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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:59 PM

Zimmerman's Family: "Call off the Dogs" - Sets Up Fund for George's Living/Defense Expenses

The letter - supposedly sent to the NAACP - cannot be confirmed as coming from the Zimmermans, however, is being covered on major news outlets and on the internet. The family is also setting up a website for help with "attorney and living expenses" and claim George is suffering from PTSD and depression.

http://www.thegrio.com/specials/trayvon-martin/zimmermans-family-to-launch-new-web-site-to-raise-funds-for-legal-defense-living-expenses.php

George Zimmerman's family has announced plans to launch a website today that will help raise money to fund his legal defense and cover the family's living expenses. NBC News has confirmed the launch of the Internet destination with the law office of Hal Uhrig, the latest attorney hired by Zimmerman to manage his case.

theGrio: George Zimmerman's new attorney, Hal Uhrig: 'We're defending a reputation'

Uhrig and Zimmerman's first lawyer, Craig Sonner, have released a statement explaining the intention of the site. "George Zimmerman's family has setup a website for anyone who would like help with George and his family with their living expenses and for his defense," the statement reads. "Please go to the website at www.zimmermandefense.com."


Martin Bashir's Segment:
http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/source-zimmerman-family-sends-angry-letter-to-naacp/6fdlegn

Excerpt:
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.


Entire Letter can be found here:
http://www.craigboyce.com/w/2012/04/zimmerman-letter-to-naacp/

Just over a week after she attended a rally calling for the arrest of the man who shot Trayvon Martin to death, Tonnetta Foster says she checked her mail at the corner box as she does every couple of days, and found this letter.

The letter, dated March 28th, and sent without a return address, was addressed to her home. The writer addressed her by her first name.

"Tonetta," it read, "I am forwarding you a copy of a letter that has been sent to the NAACP. I thought that, since you were at the rally on March 19 against Mr. Zimmerman, you might be interested to know the type of man he is. The four page attachment is a copy of the flyer that George distributed to the local churches in support of your brother."

The letter to Foster is signed "The Zimmerman family."

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Reply Zimmerman's Family: "Call off the Dogs" - Sets Up Fund for George's Living/Defense Expenses (Original post)
K Gardner Apr 2012 OP
DisgustipatedinCA Apr 2012 #1
JNelson6563 Apr 2012 #3
JNelson6563 Apr 2012 #2
magical thyme Apr 2012 #4
Whisp Apr 2012 #5
ZombieHorde Apr 2012 #6
K Gardner Apr 2012 #9
vaberella Apr 2012 #7
liberal N proud Apr 2012 #8
MADem Apr 2012 #10
K Gardner Apr 2012 #20
enough Apr 2012 #11
jwirr Apr 2012 #12
K Gardner Apr 2012 #15
bemildred Apr 2012 #13
Aerows Apr 2012 #14
nobodyspecial Apr 2012 #16
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2012 #17
K Gardner Apr 2012 #18
wandy Apr 2012 #19
K Gardner Apr 2012 #21
wandy Apr 2012 #23
Arugula Latte Apr 2012 #22
JDPriestly Apr 2012 #24
mainer Apr 2012 #25

Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:01 PM

1. Hey Zims, there already was blood....what do you think all of this is about?

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:02 PM

3. Same thought, same time.

Double-plus-great minds!

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:01 PM

2. "...or there will be blood..."

There's already been blood you self absorbed fools. My gawd, what a thing to say. I think they should fundraise and hire someone to give them a long ride on the clue bus.

Julie

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:03 PM

4. whoa. Your title is grossly inaccurate and is NOT a direct quote.

and it misrepresents what the letter says.

That doesn't mean that I agree with everything in the letter. But that title is a gross misrepresentation.

Actual quote:

"If something happens to George as a result of the race furor stirred up by this mischaracterization off George there will be blood on your hands as well as the rest of the racists that have rushed to judgement. You need to call off the dogs...."

Now I have no idea what, if any, the NAACP has had to do with anything in this case.

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:04 PM

5. watch them cash in for a new Reality Show for all this.

the idiotic climate is right for something like this to happen

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:05 PM

6. I wish the letter could be confirmed. nt

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:08 PM

9. It was signed "the Zimmerman family". None of them have claimed it, yet they

haven't denied it either. One of the posters here had the letter a few days ago and we were discussing whether to post it or not. I guess since it's all over the place, including Freeperville, and is being reported.. it's fair game.

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:06 PM

7. Nah. I think one of the Neo-nazi's patrolling Sanford did this.

I don't think the family did this. Their in enough hot water. This is a Neo-nazi wanting to instigate a race war.

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:07 PM

8. Sounds like a threat

and we are pretty certain they are capable of carrying it out

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:09 PM

10. PTSD?

Gee, wonder what kind of PTSD Trayvon's suffering from? Oh wait--he's DEAD.

I imagine the PTSD that Trayvon's family is enduring is pretty mind numbing.

And as for that letter, I wipe my ass with that letter--either sign your name, "A Concerned Zimmerman Family Member" or STFU.

Who thought this was a good idea? The lying father, hiding behind a screen? The lying brother, appearing on Piers Morgan? Georgie himself?

It's a wallow in self-pity. No sale. Maybe if everytime he picked up the phone to complain about a shady character, said shady character wasn't a black person, he'd have some credence. But when he's reporting on suspicious looking seven to nine year olds who are black, he's lost the argument.

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Response to MADem (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:50 PM

20. +1

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:09 PM

11. The dogs? (nt)

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:15 PM

12. Whenever any of the Zimmerman family or their attorneys appear it is obvious to me that they

really do not live in the real world. They are in that rw world of isolation that expects white priviledge as their due. And it may have worked where they have lived in the past but Sanford, Florida walked out into the real world the day Zimmerman shot a young boy for walking home.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:30 PM

15. What's even creepier is that someone had been watching this girl who got the

letter and knew she had attended a Trayvon Ralley, and also knew everything about George's involvement with her brother's case. It had to be someone close, if not family.

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:15 PM

13. Another trial balloon. nt

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:17 PM

14. You shoot an unarmed teenager

under dubious circumstances, get away with it and people get upset about it. Imagine that.

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:40 PM

16. So the NAACP speaks for and controls all African Americans.

News to me. And, last time I looked, there were plenty of outraged white people at these demonstrations as well.

Ugly letter that reveals much.

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:42 PM

17. At this point I recommend they look into backhoes

And let the digging continue.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #17)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:44 PM

18. They really have dig themselves a big one. And PTSD? Seriously?? That really

takes some nerve.

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:46 PM

19. Another chapter in the insanity plea rewrite......

So we have Shaken Baby Syndrome, Child Abuse (thought his father was a saintly judge), and now PTSD!
OH poor poor George! He could barley gather the strength to get out of the car (against 911s better judgment) and strike down that bad bad child.
George Zimmerman; the much vilenised suburban hero.
Stand You're Ground to protect us all.
If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.
Just change the lie to suit you;re needs.

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Response to wandy (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:13 PM

21. I thought you were joking about Shaken Baby.. Sharpton is covering it now.

I wish they'd make up their mind on a defense. No wonder his head is snapping back and forth.

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Response to K Gardner (Reply #21)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:24 PM

23. In My Opinion. Someone, god knows who, will continue to rewrite this story untill......

they can hit on a theam that sells.
This story changes day by day.
My question is. To what end.

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:17 PM

22. I hope that guy never has a moment's peace for the rest of his life.

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 07:10 AM

24. So, why don't they either indict and try Zimmerman and give him a chance

to exonerate himself or produce the evidence upon which they base a decision that he should not be called to answer for the killing of Trayvon Martin.

If someone would just come out and announce that an investigation is still underway and that charges will be brought if deemed appropriate, that would quiet things a bit.

In any event, has George Zimmerman personally apologized for the shooting? He does not deny having shot Trayvon as I understand it. He is simply claiming self-defense.

Did I miss the report stating that Zimmerman apologized to the family?

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Response to K Gardner (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 07:23 AM

25. Zimmerman family has spies watching all the rallies?

That is scary. What kind of family has that many spies? Who is working for them?

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