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Age of the Tele-Rat: Trayvon Martin's Missing Cell Phone Data
Talkleft ^ | February 1, 2013 | Jeralyn Merritt

Posted on 02/01/2013 1:32:58 PM PST by Uncle Chip

George Zimmerman's attorneys have filed a motion to delay George Zimmerman's trial until November. The motion to continue is here.There is quite a bit of new information in it.

I think the biggest revelation is about Trayvon Martin’s cell phone and mysteriously missing data. Even if you have no interest in the George Zimmerman case, you should read this to see the extent to which information stored in your phone is capable of being retrieved and provided to law enforcement (or anyone else who gets their hands on your phone and wants to know what’s on it.) It's a new dawn in the age of the Tele-Rat. [More....]

According to the Motion to Continue, the state told O’Mara that when Trayvon’s phone was recovered, the phone was wet and inoperable. On August 8, at a joint meeting, O’Mara asked if a charger could be used to restart it. FDLE analyst Steven Brenton came in and charged up the phone. When the screen came up, it said the phone was “locked out,” meaning someone had tried to unlock it more than the maximum permitted times with the wrong password. Brenton then disclosed he had performed an analysis of the phone, but was only able to access the SIM card and SD card, not the internal memory. (Eventually, O’Mara received some of the material Brenton had downloaded from the phone and Brenton's report.)

Sometime after that, someone at the state’s attorneys office shipped Trayvon's phone to a law enforcement agency in California for analysis. The agency was "seemingly able" to access the internal memory. The state refuses to give the defense any information as to who at the state’s attorney’s office decided to do this, the name of the agency it was sent to, the identity of the analyst who obtained the data, or the results obtained.

After the unnamed agency returned the phone, during the first week of January, 2013, the state sent it to Cellbrite in New Jersey for analysis. Cellbrite also was able to access the internal memory, and the state provided the defense with the results on January 18. The defense says Cellebrite obtained an "enormous" amount of information from the internal memory. But, guess what's missing? All data for Feburary 26, the day/evening of the shooting.

As illustrative example, while the analysis includes GPS locating records for Mr. Martin's phone for all of the time that he was in the Sanford area, specifically absent is any such data for February 26, 2012, the date of the event. Similarly, there seems to be missing entries regarding phone callsor texts made to or from the phone in the evening hours of February 26,2012. (My emphasis.)

Obviously, the defense wants an explanation for the missing data, and the results of the analysis from the unnamed California law enforcement agency that first accessed the phone's internal memory.

I think it’s fair to ask whether there is a legitimate explanation for Cellbrite's ability to provide GPS and other data stored on the phone for every day Trayvon Martin was in Sanford except Feb. 26, the day of the shooting. Why did only the data for Feb. 26 go down the rabbit hole? Was the data for Feb. 26 intentionally removed by the California law enforcement agency, and if so, at whose request? Or is there some innocent technological reason?

Cellebrite is like the ultimate Tele-Rat, providing vast amounts of information about your phone. Its signature product is the Cellebrite UFED Touch Ultimate.

Here’s what I’ve learned in the last 24 hours from material available on Cellebrite’s website. The Cellebrite UFED Touch Ultimate provides both physical extraction and logical extraction services. Many more phones support logical extraction than physical extraction. These are the descriptions provided for each:


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 02/01/2013 1:33:03 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Mighty convenient for the Prosecution


2 posted on 02/01/2013 1:42:08 PM PST by digger48
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To: Uncle Chip

Thats easy. Feb 26th is my brothers’ birthday.


3 posted on 02/01/2013 1:42:29 PM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: Uncle Chip

Too bad Nixon’s personal secretary Rose Mary Woods (18 minute gap) is no longer with us. She might be able to explain the missing information.

Remember in that era the press was actually curious about missing information.


4 posted on 02/01/2013 1:48:28 PM PST by Soul of the South
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To: Uncle Chip

The GPS data goes like this...

Phone Call to Girlfriend.
GPS shows Trayvon arrives home... and then leaving prior to the altercation with Zimmerman.


5 posted on 02/01/2013 1:52:20 PM PST by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: Uncle Chip

If I were the judge, that, by itself, would end the case against Mr. Zimmerman. If the prosecution is Nifonging him, he can’t get a fair trial. Dismissed!


6 posted on 02/01/2013 1:52:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: digger48

Mighty convenient for the Prosecution
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No kidding , “wet” can’t be accounted for just because it was raining the day the attack occurred... for “WET” to matter the phone had to be dunked... sounds like an excuse to not dump the memory or if already dumped not to pass the data on to the defense ... based on the prosecutions prior lack of respect for the rules of evidence I would have to assume the worst since the most important data is the data that is missing ....

George is going to own Sanford in a few years...


7 posted on 02/01/2013 1:54:49 PM PST by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I'm just amused.)
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To: Soul of the South
I wonder if any of the texts of that day included references to Purple Drank or its pseudonyms.
8 posted on 02/01/2013 1:54:58 PM PST by Fido969
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To: digger48

Yes, it’s quite amazing that they were able to get all sorts of data and information from the cellphone, excepting the date of the murder. How tragic that there was no data recorded that particular day! How did his phone know that he would die that day, so no records need be made? This is truly fortunate for the prosecution.


9 posted on 02/01/2013 2:00:03 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: Uncle Chip
I glanced through some of the reader comments to the story in "talkleft" (or is it "talkmarxist"?)

This is my favorite:

Quote:Thread cleaned of comments (none / 0) (#30) by Jeralyn on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 02:22:34 PM EST

attacking Trayvon Martin's character. Redwolf, if you do it again you will be banned from the site. You are well aware of our commenting rules on this case.End quote

Talkmarxist doesn't give a rat's a$$ if the "yute" was what he clearly appears to have been...a young punk headed toward a life of lawlessness.Or a punk that had already arrived there.

10 posted on 02/01/2013 2:04:36 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: digger48
Not really Juries don’t like it when information is purposely left out.
11 posted on 02/01/2013 2:09:12 PM PST by riverrunner
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To: FamiliarFace
...excepting the date of the murder

It has yet to be established that there was a murder. Zimmerman has been charged but not convicted. If he was acting in self-defense, he did not commit murder. Trayvon, on the other hand, appears to have been trying to kill Zimmerman. If he had succeeded, that would have been murder.

12 posted on 02/01/2013 2:17:57 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If I were the judge, that, by itself, would end the case against Mr. Zimmerman.

Perhaps that's why the data went missing. It provides cover and a reason for Holder's people to understand why charges have to be dropped. It would simultaneously allow them to keep believing Saint Trayvon was murdered because Zimmerman hates black people.

13 posted on 02/01/2013 2:25:43 PM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Uncle Chip

A blatant railroad attempt.


14 posted on 02/01/2013 2:30:20 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: riverrunner
Not really Juries don’t like it when information is purposely left out.

In a perfect world.

Zimmerman will be unable to get a fair jury, I fear.

15 posted on 02/01/2013 2:31:24 PM PST by digger48
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I bet the GPS tracking shows him in many houses he wasn’t supposed to be in. He probably shot off a text right before the altercation, that said something like “Some cracker ass cracker is following me, I’m gonna go cill the muthaf’”


16 posted on 02/01/2013 2:34:13 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Uncle Chip

aHA!
The Blue Screen of Death strikes again!

(is the BSOD still around or is that, like, so yesterday?)


17 posted on 02/01/2013 2:35:28 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Uncle Chip

bump


18 posted on 02/01/2013 2:43:38 PM PST by XHogPilot
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To: Uncle Chip
Not an LEO or a judge, but I know there are rules regarding evidence - something called a "chain of custody".

These rules are in place to assure that evidence isn't contaminated, tampered with or manufactured ("planted").

The phone was handled by several unnamed persons, then sent by another anonymous person to an unnamed agency in another state, then returned, unlocked, to the local DA. Sounds like this happened with little or no oversight.

IMO this evidence is inadmissable.

19 posted on 02/01/2013 2:48:05 PM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Uncle Chip

My phone went through the comlete washer cycle. My wife heard it thumping in the drier. A few hours later, it was fully charged and ready to go. Works just fine.


20 posted on 02/01/2013 2:59:20 PM PST by healy61
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
(is the BSOD still around or is that, like, so yesterday?)

It's still around *sigh*.

21 posted on 02/01/2013 3:04:33 PM PST by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: ZOOKER
These rules are in place to assure that evidence isn't contaminated, tampered with or manufactured ("planted").

As one prosecutor told me; "If you change one bit, I can't convict." If the data shows any tampering, it can't be used as evidence by either the prosecution or the defense in the upcoming criminal trial. However, it could be used in a civil suit showing intentional tampering with evidence and failure to follow strict rules of evidence's chain of custody.

22 posted on 02/01/2013 3:10:56 PM PST by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: Uncle Chip

somebody tampered with the phone and broke the chain of custody.Normal, they send the phone off to a 3rd party in case like this and they make a image of files before they try to decrypt them. Also, the phone company has a record of every phone call and txt message send or received from the phone. This missing data is more than enough to get Zimmerman off on appeal if this goes all the way. Somebody is going to get a Civil Rights Lawsuit and disbarred.


23 posted on 02/01/2013 3:16:32 PM PST by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
(is the BSOD still around or is that, like, so yesterday?)

Until the mountains crumble and the seas evaporate into the vacuum of space, as long as there's a MicroSoft there will be a Blue Screen of Death!
This I do swear!

Regards,
GtG

24 posted on 02/01/2013 3:25:34 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: ZOOKER

This is a common Prosecution technique. When the evidence excupates the Defendant, then it is altered or destroyed. The court will then rule it is inadmissable which hurts the Defendant.
This is a clear case of Prosecurial Misconduct.


25 posted on 02/01/2013 3:43:46 PM PST by DrDude (Governor of the 57th State)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Oh, I completely agree with you! I just got caught up in terming things the way the prosecution wants it to be known. I have no doubt that Zimmerman acted in self-defense. That bloody nose and face photo told a lot more of the story than the media was willing to let out.


26 posted on 02/01/2013 3:44:30 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: Uncle Chip

Ever hear of Spoliation of Evidence?


27 posted on 02/01/2013 3:54:29 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: Uncle Chip; All

The motion to continue seems to be in essence a motion to delay the trial.

If so, what about the defense’s right to a speedy trial?


28 posted on 02/01/2013 7:47:44 PM PST by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: SteveH
what about the defense’s right to a speedy trial?

When the prosecution is playing hide and go seek with the evidence, then you have to forego your right to a speedy trial with some of the evidence he's hiding for your right to a fair trial with all of the evidence that he's hiding at your disposal.

29 posted on 02/01/2013 7:58:35 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: digger48
Mighty convenient for the Prosecution

Especially since a "witness/girlfriend" was supposedly talking to him on same phone just before the attack...

30 posted on 02/02/2013 3:49:03 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: SteveH

Defendant has to waive the speedy Trial in order to obtain all information/discovery that the State was obliged to provide in the first place. Prosecutor is playing games with this case and now they are trying to obtain a hail mary to avoid paying $millions to Zimmerman.


31 posted on 02/02/2013 8:50:49 AM PST by DrDude (Governor of the 57th State)
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