On CNN “Piers Morgan Tonight” yesterday evening CNN Legal analyst Mark NeJame was a guest and shared a family photo that was obtained from a family member of George Zimmerman, who is charged with killing Trayvon Martin. In the photo it clearly shows Zimmermans African/Hispanic roots. But does this dismiss the notion that it was clearly a racial killing?
“The man in the middle is apparently George Zimmerman’s great-grandfather. The woman above him, is in fact his grandmother who is half black,” explained NeJame. “And the little child in the gentleman’s lap, is his mother. So we see that he really has significant multiracial, multicultural roots.”
In a case ripe with racial undertones, NeJame suggests that Thursday’s photo may help the Zimmerman camp refute theories that Martin’s death was a result of profiling and bigotry:
“Talking to people that know him, I have changed my position,” revealed the guest. “People can come up with whatever conclusions they want. But from looking at the facts and the evidence, I don’t think there is a racial motive in there.”
Whose to say that the photos are authentic? If what is being said by Mark Ne Jame is true, that Zimmerman has Black Roots, why aren’t his “Black relatives” coming out to defend him? It amazes me that according to Mark Ne Jame, Zimmerman drove miles from his hometown to allegedly mentor Black youth, where are they, now that he needs their support? It makes me also wonder, why he has mysteriously receive photos, supposedly from one of Zimmerman’s relatives to defend the idea that Zimmerman has Black Roots! Regardless of the racial issue, Zimmerman is still guilty of killing an unarmed YOUTH.
Do you agree with Mark NeJame that it wasn’t a racially motive crime? Your thoughts…
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