Trayvon Martin killing, new evidence


This video from the USA says about itself:

Via NPR.org: “Now that 911 recordings show how a white Florida man continued to follow a 17-year-old black boy even after police advised him not to — and captured the sound of the man killing the unarmed youth with a shot to the chest — Trayvon Martin‘s family wants the FBI to take over the investigation into his killing…”.* Cenk Uygur, former prosecutor Steve Oh, and Misty Kingma break down the shocking 911 audio with shooter George Zimmerman on The Young Turks.

Trayvon Martin Case Spotlights Florida Town’s History Of ‘Sloppy’ Police Work: here.

By Patrick Martin in the USA:

New evidence against shooter in death of Trayvon Martin

3 April 2012

Newly released audio and video recordings have strengthened the case against the neighborhood watch vigilante who shot to death Trayvon Martin, further exposing the refusal of local and state officials in Florida to take any action against the killer.

The 17-year-old black youth was shot February 26 by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in the town of Sanford, near Orlando, as Martin walked back from a local 7-11 to the apartment where he and his father were staying. Martin was unarmed, carrying only a can of iced tea and a pack of Skittles, when Zimmerman opened fire.

Recordings of the fire rescue dispatcher on the night of Martin’s death, made public Monday, revealed that a second ambulance was called to the scene. It was canceled after police determined that Zimmerman did not need medical attention.

Zimmerman told them he shot Martin in self-defense. Zimmerman’s father and brother have claimed that Martin attacked him and knocked him to the ground, then pounded his head into the sidewalk pavement, inflicting cuts and bruises, before he fired his weapon. The cancelation of the ambulance suggests that police saw no serious injuries when they arrived on the scene.

A spokesman for lawyers representing the Martin family said there was “not a chance” the ambulance would have been canceled if Zimmerman’s account of a “life and death” struggle with the 17-year-old boy were true.

CCTV footage taken inside the Sanford police station also undermined the shooter’s account. The footage shows no visible injuries to Zimmerman’s face or neck.

An eyewitness account of the attack also contradicted Zimmerman’s claims that he had been badly roughed up by Trayvon Martin before pulling the trigger. According to press reports, the witness saw Zimmerman walking away from Martin’s lifeless body with no blood or other injury visible.

Expert analysis of the 911 call about the incident also discredits Zimmerman’s account. The call was placed by a resident of the Twin Lakes subdivision, where the killing took place, who heard the encounter between the gunman and the youth, and called police. During the call, a voice can be heard screaming for help, followed by the fatal gunshot.

Zimmerman has reportedly claimed that he, not Martin, was the one calling for help. The Orlando Sentinel commissioned two experts in audio analysis to compare Zimmerman’s voice to the voice on the tape of the 911 call: Tom Owen, chair emeritus for the American Board of Recorded Evidence, and Ed Primeau, a Michigan-based sound engineer. Both agreed that the voice calling for help was definitely not Zimmerman.

‘Long Live Zimmerman’ painted on Ohio State’s black cultural center: here.

Unarmed Black Woman Shot and Killed by Chicago Police Officer Less Than a Month After Trayvon Martin Shooting. Rania Khalek, Truthout: “Sutton and Boyd have been independently canvassing the neighborhood where the shooting took place to hear what witnesses and neighbors have to say. According to Sutton, witnesses say the officer appeared intoxicated that night and was known by neighbors to have been drunk most of the time. Witnesses also say the off-duty officer approached the park in an unmarked car dressed in plain clothes while yelling belligerently at the crowd to ‘shut up.’ More importantly, they say he never identified himself as a police officer”: here.

Teacher Fired for Organizing a Fundraiser for Trayvon Martin: here.

Woman Accuses George Zimmerman Of Molesting Her For Years: here.

40 Years on, 1960s Black Radical Still Suffers Racial and Political Injustice. Rania Khalek, Truthout: “The consequences of America’s racist history still linger deep into the present. No one understands this better than Gary Freeman, a 1960s black civil rights activist whose life has been turned upside down by the racial and political injustice perpetuated first by the United States and now by Canada. Freeman has spent the last four years separated from his Canadian wife and four grown children due to false allegations that he is a former member of the Black Panthers Party. This accusation stems from an incident that took place in 1969, when Freeman, just 19 at the time, shot a white police officer in the arm, which he claims was in self-defense”: here.

Trial of killer of Trayvon Martin nears conclusion: here.

We cannot remain silent after George Zimmerman’s acquittal of the killing of Trayvon Martin: here.

Zimmerman has previous instances of domestic violence, including a restraining order from his ex-fiancee: here.

George Zimmerman arrested after he allegedly pointed shotgun at girlfriend, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office says: here.

13 thoughts on “Trayvon Martin killing, new evidence

  1. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is the leading champion of the insane “Stand Your Ground” law that led to the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

    Rubio is hard-core Tea Party Senator who is frequently touted for Vice President. And his meteoric rise in rightwing Republican politics was funded in part by AT&T and Verizon.

    Source: democrats.com

  2. Please distribute widely via Facebook, Twitter, etc. Let us know about April 10th “Justice 4 Trayvon Martin” actions in your city. Email: info@occupy4jobs.org with details so that your action can be listed.

    A Florida grand jury is scheduled on April 10 to “consider” whether to arrest the vigilante who lynched by bullet our brother and son, Trayvon Martin, on Feb. 26.

    International Day of Justice 4 Trayvon Martin
    TUES ► APRIL 10
    TAKE TO THE STREETS

    6 p.m. ►GATHER AT UNION SQUARE
    14th Street & Broadway, Manhattan in New York City

    The People’s Power Tour and Occupy 4 Jobs urges all organizations, activists and communities to UNITE AS ONE to tell the grand jury that we demand the arrest of George Zimmerman and hold the police responsible for him walking the streets free.

    JUSTICE for TRAYVON MARTIN

    JUSTICE FOR RAMARLEY GRAHAM
    & ALL VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY
    STOP THE RACIST STOP & FRISK POLICY
    JOBS NOT JAILS: A Massive Jobs Program for Youth,
    No police & vigilante terror
    STOP DEPORTATIONS of Undocumented Workers
    NO MORE CUTS in Education, School Closings,
    Teacher & Faculty layoffs ►End tuition hikes

    STOP THE WAR AGAINST YOUTH

    For more information and to get involved email: info@occupy4jobs.org http://www.occupy4Jobs.org

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  5. About 200 people protested outside the US embassy in London last Saturday over the killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.

    The protest was called by Campaign 4 Justice, Ava Vidal, Tottenham Defence Campaign, Barac and Inquest, and supported by Defend the Right to Protest.

    Trayvon, an unarmed black teenager, was shot dead by George Zimmerman, a white neighbourhood watch “captain” who has not faced charges for the killing.

    The death of Trayvon has sparked protests across the US. Thousands marched to demand justice in Sanford over the weekend.

    http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=28029

  6. Dear Friend of The Nation:

    A month after Trayvon Martin’s death, the conversation has taken an ugly turn. And this time it’s not just the Republican noise machine at Fox News.

    Mainstream media like The Orlando Sentinel seized on police accounts that painted Trayvon Martin as the real aggressor, shamelessly noting that he had once been suspended from school “after being found with an empty marijuana baggie.” Reporters trolled his Facebook and Twitter accounts for hints of thuggish behavior. Where can you turn for the truth?

    At The Nation magazine, our goal is to dig for the root causes of this tragedy, not to sensationalize it. It takes hard work that often strains our limited resources, because we’re reader-supported. That’s where you come in. A low-cost subscription helps us stand our ground as a leading firewall against the right wing.

    We don’t pull punches.

    * Lead editorial: “The racism?conscious or unconscious?that animates people’s fear and mistrust is reason enough not to encourage Americans to respond with bullets to perceived threats. As long as black men are assumed to be armed and dangerous, Stand Your Ground laws will produce more Trayvon Martins.”

    * Columnist Melissa Harris-Perry: “It is easy, but wrong, to write off Zimmerman as a deranged man whose violence against Trayvon Martin was tragic but unpreventable. Zimmerman was acting in ways entirely consistent with the long history and contemporary reality that assumes the criminality and potential danger of black bodies.”

    This time it took a personal tragedy, the death of an innocent teen, to highlight the callous attempts by corporate media to sully a victim’s reputation. But the message is clear. Corporate-owned media are more interested in fanning flames of intolerance than reporting the real truth behind many of today’s news stories.

    It’s clear why independent journalism is so important.

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  11. Martin killer told to go back to jail

    UNITED STATES: The man charged with the murder of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was ordered to turn himself in on Sunday.

    A judge ended George Zimmerman’s bail and told him to return to jail.

    Prosecutors had argued that Mr Zimmerman and his wife had lied about their finances to get the required bail bond.

    Mr Zimmerman pleaded not guilty to the second-degree murder charge and insists he shot Mr Martin in self-defence.

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/119760

  12. George Zimmerman found
    NOT GUILTY
    SHOW YOUR OUTRAGE IN THE STREETS!
    Organize Protests on
    SUNDAY JULY 14
    &
    MONDAY, JULY 15

    Send us your rally, speak out and event information along with general support for this call to:
    info@peoplespowerassembies.org Post to us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PeoplesPowerAssemblies

    The verdict is a racist denial of justice,
    we will #riseup4trayvon
    #wearetrayvon
    To demand:

    No to racism, police brutality and racial profiling!
    Jobs and schools, not jails!
    End mass incarceration and deportations!
    End stop & frisk and the war on youth!

    Plan to hold justice assemblies in downtown squares, in communities, at schools and at busy street corners in your city or town. Distribute flyers; hold youth and community speak outs, marches and protests. The murder of Trayvon Martin should be generalized with other local cases of atrocities against youth, especially youth of color.

    It’s critical at this moment for the movement to define this issue rather than the big business media or those who have little interest in defending Black, Latino/a, Indigenous and poor youth.

    We are issuing this emergency call because the justice system has failed. It is riddled with racism and class bias. It is a system that jails over 2.3 million mainly people of color and keeps another 5 million under the repressive thumb of parole and probation status and a system that is not successfully prosecuting racist police or wanna’be cops like Zimmerman.
    Show your outrage and solidarity in the streets & on social media. Use the hashtags:

    #Riseup4Trayvon
    #Justice4Trayvon
    #WeareTrayvon
    #millionhoodies

    Send us your rally, speak out and event information along with general support for this call to:
    info@peoplespowerassembies.org Post to us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PeoplesPowerAssemblies

    This call was issued by the Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly, founded at the 10,000 person March 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin demonstration in Baltimore City which shut downtown Baltimore and City Hall down for five hours. Organizers called for a people’s vote and the convening of the June 30, 2012 Peoples Assembly to Stop Police Terror and Abuse. Go to http://www.PeoplesPowerAssemblies.org
    Call: 410-218-4835 or 410-500-2168 or 212-633-6646.

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