The neighborhood watchman who in February shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was once fired from his job as a security guard for “being too aggressive,” according to a new report.Somehow I find this somewhat more relevant than traces of Marijuana Dust. Maybe that's just me.
An unnamed former co-worker told the New York Daily News that George Zimmerman was paid under-the-table for providing security for illegal house parties between 2001 and 2005, but was let go because his anger issues “became a liability.” “Usually he was just a cool guy,” the former co-worker explained. “He liked to drink and hang with the women like the rest of us. … But it was like Jekyll and Hyde. When the dude snapped, he snapped.”
It's clear that all the leaks and attacks on the character of Trayvon - none of which are shown via any documented evidence (9-11 Tapes) - are ment to paint him as the aggressor, he was the one to attack and poor George Zimmerman only acted in desperate self-defense. Right?
George wouldn't hurt a fly. Not a single solitary fly.
Yeah, cough, unless that fly pissed him off.
“He had a temper and he became a liability,” he recalled. “One time this woman was acting a little out of control. She was drunk. George lost his cool and totally overreacted. … It was weird, because he was such a cool guy, but he got all nuts. He picked her up and threw her. It was pure rage. She twisted her ankle. Everyone was flipping out.”Pure Rage? Hm, that kind of rage that make you say stuff like "Assholes Always Get Away" or "Fucking Goon/Coons"! Is that the kind of rage we're talking about?
So he lost his job as Security Guard and Bouncer for being too violent when it wasn't called for.
But that was just an isolated incident right? Right?
In 2005, the same year that Zimmerman lost his security guard job, he was also arrested for “resisting officer with violence” and “battery of law enforcement officer,” both third-degree felonies. Those charges were dropped after he agreed to enter an alcohol education program.The picture we've most often seen of George, is of his 2005 mugshot after he interfered with an undercover officer trying to make an arrest at a bar. Allegedly the officer identified himself and George responded "I don't care who your are", then proceeded to fight with him and obstruct him performing his duty.
This is the guy, whose job it was to physically "handle" people who were out of hand, but instead himself became a liability, who threw women around and fought with a cop, this is the guy that we're supposed to believe was turned into just a scared little rabbit when confronted with big, bad 17-year-old 140lbs Trayvon Martin?
And yet his special black "Friend" Joe Oliver says he doesn't know anything about that George Zimmerman, the one who also had a history of domestic violence with his ex-fiancee, Joe says George "turned his life around".
Turned it around into what exactly?
It's clear that no-one yet has a clear picture of what went on that night. What happened behind those houses. We have the tapes, and we have the claims made by the family of George Zimmerman, we have the sworn statement by Trayvon's girlfriend as to what she heard through Trayvon's phone, we have the strategic leaks by the Sandford Police to protect Zimmerman (and their decision to let him go).
Did Trayvon fight back against George? I think he probably did, and he every right to do so, however we don't know that for sure. Only George claims that.
But we do know that Homicide Detective Chris Serino wanted him arrested for Manslaughter that night because he simply didn't believe Zimmerman's Story but was overruled by State Attorney Wolfinger. He even went so far as to sign an affidavit to that effect, putting himself in jeopardy of purjury if his statements weren't true. So far we haven't seen Zimmerman be willing to swear to his statements under the law and risk purjury have we?
Serino told other witnesses and Trayvon's father he thought there was some "stereotyping" going on the part of Zimmerman, and he continued investigate and gather evidence and statements - even after he was told not to arrest Zimmerman.
Serino said "Eventually the truth will be known".
I think many of us already have a strong suspicion what that truth may ultimately reveal. A truth that only becomes clearer not when you nit-pick over Trayvon's academic record - but instead when you take a hard close look at Zimmerman's Pattern of Violent Behavior.
P.S. I took a lot of time, and put a lot of thought into my diary from 2 days ago on America's Onging Shooting War which covers the subject of exactly why shootings of this type going all the way back to Leonard Deadwyler in 1966 continue to occur, and what it's going to take to end it. It can't
be req'd anymore (Opps, yeah it can) - but if you care about this subject you should give it a read. I spent about a week planning it and working up to it.
10:44 AM PT: Edited for grammar issues I didn't catch before running off to work.