Trayvon Martin recap
This report covers the initial media frenzy up to the start of jury selection. For the latest George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin trial coverage click here.
The state of Florida has spent over a million dollars to prosecute Zimmerman so far.
On one hand, the prosecution has seen major setbacks. The man once described by media as the “star witness” for the prosecution has discredited himself. Sanford Police Officer Chris Serino now says that he was bullied into arresting Zimmerman by black co-workers, even though he didn’t think there was enough evidence.
The other “star witness” is Trayvon Martin’s girlfriend, who has been caught in several lies. She even lied under oath. She is not a credible witness for the prosecution.
Further discrediting the state of Florida, a court employee is also suspected of illegally concealing evidence from the defense. He has been p;laced on administrative leave.
On the other hand, the judge has ruled a massive amount of evidence for the defense as inadmissible. All the damaging material from Trayvon’s cell phone was ruled inadmissible. The defense is not allowed to bring up Trayvon’s violent past, school suspensions, or the fact that he had marijuana in his system.
This website staff has consulted several lawyers. They all say the same thing. By deeming so much evidence as inadmissible, the judge has made it easier for Zimmerman’s lawyers to win an appeal if Zimmerman is convicted. However, Zimmerman will be broke, and the state of Florida will still have unlimited funds to continue their prosecution. Zimmerman has raised over $300k in online donations. However, a third of that went to pay his bond. Part of the rest is paying for security. Some of the legal work for the defense is already being done for free.
The “mainstream” media is trying to reboot all the falsehoods. The same pictures of Trayvon as a twelve year old are back. The same phony allegations that he was shot because he is black. The media is trying to bring it all back. The left-wing controlled media is deliberately trying to incite racial hatred by pushing a phony, easily disprovable version of the events surrounding Trayvon Martin’s death.
Let’s refresh our memories on who Trayvon Martin really was and what really happened.
Here is the article that changed the course of history on the Trayvon Martin hoax.
CofCC member Kyle Rogers wrote this for Examiner.com. It went on to become the most read article in the history of the Examiner.com politics section. It received over 550,000 views, over 200,000 facebook shares, and was the subject of an AP article appearing in over forty daily papers. Because of the article, Fox Tampa was pressured into playing a video they had been censoring. Suddenly, major talk radio hosts like Hannity and Limbaugh decided to follow Roger’s lead. The article and was credited by award-winning investigative journalist Amber Lyons as “changing the media discourse” on the Trayvon Martin hoax.
Ironically when the article was written, Rogers only had enough information to disprove a few of the media falsehoods. However, in the following weeks, every single thing the media had claimed about the incident was false. For example, the media claimed that Zimmerman outweighed Martin by one hundreds pounds. This “estimate” was conveniently off by ninety pounds. As the falsehoods were debunked, the media engaged in outright hoaxes. NBC would eventually admit that they doctored up the 911 tapes, and fire a producer.
Follow up columns by Kyle Rogers