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George Zimmerman Now Can't Even Draw Flies

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In the immortal words of B.B. King, "The thrill is gone. The thrill is gone away." And that's good news when it comes to George Zimmerman.

George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watchman and killer of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, failed to draw many fans at an Orlando gun show on Saturday, according to the NY Daily News. What can you say? Maybe the fascination with this killer has worn off. I wonder how OJ would have done at this event?

NY Daily News:

Over the course of six hours, fewer than 20 people at the gun show asked for a free autographed photo of Zimmerman, who was situated in a rear office of The Arms Room gun store in Orlando. The gun show, originally booked at Orlando’s Majestic Events Center, had been cancelled after word that Zimmerman would appear, however the promoters were able to secure another venue.

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So, here's hoping sanity has returned to the public. Fascination with fads, like Fizzies and Lickamade are passing fancies. Now we can try adding George Z to that list.

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Black is the New Crime

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Please welcome our new guest contributor Dee. Dee is a freelance writer and passionate political junkie, living in the Central Plains with her husband and three furry puppies. She is a prolific tweeter as @DAbitty, and occasional blogger at MyLittleBits

Growing up in the South, as I did, I remember hearing stories of how unsafe parts of America were for African Americans. Following years of struggle, which at times seemed futile, and the fear that racism might never end always there, we find ourselves in ever-present danger of regression. How much have we really accomplished?

Lauren Williams of Mother Jones Magazine has listed 21 things ‘done while black’ that proved detrimental. I fear these 21 are merely drops in the bucket that is racism in the America.

Williams argues that just the color of one's skin is enough evidence to raise suspicion. Unfortunately, there is ample evidence to support her theory.

Here are 21 examples from the last five years of some of the things black people can't do without others thinking they're up to no good.

1. Listen to loud music at a gas station.

2. Walk home from a snack run to 7-11.

3. Wear a hoodie.

4. Drive after swimming.

5. Drive in a car with a white girl.

6. Appear in public in New York City.

7. Walk on the wrong side of the street.

8. Wait for a school bus to take you to your high school basketball game.

9. Drink iced tea in a parking lot.

10. Seek help after a car accident.

11. Inspect your own property.

12. Show up at your job.

13. Talk trash after an NFL game.

14. Throw a temper tantrum in kindergarten.

15. Buy designer accessories at Barney’s.

16. Buy designer accessories at Macy’s.

17. Be a 13-year-old boy.

18. Enter your own home.

19. Botch a science experiment.

20. Be a tourist.

21. Lay face down in handcuffs.

I often use the snarky hashtag #winning for things I find inexplicable…  I just can’t.

Click to read more of Lauren’s article.

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George Zimmerman: "I certainly was a victim," Obama administration's "scapegoat"

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Via TPM, video of CNN's Chris Cuomo interviewing Trayvon Martin's killer, George Zimmerman:

Cuomo: If you could go back and do it again, you had said you would have stayed home that night.

Zimmerman: I would stay home.

Cuomo: So that both of you would still be alive today.

Zimmerman: That’s a presumption I can’t make, I don’t know what would have happened. I could have gotten in a car accident when I left, you know?

Cuomo: But you wouldn't have wound up killing Trayvon Martin if you had your way?

Zimmerman: He probably wouldn’t have ended up attacking me either if I would have stayed home.

In other words, had he stayed home-- or even stayed in his car-- Martin wouldn't have had to defend himself against a stalker carrying a loaded gun.

George Zimmerman also seemed to have trouble articulating exactly what he might say to Trayvon Martin's family, given the opportunity. When  asked, he was literally tongue-tied.

He did say this, however:

"No, I certainly was a victim when I was having my head bashed into the concrete and my nose broken and beaten, I wouldn’t say I was not a victim."

Zimmerman went on to talk about "the miscarriage of justice that happened to me." Yes, him, because, you see, Georgie's the real victim here. Not the unarmed teenager who was gunned down, nor the dead teen's grieving family. You, you, you, it's all about you:

it's not all about youCuomo: What was the miscarriage of justice?

Zimmerman: The fact that two law enforcement entities stated that I had acted within the laws of our nation, in self defense.

Cuomo: You don't think it was about the law?

Zimmerman: I know it wasn’t, yes.

Cuomo: And what does that make you?

Zimmerman: Like a scapegoat.

Cuomo: A scapegoat for?

Zimmerman: The government, the President, the attorney general.

Cuomo: They would be scapegoating you, why? Just to show that they're taking a position on something that matters to a lot of people?

Zimmerman: I don’t know what they’re thinking or why they’re thinking it, all I know is that is that they’re doing it. I don’t know what agenda they have.

They're after me because, Benghazi!!!!!

Here's one comment I noticed under the TPM post:

alyoshakaramazov
7 Minutes Ago:

George,
STFU.

Sincerely,
God

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And In This Corner Attempting Once Again To Stand His Ground, George 'Skittles' Zimmerman

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In what can only be described is a cracker fight promoter's wet dream, the boxing match to rival Ali-Frazier or Ali-Forman, has been set. Get ready to hear "Ladies and gentlemen. Let's get ready to rrrrrummmble!"

In a match that is worthy of the 'Duck Dynasty' crowd, the two combatants have been set. In one corner is teen boy killer George Zimmerman:and in the other, rapper DMX.

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The tale of the tape from TPM:

That George Zimmerman charity boxing match is really happening, and now he has an opponent.

Celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman said in a news release that he picked rapper DMX out of a pool of 15,000 e-mailed requests to participate. "The match will be one of the Biggest Celebrity Boxing matches of all time," the release read, as quoted by CNN.

In the interest of fairness, this bout is for charity. And the idea for this fight I'm callin 'Simmerin' on the Zimmerman' came from none other than the boy killer himself.

Zimmerman previously said the match was his idea, and that he had been training since "prior to the incident." [incident?]

In case you were living under a rock and didn't know about this "incident," George Zimmerman was acquitted in 2012 in the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

So, it looks like there's going to be a lot of trash talk about this bout. In DMX's case, it's already started:

DMX was pretty fired up for the bout. He told TMZ he was prepared to break every rule in boxing "to make sure I f**k him right up."

In case you were wondering where the proceeds were going to be shared from this bout, here's the report in a different post from TPM:

Zimmerman didn't confirm or deny to Radar whether he would be taking a cut of the proceeds from the match. He also declined to say exactly where the proceeds would be donated, beyond that is was an animal rescue.

Animal rescue. It does lead you to ask why? Is that the way he looked at Trayvon -- as an animal? Couldn't he have taken a step and chosen some humanitarian cause to share the proceeds with? With this fight going pay-per-view, we can only imagine the money and the interest this bout is going to generate. Those are sure to be some lucky animals when the gate receipts and PPV revenues are divvied up.

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From the Dep't. of Predictable Headlines: George #Zimmerman arrested. UPDATE: Charged with assault, battery

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UPDATE:

UPDATE via a CNN email alert:

Zimmerman was charged Monday with aggravated assault, battery -- domestic violence, and criminal mischief, after an incident at his girlfriend's home, said Dennis Lemma, chief deputy with the sheriff's office.

Hey kids, what time is it?

Why, it's George Zimmerman's in Trouble O'Clock!

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that Trayvon Martin killer, Shellie Zimmerman Combative Ex, George "Neighborhood WatchThug" Zimmerman was arrested and on his not so merry way to the Seminole County Jail.

Why? Or should I be asking, "Why this time?" Well, in this latest kerfuffle, nobody's really clear on the details, but Sheriff Don Eslinger confirms the arrest and promises more details are coming:

WESH-Channel 2 reported that Zimmerman was accused of domestic violence by a girlfriend.

The Sheriff's Office, in a short news release, reported that the agency had arrested Zimmerman after being called to a disturbance on Topfield Court in western Seminole County near Apopka.

What?! Georgie was *gasp!* violent (allegedly)?! Who could have imagined such a thing (allegedly)? Anyone think a gun might have been involved (allegedly)? Just wondering, based on previous (alleged) incidents. I mean, it's not like domestic violence is a recurring theme (allegedly) with this fine upstanding paragon of law abiding respect for all, or that has a history of run-ins with the law or anything.

Kidding.

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George Zimmerman destroyed iPad evidence, will not be charged with domestic violence

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Awhile back, George Zimmerman got into a little "tiff" with his ex during which time he was taken into custody after an incident with a gun... again. Apparently, the gun was never found.

Looks like Georgie skated... again. This time, because he destroyed his estranged wife Shellie's iPad, the video she took with that iPad of that incident was unable to be retrieved. His violent actions damaged the evidence beyond repair, so he's free to toddle along on his merry way.

The Orlando Sentinel has the story. Here are the bare bones:

Lake Mary police on Thursday announced that they could not salvage video from an iPad George Zimmerman tore up during a dispute with his estranged wife and thus he will face no domestic violence charges. [...]

Police on Thursday released their final 30-page report on what happened. It says they do not have enough evidence to prosecute Zimmerman on a charge of domestic violence.

Shellie Zimmerman had video-recorded the altercation with her iPad, but George Zimmerman pried it open, tore it apart and threw it on the ground, something captured on a security camera at the house.

Police sent the parts to a computer expert with the U.S. Secret Service in Tulsa, Okla., hoping he'd be able to recover video, but the report released today makes clear that the damage was too extensive.

On the lighter side, a major advantage of having a Twitter pal like the wonderful Lalo Alcaraz (@LaloAlcaraz) is that he generously shares his work with us. And in a previous comic strip, Lalo zeroed in on Trayvon Martin's killer, the very same Gun-Toting George. As you may recall, Zimmerman's Criminal History Includes Alleged Violence and Temper (Audio and New Documents).

Lalo takes it from there:

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High School Girl Sentenced to Jail For Consensual Sex With Another High School Girl

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So Florida justice is at it once again. Seems they can't be satisfied with an occasional natural hurricane, they have to brew up judicial storms of their own.

Some of the recent Sunshine State cases include the Trayvon Martin case, where at the root of it was the "Stand Your Ground" law. An unarmed boy is walking home alone, is confronted by an armed man and the boy ends up dead. The shooter's sentence, none. He's innocent under Florida law.

Then another high profile case, Marissa Alexander, 32, (who's Black and yes, that does seem to matter in Florida) fired a gun, a warning shot into the ceiling because she was afraid of her approaching, abusive  husband. She invoked the same state's stand-your-ground law but was found guilty of aggravated assault. The result, a 20-year sentence under state law.

Now comes another soon to be infamous case: Kaitlyn Hunt (female) who was an 18-year-old high school senior when she was arrested and charged for having sex with a then 14 year-old (female) schoolmate. Two high school kids fooling around but they were same sex, so now taboo enters the case.. The outcome of this teen activity? See for yourself:

UPDATE: THE VIDEO BELOW IS FROM AN EARLIER PLEA OFFER. SUBSEQUENTLY, SHE TURNED IT DOWN AND HAS GONE TO JAIL UNTIL MID DECEMBER, 2013

What if this was heterosexual activity, as opposed to same-sex? Would there even have been an arrest at all, let alone a young woman going to prison? Was this a case of a young girl being victimized or a lesbian relationship being vilified?

We're never going to know for sure, but it certainly makes you wonder what's going on in Florida. Is it the orange juice?

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