Zimmerman Says He’s ‘Absolutely’ a Victim and Spoke to Trayvon Martin’s Family

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George Zimmerman thinks he was “absolutely” a victim and that he never should have been prosecuted for killing Trayvon Martin.

“I feel the people in power, like Gov. Scott, cowered to political pressure and shredded the Constitution,” Zimmerman told Fusion’s Derrick Ashong. “And spit in the face of all our fallen soldiers, and went through with a malicious prosecution, simply for political pressure.”

In the interview, Zimmerman said that even though local authorities had determined that he killed Martin in self-defense, Scott had reached out to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to find a find a state prosecutor -- Angela Corey -- who would file charges and pursue the case.

Zimmerman said he has never spoken with the Martin family and had no plans to do so.

“I haven’t reached out to the Martin Fulton family at all,” Zimmerman said.

“And if you have the chance to speak with them, what will you say?” Ashong asked.

“Again, due to the civil rights violation investigation by the Department of Justice, I wouldn’t say anything to them,” Zimmerman said. “I would say nothing.”

More from Fusion's Derrick Ashong interview with George Zimmerman:

Derrick Ashong: Why I Interviewed George Zimmerman

George Zimmerman: I Was ‘Always Armed’

George Zimmerman Takes a ‘Christ-Like’ Approach to Critics

George Zimmerman on Claims He’s Racist: ‘I Don’t Defend Myself From Dragons’

Editor's note: Fusion reached out to the Martin family and their attorney for comment, but did not receive a response by publication time.

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Derrick Ashong: Why I Interviewed George Zimmerman [Opinion]

I believe Zimmerman got away with murder, aided and abetted by a justice system that does not have equal regard for the lives of black and minority youth, and further empowered by self-defense laws that have given citizens of certain states an effective license to kill their neighbors, provided those neighbors are young, black and preferably unarmed.