Zimmerman's Father Says Trayvon Was the Aggressor

By: Danielle Eldredge Email
By: Danielle Eldredge Email

4/5/12 --Tallahassee, FL

George Zimmerman has kept quiet since he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin back in February 2012...

But Zimmerman's father is now speaking out. Sharing his son's side of the story.

The elder Zimmerman told Fox's Sean Hannity last night that his son was defending himself the night Martin was killed. Reiterating the self-defense claim that his son told police back in February.

But many are still outraged at the handling of the case. In fact, it's fueled the debate over racism in America. With many accusing George Zimmerman of racial profiling and killing an unarmed teen. Yet Zimmerman's father maintains, his son shot in self defense.

"Trayvon came from his left side and asked him did he have a problem. George said no. At that point Trayvon said, "Well you do now," and punched him in the nose. knocked him in the concrete and started beating him."

Robert Zimmerman says people are hiding the truth for their own agendas. The case remains under investigation.


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  • by Gerry Location: Tallahassee on Apr 9, 2012 at 06:22 AM
    If you consider WW II from July 1 of 1944 onward, it's obvious that Germany was only exercising self-defense and was the victim of Allied aggression. If you consider the incident between Z and M from when Z hits the ground, you could similarly argue that Z was only exercising self-defense. All you have to do is ignore the 30 minutes before Z hit the ground and Voila! self-defense, Z is the innocent victim of an unprovoked attack.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 9, 2012 at 06:48 AM in reply to Gerry
      A non sequitur ( /ˌnɒnˈsɛkwɨtər/; Latin for It does not follow) is a conversational and literary device, often used for comedic purposes. It is a comment that, because of its apparent lack of meaning relative to what preceded it, [1] it seems absurd to the point of being humorous or confusing.
  • by Gerry Location: Tallahassee on Apr 8, 2012 at 04:25 AM
    I think Z provoked an incident with Martin, and when he couldn't handle the resulting tussle, killed him. What Z did is so incredibly stupid, I think he must have been impaired by drugs and/or alcohol, but the Sanford police are so incompetent or corrupt, we'll never know. The police had been called. If Z still had to interact with M, he should have stayed in his vehicle and rolled up to M immediately, without stalking. "Hi. I'm George. Can I give you a lift? Are you lost? Are you new around here? What address are you looking for? All these houses and streets look alike at night." This or similar is what you say if you are trying to keep the situation calm and gather more info about whether M is up to no good.
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      by GBA on Apr 8, 2012 at 06:40 AM in reply to Gerry
      Gerry, stop thinking..I can smell wood burning.
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      by HIlarious on Apr 9, 2012 at 08:11 AM in reply to Gerry
      That is hilarious, George. Absolutely hilarious. I dare you to spend any time at all inviting folks who match the description of Martin into your vehicle in the dark. I'd bet everything I have we would be reading your Obit inside a week. Absolutely hilarious, you are. Well, that or as dumb as a box of rocks. You decide.
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        by Gerry on Apr 9, 2012 at 02:09 PM in reply to HIlarious
        "Hilarious" is an ad hoc handle, is it not? Doesn't that make you as much an intellectual coward as "Anonymous"?
  • by sean Location: tally on Apr 7, 2012 at 10:05 AM
    Wheather zimmerman is guilty or not why he was profiling is due to the fact . 8 homes were broke into by black males in that neighborhood . Black. Males do more crime than all other male races combined .that's why they are profiled . You right nobody is going to hire blacks that wall in for job with saggy pants dreeds and gold teeth and speaking ebonics..Don't you think its time the black race stand up against your own ? The thugs of the black race is destroying there own kind . Quit blaming the world for your own peoples action
  • by sean Location: tally on Apr 7, 2012 at 09:57 AM
    Let's talk about why black males are profiled.. the black guys are 6 percent of Americas population yet they alone are doing 80 percent of all crime and are responsable for 65 percent of all murders mostly black on black..Blacks want respect its something you earn not demand . Blacks are there own fault why they are profiled.. the ones that do right I hate it for you .cause the majority of young black males are not .that is the truth .
  • by Anonymous on Apr 6, 2012 at 07:18 PM
    Well, well, it seems that NBC has fired the producer who was responsible for altering the tape of the 911 call. The tape was heavily edited and pieced together to make it look like there was racial motivation, when in reality, Zimmerman was just answering the dispatcher's question. What else has been altered, edited, and outright lied about by the media?
  • by Bless America on Apr 6, 2012 at 07:16 PM
    You will recall the incident of the beating of the black homeless man Sherman Ware on December 4, 2010 by the son of a Sanford police officer. The beating sparked outrage in the community but there were very few that stepped up to do anything about it. … Do you know the individual who stepped up when no one else in the black community would? Do you know who spent tireless hours putting flyers on the cars of persons parked in the churches of the black community? Do you know who waited for the church-goers to get out of church so that he could hand them flyers in an attempt to organize the black community against this horrible miscarriage of justice? Do you know who helped organize the City Hall meeting on January 8, 2011 at Sanford City Hall?? That person was GEORGE ZIMMERMAN. Ironic isn’t it?
  • by lee Location: tally on Apr 6, 2012 at 04:35 PM
    Zimmerman for president.
  • by Uh huh... on Apr 6, 2012 at 03:06 PM
    You're just speculating. The rest of us are still waiting for pics of Trayvon instead of the little boy pics they've been showing. Trayvon was larger than Zimmerman and was the aggressor, committing battery. There has not been an arrest because it was self-defense. All of the tilted media and all the BS being spouted by Sharpton and Jackson will NOT negate the evidence. While we wait for the rest of the story, we're wondering why Sharpton and Jackson aren't protesting the fact that NO ONE has been named as a killer of Robert Champion.
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      by Gerry on Apr 7, 2012 at 12:24 PM in reply to Uh huh...
      Photos of Martin's corpse must have been taken. If you want bias, those photos could be used. I'd like to see a picture of Martin dead with a hole in his chest. How about pictures of Martin and Z on the morning of Feb 27? If I have a gun and initiate interaction with an unarmed stranger absent probable cause that a crime has been committed, and the unarmed stranger ends up dead by my gun, how is that not murder? Martin was not following Z; Z was following Martin.
  • by Anonymous Location: quitman on Apr 6, 2012 at 02:36 PM
    @uhduh...He is not 11!!!!!!GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!!!
  • by Bubba on Apr 6, 2012 at 02:34 PM
    Zimmerman might have been dogging Trayvon on another occasion but didn't recognize him this time because these people look alike. Trayvon might have been angry and scared George who was only armed with a gun.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 8, 2012 at 10:13 PM in reply to Bubba
      Zimmerman was attacked by Martin and seen having his head beaten up against a concrete sidewalk by an eye witness. Go to Miami media sources to see the video clip. BTW The comment you made speaks volumes about you. NBC admitted editing information about Zimmerman's conversation. How can everyone look alike if their head is covered by a hood or if it is at twilight? You need a flashlight to see at twilight now.
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