So, that’s pretty crazy; George Zimmerman had disappeared after the verdict and now emerges to rescue a family from a car accident. I saw a lot of heads exploding over this one, because many people need Zimmerman to be a cartoonish monster to fit their simple narratives. If you were to approach the case in a rational manner, it’s pretty easy to see that Zimmerman is not a white-Hispanic Hitler and Trayvon is no saint, but some people are too invested in battles on racial animosity to look at it that way.
You can argue that Zimmerman made a mistake when he followed Trayvon — a mistake that eventually led to Trayvon’s death — but this idea that Zimmerman was malicious and decided to kill Trayvon has no basis in reality (and is why the murder two charges were so ridiculous). By the evidence, Zimmerman never chose to kill Trayvon — that choice was taken out of his hands when Trayvon started bashing his head against the pavement.
But Zimmerman is now an outcast. And he wanders this nation saving people, hoping to atone for the life he took.
Or at least that’s my new show pitch.