Trayvon Shooter Zimmerman Launches Fundraising Website, Including Picture of Vandalized Black Center
Multiple sources are reporting that the man who shot Trayon Martin, allegedly in self-defense, has created his own website, "The Real George Zimmerman,"with a paypal link to pay his legal fees.
Attempts to reach the site this morning from my computer were unsuccessful, as it's been overwhelmed with curious visitors.
UPDATE: Colorlines is reporting that "The website, which has an U.S. flag background, includes a statement from Zimmerman and features a photo of a vandalized black cultural center at Ohio State University."
I am the real George Zimmerman. On Sunday February 26th, I was involved in a life altering event which led me to become the subject of intense media coverage. As a result of the incident and subsequent media coverage, I have been forced to leave my home, my school, my employer, my family and ultimately, my entire life. This website's sole purpose is to ensure my supporters they are receiving my full attention without any intermediaries.
It has come to my attention that some persons and/or entities have been collecting funds, thinly veiled as my "Defense Fund" or "Legal Fund". I cannot attest to the validity of these other websites as I have not received any funds collected, intended to support my family and I through this trying, tragic time.
I have created a Paypal account solely linked on this website as I would like to provide an avenue to thank my supporters personally and ensure that any funds provided are used only for living expenses and legal defense, in lieu of my forced inability to maintain employment. I will also personally, maintain accountability of all funds received. I reassure you, every donation is appreciated.
While George Zimmerman has the chance to appeal to the pubic, young Trayvon Martin has lost that chance, as his voice was silenced forever by Zimmerman's gun. As Martin family attorney Benjamin Crunp said on Good Morning America, “George Zimmerman is trying to have us believe that his life is so terrible now “You know he says that he experienced a life-altering event. Well, Trayvon Martin experienced a life-ending event.”