George Zimmerman Being Bizarre Whiny Ass-Baby, Again
George Zimmerman is back in court, and this time for a thing another person did, and not because he shot a teenage boy he thought was gonna murder him with Skittles. It's because of a road rage incident from 2015 in which a fella named Matthew Apperson shot at him. Apperson is being charged with second-degree attempted murder.
Police reports state that Apperson had a "fixation on Zimmerman" and shot the side of his car while yelling at him. But who knows, maybe Zimmerman was wearing a hoodie that day and Apperson was ascared for his life? Sure, why not! Not that it was a good thing to do -- George Zimmerman is the actual worst, but no one should shoot him. Both because shooting people really shouldn't be the way to solve a problem, and because he is not worth spending time in jail for.
Anyway! In this particular segment of the trial, captured on video, Zimmerman is being questioned about whether or not he provoked Apperson to shoot him by being a dick about Black Lives Matter. During the questioning, the lawyer asks him about the Black Lives Matter movement having started after his shooting of Trayvon Martin, and Zimmerman just keeps going all "LALALALALALA CAN'T HEAR WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IF YOU CALL THEM A MOVEMENT, BECAUSE I THINK THEY ARE A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION, SO IF YOU WANT ME TO RESPOND YOU HAVE TO CALL THEM THAT. LALALALALALALA!" just as grown men often do.
Seriously. He keeps interrupting the guy every single time he asks him a damn question in order to say "You mean the Black Lives Matter TERRORIST organization?" and it's very weird. Also, it appears that George Zimmerman is totally unaware of the fact that he does not have the authority, as a member (former member?) of a Neighborhood Watch Association, to designate Black Lives Matter -- or any other group -- as a domestic terrorist organization. That is the job of the Department of Homeland Security, and as far as we know, George Zimmerman does not work for them.
The segment cuts out after that, but it stands to reason that later in the trial Zimmerman stood with his finger an inch from the lawyers head while yelling "I'M NOT TOUCHING YOU! I'M NOT TOUCHING YOU!"
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