Tuesday, September 29, 2015

How Disgusting: George Zimmerman Posts Graphic Photo of Trayvon Martin's Dead Body on Twitter

Posted By on Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 9:30 AM

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With the tag "If there is a hell, George Zimmerman will one day burn in it," Mother Jones reported that Zimmerman—the dude who was acquitted of second degree murder over the shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin—retweeted an image of Martin's dead body.

According to Mother Jones, the photo was first tweeted to Zimmerman by a fan (this guy has fans? Wow.) who wrote, "Z-Man is a one man army."

From Mother Jones:
After the tweet was deleted, apparently by Twitter, Zimmerman posted a tweet directing media inquiries to the phone number of a car audio shop. When I called it, a disgruntled man said it was not affiliated with Zimmerman. I asked what he meant, and he said, "It's pretty cut and dry, dude. Do you understand English?" Then he hung up. The number, it turns out, belongs to a man Zimmerman has been waging a social media campaign against.

Twitter would not comment on why they took down the photo, but the company directed me to its policy, which states that users "may not publish or post threats of violence against others or promote violence against others."

Previously, Zimmerman's tweets have referred to black people as primates and "slime."

Good day to you, Ape. Dat mean u blocked cuz. 

— George Zimmerman (@TherealGeorgeZ) September 4, 2015
Cops lives matter, black slime doesnt. 

— George Zimmerman (@TherealGeorgeZ) September 3, 2015
In August, Zimmerman teamed up with the owner of a gun store with a no-Muslims-allowed policy to sell prints of his Confederate flag art, which he says "represents the hypocrisy of political correctness that is plaguing this nation."

A screen grab of the original tweet is below the jump. The photo is censored, but upsetting none the less.

 


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