George Zimmerman arrested again

Trayvon Martin's killer has been taken in by Seminole County officers, reportedly for a domestic disturbance

By Natasha Lennard

Published November 18, 2013 7:16PM (EST)

George Zimmerman, who shot dead unarmed teen Trayvon Martin but was found not guilty of murder, has reportedly been taken in by police again. As well as shooting dead a 17-year-old black kid, Zimmerman has also run into trouble with the law in the past when his ex-wife claimed he threatened her with a gun. The precise reason for his latest arrest is not clear.

Once again, we can rest reassured that young men like Martin can be executed and upstanding characters like Zimmerman can walk free. Via the Orlando Sentinel:

George Zimmerman has been arrested and was en route to the Seminole County Jail, according to Sheriff Don Eslinger.

It's not clear what happened or what crime he's accused of committing, but just before 1:30 p.m., Eslinger confirmed that Zimmerman had been arrested today and was being driven to the county jail in Sanford.

He said more information would be available shortly.

WESH-Channel 2 reported that Zimmerman was accused of domestic violence by a girlfriend.

Natasha Lennard

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