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Excellent article on the Trayvon Martin case.

Trayvon Martin’s Final Hour

By Jack Cashill

On the rainy night of February 26, 2012, neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman shot and killed an unarmed seventeen-year-old named Trayvon Martin. Three months later, a regular at the Conservative Treehouse blog known as Diwataman discovered the raw video of Martin’s visit to the 7-11 that fateful night and initiated arguably the best bit of blogging detective work since the busting of Dan Rather’s Air National Guard scam eight years earlier.

“I think Trayvon may know these three guys,” Diwataman commented in reference to a trio of hooded young men who entered the store almost immediately after Martin left. For a variety of good reasons, Diwataman labeled the guys “the three stooges,” and the name stuck. What Diwataman discovered quickly is that the blogger “noneyobusiness” had already come to the same conclusion. Together, they and other “Treepers” from the Treehouse — “People help each other out,” says Diwataman — reconstructed Martin’s final hour in a way that was wildly at odds with the scenario advanced by the major media but much closer to the truth. In all versions, the iconic bag of Skittles is at the heart of the story.

On March 7, 2012, in the first national news story on the case, Reuters led with the Skittles angle: “Trayvon Martin was shot dead after he took a break from watching NBA All-Star game television coverage to walk 10 minutes to a convenience store to buy snacks including Skittles candy requested by his 13-year-old brother, Chad.” Reuters attributed this information to Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump. “What do the police find in his pocket? Skittles,” Crump told Reuters. “A can of Arizona ice tea in his jacket pocket and Skittles in his front pocket for his brother Chad.”

via Articles: Trayvon Martin’s Final Hour.

News at eleven.

NOT.

George Zimmerman is telling the truth according to the Sanford Police.

Oopsie!

George Zimmerman Passed Police Lie Detector Test Day After Trayvon Martin Killing

A day after killing Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman passed a police lie detector test when asked if he confronted the teenager and whether he feared for his life “when you shot the guy,” according to documents released today by Florida prosecutors.

According to a “confidential report” prepared by the Sanford Police Department, Zimmerman, 28, willingly submitted to a computer voice stress analyzer (CVSA) “truth verification” on February 27.  Investigators concluded that he “has told substantially the complete truth in regards to this examination.”

Zimmerman, the report noted, “was classified as No Deception Indicated (NDI).”

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So, how’s the evidence against Zimmerman holding up? Does it justify the charges, or does it show  a politically correct motivation.

I vote for the latter myself. At any rate, the evidence that was released sure as hell doesn’t support a murder 2 charge.

Zimmerman police interviews released, contain no justification for Murder 2 charge

Written By: Bob

I’m trapped home ill today, and used the time to listen to the newly released evidence in the George Zimmerman. The off-duty Florida Neighborhood Watch volunteer shot and killed an unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February.

The evidence released is a compendium of Zimmerman’s written statement, an video-taped walk through of events the media insists upon calling a re-enactment, and a series of audio interviews with two Sanford Police investigators. When added to the 183-pages of discovery evidence previously released, it suggests that claims from Martin family attorney’s that the SPD did not conduct a through investigation was nothing more or less than a lie.

via Zimmerman police interviews released, contain no justification for Murder 2 charge « Bob Owens.

This comes from the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of the Congressional BLACK Caucus. Talk about a bunch of racist assholes! I’ve never seen a more clear cut case of racist douche bags than the CBC.

It’s no wonder that race relations in this country have taken a nose dive straight down the shitter. Black President, black appointees in the highest offices, and all you hear is race this, and race that.

The racist assholes on the left have been exposed over, and over, yet the fucktards in the media keep giving these racist fuckers a pass at every turn.

CBC: Zimmerman acquittal could spark race riots

Race riots could ensue if George Zimmerman — the shooter in the Trayvon Martin case — is found not guilty of second-degree murder by a Florida jury, the Congressional Black Caucus’ executive director allowed yesterday.

“I think a ‘not guilty’ verdict is extremely problematic in 2012,” said Angela Rye, the Executive Director and General Counsel for the Congressional Black Caucus. She said, “I don’t know,” when asked what would happen in the event of an acquittal. “I know that folks have talked about race riots — I don’t know that. I think that we live in a day and age where people are educated enough not to do that. I know that his mother and his father have asked for peace, peaceful solutions, not repaying evil for evil, so I’m not sure. I think it would set us back . . . there’s no value to racial violence or any other kind of violence.”

via CBC: Zimmerman acquittal could spark race riots | Campaign 2012 | Washington Examiner.

If you’ve been following the Martin/Zimmerman case, then you need to head on over and get some great analysis from Mike McDaniel. This is part 7, all parts of this are excellent reads.

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At the end of Update 6, I promised to address these—and more—issues in this update:

PRIMARY THEMES OF THE EVER-EVOLVING NARRATIVE:

(1) A Sanford Police Investigator wanted, at some point, to see Zimmerman charged with manslaughter, therefore he must be guilty and must be convicted of second degree murder.

(2) If Zimmerman remained in his vehicle, everything would have been just fine, therefore, Zimmerman must be guilty and must be convicted of second degree murder.

VERY INCONVENIENT FACTS (for the prosecution):

(1) When observed by George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin was breaking the law.

(2) The investigators and assistant prosecutor that prepared the charging affidavit lied on that document and had to have known they were lying.

I shall indeed address these issues, but first, it’s important to understand just how far from fact and professional practice the special prosecutor, Angela Corey, and even the vaunted FBI, have allowed themselves to…

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It appears that there is more evidence that supports George Zimmerman’s version of events than the other way around.

Media tears at eleven.

Cops, Witnesses Back Up George Zimmerman’s Version of Trayvon Martin Shooting

Two police reports written the night that George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin said that Zimmerman had a bloody face and nose, according to police reports made public today.

The reports also note that two witness accounts appear to back up Zimmerman’s version of what happened when they describe a man on his back with another person wearing a hoodie straddling him and throwing punches.

It has been such a contentious case that even the evidence is being disputed.

via Cops, Witnesses Back Up George Zimmerman’s Version – ABC News.

In related news:

Witness Told Cops He Saw Trayvon Martin Straddling George Zimmerman And Punching Him “MMA Style”.

A witness told Florida cops that he saw Trayvon Martin straddling George Zimmerman and pummeling the neighborhood watch captain “MMA style” shortly before the unarmed teen was felled by a gunshot to the chest.

The witness’s account was included in Sanford Police Department reports released today.

Interviewed by cops about 90 minutes after the shooting, the witness–whose name was redacted from police documents–said that he was inside his home when he heard a “commotion coming from the walk way” behind his residence.

The man recalled seeing “a black male, wearing a dark colored ‘hoodie’ on top of a white or Hispanic male who was yelling for help.” The black male, he added, “was mounted on the white or Hispanic male and throwing punches ‘MMA (mixed martial arts) style.’”

Via: Witness Told Cops He Saw Trayvon Martin Straddling George Zimmerman And Punching Him “MMA Style”.

 

Update 4 from Mike McDaniel.

I particularly liked this:

The fundamental question in the Martin case is whether George Zimmerman legitimately employed self-defense and whether the force he used in so doing was reasonable and thereby lawful.  The tool Zimmerman employed matters not.  If Zimmerman was justified in the use of force, or whether he was not, the instrument he used—knife, screwdriver, hammer, motor vehicle, baseball bat, or even a rock—is simply not the issue.  However, if Zimmerman was justified in using deadly force, his legally carried handgun did precisely what it was designed to do, precisely what we expect such weapons to do: it saved his life and stopped a potentially deadly crime.  The gun control argument must always ignore the undeniable utility and value of firearms to the individual, particularly those who are not young or strong.

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The first three updates In the Martin case have focused on background information relating to the criminal justice system.  That information may be found in the SMM Trayvon Martin Case Archive.  I’ll begin this article with a map of the area where events occurred, and explain the issues relating to self defense, including how the police tend to view it.  I’ll refer back to the map as the article progresses.

Self Defense:

The doctrine of self-defense has its origin, arguably, in the beginning of God’s history with the Jews.  In his excellent book The Gifts of the Jews, Thomas Cahill asserts that it was only when God spoke to Abraham, and Abraham heard and obeyed, that everything changed for mankind.  Prior to that moment, man lived in obedience to kings, to gods dreamed up by man.  He had no past, no future, and all of life was an…

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Excellent analysis of the Zimmerman case.
This is part 3, there are links to the other two there.
Good read.

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Since my first two articles on the Trayvon Martin case (available in the SMM Trayvon Martin Case archive), the most momentous development has been the bond hearing.  I will not go into detail on every aspect of that hearing as it has received blanket coverage elsewhere.  Among the most competent voices covering this hearing (and the rest of the Martin case) are Just One Minute and my former Confederate Yankee (now closed to all but archival access) co-blogger, Bob Owens.  By all means, take a moment to take the links and review their work on the hearing.  I’ll focus instead on the testimony of the hearing and what it reveals, particularly about the prosecution’s case and the competence of its team.

On April 20, 2012, A bond hearing was held for George Zimmerman.  Bond was set at $150,000 dollars.In our criminal justice system, it is presumed…

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