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Old 02-16-2014, 02:19 PM   #5701
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GZ says he’s homeless and suffering from PTSD and 2 million in debt

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George Zimmerman says his problems continue.

He told a Spanish language television station he is now homeless, battling post-traumatic stress disorder, more than $2 million in debt and lives in fear for his life.

Zimmerman opened up on the Univision television show "Aquí y Ahora" (Here and Now) that will air Sunday on the Spanish language station at 7 p.m.

Zimmerman also discussed his well-known struggle with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an African-American teen who was walking in Zimmerman's neighborhood in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2012.

After he called the cops, the two got into a fight that ended with Martin's death.

Zimmerman says the teen attacked him and threatened to kill him.

"He (Martin) saw my gun and told me he would kill me, and I knew he was telling the truth. I mean, was not playing," he told the station. "I asked him to stop .... And the young man did not care. Continued attacking ... I knew he would not stop even though I knew that someone had seen (the fight) and the police are coming. He did not care."

But he didn't answer when asked if he should have waited for the cops - saying that the case is under a federal Department of Justice investigation.

Zimmerman was acquitted of charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter in a trial in July.

The ex-neighborhood watchman said he did not think he initially shot Martin and that it went through the side of his clothes and towards a neighbor's house.

After the bullet was fired the fight with Martin stopped "immediately," he said.

Asked if he still thought he had done the right thing, he said, "in my mind and between God and me ... I know that if I did not act the way I acted ... I would not be here."

He insisted his life was in danger during the fight with Martin.

"When you hit your head repeatedly against the concrete, you have a broken nose, eyes full of blood and tears, you're not in the position to do much," he said.

Zimmerman said he now lives in fear that his life is in danger. He has worn a bullet proof vest and follows a safety plan when he goes out in public.

He is also $2.5 million in debt from the trial - although he raised $350,000 online to pay for his defense.

Of those donors he says, "[To] those people I owe my freedom, because without them we could not have the experts we had, we could not have paid for the documents we [needed]."

Recently he had planned to take part in a celebrity boxing match with rapper DMX but the promoter announced last week it was canceled. He is not working and lost his health insurance.

Since the trial, he has been in the news for a variety of other matters, including a speeding ticket and a police call to his home over a domestic dispute with his wife.

"Honestly, I [would] love to live a calm life without being in the press. I'd like [to be treated like] any American citizen - have a ticket ... or an argument ... [and] not have everyone aware," he said. "But that ... that's my life and I do not understand why that is, but I'm living my life as I have always lived, " he said.
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:05 PM   #5703
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"He (Martin) saw my gun and told me he would kill me, and I knew he was telling the truth. I mean, was not playing," he told the station. "I asked him to stop .... And the young man did not care. Continued attacking ... I knew he would not stop even though I knew that someone had seen (the fight) and the police are coming. He did not care."
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What a lying sack of shlt.
And you are a demented sack of shlt. I love how your dementia allows you to think you know anything at all about this event because, you know, you where there. You have been proven a fool in your own thread, yet you double and triple down on stupid. You really should find another release for your anger, and while you're at it try to figure where it comes from.
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He saw mah gun and he just kept comin'!!!!!!1
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That statement is consistent with what he's said all along.

What proof do you have that it's not true?
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Proof doesn't matter when the other party is dead.
You mean like Anwar Al-Alaqi?
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Well saying you want to box random celebrities (or even anyone) after you said a 17 year old beat you up despite having prior fighting experience isn't going to help your public affairs case, tardbucket

Pretty sure this guy is on the same intelligence level as the mayor of Toronto.
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Proof doesn't matter when the other party is dead.
The other party's surviving family and friends, LEO, DAs and court system disagree.
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Well saying you want to box random celebrities (or even anyone) after you said a 17 year old beat you up despite having prior fighting experience isn't going to help your public affairs case, tardbucket

Pretty sure this guy is on the same intelligence level as the mayor of Toronto.
I have to disagree. Mayor Ford had a good reason, he was in a drunken stupor. Can't see why Z would do the celebrity boxing unless he is so desperate he needs any money he can get but he has had success as an "artist". Dang! I can't even type that without choking with laughter.
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I have to disagree. Mayor Ford had a good reason, he was in a drunken stupor. Can't see why Z would do the celebrity boxing unless he is so desperate he needs any money he can get but he has had success as an "artist". Dang! I can't even type that without choking with laughter.
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Hey badfast, what would you make of this art?

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Is it Dadaism?
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did the state successfully appeal the verdict yet? No? Why do we keep coming back here then?
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Kobe drops some bombs

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Actually, my headline's not right. It's hard to be sure since the New Yorker piece that contains the money quote is behind a reg wall, but I don't think he's taking a position on the case. He's taking a position on people who took a position on the case without having heard both sides. The reporter apparently asked him about this photo specifically:

#WeAreTrayvonMartin #Hoodies #Stereotyped #WeWantJustice http://t.co/tH6baAVo

- LeBron James (@KingJames) March 23, 2012

To which Bryant replied:

"I won't react to something just because I'm supposed to, because I'm an African-American," he said. "That argument doesn't make any sense to me. So we want to advance as a society and a culture, but, say, if something happens to an African-American we immediately come to his defense? Yet you want to talk about how far we've progressed as a society? Well, we've progressed as a society, then don't jump to somebody's defense just because they're African-American. You sit and you listen to the facts just like you would in any other situation, right? So I won't assert myself."

Why would he accuse LeBron and the Heat of reacting before they'd heard all the facts? Because they reacted before they'd heard all the facts. Note the timestamp on the tweet: March 23, 2012 was less than a month after the shooting and several weeks before Zimmerman was even charged. The photo was taken well more than a year before he went to trial. To give you a sense of the climate of misinformation around the time James tweeted it, both NBC's infamous audio edit that made Zimmerman's 911 call sound racist and Spike Lee's even more infamous (re)tweet that gave the wrong address for Zimmerman's home happened during the same week. Bryant's not saying that Zimmerman's acquittal was the right verdict, he's saying that it's stupid to draw assumptions about hoodies, stereotyping, and justice until you've heard from both sides. Go figure that a guy who was himself once accused of a gravely serious offense is iffy about drawing conclusions of guilt based on incomplete facts. And for making this simple point, he will, of course, be destroyed online.
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