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Zimmermanís father: Our lives will never be the same (Family on the run in Obama's America)
The Miami Herald ^ | Monday, May 14, 2012 | Frances Robles

Posted on 05/14/2012 7:45:02 PM PDT by kristinn

Robert Zimmerman is a retired magistrate living like a fugitive.

He stays in hotels under assumed names. He pays cash so no one will look at his surname and make the connection: This is the father of one of the nation’s most controversial murder defendants.

“It’s been unimaginable,” he said Monday. “Our lives will never be the same.”

Zimmerman, 64, is the father of George Zimmerman, the Central Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who faces a second-degree murder charge for the Feb. 26 killing of Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin.

The high school student’s death exploded into a politically volatile case, the kind that drives thousands to the streets in protest — the kind that brings hate mail. Rattled by death threats and shaken by personal information posted on the web, Zimmerman, his wife and his mother-in-law with Alzheimer’s are now on the run, waiting for the trial they are convinced will exonerate their son.

“All of a sudden, it’s pack up what you can and leave,” he said. “Staying in this hotel room or that hotel room.”

His life upside down and expenses soaring, the retired magistrate wants the public to be clear that he has not received a cent of donations from anyone, despite the $204,000 his son has amassed through a website to help pay for his defense. In an interview with the Miami Herald, Zimmerman criticized the media, prosecutors and attorneys who he says have distorted information and spread lies about a man who mentored black kids and was deeply committed to his community. The Virginia native said he’s sure of one thing: his son’s innocence.

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman; robertzimmerman; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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1 posted on 05/14/2012 7:45:13 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Welcome to Barry’s “Hope and Change” Amerika! Yes, he can!


2 posted on 05/14/2012 7:46:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: kristinn

Retired magistrate?


3 posted on 05/14/2012 7:52:58 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Retired = willingly no longer working
magistrate = type of judge


4 posted on 05/14/2012 8:02:35 PM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: kristinn

I do feel for this guy. The only family I know personally who was ever touched by a murder charge, was luckily named Smith.


5 posted on 05/14/2012 8:05:28 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: kristinn

My thoughts and prayers are with all members of the Zimmermann family. From everything I’ve read, George Zimmerman is a very decent human being and an upstanding citizen. They don’t deserve all the irrational hatred spewed in their direction.


6 posted on 05/14/2012 8:05:56 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: kristinn

Is there a hate crime involved?

Yes. A hate crime perpetrated by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.

But they have gotten away with it for years and will continue with it as long as it makes them a dollar.


7 posted on 05/14/2012 8:32:51 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: kristinn

Well look on the bright side: Obama’s going to get re-elected. :)

Now go pay your taxes - your hard working government is broke. :)

/sarc(????)


8 posted on 05/14/2012 8:34:09 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: House Atreides

It makes me sick to see what has been done to this family.


9 posted on 05/14/2012 8:34:09 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: kristinn

He should move to North Dakota.


10 posted on 05/14/2012 8:46:25 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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“Our lives will never be the same”

Just as the lives of white parents who lose a child to black criminals.

What an idiot


11 posted on 05/14/2012 8:46:25 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Fat, drunk and stupid = Dumb, dependent, and Democrat)
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To: Venturer

I just heard on the news that the FBI is charging Zimmerman with a hate crime...


12 posted on 05/14/2012 8:50:16 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: kristinn

mark


13 posted on 05/14/2012 8:58:15 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: kristinn
I suspect that this will be the sort of nomadic life that his son will have to lead if exonerated. Of course he will need to have plastic surgery.

Hope. Change. Black racism.

14 posted on 05/14/2012 8:58:54 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Last Dakotan

I’d suggest Alaska ...


15 posted on 05/14/2012 9:14:38 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Retired magistrate?

The writer's last name is Robles. In Spaniard countries judges are called magistrates.

Just another ethnic and cultural alien.

16 posted on 05/14/2012 9:30:39 PM PDT by Regulator
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I don’t know Mr. Zimmerman but he can come to my house in Texas and rest assured while this commie race hunt plays out. Any racist diversity minion who came after him... that would be the last thing they do on earth. I am not kidding. Why is this man moving about in fear?


17 posted on 05/14/2012 9:42:26 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Well, since with gun walking he can allow the murder of federal workers, why can’t he personaly ruin entire families when his power is threatened by his own people because of need of action for this tragedy?

Obama is very very scared.


18 posted on 05/14/2012 10:20:00 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Tzimisce
Well look on the bright side: Obama’s going to get re-elected. :)
Now go pay your taxes - your hard working government is broke. :)


And look forward to my soon college graduating kids moving back into my new smaller condo :)
And my Bush tax cuts will be gone :)
I will come out of retirement and find a part time job :)
My gun registration will cost more :)
And my wife will lose her job and will have more time to nag me :)

19 posted on 05/14/2012 10:20:17 PM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will rot your gut more than anything else.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Magistrates usually handle arraignments, search warrants, and some other judicial proceedings. In federal courts, they are appointed by judges for 8 year terms.


20 posted on 05/14/2012 10:25:39 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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