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George Zimmermann about to be a multi-millionaire

He’s suing NBC over the edited 911 call.

28 Responses to “George Zimmermann about to be a multi-millionaire”

  1. Miguel Says:

    NBC is gonna have a tough time proving Absence of Malice.

  2. Rustmeister Says:

    Good for him

  3. Steel Turman Says:

    Yeah, he will score big time and he should because the media screwed him royally.

    But that won’t fix things …

    … it’s a drop in the bucket for those bastards.

    As much as I am in favor of tort reform …

    … Zimmerman should be able to sue for enough to cause the nets great pain.

  4. Steel Turman Says:

    We should be able to bring class action suits against the media for all the damage their bias causes in real America.

    I can’t think of any other way to rein them in …

    … because it is the media that is to blame for stupid.

    Them and the education system.

    We got several generations of stupid that are going to decide our fate.

    USA will go down unless stupid is made to hurt.

    And hurt bad.

    Real bad.

  5. Cargosquid Says:

    He’ll probably be suing the prosecutor after he’s acquitted. 8 months for the defense to get the latest picture showing his injuries? MONEY!

  6. nk Says:

    The rule is special damages. Long time now. Special damages means “what did the lie cost you, out of your pocket?”

    Zimmerman is going down. He needs focused lawyers, but he will not get them. No decent lawyer would touch this case.

    Zimmerman will be convicted. He likely will not get the death penalty or life. I expect twenty-five years.

    I say this because I believe this case is a cluster**** from both sides.

    Don’t kill anybody in Florida.

  7. Standard Mischief Says:

    I suspect this action is the same sort of “jury tampering” that those sleezeballs over at NBC that were fired or disciplined over.

    NBC wanted to portray Zimmerman as racist.

    Zimmerman wants everyone to know that the media flat out lied to smear him, all in the name of ratings.

    Good luck in trying to seat a completely ignorant slate of jurors.

    >Zimmerman will be convicted. He likely will not get the death penalty or life. I expect twenty-five years.

    Maybe if they change the charge to manslaughter. I don’t see him being convicted on murder two.

  8. Dannytheman Says:

    GZ will need millions and millions to change his name and provide security forever for him and his family. He is a marked man by those who choose to believe what the Martins believe. His face is plastered out everywhere.
    I also believe that there is no way he gets convicted of murder in the 2nd. That bar in incredibly high in what we have seen so far as to the evidence.
    GZ will never truly be free, not as long as he lives. He might not be in jail, but he will always have to be looking over his shoulder. That is a type of prison.
    NBC did a despicable hatchet job and deserves to pay for their race baiting news. It is shameful.

  9. wizardpc Says:

    For those of you who prefer to get your info from the horse’s mouth, so to speak, the civil case has a website:

    Note that a separate law firm is handling the civil case against NBC.

  10. John Smith. Says:

    The unlawful killing of a human being, when perpetrated by any act imminently dangerous to another and evincing a depraved mind regardless of human life, although without any premeditated design to effect the death of any particular individual, is murder in the second degree and constitutes a felony of the first degree, punishable by imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life or as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

    Good luck Getting a Conviction based on THAT NK!!!!

  11. Sid Says:


    Do the unicorns allow you startle easily in your reality? I was wondering because I can see how dangerous it would be if you tried to pet one and they got spooked.

    Here on planet Earth, in the United States, over in the Eastern Time Zone, there is a little matter of the judicial process. NBC is going to settle. You, hopefully, have viewed the video footage and the resulting negative publicity. NBC is going to settle because they are busted and they do not want to pay more if he goes to prison.

    He won’t go to prison. The most recently and very belatedly released photo shows those of us living in a shared reality that George Zimmerman was beaten severely. His nose is broken. Now, those of us burden with logic have to ask why the deceased alter boy was not shot early and often but a gun-toting hot head BEFORE he was severely beaten? If GZ was going to bust a cap in someone because he suffered profoundly from inadequacy (as was initially claimed), then why was he the only person in the fight to have trauma to his face and body?

    Is the sky pink in your world?

  12. Phelps Says:

    Zimmerman won’t be able to sue the prosecutor. They have complete immunity. A prosecutor could get on national television, say, “yeah, I absolutely knew he was innocent, but I broke a dozen laws to convict him” and they STILL can’t be held liable in civil court. That’s just how it is. Even police only get qualified immunity, but with prosecutors it’s complete.

  13. ben Says:

    This is where Washington State beats all others. If a person is charged with and tried for homicide in our state, and acquitted on grounds of lawful self defense, then the state must pay all their legal costs involved in the defense. Awesome.

  14. Al Says:

    I suspect NBC will try mightily to settle out of court and have a gag order imposed; I trust Zimmerman is sufficiently pissed off, and his legal team sufficiently smart, to not let that happen. A pre-trial settlement, if it’s big enough, is probably acceptable, but I’d expect that settlement to include extremely public announcements – note the plural – from NBC regarding their deliberate slander and attempt at jury manipulation, plus a “conservative” apology, rather then the usual “liberal” one of “well, gee, shucks, we were just using our first amendment rights and thought we were on solid ground.”

    I’d be curious if the suit against NBC includes the suit(s) against the former NBC “reporters” or those will be separate suits. Not that he’ll get much money from the individuals, but win any one of the suits and it’s pretty sure all will be won from that point. It’ll be interesting to see if settlement on the individuals includes something like a lifetime ban from working in broadcast outlets.

  15. Paul B Says:

    I hope he gets 51% of NBC. That should fix NBC.

  16. Old NFO Says:

    I hope he gets a BUNCH!!!

  17. Standard Mischief Says:

    > They have complete immunity.

    Does the name “Nifong” ring a bell? (Though it looks like he was only disbarred and only spent one day in jail.)

  18. nk Says:

    You could be right, guys. Ordinarily, a criminal case like this would go to trial in four months. It does look like Florida AG beauty queen is not sure of her case.

    But Zimmerman needs to f***ing focus.

    Don’t get me wrong. I hope Zimmerman does get acquitted. A life has been lost and there’s no need to ruin another. I am not looking to see Zimmerman in prison. More worried about it.

  19. SPQR Says:

    nk’s got his opinion on the case and while I don’t agree with him 100%, he’s sincere about it and has some background upon which to base it.

    He and I have kicked it around in other venues.

  20. Al Says:

    @nk – Florida has a Speedy Trial Statute that requires a felony case go to trial within 175 days of the original charge being levied (misdemeanor is 90 days). A defendant can waive the speedy trial requirement; it would not surprise me that negotiations between the State’s Attorney’s Office and the defendant attorneys in this case led to an agreement to waive the 175 day requirement to push the trial into 2013.

  21. Diane Says:

    Proving that NBC plotted to do this to raise ratings is going to be difficult. Do the lawyers have internal NBC memos that state “Make Zimmerman look like a racist because it’s good for our ratings”? Or will NBC be able to prove that the audio portion had to be under X number of seconds to fit in the news hole?

    As far as damages go, is this whole thing the result of NBC’s misleading broadcast or is it because Zimmerman shot and killed another person?

    Since NBC can now force Zimmerman to give a deposition, is this lawsuit really going to be beneficial to Zimmerman?

  22. nk Says:

    My thanks to SPQR. But I own my words, and I need to make myself understood the first time. I beat Uncle; I can say more stupid s*** in ten words than others can say in a thousand.

    Al, my second “law” job was an investigator for the Chicago Crime Commission. We would see a pattern. The defense would first delay the case. Then the prosecution would delay the case. Because both their hands trembled at taking it to trial. I think you’re right.

  23. Paul B Says:

    Zimmerman was the most justifed shooting I have ever heard about. The danger was clear and the response was legal.

    If he gets anything but money, we need to take this country back from the pin heads that are running it.

  24. cspradlin Says:

    I wouldn’t exactly call the Zimmerman case the most clear-cut of cases, especially since the entire thing could have been COMPLETELY avoided if he had simply called the cops and gone on his merry way.

    If fact, it’s one of the more obtuse cases I’d heard about. The fact there *IS* so much debate about it shows how much it isn’t clear-cut.

  25. sendarius Says:


    The fact that there is so much debate says NOTHING about the merits of the case – which, strictly from the evidence, seems pretty clear.

    The debate stems from:
    1) some elements wanting to spin this into political gain
    2) some elements wanting to spin this into professional gain
    3) some elements wanting to spin this into a ratings gain

    When you add those to the people that can’t see past skin color (on both sides), you get “debate” with few facts ever making the mix.

  26. Obamao Says:

    “…the entire thing could have been COMPLETELY avoided if he had simply called the cops and gone on his merry way.”

    OR, if somebody else was just not engaging in criminal activity that night.

  27. Al Says:

    @nk – I concur. I suspect what we’re seeing is the result of an incompetent prosecution based on marginal investigation that elected to file charges to appease several easily-offended groups of which the state is fearful (I include the media in that surfeit of groups). I might consider changing “incompetent” to “cowardly” given that the media did their rabble-rousing early and since Florida State’s Attorneys are elected, this case has been hopelessly infected by politics from the outset.

    Having stepped off that particular pier, and seeing no immediate way back up, delays, agreed to by both sides, offer some hope at finding a way out, of which there are none. This event is one of those things for which the phrase “this will not end well” was invented.

  28. Hippies Suck Says:

    “Does the name “Nifong” ring a bell? (Though it looks like he was only disbarred and only spent one day in jail.)”

    Add Nifonged to the dictionary.