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April 10th, 2012
09:27 PM ET

Trayvon Martin's mother on George Zimmerman's website: "I don't want things like that to distract me"

Tonight Trayvon Martin's parents Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton along with their attorney Benjamin Crump joined Piers Morgan for a primetime exclusive interview. Monday, George Zimmerman created a website to solicit donations to help him with legal fees. Fulton isn't paying much attention to Zimmerman's actions. "I really haven't viewed the website," she said. "I'm just really trying to stay focused on justice for Trayvon."

Fulton went on to explain they are interested to hear the prosecutor speak to the media in the next 72 hours. "We just want him to be arrested so he can come before a judge and jury." Stay tuned to "Piers Morgan Tonight" every night at 9pm EST for the latest on the Trayvon Martin case.

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  1. Leon T

    Pierson, Whenever you have African-Americans on your show, it is always about something negative. Or you always pursue a negative angle or perspective. It is either something criminal or about drugs or what does it feel like to be Black in America or about some negative story in the news. That seems to be true with any AA person, whether famous or not.
    When other non AA guest, you pursue positive issues of life and success, like tonight's interview with Bubba Watson.
    Can you conduct an interview with an AA guest and just present an uplifting life story. Just try....

    April 10, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Pam

    As I watch Trayvons Martins story as innocent or guilty Zimmerman may be, I find myself asking why the media has NOT sensationalized the fact that the Black Panthers have a million dollar bounty on Zimmermans head. Isn't that illegal? Isn't that newsworthy? Wouldn't you go underground and hide if you were wanted dead or alive? Isn't this a hate crime? No matter what color a persons skin is, everyone deserves a fair unbiased opportunity to state their case. No one gave Zimmerman a chance. Are you sure you are an unbiased reporter?

    April 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Brian H - Investment Research Analyst

      Pam, Very Good Question; I have never seen it be permissible to call for the "mass bloodshed" of the "cursed skin". Are we going to stop racism or do what Sharpton wants to send us back to the 1830s. Amazing how quickly actual racists expose themselves as open murderers. And I'm not talking about Zimmerman.

      April 11, 2012 at 7:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • jessicakatharinemurray

      I suppose that the media hasn't sensationalized the story because, quite simply, the story isn't true.

      If the Black Panthers – the notorious black power organization that disbanded in the 80s – had put a million dollar bounty out for Zimmerman "dead or alive" that would be sensational. However, what actually happened was that The New Black Panthers – an unaffiliated, marginal group – put out a $10,000 reward for Zimmerman's capture in a "legal citizen's arrest," which is just not as sensational as the story you told.

      It doesn't seem like you need the media to sensationalize anything, you do the work yourself in your head.

      April 11, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • dave

        So the picture of George Zimmerman in the cross-hairs of a rifle scope mean nothing. Take a look on newblackpanther.com. A picture is worth a thousand words. So before you suggest people do their homework, you might practice what you preach.

        April 24, 2012 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  3. Ryan

    I just donated my hard earned money to mr zimmerman, good luck and enjoy!

    April 10, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Shelly

      racist... there is no other reason you would donate if there was any other kid that was shot and the evidence and testimony was not conclusive. So sad..

      April 11, 2012 at 8:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Show stopper

        Shelly – What a joke of a response. Calling someone a racist is no more than an attemt to halt the conversation because you can not argue your position using well thought out reason and logic to prove your point. Anytime I see someone doing this it is almost always because they are losing an argument. Your statement about Ryan not donating if it was another kid is blatently false on its face, nor based on fact. LAME.

        April 11, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
      • nick

        I would not donate to Zimmerman- but this was not a racial issue until the MEDIA made it one plain and simple, then the Race Pimps jumped on Board- and why would anyone let Al SHarpton get involved with his great record of choosing victims? Sorry this guy made a BIG MISTAKE and the mother said herself, she thinks it was a big mistake- but the media let this get out of control and now he is being publicly lynched.

        April 12, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
      • Lance

        Shut up, fool ! Until you know what you're talking about, keep your dumbazz comments to yourself.

        April 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mrs. Pellot

      I pray you never lose a child!

      April 11, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Ms. Care

    Please tell me.why you do not question. Zimmermans background. Or. Make remarks about the three charges that he previously had been charged?
    It appears that Zimmerman has had three. Passes when others would have. Been charged. Why do u not talk about the possibility that his father the ex-judge always take care of his son. You have made many statements on the possibility that Trayvon could have been the aggressor . Please examine Zimmermans background. And speak on his very trouble background.

    April 11, 2012 at 12:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joe

      Zimmerman was never charged with any crime. He was arrested but not found guilty. Which is why he was able to get bail. If he had previous record he wouldnt be able to bail out. But because he was never charged he could do so. Plus these where from 7 years ago. Cant people change? 7 years is a long time for someone to mature and change their ways?

      April 21, 2012 at 12:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Cris Kraft

    Uh-oh! Newly revealed social media pages show it was Trayvon Martin who was after George Zimmerman, not the other way around!! GAME OVER!

    http://networkedblogs.com/vMvvz

    April 11, 2012 at 12:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. jamal white

    that twitter stuff looks fake, nice try, what lies you got next. any black person can tell its fake smh

    April 11, 2012 at 1:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Roni24

    If she is trying to just focus on justice for Trayvon then why is she taking the time and money to try and trademark Trayvon's name and sayings that other people created to show support for her son? So Zimmerman has created a website to help his legal fees and she is trademarking her sons name to profit off his death. Hmmm????

    April 11, 2012 at 5:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Justice or Just Us?

      To prevent others from exploiting and profit off her sons death. Plus I'm sure there will be some sort of foundation established in his honor. So......your attempts at stirring the pot is lame.

      April 12, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Muriel Cavanaugh

    CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHY STAND YOUR GROUND DOES NOT APPLY TO MR. MARTIN .HE WAS SCARED FOR HIS LIFE COULD HAVE FELT THREATENED OR WORSE FEARS.PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW IT CAN NOT APPLY TO MR.MARTIN.

    April 11, 2012 at 7:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Keith

      Right!!!!

      April 11, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Lance

      It doesn't apply to Mr. Zimmerman because the Democrat candidates are going to lose their asses in November elections, and the WH-directed outrage (there are many more to come) is fully supported bby the main stream media. Therefore, individual rights of someone with a name like Zimmerman, even though he has a Mexican background, are thrown aside in a desperate bid for BHO to be re-elected.

      However, it will not work. BHO-tactics are very easy to spot by the majority of Americans, and it just nauseates us. Take Holder's praise of Al Sharpton, for example. Sharpton was directly responsible for the Freddy Fashion Mart shooting and fire in New York (look it up on Google), which resulted in the murder of 7 innocent people. He was doing then what he is doing now; fomenting black rage to kill. Sharpton should have been imprisoned and executed years ago.

      If you can't see what's going down, you are blind.

      April 12, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. lisa

    IM READY FOR ZIMMERMANS ASS TO B LOCKED UP!!! POINT BLANK ! FACTS ARE FACTS HE KILLED AN INNOCENT YOUNG PERSON NO MATTER WHAT HE SAID SELF DEFENSE MY ASS. IF IM SO AFRAID FOR MY LIFE WHY WOULD I GO UP TO THE PERSON I FEARED AND TRY TO BRING HIM DOWN "A LOAD OF BS" AS FOR HIS NEW WEBSITE ASKING FOR MONEY HE DOESNT DESERVE ANYTHING BUT A FREE RIDE TO THE JAIL HOUSE. IF HE WERE SUCH A GOOD GUY WHY IS HE RUNNING AND HIDING EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED IS HIS FAULT. THINK BEFORE YOU DO SOMETHING. DAMN ITS THAT SIMPLE. TAKE RESPONSBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS ! STOP HIDING AND TURN YOURSELF IN, YOU ARE MAKING THIS HARDER THAN IT HAS TO BE. YOU WANT HELP WITH LIVING AND LEGAL FEES GUESS WHAT YOU WILL HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED WHEN YOU ARE LOCKED UP A BED AND A MEAL WITH NO BILLS THAT SHOULD BE GOOD ENOUGHT FOR YOU!! AND AS FOR ANYBODY TALKING ABOUT SHEDDING SOME LIGHT ON THE BLACK PANTHERS GET OVER IT THATS NOT THE ISSUE THATS WHY NOBODY MAKING A BIG DEAL ABOUT IT. ZIMMERMAN IS GUILTY GUILTY GUILTY

    April 11, 2012 at 7:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Arrest Zimmerman Now

    America wake up Zimmerman did not act in self defense he said a racial slur racism is ignorance good over evil justice must prevail one way or another its woven in the fabric of humanity please get this racist murderer off the streets before he hurts someone else he was described as violent even the neighbors said he is violent and aggressive and terrorizing people in his own community so who will watch this fluke neighborhood watch he killed in the neighborhood he is the neighborhood murderer how can people feel safe now he needs to be arrested urgently like yesterday for all our Safety...don't pervert justice with stupid stand your ground sound like ignorance to me

    April 11, 2012 at 7:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Arrest Zimmerman Now

    If the prosecutors are wise and not corrupt please come forward with a factual intelligent decision fair and sound and the world will know that particular murderer is off the street and the communities safer again more so without this KNOWN MURDERER, George Zimmerman is a murderer white people and perhaps he might kill a white kid don't give him that chance Treyvon Martin lost his life to a racist murderer this is a hate crime

    April 11, 2012 at 7:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Loretta White

      wa wa wa. Why is it everytime something happens involving blacks and whites it is called a "hate crime"? Reality check
      here, just who is it that is doing all the "hating"??

      April 12, 2012 at 7:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Arrest Zimmerman Now

    Freeze his assets, donations, accounts etc. Dismantle this murderer's website and put him behind bars for his hate crime now before he strike again or try to escape justice...I like white people, but ignorant racists blue green or purple give me physical emotional physiological anguish that counseling can't help America's white racist #1 main hate crime trauma to black livelihood ptsd look where's justice this is gross murder

    April 11, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • girlswirly

      "raceist murderer"??? You are telling white people to watch out...Zimmerman is hispanic not white!! Pay attention! This is not a race issue! If you want to make it into a racial issue, what about the new black panthers that are offering a bounty for the death of Zimmerman?? Isn't that racist?? Not to mention against the law?? Make up your mind. Wrong is wrong, but you only seem to think wrong is only wrong if you are not black

      April 11, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Justice or Just Us?

        He is part Hispanic and we actually haven't confirmed his actual ethnic background. Racism exist outside just black and white. The real racial issue is the lack of compassion for this black child's life by the Sanford Police and others.

        April 12, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  13. LindaMarie Linkhauer

    A short letter to George Zimmerman,
    There's a lot of nasty things I can say here...,but I won't do that...,It won't accomplish anything by saying them.
    But I will say this to you. Only you....,know what happened that night. Trayvon,is dead now. His side of the story lies with him. That only leaves you,to tell the story of what actually happened that night. A few things puzzle me about all this I am hearing of the News Media coverage. One thing is the use of a firearm,( licenced firearm to add.) The size of the two of you,during the confrontation. It appears your a bigger size man than Trayvon was. You were NOT able to defend yourself? against a man smaller than yourself,that you had to draw a firearm on him? Secondly, Why did you run? Why are you now in hiding? Is it because you (know) you are wrong? Is it because you fear for your life now? If you did nothing wrong....,why would you need....,to run and hide?
    As far as I know, when you have a licenced firearm,in your possession,the responsibility of that firearm lies with you. What you DO with it ....,you are held accountable for it's use. Good,Bad or indifferent,the responsibility remains the same. Here you are now....,on the run,in hiding for what ever reason,why? You.....,and only you know that there will come a time you will have to be held accountable for what happened. You will have to stand on your own and explain what happened that night,it's a matter of time...,why prolong it ? Being in hiding...,and on the run,only tells the public,(more convincingly) of your guilt. ( Is that what you want?) If that is the case,you made a wrong decision !
    My opinion, you should never have owned a firearm in the first place. You did not live-up to the responsibilities of owning one. Now ! look where you at !

    April 11, 2012 at 8:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Galvani_king

    The stand your ground law should be used by every black people in Florida, since we can not trust the police or the security because we feel threatened around them then stand your ground as a citizen shot him before he gets a chance to shoot you. Go to court and claim self defense. If this case was the other way around Trayvon would have been locked up by now.

    April 11, 2012 at 8:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kevin

      I highly doubt that if it were the other way around that it would have even made it past the local news. So many accusations flying around before the facts are presented..what a shame. I am sure that both of their true inclinations will be brought out into the light. We'll just see. "Let the facts be known!"

      April 11, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Tufayyur Aoud

    To All law abiding Americans and others living in the US, a question. If someone in this country commits a murder and they are arrested, there is a trail, they are convicted, they are sentenced to death, and they are sent to jail to wait. This person is given numerous appeals and attorneys to defend them to stop the execution. Why is it that Trayvon Martin is tried, convicted and executed without the same rights as the accused murderer? Tell me who gave George Zimmerman the right to accost Trayvon in the first place? He was not a law enforcement officer. Everyone heard the 911 tape and the operator say you dont need to follow him. I honestly believe without taking sides that George Zimmerman violated Trayvon Martin's Civil rights. How can anyone in this country support the execution of Trayvon Martin? Trayvon was not commiting a crime. If anything Trayvon was trying to defend himself. Where are Trayvon's rights? Where?

    April 11, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Hartal

    Why are Zimmerman's former attorneys acting so bizarrely?

    Simple answer.

    Zimmerman set up a website to collect money for legal expenses; at the same Zimmerman told the special prosecutor that he was not being legally represented.

    The attorneys did not want to be part of fraudulent fund-raising.

    At the same they want Zimmerman's money so they are trying to get him to retain them formally.

    I can't believe that Dershowitz and Toobin have not yet said this.

    Don't forget to credit me when that point is made today.

    April 11, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Hartal

    Of course I want to express my condolences to Trayvon's parents. They have presented themselves and, by implication, the soul of their lost child with dignity and beauty.

    April 11, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Randige L

    Zimmerman You NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!!!
    Personally if you claim that your not guilty then you should not be hiding. If this was in self defense you should come forth and state your case. Your an idiot for just hiding and not speaking. Moreover, by having a website for donations just proves that you are guilty of something. You expect people to support you without any kind of proof that you committed this crime in self defense. Zimmerman your a coward, and just dumb. As for donations NO ONE SHOULD DONATE THEIR HARD EARNED MONEY TO A COLD BLOODED KILLER. I bet if this crime was the other way around then everyone would say that TRAYVON WAS GUILTY. BUT GUESS WHAT ITS NOT SO LETS BRING JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON and LOCK UP zimmerman.

    April 11, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Justice.For.Zimmerman

      Honey, he's in hiding because if he walked around freely, people would likely hurt him. People are so against him, and he gets horrible ridicule. He couldn't even go buy a soda at a vending machine without people getting in his face.

      April 11, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Justice

        Really....because that's all young Mr. Martin was doing. Buying a beverage & some skittles....

        April 11, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • girlswirly

      Idiot...Zimmerman was in hiding because racist hypocrites like Spike Lee and the black panthers are threatening him and his family!!!!

      April 11, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Anon.

    Who is more likely to be shot for self-defense? A Mexican guy running around with a gun, or a teenage black kid going to a store? :P

    April 11, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    April 11, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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  22. Dot.Dot.Dot

    All these anti-Zimmerman comments posted here sound like they are coming from people who have crippling emotional disorders, to be honest. Try to use the rational part of your brain to examine this tragic event and save the drama for your mama.

    April 11, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. thedfyent1

    GEORGE ZIMMERMAN HAS NO LEGAL REPRESENTATION! HIS LAWYERS HAVE QUIT DO TO POLITICAL PRESSURE! HE NEEDS OUR HELP, DONATE TO THE GEORGE ZIMMERMAN DEFENSE FUND. POST THIS LINK EVERYWHERE. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE SAID A LOT OF THINGS, NOW IT'S YOUR TURN TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! STAND UP AMERICA!

    http://george-zimmerman-defense-fund.com

    April 11, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. thedfyent1

    GEORGE ZIMMERMAN HAS NO LEGAL REPRESENTATION! HIS LAWYERS HAVE QUIT DO TO POLITICAL PRESSURE! HE NEEDS OUR HELP, DONATE TO THE GEORGE ZIMMERMAN DEFENSE FUND. POST THIS LINK EVERYWHERE. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE SAID A LOT OF THINGS, NOW IT'S YOUR TURN TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! STAND UP AMERICA! !!!!!!!

    http://george-zimmerman-defense-fund.com

    April 12, 2012 at 12:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • gangsta boo

      STAND UP FOR THE LITTLE BOY HE KILLED , CUZ HE WAS BLACK . ALL BLACK PEOPLE NOT BAD.

      April 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • dave

        Gammer not the strong suit dropout

        April 24, 2012 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  25. Lance

    Mr. Zimmerman will not be treated fairly by the media because the Democrats need him to be imprisoned so they will not lose their asses in November elections. This rage is directed by Obama himself, and the outrage (there are many more instances to come) is fully supported by the main stream media. Therefore, individual rights of someone with a name like Zimmerman, even though he has a Mexican background, are thrown aside in a desperate bid for BHO to be re-elected.

    However, it will not work. BHO-tactics are very easy to spot by the majority of Americans, and it just nauseates us. Take Holder's praise of Al Sharpton, for example. Sharpton was directly responsible for the Freddy Fashion Mart shooting and fire in New York (look it up on Google), which resulted in the murder of 7 innocent people. He was doing then what he is doing now; fomenting black rage to kill. Sharpton should have been imprisoned and executed years ago.

    Obama would tear the country in half, and burn it, to get re-elected. If you can't see what's going down, you are blind.

    April 12, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Let the process work

    I have yet to see crime statistics for Sanford published in the media – there must be a reason why someone is patrolling a neighborhood at night. Turns out that the violent crime rate is 127% higher than the national average and that residential crime has a similar rate...

    April 13, 2012 at 6:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  27. chris

    Zimm is retarded for putting up a donation website and some people are more retarded for donating.
    Zimm is plain guilty and if you donate to his site you are just saying its ok to kill! I just found out that the judge that is going to handle the case is the wife of a lawyer which recommended the lawyer he has now. So can anyone tell me how is this case looking||||?

    April 14, 2012 at 4:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Jane

    If you omit the personal descriptions of race and listen to the events, this sounds like a clear case of self defense. Trayvon was uncomfortable that someone was following him. Instead of going directly to the safety of his apartment, he confronted the man following him. Trayvon used his height (6 feet) and two fists to over power a (5 feet, 9 inch) man. In self defense this man shot Trayvon. No matter what your race and gender maybe, the majority of people would have reacted in this manner, if they possessed a gun. I wish Trayvon's parents taught him how to avoid trouble.

    April 14, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  29. I'm Right

    Racist. If he wasn't black people wouldn't be jumping all over this case. When black people are the one's who sell drugs and pimp out hoes....

    April 21, 2012 at 3:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
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    April 21, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  31. dave

    Praise be to Zimmerman and notice to the thugs out there. More and more of us are packing. I don't care if you are buying skittles or milk duds. If you don't belong in my neighborhood and you jump on me – bang bang bang. There is accountablity for your actions.

    April 24, 2012 at 1:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
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  33. Robin Hatfield

    Hi I don't know if anyone knows this but I hope Ms. Martin gets this, in Oregon our stand your ground law says that the bad person must break in your home before you can shoot them and Zimmerman would have gone to jail here because he got out of his car. Change Florida's Law!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank-you Robin

    July 26, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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