Yes, the man accused of gunning down the Skittles-wielding Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida has his hat-in-hand again and whining about how misunderstood and mistreated he is… (Raw Story):
George Zimmerman is now offering those who donate to his legal defense fund a thank you card complete with his personal signature.
…“The New George Zimmerman Defense Fund will also be operated with the well-documented assertion that George Zimmerman was the victim of a coordinated public relations attack designed to assert that George acted with racial bias, a public relations attack that was perpetrated with the intent to prejudice the media and the citizens of this country with unfounded misinformation about George, and with the purpose of profiting from a tragedy,” the managers of his legal fund said.
Meanwhile, Trayvon is dead. While we’re on the “Stand Your Ground” tip, how about the latest episode, this time a man who felt threatened by black teens in a car playing loud music…so he opened fire. (Think Progress):
Michael David Dunn, a 45-year-old vice president of Dunn & Dunn Data Systems in Vero Beach, was in Jacksonville this past weekend for his son’s wedding. The Orlando Sentinel details what happened on Friday when Dunn, a gun collector, encountered Jordan Russell Davis, a student at nearby magnet school Samuel W. Wolfson High:Jordan Russell Davis, 17, and several other teenagers were sitting in a sport utility vehicle in the parking lot when Dunn pulled up next to them in a car and asked them to turn down their music, [Jacksonville sheriff’s Lt. Rob] Schoonover said.
Jordan and Dunn exchanged words, and Dunn pulled a gun and shot eight or nine times, striking Jordan twice, Schoonover said. Jordan was sitting in the back seat. No one else was hurt.
Dunn claimed he “felt threatened”; he has plead not guilty, and his attorney believes Dunn acted “as any responsible firearms owner would have.”