Last week we told you about George Zimmerman’s website dedicated to raising funds for his legal and living expenses and yesterday the site went live.
On the site, Zimmerman briefly discusses the events of that fateful night which left 17-year-old Trayvon Martin dead.
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.
What I found interesting is that in his posting Zimmerman never apologized to the Martin family for taking Trayvon’s life (a fact that isn’t disputed), but rather focused on the hardship this “life altering event” has caused him.
When I first saw this site, I thought it was a fake. It looks incredibly cheap, unfinished, and like a throwback to the Geocities era of the late ’90s. Moreover, I felt that it was a bad move to have Zimmerman speaking–in any capacity–before special prosecutor Angela Corey decides whether or not to bring charges against him. But apparently, it’s not a hoax. Zimmerman’s lawyer confirmed the site was indeed his client’s work.
Although Zimmerman doesn’t delve into the facts of the case, he uses the quote, “People have a right to their own opinions, but not to their own facts. Evidence must be located, not created, and opinions not backed by evidence cannot be given much weight,” to make his case. Zimmerman also goes on to thank encouragers and solicit donations from those who want to support his cause.
What do you think of Zimmerman’s website? Is it a good idea?