Lawsuit Against George Zimmerman’s Homeowners Association
If George Zimmerman can’t be prosecuted or even arrested for murdering Trayvon Martin, the next target might be the homeowners association that hired him.
George Zimmerman was officially listed as the neighborhood watch captain of The Retreat at Twin Lakes, the Florida gated community where he shot Trayvon Martin on February 26th.
In a newsletter to residents, the homeowners association instructed residents to first call the Sanford Police Department in case of trouble, and then “please contact our Captain, George Zimmerman, so he can be aware and help address the issue with other residents.”
In other words the homeowners association gave George Zimmerman the keys to the car — without checking to see if he’s had dozens of accidents, or if he even has a driver’s license — and he crashed it. Totaled it.
A Florida real estate attorney said The Retreat at Twin Lakes is “stuck” if they get sued:
“So, if you’re going to send out a newsletter saying, `Hey, he is the captain. Whatever he says goes,’ you have now basically rented a free police officer for your neighborhood. He certainly took on that role with the homeowners association, and it seems to me that they recognized that.”
George Zimmerman might be able to hide behind Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, but the homeowners association won’t be able to. They made their bed, and now they might have to lie in it.