Remember George Zimmerman? The guy who shot Trayvon Martin? Guess what he’s done now: he’s threatened his girlfriend with a shotgun and threw her out of the house when she tried to dial 911. When the police searched his car, they found an AR-15, a shotgun, and three handguns. He’s been let free on a $9,000 bond, and he’s entered a plea of not guilty. And this isn’t his first brush with the law since he was let off this summer: he’s been pulled over three times for speeding and assaulted his wife (yeah, he’s still married). The only reason he wasn’t arrested with the last one was because of lack of evidence.

Now, back during the Trayvon Martin trial, those who supported Zimmerman were saying that he was defending himself, that Trayvon was high and unstable and dangerous. They ignored that he had a history of violence before the Martin incident, and they might just try to ignore this situation altogether. But I’m going to repeat what I said back then: that George Zimmerman attacked an unarmed teen and killed him, and got away with it because of lack of witnesses, including the victim who understandably couldn’t speak, and because of a law that makes no sense to me. Yeah, I don’t support Stand Your Ground laws. They basically say I can go into a public setting with a gun, start a fight with any random passerby, and shoot them if I feel threatened.

But the point is, Zimmerman’s proven that he’s more likely to instigate an incident than defend himself. This is his second assault since his acquittal. It’s only the first with enough evidence to actually go to trial. So I’m just going to be the first to say this: Zimmerman should’ve been convicted back in July, because he assaulted Trayvon and killed him. But he didn’t, and then he attacked his wife and girlfriend. Either of those assaults could’ve been avoided, just like Trayvon’s death could’ve easily been avoided, but we allowed them to happen.

I just hope that this time around, Zimmerman gets convicted, because honestly if he keeps getting off like this, his head’s only going to get bigger and he’ll think he’s invincible to prosecution and punishment. And I really don’t want to see the carnage a man like that can leave behind when he believes he’s unstoppable.

Let the trial begin!

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Comments
  1. gunsafetypro says:

    He’s very much like OJ.

  2. 3boxesofbs says:

    Didn’t I leave a comment here?
    Could you explain why it wasn’t approved?

  3. 3boxesofbs says:

    he’s threatened his girlfriend with a shotgun and threw her out of the house when she tried to dial 911.

    We have HER word he threatened her……she said, he said. Of course the fact she was shopping an interview around before this has nothing to do with anything does it?

    : he’s been pulled over three times for speeding and assaulted his wife (yeah, he’s still married). The only reason he wasn’t arrested with the last one was because of lack of evidence.

    Are you sure you want a country that arrests people even if the evidence is lacking? Sure seems like you are. Isn’t having evidence or not part of the legal system in our country?

    They ignored that he had a history of violence before the Martin incident,

    No one ignored Zimmerman’s “history of violence” — we evaluated it and found a.) that putting his hand on the shoulder of an undercover cop who didn’t ID himself — with the resulting charges dropped and b.) another he said she said domestic violence beef — not to be a huge factor.

    Unlike the “history of violence” in Trayvon Martin’s past that was completely ignored — a history of fights — a history of drug use also that increase aggression and paranoia. A history of his showing off a pistol he owned, talking about the fights he was in, talking about fighting a guy again because he didn’t bleed enough…….Isn’t that history of violence germane ?

    But I’m going to repeat what I said back then: that George Zimmerman attacked an unarmed teen and killed him,

    You can say what you want but the forensic evidence doesn’t support your claim. Do you have any evidence Zimmerman attacked Martin?

    and got away with it because of lack of witnesses, including the victim who understandably couldn’t speak,

    Actually the deceased did speak — through examination of the evidence — if Zimmerman attacked Martin; where were the bruises, the cuts, the tears in the clothing — anything to indicate that Zimmerman attacked?

    On the other hand, the witness statement of Martin on top of Zimmerman raining blows was supported by evidence. The bloody nose, the bruising, the cuts on the back of Zimmerman’s hit are all consistent with the story he told — repeatedly, even under voice stress testing.

    They basically say I can go into a public setting with a gun, start a fight with any random passerby, and shoot them if I feel threatened.

    Sorry but you are simply wrong about the law. The law clearly states that the person using violence can not be doing anything illegal and claim “Stand your Ground” — look it up.

    al. So I’m just going to be the first to say this: Zimmerman should’ve been convicted back in July, because he assaulted Trayvon and killed him.

    Say you are the Emperor Napoleon — doesn’t mean you command the armies of France — simply repeatedly claiming something (logical fallacy called “proof by vigorous assertion” ) doesn’t make it true.

    And given that domestic violence claims are often false or part of a litigation strategy; shouldn’t we take them with a grain of salt….or do you want to convict the man before the trial again?

    just like Trayvon’s death could’ve easily been avoided, but we allowed them to happen.

    And let’s talk about how Trayvon’s death could have been avoided.

    It could have been avoided if his Mom hadn’t resorted to sending him out of town because she couldn’t deal with his behavior.

    His death could have been avoided if his Dad hadn’t been gone most of the weekend and left him unsupervised.

    His death could have been avoided if Trayvon hadn’t gotten involved with the thug culture. Isn’t it possible that Trayvon was planning playing the “KnockOut” game that is just now starting to get mainstream attention?

    Trayvon’s death could have been avoided if he had just gone another 100 yards in the 4 minutes Zimmerman lost sight of him…..4 minutes ! Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute MILE decades ago.– why couldn’t a young, healthy, athletic person do 100 yards in that time?

    Let’s face it….the person most responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death was himself.

      • 3boxesofbs says:

        is that the best you have?
        I offer a rational view of the situation — and you come back with “victim blaming”?

        Come on…at least try to address the issues.

        Was there evidence that Trayvon Martin was violent?

        Was there any evidence to support the contention that Zimmerman attacked Martin?

        YOU made the accusations against Zimmerman — despite the mountain of evidence. YOU brought up Martin and made wild accusations. If you have evidence I’m sure the state of Florida would have liked to known….because they utterly failed to make a case.

        You made false claims about Stand your Grounds — maybe I misunderstood — I guess you view yourself as a victim and I’m attacking you in public, eh?

      • I don’t like your tone. I’m leaving this conversation.

      • gunsafetypro says:

        The same rights you and I have are the same rights trouble magnets have. Either everyone gets due process of law or nobody gets due process of law.

      • Unfortunately, the latter is more likely than the former sometimes, it seems.

    • You’re quite dismissive of Zimmerman’s criminal history there, 3boxes. Let’s examine it from a rational standpoint, shall we? In 2005, he had already had two run-ins with the law, followed by five in 2013. Of these, the most glaring are the following:

      -July of 2005, Zimmerman is arrested after shoving an undercover alcohol-control agent while a friend of Zimmerman’s was being arrested for underage drinking. The officer alleged that Zimmerman had said, “I don’t care who you are,” followed by a profanity, and had refused to leave the area after the officer had shown their badge. The charges were subsequently dropped when Zimmerman entered a pre-trial diversion program that included anger-management classes.

      -In March of 2005, Zimmerman’s ex-fiancée files a restraining order against him, alleging domestic violence. He files a reciprocal restraining order against her, and both are granted.

      -Sept. 9th, 2013, police respond to a 9-1-1 call by Zimmerman’s estranged wife, who reported that Zimmerman had threatened her and her father with a gun and had punched her father in the face. His wife declined to press charges but said in a subsequent interview on the Today show, “In hindsight I should’ve [pressed charges], and I really regret that, but I’m on probation and the officers made it very clear that day if I pressed charges we were all going to go to jail and I would’ve been the only one to stay there.” Afterwards, his wife files for divorce and confesses that ZImmerman “he feels more invincible” since he was acquitted of murdering Martin.

      -November 18th, 2013, Zimmerman’s girlfriend calls the police alleging that after she had asked Zimmerman to leave her home, he had pointed a shotgun at her and begun breaking her belongings. When the police arrived on the scene and met her outside, Zimmerman initially barricaded himself in the house, saying he had nothing to say to the police. He was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon as well as domestic violence battery and criminal mischief. He has been arraigned for Jan, 2014.

      He said, she said, huh? In point of fact, its multiple people accusing him of violent behavior, including an ex-wife, her father, his current girlfriend, and an undercover police officer. Nice to know you’re objectively weighing his criminal history while deploring how Martin’s isn’t being taken seriously.

      • Matt, you are a voice of reason!

      • Why thank you. I can’t stand how every douchebag and their arrogant cousin has come by to give you crap about this. And they pretend that there’s so kind of conspiracy against Zimmerman? One of the fastest ways to get hate mail in America is to post something critical about that guy on the internet!

      • Yeah, I’m thinking of not posting about the subject again…and then I realize I don’t want FOX News to win.

      • 3boxesofbs says:

        I am not dismissive of Zimmerman’s past. I evaluated it and compared it to Martin’s past. I think that is a valid comparison; something you seem to have skipped.

        We have Martin’s own words regarding his fights, his drug use. We have the school records regarding his suspension.

        We have the forensic evidence supporting Zimmerman’s statements. So what is more likely the city and state are lying, hiding evidence to get Zimmerman off?

      • Not dismissive? You’ve taken his side consistently, claiming the arresting officer was in the wrong and his domestic abuse record was mere “he said she said”. Martin’s so-called criminal record involved suspension from school for smoking marijuana, truancy and spray painting a school wall.

        As for the forensic evidence, all that confirmed was that Zimmerman was losing the fight he started. He was told by the 911 operator not to approach, disobeyed, and began a verbal fight with Martin. The fight escalated, during which time he shot the unarmed boy.

        That’s the most likely scenario, the only reason to assume a cover up is conspiracy theory that there’s some sort of double-standard or reverse racism at work. Considering the lengths Zimmerman apologists have gone to portray Martin as a criminal thug, including hacking his social media accounts and posting false pics of him on the internet, any such claims seem like a bad joke and an obvious ploy.

    • gunsafetypro says:

      That 4 minute gap is where the jury got their reasonable doubt from.

  4. 3boxesofbs says:

    And to add — why is Zimmerman’s past relevant and not Martins?

  5. Yes, I heard of this as well. I do wonder how the people who defended him feel knowing they bet on the wrong horse.

  6. 3boxesofbs says:

    Rami,

    Yes, pride has a way of making people stupid — some people won’t admit Trayvon was a thug. Some people won’t admit he used drugs. Some people won’t admit he was an experienced and willing fighter. Some people won’t admit there was evidence of burglary.

    George Zimmerman had 2 issues on his record — a he said she said domestic violence charge which was dropped and a problem with undercover cops who didn’t identify themselves — an issue which was handled through deferred adjudication — hardly the poster boy for willing violence.

    Some people are unwilling to admit the forensic evidence points to Trayvon Martin being the person doing violence and George Zimmerman defending his life.

    Some people are so prideful they take offense at the use of logic and yes, derision when pointing out how utterly ridiculous an argument is. Some people may say that Zimmerman was at fault but they ignore, willfully and deliberately, the evidence showing otherwise….

    Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

    Take counsel and look at the evidence; don’t trust on just your own eyes.

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