The last 72 hours of the Trayvon Martin case has been a circus at best. Here’s a rundown.
In his Meek Mill voice, George Zimmerman said, “I want to thank God for letting me BALL on them niggas.” Ok, not literally, but between him saying the murder of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin “was God’s will,” and the way he and wife, Shellie, went “Cashing Out” with the $200,000 in donations, he might as well. It probably would’ve been more entertaining.
On Tuesday, July 17, the Miami Herald reported that Zimmerman spent $36,000 of the money collected through therealgeorgezimmerman.com in only 18 days. You can read the article in its entirety here. According to the report, most of the remaining money was turned over to his attorney while $20,000 was saved for personal expenses.
As if that wasn’t enough, on Wednesday, July 18, Zimmerman and his attorney, Mark O’Mara sat down with Fox News’ Sean Hannity for a one-hour interview. Prosecutors have since filed the interview as discovery in the court case, which means it could possibly be used against Zimmerman during trial. Good, because the interview was a HOT, GHETTO MESS!!! See what I did there? Remember that show from BET? Seriously though, a number of inconsistencies in his stories were highlighted in this interview. And he did this shifty thing with his eyes and swallowed really hard often. SUSPECT!!!
I could spend days on the “it was God’s will” statement, but thankfully I don’t have to. Alisha L. Gordon composed a brief Sunday school lesson that clearly illustrates why Zimmerman’s “God’s will” claims were malarkey at best, manipulation at worst.
Things got even stranger Thursday morning on The View. Barbara Walters informed the audience that Zimmerman had refused to participate in a scheduled interview with her unless a condition was met. While Walters wouldn’t reveal what his request was, she did state that she was unable to meet it as an employee of ABC.
Zimmerman later called into The View; however, Walters refused to do a quick interview after Zimmerman played her to the left with the first interview. A round of applause for Barbara!!!
Later O’Mara, Zimmerman’s attorney, was interviewed by central Florida reporter, Daralene Jones, from WFTV.com, who’s been doing an outstanding job covering the case via her Twitter account, @daralenejones. Below are tweets from her interview with O’Mara. If you’re having trouble viewing them, click here. You can also see Jones’s full report here.
Daralene Jones Interviews Mark O’Mara, Zimmerman’s Attorney
Storified by Kia · Thu, Jul 19 2012 19:32:36
And that’s where we are at 10:34pm on Thursday, June 19. What happens next is anyone’s guess.
While Zimmerman is shucking and jiving for money to “Cash Out” with, let’s not forget Trayvon Martin and his family, the real victims in this incident. Please take a moment to pray for their peace, protection and endurance. I couldn’t imagine being in their shoes.