TMZ reports that while Zimmerman was in town to record an interview with Fusion, he decided to take a trip to the beach with his girlfriend, her child and brother. While Zimmerman was at the beach, however, he was recognized and harassed by residents, at least one of whom placed a $10,000 bounty on his head.
During Zimmerman’s Fusion interview, he said he feels like he is the victim in this case.
“I feel the people in power, like Gov. Scott, cowered to political pressure and shredded the Constitution, and spit in the face of all our fallen soldiers, and went through with a malicious prosecution, simply for political pressure,” he said.
The African-American reporter who interviewed Zimmerman, Derrick Ashong, compared interviewing Zimmerman to interviewing any other notorious or infamous person.
“I interviewed George Zimmerman for the same reasons journalists have interviewed Charles Manson, that Barbara Walters interviewed Muammar Ghaddafi and Fidel Castro. I sat down across from him and politely asked the questions I wanted answers to. And maybe I simply wanted to look in the eyes of the killer and see if I could perceive an ounce of remorse. I found none. Instead, I saw a man convinced that indeed, he is the victim. And, perhaps, even a hero,” he explained.
However, Ashong has made no qualms about having strong feelings about the case.
“I believe Zimmerman got away with murder, aided and abetted by a justice system that does not have equal regard for the lives of black and minority youth,” he said.