Complaint Filed With Florida Bar Against Mark O’Mara

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Attorney Mark O’Mara

 

Rene Stutzman of the Orlando Sentinel reports that she has confirmed that a complaint has been filed with the Florida Bar alleging ethnic violations by Orlando attorney Mark O’Mara.  As of now, who filed the complaint and specific allegations are not known.  However, the Florida Bar has confirmed that its staff is investigating.  The complaint is related to Mark O’Mara’s handling of George Zimmerman criminal case.

Mark O’Mara took on representing George Zimmerman in his case of second-degree murder for the killing of unarmed, 17-year old Trayvon Martin.  That representation got off rocky as O’Mara represented to Judge Lester that Zimmerman should be given a low bond because the Zimmerman had no assets.   The State subsequently produced evidence before the court that before that bond hearing was held, Zimmerman had received almost $200,000 in donations through a PayPal account.

Mark O’Mara also presented to the court that he had turned in George Zimmerman’s passport.  The State subsequently produced evidence that Zimmerman has another passport, a valid and current one, that his wife had placed in a safe deposit box.

Mark O’Mara took over the “legal defense fund” and obtained a “Trust administrator.”  Some of the administration later changed, as O’Mara said that George Zimmerman appointed another Trust administrator.  O’Mara did not provide details.

The PayPal account for the “George Zimmerman legal defense fund” has been closed for about a month.

It has been reported that Mark O’Mara used money donated to Zimmerman to upgrade his offices with computers. Also, Mark O’Mara and co-counsel Don West formed a company that purchased a building next door to O’Mara’s office, and leased the building to O’Mara, who paid the rent from money donated to Zimmerman.  That building was said to have been used for the exclusive purpose of working on George Zimmerman’s defense.

Since Zimmerman’s acquittal in the murder case, he has had several run-ins with the law.  O’Mara announced that he would not represent Zimmerman in any new criminal cases, neither the divorce case that George’s wife, Shellie, initiated.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the Florida Bar reported today that neither Assistant State Attorneys de la Rionda nor John Guy currently face ethics complaints related to the Zimmerman case.

 

Posted on 12/16/2013, in George and Shellie Zimmerman and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 79 Comments.

  1. Two sides to a story

    Hmmmm, this could be REALLY juicy depending upon who filed. The plot may really thicken now!

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  2. Jueseppi B.

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™ and commented:
    “Hallelujah”

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  3. I can’t wait for this. I hope it wasn’t Zimmerman who filed the complaint! or do I?

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  4. Sounds just like tubby….he turns on everyone who helps him.

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  5. I can’t thank you enough for posting this. I am having such a crappy morning, but my day just got better!!!

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  6. Roderick mentioned on the other article about Juror B37. I figured posting the video here would be appropriate. It’s the longest video I’ve put together but was necessary to show the pattern of O’Mara’s voir dire of potential jurors.

    What I presented in an article posted on 3chicspolitico is that O’Mara had only been given a general description of the stealth juror; that he did not know her before she appeared for voir dire. The questionnaires were designed to narrow down potential jurors, assuring that the stealth would be voir dired within the first few days.

    When hearing O’Mara’s voir dire of Juror E40, there is reason to believe that he thought she could be his stealth juror, and I suspect that E40 and B37 might be physically close in appearance. Juror E40’s answer to O’Mara’s question about what she would tell other jurors was not the proper response letting him know she was the stealth.

    Juror B37 gave code words during her voir dire, and also revealed things about her personal life without being asked. O’Mara did more than question Juror B37. He actually gave her instructions on what she was to do in the jury room and what she was to tell other members of the jury.

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    • Xena, Excellent video!!! I think you nailed the problem right on the head as far as the jury was concerned…

      I actually think the complaint has come from George Zimmerman at the advice of his NEW attorney.. I would almost bet that it involves an effort to recover the money paid to settle the law suit that MOM and Shellie settled on and the money allegedly was taken from the trust fund… Hang on and watch George Zimmerman now stick MOM and Shellie with that settlement and end up with the money from the trust fund in his greedy paws… I’m surprised someone has not come up with a soap opera for television based on the life of George Zimmerman…

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      • Crazy1946

        I’m surprised someone has not come up with a soap opera for television based on the life of George Zimmerman…

        Oh, but that would take attention away from the real life activities and actions of George Zimmerman’s life. 🙂

        Back around December of 2012 I observed O’Mara in court with Zimmerman and said then that he probably regretted ever hearing George’s name.

        It’s been about 6 months since O’Mara wanted to put Bernie de la Rionda on the witness stand, and Judge Nelson continued the hearing. Now I’m wondering if the former employee who opened that door and who is suing Corey is the person who filed the complaint. Inquiring minds want to know.

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  7. This man is such a tool. He is so disingenuous when he tries to act as if he just cares about “keeping communities safe” but in reality he knows damn well Zimmerman just shot the kid because he felt like it. And he took on this case to raise his national profile, and indeed it has… but possibly not in the way he was hoping lol

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    • Hi Caleb and thanks for your comment.

      I agree. That is why he and West argued that jury instructions be written to eliminate the initial aggressor part of self-defense law.

      Yeah, his national profile was raised, but only guilty criminals who have lots of money would be inclined to hire him now.

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      • Yes indeed, although at the end of the day that probably doesn’t matter so much to this guy since all he cares about is money.

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        • Yes indeed, although at the end of the day that probably doesn’t matter so much to this guy since all he cares about is money.

          Caleb, I think you’re right. Zimmerman setup that Paypal account and Facebook page begging for donations for a “legal defense” before he was arrested.

          Remember the guy who offered Maddy, Juror B29 a job with his outbound telemarketing company? Wonder why he didn’t offer Zimmerman a job or why Zimmerman did not ask him for a job? I mean, he certainly can’t say that his voice can be recognized over the phone by strangers who never heard him scream before, right? (snark)

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          • Yea, that is a great point. I never thought about it. I mean, I’m sure we could recognize it lol. But then again I’m sure there’s a lot of people with voices that sound like his (bless their hearts). Lol Also, I wonder if he and Juror B39 have hooked up yet since she was clearly in love with him.

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            • Caleb, who knows? Women involved with George seem to be coming out of the woodwork. Enablers often seek out spare tire sugar mommas or sugar daddies.

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  8. I love it when a plan comes together. Zimmerman will get his comupence. He can’t help himself. More is to come. I’ll get the pop corn!”

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    • Hi Bill. Welcome to Blackbutterfly7.

      IMO, George Zimmerman’s life is giving us witness to, “what is done in the dark shall come to the light.”

      Save me some popcorn. 🙂

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      • roderick2012

        Xena, the sad part is if you connect all of the the police interviews George basically admitted he murdered Trayvon and only due to the combined effort of Sanford PD, Judge Nelson, and Angela Corey and her minions, and Juror B37 that George got away with murder.

        But karma will pay him back a million times over for murdering Trayvon just because he could.

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        • Roderick2012, I know that some disagree with me, but I don’t see any pre-planning by the prosecution to throw the case. They had a road map and O’Mara threw them off that road map by using cultic methods when cross-examining, cheating (Donnelley), and interfering with the State’s rebuttal case by arguing the case of assault against George was “old.”

          On the other hand, Judge Nelson rushed the case because she had a sequestered jury. It was a good excuse to not allow a recess for the State to get a rebuttal case arranged. She also allowed the re-writing of pattern jury instructions that effectively removed the initial aggressor part of self-defense law.

          I also put all blame for the jury’s decision on Juror B37. Her interview on AC360, and her former literary agent’s release of info, are very revealing of Juror B37’s biases before she even received summons to report for jury duty.

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          • That’s it in a nutshell, Xena!

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            • Thanks, Yahtzee. There are things that I think prosecutors could have laid out and drove home, but they stayed within the rules and customs. It was West who went waaaaay overboard taking up time. His diatribes and regurgitations during cross-examinations were intended to take up time to shorten the time for the prosecution.

              Don West appears to be the type of abuser who would wake up a sleeping person to ask the same question for the 100th time.

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            • Glad he’s not a nurse – waking up sleeping patients to ask them if they want a sleeping pill every hour at night.

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          • Xena, during the whole trial we kept saying wait till they bring in the FBI, the science the timeline, the phone records. then after state’s case and while they fumbled through the defense 100X, we kept saying wait for the rebuttal!
            but when they didn’t have a rebuttal,i freaked out! even i knew that was not normal! what in the world stopped them? how does a state try a murder case, especially as important as this, intending to win it but never prepare a rebuttal! just no way!! who cares about that 1 witness, they could’ve gotten it in if they wanted.
            but what about all the science? where were the investigators (w.credibility) to actually go over the evidence that proves zimmerman was lying about everything! that he was NOT going to the store, that he did not just finish “mentoring the kids” and he sure didn’t have dinner w.wife?

            BTW i’m puking all over the place watching that ebay shit at 100K!

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            • Shannon,

              how does a state try a murder case, especially as important as this, intending to win it but never prepare a rebuttal!

              I know. That was a great disappointment. I was waiting to hear the evidence as Gilbreath and Guy stated pre-trial. It didn’t come and I don’t know why.

              After watching SA Martinez in the Jodi Arias trial tell the jury what Travis did and felt as he was being slaughtered by Jodi, I expected Bernie and Guy to do the same in their closing. Yet, with the revealing of Juror B37’s biases, I don’t think anything that the prosecution did would have made a difference. Just look at all the evidence that Juror B37 disregarded, while Juror B29 said that the evidence proved Zimmerman murdered Trayvon.

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          • roderick2012

            I am not naturally an argumentative person but there are obvious examples where the State threw the case especially during jury selection (almost all white all female).

            There is an article that I cite often when trying to show the Zimmerman supporters how the State threw the case, but I am just going to agree to disagree with you on this issue.

            I have a question of standing in a criminal case. Since the trial was the State of Florida vs. Zimmerman does that mean any legal resident of FL would have standing to file an ethics complaint against O’Mara?

            As for Piglet moving to Texas, is it possible that he ran across some white supremacist types during his victory tour who agreed to hide him in case the Feds filed charges against him?

            Those types are just itching for an excuse to use their weapons against the Feds. Another Waco?

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            • roderick2012.

              I am not naturally an argumentative person but there are obvious examples where the State threw the case especially during jury selection (almost all white all female).

              I remember during jury selection that O’Mara complained about the State dismissing potential jurors, and that there were all White women. I do believe that the State made a mistake when it did not dismiss Juror B37 for calling peaceful protests “riots.” Then too, we don’t know what was argued when the attorneys went to the bench.

              There is an article that I cite often when trying to show the Zimmerman supporters how the State threw the case, but I am just going to agree to disagree with you on this issue.

              One of the things I’ve wanted to do since the verdict was have discussion of what prosecutors could or should have done at trial, and how the defense cheated and lied at trial. That in fact, I had started taking cuttings of clips of video from the trial to focus on issues for discussion. But then, Juror B37 opened her mouth, followed by Juror B29, then Shellie filed for divorce, George was stopped for speeding, etc.

              I often hear people say that the State threw the case, but there are no specifics or just partial specifics. I’d like to discuss the specifics. Who knows? I might change my mind.

              I have a question of standing in a criminal case. Since the trial was the State of Florida vs. Zimmerman does that mean any legal resident of FL would have standing to file an ethics complaint against O’Mara?

              I’d have to read the Florida Bar rules to see if they give an answer to your question. The last time I visited their site (which was many months ago), I remember reading something along the lines that clients, attorneys, and judges can file complaints. They also said that at times, the Bar will open an investigation due to something printed in the media about an attorney.

              As for Piglet moving to Texas, is it possible that he ran across some white supremacist types during his victory tour who agreed to hide him in case the Feds filed charges against him?

              Actually, Florida has a fairly large population of White Supremacists and sovereign citizens. But, maybe George thinks it would be safer to hide out with snakes rather than alligators and snakes.

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            • Of course I suppose it is possible he could just be saying he is leaving to throw everyone off while hiding out in Florida still, but I don’t think he can stay quiet enough to do that.

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  9. Check this out……Warning, it will make you sick…… http://www.ebay.com/itm/George-Zimmerman-original-painting-/111239922810?pt=Art_Paintings&hash=item19e66a847a

    Z is now painting and selling his “artwork”, this was confirmed by his father.

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    • towerflower, did you see the “painting”? It looks like a paint by the numbers. Nothing creative about it. So now non convicted George follows in the footsteps of convicted murderers John Wayne Gacy and Jodi Arias.

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      • One of the high bidders has a zero history. The highest bidder has a history of 3.
        Could this be a way for someone to get money to GZ without GZ having to create a begging site again?

        This bidding pattern is very odd for Ebay. Usually people “snipe” bid in the last 10 seconds of the auction….that is when they put in the super high bids. (That is, most bidders…not all… who REALLY want an item, allow the bidding stay at a low amount and then put in the high bid at the end)

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        • Yahtzee, A couple of small points that have not been discussed that are important about this part of the George Zimmerman saga. The first that has not been mentioned is that this sale will be considered income for Zimmerman and taxes will have to be paid on the funds received. The second point that most will not consider is that this whole transaction reeks of money laundering, perhaps not for the benefit of George Zimmerman… IMO this whole (alleged sale of paintings) episode raises a red flag much like the phone calls he made to Shellie while in jail…. Perhaps I am wrong, but IMO this will bring attention to him that is not the type he really desires. Then again perhaps one of his former supporters has found a way to dispose of his former hero in a way that does not involve race, that would allow the gun lovers a way to save face for supporting a Non White against a Non White… Ahhh, racism at it’s lily white best… Is it possible that Georgie is being set up by one (or more) of his former supporters??

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  10. Xena, you’re right, it does look like some paint by number thing. The thing that gets me is he can’t even get the order of the wording right for the pledge of allegiance.

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  11. At the time of his arrest in November, Zimmerman was ordered to surrender his cell phone, two handguns, a shotgun, and a AR-15 rifle. Since the charges have been dropped, Zimmerman is eligible to have the weapons back, but according to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, he has yet to pick up the items.

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/12/george-zimmermans-lawyer-probed-in-trayvon-martin-case/#.Uq-4FTpo76I.twitter

    He hasn’t had time to pick up his guns because he’s been painting by the numbers.

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  12. George Zimmerman’s next creation will be called “glass on blue”, taken from Samantha’s coffee table.

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  13. I just don’t understand why it took so long to expose him. I mean come on… he talks too nice to be a good attorney. I am just shocked Zimmerman got off, but if you have other people in your “pocket” I guess it is easier done that way. I can only say … in the end, he will get his.

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    • Brian. Good to see your fonts. I need to find someone who is spiritually inclined to understand astrology and numbers. Trayvon, Rachel and O’Mara are all Aquarius within days of each other. There is something with that combination of 3.

      IIRC, George Zimmerman and Jahvaris Fulton have the same birthday.

      The case has been very significant for this country, bringing people together in unity of compassion, love, and justice for all, to the extreme of bringing White Supremacists out in the open.

      I just wonder …..

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    • towerflower

      ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew it was too good to be true. The only “original freehand artwork” is his signature!

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    • 🙂
      George Zimmerman thinks he’s CHARMIN’ and SCOTT free.

      (He is forgetting about the DOJ.)

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  16. All I have to say right now is throw the book at “OSmeara”!! The List is endless of all the shameful things him & West pulled in this mess of a trial.Most of the times I couldn’t believe my eyes & hears.I think Right off the starting gate,I could see that O smeara knew all about the money & passport.I really knew better after listening to over 100 jailhouse calls! Don’t even get me started on the expanding of the office.If he didn’t have the space.he should have used a make shift one like Baez did in cheap motels & he WON!!
    Oh Dear Lordy….this IDIOT is gonna paint? Sorry….don’t
    believe that either!!

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  17. ok he’s on twitter for real! this is some shit!
    https://twitter.com/TherealGeorgeZ/following

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  18. shannoninmiami,

    Fill us in, I don’t have twitter…..thanx

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  19. “George Zimmerman lists painting on eBay to tens of thousands of dollars in bids”
    The signed painting of a blue American flag was listed Monday with a starting bid of $50 before skyrocketing to more than $99,000 while under the username ‘theRealGeorgeZ.’

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/george-zimmerman-puts-painting-ebay-bids-rise-thousands-article-1.1549778

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  20. Regular household latex paint. LMAO!!!

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  21. I don’t guess anyone has heard of him DONATING the money to BATTERED WOMEN SHELTER or VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN have they??? I didn’t think I had missed that part.He is just sickening.
    Since him & jr are both now on twitter,they could take this chance to do some GOOD in this country that he CAUSED, by setting up FOUNDATIONS like the CLASSY FAMILY did!!

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    • Marilyn, you make an excellent point. Tracy Martin, Sybrina Fulton, and Lucia McBath are advocating for others. I lost count at the number of scholarships that Trayvon’s parents have awarded to others.

      Now with his experience with Trust funds, George could have gone to a professional and organized a not-for-profit to raise money to help others with living expenses while awaiting trial. He could have been a paid spokesperson. Instead of planting seed money into such an effort, he bought guns — lots of them.

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  22. Hilarious! Are GZ and Co. actually stupid enough to believe that those bids are real?

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  23. http://www.wesh.com/trayvon-martin-extended-coverage/authenticity-of-george-zimmermans-ebay-artwork-questioned/-/14266478/23525590/-/ha4afh/-/index.html

    A local news station, Channel 2 WESH, had the first story that I’ve seen on questioning the originality of his artwork.

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  24. towerflower

    CNN and HLN are also reporting about the photo matching his “original” painting.

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    • towerflower, when I saw from a distance, the TMZ photo of Zim holding the painting, it looked like a striped prison shirt. 🙂

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      • towerflower

        Too funny, I checked out his twitter account and there are a couple of people there obsessed with every post that you and the professor makes. They blame the professor for the uproar over the painting. LOL.

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        • towerflower. Yes, the Leathermans and myself are very popular among the White Supremacist “BGI” conspiracy theorists. I’m so popular that they are now on the fifth name or so that they claim is my real name. 🙂

          They don’t know if I’m an “old White woman” who should stop blogging and play Bingo, or an “old Black racist” who should stop blogging and get a job. They can’t decide if I’m a “wannabe Negro with White guilt,” or an angry “Big Mammy” with a “weave.” About the only thing they are consistent on is that I’m old. LOL!!

          It really doesn’t matter if I play Bingo or come out of almost five years of retirement and return to work. The bottom line is that they want to either control the content of this blog, or try to humiliate/defame me into deleting it.

          Neither is going to happen.

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          • They haven’t targeted me, yet. I post on Yahoo news quite a bit and I’m always accused of being black, welfare collecting, no job, or the best one…..I’m always posting under multiple accounts. They just can’t fathom that a white person would believe that Z is guilty of killing an innocent teen.

            I found you a new ebay listing that will give you a laugh.

            http://www.ebay.com/itm/George-Zimmerman-Painting-Parody-Drawing-15-x-20-illustration-board-/131074974863?pt=Art_Paintings&hash=item1e84ad648f

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            • towerflower,

              I post on Yahoo news quite a bit and I’m always accused of being black, welfare collecting, no job, or the best one…..I’m always posting under multiple accounts.

              Yahoo news comment sections are cesspools. I posted to a few back around April-May 2012 after Zimmerman was arrested. So, they’re still up to their old games of accusing others of having multiple accounts. (sigh) A person posting as “Alexander the Great” admitted to having 30 accounts and being the culprit of thumbing down comments until they are hidden, and thumbing up his comments. He and his sock puppets used the comment sections as chat rooms. They verbally vandalize the comment sections of any article that has to do with politics too, turning them into racial rant arguments promoting White Supremacist ideology.

              They just can’t fathom that a white person would believe that Z is guilty of killing an innocent teen.

              Oh, didn’t you know? If you’re White and don’t advocate for the killing of Blacks without legal consequences, then, (according to them), you suffer with “white guilt” and are part of the “BGI” ?

              I found you a new ebay listing that will give you a laugh.

              Saw that yesterday. LOL! I see that bids are up to $56.00. Imagine that — a parody picture of Zimmerman by an “unknown” person that is selling.

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