George Zimmerman says he was just “explaining” the shooting of Trayvon Martin to some people when he was punched in the face at the Gators Riverside restaurant in Sanford, Florida. But there is more than one side to this story:
Witnesses to the punch allege Zimmerman introduced himself to some patrons by saying, “My name is George Zimmerman, you know, that guy who killed Trayvon Martin?” Then, somebody responding to Zimmerman’s bragging punched him in the face.
George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Florida, but was acquitted of second degree murder in 2013. The acquittal sparked intense division in the United States.
George Zimmerman has had numerous run-ins with the law
In November of 2013, Zimmerman’s girlfriend asked for a restraining order against him when he allegedly pointed a shotgun at her and started destroying some of her belongings. Zimmerman was charged with a felony: Aggravated assault with a weapon, domestic violence – battery, and criminal mischief.
The case went nowhere when his girlfriend asked for the charges to be dropped.
In 2015, Zimmerman allegedly threw a wine bottle at an ex-girlfriend, and was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon. The ex-girlfriend later recanted her story, and the charges were dropped.
Don’t forget the George Zimmerman Gun Auction, which he blamed on “Hillary Clinton’s anti-gun rhetoric”
Earlier in 2016, George Zimmerman attempted to sell the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin. He said he was auctioning it because he was angry about Hillary Clinton’s rhetoric surrounding guns.
The auction drew intense interest, and massive criticism: It crashed the first site he tried and was later pulled.
Afterwards, he ended up selling it for $250,000 – to a mother buying it as a ‘gift’ for her son.
Zimmerman has also said he wanted to “fight” Black Lives Matter activists
Around the same time Zimmerman sold the gun, he also expressed interest in “fighting” Black Lives Matter activists, as well as ending the career of Angela Corey, the Florida State Attorney who lead the prosecution of Zimmerman for the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
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- DAILY MAIL: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3607507/George-Zimmerman-sells-gun-250-0000-mother-planning-pistol-son-birthday-claims-launched-auction-s-sick-HIllary-Clinton-s-anti-gun-rhetoric.html
- NEW YORK POST: http://nypost.com/2016/08/04/george-zimmerman-punched-for-bragging-about-trayvon-martins-death-cops/