Defense posts 3rd Supplemental Discovery. http://www.gzlegalcase.com/index.php/court-documents/174-defendant-s-3rd-supplemental-discovery
Thanks to Coreshift for the Video of Mark O’Mara on today’s release of discovery.
Take a good hard look at George’s Grad Photo on top. Try for just a moment to put yourself in his shoes. Pictured here he was looking forward to putting his schooling behind him and starting a career to help others. George was not a home owner. He rented a townhome in a community that was being rocked by burglaries. George is community-minded. He took the initiative to contact police about setting up a neighborhood watch program. He volunteered to recruit block captains which was turning out to be a difficult job. Witnesses have said they met George standing on the corners of the complex asking people to volunteer to be block captains. At the September 2011 meeting there were about 50 residents. At the next meeting in December there were 10. One block captain admitted to quitting in December 2011 and not telling anyone and the other captain admitted that she was suppose to introduce herself to her neighbors but she hadn’t done it.
We all know what happened on February 26th. I’ll not go into the details with you again but recall I asked you to put yourself in George’s shoes. He had just turned 28 four months earlier. How would you feel about going to the store and moments later shooting your weapon into a youth? George’s attack was mostly centered around his head. What long-term effect with that have on him, physically? What emotional effect will that have on him? We’ve seen the physical toll this has taken on George. He’s gained over 100 pounds in a year. Robert shared with us on Piers Morgan that George cried for days afterwards. The police told us George spent his first night in jail on April 11th crying. He likely still cries when recalling the incident. He carries a GPS monitoring device, the size of an old cell phone, on his leg each and every day. He lives in fear that if he doesn’t keep his batteries charged and maintain the device properly, the authorities are looking for anything, anything little thing at all to give them a reason to put him in jail.
His parents, at their own expense, are displaced as they try to stay safe and protected from the threats that appears to bother no one but the family and their supporters. I’ve seen no effort from police to publicly send a message that threatening GZ or his family won’t be tolerated. The Zimmerman family has taken it upon themselves to keep them safe. They’ve had too. The community by and large doesn’t care.
Over the past several months, at one time or another, some supporters online, including myself, have been bickering. A person has an opinion that post was offensive, uninteresting or unwarranted, a person has the opinion that George retained the wrong lawyer and they try time and time again to prove it, rules about blogs are ignored. It has resulted in some voices being shut-down. The person looking to help gave up and concentrated on something else. It caused some of us to split and create other blogs. If that’s what it takes to help George in our own way so be it. Lots of choices out there. Please don’t quit on George.
We are not in competition with each other. At least this blog isn’t. The goal here is to help George Zimmerman fight against the injustice the State of Florida is heaping upon him. From this Canadian’s perspective, I’ve seen news stories of the U.S judging another country’s justice systems and stepping in at times to help with the investigation because no one has a better system in the world than the United States. This trial will be your opportunity to show why the United States claims to be the best in the world. So far, the system is failing.
After reading all the discovery, I am of the opinion this trial is a “show trial”. The State of Florida has decided to reward the public, who were lied to, and motivated to anger and protest and arrest a man in a case where the evidence shows he killed the youth in defense of himself.
The media let the public down big-time on this case. A slick PR firm and lying civil lawyers were not questioned or challenged. Spending just 4 hours on the information put out revealed more than 25 lies. Yet the media just reported what the lying lawyers said. The Zimmerman family gave no counter argument until March 28th when Robert appeared on Piers Morgan. Well that was the news and it resulted in a public that may have a hard time believing so much of it was a lie.
What the online community has done to right the wrongs we are witnessing is to be commended. A message to those in power that think they can abuse the power and position afforded them needs to be sent. If even one defendant in your system receives injustice, then all do.
We are not lawyers by and large. We need to work with the team George chose and do what we can to make them successful. In trying to destroy their credibility and show why they shouldn’t have been retained works to ensure George has even more stacked against him at trial. His lawyers will be talking for him. It’s vital, imo, they are efficient and thorough. We can help them with that. We by and large, don’t understand all the legal reasons for evidence getting in or left out and we do need to yield to the professionals fighting the case for George.
We also need the media. Our voice is not large enough to reach the public who will help us demand the right things be done in this case. How did the media get so bad? While we all complain about what we read, how many of us contact the reporter to correct the record? Do you email in suggestions for stories? When you find a reporter made a mistake, do you call them names and say how stupid they are? Unless you are prepared to never make a mistake, I’d suggest not being so judgemental. As with the legal team, we need to support reporters too. What’s the worst thing that could happen? You put a reporter on notice their stories are being read and accuracy matters? That’s a good message right?
I appeal to the participants here to keep in mind George Zimmerman. Put yourself in his shoes and do whatever you can to lift the voice and truth of what has occurred in this case. Donate to the defense fund. George is accumulating debt that if those in power had of done their jobs, he would not have to fund against. What if it was you? Would you want your community to help you? In order for George to stand up against the political power he is facing, he needs our help. Not our bickering or our sensitivities.
Post facts on the media stories. While there is a core TM group that are still spinning the lies told, your target audience is the lurkers. The readers there. It’s a chance to put the facts out there. Once they read your facts, they’ll tell friends when discussing the case about what they read. It matters and it helps.
Don’t take criticism personally and walk away. Those posting their opinion based on your post(s) can’t possibly know you. You therefore cannot take their feedback personally. Remind yourself why you are here. If YOU were in George’s shoes, how frustrated would you be to read oh he said this about me so I don’t post anymore. Your ideas, thoughts and opinions are important. They can spark ideas in others and when we work collaboratively we can and we will push back the injustice we know we are witnessing. Who knows, if you are brave enough to listen to some feedback it could help you become a better person. What’s so bad about that?
It doesn’t matter where you post. It matters that you do post. For those really shy and just read. That’s ok. Please take what you read and pass it on to others in conversations. That you get others to know the facts and get them questioning the lies they were sold. Together, we will succeed. Divided we will fail.
On February 26th, 2012 George Zimmerman screamed for help. Together, let’s answer him.
For newcomers, please know that racist remarks will be trashed. If you are presenting yourself as a George Zimmerman supporter, please keep in mind this man is in a fight for his life. Conduct yourself in a way that won’t bring heartache and/or embarrassment to the Zimmerman family.
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