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An inteview with George Zimmerman

Link here. Read it all if you have any interest at all in finding out the truth. The key part of this story, which was confirmed by a not-guilty jury decision, is this:

Headed in the direction that the lights came from coming around the side of one of the townhouses to the “T” in the sidewalks [Zimmeran] was, without notice, punched in the face by Trayvon, instantly breaking his nose. Trayvon then grabbed George and tried to throw him to the ground multiple times. George held his own for a little bit but eventually was thrown to the ground. Once again George referred to the sketch showing me where they were by this time, which was a little further up the sidewalk from the initial attack. He said that the ground sloped down on one side of the sidewalk and his legs were down the hill while his head was on the sidewalk. Trayvon was now on top of George punching him repeatedly in the face, MMA style, as George described. Every time George tried to sit up Trayvon would slam him back down to the ground and in-turn his head would bounce off the sidewalk, causing him excruciating pain.

To get away from the pain being inflicted on his head, George tried sliding down the hill out from underneath Trayvon. This caused George’s red windbreaker to slide up revealing his Kel- Tec PF-9 9mm handgun holstered on his hip.

Trayvon noticed the gun and said, “You’re gonna die tonight!” At that point, George realized that it wasn’t his gun or Trayvon’s gun, it was “the” gun in the fight!

Without any prior experience of drawing and shooting from the holster, George knew it was either now or never. He unholstered the firearm and fired one shot at the man who he felt was trying to take his life. The response from Trayvon was like that of an old Western movie. He said, “Ya got me!” At that second George thought his shot missed. To him, it seemed as if Trayvon was making a statement to concede defeat and not that he actually was hit by the bullet.

In that instance George wasn’t worried about his safety or that somebody was trying to kill him, he was more concerned that he missed Trayvon and might have hurt somebody else in a nearby house. To me, this was one of many enlightening times in our meeting. More concerned for the life of his neighbors than his own life.

All Zimmerman was doing at that moment was trying to save his own life. All of this was obvious at the time, for all those who were willing to do any research into the facts. Yet, as punishment for not allowing himself to be killed by a street thug, our bigoted and political cultural elites decided to destroy this poor man’s life anyway, because it gave them a great vehicle for ramping up race hatred and anti-American propaganda.

This says far more about them than it does about Zimmerman, or Trayvon Martin.

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On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

 

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"Not simply about one mission, [Genesis] is also the history of America's quest for the moon... Zimmerman has done a masterful job of tying disparate events together into a solid account of one of America's greatest human triumphs."--San Antonio Express-News

4 comments

  • Cotour

    I agree with this poster commenting on the article and George Zimmerman:

    “George was innocent, but he is still an IDIOT.”

    And this story, considering the day and I guess the coincidence of the mans last name, is very curious to me.

  • Wodun

    The man’s life has been ruined by the Democrat mob, innocent or not. I remember at the time that this was portrayed as white on black raciat violence and NBC went so far as to edit recordings and transcripts to paint a false picture of what happened.

  • David

    I find it sad that so many people call Zimmerman an idiot, and other nod their heads in agreement. Yes, most self defense classes, that focus on keeping you alive, unharmed, and out of legal jeopardy, say he shouldn’t have done what he did. But he was trying to aid his community. There had been a plague of robberies in that neighborhood (which, interestingly enough, stopped that night, claims of Trayvon’s innocence and harmlessness notwithstanding), and he, as a civic minded person, was out putting eyes on the street, not trying to actually confront any potential criminals, just making them feel unwelcome, that perhaps they would want to go somewhere else. This is what the police say is the only way a neighborhood can actually protect itself, they can’t place police cruisers and foot patrols everywhere. Yet we call him an idiot and condemn him. We should praise him and encourage more people to get out there.

  • wayne

    The NYT, called him a white-Hispanic.

    Everyone has an opinion, but the only opinion that counted, was the jury’s opinion.

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