“Sources” connected to George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted this summer of murdering unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, say his girlfriend is lying about the circumstances of his domestic abuse arrest on Monday.
Samantha Scheibe called 911 on Monday after Zimmerman allegedly smashed furniture in her house and pointed a shotgun at her. On the 911 call, you can hear Scheibe as she is being hustled outside her house in Apopka, Florida, by Zimmerman, who apparently locked the door behind her so she couldn’t get back in. He was charged with aggravated assault, domestic violence battery and criminal mischief.
However, through TMZ, Zimmerman’s sources are claiming that Scheibe is making all this up because Zimmerman tried to break up with her. The sources claim she concocted a possibly-fake pregnancy to keep him around and when that didn’t work, she made up the domestic violence. You know, as “revenge.” Keep reading »
George Zimmerman is a free man (for now). The man who killed unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was released from a Florida jail on a $9,000 bond today after yesterday’s arrest. Zimmerman was charged with aggravated assault, battery domestic violence, and criminal mischief after he allegedly pointed a shotgun at his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, and shoved her out of her house. (You can listen to her 911 call here.)
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Yesterday, George Zimmerman — the man who shot and killed unarmed teen Trayvon Martin — was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, called 911 and said Zimmerman broke all of her things and pointed a shotgun in her face. Now we can actually listen to Scheibe’s 911 call and it’s disturbing to say the least. One thing that stood out to me — Scheibe says, “He knows how to play this game,” as if he’s pulled this abusive, manipulative shit before. Not shocking to the many, many people who have been screaming that this man should have been locked up a long time ago.
Side note, however: while I extend my sympathies to Scheibe and of course believe that no one deserves or should tolerate abusive behavior, WHO DECIDES TO DATE GEORGE ZIMMERMAN in the wake of the Trayvon Martin trial? I realize there are people who believe he acted in self defense, but for real though, who looks at that man and what he did and his shitty history and goes, “That dude, he’s the man for me”? The mind boggles.
UPDATE, 6p.m.: Zimmerman was charged with aggravated assault, battery domestic violence, and criminal mischief after he allegedly pointed a “long-barrel shotgun” at his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe. Zimmerman also allegedly broke a table and pushed Scheibe out the front door, barricading it shut with furniture. [ABC News]
UPDATE, 3:30p.m.: TMZ reports that Zimmerman’s girlfriend is reportedly pregnant. Due to her pregnancy, Zimmerman’s domestic violence charge is a felony. [TMZ]
George Zimmerman was arrested today for domestic violence in Apopka, Florida, after an alleged dispute with his girlfriend. Zimmerman was acquitted this summer in the murder of Travyon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old boy. Keep reading »
Via Gawker, these Quincy, Massachusetts, partiers decided it would be funny and cool to dress up and pose as George Zimmerman shooting a bloodied Trayvon Martin for Halloween. According to the site, the girl who posted the photo to Facebook has since deleted it from her account there and on Instagram. And for awhile, the dude dressed as Zimmerman had the photo as his profile shot — he’s since changed it and locked his account. But the internet never forgets. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? Who raised them? And why did no one in their lives stop them and say, “hey, maybe this costume of yours is not only a bad idea, but horrifically offensive and cruel, you know, because you’re mocking the death of an innocent child, you racist shitbag”? I don’t understand. [Gawker]
George Zimmerman has been taken into custody after his estranged wife Shellie called the police to report that he was threatening her and her father with a gun. No charges have been brought against him yet, and police are reportedly still “trying to determine what exactly happened.”
The Monday afternoon incident follows the news that Zimmerman’s wife Shellie filed for divorce last week, citing “irreconcilable differences.” In a statement read by her lawyers, “after much soul searching and recent disappointments, Shellie feels compelled to officially end her six year marriage to George Michael Zimmerman.” Last week, Shellie appeared on “Good Morning America,” where she admitted that George had been “verbally abusive” to her and that George was selfish.
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Whoa Nelly, we’re not even sure how this is going to go down, but the baby geniuses behind “Law & Order: SVU” have gone and done it again. After their amazing “ripped from the headlines” Chris Brown/Rihanna episode, they’ve now announced they’re going to do a show inspired by both the Trayvon Martin shooting and Paula Deen’s racism scandal.
Now how is this going to work? No clue, but we do know who’ll be playing Paula Deen…
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In what is sure to cause at least some controversy, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has released this PSA in protest of the various “Stand Your Gun” laws around the country, reenacting the night Trayvon Martin was killed. In the video, we see a man (representing Zimmerman) following a young black man (representing Martin) walking down a dark street, while the sound of Zimmerman’s real 911 call plays. There are gunshots, and then the sound of the 911 call from a neighbor reporting the shooting. Instead of just seeing one body lying on the grass, there are multiple, all wearing hoodies. The PSA is sure to have its critics, particularly because Zimmerman’s attorneys did not use Stand Your Ground as his defense — they stuck to regular ol’ self defense. (However, it is worth noting that the judge’s instructions to the jury in the case made it clear that they needed to consider whether Zimmerman was within his rights to “stand his ground” the night he shot Martin, and one juror told Anderson Cooper that “stand your ground” was one reason why the jury didn’t convict.) What do you think of the PSA? Is it successful? [YouTube]
We’ve grown to love Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon Martin’s friend who was the last person to speak with the slain teen before his tragic death at the hands of faux neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman. Since we first spotted her on the stand during Zimmerman’s trial, we’ve been endeared to her and we’re glad to know we’re not the only ones.
Radio host Tom Joyner reached out to Jeantel, showing his support via a full scholarship to an HBCU of her choice. Jeantel was more than delighted to accept and called in to the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show” to share her plans for college. Of her career plans, Rachel says she may go into law enforcement. “Or I’ve been thinking about an attorney, becoming an attorney. You never know.” Rickey Smiley even offered to pay for Rachel’s first semester of books!
In this interview, Rachel offered insight into what Trayvon was really like. “Oh, he was a family guy. A family guy. I loving person, a good friend. And just somebody to talk to when you need help,” Rachel shared. Read more on Hello Beautiful…