5 comments on “Zimmerman’s Cause

  1. (1) I was thinking the same thing about his website. My son (who is only 13) could have done a much better job!! If he was really trying to get donations and bring people to give a rats ass about him he should have done a lot more to the site. Maybe some family pictures, boasted about how he was a “big brother” (or something like that), ect.

    (2) Those men were NEVER his attorneys. He had contacted them for advice and they assumed the role. No contract was ever talked about let alone signed. No fees were discussed and no money ever changed hands. They were looking for their 15 minutes of fame and got it. I have been told from day one that the men who were claiming to be his legal council were NEVER hired by Mr. Zimmerman or his family.

    (3) It would be nice to know who donates to his fund. I’m sure it will be people who are on both sides of the fence. No matter how guilty the public thinks he is he still has a right to fair and competent representation. That is one of the great things about this country. ANYONE, guilty or not deserves the best attorney possible. I however, will not be making ANY donations what so ever!!

    (4) In order to offer his sympathy he would first have to feel empathy. I don’t feel he thinks he has done anything wrong. In his mind the killing was justified by self defense. Maybe once he is able to grasp the reality that he took somebodies life, a minor who was doing no wrong he will be able to feel something. If I was in his shoes I would be offering some sort of olive branch weather it’s in the form of an apology for what they are going through or doing like Mr. Martin and offer prayers for the family of Trayvon during this difficult time.

    On a side note, did you see the interview with Trayvon’s parents this morning on the Today Show? His mother said that she feels this was all an accident that got out of hand. What are your thoughts on that?

  2. Hey Dre,
    I also found it disturbing that Zimmerman didn’t even offer any sympathy to the family-especially in light of the amazingly magnanimous statement by Trayvon’s mother that she thought it was an “accident”. Wouldn’t it have helped him to show a little humanity? No wonder his lawyers are fleeing. Having said that, the distortions on the left are also amazing; NBC having to fire a producer for doctoring tapes http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/post/nyt-nbc-has-fired-producer-in-zimmerman-scandal/2012/04/06/gIQAwBal0S_blog.html
    the use of Trayvon’s at least two year old photo vs Zimmerman’s mug shot in orange, the altering of ABC’s video http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-22424932/george-zimmerman-enhanced-video-shows-injury-28804646.html#crsl=%252Fvideo%252Fus-22424932%252Fgeorge-zimmerman-enhanced-video-shows-injury-28804646.html, the references to him as “half white” instead of Hispanic (unlike Jessica Alba, Selena Gomez or Selma Hayek who are also considered Hispanic although they are only half) and on and on. I’m glad that Zimmerman was at least charged like he should have been to begin with. However second degree murder will be very hard to prove. Let the riots begin. Sigh, I’ve never felt further divided, so much for my hopes of a black president proving that we’re not the racist nation we once were. Guess there’s too much to gain by division.

  3. Hey Dre,
    I too thought it was callous of Zimmerman to express no sympathy towards the family. Especially after the incredibly magnanimous statement by Trayvon’s mother that it may have been an accident. Perhaps it was one of those situations where he was told not to because it would appear he was admitting guilt. Just the same, I would have, just because it’s the right thing to do. it’s hard to see how Zimmerman can now get a fair trial (i know some think he doesn’t deserve one, so spare me) in light of all the misinformation. We’ve all seen the pictures of Trayvon that were at least two years old vs. Zimmerman’s mug shot in orange. NBC has had to fire a producer for editing audio of the 911 tape to make Zimmerman appear racist (http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/06/nbc-fires-producer-of-misleading-zimmerman-tape/?scp=1#38;sq=NBC%20producer%20fired%20over%20Zimmerman%20911%20call&st=cse) Abc has admitted the video of Zimmerman’ s arrest does show wounds after they repeatedly reported it didn’t (http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/04/02/149855065/abc-news-enhanced-video-shows-injury-to-zimmermans-head) CNN has enhanced the audio of the 911 tape and now say Zimmerman said “F**kin’ cold”, not “F**kin’ coon” as was widely reported.(http://ironicsurrealism.com/2012/04/05/cnn-back-peddles-george-zimmerman-said-cold-not-coon-video/) None of this is being as widely reported as the initial misinformation. The template seems to be “Run out the assumptions everywhere, treat it like the gospel truth, then quietly run a few small articles admitting you were “mistaken”. I’m glad Zimmerman was finally charged-as he should have been from day one. I think second degree murder will be hard to prove, but that’s seems to be the way they want it. It almost seems like they want him to walk so it can cause even more division. i had great hopes that electing a minority president would finally show that we’re not the racist nation we once were, but it seems the politics of racial division are simply too strong to just let fade away. It feels even worse than it was before.

  4. Talk about not taking responsibility for your actions. Why should anyone pay his bills for him. He put himself in this situation through his own actions and only he should have to pay the price. There had been some burglaries in the neighborhood and Zimmerman wanted to be the hero and catch the thief. He played vigilante and got it wrong, shooting an unarmed, innocent kid. This is why civilians should not try and act like the police. None of this would have happened if Zimmerman had simply followed neighborhood watch guidelines. Instead, he violated the two most basic principles of the neighborhood watch program. First, the neighborhood watch is supposed to function only as additional eyes and ears for the police. They are not supposed to pursue or try and detain suspects, they are simply supposed to report their observations to the police and let them take it from there. The second main principle is that neighborhood watch volunteers are not supposed to be armed. Zimmerman was running around carrying a concealed weapon because he was a frustrated wanna be cop. He had no other reason for needing to take a weapon with him. Why did he need to have a weapon with him if he was really just out to make a trip to Target as he claims. The police already had some serious doubts about Zimmerman in light of his frequent calls to police reporting suspicious people in his neighborhood. It is also telling that every single suspicious person Zimmerman reported was a black male. People have tried to say that he is not racist because he never brought up the race of the person until he was asked. This is a load of crap. The fact that the only people he reported as suspicious were black clearly indicates he was racist or at a minimum profiling black males as being suspicious an up to no good, regardless of whether or not they had done anything to support this conclusion other than being in Zimmerman’s neighborhood. The police wanted to arrest him the night of the incident but were overruled by the DA, no doubt in response to a call from Zimmerman’s ex-judge father to the DA. Of course the authorities will not release phone records to confirm or deny this, because they know the records will confirm the call and they do not want to add more evidence that there was an attempt at a cover up.

    Zimmerman, and only Zimmerman is responsible for the position he is in. Let him pay the price himself. People should not give their hard earned money to help out this racist vigilante who got himself into a jam.

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