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George Zimmerman: a paranoid victim of the illiberal bigots who made Trayvon Martin a ‘martyr’

by | 14th, July 2013

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GEORGE Zimmerman did not murder Trayvon Martin in Florida.  The white vigilante did not murder the unarmed black youth.

A six-member, all-woman jury took 15 hours to deliver a not guilty verdict at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center in Sanford Florida.

Zimmerman did shoot Martin dead on a rainy night when the 17-year-old was walking through a gated community where he was staying. Zimmerman was part of the neighborhood watch in Sanford, Florida. Martin had gone out for some iced tea and Skittles.

The two met. Some say Martin knocked Mr Zimmerman down and slammed the man’s head against the concrete footpath before Zimmerman shot his pistol.

Others say Zimmerman was a paranoid wannabe police officer and self-appointed vigilante captain who assumed the black teen was up to no good and took the law into his own hands.

And was it racist ?

The Reverend Jesse Jackson compared Martin’s killing to the murders of Emmett Till and Medgar Evers. Till, a 14-year-old black boy, was murdered in Mississippi in 1955 for allegedly whistling at a white woman. He said Martin was a “martyr”.

Was Martin killed because of his clothes he had been wearing a hood ? Jackson confronted that, too:

The danger of focusing on the hoodie is that he wasn’t killed because of the hoodie. He was killed because he was black. The issue is not the hoodie — it’s race, registration and civil rights.”

The Rev. Raphael G. Warnock announced he would wear a hoodie for today’s service at Ebenezer Baptist

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