George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch official who was ultimately found not-guilty in the 2012 death of teen Trayvon Martin, is now suing Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren for $265 million.
The Florida lawsuit claims the two politicians used the national headline to “garner votes” among minority communities.
“The lawsuit filed in Polk County, Fla., Tuesday argues Warren and Buttigieg’s two separate tweets on Feb. 5, which would have been Martin’s 25th birthday, used the killing ‘as a pretext to demagogue and falsely brand Zimmerman as a white supremacist and racist to their millions of Twitter followers,’” reports Fox News.
“Martin’s death sparked nationwide protests and largely helped launch the Black Lives Matter movement. Zimmerman, however, was acquitted in 2013 on all charges against him. His defense claimed he acted in self-defense by shooting Martin, an unarmed black teen, after the 17-year-old attacked him on his neighborhood watch shift, beating his head into the ground,” adds Fox.
“Trayvon Martin would have been 25 today. How many 25th birthdays have been stolen from us by white supremacy, gun violence, prejudice, and fear? #BlackLivesMatter,” Buttigieg tweeted.
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Source: Fox News
DEVELOPING: George Zimmerman Sues Family of Trayvon Martin, Others for $100 Million
George Zimmerman, the man ultimately acquitted for the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, is reportedly suing the young man’s family and their lawyers for $100 million.
“Zimmerman’s trial and acquittal sparked protests and a national debate about race relations. The Justice Department later decided not to bring a civil rights case against Zimmerman,” reports Florida’s Sun Sentinel.
“It was a complete travesty of justice which destroyed my client’s life,” said Zimmerman’s attorney Larry Klayman. “People are destroyed and smeared and they have to start fighting back.”
BREAKING: George Zimmerman sues family of Trayvon Martin, publisher, prosecutors for $100 million https://t.co/6ZicWP0eYT
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) December 4, 2019
“Zimmerman is also suing civil rights attorney Crump and HarperCollins Publishers, accusing them of defaming him in Crump’s book published in October called ‘Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People,’ ‘with actual malice knowing the untruth or at a minimum a reckless disregard for the truth,’ according to the lawsuit,” adds the newspaper.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Source: South Florida Sun Sentinel
MUST SEE: Covington High School Student Nick Sandmann vs MEDIA GIANTS
Attorneys for Nick Sandmann confirmed this week a second, major lawsuit against CNN for their “reckless” coverage of the Covington High School student; releasing a video highlighting the young man’s ongoing legal battle against massive media giants.
“Last January, 16-year-old Nick Sandmann was falsely targeted, attacked, vilified, and threatened. The Washington Post -owned by the richest man in the world- led the print media’s false attack’s against Nick’s reputation,” states the video.
“CNN led the broadcast media’s charge against Nicholas. Both recklessly spread lies about a minor to advance their own financial and political agendas. Despite raw video debunking the false narrative, the Post and CNN doubled-down on their reckless lies,” adds the narrator.
“How long will we allow these media giants to tear at the fabric of our lives to further their own agendas? Will they ever be held accountable? Yes. They will,” the video concludes.
Watch ‘Nick Sandmann vs Media Giants’ above.