However, The True Hatred Came From George Zimmerman
Robert Zimmerman, the dad of murderer, George Zimmerman, has spoken out in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, whom his son killed in cold blood for unlawful, racist reasons. Robert Zimmerman slammed President Obama for stating Martin "If I had a son he would look like Trayvon."
Zimmerman stated he never imagined all this hate could come at them from the President (among others). What Obama stated was correct. He just took too long to state it (Obama Finally Breaks His Silence On The Trayvon Martin Killing After Human Rights Groups And The Black Panthers Come Down On Him).
However, it was not hateful. The day before the president made the statement, my mom and I were having a discussion about the case, where I stated, "Trayvon looks familiar" (maybe I'd seen him around Miami, as I have friends that live a couple blocks away from where it was reported his mother lives). My mom replied, "He looks like Obama."
George Zimmerman admitted to killing a minor in an incident that has him on a 911 tape using the racist slur "fu*king coons." That was hateful - not someone stating there is a resemblance between a deceased minor and a head of state. As a parent, Judge Zimmerman probably does not want to admit his son did something very wrong, but as a man of the law he knows better, even if he does not want to admit it. It would be better if he kept silent, rather than attempting to defend the indefensible to a nation and world angered by a terrible injustice, as it is calling his legal career into question.