What is it with George Zimmerman?
He’s acquitted of murder after he shoots Trayvon Martin to death. He walks away a free man.
Then his wife divorces him. He then gets into a dispute with his girlfriend; the dispute involves a gun. The girlfriend doesn’t press charges. He’s free once again.
Now he gets into a road-rage incident with another motorist, who reportedly shoots at him.
Does trouble just find this guy? Or does this guy find trouble?
Which is it?
The only reason anyone even cares about Zimmerman is because of his involvement in the Trayvon Martin death. He was a neighborhood cop-for-hire when he encountered the 17-year-old Martin. The two of them got into a scuffle after Zimmerman began stalking Martin in the Sanford, Fla., neighborhood where Martin lived and where Zimmerman was on patrol.
The shooting, trial and the acquittal launched a serious national discussion about how young African-American men are treated by police officers or, in Zimmerman’s case, a private security officer.
My fondest wish now is that Zimmerman would just disappear. The guy really cannot escape the public eye, given his previous role as a principal in a controversial shooting.
Perhaps, though, he can work a little harder to lie low and not be seen or heard from — ever again!