Not So Curious George Back In Court

By Mark Esposito

imageHeeee’s Back. Put-upon, misunderstood, citizen George Zimmerman, acquitted of gunning down unarmed  Florida teenager Trayvon Martin on a rainy common area between apartments is back in court and being held in jail.  In a Sunshine State courtroom he is facing  charges of aggravated assault with a weapon among other crimes. Darling of the right-wing for his staunch defense of his Second Amendment rights, Zimmerman was arrested last night after allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his domestic partner who remains unnamed.

Zimmerman was previously arrested in 2013 for pointing and cocking a shotgun at then-girlfriend, Samantha Schiebe, in his Apopka home.  He barricaded himself away from police in that incident.  Prior to that, he was arrested for smashing a glass table among other things in front of his estranged  wife, Shelley, who lied for him at a bond hearing during the Trayvon Martin case. Both charges were dropped.

Zimmerman’s bond was set at $5000.00 and he has to stay way from his alleged victim along with turning over all his firearms. Fat chance of that for a guy who patrols gun stores at night to protect them from burglars all unsolicited by the owners.

According to ex-wife Shelly Zimmerman, “George has unravelled since the trial [of Trayvon Martin]….”  Ya think?  Beforehand,too, maybe?

We all applaud the successes of the jury system. Maybe we should recognize its obvious failures, too.

~ Mark Esposito, FFS Contributor

 

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15 Responses to Not So Curious George Back In Court

  1. Elaine M. says:

    Mark,

    Quit picking on this poor, misunderstood fella, will ya? He’s been out there fightin’ for truth, justice, and the American way!

  2. Carterbo says:

    I wonder if he’s a Cowboys fan?

  3. mespo727272 says:

    Elaine M:

    I was looking for a photo of him with cape and red, white and blue leotards but to no avail.

  4. mespo727272 says:

    Carterbo:

    Nah,I nave it on good authority he’s a Raaaaiders’ fan.

  5. Bob Kauten says:

    mespo,
    Careful what you ask for.

  6. mespo727272 says:

    Thank whatever deity you care for, for Bob Kauten! I’ll take Lady Justice as my god-of-choice.

  7. Carterbo says:

    Pappy Zimmerman must be real thrilled with the antics that follow Georgie around. It sure seems Georgie is on the path to what occurred after the acquittal with OJ. Minus the memorabilia stuff and all..

  8. eniobob says:

    Shocked I tell you.like holding a match and watching it till it burns your finger.

  9. bettykath says:

    Poor George. He just gets these girlfriends who get in the way of his temper

  10. buckaroo says:

    Give it a rest – this dog will not hunt anymore !!!

  11. Bob Kauten says:

    You can take the punk out of the trailer park, but you can’t take the trailer park…

  12. mespo727272 says:

    Bucky:
    More like he won’t stop hunting.

  13. Mike Spindell says:

    “This dog won’t hunt”

    Bucky,

    Are you reall Bill Clinton?…….Wow!

  14. Malisha says:

    Here it is four years after that trial where the jury acquitted FOGEN (George Zimmerman) and this morning I woke up with the thought fully formed in my mind:
    That jury (five out of six of them, who together coerced the hold-out) would rather see Trayvon Martin dead than see George Zimmerman in prison. I think that was the whole explanation.
    And until we can be a people who would rather see good outcomes (for our society) than bad ones, this kind of outrage cannot stop being repeated.

  15. Twila says:

    I like the article

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