Skip to comments.Martin family lawyer: Video "icing on the cake" ("...that police report is a fabrication.")
Posted on 03/29/2012 6:49:55 AM PDT by maggief
CBS News) Police surveillance video that appears to conflict with a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer's account of a confrontation with the teenager he eventually gunned down, Trayvon Martin, was called "the icing on the cake" by the Martin family's attorney on "CBS This Morning" Thursday.
Attorney Ben Crump told Erica Hill and Charlie Rose that the video refutes George Zimmerman's claims of shooting Martin in self-defense. The video, obtained by ABC News, shows Zimmerman, without any obvious injuries, being led into police headquarters in Sanford, Fla., after the shooting. Zimmerman's father and lawyer have said Martin attacked Zimmerman in his gated community, breaking his nose with a punch to the face and slamming the back of his head against the sidewalk.
"Thank God for surveillance video," said Crump, "because obviously there was a conspiracy to cover up the truth and sweep Trayvon Martin's death under the rug, and as (Martin's mother) Sybrina Fulton said yesterday upon seeing this video, 'This is the icing on the cake.'"
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While the EMTs weren’t looking he probably picked upa hammer and hit himself in the nose. ha ha ha.
Has it been confirmed that Trayvon’s body lay in the morgue three days unclaimed? If so, have the parents, the attys, or FR’s Trayvon-Truth-Squad addressed this issue? It seems rather seminal to the nature of the kid and his family. Iow, either he made a habit of disappearing w’out calling in to say where he was, or else his parents are purely reprehensible for not taking aggressive action in trying to locate him.
What am I missing?
Yes the medtechs wiped the blood from his boo-boos and kissed them better.
looks like a knot on head to me and on his face i see a big red spot
This is just lawyers doing what they are paid to do.
Not only that, but the officer on scene's statement says that there were cuts and bruises and blood.
I note that the 'video' capture seems 'intentionally' blurry.
Not saying that a 'loyal' party member would use photoshop to 'enhance' or 'degrade' a photo but.... well, yes I am saying it.
It's not like they have never done it.
Even so, looks like a cut on the back of his head, and his head seems mis-shapen , as if he has a large contusion to one side.
No one is taking this seriously.
It benefits the GOP greatly when some moron Congressman dons a freaking HOOD on the floor of Congress.
It benefits the GOP greatly when Obama ONCE AGAIN shows his racist upbringing.
Let these idiots throw bones in the air and scream at the monolith....they will be out of power very soon....
No. It's been confirmed that Travon's father called the police the next day (to report missing son), and learned about the incident later that day.
The next morning, when he woke up, Tracy realized that Trayvon had not returned home.
“I started making calls, and I reached my nephew,” Martin says. “He said he hadn’t seen Trayvon. Then I really started getting worried. So I called the Sheriff’s department to file a missing persons report. I let them know it hadn’t been 24 hours, but it was unusual for Trayvon not to return home.”
Three police cars soon pulled up and a detective asked Tracy for a recent picture of his son. “I had one on my phone, so I showed it to him,” Tracy says, his voice tightening. “He told me he was going to show me a photo and ask if it was my son. He pulled out a photo of Trayvon’s dead body. And the nightmare began.”
“This is just lawyers doing what they are paid to do.”
Yes, it is ... and ABC, CBS, Orlando Sentinnel, etc., are running it as fact.
Police video: George Zimmerman was in cuffs but no apparent injuries
It would benefit them more if someone actually had the b*lls to inform people who and what the SOB [Cong Bobby Rush] is: a former communist-revolutionary Black Panther
Roland Burris and Rep. Bobby Rush (speaking)
at a Chicago news conference announcing
Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appointment of
Burris to the U.S. Senate Dec. 30, 2008.
From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
PROFILE: BOBBY RUSH:
* Democratic Member of Congress
* Member of the radical Progressive Caucus
* In 1968, went AWOL from the U.S. Army
* Co-founder of the Illinois branch of the Black Panther Party
* In 1969, served six months in jail for an illegal weapons conviction
* Advocates reparations for African Americans
"Bobby Rush has described his involvement with the Black Panthers as part of his maturation process, as a youthful indiscretion that he abandoned immediately after Hampton's death. He described his role mostly as running the Black Panther Party's Free Breakfast for Children program.
But Bobby Rush served six months in jail for a 1969 illegal weapons conviction and, even after his release, in 1971 his comrades were still describing him as the 'Deputy Minister of Defense' for the Black Panther Party in Illinois. In 1992 the socialist magazine In These Times praised fledgling congressional candidate Rush, writing that he 'has continued to support progressive policies and has never disavowed his Panther past...."
From the Maoist Internationist Movement:
[1960s/original] Black Panther Party [BPP] Archives
From the article: REVOLUTIONARY HEROS
"On May 1st, May Day , the day of the gigantic Free Huey rally, two of Alioto's top executioners vamped on the brothers from the Brown Community who were attending to their own affairs. These brothers, who are endowed with the revolutionary spirit of the Black Panther Party defended themselves from the racist pig gestapo. [ie, the police]
Pig Joseph Brodnik received his just reward with a big hole in the chest. Pig Paul McGoran got his in the mouth which was not quite enough to off him.
The revolutionary brothers escaped the huge swarm of pigs with dogs, mace, tanks and helicopters, proving once again that "the spirit of the people is greater than the man's technology."
To these brothers the revolutionary people of racist America want to say, by your revolutionary deed you are heroes, and that you are always welcome to our camp."
Source: Maoist Internationist Movement
Article: REVOLUTIONARY HEROS (May 11, 1969):
Fidel Castro meets with 3 visiting US lawmakers
By WILL WEISSERT
April 7, 2009
HAVANA Signaling its willingness to discuss improved relations with the Obama administration, Cuba on Tuesday granted three visiting members of the Congressional Black Caucus the first meeting with Fidel Castro by American officials since he fell ill in 2006.
"Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., current head of the 42-member caucus, said at a news conference in Washington after the group's return that lawmakers met for nearly two hours with Fidel Castro and found him 'very healthy, very energetic, very clear thinking.'
Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Calif., who also met Fidel with Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., said Castro 'looked directly into our eyes' and asked how Cuba could help Obama in his efforts to change the course of U.S. foreign policy . Richardson said she had the impression that 82-year-old Fidel wants to see changes in U.S.-Cuba relations in his lifetime.
Raul Castro, added Lee, 'said everything was on the table.' ..."
Your welcome. Detective work without leaving your computer is awesome.
It would also make it seem really weird that the girlfriend hadn’t followed up on anything if she really was talking to him on the phone when the fight started. Surely the police would have taken and examined Trayvon’s cell phone...
Thank you maggie and Cbold for the info. I haven’t followed this case very closely. It sounds like the original report I read [about the unclaimed body] was just more misinformation. Seems like it takes a lot of time to keep up w what is true and not true in this case.
Despite the recent exploration as to the possibility, there seems to be no evidence.
Facts are facts, and if we choose to believe otherwise, then we are no better than them.
Of course, I haven't seen anyone considering the possibility that Mr. Martin hid the drugs (during the period where Mr. Zimmerman 'lost sight' of him,) just before Martin came back to teach that 'white hispanic' a lesson for 'dissing him'.
Lack of evidence (or lack of search) discounts that possibility as well.
The FACTS we have are that Mr. Martin had a cell phone and could have dialed 911, or he could have continued home (he was less than a football field away and had 'lost' Zimmerman).
Instead he chose to solve his 'problem' by beating another man senseless.
I say he made the wrong , and an illegal, choice.
“head wound is not visible”
The cop studying the back of Zimmerman’s head sure saw something! I doubt it was a cootie!
That is a good point which hadn’t occurred to me. I wonder if we will ever get all the facts of this case? There are still many unanswered questions. The atty’s comment about ‘icing on the cake’ still chills me, though. What a way to talk about the aftermath of a son’s death.