George Zimmerman certainly made a killing off the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, as he reportedly made a whopping $200,000 via solicitations on his website. Remember the outrage the website cost in the first place? Yeah, well this doesn't make him look good. In fact, it looks like he's not only free on a possible homicide, but he's capitalizing off of it, doubling the cost of his bond in just such a short time.
What do you think of all this? Do you think George Zimmerman is enjoying the near quarter of a million he just made off of what very well could turn into a miscarriage of justice? Hopefully every single dime of it goes to his defense, because he's going to need it!
But wait, this source reveals that the family of the self-appointed neighborhood watch imbecile used $5,000 and their home mortgage to bond him out of jail. So what is he doing with that $200,000? His lawyer claims that he didn't know about it until after he was released from jail, but Zimmerman has reportedly used the money to pay for his living expenses.
His family claimed to not know where to get the money to bond the man out, and they pleaded to have his bond lowered. Meanwhile they were racking up the big bucks via the badly designed website that pandered to those who mistook this slaying of a child as some backwoods gun rights campaign. Good job.
The politics at play in this case are disgusting. There are people defending this man because they're racist, either admittedly or not, or they're simply confused. There are people twisting this into a sickening display of political division of "right vs. left," and it frankly needs to stop -- but it won't. That's not how people of that mentality operate. No, this will turn into a war on whether or not race fueled the murder of Trayvon Martin or if politics did. The NRA and their lackeys will continue to spread misinformation and the political pundits on various programs (both right and left) will continue garnering sympathy for whatever social causes they support -- all in the name of a 17-year-old's blood.
The very fact of the matter is simple in this case. Forget about race and forget about the foaming-at-the-mouth political fanatics. This was a 17-year-old boy who was not armed. Whether there was an altercation or not, George Zimmerman used excessive force. He hunted the boy down after police told him on the phone that they did not need him to follow the kid, and then he shot him.
This isn't a case of whether or not a racist gun toting moron shot a kid, and it's not a case of whether or not a black thug razzing the wrong "hero" (eye roll). This is a case of taking things way too far. It's a case of a citizen taking the law into his own hands and now a child is dead, unable to even give his side of the story.
And now the suspect is getting rich.
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