Chris Francescani has turned public perceptions of 2nd degree murder suspect George Zimmerman upside down overnight with a new article simply title George Zimmerman: Prelude to a shooting.
The story builds a far more complex picture of Trayvon Martin’s killer, one radically different from the caricature created by the media in the days after a PR campaign orchestrated by Martin family attorney’s turned a local crime story into a national referendum on race.
Just a few of the new details emerging:
- Zimmerman bought his 9mm pistol at the suggestion of Seminole County Animal Services after he and his mother had been menaced by an unrestrained pit bull,and the animal control officer told him pepper spray would be insufficient to ward off an attack.
- “White Hispanic” Zimmerman is even more mixed race than previously know, with an Afro-Peruvian great-grandfather.
- Zimmerman grew up in a multiracial household, including two black children that ate meals with the family.
- Zimmerman was an alter boy for ten years.
- His first business was an insurance company, that he opened with a black partner.
- A black neighbor states that the entire neighborhood was aware who was responsible for the recent crime wave in the community. “There were black boys robbing houses in this neighborhood.”
- He was chosen by his neighborhood to lead the new neighborhood watch program because he was so outgoing and protective of his neighbors.
- Zimmerman wanted to pursue a future in law enforcement and was working on the final class to receive his criminal justice degree at the time of the shooting.
There is a lot more in the story, all of which shows that George Zimmerman is precisely the kind of neighbor you would want to have living nearby, who goes out of his way to help others, and who has spent a good deal of his life helping the less fortunate.
The “real” George Zimmerman that has been slowly emerging in recent weeks appears to be a good and decent man, which makes the tragedy of the Democratic media-driven racial narrative all the more evil in it’s exposure.