Zimmerman in the news again….(tiring)

Okay, so this time Mr. Zimmerman decided to point a shotgun at his girlfriend. And I suspect he’ll be convicted this time of felony aggravated assault. Which is good.  I believe he is showing himself not safe to possess at this time.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/18/justice/florida-george-zimmerman-arrest/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

Wife now questions based on incident too.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/26/justice/shellie-zimmerman-interview/index.html

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So what does this mean.  No one likes having a nut job be a poster child for them.  Is it just the result of a horrendous trial?  was he always this off the handle? or is there something we may all be missing?

I’m not sure, but it dawned on me that this dude was having his head seriously smashed into against the cement.   It’s got me wondering if he might of actually suffered brain damage.  It’s well documented that certain types of severe trauma to the brain can cause an increase in irrational activity.  And yes, it’s possible he was always like this.  If Mr. Zimmerman was smart, he’d check himself into a hospital and seek a neuroligist that specializes in head trauma and see if there may be more damage than realized.

And folks, this is why, even if you’re in the right. It’s always better if you can get away and not have to take someone’s life. Cause your life will likely never be the same again.

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Published in: on November 18, 2013 at 7:07 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Zimmerman seeks $300,000 in fees from FL + Massad Ayoob’s thoughts on the case.

 Mr. Zimmerman is seeking $300,000 in legal expenses.
http://news.yahoo.com/zimmerman-lawyer-ask-florida-pay-300-000-legal-042625962.html

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Massad Ayoob has done over a dozen posts regarding the case now that it is over and he is able to speak freely. This is an opinion from one far more an expert than i

THE ZIMMERMAN VERDICT, PART 1
http://backwoodshome.com/blogs/MassadAyoob/2013/07/13/the-zimmerman-verdict-part-1/

ZIMMERMAN VERDICT, PART 2: THE “UNARMED TEEN”
http://backwoodshome.com/blogs/MassadAyoob/2013/07/16/zimmerman-verdict-part-2-the-unarmed-teen/

ZIMMERMAN VERDICT PART 3: “WHO STARTED IT?”
http://backwoodshome.com/blogs/MassadAyoob/2013/07/17/zimmerman-verdict-part-3-who-started-it/

ZIMMERMAN VERDICT: THE STAND YOUR GROUND ELEMENT
http://backwoodshome.com/blogs/MassadAyoob/2013/07/19/zimmerman-verdict-the-stand-your-ground-element/

ZIMMERMAN VERDICT PART 5: THE GUN STUFF
http://backwoodshome.com/blogs/MassadAyoob/2013/07/21/zimmerman-verdict-part-5-the-gun-stuff/

THE ZIMMERMAN VERDICT, PART 6: “WHAT IF” VERSUS “WHAT IS”
http://backwoodshome.com/blogs/MassadAyoob/2013/07/23/the-zimmerman-verdict-part-6-what-if-versus-what-is/

ZIMMERMAN VERDICT PART 7: WHY THE JURY DIDN’T LEARN ABOUT TRAYVON MARTIN
http://backwoodshome.com/blogs/MassadAyoob/2013/07/24/zimmerman-verdict-part-7-why-the-jury-didnt-learn-about-trayvon-martin/

ZIMMERMAN VERDICT PART 8: THE QUANTITY OF INJURY ARGUMENT
http://backwoodshome.com/blogs/MassadAyoob/2013/07/26/zimmerman-verdict-part-8-the-quantity-of-injury-argument/

ZIMMERMAN VERDICT PART 9: THE PROPAGANDA FACTOR
http://backwoodshome.com/blogs/MassadAyoob/2013/07/28/zimmerman-verdict-part-9-the-propaganda-factor/

ZIMMERMAN VERDICT PART 10: THE SEMANTICS
http://backwoodshome.com/blogs/MassadAyoob/2013/07/31/zimmerman-verdict-part-10-the-semantics/

ZIMMERMAN VERDICT, PART 11: RATING THE LAWYERS (DEFENSE)
http://backwoodshome.com/blogs/MassadAyoob/2013/08/04/zimmerman-verdict-part-11-rating-the-lawyers-defense/

ZIMMERMAN VERDICT PART 12: RATING THE LAWYERS (PROSECUTION)
http://backwoodshome.com/blogs/MassadAyoob/2013/08/08/zimmerman-verdict-part-12-rating-the-lawyers-prosecution/

ZIMMERMAN VERDICT PART 13: ANGELA COREY
http://backwoodshome.com/blogs/MassadAyoob/2013/08/12/zimmerman-verdict-part-13-angela-corey/

ZIMMERMAN VERDICT PART 14: THE JUDGE
http://backwoodshome.com/blogs/MassadAyoob/2013/08/18/zimmerman-verdict-part-14-the-judge/

ZIMMERMAN VERDICT PART 15: TALK AT THE SCENE, TALK ON THE STAND?
http://backwoodshome.com/blogs/MassadAyoob/2013/08/22/zimmerman-verdict-part-15-talk-at-the-scene-talk-on-the-stand/

Published in: on August 27, 2013 at 9:42 am  Leave a Comment  
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CSGV – We Love to Misrespresent the Facts

I meant to post this a few days ago, but got busy.

CSGV made a dramatization video of the Martin/Zimmerman incident. Of course they couldn’t do a real dramatization, because folks would be wondering…what was Mr. Martin doing for 2-4 minutes. 

All the voices seem to have this heightened falsetto tone which rather turns me off further.  But essentially it ends with dozens of hooded victims on ground and a quote that laws should protect the victims.

And you know what? I agree. Yes, I absolutely agree with CSGV on this. I think the only disagreement we have is WHO was the victim.  CSGV has a fundamental flaw. They exist to stop “Gun Violence”.  As such, they view any gun violence as bad. Even when that violence is protecting the lives of good/innocent people.

Were they to call themselves CSV, Coalition to Stop Violence. They might have objected to Mr. Martin smashing Mr. Zimmerman’s head into the ground. Might have objected to Mr. Martin initiating physical confrontation.  But that is not a concern to CSGV. They only care about guns which in all cases are bad. 

This is a common trait of anti-gun groups. And this is why we see criminals in their victim rolls. Because if a woman shoots and kills a man trying to rape her, CSGV views the rapist as the victim and the woman defending herself as the criminal.

PAGunblog.com postulates this video probably wasted a fair chunk of change with little likelihood to have much influence. (I do hope they’re correct.) I hope they’re right.  But you know, I’d love to see our side do a video which matches the facts.  Namely, Mr. Zimmerman in his car until dispatch asks him which way did the suspect run. Mr. Zimmerman stopping running when asked to do so (which believe it or not, even the CSGV video appears to depict).  And then Mr. Zimmerman on the phone with dispatch for a few minutes.  Likely watching the rear gate.  2 minutes or more passing by. Hangs up, walks back to his car and is suddenly jumped by Mr. Martin. Who punches him, breaks his nose, and begins smashing his head into the ground. 

I wonder if people saw that video, which follows most of the evidence we have.  If folks would think differently, and wonder what was Mr. Martin’s problem that he liked to resort to violence.

http://news.yahoo.com/psa-reenacts-trayvon-martin-shooting-stand-your-ground-195410511.html

Published in: on August 23, 2013 at 12:07 pm  Leave a Comment  
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News Summary

CNN hit piece against guns, trying to convince Americans that Jefferson was not pro-gun.
http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2013/07/us/jefferson-rorschach-guns/?hpt=hp_c4

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Evil Mr. Zimmerman now has at least four new friends who are extremely happy he was not convicted. Largely, because if he had been convicted, Mr. Zimmerman wouldn’t have been there to help rescue and pull them out of their flipped over vehicle

http://abcnews.go.com/US/george-zimmerman-emerged-hiding-rescue-family-trapped-suv/story?id=19735432

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H/T’s to PAGunBlog.com for the next two

There is no such thing as “gun confiscation”, just merely a request for mandatory surrendering of property, that’s all. Totally different…. 
http://gunfreezone.net/wordpress/index.php/2013/07/22/confiscation-what-are-you-talking-about-we-would-never/

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What happens when a 17 year knocks you off your feet and starts pummeling you head into the cement, and you don’t shoot him?  You DIE!!!!!

http://www.elpasotimes.com/tablehome/ci_21843760/teen-accused-el-paso-officers-fatal-beating-indicted

Published in: on July 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Zimmerman Trial…(continued)

 

Some thoughts on the Zimmerman case…

  • The prosecution appears to be using a lot of circumstantial evidence. But what do you expect when little was seen.
     
  • I do not like the prosecution’s attempt to bring in Mr. Zimmerman’s past school records in his pursuit of a criminal justice degree. Considering, they’ve pretty much prevented any evidence of Mr. Martin nature prior to the night. And let’s be honest, Mr. Martin dealing in “illegal” guns is de facto evidence that he was willing to kill and murder.  Which does add to Mr. Zimmerman’s defense, that he feared for his life.  
     
  • I am not too keen on Duval County, Florida Dr. Valerie Rao. Her answers are made in a very definitive matter, on what is an extremely subjective topic.  And in my opinion, they do not reflect my actual life experiences. Which makes me feel she is a hostile witness seeking to have Mr. Zimmerman convicted.  In high school I was jumped, and I took three hits to the head. There was very very little evidence noticeable. One slightly swollen spot on the back of my head. But I sure as !@#$ hurt where I was hit.  I wager, Zimmerman took at least several impacts in sustaining his injuries. Maybe not a dozen. But it was sure as hell not a single punch.

Zimmerman has two issues with his case as I see it.

– His statement about spreading Mr. Martin’s arms out after shooting him. They were found underneath him. This could be as simple as Mr. Martin still had some life in him, and drew his arms to his chest at somepoint afterwards.

– Zimmerman not knowing the street. I think Zimmerman, walked to the other street, not to really get an address. But to see if Mr. Martin had ran that way and to see if he ran to the side exit of the gated community.
http://www.hlntv.com/article/2013/07/02/george-zimmerman-trial-trayvon-martin-day-7?hpt=hp_t2

I will say, I do find it fascinating to watch how things are proceeding.

Published in: on July 2, 2013 at 6:27 pm  Comments (3)  
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Thoughts on the Zimmerman Trial and Witness Testimony

 

Some interesting thoughts on the testimony being given in the Zimmerman trial. I swear, this reminds me of “My Cousin Vinny”, even a bad lawyer can pretty much tear up the testimony.

Witness Bahadoor on Tuesday, who has apparently signed a petition in favor of prosecuting Zimmerman. (Which means she’s already got a strong bias.) But a number of issues exist in her testimony.

“I saw what looked as figures and arms flailing,” said Bahadoor. She says it was too dark for her to identify the individuals or to clearly see what position they were in.

This is followed by a claim that after she heard the gunshot. “It was just a body in the grass,” said Bahadoor. “I remember it being face down.”

So wait, a biased witness calling for the prosecution of Mr. Zimmerman, states that it was too dark for her to identify individuals or the position they were in. But in that exact same darkness, she can identify Mr. Martin lying face down. 

Does that strike anyone as odd? 

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Next witness Surdyka, who claims she believes the yelp for help was made by the “boy”. Now here is something at play, most are assuming that since the help was high pitched, that it must be from a boy. And this is because they were shown a 13 year old kid. Mr. Martin had already gone through puberty and reached a height in excess of 6ft.  He likely had a deeper voice than Mr. Zimmerman. Heck, I’m a stocky short overweight mostly of Italian descent, and I can make a pretty high pitched yelp when caught off guard.

But here is where I think Surdyka proves her testimony is unreliable.  “I heard like from my window a pop, pop, pop.” said Surdyka. “You know I don’t know what a gun really sounds like.”

Okay, I would wager that what Surdyka was actually hearing was likely the thud of Mr. Zimmerman’s head against the cement. At least in preceding the gun shot. Why? Because one round was fired.  Not three…  at best maybe an echo of the shot. But most of Florida is damnably flat.  So I don’t think there is likely something to give that much of a delayed echo.

Her 911 call is more acurate, in that it only reports one “bang” or “pop”

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“When I shut my nightlight off, and I could see two men on the ground. I knew it was something very serious,” said Surdyka.

Interesting, when she could see two men on the ground. Not a man and a little boy. Remember that, Mr. Martin was physically a match for Mr. Zimmerman.

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Smart question on West’s part. Of questioning how much and what Surdyka saw, by asking about the muzzle blast. And whether she “really” saw the gun go off. I do have to admit, I’ve never seen a gun fire at night. I’d presume there would likely be some illumination. Especially from a short barreled firearm.
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Jeantel, the friend who Mr. Martin was on the phone with. Is very convincing. Almost makes you believe that Mr. Martin was chased and confronted by Mr. Zimmerman. And that Mr. Zimmerman’s claim to have abandoned pursuit only to be later attacked by Mr. Martin, to be bogus.

But there are some interesting things to note…
Miami Herald has a map of the neighborhood overlaid by events.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/04/14/2748048/interactive-map-of-trayvon-martin.html

First, Mr. Martin did not take the shortest route home. Which is something most would do in the rain.
7:09 – Mr. Zimmerman calls police to report suspicious person.

7:11 – Mr. Zimmerman reports person fleeing to back entrance, and gets out of his vehicle.  Pursues for 15 seconds before police tell him to stop.  15 seconds would likely put him in close vicinity to where the shooting transpired.

7:12 – Mr. Zimmerman informs police he is unaware of individual’s location.

7:16 (approximately) – Incident between Mr. Zimmerman and Mr. Martin transpires.

At least 4 Minutes transpire between the separation and the incident. Per the map, Mr. Martin’s body was a mere 200 ft from his backyard. 

Something is very very weird, if it takes you 4-6 minutes to walk 200ft.

To give you an example, this short legged heavy set almost 40 year old was able to cover a similar distance in just under a minute walking.  Running it’d be far less.

Those four minutes literally provide enough time for Mr. Martin not only to run all the way home, but to return back to the area Mr. Zimmerman was standing at.

Published in: on June 26, 2013 at 3:40 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Breaking News: Zimmerman’s All Female Jury Selected

Is this truly a jury of his peers?  Oh-kay, we can put aside the jokes.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/20/justice/florida-zimmerman-trial/index.html

But I think this is monumental. You have a self-defense case, and the defense is going with an all-female jury. What does that say???

“The times, they be changing.”

See, women are one of the fastest growing demographics in the gun owning community. More and more women are realizing their own need to be able to defend themselves.

And I am very intrigued by this jury selection. But I think it might be a good choice.

Published in: on June 20, 2013 at 2:45 pm  Comments (5)  
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Zimmerman did not kill that boy

He was dead long before Mr. Zimmerman shot Mr. Martin.

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When George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin the media portrayed it as an over zealous community watch man. We were shown kiddie pics, altered 911 logs and a lot more.

But then folks scoured the web and Martin started to look more like a thug. dealer, gangster, thief.

These text messages leave little doubt that the cute little boy was sadly dead a long time before Mr. Zimmerman shot Mr. Martin

http://www.gzlegalcase.com/index.php/court-documents/174-defendant-s-3rd-supplemental-discovery

UPDATE: More pics at CNN article

Keep your booger picker off the trigger

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/23/justice/florida-zimmerman-defense/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Published in: on May 23, 2013 at 6:47 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Zimmerman waives preliminary “Stand Your Ground” defense

Why this is important, and very much appreciated on my part.  Much of the media on the left were trying to turn this case into an attack on the recent “Stand Your Ground” legislation. By not pursuing that defense, Zimmerman is basically helping to protect our legislation by removing it from the argument and limelight.

http://news.yahoo.com/zimmerman-stuns-court-waives-stand-ground-hearing-trayvon-162305101–abc-news-topstories.html

NOTE: The article does note that they could still use it as a defense during the actual trial. So not being a lawyer, (there are many great lawyerly gun blogs that can truly explain this). I am presuming that they’re not going to attempt to have the charges dismissed via the “Stand Your Ground” defense, and rather go to trial to prove innocence.  I think for this particular case, it’s a wise move.  Zimmerman needs to face a trial, and be cleared before said trial if he is to ever have any of his life back.  If he used the “Stand Your Ground” law, the media would exclaim that “a child murderer goes free due to a loophole”. This is the game our enemy likes to play. And I am glad that Zimmerman’s legal counsel are wisely playing a defensive move that is good for our entire cause.

Published in: on March 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm  Comments (2)  
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New Judge for Zimmerman

Zimmerman to receive a new judge after courts concur that judge Lester’s remarks could be viewed as disparaging and potentially create an environment in which it would be hard for Zimmerman to receive a fair trial.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/29/justice/florida-zimmerman-judge/index.html?hpt=hp_bn1

 

Published in: on August 30, 2012 at 10:24 am  Leave a Comment  
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