If George Zimmerman had lived in any other state in America other than Florida, he would have been thrown in jail for the murder of unarmed child. Luckily for Zimmerman, executing black teenagers for running away from armed racists is deemed fair game in the Sunshine State, and Zimmerman walked free after murdering 17 year old Travyon Martin over a packet of skittles and an iced tea.
Now living an increasingly bizarre life filled with violent outrage and social ostracization, Zimmerman spends a good deal of time either threatening women with physical violence or trolling liberals on Twitter with overt displays of racism and misogyny.
His latest tweet (or retweet) appears to be designed to show that a) Zimmerman is a tough guy, and b) black people should be very afraid of him. For reasons only fellow psychopathic racists understand, Zimmerman thought it would be cool to post a picture of Travyon Martin’s dead body to his thousands of Twitter followers:
It goes without saying that this is utterly, utterly horrific.
But this is not an isolated case as Zimmerman has engaged in several disturbingly violent and racist altercations since killing Martin. Zimmeran has threatened his estranged wife with a gun, punched his step father, been charged with aggravated assault against an ex girlfriend and got involved in a bizarre shooting incident over a road rage incident. Zimmerman has also gone into business selling confederate flag art with a gun supplier who runs a ‘Muslim Free’ store in Inverness, Florida, and posting things like this in the wake of national tragedies:
You’ll notice the “Hussein” jibe along with other, more overtly racist slurs like this:
Zimmerman clearly finds posting deeply offensive images of his murder victim funny and sees nothing wrong with comparing the nation’s first black president with a Baboon. This is a psychotic pattern of behavior, and it isn’t exactly a stretch to see this panning out in a very, very nasty way.
How long before his racist rage and extreme insensitivity towards those he hurts manifests itself in something as serious as another murder of another undeserving victim? The warning signs are there and with his latest social media monstrosity, Zimmerman appears to be more unhinged than ever. Because let us not forget, George Zimmerman genuinely is a murderer. He chased Trayvon Martin down while he was running away after receiving explicit orders from the police not to. For those of you who don’t remember, here’s the transcript of the call:
Dispatcher: He’s running? Which way is he running?
Zimmerman: Down towards the other entrance to the neighborhood.
Dispatcher: Which entrance is that that he’s heading towards?
Zimmerman: The back entrance… fucking (unclear)
Dispatcher: Are you following him?
Dispatcher: Ok, we don’t need you to do that.
Zimmerman did follow him, and Martin died shortly thereafter. In a sane part of the world, he would have been convicted of attacking Martin and not the other way around. The ‘stand-your-ground’ law gave Zimmerman a free pass, and he is now on the loose with access to more firearms. He has killed before, and there’s no reason to believe he won’t do it again.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.