Posts Tagged ‘Natalie Jackson’
Watch Natalie Jackson, Esq., get owned by Mark Eiglarsh
Mark and Natalie talk about the George Zimmerman Interview on Jane Velez Mitchel. This is the look Natalie had on her face when Mark suggests Natalie is perhaps being intellectually dishonest….love IT!
We love you Mark for having the integrity to tell the truth and not pander to the selective and bias narrative of the ambulance chasing race-baiters.
Brandy and Tracy at early Press conference with Crump
I have so many questions about Tracy’s relationship with Brandy Green. For one thing, they are both married.
Brandy Latresa Green
Female | 33 years old
Birthday June 1978
Current Address 2631 Retreat View Cir
City & State Sanford, FL 32771
Marital Status Married
Brandy tells reporter, “He don’t know anybody here” and “he was sitting on the porch and this man had killed him, are you serious?”. What was on the porch that made Brandy think he was sitting there before he was killed?
Tracy Martin is married to Alicia Stanton Martin. No divorce on record. According to Alicia, they separated just a few weeks prior to Trayvon’s death. She’s upset that she raised Trayvon for 15 years and has been all but left out of the public grieving process. She’s been interviewed only a couple of times. Media bias is the only explanation.
“He is a very good father,” Stanley told the Sentinel. She said she and Martin split up just weeks before Trayvon’s death.
Stanley said Trayvon was like a son to her, too. Martin, she said, is “a good person; he’s very kindhearted. That’s the way his son was, too.”
Martin is “trying to get justice for our son” .
Alicia Stanley Martin
“He was at my house every day, every night. I took care of him. My kids grew up with him. We grew up as a family. We were a family.”
I have questions about Brandy Green. I have even more questions about why Tracy Martin and Brandy Green said Trayvon had been to the community many times, yet no one at the community knows him. Sure, there was an article claiming the kids at The Retreat at Twin Lakes liked playing football with Trayvon, but which kids? Why didn’t they know who the young black man was lying dead in their courtyard on February 26, 2012? Why didn’t Tracy know the address?
Did someone besides Brandy Green live in her condominium? A friend … or a relative?
In order to answer some of these questions, I did a bit of digging. I found someone does, or did live with Brandy, her sister. This information was not too hard to find in public records. She actually commented on the Gobal Grind’s March 8, 2012 story.
Who is Zakiya Laurent Richardson?
She’s a member of Marium 549 - the female chapter of black masons in Orlando, as is Brandy Green.
Sister Brandy Green
Sister Zakiya Laurent (Richardson)
Zakiya’s last name is Richardson now – I’m not sure if that is her maiden name or married name. I found a high-school mention of Zakiya Richardson. Zakiya has a criminal record under both names:
CHARGE: PETIT THEFT
As Zakiya Richardson, another, more serious arrest:
Where: SEMINOLE COUNTY : FL
ATTEMPT MARIJ TRAFF OVER 25LBS UP TO $2,000.LBS-0R 300 PLANT
MARIJ POSS W/INTENT TO SELL MFG OR DELIV
Seminole County FL court records found matching the name ZAKIYA RICHARDSON.
DateCharge DescriptionCase #
ATTEMPT MARIJ TRAFF OVER 25LBS UP TO $2,000.LBS-0R 300 PLANT
MARIJ POSS W/INTENT TO SELL MFG OR DELIV
Patricia Dallas appears to be the mother of Brandy and Zakiya:
DALLAS, PATRICIA , 53. We will miss you and love you - always, Sam, Kensley, Brandy, and Zakiya, Mitchell’s Funeral Home, Inc., 501 Fairvilla Road Orlando, FL 32808.
” I LOVE YOU MOM AND ALWAYS WILL. I JUST MISS YOU SO MUCH…“- ZAKIYA LAURENT
Tying it all together is her facebook, notice the name in the address bar
Some of Zakiya’s friends:
Finally, Zakiya “Laurent’s entry on the Petition to arrest George Zimmerman:
Aside from the petition for Trayvon, Zakiya also recruited signatures for:
Nice, huh? Why would she recruit under a different name if her current name is “Richardson”? All very sneaky if you ask me.
There’s more to this because so much is being hidden …. but what is it?
Thanks to my friend YancyFaith for her masterful help on this
Other blogs you might be interested in by this author:
October 27, 2010 Tracy Martin Posted:
October 27, 2010 at 3:49pm
Tracy Martin somebody betta get this negro fo it b a thrashin up in here
October 27, 2010 at 3:51pm
Latrice LuvinMe Byrd Do I need to do a Bail fundraiser?
October 27, 2010 at 4:05pm
Tracy Martin @ trice get that bond money 2gether for me cuz this shit bout to go pass the belt stage! ITS TIME 2 KNUCK IF HE BUCK!!!!!
October 27, 2010 at 4:11pm · 2
Latrice LuvinMe Byrd I got you, Going to check with Bro Lyons to see how much in our dissaster fund!
October 27, 2010 at 4:15pm · 2
Tracy Martin lmbao
October 27, 2010 at 4:16pm
Miriam Grimes-Martin Calm down bro.
October 27, 2010 at 4:36pm
Tracy Martin im straight i jus had 2 vent and let his lil assssss the world turn know that this aint no joke
October 27, 2010 at 4:38pm
Jerome Horton MY MONEY ON TRAY!!! LMAO..U GETTIN UP THERE OLE BOY!!!
October 27, 2010 at 4:59pm
Terrence Lemon go ahead bro no need in letting that stucture GET WEAK….At the end of the day it will payoff!!!!
October 27, 2010 at 5:12pm
Tracy Martin man you wont take that bet when i hiit 70
October 27, 2010 at 5:12pm
Terrence Lemon structure bro!!!
October 27, 2010 at 5:13pm
Tracy Martin yeah bro i just want him to understand the importance of honesty with in the confines of your home ya fell me
October 27, 2010 at 5:14pm
Terrence Lemon YES SIR!!!!!
October 27, 2010 at 5:16pm
Tracy Martin my nerves worked up im spelling words wrong my bad you feel me
October 27, 2010 at 5:16pm
Tracy Martin @ pook it was gone be bad! lmao
October 27, 2010 at 5:32pm
Tracy Martin thats my baby and i love him but dont lie to the old boy
October 27, 2010 at 5:36pm · 1
Latrice LuvinMe Byrd Cherolyn, you know these kids will make you Dang near them! Thats considered a disaster!
October 27, 2010 at 5:37pm
Tracy Martin i need a drank and a lap dance and im good!!
October 27, 2010 at 5:39pm · 1
Tracy Martin he welcome to join me lmao
October 27, 2010 at 5:41pm
Latrice LuvinMe Byrd A lap dance, SMH, for shame!
October 27, 2010 at 5:43pm
Tracy Martin we all got flaws but im goin to rehab for lap dance syndrome(the drinking is under control) lmao just joking
October 27, 2010 at 5:46pm
Latrice LuvinMe Byrd lmao
October 27, 2010 at 5:48pm
Tracy Martin yall know i rode that bus with 10 seats on it stop playin
October 27, 2010 at 5:49pm · 1
Tommie Bugg Liddell cut dem hips, and if he buck. Do him like the old girl used to do you, lol.
October 27, 2010 at 8:18pm
Robbie Chambers BOY YOU TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH MY DAUGHTER TRY ME THE SAME WAY BRUH LIKE I AM A JITT BUT ONLY IF SHE KNEW
October 27, 2010 at 9:07pm
Michael Timberson I understand, just went there my self…hate to but sometime u got to..
October 28, 2010 at 3:18am
Jonathan Plummer Be prayerful my brother
Cheryl Brown, the mother of Austin Brown, was not home the night of the shooting. She had left her 13 year old son and his nine year old sister alone after telling Austin to walk the dog. Austin put the leash on his boxer, Sake, and started out for a walk when suddenly he saw a man in a red shirt on the ground yelling for help. Austin only saw the man, no one else. He says at this point the dog got off the leash and he went after it. While going after his dog he heard more screaming and a gun shot and ran into his house. He told his sister what was going on and she called 911. LINK to 911 call
Some media outlets wrote: ”Austin told police at the time of the shooting last month that he had seen someone fitting Zimmerman’s description lying on the ground, bolstering the gunman’s claim that he acted in self-defense.”LINK
And then along came Brown – slow walkin’, smooth talking, lanky Brown…Austin’s mama. Everything changed after her interviews and the world believed the corrupt police berated another poor black boy into telling them what they wanted to hear… but she lied.
Cheryl Brown, mother of Austin Brown
What Austin told Matt Gutman the day after the shooting (this video was almost immediately scrubbed from the ABC website). LINK TO MATT GUTMAN VIDEO
MG: You saw one person on the ground or two?
AB: I just saw one person on the ground
(video is edited at this point)
AB: I know they had on a T-shirt,
MG: A light colored t-shirt? A dark color?
AB: A red t-shirt
MG: Zimmerman was wearing a RED shirt that night and nothing to identify him as a night watchmen.
So without provocation, Austin tells Matt the guy on the ground had on a red shirt.
Interview with Investigator Serino, Monday March 5, 2012. Police were not able to interview Austin in the days immediately following the shooting because his mother was out of town. When they tried to schedule for Friday, March 2, the mother said she needed to talk to her lawyer and scheduled for Monday.
***Update – it seems Alicia had a previous relationship with Benjamin Crump, which tells me Crump got to the witnesses before Serino could interview them.****
DS: Tell me what happened on Sunday night, February 26th
AB: I saw someone laying on the ground and it looked like they couldn’t get up and they were yelling for help.
DS: Was he white or black?
AB: I couldn’t tell
DS: Did you see what he was wearing?
AB: Ummm, it looked like a RED SHIRT, it was dark outside.
Serino simply asked a question without leading Austin at all. Listen to the full interview HERE. Serino talked to Brown for a total of three minutes.
***UPDATE 7/15/2012*** The recently released document dump contained Bernie De le Rionda and John Guy’s 4/27/2012 interview with Austin Brown - Mrs. Brown and Alicia Adamson were present. Austin told the De le Rionda that the man he saw on the ground asking for help had on a “red hoodie”. The mother or lawyer told De le Rionda they didn’t believe this was accurate and that Austin may have been coerced into saying the clothing was red in his early police interview. They advised De le Rionda they would speak with Austin and get back to him. Later that evening they called him back and told him Austin did not know what the subject was wearing, he felt obligated to say “red hoodie” since he had told police that during an earlier interview. Again, there was no coercion as can be seen above. This is the first time Austin mentions “hoodie”.
Cheryl Brown’s delightful attorney, Alicia Adamson
Al Sharpton’s introduction to the Cheryl Brown exclusive interview:
“On one of those 911 calls, and 18 year old girl called to say her 13 year old brother had SEEN the shooting while he was out walking their dog!”
(Cheryl’s daughter is nine. Anyway….)
The 911 call is played and nowhere in the call do we hear Austin had witnessed the “shooting”, in fact, he says he did not see the shooting.. But a blatant lie contradicted by the truth on his own show never stopped the good Rev. Al.
RevAl: Some media reports say your sons eye-witness account supports Zimmerman. Does your son think this was self-defense?
Cheryl: Not at all.
RevAl: He does not
Cheryl: No (delightful lawyer shakes head in agreement)
RevAl: So those media reports would be inaccurate and you’ve talked to your son. What can you tell us? I know your attorney’s there so she will stop me if I go over the line… but what can you tell us your son’s general impressions and feelings were?
Cheryl: Aside from what he actually saw, his feelings were that, umm, the cries for help that he heard were from an, umm, a young person and he only saw one person.
RevAl: He only saw one person when they were laying on the floor?
(seriously, what sort of idiot actually watches this show and believes anything that comes from this shyster’s mouth? One contradiction after the other)
RevAl: So he never saw a struggle on the floor? He never saw someone beating somebody’s head into the ground?
Cheryl: No he did not see anything like that.
RevAl: When did investigators talk to your son (delightful attorney gives a knowing nod to this question, like that’s the key)
Cheryl: They talked to him on Monday, March 5th.
She goes on to tell RevAl that between the 26th and the March 2nd, no one came to their house and no one called. This is another LIE. Serino wanted to interview Austin but the mother was out of town and he did not want to interview the young boy without her. Serino tells this to Mary Cutcher during their first phone interview. Anyway, the interview goes on for a few about how indignant Mrs. Brown is, etc., she even adds: “I was waiting every day for someone to come knocking at the door and it didn’t happen”.
Cheryl: I was present when they questioned him, I just don’t feel that it was done improperly. I feel there were some tactic used to suggest some things to him that, maybe some leading things that, you know, leading him to say certain things that he would have told if he were just able to talk without them intervening or suggesting anything.
RevAl: When you say “leading things”, can you give me an example?
At this point Cheryl looks over at Atty. Delightful and they smile in agreement to Cheryl pulling out the big guns….and away she went…
Cheryl: Well for example they asked Austin if he could tell the race of the person, ah, laying on the ground. He said he could not see the person or the color of their skin. (and?) Then they proceeded to ask if he knew the color of the shirt the person was wearing, and then they proceeded to give him options of what color that shirt could have been. I don’t feel that they should have done that. I think they should have just let him tell the story.
THEY SUGGESTED MAYBE IT WAS BLACK, MAYBE IT WAS WHITE, MAYBE IT WAS RED. -Cheryl Brown
Really? Let’s look at the interview between Serino and Austin again.
DS: Tell me what happened on Sunday night, February 26th
AB: I saw someone laying on the ground and it looked like they couldn’t get up and they were yelling for help.
DS: Was he white or black?
AB: I couldn’t tell
DS: Did you see what he was wearing?
AB: Ummm, it looked like a RED SHIRT, it was dark outside.
Where are the leading questions? If you ask me, Serino didn’t seem all that interested in what Austin had to say.
Cheryl ended the interview by saying:
The lead investigator stood in my family room and told me this was not self-defense. -Cheryl Brown
On the one hand Cheryl Brown says the police are leading her son to bolster Zimmerman’s claims, then on the other hand she is saying this same detective doesn’t believe Zimmerman. They didn’t think this interview through or what?
And if he’ll lie about little things like money and bond hearings, we know he’ll lie about big things dealing with whether he’s going to be convicted of second-degree murder.” -
Thanks for the picture Redbrow – another pic of the delightful Ms Adamson w/Crump
So what will happen if the parents and Attorneys of Trayvon Martin get a verdict they are not happy with? Will the parents stand up and denounce the New Black Panthers, or will they stand with them. To date, they’ve done both.
Cooper: According to the what?
Muhammad: We have 40—30,000 people out here today—according to street law, according to God’s law. Andy, I want to say I don’t obey the white man’s law, I don’t follow the American law. The American law—the American law does not protect me, Anderson. I’m not a citizen.
And yet, the Martin family and Benjamin Crump were surrounded by the militant group at a rally for Trayvon Martin after the group put a bounty on George Zimmerman’s head:
More fibbing by omission? Or just omitting because Tracy is not trying to look like the typical (serial) baby daddy? This is the only picture of Takira Martin and her daddy, Tracy Martin, appearing in public, I have found – to date, I have never heard the name “Takira” escape their mouths. Is it because she’s a minor (not sure myself), because they didn’t mind throwing Chad Green up on the telly, Brandi Green’s 14-year-old son.
Takira with Sybrina and Tracy at a church or rally, not sure which:
Meet Trayvon’s little sister Takira. It is not clear whether or not her mother is “Larisa”, or if Tracy and her mother were even married – Takira and Trayvon were very close in age. Takira seems younger, but Tracy was married to Alicia (and still is, as far as we can tell), when this child would have been born. Confusing baby daddy stuff.
Click the following link to view Takira’s sweet video to her brother, Trayvon. I can’t believe the media hasn’t interviewed this young woman. Her facebook is public, she’s not hard to find. She would certainly soften the hearts of many who are irate at the deception. Ironically, this is just another lie.
Takira’s touching message to her brother Trayvon
Apparently there is one other brother we’ve not heard about, Demetrius Martin. His facebook is not open and I couldn’t find much about him, unless he’s the well-built tatted guy on myspace.
~All pics and video courtesy of public facebook postings ~
Family listed on public Facebook
I’d love to say “the end”, but who knows….
See also Part IV – Witness #8 – Dee Dee
Benjamin Crump accused the SPD of witness tampering and obstruction of justice in the case of this witness, Mary Cutcher. As you will see in the following documented statements, the only obstruction of justice and witness tampering was done by Mary Cutcher and Benjamin Crump.
“Mary Cutcher, said she was “so hurt and upset” that the police department had discounted her eyewitness account. “I don’t know this family. I’m only trying to help,” Cutcher said. “I think that they [the police department] are trying to cover up something that they made a mistake and, honestly, I feel like they’re taking the light off them and trying to discredit my statement. I can show you my attempts to contact them and their lack of interest in talking to me.” LINK
Crump added: “This is unprecedented for a police department to attack a witness statement during an ongoing investigation.”
Cutcher had talked to WFTV, and said she did so because she was getting no response from police. That interview drew an unusual response from the Sanford Police Department. “Her statements during the WFTV interview are inconsistent with her sworn testimony to police investigators,” the police department said.
“We were just telling the truth,” said the other witness, Selma Mora Lamilla. She said the two witnesses didn’t know Martin’s family.
Both witnesses told their story to CNN, which has brought national attention to the shooting.
Crump blasted the Sanford Police Department for attempting to intimidate and discredit the two witnesses. ”For whatever reason, the police department has chosen to ignore or attack their statements,” Crump said.
Attorney Natalie Jackson asked that Zimmerman be arrested today. “You have two witnesses,” Jackson said.
April 7, 2012 An interview with a woman who heard a Sanford Vigilante gun down a teenager on February 27.
Anchor: Darlene, Police only took a two or three sentence statement from this woman, how long did YOU talk to her?
Darlene Jones, reporter: Vanessa, I spent thirty minutes with her on camera and she told us her entire story.
Mary Cutcher: “The crying stopped as soon as the gun went off, so I know it was the little boy.
Darlene Jones: Until now she’s ignored repeated attempts by National and local media to share what she saw, partially, out of fear.
Mary Cutcher: So we said “everything ok, and he just looked at us, Selma asked him again, “what’s up, what’s going on, is everything ok?” He said call the police, kind of nonchalantly like ‘leave me alone’.
The police blew us off, and I called them back again and I said I KNOW this was not self-defense. There was no punching, no hitting going on at the time, no wrestling. April 7 – Channel 9 Team Coverage – Mary Cutcher
“The Sanford Police department ignored her and tried to discourage her” – Crump
March 16 – the afternoon before the 911 calls were released. LINK to below
Excerpts from Press Conference:
Cutcher: “I called Chris Serrino, left him a message, told him what we saw, what we heard, and that we don’t believe it was self-defense, and to this day (3/16), he has never returned that phone call. I would be happy to provide phone records. I would like for them (SPD)to show me ONE time where they attempted to contact me.” “Multiple people had my phone number and not one person called me back.”
“I don’t want to be on TV, I’m not looking for any recognition, the only reason I came forward is I was getting no response from the Police.”
Selma: “that’s what we told the police (same story), on Friday, five days after this happened”
**at this point Mary Cutcher starts touching Selma and looking at Crump as if she (Selma), had just blown their story of the police never returning their call, haha).**
Cutcher: “She made the statement that we made our recorded statements on Friday, I will add that ummm, like I said, I made multiple phone calls on Monday, after I talked to the one guy that gave me Chris’s number, left a message for Chris, he never called me back, two days later on Wednesday, her number was written on the statement and that’s how he got in touch with HER, I guess protocol (she was the witness after all). She tells me he makes an appointment for Thursday to come in at 9:00 am to take our statements down, he does not show up, he calls us and says, let’s just do it over the phone. So we spoke to him over the phone, and halfway through our statement he says “ok well it sounds like you need to come down to the police department.”
“So, the very next day I took off work early, we made arrangements and went down and did recorded statements.” (They were there at 7:14 PM)
**Gee, that’s a little different from, “TO THIS DAY Chris has never returned my phone call”, isn’t it.**
I believe in their statement yesterday that they said we finally came around to do our statements – not sure of the exact wording, but they made it sound like we were dragging our feet, but after multiple attempts, he never even showed up for the time that we had scheduled. Within 24 hours we did make it to the police department.”
“The police weren’t as apt to question me or get details. They didn’t listen and let me talk as long as you did.”
Reporter asks if Cutcher added or took away from the story that she told police:
“I didn’t take away or add anything to the story at all”
“In the initial, I don’t feel like they cared whether we made a statement or not”
“At end of questions, Selma INSISTS there were no cries for help, nothing at all, no words, just whimpering and then a shot. Mary is agreeing with her.”
**We KNOW this is not true.**
Mary would like an apology from the Sanford Police Department for calling her a LIAR.
Unfortunately for Crump, Mary Cutcher’s 911 call had not been released to the public until after their press conference that day. Fortunately for him, his followers were, and are, too damned ignorant to see the blatant lies.
Here’s what REALLY happened. Let’s start with Mary Cutcher’s very first statement to police the night of February 26, 2012.
Problem with the above picture, Selma was 245 miles away at a concert on 2/26/2012
First statement taken by Doris Singleton: On 2/26/2012, I responded to the above location in reference to shots fired call. Part of my assistance n this case was to collect witness statements from residence. I observed a female on the back porch of I asked if she had witnessed anything and she replied stating, No, but my roommate did. I requested her to find her roommate and ask if she would provide a sworn statement in regards to what she witnessed. advised she would look for her.
Several minutes later I met with Mary and her roommate, Selma. I requested a sworn statement but both advised they were afraid and did not want to assist in providing a statement.
Again, several minutes later Mary called me over to her porch. Mary stated that Selma decided she would provide a sworn statement and Mary would write for her due to translation. Mary provided me a written statement sworn to by Mary based on Selma’s testimony.”
Now, the 911 call made by Mary Cutcher:
NOTE: 7:16:56 shot rang out on first 911 call
7:17:46 Witness sees 1st policeman in front of her house.
7:17:54 is when MC 911 call starts (One full minute after shot heard, 1st officer already on the scene) LISTEN HERE
911 Do you need police, fire or medical
Dsp: ok, what location are you at
MC: I think someone’s been shot
DSP: Where at
MC: Oh my G-d
DSp: Ok, why do you think someone’s been shot?
MC: Because they’re laying out in the backyard and a gun just went off and they said call 911
MC: There are people coming with flashlights (yells “get inside”)
DSP:Hold on one second. And it’s in the back, of that back yard?
MC: It’s in the back, yeah
DSP: There’s someone laying in the back yard?
MC:Yes, people around him now (tells Selma again, get inside)
DSP: Do you know if it’s kids…or?
MC: Ummm, no. (illegible) It’s a black guy. (tells Selma to call Shirley and have her close her back door)
DSP: We have a unit on their way out there, what do you mean it’s a black guy? Is it a black guy that got shot?
MC: I don’t know. (she yells to Selma, “Is it a black guy that got shot?)
MC: No, there’s a black guy standing over him.
DSP: There’s a black male standing over him?
MC: Yeah, and then there’s people coming – you know what, I’m going to go upstairs and look out the window, I don’t want to go outside.
DSP: Can you tell me what the guy’s wearing?
MC: Hold on and I will. I think somebody else already called 911.
DSP: Yep, looks like they did.
MC: Ok, thank you
DSP: Ok, so you do see the officers out there with that guy?
MC: Yes, ok, thank you.
Call lasted 1:58
That’s it…that’s as long as the call lasted and as much as she said she saw. The following are the interviews Cutcher minimized by saying they only took a few sentences from her, or they didn’t call her back at all. Towards the end you will see how “disinterested” Chris Serino was in their testimony.
Phone Interview with Chris Serrino
CS: On Sunday the 26th of February,
were you at home?
CS: There was an incident that happened right behind your house, correct?
CS: Ok, can you tell me what you saw ma’am
SM: I was in the kitchen, making coffee for me and my friend, I have the window half-open and I hear somebody crying, like a young voice crying. So, at the time, me and my friend hear a shoot (Mary Cutcher in the background says “gunshot”). Ummm, uhhh, I thought it was just something like kids, you know, so I just walk out to my porch and I saw these two guys but it was very dark and no moon to the houses and no lights, so I saw two persons – one was landing on the floor, and the other one was on top of him. He was like, pressing.
MC: Like either pressing on his back, or, at that time both of us were outside. We weren’t sure if he was checking for a pulse, if he was looking in his pockets — when I grabbed the phone to call 911 Selma was still standing out there and saw the kid’s foot moving. It looked like the guy was standing over him and pressing on him is what she was trying to say.
CS: Pressing on him in the sense of, was the guy on the top on his feet or was he still laying down on the guy on the bottom?
MC: The guy that was shot was laying on the ground, we didn’t see but at that time and his face was down, it was planted in the grass. He was standing over him, feet on each side with his hands on the “kids” back.
DSP: Ok, prior to all of this, when you said you heard somebody crying, was it a sobbing cry..uh, uh…
MC: Like whining (makes sound uhhhh)
SM: I said, like, what’s going on? And the one who was on top of the other one look at me and he didn’t say anything. He turn his face, facing me, and I said, “what’s going on”? And he didn’t answer. For the third time I ask, “hey, what’s up, what’s going on?” He said, “oh just call the police”. By that time my friend she already…
MC: I grabbed my phone and I dialed 911 at that time.
CS: Did you recognize either of the individuals involved?
SM: It was too dark, I mean, if you, if you
MC: I didn’t recognize the child, the kid that was laying on the ground, I just saw him with his face down, but when the police rolled him over he had a shaved head, he was
MC:skinny, he was not very short it didn’t look like – he was a black kid, but very light skinned, more like olive. The guy that was standing over him was pretty medium, thick build, short haircut, dark hair, and I wouldn’t say that he was, I mean, that little kid was so skinny compared to him.
CS: Mmm, exactly, yeah, that was the impression that we all got. Umm, as far as…
MC: I can tell you there was no fighting going on when the gun went off because we were both in the kitchen making coffee with the window open and there was no fighting. The fight that happened was way down the sidewalk because the person on the very end of this block is the one who called the police originally because that’s where the fight broke out. Now the kid got shot way down here, you know, five doors down.
SM: We hear just one shot, we didn’t hear two.
MC: We only heard the one shot so I’m assuming the kid was already shot once and was crying and trying to get home but I know they were not physically fighting when the gun went off and we heard the shot and the kid hit the ground.
CS: Really, ok. Umm, is there any way I can get both of you to the police station sometime tomorrow? Or the weekend is fine also
CS: You don’t have to schedule it right now, you can talk about it tonight, but I think it’s imperative that we sit down and talk in a controlled setting and I can video tape the whole thing also. What you’re giving me is information that’s important, so..
SM: Can I ask you something?
SM: I’m so scared, I never been seeing such a thing in my life and I really get so scared that you let that other guy get out of the jail
MC: He never was arrested
CS: And the reason why he wasn’t arrested is something I, when I see you folks, I want to explain face to face. Umm, right now as it stands the information that you’ve given me thus far, I need to get really in depth with both of you basically. If he wasn’t shot during the fight, then we definitely have to do, ummm, an interview with both of ya as soon as possible. I need cooperation, I know you guys are giving it, but ummm, it’s something that basically needs to be done down at the police station and that’s why it needs to be done as soon as possible.
MC: Well I think her main concern is, the guy was released, he lives in this neighborhood, he has seen both of our faces, he knows where we live..
CS: And I’ll give you both my cell phone number and I can guarantee you, if I have to park in front of your house if you feel unsafe I will do that, your safety is of the utmost concern to me.
The person that we’re talking about, umm, is not somebody whose going to do something like that, he is, ummm, well like I said, I can tell you all about him, but she has nothing to worry about. Like I said, if I have to park my truck in front of her house to make sure she feels safe, I will do that – that’s how important it is. I would never put her in any jeopardy, I know she’s nervous and apprehensive, but uh…
MC: Well, but I mean, both of us live here, and we have no clue, I could not pick him out or his face, but if I saw him from being I could tell you.
SM: He could come to the front of my door and I’m not gonna recognize him.
CS: That won’t be necessary as far as ID’ng him, I already know who was shot and who did the shooting. The reason why he wasn’t arrested was because what he’s telling us is the only thing we have to go on. OK, and what you folks are telling me I’m unraveling little by little. It’s something different than what he is saying. He’s not a criminal, per se, the person that did the shooting,
SM: That can be the case – he might have got so mad and he didn’t think about the consequences. I think that’s clear. I think he’s got a temper
CS: Exactly, and
MC: I think he has a temper, and I think he got the crap beat out of him, he thought he could take this little 17-year-old and I think maybe he did in self-defense shoot him once but from what I’m being told there were two shots fired and the only one that we heard was the one that laid the kid out and killed him.
CS: Well, like I said, I can clarify for you when you come to the station. Now what I will do is exchange information with you, as much as I can and I am very interested in finding out about them not fighting at the time the gun went off. That can happen this weekend, like I said, anytime you guys say, day or night, you can come to the police station and sit down in an interview room basically and go over the whole thing, that would be very, very helpful.
MC: ok, and no one is going to know that we are involved in any way.
CS: We can discuss that also as far as the conditions of anonymity. I need direction. If I can get direction then I can get the person involved to tell me the truth. Anything further than that I will make it clear to the powers that be I don’t want you to be involved anymore than just giving me direction. OK?
CS: You’ve got my cell phone number, just let me know, ok?
MC: ok, what was your name again?
CS: My name is Investigator Christopher Serino, I’ve been with the Sanford…
MC: Yeah, actually, I think I have your number, I called and left a message on Tuesday… the other officer had given me your number as the lead investigator on this
CS: yes, I was out there earlier basically door to door all the way down that row.
So, this weekend, tomorrow, anytime, just let me know.
SM: Okie dokie
CS: Ok ladies, have a good night and if you need anything, call me.
MC & SM: ok thank you
CS: Good night.
The roommate Selma Lamilla’s testimony, her testimony is as if she saw all of this by herself, she never mentions Mary Cutcher being outside with her. LISTEN HERE
Second Interview with Cutcher 3/3/2012
CS: Ok, on the 26th, on a Sunday, can you tell us what you saw? Your were home, correct
MC: Yep, yes.
CS: Can you tell us exactly what you saw, what you witnessed?
MC: I didn’t hear any words, like help or No or anything. It just sounded like someone was in trouble or hurting or something.
We sort of looked at each other and started walking around toward the sliding glass door and that’s when we hear a gunshot – as I open the sliding glass door I see the kid laying on the ground, I saw the guy, the kids head was away from us so I couldn’t see like if he was face up or face down at that time. The guy was standing with his feet, one on each side of the kid and bending over him, and at that time I couldn’t tell if maybe he saw someone shoot him and he’s here to help or to check his pulse or, he was doing CPR, but you don’t stand over him like that to do CPR.
Mary Cutcher & Selma are witnesses 5 and 16
Selma asked him two or three times if everything was alright, he looked back and he acknowledged us but he didn’t really know what to say, he didn’t know what to do but he continued to stand over the body and he said, “just call the police”, so I then grabbed my phone but she stayed out there, I can’t say what she saw so I said, get in here, (laughs), get in from outside and lock the door. We went upstairs. The guy stood up and walked away, then he walked back over to the body, I can’t remember if he put his hands back on the body or not but that’s when I knew the kid was face down, actually no, that’s when I was still downstairs on the phone with the police and I walked back outside and he was standing up that’s when I noticed the kid was face-down and not moving and that’s when we locked everything up and he was pacing, not really pacing but he would take a couple of steps and like think, then he’d come back over to the body then I saw flashlights coming and the police were coming around the corner.
She went on to talk about how she felt he was shot twice because the fight had started at the first townhouse, by the dog walk. She had heard from neighbors there were two shots. She drew a map and told the investigators where Trayvon’s father lives. Both said they never heard screaming.
Crutcher will sue the police for lying about her and making her look bad
How many inconsistencies did you find?
Next installment: Austin Brown - 13-year-old eye and ear-witness. Saw and heard George Zimmerman yelling for help. Described the man on the ground wearing red.
Austin Brown’s mother - saw and heard nothing. Fifteen minutes of fame witness. Hired an attorney, lied to the public on Al Sharpton’s show.
“The sensationalized, fact-deficient coverage of this case has achieved the desired results. The networks got their ratings. The politicians got their talking points. And if it means innocent people get caught in the middle of the racial enmity they’ve fomented, obviously it’s considered acceptable collateral damage.” Jim Treacher, The DC Trawler
We’ve seen months of media coverage (mostly biased), of the witnesses in the Trayvon Martin shooting case. Now that the documented interviews have been released to the public, via Florida’s sunshine law, we have an objective side to a few of the statements – we have the truth. It is not so much that the newly revealed statements tell the truth about what happened the night Trayvon was shot and killed, it is more that they exposed the blatant agendas that drove the witness appearances on all the major networks for the past three months.
Dee Dee, Trayvon’s (Girl)friend
Alleged Ear Witness. Claims to have been on the phone with Trayvon before and during the altercation that led to Trayvon’s death. INTERVIEW HERE
Three weeks after Trayvon was shot to death by George Zimmerman, Benjamin Crump, the Martin family attorney, held a press conference to introduce the witness testimony of “Dee Dee”, the 15 year old “girlfriend” of Trayvon Martin. But first, a bit of background information on the weekend prior to this press conference.
3/16 - The Martin’s and Crump visit the SPD to persuade part time Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett to release the 911 tapes for the night of 2/26/2012, including the 911 call George Zimmerman made reporting Trayvon Martin as a suspicious person. Triplett gave copies of those tapes to the family and to Crump that night.
3/16 – Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett released 911 tapes to media and Martin Lawyers
3/18 – Tracy Martin comes across phone number for Dee Dee and calls her
3/20 - Press conference is held to announce the miraculous discovery that, according to Crump, proves the shooting by George Zimmerman was not in self defense.
Crump’s press conference 3/20:
Crump: ”Mr. Martin, on Sunday evening, was working with his cell phone account, trying to figure out Trayvon’s password. And he looked on it, and he saw who the last person was that Trayvon Martin talked to while he was alive. He called me late Sunday night and told me that he had called the young lady, and he told me, and I was just utterly shocked when he told me the time that they talked.”
Of course Natalie Jackson and Crump failed to get their stories straight. She had to embellish while appearing on Democracy Now the same day of Crump’s press conference.
Did Natalie Jackson LIE or did Benjamin Crump and Tracy Martin LIE?
Natalie Jackson: “ But we had to go out and investigate this case. We hired an investigator that got the phone records. And once we saw Trayvon’s phone record, because he was on the—he had his phone with him, and we saw that he was on the phone when this incident purportedly happened. We contacted the person he was on the phone with. It was a young girl. And she told us that she heard Zimmerman approach Trayvon.”
What the heck, right? I thought it was Tracy Martin who found the girl on Trayvon’s phone records and called her. Anyway, more of the press conference:
Crump: ”This young lady details it completely, the tone of the conversation and the nature of the conversation, and what was happening the last minutes of his life. I will ask you — her parents does (ph) not in any way want to reveal her identity. She is a minor. Her parents are very worried about her. She is traumatized over this. This was her really, really close personal friend. They were dating. And so it’s a situation where to know that you were the last person to talk to the young man who you thought was one of the most special people in the world to you, and know that he got killed moments after he was talking to you, is just riveting to this young lady.
Actually, not so much. The young girl was texting away on 2/27/2012 on Twitter, and only paused a moment to post a comment about Trayvon’s death, then she went back to her regularly scheduled, teenage life:
More press conference:
Crump: And we all were teenagers, so we can imagine how that is when you think somebody’s really special, and you call it puppy love or whatever you want to call it. Then suddenly and tragically, this is taken away and you have, unfortunately, a first-hand account of it.
Again, not seeing this in her tweets, at all. I think they were really good friends, but nothing more. In Dee Dee’s account to special prosecutor, when asked if Trayvon was a good friend, Dee Dee replied, “yeah, he was a’right”.
Point by point comparison Crump Presser on 3/20 with Dee Dee’s interview with Prosecutor De la Rionda (DLR) on 4/2:
Crump: He is talking to the young lady, as he walks to the store. The phone records show — you get copies of these phone records, they will show you the times the calls were made and how long he was on the phone. And it is without any doubt that he’s on the phone the entire time during the day. especially when he is going to that store and coming back.
When asked by De la Rionda about speaking to Trayvon on the day of 2/26, Dee Dee answered she had spoken to him in the morning – De la Rionda presses her and she finally says “during the day”.
Crump: “She relays how he went to the store. When he came out from the store, he said it was starting to rain, he was going to try to make it home before it rained. Then he tells her it starts raining hard. He runs into the apartment complex and runs to the first building he sees to try to get out of the rain. He was trying to get shelter. So he tries to get out of the rain. “
With the help of De la Rionda, Dee Dee relates the same as above:
GIRLFRIEND: It started raining.
DLR: It started raining, and did he go somewhere?
GIRLFRIEND: Yeah, he ran to the, um, mail thing.
DLR: Like, I’m sorry, what?
GIRLFRIEND: Like a mail, like a shed.
DLR: Like a mail—like a shed, like a mail area?
GIRLFRIEND: Yeah, yeah.
DLR: Like a covered area, because it was raining?
DLR: So did he tell you he was already inside, like, the gated place?
GIRLFRIEND: Yeah. He ran in there.
Crump: “And unbeknownst to him, he is being watched. He is a kid trying to get home from the store and get out of the rain. That’s it. Nothing else. So, he stands under that apartment building for a few minutes, the rain kind of dies down. He then goes, and he has his hoodie on because it’s raining and he goes back to walking.”
DLR: OK, and what—
GIRLFRIEND: That’s when the phone hung up.
DLR: OK. I’m sorry.
GIRLFRIEND: The phone hung up, and I called him back again.
DLR: And what else did Trayvon tell you?
GIRLFRIEND: And like—
DLR: And I know this is difficult for you, but just take your time and tell us what you remember happened.
GIRLFRIEND: A couple minutes later, like, he come and tell me this man is watching him.
DLR: OK. Did he describe the man that was watching him?
GIRLFRIEND: Yeah, he said white.
DLR: OK. Did he say whether the man was standing, sitting, or—
GIRLFRIEND: He was in a car.
DLR: And what did he say about the man that was watching him under the—
GIRLFRIEND: He was on the phone.
DLR: He was on the phone?
DLR: OK. And what did Trayvon say after that?
GIRLFRIEND: He was telling me that, like, this man was watching him, so he, like, started walking.
DLR: He, Trayvon, started walking?
GIRLFRIEND: He gonna start walking.
GIRLFRIEND: And then the phone hung up, and then I called him back again (6:54). And then, I said, “What are you doing?” He said he’s walking, and he said this man is still following him, behind the car. He put his hoodie on.
DLR: He, Trayvon, put his hoodie on?
Crump Presser: And he goes back to talking to her again. You’ll see the phone calls when it came in at 6:54. He then says, I think this dude is following me. And she talks about how he kind of slows down and he’s trying to look in the car like, I think this dude is following me. And she tells him, baby, be careful, just run home. She tells him that.
And you remember from the 911 tape, Zimmerman tells the police, oh, he’s coming at me, he’s looking at me, he’s checking me out. He had no idea who this man was who was following him. So he starts to run (7:12), and then what do we know from Zimmerman’s 911 call that you heard the recording, Zimmerman gets out of his car and pursues him.
According to Crump’s timeline, Martin was hanging around the mail shed for 18 minutes before he saw Zimmerman watching him, and started running.
GIRLFRIEND: ’Cause, he said, it was still a little bit dripping water, so he put his hoodie on.
Funny, he was illegally wearing his hoodie in the 711 – wasn’t raining in there!
GIRLFRIEND: So I said, “What’s going on?” He said this man is still watching him, like in a car. So he about to run from the back. So I told him, go to his dad’s house. Run to his dad’s house.
DLR: Go to what?
GIRLFRIEND: Run to his dad’s house.
DLR: To his dad’s house, OK.
GIRLFRIEND: Yeah. So he said he was about to run from the back. So, next thing I hear, he just run. And I can hear that the wind blowing.
DLR: So you could tell he was running at that time?
GIRLFRIEND: Yeah, yeah.
DLR: OK. Then what happened?
GIRLFRIEND: And then he said he lost him.
DLR: He lost what, the man?
DLR: So was Trayvon—at that time, you could tell he was, like, out of breath, like excited? (Note: notice this leading question and how many times Dee Dee repeats how “out of breath” Trayvon is).
DLR: OK. Take your time, I know this is difficult for you.
GIRLFRIEND: So he lost him. He was breathing hard. And by the sound of his voice, his voice kind of changed.
DLR: Who, Trayvon’s?
DLR: OK. What do you mean by that? His voice changed?
GIRLFRIEND: I know he was scared.
DLR: I’m sorry?
GIRLFRIEND: I know he was scared.
DLR: How—and I know what you’re trying to tell me, but if you could describe to me how you could tell he was scared.
GIRLFRIEND: His voice was getting kind of low, a little bit low. He was running hard.
DLR: OK. So you could tell he was emotional, like somebody who was, like, in fear?
GIRLFRIEND: Yeah. He said he lost—
DLR: OK. He was breathing hard? OK. (Note: again with the breathing hard)
GIRLFRIEND: He said he had lost him. He was breathing hard, and—and I told him, “Keep running.”
DLR: So Trayvon said he started walking because he thought he had lost the guy? (Note: did she say he started walking?)
GIRLFRIEND: I said, “Keep running.”
GIRLFRIEND: He said he ain’t gonna run, ’cause he said he’s right by his father’s house.”
Note: From the mailboxes to the house where Trayvon was staying is less than 100 yards. After all the running and breathing hard, not to mention the fear, Trayvon should have been inside his house with the doors locked in the two minutes since he “lost” Zimmerman.
Continuing with interview:
GIRLFRIEND: So, and in a couple minutes (note: Crump making timeline fit), he said the man’s following him again, he’s behind him. I said, “Run! You going to run?” He said he’s not going to run. I could know he’s not going to run, because he out of breath. Then, he told me [inaudible] the guy getting close to him. I told him, “Run!” And then I told him, “Keep running!” He not going to run. And then he said—I told him, “Why are you not running?” He said, “I’m not running,” because he’s tired, because I know he’s tired.
DLR: I’m sorry, Trayvon said he’s not running because—he’s not going to run, he said, because you could tell he was tired?
Note: For fu^^s sake! How out of shape is this seventeen year old that he ran for two minutes and got nowhere and was too tired to run anymore???
DLR: How could you tell he was tired?
GIRLFRIEND: He was breathing hard.
DLR: OK. Real hard?
GIRLFRIEND: Real hard.
Note: What I think happened here is confusion for poor Dee Dee, between DR and Crump, she didn’t know who the hell was supposed to be breathing hard, so she just kept repeating it, unaware of how ludicrous she was sounding.
Crump: One thing the dispatcher says, are you chasing him (note: he actually said, “are you following him”), and he says yes, and we hear him breathing hard. And they said we don’t need you to do that. And Zimmerman says OK.
GIRLFRIEND: And then he told me this guy was getting close. Like, he told me the guy was getting real close to him. Next thing I hear: “Why are you following me for?”
Crump presser: She says that Trayvon says he’s going to try to lose him. He’s running trying to lose him. He tells her, I think I lost him. So, he’s walking and then she says that he says very simply, oh, he’s right behind me. He’s right behind me again.
And so she says “run.” He says, I’m not going to run. I’m going to walk fast. At that point, she says Trayvon — she hears Trayvon say, why are you following me. She hears the other boy say, what
DLR: OK. So let me make sure I understand this. So, Trayvon tells you that the guy is getting closer to him.
DLR: And then you hear Trayvon saying something.
Crump Presser:she hears Trayvon say, why are you following me. She hears the other boy say, what are you doing around here. And again, Trayvon says, why are you following me. And that’s when she says again he said, what are you doing around here. Trayvon is pushed. The reason she concludes, because his voice changes like something interrupted his speech. Then the other thing, she believes the earplug fell out of his ear. She can hear faint noises but no longer has the contact. She hears an altercation going and she says, then suddenly, somebody must have hit the phone and it went out because that’s the last she hears.
DLR: And what do you hear Trayvon saying?
GIRLFRIEND: ”Why are you following me for?”
DLR: ”Why are you following me for?”
DLR: And then what happened?
GIRLFRIEND: I heard this man, like an old man—
POLICE OFFICER: OK.
GIRLFRIEND: —say, “What are you doing around here?”
DLR: OK, so you definitely could tell another voice that was not Trayvon.
GIRLFRIEND: Yeah, yeah.
DLR: And you heard this other voice say what?
GIRLFRIEND: Yeah. “What are you doing around here?”
DLR: ”What are you doing around here?” OK.
GIRLFRIEND: And I called, “Trayvon, Trayon, what’s going on? What’s going on?”
DLR: This is you saying that?
POLICE OFFICER: OK.
GIRLFRIEND: Then, I’m calling him. He didn’t answer.
DLR: No answer from Trayvon?
GIRLFRIEND: Yeah. I hear something like bump. You could hear that Trayvon—somebody bumped Trayvon. I could hear the grass.
DLR: OK. So you could hear there was something going on.
DLR: Like something hitting something?
GIRLFRIEND: You can hear—I can hear the grass thing.
DLR: Out of the—
DLR: I guess, out of the—
DLR: OK, and then what happened?
GIRLFRIEND: And then, I was still screaming, I was saying, “Trayvon! Trayvon!”
DLR: And there was no response?
GIRLFRIEND: Yeah, and then next thing—and next thing, the phone just shut off.
DLR: The phone shut off?
GIRLFRIEND: It just shut off.
Note: This is where the presser ends the phone call, it just “shut off”. The prosecutor didn’t end it there though, he went on with a few more questions…leading at times. After one question, about George getting out of the car, she seems confused, hesitates, and asks, “you want that too?”.
DLR: When you heard that noise of something hitting somebody, did you hear anything else, did you hear the man say anything? Did you hear any kind of screaming or anything like that?
DLR: Did you hear any kind of shot?
DLR: When the phone shut off, did you ever call him back?
GIRLFRIEND: I call him back two or three times.
DLR: Did you ever get an answer?
GIRLFRIEND: No, he didn’t text me back.
DLR: So the last thing you heard was something like somebody hitting somebody?
DLR: And ummm, when you heard that noise, somebody hitting somebody, did you hear the man say anything, or did you hear Trayvon say anything?
GIRLFRIEND: I could hear a little bit
DLR: Ok, what could you hear?
GIRLFRIEND: Like the headphone, like the headphone got off
DLR: What did you hear?
GIRLFRIEND: Like a little bit get off
DLR: Like “get off”
GIRLFRIEND: Like a little get off
DLR: Could you tell who was saying that?
GIRLFRIEND: I could tell it was Trayvon. I could (something) Trayvon
DLR: Let me make sure I understand you, it was trayvon saying that?
GIRLFRIEND: I could hear Trayvon that’s why I was calling his name.
DLR: He was saying what now?
GIRLFRIEND: ”get off”
DLR: get off?
DLR: Were you clearly hearing that, or do you think you heard that?
GIRLFRIEND: I could hear it a little bit, “get off” and then the phone just hung up.
DLR: Ok, now let me go back, you say Trayvon told you he was in some kind of car, on the phone?
DLR: Did Trayvon ever expand on that, did he ever tell you whether the guy had gotten out of the car? Did he say the guy’s out of the car (raises voice), “the guy’s out of the car”, did he ever say the guy got out of the car?
GIRLFRIEND: If you want that too?
DLR: I want the truth, did he say that or not?
DLR: Did Trayvon ever say he was going to hit the guy?
GIRLFRIEND: (Quiet) Nah
DLR: Did Trayvon ever say the guy was going to hit him?
GIRLFRIEND: (hesitant) You could say that.
DLR: No, I don’t want you to guess, did he say that or not?
GIRLFRIEND: How he said it? (Asking for his lead?)
DLR: Nah, do you understand, did he say it or not?
DLR: If he didn’t say it, that’s alright…
GIRLFRIEND: He say the man got problems
DLR: Travon told you that?
GIRLFRIEND: Yeah, the man looking crazy.
DLR: When did Trayvon tell you that?
GIRLFRIEND: When he was walking
DLR: You didn’t mention it earlier, that’s why I asked you that.
GIRLFRIEND: Yeah, walking home to his daddy house when he say he’s gonna run.
DLR: So he says the guy looks crazy?
GIRLFRIEND: And creepy.
DLR: Did you ask him what did he mean by that?
GIRLFRIEND: Cuz he said this dude was like watching him, and watching.
DLR: So you were previously called by Mr. Crump, by some lawyers?
DLR: And did you attempt, as best you could, tell them the truth too?
DLR: About what happened. Do you remember talking to them at all?
DLR: Did they make you any promises or trick you in any way?
GIRLFRIEND: No (not with a lot of confidence)
DLR: I’m not saying that they did, just want to make the record clear on that.
Crump (press conference): In fact, she couldn’t even go to his wake she was so sick. Her mother had to take her to the hospital. She spent the night in the hospital. She is traumatized beyond anything you could imagine.“
DLR: Ummm, you obviously found out about what happened to Trayvon, right?
DLR: At some point you ended up knowing he was killed, right but you didn’t go to the wake…why?
GIRLFRIEND: I didn’t feel good.
DLR: Did you go to the hospital or somewhere?
GIRLFRIEND: Umm blood pressure.
The wake was 3/3/2012 – Here are Dee Dee’s tweets for that day
You get the idea, there’s many more located HERE with authentication information
DLR: Did you ever text Trayvon on the 26th
GIRLFRIEND: Yeah, when the phone hung up.
DLR: Did he text you that day.
DLR: When he was at the store, he said he got some candy right? And iced tea?
Note: There is still another minute to the interview but my gag reflex is not strong enough to transcribe it. Feel free to listen - LINK - scroll down left sidebar.
Dee Dee is the State’s smoking gun. She is Crump’s “connect the dots” girl. The State will never put this poor child on the stand. This interview was a disaster and the prosecutor questioning her should be fired….in my opinion. At the very least he should go back and re-take “Interviewing a Witness 101″.
Next Witness installment — Mary Cutcher - Crump’s dream witness
Mary Cutcher – Saw nothing – Fifteen minutes of fame witness. Lied during many media interviews, sold her story to the National Enquirer.
While doing research for the witness blog for the Trayvon Martin case, I came across an interesting case which involved our own Natalie Jackson. My opinion of her was so low just a few hours ago, I truly did not think it could sink lower, but alas, I underestimated the depths a despicable person would go for the almighty dollar. READ all the way to the END of this blog!!
Who remembers the name Edwin McFarlane? 14 year old boy who allegedly abducted a three year old from a retail store? Here’s the video:
Edwin McFarlane Video
“Edwin McFarlane – Arrested By Police - WFTV found out Edwin McFarlane failed a lie detector test and that he’s been disciplined by the Lake County School District for sexually charged conduct, which some say should have been reported to law enforcement.
The surveillance video at the Burlington Coat Factory store shows McFarlane walking into the store past a customer who left alone. He stopped and repeatedly looked back and forth from where the woman walked out to where the little girl apparently was. After several moments, he went to get the 3-year-old girl, grabbed an empty shopping cart and started walking out.
If you didn’t know any better, it looked as though they had been shopping together. Before they got outside, he ditched the cart and led her to the parking lot, where they stayed for about two minutes.” Link
( George Skene/Orlando Sentinel / June 26, 2010 )
Lawyer Natalie Jackson holds a news conference with her client Edwin McFarlane.
In the ABC video, you will see all the trademark ABC/Natalie Jackson propaganda. This includes the innocent abductor and the corrupt police angle.
“Cop had a history of controversy involving race.” He is called to this store, yet they somehow accuse the cop of being racist for answering the call. The Orlando Sentinel did the poll mentioned in the ABC piece.
Perfect for Natalie and a lawsuit against the police.
Don’t bother with the above, all the interviews have been scrubbed, including the interview with the little girl’s mother.
**On June 25, 2010 Natalie to sue Demings office in Breedlove case
**June 29 – Deming drops charges in False imprisonment case
Uploaded by weshtv on Jun 30, 2010
Florida prosecutors drop all charges against a teenager accused of trying to abduct a 3-year-old girl from local store.
Below: Opinion pieces covering the story. Mike Thomas was to this story what Francis Robles is to the Trayvon Martin story.
“It is frightening to watch the power of the state unleashed to destroy a 14-year-old boy.
He is Edwin McFarlane, the bumbling teen whose attempt to help a 3-year-old girl find her mother June 10 at a Burlington Coat Factory has him facing a first-degree felony charge of false imprisonment.
The case never has made sense. And confronted with the possibility they made a mistake in a high-profile arrest, Orange County sheriff’s detectives and now state prosecutors have waged a campaign to save face by distorting evidence and smearing the kid.
Edwin had no criminal history to explain any ill intent. So detectives delved into his school files where, lo and behold, he had a discipline record.”
“Look what happened next. Edwin was scheduled for a court appearance Thursday. Two days before, theSentinel was notified by the State Attorney’s Office of unspecified issues in Edwin’s past. We were advised to be at the hearing.
The night before the hearing, WFTV-Channel 9 came out with a blockbuster story about Edwin’s confidential school records, including a sexual incident that the station said may have been criminal. The station also reported that Edwin flunked a polygraph about the incident with the girl.
It would appear someone at the Sheriff’s Office or State Attorney’s Office was leaking information about a confidential juvenile case.”
After an assistant state attorney revealed in court that McFarlane had at least three reports in his school records for sexual misconduct, the author writes:
“What an evil thing to do to a 14-year-old boy.”
Mike Lafferty — posted by Mike Lafferty on June, 29 2010 6:33 PM
“What jumped out at me was the part about Mike Thomas, the Sentinel columnist who has been bird-dogging this case from the beginning. Thomas has done some excellent reporting that revealed the lack of evidence against Edwin. But according to this blogger, deputy dad said Thomas was offered the chance to interview other sheriff’s office officials, but refused. Here is the excerpt from the post:
“My father was told that Mike Thomas, who wrote the article, refused to talk to the superior officer of the officer who made the arrest. He also refused to talk to the sex crimes specialist.”
This is a laugh-out-loud claim. Thomas would have jumped at the chance to interview department officials about this case. What this looks more like is an attempt to smear the writer who’s commenting on an attempt to smear a 14-year-old boy who, by all appearances, was just trying to help. And that’s not funny.”
Comments on this article: (Mike, below, is Mike Rafferty with the Orlando Sentinel)
Where is this kids father??? I haven’t heard anyone ask that question. I will be willing to bet my current pension that this kid will be in trouble again before he is 21. I just read that a 16 year old kid was arrested today in Orange County for armed robbery. I guess Mike Thomas will try this case in his opinion column also, instead of a court room.
Posted by: RockfordFiles | Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 10:59 AM
The difference rocklobster is that THIS particular kid didn’t do anything wrong… And I will take that bet… or is that just an idle pledge on your part.
Are you really willing to risk your financial future against the chance that Edwin was actually a good kid? I’m game…. Let’s see how committed to your views you actually are… I am all for making you poor…
Posted by: Mike | Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 12:15 PM
Mike Lafferty owes RockfordFiles some moolah….
” A teen who less than a year ago was accused of attempting to take a 3-year-old from a Florida department store is behind bars for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl in the back of a school bus.
Edwin McFarlane, 15, is being held at the Marion County Regional Juvenile Detention Center after authorities allege he forced his more than 300-pound frame on a teen girl last Thursday, unzipping her pants and sexually attacking her on a South Lake High School bus in school bus in Groveland, Fla.”
“Police say McFarlane later admitted to assaulting the girl, saying that he knows what he did was wrong and that he did “hear the victim tell him to stop six times.”
And then along comes Jackson….again…..
Teenager Edwin McFarlane found guilty of two counts of battery in molestation case
July 29, 2011
Jackson said Edwin has been unfairly pursued by law enforcement in recent times.
“He has become a target,” she said. “Everyone is trying to make him into this huge criminal. He has no criminal history.”
I’m thinking Natalie is going to scrap any thoughts of suing over the McFarlane case. One wonders how she sleeps at night — judging from the bags under her eyes, maybe she doesn’t?
On Zimmerman’s bond being revoked..
I want to first address the latest news about George Zimmerman. While I believe it was wrong of Zimmerman and his wife to lie about the money they had collected in their pay-pal account, I can understand why he might have done so, especially after two months of being lied about in the media – blatant lies that endangered not only him, but his family. Natalie Jackson was telling the press that Zimmerman stalked and shot Trayvon in cold blood, not only once, but twice, while the “boy” was screaming for his life. The black panthers had a $10,000 bounty on him and were standing at the front gates of his community, scaring those around him that he had sought to protect. There was no one on his side save for the contributors to his defense and living expense fund. He’s now charged with second degree murder and may spend the rest of his life in jail, leaving his wife unprotected and probably in hiding.
I’m not sure what I would do, and I have quite a few years on the 28 year old Zimmerman. Would I want the world to know I had that much money, or would I want it in a safe place for my wife to have at her disposal, or to handle a defense with? Zimmerman was afraid to use a bail bondsmen because he didn’t trust anyone at that point, who knows how much his whereabouts would bring in the form of money for a story, a bounty on his head. Even though he lied, he turned the money over days after he was let out of jail on bond.
From the moment Zimmerman stood and told police he had shot Trayvon, to turning himself in, and more recently, following the terms of his bond, Zimmerman has done what he was supposed to do. The lie was not the right thing to do, I agree. The Judge said Zimmerman led him down a primrose lane – Zimmerman had just come off nearly two months of anything but primrose lane. By all accounts Zimmerman was being beaten by Trayvon Martin, by police accounts and witness accounts, it was George screaming for help before finally pulling his gun. Yet, for two months these are the pictures he saw of himself, and the headlines.
IF George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin in self defense, which I believe he did, how can any of us put ourselves in his mind set after a 45 day barrage of media accusations and distortions? No matter what you might think of George Zimmerman, he saw himself as someone who wanted to serve and protect – lots of men and women do, that’s why they become police officers – yet in the time it takes to go to Target on a Sunday night, he became what he loathed and detested, a wanted criminal, a racist monster. I just can’t fault him for wanting to keep the money away from a world full of people who wanted to see him, at the very least, imprisoned, at the worst, dead.
George Zimmerman was handcuffed and taken to the Sanford Police Department for questioning and to collect evidence from his person. He arrived there at 7:52 PM. His wife, Shelly Zimmerman, was asked to bring George a change of clothes so they could take the ones he was wearing when the shooting took place into evidence.
Sunny Hostin: “…he was allowed to leave the police station with the very clothes that he had on during the shooting. So there is no forensic evidence that can be gathered from his clothing.” LINK
Detectives questioned Zimmerman for approximately five hours. His statement was videotaped. We are not privy to any of Zimmerman’s statements, save what we were told by Chief Lee and what Tracy Martin says he was told by Detective Serrino. The next day, detectives re-enacted the shooting with Zimmerman at the scene and followed up with witnesses. Neither Detective Serrino, nor George Zimmerman has ever spoken publicly about what happened that night. According to Tracy Martin, Serrino told him the following on the day after he found out his son had been shot to death by George Zimmerman:
Tracy Martin: “He (Detective Serrino), told me Zimmerman’s story was that Zimmerman was of course following him and that Trayvon approached his vehicle, walked up to the car and asked Zimmerman, ‘Why are your following me?’ Zimmerman then rolls his car windows down, tells Trayvon ‘I’m not following you.’ He rolls his car windows up.
“Trayvon walks off. Zimmerman said he started running between the buildings. Zimmerman gets out of his car. He comes around the building. Trayvon is hiding behind the building, waiting on him. Trayvon approaches him and says, ‘What’s your problem, homes?’ Zimmerman says ‘I don’t have a problem.’
“Zimmerman starts to reach into his pocket to get his cellphone, and at that point Trayvon attacked him. He says Trayvon hits him. He falls on the ground. Trayvon jumps on top of him, takes his left hand and covers Zimmerman’s mouth and tells him to shut the F up and continues to pound on him.
“At that point Zimmerman is able to unholster his weapon and fire a shot, striking Trayvon in the chest. Trayvon falls on his back and says, ‘You got me.’” The Martin family has been telling their story as part of a campaign to have Zimmerman arrested. He himself has kept quiet.” LINK
Tracy Martin states Serrino told him this version of events on Wednesday, the day after he found out what happened. The shooting took place on a Sunday night, so maybe the publication misstated the facts. Crazy, I know. Regardless, he was told within a couple of days after the event which makes this statement by Natalie Jackson confusing:
“3/30 The family has not been given any information into the investigation of the death of their son. Everything that they are learning is coming from the media.” & “Law enforcement has not released any information to them. That’s why they started this campaign!” LINK (5:52)
Here we thought the campaign was started to get an an arrest!
3/26 Jerome Horton, Trayvon’s ex-football coach: Tracy called me and he told me the police never gave him a reason (for shooting). LINK
Jerome Horton has a very interesting facebook page, here’s his cover picture. This man coaches 12-14 yr. old boys. Nice, huh? You will see Jerome’s name on many media pictures of Trayvon.
But I digress – More investigation hyperbole:
Police found a single shell casing at the scene, and when they seized George Zimmerman’s handgun, a Kel Tec 9 mm, its magazine was full, according to a source close to the investigation. The only bullet missing was the one in the chamber, nevertheless, on 3/16/2012, after meeting with police, knowing there was only one shot fired, Natalie Jackson and Benjamin Crump told the press that night:
“You hear a shot, a clear shot then you hear a 17-year-old boy begging for his life then you hear a second shot,” Natalie Jackson said. LINK
During the investigation, it was revealed that Trayvon was shot once through the chest. The above is more spin to create outrage, and it did. This wasn’t the first time, and it would not, by any stretch, be the last. Crump knew exactly what happened, he knew what was in the police reports, as evidenced in a Roland Martin video I will post a little later in the blog.
Trayvon was labeled John Doe for the first eight hours he was in the morgue. Even though investigators went door to door the night of the shooting to interview witnesses, no one knew who Trayvon Martin was. Chad Green, the son of Tracy’s fiancée, was allegedly in a townhome along the same courtyard where Trayvon was shot, yet he neither heard, nor saw, anything.
Who was this young black man? Trayvon had no ID on him and detectives were unable to get into Martin’s phone to try and ID him because the battery was ruined by the rain.
Tracy Martin left Trayvon and his brother at home while he and his girlfriend went out to eat. When Tracy arrived home between 10:15 and 10:45 , Trayvon was not home and he could not reach him by phone.
Tracy Martin: There wasn’t a panic that he wasn’t at home. I figured that they had gone to the movies, because they had said they might. So I laid down, thinking they would show up later.” LINK
Tracy Martin also stated Trayvon had begged him to go to the store, and Tracy finally relented. Chad, the brother to be, did not call Tracy or Brandi Green, Tracy’s fiancée to let them know Trayvon hadn’t made it home from the store. Tracy thought little of his son being gone so long to the store, or not telling his brother he was going to the movies (even though TM had to beg just for the store), and he went to bed.
“The only reason he got a chance to go to the store is because he begged his dad to go,” he said. At the time, his father and his fiancée had gone out to dinner and to watch a basketball game, leaving Martin at the townhouse, according to Martin family spokesman Ryan Julison.” LINK
Tracy said he never saw police tape or any of the commotion that was still going on during the time Tracy states he and Brandi Green returned home. Apparently they missed the media and police presence when they drove in. The media was still there until at least 5:00 a.m. Note the time on the media picture below.
Tracy Martin: “I have never seen a crime scene cleaned up so fast,” Trayvon’s father, Tracy Martin, told the Miami Herald. He came home that night just before 11 p.m. and saw no trace of a crime. LINK
When Trayvon was still not home the next morning, Tracy made three phone calls, the first two to find out if Trayvon had been picked up by authorities:
Tracy Martin: “I had [his girlfriend] call juvenile justice, just to check and see if anyone by the name of Trayvon Martin had been picked up. No Trayvon Martin,” the father told NNPA publishers. “My next call was to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Department to see if any kid had been picked up.
“My third call was to a non-emergency number at the Seminole County Sheriff’s Department and I informed them that I was filing a missing person’s report. I let them know it hadn’t been 24 hours, but it was unusual for Trayvon not to return home. ” LINK
Tracy was visited by SPD immediately and showed Tracy a picture from the crime scene of his son. He said the picture was Trayvon. At 10:30 am on the 28th the SPD faxed this identifying information to the ME. Why it was faxed a little over 24 hours after Tracy identified him is a mystery to me. Despite this account, and no stranger to total fabrication, Natalie Jackson told the story a little differently:
Natalie Jackson: The parents knew where Trayvon was the next day when they filed a missing persons report, however, he was labeled a “John Doe” for three days, even after the parents identified him as their son. LINK 11:25
For heaven’s sake, for 24 hours he was a deceased John Doe at the hospital because even the police couldn’t believe that maybe he LIVES in the community. - Michael Skolnick, GlobalGrind
3/20 Democracy Now -
AMY GOODMAN: And what about the phone? How is it that the police had it in their possession, but they never figured out who he was for several days, that his body was not claimed, Trayvon’s body, for several days?
JASMINE RAND: I mean, I think it just—it shows that the Sanford Police Department—I mean, there was either corruption or just woeful ignorance on their behalf. They were calling the family, after losing their child, harassing the parents over his phone, wanting to get—you know, get to his phone, get in his phone. And they had the phone in their possession the entire time. So, you know, there are a lot of questions that I can’t answer, because they don’t make sense. LINK
First of all, there’s the glaring contradiction – did they hear from SPD or didn’t they?? We know they did, Tracy tells the story in great detail. Secondly, when Police asked for the password to access Trayvon’s phone, Tracy Martin refused to give SPD any information on Trayvon’s phone, and told them he would have to consult with his attorney and get back to them. A relative of the Martin’s called Benjamin Crump on 2/28.
Meanwhile, Police interviewed Zimmerman at least three times and he gave videotaped statements and a walk-through of what happened. ”Zimmerman never asked for an attorney or changed his story”, former Sanford police Chief Bill Lee said.
“Mr. Zimmerman’s claim is that the confrontation was initiated by Trayvon,” Police Chief Bill Lee said in an interview. “I am not going into specifics of what led to the violent physical encounter witnessed by residents. All the physical evidence and testimony we have independent of what Mr. Zimmerman provides corroborates this claim to self-defense.” LINK
In an interview two weeks after the incident, Lee said witness statements and physical evidence backed up Zimmerman’s version of events. He suggested that based on the timing of the call, he believed that Trayvon went out of his way to approach the person tailing him and mouth off.
“If Trayvon has made it that far, and Zimmerman is getting out of his truck, why doesn’t Trayvon keep walking?” Lee said. “He’s 70 yards from his house. I think based on the timing of the call and Zimmerman losing sight of him that he had made it to that ‘T’ (at the end of the path) and was starting to walk toward his house.
“My wish is that he would have kept walking.”
“We can’t discount (Zimmerman’s) story, based on — not evidence we put anywhere, not testimony we put in anybody’s mouth — but testimony of witnesses who were there, that called, and the physical evidence that’s there. You can’t refute it,” Lee said in the early interview. “The conclusions that are drawn from the basic information is that George Zimmerman shoots a 17-year-old kid with a bag of Skittles and an Arizona iced tea can. And you know, those are facts: George Zimmerman did shoot Trayvon Martin, and Trayvon Martin did have a bag of Skittles and an Arizona iced tea.
“The fact that he had a bag of Skittles and an Arizona iced tea does not have anything to do with the facts of why George Zimmerman thought he needed to use deadly force.” LINK
In spite of this statement, Chris Serrino had recommended manslaughter charges be brought against George Zimmerman. Before those charges could be filed, State Attorney Angela Corey was assigned the case. In her press conference to announce charges against George Zimmerman, she made the following statement concerning the SPD’s investigation:
ANGELA COREY: We have numerous homicides where immediate arrests are not made. And so, to us, it did not seem unusual. I think judgment has to be made when the final decision is reached, and that’s what we would have hoped the public would have waited for. But some people did not wait. And so, an arrest can only be based upon probable cause. And so, we believe that that’s what the Sanford Police Department was trying to do. LINK
To be continued….
“The case has been compromised from the beginning. When Sanford police arrived on the scene, Zimmerman was first approached by a narcotics detective — not a homicide investigator — who “peppered him with questions” rather than allowing him to tell his story without prompting.” ColorofChange.org
Actually, George Zimmerman was not questioned at the scene. He was taken to the police station within 30 minutes of the shooting. The above is just one of MANY tall tales put out by the media via Crump, Jackson, Sharpton, and even Tracy Martin himself to try and incite hatred for the Sanford Police Department, and divide the races, once again, in the name of justice and million dollar civil judgments, oh, and modification of the Stand Your Ground Law for Democrats.
After George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin, he quickly moved from beneath Trayvon’s body, and according to at least one witness, straddled him and was checking him out – for what, is unclear. Witness #15 – Selma Lamilla, said she walked outside after the shot to ask what was going on. She said GZ did not answer her until the third time she asked. ”Call 911″, George said, and started walking around holding his head as if he were in shock, couldn’t believe what had just happened. I have a couple of problems with this witness account. One, I don’t know a woman, or many men, who would walk outside after hearing a gunshot and ask the guy over the dead body if everything is ok. Second, George had his phone, and from what I understand, called 911 himself. The third problem with this account is the fact that Mary Cutcher and her roommate didn’t want to get involved when initially approached by police officers.
911 calls recorded the gunshot at approximately 19:16 hours, the first officer arrived on scene at 19:17 hours. Some time lines show only a five second window between the shot and the first officer arriving on the scene. Witnesses said Zimmerman was walking up and down holding his head.
On 2/26/2012, at approximately 19:16, officers were being dispatched to 1231 Twin Trees Ln, Sanford, Florida.
Officer Smith was the first to arrive at 19:17. George had holstered his weapon, a Kel-Tec 9mm, holding his hands above his head. A person with a concealed handgun permit knows to either put the gun on the ground and shove it a few feet away, or holster the gun and raise their arms. They are always to let responding LE know they are armed. George did exactly what he was supposed to do. He told Officer Smith, who was approaching GZ with his gun drawn, that he had just shot the male on the ground and that his gun was holstered within his waistband. Officer Smith retrieved GZ’s handgun and secured GZ in handcuffs.
Some, apparently not familiar with crime scene protocol in the case of a shooting, have criticized Smith for not immediately doing CPR on Trayvon. Imagine the danger Smith would have put himself and the rest of the community in if he had left an armed man standing by, with his back turned to him, while he performed CPR on the victim. One would not even have to have knowledge of protocol, common sense would suffice. Securing the shooter is always top priority.
Smith, while removing GZ to his squad car noticed the back of George’s jacket was wet and had grass on it. He also noted GZ had a nose bleed and was bleeding from the back of his head. Paramedics attended to GZ in the squad car. They reported everything from minor cuts to a cut severe enough to require stitches. Smith overheard GZ say he was calling for help, but no one would help him. Zimmerman declined going to the hospital.
Another officer on the scene, Officer Wagner, walked over to the squad car and used his iPhone to take a picture of Zimmerman’s face. He noted that it looked as though Zimmerman’s nose was broken and bloody, and there was blood on the back of his head. He was transported to the SPD station. Another misconception I’ve read is that if GZ were really hurt, they would have MADE him go to the hospital. This is not true. It is our constitutional right to refuse medical attention. Unless we are unconscious, or too hurt to know our own name, our rights in this regard must not be violated. Once at the station, Zimmerman’s gun was placed into evidence.
Al SHARPTON, MSNBC (3/21/12) What’s even more appalling, not only did they not make an arrest, they let the guy go with a gun, with the murder weapon. “You can go.” And they start becoming his defense spokesmen.”
“This man was able to shoot and kill a kid and then walk away with his gun.” - Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.)
Officer Ayala arrives to the scene at 19:17 hours, within seconds of Officer Smith. After being apprised of the situation, Ayala started CPR and was joined shortly thereafter, by Officer Raimondo, who assisted him – there was no response. Sgt. McCoy arrived on scene and tried to revive Trayvon as well and was met with the same negative results. Finally, at 19:30, the SFD pronounced Trayvon dead.
”They didn’t even bother to put yellow tape around the murder scene when he died, That’s how much the police did to find out what happened to this young boy.” - Jesse Jackson
Crime scene personnel began securing the scene and a contamination log was started. Tryavon’s cell phone was recovered from the scene and one of the officers tried to have a celeabrite device download the information in an attempt to identify the victim. The battery was wet and the device did not work.
“…they never even picked up his cell phone to call the numbers to find out who he was…” Al Sharpton, MSNBC 3/20/2012
Officers Wagner and Mead canvassed the area for witnesses. Mary Cutcher was sitting on her back porch, watching the activity around the crime scene. When Officer Mead asked if she’d seen anything, she said “No, but my roommate did”. When asked if MC thought the roommate might provide a statement, MC said she would look for her. A few minutes later, Mary Cutcher wrote her roommate’s statement for her due to a language barrier. The statement was given to the officer.
Homicide Detective Serino arrived on the scene at around 20:00 hours. He assisted in photographing the scene while waiting on ME to arrive. He and another officer re-interviewed several witnesses.
Seven 911 calls were made that night, including George Zimmerman’s 911 call. The rest were made by ear and eye witnesses.
Witness 11 – Upstairs, hears gunshot. Tells someone named Jeremy to get back in the house.
Witness #3 – During the 911 call she stated she saw nothing. She heard screaming and gunshots behind her house. The dispatcher assures the woman there are several officers there. At the end of the call she sees a man with a white tee-shirt over Trayvon. ** I believe this was an officer, which would solve that mystery.**
Witness #6 - When he first walked outside, the Black guy was on top while they were wrestling. He could tell this because the guy on the bottom was a lighter color. The witness was looking out the window and yelling out the window telling them to stop. After the incident, he saw other people out there with flashlights. The guy who had been previously on top was lying face down in the grass. The one who had been on the bottom had his hands in the air. The guy who did the shooting said, “I shot the other guy in self defense. My gun is on the ground.” ** This witness eventually changed his story a bit. **
Witness 13 - The witness, 13 yr. old Austin Brown, states he saw someone lying on the ground who couldn’t get up. He was outside while walking a dog. The person on the ground was yelling “help.” He says he only looked for a few seconds and only saw one person. He didn’t see how it happened. He didn’t see why he was yelling for help. He only looked for a few seconds and saw only one person who was on the ground–nobody else.
No witness tampering here – Witnesses #5 & #16 with Crump, Jackson, & Martins
Witnesses 5 & 16 - Mary Cutcher and Selma Lamilla – She says she thinks someone’s been shot. People are coming with flashlights. Someone outside said call 911, call 911. Two or three times she tells “Selma”, her roommate to get inside. She sound afraid. ** She said nothing about going outside and talking to GZ or hearing moaning/crying, just a gunshot. Another note, this witness sold her story to the National Enquirer. **
Witness #18 – Someone yelling and screaming help, she heard a pop noise. This woman was very distraught. She sees the men with flashlight.
Witness 19 - Heard a shot and immediately called 911. She was worried about an elderly man living a few homes away from her. Someone walking around with flashlight. Units arrived while she was on the phone.
Case documents for reference to the above.
February 26, 2012 — Approximately 6:00 PM Trayvon Martin, a 17 year old visiting Sanford from Miami Gardens Florida asked his father, who was out to dinner, if he could go to the store for treats and something to drink before watching the All-Star Game. His father gave his permission and Trayvon made the.08 mile walk, in the rain, to a local 711. On his way, Trayvon talked on the phone to his “girlfriend” from back home in Miami Gardens – Trayvon’s phone records do not support this as related by the girlfriend. She said he told her at around 6:00 he was going to the store and she talked to him all the way to the store. The 711 video does not support her statement to the State Prosecutor that she was talking to him while he was in the store — no earphones were present in his ears and he was not holding his phone.
At around 6:20 PM, Trayvon entered the 711 store. Watch extended video, courtesy DiwataMan2 . Trayvon bought Arizona Watermelon Juice and skittles — he asked to buy something from the tobacco section, but was not allowed due to having had no ID to prove his age to the clerk.
Trayvon completed his purchase, and left the store at 6:24, but didn’t leave the premises right away. Three young men entered the store about one minute after Trayvon left. One of the young men, dressed much like Trayvon, buys three cigars, exits the store (about one minute later), and Trayvon can be seen walking back in the direction from which he came. Trayvon’s partial toxicology report recorded THC metabolites in his bloodstream at autopsy. Could Trayvon have asked the guys to purchase the cigars for him and then used one as a “blunt” and smoked it on the way back to the Retreat?
In my opinion, and judging from his actions, Trayvon was probably waiting for these guys to show up to buy something from them. During the 711 video, he can be seen looking outside a couple of times as if he were waiting on someone.
At around 7:04 Trayvon arrived back at the Retreat, and, according to his girlfriend, took shelter from the rain near the mailboxes. She said this is when the phone hung up and she called him again, which would have been the 7:04 call. The timeline became fuzzy here, he either stayed there, or started walking around, looking about, for at least five minutes before Zimmerman spotted him at around 7:09.
7:09 PM – As George Zimmerman was leaving his gated community, he observed a suspicious looking youth who appeared to be on drugs and checking out the townhouses. George decided the young man looked suspicious enough to call the non-emergency line for the Sanford Police Department (report here)
GZ: Hey, we’ve had some break-ins in my neighborhood and there’s this real suspicious guy retreat view circle, the best address I can give you is 111 Retreat View Circle. This guy looks like he’s up to no good or he’s on drugs or something — he’s just walking around, looking about..
Dispatcher: … and this guy’s white, black, or hispanic?
GZ: He looks black..
Dispatcher: Did you see what he was wearing?
GZ: Yeah, a dark hoodie, like a gray hoodie and either jeans or sweat pants and white tennis shoes. (unintelligible)..he’s just staring
Dispatcher: Oh, he’s just walking around the area?
GZ: Looking at all the houses
Dispathcher: oh ok
Trayvon spotted George in his SUV and started staring at him, he then walked toward George’s vehicle to check him out, apparently making a circle around the truck, his hand in his waistband. Judging from the 711 video, Trayvon was probably just pulling his pants up again. Trayvon’s girlfriend stated this is about the time Trayvon put his hoodie on, but he already had his hoodie on when he was at the 711.
GZ: Something’s wrong with him. Yep, he’s coming to check me out. He’s got something in his hands, I don’t know what his deal is.
Dispatcher: Just let me know if he does anything, ok
It seems the dispatcher is encouraging George to keep an eye on the suspicious guy…
GZ: Just get an officer over here
Dispatcher: We’ve got them on the way, just let me know if this guy does anything else.
GZ: These a-holes, they always get away.<snip> Shit, he’s running.
Dispatcher: He’s running, which way is he running?
GZ: Down towards the other entrance of the neighborhood.
According to phone records submitted by Benjamin Crump and Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s girlfriend calls him again at 7:12 PM, the same time Trayvon started running away.
Dispatcher: Ok, which entrance is that that he’s heading towards?
GZ: The back entrance. Fucking punks!
At this point George exited his truck and began to follow/watch where Trayvon was headed.
Dispatcher: Are you following him?
Dispatcher: Ok, we don’t need you to do that.
George was likely confused by this directive because it seemed the dispatcher wanted to know where the guy was going and what, if anything else, the teen was up to. George turns back for his truck without challenging the dispatcher.
Dispatcher: Alright George, we do have them on the way, did you want to meet with the officers when they get out there?
Dispatcher: Alright, where you gonna meet with them at?
GZ: Umm, if they come in through the, uh, street past the club house, straight past the club house, and then they go past the mailboxes, they’ll see my truck
Dispatcher: What address are you parked in front of?
GZ: Umm, I don’t know, it’s a cut-through so I don’t know the address.
At this point George decides to try and find the address before getting back into the truck.
Dispatcher: What’s your apartment number?
GZ: It’s a home (gives incomplete address) – ah crap, I don’t want to give that out, I don’t know where this kid is
Dispatcher: Ok, do you just want to meet with them right near the mailboxes?
GZ: Yeah, that’s fine.
Dispatcher: Alright George, I’ll let them know to meet you out there, ok?
GZ: Could you have them call me and I’ll tell them where I’m at?
Dispatcher: Ok, yeah, that’s no problem
The dispatcher does not tell George to stay in his truck, nor does he tell him to stay at the mailboxes, as has been stated in the media. George has not seen Trayvon for at least two minutes, not since Trayvon ran toward his father’s girlfriend’s house.
GZ: Do you need my number or you got it?
Dispatcher: Yeah, I’ve got it (repeats number)
GZ: Yeah, you got it
Dipatcher: Ok, no problem, I’ll let ‘em know to call you when they are there, yeah?
Dispatcher: You’re welcome
While George was on the phone with the dispatcher, Trayvon had been running back to his father’s girlfriend’s townhome. He was still talking to his girlfriend, telling her he ran and he was by his dad’s house, but that he was “walking back again”. Did he drop something off at the house?
Within a minute of George hanging up with the dispatcher, Trayvon spots him, he tells his girlfriend “this guys getting close to him”. The girlfriend tells Trayvon to keep running even though he has told her a few times he was at his dad’s house. At this point, Trayvon had been making his way home through the gated community for approximately 11 minutes, yet he ends up 70 yards from his destination (see map here).
Before confronting George, Trayvon put the Arizona Watermelon juice in the front pocket of his hoodie and tossed the 711 bag on the ground. GZ has his flashlight out looking for the street sign. Trayvon walks up from behind and confronts George, “do you have a fu**ing problem?” George replies, “No”, and reaches for his cell phone — Trayvon punches George in the nose and knocks him to the ground. Trayvon’s girlfriend said she heard something different and that she heard Trayvon’s headphones hit the ground (heard the sound of grass), but this can’t be because Trayvon’s headphones were found in his pocket, she must have been mistaken….or, in my opinion, coached.
Austin Brown - 13, was walking his dog and heard someone yelling “help”. He turned a corner and saw a guy in a red shirt (George Zimmerman), lying on the ground, the cries for help were coming from this man. Austin’s dog got away from him so he went after it. One witness said she saw a figure or figures running past her home, I feel it could have been Ausin chasing his dog.
Meanwhile, Trayvon mounted George and began beating him, according to one witness, John, MMA style. This same witness stated to police, several times, that the guy on the bottom, wearing red (George Zimmerman), was the one getting beat and yelling for help (link here). George stated Trayvon was pounding his head onto the cement and trying to quiet his cries for help by holding his hand over George’s mouth. According to a police report, George Zimmerman screamed desperately for help at least 14 times, to no avail. Austin Brown was about to go back to see about the man when he heard the fatal gun shot, he ran into his house where his sister called 911. No one would help the man who had been watching out for the neighborhood for months. He had finally released his gun from it’s holster and shot his assailant, Trayvon Benjamin Martin, 17, once in the chest, killing him instantly.
The last scream, in my opinion, was probably Trayvon, realizing George had a gun and he wasn’t able to take it from him, knew it was over. The screaming stopped as soon as the shot rang out. The last forty five seconds of the altercation, including the gunshot, can be heard here at 6:09.
I hope you enjoy the blog, I am more than open to suggestions and corrections, where warranted. You won’t find prolific language or meticulous punctuation here – this blog is just about the facts and information you may not have known. Thanks for reading!
From day one, which was February 26, 2012, until today, May 29, 2012, the shooting of Trayvon Martin has been about media bias, the Stand Your Ground Law, and Racism. What this case has never been about is justice for Trayvon Martin or George Zimmerman. With this ongoing blog, I will attempt to balance the bias, consider the facts, and expose those who have everything to gain if their bogus campaign is successful. What campaign, you ask?
- To modify or eradicate the Stand Your Ground Law (Sharpton/MSNBC/Democrats)
- To eventually sue the Twin Lake Homeowners Association (Crump, Jackson, Martins) and win “justice” in the form of a monetary settlement for the Martin family
- Oust Police Chief Lee in order to sue the Sanford Police Department
Part I – The beginning (to be continued)