This is just a post to address some of the avalanche of criticism I personally have received over the DeeDee narrative deconstruction. Specifically on March 28th we revealed that DeeDee had refused to talk to authorities. If I had a nickel for every time someone called me a manipulative fibber for this statement I could retire very wealthy.
Most of the attacks came from various persons and organizations who were still, at that time, continuing to sell the innocent childlike Trayvon Martin narrative. The Global Grind, Huffington Post, Orlando Sentinel et al, and various denizens of their readers would not accept the factual reality that DeeDee was refusing to talk to authorities. They specifically and intentionally hid this aspect from their readership, articles, and on-line editorials.
But it was then, as it remains now, the truth.
After much back and forth with CNN web-site controllers about their refusal to post a truthful transcript from a Piers Morgan interview with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, and a refusal to post site video of the actual interview, finally a partial transcript has been forced. Why this is important follows below.
It was just sheer luck that Pam Bondi was scheduled to talk to Piers Morgan on the evening of March 27th. The reason for her segment scheduling was to discuss the Obamacare Supreme Court Case which she is a direct party to, and which was being argued on this specific date in front of the court.
However, on this exact date, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin were in DC testifying at a congressional hearing and doing a full court media press, so Piers started his segment with asking Bondi about the Trayvon Martin case.
Here is the segment with Piers and Bondi discussing the Trayvon shooting (emphasis mine): Aired March 27, 2012 – 21:00 ET
MORGAN: Trayvon Martin’s mother speaking emotionally to Congress today. And joining me now the woman in the center of the two biggest stories in the day. The Trayvon Martin case and the Supreme Court debate over health care reform. And she is Florida attorney general, Pam Bondi, the state’s official lead plaintiff in the health care case.
Welcome, Pam Bondi. Let’s start with the Trayvon Martin case. You saw his mother there. Obviously very emotional. It’s been an appalling few weeks for her. What do you make of the debate? Not the issue of whether there was a racial element, but the issue of whether the “Stand Your Ground” law in Florida has been exposed through this case as deeply flawed.
PAM BONDI, FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL: Well, Piers, first let me tell you. I’ve spoken to Trayvon’s parents. They are amazing, sweet, kind people. My heart goes out to them. I’m actually friends with their attorneys Ben Crump and Daryl Parks. They’re wonderful lawyers who are representing them.
What my — I have no legal role as attorney general in the state of Florida. That authority is left to the state attorneys. But what I did do was I discussed with the governor the appointment of Angela Corey, a special prosecutor in Jacksonville who’s well removed from the case. She’s absolutely excellent. And the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are now involved in the case.
The reason, Piers, I can’t comment on “Stand Your Ground,” whether that applies here because there are too many unanswered questions. And, you know, that’s why the family is rightfully upset. When you have an innocent 17-year-old boy walking home with Skittles and an iced tea and he’s killed, you have to have answers, not questions. And that’s what we need in our state.
MORGAN: Yes, I mean, look, I am encouraged by what you’re saying. It’s good that a senior lawmaker in Florida is saying all this, but in the end, you know, I remain like many people absolutely bemused that somebody can shoot somebody in cold blood, an unarmed young teenager.
And so, I mean, I just think with your legal training and your legal background on what appears to be a very empathetic attitude towards this case, it might be quite powerful for the attorney general of Florida to say publicly, you know what? This guy should be arrested. He should be interviewed under caution and he should, if necessary, face charges. But he should be at stage one of the legal process of being under arrest.
BONDI: Well, what we’ve done is appoint a special prosecutor. And that’s what she’s doing. Conducting a thorough investigation because we need to get Trayvon’s girlfriend to cooperate which I don’t know if was happening previously. And they may have had good reason for that. But she’s cooperating now. And again, a thorough investigation is being done to ensure that justice is sought for that family.
But you can’t make an arrest until you interview all the witnesses, Piers. Nor do you want that to happen because a speedy trial could run. And — then that’s — we don’t want that to happen. And all I can tell you is we have a great prosecutor on the case. We have great law enforcement agencies. The Department of Justice is looking at this. And I firmly believe as you do that we need to have justice for the death of this innocent young man who was walking home to watch a basketball game with Skittles and an iced tea.
MORGAN: Well said. Let’s move on, Pam Bondi, to the second big story that involves you again today. You seem to be the center of everything today. And this is the whole issue of health care in the Supreme Court. There’s a sense from the legal experts this is not going Barack Obama’s way. (Full Transcript)
Why is this important? Well, for a couple of reasons.
- Police Chief Bill Lee Said he had “no cause to arrest Zimmerman,” nor “any evidence to dispute Zimmerman’s accounts” on Tuesday March 13th.
- The Scheme Team blackmailed the mayor and got the 911 tapes from Triplett on Friday night March 16th .
- Benjamin Crump said he “found out about DeeDee” through Tracy Martin on Sunday “night” March 18th.
- Subsequently, Crump telephonically *cough* interviewed DeeDee with ABC’s Matt Gutman on Monday night March 19th. (The interview where the reported rules, from Gutman himself, were only Ben Crump was allowed to ask questions *cough* ‘plausible deniability’ *cough* risk avoidance *cough*).
- Benjamin Crump held a press conference with all the media on Tuesday March 20th, where he introduced the devastated girlfriend DeeDee ear-witness.
A full week later on March 27th Florida Attorney Pam Bondi was stating clearly that “DeeDee” had refused interviews with authorities as noted in this, now released because it was forced to sunlight, transcript.
However, as previously reported by the former prosecuting State Attorney, Police Chief Bill Lee and the media, a Grand Jury was impaneled to seat on April 10th. A grand jury was already scheduled for April 10th when on Thursday March 22nd Police Chief Bill Lee, was forced to, pressured to, voluntarily stepped down.
The following day on Friday March 23rd the media was reporting the first stories of DeeDee now being subpoenaed to appear.
RadarOnline - The Florida State Attorney’s Office has prepared a subpoena for Trayvon Martin‘s girlfriend, who was on the phone with him in the moments before the unarmed African American teen was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, to appear in front a grand jury that will be impaneled on April 10, to determine if the neighborhood watch captain should be charged with murder, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting. [...]
Trayvon’s girlfriend has been told that the Florida State Attorney’s Office has prepared a subpoena for her to appear in front of the grand jury. She has hired a lawyer to advise her and make sure that her rights are protected. Her attorney has told prosecutors that she is ready to appear and is looking forward to telling the grand jury what really happened on February 26,” a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com
However, also on Friday March 23rd a new special prosecutor Angela Corey was assigned to the case replacing Norm Wolfinger:
FLORIDA – A conservative, hard-nosed state attorney, Angela Corey, has been appointed special prosecutor to take over the investigation of the Trayvon Martin slaying. Originally the case was in the hands of Brevard/Seminole County State Attorney Norm Wolfinger, who had convened a grand jury for April 10. But the growing national and now international attention given the shooting of the unarmed 17-year-old spurred Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Atty. Gen. Pam Bondi to turn the case over to Corey. It’s unclear whether the grand jury will now meet.
Summary: Crump “officially” introduces DeeDee on Tuesday March 20th. An April 10th Grand Jury was already scheduled. On Thursday March 22nd Wolfinger subpoenaed DeeDee for the Grand Jury. On Friday March 23rd Wolfinger was replaced with Corey. On Tuesday March 27th DeeDee was still refusing to be interviewed. On Monday April 2nd she was interviewed by O’Steen and DeLaRionda.
On Monday April 9th the Grand Jury was cancelled, and on Tuesday April 10th the charges for arrest were processed for George Zimmerman. On Wednesday April 11th George Zimmerman was arrested.