Trayvon Martin supporters are still up in arms about George Zimmerman’s acquittal for killing Trayvon Martin, hence all the peaceful protests, marches and public appearances to seek justice for the slain teen once again. Zimmerman may have been found not guilty by the state of Florida but many don’t see it that way, issuing numerous death threats forcing him into hiding, until recently.
Zimmerman may have killed Martin without consequences but according to ABC News, now the man famous for killing an unarmed, Black, teen, may be seen as a hero after helping to save a family of four trapped in an overturned vehicle from a car accident.
As reported by ABC News:
Zimmerman was one of two men who came to the aid of Dana and Mark Gerstle and their two children, who were trapped inside a blue Ford Explorer SUV that had rolled over after traveling off the highway in Sanford, Fla. at approximately 5:45 p.m. Thursday, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
ABC also reported that the rescue took place “less than a mile from where Zimmerman shot Martin”. He may really have to go into hiding now, in another state, given that this story revealed he’s still in Sandford, FL.
Zimmerman may have helped save the lives of this Florida family but that doesn’t make up for the one he took. I’m sure that this will be brought up again in his defense once the civil suit against him starts to prove he’s not “all bad” for lack of better words but I personally don’t count this as a form of penitence for Zimmerman. Do you think that was his motive behind deciding to help the family in need? Was he feeling guilty for the life he took and wanted to make his wrong right by saving lives?
What do you think? Will this change the public’s perception of Zimmerman?