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Posted: April 10th, 2012
George Zimmerman sets up website

You won’t find much there to enlighten you about the Trayvon Martin shooting.

Zimmerman writes under the section labeled “The Facts,” that he cannot comment on the shooting. Set against the backdrop of an American flag, the website also includes a few quotes about liberty, integrity and “doing good,” citing Thomas Paine and Edmund Burke, both included on the page that is linked to his subhead “My Race.”

In his own words, he explains the purpose of the simply designed website:

“This website’s sole purpose is to ensure my supporters they are receiving my full attention without any intermediaries.  It has come to my attention that some persons and/or entities have been collecting funds, thinly veiled as my “Defense Fund” or “Legal Fund”. I cannot attest to the validity of these other websites as I have not received any funds collected, intended to support my family and I through this trying, tragic time.”

There are also two photos–one of a graffitied wall, stating, “Long live Zimmerman” and the other of a hand done sign–”Justice for Zimmerman.”

And each page hosts a donate button.

The web address is http://therealgeorgezimmerman.com/.

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2 comments on “George Zimmerman sets up website

  1. What is really “tasteless and wrong” is the mother beating feet to an attorney to get the rights to his name and protest phrases!
    http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/03/trayvons-mother-tries-to-trademark-protest-phrases.html

  2. Charles Lewis on said:

    No, the parents were not wrong! The move to secure the copyright to Trayvon’s name was suggested by their lawyers to prevent other people from cashing in on the controversy. When it became a national story, all sorts of people could make t-shirts, etc. to sell with Trayvon’s image, and the family wants to prevent that kind of abuse from happening. Don’t be so quick to judge!

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