George Zimmerman Talks Bad About The Upbringing Of Trayvon Martin
|George Zimmerman Talks Bad About The Upbringing Of Trayvon Martin|
The man acquitted in the 2012 murder of unarmed 17 year old Trayvon Martin continues his public berating of the slain teen, this time taking direct jabs at his parents.
George Zimmerman said the parents of Trayvon Martin "didn't raise their son right," and called the Black Lives Matter movement a "fraudulent, violent campaign" in a loaded interview with The Daily Beast published Tuesday.
Zimmerman, who fatally shot 17-year-old Martin in February 2012 and was acquitted of second-degree murder the next year, told The Daily Beast that Martin's mom and dad, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, are bad parents who are "capitalizing" on Trayvon's death.
Despite the overwhelminglynegative attention and fake listings the auction has garnered — including a $65 million bid from a user named "Racist McShootface" — Zimmerman claims he has a firm offer with verified assets for $100,000.
He added that auctioning off the gun is what the forefathers would do, although he says he originally wanted to keep it for his future children and grandchildren.
“They didn’t raise their son right. He attacked a complete stranger and attempted to kill him,” Zimmerman told The Daily Beast.
“Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin did everything they could to capitalize on her son’s death,” he said. “She was never a mother figure to him. Tracy Martin couldn’t have cared less about their son. He treated him like a dog without a leash.”
“It is what was used to save my life from a near-death brutal attack by Trayvon Martin,” Zimmerman said of the gun he used to fatally shoot Trayvon. “If it was a stick or mace, it’s the one tool I had that prevented Trayvon from killing me.”
Zimmerman added: “Sure, I’m sorry for any parent that has lost a child. That being said, I also believe it’s their duty to have an internal dialogue to see what they should have done better and what they should have done appropriately.”