Also, I am planning on writing answers to your questions but am still working. It’s been a busy day. If you don’t hear from me later tonight it will be tomorrow AM.
As you are aware, we have been in contact with Ryan Julison, Media Consultant for the Trayvon Martin family and their Legal Representatives. Mr. Julison has graciously agreed, very forthrightly, to answer all questions posed to him.
With that sentiment in mind here are the first questions posed to Mr. Julison yesterday via e-mail.
Dear Mr. Julison, thank you in advance for your candor.
1.) Are you currently under the advice of any legal representation in regard to your capacity to speak bluntly, truthfully, and honestly about the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and your subsequent involvement with regard to any aspect of media presentation?
In short: Are you lawyered up?
2.) It is reported you became the official media consultant of the Trayvon Martin family on March 5th of 2012. Is this correct? – Are you still working on their behalf in that capacity as of today?
3.) Who specifically contacted you and requested your services? On what date prior to Monday March 5th were you initially contacted?
Previously you had worked with Natalie Jackson on the Sherman Ware case. Had you any prior affiliation with any subsequent entity who became involved in the “case” against Trayvon Martin? In what capacity?
4.) During the March 8th press conference – which you coordinated – Tracy Martin stated he would not assist the Sanford Police Department in the recovery of telephone data from the telephone found at the scene. He would not provide the passcode to the account. Why?
5.) Where, and by whom did the term “White Hispanic” originate?
6.) From the outset, every media entity who engaged in coverage of the “initial story” used the race of Trayvon Martin and the race of George Zimmerman for the basis for their articles. Was race part of the media hook you established?
7.) Did you take any measures to stop, disuage or correct the media entities, of which you had specific contact, to correct their race-based reporting? Why or why not?
8.) Knowing now the FDLE and the FBI have fully investigated the “race angle” and found no justification for cause – do you still believe race played a factor in the events?
9.) On March 22nd at Mellon Park in Sanford FL you appeared on stage with various members of the New Black Panthers, the Martin Family, Benjamin Crump, Daryl Parks, and a host of interested parties. On March 26th Daryl Parks stated the Martin Family had no affiliation with the New Black Panther organization, yet they have appeared since 3/22 at numerous events together. How do you reconcile this contradiction?
10.) Did you at any time provide material information about the criminal investigation exclusively to the Media?
11.) What was/is you relationship with the following:
- Matt Gutman (ABC)
- Frances Robles (Miami Herald)
- Joy-Ann Reid (Herald/NBC)
- Russell Simmons (Global Grind)
- Jeff Weiner (Orlando Sentinel)
- Rene Stutzman (Orlando Sentinel)
- Daralene Jones (Orlando Fox affiliate)
12.) Have you been financially compensated for any activity surrounding the Trayvon Martin case, including but not limited to your time an expenses?
13.) If so, in what amounts? (roughly)
14.) Were you part of, or impetus for, any decisionmaking to remove from public forums any information about Trayvon Martin including, but not limited to:
- Social Media Accounts (any)
- Public Records
- Prior affiliations.
15.) Who provided the initial media package (early March) to the media including photographs?
16.) Why were only 5 year old photographs provided, and why was no more recent information provided?
17.) Have you ever looked at the social media history of Trayvon Martin?
18.) If so, how did it affect your decisionmaking moving forward?
19.) Why was the relationship between Brandy Green and Tracy Martin diminished?
20.) Who was the decisionmaker to remove Chad Green from any media exposure.
21.) Prior to taking on the job of Media Consultant did you do any independent investigative work on your own?
22.) Did you hire anyone to do anything as outlined in #21 above.
23.) Do you have direct knowledge of any specific acts of deception by any party involved in the case against George Zimmerman. Are you aware of any lies told by legal representatives of the Martin family?
24.) Who made the decision to change the last name of Javaris Fulton to “Martin”?
25.) Given the numerous parties physically, emotionally, and financially injured as a consequence to the racial narrative sold by a willing media – do you feel any:
- - responsibility?
- - remorse?
- - regret?
26.) Have you seen any factual mistakes presented by myself? if so will you please outline and provide me the opportunity to review or correct?
27.) Are you going to pass your response (to these questions) through legal representation, in advance of submission, to parse any potential liability?
28.) Lastly, are you open to further contact and questioning either in writing, by phone, or in person?
Thanks again for your time, attention, honesty and candor.
To which Mr. Julison replied:
OK. It’s nearly 1:30 a.m. and I have to get started early with the FAMU case in the morning, so I’ll get back to you on this tomorrow.