GEORGE ZIMMERMAN’S PARENTS AFRAID TO CALL THEIR SON IN CASE SOMEONE WILL TRACE THEIR CALL: GLADYS AND ROBERT ZIMMERMAN AFRAID FOR THE LIFE OF THEIR SON WHO’S NOW CONSIDERED A ‘DEAD MAN WALKING’ BY HIS HATERS, OBAMA, DOJ AND NAACP ALSO GOING AFTER HIM

Their side: Gladys and Robert Zimmerman spoke out for the first time in an interview taped on Monday, saying that they fear for their son's life

George Zimmerman‘s parents speak out for the first time since acquittal saying he is ‘absolutely not’ a racist and that they don’t want to call him for fear that someone will trace the call and discover his hiding spot

  • Gladys and Robert Zimmerman spoke out about how they have only been able to speak to their son George inside the courtroom
  • Fear that any phone calls will be tapped and his location will be broadcast
  • Say their lives have been turned upside down by the trial
  • Gladys said she is praying for Trayvon and his parents over the ‘tragedy’

By Meghan Keneally DailyMail  PUBLISHED:15 July 2013

George Zimmerman’s parents have spoken out for the first time following his acquittal for the murder of Trayvon Martin, saying that their son is not a racist and that they haven’t spoken to him since he left the courtroom on Saturday.

Robert and Gladys Zimmerman said that they fear that anytime they call their son the phones will be tapped and lead to people finding out his location- in a hideout so secretive that even they have no idea where he is living.

‘Only time will tell,’ Gladys said when predicting what whether or not George and his wife Shelly will ever be able come out of hiding.

 
Their side: Gladys and Robert Zimmerman spoke out for the first time in an interview taped on Monday, saying that they fear for their son's lifeTheir side: Gladys and Robert Zimmerman spoke out for the first time in an interview taped on Monday, saying that they fear for their son’s life
 
Braeking composure: George's parents said that he appeared stoic in court in an effort to be serious and unemotionalBraeking composure: George’s parents said that he appeared stoic in court in an effort to be serious and unemotional

‘Even for us who have not been living a normal life for the past months, it is hard because we have lost everything,’ she said of her and her husband Robert.

‘If I was him, I would (stay in hiding,’ Robert said during the ABC interview, the first portion of which was aired Monday evening.

 As protests over the verdict rage on, the next step in the legal saga is the prospect that the Justice Department will file civil charges against Zimmerman, potentially trying him on the grounds that the shooting of Martin was considered a hate crime.

In their first televised interview with Barbara Walters on ABC News, Robert Zimmerman defended his son saying that claims that prejudice caused the violent outcome are false.

 
What's next: Attorney General Eric Holder (right) said that the Justice Department will continue their civil investigation into whether or not the killing of Martin (left) was a hate crime What's next: Attorney General Eric Holder (right) said that the Justice Department will continue their civil investigation into whether or not the killing of Martin (left) was a hate crime
 
 What’s next: Attorney General Eric Holder (right) said that the Justice Department will continue their civil investigation into whether or not the killing of Martin (left) was a hate crime

When asked if George is racist, Robert said: ‘absolutely not. He’s never been taught to be a racist.’

While not going into details, Robert and Gladys said that their lives have been completely uprooted since the trial, and that they have been just some on the growing roster of targets for death threats.

They said that they have received threats on social media, as well as George and his legal team, not to mention the Sanford chief of police.

That fear has kept the Zimmermans from reaching out to their controversial son, with their only interaction being inside the courtroom immediately following the verdict.

 
Fighting rages on: A Zimmerman supporter (left) is caught in a war of words with Trayvon supporters in New York's Union Square on Sunday, the day after the verdict was reachedFighting rages on: A Zimmerman supporter (left) is caught in a war of words with Trayvon supporters in New York’s Union Square on Sunday, the day after the verdict was reached

‘I hug him, I kiss him and he said “Thank you mom, I want to go home,”‘ Gladys told Walters.

Asked what they would say to the parents of Trayvon, Gladys said there was little that words could do.

‘It’s nothing I can tell them, it’s only something I can do: I can pray,’ she said.

‘We are deeply sorry for this tragedy, and we pray for the departed, we pray for Trayvon Martin.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2364748/George-Zimmermans-parents-speak-time-acquittal-saying-absolutely-racist-dont-want-fear-trace-discover-hiding-spot.html#ixzz2ZA5ycZzB
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