George Zimmerman Parents Live In Hiding
George Zimmerman’s parents say they are in hiding, in fear for their lives and going broke.
Zimmerman’s parents, Robert and Gladys, told Barbara Walters that apart from these few moments immediately following the verdict they have been unable to talk to their son.
Walters asked, “Do you have to live in hiding?”
Gladys said, “Yes.”
Walters asked, “You don’t tell friends or family where you are?”
“No,” replied Gladys.
Robert and Gladys Zimmerman are speaking about the verdict that is dividing America.
Gladys said, “We are not racists. We don't see color, we are color blind.”
Robert said, “We are a mixed-race couple. George and his wife are an mixed-race couple.”
They don’t know where George is and say it's better that way.
Gladys said, “To tell you the truth, we don't trust anything, not even the phones.”
But Zimmerman’s mom says she prays every day for Trayvon Martin.
“We pray for Trayvon Martin to be in a better place,” said Gladys.
Meanwhile, there is rage in the streets over the not guilty verdict.
One protester shouted, “This is a system that doesn’t give a damn about a black life!”
There were violent clashes in Los Angeles and Oakland. A Walmart in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles was stormed.
Stevie Wonder says he's boycotting the state of Florida. At a concert he told the crowd, “Until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished, I will never perform in Florida again.”
When soul legend Lester Chambers dedicated a song to Trayvon Martin during a performance in Petaluma, California, a woman climbed on stage and attacked the 73-year-old singer. She was subdued by the other performers, and Chambers was taken to the hospital.
Chambers told INSIDE EDITION, “I saw anger and boom! I was down!”
The 43-year-old assailant was charged with battery and released.
And special prosecutor Angela Corey is under fire for her answer to a question on HLN when she was asked, “One word to describe George Zimmerman?”
Corey responded, “Murderer!”
Zimmerman's defense attorney Mark O’Mara responded, "If someone is hurt because of Angela Corey’s incendiary word, 'murderer,' action should be taken to hold her responsible."