Skip to comments.More details about Zimmerman emerge during bond hearing ("Racist" meme just flew out the window)
Posted on 04/20/2012 5:29:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
For nearly two months, George Zimmerman has been largely a cipher, a riddle whose voice has been heard only in 911 calls reporting a young man acting "real suspicious."
On Friday, the world learned more about Zimmerman as he, his wife and parents testified during a hearing in Sanford, Florida, to decide whether he would be released on bond while awaiting trial on a second-degree murder charge in the February 26 death of Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman's wife depicted him as a man she has never seen angry. His father said he was a truthful man who had long been concerned with helping others. And his mother said he had organized a campaign to "get justice" for a homeless man who had been beaten in Sanford, as well as mentoring a 14-year-old African-American boy from a dangerous Orlando neighborhood.
Zimmerman has acknowledged killing Martin during an encounter in his Sanford neighborhood, saying he shot in self-defense. Critics have depicted the Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer as a racist who profiled Martin because he was African-American.
His family said nothing could be further from the truth.
"I know that he is very protective of people, very protective of homeless people and also of children" -- regardless of their race, Gladys Zimmerman said in testimony meant to prove to Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. that Zimmerman would not be a threat to the community if allowed to leave jail while awaiting trial.
She said he has been a mentoring the 14-year-old for three years even though the program he had joined shut down after only nine months because of the economy.
She said she begged him not to go because of the danger.
"He said, 'Mom, if I don't go, they don't have nobody,'" Gladys Zimmerman said....
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
Chief investigator never looked at GZ’s medical records to verify the attack? He also stated they had no evidence as to who started the altercation.
Political move by the DA. B. S. case.
What I meant was now that the info is out to a wider audience, not us here on FR! Most of us smelled a railroad job from early on.
Up for reelection, yes, but seems she was unopposed - so won by default. Didn’t need this case after all.
I'm not sure either. Does anyone here know?
If the libs can’t find a crisis, they create one. This one is a failure just like all the rest. They never seem to tire of making fools of themselves....much to my delight.
Hispanic and Jewish vote is key in Florida.
GZ volunteers as a big brother to black kids in the ghetto? The guy is NOT what the media wanted for their race baiting.
He looked very Hispanic, too. Dark skin.
We cant allow it to go away quietly.
This race card **** needs to stop.
Shot of Obama there was in Africa campaigning for a Sharia law Muslim. The plan of action after a loss was to riot until gven a position of power.
That coming here next??
The media had to photoshop the pics to make him look white, he should be suing all of the media
That's right, CNN boy. Unless, of course you were actually interested in learning the truth about him and the death of Trayvon Martin. In that case you could find out all kinds of stuff without even leaving the comfort of your office.
Just pointing out that some of the media is being very careful.
Even having AC point out the racist laws of gun carry history would not have been “allowed” a week ago.
Now even FOX is “moonwalking”. Going nowhere but appearing to be moving forward.
One of the commentators even mention the race baiting techniques....Called a spade a....Oops can’t use that....called a club a skillet.
Fla’s “stand your ground” law should make manslaughter impossible.
That is why many are attacking “stand your ground”
It stands in the way of convicting Zimmerman
Fla has strengthened many 2nd amendment rights and I doubt Zimmerman will be convicted.
Sadly that will enrage many, and we could see a call to violence from the frothed up masses.
instead of asking why are young men taught to be this stupid, we are force fed a diet of nanny statism.
The prosecutor in this case is full on irresponsible and if this case is dismissed b/c of stand your ground, she should be brought up on charges. (see nifong)
The judge should be asking why was the information casting doubt withheld.
Yes, we did. FR was also one of the first (maybe THE first?) internet sites to call BS on the Duke lacrosse RR job.
Don't worry Al, it's safe to pick it up, the white won't rub off on ya.
I read somewhere on another website how Martin made the mistake of “bringing Skittles to a gun fight.”
Kristinn posted a thread today questioning the behavior of the Martin family attorney.
There’s plenty of bad behavior being spread around.
Even the comments on that CNN story are running about 10 to 1 for Zimmerman.
Lots of flamethrowers on both sides there, but the Pro-Trayvon crowd is absolutely unwilling to let loose of the “racist, cop wannabe shoots angelic unarmed black child”
MSM tries to destroy a man for ratings...
Wonder how many of will be surprised when a 6’3” stand up next to 5’8” Zimmerman. Look at O’Mara standing next to him. He’s about 6’ maybe a smidge more.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.