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Roughly one week since the jury in the George Zimmerman trial delivered its "not guilty" verdict, on Monday the defendant found himself back in the news, and once again, a 911 call is very much at the center of the story.
However, unlike in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the intensions behind George Zimmerman's latest activities are without debate, as the 29-year-old man – along with four others – helped a family escape an overturned SUV.
Just four days after his acquittal, Zimmerman happened upon the scene, and offered his assistance amidst the very same Sanford, Fla. neighborhood and community where Martin's death occurred nearly 17 months ago.
Filling in for Piers Morgan, guest host Chris Cuomo asked attorney Mark O'Mara for his reaction to his client's latest activities:
“This is quintessential George. This is the person who I knew him to be when I found out about his past before February 12. Just a guy who’s always involved in the community, always willing to, you know, lend a helping hand," O'Mara told Cuomo, as part of a live interview. "And, here we go, four days after the event, something that I could not have planned, but turned out to be just pure George.”
Digging back into the essence of the case, and the nationwide reaction that came as a result, Martin responded to the comments issued by Barack Obama from late last week:
“If you look at just the sound bite, I think it was inappropriate to suggest that thirty-five years ago, Trayvon could have been him or whatever," said the attorney, joining the program from Florida via satellite. "But, if you look at the complete context of what the president said, I think what he was acknowledging was that we still do have some issues of race, and the way there is a divide between the country, still. And, it’s a conversation that we need to have.”
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Now I know George Zimmerman was a piece of garbage liar....!!!! Mark O’Mara and other defense witnesses claim 18 months at a gym result in a weak can defend himself weak ass George Zimmerman..That only could use his gun to defend himself from a UNARMED teen weighting 50 pound more the the teen he MURDERED@! But wait the lazy weak fat child murderer help lift a SUV!!
You conveniently ignore that it was Zimmerman's trainer who testified under oath that Zimmerman arrived at his gym with a 0.5 out of 10 fighting ability and left with a 1, and that the Zimmerman was "physically soft, predominantly fat, not a lot of muscle or strength".
You ignore the fact that Zimmerman had only 28 lbs on Trayvon at the time and far less strength, reach or agility, and that Trayvon had a history of violent and aggressive fighting.
And you ignore the fact that the most skeptical police investigator, Chris Serino, testified in court that Zimmerman's statements were consistent with the evidence and the witness testimony and appeared to be honest.
Who would go to training for a year or more and start at negative .05 and only progress by .05 or even 1.5. What kind of bs is that. Why would he continue going if he was making so little progress. I hope he was not paying for that training. If he was, he should be getting a refund. Or is it that the trainer was lying?
How ironic that pee wee herman displayed super strength to "pull" people from a car wreck, yet he was so "wimpy" he had to shoot and kill an unarmed teenage boy to because he was scared he wasn't going to win the fight he started? What part of that is not BS?
I understand how Tryvon was African American or a black man in the USA but why is it the Afro-Peruvain George Zimmerman gets to be a Hispanic White man in the USA when Africans were dropped in Peru by the Spanish in the 1500's looks like the black race in America /USA trumps a Afro-Peruvian. now this is black raceism any checking for color ?
I am African american I can honestly say all my brothers are using this to their advantage. No one in our community really knows what happened but this is time to take advantage of the situation. If rev. Jackson said to protest we will because we don't know whats going on or about laws we just want to be acquitted of murder too we jealous. We kill more but are always guilty....right Tyrone?? And plus we want more settlement checks!!
This is such a F'n Joke. Anyone that believes this is legit is a damn idiot. If you think that coming up with some convenient elaborate BS story a WEEK after INJUSTICE was served will save your ass then you know you're pretty much screwed. Eye for an Eye eh Georgie boy? Only time will tell.... Suggest joining Snowden in the Moscow airport .......
read this: http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/roderickscott.asp
THE BLACK ZIMMERMAN YOUR NOT SUPPOSED TO KNOW ABOUT
I need proof – pictures please and they must have been white.
Zimmerman is not white, just FYI
Zimmerman said he is a white Hispanic. FYI, "Hispanic" is NOT a race.
@foxyoldbroad: Zimmerman listed himself on the Florida voter registration as "Hispanic" not white, and has always identified as Hispanic.
Race, according to biologists and geneticists, is a social and political fiction.
@foxyoldbroad, hispanic is an actual ethnicity, you can even list it as your child's race in school! Quit trying to make more out of this story, it's not always about race.
Afro-Peruvian Black young man's Picture of George Zimmerman just as a young man of about 14 in a leather jacket not George as painted by 1,000,000 Racests that have violated his Civil Rights in their racest Mannot with support from the NAACP and the President could have been his father too. I would think this kind of Hate and Racesim tword White people must stop!
The whole thing was stage. He is of no hero. It was a fake rescue to help him build his reputation and gain public sympathy
Which is why Zimmerman quickly slipped away to avoid any attention.
I guess he did not as he involved himself getting few people out of a burning roled over SUV
Wow... that is soooooo sad that this is the conclusion you jump to. No wonder you don't believe the actual facts and evidence in this case. Your reality, at least for this situation, is a dark and desperate place.
My sentiments exactly. I believe this whole thing to be a conveniently timed publicity stunt.
Ok how about George Zimmerman had a better chance of being Obama's son than Tryvon as Trayvon as no white blood liniage making him way off of the Obama line. Jessie Jackson's son maybe or better Al Sharpton none of them liked the President anyhow.look up Afro-Peruvian and see young pictures of George and then Puke your ever lovin Black American Hate puting it in the face of all whites George was dignified and respectful in court and the verdict for this black man just.
I just do not get it, did people forget Zimmermen assault charges from his wife, assault charges on an officer and that his father is or was a judge, therefore Zimmermen was able to walk away from those charges.
Zimmerman was NEVER charged with domestic violence. He and his ex-fiancee (not wife) had mutual restraining orders but she defended him to the FBI in the recent investigation. And Zimmerman's charges of assault on an undercover police officer who was arresting Zimmerman's friend in a bar, were tossed out in court as bogus (Zimmerman was merely asking why and "may" have pushed the officer's arms).
And Zimmerman's farther was a magistrate in another state, not a judge, and had no pull in Florida.
How convenient that each time...three times to be exact, that George Fibberman has seen the back of a police car as many times as those he profiles as "effin punks that always gets away," gets misunderstood and sent home.
Since he holds 3 mugshots in the the State of Florida...people like him need to be profile as a criminal, thug always getting arrested, bragging on MySpace how he beat the legal system and esposing ethnic prejudices against Mexicans.
Let's have some proof of this "heroism" of Zimmerman. His lawyer says Zimmerman is always helping out the community. So, why didn't he offer Tryvon a ride to his nearby home? After all, it was not only dark that night & raining as well, but Zimmerman believed that there were criminals infesting those streets; criminals so dangerous that he felt a need to carry a deadly weapon. And why are they covering up the race of the people he "rescued"? That is very important as to what this tells us about George's character.
The proof of Zimmerman's heroism is that he has to wear a bullet-proof vest because of the thousands of death threats and is in hiding (not even his parents know where he is), and yet he risked his life to help a family of strangers.
That you need to know the race of the family merely demonstrates your own obsession with race, one that Zimmerman never shared, since he took a black girl to his senior prom, had a black business partner, publicly defended a homeless black man who was assaulted by the Sanford Police, and was mentoring two black youths at the time of the shooting.
um, were these facts presented in the case? how do you know about his whole personal life? Are you his mother? If yes, I respect you and am sorry that your son made an evil decision to murder an unarmed black man with his concealed weapon. Just because you hang out with black people does not mean you are not racist. Does that make sense? If you think merely having some relationships (however poor quality) with black people means that you can't be a racist, then you, sir or madam, are ignorant and probably racist.
So what he took a black girl to the prom. The late Strom Thurmond had a black daughter and was one of the biggest racist Segregationist there ever was in politics. Racist whites in the South employed blacks. As far as George Fibberman mentoring two black youths...so what? They weren't TEENS...by that time, he would start profiling them.
I understand 80% of people in Florida have guns and Trayvon had one on order but blidsiding George was not a good idea. The next time he will know.
Maybe he would have offered him a ride – if TM had not sucker punched him and started the fight!
um, trayvon probably wouldn't have wanted a ride from a creepy guy stalking him at night. and suckerpunch? were you there? If yes, you coudn't see anything through your white hood, so chill.
Actually, the fact that the race of the family is very important to YOU tells us about YOUR character.
Thanks George for being exactly who God made you, even when so many people think evil of you. Keep helping strangers & keep looking out for others.
doing what *any* person would've done (helping a family on the road), does not cover over your murder. Please repent. If you live by the sword, you die by the sword.
Eelie I agree completely! Anyone would have helped. There was a Serial Killer (can't remember his name right now) who had saved a little girl from drowning & was hailed a hero (no one knew at that time what he was) & yet one of his victims was a young girl! & before everyone who is pro Zimmerman gets up in arms about him not being a serial killer, that's not what I mean't, just saying that one good deed does not a good man make! I find it so interesting that in defending GZ most of what is said is just repeating what GZ said happened, there is no proof that is even true in fact quite a bit to the contrary! The fact remains if he had simply remained in his vehicle & waited for the police to arrive Trayvon would be alive today & Tracy Martin & Sabrina Fulton wouldn't be grief stricken.
Everyone needs to get off their high horses. He didn't kill a "child"...he was 17. This wouldnt have even made the news if it was a white 17 year old killed by a black middle aged man. The jury just needed reasonable doubt – and they had it. Are we the jury? Nope. Do we know what happened that day? Nope. Was George Zimmerman a saint? Nope – but neither was Trayvon Martin.
you're um wrong. of course this would've made the news if a middle aged black man had shot a white boy. Difference is, the black man would've been arrested immediately and would be rotting in jail right now. duh.
MOM is full of it. Quinessential George?? How come he is not talking about GZ's two arrest. He knows about the two arrest, but chooses to ignore them and pretend like GZ was so nice. No he wasn't. He was arrested twice. Domestic violence and battery on a law enforcement officer. Most people have never been arrested,. How calm could GZ be. MOM needs to stop spouting that bs. Look it up on Orange County, Florida, clerk of the court website
Zimmerman was NEVER arrested or charged with domestic violence. He and his ex-fiancee (not wife) had mutual restraining orders but she defended him to the FBI in the recent investigation. And Zimmerman's charges of assault on an undercover police officer who was arresting Zimmerman's friend in a bar, were tossed out in court as bogus (Zimmerman was merely asking why and "may" have pushed the officer's arms).
He did, however, have one speeding ticket, which was dismissed when the officer failed to show up in court.
Look at Clerk of the court for Orange county Florida and you will see that GZ was arrested twice.
GZ was arrested and charged with battery on a LEO. He went through a pre-trial diversion program and then after he completed the requirements of that program the charges were dismissed. They were not bogus charges and he had to complete a program to get the charges dismissed. They were not dropped. Look it up. Clerk of the Court, Orange County, Florida.
Communication, communication, communication. Or lack thereof, is at the heart of this case, and also that of Yoshiro Hattori, who was shot and killed in 1992 in Baton Rouge, LA, by a homeowner claiming defense. Hattori was an exchange student who did not 'freeze' when the homeowner yelled the command. The facts of the case are nearly the same: no initial charges until the state stepped in; self-defense; acquittal; then civil suit. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshihiro_Hattori
There are no similarities whatsoever between the two cases.
Sounds like Tyrone and Latanya should send Remel Newson a friend request on Facebook. (Newson is the guy who was arrested for tweeting that "N****s should kill all crackas...cops and neighborhood watch" last week.
looking up Afro- Peruvian has given new meaning to George Zimmerman as a Black man as he is on his mother's side but white on father's side I think CNN and The USA owe Georges family as the State of Florida did not investigate the Heritage of George but called him white to bring race into the prosicution . What a Justice systmn.
I am half black and half Latino. I will make a bold statement...Black HATE whites. They hate anyone that is not black. They apparently can't be called racist, but they can be called haters and prejudiced. It's absurd how hateful they are. This is why they can't except, despite the evidence, that Trayvon was on "lean" and attacked GZ and died because GZ was defending himself.
If GZ had died at Trayvon had lived and Trayvon was in a position to help someone, who honestly believes Trayvon would life a finger to help ANYONE? Trayvon was ghetto trash. Dirt. He was a bad person. Now he is dead for it.
oh dear. your comment is vile, hateful, and shows how bitter and ignorant you are. I'm sorry you've had a difficult life. Please get a college education and try to better yourself. You are barely literate.
The young people of the United States well forever carry the Canadian Red Maple leaf when out of the United States for black or white your black one sided racial hate for white people is generating a world in what people of Peace no longer can tolorate as it spews beyond your borders
I understand the cost of any court action in the USA is high but to understand this case and any cases in the USA Black defendants occupy the greatest cost , Then the educating Black female Lawyers as more black males are not interested in an education being most know all about their race and how to screem discrimination if a white is the color of the other person. Then the Black Cacus Black President Black Justice Head and Black NAACP. all singing let my people go is going backwards , Old Man River he Keep on Going and the costs in the USA to the White population should soon Equal out as the White man shal always carry the burden of supporting Blacks for the food stamps Jail and Educating . The time to give a break to the white people and give Detroit some money and stop the black on Afro=Peruven cost to our government.
GZ was arrested twice. He was not such a great person. Domestic violence and battery on a LEO. MOM can pretend that it wasn't just a little thing, but if it was, the charges would have been dropped withourt GZ having to do anything. GZ had to go through a pre-trial diversion program to get the charges dropped. If he did not complete that program the charges would have been pursued by the state.
Then you are saying the average black is arrested 2 times only or average?
If things had worked out a bit differently Trayvon might have happened upon this family of four...
and pounded their heads into the concrete and stole their jewelry.
dear sir, you are merely sad that you didn't get the opportunity to carry a concealed weapon and murder an unarmed black man like Zimmerman did. Your comments show why America is such a struggling country- uneducated, ignorant, racists like you. turn off Larry the Cable guy, and read a history book. walk out of your trailer park, and meditate near a pond.
He was born to a Jewish Russian father
Isn’t murdering unarmed black children and stopping at traffic accidents, a racist cop-wana-be's job description? Isn’t this eerily similar to pyromaniacs liking to watch the fires they start?
The Zimmerman supporters are just far too “pretend” gullible (AKA—intentionally obtuse).
Saying this means something is like saying that Hitler invented the VW, autobahn, and rockets, so why do you keep insisting that Hitler was all bad?
George Zimmerman told us who he was when he killed Trayvon Martin. He had an opportunity to take the stand and clear this up. But as we all learned when juror B-37 went on TV, the story does not hold together under questioning by Anderson Cooper.
Blacks murder unarmed black children every day. I guess that's ok. Because you not out crying about that. Also TM was far from being a child. But all of you TM supporters keep emphasizing Child in your whinnying. If he was a child he should not of been out at night in the rain with out his parents. By the way bet he didn't have a receipt for the skittles. Open your eyes people and stop stereo typing yourself
The DOJ iShould printing Tickets with the names of 1,000,000 Racest that signed the form for the investigation on Georges Cival Rights Violation and free flights to Haiti for those too not wanting to stay under laws of the United States and I suggest Trayvon's Legasy will be a kid that caused the Biggest Hate/Racial tension in the USA. This needs a name we who chose to live under laws made by the Governments in the USA will call this a Trayvon instead of a travisty agenst White people in the USA but agenst Blacks outside of the USA by African Americans and the NAACP, Time to stop both Trayvons lying Parents from their tour of the States spewing their Hate for the White Justice Systmn.
YES? I think, george is Afro Peruvian , look it up my guess it is like Afro USA of African in the USA of African born American, I think out of africa in the beginning.
Good luck to the Feds trying to make a civil rights case against Zimmerman when you have N O T H I N G but an obvious vendetta. Did we just become Russia?
O’Mara’s remarks were NAUSEATINGLY SELF-SERVING, astoundingly TONE DEAF. With all the outstanding litigation still to come, what would be the strongest defense for Zimmerman?
How about the slightest hint of contrition, a faint acknowledgement that he bears some responsibility for this tragedy.
This is a Trayvon Moment. not intentinal but hate supported or not supported by NAACP and the will of blacks holding high parents that felt the Screems of their child is such a crock of lies, as long as their tour is on this Afro- Peruvian Black on Black will not stop because it is nothing more than Blacks from other Countries being treated as the blacks that have pulled slavery along with them for 100 years in this country. There is a need today for the black people to forget Slavery and undo their Chaines of History .
Sticking to this lame story that Trayvon somehow caused his own death by not escaping the scene of the altercation in the allotted “four minutes”—this is insulting and outrageous.
O’Mara may have sold it to an all white jury, but the general public and legal professionals will not swallow it whole. Get real.
Given the facts I would suggest there is more support for George now the case has been aquitted and the fact the Afro Peruvian black has been established shown George did not stalk or defile any Civil rights to an out of town person munching Skittles because of a Weed and now the NAACP is involved my Guess people like myself would be more than glad to help out the Afro-Peruvian in his defence agenst the biggest Black machine in the USA . looking at Black Hate agenst Black is Hate and hell is going to get those who the good lord finds guilty of such Sin it is love thy brother not smash his head in and have your mother perger herself as to the screems ,she knew she never never never knew that to be her son.
It is pointless trying to reason with you. You have clearly made up your mind about everything, are absolutely sure about every fact (which neither prosecution nor defense are crazy enough to do–given lack of hard evidence. )
You generously suggest that huge numbers now favor the verdict in favor or Zimmerman. Are you living under a rock, or do you watch tv, read the news–opinion does not seem unanimous for GZ. Or do you simply listen to reruns of your favorite fantasy mantras.
The 1,000,000 who signed the DOJ agenst George Zimmerman shound l pay $100.00 fine each and this given to George Zimmerman for those that do not support the Courts in the USA calling him a Racest and continuing this Hate black on White as George is a Man and an Afro-Peruvian Black man acquitted by the courts of the land but the Hate by those continuing this are banging on drums of dispair it was not racial but a man on the ground able to get a shot off to save his life and a mother and father who are fanning the fires of dispair . I would suggest it is going to remain Racial NAACP racial as now it is not the white man it was his courts
O’Mara’s carefully crafted image of Zimmerman as Mr. Nice Guy was a key factor in his successful defense in the murder case.
Its’ standard stuff. As part of a vigorous defense, one learns to put a good face on EVERYTHING, to always see the bright side, the positive read of the evidence and ignore or ridicule the dark side. O’Mara obsessively took this tack in the trial. (There was precioius little hard evidence). But to keep blindly crashing through the jungle, trying to resurrect Zimmerman’s image, to portray him as an innocent choir boy is probably counter-productive.
It persuaded ordinary folks on the jury. But that’s over.
The defense team is now facing US Attorney General Holder. O’Mara’s quaint jury based strategy better have more meat on the bones.
if Mr Ziommerman used the same publicist as the town of Stanford.
The fact remains that Mr Zimmerman profiled, stalked, chased, confronted and murdered an innocent, unarmed child. . I trust that MR Zimmereman will one day receive the justice he so richly deserves.
Making you a Lawless (black ) person that the laws do not aply to you as the Jury Aquitted him I would suggest you join the Skinhead clan of supremmises and tell them you are a brother and on their side (white) Phone me when you are done, please.
Look up AFRO-Peruvian and tell the world all the racest black people in the United States of America are Ignorant of any other Blacks outside of their country that only here because of the the Slave traders 100 years ago thought them to be of sound body health and good workers. My guess is most slave traders needed glasses. Afro-Peruvian on any computer and George Zimmerman's picture will educate your Black hearts and stop your White hate on this case.
I do think after the NAACP and all the Blacks that have pushed the Afro-Peruvian into court for being a racest shall elevate George to being the second famous black man painted White on earth as I would suggest he sue the Government for racesium the NAACP for violation of his Civil Rights and painting him White and the NAACP disbanned for out and out racesum in the USA
You da man. you got me that crazy accent. Remember Travon! comon down to my crib and I'll show you a great time Piers. I want to hang with the Piers man! We got your back man, keep on telling the TRUTH.
Shamir that's a real intelligent blog you posted there dude. You can have Morgan and CNN both are pieces of Crap
You Martain supporters are clowns. We get sick of hearing ther race card over everything. Why are you not out calling for justice for all the blacks killed by blacks every day or the white that are killed by blacks
Zimmerman may have done one thing wrong but not against the law and that was got out of his car.While travon used his hands as a weapon. He was a thug that got violent on a nerd looking dude and paid the price sorry its time to let it go.
Oh by the way 30 blacks flash mobbed a mom and pops store in DC last night stole everything and stabbed a black worker where are you guys calling for justice or Mr. Jackson and Al Sharpton on this story. That's what I thought.
"Digging back into the essence of the case, and the nationwide reaction that came as a result, Martin responded to the comments issued by Barack Obama from late last week:"
interesting freudian slip
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