By Mark Esposito
Heeee’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