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.
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.
- George Zimmerman does not testify as defence rests its case (guardian.co.uk)
- Trayvon Martin’s mother takes stand (cnn.com)
- Op-ed: ‘Not guilty’ verdict is a moral injustice to Trayvon Martin (thegrio.com)
- When will Justice Prevail? Inequities and Injustice in America: Leonard Peltier and Trayvon Martin – an Ongoing Legacy (moorbey.wordpress.com)
- Zimmerman was protected by a presumption of innocence – a standard he did not apply to Trayvon Martin (thesunnews.typepad.com)
- Trayvon Martin Supporters To Rally Again In Baltimore After Zimmerman’s Acquittal (baltimore.cbslocal.com)
- Trayvon Martin’s family reacts to verdict via social media (miamiherald.com)
- Zimmerman arrested in ‘disturbance’ (bbc.co.uk)
- George Zimmerman arrested (cnn.com)