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.