Sanford Shenanigans: George Zimmerman Has Gone Rogue (Again)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 18:13 EDT
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Attendees at a rally for Trayvon Martin at ALEC. [Image by Anna John]
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Shenanigans are afoot in Sanford.  Zimmerman’s attorneys held a press conference and announced that they were withdrawing as counsel.  They said they don’t know where Zimmerman is; that Zimmerman is emotionally unstable; that Zimmerman called Sean Hannity (!!) and spoke to Hannity off-the-record (revealing information that he had not yet revealed to his attorneys); and the kicker — he may not even be in Florida:

The attorneys for George Zimmerman, who claims to have shot and killed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin in self-defense, said during a press conference Tuesday that they had terminated their relationship with him.

Attorneys Craig Sonner and Hal Uhri said they had not be able to contact him since Sunday, but would continue to represent him if he decided to contact them. The attorneys said it would be wrong for them to claim to represent Zimmerman if they were not in contact with him.

“He has gone on his own,” Sonner said.

The attorneys had only talked with Zimmerman on the phone, but had planned to have face-to-face meetings.

Zimmerman called Fox News host Sean Hannity and special prosecutor Angela Corey’s office in Florida, according to the attorneys. Hannity refused to tell the attorneys what Zimmerman told him.

Zimmerman has completely avoided the media and has gone into hiding. Sonner and Uhri refused to indicate where he may be, but said anyone looking for him should look “far away from Florida.”

The attorneys said Zimmerman was “not doing well” and probably suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. They described him as being “emotionally crippled.”

Think Progress compiled a little Where in the World is George Zimmerman? video:

So that happened. Oh, and rumors are flying around in the Twitterverse that the lawyers may not actually be his lawyers because Zimmerman never signed a retainer agreement. Apparently, Zimmerman called the Special Prosecutor and told her that the lawyers were only “advisors.”


I told you shenanigans were afoot!

In my opinion, something shady is going on down there in Florida. No reasonable attorney would drop a client after only 36 hours of non-contact. Something else is up. The question is, what?

Coming up on Fox News: Are the New Black Panthers holding Zimmerman hostage? Did the New Black Panthers steal Mark Judge’s L.L. Bike?

Is it irresponsible to speculate? It would be irresponsible not to.

ABL aka Angry Black Lady aka Imani Gandy is a recovering attorney with a burning love of fire and perfectly-constructed sentences. The “anger” portion of her moniker stems not from her displeasure at the hellscape that American politics has become, but rather is a symptom of the pituitary tumor which has been indefinitely detained in her brain since 2006. When she’s not pointing out that people are wrong on the Internet – or writing for Balloon Juice, The Grio, The Team Uterati Wiki Project, or RH Reality Check -- she likes long sits on the beach. Also, she thinks gravity is a real downer. You can follow her on Twitter at @AngryBlackLady.
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