George Zimmerman’s Pity Party Call-In
Since no one was paying him attention, George Zimmerman called into the Armed American Radio to express how his life has gone and stays downhill since he killed unarmed 17-year old Trayvon Martin.
According to Raw Story, George told Armed American Radio;
“I don’t really remember what normal is,” Zimmerman said. “I’ll tell you that I’m not working – I enjoyed working, I enjoyed being a productive, taxpaying member of society. I haven’t worked since the incident, so in terms of the violent threats, the bounty on my head, I haven’t seen on any of the bounty posters an expiration date.”
The “bounty” was for an arrest. He’s not working because he thought that his supporters would financially support him. That turned out to be a disappointment. George even started a blog and after 2 months, turned off the widget that reports the number of views because they were so low. His blog has one comment from one supporter. People don’t want to be associated with him anymore than they want to be publicly associated with the blogger who commented on his blog.
THE MANY FACES OF GEORGE ZIMMERMAN
Zimmerman also stated;
“The media, they’re not in the business of telling the news, they’re – now, unfortunately, it’s evolved to them being in the business of making the news, and whether it costs people their lives, their livelihood, dignity, the position in the community – they could not care less,” Zimmerman said.
George apparently forgot that members of his family and his friends voluntarily interjected themselves in the media. Not only did they give his version of the story in the media, they also self-published books regurgitating his version.
In regards to:
“But he said the media’s power was overwhelming, and he encouraged other gun owners who kill someone and claim self-defense to keep a low profile.”
What gave Zimmerman high-profile was his non-emergency call reporting a suspicious person. The public heard his use of profanity, projecting one individual, Trayvon, as a group of individuals. The public heard him affirm that he was following Trayvon, and the public heard Zimmerman ask the dispatcher if the cop could call him so he would tell him where he was. That indicates that Zimmerman planned on moving around and not being in one place, nor the same place or any place, that he was during the call.
There are two other things that I remember off-hand that made Zimmerman high-profile. Those who supported his killing of Trayvon Martin took to social media and the comment sections of online news sources. They had no love for Zimmerman – they hated Al Sharpton using his program on MSNBC to report on the killing of Trayvon Martin. Their hate grew as Trayvon’s parents proceeded to obtain legal counsel – Black legal counsel. Their hate grew more as millions signed a petition for Zimmerman’s arrest, and organized protests took place across the nation and in other countries.
Those who Zimmerman thought were his supporters used him to make their racial hatred public. On his side of the fence, Zimmerman became nothing more than a news subject for them to run to, to post mean-spirited and racially offensive comments.
Two, his attorney Mark O’Mara lived before the cameras. He took every opportunity to tell the public, through the media, what he planned, and what he was or wasn’t doing in the case — oh — and please send money. O’Mara now appears on CNN. He has a job. Zimmerman doesn’t.
Of course, Zimmerman could not use his call-in without giving advice.
“Go to the range to practice, keep your guns in a safe location, and primarily, now that I know that I’m $2.5 million in debt, just in lawyers’ fees, I paid over $360,000 in hard costs to the state of Florida – just in, you know, copies, CDs, manuscripts, that kind of stuff – I would definitely invest in getting some type of self-defense insurance, and again, arming yourself with the knowledge of what you can do and what you should or shouldn’t do after the incident,” Zimmerman said.”
Let’s see. Since Zimmerman killed Trayvon, there’s been how many other cases of civilians killing and claiming self-defense in Florida? Off hand, I remember there was Michael Dunn. Dunn didn’t give media interviews. He didn’t ask Barbara Walters to pay for a hotel room for a month in exchange for an interview. His attorney did not hold press conferences after each hearing using dog whistles and accusing victims for Dunn’s actions. His family and friends did not appear on television giving Dunn’s version of what happened. There was very little on social media from supporters. In fact, those purported supporters were more directed at defaming attorney John Phillips for representing Jordan Davis’ parents than they were interested in defending Michael Dunn.
Then there’s Curtis Reeves, better known as the popcorn self-defense case. His case is pending. Unless a person follows that case through Florida’s local media, most don’t know the status or have forgotten about the case.
Before Zimmerman killed Trayvon, there were the self-defense cases of John Orr and Anita Smiley. Their trials were not until this year, and both were convicted.
What Zimmerman should have recommended is that the lesson is, don’t bear false witness against your victim. You can end up over $2.5 million in debt. You have to pay for two cases, your defense and putting your victim on trial, which is what Zimmerman and his attorneys did.
If anyone’s interested, here’s a clip of Zimmerman’s interview. Get the popcorn.
Posted on 12/18/2014, in Conceal Carry & SYG, George and Shellie Zimmerman, Justice For Trayvon and tagged call-in, George Zimmerman, justice for Trayvon, radio, Trayvon Martin. Bookmark the permalink. 123 Comments.