Random People Write George Zimmerman Scores Of Letters In Jail Reveal
George Zimmerman, the 29-year old man arrested for shooting the young, black 17-year old Trayvon Martin, drew the ire of the nation. While in jail awaiting trial, he began to receive hundreds of personal and passionate notes from random people. These emotionally laden words are just a few of the four hundred e-mails and letters that he’s collected over the last 10 months.
The majority of the letters are either neutral or compassionate, offering moral support and financial contributions to help with Zimmerman’s mounting bills. The supportive letters often blame the media for his woes and offer encouragement for the road ahead. Other writings applauded his lawsuit against NBC over the altering of his recorded police call, allegedly to “create the myth that George Zimmerman was a racist and predatory villain.”
He did, however, receive many venomous attacks for this senseless act in gunning down the young, Sanford teen exactly one year ago. Like the friendly letters, these letters have recurring themes as well: the condemnation of Zimmerman’s conduct that night, the mockery of the website that he profited from and even ridiculing the physical appearances of him and his wife, Shellie Zimmerman, as a predators in these letters, while Martin is portrayed as a “baby” or “child.” Dozens of letters are peppered with profanity and crude anatomical references.
Americans appear as interested in the outcome of the case as they were before by the content of the letters written and the subject material in them.