I don't know what he is capable of. I'm really, really scared.
Shellie Zimmerman to a 911 operator during a confrontation with George Zimmerman
Actually we do, so being scared probably wasn't uncalled for.
Yes siree, you can't keep that boy off TV, or the internet any more. In fact George Zimmerman seems to be in the news just about as much as Bashar al-Assad, the slick muckety muck who runs Syria.
From acquittal, to aiding fellow motorists, traffic violations, divorce, and now a domestic dispute with his soon to be ex-wife, he is all over the place. It would seem the media has become addicted to him, rather the same way they are fixated on other odd and narcissistic personalities. Indeed, it appears Brother Zimmerman has entered that strange and somewhat queasy realm inhabited by people such as the Kardashians, O.J. Simpson, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and Honey, by God, Boo Boo.
The only question we should probably ask ourselves at this point is, does he want to be there? That answer is hard to ascertain right now. However, as all those other names can, or at least should be able to tell him, the media isn't there because they like him. They are there to watch him fuck up--the bigger, the better.
What went down Monday between Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman was the sort of shameful display many will say they refuse to witness, but in reality, it is the type of road side tourist trap none of us can turn away from. You know, the one with the faded billboard somewhere in the deep south, or out in the desert that says: SEE LIVE SNAKES HERE!!!
According to NBC, Shellie and her father showed up at a house the family had been staying at to pick up some personal belongings. Unfortunately, her estranged husband arrived at the location before she left. An argument ensued. Nothing odd there. I've been down that road once myself.
Things quickly began to turn violent. Both, according to sources, began recording the escalating fight via iPad, or cell phone, or some other means. Shellie claims George popped her old man in the nose, "leaving a mark." She also says he grabbed her iPad, cut it with a pocket knife and smashed it beyond repair.
She called 911 and told the dispatcher, "He is in his car and he continually has his hand on his gun and he keeps saying 'step closer.' He is threatening all of us with his firearm."
The cops arrived and ordered Zimmerman out of his vehicle. No gun was found. Later a police spokesman said it was possible Mrs. Zimmerman was in a state of fear and assumed George had a weapon. Why sure. I mean, honestly, when hasn't he had one?
During questioning at the scene--and you knew this was coming--our man, George Zimmerman, the former captain of the neighborhood watch, claimed his wife was the aggressor and she threw her iPad at him. In other words, he was the victim. Hey, when you've sold that line before, run with it until the well goes dry.
No one has figured out where George's recording of the incident is, or if one even exists. EMT's arrived at the scene and while the father did have a red mark on his nose, he didn't need treatment--proving once again, G.Z. can't deliver a punch.
After the dust settled everyone decided they didn't want to file charges. Police say they have the final call on if and what charges might be filed, but at this time have no hard evidence of exactly what happened.
It is easy to make fun of these clowns, but I shouldn't, because there really isn't anything funny about them. Shellie Zimmerman pleaded guilty to perjury after she intentionally misled a judge about the family finances before her husband's trial. Mark O'Mara, the attorney who got George off, is now trying to force the state of Florida to pay his legal fees, despite tens of thousands of dollars that were contributed by an untold number of rubes to his client's defense fund.
Then there is George Zimmerman himself. He is the media freak du jour not because he is rich, or some Hollywood C list loser run amok. He is in the camera's eye because he shot to death an unarmed teenager who was simply trying to walk from a 7-11 to the place he was staying. He is, in the end, the perfect poster boy for everything vile, stupid, and wrong, not only with the NRA, but the entire American gun culture.
In most civilized places George Zimmerman would be doing time for manslaughter, or the local equivalent of it. But here he is loose on the streets and in the eyes of many a hero.
Welcome to fame, American style. No wonder vast numbers of people loathe us.
sic vita est