One month ago, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was murdered as he was walking back to his father’s home in Sanford, FL. Although the teen was carrying just money, Skittles, and an iced tea, George Zimmerman–Tayvon’s murderer–claims he shot Martin in self-defense. Despite the 911 tapes, conflicting stories and witnesses that say they heard Trayvon calling for help, police decided not to arrest Zimmerman after he killed the teen.

Since Trayvon’s death, his story has spread across the world. Thousands have turned out in protests across the country calling for police to file charges against Zimmerman. Because of Sanford PD’s inaction and apparently mishandling of the case, both the Department of Justice and the Florida state’s attorney have stepped in, and last week Florida Gov. Rick Scott appointed a special prosecutor.

Over the weekend, George Zimmerman’s lawyer and friends have been coming forward to publicly support their friend. One supporter, Joe Oliver–who happens to be black–claims Zimmerman is not a racist (because…he has black friends) and acted in self defense.

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While Oliver, Zimmerman’s friend, claims George “virtually lost his life, too” and is remorseful about that night, one thing is clear: the world will continue to watch this case’s developments and many will continue to demand justice for Trayvon Martin.

  • omfg

    pobrecito.

  • CurlySue

    I just don’t see how the defense could present any evidence that would prove that Trayvon, who was unarmed and pursued by Zimmerman, posed enough of a threat to Zimmerman, who was armed, to justify shooting him. And as far as the SYG law goes, wouldn’t that apply to Trayvon in this instance, since he was the one chased down and cornered? Is anyone here a lawyer and could explain to me how this defense could possibly work?

  • http://afrikanmami.blogspot.com African Mami

    Joe Oliver, quit acting DUMB and BLIND. It is clear for all and sundry,to see that this was a murder whose motive was RACE! More specifically, this case should open your eyes and make you start to question your “friend”. Your friend was a RACIST, who harbored ill feelings towards black people, never made them apparent until he got the perfect opportunity!!!!! Quit defending this idiot. Trayvon Martin for heavens sake is six feet under, and all he had as “defense” if you will are skittles and an iced tea. All this impassiveness and somebody’s son is six feet under……it hurts, it really does!!!!! UUUUUUUUUUUUUURGH. A big EFF you to Joe Oliver and cronies!

  • http://www.jessicasimien.com Jessica

    I’m still struggling with how he claims he was acting in self defense if he pursued Trayvon. The 911 operator clearly told him not to follow him, so he became the aggressor. And even still, if he was acting in self defense it’s probably because Trayvon was defending himself as well.

  • lostluv224

    This friend is a clown show.

    Bottom line Zimmerman was the agressor…. he disobeyed the operators orders NOT to follow, and brought a gun along with him.

    And of course he had some brusing, busted lip, whatever– that poor kid knew he was about to die and he fought trying to avoid it…its called survival instincts.

    Someone needs to slap he friend and tell him to sit his ass down. Zimmerman’s should worry about hsi life being over about as much as he did Trayvon’s.

    There si always that ignorant ass “token” friend that wants to go to bat for a monster– just makes me sooo angry

  • http://afrikanmami.blogspot.com African Mami

    My comment did not post! Urrrrgh….To sum it up,

    This dude needs to re-examine his friendship with Zimmerman. This was a murder whose motive was RACIAL PROFILING!!!!!! It is clear for all and sundry to see that!!! He should stop acting DUMB and BLIND. This could have easily been his son!!!!!!!!!!!!! The boy is six feet under and this dude is on national television defending a man against his very existence?! WHAT THE HECK?!!!!!!!! A big eff you to Joe Oliver and cronies. This again brings up my notion, I can never trust a white person fully,NEVER!!!! I’m afraid of them abdicating that trust. It is what it is….I am not argue that point with anybody

  • Laugh

    First of all let’s stop mentioning that stand you ground law because even the guy who wrote it says it doesn’t apply in this case. Even Jeb Bush said it doesn’t apply so if those idiots get it, everybody should!

    Then this fool and 2 other black people went on tv to say Zimmerman never showed signs of racism…well he has now fools! Most racists don’t walk around letting everybody know they are racist. It’s amazing what people will do to get some camera time.

  • TheBestAnonEver, Part 2

    Well, Oliver is just playing his part. They don’t say we are loyal for nothing.

    Whatever. He murdered that poor child and Zimmerman must be brought to justice.

  • lawdamercy

    This article gives a few more highlights as to why he has not been arrested….he knows the local police and his dad is a retired judge.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2012/0324/Who-is-George-Zimmerman-and-why-did-he-shoot-Trayvon-Martin/(page)/2

    A gun was not necessary…Trayvon weighed at least 100lbs less that he did and was not filled with hate….hate and an extra 100lb makes it a bit easier to apprehend someone until you call the police.

  • http://cupofjo-jo.blogspot.com bk chick

    Omg when will ppl get that just because you have black friends does not mean you don’t harbor racists feelings about blacks in general??? like…GET IT THROUGH YOUR HEADS…it’s such basic thinking it disgusts me. Even your are the antithesis of the black male stereotype your subtly racist friend will view you as the EXCEPTION and not the RULE. Also can we quit it with how can it be a black white thing if zimmerman is hispanic??? first of all just I love how the media HAS to point out zimmerman is hispanic…one drop rule rearing its ugly head for convenience…and even if he was hispanic it does not make it any less racial nor does it make it any less “black or white” because zimmerman was acting in the realm of white supremacy..the same line of thinking that has trickled down to every race, even blacks, that basically states that blacks are inferior to all other races…ugh had to get that off my chest!

  • Dalili

    Oh well, even serial killers and other assortment of crazies have friends who always come to ther defense. All it means is that he has loyal friends, but it doesn’t change the facts in this case.

  • 80s born, 90s raised

    I hope the Zimmerman family is paying this U.Tom for his new position as the family’s spokesperson. All I can say is he better be praising God it wasn’t him walking from 7-11 with some skittles and Arizona iced tea and clothed in a hoodie on that rainy night one month ago.

  • Linda Porter

    I feel the fact is Zimmerman went after Trayvon. What Trayvon did to him he was defending himself. Why has’t is come out before now?

  • kidole

    I’m getting sicker and more upset as I type this!!

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-trayvon-martin-case-20120326,0,4845076.story

    New story
    Supposedly in addition to Trayvon now being a weed-head, he attacked Zimmerman from behind and knocked him to the ground…Suddenly they have eyewitnesses who support this story!

    Zimmerman’s initial story
    Trayvon asked Zimmerman “if he had a problem” and Zimmerman said no, and Trayvon said, “Well now you do,” and punched him in his nose.

  • Ocean Breezy

    I’ve had to stop reading about this case because of the inane comments from those defending Zimmerman.

  • Mrie

    someone need to search, stalk and teach that Oliver guy a lesson, I have never listen to someone and be filled with such hate than when I listen to this guy!!!!!!!

  • JL

    Zimmerman cried for days. Trayvon’s family is still crying.

  • meme

    Zimmerman’s lawyer keeps talking about how his client suffered a broken nose and had a gash on the back of his head that required stitches, but he didn’t seek medical attention. So you mean to tell me the police took him down to the police department with blood gushing everywhere and talked to him with a broken nose and gash on his head???? Really do you think that people are actually going to buy that story.

  • kissa

    Exactly…Every time they come up with something new to justify what Zimmerman has done, I have to question whether they are trying to insult our intelligence..The defense they have is weak and don’t get me started on this whole image/damage control..

  • meme

    The defense is getting desperate Im reading articles where they are twisting witnesses original statements to support Zimmerman’s defense. Now they are trying to drag Trayvon’s image through the mud, by bringing up things that are not relevant to the case. You have the Sanford police leaking information from the case that is only hurting the defense, the more Zimmerman’s people talk its makes him look even worst if that’s even possible.

  • silky

    this shit is crazy i dnt even no travon n my hart hurt s.i.p

  • http://Www.facebook.com Miss.v

    IM NOT UNDERSTANDING ANY OF THIS I MEAN WAS THIS MAN LICENED TO BE CARRYING A FIRE ARM AND ITS CLEAR FROM THE PICTURE OF BOTH TRAYVON AN HIS MURDERer THAT THIS MAN WAS TWICE TRAYVON SIZE SO WHY WOULD HE NOT DEFEND HIS SELF BY HAND ALSO I DONT GET WHY THEY LET THIS MAN GO I MEAN HE HAD TO OFF BEEN IN ENOUGH CONTROLL OVER HIMSELF TO BE ABLE TO PULL.OUT A GUN AND IF WHAT ThIS MAN DID WAS SO JUSTIFED WHY HAVENT WE HERAD FROM HIM WARE IS THE EVIDENCE THAT TRAYVON WAS BRUTIAL. ATTACKING THIS MAN THIS WOURLD IS CRAZY WARE IS THIS FAMILY JUSTICE IN THIS SO CALLED JUSTICETFIED AMERCIA THAT WE CALL.HOME

  • ladylove33

    white people would but our ass right back in slavery if we let them,but that is not going to happen ever again!

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