As more information rolls out about George Zimmerman and the Trayvon Martin trial, the more I become convinced injustice was done. This interview with Shellie Zimmerman exposes information that sheds some real light on George Zimmerman's state of mind.
Shellie explained that she wasn’t home that February night, “I was staying at my father’s house. We had gotten into an argument the night before, and I left.”
That right there is a big red flag. George Zimmerman had been charged with domestic violence and violence against police officers in the past, as you may recall. Spouses have arguments all the time, but usually stay in the same house. However, leaving and going to the parents' house usually indicates fear more than anger. If Zimmerman's state of mind was angry and violent the night he stalked and profiled Trayvon Martin, it explains a lot.
I concur with Sarah Jones at PoliticusUSA on this one. Nothing triggers an abuser faster than when the victim leaves and gets out from under his control. I also agree with this, having lived it myself:
The profile of an abuser is a person who refuses to take responsibility for their life, their actions, and their feelings. Often they feel victimized by the very people they are victimizing (see Zimmerman demanding an apology from African Americans). They feel powerless and out of control, and instead of doing something productive about it, they find a victim they can abuse so that they can feel powerful and in control. Zimmerman’s spotty “career” history is par for the course of this profile.
A predator will use violence, economic dependency, verbal abuse and isolation (often asking the victim to lie for them thereby rendering the victim’s credibility worthless, which is handy for the abuser later) to establish and maintain their control.
It’s ironic and yet predictable that Shellie Zimmerman lied for the abusive George Zimmerman, and now she is in more trouble than he.
This aligns with Shellie Zimmerman's claim that George had "beaten down her self-esteem." It's what they do. Up is down, black is white, and everything is what they say it is because you're clearly too stupid to think for yourself.
The night George Zimmerman got out of his car to stalk Trayvon Martin after profiling him, he was angry and ready to unleash that anger on whatever target was available. Unfortunately, Trayvon Martin was caught in the crossfire.