George Zimmerman’s numerous vain clutches at the celebrity he feels should be his reward for murdering an innocent African-American teenager are morally heinous and utterly pathetic. His brother, Robert Zimmerman, Jr., who has stridently defended George, has used the tragedy, in a capriciously calculated attempt to catapult himself to conservative prominence. Observing Robert Zimmerman, Jr. in action is like watching a circling mosquito you know will eventually try to land on your arm.
The conservatives and Zimmerman’s defense team talking points have always been, and still are, that race had nothing to do with George Zimmerman’s murder of Trayvon Martin. Yep, Robert said as much here: “The race card, it’s time that we shred it in our society”
Judge: Zimmerman defense can go after Trayvon records, social media accounts, Frances Robles, Miami Herald, Friday, 10.19.12; The Tangled Webs We Weave…err…”Unbiased Reporting”, October 20, 2012, http://www.dothprotesttoomuch.com
Yes, since we elected an African-American POTUS, centuries of racial oppression just disappeared like morning dew with the unveiling of the sun! The assertion that race was not involved in the case, is most amusing. It’s similar to saying guns don’t kill people, bullets do. Ever tried throwing a bullet hard enough to kill someone? Martin was deemed suspicious because he was a young, African-American male and prior burglars were young AA males. That’s racial profiling and after swearing race had nothing to do with the case Mark O’Mara used race in his defense case.
Well long before O’Mara had a chance, Robert’s most infamous and virulently racist twitter post blew up that foolish, false narrative, even though he himself had espoused it! Since Robert wisely deleted the tweet, I have posted an image of it below! Yeah, the internet, is a no scrub zone!
George Zimmerman’s Brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., Stirs Firestorm With Racially Charged Comparison, Huntington Post, 03/25/2013; George Zimmerman’s Brother: ‘Black Teens’ Are Killers Think Progress, Aviva Shen, March 25, 2013
Yes, Robert Zimmerman’s sophomoric and racist viewpoint is that since Trayvon Martin and De’Marquise Elkins are both in images flipping the “bird”, then Martin must be as guilty as Elkins. Now Martin is dead because Zimmerman killed him and was never charged with a crime. Elkins at the time of Robert’s tweet had not been tried yet, just like George, who Robert was claiming the public had already convicted…. Robert apparently did not see the inherent irony, such technicalities being beneath his meager comprehension. Not to worry, his racists analogies only work with African-Americans males, so we don’t have to worry about Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus committing some heinous crime.
After the jury found George not guilty, triumphant Robert appeared on CNN and was interviewed by Don Lemon. At the end of the interview, Don Lemon asked Robert if, now that his brother’s criminal case was over, he saw an opportunity for racial healing. Robert went off on a racial tirade that started with him wondering why Trayvon Martin would be so mad as to viciously attack his hapless brother… yeah the one who “stalked” Martin with a gun, in the dark and the rain, without bothering to identify himself.
Robert Zimmerman Jr: ‘What Makes People Angry Enough To Attack The Way Trayvon Did?‘, The Huffington Post, Jermaine Spradley 07/14/2013
Zimmerman Brother Trashes Trayvon Martin: He Wanted Guns and Drugs, July 23, 2013, The Young Turks (.46 to 1.15)
Well Martin never viciously attacked George, so all that consternation Robert has endured wondering what made Martin so angry is for naught! The perplexing mystery is over. It didn’t happen. If George could have managed to tell the truth, Robert would have known this. The evidence is in this post: George Zimmerman Did Not Kill Trayvon Martin In Self-Defense! I will include some excerpts it.
Robert, in the video below, indicates his brother shot Martin as a last resort as he attempted to move his head from the concrete. He was purportedly barely conscious, out of breath and did not want to spend the rest of his life in diapers (from brain damage) since that might happen if Martin banged Zimmerman’s head on the concrete one more time (:39 to 1:01)
The images of Martin’s body clearly show that his head was a substantial distance from the concrete when he was murdered. Consider that George Zimmerman, and his brother, both claimed Martin was on top of George when he shot him, and Martin fell forward on top of George. So if Martin was slamming George’s head on the sidewalk right before he was shot, his head would be right next to the sidewalk. Of course, it’s not. That explains why George’s injuries were so insignificant. This is just one of the many discrepancies in George’s story! Some of which are outlined in my posts:
George Zimmerman Did Not Kill Trayvon Martin In Self-Defense!
Does John Good’s Testimony Support Zimmerman’s Story? Nope!
Andrew Branca Has Never Seen a Self-Defense Claim He Did Not Embrace?
Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It, Lisa Bloom
Of course, Robert Zimmerman, Jr.’s newly found standing in conservative circles depends on Trayvon Martin being “guilty” and his silly assertions that all African-American youth who flip the bird are criminals. The notion that a black teenager, minding his own business, talking on the phone, returning from the store to watch the All-Star game, would seek to murder an armed stranger who outweighed him by 50 lbs is ridiculous. Oh but conservatives eat that bullshit up like newly hatched maggots. It confirms their fears about the “scary black man” or teen and their agenda! Does anyone really think that anyone would have believed that story if it has been a white teenager?
Below is a conservative blog post posted in December 1, 2012, long before the trial. It trumpeted the conservative narrative, that continue to this day, i.e,, that there was overwhelming evidence to support George’s “story”. Really, there was only George’s word, but that was good enough for them since it was his word against that of a young dead African-American male.
Here is a quote from the post: “
…Trayvon Martin, a Miami Gardens youth who attacked George on February 26, 2012. George, by witness accounts and forensic evidence, was defending himself against that attack and the possibility he would be killed.”
Robert Zimmerman Jr., a class act, Saturday, December 1, 2012, Re-News It – Rewinding the Rhetoric
Though there had been no trial, Trayvon Martin is summarily declared to be the attacker. A little hypocritical isn’t in, considering that conservatives are always hysterically shrieking that George has already been convicted. Apparently, its okay to “convict” Martin. Of course, the testimony of the John Good, hardly supported George’s story and the forensic evidence contradicted it. Again, this is outlined in the posts above.
The most amazing thing about the blog post is its reference to Robert Zimmerman, Jr. “as a class act.” Okay, that was back in December 2012, before Robert “came out of his sheet” … or “back into it”. Considering his behavior since that post, calling Robert Zimmerman a class act is like is calling a slug “cuddly. Maybe the author of the post will retract that characterization, but I doubt it.
Remember when Anthony Cumia was fired because of a racist and misogynistic Tweeter tirade in reaction to an alleged altercation with an African-American woman who did not wish to be filmed? Well that set the stage for Robert to make another one of his moronic racial analogies.
Yeah, race had noting to do with the case or the verdict!? Robert simply cannot stand behind that nonsense! He really cannot help himself. He is what he is and he cannot hide it, assuming he even has a desire to. Yes, he’s a racist and one hell of a hypocrite.
Now on the anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s homicide, poor Robert is upset. Martin’s murder has sparked many movements and energized others that saw the jury verdict as a travesty. He feels George “is unfairly included in examples of senseless gun violence and racial profiling and continues to live under a shroud of unjust negativity related to the shooting.” and George is portrayed as “the man acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin rather than the man who killed Trayvon Martin in self-defense after he attacked him.”
Well, criminal trials are heavily weighted in the accused’s favor. The burden, and it is enormous, is on the prosecution. If the jury does not believe the prosecution has met that burden, they render a verdict of not guilty! Innocent is not on the jury form, and in many cases, the defendant is not innocent. Our system of justice is partly based on Blackstone’s formulation “It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.” Blackstone’s Formulation As a result, some persons who are “guilty” will be found “not guilty.”
Unfortunately, for Robert and George, the entire trial was televised and videos of it were posted to YouTube. Thus, many people saw the evidence and were able to form their own opinions, just like in the OJ or Casey Anthony trials. They don’t believe George’s story and the cheesy dialog and incomprehensible actions he ascribed to Martin. They saw that his story was completely unsupported by the physical evidence. They are immune to all the talking points, false narratives and diatribes of conservative blogs and news outlets. They have their own eyes and minds!
Trayvon Martin’s Saga Is Not Dead!;
Zimmerman, Dunn and what went horribly wrong: Author Lisa Bloom talks to Salon, Thursday, Mar 6, 2014;
So Zimmerman Was Found Not Guilty, Juries Can Be “Wrong!”;
DNA Report does NOT support Zimmerman’s claim that Trayvon Martin caused his injuries, Daily Kos, June 09, 2013
So, what is Robert’s response to this phenomena? Well he is on a new mission! He wants to clarify the responsibilities and roles of police dispatchers because some people felt that Zimmerman chased Martin because it wasn’t clear where he was during the call?! Well George admitted he “followed” Martin and 1 minute and 20 seconds passes after the dispatcher suggested he stop, and he still had not travelled the 30 feet needed to return to his vehicle! He says he was looking for an address, which he never gave the dispatcher. However, the Transcript of the 3rd Tape of Investigators Serino and Singleton interviewing Zimmerman strongly suggests he was looking for Martin.
Well I’m quite underwhelmed with Robert’s mission. One might think that he might emphasize that Neighborhood Watch rules should be followed, i.e., do not chase “suspect” or carry weapons which George clearly violated. The dispatcher should never have had to tell him to return to his vehicle, as he should never have left it. How about a concern that an innocent person, especially a teenager, not have to worry about the motives of a stranger following him or her for unfathomable reasons, in the dark. That was the situation George imposed on Martin.
Trayvon Martin would be alive if Neighborhood Watch rules followed, Beth Kassab, Orlando Sentinel, March 14, 2012;
What about Trayvon Martin’s right to ‘stand his ground?, Editorial Staff, New Pittsburgh Courier, July 13, 2013;
Cops: Zimmerman had 2 chances to talk to Trayvon, June 27, 2012, Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel
A much more worthy undertaking might be pointing out how disastrous racial profiling can be. Of course, Robert’s incessant and transparent claim that race was never a factor in the incident, precludes such a position. Okay, how about speaking about just making erroneous assumptions? George’s unfounded assumption, nay certainty, that Trayvon Martin was a burglar, was the first step in the tragic journey that led to Martin’s death.
Robert has no problem clamoring about George having being “prematurely” deemed to be a racist and guilty, but he does not care about Trayvon Martin. Martin is guilty by association. He’s a young African-American male after all that flipped the bird and he’s the same race as a convicted child killer and that is evidence enough.
Robert Zimmerman appears to be even more of a racist than as his pathetic brother. George is a bumbling fool, abject coward and dedicated liar. Yes, he racially profiled Trayvon Martin and believed that he was a burglar just because he was a young, black man. When he got in a fight with Martin and was losing, he shot him and then created the incredulous and contrived lie that he feared for his life. He continues to lie today and he’ll lie tomorrow as well! He’s like a 4-year-old, he swears he has brushed his teeth though the toothbrush is dry and his parents know he is lying, but he refuses to admit he’s lying.
However, conservatives, and Robert especially, were only happy to embrace George’s lies and echo them! He is the perfect stalking horse, for their agenda of attacking the “liberal media”, civil rights activists, black on black crime, black youth and black families.
It almost did not matter that he was lying, that his story was contrived and was contradicted by the DNA, physical evidence and common sense. My parents used to say, you can catch a thief but you cannot catch a liar…in this case a murderer.
Robert Zimmerman Jr. : He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother, October 14, 2012, www.dothprotesttoomuch.com
Robert has stuck with George even as it becomes clear that he is “not well” and continues to display the paucity of judgment and severe personality disorders that led him to kill Trayvon Martin in the first place.
Robert will not stop now. He cannot. They are co-dependents after all.