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Robert Zimmerman Defends His Son, George, in Open Letter

Wed., Mar. 28, 2012 11:46 AM EST
by Danielle Canada

The father of 28-year-old George Zimmerman is speaking out in his son’s defense. Robert Zimmerman of Lake Mary, Fla., wrote a letter last week to The Orlando Sentinel calling the depiction of his son in the media “cruel and misleading.” He also added that his son who is Hispanic, grew up in a multicultural home and is in no way a racist.

“He would be the last to discriminate for any reason whatsoever. The media portrayal of George as a racist could not be further from the truth.”

Robert Zimmerman also challenged reports that his son followed Trayvon and adds that when the truth comes to light everyone should be “outraged” by his treatment. “At no time did George follow or confront Mr. Martin. When the true details of the event became public, and I hope that will be soon. Everyone should be outraged by the treatment of George Zimmerman in the media.”

As previously reported, Robert Zimmerman has been revealed as a retired magistrate judge and his wife, Gladys Zimmerman, a former court clerk.

The occupations of Zimmerman’s parents are causing many to wonder whether he received preferential treatment in 2005 when he was arrested for resisting an officer with violence and battery on a law enforcement officer.

The charge was later reduced to resisting an officer without violence and dismissed when he entered an alcohol education program.

Zimmerman was also accused of domestic violence by his ex-fiancee in 2005, who filed a restraining order against him.

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  • Anonymous

    JUSTICE WON’T BE SERVED! George Zimmermans father is a Federal Circuit Judge.  His name Judge Robert Zimmerman.  He clearly is paying Joe Oliver who is not working any longer at CNN married to a white woman.  He got someone who is on the inside of the Media and worked there.  How smart.  Zimmermans lawyer nor problematic son couldn’t stand up to questions from Lawrence O’Donald so he ran out of the studio.  George Zimmerman is a drunk and have given him (Judge Zimmerman) problems for years!!!! The evidence is wiped away so everything goes on Trayvonn… Joe Oliver flat out lied George Zimmerman is 250 pounds probably fatter and is losing wait.  If you listen to the 911 tapes the woman says he had on a white shirt; the police deliberately confused what each person was wearing to clear Zimmerman position. That is in the amended police report. Zimmerman change clothes and does not have a broken noise; his convenent outing used is he didn’t want ambulance help.  Daddy Judge money has manipulated everything… His son will walk…. And another child would be the tool used in the media. George Zimmerman is a COWARD hiding behind Daddies money and the people he paid off…
    NOW HE Joe Oliver  IS ON CNN AGAIN CLAIMING NOW HE IS AN ACQUAINTANCE?  HE’S GETTING PUBLIC OPINION THEN CHANGING HIS STORY THE NEXT DAY! Check out the Lawrence ODonald interview last night. AMAZING.

    • Audrey_papke

      George won’t get away with this one.  He’s too dangerous.

  • Realtalk

    robert zimmerman is not smarter then the truth, once again danielle great work i like this one to !

  • Ben_Hz

    Wow. Just wow. Remind me to tell my kids to stay the hell out of Florida!

  • Spoter16

    It is messed up in Florida, gonna keep my kids and my money outta there. Ya urd ?

  • Anonymous

    At no time did George confront or follow TM? Why is this guy still being seen as someone who is credible? Clearly he’s lies with that comment.

  • Ms Mcinnis73

    So Zimmerman’s dad is just as guilty as he is for trying to cover things up. On the 911 tape, the operator asks Zimmerman if he’s following him and Zimmerman says “YES”. And to call him out on his son not being a racist….it was pointed out on the tape that while chasing Trayvon…he called him a “f***ing coon. Sooo stop trying to protect your son from the inevitable….prison or worse.

  • Audrey_papke

    Now, would you want this guy stalking you?  And he’s packing a gun . . .

  • Marthadixon2

    Mr. Zimmerman, I heard you say in your telephone call during bail hearing that you did not think that George had an anger issue “unless he was provoked” or something very similar.  Apparently he was very provoked when he shot Trayvon.  What do you think?

  • BeadlesAz

    Just because GZ grew up in a white-Hispanic family, that doesn’t mean it was multicultural. Many people are racist – regardless of what race they themselves are. 

  • linda herring

    GZ is sick and need HELP