April 11 marks the one-year anniversary of George Zimmerman’s arrest for the murder of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
With the upcoming June 10 trial, Gladys Zimmerman is confident that her son won't be found guilty. She issued a letter to the public by taking to her son, Robert Zimmerman Jr.’s twitter account to speak on “the day the justice system failed us as Americans,” her disappointment in the media’s response to the case, and what she hopes for her family moving forward.
On her son’s arrest:
April 11 2012 will be forever remembered by the Zimmerman family as the day the justice system failed us as Americans, and as a consequence an innocent man was arrested for a crime he did not commit, solely to placate the masses. George was charged with murder. By confusing the public and manipulating perception in order to sway the “court of public opinion”, Benjamin Crump & co. finally achieved their “first base” victory.
On the media’s influence:
From the beginning, this case has been heavily publicized and a false narrative was developed surrounding a very real tragedy when there was little evidence available to the public. It is astounding that despite the vast amount of information and evidence now available that supports George’s self-defense claim, the majority of the media avoids its publication. It is indeed alarming that even more media outlets do not regret misinforming the public and have not taken steps to retract the fabrications they are responsible for perpetuating.
On George's trial:
As we approach June 10, the date George’s trial is scheduled to begin, I want to thank you again for your support and the trust you have placed in George. My son has always told the truth and your trust is well-placed. The upcoming trial will not disappoint you. The truth will finally be revealed to many, but to some who have always seen through the narrative the truth George always told will be “revealed”, “but rather “confirmed.”