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....
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
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”??
Chief investigator never looked at GZ’s medical records to verify the attack? He also stated they had no evidence as to who started the altercation.
Political move by the DA. B. S. case.
What I meant was now that the info is out to a wider audience, not us here on FR! Most of us smelled a railroad job from early on.
Up for reelection, yes, but seems she was unopposed - so won by default. Didn’t need this case after all.
I'm not sure either. Does anyone here know?
If the libs can’t find a crisis, they create one. This one is a failure just like all the rest. They never seem to tire of making fools of themselves....much to my delight.
Hispanic and Jewish vote is key in Florida.
GZ volunteers as a big brother to black kids in the ghetto? The guy is NOT what the media wanted for their race baiting.
He looked very Hispanic, too. Dark skin.
We cant allow it to go away quietly.
This race card **** needs to stop.
Shot of Obama there was in Africa campaigning for a Sharia law Muslim. The plan of action after a loss was to riot until gven a position of power.
That coming here next??
The media had to photoshop the pics to make him look white, he should be suing all of the media
That's right, CNN boy. Unless, of course you were actually interested in learning the truth about him and the death of Trayvon Martin. In that case you could find out all kinds of stuff without even leaving the comfort of your office.
Just pointing out that some of the media is being very careful.
Even having AC point out the racist laws of gun carry history would not have been “allowed” a week ago.
Now even FOX is “moonwalking”. Going nowhere but appearing to be moving forward.
One of the commentators even mention the race baiting techniques....Called a spade a....Oops can’t use that....called a club a skillet.
Fla’s “stand your ground” law should make manslaughter impossible.
That is why many are attacking “stand your ground”
It stands in the way of convicting Zimmerman
Fla has strengthened many 2nd amendment rights and I doubt Zimmerman will be convicted.
Sadly that will enrage many, and we could see a call to violence from the frothed up masses.
instead of asking why are young men taught to be this stupid, we are force fed a diet of nanny statism.
The prosecutor in this case is full on irresponsible and if this case is dismissed b/c of stand your ground, she should be brought up on charges. (see nifong)
The judge should be asking why was the information casting doubt withheld.
Yes, we did. FR was also one of the first (maybe THE first?) internet sites to call BS on the Duke lacrosse RR job.
Don't worry Al, it's safe to pick it up, the white won't rub off on ya.
I read somewhere on another website how Martin made the mistake of “bringing Skittles to a gun fight.”
Kristinn posted a thread today questioning the behavior of the Martin family attorney.
There’s plenty of bad behavior being spread around.
Even the comments on that CNN story are running about 10 to 1 for Zimmerman.
Lots of flamethrowers on both sides there, but the Pro-Trayvon crowd is absolutely unwilling to let loose of the “racist, cop wannabe shoots angelic unarmed black child”
MSM tries to destroy a man for ratings...
Wonder how many of will be surprised when a 6’3” stand up next to 5’8” Zimmerman. Look at O’Mara standing next to him. He’s about 6’ maybe a smidge more.
And only a week ago the media was telling us he reported a young man who "looked black". The media has had a full month of pounding a man who was in hiding and unable to defend himself. Now that he has a courtroom to defend himself in, we will see how accurate the media portrayal was, and this will be remembered.
That is a powerful photo. I am very familiar with the Trayvon portion and it’s context, but I am amazed at how effective mixing various other photos as you did, is, that shows skill and talent.
and, even with a bulletproof vest, the guy doesn’t look quite like he weighs the 250 they claimed.
perhaps 180 at the most?
several inches shorter and roughly the same weight as his attacker.
I wonder if that gash could have come from one of those 24 oz Arizona Tea cans?
the racist, cop wannabe shoots angelic unarmed black child
Lessee, GZ has called the 911 46 times for nothing. This call was for nothing, the kid was doing nothing wrong, yet to GZ that was suspicious. He has a violent past, unlike the child he killed, charged with assault on a police officer, etc. The only railroad was when police refused to arrest this hothead in the first place.
I’ve seen suspicious stuff. It is insane to get out of your car to confront anyone. Anyone else feel as I do? Dont worry about bucking the party line. This ain’t no Duke Lacrosse case. An innocent child is dead.
Innocent children don’t bash men’s heads in or try to smother them.
And I am guessing you haven’t read Travon’s twitter where he advocated violence? With a gun?
Go spew your vomit elsewhere.
and he said “coon”
and he he said “he’s acting suspicious, he looks black”
Trayvon was a light-skinned 12 yo football star.
Zimmerman was white.
The grainy footage showed no injury to Z so he obviously is lying.
What load of crap. There has been eight burglaries in Zimmerman's neighbor in 15 months, all by black men. Would that make you a bit suspicious of a 6-2, hooded stranger loitering on the streets of your neighborhood?
And, you consider Trayvon an innocent child when he was on top of Zimmerman, beating him to the point he was bleeding profusely from the back of the head? Innocent, my ass. Zimmerman had every reason to believe his life was endangered and to act in self-defense.
And, the timeframe, based on the 911 calls, show the thuggie in a hoodie has plenty of time to get back to his father's fiancee's home once Zimmerman has lost track of him. He decided to be a tough guy and pick a fight with a man with a gun.
Take the liberal stupidity elsewhere.
Already I can see where they’re starting to move away from the racism charges and starting to go after the stand your ground laws. If they can’t blame Zimmerman for the crime, they will blame it on the laws that they think allowed it to happen.