George Zimmerman Flees Miami After Death Threats
George Zimmerman has officially left the city of Miami after several threats that included a $10,000 bounty for his murder. He was in the area to give a Florida interview with CNN and made it clear that death threats against him were commonplace, but still reportedly changed the time of his interview to make it earlier and then literally fled town. He also accused President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder of making him a “scapegoat” for bad race relations.
After Zimmerman tried to spend time on the beach with his girlfriend and son, he was reportedly recognized and then harassed by other people in the area. “I have a lot of people saying they guarantee they’re going to kill me,” he told CNN’s Chris Cuomo. “I realize they don’t know me. They know who I was portrayed to be.”
The death threats came just days after he claimed to be “totally homeless” and suffering from PTSD after shooting teenager Trayvon Martin, as well as the aftermath of his acquittal on all charges last July. Zimmerman said he currently relies on his family for financial support and believes himself to be a victim in the situation, but still plans to move forward and go to law school.
“I would like to professionally continue my education and hopefully become an attorney,” he said. “I think that’s the best way to stop the miscarriage of justice that happened to me from happening to someone else. I don’t think it should happen to anyone ever again. Not one person.”