More good news for George Zimmerman

FBI interviews: No evidence Zimmerman a racist

Federal civil-rights investigators interviewed dozens of George Zimmerman’s friends, neighbors and co-workers, and no one said he was a racist, records released Thursday show.

FBI agents spread out across the state, talking to three dozen people, including gun-shop employees, Zimmerman’s ex-fiancée and the Sanford police detective who led the investigation into the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old.

None said he or she had ever known him to show racial bias. A co-worker who saw him the day after the shooting said Zimmerman was “beat up physically and emotionally.”

Chris Serino, the police detective who interviewed Zimmerman the night of the shooting, told agents he thought Zimmerman had pursued Trayvon “based on his attire” and not “skin color.” Zimmerman, he said, has a “little hero complex” but is not a racist.

Zimmerman’s account sounded “scripted” to him, Serino said. Even so, he did not have enough evidence to justify an arrest, he told an FBI agent, even though he was getting pressure from a small number of officers within the department to file charges.


Zimmerman’s ex-fiancée, who filed a domestic-violence injunction against him in 2005, described Zimmerman as “protective and territorial” toward her and “having a bad temper,” but he was no racist, she told the FBI.

He socialized and played basketball with white, black and Hispanic men and “never exhibited any biases or prejudices against anyone and did not use racial epithets of any kind,” an agent quoted her as saying.

Co-workers also said they saw no signs of ethnic or racial bias. They described Zimmerman as “pleasant” and “outgoing.”

The FBI got involved after the Department of Justice launched a civil-rights investigation into Trayvon’s shooting.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for an apology from Al Sharpton.

The article also describes some new evidence supporting Zimmerman’s story.

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44 Responses to More good news for George Zimmerman

  1. DeniseVB says:

    It’s official, Zimmerman is now better vetted than Obama in 2008 😉

  2. Oswald says:

    The haters will ignore it.

  3. DeniseVB says:

  4. carol haka says:

    I hope he takes all takes them all to the cleaners when this is over!


    And, where is all the outrage over Paterno and his merry band complicit in child abuse! And, I hope the asshole idiots don’t take it out on the Alumni and Students and their families by “punishing” them with a “death penalty”. I was at SMU when then gave them the death penalty, and it really made me mad. And, don’t get me started on USC and Reggie Bush and the entire Alumni, Parents (that would be me) and the families had to suffer for that BS.

    And while I am in a pissed off mood, may I state how awful it is that the assholes had to harp on the US Olympic Teams Uniforms. 1st of all, those young people are under extreme stress to perform and are proud of everything they are participating in. Ralph Lauren is a great American Designer – Ryan’s closet is full of his clothes – they are classics and he looks fabulous in them. Second of all, if the asshole Congress wants his clothes made in the USA then they should bring back manufacturing by cutting the ffing bs that causes them to leave to look for a better deal!

    Good Night & Good Luck!


    • carol haka says:

      And, I am very sorry Trayvon is dead and his family has to suffer a life without their child. I think it was just a complete misunderstanding that turned into a tragic event. 😥

    • leslie says:

      AMEN, carol haka.
      I heard about the Harry Reid rants while coming home today. I understand his ire, but if he wants those clothes “Made in the USA”, he MUST do something to make it happen, instead of trying to best the Republicans or sounding like he actually cares.

      I heard a brief interview with one of the athletes and she had nothing to say about this latest “patriotic” controversy. she is just going to do her best at the games – they all will.

  5. DandyTiger says:

    Worst thing they can say about George is that he has a hero complex. IOW, he wants to do good, serve people, and help insure others safety. If taken to extreme of course, that can be bad. And some would say he did take that to extreme. We don’t know for sure. So far it looks like he did his job, though perhaps zealously, and he defended himself. But what seems clear is that there was nothing racially motivated in anything that happened.

  6. OT: John King sniffing out Obama lies on Bain:

    • DM says:

      The obots won’t believe Pagliuca or the FBI investigation on Zimmerman because the mind of every obot is horribly damaged from too much hopium.

      • DandyTiger says:

        Hopium gooood. {starts walking like a zombie toward OWS campgrounds}

        • DM says:

          Hopium gooood.

          That stuff is so deadly that the obots want to believe that Romney did his job at Bain, where he handled billions of dollars, while doing his job with the Olympics. Only an hopium addict could push that stupid story.

        • elliesmom says:

          If Romney could rescue the Olympics turning a large profit and at the same time successfully run Bain Capital, then I say this is a man who could successfully handle being POTUS. Why do the Obots want to make him look like Superman?

    • cj says:

      Is there some softening of support on CNN or were they just shamed into reporting it?

    • DeniseVB says:

      Here’s a nugget I learned about Romney today, not only did he save and turnaround the SLC 2002 Olympics, he made over 100 million profit for them. And this was right after 9-11, so his security budget was the highest ever. He also donated his salary to charity.

      Obama never ran a lemonade stand 😛

      • cj says:

        I think he sold a few ice cream cones once. Of course he was sneaking free ones to his buddies at the same time. Things never change.

      • DM says:

        And he did his job with Bain Capital, don’t you know? He’s an incredible super worker. I want that man to be president now.

    • angienc says:

      Please, the Obot are outright saying “Romney *is* a felon” and/or that he “is guilty of committing a felony.” (Seriously, Politico wrote that exact later line). They don’t even understand that neither of those things can be said about a person unless/until he is convicted in a court of law on a felony charge. This is basic justice system shit here, not complex and/or an arcane legal principle: people are innocent until *proven* guilty.

      Funny this is coming up in a Zimmerman thread, because of course these are the same morons who say Zimmerman *murdered* Trayvon.

      The stupid is more exhausting than usual today.

  7. Oswald says:

    Oh wow:

    You do know the Mormon Church was seriously involved with putting together Las Vegas with the mafia don’t you? The basically bankrolled the place with the mafia. That connection is a fun one to investigate. Who knows what the connections are between these financiers and Mitt Shady?
    posted by dakinikat : 1:20 PM

  8. yttik says:

    It’s really sad that we keep looking for racism in individuals like we’re searching for the holy grail or something. That’s not racism, at most it would be simple bigotry. Racism is a system wide issue involving institutions, policies, politics. Racism is when you live in a dirt poor district and your ten term Dem congresscritter has spent his entire career getting kickbacks and giving his relatives no bid contracts. Racism is what the media does when they try to convince you everyone hates you because of your skin color. Racism is all the race hustlers who actually profit from creating all this divisiveness, including the Rev Wright living in his 10,000 sq ft mansion “donated” by his dirt poor congregation.

  9. HELENK says:

    got the video

  10. DM says:

    Romney, RNC react to Obama’s comments on his biggest mistake

    “When I ran everybody asked, well he can give a good speech, but can he actually manage the job? And in my first two years, I think the notion was, he’s been juggling and managing a lot of stuff, but where’s the story that tell us where he’s going?” he said.

    Watch an excerpt of Rose’s interview with the Obamas in the video to the left.
    “I think that was a legitimate criticism.”

    In response, Romney criticized the president’s leadership.

    “President Obama believes that millions of Americans have lost their homes, their jobs and their livelihood because he failed to tell a good story. Being president is not about telling stories. Being president is about leading, and President Obama has failed to lead. No wonder Americans are losing faith in his presidency,” he said in a statement.
    A spokesperson for the Republican National Committee was also quick to pounce on Mr. Obama’s comments, telling reporters in an emailed statement, “With 23 million people struggling under our slow economy, the decision for voters isn’t ‘can the president tell a good story,’ it’s ‘can the president create jobs.'”

  11. angienc says:

    Krauthammer says Team Obama jumped the shark with “felon” charges:

  12. angienc says:

    And boom:

  13. Lulu says:

    Bait and switch, lie and divert. That is all the Obama campaign has left. Since the evidence is so overwhelmingly consistent on the side of Romney he perhaps should consider filing a slander/libel suit against the Obama functionaries who both appear to be attorneys and any publications, mainstream and/or online who passed along the slander uncritically. I am not even suggesting that Romney could win but there reaches a point when a pound of flesh is demanded for such egregious behavior. This is a huge part of what makes the Obama administration/campaign so rotten. They think they can do literally anything to anyone without paying a price and they have absolutely no scruples or conscience. It permeates everything they do.

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