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Who said the Zimmerman Case wasn’t about Race?


Shortly after the not-guilty George Zimmerman verdict last Saturday night, State Attorney Angela Corey declared that the case was not about race or the right to bear arms.

But Huffington Post’s Gene Demby seems to have dug up an old MySpace page belonging to George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin and who was acquitted by a nearly all white jury, that makes disparaging comments about Mexicans and details his response to a criminal case against him in 2005.

The page was first made public by the Miami Herald. Zimmerman’s lawyer, Mark O’Mara, confirmed that the page is George Zimmerman’s MySpace, but has been unused for years.  Zimmerman’s attorneys did admit that the MySpace will cast him in a “less-than-favorable light especially considering the charges he faces.”

Photos on Zimmerman’s MySpace page show Zimmerman, who calls himself “Joe G.,” with groups of friends. In his biographical blurb, he discusses things he doesn’t miss about his former home in Manassas, Virginia:

I dont miss driving around scared to hit mexicans walkin on the side of the street, soft ass wanna be thugs messin with peoples cars when they aint around (what are you provin, that you can dent a car when no ones watchin) dont make you a man in my book. Workin 96 hours to get a decent pay check, gettin knifes pulled on you by every mexican you run into!”


Last Saturday, a nearly all white, all female jury, after deliberating for just over 16 hours, acquitted Zimmerman of fatally shooting Martin to death in February 2012. The teen was walking home from a convenience store when Zimmerman followed, profiled and shot Martin to death, after the two tussled. 

Read more here on Zimmerman’s racist statements.




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