BREAKING: George Zimmerman Launches Website To Raise Funds For Defense

A website called, The Real George Zimmerman, has been launched with the apparent purpose of soliciting funds for his legal defense. The homepage of the site reads:

I am the real George Zimmerman,
    On Sunday February 26th, I was involved in a life altering event which led me to become the subject of intense media coverage. As a result of the incident and subsequent media coverage, I have been forced to leave my home, my school, my employer, my family and ultimately, my entire life. 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.

I have created a Paypal account solely linked on this website as I would like to provide an avenue to thank my supporters personally and ensure that any funds provided are used only for living expenses and legal defense, in lieu of my forced inability to maintain employment. I will also personally, maintain accountability of all funds received. I reassure you, every donation is appreciated.

George Zimmerman

CNN and NBC have both confirmed the site’s authenticity. Zimmerman seems to intentionally distance himself from racial issues until you get to the site’s “album” page, where there is a picture of the black cultural center which was vandalized with the words, “Long live George Zimmerman.”

Underneath that picture, he includes an Edmund Burke quote, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing.” Is the implication that Martin was evil?

On that same page, he said, “This page is dedicated to persons whom have displayed their support of Justice for All,” presuming that Martin received justice?

I have no doubt that Zimmerman will raise the money necessary for his defense. I also have no doubt that if the shoe were on the other foot, and Martin was the shooter instead of Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin would not only be in jail, there would be no public outcry of sympathy and funds. Martin would simply be called an accused murderer, instead of a “hero” who refuses to show his face.
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