George Costanza (Jason Alexander) – Gun is the Reason Zimmerman Killed Martin
Jason Alexander, best known for his portrayal of George Costanza, Jerry Seinfeld’s best friend, on the show Seinfeld, weighed in on the Zimmerman murder trial.
Alexander took to Twitlong to express his frustration to the verdict of the trial. However, unlike most, Alexander did something unique – he blamed the gun for the death of Treyvon Martin.
Here are some quotes from Alexander’s blog entry.
Here’s what we know about George Zimmerman — he is not a law enforcement officer. But he has the right to carry a deadly weapon. And he took it upon himself to be the official watchdog for a neighborhood. Without training, he profiled a young black man he deemed “suspicious”. He called the authorities and was told emphatically TO STAND DOWN. Do not pursue. DO NOT take any action.
For the record, the only thing the police dispatcher told Zimmerman was “we don’t need you to do that” in response to learning Zimmerman was out of his car and moving in Martin’s direction, to which Zimmerman responded, “OK”.
Alexander then went on to blame the gun for Zimmerman’s behavior. As if the gun was some sort of evil talisman guiding Zimmerman’s every action.
Emboldened by the gun in his pocket, he exited his vehicle and pursued Martin in some way. And now we have the end result. Would Zimmerman have pursued if he did not have that gun his pocket? Who knows. I believe he would not. He certainly would not have put himself in a situation where there would be confrontation. The gun in his pocket is what caused this death. Without it, this would not have gone down this way.
That said, Alexander agrees with the verdict more or less according to the following quote
Therefore, I do not take issue with the jury, the verdict or our judicial system as it played out here. With the exception of the prosecution doing a fairly lackluster, if not incompetent job, everybody did exactly what they are supposed to do in this case. The judge was stellar and fair, the jury was responsible and engaged and even the parties on each side have accorded themselves with a fair amount of grace. The verdict is the verdict and it should stand.