Skip to comments.Zimmerman's Brother Stirs Uproar With Profane Tweet
Posted on 03/25/2013 6:57:05 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
George Zimmerman's brother reopened old wounds yesterday by comparing Trayvon Martin to the alleged killer of a 13-month-old baby, Huffington Post reports. Robert Zimmerman tweeted photos of De'Marquis Elkins—accused of shooting a baby in its stroller last week—and Martin, each flipping the middle finger. "A picture speaks a thousand words," reads text with the photos. "Any questions?" Robert's brother George is facing murder charges for killing Martin in a murky confrontation that gripped the nation last year.
Robert's tweet aroused a mix of support and antagonism. In one exchange:
Dame J. Diva was less impressed:
One of Robert's more recent tweets:
See his Twitter account here.
And Robret Zimmerman was spot on in making the direct connection between the baby killers in Georgia and Trayvon Martin who attempted to kill George Zimmerman.
I call that vicious truthing.
“In times of universal deceit, truth telling becomes a revolutionary act.” George Orwell.
A feral animal is a feral animal. Rabid ones such as these must put down.
That was not a profane message from George’s brother. Glad to see him sticking up for his brother.
If it were I in George’s place being racially harassed and persecuted for self defense and my brother “tweeted”... Knowing him, he would not be as nice about Saint Skittles and the scheme team as George’s brother.
I realize he wants to support his brother but he was an absolute Fing idiot to do that. My God how ignorant on the eve of his brother’s trial!
Bad word choice. IMO you imply wrongdoing by the poster. Viscous truthing.
If only he could exhibit the same quiet dignity* that the Martin family have shown.
(* "quiet dignity" is a registered trademark of Trayvon Martin Global Enterprises LLC and is used by permission)
I have no patience for this.
those words have been my tag-line for a long time, and I stand and live by them.
George Zimmerman is innocent until proven guilty..
If there is ONE whit of “media” bias in this trial from ANY F@@@ING SOURCE there is NO TRIAL.
Run Rabbit. RUN.
BE AN AMERICAN. OR STFU.
“Saint Skittles”... like that.
Down here in Florida, I keep hearing black ‘protesters’ claim he was minding his own business and got shot down by George. Either they are willfully ignorant, or just liars.
Ignorant, racist liars.
“Either they are willfully ignorant, or just liars.”
My guess is ‘self-delusional’.
You don’t know what the hell you are talking about and I hope you didn’t call me unAmerican or try to tell me to stfu pal, Zimmerman’s lawyer would like to shoot Z’s brother right now.
Not time to act out if you love your brother who is the one on trial.
As if anyone anywhere believes the upcoming government show trial is at all interested in truth and justice.
But you seem to think he (and by extension, everyone else)should just all “hush our mouths” until that particular case is decided?
No fair openly stating opinions and/or the truth!
Thanks Responsibility2nd. G’night all.
IMNSHO, you’re wrong. The expression 2ndDivisionVet used is clearly meant to be ironic. It’s a very common expression for a good reason.
Yeah, if I was on trial for murder and my brother decided he wanted to emote and help get me convicted, there would be two shooting victims. Fun is fun but FR used to be a place for some intelligent analysis.
It is not even remotely smart to compare Z with a helpless 13 month old victim, or to portray TM as the equivalent of a baby killer.
But hey, have fun.
Really? I thought I invented that.
Two black wannabe gangstas — neither of them in school where they should have been — with Facebook/MySpace postings praising the gangsta culture — both assaulting a white Hispanic — one banging a white Hispanic’s head on the concrete and the other shooting a white Hispanic baby between the eyes — families of both lying to protect them and conceal their nefarious past — both claiming food for alibis [skittles, tea and grits, eggs, sausage] — with friends/family who can’t get their stories straight and might and should wind up in the clinker — and missing ping logs and cell phone data for both.
Yep — Robert Zimmerman might have a point.
So did I, at one time. Apparently, a lot of GMTA.
That was my first thought- what was “profane” about it?
He seemed to be making reasoned and carefully worded responses.
Robert appears to agree with the Rev. Jackson.
What if the majority white/beige/brown population threaten to riot in the streets if the two murdering black teenagers and their lying family members are not jailed immediately?
Oh wait, they were...but nobody is calling it a racial hate crime yet, are they?
Is it because the baby couldn't be expected to fight back against a gun while strapped into his stroller?
Would you feel better if the murderer had beaten the head of the baby against the ground a few times before they shot him once in the head, after they had already fired a few rounds at the mother?
Poor Zimmerman, he is an adult male, head of his local community watch organization, legally armed with a gun, and he survived a violent encounter with teenager Trayvon Martin!
What did Martin and the “alledged” killer of the baby have in common?
I guess we are none of us supposed to notice the Internet profiles and hand signals and open thuggish racist trash talk, are we?
That would make all the rest of us, god forbid, prejudiced!
BTW, what is your “opinion” of the wounded mother of the dead baby?
Is it her fault her baby is dead from a shot in the head while he was strapped into his stroller? Or are you willing to let the media and courts sort all that nasty business out for you?
I don’t know what the hell you are going on about. I support George Zimmerman, believe he is innocent, and I hate the racists and leftists who are trying to lynch him.
However, he is on trial for murder. His brother is an idiot to have made that tweet. Period.
It’s not a free speech issue. It’s an idiot issue.
When your brother is facing many years in prison you shouldn’t go screaming everything that comes into your head or heart.
As for the details of the comparison he made, the last thing George Zimmerman needs is anyone thinking he is comparing himself to a helpless 13 month old, or that he is comparing TM to the shooter of a 13 month old.
But then it seems FR has become home to a lot of folks who think getting half a drunk on and acting out is the same as being smart about things.
If I’m ever on trial for anything I can only be glad none of you are my relatives.
That is just it. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. YOU DON"T UNDERSTAND THE CONSTITUTION OR THE JUSTICE SYSTEM. STFU.
Have I got all that right?
God forbid the perversions of justice in the Zimmerman case be pointed out by comparison to another “sensitive racial case” of murder.
Georgia stepped up to the plate, and quickly charged the family of the accused for providing false sworn statements to the police.
Florida, OTOH, is still playfully toying with what is turning out to be proven, manufactured, inflammatory “false evidence”.
Take your strawman and shove it!
Go shout at your beer somewhere you both are acting like fools and attacking someone who supports Zimmerman. His brother did something foolish before his trial, I’m sorry you’re not mature enough to understand that. Or to even allow me to explain that to you without crude responses and screaming at me about the First Amendment. Whatever, I suppose your behavior is similar to Z’s brother’s failure to contain himself when his brother is on trial.
The two cases are not related. The racial connection is NOT helpful to Zimmerman because his position is that his actions had nothing to do with race. Photos of two people making a finger do not prove the two people are killers or that blacks are killers or that blacks who give the finger are killers. To demonstrate that Z and his family might think all young blacks are criminals is NOT helpful to his defense.
I know this reasoning is beyond you, nonetheless it is still reasoning.
Thank you for your attacks.
And furthermore it’s hilarious to be yelled at about “strawmen” when your posts are loaded with accusations that have nothing to do with anything I said.
Like that I’m saying all “non blacks should take their opinions and shove them” and on and on.
No, I said the man’s brother hurt his defense, he did not help his brother. I also said Z is being lynched. Go find someone else to yell at.
Have a nice day.
Does anyone know what those gangs signs mean? Are they affiliated with any known street gang?
To quote Marshall McLuhan, "The medium is the message."