The Miami Herald has dug up some information from George Zimmermans Myspace page circa 2005. The paper found some derogatory statements about Mexicans in some of the 28 year olds postings. Zimmerman listed himself as Latino in the About Me section of the social networking site. You can read the statements he made below:
I dont miss driving around scared to hit mexicans walkin on the side of the street, soft ass wanna be thugs messin with peoples cars when they aint around (what are you provin, that you can dent a car when no ones watchin) dont make you a man in my book. Workin 96 hours to get a decent pay check, gettin knifes pulled on you by every mexican you run into!
Other postings made reference to his other legal troubles in the year 2005. He made a comment about the domestic violence charges against him being dropped. He also mentioned the assault charge on a police officer being downgrades.
These revelations come as his new attorney, Mark OMara, has taken control of his online presence. He had planned to wipe out all of his online data, including a website he had set up to raise money for his defense, but he changed his mind after he saw that Zimmermans website had raised over $200,000. The attorney has now set up a new site where people can donate to Zimmermans defense fund.
These latest revelations are only going to fuel the fire of those who believe the killing of Trayvon Martin was racially motivated. Zimmerman followed the boy through his neighborhood because he thought he looked suspicious. Given his statements on Myspace it would appear he had a history of racial profiling. While this does not make him guilty it will certainly be used against him in court.