Zimmerman's Mom: This Is an Injustice
Alleged killer's mother speaks out on the anniversary of arrest
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Apr 11, 2013 1:52 PM CDT
In this April 12, 2012, file photo, George Zimmerman listens during a court hearing in Sanford, Fla.   (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Gary W. Green, Pool, File)

(Newser) – How would you feel about the Trayvon Martin case if you were George Zimmerman's mother? Well, judging by the open letter she published on Real Clear Politics to mark the anniversary of his arrest, pretty angry. "April 11, 2012 will be forever remembered by the Zimmerman family as the day the justice system failed us as Americans," Gladys Zimmerman writes, complaining that an innocent man was arrested "solely to placate the masses."

Zimmerman says there's a "vast amount of information and evidence" to support George's self-defense claim that the media, intent on forwarding a false narrative, refuses to publish. "When George was incarcerated, the food he bought was considered 'news,' the snacks he ate and even the undergarments he purchased were fodder for even more 'news reports,'" she complains. Now, the media is silent. Still, she thanks those who have stood by her son. "Stay vigilant," she tells them. "Stay focused on facts and evidence, stay focused on prayer." Click for her full column.

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thecrynic
Apr 17, 2013 12:11 PM CDT
I am firmly behind you Mrs. Zimmerman. The media spoon feeds what they want us to see, hear, and digest. Unfortunately, your son was arrested and will be convicted to satisfy public opinion. It's an atrocity, but that seems to be the way our once great nation is headed. Penalize the workers and reward the slackers. Our forefathers are spinning in their graves. Last time I checked, George didn't smoke pot, didn't break into homes, wasn't suspended from school. He was a volunteer for the neighborhood watch. Can we say the same about Obama's would be look alike son, Trayvon Martin? I thought not. Good luck to George. He will need it.
smoothnvelvety
Apr 16, 2013 8:17 PM CDT
Ha! And this woman ended her fabricated story with a God bless. (Like most back wood racist do) Mrs. Zimmerman karma is something I hope you never have to feel as a mother
jacval60
Apr 16, 2013 1:40 PM CDT
I want to know why someone said he might be getting away with it, cause of self defense(cut to head, etc)? How do they think Trayvon felt having some guy with a guy coming after him? He was probably thinking that he had to defend himself from this guy. The people who said that should think about what they are saying. Zimmerman was told to leave it alone and wait until police arrived. Yet he refused to listen so he took this matter in his own hands. If he would have listened to the 911 operator this would have never happened. So therefore he is at fault for Trayvon's death.