Florida Police Officer Sgt. Ron King Fired for Bringing Targets Resembling Trayvon Martin to Gun Range … Officer Claims Target Was a ‘No-Shoot training Aid’
The Port Canaveral Police Department has fired Sgt. Ron King because he allegedly brought targets resembling Trayvon Martin to a gun range and had asked two other officers and a civilian whether they wanted to shoot at the targets. The targets displayed a hooded sweatshirt with a target on the chest, Skittles in the pocket and iced tea in a hand. Sgt. Ron King, who had been with the Port Canaveral police force for two years, owns a company in which he offers firearm training and personal safety coaching and spent nearly 22 years with the Melbourne Police Department. Port Authority interim CEO Jim Walsh stated, “Whether it was his stupidity or his hatred, (this is) not acceptable.” Hmm, so individuals get fired for stupidity? If that were the case 95% of politicians would be out of a job.
A Florida police officer fired for bringing targets resembling Trayvon Martin to a gun range apologized to the shooting victim’s family “for being used as a pawn in somebody’s political agenda” but said the targets are a valuable training tool.
Police Sgt. Ron King denied claims by Port Canaveral Interim Chief Executive Officer John Walsh that King was leading target practice with two other officers and a civilian earlier this month when he asked the group if they wanted to shoot at the targets.
The Port Canaveral Police Department fired King on Friday following an internal investigation, according to port officials.
Port Canaveral Sgt. Ron King defends himself and proclaims his innocence in the below video claiming that he referred to the targets as a “no shoot training aid”. King refuses to sit by and watch he and the Martin family be used for others political agendas. And there lies the rub. Who knows what was in the mind of Sgt. Ron King, what he said, or what the complaining parties said, heard or later attested to. One thing is a certainty when it comes to the Trayvon Martin murder case where George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer, is charged with second degree murder in the teens death, it’s highly political and racially charged. Why would anyone even attempt to d something with a Trayvon Martin target whether it was being used for a good or less than honorable thing? Nothing good could come of it as the racial blood is in the water and individuals are just waiting to pounce on it. In today’s PC world and the media bias involved in this case, anyone would be crazy to use any likeness, reference or anything to do with Trayvon, Skittles or Hoodies is job suicide.
Sorry, I find it hard to believe that a police officer of 25 years would publically do something like use a Trayvon Martin poster silhouette to use as a shooting target. Did he have it, yes, King admits he did. However, the lack of judgment and understanding that this would get politically hijacked is on him. Who could not have predicted that this could have come to no good?
“Using real-life situations as a training scenario is not uncommon,” King said.
King apologized to Trayvon’s family and to any law enforcement professionals who may have been embarrassed by the publicity swirling around the incident. He accused an unnamed officer of inventing details of the incident to damage the credibility of the police department’s leadership.
“I remain a professional law enforcement officer and a professional firearms instructor,” said King, who can appeal his dismissal. “I refuse to sit by while others use the Martin family and myself as a way to further their own political and career agendas.”
Trayvon Martin’s family attorney released a statement saying, “It is absolutely reprehensible that a high-ranking member of the Port Canaveral Police, sworn to protect and serve Floridians, would use the image of a dead child as target practice.”
Family of Trayvon Martin’s Reportedly Settles Wrongful Death Claim Against Subdivision’s Homeowners Association Where Geroge Zimmerman was Neighborhood Watch Volunteer
Settlement with the home owners association in wrongful death claim in death of Trayvone Martin.
As reported at the LA Times, the family of Trayvon Martin has reached a settlement in the wrongful death civil suit of their son with the subdivision’s homeowners association. Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman, a Neighborhood Watch volunteer at the Retreat at Twin Lakes townhomes in Sanford on Feb. 26, 2012. Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder, meanwhile he is claiming self defense. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the settlement amount is believed to be worth more than $1 million. The settlement paperwork filed at the Seminole County Courthouse, a portion of which was made public Friday, had the settlement amount blacked out and the parties agreed to keep the amount confidential. In the settlement, the home owners association did not admit any wrongdoing or liability and Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, and his estate agreed to set aside their wrongful-death claim and claims for pain and suffering, loss of earnings and expenses.
The family of Trayvon Martin, the teen who was shot dead by a Neighborhood Watch volunteer last year in an Orlando, Fla., suburb, appears to have settled a civil suit claiming wrongful death against the subdivision’s homeowners association.
Citing Seminole County court records, the Orlando Sentinel reported on Friday that the settlement could total $1 million or more. A few pages of the document were made available to the public, but the amount of the settlement was blacked out. The agreement stipulated that those involved would keep the dollar amount private.
As part of the settlement, the homeowners association acknowledged no wrongdoing.
According to the Sentinel, the association took out a $1-million insurance policy a few weeks after the shooting. A receptionist at the office of homeowners association attorney Thomas R. Slaten Jr. said he would not answer questions.
The attorney for Trayvon Martin’s family, Benjamin Crump, stated that they intend to file a separate suit later against George Zimmerman. The settlement with the HOA spelled out that Zimmerman was not part of this deal.
George Zimmerman Headed to Court Today for GPS Monitoring, Bond, Travel Restrictions and Release of More Records Motions
George Zimmerman, who is accused of second degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, is headed back to court today. Zimmerman and his defense team will be arguing several motions to Circuit Judge Debra Nelson to end Zimmerman’s GPS monitoring, lessening his travel restrictions and get more documents and records from the prosecution. Zimmerman is looking to be able to live outside of Seminole County for his own safety. Also among the motions will be an attempt to reduce Zimmerman’s bond. The court hearing starts at 9 am ET and is supposed to last about three hours.
A slew of motions in the case against George Zimmerman are set to be heard by a judge in Sanford this morning.
Zimmerman, accused of second-degree murder in the Feb. 26 shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, has asked Circuit Judge Debra Nelson to remove him from court-ordered GPS monitoring, and to force prosecutors to turn over more records from state and federal investigations of the shooting.
The hearing is scheduled to start at 9 a.m., and last three hours.
Tuesday’s hearing can be seen on TV on the following networks.
George Zimmerman Sues NBC over Trayvon Martin Edited 911 Call Reports … NBC Doctored Tape to Advance a False Narrative of Racism
When media bias goes from double standard to criminal. Far be it from the liberal MSM to let the facts get in the way of their agenda. NBS sued for the doctored 911 tape that created a hysteria and racial bias against George Zimmerman that he is never going to be able to rehabilitate.
It had been speculated for months that George Zimmerman would sue NBC for defamation with regards to the . George Zimmerman sues NBC over edited 911 call that made Zimmerman appear to be acting in a racist manner as he described the individual, Trayvon Martin, he was following. The result of the edited 911 tape caused a fire-storm and was ultimately responsibly publicizing this incident that ended in Zimmerman shooting and killing 17 year old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman has claimed he acted in self defense. However, it was later learned that NBC purposely doctored the tape in an attempt to further their agenda and fan the flames of racism that Zimmerman, the “white Hispanic”, acted in a racist manner and racially profiled Martin. Since the broadcasting of the doctored 911 tape, employees at NBC have been fired. However, they were just scapegoats, George Zimmerman and his attorneys look to hold NBC accountable for their bias agenda. Also, the suit against NBC alleges four other instances in which NBC-produced shows aired false and defamatory versions of the same events. Zimmerman claims that NBC did this purposely to boost their lagging ratings.
NBC edits out audio to advance a false narrative that Zimmerman was acting in a racist manner.
Lawyers for George Zimmerman filed suit today against NBC Universal Media over a well-publicized editing error that portrayed their client in racist terms in his pursuit of Trayvon Martin on a drizzly evening in February.
“NBC saw the death of Trayvon Martin not as a tragedy but as an opportunity to increase ratings, and so to set about the myth that George Zimmerman was a racist and predatory villain,” states the civil complaint in its opening salvo against NBC.
NBC has claimed that the tape was not purposely doctored. Really? For what purpose would one ever edit a 911 tape and use it as a news source unless it was to edit names, addresses or profanity? Sorry, but this was willful and purposeful doctoring of audio tape in order to provide the appearance that Zimmerman was racially profiling. Shame on NBC. The following is how NBC News portrayed the audiotape:
Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.
However, the full 911 tape went like this. There is quite a difference in the words and the perception that one takes from the two tapes. It was in fact the 911 dispatcher who asked whether the man who Zimmerman was following was black, white or Hispanic. Zimmerman did not just offer it himself as the NBC doctored tape implied.
Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.
Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?
Zimmerman: He looks black.
Judge Debra S. Nelson Sets Date of June 10, 2013 for Start of George Zimmerman Murder Case in Death of Trayvon Martin
The new judge in the George Zimmerman murder trial in the death of Trayvon Martin has been set. Judge Debra S. Nelson set the date of June 10, 2013 for the start date of the trial. Nelson was appointed to the murder case after an appeals court said that Judge Lester had to step down because he could not be impartial. George Zimmerman is being charged with second-degree murder for shooting Trayvon Martin. The trial is expected to last about three weeks, some have speculated that jury selection may take longer than that.
Presently Zimmerman is free on bail. Zimmerman attorney Mark O’Mara tweeted, a “self-defense immunity hearing is likely to be requested for April or May.”
George Zimmerman’s murder trial in the death of Trayvon Martin was set for June 10 during a hearing in court this morning.
Zimmerman, 29, is charged with second-degree murder for shooting Trayvon, an unarmed 17-year-old, in Sanford Feb. 26, a homicide that set off civil-rights rallies across the country.
This morning, Circuit Judge Debra Nelson set Zimmerman’s trial for June 10. Attorneys in the case said they estimate the trial will last three weeks. Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda said he expected jury selection would take longer than the trial itself.
The hearing, known as a docket sounding, lasted about six minutes. Though the judge set a date, Zimmerman attorney Mark O’Mara was noncommittal about when he’d be fully prepared.
George Zimmerman May Sue NBC Over Edited 911 Tape for Defamation to Make Him Appear as a Racist in Shooting Death of Trayvon Martin
George Zimmerman, the “white” Hispanic who has been charged in the murder of Trayvon Martin may sue NBC for defamation of characterover the edited and misleading 911 audio tape that made him appear to be a racist. NBC initially released the doctored 911 tape that depicted George Zimmerman as a racist as they intentionally deleted certain words and phrases to misrepresent Zimmerman. In the NBC edited audio, Zimmerman says of Trayvon, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.” The question will always remain why? Who has ever heard of a media outlet editing a 911 tape except for profanity? NBC has fired multiple individuals in the wake of this scandal, calling the edited tape a mistake.
Audio can be heard HERE.
Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman is suing NBC over the network’s botched editing of his 911 tape, Page Six can exclusively reveal.
We hear Zimmerman’s attorneys are about to file a complaint against NBC and its top executives, naming news president Steve Capus and correspondent Ron Allen, who was the reporter on the scene for the broadcast on “Today” on March 27. He also remained the reporter for the story on “NBC Nightly News.”
A source tells us, “The suit will be filed imminently against NBC and its news executives. The network’s legal department has put everybody in the news department involved with this incident on notice, telling them not to comment.”
Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. Out, Florida Appeals Court Orders New Judge for Zimmerman Murder Trial of Trayvon Martin
Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr., is out …
An interesting situation just occurred in the George Zimmerman murder trial. A Florida appeals court granted Zimmerman’s attorneys request and ordered that a new judge be seated to preside over the Zimmerman murder trial in the death of Trayvon Mrtin. The 5th District Court of Appeal determined that Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. could not be impartial due to past actions and statements with regards to defendant George Zimmerman. Judge Lester wrote a scathing decision with regards to Zimmerman’s second bond hearing where Lester made the prejudicial comment that Zimmerman, “manipulating the system for his own benefit.” Mark O’Mara, the defense attorney for George Zimmerman previously filed a 17 page motion disqualifying Judge Lester from this case. O’Mara asserted that the judge and court “departed from its role as an impartial, objective minister of justice” and should therefore be removed from the case. It would seem that the appeals court has agreed. Lester is out.
A Florida appeals court has granted George Zimmerman’s request for a new judge to oversee his trial for second-degree murder in the Feb. 26 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the Orlando Sentinel is reporting.
A three-judge panel of the 5th District Court of Appeal found that Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. cast doubt on his impartiality when he wrote in his July 5 order setting $1 million bail that Zimmerman showed “blatant disregard for the judicial system” and that he was “manipulating the system for his own benefit.”
I have to admit this decision came as a surprise, although it was the correct one. The Zimmerman-Martin case has been more political than it has been judicial since the outset. However, made this will be the sign that the murder trial will now be based on evidence and the rule of law rather than emotions, misrepresentations, media bias and those with an agenda fanning the flames of racism.
George Zimmerman’s Attorney Mark O’Mara Won’t Use “Stand Your Ground” Defense … Instead will Use “Self Defense” in Death of Trayvon Martin
Mark O’Mara, the defense attorney for George Zimmerman who has been charged with the second degree murder of Trayvon Martin, stated that he will not use the “Stand Your Ground” defense. O’Mara said, “I don’t’ like ‘stand your ground’ because I’m not sure it’s a ‘stand your ground’ case.” Zimmerman’s defense team seems to think that the traditional “self defense” is is appropriate because the facts suggest his client couldn’t retreat from a beating Martin was giving him. The facts that have been released to the media seem to agree with O’Mara’s defense; however, facts and evidence have been hardly the order of the day in this highly controversial case where racial fires have been fanned by the MSM and the usual race-baiters.
Mark O’Mara, who is defending George Zimmerman against a second-degree murder charge in the fatal February shooting, said the traditional self-defense approach is appropriate because the facts suggest his client couldn’t retreat from a beating Martin was giving him.
Zimmerman’s attorneys had said last week that they would use Florida’s controverial “stand your ground” law, which allows people to use deadly force – rather than retreat – if they believe their lives are in danger.
“The facts don’t seem to support a ‘stand your ground’ defense,” O’Mara said.
Zimmerman’s defense team is also filing an appeal to remove Seminole County Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester from the case. Defense attorney O’Mara believes that his client cannot get a fair trial with Lester because of comments that Lester has made against Zimmerman.
Lawyers for George Zimmerman, the Florida man charged with murder in the death of teenager Trayvon Martin, said Monday that they are appealing a judge’s decision not to step aside in the controversial case.
In a one-sentence order issued August 1, Seminole County Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said that defense lawyers’ July request that he recuse himself was “legally insufficient.”
The same team announced Monday on a website they’ve set up that they’d since filed a petition for writ of prohibition asking Florida’s fifth district appeals court to try to remove Lester from the case. The office of lawyer Mark O’Mara later confirmed to CNN that the appeal was filed Monday.
George Zimmerman Defense Team Seek ‘Stand Your Ground’ Hearing in Death of Trayvon Martin … Could Potentially Clear Zimmerman … But Can Zimmerman Win Such a Hearing?
Could George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Sanford, FL be cleared of all charges?
The defense team for Zimmerman is seeking a “Stand Your Ground” hearing claiming that his client shot Trayvon Martin in self defense. That might be some what hard to prove seeing that Martin was unarmed; however, pictures and accounts of Zimmerman showed that he was beaten up rather badly. Although, due to the political and racial nature that this case has taken, I find it almost impossible to believe that a lone judge would dismiss the case even though there does not appear to be enough evidence to prove second degree murder.
Zimmerman’s defense attorney Mark O’Mara announced on his website Thursday that there will be a “Stand Your Ground” hearing based on his client’s claim he shot the unarmed teen in self-defense. A finding in Zimmerman’s favor would end the criminal case against him, as well as immunizing him from civil action.
“Now that the State has released the majority of their discovery, the defense asserts that there is clear support for a strong claim of self-defense. Consistent with this claim of self-defense, there will be a ‘Stand Your Ground’ hearing,” said O’Mara in a statement.
The law allows people to use deadly force, rather than retreat, if they believe their lives are in danger.
O’Mara described the hearing as a “mini-trial,” with arguments, witnesses, experts and evidence that would be included in a criminal trial, but without a jury.
Defense attorney Mark O’Mara discusses the “Stand Your Ground” hearing particulars at George Zimmerman Legal Case.
New VIDEO of George Zimmerman Thanking Supporters at TheRealGeorgeZimmerman.com (George Zimmerman – Trayvon Martin Trial)
It’s Baaack …
George Zimmerman’s web site,TheRealGeorgeZimmerman.com is back up and running. Zimmerman, the man charged with the second degree murder of Trayvon Martin has relaunches the web site in hopes of providing his side of the story of what happened that fateful night. Zimmerman also hopes to combat the misrepresentations of a bias media and the rumors and lies of the Internet. I can’t say I do not blame him for wanting to put forth his version of occurrences over a media that appeared to have an agenda from day one. The liberal MSM wanted to portray the shooting as a hate crime from the beginning, even thought there was little evidence pointing to it during the investigation and the law enforcement even stated that Zimmerman was not a racist.
George Zimmerman and the case against him has been grossly misrepresented in the media. Rumors and lies are rampant on the Internet. This website is dedicated to providing a voice for George Zimmerman, identifying and correcting misinformation, and it is used as a venue where George’s supporters can offer words of encouragement and financial support.
George Zimmerman Thanks Supporters
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. I want to reach out to each supporter personally, however, the overwhelming support has made that effort challenging. I thank each and every one of you for your support, whether through your hard-earned money, words of encouragement, or most importantly through prayer. I want to tell you why I have created this site. This has been the most difficult time of my life.
George Zimmerman and his attorney have been on a PR media blitz recently discussing the events of that night of the confrontation between Martin and himself. Zimmerman appeared on Fox News and Sean Hannity in an exclusive interview (VIDEOS). Since Zimmerman was charged with second degree murder, many have questioned, like Alan Dershowitz, the severity of the charge and whether the prosecution has the goods to get a guilty verdict.
We shall see, can George Zimmerman get a fair trial from Judge Lester and can he get a fair trial in Seminole county?