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Zimmerman: 'I certainly was a victim'.

Posted by on Feb. 17, 2014 at 7:44 PM
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George Zimmerman: 'I certainly was a victim'

Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News 
By 10 hours agoYahoo News
George Zimmerman listens to judge during a first-appearance hearing in Sanford, Florida
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George Zimmerman says he wishes he would've stayed home on Feb. 26, 2012, the night he fatally shot Trayvon Martin, and that he is sorry for the Martin family's loss. But Zimmerman still maintains he was a victim.


"I certainly was a victim when I was having my head bashed into the concrete and my nose broken and beaten," Zimmerman told CNN's Chris Cuomo in an interview that aired Monday. "I wouldn’t say I was not a victim."

Zimmerman told Cuomo he thinks of "everyone involved" when he reflects on that fateful night.

"I think my life would be tremendously easier if I had stayed home," Zimmerman said. "He probably wouldn’t have ended up attacking me either if I would have stayed home."

But he said he is not haunted by that night, either.

Why not?

"I don't know," Zimmerman said

The former neighborhood watchman said he is "equally disgusted" with people who support his killing of a young black man as he with those painting him as a racist.

Zimmerman, who was acquitted of second-degree murder charges in the killing of Martin, said he wants to become an attorney "to stop the miscarriage of justice that happened to me from happening to somebody else."

"I don’t think it should happen to anyone ever again, not one person," he said.

Earlier, Cuomo asked Zimmerman if he regrets killing Martin.

"Unfortunately the Department of Justice is conducting a civil rights investigation," Zimmerman said. "So those are the types of questions that because of the investigation, I have to tread lightly and I can’t answer them."

Zimmerman was also asked if he thought that, had he not pursued Martin, both he and the teenager would still be alive.

"That’s a presumption I can’t make," Zimmerman said. "I don’t know what would have happened. "I could have gotten in a car accident when I left, you know?"

In a separate interview with Univision, Zimmerman said that he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and lives in a constant state of fear. Zimmerman told CNN he still receives death threats.

"I have a lot of people saying that, you know, they guarantee that they're going to kill me and I'll never be a free man," he said.

This ties in to the other story.  I didn't want it to get lost in the shuffle, that is why I did not post in the other thread.

He is a victim of his own circumstances.  Consequences for ones actions are not always pleasant.

I can't wish him harm but nor can I find an ounce of sympathy for him.

He should have stayed home.  Trayvon would be alive if this man had.


by on Feb. 17, 2014 at 7:44 PM
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Sisteract
by Whoopie on Feb. 17, 2014 at 7:49 PM
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Of his stupidity- Yes, I agree.

Boy, GZ certainly does not like that Mr Dunn is now in the limelight, supplanting him.

trippyhippy
by Gold Member on Feb. 17, 2014 at 7:51 PM
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This guy has some serious issues. Too bad a kid had to die because of those issues.
Mommabearbergh
by on Feb. 17, 2014 at 7:54 PM
Miscarriage of justice . He was found not guilty
FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Feb. 17, 2014 at 7:55 PM
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I honestly cannot fathom how any one can have sympathy for this man.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Feb. 17, 2014 at 7:56 PM
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What I want to know is......what does he hope to gain from putting himself out there like this.......again.

greenie63
by Silver Member on Feb. 17, 2014 at 7:58 PM
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Victim my ass. 

Citygirlk
by Gold Member on Feb. 17, 2014 at 7:58 PM
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Oh please, before he said it was god's plan now he says he wishes he'd stayed home. I have no sympathy for this pathetic excuse of a man.
mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Feb. 17, 2014 at 8:14 PM

OH for fucks sake this idiot needs to fade into the darkness where he belongs and he needs to just stfu.

stringtheory
by Gold Member on Feb. 17, 2014 at 8:17 PM
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Lol: "Zimmerman said. "He probably wouldn’t have ended up attacking me either if I would have stayed home."

probably?!
turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Feb. 17, 2014 at 8:18 PM


Quoting FromAtoZ:

I honestly cannot fathom how any one can have sympathy for this man.

Is it sympathy though?  I personally think that those who "support" him and / or "justice", love the thought of being able to do the same.

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