This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, December 5, 2019:
In a lawsuit filed by his attorney on Tuesday, George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who was forced to defend himself using deadly force against Trayvon Martin the night of February 26, 2012, claimed that many parties involved in his trial fabricated evidence in an attempt to convict him of murder.
Their efforts failed when he was found not guilty. But the manipulations behind the attempt to convict Zimmerman of murder just recently came to light. Hence the lawsuit.
Zimmerman named Martin’s parents, Martin’s alleged girlfriend and her coached “stand in,” the Martin family attorney, the prosecutor, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in the lawsuit, claiming that each of them had a hand in “conspiring to switch and/or cover up the identity of [Martin’s girlfriend] who was the real phone witness to the events prior to Trayvon Martin’s death, by substituting an imposter and fake witness … to assist in committing perjury in sworn testimony to cause the arrest, prosecution, and sentencing to life in prison of George Zimmerman, as well as causing a federal investigation and prosecution of Zimmerman for civil rights violations.”
That’s a mouthful and sounds like grist for a John Grisham legal thriller.
Grisham should have such an imagination. The evidence came to light when a third party, Joel Gilbert, was doing a backgrounder on a documentary he was developing about Florida politico Andrew Gillum. Gillum served as city commissioner for Tallahassee when Zimmerman was forced to defend himself and later became mayor of Tallahassee.
Let Gilbert tell his story:
As a filmaker, I did not set out to write a book. I set out to produce a documentary about the rise of Florida politico Andrew Gillum. Even after I thought a book would be useful, I certainly did not expect to write this book. But I have done so, along with a documentary feature film of the same name [The Trayvon Hoax].
The more I looked into Gillum’s success, however, the more need I saw to investigate the unanswered questions of the criminal case upon which Gillum built his career. I had followed the 2012 shooting death of seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin and the subsequent trial of George Zimmerman from afar and, like many others, I had grave concerns about the lynch mob mentality that drove the case.
He exposed the coverup — the switch of witnesses crucial in the case — which, said Gilbert, “helped Martin’s biological parents shift the blame from their parenting deficiencies to a racial scapegoat. They extracted a huge settlement from a homeowners’ association and cashed in on book and movie deals. Their attorney, Benjamin Crump [named in the suit], got his slice of the insurance payout and forged a national identity as a civil rights champion.”
It also spawned the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement when three Marxists saw an opportunity to make the Zimmerman/Martin case a “cause célèbre,” a cancer from which society, eight years later, still suffers.
The chief allegation in Zimmerman’s lawsuit is that the Martin family attorney, Ben Crump, helped to exchange a reluctant witness — Martin’s girlfriend, who was on the phone with him at the start of the altercation that rainy February night in Sanford, Florida — for her half-sister. Crump coached the stand-in with a script he hoped would land Zimmerman in jail for the murder of an innocent black kid just out for an evening stroll (in the rain).
In a news release accompanying the lawsuit, Zimmerman’s attorney, Larry Klayman, said Crump and the others named “are alleged to either have known about or should have known about the witness fraud, obstructed justice or lied repeatedly under oath in order to cover up their knowledge of the witness fraud.”
The Black Lives Matter cancer has grown into an international infestation of Marxist ideology and action, promoting the canard that local police, specifically white cops, are deliberately killing black people and getting away with it. It claims to focus on racial profiling, police brutality, and racial inequality, all planks in the manifesto to discredit local police and ultimately replace them with a national police force.
It should be noted that BLM is closely allied with numerous groups that serve as “fronts” for the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), a Marxist-Leninist entity that calls for the overthrow of the private capitalist system in favor of a state-owned and state-controlled system called communism.
Big gates swing on little hinges, and the self-defense shooting in Florida on a rainy night in February 2012 was just such a little hinge. That hinge has been carefully oiled and continues to swing a big gate in the war against freedom in the United States.