George Zimmerman part 10,001: When you cant get out of your own way


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I have written more than a dozen blogs about George Michael Zimmerman.

Florida’s Stand your Ground law, that prevented  Mr Zimmerman from prison caused me to re-think traveling to the Sunshine State.  My sometimes intimidating extra large black presence could generate fear to an Floridian who might shoot me because they were fearful for their life.

 In my home state of California, Mr Zimmerman would likely be in one of our many fine correctional facilities today.

One would think after being acquitted in one of the highest profile cases since the OJ trial ,Mr Zimmerman would want to simply put his head down and disappear. In an ideal world he would have left the state where he was receiving hundreds of death threats daily to a state where he might disappear.

Since his court appearance Mr Zimmerman has experienced  hundred of threats, physical attacks and extreme road rage where he was shot at by someone who  recognized him. He has been banned from online dating sites.

His life is littered with many self inflected wounds too many to mention here.

 

Its a Family Affair

In the months after his acquittal, his wife called the police saying he threatened her with a gun.  No gun was found.   Two months later his girlfriend called the police saying he threatened her with a gun this time a gun was found.

His parents sued Roseanne Barr, after tweets revealed their address and the couple went into hiding.  The courts threw out the suit, it wasn’t Roseanne, it was one of her followers who posted their home address.

Spike Lee, did post their address and settled with the couple.

In 2015, George Zimmerman tweeted a police evidence photo of Trayvon Martin’s dead body. Twitter removed the photo.

In 2017, he was accused of threatening and harassing a private investigator who was working on a documentary about Treyvon’s life.  Zimmerman reportedly called the investigator 55 times, left 36 voicemails, sent 27 emails and texted him 67 times over a nine day period.  The Seminole Country court allowed Zimmerman to use a public defender after filing documents indicating he was 2.5 million in debt and had zero income.

Lights, Camera, Law Suite.  Zimmerman’s Latest Chapter 

Last year, a six  part documentary  called Rest in Power : Trayvon Martin Story premiered on the Paramount Network..

Another documentary titled ” The Trayvon Hoax: Unmasking the Witness Fraud that Divided America .  The story is reportedly told from Zimmerman’s perspective. The film is produced by Jay-Z.

On Tuesday , which was coincidentally the day the film was due to  shown in Coral Gables Art Cinema is the same day George Zimmerman filed a one hundred million dollar lawsuit against the Parents of Trayvon Martin,  attorney Benjamin Crump and others .

The lawsuit alleges evidence presented in the homicide trail was false. The accuse the Martin Family of falsifying testimony.  The lawsuit also alleges that the prosecution’s key witness in Zimmerman’s 2013 murder trial, Rachel Jeantel, was “an imposter and fake witness.”  Jeantel testified during Martin’s trial that she was on the phone with Martin as he was walking home from 7-Eleven on Feb. 26, 2012, and noticed a “creepy” man watching him.

Zimmerman is represented by Larry Klayman, an American right-wing activist lawyer and former U.S. Justice Department prosecutor.

CityFella

 

 

 

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Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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