George Zimmerman Charged w/ 2nd Degree Murder for Trayvon Martin DeathApril 11th, 2012
Update 11: George Zimmerman has officially been charged with second degree murder and is currently in custody with no bond set pending a bond hearing. Zimmerman surrendered to police on his own. His whereabouts are being kept confidential, but he will have to appear in Seminole County court where the case will be tried.
Update 10: George Zimmerman will be criminally charged for the shooting of Trayvon Martin. What the charges will be are to be announced at 6pm EST by the special prosecutor Angela Corey. Zimmerman is expected to be arrested soon.
“I know that many of you are greatly—and rightly—concerned about the recent shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a young man whose future has been lost to the ages,” Attorney General Eric Holder told a gathering today. “If we find evidence of a potential federal criminal civil rights crime, we will take appropriate action,” he said.
Update 9: Newser is reporting that two forensic experts, using different techniques, both conclusively say the voice heard screaming for HELP in the 911 call was NOT George Zimmerman, but instead claim those cries were Trayvon Martin begging for his life.
One consultant used biometric voice analysis on the call, using computers to compare recordings of Zimmerman’s voice and the 911 call. The software gave the voices a 48% match, well below the 90% needed to be the same. “As a result of that, you can say with reasonable scientific certainty that it’s not Zimmerman,” he says. Another expert who relies on audio enhancement and human analysis came to the same conclusion. “I believe that’s Trayvon Martin in the background, without a doubt,” says the second analyst, noting the tone of the person’s voice. “That’s a young man screaming.”
Update 8: It’s being reported by ABC news that the father of murderer George Zimmerman is a former State Supreme Court Judge with other connection deep into the government. Hence the sealing of George Zimmerman’s arrest record and an explanation why previous arrests of George that include assaulting a police officer and domestic violence have been had been reduced or had there adjudication withheld. It’s not what you know people… It’s WHO you know that matters most in America.
With that said, until there is Justice for Trayvon Martin I have no interest being involved in mud slinging being done by both sides. I simply look at the actions that took place that night in February where a young man was stalked and murdered by another older and bigger man.
We seek JUSTICE 4 TRAYVON
MILLION HOODIE MARCH IN LA
Monday MARCH 26, 2012 at 4:00 PM
We will be ralling at Pershing Square on 5th & Hill
Update 6: Miami High School Rallys for Trayvon
Update 5: Breach in Neighborhood Watch Polices
HSK will be on site in Sanford today (Thursday March 22) for both the New Black Panthers rally this afternoon and the larger rally this evening. Check the live tweets @HwoodStreetKing
Update 4: As you would expect, Fox News is being criticized for their coverage (lack thereof) on the Trayvon Martin story.
Update 3: The Florida states Attorney has ordered that a Grand Jury be convened on April 10 to determine whether George Zimmerman will be prosecuted for the stalking and murder of Trayvon Martin. The US Dept. of Justice and the FBI are also involved with an investigation into civil rights violations.
Update 2: Whew… Gawker has confirmed (via ABC) that Trayvon was on the phone with his girlfriend while being stalked by George Zimmerman. According to the article, which you should read (HERE), the girl says she was telling Tayvon to “RUN” moments before he was murdered at the hands of George Zimmerman.
Update: TheDailyBeast of all has a good article published today – Where is the Outrage Over the Killing of Trayvon Martin
I’ve been following this story since before the national news picked it up, and I am thoroughly disgusted by the Seminole County police department and the Florida State Prosecutors office.
Please show your support for JUSTICE in this heinous and cold blooded murder at the hands of George Zimmerman.
Updated Zimmerman 911 Call Audio Below: Hear him say “F*ckin coons” at the 2:21 mark
Personally I will be boycotting all things Florida, and lets stop promoting racism of any form. Nothing good comes of it for anyone.
The Martin family has started a petition demanding the immediate arrest of George Zimmerman and you can sign that HERE.
You can also call George Zimmerman at the number below:
Murderer George Zimmerman
1950 RETREAT VIEW CIR
SANFORD, FL 32771
George Zimmerman says, “F*ckin Coon”
this article originally published March 18, 2012