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

Horrible

April 10th, 2012
3:04 pm

The only thing I want to give this man is jail time.

Blue Skyz

April 10th, 2012
3:05 pm

@Richard – Trayvon WAS a gang member. That’s the honest truth! Also, Trayvon did something that he shouldn’t have done — ATTACK ZIMMERMAN! You act as if Zimmerman was the one who was trying to defend his neighborhood from a 6′ 3″ violent thug that was beating him to death in the dark…

Horrible

April 10th, 2012
3:06 pm

This man meaning the black panther thugs that committed a felony asking for the innocent George to be hunted down, pathetic.

black panther ( Huey P. Newton)

April 10th, 2012
3:09 pm

After this reading of the police reports, I agree with George.

Sassy

April 10th, 2012
3:09 pm

Really, jump on the George Zimmerman band wagon….what hypcrites. You say we don’t have all the facts and that George Zimmerman did what he should of done….You don’t know Trayvon…You have no facts to back up what you are saying about him….The fact is.. if George had stayed in his car like he was requested to and had let the police handle the situation….NONE of this would have happened….He chose to disregard the request of the 911 operator and took it upon his self to handle the situation because he was and is a want to be cop. He was a self appointed neighborhood watchmen….no training….just self appointed… He caused this whole situation….because he brought judgement on a person based on what the child was wearing….He lost his his entire life…what a joke…..He took the life of a young man all because he judge him based on what he was wearing….he deserves way worst than what he is getting based on his actions….he brought this on himself….want to be cop……There is a reason he wasn’t able to get on a real police force….cause he is a freaking idot.

Blue Skyz

April 10th, 2012
3:10 pm

@Ms Let Down – Seriously? You seriously can excuse George Zimmerman STALKING this child!? Zimmerman was told to stay his behind at home and instead, he took his gun and followed this kid who was just walking home! You have the audacity to say that Zimmerman had the right to defend himself, but what about Trayvon!? Trayvon was Simply. Walking. Home.

It’s amazing how your internal prejudices (and likely racism) are forcing you to go through all types of mental leaps and loopholes to somehow justify Zimmerman’s actions. Face it lady. If it was YOUR CHILD, you would not be singing the same tune that you are about INNOCENT Trayvon Martin.

JayDuce

April 10th, 2012
3:13 pm

OFF THE A.P. No charges will probably be filed, all evidence, with eye witness accounts are credible toward MR Zimmerman’s account of the story, Lookout the coloreds will be going crazy.

Sassy

April 10th, 2012
3:14 pm

But after reading the facts, I think George was innocent victim of media bias.

BOOKER T

April 10th, 2012
3:15 pm

Sassy, your right, George was wrongfully hung by the media bias, the media are just race baiters.

BOOKER T

April 10th, 2012
3:16 pm

I hear ya, George was attacked.

Sassy

April 10th, 2012
3:17 pm

YA after the real facts came out, travon started it, and the editgate by nbc proved the media is racist toward Latinos.

Mario

April 10th, 2012
3:20 pm

Travon was a punk, he beat up a bus driver a few weeks before this happened, and sold drugs.

black panther ( Huey P. Newton)

April 10th, 2012
3:21 pm

if no charges are filed against Zimmerman then he will have to hide for the rest of his sorry life, because this is not the early to mid 1900’s we will stand against any aggression in our communities and children with the same type of aggression brought in by some whites. We will not stand by like back in the day when whites thought they could do anything and get away with it and just let it go by cause we are afraid to do anything not going to happen this time.

HST

April 10th, 2012
3:21 pm

I will kill you quickly if you try and hurt my person.

Stand your ground is a foundation of this country.

Grow up citizens and realize that if this guy was guilty he would be in jail. Especially, with all the media attention, the President’s attention and outraged citizens displaying ignorant opinions – this man would not be free.

Race had nothing to do with it, quit throwing the race card around.

Al Sharpton

April 10th, 2012
3:22 pm

George is innocent, Travon was just a typical punk.

richard

April 10th, 2012
3:23 pm

Since when did it become normal to hide and not stand your ground in your own neighborhood? I am the type who will confront someone who clearly does not belong or is up to no good. If that persons tries to hide and avoids being confronted I will assume they have something to hide. I don’t care if a 911 operator tells me to ignore it and hide my head in the sand, I’m going to confront the person. In this case the punk waited to jump his confronter and bit off more than he could chew. If we had more people like zimmerman maybe we goblet feel safe at night downtown or walking on the tech campus after dark. This is not a black and white or in this case a black and brown issue. This is a good vs. bad issue.

black panther ( Huey P. Newton)

April 10th, 2012
3:23 pm

WE black folks are racist as well as the Latino who shot travon,

renee

April 10th, 2012
3:23 pm

@Chris it’s cute that you can recite a bible verse HOWEVER you have taken it out of context, Check out 1 Peter 3:9, it CLEARLY STATES ‘Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will bless you for it’. So make sure you know what you’re talking about before you type your haf assed comments.

RIggs

April 10th, 2012
3:24 pm

I still think travon was a thug, beat up a bus driver.

Betty J. from payroll

April 10th, 2012
3:24 pm

I agree, he was a thug.

Mario

April 10th, 2012
3:25 pm

same here, a true thug.

REV BOOKER T

April 10th, 2012
3:25 pm

looks like travon was a thug, your right.

HST

April 10th, 2012
3:26 pm

Hey Black Panther, FU. Is that all you can do is scream racism? You stand on a soap box openly threatening a man who is a citizen of our country and then you say sorry…you are sorry. Heuy was a racist himself and yet you say your just in hate for a man you do not know.

FU and the black panthers…racist pricks.

Mike

April 10th, 2012
3:26 pm

YA, HE WAS, BEAT A BUS DRIVER TO THE HOSPITAL.

black panther ( Huey P. Newton)

April 10th, 2012
3:27 pm

I’m sorry, I had a cok in my mouth.

SMH

April 10th, 2012
3:29 pm

If George was black and Travyon was white, there would have been a lynching the night of…go figure. Repent hypocrites! You have enslaved, stolen and murdered long enough! What goes on in the dark, shall come to light!

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