George Zimmerman has launched a website to address the things being said about him and to raise funds for his legal defense. He wrote, "On Sunday February 26th, I was involved in a life altering event which led me to become the subject of intense media coverage. As a result of the incident and subsequent media coverage, I have been forced to leave my home, my school, my employer, my family and ultimately, my entire life." Since Zimmerman shot and killed unarmed 17-year-old black teen, Trayvon Martin, people all over the world have been playing armchair detectives. As a result of those 'investigations', Zimmerman has been accused everything from A to Z, the worst accusation, that he is a racist that killed the young man because he was black.
The worst example of the public prosecution of Zimmerman was done by NBC News when they supposedly 'accidentally' edited his 911 call the night of the shooting to make it seem that he was racist. NBC has fired the producer they claim was responsible, but not before major damage was done to his reputation. "I thank you for your patience and I assure you, the facts will come to light." He also added a philosophy from James W. Loewen, "People have a right to their own opinions, but not to their own facts. Evidence must be located, not created, and opinions not backed by evidence cannot be given much weight." Zimmerman may very well be as guilty as sin, but until all of the evidence is out, no one really knows why he was let go based on Florida's Stand Your Ground law. Hopefully, people will back off and let the justice system do its job now. Both Zimmerman and the family of Treyvon Martin deserve a proper, unbiased and full review of the case.
Check out George Zimmerman's website here.
Â© Margie Wilson-Mars 2012