George Zimmerman is in trouble again? Surprise, surprise.
No surprise. Not here. After all, his soon-to-be-ex-wife, Shellie Zimmerman said Boy George felt “invincible” after the not guilty verdict in the Trayvon Martin case.
The warnings were there before Zimmerman killed Martin. Since the verdict Zimmerman has been busted for speeding (twice) and a domestic abuse incident where he allegedly assaulted Shellie and her father. No charges were filed.
Bill O’Reilly reported on his show he had received e-mails from Zimmerman supporters suggesting Poor George is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). What a load. The ones suffering here are Zimmerman’s army of idiots and they suffer from the delusion this killer is sort sort of poor, persecuted “hero.”
Zimmerman is driving around free, buying guns and beating up knocked-up girlfriends. Where’s the PTSD supposed to be in his devil-may-care lifestyle. He has no job and he sure hasn’t missed any meals. Outwardly, Boy George looks as happy as a pig in mud.
These are the weapons that were in Zimmerman’s possession.
It appears from the artillery, George lives in constant fear for his life.
Look at the record. Zimmerman has been violent toward cops, girlfriends and young Black men carrying cans of teas and bags of candy. This is not a nice man who is simply misunderstood.
A thug will be a thug, a killer will be a killer and a violent man will continue to be violent. Zimmerman WILL kill again. It’s a question of when, not if. When it does and some woman unlucky enough to be with him or another Black teenager lies dead in a chalk line it can’t be said, “We had no idea this would happen.”
Give a violent man the means to be violent repeatedly only makes it inevitable he will commit more violence. Zimmerman got his taste of blood in killing Trayvon and that’s why he will kill again. He liked the taste.
God bless the defenders of George Zimmerman. They know not what they enable.
- No Isht Sherlock: George Zimmerman Juror Says He Deserves To Be In Prison (bossip.com)
- Right wing media turns on George Zimmerman (thegrio.com)
- George Zimmerman’s ‘Right To Bear Arms’ REVOKED! (jeterink.wordpress.com)
- Zimmerman ‘has PTSD, millions in debt’ : ‘His life is ruined by what they’ve done to him’ (freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com)
Shellie Zimmerman is not a sympathetic figure. For over a year she played the part of the dutiful, stoic wife, standing by the side of her husband, George Zimmerman as he went on trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin. Shellie did the supportive spouse role part so well, to save her hubby’s worthless ass she even lied to a judge about the couple being destitute and was charged with committing perjury.
The trial is over. George walked and Shellie’s done keeping the faith. This week she filed for divorce from the exonerated killer. The finishing stroke may have been when Shellie went to court to answer for her own crime of perjury where she lucked on and received probation instead of jail time.
But where was George?
Not standing by his woman the way his woman had stood by him. The day she was sentenced George Zimmerman was not in court to support her and Shellie was pissed.
She went public with her anger and disappointment as she jacked up the bus and rolled Boy George under it.
“I have a selfish husband,” Shellie told Good Morning America, taking the opportunity to really pile it on. “And I think George is all about George.” The not-guilty verdict, she said, has him feeling “invincible” and “making some reckless decisions,” like speeding and gun shopping. She’s seeking custody of the couple’s two dogs.
“I stood by my husband through everything and I kind of feel like he left me with a bunch of broken glass that I’m supposed to now assemble and make a life,” she said. “I have been married to a person for about seven years and I don’t think I ever really knew him at all.”
Shellie’s claim that she and Boy George had an argument shortly before he shot Trayvon Martin is interesting. It certainly raises questions about what his state of mind was though they probably would not have come out during a trial. However, given George’s history with women such as his previous fiancée taking out a restraining order against him and a cousin who claims he sexually assaulted her it’s another puff of smoke that reveals a fiery, hidden personality.
The couple have no children and Shellie is asking in her divorce petition for custody of their two dogs, as well as demanding her jobless husband pay the premiums for a permanent life insurance policy, jointly sharing their bank accounts as well as any financial settlement that might come his way should he win his defamation suit against NBC.
“I stood by my husband through everything,” she told ABC, “and I kind of feel like he left me with a bunch of pieces of broken glass that I’m supposed to now assemble and make a life.”
Trayvon Martin could tell her how hard that is. Or at least he could have if her soon to be ex-husband hadn’t murdered him.
I don’t feel sorry for Shellie Zimmerman because hers is not a sad story. She stood by her husband and showed him a loyalty he had no interest in returning. As he speeds around the country feeling cocky and “invincible” it’s inevitable at some point George’s arrogant swagger will catch up with him.
The law may have given George a pass, but justice will find him and when it does, Shellie may be glad she’s not around when it does.
- George Zimmerman’s Wife Says He Is “Selfish” (bet.com)
- George Zimmerman’s wife Shellie to file for divorce after six years (theguardian.com)
- George Zimmerman’s Wife Files For Divorce (abcactionnews.com)
“Fucking punks. These assholes always get away.” ~ George “The Hunter” Zimmerman
The fix was in. We knew it would end this way. It always ends this way. Black people crying and the killers of Black people smiling triumphantly. One is vindicated and the other is vilified. Same as it ever was.
The last time I felt like this was in April 1992 when another jury with no Blacks on it found the four cops who beat up Rodney King not guilty. America betrayed me then too.
Whenever we are in danger of forgetting America reminds its Black sons and daughters exactly how cheap their lives are. Just the same way it did for Amadou Diallo and Sean Bell and Oscar Grant and Rodney King. With a slap on the wrist, a victorious acquittal and a big gob of spit right in the face of every one that hoped maybe this time would be the time when justice prevailed and someone would pay for killing a young Black man the way they didn’t pay for Diallo, Bell, Grant, and King.
It wouldn’t be George Zimmerman. He walked out of the courtroom “not guilty” on all charges as a free man. He even got the gun back he used to shoot Trayvon Martin.
Tomorrow George Zimmerman can go hunting for another Trayvon Martin. And now he has the blessings of the American justice system to do so.
No surprise. As my older brother said, “It’s a commentary on the value of a Black kid’s life.”
Six women, five White and one Hispanic, sat in the courtroom looking at Sybrina Fulton, Travyon’s mother and they concluded, “Your son didn’t matter. His life didn’t matter.” They gave Gladys Zimmerman back her son George. Sybrina Fulton can go to the cemetery if she wants to see her son.
“Today, justice failed Trayvon Martin and his family,” said Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman of the NAACP. “We call immediately for the Justice Department to conduct an investigation into the civil rights violations committed against Trayvon Martin. This case has re-energized the movement to end racial profiling in the United States.”
“It seems that Trayvon Martin was tried and found guilty of his own death” MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry said and indeed he was.
Blackness is a crime. Punishable by death. Travyon was guilty of being Black. And he’s dead. I’d like to cry about it. I’d like to drink myself into numbness.
But I’m not crying and I’m not drinking. I couldn’t be more sober. “American Justice?” That’s an oxymoron.
I don’t believe there will be widespread rioting or acts of violence. There will be some, but not that much and not that bad. While idiots were predicting mass insurrections and the blood of innocent Whites flowing in the gutters, I never believed it. That was just wishful thinking by racists. We are angry and we are hurt, but we are not savages. We will not fall into the traps laid by hateful bastards like Geraldo Rivera and the Fox News cabal who can’t to chortle and say, “We told you so. We told you those niggers would go crazy if Zimmerman walked.”
There was no Twitter, no Facebook, no Instagram, no social media in which to curse, rage and vent. Most people are slow to anger and while there is plenty of anger, the emotion I detect most is hurt. Hurt that yet again America reminds its Black children it is an inattentive, cold and cruel parent that does not love us as we love it and places no value or worth on our lives. This is not a White thing. There are plenty of pissed-off people about this abortion of “justice” and it crosses over all race lines. No, this is an American thing and that separateness, that feeling of unequal protection and that we remain a problem to be solved and not a loyal and trusted citizen to be embraced.
I am ashamed of my country. I don’t feel like an American. I feel like an alien in a hostile world that doesn’t understand me and hates me and all that I love. I wonder if there’s somewhere better than this? Or does my skin color trump my very humanity everywhere on this wretched planet as it does everywhere in this wretched country? It’s been a while, some 21 years since the Los Angeles riots that I felt this way. It has been over two decades since last I felt this sort of acidic and withering contempt for America and a legal system that rubber stamps the hunting and killing of unarmed teenagers.
This jury did not see Travyon as a human being with the right to live like a human being. To them Trayvon was a disease and Zimmerman was the lethal cure. Now he’s free to “cure” more dangerous Black teenagers.
There will be more Trayvon Martins. And now there will be more George Zimmermans to kill more Trayvon Martins. Rabbit season. Duck season. Nigger season.
I have a son. My brother has two sons. My sister has a son. My sister-in-law has two sons. That’s six young Black men and any of them could be lined up in the crosshairs of the next vigilante, wannabee cop. Black parents always have to give their sons (as well as our daughters “the Talk.” Not the one about the birds and the bees, but about the cops or the gangs and how to avoid ending up a tragic statistic.
Now we have to add to it. Now we have to tell our kids how to avoid the wannabee cops, the vigilantes, the bigots like Zimmerman and his whole lousy hateful family who target Black youth.
It’s not enough to keep our sons away from the raging racists like the entire Zimmerman Clan. We must also find a way to bring back as many of those young Black men involved in gangs and crime. We must become proactive in keeping them out of the prison-industrial complex and trying to mentor and aid those locked in it and those coming out of it.
We ignore them at our own peril. There isn’t much comfort to find on this darkest of days, but I take a small bit from this post by Roderick Belin I came across on Twitter.
Black boys matter to their families: their parents and loved ones. Black boys matter to those of us who do not seek to profit off them but who love them for their sheer powerful presence. Black boys matter because they are created in the image of God – because they are fearfully and wonderfully made. Black boys matter because they are brilliant, strong, beautiful, powerful and have universe-altering contributions to make to the world. Those who hate Black boys know this and fear Black boys today just as Pharaoh feared and sought to deal wisely with the Hebrew boys millennia ago. But, we are wise too. We are strong. We are strategic. We love. And, because we love, God is on our side.
Love your Black sons. Love and protect them. You must. America will not.
“Find out just what the people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”
Frederick Douglass (1817? – 1895)
PLEASE consider signing the NAACP’s petition to have the Justice Department file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.
- George Zimmerman walks free; Trayvon Martin Trial – Where is the Justice? (businessat17.wordpress.com)
- No Justice for Trayvon Martin (libertysands.wordpress.com)
- NAACP Calls on DOJ to pursue civil rights charges against George Zimmerman (pumabydesign001.com)
- COMMENTARY: Zimmerman Acquittal Says It’s Open Season on Black Males (blackamericaweb.com)
- Open season on black boys after a verdict like this | Gary Younge (guardian.co.uk)
Got a letter from a friend the other day. Seems she had heard some Black folks were a little wound up about the George Zimmerman trial and she got freaked out they were going to do something about it if he walked.
So of course she sends me a series of e-mails demanding I do something about it.
When will blacks begin to address Their Own cultural problems, not only in relation to Western whites- but their own values and failures, and failures of values? I guess if GZ is not convicted we can just wait for across the country race riots. Blacks are calling for killing white teens, especially in the suburbs, in droves, ‘to see how it feels’. Now that is some civilized shit! And you wonder why anyone is racist. Whites are scared shitless of blacks. We are not Superior these days, we are frightened out of our minds with what has come from generational entitlements, crime, crack, endless poverty. The NEW racism is not The OLD supremacist Mississippi racism, the new one is one of FEAR.
There is a lot of fear out there because black people are all over the place making real and specified threats of killing. The cops know it, the public knows it. Where are Jesse and Al now calling for calm? No..not them, this is their WET dream!
I simply cannot explain enough how we see this uncivilized behavior. Black thugs scare the fuck out of the rest of us, that are not out killing people on the streets and doing stupid shit with a total lack of respect for life, like throwing bleach on people on trains, shooting each other, causing chaos, gang beating old people and just acting like fools for the sake of it. Sorry, it’s not ok no matter how you slice it. It’s cultural decadence gone wild. And, since we ‘whites’ have all the rights and privileges to end it, why has it not been done already? Tolerance. For no really good reason.
Perhaps you are not seeing the threats? Why would people not be afraid? Isn’t it normal to be afraid, when they’re TELLING you to BE AFRAID? When people are saying, ‘we are going to kill your kids over this’ you have EVERY RIGHT to be afraid.
There is every good reason to fear black people, if you do not understand that, you have not taken a GOOD look at Black culture as it has evolved in the US.
Gee, I wonder if that’s the same kind of fear Trayvon felt just before this cowardly piece of trash shot him down? I wonder if its anything like the fear young Black men like Trayvon and their parents felt knowing there were laws in place that provided legal protection for anyone who claimed a Black kid was acting “suspiciously” and they “feared for their life” so they killed in order not to be killed.
It really sucks to live in fear, doesn’t it? But the only fear that matters is White fear.
Allow me to retort and rebut.
You keep telling me what others whom I don’t know are saying and expect me to be responsible for responding to it?
I not only can’t do that, I won’t do that. I can no more be a spokesman for the entire Black race than you can be for the entire White race. I certainly won’t take responsibility for what a few idiots are saying that has you all hot and bothered.
I am not here to reassure you there will be no violence if Zimmerman walks. Even if I could tell 36 million African-Americans to be cool, I wouldn’t do it. I don’t have the right to tell anyone else how they should feel or what they should do. All I’m responsible for it what I feel and what I will do.
Here’s what I won’t do.
I won’t throw a brick through a window. Any window. Especially not my windows. They’re still pretty new and I like them.
I won’t burn down any houses. Particularly not my house. I have some neighbors I don’t like so much, but I won’t burn down their house either.
I won’t hit anyone upside the head. Not even with a brick. You never know who has a concealed carry permit and that’s the wrong way to find out.
I won’t allow my wife or son or daughter to riot either. And that’s all I can be reasonably expected not to do if George Zimmerman is acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin. Yes, I said “murder.” Trayvon was alive and now he’s dead and Zimmerman made him that way. Whether he intended to kill him is a matter of degree of murder, but it’s still murder.
I hope there’s no violence. I hope if there is any violence, it’s short, limited and over quickly.
But if there is violence I know this: it won’t be my fault. It’s not my responsibility to prevent it or even try to stop it. People will do what they feel they need to do. It won’t help Trayvon. He’ll still be dead. It won’t hurt George Zimmerman. He’ll be free (and probably looking over his shoulder for the rest of his life).
What’s the point of a riot? No point as far as I can see, but then I don’t fit the profile of a likely rioter.
It might make someone feel like they’re doing something. If they need to get out of them what’s bottled inside that badly then I guess throwing a brick or starting a fire or beating up some poor devil who has nothing to do with any of this might make them feel better.
It won’t make things any better, but with the present low state of race relations it won’t make things any worse either. Martin Luther King said, “A riot is the language of the unheard.” Maybe that’s what it takes to get Americans to listen.
Zimmerman going free would not be a good thing, but it’s not the worse thing either. The worst thing has already happened with Trayvon’s death. Killing or hurting someone else won’t make Trayvon any less dead.
Let me be clear. I don’t want to see anyone get hurt. I don’t want to see anybody else die. Burning and looting and tearing shit up is not what I want to see in the aftermath of a Zimmerman acquittal. Not at all.
It won’t surprise me if that is exactly what happens. I’ll care, but if Sanford and other parts of the country goes up in flames, it’s not my fault.
You didn’t care when Zimmerman killed Martin. You didn’t care about this asinine Stand Your Ground law that gives idiots the right to kill and a get out of jail card if they say, “Hey, I was afraid for my life. I stood my ground and never mind if I started the fight.”
And now you expect the same people whom you have told in no uncertain terms “We have the legal right to kill your sons when they make us nervous” to rush to reassure you, “All is well. We’re cool.” You can whistle while you wait for that.
If a riot happens, a riot happens and there is nothing I, Jesse, Al, Barack or Jesus Christ can say to stop it from happening.
I don’t care about your fear. Your unreasonable, irrational and racist fear is your problem, because if Sanford burns, you can blame George Zimmerman. You can blame the failure on the justice system. You can blame those who are rioting. You can find someone to blame.
But you won’t blame me.
- Black county officials plead for calm ahead of Zimmerman verdict (TBO.com)
- Will George Zimmerman Get Away With Murder? (gawker.com)
- Zimmerman Verdict: Why Is the Right Worried About Race Riots? (motherjones.com)
On the first day of George Zimmerman trial one of the defense attorneys thought he’d try to break up the tension in the room. He told a knock-knock joke.
Nobody laughed. The joke fell flat and nobody has tried to tell another joke since. Not until last week when the general sentiment was the prosecution was getting hammered by Mark O’ Mara and the rest of the defense team. Okay, things went pretty badly, but from some of the moaning and groaning over lead prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda occasionally faltering performance you might have been led to believe the jury not only had found Boy George “not guilty” they gave him a public service award for killing Trayvon Martin.
I haven’t watched the trial. Not a minute of it. This is a subject that hits too close to home. I admit I’m biased. I think Zimmerman racially profiled Trayvon and he killed him because some Black kid was where he shouldn’t be: in his neighborhood.
From most reports I’ve read some of the witnesses did a better job for the defense than the prosecution that called them to testify. The main offender was detective Chris Serino who may have sabotaged the trial.
Sanford Police Investigator Chris Serino, who interrogated Zimmerman, told the jury he concluded the defendant was either telling the truth or was a pathological liar. At that point lead defense attorney Mark O’Mara asked, “Do you think he was telling the truth?”
Prosecutors should have objected to the question, analysts said, but they remained silent.
“Yes,” Serino replied.
They objected the next day, when Judge Debra Nelson ruled witnesses were not supposed to comment on the credibility of other witnesses because it was the jury’s job to decide who to believe. She ordered the jury to ignore that exchange, which means it cannot be mentioned in closing arguments and they should not consider it during deliberations, but her ruling also called further attention to what Serino said
While social media was having its evil fun beating up on Rachel Jeantel, the witness that may have done the greatest harm to the prosecution’s case was a cop with a big mouth while the prosecution sat there dumbly. From the beginning it was well-known the Sanford cop shop was sympathetic to Zimmerman. Maybe they hung out pounding donuts and shooting the breeze about the “fucking punks” that were ripping off everything that wasn’t nailed down in Boy George’s hood.
If things go shit side up, save some blame for Serino if his town starts burning to the ground.
Will there be a riot goin’ on in Sanford? I hope not, but if it does it will be because the legal system failed Trayvon and his family. I’m seeing a lot more pessimism and fatalism in my news feed over how the trial is going so far than optimism. Summer is here. Temperatures are rising. There’s people with blood in their eyes and they may not be in the mood for any more injustice.
I’ve already seen in my news feed some calling for Sanford to be burned to the ground if George Zimmerman goes free.
Some are predicting if Zimmerman isn’t convicted, we’re going to see a replay of the 1992 L.A. riots. The fury that set Los Angeles on fire is simmering on a low flame, but do not doubt that it is still there. Those that demanded justice for Trayvon allowed the system to take its sweet time in arresting Zimmerman when the Sanford cops and district attorney just turned palms up and shrugged their shoulders.
They have gritted their teeth and watched as Zimmerman gamed the system (remember Judge Nelson is the third judge appointed to the case) and suffered with quiet restraint as the legal team smeared Trayvon’s reputation with leaks about his school records and drug usage. Nobody threw a brick through any windows when Zimmerman set up a website to ask for funds for his defense and then scammed the suckers by using the money to pay off his credit cards.
Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie was charged with perjury after lying during a bond hearing about $135,000 the couple had concealed while claiming indigent. The rest of Zimmerman’s family is no prize either. Little brother Robert sent out some racist tweets, Mama Gladys penned a letter on the one-year anniversary of her sonny boy arrest saying it was done “solely to placate the masses” as she quite deliberately omitted any reference to the real victim, Trayvon Martin. Finally, Robert Sr., made his contribution by scribbling a whiny self-published e-book where he blamed practically every African-American in America as the “true racists.”
Nice family George is part of, but it does explain a lot about his attitudes. The Coreleones have nothing on the Zimmermans.
If Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s parents, aren’t calling for rioting in the streets, NOBODY else should be either. There will be some asshole trying to stir things up, but I hope like hell everyone tunes those fools right out. A riot might seem like a perfectly sensible reaction to allowing a killer to go free, but it won’t help anything and it won’t change anything. It won’t get Zimmerman and it won’t bring Trayvon back, so what is accomplished but to make Black people look exactly like the savages the Zimmerman supporters say we are?
Vengeance is not ours. There are reasons to riot, but deluding yourself it will get justice for Trayvon Martin is not one of them.
If Zimmerman walks due to the ineptitude of the prosecution there will be those who see a “not guilty” verdict as proof the fix was in from the jump. They may have a point. There was a day in court where George Zimmerman smiled and laughed in response to what one witness said. I did not like that smile. Not one bit.
You know who hasn’t found a single thing to laugh about? Trayvon Martin’s parents.
I’m a realist, not an optimist. I hope for the best and expect the worst. That way when the best happens I’m pleasantly surprised and when the worst occurs, I’m never disappointed.
The trial is not over. There’s still chances to wipe that smile off of George Zimmerman’s ugly face.
- Zimmerman trial judge tells jury to ignore detective’s description – Reuters (reuters.com)
- Prosecutors attack Zimmerman story several ways (troyrecord.com)
- Trayvon Martins mother testifies in Zimmerman trial (miamiherald.com)
- 10 Upsetting Things People Are Saying About The Trayvon Martin Case (thoughtcatalog.com)
We’re only a few weeks into the George Zimmerman trial and already there is moaning and groaning that he’s going to walk. A friend told me today, “That girl totally blew it for the prosecution. She was so poorly prepared and didn’t seem even to be mad about Trayvon being dead. Why didn’t she act like she cared?”
I understand why my friend was turned off by Rachel Jeantel. She was rough around the edges and Even some Black folks found her tough to take. She was sullen, uncooperative, sarcastic and disinterested. She looked like she rather be anywhere else on earth than in that courtroom answering question after question for two days straight.
Jeantel has a reason for the bad attitude. The 19-year-old was on the phone with Martin before Zimmerman killed him. Now she has to come to court and play along with this game of dress-up and legal mumbo-jumbo while the man who murdered her friend is sitting right across from her. It is unlikely Jeantel spent her life learning courtroom decorum from Law and Order reruns. It’s understandable if Jeantel’s huffy demeanor doesn’t play well with those scoring the trial at home, but she is not an actress and this is not a television with a tidy ending in the last 15 minutes. This is real and Jeantel deserves to be cut a little slack. It was her friend that was gunned down and if that’s not a reason to feel frosty about testifying what is?
This exchange between Jeantel and defense attorney Don West makes obvious she doesn’t suffer fools gladly. Or a foolish questions either.
West: “Of course, you don’t know if he was telling the truth or not.”
Jeantel: “Why would he need to lie about that, sir?”
West: “Maybe he decided to assault George Zimmerman and he didn’t want you to know about it,”
Jeantel: “That’s real retarded, sir. Trayvon did not know him.”
Blunt? Yes. Politically incorrect? Certainly. Logical? Definitely.
You can feel Jeantel contempt for the proceedings coming off in her in waves. She exhibits utter disdain for the niceties of the law and total disinterest in being deferential to the attorneys.
I loved every minute of The Rachel Jeantel Show. Even the moments where I winced and cringed. This was not a young woman about to play nice with the guy trying to get off the killer of her friend and she wasn’t interested if Middle America liked her. I rather think she would care as much if they didn’t.
Rachel Jeantel is not interested in smiling when she does not want to smile or playing to the cameras. She is not concerned who considers her insolent, rude, or ignorant. She is not an entertainer. She does not care if she infuriates White people who do not understand her or irritates Black people whom are embarrassed by her surly attitude.
America prefers to Blacks sing, dance, play sports and show their teeth to the camera. Angry Black people bothers America and Rachel Jeantel is very angry.
There are more Rachels and Trayvons out there than we are comfortable with. Angry, surly, and easily annoyed Black teenagers whom aren’t impressed by courtrooms, judges, attorneys and television cameras have a remarkable power to intimidate those among us who regard them as bizarre as an alien life form.
George Zimmerman killed Trayvon not because he had done anything wrong, but because he was the wrong color in the wrong neighborhood. The one thing Martin could not change was all Zimmerman saw. That’s what racial profiling is. Why are so many so eager to now racial profile Jeantel?
Jeantel and West do not speak the same language. He wants to keep his client out of prison. She wants justice for her dead friend. Is it surprising she’s so hostile and contemptuous of him?
The prosecution could have prepared Jeantel better, but you can’t program people like computers. If you’re Black and embarrassed by Jeantel you were probably embarrassed by Charles Ramsey a few weeks ago and you need to ask yourself why?
Clarence Thomas and his four White friends on the Supreme Court pose a far greater threat to Black folks than Paula Deen‘s N-bombs. Who hurt Black folks more this week? Jeantel’s lack of articulation or Thomas’ deliberate calculation to give racist politicians a green light to reintroduce Jim Crow style voting laws?
Let’s get our priorities straight. On Rachel’s worst day she does less harm to the race than Clarence on his best. Let’s call the shabby treatment of Jeantel for what it is: Reverse Racial Profiling. Respectable Negroes were embarrassed by Charles Ramsey a few weeks ago and now they’re back bellyaching over Rachel Jeantel.
Why don’t we focus on the substance of Ramsey and Jeantel and less about their style or lack of? Not every Black person on television is going to be Cliff and Claire Huxtable.
James Baldwin said, “The power of the white world is threatened whenever a black man refuses to accept the white world’s definitions.” Black people need to stop defining themselves by the White world’s definition of what is proper, smart and articulate. We must stop defining ourselves by standards that we had no part in creating and do not accurately depict us. Rachel Jeantel is not Antoine Dodson playing the fool for the camera. This is not World Star Hip Hop. This is real.
West tried to do to Jeantel what the judge would not let be done to Trayvon: niggerize him as a threat and the type of Black teen Whites should be afraid of.
Maybe they should be if there’s no justice for Trayvon.
It’s Father’s Day, a time sons and dads get together and reminiscence fondly of their good times together. Or if you’re Robert Zimmerman Sr. whose son George faces second-degree murder charges for the killing of Trayvon Martin last February and you think he got a raw deal, what you do is dash off a $3.99 e-book on Amazon and you lay fault for all the woes of your family squarely on nearly every prominent Black politician and organization for being “the true racists.”
Who is it that has that knives out for George? Daddy Zimmerman has it all figured out and naming names:
- Congressional Black Caucus. “[A] pathetic, self-serving group of racists… advancing their purely racist agenda.” He later adds that “all members of Congress should be ashamed of the Congressional Black Caucus, as should be their constituents.” And finally: “They are truly a disgrace to all Americans.”
- The NAACP. “[S]imply promotes racism and hatred for their own, primarily financial, interests” and “without prejudice and racial divide, the NAACP would simply cease to exist.”
- NAACP President Benjamin Jealous. “[W]hat I would expect of a racist.”
- Trayvon Martin’s funeral director. A “racial activist and former head of the local NAACP.”
- Benjamin Crump, Natalie Jackson and Daryl Parks, attorneys for Travyon Martin’s family. “The scheme team.”
- The National Basketball Players Association.
- Black Chamber of Commerce.
- National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers.
- National Black United Fund.
- United Negro College Fund.
Pretty much everybody but The Harlem Globetrotters is gunning for Boy George Zimmerman. The old man also claims the Boston bombings could have been averted if the FBI wasn’t busy investigating the Martin murder.
The positive reviews on Amazon praising Zimmerman Sr., are just as eye-opening.
This book gives you a glimpse into what actually happened in February of 2012, without the lies and politics. Don’t be put off by other people who disparage this man and his family without bothering to find out what actually happened. The truth will come out during the trial, and the Zimmermans will be vindicated.
I have believed all along that this case was a travesty propelled by financial and personal gain by those whose interest is benefited from this being a criminal & race issue…Those of you that think this isn’t financially motivated read the book and then ask Trayvons grieving mother when & where she got those huge multi carat diamond earrings she was sporting on her media campaign?
To the Zimmerman family, I support your family, and I wish the Martin family would have recognized the signs for their son to get help. It’s a tragedy, and I wish we could bring Trayvon back, and have given him some guidance before he decided not to stop beating your son’s head into the pavement. A couple more poundings, and George would possibly have brain damage, and been a vegetable. If Trayvon would have kept his hands to himself, he still would be here for his family.
Okay, you get the picture. There’s a lot of sick, twisted bastards and far too many of them have computer access.
In the foreword of “Florida v. Zimmerman: Uncovering the Malicious Prosecution of my Son, George” Daddy Z declares, “Everything stated in this book is true to the best of my knowledge and my belief (You really believe that?). However, given the media’s egregious and misleading reporting (Because I certainly couldn’t be biased in favor of my son), I would certainly encourage readers research any and all information they may question (And if you’re expecting an impartial account to come from the father of a guy facing hard time behind bars you’re out of your mind).”
The only ones who could be interested in slanted, self-serving trash like this are the same fools who are making contributions to George Zimmerman’s defense fund. It’s a neat little Jedi mind trick Daddy Z has pulled off here. He appeals to racists by denouncing every African-American who has chosen justice for Trayvon over freedom for George as the real racists.
This strategy should do well with morons and Stormfront members.
Zimmerman, Sr.is engaged in two of the oldest defenses in the world: deflection and projection. Blaming others for the sins of racism that he and his family perpetuates continually and repeatedly.
Can I say with 100 percent certainty George Zimmerman was motivated by racism when he murdered Trayvon Martin? No. But what I can say is if he is he got it honestly.
Today is Father’s Day and there is no doubt Robert Zimmerman Sr., loves his son George very much . He loves him so much he would lie for him. He loves him so much he would spread his race-baiting venom to others to feed the seething racial resentment his son started with his reckless and criminal behavior . George is a killer and that reflects poorly upon how the elder Zimmerman raised him. His love is no excuse for being a lousy parent. The stupid and selfish actions of George took Trayvon away from his father and that’s why he’s on trial for murder, not because of anything the NAACP or the NBA did.
Today is Father’s Day and Robert Zimmerman Sr. shows his love by spewing hate.
- The Nerve of This Man (thoughtprovokingperspectives.wordpress.com)
- George Zimmerman’s Father Says African-American’s Are The ‘True Racists’ (djsdoingwork.com)
- George Zimmerman’s Father Says The ‘True Racists’ Are African-American (soulbrotherspeaks.com)
- George Zimmerman’s dad lashes out at ‘racist’ Black community in e-book (rawstory.com)
When the character of the defendant is less than sterling if you’re a smart (and somewhat unscrupulous) defense attorney the next best option if your client’s reputation is less than pristine is to dirty up the victim instead.
The trashing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman‘s attorneys and family has been brutal, ruthless, systematic and ugly. They are playing hardball. They are showing no mercy. Zimmerman’s lawyers began in earnest last week when they released text messages from Trayvon in trying to depict him as a punk kid with violent tendencies. Zimmerman’s mother did even worse to the teenager. She made him invisible and irrelevant in a letter she released to her son’s supporters.
Today, April 11, 2013 is the anniversary of the most unfortunate arrest of our son George. I am writing from my heart and with incalculable gratitude to our family members, dearest friends, and those we have not personally met but who have nonetheless offered their unwavering moral and spiritual support. Those who read this letter should do so of their own free will, and do so because they are interested in its message. If you read this letter with the hopes of finding material to mock or rebuke–please stop reading now, because this letter is not intended for you.
April 11 2012 will be forever remembered by the Zimmerman family as the day the justice system failed us as Americans, and as a consequence an innocent man was arrested for a crime he did not commit, solely to placate the masses. George was charged with murder. By confusing the public and manipulating perception in order to sway the “court of public opinion”, Benjamin Crump & co. finally achieved their “first base” victory.
A year later, we find ourselves–as Mr. Crump put it–in “third base” posture: we are awaiting trial. Throughout the past year, as evidence came forth and was later published, we have fought at every turn to be certain George is afforded a fair trial and equal protection under the law. It is imperative now more than ever that George receive fair treatment by the judicial system, as this is the quintessential birthright of every American.
From the beginning, this case has been heavily publicized and a false narrative was developed surrounding a very real tragedy when there was little evidence available to the public. It is astounding that despite the vast amount of information and evidence now available that supports George’s self-defense claim, the majority of the media avoids its publication. It is indeed alarming that even more media outlets do not regret misinforming the public and have not taken steps to retract the fabrications they are responsible for perpetuating.
The media, with the help of social media made it their prerogative to judge and sentence George before and after his arrest. Even members of Congress and self-proclaimed “activists” used and routinely use to this day the term “murderer” when they speak of him–in effect they are re-enforcing the only acceptable judicial outcome in their eyes. Many have seen to it that he be judged by the public, the very public they were keen on misinforming.
It is for these reasons I share my thoughts and heart with you today. Despite the mythological monster the media created, those who knew George did not abandon him, and those who have become familiar with him throughout the course of this ordeal have prayed daily for him, his wife, his parents and siblings. Without your constant prayer, words of comfort, and endless search for truth–our family would not have made it this far.
After reading Gladys Zimmerman’s letter and its total absence of decency or humanity I understand where George’s racism comes from. It is more than misleading, self-serving and selfish. It is inhumane. Not once is Trayvon Martin’s name mentioned. No one in the Zimmerman family has a shred of compassion in their cold hearts.
“For the Zimmerman family to allege that the justice system doesn’t work simply because they are unhappy their son was arrested in the first place is disingenuous and disrespectful to the very system that is currently affording him every available opportunity to defend himself. The arrest of an admitted killer is not a violation of due process, it is due process. “Most will agree that no one has been given greater consideration by the justice system for killing an unarmed child than George Zimmerman.”
The Zimmerman family is waging a public relations war on the behalf of their murderous son and nobody has been vocal in his unwavering son than kid brother Robert. His recent rampage of Tweets to slime Trayvon will likely have no effect on the upcoming trial, but it does show how low Bobby Z. is willing to stoop to.
The Zimmerman defense team released a series of photographs and text messages from Trayvon on their website depicting the teenager discussing guns, being suspended from school and smoking marijuana. In a text message sent 12 days before Zimmerman gunned him down Martin tells an unnamed friend he was suspended from school for fighting.
“Why you not in school?” a text he receives asks.
“I thought you was going out with ur friend,” the reply says.
“Naw my ol g say she dont want me home caus she think ima get in mo trouble,” he texts back.
Martin’s texts also indicate he may have been curious about guns.
“U gotta gun?” reads a text from Martin’s phone, sent on Feb. 18, 2012, to a friend of his who was on the phone with him on the night of the shooting.
“You want a 22 revolver” asks someone in a text he receives that day.
Three days later, Martin mentioned a caliber of gun while asking a friend in another text, “U wanna share a .380 w.[redacted]?”
Other texts released allude to problems Martin was having at home and with authorities.
“My mom just told me i gotta mov wit my dad,” says one from Nov. 22, 2011. “She just kickd me out.”
“Is the defense trying to prove Trayvon deserved to be killed by George Zimmerman because of the way he looked?” Benjamin Crump said, “If so, this stereotypical and closed-minded thinking is the same mindset that caused George Zimmerman to get out of his car and pursue Trayvon, an unarmed kid who he didn’t know. The pretrial release of these irrelevant red herrings is a desperate and pathetic attempt by the defense to pollute and sway the jury pool.”
From what I’ve read from legal experts none of this crap will probably ever be heard by a jury and will not be admissible. Certainly Team Zimmerman would like to put Trayvon’s character on trial as he is already dead and cannot defend himself. Perhaps there is also the hope that painting Martin as wannabee thug, doper and gangsta will play to the worst fears of potential jurors.
Of course, anyone with the brain power of a house plant should ask, “What does this have to do with why Zimmerman shot Trayvon? He didn’t know any of this.” But the defense is going to muddy the waters as much as they can to get their client off. If they have to trash Trayvon in the process, you’d better believe they’re gonna do it.
It doesn’t make it any less disgusting. Mark O’ Mara wants to “niggerize” Trayvon Martin as a wannabee gangsta and future criminal. That’s understandable since its his client who is a killer with a prior criminal record. Writing in his legal blog, attorney Frederick Leatherman denounced the tactics of Zimmerman’s defense team saying, “This is quite possibly the sleaziest tactic that I have ever seen. To intentionally poison a jury pool a couple of weeks before trial with false and misleading information about the victim of a homicide calculated to incite and unite White racists to approve of the execution of an unarmed Black teenager is astonishing.”
“These two lawyers are fortunate that I am not Judge Nelson because I would jail them for contempt of court and file complaints against the bar association requesting their disbarment from the practice of law.”
In a series of rulings that were described as favorable to the prosecution, Judge Debra Nelson denied the defense’s motions to admit Martin’s marijuana usage, disciplinary records from school, possible interest in guns and fighting. Robert Zimmerman called upon the prosecution to drop the second degree murder charge against his brother. The defense asked for a delay in the trial which Judge Nelson also rejected. Jury selection begins June 16.
What we’re witnessing now is simply the public relations spin and the preliminaries. When the trial actually begins that’s when the circus will really start.
- Statement From Trayvon Martin’s Family and Their Attorneys (tmwarriors.wordpress.com)
- Zimmerman’s mom thanks supporters (abcactionnews.com)
- George Zimmerman’s Attorney Trying To Put Trayvon Martin On Trial (blackamericaweb.com)
- Zimmerman Lawyers Smear Trayvon (boomantribune.com)
- Judge denies delay, bars evidence in George Zimmerman trial (usnews.nbcnews.com)