At a press conference following George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin late Saturday, defense attorney Mark O’Mara was asked if things would have been different if Zimmerman was black.
O’Mara responded by saying Zimmerman “would never have been charged with a crime.”
He then gave a thorough explanation of how the case became “a civil rights event” even though “the facts that night was not borne out that he acted in a racial way.”
“And it certainly wouldn’t have happened if he was black, because those people who decided that they were going to make him the scapegoat would not have,” O’Mara continued.
A transcript of his comments, as seen in the video below:
“I think that things would have been different if George Zimmerman was black for this reason — he never would have been charged with a crime…
“What happened was, this became a focus for a civil rights event, which again is a wonderful event to have, but they decide that George Zimmerman would be the person who they were to blame and sort of use as the creation of a civil rights violation, none of which was borne out by the facts. The facts that night was not borne out that he acted in a racial way.
“His history is a non-racist and you know all the anecdotes about the mentees and the children living in his home when he was young…
“So the if only those who decide condemn Mr. Zimmerman as quickly and as viciously as they did would have taken just a little bit of time to find out who it was that they were condemning, it would never have happened. And it certainly wouldn’t have happened if he was black because those people he decided that they were going to make him the scapegoat would not have.”
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- Did Sunny Hostin just admit on air to breaking the law by voting for her son? - November 8, 2022
- Stacey Abrams justifies trailing in the polls by suggesting black men are too stupid to back her - November 7, 2022
- Kevin McCarthy has message for Pelosi telling Dems to ‘change the subject’ away from inflation - October 24, 2022
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.