George Zimmerman compares himself to Trayvon Martin in explanation of lawsuit

Trayvon Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin.

In an apparent effort to galvanize sympathizers to his cause and the $100 million lawsuit against Trayvon Martin’s parents, George Zimmerman compared himself with the dead teen, starting with the fact that he’s a minority as well.

Zimmerman penned a long letter entitled “We are all George Zimmerman now” that his attorney, Larry Klayman, shared with the public on Thursday, Dec. 5, in which  Zimmerman called himself an Obama supporter and an activist back in 2012.

“I am the last person who ever expected to be accused of being a bigot. I am Hispanic. My mother is from Peru. I speak fluent Spanish. I was an Obama supporter and a social activist,” Zimmerman said.

Zimmerman wrote that he actually believes he and Trayvon Martin have some things that tie them together and that this case started the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Ironically, Trayvon Martin and I ended up having much in common. We were both used to divide America for a political agenda,” he said. “Since the trial, I have watched in horror as the those who incited against me have divided America along racial lines. Black Lives Matter started as a result of my acquittal.”

The former neighborhood watchman talked about what brought about the lawsuit as explained in the controversial book and movie, The Trayvon Hoax: Unmasking the Witness Fraud that Divided America. Both were written and produced by Joel Gilbert which claims that Rachel Jeantel was a false witness used to try to nail Zimmerman. He also said the young lady was not on the phone with Martin when he was shot dead.

Zimmerman also compared himself to many others who were accused of crimes against Blacks and who were “victimized by fake witnesses and unscrupulous prosecutors.” Most prominent among them was former police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson.

”This lawsuit is also for the Bell family, whose sons were falsely accused of involvement in a tragic gym accident that caused the death of Kendrick Johnson,” Zimmerman wrote. “This lawsuit is for Officer Darren Wilson of Ferguson, whom even Eric Holder had to admit was falsely accused of shooting a man who allegedly put his hands up. This lawsuit is for the police officers in Baltimore, both black and white, who were falsely accused of harming Freddy Gray in order to justify mob violence. This lawsuit is for Brett Kavanaugh and any future Supreme Court nominees falsely accused of crimes they did not commit to prevent their nominations.”

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks



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