So George Zimmerman has returned to the news headlines. He obviously has multiple psychological issues, one of which is an addiction to guns as I previously postulated.
He was possessed with a raging desire to appear at a gun show and sign autographs even when it resulted in the show being moved to a much smaller venue and vendors losing thousands of dollars. Then, there are the many guns he possesses and how he uses them in a sickening bid for attention. How he clings to them for the importance they give him.
Zimmerman’s now-estranged girlfriend says depressed ‘Georgie’ put gun in his mouth and threatened to pull the trigger but she talked him out of it as she moves out of home with armed escort, Mail Online, Helen Pow 20 November 2013 and George Zimmerman’s Gun Stash Includes 12-Gauge Shotgun, AR-15 Rifle, Glock 19 Handgun
Then, there was the visit to a factory that manufactured the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin. His attorneys frowned on that move, but he couldn’t really help himself.
George Zimmerman Visits Florida Gun Maker Kel-Tec, Aug. 23, 2013, Alyssa Newcomb via Good Morning America
Now, of course, it could be his unnatural, unremitting desire to be involved with guns which compelled him to unilaterally install himself as an armed canine unit outside a gun store. Yes, in his spare time, of which he has much, he fulfilled a need, that perhaps only he could perceive, by seizing this vacant, albeit imaginary post. Though he told the police that the owner was aware of his presence and purpose, apparently he lied…again. Of course, he needed no remuneration as the task was compensation enough. It’s a shame his efforts were not particularly appreciated!
George Zimmerman claims he was working security at DeLand’s Pompano Pat’s, Patricio G. Balona, the Daytona Beach News-Journal, July 29, 2014
However, he has multiple, even rotating issues. Maybe he derives a haughty thrill from being a watch person, a mighty sentinel, an authority figure, a vigilante even, like the Neighborhood Watch gig turned out to me. Ahhh, sitting in his vehicle, with his dog Spot! It is the sense of empowerment that he craves? The addiction to the gun at his side, the electric charge, like Thor’s hammer or Green Lantern’s ring, might be ancillary to his desire to enforce the law. Even ones he simple creates, like walking in the rain, while black and wearing a hoodie! He might well have been begging someone to try to rob the place or even just show up. Stop! Who goes there! That is the point of guarding something after all. You expect, are prepared for and even jonesing for an intruder to appear … or just a passerby!
Maybe that’s the real issue…an obsession with law enforcement. He has always wanted to be a copper! All kids play cops and robbers, but through some flaw in his cupcake psyche, he never left that phase. Once he bought a gun, it transported him back to that childhood juncture in his life and he has become fixated on it. Is it just an odd coincidence that he has befriended or been befriended by quite an array of law enforcement personnel?
Remember Zimmerman’s good friend Mark Osterman who was a former Seminole County deputy who described former Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee as a father figure who was once his lieutenant at the Sheriff’s Office.
Zimmerman’s Inside Connection to Sanford Police Department Revealed, By Jul 15, 2012 www.newsone.com
Osterman helped Zimmerman the night he shot Martin. He claimed that Zimmerman told him that Martin actually grabbed Zimmerman’s gun, whereas Zimmerman said he only reached for it.
George Zimmerman trial: Witness Mark Osterman, Andrea Torres, Local 10.com Reporter
Then there was Mike Piwowarski, the owner of the Arms Room, which was the organizer of the New Orlando Gun Show, and an ex-police officer who apparently was fired.
Suit Says Chase By Deputy Caused Death Of Biker, April 25, 1998|Pedro Ruz Gutierrez, Orlando Sentinel
This ex-cop was such a good friend of Zimmerman that he sacrificed the interests of his vendors just so that Zimmerman could appear at the gun show “lite” and sign autographs for about 20 people.
Few show up to meet George Zimmerman at Florida gun show, March 8, 2014, Annie Buchanon, Stephen Rex Brown, Doyle Murphy, New York Daily NewsMarch 08, 2014
Ironically, yet again, it was Zimmerman who wanted to repay Mike for supporting him during his “tribulations” by making an appearance! He wanted to support Mike Piwowarski’s “gun business”? Somehow he thought his appearance was a contribution? That’s the kind of contribution an iceberg made to the Titanic.
Of course, his latest contretemps was a result of yet another friendship with an ex-law enforcement officer, Pat Johnson, who offered to replace Zimmerman’s gun after a jury decided the prosecution had not proved their case in the murder of Trayvon Martin and let him loose on an unsuspecting public.
Threats lobbed at man offering free gun to George Zimmerman, Jul 22, 2013, Welch.com Orlando
One of the reasons that Zimmerman was found not guilty was the fact that Detective Serino testified that he found Zimmerman’s story believable. Though the prosecution’s motion to have the statement stricken the next day was granted, Juror B37, the jury forewoman, cited it as one of the reasons she found Zimmerman not guilty. Apparently, she did not quite understand the meaning of “stricken” as in “not in evidence”.
Serino’s “vouching” for Zimmerman was very odd since he had wished to charge him with at least manslaughter and was on record as doubting key aspects of his story and pointed out that the evidence contradicted it.
•Zimmerman had injuries but not ones that matched the severity of the attack he described, according to Serino. If Trayvon had been banging Zimmerman’s head on the sidewalk, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer should have had skull fractures, not just cuts, Serino said.
•There were no defensive wounds on Zimmerman’s hands and just one small scrape on a finger of Trayvon’s left hand, Serino said — little evidence of life-and-death struggle.
Zimmerman changes details, makes claims inconsistent with other evidence, June 27, 2012| By Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel
Actually, Mark O’Mara claimed that several members of the Sanford police department were going to testify for Zimmerman. Serino certainly did! Perhaps that was part of the apparent mutual affinity between Zimmerman and law enforcement officials. Serino’s reward? Well, he’s not a detective anymore, he’s “on uniform patrol on the graveyard shift”. Kind of like Zimmerman, but he’s actually getting paid…in actual dollars.
George Zimmerman’s lawyers: Cops will testify for us in murder case, October 24, 2012, Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel; Document reveals detective’s doubts about Zimmerman’s story, Miami Herald, Frances Robles
Now, how does Zimmerman cultivate these friendships? Why have some law enforcement officers been so willing to assist him even when it is detrimental to their financial and political interests and this assistance invariably results in them receiving death threats and negative publicity. Do they share with him the fascination with the power of the gun? See him as an adjutant cop? An honorary member of the club? A vigilante like Charles Bronson who is somehow helping them? Moreover, why does Zimmerman feel that their association with him will somehow benefit them? This leads us to Zimmerman’s other interlocking issue.
George Zimmerman thinks he is a celebrity! He thinks people want his autograph and crave his appearance? He actually thinks that killing an innocent, unarmed African-American teen who was simply returning to the store makes him deserving of some kind of award! He’s like the captain of the USS Vincennes or the Ukraine rebels expecting to receive some commendation for shooting down a civilian aircraft. It is this twisted mentality that is the gravest of his numerous mental defects. Remember the interview he gave at the Arms Room?
Exclusive: George Zimmerman speaks with Fox 35 News, Mar 30, 2014, Valerie Boey
The reporter asked him if he understood “why people get so angry sometimes” alluding to public anger at his appearance at the gun show. His response: “No.” And you know what? He doesn’t understand! He doesn’t have a clue! He still thinks he’s a victim and hero!
Yes, some people may have bought his cockamamie story that Trayvon Martin attacked him, without provocation, and tried to kill him, which is something that would be too preposterous to even appear in a Dick Tracy comic strip!
However, let’s say his story was really true! Yes, I know it takes an astounding suspension of disbelief, but let’s pretend. Let’s play cops and robbers! One might think that he would regret killing an unarmed and innocent teenager who was simply returning from the store until Zimmerman interfered with him believing him to be a burglar….That such an occurrence, was, at the very least, unfortunate. Ohhhh, but not George! “It was God’s will” after all!
So George carries around photocopies of his “artwork” to show off to “fellow” cops, reminds them of his “celebrity” and boasts of how Pat Johnson is a friend who went out of his way for him and paid dearly and quite unfairly.
George Zimmerman ‘patrolling’ Central Florida shop after gun theft, Jul 29 2014, Click Orlando, WKMG, Local 6
Yes, he is own superhero…his own celebrity. In the daunting and debilitated labyrinth that is his mind, George Zimmerman is probably wondering when he will be featured on CNN Heroes or receive the Presidential Metal of Freedom!