Most of you might find D.C. government having jumped the shark years ago, but it looks like it might have some serious competition.
George Zimmerman’s recent heroics have come under scrutiny. Just a week ago he came out of hiding to save a family of four who were trapped in an overturned SUV, but some Washingtonians agree with most of America: the events were either faked or set up, according to sources.
The family that George Zimmerman allegedly saved had planned a news conference on Wednesday, but the conference was abruptly canceled before it even began, citing the family did not want to be associated with Zimmerman (even though he save their lives).
Mark O’Mara, part of Zimmerman’s legal team, said on Wolf Blitzer’s The Situation Room:
Well the unfortunately events happened last week where George consciously does what any Good Samaritan would do; he was right there helping out… helping to pull out the two kids…out of an SUV that was overturned, smoking and could be on fire. He was actually leaving the scene when police and firefighters arrived and they recognized who he was, and got his take of the situation.
And for those who disbelieve the actions were legitimate and real, O’Mara said that for those people they just refuse to believe the truth.
The absolute fact of the matter is that law enforcement and EMS officials did respond to the accident. But what was uncanny, according to a few sources, is the officer who responded is a strong supporter of George Zimmerman’s self-defense claim.
Deputy Patrick Rehder, the officer in question, is also one of the those who is tasked with guarding Zimmerman, and according to one industrious blogger, would have the officer has 128 friends who are also Zimmerman supporters.
Rehder’s Facebook site “Well, I sorta made the news,” and there was a link to a news report about the accident.
O’Mara also pointed out on the program that the other person that came to the aid of the trapped family was in African American man who said that he had prayed for Zimmerman throughout the trial.
“It would’ve been more convenient if that the person who came to aid Zimmerman and that family was someone who didn’t like Zimmerman at all,” said D.C. resident Arlene Simmons, “but oddly enough it was a black man that prayed for Zimmerman through the trial.”
D.C. resident Paul Swartz said, “People need to get over it. Zimmerman was found not guilty, and he just happened to be in the right place at the right time. It might not matter what he does from this point out because people that don’t like him are always going to view him in a negative way.”
Another D.C. resident, Tina, said that if she didn’t want to be associated with Zimmerman she would make it a point to do the press conference and highlight that while she was grateful Zimmerman came to her aid, she was not a supporter of the man.
“If I didn’t want to be associated with Zimmerman I would just say that he did the right thing by assisting me,” she said, “but I’m still not a member of his fan club.”