George Zimmerman arrested on aggravated assault charge

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, file photo, George Zimmerman listens in court, in Sanford, Fla., during his hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend. The Seminole County Sheriff's Office says Zimmerman was arrested in Lake Mary, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 on an aggravated assault charge, and is being held at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)

MIAMI (AP) — Florida authorities say George Zimmerman, whose acquittal of murdering an unarmed black teen sparked a national debate on race and self-defense laws, has been arrested for allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend.

The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office says the 31-year-old Zimmerman was arrested for aggravated assault at his home in Lake Mary about 10 p.m. Friday.

Zimmerman was released on a $5,000 bond Saturday afternoon. At a court appearance earlier Saturday, he was ordered to avoid contact with the woman, who was not identified.

Judge John Galluzzo gave few details of the incident, but said a wine bottle was involved and that the alleged assault happened at Zimmerman’s home. Prosecutors questioned whether substance abuse treatment was needed, but the judge said that didn’t seem to be a factor.

After the brief hearing, Zimmerman’s attorney, Don West, told the Orlando Sentinel (http://tinyurl.com/me467wh) his client was arrested after allegedly throwing a wine bottle ‘in the direction of’ his girlfriend several days ago.

“No injuries, no contact, nothing that I’m aware of that led up to it. It’s just one of those things that somehow brought us here,” West told reporters.

West didn’t know who called police, but said he didn’t think the alleged victim placed the call.

Zimmerman was also told by the judge to stay out of Volusia County, where the woman lives.

The judge ordered Zimmerman to pack up any personal belongings his girlfriend may have left at Zimmerman’s home and give them to his lawyer.

Zimmerman, who wore blue scrubs and handcuffs, appeared calm during the brief hearing. At one point, he laughed and joked with an officer as he signed paperwork.

Although the incident didn’t involve a firearm, the judge ordered Zimmerman to surrender any weapons out of an abundance of caution.

Zimmerman is scheduled to appear back in court on Feb. 17.

No further details about the alleged assault were released. A message left for Seminole County Sheriff officials seeking further information about the incident was not immediately returned Saturday morning.

Zimmerman was acquitted in 2013 of a second-degree murder charge for shooting an unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin.

Since his acquittal, Zimmerman has had several brushes with the law:

— He was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief after his then-girlfriend said he pointed a gun at her face during an argument, smashed her coffee table and pushed her out of the house they shared. Samantha Scheibe decided not to cooperate with detectives and prosecutors didn’t pursue the case.

— Zimmerman was accused by his estranged wife of smashing an iPad during an argument at the home they had shared. Shellie Zimmerman initially told a dispatcher her husband had a gun, though she later said he was unarmed. No charges were ever filed because of a lack of evidence. The dispute occurred days after Shellie Zimmerman filed divorce papers.

— Zimmerman has also been pulled over three times for traffic violations since his acquittal.

  • muscle69car

    George sure enjoys the spotlight.

    • lemuel

      Do you think he is picked on and targeted everyday?
      That portly thing wouldn’t bother me.

      • im_a_libertarian

        If he stopped assaulting people he wouldn’t be in the spotlight…

        • Harry Callaghan

          Hey man, he was just standing up for his right to eat a cheeseburger.

        • lemuel

          Oh I see, please provide us with the disposition of his previous arrests. Let me help you. All charges dismissed. All Fluff.
          Why would a libertarian care anyway?

          • im_a_libertarian

            Why? Because he’s a serial killer in training. There’s nothing libertarian about what he did to Treyvon Martin, and there’s nothing libertarian about letting a serial-killer-wannabe run around loose.

          • lemuel

            You might want to look up the definition of a serial killer. Maybe you meant cereal killer.
            Secondly, you didn’t answer the question.
            Did he shoot at the other two complainants? No . Did one of them tell a lie, yes. I guess our legal system failed YOU again. Oh, no civil rights violation either. Some killer, he threw something at me 3 days ago so I called the police.

    • Badeye

      He’s an idiot.

    • bill9860

      More accurate to say the media likes to put him in the spotlight. If you threw a wine bottle at your significant other there would be no news report of it.

      • Harry Callaghan

        Meh, maybe the media would be interested if you had got off a murder rap due to an overly broad law and the media circus attached to that?

        Lets face facts here. We could have lots of news coverage about terrorism, the causes, the responses, our foreign policy. Maybe something about our debt, our tax system, our $1T+ industrial military complex. How about healthcare and how our for profit system is destroying the country and leaving people high and dry and bankrupt? The problems in our education system? Gerrymandering and the problems that causes? Supreme court cases? Gun violence and the over reaction to gun laws, for and against.

        Our you know, lets spend the next 24hrs talking about a fat fuck who got lucky when he killed a kid and who since then has been a walking dumpster fire?

        Next up, Kims butt and how its broke the internet. Stay tuned for all the hard hitting news!

  • the heckler

    He is a proud Manasshole!

  • Sailor

    So, if this was George Somebodyelse, would it be national news? Seems like the media has it in for this particular guy. If they couldn’t force a conviction by distorting the news, they will still eventually ruin him. By the way, please tell us if those robberies in that gated community stopped when Martin was killed. Presumed innocent until proven guilty seems to have been replaced by presumed guilty after found not-guilty.

    • the heckler

      It is well known in Florida that law enforcement/ judicial system wants him out of the state. Period.
      Poor ole Georgie is a little hard-headed on that fact, so what we have here is a failure to communicate and he likes it that way.

    • im_a_libertarian

      If he hadn’t murdered that kid, we’d never hear about him. But he’s a serial killer in training. It won’t be that long before he kills someone else.

      • the heckler

        What an idiotic comment. He did not “murder that kid”. The evidence presented (and by the way not presented) clearly proved that. I think that he is a creep, but sheesh…….

        • Craig

          Yes, in fact, he did. Sorry.

          • the heckler

            yeah, go back to your “purple drank” like Trayronathug did…

          • NIK

            You don’t undersstand, the heckler. Trayvon was a straight-A student who was skipping home with lollipops when Zimmerman fell down, and pulled Trayvon on top of him, the Zimmerman started throwing his face against Trayvon’s fists. Zimmerman bashed his own head against the concrete for good measure, the entire time forcing Trayvon on top of him, then that child murderer shot him for absolutely no reason.

          • Harry Callaghan

            And yet. one of the two is guilty of having some suspensions and maybe some pot and the other, as we’ve come to know, has a propensity for beating up and threatening other people. Mostly women, probably due to their smaller physique.

            Wonder if he thought he could bully a kid that night?

            Keep on keeping on defending a woman beater and thug. It says a lot about you.

          • NIK

            Considering the fact that no charges were filed and only recently he was arrested under suspicion, that says that I don’t rush to judgement and I don’t relentlessly hound a guy that I don’t know nor ever met to make myself feel better.

            What do you call a guy who jumps to conclusions about an event that he wasn’t at, makes judgments about a person he doesn’t know, condemns people despite not having any evidence, and on top of it all, ignores actual evidence that goes against the stuff he made up?

            Do tell.

        • im_a_libertarian

          He clearly murdered that kid. The prosecution did a horrible job presenting their case.

          • Roallin

            Like it or not, his use of deadly force was justified under Floridia law. Nothing the prosectur could have done would change the verbatim of the law. Disagreeing that the killing was justified is understandable, but under Floridia law, no crime was committed.

          • Harry Callaghan

            No. The prosecution did a horrible job bringing charges in the first place when it was obvious that under the law, and the changes that were made to it, this killing would be justifiable.

            Aggressors who end up being beaten up by their would be victims are protected by this law. It’s stupid, it’s daft but that’s the way the idiots in the FL legislature wrote it at the behest of the states gun nuts.

          • Roallin

            I don’t think aggressor is the appropriate term. Aggressor implies assualt, which is not lawful activity. If GZ assaulted the kid, it would have nullified the stand your ground defense. The correct term would be instigator. In this case, Martin was the aggressor since he initiated the violence. But that being said, GZ instigated the encounter. In most states if a defendant instagated an encounter through taunts, etc., they would be guilty of manslaughter.

          • Harry Callaghan

            We can’t say that. We don’t know what happened except that George instigated ;) the whole thing.

            Maybe George is the victim. Maybe he did assault Martin and then shot him when he was getting a beat down.

            We’ll never know.

            The law written as broadly as it is, allows an aggressor to claim self defense when their assault goes badly for them. George got lucky. No witness, no clear evidence. He should never have been charged.

          • the heckler

            He did not “taunt” him, he followed him which was completely legal.

          • Roallin

            Yes, exactly my point. Even if he did “taunt” him, he was still acting in confines of FL law. “Taunting” someone is not illegal. But by following him he instigated the encounter. In a state without stand your ground, you are always obligated to take any available avenue of retreat before using deadly force. In other words , to use self-defense you have to be “backed into a corner. By following the kid, Martin did not do this. His avenue of retreat was to walk away. His actions instigated the encounter. But again stand your ground allows you to instigate an encounter but then use deadly force if the encounter evolves into a situation where you fear for your safety.

        • Harry Callaghan

          The evidence proved nothing. No witnesses. Nothing beyond a reasonable doubt. Combined with the overly broad law that protects aggressors when their victims try to defend themselves and the jury had absolutely no choice but to find him not guilty.

          I agree %100 with that verdict as it’s %100 in accordance with the law as it stands.

          That doesn’t mean that George didn’t murder the kid, it just means he won the lottery that night.

          His true colors are shining through though. Bright and clear.

  • Phil

    Just another Hispanic thug.
    Send them all back to whatever sh1thole they crawled here from.

    • Itchy

      That’s white hispanic, keep with the agenda

    • RonaldG

      As Itchy said–don’t leave out the “white” part. Ya don’t want to lose the narrative.

      • Phil

        Don’t give a puck about its skin color.
        Latino sh1ts need to go back to their little gutter countries.

        • SuperBatMan

          Phil..he came from the USA. His dad is a retired judge. So i guess USA is a gutter country by your definition. BTW Trayvon was the unlucky first person George killed. Who”s next?

          • Phil

            It originally came from some latin he11hole. Send them ALL back.
            And send the blacks back to Africa.
            Be a much better country then.

          • NIK

            You should check your trailer for lead paint. While you’re at it, you might want to check WalMart for that shipment of paint you put on layaway, I bet it’s in and you can get back to huffing.

          • Harry Callaghan

            Native American checking in here.

            Please take yourself, your cracker family and your dog and get the fuck out of my country.

            It was pretty much perfect before your syphilitic ancestors got here. Please take your STD ridden a r s e back to whatever rat infested pit you crawled out of.

            Be a much better country then.

          • Farva

            Can’t argue with that ideal…

        • Harry Callaghan

          Virginia?

          • Badeye

            They aren’t stopping in Tucson, Arizona I can tell you that.

      • Badeye

        Yes. And Barack Obama’s mother wasn’t a white woman from Wichita Kansas. That is purely fictional.

        • RonaldG

          Shhhhh— We’re not supposed to talk about that! It messes up the whole “first African-American president” thing!!!

    • Badeye

      Uh, I think we’re going to be building an embassy there soon.

  • griefman

    George seems to have a big judicial bulls eye painted on his back.
    He might be the worlds biggest azzwhole; but he was, in fact, assaulted by Trevon and shot him in self defense. The LSM will never describe Trevon as anything other than an unarmed teenager. Trevon was a wannabe thug who made a deadly bad decision.

    • Gfocker

      Trayvon is dead. He is not here to tell us what happened. Leave him out of GZ’s mess. Gz continues to prove half an asshole. GZ is alive to continuously prove this about himself.

      • NIK

        GZ wouldn’t even be news if it wasn’t for Trayvon’s stupid actions. If poor little 6’3″ Trayvon was skipping home from the 7-11 with lollipops and soda pop, then confronted by the big bad 5’7″ Zimmerman, he would have RUN HOME if he was so scared as everyone claims. Instead, he knocks Zimm to the ground, gets on top of him, punches him in the face repeatedly, then gets shot. GZ might be an Ahole, but Trayvon sure knew how to raise the bar.

        • Daniella

          Hey, I just wanted to point out a factual inaccuracy in your post. Trayvon was actually 5’11”.

          • NIK

            Whatever. He wasn’t the 12 year old child in a pop warner jersey that they splashed all over the news.

      • Toitchynuts

        Yea cause of he was then we would all konw for sure what happened.

      • disqus_Hklukxx3Bf

        Gfocker, how many times do you have to make yourself out to be a village idiot. Stay off these posts until you sober up. Your vapid posts are giving those that have a brain a headache. Shut the f up jerk weed.

        • Gfocker

          are you an adult? Seriously, you need to take some medication. You need to stay off the message boards until you do so.

    • im_a_libertarian

      Umm, Georgie Porgie instigated the incident. He should have been convicted of manslaughter, but the prosecution f’d up huge by overcharging him. Georgie Porgie is a serial killer in training.

      • disqus_Hklukxx3Bf

        Glad he did! One less thug in training!

        • SuperBatMan

          and you are one more coward supporting a murderer.

          • Mike

            And you’re one more filthy idiot who doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

          • disqus_Hklukxx3Bf

            You tell him Mike!

          • SuperBatMan

            Sticks and stones. He”s a murderer. I know that.

    • Badeye

      Yep. I don’t care for GZ, but da’ facts is da’ facts.

  • Vulcan

    He needs to move to another state and get a fresh start,,,

    • Badeye

      Out of the country.

  • Itchy

    BFD!!

  • ReynoldsJ

    At least the media has stopped trying to portray him as being a cop…

    • Cal

      Being a cop.? LOL

    • im_a_libertarian

      Umm, it was Georgie Porgie who protrayed himself as a cop…

      • Badeye

        More like a neighborhood watchman.

      • ReynoldsJ

        Please cite your evidence.

    • Badeye

      I think I remember recently the media linking his name and the Trayvon Martin case to what happened in Ferguson and in New York. However, you are correct. George Zimmerman was never an LEO.

      • Harry Callaghan

        Wannabe cop. He is a legend in his own mind.

        Scum rises to the top. Georgie can’t help himself, it’s in his nature. He’s either going to end up killing someone and it won’t be in ambiguous circumstances or he’s going to end up hitting the wrong woman, one who “stands her ground”.

        Either way, the guy is a major Dee Bee.

        • Badeye

          Yes, he is a major Dee Bee. I like the Bee Gees myself, but that’s off topic. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to change my douchebag.

        • the heckler

          You last sentence (after “or”) would be ironic and poetic justice.

  • RonaldG

    I hope this media attention serves notice to Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo. Stay off the radar, guys!!!

    • Badeye

      By all accounts, they are not hot heads. I don’t like GZ as much as the next guy, but he was justified in defending himself on that particular evening against the savage beating he was subject to by TM. But still, wish the guy would take a hike!

  • R A.

    JUSTICE FOR GEORGE!!!

    • im_a_libertarian

      Justice for George would be a 10ish year sentence for manslaughter.

      • Badeye

        No. He was justified in the self defense shooting of TM, just as you would have been if it happened to you. What he’s been doing since then is totally separate of that fact.

        • im_a_libertarian

          Umm, no. He initiated the incident. Which means he wasn’t entitled to use deadly force for self defense, even under SYG (which this case wasn’t), even under Florida’s self-defense law. The doctrine is known as “imperfect self defense,” and results in involuntary manslaughter, rather than an affirmative defense. The prosecution utterly bolluxed the case by charging 2nd degree murder. This was a cut-and-dried manslaughter case, and if they had presented the case properly, Georgie Porgie would be sitting in jail.

          • Badeye

            Well, maybe so. But the fact of the matter is, that young man would still be alive today if he had just gone home. Instead he turned around and went back and attacked George Zimmerman. Two separate incidents. Keep your logic in mind though the next time someone cuts you off on the beltway and you flip them the bird. It’s over, right? Some might flip you off back, but most people would just be on their way. But what if they follow you until you stop, and drag you out of your car and beat you to within an inch of your life? Try any remember, you were the one who initiated the incident. Buh, bye!

          • Craig

            No, Trayvon was just “standing his ground” when confronted with a creep who was harassing him. There’s your logic for you.

          • Badeye

            No, standing your ground doesn’t mean “attack”.

          • J E

            If Zimmerman was harassing Trayvon why didn’t Trayvon call the cops¿

          • im_a_libertarian

            Zimmerman went after him first. After being told to back off by the cops. He put himself into the situation, escalated it, and the kid died for it. Martin was doing nothing wrong, had every right to be where he was, doing what he was doing, and Zimmerman had to make it into something it didn’t need to be.

          • Badeye

            I’ll agree with you on that one, I certainly wouldn’t have done what he did. And I carry a gun all the time. If I thought something did need to be reported, I would have done it from a safe position. i.e. my car, or better yet, my house. But you miss the point. They both had the right to be there. Just because GZ attempted to follow him, was told by the 911 operator not to, so he subsequently stopped, doesn’t mean he didn’t have the right to be there. He lived there too. After losing track of TM, he went to a place where he could identify a house address to be able to tell the police to meet him at. That’s when Mr. Martin re-acquired. And that was something HE could have controlled by just going home.

          • the heckler

            Well no…Zimmerman was walking back to his car when Trayvon physically attacked him. Trayvon WAS ALL THE WAY HOME and decided to turn around and be bad. He sure bad now.

      • R A.

        Huh?
        He was found innocent by a jury of his peers.
        Case is over.

        I don’t understand your comment.

        • Harry Callaghan

          The law itself is terribly written. The jury had no choice but to find him not guilty. It was stupid charging him as he was always going to be found Not Guilty. Just a trial to be seen to be doing something instead of fixing the stupid law so that aggressors wouldn’t benefit from its protection.

          Zimmerman wasn’t the first or last to kill someone and escape justice under this law either but he’s the guy everyone knows about due to the media circus.

          Regardless of the Martin thing I think everyone can agree that Zimmerman is a piece of trash and is probably not going to be around much longer if he keeps doing what he’s doing.

          • R A.

            Remember the OJ Simpson trial / jury thingy….?

            OJ was innocent until proven guilty….
            George Z was guilty until proven innocent….

            Weird how this legal system works, eh?

          • Harry Callaghan

            There isn’t a reasonable person alive who thinks that OJ didn’t kill those 2.

            The cops did a terrible job and the prosecutors did a terrible job.

            Like a lot of “celebrity” cases in this country, the trial became more about the personality’s involved rather than the actual crime.

            Casey Anthony is another. Everyone knows she did it, incompetent prosecutors and investigators couldn’t put her away.

            Zimmermans case became about Trayvon, his behavior in school etc etc.Trayvon was the one on trial.

            Regardless, Zimmerman was getting off due to the law. The jury had no choice and the prosecutor should have known better but decided a “celebrity” case would probably be good for his own career.

          • R A.

            We all have our opinions.
            Ahhhh the Casey Anthony trial.
            You ain’t kidding.

          • the heckler

            What about Barreta?

          • the heckler

            Robert Blake kept his eye on the sparrow too.

          • Bill Hussein O’Stalin

            How do you know what actually occurred? Omniscient?

          • Harry Callaghan

            Nobody knows what happened except Zimmerman and Martin. One is dead. There wasn’t any clear and unambiguous evidence to even charge Zimmerman given the way the law had been written.

            We’ll never know what happened but looking at each of them we can say that one was a teen with the usual teen issues and the other is a grown man who’s now been arrested 3 times for assault related issues involving wives and girlfriends.

          • Bill Hussein O’Stalin

            But you think he’s guilty and that’s that.

          • Harry Callaghan

            I actually do think he murdered the Martin kid. Yes. I think he accosted the kid, the kid didn’t take to well to some busybody idiot messing with him, he fought back, George lost control of the situation and the kid ends up dead.

            Others think that George confronted Martin, was basically told to F off, he went back to his car, Martin followed him and attacked him. George, fearing for his life, shot and killed his attacker.

            Which is right?

            Nobody knows except for George and Trayvon.

            Given the lack of evidence as to which scenario took place, the “Stand your Ground” law means that George gets off.

            I don’t think, given the laws wording, that George should have even been charged but the prosecutor decided that he’d like a high profile case and try to make a name for himself I guess.

            Separate from the Martin case, we see that George has a propensity to violence. Given that Leopards don’t just change their spots, it confirms for me my suspicions that George did murder the kid. That doesn’t mean he set out to do it in some racially motivated way (I don’t buy that he’s a racist) but that’s how things ended up.

            He got lucky with the circumstances.

            Others obviously have a different view. Given Georges frequent run ins with the cops for domestic violence reasons, I’d wonder if any of his defenders are having changes of mind vis a vis the Martin case.

            Regardless, you’d think a guy, having been in that spotlight would just go away and live a quiet life free from aggro and cops and courts etc. Go live in Montana or something with no-one else near you for miles.

          • Bill Hussein O’Stalin

            There isn’t any evidence he threw the wine bottle. They don’t have a case.

  • Harry Callaghan

    Ah yes, Poor old put upon George. George just wants to live his life in peace but life just keeps finding a way to get poor old hapless Georgie in trouble.

    You’d think, having got off a murder rap due to a BS law and ambiguous circumstances (no witnesses) that this hero of the Right, would just crawl under a rock and go away and count his blessings.

    Instead, this NRA poster boy seeks out the limelight and seems to have a thing about having a mugshot taken. I dunno, maybe he likes prison garb so much. I hear that those jumpsuits can be so comfy.

    I hear there’s a defense fund already setup for this piece of trash. Dunno how well it will do seeing as he didn’t shoot any black kids this time around.

    Feel free to drop by the NRA with your donation. While you’re out there, you can pick up some info on the NRA’s support for terrorists on the No Fly list being allowed to have weapons.

    • NIK

      Christ, another one of you trolls. For the last g******m time, following someone IS NOT a crime. Knocking them to the ground, getting on top of them and punching them then knocking their head on the concrete IS A CRIME. THAT is why it was ruled self defense in the first place and THAT is why he didn’t get convicted, not some nonsense like you claim. People like you are the reason there is no justice nor respect for law (I didn’t say police, I said LAW) in this country. You are a direct cause of robbery, murder, and total disregard for fellow human beings, because you defend the aggressors.

      • sam

        In paraphrase, you have parroted the words of the killer, quite well.

        Only one living soul knows how the altercation started the night Martin was killed, and we all know what the killer says happened.There is only one witness on record regarding some of the fight and they only reported seeing Martin standing over GZ who was on his back. The only witness to the shooting is the killer. No one has come forward to report witnessing GZ hitting his head, we only have the killer’s word as to how it happened…actually…it was the killer’s father who first stated how GZ hurt his head.

        We also know GZ has pulled a weapon in 3 subsequent altercations with others, one of which, the weapon accusation has been recanted.

        I think the real point of the OP’s comment is that the LAW, which allowed GZ to escape JUSTICE, is wrong.

        Personally, I believe GZ should be in prison right now for manslaughter, The Stand Your Ground law was never intended to allow a person involved in a fist fight to pull a gun and kill the other fighter, with impunity. The law was intended to protect property owners from prosecution because the funders of ALEC believed too many property owners were being unfairly prosecuted when defending their homes from invasion and robbery,

        • Harry Callaghan

          “The Stand Your Ground law was never intended to allow a person involved in a fist fight to pull a gun and kill the other fighter, with impunity. The law was intended to protect property owners from prosecution because the funders of ALEC believed too many property owners were being unfairly prosecuted when defending their homes from invasion and robbery,”

          But bro, the kid had suspensions and was wearing a hoodie. Totally deserving of death even if he was probably defending himself from a little shlt with anger issues and a gun.

          Lets get real for a moment. Georgie won the lottery that night. What he should have done since is s t f up, get out of town, crawl under a rock somewhere and get a low key job far from any scrutiny and maybe try not to beat up any women.

          Instead he’s a walking advertisement, much like OJ, of what can go wrong with our justice system. And like OJ, I fully expect the “Z” guy to eventually f it up to the extent that he will end up behind bars for a very long time.

          The dude is scum. He can’t help himself and he can’t stay out of trouble. Only a matter of time before he strikes again.

          I guess the only thing he has going for him is the few nuts willing to stand up for him and blame the media. These are the same guys who preach personal responsibility when it comes to everything else ;)

        • NIK

          So if you were knocked down by someone, they got on top of you, straddled your body, pummeled your face with punches, and had your head hit against the concrete, it would be better to let them continue rather than defend yourself. That is after all what you are saying, isn’t it? You insinuate that it is impossible to be beaten to serious injury or death because it was with fists, right?

          • Harry Callaghan

            If that’s what happened.

            Or maybe, you attack someone and they start to beat your sorry, worthless, flabby butt and you shoot them and claim self defense.

            If Trayvon was armed and had just shot Zimmerman when first attacked by the mighty midget, he’d have got off under the same law.

            Regardless, we’ll never know because 1. there were no witnesses 2. the evidence couldn’t say one way or the other what happened beyond a reasonable doubt 3. the way the law is written is so broad as to protect aggressors when their victims turn out not to be as easy a target as they originally thought.

            If the jury had found him guilty under those circumstances, it’d have been a miscarriage of justice.

            Zimmerman won the lottery that night. He should count his blessings and crawl back into the ooze he came from. Instead he’s letting his true colors shine through. Eventually he’11 beat up on the wrong “victim”.

          • NIK

            “IF that’s what happened. ”

            “Or MAYBE, you attack someone… etc.”

            If’s and Maybe’s don’t get convictions and DON’T mean someone is guilty or innocent. You just admitted you already judged this guy by pulling answers from thin air and have no idea either way.

          • Harry Callaghan

            “DON’T mean someone is guilty or innocent”

            Unless it’s your buddy Georgie, the woman hater. Innocent all the way.

            “You just admitted you already judged this guy by pulling answers from thin air and have no idea either way.”

            I’ve judged him by his actions. I generally judge people as decent types when they avoid things like putting guns in peoples faces and committing violent acts against the women in their lives.

            Other folks obviously have different standards of who they’d chose to associate with.

            To sum up my opinions on George… I wouldn’t piss on him if he was on fire.

            That has nothing to do with the Martin case and everything to do with his actions since. He’s a dirtbag. He beats up women. He shows no remorse. He’s a repeat offender.

            Adios.

          • NIK

            Thank you for confirming my response. You go off of little to no information and pass judgments on someone you don’t know, is not important, and a thousand miles away, while sitting in your mother’s basement, desperately trolling for attention. Try Match dot com or some other site, I’m sure there are more positive outlets out there for you.

      • Harry Callaghan

        LOL, sure buddy.

        I mean, all we heard about Martin was how he was a thug, suspended a bunch of times etc etc and how poor Georgie was just minding his own business yada, yada, yada.

        At this stage we see that poor put upon Georgie has been arrested 4 times since, mostly on violence charges including a couple against women. One of which was only dropped because the woman didn’t want to proceed.

        The guy is scum.

        You are defending scum.

        If it walks like a thug and is arrested multiple times, including for violence, it’s a thug.

        Nice to know you support a thug.

        “You are a direct cause of robbery, murder, and total disregard for fellow human beings, because you defend the aggressors.”

        Says the guy defending the guy who beats up women, kills unarmed kids and can’t stay out of legal trouble.

        Martin had suspensions and you labeled him a thug. Zimmerman has arrests for violence, including with weapons and you worship the ground he walks on.

        Check yourself brah.

        • NIK

          I support a thug? You support a guy who knocks someone to the ground, then gets on top of him and punches him in the face and you’re saying it’s OK. I didn’t call either a thug. YOU DID. I called Trayvon’s assault what it was… a crime. Like I said in my previous post, people like YOU are the problem. You justify criminal actions and have no respect/understanding of LAW.

          • Harry Callaghan

            Trayvon’s assault wasn’t anything.

            Zimmerman didn’t get off because Trayvon “assaulted” him. he got off because under the law, with the evidence being as ambiguous as it was, the jury couldn’t do anything else. If they had convicted the dirtbag, he’d have had it overturned on appeal and that would be the right decision given the laws wording.

            Since then we’ve seen your boys true colors, 3-4 arrests for assault including beating up on defenseless women.

            You justify criminal actions and have no respect/understanding of LAW.

          • NIK

            So by your “logic”, Trayvon’s nothing means that Zimmerman pulled him to the ground and shot him in the chest…. Wow. Zimmerman got off because it wasn’t 2nd degree murder. What he does AFTER the trial has zero bearing on what happened BEFORE the trial. Besides, the stuff you accuse is based off of absolutely no information, just blurbs from the AP.

            Given your use of slang and your failure to understand cause and effect, you are either a child or a little slow upstairs. My apologies, I though I was debating with an adult.

          • Harry Callaghan

            You are clueless aren’t you?

            There is no evidence of who was at fault and what exactly happened. NOTHING.

            Do you get that?

            It was Zimmerman’s story against a dead kids and the law provided Zimmerman with an out. That’s it, nothing more. With the evidence or lack thereof, no witnesses and the possibility that he was attacked, how do you propose he gets convicted? He has reasonable doubt AND the “stand your ground” law on his side.

            It is entirely possible that Zimmerman attacked the kid, the kid in defending himself got the upper hand and was beating the cr4p out of Zimmerman and then Zimmerman shot him. That is entirely possible.

            But there is no conclusive evidence that that’s what happened. So he walks (and shouldn’t have been put on trial in the first place).

            What we can do however is look at Zimmermans actions since then and we can clearly see that the dude has anger issues, is a scumbag, a bully and likes to beat up on defenseless people, primarily women. I personally don’t believe someones personality changes all that much day to day, year to year, so I believe that the scumbag Zimmerman we see today is the same scumbag Zimmerman that was out on “patrol” that night. I believe that scumbag Zimmerman took it upon himself to harass a kid he thought he was capable of handling and when things went wrong he shot and killed that kid.

            Luckily for Zimmerman we don’t go back and retry cases when it turns out that our “innocent” person is a nutcase with a habit of violence towards women.

            “Besides, the stuff you accuse is based off of absolutely no information, just blurbs from the AP.”

            He’s been arrested at least 3 times since the Martin trial. This is the third time for violent behavior against a woman. Arrests are public records not blurbs from the AP.

          • NIK

            So you’ve gone out of your way to look up details of his arrest and comment on them on WTOP? Man you really need a life, don’t you? Instead of trolling, why don’t you brush up on your reading comprehension skills instead? Zimmerman following Trayvon and being a jerk is NOT A CRIME. Trayvon Martin knocking him to the ground and assaulting him IS A CRIME. That CRIME OF ASSAULT is why Zimmerman was justified in self-defense. Sorry it does not fit your delusion, but that’s what happened, like it or not.

          • Harry Callaghan

            And yet here you are doing the same thing…

          • NIK

            Nope. Just said let a nobody go back to being a nobody. I don’t study nor care about his actions since then. Apparently, it is the focus of your life.

  • Toitchynuts

    Stupid white hispanics

  • im_a_libertarian

    Serial Killer in Training

    • bill9860

      Loser? Yes. Anger management issues? Likely. Serial killer? Long way to go, considering his first and only instance was self defense.

      • im_a_libertarian

        As I said – in training. He will kill again. Probably several times.

  • Devildoc

    Once a LOSER always a LOSER.

  • Badeye

    OMG! A wine bottle? Really? Who the effe cares! Gawd, if that’s all my ex ever threw at me….?

    • Jenn

      It’s only a crime if the bottle broke and spilled the wine.

    • bill9860

      We need wine bottle control. Maybe they should start putting wine in plastic bottles.

      • Badeye

        Ewww!

      • Harry Callaghan

        You’ll have to pry my concealed box of wine from my cold dead hands.

  • Craig

    This guy is a real piece of work.

  • Torian Richardson

    Lol @ the comments on here. Someone even found a way of throwing in Obama and his mother in a GZ assault story. Never ceases to amaze me

  • Farva

    Georgie Porgie Pudgy from Pie,
    Wannabe Cop and we don’t know why
    When the thugs came out to play,
    Georgie Porgie shot em’ away.

    Georgie Porgie slick as teflon,
    Shot up Trayvon, now Trayvon’s gone
    When he was acquitted that day,
    Georgie Porgie ran away.

    Georgie Porgie sure doesn’t learn,
    Beating on women, Georgie Porgie gets burned
    When the cops came en’ masse
    Bubba thinkin’ “I’m a get Georgie Porgie’s a$$”

  • kicksandgiggles

    Not understanding why Georgie Pudgy can’t simply live a lawful quiet life out of courtrooms.

    He does not have to work compliments of the prize $, oops I mean defense fund that set him up. And the idiotic women in his life are simply baiting themselves to be next. Too bad his supporters are a little late seeing this one eyed jerk’s real character.

    • Badeye

      kicks! I hope you mean he has to sleep with one eye open. What are you say’in?

  • Maj Frank Burns

    So he is home, enjoying a quiet night & it seems a glass of wine…next thing police are storming in, he is arrested, etc. Zimmerman has proven time and time again he is a peaceful man; how do these things continue to happen to him?

    • Harry Callaghan

      It’s amazing isn’t it? Is he the luckiest or unluckiest guy in America?

      He should be grateful he isn’t of a darker complexion or the cops might have found a way to permanently stop his aggressive behavior towards innocent wine bottles.

  • Spelunker3

    Yep, he’s a dork. It sucks when you’re looking down from the afterlife to see that a total dork got you dead. Could have been more noble than that.

  • taffytoo

    George needs to get a life. Does he have a job?hobbies? learn from your mistakes and keep away from women.You don’t know when enough is enough.You are an embarrassment to your brother ,attorney and others who have been on your side and have defended you…Don’t get into the news anymore..period!

  • Devildoc

    This loser needs to attend anger management courses.

  • Bill Hussein O’Stalin

    How do you arrest some one without evidence. According to the police his girlfriend claimed he threw the bottle, not at her, but in her direction. Z claims he didnt. There is no case.

  • griefman

    So allegedly throwing a wine bottle is now WTOP front page news?
    Zimmerman was acquitted in 2013 of a second-degree murder charge for shooting an unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin.
    No…. George was acquitted of second degree murder for defending himself from an assault.

  • NIK

    There were witnesses. There was evidence. They just don’t support your assumptions, so you ignore them.

    Maybe Zimm will be beat up, shot, or killed one day. Who knows, who cares. The one thing we do know for certain, is that no matter his guilt or innocence, there will always be people out there making judgments and assumptions about him. Isn’t that right, Harry Callaghan?

  • James Hayes

    Ha! The only people still supporting Zimms are the racist. And you all sound soooooo pathetic reaching to justify his anger. At point will you accept that Zimmerman was clearly more likely to have created the confrontation?

    Hi post trial actions reveal a pattern of anger and bad judgement.

    You will never admit it. Because then u have to figure out why you gave him the benefit of doubt, but not Martin.

    YOU ARE RACIST!

    And that dumb DA botched this case.
    That and racist jurors like his fan base, is why he got off.

    And if Martin was really a thug Zimms would be dead.



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