Extent Of Case Trayvon Martin Sues Democrats Warren And Buttigieg

Miami – Applicants for Democratic presidential candidacy Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren were sued for slander and defamation for tweets they wrote in memory of an African-American teenager who died from gunshots of a security guard in Florida in 2012.

George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the trial for the death of Trayvon Martin and has always defended that he acted in self-defense, despite the fact that the victim, who was 17 years old, was unarmed, accuses the two candidates of slandering him “maliciously” in his messages on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the young man’s birth, according to a statement from his lawyer.

The lawsuit was filed in the courts of Polk County (northwestern Florida), as Efe could find in the court record, which does not, however, allow access to the content.


Local media published that Zimmerman, who in 2019 sued Trayvon Martin’s parents, claims $ 265 million to the defendants.

In the statement, lawyer Larry Klayman says that it is time for the “harmful” use of the “racial card” by politicians of “all signs” to end and stresses that “tactics” causes “great harm “to people like Zimmerman, while damaging” the relations between whites and African-Americans who are all brothers. “

In Klayman’s opinion, the entire country should applaud Zimmernan for standing before “pirate” politicians like Buttigieg and Warren, whom he accused of trying to “manipulate African-American voters” to win the Democratic presidential candidacy.

Tweets published by former Mayor Buttigieg and Senator Warren do not mention Zimmerman.

On February 5, the day Trayvon Martin had turned 25, Buttigieg asked himself: “How many 25th birthday have been stolen from us by white supremacy, gun violence, prejudice and fear?”

Warren, meanwhile, wrote that his “heart” was with Sybrina Fulton, the mother of the dead young man, and Trayvon Martín’s family and friends.

“He should be with us today,” said the senator, who forwarded a Twitter message from another user asking for the end of “violence and racism” and building a world in which children, “especially African Americans.” , can grow safe and free.

The Trayvon Martin case resulted in the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement against violence against African Americans by security or surveillance forces.

Buttigieg and Warren will participate this Wednesday in Las Vegas (Nevada) in a public debate with the other candidates for the Democratic nomination: Senator Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Amy Klobuchar and New York Mayor Mike Blooomberg.