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 ...
According to Sharpton Martin had I.T. and Skillets.
I swear I laughed out loud more than once at that video clip.
What a buffoon.
I guess this means you won’t be contributing any money to the George Zimmerman White Hispanic, Racist, Bashed Head, Broken Nose, Hoodie Hating, Iced Tea, Skittles, Innocent Child Killer Defense Fund. #:^)
Here’s a link to the complete transcript given to me earlier. Hope it helps
Oh, I quite agree.
Ah, so now that it's coming out that he's a real nice guy who helps the homeless and mentors 14-year-olds, he's Hispanic!
“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.”
Yes, the case is all over Spanish radio. Barry might be able to get his black base all wee weed up on this issue but this lynching of Zim will cost him a bunch of Hispanic votes in FL.
The other thing they are trying to discourage is the neighborhood watch programs that citizens use to protect their property. If neighborhood watch is eliminated, the illegal drug element will have easy pickings to finance the cost of drugs. I suspect that Trayvon Martin was checking the layout of the gated community. He probably figured that those living in it had a false sense of security and would provide an easy opportunity to rob.
If more neighborhood watch programs were set up, it would break the back of the illegal drug industry. The pushers need the capitol to finance their inventory of drugs. The way they get that capitol is through the fencing of stolen property. With the huge unemployment of the black community, they have turned to the drug industry as a means to earn a living. With the rise of that industry our nation is suffering from the collateral damage of violence, lawlessness and gang activity.
I might remind people, that never did hard economic times cause the rise of lawlessness and violence like we see today. This is because of the breakdown of the family in these communities. It is a result of moral decay. Women are regarded as sex outlets and not wives. Seventy-two percent of black mothers are unmarried. Marriage is a thing of the past and cohabitation has replaced it (17.3% black women are cohabitating). As a example, look at Trayvon Martin’s parents who divorced in 1999. The sexual revolution has made of mess of things.
Only Jesus Christ—not social justice—will fix the United States.
Link to video of Zimmerman in court today - several video’s @ the site.
“I read somewhere on another website how Martin made the mistake of bringing Skittles to a gun fight. “
Did innocent lil trey bring his screwdriver and dope to the gun fight?
yes, I am afraid so - the mighty Breitbart predicted it (hey, where is that autopsy report???)
Have you been a Soros troll/mole on this site for 11 years or did you forget the “/sarc” tag?
I am hoping for the latter. If it’s the former, things are becoming clearer to me on a lot of topics discussed on this forum.
Great catch - didn’t notice that.
It’s neither insane nor uncalled for to “get out of your car to confront someone”, although I believe you are misinformed of all the facts surrounding this incident considering your statement.
Plenty of people on this site feel just like you do concerning this incident. It doesn’t mean you’re correct in your assessment, but it is your right. Considering all the known facts, your assessment is off center, IMO. More facts may eventually come to light that may prove Mr. Zimmerman should be incarcerated, but that remains to be seen.
As far as I’m concerned, more people need to get involved in their neighborhoods if it is necessary to deter crime, and the recent events in that neighborhood indicate he was doing the right thing as far as I’m concerned.
From the known facts at this point, that “child” was far from innocent, and he got exactly what was coming to him if the story that is known is true.
I don’t know where you are getting your information about Zimmerman and Martin, but you are wrong. If young innocent Trayvon was going to any other school in Florida rather than one in Miami, he would have had a well-earned criminal rap sheet. There is so much crime and thuggery in Miami schools, especially the one Trayvon attended, the “authorities” are just numb to it. By not dealing with young innocent Martin’s transgressions, he was greenlighted to move up the chain of stupidity and now he is dead. It’s his fault, not Zimmerman’s.
If you want to help George Zimmerman with defense funds go here: http://www.therealgeorgezimmerman.com/Home_Page.php
The website had about 1,700 visitors before today’s hearing and just now had more than 4,000.
He needs $15,000 to post bond for the $150,000 set in court. His parents will need to surrender their home to the $150,000 bond if he can’t raise the $15,000.
The kid was doing nothing wrong?
How do you know?
Do you know what Zimmerman thought was suspicious? The “kid” was between the homes- on private property, not on public property,- as if he were casing them.
Just gave them $15 that I really can’t afford to let go of. I will not see a man railroaded by this administration.
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