George Zimmerman seeks donations via new website

George Zimmerman, who says he shot and killed Florida teen Trayvon Martin in self-defense, has a new website where he’s asking for financial assistance from his supporters.

The Retreat at Twin Lakes is where 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman on Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo)

The Retreat at Twin Lakes is where 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman on Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo)

TheRealGeorgeZimmerman.com is missing animated gifs, but the non-working click counter definitely evokes web nostalgia. I almost dusted off the ole 56K modem and logged onto AOL to give it a proper gander.

Zimmerman’s lawyer, via Fox News, confirms the domain, registered April 8 with GoDaddy.com, is legit.

Why create a website?

Zimmerman alleges the “website’s sole purpose is to ensure my supporters they are receiving my full attention without any intermediaries.”

Then, just atop a PayPal button, he says he needs donations “for living expenses and legal defense, in lieu of my forced inability to maintain employment.”

Zimmerman, who has been in hiding since the Feb. 26 shooting in Sanford, Fla., says the shooting has been a “life altering event” that has forced him to “leave my home, my school, my employer, my family and ultimately, my entire life.”

Trayvon Martin’s family blasted the new site on TV Tuesday morning, reports The Orlando Sentinel.

“You know he says that he experienced a life-altering event. Well, Trayvon Martin experienced a life-ending event,” said Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Trayvon Martin’s family on Good Morning America.

Zimmerman doesn’t reveal much on the site, though he does have a contact form where you can send him your best wishes, or best invective.

Instead, he lets the famous and allegedly wise get his message across via quotations.

On the “Facts” page, the quote is provided by James W. Loewen: “People have a right to their own opinions, but not to their own facts. Evidence must be located, not created, and opinions not backed by evidence cannot be given much weight.”

Unfortunately, Zimmerman says he cannot share any facts until the case is resolved.

There’s a curious “My Race” page, where Zimmerman lets pamphleteer Thomas Paine do the talking: “The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.”

The “Home” page features the Edmund Burke standard “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing.”

Ironic choice of words, perhaps.

NOTE: Comments turned off because too few acted like adults.

178 comments Add your comment

JT

April 10th, 2012
10:28 am

Zimmerman needs to be roasted!

robert lambrecht

April 10th, 2012
10:41 am

from the beginning of this tradegy i did not beleive all the facts were being put out about this case starting with it being a 17 year old but showing pics of a 12 year old. i beleive in the justice system and find it hard to beleive the florida system is innept. protesters claim they want g zimmerman arrested, and it seems that he was brought to police station were his statement was assessed and he was released pending further investigation.i beleive a person is innocent until proven guilty by court not by rally”s and protest my god this is the 21st century. and the legal system should guaranty his right to legal council regardless of the cost since it has let g zimmerman down by trying his case with public opinion

CHRIS

April 10th, 2012
10:59 am

anyone who has a strong opinion on this matter is a fool. there is no reason to get worked up about anything until all facts are made public. we can all assume all day but NOBODY but zimmerman knows what really happened. the martin family, their lawyer and the media are being completely irresponsible in the way they are handling this. remember folks…we live in the greatest country in the world where you are innocent until proven guilty…your word matters until facts prove otherwise. the family is letting grief get the best of them and the way their lawyer has instructed them to behave and the media giving them an unfair, biased voice is just wrong. no matter how you look at this situation, it is terrible because an unarmed youth was shot, whether it was murder or self defense, it doesnt change how sad and awful a child losing his life is. with that said, it is completely irresponsible and pointless for anyone to have a strong feeling on this subject, unless it is agreeing that children dieing sucks. any opinion more than that is a wasted feeling at this point.

richard

April 10th, 2012
11:16 am

This man did what he should have done. If he didn’t shoot that punk he would have been killed with his own gun. Trayvon was a punk gang member out looking for a victim. You people need to jump on a band wagon that actually has wheels.

Good Cause

April 10th, 2012
11:20 am

I have donated to Zimmermam’s fund. The liberal media and black hate organizations which are supported and protected by our imperial government have created a witch hunt against this productive citizen. I am here to show support and solidarity with our white hispanic brother.

SAWB

April 10th, 2012
11:32 am

It is interesting that the same groups that opposed the legal execution of Cop Killer Troy Davis after years of numerous legal appeals are now calling for the lynching of Zimmerman with no trial at all. What does that say about their idea of Justice? I wonder what Dr. King would say about the way his heirs in the “Civil Rights” movement seem to be the very people who are dividing us?

crabapplejoe

April 10th, 2012
11:42 am

@George Mathis: Thanks for writing this article……I will be contributing to George Zimmerman’s cause today. We have to fight back against the Racial Industrial Complex and biased media that have turned this case into a circus. Tom Wolfe wrote a fictional account of this case about 25 years ago…..”Bonfire of the Vanities”. I am afraid that at this point evidence and facts will not matter…..only the outcome…..similar to the OJ case in so many ways.

Orlando

April 10th, 2012
11:53 am

all you contributors are idiots….

Linda

April 10th, 2012
11:54 am

I’m willing to bet that the internet anarch group, Anonymous, will hack into his website and take it down.

Chris

April 10th, 2012
12:00 pm

If trayvon would have been white you would have never heard about it. What about the guy who killed the braves pitcher? He is out of jail after just 17 years. Oh he is black and killed a white man so it is ok.

Amy

April 10th, 2012
12:04 pm

If George were black, you can best believe he would be in jail, bond denied…. And I am white.

Danny

April 10th, 2012
12:10 pm

Kim Kardashian gets flour thrown on her hair, the girl who did it gets immediately arrested. George Zimmerman KILLS a human being but is allowed to walk a free man. You call that justice? There are only 3 requirements in this country for justice: 1. Money 2. Who you know 3 being white. other than that prepare for much injustice

frankie

April 10th, 2012
12:12 pm

@chris….thanks for telling me how I should feel. NOT.
Your diatribe was the waste of my time. All anyone has wanted was for this man to stand up as a MAN a give an account as to what happened. THis whole think stinks and I as a tax paying american citizen want to know why this young man was killed.
IF it truly was self defense on zimmermans part then fine, but if not then we move to prosecute him.
Let me explain one thing, if you are following me in your car then you get out of your car and continue to follow me. You and me will have a problem and I will defend myself whether i survive or not I will go down defending myself. THat is what i beleive happened and you or anyone else have the words or wisdom to change my mind….
And screw zimmerman and his defense fund….

Samantha

April 10th, 2012
12:13 pm

This ANIMAL is SICK! He is crazy and he is a child killer period! He has the nerve to put up this website. It’s even sicker that he actually has people who think he is innocent..it shows you how sick this world really is!!! He lied when he said ‘I was FORCED to quit my job’! He was FIRED from his security job because he beat up an innocent woman! That’s what REALLY happened! He was PUT OUT

Craig

April 10th, 2012
12:14 pm

Just sent the man $200.00. Good luck

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chris

April 10th, 2012
12:15 pm

I believe george should have a trail as well. Im just saying im tired of race being brought up all the time. I agree with you frankie.

Samantha

April 10th, 2012
12:21 pm

Chris..NO…if Trayvon was WHITE you would have NOT heard about it because Zimmerman would have been in prison! Get your head out of the sand! The other BLACK man that killed the WHITE temporary pitcher for the braves SERVED his time in prison! So what in the HELL are you talking about? People ALWAYS get away with killing Black people and this madness has to stop!

frankie

April 10th, 2012
12:22 pm

hey crabbyjoe and sawb….the sanford police turned this into a media frenzy…had they followed protocol then this whole incident would never have made the headlines…
Hey you can spew all the hateful comments you want. that is your right albeit typical….send him your money but know that there are no refunds and whatever fate zimmerman meets with you can be proud of the fact that you support murder….
and richard…STFU, I can google more negative crap on zimmerman that you can on trayvon. actual documents moron….
you can call trayvon all the names you want

the one good thing about this whole thing,….no matter what happens zimmerman will be lookingover his shoulder every minute of everyday…his fear will eat him alive…his fate is already determined.

Samantha

April 10th, 2012
12:26 pm

This ANIMAL is SICK! He is crazy and he is a child killer period! He has the nerve to put up this website. It’s even sicker that he actually has people who think he is innocent..it shows you how sick this world really is!!! He lied when he said ‘I was FORCED to quit my job’! He was FIRED from his security job because he beat up an innocent woman! That’s what REALLY happened! He was PUT OUT of his college! He is a lyinig killing animal that should be put out of his misery! It is not safe having this animal wondering around searching for his next innocent victim! I guarantee you that if Trayvon was white his behind would have been in prison a long time ago..NOT walking around being a threat to everyone!

RN

April 10th, 2012
12:26 pm

And furthermore, Zimmerman won’t get enough funds to buy a pack of cigarettes in jail. You morons can post on here that you gave money, but I am willing to bet my bottom dollar that you don’t have a pot to piss in! Losers!

Mario

April 10th, 2012
12:26 pm

Our Hispanic brother is innocent, he was obtained for five hours, the evidence correlates with the witness testimony to police officers.Travon 6′3″ 175 lbs, 17 years old, not a 12 year old lost at 3 am, please this false media is going on everyday.

chris

April 10th, 2012
12:27 pm

@samantha so if somebody killed your dad and served 17 years is that enough? The bible says a eye for a eye.

Mario

April 10th, 2012
12:27 pm

rn your a racist shill, like sharpton.

Al

April 10th, 2012
12:28 pm

I just donated $50 at http://www.therealgeorgezimmerman.com/ and I hope it pisses off the race baiters.

Mario

April 10th, 2012
12:28 pm

samantha looks like a racist.

RN

April 10th, 2012
12:29 pm

@ Mario- Where did I bring up race? I merely stated FACTS. Back to your trailer park, sir!!!

chris

April 10th, 2012
12:31 pm

I donate deez nuts to samantha

Mario

April 10th, 2012
12:34 pm

FBI stats: violent crimes in america: = race related: 67 % blk on blk, 12 % white on white, 7 % blk on Hispanic, 5 % hispanic on blk, 3 % white on blk, 2 % white on Hispanic.These are FBI facts, everything else is useless.

MAM

April 10th, 2012
12:34 pm

I can only imagine the KKKind of people who will donate to this power obsessed loser!

Al

April 10th, 2012
12:35 pm

It looks like the word about George Zimmerman’s website is going viral http://goo.gl/IiXBo This is very good news indeed.

Only in America

April 10th, 2012
12:35 pm

Attitudes like Richards are why this kid got shot. Its sad, but we live in a racially divided country…GZ may be innocent (highly unlikely), but the fact that he wouldn’t have to at least serve trial is puzzling. Nonetheless, let the racists stick together.

Sheila

April 10th, 2012
12:35 pm

This is a tradegy all the way around. Whether it was racial or not it is still a horrible thing to have to go through on either side. The comment that this young man belong to a gang and was looking for other members. I am curious as to how you know this information. Bad things happen, what is important is what happens from here.

Mario

April 10th, 2012
12:37 pm

Since this story broke, 49 blk victims where shot by blk’s.

MAM

April 10th, 2012
12:41 pm

Mario, who cares???

Mario

April 10th, 2012
12:42 pm

The Latino community has your back George, keep up the good work.

chris

April 10th, 2012
12:43 pm

If a black man kills a white cop. they write a rap song about it. If the opposite happens all we hear is jessie jackson

MAM

April 10th, 2012
12:43 pm

So you will support a murderer because he is Latino? That makes a lot of sense, maybe next time he will murder a Latino, then what will you support?

John

April 10th, 2012
12:45 pm

We don’t know about this story because of Trayvon Martin’s skin color. We know of this story ONLY because Zimmerman wasn’t arrested…and quit blaming the “liberal” media – nothing stirred-up emotions about this case more than Geraldo Rivera’s comment about the hoodie (which he apoligized for). We don’t know what happened, and everyone should keep their opinions to themselves, until the evidence is out.

Mario

April 10th, 2012
12:47 pm

MaM, self defense, travon jumped him, evidence was clear as day to police, they held him for 5 hours, had a witness that the media forgot to mention for a month, and with the editgate from NBC, just more proof that George is innocent.Travon was 17 years old, 6′3″ 175 lbs, not the fake picture from sixth grade, please don’t be a shill for the fake media.

Al

April 10th, 2012
12:48 pm

Sorry “John” but Zimmerman WAS arrested, put in handcuffs and held for about five hours. Please stop lying.

MAM

April 10th, 2012
12:49 pm

He chased him and then was jumped. If Travon would have shot him, that would have been self defense.

chris

April 10th, 2012
12:49 pm

@mam didnt black people do the same with oj and michael jackson

chris

April 10th, 2012
12:50 pm

If you kill somebody you deserve to die also reguardless of skin color.

Mario

April 10th, 2012
12:53 pm

NO grand jury, the prosecution attorney knows the evidence is very weak , and the jury pool was infected by talking heads, and the moron president.

RN

April 10th, 2012
12:54 pm

I take back what I said previously. Obviously the 6′ 3″ 180 lb Trayvon was unable to finish killing Mr. Zimmerman because he got hit by a bullet that he did not plan on encountering. It appears that Trayvon foolishly threw away his life because he thought he could get away with beating up somebody smaller than him.

Mario

April 10th, 2012
12:57 pm

EYE witness, the strongest evidence in any case, shows that travon was on top of Zimmerman, and with photo evidence that his attorney has shows grass stains, and a scuffed head.

RN

April 10th, 2012
12:58 pm

RN Wannabe- Let me know when you stop licking the windows. That Windex has you hallucinating again. Next time, try drinking Ethylene Glycol (google it)…..it tastes better and works faster than Windex.

Mario

April 10th, 2012
12:58 pm

EDITGATE PROVES THE MEDIA RACE BAITS ALL THE TIME.

MAM

April 10th, 2012
12:59 pm

Why did Trayvon foolishly throw away his life?