February 18th, 2014
07:14 AM ET

Zimmerman Claims to Be Victim, Sparks Outrage

Mainstream press and bloggers are criticizing George Zimmerman for claiming he was a "scapegoat" and a victim of a "miscarriage of justice" in an interview with "New Day" Monday. CNN's Erin McPike reports.

Here's some of the exchange between Chris Cuomo and Zimmerman:

Cuomo: What was the miscarriage of justice?

Zimmerman: The fact that two law enforcement entities stated that I had acted within the laws of our nation, in self-defense.

Cuomo: You don't think it was about the law?

Zimmerman: I know it wasn't, yes.

Cuomo: And what does that make you?  How do you, how does that make you feel?

Zimmerman: Like a scapegoat.

Cuomo: A scapegoat for…?

Zimmerman: The government, the President, the attorney general.

On this comment, one Washington Post blog said it shows "how delusional he is."


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  1. jen1

    this is pure delusional thinking.
    no one asked him to get out of car and chase, harass a kid.
    no one asked him to confront a kid and enrage him
    if this were a black guy that killed a caucasian kid, would have gotten harsh jail time.
    this trail just shows that black kids cant go get groceries safely. anyone can shoot them and get away with it.

    zimmerman was a bully
    could not get into police academy for a reason

    February 26, 2014 at 10:37 am | Reply
  2. EnoughBlackMcCarthyism

    It is long past time that this is stopped. We do not, and should not tolerate racism from any group, including from blacks.

    There is no doubt that George Zimmerman was defending himself. There should not have been a trial, because evidence did not support bringing charges, In fact, the trial was unjustified punishment under color of law, purely a political lynching.

    Aside from the worst case of organized large scale libel-defamation running up to the trial, it has continued since, including intentional interference in peoples business relationships.

    Then we have large numbers of threats against Zimmerman, his family and anyone who dares to speak out about what is going on. There has been a failure by law enforcement at all levels to address these threats, a problem which appears to go all the way to the president.

    George Zimmerman's, and other peoples civil rights are being abridged by this group and allowing such conduct to continue is a threat to the whole American way of life.

    February 18, 2014 at 9:41 pm | Reply

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