George Zimmerman's brother says Twitter rant a "mistake"
George Zimmerman's brother says Twitter rant a "mistake"
By Barbara Liston
ORLANDO, FLORIDA | Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:25pm EDT
ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - The brother of George Zimmerman, the man charged in the 2012 shooting death of unarmed black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, said on Wednesday he was wrong to tweet a series of racially charged comments about his brother's case.
"I made a mistake," Robert Zimmerman Jr. said during an appearance on CNN's Piers Morgan Live. "It unfortunately may not have helped George."
George Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder for killing Martin, who was 17, after an altercation in a residential neighborhood in Sanford, Florida.
Prosecutors contend George Zimmerman, then a neighborhood watch captain, racially profiled Martin, then pursued and shot him while Martin was returning from a convenience store to a townhouse where he was staying with his father.
Robert Zimmerman this week posted side-by-side photos of Martin and one of two teenagers arrested last week in a fatal shooting of a 13-month-old boy as his mother was pushing his stroller down the street in a coastal Georgia town.
The separate photos showed Martin and the teenager posing while making an obscene gesture.
Robert Zimmerman wrote in a tweet, "a picture is worth a thousand words ... any questions?" In another tweet, he said, "Lib media shld ask if what these2 black teens did 2 a woman&baby is the reason ppl think blacks mightB risky."
Morgan, in his interview with Zimmerman, called the tweets "incendiary" and "bordering on outright racism."
"I understand this was controversial and I apologize," Robert Zimmerman said.
Mark O'Mara, George Zimmerman's lawyer, has criticized Robert Zimmerman's tweets.
George Zimmerman's trial is set to start in June.
[quote]"I made a mistake," Robert Zimmerman Jr. said during an appearance on CNN's Piers Morgan Live. "It unfortunately may not have helped George."
Boy, he sure got that right, at least.
Let the sick fuck hang himself with his own words. It's not going to be so hard for him.
[quote]Robert Zimmerman wrote in a tweet, "a picture is worth a thousand words ... any questions?" In another tweet, he said, "Lib media shld ask if what these2 black teens did 2 a woman&baby is the reason ppl think blacks mightB risky."
I just hope he never moves to LA where the resident racist Dl'ers reside and complain about Mexicans. Or, maybe, I do so Mr. Robert Zimmerman might be caught in racist cross hairs.
*do so hope
R1, I am the most sober, uptight, law-abiding citizen you can imagine, yet I'm sure that at some point in my life I've stood next to someone who has committed a crime.
That does NOT give you the right to shoot me on sight, you idiot.
What gets me is that their mom is Latina.
The whole family are a bunch of retards.
All the people I've long suspected of being racists are pushing the story of this kid shooting the baby in the face. Usually it's accompanied by "Obama doesn't care because that's not what HIS son would look like" still pissed at O's initial comments on Trayvon's murder.
It's funny b/c this brother was on Bill Maher and for half a second I started to feel sorry for George. Turns out it was all an act.
Some people simply don't understand the value of shutting the hell up. The entire Florida criminal justice system has been doing everything in its power to help Zimmerman beat the rap, but George and his family aren't making it easy for them.
Could the tweet be presented as evidence that Zimmerman grew up in a racist household and was inclined to target Trayvon Martin regardless of the kid's behavior? I recall that at least one other person who knew the family accused them of racism and GZ of trying fondle her or something like that.
Isn't this the second time the dumb brother has opened his stupid yap? IIRC he was partly on Maher to apologize for something dumb he said/did. Put the case off for awhile and the brother will build the Prosecution's case for them.
I used to think Robert Zimmerman seemed intelligent, but the way he invokes "the liberal media" proves the whole family is trash.
[quote]What gets me is that their mom is Latina.
Exactly. It blows me away when people who have prejudices against them try to have prejudices against another group of people.
A U. S. Navy destroyer stops four Mexicans in a row boat rowing towards California.
The Captain gets on the loud- hailer and shouts, "Ahoy, small
craft. Where are you headed?"
One of the Mexicans puts down his oar, stands up, and shouts,
"We are invading the United States of America to reclaim the territory
taken by the USA during the 1800's."
The entire crew of the destroyer doubled-over in laughter.
When the Captain is finally able to catch his breath, he gets back
on the loud-hailer and asks, "Just the four of you?"
The same Mexican stands up again and shouts, "No, we're the
last four. The rest are already there!"
r13 Isn't that how it always is? Didn't Spike Lee get rich from portraying this? Well, I may be a Jew but at least I'm not Mexican..Well, I may be Mexican but at least I'm not black..and on..
Latinos and blacks don't like one another. Nothing new.
[quote]Latinos and blacks don't like one another. Nothing new.
I think Latinos like to start trouble with blacks more often than the other way around; this disgusting family being a good example of that.
I don't think the prosecution can enter Robert Z's comments as evidence unless the defense puts him on the stand and they "open the door" somehow to allow questions from the prosecution about it.
The brother is a racist, just like Georgie boy.
come on....most teen blacks and hispanic teen, gang bangers are nothing but trouble and are useless to society. They look like pigs, they stink, they have no social grace, they have no sense of history/tradition. They spit (literally) and shit everywhere they go. Brown/black kids seem to love the attention their shit gets. The more disgusting, disruptive, dangerous they are, the more points they get in their circles. They are throw away people and they know it. And I'm hispanic and I know this.
Racists, like Zimmermans' brother, are not always wrong.
Useless to society r320? Tell that to my millions, and all y'all can kiss my converse, like sho'nuff..
[quote]Racists, like Zimmermans' brother, are not always wrong.
Serial killers are not always wrong either.
Zimmerman's brother is a well-spoken, handsome, fucking asshole.
R20, that's funny, everything you said about the blacks is what we Whites say about hispanics like you.
The brother id gay, you do know that right?
Zimmerman first came off as seemingly reasonable guy who almost made me think twice about his brother.
Then his revolting treat.
The thing about assholes is they never know when to shut up. Sooner or later a 47% comment or a patently racist tweat will emerge.
Thinking the same thing, R10.
George Zimmerman’s Brother’s Bizarre Interview
Robert Zimmerman, Jr., the brother of Trayvon Martin’s killer George Zimmerman, tries to compare the Trayvon Martin to a teen who allegedly shot a baby in the face. Originally making this inane comparison through a tweet, he then gets on CNN’s Piers Morgan show to defend the stance.
As Piers Morgan questions the rationale, Zimmerman dismisses the debate happening on Twitter, claiming he and his family have a better “recollection” about the case than anyone could have debating it in 140 characters, at which point Pakman paused the interview to counter that if Zimmerman thinks Twitter isn’t the place, why did HE start the debate on Twitter?
Of course, as the CNN interview continues, Zimmerman deflects from this point to trying to portray Martin as something more threatening than a “teenage kid”… to which Morgan comes back with the assertion that he was a 17-year-old out getting Skittles. Which inspires Zimmerman to retort, “Now we’re back to the Skittles from the store…”