The former neighborhood watch volunteer called BLM a terrorist group during his testimony in attempted-homicide trial against Mathew Apperson.
George Zimmerman was present in court on Wednesday to testify against Mathew Apperson, who is accused of trying to kill Zimmerman after Apperson fired shots into his car last year. In an intense exchange of words with the defense attorney, Zimmerman dubbed members of the BLM movement “terrorists”.
Zimmerman was at the Seminole County courthouse for the second day to testify against Apperson. The defense attorney, Michael LaFay made sure he got under Zimmerman’s skin by infusing his questions with deliberate and factual mentions of Trayvon’s killing. “You didn’t shoot at Apperson because he had a pistol and not a bag of Skittles?” LaFay asked.
The accused, Apperson, 37, said he shot one bullet through Zimmerman’s Honda Ridgeline window as they both drove side by side on Lake Mary Boulevard on May 11, 2015. He has been charged with attempted second-degree murder with a firearm, aggravated assault with a firearm and shooting into an occupied vehicle. However, Apperson claimed that Zimmerman pulled a gun first and he acted in self-defense.
Zimmerman was asked by LaFay if he believed Apperson had some sort of affiliation with the BLM movement. He responded, saying no and the attorney was paying too much attention to the BLM group, hence giving its members “credence.” “They are terrorists. I see them as terrorists,” he said.
The 32-year-old testified at the courthouse for about seven hours in two days; Tuesday and Wednesday. He was cautioned for being an antagonistic witness by the Seminole-Brevard Circuit Judge Debra Nelson, who was also in charge of Zimmerman’s murder trial.
George Zimmerman has been on the news from time to time for negative reasons since he murdered a Black teen. He’s either boasting about selling the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin or he is discrediting the Black Lives Matter movement. It’s shocking to see him continue to openly make racist remarks without consequences.