George Zimmerman’s mother has come out to defend her son.
In a television interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan, Gladys Zimmerman told Morgan the media has played a huge role in the shooting. By portraying her son in a negative way, she explained, the media has inaccurately shaped people’s perception of him.
As reported by The Blaze:
When asked what has bothered her the most regarding the allegations made against George Zimmerman, Gladys said “that he was called racist.“ She said there were plenty of people who ”didn‘t bother to come up front and say no he’s not racist.”
Morgan told Gladys that her son may not be racist, but there is a possibility that Zimmerman “racially profiled” Martin because he is a “young black” kid. The mother just shook her head in disagreement.
Morgan asked if she had considered that her son may spend 25 or 30 years behind bars if he is convicted by a court of law.
“I believe in the judicial system,” Gladys said. “I believe from the beginning that he is innocent…there is justice in America and I believe in justice.”
Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last February in a gated community in Sanford, Fla. He is pleading not guilty, saying he shot Martin in self-defense.
Zimmerman is definitely not innocent. We understand that a mother has to come to the aid of her son, but at the same time, he racially profiled Trayvon, followed him, got into an altercation and ultimately killed him.
Watch as Gladys comes to the defense of her son up above.