George Zimmerman: I’m Homeless and Have PTSD


George Zimmerman: I’m Homeless and Have PTSD

George Zimmerman, the man acquitted in the murder of Florida teen Trayvon Martin last year, said that he lives in constant fear, is homeless, and had post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Zimmerman, 30, gave an interview with Univision that will be shown Sunday night.

“In my mind and between God and me, I know that if I didn’t act, act the way I did, I wouldn’t be here,” he said. “I mean, he wasn’t playing around,” he added, referring to the struggle with Martin that led to the teen’s death.

He maintained that he was acting in self-defense when he shot Martin, who was 17.

Zimmerman said that he doesn’t have a job and basically doesn’t have a home, but said he wants to go back to school as an attorney to “stop the miscarriage of justice,” reported CNN. He also said that he’s millions of dollars in debt.

“I’d like to professionally … continue my education and hopefully become an attorney,” Zimmerman said. “I think that’s the best way to stop the miscarriage of justice that happened to me from happening to somebody else. I don’t think it should ever happen to anyone ever again, not one person.”

The former neighborhood watch volunteer said that many of his current problems stem from “unfair” media coverage of the incident and trial, reported CNN. He said that he became a scapegoat for “the government, the president, the attorney general.”

“I have a lot of people saying that, you know, they guarantee that they’re going to kill me and I’ll never be a free man,” he added. “I realize that they don’t know me. They know who I was portrayed to be.”

The interview comes after Zimmerman was reportedly run out of Miami by an angry mob.

TMZ reported that he and his girlfriend were getting harassed at a local beach, with one person making reference to a $10,000 bounty on his head.

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  • Calypso54

    Homeless, clueless and stressed out ? That’s what happens when you do heinous things.
    A lawyer ? Really ?
    What a delusional mess he is !

    • allison1050

      You’re so king Calypso.

    • TapestryMood

      So glad to see you here!
      Spot on, too.

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  • stopshowingmyname

    Maybe if he didn’t ditch Shelley he’d still be living with her, or beat on his gf. I doubt he’s homeless, probably on a couch somewhere tho. Well george maybe u shouldn’t have chased after so.e poor kid on his way home from 7/11. Please stop bringing god into this, god would never want you to kill someone, get that out of your head right now.

    • Max17

      God is very much for people defense.

      Exodus 22:2-3 2 “If the thief is found breaking in, and he is struck so that he dies, there shall be no guilt for his bloodshed.”

      • Gin1234

        Excuse me for just a little bit……..no one was breaking in, anywhere. Zimmerman was the only one who came close to that kind of thing, by breaking in to the privacy and the personal right to walk where ever they want to in this country without getting shot. What a bunch of hog wash.

      • OneOtherPerson

        Luke 6:29

        29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them.

  • Gin1234

    So, George, what does god say about you not minding your own business to begin with, and getting yourself into the position where you killed someone, in the first place? George is not smart enough to be an attorney, and is not smart enough to know that he isn’t smart enough to know that. He has himself to blame for everything that is happening to him, and has happened to him. No more whining, please.

    • Max17

      Ezekiel 33 “… 6 ‘But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman’s hand.’”

      • Gin1234

        What ever.. Quit cracking me up.

      • filo

        I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. – Gandhi

      • eyelashviper

        FSM: and he that taketh from the Holy Colander shall be blessed, and the finely grated cheese will be with him forever.

      • Canukistani

        Sorry, but if you’re saying that all this mumbo-jumbo justifies a killing that didn’t have to happen, I don’t see it. Firstly there was no watchman. Maybe Zimmerman appointed himself one but I don’t see his name quoted in the passage you’re referring to so we don’t really know what The Lord had to say about that appointment.

        I suppose that makes him a vigilante. Maybe there’s a reference about the holiness of vigilantes somewhere that applies. I don’t know, but if so I hope it’s a lot clearer that what you’ve quoted so far.

        I have to say that I didn’t see anything about a sword, or a trumpet involved according to any report I saw about the event either, so the rest of what you’re saying is just noise as far as I can tell. It might be referring to marching bands from what I can see here. In any case, I don’t see how any of it makes Zimmerman a victim anyway so, as I said previously, I wish he’d stop acting like one.

      • allison1050

        What other books have you ever read…any?

  • Canukistani

    It doesn’t matter what he says, somehow I just can’t see him as the victim in all this.

    • Max17

      Apparently, facts don’t matter either.

      • Unlisted2u

        Here’s a fact: He was told to stand down yet didn’t.
        Once he made his decision to ignore protocol and resume engagement, everything that transpired from that point forward rests squarely upon his shoulders.

        • Canukistani

          Exactly. It’s all him after that.

          • Unlisted2u

            You better believe it..!
            If you’re looking for a fact that matters, Max — this would be it..

    • filo

      Yep! Isn’t the victim usually the dead one?

    • Chiron

      Actually, he’s a victim of himself.

      • Canukistani

        And he’s stuck with himself too. If he wants something to whine about, that’d be a good place to start.

  • Jackson

    He will be fine. The media is still trying to get their pound of flesh. Once things die down and he sues NBC and Angela Corey he will be fine. He has a lot of supporters to get him through.

    • MagnaDave

      You could find a better hero on eBay for about $5.

      • OneOtherPerson

        if that doesn’t come with free shipping, it’s overpriced.

        • MagnaDave

          LOL!

      • eyelashviper

        the .99 cent bin has better heroes.

        • MagnaDave

          Bazinga!

    • allison1050

      Who you? ;-)

      • Guest

        Zimmerman has the support of Republicans.

        • allison1050

          And there are a heck of a lot that don’t. :-)

        • Guest

          Visit conservativetreehouse . com and read the comment sections on a George Zimmerman article. Lots of love from the folks that post “Praise God” and “feral animals” in the same sentence. Plotting a race war and using the WSJ, Fox, etc.

  • Guest

    Thought he was hanging out with his girlfriend and her young daughter who he had sent intimate photos of himself with her momma …

  • Gin1234

    Enough about you, George. Now tell us, how is Trayvon Martin’s life working out for him, these days?

  • Guest

    He’s got some kind of button-pushin’ job. The NRA just hasn’t given him a title yet.

  • SupremeVictory

    GZ is seeking sympathy through the media, the same media he condemns for his troubles. For someone suffering from PTSD, he sure has no problem shooting TM over and over again each time he is interviewed. You would think he would want to move on from that night, but he feels compelled to tell his side of the story again and again, when TM can never tell his.

  • QuaglinosPlaceOrMabels

    “I think that’s the best way to stop the miscarriage of justice that happened to me from happening to somebody else.”
    What miscarriage of justice is he talking about exactly? The one where he had his day in court and was found not guilty? This guy’s a piece of work.

  • Fattonecat

    Too bad Zimmy….when you play, you pay. YOU DID get justice Zimmy. Trayvon ? …not so much. So grow up and shut up.

  • Hibi Darbikabood Jibi

    I can’t believe he believes that him facing trial for killing an unarmed teen and getting acquitted to walk scotch-free is what he calls a miscarriage of justice in his eyes. I guess to never have faced a trial would’ve been fair according to Zimmerman. I don’t think he knows what the term “miscarriage of justice” entails to. But I would assume to have a murdered 17 year old unarmed kid on a sidewalk, and then have his killer walking free enjoying the limelight and every ounce of media attention he can concoct to keep playing his role as the “victim” is a great miscarriage of justice. But old Georgie wouldn’t know that since its all about him him him him. He says he wants peace and quiet yet comes up on the news every few weeks for some billshit he concocted. He’s desperate for attention and validation.

  • abulluld

    Isn’t karma truly grand….cry me a river George. Regardless of your guilt, you did pull the trigger. I, for one, am glad that you will live with that the rest of your life. I hope you can one it one of the days….oh, and don’t come to California. We don’t want your kind around our children.


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