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.

  • George Zimmerman Picture
  • Trayvon Martin, Hoodie

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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Bother me? Hardly. I'm guessing you couldn't give it away! Tequila- u r such a loser! It was easy to hate you back then- easier now. Now scratch your ass and let Neci lick those fingers. Lesbo.

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@texas: LMFAO. God that was waaaaay too easy! So black men/white women bug you huh? Tiny appendage?? Or maybe you like yourself some black male too and your feelings confuse you?? Just goes to prove the old trope correct. Racists are driven by a primary fear of get inadequacy. Maybe if we can get you to sex therapist you can be human again. And thanks for the heartiest laugh I've had all week!!!!!! Now wheres that darned cornroll. Ty Baby if your reading, please ring me.

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- Honestly- you bore me so freakin much I can only read 3 lines then I type my comeback. Yes- I know you and you might as well spread that canyon for Romey because I will treat you that way anyway. u have to be one pathetic puss. Infected sores that won't heal! Live life to the fullest! You have many years of misery!

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@Texas: Tyrone does have a lovely large "cornroll". And sure your girl probably fantasies about it as you sweatily fumble around with your twinkie for all of two minutes but thats no reason to flood us with your sexual-envy posts Dear! Also, you've really gotta learn to read, when did I say anything about the height or weight of that poor murdered child or his crazy douche murderer? Now,if you'll excuse me, I suddenly have me a hankering for some filling Tyrone cornroll. Maybe he'll bring some friends over this time.... YUMYUM!!!

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Amen Heather.

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@Julie- Your facts are not real facts-1st of all you could not make out what he said-Coons- Spoons - Goons? 2nd- this kid died weighting 140 pounds and somehow gained 80 pounds and 6 inches after his death! You are mislead! As I said below- This Racist labeling is tying you in a knot. You want Racism- Look up " Knoxville 2007" ! The worst Race crime that wasn't called a Race Crime! Texas? Yes I love it here in the United States! Now Julie- Roll over and finish Tyrone's Corn Roll!

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@Texas. If ever there was a justified situation to call racism, this would be it. A man who mutters racist expletives under his breath to a 911 operator. A man who has a disproportionate history of ringing police over the presence of black people in his neighbourhood (this inspite of the fact that a fifth of his neighbours are black). A police department that wont even test the shooter for drugs and alcohol before closing the case but conduct those tests on the dead corpse. This is most certainly a race issue! Those of us whites who try to acknowledge dignity of all persons in our daily lives (however imperfectly) have no problem calling this spade a spade. People who hate to have a mirror held up to their faces must have very ugly faces Texas!

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@Neci- This Racist labeling is "Handcuffing " your people as much as AL Sharpton. If someone calls me a Honkey or Cracker - does that make them Racist? No! Prejudice maybe but not Racist. Hoodies were used in many Robberies- for years! This in turn is why you see cameras in the ceiling! Hoodies are profiles of Criminals! It has shit to do with Race. Do you have any idea as to how the Race Card cripples blacks. The minute you play it- we stop listening because you always play it. Do you understand that a so called " Race Crime" takes the focus off the Crime itself. A jury hearing Race Crime almost thinks that - if they can't prove Racist then there wasn't really a crime after all! I realize your are ignorant beyond belief but still- Listen to a Japanese a Norwegian a freakin Eskimo
Or somebody just AX somebody else because your Racist Race is stripping you naked of any common sense.

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@Texas, you still have to kiss my ass first! Second, the nutt want people to believe that he is not a racist. Third, I still think that he is a racist because the asshole like yourself use a racial slur on the 911 tape fool. And forth, I was just commenting from what Zimmerman suppose black friend was saying, that was me being funny about the guy comment. I still think it is bullshit, simply because the guy Zimmerman don't want people to think that he killed that young kid on purpose.

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This is not about race, it is about right and wrong. The race of the shooter and the victim are not the most important thing. What is important is that an unarmed minor was killed. Fact #1 - According to the national guidelines for neighborhood watch organizations, neighboorhood watch volunteers are not supposed to be armed.
Secondly, neighborhood watch volunteers are only supposed to report suspicious people, not attempt to apprehend or confront them. The police dispatcher also told Zimmerman the same thing. Trayvon did not know the weirdo who was following him. No matter who may have hit who first, it is hard to believe that the only person with a loaded gun"feared" for their life. Why are so many right-wingers defending George Zimmerman. People should unite on this issue. Justice has no color.

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