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Frank Taaffe & George Zimmerman: Both Crime Watch Captains with similar Previous Criminal History



Frank Taaffe aka Francis Bruce Taaffe and George Zimmerman are both previous crime watch captains for The Retreat of Twin Lakes community in Sanford with similar past criminal history. No wonder they are best friends. “Birds of a feather flock together, Like honeybees!, that’s what they say and apparently that statement certainly rings true here.

It would be interesting to ask the Sanford police officer who monitors the crime watch program in their area, “Exactly what are you telling the people to make them think that they are above the law?”

Former crime watch captain Frank Taaffe aka Francis Bruce Taaffe has quite an interesting arrest history including:

1999 – Violating An Injunction For Protection Against Domestic Violence Victim.

1997 – Charged with Battery on Unknown Party {this is the friend that Zimmerman got into trouble with the policeman over}

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March 31, 2012 Posted by | Eye on Justice | , , , , , , | 7 Comments

14 Shot, 2 died in drive-by shooting outside Funeraria Latina Emanuel, 14300 W. Dixie Highway in Miami, Florida

As more than 100 mourners made their way outside of the chapel of Funeraria Latina Emanuel located at 14300 West Dixie Highway, a car drove by and at least one person inside the vehicle fired what is believed to be a high-powered weapon into the crowd, randomly shooting and hitting 14 victims, including a 5-year-old in the leg. Killing one victim at the scene and another died shortly at Jackson Memorial Hospital Trauma Center.

The mourners were attending the funeral for Marvin Andre, 22, of North Miami, killed in an earlier shooting. Pastor A.D. Lenoir, who officiated the funeral for Marvin Andre was making his way out of the chapel toward the crowd, when he heard rapid gun shots, screams, crying and yelling coming from the front of the chapel. He quickly ran outside and told the crowd to look for cover. “It was total chaos” said Lenoir.

Lenoir further stated that “after delivering such a moving and stirring message to the mourners one minute and then to witness what happened the next minute pains my heart.”

After the chaos settled, one person succumbed to their injuries on the scene, while another died shortly at Jackson Memorial Hospital Trauma Center. While some of the victims were transported to Jackson, others went to area hospitals.

Miami-Dade police cordoned the funeral home and surrounding crime scene with yellow tape while the investigation continues.

Unfortunately, the West Dixie Highway corridor is no stranger to violence. There have been several drive-by shootings in the area that have proved fatal.

In the meantime, police are looking for a white 2006 or 2009 Pontiac or Impala with dark tints, occupied by six male subjects.

Please call Miami-Dade CrimeStoppers at (305) 471-TIPS, if you have any information on this shooting. Remember, you don’t have to give your name, you can remain anonymous.

March 31, 2012 Posted by | Community News | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reginald Watkins, Robs 3 Banks in a Matter of Hours

Your eyes are not deceiving you. Yes, Reginald Watkins, 53, a Miami resident was able to rob 3 banks within hours of each other on the same day.

Where was security at the time of the robberies? Maybe outside on a smoke break!

Watkins robbed Bank of America located at 13450 West Dixie Highway, North Miami; TD Bank located at 9005 Biscayne Blvd and Bank of America located at 175 Hialeah Dr., in Hialeah.

The F.B.I. arrested Watkins on Thursday.

March 30, 2012 Posted by | Community News | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

George Zimmerman’s video shows no sign of life or death struggle

Is this video for real or is it a made for the public reality piece?

It appears that the Sanford Police picked up George Zimmerman from his home, after he took his shower and changed clothes.

Where is the blood that should still be dripping from his broken nose and if the paramedics cleaned him up before they place Zimmerman in the police car, then he should have some type of bandage on his nose.

There is nothing wrong with his lip. What happened to the busted lip?

Zimmerman alleges that Martin continuously hit his head against the pavement; surely he should have quite a few lacerations to the back of his head as Zimmerman claims he was in the fight of his life?

After arriving at the police station, it was interesting that Zimmerman, with his hands behind his back, did not need any assistance getting out of the car. He actually jumped outside the car, appearing stoic not emotional or disheveled in the least.

Does he appear to look like someone who was in the fight of his life?

Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin and Sanford Police didn’t put on gloves as a precaution to protect their hands as well as preserve any evidence that they may have retrieved off of Zimmerman, why not?

At the station the police appeared uncertain as to what to do next with Zimmerman.

If this is truly taped from the police department, “Are you going to tell me that there is no date and time on this tape and why is the tape so grainy? I don’t believe this tape was taped on the night that Zimmerman killed Martin.

It is my understanding that Police Chief Bill Lee came to the scene of the crime that night and spoke to George Zimmerman, who was handcuffed in the back of the police car, agreed with his account and considered the killing of Trayvon Martin to be in self defense, released Zimmerman on the spot and no such arrest happened that night.

I believe this video is a pure fabrication of the facts and Sanford Police Department is backtracking in an effort to cover up their absolute negligence to the tenth degree in this case.

It would be interesting to know and see the clothing that George Zimmerman had on that night. Surely, it can’t be the ones that he is wearing, as the Sanford police would need them for evidence and they should have been as previously stated preserved for further analysis.

No! No! No! I’m not buying this made for TV video.

March 30, 2012 Posted by | Eye on Justice | , , , , | 2 Comments

George Zimmerman’s attorney Criag Sonner flees the studio before the interview with Lawrence O’Donnell

Why would Craig Sonner, the attorney for George Zimmerman agree to an interview with Lawrence O’Donnell; allow MSNBC to pick him up and take him to the Orlando Studio, only to get there and at the last minute, change his mind?

Sonner has been making his rounds visiting as many media outlets as he could fit into his schedule, in an effort to convince the public that George Zimmerman acted in self-defense and wasn’t motivated by race.

O’Donnell goes on to say:

Craig Sonner has been the first guest in the history of this particular show, to get scared, to be terrified, so terrified of coming on this show that he has literally run away. He’s in our car right now, taking him home from our studio, afraid to face the questioning he would face on this show. Watch out for wherever Craig Sonner shows up next on television, because wherever he shows up next on television has an obligation to put him through serious questioning about what he’s doing and what he knows, and the contradictions in the things he’s already said to on television.

Some of the questions Lawrence O’Donnell would have asked Sonner are:

Who is paying you, Mr. Lawyer?

Does George Zimmerman have a job?

Did you represent him when he was arrested for assault on a police
officer in 2005?

Your client was not injured enough to go to the hospital that night. You say he sought some sort of medical treatment the next day. “Do you have those medical records that you can show us?”

Click here to see The Craig Sonner interview that didn’t happen with Lawrence O’Donnell on “The Last Word!” Scoll down to watch the entire interview below:

March 29, 2012 Posted by | Eye on Justice | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Joe Oliver: George Zimmerman’s new best friend

Click this link to see “Joe Oliver on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.”

As previously reported, Joe Oliver told ABC that his friend Zimmerman used a “term of endearment” when he called Martin a “ f—— goon” before he shot him, not a f—— coon” as many believed.

Joe Oliver proceeds to say that “I’m stepping forward for George because this is not a racial incident. He couldn’t stop crying. He’s a caring human being.” Oliver, 53 told Reuters in a telephone interview last weekend. I mean, he took a man’s life and he has no idea what to do about it. He’s extremely remorseful about it, Oliver said.

New York Times columnist Charles Blow who accused Oliver of “playing people like they’re stupid,” and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart also joined in, leaving the former news anchor reeling.

“Let me clarify my relationship with George. My relationship with George is one like an older uncle. I’m old enough to be his father,” said Oliver.

Ask if he was a close Friend of George Zimmerman, Oliver went on to say that he never used the term “close” to describe his relationship with Zimmerman. ‘Well, that close was not ever my term, “he said.

“That close term was coined ever since I came forward to speak on his behalf.”

Oliver revealed that he quit his job to personally assist Zimmerman. Ask “How are you paying your expenses?” Oliver replied no one is paying his expenses.

Why would someone quit their job to help a friend unless someone is paying them to do so? Do you really believe that Oliver is coming forward to help Zimmerman from the bottom of his heart or from his frequent trips to the bank? “You be the judge!”

March 28, 2012 Posted by | Eye on Justice | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Too many unanswered questions to say George Zimmerman’s account of what happened can be corroborated: It’s far from a wrap

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According to the news article written for The Orlando Sentinel much of what Zimmerman told police have been corroborated by witnesses but the most critical part , the part that Martin punched Zimmerman and that is the initial punch Zimmerman told police about. So, “exactly what was corroborated if no one saw Martin punch Zimmerman?”

If Zimmerman had a bloody nose, a swollen lip along with a gash to the back of his head, surely Sanford Police Department took pictures of his condition to validate claims of self-defense.

Allegedly, according to the report Martin approached an unknown person without provocation from behind, which was Zimmerman, [remember as Martin walked back to his father girlfriend’s house he was on the cell phone with his girlfriend] but somehow he managed to punch Zimmerman in the nose, sending him to the ground and beating him, yet he was able to maintain a conversation with his girlfriend at the same time, it just doesn’t make sense; and if someone actually witnessed such an incident, they would have come forward to say they saw Martin knock Zimmerman to the ground.

Another witness, a young Black little fellow said he saw someone on the ground with a red shirt. Ask if he saw anyone else, he said “no!” Assuming his statement is correct; Zimmerman could not be in fear for his life, since the young little fellow didn’t see anyone else.

The report states that there was a corroborated witness that placed Martin on top of Zimmerman, punching him and it was indeed Zimmerman who was crying out for help. If that were true, why didn’t the two ladies who had plain view of Zimmerman on top of Trayvon, witness him crying or showing any emotion.

Too the contrary, one of the ladies reported that Zimmerman was straddling Martin, on his knees, pressing against Martin’s back, looked stoic and showed no emotion only telling one of the witnesses, after they repeatedly asked him “Is everything alright?” He simply said; “Call the police!”

The two ladies also made a point of telling the reporters that they heard no commotion, no fist-fight, nothing that indicated a fight had taken place, only the sound of the gun going off and the cries for help stopped.

It is interesting that the report states that paramedics arrived and offered aid to Zimmerman but did not say what, if any aid was offered to Martin.

“Did the police department know that Trayvon Martin was already dead before they arrived and if so, how did they know?” Did George Zimmerman place another call to the police department to say that he just shot and killed Martin?

Why couldn’t the Sanford Police Department locate Martin’s father the same night the shooting took place since he was within the complex visiting his girlfriend?

The lie-detective expert should be busy for awhile as the prosecutor attempt to weed out the truth from the lies. It would be very interesting to see who will be the first person to fail the test and are force then to tell the truth and nothing but the truth in a court of law.

Until then, the marches will continue and the “Justice for Trayvon Martin” signs will be seen on every corner.

March 27, 2012 Posted by | Eye on Justice | , , , , , | Leave a comment

What was George Zimmerman‘s state of mind the night he shot and killed Trayvon Martin?

The year is 2012, in a free country called United States of America, a 17-year-old, young ,Black ,free, un-suspecting man by the name of Trayvon Martin is on his way back from the corner store to his father’s girlfriend’s house, starts a slow walk back home, while talking on his cell phone to his honey, [Awe, young love! does this sound like someone who was just in a fight?] armed with a packet of skittles and Arizona Iced Tea is gunned down; shot in the back and the killer is allowed to walk away, without even a written statement explaining why he took an innocent life and called it self-defense?

It’s hard to make sense of it all! How do you wrap your head around the circumstances and come to the conclusion that someway, somehow, it was self-defense?

One thing is clear! George Zimmerman left his home that night with a loaded gun. There is no way under or over the law that you can say that Zimmerman shot Martin in “self-defense”, “Stand Your Ground,” “straight out street-fight” or whatever; George Zimmerman committed murder that night and if it were not for Martin’s parents asking questions about the shooting, George Zimmerman would have left the scene, ready to kill again.

What you must remember is that George Zimmerman approached Martin not once but twice and what gave him the courage to approach Martin the second time, “a loaded gun!”

Even if there was an initial confrontation, Martin attempted to diffuse the situation by walking away, he could have stood his ground but he attempted to walk away, period.

If Martin knew that Zimmerman had a gun, do you think he would have walked away? Martin would have run away from fear of being shot.

It was one of Zimmerman’s neighbor {an elderly lady who began to cry as she told her story} that called 911 and said she heard what could be described as a struggle or fight.

And yet another neighbor and another, finally, another neighbor were on the phone with 911 calling about the same incident, when you eventually hear what is now known, as one shot from Zimmerman’s gun.

The two ladies that have appeared on TV lived two doors down. If it had been only one confrontation, then it would have begun and ended in front of the elderly lady’s house.

If Martin was walking and on the phone, he had to believe that his business with Zimmerman was over. If Martin was in a fight with a grown man, wouldn’t it be feasible that he would have run back to his father girlfriend’s house to get help?

That leads you to conclude that whatever took place, came too an end, enabling Martin to walk away before Zimmerman shot Martin in the back.

A grown man armed himself with a 9mm handgun and manages to shoot and kill and un-armed teen, after not the first but the second encounter, which he initiated both times, this is critical people, and cry self-defense or alleges that he was just “standing his ground,” as Judge Judy so poignantly say almost on a daily basis in her courtroom.

“Please Mr. Zimmerman! Don’t pee on my head and tell me it’s raining!” Your statement sir is “ridiculous!”

George Zimmerman needs to be arrested and charged with “First Degree Premeditated Murder,” because he had an opportunity to turn around, walk away and jump in his SUV, return home and call police, and he did not. Zimmerman was so zealous and riled up that he couldn’t even give a proper street direction to 911.

While the Sanford Police department requested a drug screening on Trayvon Martin, did they also test George Zimmerman for any type of drugs or controlled substance? Did they test the weapon to see how many times it had been fired? Did they retrieve the bullet as evidence?

How did the police department know that the blood from Zimmerman’s nose was his? It could have been Martin’s splattered blood on Zimmerman’s face and body. How close was Zimmerman to Martin when he shot him? If he was on Martin’s back then it would make sense that Martin’s blood would be all over Zimmerman’s person or did he shoot him from a distance and ran and jumped on his back?

“Either way, the Sanford Police screwed up big time, George Zimmerman screwed up big time and Trayvon Martin lay in a cold grave and yet another young & gifted Black man is gone to soon!”

March 26, 2012 Posted by | Eye on Justice | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

President Barack Obama Takes a Moment to Reflect on the Murder of Trayvon Martin

“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” President Obama said in his first comments about the shooting, acknowledging the racial element in this case.

I’m sure when the news of the death of Trayvon Martin and the details that followed reached President Barack Obama’s office; his first immediate thoughts were on his two girls, Malia and Sasha.

“Obviously, this is a tradegy.” I can’t imagine what these parents are going through. And when I think about this boy. I think about my own kids,” President Obama told reporters.

President Obama went on to say:
“I think all of us have to do some soul-searching to figure out how does something like this happen. And that means that examine the laws and the content for what happened, as well as the specifics of the incident.”

“Every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this, and that everybody pulls together — federal, state and local — to figure out exactly how this tradegy happened.”

If you are an American Black, living in America, your mind automatically revert to the Civil Rights Struggles, the blood that was shed, the water hoses that were directed on your people, whose only crime was being Black and seeking to have the same rights under the law as other American citizens.

Each of us would like to think that we have made some real strides in respect to the Civil Rights of others, but if the truth is told, we have only inched our way forward with much work yet to be done. When you say or even began to speak about “Civil Rights” immediately the tension in the room permeates the atmosphere as though someone shot tear-gas in the environment.

I have worked with various nationalities my entire 30+ years in the business arena. I’ve had the fortunate pleasure of getting to know everyone from the janitors, my peers, judges, dignitaries’ and transplants from other countries. In each group of people, I’ve studied their demeanor, their culture, their personal interaction with each other as well as watch them as they simulate with the people in the United States and other nationalities.

I worked very closely with people of Hispanic backgrounds for more than 20 years. It was my observation that they were fiercely loyal to their homeland. I also discovered that some not all was taught from birth to distrust people of color. One of my close friends confided to me that when Martin Luther King, Jr., was murdered she cried and her father slapped her across the face and told her that he don’t want her to ever cry for a Black man again. Even as she was saying it, I don’t think she comprehended it as much as I did, being a Black American.

I was the only Black American in my workplace for most of my adult working years. I started at a bank with the majority being Caucasian. I found their acceptance of me to be quite enlightening. They didn’t appear to judge me from the surface of my skin but rather gave me an opportunity to find my niche within the organization which I did and quickly rose the ranks.

However, when I moved on to Court Administration, where the majority was Hispanic, I encountered a very different atmosphere. I found most, not all of my peers of Hispanic origin to have a huge sense of entitlement. I found that they would constantly challenge your intelligence and would outwardly and openly make racist comments, which were known by the administration. Your civil rights were violated on a daily basis and they would look at you and laugh, as to say, “What are you going to do about it?”

My peers were so comfortable in their entitlements, that one Hispanic male told me out of exasperation, [I suspect wanting me to get with the program;] “Don’t you know that all we [he was Cuban] do is lie, cheat and steal. I was dumbfounded and waited in horror, for one of his co-workers to interject and say, “No, not me!” unfortunately, to my disbelief, I made eye contact with everyone of them in the room yet they uttered, not one word to dispute his claims. From that day to this one, I think about what he said every single day.

That day he opened my eyes into the minds of not only himself but others who were of his origin. I also worked with an employee [he was of Basque origin, Pyrenees region of Spain] that stood in my face and told me that his father told him to never with a Black man. I was his boss at the time. While I’m not a man, I am Black! After a period of time, that same employee was out on sick leave for some weeks, called my office one morning and called me the “N” word. I told my supervisor and she told me please don’t pursue charges with Human Resources, that she would take care of it.

I wanted to give you some insight and a little history lesson on being Black living in America. “It speaks to how much progress we have made and how much progress is yet to be made.”

Yes, we need to keep the discussion about civil rights front and center until no such discussion is needed. What I found out through the eyes of a “Female Black American” is that you can take a person out of a communist country but you can’t take the communist ideas and idealogy out of the person!” While they may come to this country to seek the freedoms that this country affords, there minds are still full of communist thoughts and ideas.

Less hope that truly, the cancer of racism and prejudices will be no more and that you can look at me without being blinded by the color of my skin and I can look at you without being blinded by your preconceived prejudices. Then and only then, can this country we call The United States of America reach its full potential.

Food for Thought:
“Every human being is born with a clean heart and pure spirit. No prejudices’, no preconceived ideas or thoughts of racism or hatred. Racism & Predujices’ are a “learned ” behavior!”

March 24, 2012 Posted by | Eye on Justice | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Florida has become the latest “Joke for Justice” : Other State Police Departments have volunteered to come an Arrest George Zimmernman

You are now entering the Sunshine aka Gunshine State: Good-luck !!!

You must visit this site-It provides a tremendous amount of information about Sanford,Florida and the Prejudices of America!

Why is it necessary to make the Sanford Police Department do the job they were trained to do? They were trained, I hope? I don’t know which police academy they attended, but the State of Florida should request a refund. Maybe they were so busy covering up all the “Stand Your Ground” cases to make it to the academy? One thing is painfully clear, “something is very wrong with this police department and its administration!”

What does it mean “to temporarily step aside?” Is it like being “a little pregnant?” Will Bill Lee be on administrative leave with pay? If so, then he would be on vacation at the taxpayers’ expense. How nice, while the State of Florida is once again becoming the “State of Stupidity” and the laughing stock worldwide for its ignorance of its own law.

I know, some people must be asking themselves, “Are they for real?” George Zimmerman is still free? Why? So much so, that other state police departments has volunteered to come down to poor Sanford, Florida and arrest George Zimmerman for the Sanford Police Department.

Every legal counsel, professor and even the co-author of “The Stand Your Ground Law” is wondering, “When will Sanford Police Department arrest George Zimmerman?”

One by one the legal scholars all came to the same conclusion. George Zimmerman has no legal standing under “The Stand Your Ground Law” after he willfully disobeyed the dispatcher that told him ‘Not to pursue Trayvon Martin” but yet he did. At that moment he lost all his rights entitled under that law, as he became the aggressor. I guess Lee forgot to tell Zimmerman that!

Ironically, Bill Lee stepping aside temporarily, did nothing to calm the raging storm, as long as “George Zimmerman is out free and not arrested,” the storm rages on.

My fear is that by the time Sanford Police Department wake-up from their comma, its going to be to late, because there will be so much rage and anger directed at Sanford, from the North, South, East & West like a volcano eruption, the city will implode on itself.

HEAR YE, HEAR YE, SANFORD, FLORIDA…. THE TIME IS DRAWING NIGH… HARKEN TO THE WORDS OF THE WISE … AND OPEN YOUR EYES….

It’s going to be interesting to see who will be the next person in your community to declare, I shot him in self-defense and “I was Standing My Ground!”

March 23, 2012 Posted by | Eye on Justice | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment