Apr 25 - George Zimmerman's black roots: great-grandfather was 'Afro-Peruvian'

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 6 years ago '05        #1
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Apr 25 - George Zimmerman's black roots: great-grandfather was 'Afro-Peruvian'
 

 

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George Zimmerman was known as a trusted aid to most of his black neighbours in the gated community of Sanford, Florida that was plagued by a string of burglaries in the weeks leading up to the shooting of Trayvon Martin, according to an investigation by Reuters.
As a teenager: George Zimmerman is pictured as a senior in an Osbourn High School yearbook in 2001

As a teenager: George Zimmerman is pictured as a senior in an Osbourn High School yearbook in 2001

It reveals that the community, previously a family-friendly, first-time homeowner community, had been devastated by the recession that struck Florida, and transient renters began to occupy some of the 263 town houses in the complex.

During that time, it was Zimmerman, who emerged as a sympathetic figure, offering his and his wife's support to any homeowners who had been robbed or felt fearful.

Twin Lakes is about 50 percent white, with an African-American and Hispanic population of about 20 per cent each, roughly similar to the city of Sanford, according to the U.S. Census.

Zimmerman was raised in a racially integrated household and himself has black roots through an Afro-Peruvian great-grandfather.

The Reuters investigation reveals how on August 3, Olivia Bertalan was home with her infant son while her husband was at work.

She watched from a downstairs window as two black men rang her doorbell before entering her home through a backyard sliding door.

Police arrived just as the burglars fled out a back door.

After police left Bertalan, George Zimmerman arrived, giving Mrs Bertalan his contact numbers on an index card and invited her to visit his wife if she ever felt unsafe. He returned later and gave her a stronger lock to bolster the sliding door that had been forced open.

'He was so mellow and calm, very helpful and very, very sweet,' Bertalan told Reuters last week. 'We didn't really know George at first, but after the break-in we talked to him on a daily basis.

Though civil rights demonstrators have argued Zimmerman should not have prejudged Martin, one black neighbor of the Zimmermans said recent history should be taken into account.

The neighbour, who did not want to be identified, told Reuters: 'There were black boys robbing houses in this neighborhood. That's why George was suspicious of Trayvon Martin.'


GEORGE ZIMMERMAN'S BLACK ROOTS REVEALED

A pit bull named Big Boi began menacing George and Shellie Zimmerman in the fall of 2009.

The first time the dog ran free and cornered Shellie in their gated community in Sanford, Florida, George called the owner to complain.

The second time, Big Boi frightened his mother-in-law's dog. Zimmerman called Seminole County Animal Services and bought pepper spray.

The third time he saw the dog on the loose, he called again. An officer came to the house, county records show.

'Don't use pepper spray,' he told the Zimmermans, according to a friend. 'It'll take two or three seconds to take effect, but a quarter second for the dog to jump you,' he said.


That November, the Zimmermans completed firearms training at a local lodge and received concealed-weapons gun permits.

In early December, another source close to them told Reuters, the couple bought a pair of guns. George picked a Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm handgun, a popular, lightweight weapon.


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120 comments for "Apr 25 - George Zimmerman's black roots: great-grandfather was 'Afro-Peruvian'"

 6 years ago '07        #2
Ham Rove 3520 heat pts3520
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oh well that does it, hes innocent.
 04-25-2012, 08:07 PM         #3
GOD999 
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So all this info is just going to naturally unfold now that he's out the bing awaiting trial?
 04-25-2012, 08:17 PM         #4
ManWithoutFear! 
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Yeah...

But I didn't see his a.ss at the Million Man March though -_-
 6 years ago '07        #5
Ham Rove 3520 heat pts3520
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 April Moon said:
Whoever said it means that he's innocent? You're the one jumping to conclusions... again..
it was sarcasm.
 6 years ago '04        #6
jlandryst 1545 heat pts1545
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first page........
 6 years ago '07        #7
S0ap 19 heat pts19
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if people are straight up ignoring his obvious hispanic side, they certainly won't give a fu*k about his black roots.
 6 years ago '04        #8
TheProtege9020 55 heat pts55
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What does this have to do with him shooting Trayvon? sh*tty journalism at its finest
 04-26-2012, 02:14 AM         #9
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 Lou Pena said:
Looks like msnbc will release this also after the uk did all the work what will the media do know that the truth is out can they play the race card or the look how innocent martin was???

This thread is so quiet hmmm
man stfu and go read Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss you iilliterate fu*k.
 6 years ago '04        #10
Scream @ Me 1 heat pts
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"Black roots". Man, miss me with this - this is something you can expect a weak defense to use, but I'm more than certain Zimmerman could give two damns about his supposed "black roots". That's like the racist who says and do racist sh*t all the time - but, oh, they're not racist, "3 of my friends are black".
 6 years ago '04        #11
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Zimstans stand up! :celebrate0: :celebrate0: :celebrate0: :celebrate0: :celebrate0:
 6 years ago '11        #12
bobby doobie 1 heat pts
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I don't give a fu*k about the mans race he could of been from africa and k!lled trayvon dude needs to rot in prison
 6 years ago '04        #13
LordBlanco|M 52 heat pts52
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If people actually think this is a certified "whiteboy" then they have to be the same people who would say Obama is 100% black too.

Either way whos gives a fu*k about his race. This is a dude who k!lled another dude he provoked with his own subjective conclussions. He has to go down for manslaugher but then again ITS FLORIDA. If this was NYC he would've been locked up a long time ago but since it's Florida and it's legal to carry a firearm, It is what it is.


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 6 years ago '08        #14
Lot17 25 heat pts25
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Hitler had Jewish roots too
 6 years ago '07        #15
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 SSJVEGETO said:
What does this have to do with him shooting Trayvon? sh*tty journalism at its finest


Exactly. sh*t. All everyone talks about is race with this guy. Its like everybody forgot that he stalked and shot an unarmed kid.
 04-26-2012, 07:47 AM         #16
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it's more convenient in this case to call him white.


if he was the victim here who was shot by some zack morris dude he'd be viewed differently.
 6 years ago '04        #17
ATLDOPEBOI30 74 heat pts74
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he still shot an innocent teen
 6 years ago '04        #18
ItAlY2BkLyN 239 heat pts239
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why

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 6 years ago '09        #19
bigscore 1690 heat pts1690
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fu*k GZ and all of his "stans"....



 6 years ago '07        #20
killahkazi 15 heat pts15
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so this n*gga has black roots from his GREAT grand daddy?????????? Yup, that changed my view point on him completely
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