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Dear Department of Justice,

Please check George Zimmerman's cell phone and home phone records from the evening of February 26, 2012, between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Based on the information revealed in the enclosed investigative video (below), I believe that at least one other person may have been involved with the stalking & murder of Trayvon Martin.

776.041 Use of force by aggressor. The justification described in the preceding sections of this chapter is not available to a person who:
(1) Is attempting to commit, committing, or escaping after the commission of, a forcible felony; or
(2) Initially provokes the use of force against himself or herself, unless:
(a) Such force is so great that the person reasonably believes that he or she is in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm and that he or she has exhausted every reasonable means to escape such danger other than the use of force which is likely to cause death or great bodily harm to the assailant; or
(b) In good faith, the person withdraws from physical contact with the assailant and indicates clearly to the assailant that he or she desires to withdraw and terminate the use of force, but the assailant continues or resumes the use of force.

In George Zimmerman's original video taped interview with Detective Sereno, of the Sanford Police Department Zimmerman has held fast to the story that he left home shortly after 7 p.m. to go shopping. He then has had several variations of what he saw when he claims to have noticed Martin near the home of Frank Taaffe.

Who is Frank Taaffe? Frank Taaffe is known to be a friend, neighbor and co-captain of the Neighborhood Watch program that Zimmerman created. He also happens to live in the house where the footpath leads from the street into the inside of the Retreat at Twin Lakes complex from the West.

1460 Retreat View Circle is the home address of Frank Taaffe and it is where Zimmerman claims to have first noticed Trayvon Martin being Suspicious. However, the investigative Video below will show that Zimmerman's re-accounting of when and how he came to notice Trayvon Martin could not have occurred as he claims.

It is more plausible that Taaffe's proximity to the commonly used footpath served as a "lookout" for Taaffe to monitor who came in and out of the property. The formation of a Neighborhood Watch seems to be nothing more than an excuse to begin "Hunting" those who Taaffe and Zimmerman arbitrarily considered suspicious.

A few days after the shooting, Taaffe was on any, and all news programs that would stick a microphone in his face, including Nancy Grace, CNN and Fox.

This continued nightly night for about three months Taaffe's complaints seem to exagerate stories on national TV about the myriad of burglaries that had occurred in the neighborhood.

He would be persistent and yell at times with TV hosts about the shooting having nothing to do with race in one breath, while the very next claim there were eight Burglaries in the past months, all being committed by young Black males.

It is peculiar however, when Zimmerman's finally made it to trial, the Defense was only able to find one witness, to one Burglary to testify. What is also peculiar is that the assailants had already been identified and arrested weeks before Trayvon Martin became Zimmerman's next Prey. A reasonable person would think that the threat of any further Burglaries would have been neutralized with the arrest.

Frank Taaffe, the person who George Zimmerman refereed to on his Video Walk-through interview as having been burglarized as well, was never called to testify as a  witness to any of the multitude of burglaries.

Why is that? I think if Taaffe really believed all the terror his neighborhood had experiencesd was real, he would have been eager to repeat all of the accounts of his experience on the witness stand and under oath.

With regards to the foot-path the Prosecutors of the Criminal Trail failed to bring to light that it is a comon entry point for all of the young people in the neighborhood and that there would have been nothing strange about Martin entering the neighborhood  from this direction.

Attorney West knew the path was a commonly traveled path along the side of Frank Taffy's home when he gave his disjointed and confusing opening statements.

The Video I have attached refutes every word Zimmerman claims about how he happened upon Martin. He never parks at the Clubhouse, and according to Martins phone records and testimony from Rachel Jeantel, Martin had already reached the Mailbox Station by 6:54. A full six minutes before Zimmerman claimed to have left his home.

Zimmerman claimed to have stopped and parked his vehicle on the North side of the Residential Clubhouse to observe Martin. However, the 4 Camera Angles on the time coded Surveillance system at the Retreat at Twin Lakes Clubhouse reveals that Zimmerman never parked his vehicle at the Clubhouse. He instead drove up and down the street several times, looking for Trayvon, who at this point was already standing on the East Side of the Clubhouse underneath the Mailbox Station.

When Zimmerman finally spots Trayvon standing under the Mailbox Station, he circles the Clubhouse where he then positions his vehicle in a way to shine his headlight High beams on Martin. He then initiates his call to Police. It was during this call that Zimmerman professes his suspicions about Trayvon Martin to the Police dispatch based on what either Taaffe or another neighbor may have told him.

It is my deduction, based on the evidence that Zimmerman did not spot Martin himself, but was called on the phone by either Taaffe, or another neighbor, to come out and Keep and eye on Martin after he was seen coming home through the shortcut/path.

Although the above may not change the outcome, I believe it establishes that there was Forethought involved with the Stalkingof Trayvon. And that Zimmerman left his home with a Loaded gun in tow expecting, if not hoping he would have a chance to use it. In short, Trayvon Martin was profiled, not by one, but two persons at minimum. Which turns this case from a lone nut with a gun, to a conspiracy to commit murder with more than one accomplice.

Other facts under the Law which may be of concern is that Zimmerman had a Standing Restraining Order of protection against him. Under Florida Law (it is a violation of s. 790.233 and a misdemeanor of the first degree for the respondent to have in his or her care, custody, possession, or control any firearm or ammunition.)

In other words, Zimmerman should not have had a gun on the night of February 26th, 2012.

Additionally when Trayvon Martin became aware of Zimmerman's presence and perceived him as a threat and made an attempt to flea, the moment Zimmerman exited his vehicle and began his pursuit, Zimmerman was engaging in the act of Stalking. Whether he intended to Terrorize Martin, or not, is not justification for continuing to follow Martin.

This video also shows that during the 4-minute gap after Zimmerman hung up with authorities, and confronted Martin, it is theorized that Zimmerman had ample time to run to the south end of Retreat View Circle. This is where the back gate is located which Zimmerman stated to the Non-emergency dispatch was the direction that the "Fing Coons" always got away.

From there he crossed over to the Dog Run and cut Martin off. According to Rachel Jeantel's testimony Zimmerman unexpectedly reappeared again and Martin said, "Oh, S#!t, The (N-word) is following me again.  Not wanting to lead Zimmerman directly to his home where his little brother lived, Martin turned around and Zimmerman follows him back up the path toward the North end of the Dog Run, near the T crossing. This is considered Stalking.

Once Zimmerman caught up to Martin, witnesses have stated that Martin asked Zimmerman, "Why are you following me?". At this juncture Zimmerman had an opportunity to identify himself as the Neighborhood Watchman. However, he did not. Continuing to impose his menacing presence upon Martin.

The next thing Martin is heard saying is "Get off", Get off", Could Zimmerman have tried to tackle or subdue Martin?  

Is it possible that Zimmerman had already drew his gun, and was trying to frisk Martin, thinking he had single handedly caught a criminal?

And as Zimmerman held his gun in one hand, and tried to get his cell phone out with the other to call Police, is that when Trayvon, believing he was being threatened by a would be pedophile, struck Zimmerman....and then attempted to wrestle the gun away?

Could the screams we hear be that of a 17 year old boy loosing a wrestling match with a gun with a 28 year old, man who has had over a years worth of Mixed Martial Arts Training?

No one knows, however, we do know that Martin had already retreated, and if Zimmerman did lay hands upon Martin after this point then he was Zimmerman who the aggressor and was in the act of committing a litany of other crimes.

The first being Kidnapping, (787.01)  and False Imprisonment, and Assault. All of which was being perpetrated on a Minor Child, which carries a stiffer penalty. All of these actions are considered Forcible Felonies under Florida State Law.

All of the above being the case the justifiable use of deadly force is not afforded to a defendant while in the commission of a crime.

According to subsections of the Justifiable Use of Force Statute

776.041 Use of force by aggressor.The justification described in the preceding sections of this chapter is not available to a person who:
(1) Is attempting to commit, committing, or escaping after the commission of, a forcible felony; or
(2) Initially provokes the use of force against himself or herself, unless:
(a) Such force is so great that the person reasonably believes that he or she is in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm and that he or she has exhausted every reasonable means to escape such danger other than the use of force which is likely to cause death or great bodily harm to the assailant; or
(b) In good faith, the person withdraws from physical contact with the assailant and indicates clearly to the assailant that he or she desires to withdraw and terminate the use of force, but the assailant continues or resumes the use of force.

Finally in closing, Zimmerman had once been arrested for attacking a plain clothed undercover officer. There is no possible way Zimmerman could not have known that approaching or chasing a "suspect" as he considered Martin to be, incognito would not result in the same outcome.

I honestly believe Zimmerman acted out his mission statement as he indicated on one of his Law Enforcement exams about why he wanted to become part of Law Enforcement, and that was to "Hunt and capture bad guys".

Using 1460 Retreat View Circle as bait, ZimmermanHe, and possibly Taaffe, pre-judged Trayvon Martin as being a criminal based on zero facts, and all assumptions based on Martin's ethnicity. He then hunted, stalked, and killed Trayvon Martin, like a hunter would an innocent deer in the woods.

Trayvon Martin was not an animal; he was a human being with a viable future that was taken away.

Please use the information I have provided as part of your decision to pursue Federal charges against George Zimmerman.

My deepest Regards,

Vision of Daily KOS.com

PS - For additional eveidnce that was overlooked by the Florida State Prosecution team please visit 15 Facts that the Prosecution Team of the George Zimmerman Trial failed to ask, or cross examine.

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  •  Tip Jar (3+ / 0-)
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    MartyM, liberte, IreGyre

    Be Excellent. Even when no one is watching!

    by Vision on Sun Jul 21, 2013 at 02:54:04 PM PDT

  •  Thank you (2+ / 0-)
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    thestructureguy, misslegalbeagle

    for your investigative efforts on behalf of the Department of Justice. Our efforts to date have been pretty shabby and we are stretched thin investigating the IRS, Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, NSA, CIA, Department of State,  Bengazi, and James Rosen.

    Sincerely

    Eric Himpton Holder, Jr.
    United States Attorney General

  •  Post the response you get. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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    Neuroptimalian, Victor Ward

    Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

    by thestructureguy on Sun Jul 21, 2013 at 03:21:50 PM PDT

  •  Do you really think no one checked his phone (3+ / 0-)
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    Victor Ward, MGross, misslegalbeagle

    records in the original trial?

    •  Yes, (1+ / 0-)
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      IreGyre

      I think no one bothered to check Zimmerman's phone records, the same way that no one bothered to check him for any drug usage that night as well.

      We also know, from the video I have posted, that the Prosecution never anylized the footage. Had they done so they would have realized that he never stopped at the Cluhouse to observe Martin. Zoimmerman was called to the scene by a neighbor, that maybe claimed Martin was suspicious.

      I also doubt they checked to see if Zimmerman had any formal firearm training so that he would know better than to fire a gun so close to his own face otherwise it would kick back into the bridge of his own nose.

      For more please read my posting

      15 Facts the Prosecution Team of the George Zimmerman Trial failed to address or cross examine

      Be Excellent. Even when no one is watching!

      by Vision on Sun Jul 21, 2013 at 03:53:28 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  GZ's phone records were included ... (5+ / 0-)
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        UbuRoi, VClib, Victor Ward, Bailey2001, MGross

        among the discovery responses and have already been reviewed by every entity investigating the incident.

        "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

        by Neuroptimalian on Sun Jul 21, 2013 at 04:50:57 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  Neuroptimalian (0+ / 0-)

          Thanks for your input. I watched as much of the trial as I could being that is was difficult and HLN was taking commercial breaks ever five minutes.

          I personally recall no testimony or memtion of evidence about Zimmerman's phone records. I do recall them posting a slide show of Trayvon's Records.

          And so please tell me at what point during the Trial did anyone scrutinize Zimermman's phone records?

          Most of the evidence heard in trial in on You Tube, were may I find Zimmerman's phone records for my own research?

          Thanks

          Be Excellent. Even when no one is watching!

          by Vision on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 06:41:32 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

        •  Do you remember what day (0+ / 0-)

          during the trial GZ's phone records were discussed? I recall no testimony regarding them ever being added into evidence.

          I would like to pull it up on You Tube

          Thanks

          Be Excellent. Even when no one is watching!

          by Vision on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 03:03:22 AM PDT

          [ Parent ]

      •  Vision - why the FL statute listed twice? (3+ / 0-)
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        Victor Ward, MGross, misslegalbeagle

        That ship has sailed and there is nothing the DoJ can do about it. To bring a federal case against GZ they must use the 2009 Hate Crimes Statute which states that the crime must have been committed solely because of race. That would be a civil rights violation.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Sun Jul 21, 2013 at 06:03:23 PM PDT

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        •  Hello VC (0+ / 0-)

          I listed the Statute twice becasue the idiot Prosecutors structured their case on "feelings" as oppossed to revealing the simple fact that  Zimmerman WAS in the commission of a Crime by even possessing a firearm while a Preotective Court Order was in affect.

          If you listen to the Jury instructions, George Zimmerman had to NOT be in the commission of a crime at the time of the incident in order to claim self defence.

          And once he forcebly interrupted the free movement of Trayvon Martin, a Minor child, he was committing additional crimes of Stalking, and False Imprisonment. Ince he put his hnds on Martin he was in the commission of aggrivated Assualt and Battery upon a Minor.

          His right to self defense without a duty to retreat had become negated, and he had a duty to make known to Martin (Verbally) that he desired to yield his aggression against Trayvon, BEFORE resulting to deady force.

          In other words, by law Zimmerman did have a duty to "tap out" and declare his desire to end all agressive behavior and try to use all options to flee.

          Be Excellent. Even when no one is watching!

          by Vision on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 08:18:48 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

  •  Thanks (0+ / 0-)

    nosotros no somos estúpidos

    by a2nite on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 09:36:49 AM PDT

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