Black Lives Matter Spawned by a Self-Defense Shooting Eight Years Ago

Dec. 6, 2019
Bob Adelmann

Three Marxists needed a "cause célèbre" and the self-defense shooting of Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in February 2012 served perfectly. From that incident arose Black Lives Matter (BLM), an entity which continues to plague our society, and local police, to this day.

The lawsuit filed by Zimmerman on Tuesday against Martin's parents, their family attorney, and related parties for $100 million is serving to remind readers that big gates often swing on little hinges.

On the surface, the self-defense shooting should have been covered adequately by the local paper in Sanford, Florida: "Night watchman attacked, kills attacker in self-defense." End of story.

Except that the attacker was black and the defender was white (well, not really white – Zimmerman is a mixed-race individual – but close enough) and that changed everything. The case made headlines across the land for months on end. The ugly details take up 52 pages on Wikipedia: Zimmerman murdered Martin, a young innocent black youth who was just out for a stroll in the middle of a rainy night in central Florida, having just returned from a local convenience store to purchase some candy and a soft drink.

A jury found Zimmerman not guilty, but by that time it didn't matter. The story stuck and BLM now has chapters all across the land and around the world.

That's what makes the filing of a lawsuit by Zimmerman last Tuesday so important. It gives readers another chance to learn what really happened that rainy night in Sanford, how corrupt and power-hungry individuals turned the case into career builders and Marxists used it to further their revolutionary cause.

In the lawsuit filed by his attorney on Tuesday, George Zimmerman claimed that many parties involved in his trial fabricated evidence in an attempt to convict him of murder.

Zimmerman named the teenager's parents, his alleged girlfriend, her coached "stand in," the Martin's family attorney, the prosecutor, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in the lawsuit, claiming that each of them had a hand in "conspiring to switch and/or cover up the identity of [Miller's girlfriend,] who was the real phone witness to the events prior to Trayvon Martin's death, by substituting an imposter and fake witness … to assist in committing perjury in sworn testimony to cause the arrest, prosecution, and sentencing to life in prison of George Zimmerman, as well as causing a federal investigation and prosecution of Zimmerman for civil rights violations."

That's a mouthful, and sounds more like grist for a John Grisham legal thriller.

Grisham should have such an imagination! The evidence came to light when a third party, Joel Gilbert, was doing a backgrounder on a documentary he was developing about Florida politico Andrew Gillum. Gillum served as city commissioner for Tallahassee when Zimmerman was forced to defend himself, and later became Mayor of Tallahassee.

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Let Gilbert tell his story:

As a filmmaker, I did not set out to write a book. I set out to produce a documentary about the rise of Florida politico Andrew Gillum. Even after I thought a book would be useful, I certainly did not expect to write this book. But I have done so, along with a documentary feature film of the same name [The Trayvon Hoax].

The more I looked into Gillum's success, however, the more need I saw to investigate the unanswered questions of the criminal case upon which Gillum built his career. I had followed the 2012 shooting death of seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin and the subsequent trial of George Zimmerman from afar, and, like many others, I had grave concerns about the lynch mob mentality that drove the case.

He exposed the cover-up – the switch of witnesses crucial in the case – which, said Gilbert, "helped Martin's biological parents shift the blame from their parenting deficiencies to a racial scapegoat. They extracted a huge settlement from a homeowners' association and cashed in on book and movie deals. Their attorney, Benjamin Crump [named in the suit], got his slice of the insurance payout and forged a national identity as a civil rights champion."

The chief allegation in Zimmerman's lawsuit is that the Martin family attorney helped to exchange a reluctant witness, Martin's girlfriend who was on the phone with him at the start of the altercation, for her half-sister. Crump coached the stand-in with a script he hoped would land Zimmerman in jail for the murder of an innocent black man just out for an evening stroll.

In a news release accompanying the lawsuit, Zimmerman's attorney, Larry Klayman, said Crump and the others named "are alleged to either have known about or should have known about the witness fraud, obstructed justice, or lied repeatedly under oath in order to cover up their knowledge of the witness fraud."

The Black Lives Matter cancer has grown into an international infestation of Marxist ideology and action, promoting the canard that local police are deliberately and intentionally killing black people and getting away with it. It claims to focus on racial profiling, police brutality, and racial inequality, all planks in the manifesto to discredit local police and ultimately to replace them with a national police force.

It should be noted that BLM is closely allied with numerous groups that serve as "fronts" for the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), a Marxist-Leninist entity that calls for the overthrow of the private capitalist system in favor of a state-owned and -controlled system called communism.

Whether Zimmerman sees anything of the $100 million he's asking for is irrelevant (this writer hopes he does). What is relevant is that the filing of the lawsuit is making headlines all across the land, this time exposing the perfidy of corrupt politicians seeking to make a name for themselves and the use of the incident as fodder for Marxists' revolutionary cause.



Miami Herald: George Zimmerman sues family of Trayvon Martin, publisher, prosecutors for $100 million

Miami Herald: He killed Trayvon Martin, now George Zimmerman is suing – everyone. Why? | Editorial

CNN: George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin's parents and others for $100 million

CNN: Trayvon Martin Shooting Fast Facts

Fox News: George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin's family, others for $100M

National Review: George Zimmerman Sues Family of Trayvon Martin over Use of False Evidence

Reuters: George Zimmerman, who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, sues Martin family in Florida

Background on Black Lives Matter

Deep background on Black Lives Matter

The Trayvon Hoax, by Joel Gilbert

Joel Gilbert's prologue to his book, The Trayvon Hoax

The lawsuit

Background on Ben Crump

History of the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman on 2/26/2012

Background on Andrew Gillum

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