Right-wing Hero George Zimmerman Gets Violent Again

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For the fifth time in three years, George Zimmerman has been accused of committing an act of violence. On Friday night, Zimmerman was arrested for aggravated assault and domestic violence with a weapon. Despite his history of violence, his bond was set at an absurdly low $5,000. Specific details of the incident have not been disclosed, although his own attorney admits his client threw a wine bottle during the altercation.

Zimmerman has consistently avoided serious consequences for his violent behavior, including most notably being acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin, who Zimmerman killed in 2012. Zimmerman became a right-wing hero after killing the unarmed teen, but his penchant for violence since, should undermine his claims to acting in self-defense. Zimmerman has demonstrated a consistent pattern of aggressive and violent behavior that should have been evident prior to the Trayvon Martin murder. It is certainly evident since.

Yesterday’s violent incident marks the fourth time since Martin’s killing that Zimmerman has been accused of acting in a criminally violent manner. In September of 2013, Shellie Zimmerman reported that George had punched her father in the face and threatened her with a gun. The Lake Mary police later claimed there was no gun involved, even though initial police statements mentioned they had taken a gun. Zimmerman’s attorney at the time, also disclosed that George had a gun during the confrontation.

Two months later, in November of 2013, Zimmerman was arrested for threatening his new girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, with a shotgun. In that case, he was charged with domestic violence, aggravated assault, battery, and criminal mischief.

In September 2014, a 35-year-old motorist, Matthew Apperson, called 911 to report that George Zimmerman threatened to shoot him during a road rage incident. However, Apperson later declined to press charges against Zimmerman.

Apologists for Zimmerman sometimes allege that his violent behavior is a result of all the stress created by going on trial for killing Trayvon Martin. However, his violent history predates that case as well. In August 2005, Veronica Zuazo filed a restraining order against Zimmerman for domestic violence. Also in 2005, Zimmerman was arrested for “battering of law enforcement officer” and “resisting officer with violence”. He settled on a plea deal and was charged for a lesser offense after agreeing to enter an adult alcohol education program.

Zimmerman consistently avoids suffering any significant consequences for his frequently violent behavior. Domestic violence victims are reluctant to press charges. The police and courts have repeatedly given him the benefit of the doubt. Nevertheless, his inability to control his temper will eventually be his undoing. The $5,000 bond will be easy for him to post. However, he will be required to surrender his beloved guns on Tuesday, and he will have to wear a GPS monitoring device until the trial. Those are minor inconveniences. Zimmerman continues to be a threat to the people around him and a menace to society. Right-wing apologists will probably continue to make excuses for George Zimmerman. But at some point the police and the courts will stop excusing his behavior, and put him behind bars, where he belongs.

30 Replies to “Right-wing Hero George Zimmerman Gets Violent Again”

  1. Generally violent offenders tendencies for more violent actions escalate as time goes by. Since Zimmerman has already killed a child and gotten off scot-free where can his escalation be expected to end?

  2. Keep your fingers crossed they finally lock this guy up. Also hopefully he gets a evaluation and treatment for his mental health issues. The way this guys going its only a matter of time before somebody else gets killed.

  3. Who didn’t see more of his violent behavior coming? He has never been held accountable for all his violent behavior, due to his enabling father’s influence, the women who failed to press charges against him, and in the case of Trayvon Martin’s murder a complicit police department that deliberately botched the investigation for him. He’s a loose cannon, and it’s only a matter of time before he does either kills someone else or gets himself injured or killed. Not ever having been held accountable, he never learns.

  4. what is wrong with the republicans and conservatives in this country? their rightwing folk heroes are degenerates like George Zimmerman, Cliven Bundy, Edward snowden, and Vladimir putin. this is anti-Americanism and mental dysfunction at the highest levels.

  5. Poor Georgie Porgie needs a cell bad. So he can be a real man in jail for all the other inmates to have.

  6. cant believe I forgot to add racist rancher cliven bundy to that rightwing conservative folk hero list. what was I thinking!

  7. I wonder what his dad the judge thinks now? This guy needs to suffer some consequences for his bad behavior. This is what happens when kids are rescued and protected by parents.

  8. And, the word “hero” is over-used in the media; “idol” might be more appropriate in the article’s title. Zimmerman will “get his” when he least expects it. What a mockery of justice his trial and its subsequent verdict plus his father are! Where is the outrage about Zimmerman’s verdict and the ongoing onslaught against black males and women in our society?

  9. Maybe if he was Muslim then white America would be outrage. Don’t believe me, then where is the media on the terrorist attack on the NAACP office

  10. This man has a date with hell, and people keep getting in his way.They, (the right-wing-teabaggers), feel the need to save him from the, “blacks”, but in reality they, are interfering with his journey to hell…

  11. Edward Snowden is NOT a right wing hero. Neither is he a degenerate. He did this country a big favor. Half of the country appreciates it. And it’s not the right-wing half.

  12. I sure wouldn’t want to be in a grocery store at the same time as George Zimmerman and have some nut come in there and take hostages.

    The thought of Zimmerman being the NRA’s version of the “good guy with a gun” makes the hair on my neck stand up.

  13. Baby-face probably should have got anger-management and probation, but the prosecutor probably made the choice to go all or nothing for this high-profile case.

  14. I am a liberal, progressive, Proud American Socialist….and Snowden is NO hero to me.I agree with his “whistleblowing”…..America needed to learn the facts…..but he made himself a “traitor” by leaving the country….and he can stay out of this country for all I care.By that very act of running away…..he made it all about “himself”…..he loves the limelight….well he can have the attention he so obviously needs in another country…..

  15. I have a friend that was caught driving without a license four times – they call it a habitual offense – and he is now serving 6.5 months for his crime. this fn moron kills a teen, gets away with it, has had three run ins with the law and they give him bail. REALLY! where is the justice!

  16. That POS leanred that the law does not apply to him; he got away with MURDER, now he thinks that no laws affect him.

    Right Wing HERO? Yeah, it would take the right wing idiots to make him a hero. To me he’s just a POS who will eventually kill again.

    I just heard, on CNN, that the Saudis are telling their “mujadeen” to commit world-wide murder.

    Saudi Arabia were responsible for 9/11 but were kissing buddies of W so he sent our kids to fight countries that had had NOTHING to do with the worst day in our history. Kiss another Islamist on the lips, W.

  17. Zimmerman is driving a brake less run-way car speeding down a highway at 100 MPH smashing into things and other cars. The wall is coming next. Just a matter of time…

  18. I don’t care if this little piece of excrement gets mental health care when he’s locked up. If he gets “well” and is eventually released he’ll only kill again. Can someone explain to me why he can still carry a gun? I know it’s FL but come on.

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