Trayvon Martin Open Thread

Zimmerman attorneys: Jurors should hear about Trayvon’s pot use

Mark O'Mara in court

What’s wrong with Mark O’Mara? Surely he can’t be serious? Every phone call Zimmerman made to police was about black men acting suspicious…might be on drugs or something. It’s racial profiling! There were NO drugs found on Trayvon Martin the night he was murdered. Mark O’Mara is trying character assassination since he has no defense. No matter how hard Mark O’Mara may try but that dog don’t hunt!

George Zimmerman had a problem with black males. He had a history of reporting black men as suspicious. He profiled, stalked, chased and gunned down an unarmed innocent kid who happen to be walking the neighborhood in black skin.

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57 Responses to Trayvon Martin Open Thread

  1. rikyrah says:

    hargrovejones@hargrovejones1h
    #MediaLies – Misleading Language: @CNN_Headline announced “proof Trayvon Martin was in hostile mood when he ran into #Zimmerman.” When the truth is, Trayvon didn’t “run into” Zimmerman — Zimmerman followed, chased and eventually confronted Trayvon.#TrayvonMartin

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  2. Defense team is out of control

    http://frederickleatherman.com/2013/05/26/defense-team-is-out-of-control/

    Countdown: Only 2 days until the May 28th hearing and the trial gets underway with jury selection 2 weeks from tomorrow.

    In today’s post, I am going to follow-up on Friday’s post with some important new information that will more clearly reveal the defense strategy.

    In tomorrow’s post, I will breakdown Tuesday’s hearing.

    Now, let’s take another look at what happened last week.

    Two important criminal defense attorneys in Florida, Eugene Nichols and Jeff Deen, criticized the Zimmerman defense team for publicizing private, irrelevant and inadmissible evidence about Trayvon Martin.

    Eugene Nichols is the newly elected President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, which is the Florida affiliate of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). Jeff Deen is a former assistant state attorney and the present director of a state agency that represents criminal defendants.

    I support and thank both of them for speaking out because, when a criminal defense lawyer deliberately commits a sleazy and indefensible error like this in a high visibility case, the misconduct can splash onto all criminal lawyers. Let’s face it, the public does not have a high regard for criminal defense lawyers. To many people an incident like this would merely confirm their low opinion of criminal defense lawyers in general.

    That is one reason why I spoke out Friday and used the word “disgusting” to describe what they did. The other reason, of course, is that, as the blog owner, I have a duty to report what I observe without mincing words. After 48 hours to reflect on what I said in Friday’s post, my opinion has not changed. As I will proceed to explain, I am even more disgusted today than I was Friday.

    I hope a lot more criminal defense lawyers will publicly condemn the defense team over the weekend. We need to remind the public that criminal defense lawyers are officers of the court who respect the law and abide by the rules of professional conduct even as they fight for their clients.

    Mark O’Mara and Don West are violating those core principles by doing everything they can to obstruct due process of law and the fair administration of justice. For example, consider the following:

    1. By waiving the pretrial immunity hearing, they have, in effect, conceded that they cannot prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant killed Trayvon Martin in self-defense.

    2. As lawyers admitted to practice by the Supreme Court of Florida and authorized to represent themselves to the public as specialists in the practice of criminal law and trying cases, they can be presumed to know the rules that govern the admissibility of evidence in criminal trials conducted in the circuit courts. Therefore, they knew that the information that they publicized last week about Trayvon would not be admissible at trial for any purpose pursuant to rules 401, 402, 403 and 608 of the rules of evidence.

    3. They waited to publicize the irrelevant and inadmissible information until after the 500 people in the jury pool were notified by summons to report to court for jury selection on June 10th, thereby increasing the likelihood that most of the prospective jurors will have heard or read about it before June 10th.

    4. In an effort to avoid being held accountable for poisoning the jury panel with irrelevant and inadmissible information, Mark O’Mara blamed Bernie de la Rionda. He said BDLR withheld the information from the defense in violation of the discovery rules and the Brady rule, which requires the State to disclose exculpatory information well in advance of the trial.

    5. That explanation is false because:

    a. the Brady rule does not apply since the information is not exculpatory for the same reason that it is irrelevant and inadmissible;

    Click at the link above for more. Good stuff!

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  3. rikyrah says:

    I keep on writing this because I don’t think it can be said enough.

    Trayvon Martin was

    stalked

    hunted

    murdered

    for the crime of WALKING WHILE BLACK

    HE HAD NOTHING BUT SKITTLES AND ICED TEA.

    HE WAS MINDING HIS OWN DAMN BUSINESS.

    ON THAT NIGHT…IN THAT HOUSING DEVELOPMENT..

    TRAYVON WAS A VICTIM PREYED UPON BY A CRIMINAL VIGILANTE THUG WHO DECIDED TO BE JUDGE, JURY AND EXECUTIONER FOR TRAYVON.

    JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON!!!

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  4. Zimmerman: The 40 Ft Stumble.


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    Lies on top of lies! Come on June 10th.

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  5. Hey 3Chics!

    photoshopped

    Tray

    Anyone noticed the alleged photo O’Mara released of Trayvon giving the finger? The hand is much lighter than the rest of the body. That’s a photoshopped finger! How in the world can a hand that’s exposed everyday be LIGHTER than a person’s chest & body? My kids are fair skinned and their legs & feet are MUCH lighter than their hands. Notice the color of the hand holding the gun and the color of the finger shooting the bird? GTFOOH Mark O’Mara.

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  6. The Media is reporting Trayvon Martin seem to have a love for guns. Big Fking Deal! So does the NRA. Are blks not suppose to love guns? I see you, MSM!

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  7. PoliticsNation- Trayvon Martin case

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  8. Heads up, 3ChicsPolitico. We need your help. You’ve helped us out so much in the past and we need you once again. The people who support justice for Trayvon Martin are being bullied beyond description. We need to put a stop to this. IF we don’t, it’s sets a precedence for all other cases where folks taunt, bully, smear the victim, smear the families of the victim and the people who want justice to no end. We will not be shouted down because we want justice. Together, lets put a stop to this.

    Darlene January started this petition and need your signatures. Please sign.

    The Green Team page on Facebook is said to be from Florida and others on that page said they also are from the area. A chosen few have been calling O’Mara on a hotline number to give information of what is said on Facebook pages. They also have mentioned to hopefully receive jury subpoenas to serve as a Juror in this case. One of the questions I wish they would ask the jurors in this case. “Have you ever been on Social Media sites to discuss the case of George Zimmerman prior to this date?” That would probably eliminate anyone from Florida.

    David P has gone viral with everything the Defense team released yesterday on Facebook. He also made this page a topic for discussion on In-Session Events page. They are smearing worse than ever in the name of George Zimmerman to taunt and ridicule the supporters of Trayvon Martin. Some Trayvon Martin supporters now fear for the privacy on Facebook that do not dare enter these pages anymore to discuss their support for Trayvon Martin’s family. Please sign this Petition http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/trayvon-martin-supporters !

    I can’t imagine how the parents feel right now because as a supporter for Trayvon and his family is very angry with O’Mara with this move. This is the first time in my 65 years of life that I ever seen this type of move by the Defense Team of a Murderer! Monies donated on a website for his defense and now this. This is so underhanded, I hope somebody steps in and stop this madness. He made a mockery out of the word “Justice” to retaliate against all those who put the Awareness out in the media to arrest Zimmerman! This is so wrong!

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    • Ametia says:

      Zimmerman’s defense lawyer, O’Mara’s DUMBER than a CRATER of ROCKS, if he thinks presenting evidence of HOW TRAYVON appears is grounds for his client Zimmerman’s innocence in the murdering of Trayvon Martin. This alone is a part of the racila profiling
      that mofo was doing the night he slaughtered that boy.

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  9. Apparently Rene Stutzman thinks a photo of gun and a photo of marijuana on a phone is exculpatory so she breathlessly runs to publish.

    Ignorant bias bitch!

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  10. STATES MOTION IN LIMINE REGARDING CVSA TESTING

    Click to access 052313_state_limine_cvsa.pdf

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  11. STATE’S 3 MOTION FOR GAG ORDER and MOTION FOR LIMINE REGARDING CVSA TESTING in Zimmerman Case

    Click to access 052313_gag3.pdf

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  12. BREAKING: George Zimmerman attorneys file motion to delay trial.

    http://www.clickorlando.com/news/george-zimmerman-attorneys-file-motion-to-delay-trial/-/1637132/20174548/-/34dtfr/-/index.html
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    Hell to the mofo No! The martins had to wait 45 days before this murdering S0B was arrested and now O’Mara wants to delay Justice. GTFOOH! You should have prepared for trial instead of using time to smear a dead child with lies. Now Is The Time for Justice for Trayvon!

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  13. I don’t care if Trayvon was listening to Snoop Dogg singing “smoke weed everyday” while firing up a joint in Zimmerman’s face, he had no right to chase him and gun him down.

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  14. Defense lies1

    defense lies2

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    defense lies3

    defense lies4

    Rene Stutzman…a photo of a person holding a gun is not exculpatory. A photo of smoke blown out of one’s nose is not exculpatory. A photo of marijuana is not exculpatory. A text message is not exculpatory. None of George Zimmerman’s DNA was found on Trayvon Martin. No blood was detected on the sleeves & cuffs of both of Trayvon Martin’s sweatshirts. Your smearing of a dead child for ratings and hits on an article is despicable.

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  15. There is nothing the Zimmerman defense can publish that will put ANY weapon in the hands of Trayvon Martin on the night he was viciously killed. Trayvon Martin was unarmed and it will never change.

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    • Ametia says:

      Please explain how a jury will look at photos and text messages of a dead teenager, Trayvon and think oh, he was say… out to just randomly hurt Geroge Zimmerman. PLEASE EXPLAIN. Trayvon is DEAD and George Zimmerman is ALIVE. Examine his photos and text messages.

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  16. A grown ass woman smearing a dead child to get ratings and hits on an article is lower than dirt. **looking at Rene Stutzman**

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  17. Statement by the family of Trayvon Martin in response to release of pics/texts by attorneys for George Zimmerman..

    http://dothprotesttoomuch.com/2013/05/23/statement-by-the-family-of-trayvon-martin-in-response-to-release-of-picstexts-by-attorneys-for-george-zimmerman/comment-page-1/#comment-7225

    “The only photos or videos that are relevant or admissible at trial are those of Trayvon taken the day he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman. There is no evidence that Trayvon neither had gold teeth nor gave anybody the finger the night he was shot and killed. Therefore those pictures are irrelevant and will not be admitted into evidence. Is the defense trying to prove Trayvon deserved to be killed by George Zimmerman because the way he looked? If so, this stereotypical and closed-minded thinking is the same mindset that caused George Zimmerman to get out of his car and pursue Trayvon, an unarmed kid who he didn’t know. The pre-trial release of these irrelevant red herrings is a desperate and pathetic attempt by the defense to pollute and sway the jury pool. The evidence that will be admitted at trial is the legally documented history of George Zimmerman’s propensity for violence, such as his arrest for battery on a law enforcement officer, his injunction to prevent domestic violence taken out by his ex-girlfriend, and evidence of his training as a bouncer for Data Whore Productions, Inc.”

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  18. God’s Plan v God Sent; Part 2, The Gun

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  19. Jodi Arias to George Zimmerman: HLN announces shift

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/blogs/tv-guy/os-hln-turns-from-jodi-arias-to-george-zimmerman-20130522,0,4499122.post

    After the Jodi Arias trial concludes, HLN has big plans, and George Zimmerman is a major part of them.

    HLN on Wednesday announced that it will offer a Zimmerman preview, “Zimmerman Police Tapes,” at 6 p.m. Monday (Memorial Day). Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin.

    HLN is promising extensive coverage of the Zimmerman trial, set to begin June 10. The channel will present the special “HLN After Dark Zimmerman” at a date to be announced later.

    The channel did offer this preview: “This special will review issues surrounding this hot-button case and feature HLN’s on-air team including Nancy Grace, Jane Velez-Mitchell, Dr. Drew, Vinnie Politan and Ryan Smith, who will provide expert commentary.”

    “HLN After Dark” will air at 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays in June and the topics will be trials and other stories in the “court of public opinion,” HLN said. The start date will be announced later.

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  20. Zro- Smokers Anthem

    I’ma get a box of phillys from out the sto’, and come right back
    Then I’ma roll a philly, fat as a finger and light that

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  21. FAKE -Zimmerman didn't graduate. He LIED!

    Zimmerman’s defense releasing a photo of George in a cap & gown is a joke. He didn’t graduate. He lied about a degree and he’s lying about murder to avoid going to prison. Come on June 10th.

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  22. Defense attorneys release scores of photos, preparing for George Zimmerman trial

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/trayvon-martin/os-george-zimmerman-trial-photos-20130522,0,5366897.story

    Defense attorneys have just released scores of new photos as they prepare for the George Zimmerman second-degree murder trial, including new photos of the clothes he and Trayvon Martin wore the night they got into a fight and Zimmerman killed the teenager.

    Those new photos were taken by Zimmerman’s defense team in August at a state crime lab. They show pieces of evidence after they had been analyzed, including the bullet hole in the hoodie Trayvon wore and the gun Zimmerman used.

    Many of the photos were released last year, including some from the night of the shooting. They include now-iconic photos that show Zimmerman with a bloody nose and blood on the back of his head.

    Five of the photos show Trayvon about an hour before the shooting as the 17-year-old bought Skittles and a soft drink at a 7-Eleven.

    Some of the photos appear to support Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense. For example, photos taken at the Sanford police station that night after he’s been cleaned up by paramedics show a cut across the bridge of his nose and several areas of redness – perhaps abrasions – on the back and sides of his head.

    One of the right side of his head, shows six areas of discoloration.

    But police close-ups of Zimmerman’s hands show no evidence of cuts or scrapes, something you might expect on someone who had just been in a fight.

    The photos are part of a set of evidence that defense attorneys late yesterday released to prosecutors, notifying them that they may be used at Zimmerman’s trial, which is scheduled to begin June 10 in Sanford.

    Among the new photos are two that show Zimmerman in cap and gown at a graduation ceremony at Seminole State College. School records show that although he went through the ceremony, he did not graduate because he failed an astronomy class in the fall of 2011.

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  23. Ametia says:

    Get the fuck out of here O’Mara! Your client was on drugs the night he murdered Travyon. That drug’s in his racist DNA.

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  24. Dear Angela Corey,

    No plea bargains. Please do not accept any pleas from this menace to society. I want to see him tried, convicted of 2nd degree murder and sentenced to prison for the rest of his sorry life. He’s a threat to society. We cannot allow a loose cannon roaming the streets and killing innocent kids b/c of something he has made up in his addled brain.

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  25. DEFENDANT’S REPLY TO STATE’S MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER/MOTION IN LIMINE REGARDING TOXICOLOGY

    Click to access 052113_reply_limine_toxicology.pdf

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  26. Folks, remember if you ever go into a store and sway…it’s evidence you’re on drugs. /snark! O’Mara has lost his ever-loving mind! Just a few more weeks and we’ll be rid of this racist POS and his lying grifting family.

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