#1 Zimmerman 'has PTSD, millions in debt' by algernonpj 22.11.2013 13:46

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Zimmerman 'has PTSD, millions in debt'
'His life is ruined by what they've done to him''
November30, 2013
By Scott Greer

George Zimmerman is drowning in $2.5 million in debt and is said to be showing signs of a severe psychological condition following the beleaguered Neighborhood Watch volunteer’s acquittal for the murder of Trayvon Martin last summer.

Journalist and author Jack Cashill, who covers the Zimmerman case in his new book, “If I Had a Son: Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman,” believes that the Florida man’s latest actions are uncharacteristic of the person Zimmerman was before the Trayvon shooting and may be a sign that he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD

“I’ve talked to his father and his brother and they said he’s just not the same person. I would say PTSD is probably a pretty good description of what’s going on,” Cashill told WND. “They took his job, took his marriage, the whole thing cost him tremendously and the media gloried in his screw-ups.”

Zimmerman – who is said to have gained 120 pounds since his 2012 arrest – reappeared in the news this week as word came out that he been arrested on domestic assault charges relating to an alleged altercation with his girlfriend. He is accused of pointing a shotgun at her.

In September, he was also accused of domestic assault by his estranged wife. Since his acquittal, he has accumulated two speeding tickets.

Zimmerman was granted a $9,000 bail Tuesday in court, an amount higher than normal due to the judge citing the accusation that Zimmerman tried to strangle his girlfriend. The judge banned him from having guns or leaving Florida.

Jack Cashill’s brand new book explains how the truth was exposed about the Trayvon case: “If I Had a Son: Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman”

Cashill said believes Zimmerman exhibited the thousand-yard stare, the limp, unfocused glaze of a battle-weary soldier that is often a symptom of PTSD.

“He had the thousand-yard stare. You saw it during the trial. He didn’t look sane when he was in that trial – he was utterly disengaged,” he explained. “That he is suffering from some total breakdown seems totally obvious at this point.”

According to the Mayo Clinic, some symptoms of PTSD include:

difficulty maintaining close relationships,
flashbacks,
irritability or anger,
self-destructive behavior,
trouble sleeping,
being easily frightened,
trouble concentrating and
feeling emotionally numb.

Cashill said Zimmerman’s family had growing concerns about Zimmerman’s mental well-being.

“I asked his father, ‘How does George sleep at night?’ And he just looked at me and said sadly, ‘I’m not sure he does.’ They knew that George was in trouble emotionally,” he said. “During his year under house arrest, the one time they found him going out someplace, the police followed him to a sporting goods store because they were afraid he was going to buy some guns – he was buying a bulletproof vest. What kind of shopping spree that is.”
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“Soon as the verdict came in, everything changed,” he said. “There’s a weekend of hubbub, but then they didn’t want to talk about it anymore. They didn’t want to revisit it because they know how guilty they are. His life is ruined by what they’ve done to him.”

Zimmerman is currently suing NBC for doctoring the 9-1-1 tapes from the night he shot Martin, which portrayed him as racially biased.

Cashill thinks they won’t stop pursuing Zimmerman until he meets a tragic end.

“I think they might not be satisfied until he kills himself or someone kills him,” Cashill grimly concluded.
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All that stood between Zimmerman and lifetime internment were two folksy local lawyers, their aides and some very dedicated citizen journalists, most notably an unpaid handful of truth seekers at the blogging collective known as the Conservative Treehouse. “If I Had a Son” takes an inside look at this unprecedented battle formation.
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#2 RE: Zimmerman 'has PTSD, millions in debt' by algernonpj 17.02.2014 14:05

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Her's a more recent follow up article

George Zimmerman says he’s homeless and suffering from PTSD
The man who killed Trayvon Martin in February 2012 told the Spanish language station Univision that Martin threatened him and he felt his life was in danger. He said he now fears for his life but thinks he did the right thing.
By Joel Landau / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 4:56 PM

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national...ticle-1.1615673

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