Strange that most Americans know more about the marijuana residue found in a 17-year-old’s backpack than this:
The year 2005 was a bad one for Zimmerman: he was arrested for fighting with a cop trying to arrest his friend for underage drinking, and he and his ex-fiancée took out protective orders against each other.
That same year, Zimmerman was fired from his job as a security guard for being “too aggressive.”
“He had a temper and he became a liability,” the man said. “One time this woman was acting a little out of control. She was drunk. George lost his cool and totally overreacted,” he said. “It was weird, because he was such a cool guy, but he got all nuts. He picked her up and threw her. It was pure rage. She twisted her ankle. Everyone was flipping out.
What’s more relevant: the victim’s adolescent swagger or the shooter’s history of unchecked rage?
Imagine the conclusions that would be drawn had Trayvon Martin fought with a cop, threw a woman down and had a restraining order issued against him by an ex-girlfriend.