George Zimmerman Devastated By Trayvon Martin Shooting, is Not a Racist, Friend Says

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George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, is not a racist and is devastated by the recent events, according to a friend.

The Feb. 26 death of Martin, and the Sanford, Fla., police department's decision not to arrest Zimmerman, has turned the case into a national obsession.

It has devastated Martin's parents, sparked widespread debate over racial profiling, gun rights and self-defense laws. President Obama even weighed in.

Almost entirely silent throughout the firestorm of the last month? The neighborhood watch captain who shot and killed the 17-year-old.

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There has been near-universal backlash, and some might say heavy media bias against Zimmerman, who friends say is going through his own torment.

"He's not the man that I knew before the shooting," Joe Oliver tells People in its cover story. "He's a completely different man; he'll never be the same."

"He prays for Trayvon and he prays for the Martin family. He is so distraught that he took a life. That's the price he had to pay for saving his own."

Oliver says he stands behind his friend, who says Martin was the aggressor in the self-defense slaying, and who he insists is not a racist human being.

"He's not a racist," says Oliver, an African-American. "I wouldn't be speaking out on his behalf if he were. This didn't have anything to do with race."

"George was looking out for his neighborhood and he saw someone he didn't recognize acting suspiciously. In his mind, he shot in self-defense."

"He felt he had no other choice."

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Can't We All Just Get Along :-)

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@Julie...what a scumbag! You are no lady! Back away guys she's probably poppin' with std's! Nasty!

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After reading the passages here? I'd say in a few short terse comments...ole Texas has outdone that skank-mouth b*tch, Julie! I can't believe a woman...notice I didn't call her a lady would write such trash! She is no lady, but some ho out for vengence or else acting out some sort of dysfunction crying to be medicated. Nope, as far as I've seen ain't nobody owns Texas. He's just as independent as you'd expect someone from the Lone Star state to be...good for him! Julie...you're a scab...crawl back under that rock you come from!

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Hey Julie- you look just like spike lee/ u have shit all over your face. Your mother was the same way. She kissed u with that mouth. Get up and bring me my money .

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You took my comment. Funny, eh?

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Your *ss just got OWNED Texas!!!!!!!!! Funniest shit E V E R. Thanks Julie!!!!! Hahahaha.

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@Texas: would love to continue this chat but my bedroom-daddy just showed up so gots to go. Cherio! I'll ride that dark d8ck especially hard tonight. What an aphrodisiac this has been. Wait, I should say AFROdisiac. Will think of you as I swallow babe! @Neci, I read the posts in which Texas clumsily attempts to browbeat you. Dimwits like him abound but thankfully they never win. His brand of hate has been on the losing side since beginning of time. I hope you are old enough to know that. Besides we now know hes sexually obssessed with black men. If you have any gay black friends maybe you can hook him up ;-0

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@Texas: Sorry daddy, I only rim black bubble butts. I dribble some chocolate sauce on that dark cherry and I work it! Tongue in, out and all around that dark little pucker. They love it let me tell you. Also i'm not down for the whole incest scene so please put away that 4 incher hillbilly daddy. We sure are a black-c8ck loving family, you, mummy & me. Honestly daddy sometimes I worry about bringing home my strong beautiful black men for fear that you will suck them off at the door. Daddy gay people are beautiful too but you just gotta stop stealing my black c8ck. And with all that dark meat you take, you'ld think you had worked your racist tendancies out. But nooooo, you are still jealous of strong, smart, beautiful African originating men. Why, daddy?

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@Julie,- You are just like your Mother aren't you. I remember the day your grandfather quit pimping her. That HO went SOLO and came to me! Then she had you. Just like your mother- a racist HO! How bout I let you rim job me? Your mother " Lived" for it. No upper pallet- nothing like that! Nothing better. Racist? No- but that black convict that banged her? He was Racist!

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Is that you Texas babe posting under a coward handle? Thats ok. Is Neci a black girl? Who doesnt adore some bootilicious love. She sounds friggin hot. Would you introduce us? I'll let you watch coz whats hotter than a white woman spit-shinning a beautiful black womans apex. Maybe I can convince Tyrone & Neci to Oreo-cookie me. We can call it reparative therapy for our new friend Texas/youdont botherme to cure him of his racially triggered sexual inadaquacies.