Archive for July, 2013

Finally, we hear something that we always knew, George Zimmerman got away with MURDER…. and we hear it from an actual juror on the case.  Juror B29 speaks out exclusively to ABC News:

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Bill O’Reilly opened his show Monday night by examining President Obama’s Friday afternoon speech on race and the Trayvon Martin case. O’Reilly began by saying Obama was “correct in addressing the race issue” but then proceeded to hammer the president for failing to address the “real” problems facing the African-American community.”*

Bill O’Reilly is pretty sure he understands “gangsta culture” and problems faced by black people. Except not at all. What did the Fox News blowhard say was to blame for violence and children being born out of wedlock? And why doesn’t he ever bother to double-check his statistics?

WARNING: This post contains the complete  unedited video of the actual shooting.

Judge, Jury, and Executioner. That can suitably describe John Henry Spooner, a 76 yr old man who confronted his 13 yr old neighbor Darius Simmons, while he was emptying his mothers trash in May of 2012.  Darius, who was unarmed, was confronted by Spooner, who accused him of taking something from his residence, an allegation Darius promptly denied.

As the confrontation got louder, Darius’s mother comes outside to see what the commotion is about, and finds herself staring down the barrel of a gun. Spooner yells at Darius, “I’ll Teach You a Lesson!” then draws down on the child who raises his hands up saying “Don’t Shoot Me!”.  Regardless, John Henry Spooner begins firing hitting Darius in the chest and as the teen tries to run away, Spooner shoots Darius multiple times in the back.  But unlike the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case which ended in a “Not Guilty” verdict, 13 yr old Darius Simmons murder was caught on video.  And despite the video evidence, John Henry Spooner plead “Not Guilty”

mlk hoodieMartin Luther King III, the son of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, refuted outspoken relative and conservative pundit Alveda King‘s recent statements regarding the viral image of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a hoodie.  The hoodie image was made as a statement in support of Trayvon Martin, who’s recent case has captured the headlines.

Alveda King, who views often put her at odds with not only the Dr. King’s family, but the foundation that bears his name, had gained the media spotlight by saying, “I can almost promise you Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would not wear a hoodie,”.

Regardless of Dr. King’s fashion choices, Alveda King seemed to ignore the larger issue of how and why the image was created and gained such popularity in just 7 days, after the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case verdict.

tbo‘”When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son,’ President Obama told reporters Friday afternoon. ‘Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.’

In extensive and personal comments concerning last Saturday’s not-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon in February 2012, the president said he wanted to add ‘context’ to what’s become an intense national discussion about the case and race relations.”*

We knew it wouldn’t be long before the feeding frenzy behind the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman came to a head, but it’s kinda surprising where the first controversy is beginning.  Over the weekend Juror B37 gave an exclusive interview to CNN’s Anderson Cooper intimating that she spoke for most of the jurors in the case.  NOT SO! Late Tuesday, Jurors B51, B76, E6 and E40, soundly denounced her in a public statement.

We, the undersigned jurors, understand there is a great deal of interest in this case. But we ask you to remember that we are not public officials and we did not invite this type of attention into our lives. We also wish to point out that the opinions of Juror B-37, expressed on the Anderson Cooper show were her own, and not in any way representative of the jurors listed below.

Serving on this jury has been a highly emotional and physically draining experience for each of us. The death of a teenager weighed heavily on our hearts but in the end we did what the law required us to do.

We appeal to the highest standards of your profession and ask the media to respect our privacy and give us time to process what we have been through.

Thank you,

Juror B-51
Juror B-76
Juror E-6
Juror E-40

Watch The Complete Interview of Juror B37 by CNN’s Anderson Cooper, that got the rest of  The Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case Jurors pissed off!  and See Also :

“Juror B37, You Can’t Cash In on Trayvon’s Death!” – Social Media Efforts kills Juror B37′s Book Deal

Will statements  revealed during the investigation of George Zimmerman ultimately land him in Court again or even possibly in jail? Now that George Zimmerman has been found “Not Guilty” with regards to the Trayvon Martin murder, most of us expect that the next cases he would be facing would be Civil or Federal.  I wouldn’t bet on that.  George Zimmerman may still face charges in Sanford Florida for the alleged decade long molestation of a family member.  The Family member, who was also part of the Trayvon Martin case, was the subject of defense motions to suppress the allegations from coming to light.  The allegations, which were made approximately 2 days after Trayvon Martin’s murder and long BEFORE the case entered the national spotlight,  have bounced around for approximately 10 months and resurfaced over the weekend after Zimmerman was found “Not Guilty” in the murder  Trayvon Martin.  The Family members full audio statement is below.

 

 

In the wake of the Zimmerman Verdict, there are absolutely no winners.  You would think that the family of a man that had killed a child, would have a little humility in light of the “Not Guilty” verdict.  Not So.  and the aftermath guarantees to be as sick as the offense itself.