Zimmerman's Mom: This Is an Injustice

Alleged killer's mother speaks out on the anniversary of arrest
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2013 1:52 PM CDT
Zimmerman's Mom: This Is an Injustice
In this April 12, 2012, file photo, George Zimmerman listens during a court hearing in Sanford, Fla.   (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Gary W. Green, Pool, File)

How would you feel about the Trayvon Martin case if you were George Zimmerman's mother? Well, judging by the open letter she published on Real Clear Politics to mark the anniversary of his arrest, pretty angry. "April 11, 2012 will be forever remembered by the Zimmerman family as the day the justice system failed us as Americans," Gladys Zimmerman writes, complaining that an innocent man was arrested "solely to placate the masses."

Zimmerman says there's a "vast amount of information and evidence" to support George's self-defense claim that the media, intent on forwarding a false narrative, refuses to publish. "When George was incarcerated, the food he bought was considered 'news,' the snacks he ate and even the undergarments he purchased were fodder for even more 'news reports,'" she complains. Now, the media is silent. Still, she thanks those who have stood by her son. "Stay vigilant," she tells them. "Stay focused on facts and evidence, stay focused on prayer." Click for her full column. (More George Zimmerman stories.)

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