George Zimmerman Pretrial Hearing

Mark O'Mara May HearingThe Zimmerman hearing is scheduled for Tuesday May 28th 2013 at 9am est. It’s going to be hot. There are so many motions filed by the defense & prosecution for Judge Nelson to decide. The Zimmerman defense is playing real dirty and inciting the racists to obstruct justice, taunt, dox , intimidate,  bully witnesses, bully Trayvon Martin supporters,  smear the victim, smear the families of the victim and raise blood money to profit off dead victims.  Is this a new  precedent being set? This is brutally wicked. The Zimmerman defense & supporters are hoping to get a Zimmerman sympathizer on that jury in hopes of having a hung jury. God forbid if this turns out to be a 21st century Emmett Till jury. If the State of Florida  doesn’t sanction Mark O’Mara and Don West for violating the rules of evidence then I’ll lose the last glimmer of hope in our justice system.  Just pray that justice prevails in this case. Trial begins June 10th 2013.

The goal of the Zimmerman defense is to poison potential jurors and put the victim on trial based on how he looked. It’s in your face racial profiling in the court room. 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!  There is NOTHING the Zimmerman defense can publish that will put ANY weapon in the hands of Trayvon Martin on the night he was murdered. Trayvon Martin was unarmed and minding his own business while walking in black skin.

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84 Responses to George Zimmerman Pretrial Hearing

  1. I see Attorney Crump, Sybrina & Natalie!

    George Zimmerman Hearing May 28 2013 – In court after hearing conversations

  2. Friends of Trayvon Martin: Jerome Horton and Darrell Green

  3. Bad day for George Zimmerman

    During a lightning round of motions Tuesday, Judge Debra Nelson ruled on various motions — filed by both George Zimmerman’s attorneys and prosecutors — that could have a huge impact on the trial.

    On the whole, it wasn’t a great day for Zimmerman’s defense.

    Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, but Zimmerman says he shot the teenager in self-defense.

    Some of the most critical issues addressed Tuesday included delaying the trial, whether the jury will be sequestered, and what the jury will learn about both Martin’s and Zimmerman’s backgrounds.

    Nelson denied the defense’s motion to delay the trial, listing all the opportunities she has given the attorneys to set the schedule for the trial.

    Jury selection will begin as scheduled on June 10.

    Nelson also ruled that the names of the jurors will be sealed from the public, and the attorneys will refer to them by their assigned numbers.

    However, Nelson said she would rule at a later date about whether the jury would be sequestered during the trial.

    The judge also declared that most of information regarding Martin’s and Zimmerman’s backgrounds will be barred from the trial.

    Nelson said she would rule on whether Martin’s THC (marijuana’s active ingredient) blood levels will be admissible after she hears testimony from the defense’s expert witness.

    A hearing will be scheduled either June 6 or 7 to determine whether the judge will sanction prosecutors for alleged discovery violations. At the hearing June 6 or 7, attorneys will also argue over the admissibility of what the defense calls new technology used to perform voice analysis on the 911 calls made during the shooting.

    There is also a hearing scheduled for Friday to decide whether the press can photograph the jurors.

  4. Frank Taaffe LIED his ass off on HLN with Nancy Grace that Trayvon was “up in his yard, looking IN his window”. WTFF?

    • Ametia says:

      Uggh! Nancy Grace tryna get in on the Trayvon’s a “nigga thug” bandwagon now; I see. That Caylee Anthony case drove her mad. She’s ot going to advocate for Trayvon though. Wrong color…

      • I’ve never like her.

      • roderick2012 says:

        Ametia, remember a couple of months ago when Crump stated that O’Mara had won the public relations war?

        All of O’Mara’s threatening and bullying the media by suing NBC has paid off just like the years of Republicans claiming that the media has a liberal bias and they forced networks to hire conservatives for ‘balance’.

        I knew something had changed with Nancy Grace when she stopped covering the Trayvon Martin story so her new attitude isn’t a surprise.

  5. Trayvon Martin’s family attorneys speak after May 28th 2013 Zimmerman hearing

  6. Vettte says:

    I am reaaaalllllyyyyy happy that this Judge appears to be FAIR and BALANCED. Now with that being 25% of the battle, let’s hope that the JURY will do their 75% and be fair as well. Trayvon deserves justice!

  7. Judge denies motion to delay Zimmerman trial

  8. Vinnie Politan on HLN was stifling a laugh after playing Robert Zimmerman’s interview. lol The panel was trying to wipe the smiles from their face.

  9. Zimmerman: Judge rules that evidence published by defense last week is not relevant or admissible

    Judge Nelson denied the defense motion for a continuance of the trial.

    None of the information about Trayvon, which caused the big hullabaloo last week after the defense improperly released it for publication to the Orlando Sentinel, will be admitted into evidence at the trial because all of it is irrelevant and inadmissible.

    However, Judge Nelson granted O’Mara’s request for an evidentiary hearing on his motion for sanctions against BDLR for alleged discovery violations pertaining to that information. Unfortunately, she had to continue the hearing to June 6th because O’Mara did not have all of the witnesses he needed to present his case.

    I do not believe that he has a legitimate argument, since the evidence is not admissible at trial or exculpatory, and the prosecution disclosed it to the defense in timely fashion back in January. O’Mara claims that the disclosure was not timely because he was provided with raw data that he could not interpret.

    However, he specifically asked for raw data, which is a proper request, and he should have retained an expert and/or the software program that is used to interpret it. His failure to do that cannot be blamed on BDLR.

    FYI: Defense counsel should routinely ask for raw data, since it is the actual result and less susceptible to misinterpretation. Note that O’Mara waited until after the panel of 500 potential jurors were summoned to jury service. His delay in filing his motion for sanctions suggests that he was more interested in gaining a tactical advantage with that motion than he was in obtaining an interpretation of the raw data.

    Judge Nelson granted the defense request for a Frye hearing regarding the admissibility of expert testimony identifying the person who uttered the terrified death shriek. She scheduled the hearing for June 6th and 7th and will permit expert witnesses on both sides to testify by videophone.

    The defense still has not endorsed any expert witnesses. Remains to be seen, if any legitimate experts will disagree with the State’s experts and if they have the money to pay an expert. I doubt that they do.

    At a press conference after the hearing, Robert Zimmerman, Jr. aggressively promoted the conspiracy theory that I wrote about in my last post.

  10. Zimmerman Lawyer Goes On National TV To Smear Trayvon Martin With Inadmissible Evidence

    • Ametia says:

      O’Mara knew that nonsense would NOT be admissable evidence, and that’s why he circulated it over the weekend, hoping it would influence the rabid Zimmerman supporters and the greedy, hungry drama-laden media jackals like CNN & MSNBC.

  11. Ametia says:

    SANFORD, Fla. —
    Posted: 12:35 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013
    Seminole County announces areas for protestors during Zimmerman trial

    Seminole County courts have set up rules for those outside the courthouse during the upcoming George Zimmerman trial.

    Seminole County Chief Judge Alan Dickey released guidelines that set aside areas for various groups.

    Protestors who are on the courthouse grounds will be restricted to two areas on the lawn in front of the building.

    Areas for protestors are also laid out near the Juvenile Justice Center, adjacent to the courthouse, and in downtown Sanford outside the civil courthouse.

  12. George Zimmerman judge: No trial delay in Trayvon Martin shooting,0,1951849.story

    SANFORD – The George Zimmerman second-degree murder case will proceed to trial June 10, after his judge today denied his defense team’s latest request for a delay.

    The ruling was among several important decisions by Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson during a two-hour hearing this morning at the Seminole County Courthouse.

    The judge ruled for the state on several key issues: The defense may not bring up Trayvon Martin’s past marijuana use at trial, or his school suspensions or alleged participation in fights, without clearing several legal hurdles and another ruling granting permission.

    Those rulings come days after Zimmerman’s defense team posted online the photos and text messages gathered from Trayvon’s phone, including texts about being a fighter, smoking marijuana and being ordered to move out of his home by his mother.

    The phone also included photos of what appeared to be marijuana plants and a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun, the defense says.

    So much for your carrying water for the defense, Rene! Bias witch!

  13. Ametia says:

    CNN grabbed the nonsensical lies and photo-shopped fuckery that O’Mara put out to smear Trayvon’s character.

    • MSNBC too. I hope their ratings tank even more.

      • Ametia says:

        LOL It’s getting harder for these cable stations to stay afloat now. Summer’s here and teh time is right for DANCIN’ IN THE STREETS! LOL Their hustle is losing the battle, because ain’t nobody got time for the Obama-bashing and drama.

  14. Mark O’Mara keeps running his mouth to the media about getting in the marijuana use blah blah blah.. Keep digging Mark O’Mara! Keep digging.

  15. Judge Nelson: You can’t pre-try case in jury selection! Don West: *blank stare* ” uh, excuse me”? bwa ha ha ha ha…idiot ass clown!

    Crying with Laughter

  16. WHO was the STUPID reporter that ask “did Trayvon Martin video tape someone beating a homeless man”?

  17. Robert Zimmerman said: Don’t listen to Robert Zimmerman b/c he’s gay? WTFF? No one cares if you’re gay! Get outta here with that fucking ish! That dog don’t hunt!

    • Ametia says:

      You know it’s all down HILL, when the family of this murderer is using his sexuality as an excuse for why he thinks his voice isn’t being heard. Make it STOP!!!!!

      • Ain’t that some ish? Robert Zimmerman must think this is about him and his sexuality? Stupid fool. No one cares about his life style. This is about getting justice for an unarmed kid who was murdered for walking in black skin.

  18. Ametia says:

    Tell it, Attorney Crump. Trayvon Martin is not ON TRIAL!

  19. Yeah right, Robert Zimmerman…like the State is going to withdraw the 2nd degree murder charge against George? Bye ass clown! GTFOOH!

  20. Oh good fking grief. Robert Zimmerman Jr before the damn cameras again. Got dammit.

  21. June 10th, baby! We’re headed to trial!

  22. Judge Nelson set the Media’s request for a hearing on Friday at 1:30pm. The Media is requesting Judge Nelson not have an anonymous jury & allow photos of the jurors.

    Court recesses…

  23. FRYE HEARING on June 6th & June 7th.

  24. Ametia says:

    It looks like these guys are setting up the mics for a presser. Who speaks first, I wonder, O’mara or Crump?

  25. Ametia says:

    God Bless Sabrina Fulton. She looks weary, but don’t worry, dear lady. We’re with you.

  26. Motion to delay the trial–DENIED!

    Mark O’Mara: Judge, before you make that decision.
    Judge Nelson: I have made that decision.

    slap smiley photo: slap across the room smiley_slapacrossroom.gif

    • Ametia says:

      LMBAO So now if O’Mara needs to do more prep for Zimmerna’s trial, he’d better get to it, instead of hoping for delay tactics to go before the cameras fronting and lying.

  27. Ametia says:

    This dude O’Mara is a whiner and excuse-maker.He’s ill-equipped and incompetent, and thoroughly UNETHICAL.

  28. State’s gag order motion–denied.

    • Ametia says:

      Remember YOUTUBE is our FRIEND. Let O’Mara have all that free rope to hang him and Zimmerman. I mean this LITERALLY & FIGURATIVELY.

  29. Judge Nelson ain’t playing with these mofos today! She’s ticked!

  30. Ametia says:

    Geroge Zimmerman and your hack attorney O’mara are not going to get away with your CHARACTER ASSASSINATIONS of Trayvon Martin. How you gonna trash a 17 year old boy carrying Skittles and Arizona Iced Tea who was stalked by a low-life, vigilante, racial-profiling, thug like Geroge Z? GTFOH

  31. Defense Motion in Limine to add witnesses: GRANTED but must make available for State to depose.

    • Ametia says:

      We need to stay on CNN’s ass too, because they are trying to help Zimmerman, by reporting on Trayvon’s character as well, posting his pictures and what not.

      CNN has gone straight to HELL in a handbasket! Actually getting worse than FOX with their propoganda, and constant cravings for reporting DRAMA instead of FACTUAL NEWS.

  32. Judge Nelson calls O’Mara motion for jury visit to crime scene “disingenuous” to his prior motion for juror anonymity.


  33. Sequestration of jury – DENIED

  34. O’Mara is concerned about “social and community pressures” and “fear if they acquit.”

    Translation: Black people! Black People! Riot! Riot!

    Wah Wah Wah!

  35. State’s motion in limine regarding THC level in Trayvon Martin’s blood stream – GRANTED

  36. Judge Nelson: You can’t pre-try case in jury selection! Judge Nelson just SMACKED West down arguing about toxicology!

    Get the fk outta here with that ish!

  37. State’s motion in limine regarding content of Trayvon Martin text record before Feb 26th – GRANTED

  38. Oh ish!

    Judge Nelson: because the rules of evidence keeps you from doing it. *swish*

  39. State’s motion in limine regarding inadmissibility of Trayvon Martin school records – GRANTED

  40. KAPOW! State’s motion in limine regarding inadmissibility of past marijuana use by Trayvon Martin – GRANTED

  41. State’s motion in limine regarding inadmissibility of Trayvon Martin being suspended from school – GRANTED

  42. State Motion to stop SPD from giving their opinion about Zimmerman’s guilt or innocence

  43. Motion to depose Shellie Zimmerman – GRANTED!

  44. Morning, everyone! Here we go! Hoodies up!

  45. Racially Segregated ‘Black-Only Pods’ in Florida County Jail

    U.S. Department of Justice investigators found a number of unconstitutional practices at the Escambia County Jail facility in northwest Florida that “constitute serious risks to prisoner safety,” according to the Justice Department’s findings letter. Among those problems were insufficient access to mental healthcare for the inmates, and racial segregation of black prisoners. Said the U.S. Department of Justice in a release:

    Specifically, the department concluded that known systemic deficiencies at the facility, stemming mainly from staffing shortages, continue to subject prisoners to excessive risk of assault by other prisoners and to inadequate mental health care. Additionally, the department found that until recently, the jail had an informal policy and practice of designating some of its housing units as only for African-American prisoners. By segregating some of its prisoners on the basis of race, the jail not only stigmatized and discriminated against many of its African-American prisoners, it also fanned combustible racial tensions within the jail.

    The racial segregation of black inmates into “black-only pods” had been occurring for decades. Justice officials first discovered the practice in October last year during a tour. They warned Escambia County Jail officials then that this was a breach of 14th Amendment equal protection rights. According to the findings letter, “For decades, the Jail’s officials have assumed that segregating on the basis of race would lead to a safer facility.”

  46. Mark O’Mara & Don West are violating those core principles by doing everything they can to obstruct due process of law.

  47. Ametia says:

    Where’s Rik with that MANTRA? How are you going to stand trial and not be convicted of STALKING a young black teenager, when you where told to STAND YOUR AZZ DOWN, STAY IN YOU VEHICLE, AND LET THE PO PO CHECK THINGS OUT?

    NAW Zimmerman, your ass is going to jail, and may you behind ROT THERE!

  48. Zimmerman: The 40 Ft Stumble.


    Lies on top of lies.

  49. Ametia says:

    I hope Rev. Al keeps up with his reporting on this. Not counting on the rest of the MSM to provide any coverage, unless it’s to distort facts and carry water for the defense.

  50. 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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