Family Rescued by George Zimmerman Cancels Appearance Fearing ‘Blow Back’

Matt Gutman and Christina Ng, ABC News, July 24, 2013

The family rescued by George Zimmerman when they were trapped in an overturned SUV canceled a scheduled news conference today and is pleading for privacy.

Zimmerman was one of two men who came to the aid of Dana and Mark Gerstle and their two children, who were trapped inside a blue Ford Explorer SUV that had rolled over after traveling off the highway in Sanford, Fla., about 5:45 p.m. Thursday, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

The Gerstles were expected to hold a press conference today at the office of Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara, but cancelled a few hours before it was supposed to take place.

“They have expressed to us that they are not comfortable doing media interviews at this time and they continue to ask for privacy,” the Seminole City Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Zimmerman’s lawyer, Mark O’Mara, said the family had asked to speak, but then got concerned about the anger surrounding the controversial verdict.

“The family called because they wanted to address the media. I knew that if we did it in an organized way, it would help them get back to a normal life.. But they called today and said they were more worried about blow back from saying anything that would be favorable to George, and decided they did not want to do any media,” O’Mara said.


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  • 1proactive2

    Smart people. The media has supported thug Martin since the shooting to include doctoring police reports to fit their agendas, and making him out to look like a black child named Skippy. The MSM’s commitment to social chaos and protection of feral blacks would no doubt compel them to find a way to cause this family great harm.

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      I doubt it. If the MSM doesn’t like this story, they can simply ignore it like they always do. Once buried, very few people, aside from the readers of this site and a few others, would ever hear of it.

      Remember that the MSM has ultimate power as to what the average American hears about, and if they want to send a story down the memory hole, they have no difficulty doing so. Murdering a family isn’t necessary.

      • 1proactive2

        The MSM has habitually turned a blind eye to threats and even outright murder by blacks against Whites, Hispanics, and Asians. I recommend the book, “White Girl Bleed a Lot” by Colin Flaherty. It specifically highlights the MSM ignoring black racist assaults, or at least minimizing them. You can read the synopsis and customer reviews on Amazon.

        The MSM will not allow disparaging remarks or negative assessments against black criminal behavior by anyone. Black people one of their protected groups. Blacks know this, and they also know they are free to harm without scrutiny from what used to be called, “journalism”.

        • David Ashton

          The BS M.

  • dd121


    • AutomaticSlim

      Maybe, maybe not.
      Their kids look very young, like grade school age.
      Possibly they wanted to avoid having the next “trayvon” attacking the kids?

    • Puggg

      Until you walk a mile in their moccasins…

  • Enar_Larsson

    Thanks to our President, our Attorney General, Florida’s special prosecutor, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, and all the usual race hustlers it isn’t even safe for a family to be rescued by a man declared innocent by the very system Obama, Holder, and Corey are supposed to represent. Jared Taylor’s letter to Holder didn’t go far enough, apparently. Not only do racists–real or imagined–not have a right self-defense, they don’t have a right to other-defense. I wouldn’t be surprised if in two weeks of intense pressure this family does the interview and the father says he would rather his family died than be rescued by the racist scum that is Zman.

  • NorthernWind

    Cowardly but I can understand their reluctance. Who knows, perhaps their bosses are bigger cowards or anti-White and would have fired them if they appeared in defense of Zimmerman. We live in a sick world friends…

    • Bardon Kaldian

      Sure. But, still-cowardly.

  • David Ashton

    Land of the Free and Home of the Brave, Mr “President”?

  • Eagle_Eyed

    If someone saved your lives and your children’s lives, you have a duty to this man. Reneging only adds speculation that this was in fact staged. Cowards, cowards, cowards.

  • Spartacus

    What happens when you let groids run amok… People can’t even thank someone for saving their lives.

  • bigone4u

    Not only can you not be George Zimmerman, his family, his friends, a defense witness, or one of his lawyers without fearing for your life, but you can’t even by rescued from certain death by Zimm without fearing the crazed, violent feral culture called Black America. And it all comes with Obama’s stamp of approval. And Obama says White America is racist. The POTUS is a liar and a fool.

    • David Ashton

      Worse than “a liar and a fool”.
      A grinning BSM icon along with Nelson Mandela and Rihanna.

      • gemjunior

        I like the term “BSM” It’s 100% true and sounds catchy.

  • Easyrhino1

    No doubt Spike Lee has tweeted their address to his mob of followers so they can do God knows what.

  • Keep Honkin I’m Reloading


  • Tim_in_Indiana

    What a bunch of cowardly ingrates. Is this what has become of the white race?

    What do they expect to happen? Blacks are not known for their ingenuity or initiative.

    Do they think that blacks are going to hunt them down and behead them simply because they say that Zimmerman rescued them from an automobile accident?

    This whole thing is bizarre.

  • Truthseeker

    They’ve effectively made Zimmerman into a persona non grata in “respectable” society, and any association with him, while not technically illegal, would be deserving of whatever retaliation the mob wished to inflict upon those who did so. You know Eric Holder wouldn’t lose a minute of sleep if Zimmerman or anyone associated with him were killed in the name of “racial justice” or violent anger under that pretext. Whites are the enemy, even Hispanics designated as “white” for power consolidation purposes.

  • The jury wasn’t willing to condemn an innocent man just because a mob of savages wanted them to do so, but the Gerstle family is quite OK helping to ensure he remains a pariah.

    Nice going.

    • joesolargenius

      I am fairly certain that the wife made the decision to nix the interview as she was concerned that she would be socially condemned by some of her coworkers for publicly thanking Mr Zimmerman .

  • Romulus

    Smart? More like chicken Guano!!!! Probably a bunch of candy as suburban soccer sissies.

  • IKantunderstand

    Great. These people are exactly why this so called country is in the shape it is. Ball less Vikings. Great. All we can do nowadays is sit up in the stands wearing PLASTIC Viking helmets, and root for a football team that mostly consists of Negroes. Great. Oops. Pardon me, my bitterness is showing. My ancestors fought for PLASTIC Viking helmets and over priced hot dogs? They fought for their descendants being replaced? They fought for “press one for English”? My ancestors fought, sacrificed, and died, for NOTHING. Absolutely nothing. Turning this country over to the immigrant hordes, who, to quote obama, “have no skin in the game”, is an abomination of the first order. The Chinese are not giving up their country. The Indians are not giving up their country. The Mexicans are not giving up their country (are there any Mexicans actually left in Mexico? I mean, other than the rich ones). The Arabs are not giving up any of their countries. Why am I and my fellow Whites being forced to give up our country? Why? I say : Oh he!! no. Wait, oh, I know, this is where I am supposed to say some bull crap about how I don’t have anything against all the colored people swamping my country, pc blah blah. You think I’m gonna backpedal? You think I’m gonna come up with nice polite reasons as to why I don’t want them here? Well, you would be wrong. I don’t want them here because they are not WHITE. They are not White and they DO NOT BELONG here. This country is not just a proposition. This country is the guts, pioneer spirit, and soul of thousands of years of European civilization. You cannot just sashay your Hindu butt in here and say you are an American.BULL. You need “skin in the game”. WHITE SKIN.

  • Funruffian

    So this is the gratitude he gets for saving their pathetic lives. Screw them, I say.
    George deserves better than this and these people need to come forth. They owe him their lives.

    • They owe him the price of a small fire-extinguisher. The rabbit people are not grateful, and never will be. They’re not worth helping, but perhaps in the long run their kids will have been.

  • Jack Burton

    Wow, so he comes to their aid when their lives were in danger and they don’t even have the backbone to talk about it. What a bunch of cowardly scumbags.

    This is a prime example of why the West is in danger, our people have become spineless and selfish.

    • I thought I was a self-outed nonwhite and George Zimmerman was as well. Which way would you like it? I am 3/16 northeast woodlands Amerind and pass for white for seven months of the year. Mr. Zimmerman has a white wife, which allows you to claim he is polluting your bloodline. My wife is Japanese, which allows you to claim I am also polluting “your” bloodline. Perhaps if I was married to Mr. Zimmerman’s sister, you would still say I was polluting your bloodline.

      Which way would you like it, sir? If we marry white women, we are hated for doing this. If we marry close nonwhite women, we are hated for doing that. If we work as if we are white men, you hate us. When we don’t, you still hate us.

      I deliberately did not marry a white woman precisely because I did not want to contaminate the European bloodline, and I still can not win.

      • ms_anthro

        In my opinion you are Whiter than any of our White anti-White racial enemies, Mr. Scott. Thank you for standing beside us.

  • IanJMacDonald

    Has it been announced whether the rescued family was black?

    • gemjunior

      I had no idea of it. The irony. I’m surprised they didn’t suck in their big black lips and refuse to be rescued by a waycist. The black people can’t stand reality and the MSM or actually the BSM are living in a fantasy world where they think that if they say 2+2=5 enough times, it will start to be true. But we know the truth – that it will NEVER happen and 2+2=4 and always will until the end of the earth.

  • Gunrunner1

    You know, it make one believe there is a God. Zimmerman goes through all this crap and an accident happens right in front of him and he is a hero. Whites need to be strong on this and say FU to the negros and raise Zimmerman up. We can not cower much longer before we will have to make use of force.

    • He saved the lives of four people from a burning car, and he’s still treated like something the cat dragged in, because of media-orchestrated hype and the over-rated groids. I’m skinny and I stood up to them plenty in prison. The whole reason they left me alone was because I always escalated at Warp Six, Mr. Sulu. The groid is over-rated as a fighter. In building six in the Denver County Jail, one tried to cold-cock me in the shower, a Mr. Mittet. I ducked just enough that he hit my forehead. The “crunch” of every bone in his hand breaking was most satisfying. I didn’t go down; it didn’t hurt anyone but him. His eyes grew wide, and I started laughing at him. I didn’t need to escalate that one, because it was already over. When we were snitched on, I still refused to press charges, in spite of the deputies bringing their really nice Polish captain to try to talk me into it. I said that the only reason I was in the DCJ was because FBI agent Robert Moen lied under oath to have me held without bond and that I’m not a rat. His hand swelled up to the size of a football before we were ratted out, and he ended up needing surgery to save it.

      There was another bully much later, in the El Paso County jail’s kitchen in 2009. Since he was 6’5″ and 300 pounds, I threw scalding hot grits all over him. Second-degree burns. I completely beat the case; nothing stuck like, well hot grits stick. One of the BATF agents who searched my home in 2011 was also an El Paso County Sherrif’s Department deputy and remembered me as “Hot Grits”.

      Don’t be intimidated by blacks. A “white” man who can think and act quickly and who shows no fear is a match for anything.

      • Tom_in_Miami

        “He saved the lives of four people from a burning car…”

        Where did the part about the car being in flames come from? I’ve seen it mentioned here and there, but usually it’s just a car accident in which a good citizen pulls people out of an upside down car.

        • Apparently he used a fire-extinguisher. Lots of folks keep those in vehicles, especially when said vehicle has a Holly carburetor.

      • joesolargenius

        I agree again with your Philosophy of standing up to Black Racism and have lost several jobs for standing my ground or trying to file complaints of Racism against mostly Black Females in the workplace as the Black males always back off when they realize that your not afraid of them !

  • Creepy as a cracker!

    You are exactly right. I agree with your post but I especially agree that we are no longer the land of the free.

  • Ray Jordan


    I agree with you wholeheartedly. Who knew that prisons are filled with white people, instead of the filthy negroes who walk away with a slap on the wrist and a time-out.

  • Ray Jordan

    Why are the Americans of European descent passing judgement on this family? Has organized Jewry done such a fantastic job of removing religion from our learning institutions, that you don’t identify yourselves as Christians anymore?

    Our American cities and states have devolved into a third world cesspool. What have you done, besides act tough behind a keyboard to reverse this startling trend?

    In short, it’s obvious you don’t read your bibles, and you worship Satan to boot, by supporting his system. You are a lost cause indeed.

  • blindsticks

    ungrateful cowards.

    • Life is a learning process for anyone willing to pay attention. Perhaps Mr. Zimmerman will decide the Oogabooga regieme isn’t such a great deal after all.

  • gemjunior

    Craven. Land of the craven.

  • AutomaticSlim

    “Zimmerman wasn’t a coward when he decided to patrol his neighborhood
    against criminals. Zimmerman wasn’t a coward when he came to help these
    people in the car wreck, was he?”

    No, he certainly wasn’t. And as you correctly point out, “Z” is not an ordinary citizen. He gets involved and tries to make things better for himself and for others.

    But as for the family and particularly the father, it is difficult for me to agree with calling him a coward. If he were a single guy like I am, then yes, definitely, I would agree. A single guy with nothing to lose should go on CNN and rub it in Piers Morgan’s face that Z is a hero. But this guy has his a wife and young kids to worry about. I think that has to come first.