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George Zimmerman’s Friend: He Called Trayvon Martin a Goon, Not a Coon

Mon., Mar. 26, 2012 3:01 PM EST
by Danielle Canada

 

 

A friend of George Zimmerman is speaking out in his defense to refute claims that he used a racial epithet to refer to Trayvon Martin.

As previously reported, a recorded phone call appeared to catch Zimmerman calling the unarmed 17-year-old a “—ing coon” while he followed him against the requests of a 911 operator.

Later neighbors would report hearing Martin’s calls for help and a single gunshot that took the young boy’s life.

Now, according to a close friend of Zimmerman, he’s not racist in the slightest and the reported racial slur is actually a huge misunderstanding.

Joe Oliver, a 53-year-old former news anchor, says that the self-appointed watchman never called Martin a coon, instead Oliver claims that Zimmerman used a “term of endearment” and called him a goon.

Oliver was a guest Sunday on “Good Morning America” where he gave a the following explanation of his friend’s actions: “Goon is apparently a term of endearment in the high schools these days. I don’t know of anyone younger than 40 who uses coon as a racial epithet.”

In addition to “Good Morning America,” Oliver also spoke with Reuters and told them that his friend is extremely remorseful.
“He couldn’t stop crying. He’s a caring human being. I mean, he took a man’s life and he has no idea what to do about it. He’s extremely remorseful about it.”

Check out Oliver talking about  Zimmerman’s “term of endearment” below.

He really can’t be serious…

 

-Danielle Canada

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  • Put_you_on_blast

    Really?!! This guy is an idiot. You don’t use a term of endearment and then turn around and kill the person at the same time. When Zimmerman jumped out of the car that he was following Martin in, did he yell out “what up goon”, and show Martin some love? They pulled the same shit in Colorado by saying that two White guys who committed a hate crime against a Black man who was minding his own business, meant the word “nigger” to be “nigga” (as used in Hip-Hop) while they beat the shit out of him. At the moment, I would just love to take a hot piss in Joe Oliver’s face. Stop defending cold blooded killers! If this was your son, Mr. Oliver, you would not be defending Zimmerman at all. Kick rocks!!

    • Henriwolfe

      oh hohoho.. no you see thats how this guy rolls… when he was arrested for domestic violence, the police found him with a gun to his families face, punching his wife in the chops shouting, “I love you all, you are my life and i love you all so very much… goons.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1812579519 Julene Reynolds

    Okay, Zimmerman meant to kill that kid…He said “Goon” and not “Coon?” That’s like saying I said basis, not racist.

    How much did they pay this man? Seems like the Zimmermans found a willing negro to say he’s friends with George so he won’t look like the racist he is. The man isn’t even George’s friend. His wife is friends with George’s wife mother.