Yesterday I wrote about Devin Nunes suing everybody who offended him, who hurt his tender little feelings. Shortly after putting that post on the schedule, I came across another very improper lawsuit that made my blood literally boil.
You’ll remember that back in 2012, a white security guard named George Zimmerman shot and killed an unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman claimed self-defense, using Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law, although he weighed at least twice what young Martin weighed and was armed. I have written about this case a few times, the first in 2013 when George Zimmerman was let off scot-free, though by all rights he should have been convicted, at the very least, of second-degree murder.
Then, in May 2016, Zimmerman popped back onto my radar when he attempted to profit from his misdeeds, from taking the life of a teenager, by selling the gun, the murder weapon, at auction for somewhere between $100,000 and $250,000 — reports vary. He made as much as a quarter of a million dollars from the murder he committed. Let that one sink in for a minute.
But yesterday’s news will leave you speechless. George Zimmerman, who murdered Trayvon Martin for no other reason than he “looked suspicious” as he exited the convenience store where he had purchased a pack of Skittles candy and a beverage, filed a lawsuit in the amount of $100,000 against Trayvon Martin’s parents and others. That’s right … it’s rather as if Charles Manson had sued the family of Sharon Tate! Or as if Ted Bundy had sued the parents of his first victim, Karen Sparks!
In addition to filing suit against Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, he is also suing Ben Crump, who wrote a book titled “Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People,” publisher Harper Collins, Trayvon’s father, Tracy Martin, and various members of the prosecution team and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
The killer is suing his victim’s family. WHAT’S WRONG with this picture???
The lawsuit claims all defendants “have worked in concert to deprive Zimmerman of his constitutional and other related legal rights.” WTF??? He killed an innocent kid, got off scot-free, made a cool quarter of a million selling the murder weapon, and he claims his rights were violated??? And lest you have any lingering doubts about the character of George Zimmerman, let me tell you a bit about what he has been doing since he murdered Trayvon Martin …
- In 2013, after being acquitted in the case of Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman was arrested and charged with felony aggravated assault as well as domestic violence battery and criminal mischief, for pointing a shotgun at his girlfriend, smashing her furniture, and shoving her out of their shared residence.
- In 2015, Zimmerman was arrested by Lake Mary, Florida, police and charged with aggravated assault with a weapon after allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his ex-girlfriend.
- In 2016, Zimmerman was removed from a bar by law enforcement after yelling at a waitress and using racial slurs.
- In May 2018, Zimmerman was charged with stalking against a private investigator who had been working with Michael Gasparro and Jay-Z on the documentary series Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story. According to the investigator, in December 2017, Zimmerman contacted him with 21 phone calls, 38 text messages and 7 voice mails in two and a half hours.
Really nice guy, huh? But wait … there’s more …
In late 2013, after his acquittal, apparently he decided to use his notoriety as a claim to fame, and he took up painting, selling his first one, a U.S. flag, for just over $100,000. On the auction page for the painting, Zimmerman wrote:
“Everyone has been asking what I have been doing with myself. I found a creative way to express myself, my emotions, and the symbols that represent my experiences. My art work allows me to reflect, providing a therapeutic outlet, and allows me to remain indoors 🙂 I hope you enjoy owning this piece as much as I enjoyed creating it. Your friend, George Zimmerman.”
Trouble was, he didn’t actually paint the picture. It was later reported that the U.S. flag painting was copied without attribution from a stock image taken from Shutterstock. And ol’ George made $100 grand off of somebody else’s work.
In addition, he has been involved in numerous scandals on Twitter and elsewhere. In short, George Zimmerman is what was once known as a ‘menace to society’. I suspect it is only a matter of time before he kills again, and the people who fell for his plea of ‘self-defense’ and let him walk, will wring their hands and claim they thought he was such a ‘nice man’.
Meanwhile, as if the loss of their son wasn’t enough, Trayvon Martin’s parents now have to face a lawsuit by the man who murdered their son. Damn. Just damn.