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Jose Garcia

(2,695 posts)
Mon May 7, 2018, 03:52 PM May 2018

George Zimmerman charged with misdemeanor stalking

Source: NY Daily News

George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchdog who was acquitted in the fatal shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, has been charged with misdemeanor stalking.

Zimmerman threatened and harassed a private investigator in December 2017, according to the Brevard and Seminole State Attorney's Office.

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office conducted an investigating into the allegations and notified the state attorney's office of its findings on March 14, prosecutors said.

In July 2013, Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting death of Martin, who was killed on Feb. 26, 2012. His death sparked outrage from activists, including the Black Lives Matter movement, and protests nationwide.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/www.nydailynews.com/news/national/george-zimmerman-charged-misdemeanor-stalking-article-1.3976166%3foutputType=amp

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George Zimmerman charged with misdemeanor stalking (Original Post) Jose Garcia May 2018 OP
So did anyone put bets the past five years AGAINST him getting in trouble again? hlthe2b May 2018 #1
What is this, like the fourth time? HopeAgain May 2018 #3
+1000 skylucy May 2018 #4
George can't seem to get it together bucolic_frolic May 2018 #2
Let me guess, still ok for him to have a gun. JDC May 2018 #5
Zimmerman should be in jail now for the murder of Trayvon. Just like he stalked this person, iluvtennis May 2018 #6
Exactly! laserhaas May 2018 #20
I don't know how anyone on that jury can live with themselves. Izzy Blue May 2018 #7
Got that right n/t SonofDonald May 2018 #10
I sincerely wish the media would stop calling him louis-t May 2018 #8
AGREE AGREE AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bluestarone May 2018 #12
Neighborhood mad dog is more like it Generic Other May 2018 #14
The neighborhood racist terrorist. You are so right. n/t Judi Lynn May 2018 #16
Dang. Baitball Blogger May 2018 #9
Because those authorities know blkyank1 May 2018 #13
The victim is producing a documentary on the killing. uppityperson May 2018 #11
...and that's a misdemeanor? tomp May 2018 #18
It seems pretty mild, for all that nastiness uppityperson May 2018 #19
Zimmerman is a nutcase Wolf Frankula May 2018 #15
What a guy Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2018 #17
If I were investigating someone like that I'd be pretty damned invisible. The Mouth May 2018 #21

HopeAgain

(4,407 posts)
3. What is this, like the fourth time?
Mon May 7, 2018, 04:01 PM
May 2018

This guy is a murderer who walked away from what should have been, at least, life in prison. He thinks he can do whatever he wants.

iluvtennis

(20,133 posts)
6. Zimmerman should be in jail now for the murder of Trayvon. Just like he stalked this person,
Mon May 7, 2018, 04:11 PM
May 2018

he stakled 17-year old Trayvon cuz "he had on a hoodie didn't fit in the neighborhood" - sound familiar.

Trayvon Martin, Forever 17

 

Izzy Blue

(282 posts)
7. I don't know how anyone on that jury can live with themselves.
Mon May 7, 2018, 04:14 PM
May 2018

Not even taking into account all the times since the trial that they've read about this evil pos in the papers and may have questioned their verdict.
I would have hung the fucking jury in a heartbeat.

louis-t

(23,411 posts)
8. I sincerely wish the media would stop calling him
Mon May 7, 2018, 04:19 PM
May 2018

"neighborhood watchdog" or at least put "self-appointed" in front of the label. He was not acting in any kind of valid way as a "watchdog". Just looking for someone to harass.

Baitball Blogger

(47,152 posts)
9. Dang.
Mon May 7, 2018, 04:22 PM
May 2018

Something very strange is going on in this county. I am glad that the County authority was pro-active with the allegations. Very reassuring.

 

blkyank1

(45 posts)
13. Because those authorities know
Mon May 7, 2018, 05:46 PM
May 2018

That Zimmerman is a ticking time bomb and nobody wants him to go off in their jurisdiction in light of his post
Travion behavior. They are trying to build a paper trail of Police/court action against him so when he goes off
again they can say "Well, we tried to do something."

I suspect, with Zimmerman's established behavior and lack of judgment, things are not going to end well for him
when he draws down on the wrong guy.

uppityperson

(115,693 posts)
11. The victim is producing a documentary on the killing.
Mon May 7, 2018, 05:38 PM
May 2018
https://thinkprogress.org/george-zimmerman-charged-with-stalking-81c48d135e32/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
According to a court filing, the 34-year-old Zimmerman threatened the investigator — who was working on a documentary about the 2012 killing — over a total of 55 phone calls, 67 text messages, 36 voicemail messages, and 27 emails. In one text, Zimmerman apparently referenced an article in which he had said, “I know how to handle people who fuck with me. I have since February of 2012.” The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office found that “probable cause exists to show that Zimmerman had in fact used electronic communications to send threatening and harassing communications,” and that the nature of those threats constituted Aggravated Stalking.

The Mouth

(3,212 posts)
21. If I were investigating someone like that I'd be pretty damned invisible.
Tue May 8, 2018, 12:37 PM
May 2018

OTOH, if someone were investigating me, I might well react pretty badly, I don't know, since it's never happened, it would be creepy to have someone making a documentary about me....

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