George Zimmerman arrested for threatening a white person

19 Nov

APOPKA, Fla.–four months after being acquitted for killing an unarmed black teenager, George Zimmerman now faces much deeper legal problems, having been arrested for threatening a white person.

“I can confirm that Mr. Zimmerman was arrested today following threats made during a domestic dispute,” said Arthur Barston, chief of police in this small town near Orlando. “Unfortunately, I can also confirm that the threatened individual was of European-American descent.”

Chief Barston said that Zimmerman’s arrest reinforced the “broken windows” theory of policing, which suggests that crimes like graffiti, killing unarmed black youth, and fare evasion, while not serious in themselves, can lead to greater violations in the future.

Zimmerman’s lawyer released a statement, noting that the victim had been “acting black” and had failed to identify her race until after the threats had already taken place.

4 Responses to “George Zimmerman arrested for threatening a white person”

  1. tomas November 19, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    Hmmm, not sure how constructive this blog was. Seems to fuel racial hatred rather than appease it.
    Maybe it’s time to stop identifying people by their race. Maybe all Americans should be called, well, just “Americans”. As in “We the People…”.
    Seems like the first step in judging people by their actions vs their race is to stop categorizing people by their race…


    • twissblog November 19, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

      I see your point, but you could make the same criticism of anything pointing out that there is still a lot of racism and injustice in the system – being angry that the system failed Trayvon Martin is not the same as encouraging violence in the other direction


      • Tomas November 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

        Understand your point and agree but there are other ways of doing it. We must find a good way of pointing out and amending the injustice by creating unity in shared beliefs and values.


    • Robert Nielsen November 19, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

      You do realise its a joke?


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