Friday, April 06, 2012

Zimmerman family member calls NAACP ‘racists,’ says ‘there will be blood on your hands’ if George is hurt

In a letter obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller on Monday, a family member of George Zimmerman ripped Seminole County, Fla. NAACP president Turner Clayton for a rush to judgment in the Trayvon Martin case.

“It’s time for you to end the race issue in this matter and call for cooler heads to prevail,” the letter reads. “If something happens to George as a result of the race furor stirred up by this mischaracterization of George there will be blood on your hands as well as the rest of the racists that have rushed to judgment. You need to call off the dogs. Period. Publicly and swiftly.”

George, the letter adds, “has been called a racist and a bigot and there have been very few that have stood up for him.” The letter was addressed to Clayton at the NAACP’s national headquarters in Baltimore.

The family member, whose identity TheDC has confirmed but is withholding out of concern for the Zimmerman family’s safety, said George Zimmerman “has been found guilty” in the court of public opinion “until proven innocent,” adding that the details of what happened on Feb. 26 — the night Zimmerman shot Martin in what he claims was self-defense — “will not be disclosed until the police report is made public.”

“Regardless of this fact, George Zimmerman has been hiding for his life because of the death threats made against him by the black community … all of our family is in hiding and frankly scared by the threats,” the family member wrote in the letter dated March 26, but shared with TheDC on Monday.

The letter also described how Zimmerman was one of “very few” in Sanford, Fla., who spoke out publicly to condemn the “beating of the black homeless man Sherman Ware on December 4, 2010 by the son of a Sanford police officer.”

“Do you know the individual that stepped up when no one else in the black community would?” the family member wrote. “Do you know who spent tireless hours putting flyers on the cars of persons parked in the churches of the black community? Do you know who waited for the churchgoers to get out of church so that he could hand them fliers in an attempt to organize the black community against this horrible miscarriage of justice? Do you know who helped organize the City Hall meeting on January 8th, 2011 at Sanford City Hall??”

“That person was GEORGE ZIMMERMAN. Ironic isn’t it?”


Many people getting tired of the media push on the Martin/Zimmerman case:  "A majority of Republicans say the media have gone overboard with their  coverage of the Trayvon Martin slaying, and 43% of whites in general say enough is enough, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.  The survey found that 56% of Republicans are fed up with the amount of coverage. By contrast, 25% of Democrats (and 33% of Democrats who identify themselves as white) surveyed say there has been too much coverage. The survey also found that 16% of blacks polled say they've had enough."

MI: Shot in air in self defense:  "A Redford Township woman accused of firing a gun in the air in downtown Birmingham claims she was only trying to defend herself.  “I did not punch a girl in the face and then shoot a gun in the air,” she said Thursday. “I had left the bar with some of my friends, and this tall girl in the middle of the street who’s really drunk is dancing and grinding against a parked car. She thought we said something to her and that’s when the whole thing started.”  What started out as a verbal argument quickly escalated into a fist fight between the two women. At that point, the Redford woman said a guy who was with the Southfield woman came over and started choking her.  “She swung on me, so I defended myself and swung back,” she said. “We’re fighting in front of my car and this guy comes over and starts choking me. My feet were off the ground and I kneed him right between the legs to get away.”  At that point she apparently reached inside her car, pulled out the .22-caliber handgun and fired one shot into the air.  “If it had just been a fight with another girl, I could deal with that,” she said. “The only reason I grabbed the gun is because the guy was choking me. All I wanted was for him to get away from me.”

WA: Shotgun chases off intruder:  "The homeowner told Bonney Lake officers he was taking a nap in his home in the 8000 block of 205th Avenue East when he heard the door bell ring just before 9:45 a.m., Green said.  He ignored the bell. The homeowner told officers he then heard what sounded like kicking at his front door, Green said.  The homeowner grabbed a shotgun and went to the front door. He opened the door and confronted the suspect.  The suspect ran to his truck and started to drive off, Green said. The homeowner told officers he fired one shot at the truck.  Officers have yet to find the truck"

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