This is the unforeseen follow up to this previous post, which I unfortunately felt that I needed to write.
Ugggghhhhh. No. That doesn’t do this situation justice. There are no words for today’s headlines about George Zimmerman. Again, he’s been accused of violent behavior and again he claims that he was actually the victim. Really?!??? I’m sorry, I don’t know the guy and can’t say for sure what happened… but how likely is it that he’s been attacked this many times and had to use his gun/other violence to defend himself? Not to mention that his wife just filed for divorce and violence typically escalates during and immediately after a separation. So knowing what I know about domestic violence, this looks a lot like the end of an abusive relationship. And in my opinion, it seems Zimmerman claims to be a victim as an excuse and he keeps using this excuse because it lets him get away with criminal behavior.
How many more headlines and/or police reports do there need to be before he’s held accountable?? I read that his wife didn’t want to pursue charges. And this is her choice and as a survivor, her choices in regards to the abuse need to be respected. But seriously, can’t the police look into how likely it is he’s honest when speaking with law enforcement? I know at least where I live you can’t lie to law enforcement, I’d assume that’s true in Florida, too. And it’s pretty damn likely that he’s lying. There’s gotta be some way to hold him accountable.
And if not, we need to look at our legal system and really consider reform. I seriously don’t want to hear any more stories like this about George Zimmerman.