George Zimmermans brother launched a shocking, racially charged Twitter rant that wont do the accused murderer any favors.
Older brother Robert Zimmerman Jr. posted a series of tweets Sunday condemning the media and sounding off on race.
But his tweets have ignited a firestorm after he posted a picture comparing Florida teen Trayvon Martin, whom George Zimmerman is charged with murdering in February 2012, with Georgia teen DeMarquise Elkins, one of two accused of fatally shooting a baby and injuring his mother last week in a botched robbery.
Robert Zimmerman didnt tone down his remarks in subsequent tweets. Many people responded in anger when he mentioned that blacks mightB risky.
Lib media shld ask if what these2 black teens did 2 a woman&baby is the reason ppl think blacks mightB risky, he posted to his more than 2,500 followers.
He continued Tuesday tweeting about his brothers case. George Zimmerman, 29, is claiming self-defense for shooting Martin after the 17-year-old walked through his gated community in Sanford.
George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, believed the unarmed teen was acting suspiciously. The pair ended up in an altercation.
Prosecutors say that George Zimmerman, whose father is white and mother is Peruvian, may have racially profiled Martin.
But Robert Zimmerman has railed against the media for casting Martin as child-like and making his brother the villain, he claims. He griped that the more shocking pictures of Martin, including ones of him flipping the bird, aren't shown more often.
The Elkins case, he also lamented, has failed to attract the same attention as his brothers