voice recognition software on March 1, so he also may welcome the publicity.
I figure the media mavens that are starting to play catch-up will catch up to this by May. Is is asking too much to expect them to review his website and ask a few basic questions, such as, why does your website say this Zimmerman match can’t be done? Oh, why ask why.
HMM: In an Addendum Jacob Sullum wonders whether the dubious audio evidence, presumably in a larger context, would be allowed to help establish probable cause for arrest even if it had little chance of being admissible at trial. Over to the lawyers!
For a lighter look, from ‘someguy’ in the comments, I am stealing a quick Frequently Unasked Questions about Tom Owen. Imagine this as a trial cross-examination, because the prosecutor may be having nightmares about just this:
Tom Owen. Is he really a “forensics expert?” Well, no. He has a B.A. in History, not forensics.
Well, surely since he’s an expert, he went to Harvard or Yale or Oxford, right? Well, no he went to Bellarmine College in Kentucky. You’ve heard of Bellarmine College, right? [Normally I deplore this credentialism but if Tom Owen was an expert for the right his college degree is all we would hear about.]
Well, but surely he’s worked for the FBI or CIA as a forensics examiner? No, but he did work for the New York Public Library in charge of their Rogers and Hammerstein archive.
But surely he’s written some books about forensics that the FBI and CIA use, right? No, but he has written extensively about the banjo and did a coloring book:
- Tom Owen, Scaling the Fretboard (Chappell Music 1973)
- Tom Owen, The Chord Coloring Book (Chappell Music 1974)
- Tom Owen, Tenor Banjo (Chappell Music 1975)
- Tom Owen, Lead Guitar (Chappell Music 1976)
- Tom Owen, The Classic Blues Singers (Chappell Music 1977)
What about his wife Jennifer Owen … surely she’s a hotshot FBI forensics examiner, right? No, she makes Powerpoint presentations and is a secretary with a political science degree, not a forensics degree.
But surely they have an advanced forensic acoustics laboratory where they conduct their forensic analysis right? No, they just have a computer in the basement of their house in New Jersey right next to the railroad tracks.
But surely he’s a member of the American Board of Recorded Evidence? Yes, but he and his wife run the Board. He’s the chairman, and she’s a board member. The Board is run out of a weight-loss clinic in Springfield, Missouri along with a bunch of other dubious “boards,” “colleges” and “Institutes.”
- American Board for Certification in Homeland Security – Address: 2750 East Sunshine St. Springfield, MO
- American Association for Integrative Medicine Inc – Address: 2750 East Sunshine St. Springfield, MO
- American College of Forensic Examiners International – Address: 2750 East Sunshine St. Springfield, MOC
- College of Wellness – Address: 2750 East Sunshine St. Springfield,
- MO American Psychotherapy Association – Address: 2750 East Sunshine St. Springfield, MO
There are no colleges or real boards here. There’s a fat farm weight loss clinic at that location. They appear to have certified themselves experts by running this board themselves.
Now, let’s examine the software they used to perform their analysis. How good is it?
Well, given two KNOWN samples of speech by President Richard M. Nixon, the software only matched two recordings to a 86% match.
Remember, Mr. Owen said he’d expect a 90% match before he concluded that the voices were identical. Although when he’s testifying in murder cases, he claims a 68% match is enough to send someone to prison for the rest of their life (CT v Sheila Davalloo). Even in the software makers own demonstration of the product, using two KNOWN samples of speech from the same famous person, there was only an 86% match.
What about the algorithm they’re using to make the comparison? How good is it? UNKNOWN. That’s proprietary. They won’t tell you what they’re actually measuring.
I am leaving that up there for folks to check over (and it was left on April 1), but if it is even mostly right, this guy won’t be taking the stand in The People versus Zimmerman.
The Media Lies About Weight
At this point it becomes imperative to point out one of the most blatant media lies. George Zimmerman’s weight.
The media continues to report that George Zimmerman outweighed Trayvon Martin by 100 lbs. You see that report and justification for the impossibility of physical assault everywhere. It is factually wrong.
How did the false reporting start? A reporter researched a prior 2005 arrest report for George Zimmerman which placed his weight at 248 lbs. So that was what they reported as his 2012 weight. 248 lbs.
In actuality he weighs 170 lbs. Yeah, he lost weight in those 7 years.
No-one, not one reporter or TV talking head bothered to check. The 100/lb weight disparity fit the narrative, so they ran with it. Even now with the facts clearly available the media continues to sell the same lie.
So let’s get this straight once and for all, at least here in the world of factual reality:
George Zimmerman 2005 5′ 8″ @248 lbs
George Zimmerman 2012 5′ 8″ @170 lbs
- George Zimmerman is 5 foot 8 inches 170 lbs
- Trayvon Martin was between 6 foot even and 6 foot 3 inches (per mom) 160 lbs (according to police report)
IF THEY CAN’T EVEN GET THE DESCRIPTIONS CORRECT WHY WOULD PEOPLE BELIEVE ANYTHING THE MEDIA IS SAYING.?
The New York Times Finally got this corrected and confirmed Zimmerman’s weight at 170 lbs, and Trayvon Martin at 160 lbs.
According to Robert Zimmerman, and the statements that Zimmerman gave during his 5 hour police interrogation. During the scuffle on the ground Trayvon noticed the gun at Zimmerman’s waist. Both Zimmerman and Trayvon began trying to get his handgun out of his belt. Trayvon attempted to get the gun away from Zimmerman. Zimmerman then shot Trayvon once in the chest at very close range, according to authorities.
The impact of the shot thrust Trayvon upward, backward, and partially spun him around to land on his stomach.
The handgun was a Kel-Tec PF9 semiautomatic 9mm pistol. The police took immediate custody of the weapon when they arrived on scene. The gun was recovered with a full magazine and only the chambered round had been fired.
This is a condition associated with something preventing the gun from cycling a fresh round from the magazine into the chamber after the shot was discharged. One thing that can cause this condition is another man’s hand wrapped around the pistol, retarding its slide mechanism.
This would indicate, as the coroner’s office affirmed, that specific gunshot residue patterns and cuts were present in certain places on Trayvon Martin’s hand(s), and that a struggle for a gun was taking place when the fatal shot was fired.
The Injuries and The Paramedics
When police arrived less than two minutes later, Zimmerman was bleeding from the broken nose, had a swollen lip, had bloody lacerations on the back of his head and grass located on his back.
Zimmerman was processed as a potential criminal suspect and placed handcuffed in the rear of the second arriving patrol car. Paramedics from the Fire Dept. gave him first aid in the vehicle upon arrival but he said he did not need to go to the hospital. He got medical care the next day.
He was held in the vehicle while preliminary investigation took place and the crime scene was initially processed. The police retained custody of the handgun.
George Zimmerman was transported to the police department where he was questioned, recorded, and processed. The police questioned Zimmerman for five hours at police headquarters without an attorney present, apparently Zimmerman felt he had nothing to hide. The police report noted Zimmerman was “bleeding from the nose and the back of the head.”
It is almost embarassing at this point to have to deconstruct another Trayvon family narrative the media is selling as some grand discovery. The 2nd ambulance was cancelled while en route.
Yes it was. So?
The Trayvon family is using this discovery to outline a timeline narrative first attempted on CNN by Don Lemon. On CNN anchor Don Lemon’s commentary Sunday – he hosted several segments about Trayvon Martin and “expert analysis” of the story.
In one segment his expert said that Trayvon was treated by paramedics on the scene for 8 minutes and declared dead. Subsequently she concludes by looking at the arrival time of George Zimmerman to the police station, minus the travel time there, Zimmerman could only have been medically treated by EMS for a total of 7 minutes.
This flawed, cognitively dissonant and pretzel logic analysis, went on for over 15 minutes.
REALLY? Ever hear of treating two victims at the same time? Ever hear of two different EMS units being dispatched simultaneously? Perhaps the Fire Dept paramedics (EMT) and also an Ambulance Service (EMS)? DUH!!
Hello? Read the police report. The “Fire department Paramedics” treated George Zimmerman in the rear of the police car. Why claim as fact there was only one EMS/EMT unit on scene? Is she psychic? INSUFFERABLE. And they call this professional analysis? Pffftt… There, I just shot the entire segment to smithereens.
As luck would have it the next day, Monday, the Trayvon family trotted out an emergency audio where a “SECOND” ambulance was cancelled while en-route. A SECOND AMBULANCE. That means there was already one ambulance (EMS) on scene treating Trayvon, while the fire dept paramedics (EMT) were treating Zimmerman. Just like the police report, police officials, and just like Zimmerman himself has stated.
It was NOT an either-or situation. Two different emergency vehicles and services were on scene, they asked George Zimmerman if he wanted to go to the hospital for his injuries, he said no, the paramedics treated him on the scene. If he had said yes, the 2nd ambulance would not have been cancelled. The family is getting desperate, and grasping at straws.
There are conflicting reports on what toxological evidence was retrieved from Zimmerman. CBS reports none were done. However, that CBS article appears flawed in that regard. A Police Dept. spokesperson told local Orlando media a full toxicology analysis was completed including, blood tests, breathalyzer and the police took residue and swab samples of his hands, arms and body.
In addition the police took custody of Zimmerman’s clothing for further evidence processing.
George Zimmerman was fully cooperative with investigators both on the scene and at the police department. He was noticeably shaken and distressed, but fully cooperated with all questions and gave both written and recorded statements for over five hours.
Zimmerman’s statements were compared against witness statements, and against the recorded phone calls including a timeline analysis. In addition, his statements were compared against the physical evidence at the scene. The following day, detectives reenacted the shooting with Zimmerman at the scene.
After intensive questioning, George Zimmerman was released from custody pending further investigation. The police retained custody of the handgun and clothing of Mr. Zimmerman.
Zimmerman sought medical treatment the following day for his nose, head, face and anxiety.
Trayvon’s body was evaluated, autopsied, and crime scene processed by the coroner’s office.
The following day the police re-created the events with George Zimmerman on the scene.
Who was Trayvon Martin? For the police this became a question difficult to answer. Unfortunately Trayvon was unknown to anyone at the scene, surrounding residences, investigators, police, or any person available for contact within the community.
Completely understandable when you consider Trayvon lived in North Miami, and no-one within the gated Orlando community was familiar with him or where he was from.
It is important to remember that neither Trayvon’s father Tracy Martin, nor his father’s girlfriend were home within the community at the time of the shooting.
Hence the delay in police figuring out who this John Doe actually was.
The call was reportedly to Trayvon’s girlfriend in Miami, who has, according to the Mitchell’s completed an affidavit stating that Trayvon told her on the phone he was being followed.
Both Trayvon’s parents, and their attorney Benjamin Crump think this phone call is an important aspect because it shows George Zimmerman was “following” Trayvon Martin.
The family thinks it is so important they had the girlfriend swear an affidavit to that affect. However, something doesn’t smell right about this because again today we discover something new. There is a lie embedded in this entire “phone call” narrative, but what aspect is false is yet unknown.
Why so sure?
Tonight, Tuesday (3-27) on CNN Piers Morgan Show Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was questioned about the case and some general aspects surrounding the ongoing investigation. During the conversation about wanting to get to the bottom of everything. Pam Bondi specifically stated that Trayvon’s girlfriend had previously been unwilling to cooperate with police.
Bondi stated she was hopeful that Trayvon’s girlfriend would now become more cooperative, because since the time of the initial early investigation, up to and including all subsequent inquiries, she has been unwilling to talk to police or provide records of the phone call. She has refused numerous times to be interviewed and would not provide a statement to police, nor allow herself to be interviewed even with legal representation.
As of Friday night March 30th according to Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump, Trayvon’s girlfriend still had not talked to police. She was refusing to give sworn testimony, or a sworn statement.
As of Wednesday night April 4th, she is still refusing to be cooperative.
Doomed To Repeat History?
Could it be because they cannot accept any sworn statement for use against Zimmerman, from a person not willing to testify? Or, perhaps, DeeDee is “unable” to give a sworn official statement, or testify, for fear of perjurous implications..? Zimmerman’s defense team must have an opportunity to question any witness “if” Zimmerman is indicted by a Grand Jury. But why won’t the media challenge all of the Trayvon lawyers about this?
Could it be the family is trying to establish a case in any other manner than to put DeeDee into the mix? Perhaps DeeDee is in a similar position to Tawana Brawley? You might remember in the Brawley case, again with Al Sharpton, Brawley was not permitted to give a sworn statement, or sworn testimony to the grand jury. And dismissed every attempt at supeona even to the extent she left the state of New York and moved to Virginia.
Why? Well, I’ve got a strong hunch, but it is supposition so I’ll not go there because for the sake of intellectual honesty every cintilla of verbage on this subject up to this point is factual, fact based, and verifiable.
However, I’m not sure why this phone call is even a point of contention.
Again, neither the police, nor Zimmerman dispute the fact Trayvon was being followed by Zimmerman. If anything it leads further credibility to Zimmerman’s explanation of events.
However, again I note while the parents of Trayvon are stating they are in possession of a sworn affidavit from the girlfriend, she has never allowed herself to swear the same to police or law enforcement. She has refused any and all attempts at being interviewed.
Perhaps even more alarmingly, if she’s being truthful, this aspect does bring up a general common sense question:
“If” this phone call was actually taking place during part of the time Zimmerman was following Trayvon, and if Trayvon told his girlfriend that someone was following him, then why wasn’t anyone worried or looking for Trayvon when he didn’t show up or come home.?
If anything this bit of information makes it even more odd that Mom, Dad, or Trayvon’s girlfriend were not worried even more about where he was.
Was there a phone call? Was there even a trip to a 7-11? Was it snapple and candy, or Pot and Ecstasy/dxm? Hmmmm
There are two obvious really tragic aspects to his death. One is the shooting, and a life cut so short.
But with a full measure of brutal honestly, another is the culpability of his non-engaged parents in creating a morally undisciplined teenager.
Their visible outrage now showcased in the media is understandable given their grief. But perhaps a dose of guilt is intertwined.
Apparently it should be.