While many people think George Zimmerman was a monster when he killed President Obama's son, Treyvon Martin, it turns out that Zimmerman was not a racist.
From the Chicago Tribune: Federal civil-rights investigators interviewed dozens of George
Zimmerman's friends, neighbors and co-workers, and no one said he was a
racist, records released Thursday show.
FBI agents spread out
across the state, talking to three dozen people, including gun-shop
employees, Zimmerman's ex-fiancée and the Sanford police detective who
led the investigation into the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an
unarmed black 17-year-old.
None said he or she had ever known him to show racial bias. A co-worker who saw him the day after the shooting said Zimmerman was "beat up physically and emotionally."
Chris Serino, the police
detective who interviewed Zimmerman the night of the shooting, told
agents he thought Zimmerman had pursued Trayvon "based on his attire"
and not "skin color." Zimmerman, he said, has a "little hero complex"
but is not a racist.
Zimmerman's account sounded "scripted" to
him, Serino said. Even so, he did not have enough evidence to justify an
arrest, he told an FBI agent, even though he was getting pressure from a
small number of officers within the department to file charges. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/os-george-zimmerman-evidence-release-20120712,0,5301517.story
I am of the opinion that this case is a political witch hunt based on emotions rather than facts. I think both parties were wrong, but when Martin started beating Zimmerman, all bets were off and sadly, he was shot and killed when Zimmerman defended himself.
But it does not surprise me with all these reports that have sided with Zimmerman than Martin.
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