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George Zimmerman

Sues NBC Over 911 Tape --

I'm Not a Racist!

12/6/2012 1:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Trayvon Martin
shooter George Zimmerman has filed a lawsuit against NBC over the way it edited his 911 call -- placed moments before Martin was shot -- claiming the network falsely made Zimmerman look like a "hostile racist."

You'll recall, NBC launched an internal investigation over the tape after it aired the edited recording -- which made it sound like Zimmerman immediately told police that Martin was black, without being prompted.



In actuality, the full 911 tape reveals Zimmerman only referred to Martin as "black" when responding to a question from the dispatcher about Trayvon's race.

Zimmerman accuses NBC of creating a "false and defamatory misimpression using the oldest form of yellow journalism: manipulating Zimmerman's own words, splicing together disparate parts of the recording to create the illusion of statements that Zimmerman never actually made."

He's suing for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress, demanding unspecified damages.

Zimmerman -- a former neighborhood watch coordinator for a gated community in Florida -- fatally shot 17-year-old Martin on February 26th. George has claimed the shooting was in self-defense.

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181.

Az Heat    

I'm not a racist but a good majority of black people are starting to think they can do whatever they want. Who really gives two ****s if the president is black it does not give you anymore rights or powers so get over your damn color! White kids get shot also by black cops!!! So where are all of you black people when that happens!?!? My girlfriend was killed in a drive by in 1989 by a black guy and she was an innocent female standing outside a store with no weapon and that BLACK guy only got seven years and you want this guy dead!?! Let me make a few points to the black people out there and remember I'm NOT racist!!! What majority of race is in prison for violent crimes... BLACK What majority race is arrested for drug dealing... BLACK What majority race is on welfare and not even attempting to get a job and also on food stamps... BLACK Look at the neighborhoods that are majority black and you tell me that's what you want all the neighborhoods to look like in America... Run down houses, unkept lawns, 5 guys sitting on the porch drinking beer and playing cards and dominoes and dressed like thugs... Yea thats exactly what I want my neighborhood to look like! Whites are no better than blacks and blacks are no better than whites!!! Were all in this country and instead of working together and making things better our races are working against each other!! As soon as a black person gets shot its automatically called racist... Have yoy black people ever stop to think that the area probably has a very high crime rate and people are getting tires of all the ****!?! I can see a black guy breaking into my house and I shoot and kill him and it would be racist!!

646 days ago
182.

Luketheduke    

I live in a major city and see how blacks live. They take advantage of every govt handout they can get. I went into a welfare office for a college thesis on blacks in America , and there were literally 129 blacks in the office and 2 old white ladies. That's it. I have been in that office several times and the blacks are welfare recepisnts more than 20 times their white counterparts...and they are followed by Asians. You drove by the nice new projects and guess what? 99% of the people in the projects that I included in my report were black! My cousin was robbed shot and killed outside a playground in a quiet italian neighborhood by 3 black me. Who testified in court that hey planned on robbig a white kid. What about the kid that was doused in acid by black kids because his last name was coon? Or the waitres that was robbed and killed of her tip money by black men? It's not racism. It's the way of the world. Blacks feel so entitled to everything since they were enslaved. Let me tell you something...the Jews, Irish, and immigrants of all races have suffered. Not just blacks. Get the f over it and better yourselves- don't live up to the stereotype.

633 days ago
183.

THE LATIN PATRIOT     

HERE IS A REAL TRUTH THAT NO ONE IS DARING TO SAY OUT LOUD---THE WHITE CONTROLLED NEWS MEDIA IS AFRAID TO CONFRONT AND APPOSE THE BLACK ACTIVISTS IN THIS COUNTRY, AS WELL AS THE GLBTI ACTIVISTS!! THE SO-CALLED 'REVERENDS' JESSE JACKSON AND AL SHARPTON, AMONG OTHERS IMMEDIATELY JUMP ON ANY LITTLE THING THAT IS POSSIBLY 'ANTI-BLACK' WITHOUT FULL PROOF EXISTING, AND NEVER APPOLIGIZE WHEN THEY ARE WRONG, WHICH IS OFTEN!! THE GUTLESS FLORIDA PROSECUTORS CATER TO THEM AND THE SCREAMING BLACK ACTIVISTS WHO WHIP UP ANTI-WHITE HATRED--REVERSE RACISM A DOZEN TIMES OVER!! THEY ALL IGNORE THE PROVEN NEGATIVES OF THE BLACK THUGS IN JAIL OR PRISON, CLAIMING 'RACISM AND VICTIMHOOD'. THESE MONEY HUNGRY RACISTS SUCK MONEY OUT OF THE SYSTEM WHEREVER THEY CAN, LIKE THE MARTIN FAMILY JUST DID (OVER A MILLION DOLLARS). STHEY CONVENIENATLY IGNORE THAT THIS MARTIN CHARACTER WAS A REAL THUG, A DRUG USER, THIEF, GANGBANGER ACTIVITIES, TROUBLEMAKER, ETC. HE WAS BIGGER, STRONGER, FASTER, STHAN POOR LITTLE ZIMMERMAN, AND JUMPED OUT FROM BETWEEN SOME BUILDINGS AND LANDED A VICIOUS SUCKER PUNCH TO ZIMMERMAN, KNOCKING HIM TO THE GOUND AND THEM VIOLENTLY SMASHING HIS HEAD INTO THE CEMENT SIDEWALK. LITTLE ZIMMERMAN CRIED OUT FOR HELP, THE LOCAL COWARDS DID NOT COME TO HIS RESCUE TO PULL THIS MARTIN THUG OFF OF HIM!! HE HAD NO DEFENSE AGINST THIS WILD BEAST EXCEPT HIS GUN BEFORE HE LOST CONCIOUSNESS.. WOULD ANY OF YOU OUT THERE HAVE LET THIS POWERFULL THUG BEAT YOUR BRAINS OUT, JUST TO PLACATE AND APPEASE THE BLACK ACTIVISTS?? PEOPLE---GET REAL!!

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