George Zimmerman Once Called Police on a 7 Year Old Black Boy

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by Yvette Carnell

Now that Zimmerman has been found not guilty in the k!lling of Trayvon Martin, we should be careful not to allow a whitewashing of history by those who have a vested interest in portraying Zimmerman as a hero. We should keep in the forefront of our minds  that George Zimmerman is a man who has projected irrational fears, as evidenced by his past behavior.

In March of 2012, The Daily Beast released Zimmerman’s 911 calls to police. They revealed 46 calls, many of which were to report the “suspicious activity” of black males. That much we knew. But remember also that Zimmerman once called police to report the suspicious behavior of a black child, approximately 7-9 years of age.


Here’s the 911 dispatch log from The Daily Beast:

36.    April 22, 2011 – 7:09 p.m.
Type: TEL
Subject: Suspicious activity
Report: Juvenile black male “apprx 7–9” years old, four feet tall “skinny build short blk hair” last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and blue shorts

Before you forget, a 7 to 9 year old child is an elementary school student, most likely in the first, second, third, or fourth grade. To Zimmerman, this child posed a threat to either himself or someone else. Even if Zimmerman was calling authorities to get help for the boy, doesn’t it strike you as strange that he didn’t approach the child? Ask questions? Seek out a parent or caretaker? More has been done to protect stray dogs.

In addition, Zimmerman also called police to report “trash in the roadway,” and to report on his landlord who Zimmerman said was “trying to take [Zimmerman’s] money for rent … and home in foreclosure.”

These 911 calls do not represent the suspicions of a stable human being. Most normal people don’t abuse the 9-1-1 dispatch system to report every black man who enters the neighborhood or non-physical disputes with their landlord. Zimmerman has been off his rocker for some time. It is just  heartbreakingly grievous that Trayvon Martin crossed paths with such a disturbed man on that rainy night in February of 2012.

 

 

16 comments
sulaimanali56
sulaimanali56

Eric the jungle boy, if you are going to post be accurrate in your statements, read the report. The subject stated suspicious activity. How do you get unsupervised by a parent out of that? A white boy calling himself jungle boy, is that suppose to be an insult to Black People?

ericjungleboy
ericjungleboy

I have now seen two sources citing a police report that goes into more detail about the 7-9 year old black male child, explaining that Zimmerman was calling because the child was unaccompanied by an adult and might be in danger, not because Zimmerman thought the child was a threat to anyone. I haven't confirmed if that's what the police report actually said, but it struck me as a possibility even before I'd heard it mentioned. Did you look into that?

Ar1
Ar1

Are we really surprise, this dude said it was God's will to kill Trayvon. His brother called Trayvon a dope fiend and said he brought it on himself, and their dad wrote a book talking negatively about Black people. See The Pattern!!

TerryGetrightBolton
TerryGetrightBolton

Don't believe that BS that jungle boy is spitting. He upset, because his pointed cover has been blown. And the name jungle I'm guessing is a backhanded insult. They are good at trying to insult us. But terrible at succeeding.

ericjungleboy
ericjungleboy

@sulaimanali56 My nickname "jungleboy" is from my days in Hawaii working as an ecotour guide in the rainforest. They called me Jungleboy because i knew all the plants and trees and what they were used for. I don't appreciate people assuming things about me any more than when people assume things about others. And what's inaccurate about my statement?

AJFarrar
AJFarrar

@ericjungleboy I mean...if you see a child in the street, and you don't see any immediate supervision around, and you are worried about the child's safety...do you call the police, or do you ask the child where their supervision is? Zimmerman was overly involved in all aspects of his housing developments as far as making calls to the police, so I wouldn't know for sure if this is just a symptom of that OR a symptom of him thinking black strangers are better policed than reasoned with...but I did read other calls where he saw something "suspicious" and knocked on his neighbor's door and tried to talk to people. Not so with an elementary aged kid, though?

ericjungleboy
ericjungleboy

@vet909 @sulaimanali56  I don't think it's racist, just presumptuous. There certainly are lots of commenters online who make up screen names that sound like racial insults, but he's being presumptuous to think my screen name is one of those.

ericjungleboy
ericjungleboy

Please don't make assumptions. You can search my comments on youtube under "ericjungleboy". You will find my arguments against assumptions and presumptions of all kinds, but nothing against black people. The same thing in my Livefyre comments. A lot of them are me trying to reason with white Zimmerman supporters and counteract their prejudices against Trayvon Martin. My only enemy is assumption and I will fight against it no matter who it's coming from and whether or not I agree with them. Look at my youtube page if you don't believe me. Look at my video, made in Hawaii. I lived there, "Jungleboy" was one of my nicknames. it was really because I led jungle hikes. I am a multi-cultural person. I speak fluent Portuguese, Hawaiian, Jamaican Patwa, and Spanish. Black culture is nothing foreign to me; it's part of what I grew up with, both in California as well as Brazil and Jamaica. I would have no reason to want to have a racist screen name. Sorry, but the nickname preceded any thought of racism. There is in fact a place out there called the jungle, and I lived and worked there.

ericjungleboy
ericjungleboy

@AJFarrar @ericjungleboy I see your points, but I don't know if Zimmerman tried to talk to the boy before calling police or not. If he didn't, then it seems a bit weird to me too. But I don't know if he did or didn't. 

I did note that he reported unfamiliar black males on several occasions in the call logs, but it seems this was only after the burgleries had occurred in which the suspects had been two young black males. Prior to that, I didn't notice any apparent racial bias in the people he reported about to police. Correct me if I'm wrong.

ericjungleboy
ericjungleboy

@Yvette Carnell @AJFarrar @ericjungleboy I would be inclined to agree at this point. He doesn't seem to have a normal mental filter based on common sense. Even his manner of speech suggests something is off about him. Perhaps his obsession with "duty" to his community was a way to try to compensate for difficulty functioning in normal society in other ways. 

Yvette Carnell
Yvette Carnell moderator

@AJFarrar @ericjungleboy Taken alone, I think one could give Zimmerman the benefit of the doubt and say maybe he was just trying to help the child, but given his 46 calls to 911, some for odd reasons, it is obvious to me that he has psychological issues. Sanford Detective Serino told the FBI that he had a "hero complex" and I'd agree with that.. although that may even  be a mild diagnosis.

AJFarrar
AJFarrar

@ericjungleboy @AJFarrar I can't verify that, since I didn't study all of his calls prior to the 18 month period before Trayvon Martin was killed. However, one of the reasonings I find flawed with this entire defense of George Zimmerman is "oh, well the burglars were black," like now that means it is open season to suspect every single black person you never met before of committing a crime. No. That does not work. I have yet to see people calling the cops on every angry white guy they see after all these mass shootings that have happened lately, as they shouldn't. The community was 20% black, with a lot of renters moving in and out. You don't get to call the cops indiscriminately, except by common race, and cover up that choice by blaming it on a few crimes in the area. Also, the last burglary the community was so "on edge" about (even though one of the 911 callers said it was a nice community and they never had problems) had been solved. Suspect arrested. Why are you still calling the cops on people standing around?


Either way, I think the guy is a wackjob that the police academy was fortunate to reject, for more reasons than his possible racial bias.

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