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George Zimmerman says hes homeless and suffering from PTSD: report
The New York Daily News ^ | February 15, 2014 | Joel Landau

Posted on 02/16/2014 9:07:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

George Zimmerman says his problems continue.

He told a Spanish language television station he is now homeless, battling post-traumatic stress disorder, more than $2 million in debt and lives in fear for his life.

Zimmerman opened up on the Univision television show "Aquí y Ahora" (Here and Now) that will air Sunday on the Spanish language station at 7 p.m.

Zimmerman also discussed his well-known struggle with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an African-American teen who was walking in Zimmerman's neighborhood in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2012.

After he called the cops, the two got into a fight that ended with Martin's death.

Zimmerman says the teen attacked him and threatened to kill him.

"He (Martin) saw my gun and told me he would kill me, and I knew he was telling the truth. I mean, was not playing," he told the station. "I asked him to stop …. And the young man did not care. Continued attacking ... I knew he would not stop even though I knew that someone had seen (the fight) and the police are coming. He did not care."

But he didn’t answer when asked if he should have waited for the cops — saying that the case is under a federal Department of Justice investigation...

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; homeless; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 02/16/2014 9:07:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I believe him. I have reviewed this story countless times and I honestly think Zimmerman killed Martin in self-defense. Will anyone defend or help Zimmerman? He is a scared young man.


2 posted on 02/16/2014 9:09:58 PM PST by golux
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Poor Zimmerman. He's in a colossal NO-WIN for the rest of his life.

He should move to Iowa, change his name, marry a local, sell shoes and forget Treyvon ever existed.

3 posted on 02/16/2014 9:10:11 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: golux

I believe Zimmerman after I saw his bloody swollen nose and his bloody head on the back. As usual the media did a number on him.


4 posted on 02/16/2014 9:14:20 PM PST by Ditter
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To: cloudmountain

He can have my ex-wife in Des Moines. [chuckle]


5 posted on 02/16/2014 9:14:35 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The media must have profited a great deal from the Zimmerman case.

The least they could do is help the guy with his debts.

I’m not holding my breath.


6 posted on 02/16/2014 9:18:47 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, he better shut up about the PTSD unless he wants to have his right to own a firearm removed.


7 posted on 02/16/2014 9:19:52 PM PST by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I feel sorry for him too. I’m afraid he’s either going to commit suicide or get murdered. He’s had a rough time of it.


8 posted on 02/16/2014 9:20:52 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I tend to presume George has rejected people who do want to help him, under the condition that he stop. national attention every other day. Staying invisible can be done, even today with the Internet and facebook. Did George ever sell Angie, his second painting?


9 posted on 02/16/2014 9:22:17 PM PST by lee martell
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To: smoothsailing

Whoever bought his painting for just over $100,000 helped him, I’m sure. But how could you hire the man to help him that way? There’d be demonstrations, threats, disruptions and boycotts of your company.


10 posted on 02/16/2014 9:23:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: golux

Lets all offer up prayers for George...he is a young man in serious need of prayer.


11 posted on 02/16/2014 9:25:06 PM PST by Bobalu (Happiness is a fast ISR)
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To: sockmonkey

Oh, you sure are right. This admin will grab and keep your guns whenever possible. No logical reason is necessary.


12 posted on 02/16/2014 9:25:39 PM PST by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yep, there's no way he could even get a legal name change, what with the number of Holder's people who work in the courthouses. They'd leak the info in a heartbeat, even from a sealed record.

Also, since George is homeless, I guess that girlfriend didn't work out, even after recanting the BS allegations. That's probably for the best, Z-Man.

13 posted on 02/16/2014 9:30:46 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He can have my ex-wife in Des Moines. [chuckle]

Lol. Was she THAT bad? :o)

Did you know that Des Moines means "of the monks"? French monks did missionary work there at the meeting of the three rivers. There were Indians living there so the monks KNEW that the tornadoes and such WEREN'T there. Little bit of American history for ya.

I always think of the monks when I hear "Des Moines."

14 posted on 02/16/2014 9:31:26 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s frightening to see how someone who fought back against a Knock Out Game attacker is demonized for defending himself. Really a complete reversal of the days when blacks were unfairly blamed for crimes.


15 posted on 02/16/2014 9:32:21 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: lee martell
I tend to presume George has rejected people who do want to help him, under the condition that he stop

At least you admit you are "presuming". This guy is a shit-magnet. Staying invisible cannot really be done in this type of thing, sooner or later someone somewhere will want 15 minutes of fame and call the police/media/friends/etc and next thing you know it's a news story because it involves someone like George Zimmerman.

And stop what, exactly, existing and being a target for opportunists?

16 posted on 02/16/2014 9:33:01 PM PST by KJC1
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To: cloudmountain

I’ve been to that little log cabin, the original building. It sits on the lawn at Sec Taylor stadium where the Iowa Cubs play. Nice brew pub nearby where they make their own beer.


17 posted on 02/16/2014 9:34:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The IOWA Cubs?

GO CUBBIES!!!

18 posted on 02/16/2014 9:40:28 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You’re right, it’s an almost impossible situation he’s in now. I know I’d want get as anonymous and away from people as possible. Maybe an extended stint at gold prospecting in the Klondike.


19 posted on 02/16/2014 9:42:17 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: cloudmountain

20 posted on 02/16/2014 9:45:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Zimmerman opened up on the Univision television...”

My first impression is that maybe this admission by Zimmerman on this channel will be a GOOD thing (PR). Perhaps airing the circumstances surrounding what I believe to be his “railroading” by the MSM will make the viewers THINK of the propaganda war against Zimmerman and the forces behind it.

I hope he survives this terrible time in his life—NOT of his own making. (wish I could buy one of his paintings...too hard to pay my own bills.)


21 posted on 02/16/2014 10:41:10 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The media should not have created this sensation in the first place as Zimmerman should have remained largely anonymous to the rest of the nation.


22 posted on 02/16/2014 10:45:54 PM PST by Republican1795.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like his attorney(s) who vowed to clear Zimmerman’s name by suing the media after his aquittal has taken George to the proverbial cleaners.


23 posted on 02/16/2014 10:56:37 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He can have my ex-wife in Des Moines.

Umm.. Considering the problem he seems to have with girlfriends, would that be a blessing or..

24 posted on 02/16/2014 10:59:05 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: lee martell

Stop what?


25 posted on 02/16/2014 11:10:08 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: golux

Apparently he did get some donations to help pay his legal bills, but nowhere near enough.

Also — how come he can’t even get Obamacare?!

“Recently he had planned to take part in a celebrity boxing match with rapper DMX but the promoter announced last week it was canceled. He is not working and lost his health insurance.”


26 posted on 02/16/2014 11:11:07 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“the case is under a federal Department of Justice investigation...”

And why is that?!

He was accused, tried and found innocent.


27 posted on 02/16/2014 11:12:22 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: lee martell

He is NOT seeking national attention, people just don’t leave him alone.


28 posted on 02/16/2014 11:13:55 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative
Violating young Master Trayvon Martin's civil rights. Unlike the people who placed a $10,000 bounty (later upped to a million dollars) on Mr. Zimmerman's head, dead or alive.


29 posted on 02/16/2014 11:16:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder if this will cure him of his liberalism?


30 posted on 02/16/2014 11:41:36 PM PST by albie
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To: MrEdd

A misplaced period, and a missing verb have mangled my message. George should stop participating in publicity stunts which result in very negative payoff. That proposed boxing match, and those public arrests for spousal abuse real or not do not help him. Writing on my cell phone often results in punctuation errors.


31 posted on 02/17/2014 4:20:09 AM PST by lee martell
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To: smoothsailing

George needs to get away from the cameras, find a nice quiet place out in the middle of nowhere, and, paint some more pictures. He doesn’t need media attention for a long while. It’s his best chance at resuming a “normal” life.

He keeps running toward the cameras and this sh!t is just going to keep happening.


32 posted on 02/17/2014 4:24:07 AM PST by FAA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Zimmerman also discussed his well-known struggle with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an African-American teen who was walking in Zimmerman's neighborhood brutally attacked Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2012.

...and has the media out to destroy him.
33 posted on 02/17/2014 4:27:40 AM PST by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did the chesty chick toss him out again?


34 posted on 02/17/2014 4:44:42 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: cloudmountain
He should move to Iowa, change his name, marry a local, sell shoes and forget Treyvon ever existed.

He should take a long stay with his mom's relatives in Peru.

35 posted on 02/17/2014 4:52:09 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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He should take a long stay with his mom's relatives in Peru.

Peru would not be a good choice: NO AIR up there. Their cities are MILES high. Imagine the SMOG of their cities PLUS the dearth of air. Can't be healthy. Kind of like Mexico City (attitude 8400 feet). GASP!!

36 posted on 02/17/2014 1:29:41 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Cubbie stadium: VERY nice. The breezes off the three rivers probably cool things down during the hot summers.

Looks like a GREAT place to live.

37 posted on 02/17/2014 2:04:59 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain
Many good Chinese restaurants, fantastic pork tenderloin sandwiches, reasonable real estate prices and property taxes, good Christian and private schools, quite a few synagogues, lots of shopping and a major financial and insurance center with lots of jobs.
38 posted on 02/17/2014 2:11:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: lee martell

The guys never been the sharpest knife in the drawer, and he’s got $2 million in debts to deal with, you can’t put a person in a more desperate situation that this guy is in, I don’t think he will be making any reasonable decisions for a long long time.

Desperation encourages bad decisions.

Of course had he not ignored all the advice given him a night long ago, he wouldn’t have found himself in this mess either, so his bad decision making predates the desperation.


39 posted on 02/17/2014 2:16:38 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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Giving interview, trying to sign up for celebrity boxing. If one wants to lead a quiet normal life step one is to be quiet. Lots of people have been involved in high profile stuff over the years and then managed to move on.


40 posted on 02/17/2014 2:19:56 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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George, save yourself, go to your mother's house in Peru. Stay there three years, declare bankruptcy, and move on.

George, salvarte, ir a casa de su madre en Perú. Quédate allí tres años, declararse en bancarrota y seguir adelante.

5.56mm

41 posted on 02/17/2014 2:24:44 PM PST by M Kehoe
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Many on here have told me that Peru is one of the nastiest places on Earth.


42 posted on 02/17/2014 2:31:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Have you ever gone into a Chinese kitchen? The Chinese aren't into cleanliness (except personal). Their kitchens are FILTHY.
The Board of Health is ALWAYS closing them down.

I live in a city with many restaurants and MANY Chinese restaurants. We used to have a newspaper that printed the restaurant closings. If there were 30 restaurants closed, HALF would be Chinese. I don't eat in Chinese restaurants any more.

Cleanliness COSTS. The Chinese will spend money on the tangible things: education, cars, real estate, jewelry but cleanliness? Nope. Why bother to clean the restaurant every day? It will just get dirty immediately. Better to spend money and get someTHING for it.

They aren't of the Christian mind where "cleanliness is next to godliness."

43 posted on 02/17/2014 4:50:53 PM PST by cloudmountain
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