Have we so gone into degeneracy? It is hard to believe that George Zimmerman would target the family of Trayvon Martin. But he is.
George Zimmerman sues family of Trayvon Martin, publisher, prosecutors for $100 million
George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted of homicide charges in the 2012 fatal shooting of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, is suing Martin’s family, prosecutors and others involved in the case he claims rested on false evidence, according to a copy of the suit sent to the media Wednesday. …
The suit seeks $100 million in civil damages, alleging defamation, abuse of civil process and conspiracy. A copy of the suit was distributed to media Wednesday by the movies’ director, Joe Gilbert. The case appeared on the online docket of the Polk court system on Wednesday afternoon. …
The lead defendant in the suit is Sybrina Fulton, Martin’s mother who became a national figure in the wake of her son’s death as a campaign surrogate for Hillary Clinton and a national advocate for social justice and reducing gun deaths. She’s running for the District 1 seat on the Miami-Dade County Commission being vacated by a term-limited Barbara Jordan in the Miami Gardens area.
Fulton’s campaign issued a statement from Pamela Goodman, president of Ruth’s List Florida, a political organization backing her commission campaign. “It is both disgusting and shameful that George Zimmerman, a man who killed an unarmed child and got away with it, is now suing Trayvon Martin’s grieving parents,” Goodman said.
Ben Crump, a lawyer who represented the Martin family and is listed as a defendant as well, issued a statement Wednesday that said in part: “I have every confidence that this unfounded and reckless lawsuit will be revealed for what it is — another failed attempt to defend the indefensible and a shameless attempt to profit off the lives and grief of others.”
It is clear to me this is a publicity stunt. The thing is, in these times things never turn our as expected. Will normalcy return. This simply brings up those feelings again. I was Trayvon Martin the day I came to America.
Elizabeth Hennessy says
Zimmerman should not be able to proceed with this unfounded and painful lawsuit. It should be thrown out.