George Zimmerman fans and supporters, I got some bad news for ya. Your poster boy for the National Rifle Association and Stand Your Ground laws have gotten in trouble with the law once again.
George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted in the 2013 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was arrested in Florida late Friday and has been charged with aggravated assault with a weapon.
Zimmerman, 31, was accused of throwing a wine bottle at a woman at his home, according to Lake Mary, Fla., police. A Seminole County judge set a $5,000 bond.
The incident is the latest in a series of run-ins with the law that have plagued Zimmerman since his acquittal in the 2012 death of Martin, an unarmed black teen.
In September, Zimmerman was questioned by police after a confrontation with his wife, Shellie Zimmerman, after she called 911 and told the dispatcher that she was “really, really afraid” and not sure what Zimmerman was capable of doing. Ms. Zimmerman had received probation the previous month on perjury charges for lying about the couple’s finances during her husband’s bonding hearing in the Martin case.
The couple later split and she has since filed for divorce.
Two months later, Zimmerman was charged with aggravated assault against his then girlfriend. She later asked that the charges be dropped.
In September of last year, Zimmerman reportedly threatened a driver in a road rage incident, but the other driver declined to press charges.
How many of ya’ll wanna bet that he’ll walk away from this one? How many believe that he won’t be thrown in prison? Will this be the one and only time Zimmerman will be locked up? Even so, it’s another slap in the face that the killing of a young black teen, unarmed, meant nothing to the courts in Florida or anywhere else. This is why #blacklivesmatter is needed, folks. This is why people behind the movement are fed up and are speaking out.
I know what those of you on the Right will say, as if there’s any surprise. You’ll say this is a plot by the liberal media to bring down your hero. You’ll say that he was likely protecting himself from the woman who’s obviously at fault in your so-called ‘minds’. You’ll say that he’s still stressed from all that was happening to him. You’ll come up with all kinds of lame excuses to defend this jackass proving how devoid of morals and sense you truly are, afraid that your Prodigal son will fall and gun ownership rights will be revised against your favor.
George Zimmerman may be one of society’s luckiest assholes ever, aside from George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and the greedy gangsters of Wall Street. You kill an unarmed black teen, and you will likely walk without any consequences. His honorary white privilege card may still be active, but hopefully, it will run out of credits one day.