Skip to comments.George Zimmerman's Father: My Son Is Not Racist, Did Not Confront Trayvon Martin
Posted on 03/23/2012 10:06:45 AM PDT by Lmo56
The Sanford Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, did not instigate the encounter but has received death threats and moved out of his home, his father told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday.
George Zimmerman, 28, has not been arrested, something that has put him and the Sanford Police Department at the center of a firestorm. Critics say Trayvon, who was visiting family from his home in Miami, was a victim of racial profiling.
Zimmerman's father, 64-year-old Robert Zimmerman of Lake Mary, delivered a one-page letter to the Sentinel on Thursday, saying that the depiction of his son in the media has been cruel and misleading.
George Zimmerman is Hispanic and grew up in a multiracial family, the statement says.
"He would be the last to discriminate for any reason whatsoever ...," the letter says. "The media portrayal of George as a racist could not be further from the truth."
The letter does not provide details about what happened Feb. 26 on a walkway in the gated community where George Zimmerman lives and where Trayvon was visiting. But it does challenge one basic assumption of the family's lawyers: that Zimmerman's intent when he got out of his sport utility vehicle was to confront Trayvon after calling police to report a suspicious person.
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I said there were several articles this morning indicating that voice and recording analysts had cleaned the tape up and tried to determine what was said...and even they could not do so.
Apparently, they are not the mighty SPUNKETS though.
Thank God we have omniscient posters like you at FR.
I hope I don’t need the /s.
Talk about a willing AND CREATIVE tool....
Seriously, Hussein/Holder will pay good money of mine for horseclinton like yours, unless they are already.
I did not hear “coon” on this recording! What are you, some kind of nut?
The death of a 6’3” white guy couldn’t be used to advance a political agenda, so indeed would have been ignored.
So I suspect you may be hearing what they told you you should be hearing. just like those UFO shows keep trying to say that what they have pictures of are real UFOs and the ghost shows keep saying they have videos that prove ghosts were around."
Y'all need to have yer hearing checked and lay off the BS.
Step 1: Admit ignorance.
Step 2: Babble incoherently.
Step 3: Render judgement.
If you are trying to be a commie retard you have got it perfectly.
I do...straight out of the split they're sitting while pontificating and slandering a man they know little to nothing about.
Listened to it, but didn’t hear what you are stating. Where in that recording are you hearing that word?
WOW !!! THATS REALLY RACIST !!! /sarc
Im looking at the report now. Address of the incident? 2831 Retreat View Cir. You can’t make this shit up...
my my my...looks as if Hispanics are starting to rally around Zimmermann and are pushing back against Al Sharpton.
Democrat Party Armageddon in 3.....2.....1......
I understood in earlier reports, conveniently missing now, that George suffered injuries himself. But hey, George is white and Trayvon is black... enough said.
Well damn! Looks like I missed all that BS, because you gobbled it all up. BTW, I am an expert at discriminating the various words and sounds in streams of spoken English. All I needed was the friggin' unenhanced tape in this case.
"You might not want to spout your drivel too much more...it's making you look uninformed."
You might want to enhance yer BS some, so at least some idiots will believe it.
Yup, I think you’re right. And hard to believe some of these freepers are so happy to help them! One of them posted a link to the tape, claiming Zimmerman called Martin a “coon.” Nothing I heard on the tape sounded at all like that word!! Pants on fire alert!
The fight and shooting took place on a walkway between the backs of two parallel rows of townhouses. The area was clear of obstructions.
So, you might ask, why is that relevant ~ and I"d let you know that "Zimmerman" spent his 'yout" in Manassas Virginia, which has long since been a quite multi-racial (blacks, whites, asians, hispanics, etc.) community!
I"d thought it unlikely an hispanic would use a term like that but there you have it. Again, that's my sources among the multi-racial yout' of NOVA, and they ought to know.
That is what I heard as well.
“Did this altercation happen in on a street in a fancy neighborhood?”
From what I read the neighborhood is not fancy just because it is a gated one. They have a 49% white, 51% black and Hispanic makeup. They have had a large amount of crime recently in this neighborhood which is why they started a neighborhood watch program.
In FL they have two laws that give the right to self defense up to and including deadly force. If you feel you are in danger of being harmed then you can use deadly force to stop the altercation. The DOJ shows that more people are killed each year by beatings and kickings than are killed by guns or knives. So being beaten is grounds for deadly force if you feel the beating is becoming life threatening.
That is what the MSM really is trying to do here. They are trying to outlaw the Stand your Ground laws passed in over 21 states. We as gun rights supporters have won too many of our rights back and they just can’t take that.
From what I have heard by talking with some cops I know, Martin was suspended from school for 5 days because he was involved in gang activity. They keep showing pictures of Trayvon as a angel faced kid. He was 6’2” tall and a foot ball player at his High School. He was more than a match for Zimmerman. He was also said to have escaped Zimmerman but when Zimmerman was going back to his truck Martin rushed out and knocked him to the ground. Then he got on top of him and was beating him in the face. It was only then that Zimmerman pulled his gun and shot Martin.
If things happen as they normally do, the facts will leak out. If the facts aren’t as the MSM is playing them then this will be proof that the MSM is trying to stir up a lynch mob. The only reason I can think why they would do this is they might believe it would help Obama in the 2012 election. It would help bring back the “white guilt” felt by so many liberals and, from what I see on these threads” some RINO conservatives too.
It surprises me how many RINO liberal “conservatives” we have here on FR.
Mother jones .com has Zimmerman’s 911 call and the 911 calls of 4 witnesses posted on their site.