George Zimmerman’s friend now says he is guilty, racially profiled Trayvon Martin

17 May

Frank Taaffe vocally supported George Zimmerman throughout his trial and told the media his friend ‘became the victim’ following the 2012 death of Trayvon Martin. Now, Taaffe says he believes Zimmerman racially profiled Martin and is guilty of murder./

Frank Taaffe, a former friend and vocal supporter of George Zimmerman, is now speaking out against Zimmerman.NEWS13Frank Taaffe, a former friend and vocal supporter of George Zimmerman, is now speaking out against Zimmerman.

A vocal supporter of George Zimmerman has had a change of heart — now, he thinks his friend got away with murder.

Frank Taaffe served on the neighborhood watch with the man accused of killing Trayvon Martin and vocally supported him throughout his trial. But months after Zimmerman was acquitted, Taaffe told Orlando’s News 13 that his neighbor should have been found guilty.

He told the TV station that the incident stemmed from the color of Trayvon’s skin.

“What I know of George and his tendencies and also my opinion is that he racially profiled Trayvon Martin that night,” he said. “If that had been a white kid on a cellphone, walking through our neighborhood, he wouldn’t have stayed on him the way he did, and that’s a fact, and I believe that in my heart.”

Zimmerman was found not guilty in July after he was accused of following and shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012. Zimmerman claimed he acted in self-defense.

POOL PHOTOJOE BURBANK/APGeorge Zimmerman was acquitted in July in the killing of Trayvon Martin.

From the beginning, Taaffe supported Zimmerman. He once told News 13 that his friend only wanted to “ensure the safety of the community he lived in” and that his friend “became the victim.”

After the deaths of his brother and two sons, Taaffe said his view of the situation changed.

“I can only ask for the country to forgive me and today I believe that he racially profiled him based on the color of his skin,” he said.

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