Racism is the COLLECTIVE behaviors of a group. A white individual within a system of racism/white supremacy has the implicit or explicit support of that system IF they choose to practice racism. [MORE] To believe non-whites have the same opportunity as whites to get justice when whites control the police, the media, the courts, the appointment of judges, the laws, the district attorneys — even the DNA analysis labs –is illogical and ludicrous. It is just as illogical to believe wealthy and politically powerful white families wouldn’t use their influence (power) to “persuade” law enforcement officials to destroy or falsify evidence to assure a dismissal of all charges against their sons. [MORE] In photo, white man George Zimmerman, whose father is a retired Jewish judge is treated like royalty by white police officers & politicians after he killed Trayvon Martin. From [HERE] After Chris Serino, the Sanford police detective who led the investigation into the Trayvon Martin shooting death, wrote the most important police report in the case,he revised it at least four times.
And he made at least one huge change: He initially said George Zimmerman should be charged with second-degree murder then changed course and recommended a charge of manslaughter, according to a prosecutor and new list of evidence.
Serino made all those revisions to the report summarizing his findings during one five-hour stretch on March 13, according to a newly-released evidence list.
In the first two drafts, according to Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda, Serino wrote that he had probable cause to recommend a second-degree murder charge. Then, over the next hour, he changed the report twice more and in his final version wrote that the evidence supported the lesser charge.
One of Serino’s supervisors, Sanford police Capt. Bob O’Connor, said in a July 3 interview that everyone in Serino’s chain of command agreed with the investigator’s conclusion. Serino’s direct supervisor, then-Sgt. Randy Smith, also signed the final version.
Each version was turned over to defense attorneys Tuesday, although they have not yet been made public. That should happen in the next few weeks.
Zimmerman, a white man, is free on $1 million bail, awaiting trial on a charge of second-degree murder. He says he acted in self-defense when he killed the unarmed teen Feb. 26 after calling Sanford police and describing him as suspicious.
Prosecutors say 29-year-old Zimmerman is guilty of profiling a 17-year-old whom he assumed was about to commit a crime, following him and committing murder.
Cop did what he was told
The new evidence list shows that on March 13, the day Sanford police surrendered the case to the Office of Seminole-BrevardState Attorney Norm Wolfinger, Serino went to great lengths to polish and revise the final report.
It was a time of extraordinary pressure on the department. National civil rights leaders were accusing Sanford officers of racism and sloppy police work.
There were rallies and marches in Sanford and across the country, and political leaders were pressuring the department to make an arrest.
But police did not have enough evidence to arrest Zimmerman, they said at the time and have repeated ever since. Former Police Chief Bill Lee Jr.and other seniorofficers said that would have been a violation of his civil rights, so their solution: Dump it on Wolfinger.
The BrownWatch: News for People of Color. – BrownWatch News – (white supremacy is affirmative action for white people) Sanford Police Detective Revised Reports to Benefit Zimmerman in alleged Murder of Unarmed 17 yr old Black Teen.
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