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Wednesday, December 04, 2019

George Zimmerman is going after Trayvon Martin's family, claiming they defamed him and created a conspiracy in an attempt to convict him of murder.

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Is this the stand your ground hero coward who keeps having encounters with the legal system for various insane reasons?

#1 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-12-04 06:46 PM | Reply

He should run for Gov of (north central) Florida. I'd like his chances.

Or maybe the NRA needs a new spokesmodel.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2019-12-04 06:59 PM | Reply

Homicidal lunatic need to sell some paintings?

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-12-04 07:16 PM | Reply

Zimmerman is the kind of pig that gets angry with women who don't want to screw with them.

#4 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-12-04 07:29 PM | Reply

This is why Zimmerman is filing this lawsuit:

"A week later, Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump produced a recorded audio tape of Diamond Eugene' whom he said was Trayvon's 16-year-old girlfriend who was on the phone with Trayvon just before the altercation," Klayman alleges in the complaint. "However, two weeks later, 18-year-old Rachel Jeantel, the alleged imposter, appeared before prosecutors claiming to be Diamond Eugene' and provided false statements to incriminate Zimmerman based on coaching from others."

Image: Witness Jeantel gives her testimony to the prosecution during Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial in SandfordWitness Rachel Jeantel gives her testimony to the prosecution during George Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Fla. on June 26, 2013.

Klayman says there is "newly discovered evidence" in a in a recently published book and documentary by Joel Gilbert called "The Trayvon Hoax: Unmasking the Witness Fraud That Divided America." Both contend Jeantel was not Martin's girlfriend and had not been speaking on the phone with him.

"The research also allegedly reveals that Trayvon's real girlfriend and legitimate phone witness was in fact Miami resident Brittany Diamond Eugene, who was switched out for Jeantel when Eugene refused to bear false witness against Zimmerman," Klayman alleges.


www.nbcnews.com

I'm not big into conspiracy theories. Having said that, if this is actually true we are looking at prosecutorial misconduct on an epic scale.

#5 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-12-04 07:47 PM | Reply

What did the people Zimmerman is suing specifically do to harm him?

He has to demonstrate that those folks harmed him.

#6 | Posted by eberly at 2019-12-04 08:30 PM | Reply

What did the people Zimmerman is suing specifically do to harm him?

He has to demonstrate that those folks harmed him.

#6 | POSTED BY EBERLY

He's alleging gross prosecutorial misconduct combined with witness swapping. See what I posted in #5

#7 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-12-04 08:39 PM | Reply

I always said the prosecution was overzealous and they probably could've got him on manslaughter. Neither Martin nor Zimmerman were the innocent angels they were portrayed to be by the partisans who dug in on each side.

#8 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-12-04 09:05 PM | Reply

Suspect it won't get traction. The author of the book that he's basing the suit on is a little off...

"Gilbert is a frequent InfoWars guest who has produced movies that have falsely claimed that former President Barack Obama's real father was a Chicago communist, that Paul McCartney is dead and Elvis Presley is alive."

#9 | Posted by Pirate at 2019-12-04 09:55 PM | Reply

Pirate,

That is precisely why I don't give much credence to conspiracy theories.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-12-04 09:59 PM | Reply

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I'm not big into conspiracy theories. Having said that, if this is actually true we are looking at prosecutorial misconduct on an epic scale.
#5 | POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2019-12-04 07:47 PM

Did the Diamond Joel uncovered resemble a stripper, or what?! I mean, that was his girlfriend?! Dating a high school student?! She's had her girls done, and on a high school sports students time and money!? Scrawny, iced-teetotaling Treyvon? More like Treydong! I can get that passed censor readings, right? Well, there must be a great reason for this incredible discovery?! I'm guessing it's in the book.

#11 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-12-05 06:18 AM | Reply

They are still African American.

He could win.

#12 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-12-05 08:44 AM | Reply

This story reminds of me of another man addicted to the limelight.

Remember Joey Buttafuoco of the Long Island Lolito (15 yr old Amy Fisher) saga.

Joey was so addicted to the limelight that he moved to Hollywood, California. He thought he could sell himself to big Hollywood producers and become an overnight movie star sensation.

#13 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-12-05 08:55 AM | Reply

Hey, George! Get out of the limelight. Your fifteen minutes are up! Give someone else a chance...
--Florida Man

#14 | Posted by catdog at 2019-12-05 09:14 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"He's alleging gross prosecutorial misconduct combined with witness swapping. See what I posted in #5"

Except that he was acquitted. IMHO George is broke and wants to further harm the Zimmermans with a spurious law suit. He should be thrown in jail for abuse of process.

#15 | Posted by danni at 2019-12-05 10:47 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"I always said the prosecution was overzealous and they probably could've got him on manslaughter. Neither Martin nor Zimmerman were the innocent angels they were portrayed to be by the partisans who dug in on each side."

Follow your comment with IMHO if you want to be taken seriously. You are just expressing an opinion, you didn't know either of them but post like you are really knowledgeable about them when you aren't.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2019-12-05 10:50 AM | Reply

I always said the prosecution was overzealous and they probably could've got him on manslaughter.

They also charged him with manslaughter, and the jury had the option of convicting him on that lesser charge. So if you've "always said that" then you've always had the facts wrong.

That said, he followed, confronted, and shot the boy to death. A 2nd degree murder charge was appropriate.

#17 | Posted by JOE at 2019-12-05 10:59 AM | Reply

George Zimmerman kills Trayvon Martin under suspicious circumstances, and then in court, his lawyer puts the victim on trial, but he's eventually acquitted. Now seven years later, he's suing the victim's family for $100 million because he feels he was denied a fair trial. For crap sake, he won his case and got away with murder, but now he wants to cash-in by destroying what's left of a family that he's already devastated once before.

OCU

#18 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-12-05 11:45 AM | Reply

OCU

"George Zimmerman kills Trayvon Martin under suspicious circumstances, and then in court, his lawyer puts the victim on trial, but he's eventually acquitted. Now seven years later, he's suing the victim's family for $100 million because he feels he was denied a fair trial. For crap sake, he won his case and got away with murder, but now he wants to cash-in by destroying what's left of a family that he's already devastated once before."

George must be hard up for live-in girlfriends with jobs and he's broke.

#19 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-12-05 11:59 AM | Reply

Ah yes, the "Hispanic vs. Black that somehow the media was able to spin to a "Racist white people are the problem"" situation. All because this guy did something really stupid but not illegal.

Gotta love 'murica.

#20 | Posted by humtake at 2019-12-05 12:22 PM | Reply

All because this guy did something really stupid but not illegal.

#20 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

Yeah... something really stupid but not illegal like shooting an unarmed teenager because he was black and wearing a hoodie.

I think the outrage was BECAUSE this was "not illegal".

Gotta love 'murica.

Maybe you do. Others are finding there are more and more reasons to have reservations about it.

#21 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-12-05 12:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Now seven years later, he's suing the victim's family for $100 million because he feels he was denied a fair trial. For crap sake, he won his case and got away with murder, but now he wants to cash-in by destroying what's left of a family that he's already devastated once before."

actually it's because the DA might have committed perjury by putting up someone who said she was Travon's girl friend when she wasn't. that she talked to Travon during the shooting when she didn't.

he could have a case... if and only if the wireless carrier had keep a recording of the phone call or someone in the DA's office fesses up.

zimmerman claims he has evidence... i for one would like to see it.

#22 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-12-05 02:11 PM | Reply

"actually it's because the DA might have committed perjury by putting up someone who said she was Travon's girl friend when she wasn't."

Then he should be suing the DA...

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-05 02:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It would depend on whether Martin's parents knew his girlfriend before his death. It's possible they didn't, but if they did then they would have known that the person who testified was an impostor (if that was the case).

#24 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-12-05 08:27 PM | Reply

"They also charged him with manslaughter, and the jury had the option of convicting him on that lesser charge. So if you've "always said that" then you've always had the facts wrong."

The prosecution obviously failed to prove either to the jury beyond a reasonable doubt. If they had focused on the manslaughter charge they probably could have made the case. The evidence just wasn't there to clearly establish malice aforethought.

www.cnn.com

#25 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-12-06 12:26 AM | Reply

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