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Former George Zimmerman Supporter Has Major Change of Heart, Now Believes Zimmerman Racially Profiled Trayvon

Frank Taaffe says Zimmerman was racistFrank Taafe, the man who was once one of George Zimmerman’s most outspoken supporters, has had a major change of heart and believes Trayvon Martin was racially profiled—which Taafe likely told a grand jury that is considering civil rights charges against Zimmerman.

It has been more than two years since Zimmerman fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin only to later be acquitted for the murder.

After the shooting,Taaffe, a friend of Zimmerman’s, insisted that he would never target the young teen based on his race.

“George is not a racist,” he blatantly said on camera years ago.

Now Taaffe isn’t quite so sure.

Not only is Taaffe suggesting that Zimmerman could have indeed targeted Martin based on his race, he’s also breaking his silence about a mysterious phone call from a caller that claimed to be Zimmerman.

According to WFTV, Taaffe told the FBI that back in June someone called him saying they were Zimmerman.

The following phone conversation included racially-charged language that had Taaffe second-guessing if it was really his friend on the other line.

“People knew my phone number so it could’ve been anybody,” he said. “I brought it up and they wanted me to go on the record with what this alleged George said with this phone call from an unknown destination.”

Meanwhile, Taaffe has experienced his own personal losses that have him feeling a lot closer to Martin’s family than he used to.

When reporters gathered around the former Zimmerman supporter to ask why he has decided to testify against his former friend, his response was a cold one: “Death.”

According to News One, Taaffe recently lost both of his sons.

Now, Taaffe says he understands what it’s like to lose a child.

“This is a young man who didn’t deserve to die,” he told reporters.

That’s when a key question was asked – does Taffee believe that Martin was profiled?

He answered, “In my heart of hearts, I do believe that.”

A grand jury heard Taaffe’s new perspective on things, including his recollection of the mysterious phone call.

The investigation is trying to determine whether or not Zimmerman violated Martin’s civil rights on that fateful night.

It is unclear how long it will take for the grand jury to complete the investigation.


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