Wolf 359

Star Trek, Black Power, videogames and my ramblings (in that order). 

After George was found not guilty of second-degree murder in July 2013, Robert began thinking about how to accelerate the Zimmerman rebranding project. There had to be a way to capitalize on George’s notoriety. A family business, maybe. He and his mother had an idea: George could be the frontman for a home-security company called Z Security Products. “They all start with Z,” Robert explained, walking me through an imagined product line. “There’s the Z Bar, the Z Rock, and the Z Beam. They’re all targeted to women. One is to secure sliding doors. One is to put in the front door. The light is to carry and is designed by George. It has a little alarm—you know, Help me, help me!”

Robert’s ultimate goal was to turn George into a reality-TV star. His models were John Walsh, who began hosting America’s Most Wanted after his 6-year-old son was abducted and killed, and the Kardashians, whose fame was launched by Kim’s leaked sex tape. “I learn a lot from watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” Robert told me. “Like, use the shit you’ve got.” One idea was for George to be the focus of a Candid Camera-style program. One episode, for example, might feature a professor teaching a class about self-defense, and at the end of the episode it would be revealed—surprise!—that George was one of the students.

GQ Magazine has released a very controversial article about the family of George Zimmerman. One of the most shocking facts from the article, which I will not be posting in full on this blog, is in the snippet I shared above. It was the fact that Zimmerman’s family almost got George a reality show similar to the Kardashians, which would’ve been a major fuck-up. 

The simple fact is this, Zimmerman should be behind bars. Plain and simple. He should not be free for how he ruthlessly murdered Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African-American teenager. 

Read the full article, if you dare, here.

(via thepoliticalfreakshow)