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....
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Could it be that the prosecution filed a sham charge just to quiet down the media and baiters? They certainly are not comfortable with the charge and basically gave up from the get go in today’s bond hearing.
THat’s racist....Shouldn’t it be the black...phone?
It doesn’t matter. The Left/Libs saw something they could exploit and they will. If Zimmerman is exonerated riots will follow. It doesn’t matter if he’s innocent, the media already tried and convicted him.
Oh man....Obama picked the wrong person to try to start a race war.
I wonder if this will go away quietly now...
Now that more info beneficial to Zimmerman is coming out, he is no longer "white" or "white Hispanic."
LOL! Good job!
I didn't think so...
MSM tries to destroy a man for ratings, and he has to get indicted to tell his story.....to tell America the truth.
The mighty Jerry Rivers opined on O’Reilly’s show that there is insufficient information to support a 2nd degree murder charge or conviction. The word must be circulating on the street in the “hispanic” community that one of their brothers is being railroaded. Maybe Rivers has picked up on something.
If you can find Anne Coulter segment of O’Rielly last night she does an excellent job of pointing out the real issue....2nd Amendment. She point out that the black is being used to further deny gun ownership. That historically the color of skin could keep you from getting a permit to carry. Mentioned ML King was denied even though his house was torched, and the more recent incident of the Chicago man who took his case to the SCOTUS.
I think that’s exactly what they did. They filed the charge— and took it up to 2nd degree murder precisely to placate the mobs. I don’t know if they can have manslaughter as a lesser included charge or not, in Florida. But they are probably counting on that as their escape from this madness. The facts just won’t support 2nd degree.
I thought the prosecutor really made a mistake today by getting too far ahead of himself with the “facts” of the case. Juries decide what the facts are, not prosecutors. He came off looking like a fool, and unprepared.
Could it be she is up for reelection and thought she'd get the benefit now even if she loses in court long after her reelection?
Has your local high school assigned students to research and write about this case? The liberal teachers obviously want to make kids come to the “right” conclusion, many of the kids paying no attention to news and stuff.
Oh so now he’s “Hispanic”??