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 ...
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.
try this one, it’s even worse!
Did you stop paying attention right after Reverends Al and Jesse had their say without any pertinent factual information?
I thought I was reading a Dummie Funnies thread when I read your Post.
“loitering on the streets”
He was on his way home to watch the game. I’ve heard from GZ now and as my tagline quotes him in court today, he can’t keep his story straight for 10 seconds.
What are you going to do about the witness who says there was a chase?
Tell you what the prosecutors are going to do with all GZ’s stories—put him away for a very long time. My guess is he takes his attorney’s advise and takes a plea deal that will let him out in less than 10.
As far as I’m concerned, in this case the “lesser included” should be littering.
I think a jury is going to have something to say about it. I have been predicting hung jury and I am sticking with it. It may well break down on racial lines.
Do you have a link to the complete video of today’s bond hearing? I can’t seem to find one anywhere.
He had recently lost weight. That’s why his weight was not taken from his out of date ID.
Friends called him TB for TugBoat.
ABC, NBC & CNN are all in CYA mode after the “outright lies” they stated about Zimmerman.
They will eventually all 3 be sued for damages.