Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Community forum records Zimmerman chastizing police for Sherman Ware incident

Written By: Bob - May• 24•12

There have been more than a few of Trayvon Martin’s cult-like apologists on Twitter that have tried to portray George Zimmerman as the devil incarnate, including actions in his past. One of the events they frequently dispute the the claim that Zimmerman was involved in a campaign to seek justice for Sherman Ware, a black homeless man assaulted from behind by the cowardly adult son of a Sanford Police officer.

Zimmerman’s family claimed that he had printed up flyers and organized people to seek justice for Ware, while the local chapter of the NAACP and other black civic groups sat by and shamefully did nothing. Trayvon’s supporters howled with rage over this claim.

The Associated Press just went a long way towards corroborating the claim, as it has discovered a recording of a January 2011 statement in which he ripped the Sanford Police and suggested the outgoing police chief didn’t deserve his pension.

George Zimmerman accused the Sanford police department of corruption more than a year before he shot Trayvon Martin, saying at a public forum the agency covered up the beating of a black homeless man by the son of a white officer.

“I would just like to state that the law is written in black and white,” Zimmerman said during a 90-second statement to city commissioners at a community forum. “It should not and cannot be enforced in the gray for those who are in the thin blue line.”

The forum took place on Jan. 8, 2011, days after a video of the beating went viral on the Internet and then-Sanford Police Chief Brian Tooley was forced to retire. Tooley’s department faced criticism for dragging its feet in arresting Justin Collison, the son of a police lieutenant.

“I’d like to know what action the commission is taking in order to repeal Mr. Tooley’s pension,” Zimmerman said to the commission. “I’m not asking you to repeal his pension; I believe he’s already forfeited his pension by his illegal cover-up in corruption in what happened in his department.”

Zimmerman’s public comments could be important because the Martin family and supporters contend the neighborhood watch volunteer singled Martin out because he was black. Zimmerman has a Peruvian mother and a white father. His supporters have said he is not racist.

Zimmerman further accused SPD officers that he conducted ride-alongs with of being lazy. This seems to undermine the Trayvon cult assertion of some sort of collusion between Zimmerman and the SPD still being repeated.

Very few people could hold up a background with such an obvious record of trying to reach out to other races as Zimmerman, between his mentoring/tutoring black youth to doing the organizing/protesting in the Ware incident that the black community in Sanford apparently failed to do.

At this point, Zimmerman’s persecution and lynching by the collusion of race hustlers, Democratic politicians (particularly the Congressional Black Caucus), and the media reminds me of the Duke Lacrosse trial more than anything else. As to how Zimmerman as personally had his name soiled, he reminds me of Richard Jewel, the Olympic security guard that saved lives in the Atlanta Summer Olympics, only to be tarred by a vicious FBI as a bombing suspect (Eric Robert Rudolph was the bomber). Zimmerman will never have his name restored, and Trayvon’s cultists will have a price on his head for a long time to come.

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  1. david7134 says:

    Always remember, no good turn goes unpunished.

    I have worked with many indigents, I can assure you that they are the same as working with your dog. Everything will seem nice and they may be grateful (I stress may), but at the end of the day, they are animals and will turn on you. In fact, I have come to the conclusion that many of our fellow two footed, upright individuals are really a lower form of hominid and not the humans that we seem to think. I don’t understand why we can look at the fossil record and differentiate individuals in our developmental line and not understand that a large number of such individuals may be lower forms than ourselves.

    I don’t mean to sound like David Duke, but 180,000 years ago four lines of hominid were present in Africa. One migrated out leaving the other three to develop separately. All people of European stock are associated with the one group that migrated. They are fundamentally different than the other groups regardless of skin color.

  2. Ignatius J Donnelly says:

    You can find the fliers that GZ handed out during his protest online.

  3. NevadaSteve says:

    Facts matter very little to leftists and even less when they think they’ve discovered a ‘narrative’ that they can use to advance some nefarious agenda. Nothing can stand in the way of the narrative and anyone who points out flaws in the narrative are enemies and must be destroyed.

    As you point out George Zimmerman is effectively an outcast and will never be allowed to have a normal life. If he is found innocent the narrative will simply be that he slithered out of it and there will be all kinds of fecal matter thrown. While if he is found guilty the people who have been pounding him will pat themselves on the back for a job well done.

    I’m with those who think Al and Jesse should be held to account, not that they would ever admit a mistake but at least Zimmerman should be able to get a little cash from them for their intemperate actions.