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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

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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To: kristinn

“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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To: kristinn

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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To: kristinn

I’m surprised we haven’t found out the names of those who doctored the audio and video at NBC and ABC. I believe they could be charged with either hate crimes or some form of incitement.

At the very least, Zimmerman should bring a civil suit. He’s easily been defamed IMHO.


21 posted on 05/14/2012 10:55:47 PM PDT by JmyBryan
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To: baddog 219

So, why doesn’t the FBI and the state of Florida investigate Trayvon Martin’s reacial profiling and hate crime against George Zimmerman, the man who was lawfully directing the police to investigate a potential suspect in the multiple burglaries of niehbors representing all races, including African-Americans or Black A,ericans? Trayvon Martin evidently assumed George Zimmerman was unarmed and vulnerable enough to be assaulted viciously enough to threatent the murder of George Zimmerman.


22 posted on 05/15/2012 12:09:43 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: Regulator

Some places have Magisterial District Judges , it’s just a different name for Justice of the Peace or Alderman. We just call them magistrates.

http://www.york-county.org/departments/courts/dj.htm

Magisterial District Court is the first level of judicial authority in Pennsylvania and is the court where most people experience the judicial system for the first time. Magisterial District Judges handle all traffic cases, other minor criminal cases and civil cases involving amounts up to $12,000. District Justices also set bail and conduct preliminary hearings in misdemeanor and felony criminal cases to determine if the cases should be dismissed or transferred to the Court of Common Pleas for further proceedings.


23 posted on 05/15/2012 12:31:48 AM PDT by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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To: kristinn

This is a good argument for dual citizenship.

His mother was a Peruvian citizen, and if she had registered his birth, he could have become a dual citizen automatically, and he and his family could flee there and ask for Political asylum.

Obama’s flip flop on gay marriage upset the moral Afro American community, and he planned to do that at the convention, so I suspect that he and his cronies decided to use a “hate crime” to manipulate the Afro american community to back him no matter what...


24 posted on 05/15/2012 1:44:10 AM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: kristinn

This is why this upcoming election is so very important. This nonsense under Obama has to stop.


25 posted on 05/15/2012 3:07:16 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: baddog 219

If true ,that is just about the worst case of false use of the law that I have ever heard of.


26 posted on 05/15/2012 3:43:58 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: kristinn

A decade ago I imagined a future in which over the course of a couple of generations, America would transform from a free country to a thuggish dictatorship. I never would have imagined that the ordinary level of vote fraud by Dems would allow a thoroughly corrupt but petty thug to take over our government in so short a time. The legal railroading of George Zimmerman is disgusting beyond words.


27 posted on 05/15/2012 5:22:00 AM PDT by Pollster1 (¬ďA boy becomes a man when a man is needed.¬Ē - John Steinbeck)
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To: A_Former_Democrat; Kristin

What the heck are you babbling? Zimmerman’s father is an “idiot” because his life has been changed due to his son being railroaded?

What are you smoking?


28 posted on 05/15/2012 9:10:36 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
magistrate defined.
29 posted on 05/15/2012 9:22:10 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can’t be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: subterfuge

I’m sorry I messed up. I was thinking the quote was attributable to Trayvon’s dad. Not smoking anything (I don’t) but reading comprehension, guilty.


30 posted on 05/15/2012 11:19:54 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Fat, drunk and stupid = Dumb, dependent, and Democrat)
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To: PapaBear3625

Crimoniny! I KNOW the meaning of magistrate. My question was that (despite being in the constant news) this is the first time that I’ve heard that Zimmerman’s father is/was a “magistrate” — a judicial occupation. This is like learning that Joren Van der Sloot’s father was “studying to be a judge”.


31 posted on 05/15/2012 11:37:00 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: kristinn
Hang in there, Zimmermans. Very soon you will be rich beyond your belief. There's some community agitators, some networks and a department of justice that owes you, big time.
32 posted on 05/15/2012 11:40:48 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Regulator
In Spaniard countries judges are called magistrates.

Magistrates have been part of American jurisprudence almost since the founding of America.

33 posted on 05/15/2012 11:49:21 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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