In what could be perceived as a Get-Rich-Quick scheme, MARK OSTERMAN, George Zimmerman’s best and only friend has recently written a book describing his life as his #1 Supporter and the life of George and Shellie Zimmerman during the aftermath of the highly publicized shooting death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin.
Mark Osterman is said to have met GEORGE ZIMMERMAN through his wife Sondra Osterman when they both worked at a mortgage company. Osterman gave George a graduation party when he thought George had completed a course in criminal law. George failed to inform MARK OSTERMAN that he was one or two credits short of attaining an associate degree from Seminole State College.
Osterman has been George Zimmerman’s strongest supporter since Day One. It was the Osterman’s who hid the Zimmerman family at their St. Mary condo and it was Osterman who made his presence known during George’s reenactment of the shooting for law enforcement.
According to the GlobalGrind.com, it was revealed that the once mystery-man Mark Osterman is a former Seminole County Sheriff Deputy who was pressured to quit after being duped into a security detail by a con artist who claimed he was a famous baseball player. He failed to get authorization from the department which was a violation of their policy.
His affiliation with Sanford Police Dept. and Seminole County leaves little doubt that he has inside connections with local law enforcement. In mid-July, only 3 months after Zimmerman’s arrest, Osterman’s name was redacted from all released documents to the public.
Now that Mark Osterman has seemingly come out of the proverbial closet, he’s ready to spill his guts with everything he knows about GEORGE ZIMMERMAN.
Ironically, only months ago he made disparaging remarks about the Zimmerman family for talking to the press. George Zimmerman’s so-called friend may be just what the prosecution needed.
The book will be showcased on Dr. Phil, a syndicated talk show on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey channel. The title to his book is “My Best Friend GEORGE ZIMMERMAN”
TheConservativeTreehouse.com has been covering bits and pieces of MARK OSTERMAN’s book. Through an inside source – someone close to MARK OSTERMAN, they are discussing excerpts from the book.
Is it Accurate?
Here’s the disclaimer:
George Zimmerman was not involved in the collaboration of this book and makes no guarantee of its accuracy or content. The comments added here to the known text of the Osterman book were not made by George Zimmerman, and should not be construed as the only comments that George Zimmerman may have regarding the publishing of this book.
Perhaps it is but time will tell. The book could be construed as fabrication because of the timing of its release offering George Zimmerman hints to use in his defense strategy or it’s possible that MARK OSTERMAN could care less. He’s scheduled to appear on the Dr. Phil show September 10, a hot topic for Dr. Phil and an exciting way to start a new season.
Ironically, MARK OSTERMAN is son of author Mark Osterman Sr. who penned a book titled “Justifiable Homicide” about a Detroit cop turned vigilante. It’s been rumored that Mark Osterman Sr. is possibly the ghost writer of his son’s book.
I find it difficult to write articles about GEORGE ZIMMERMAN because I’m far too aggravated by his lack of common sense to write objectively. His lack of normalcy is much too prevalent to be ignored so forgive me if I’m not writing articles as often as I did in the Caylee Anthony case.
Not Guilty by Reason of Stupidity?
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN supporters deem him as the Most Hated Man in America. Not true. In comparison to Casey Anthony who IS considered The Most Hated Woman in America, who WAS accused, tried and acquitted of murdering her 2 year old daughter Caylee Marie Anthony, GEORGE ZIMMERMAN is merely an unsophisticated, everyday, stereo-typical idiot with a gun who shot an innocent young man.
Not that Trayvon Martin is any less worthy of the publicity and national attention that Caylee Marie Anthony garnered, its just that this is not a Who-Dunit case. GEORGE ZIMMERMAN did it and is just too ignorant to know what he did was wrong.
It’s his stupidity and impulsive behavior that makes him dangerous and at the same time famous. Jumping out of the safety of one’s vehicle to follow a stranger is not normal, especially when you already have the notion that this person may be hiding a gun in his waistband.
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN should more aptly be referred to as “The Dumbest Man in America.”
The Most Hated man doesn’t suit him. Some people are hated for outsmarting society such as Bernie Madoff or mass murderer James Holmes of Colorado, who killed 24 people who were sitting in a theater watching the latest Batman movie.
Perhaps GEORGE ZIMMERMAN has outsmarted a fraction of society or at least a small group of people who care to make the murder of 17 year old Trayvon Martin political in the year of the Presidential election but he is incapable of outsmarting the majority. As for committing other murders, I doubt George Zimmerman has killed before because his narcissist tendencies would not have allowed him to keep silent so getting away with murder is not his forte’. I hope; regardless of the outcome of the trial - that he’ll NEVER be allowed to legally carry a gun again.
Maybe it’s MARK OSTERMAN who should be given the title “Most Hated Man in America”?
It was Mark Osterman who taught Zimmerman how to shoot a gun. And perhaps it was MARK OSTERMAN who filled George’s feeble mind with tales of vigilantism making him his Lab Rat.
Maybe MARK OSTERMAN’s next book will be “How to Get Away with Murder, Make Friends and Become Famous”?
Excerpt from MARK OSTERMAN book via unknown source.
Snipped from TheConservativeTreehouse.com:
Even though we, the Zimmermans and Sondra and I, didn’t realize the extent of the media coverage at the time, we all agreed from that first night to tell no one the couple was staying with us. George and Shellie’s parents and siblings were the exception, along with the Sanford police, of course. Not even Sondra’s extended family, nor mine, knew we were keeping the Zimmerman’s during those first hours and days following the shooting of Trayvon Martin
Interesting, MARK OSTERMAN admits to hiding the Zimmerman’s during the first hours and days following the shooting begging the question, if a person shot someone in justifiable self defense why would he need to hide?
Playing the “Dummy Card”
Other interviewees said that they thought the neighborhood watchman was ‘a soft guy’ who had a ‘little hero complex’ but did not believe he was racist even after he fatally shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.
As most Zimmerman’s supporters will admit that GEORGE ZIMMERMAN is stupid.
Typical Supporter comment:
No jury in America will convict Mr. Zimmerman. He made several stupid mistakes, but the shooting was self defense in the eyes of most jurors. You need all 12 to agree it was murder to convict and the facts presented show it was self defense from a beating that did cost Zimmerman serious harm, and if left going, could have resulted in death by Zimmerman’s own gun. He will walk, but has ruined his life. He is alive, but that is about the only good news about the rest of his life.
More excerpts from TheConservativeTreehouse.com:
Osterman describes Zimmerman as a person of strong character, but not very street wise the report states. “He has never known Zimmerman to be in a fist fight. Zimmerman stays in casual contact with a lot of people, but is not known to have any other close friends.”
Osterman described Zimmerman as frugal and organized. Osterman hosted a graduation party for Zimmerman when he completed his associate’s degree at Seminole State College. The report makes note that Osterman “did not see the diploma.” Nor did he know that Zimmerman did not earn enough credits to graduate. The graduation party was a waste.
Ask anyone looking for excuses for GEORGE ZIMMERMAN, they will bewail, “he was attacked by a pot smoking 17 year old thug!” They refuse to address the circumstances that put GEORGE ZIMMERMAN within arms length of Trayvon Martin.
It’s as if GEORGE ZIMMERMAN is a Genie in a Bottle, he folded his arms, blinked and Voila, he’s facing Trayvon Martin. Trayvon Martin, the thug doesn’t just sucker punch Zimmerman as soon as he appears.
In GEORGE ZIMMERMAN’s own words, Trayvon asks him, “Why are you following me?” GEORGE ZIMMERMAN doesn’t tell him why. GEORGE ZIMMERMAN doesn’t tell him law enforcement is on the way. GEORGE ZIMMERMAN doesn’t tell him he’s a concerned citizen who thinks he’s “up to no good”.
According to statements to law enforcement, GEORGE ZIMMERMAN’s answers to Trayvon at this juncture are vague. It’s not clear what he said to Trayvon Martin but in none of the 4 or 5 statements he made to the detectives did he say that he explained anything to the scared teen.
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN was oblivious to Trayvon Martin’s concerns. GEORGE ZIMMERMAN doesn’t see himself as a weirdo stalker, following a teenager on a dark rainy night. In his mind, Trayvon Martin is “up to no good” and he’s the good guy with a gun who’s going to stop him.
Chances are, had George taken out his gun before getting out of his vehicle, Trayvon Martin would have known not to attack him under any circumstance.
In February 1993 Mark Osterman Sr. authored “Justifiable Homicide” The main character, Detroit cop Jack Saunders hunted serial killers, molesters, thugs and animal haters.
This reminds me of a scene in the 1974 Bronson movie “Death Wish”. Charles Bronson plays Paul Kersey whose wife and daughter were brutally attacked in a home invasion.
Paul Kersey, an architect and “CO” (conscientious objector) takes to the dangerous streets of New York packing a concealed Colt Police Positive revolver, unbeknownst to any street punk who tries to rob him, he’ll trap them in his web for the kill. This movie is much like the book MARK OSTERMAN’s father wrote in 1993. Apparently MARK OSTERMAN Sr. practiced a bit of plagiarism or maybe it was wishful thinking or perhaps he just lacked creativity.
From the first day I heard about this case, setting aside the heavy racial overtones of the story, I was hoping to support GEORGE ZIMMERMAN because although he is dumb, he didn’t deserve to be attacked but all that changed when I learned he didn’t make an attempt to assure Trayvon Martin that he meant no harm.
Had Martin not been a 17yo and he WAS carrying a concealed weapon, I’m sure had he shot and killed GEORGE ZIMMERMAN instead of attacking him, he would have been charged with manslaughter that very night, although I do think he would have been acquitted with the help of a good attorney.
George Zimmerman’s dumbest move was to get out of his vehicle. From that point on, all bets are off. He’s responsible for whatever happens to him or whatever happens to Trayvon Martin.
If George Zimmerman would have claimed he was walking near the cut through with his gun in his hand and Trayvon Martin attacked him anyway then he would not be responsible for Martin’s death.
Just as Paul Kersey’s victims i.e. “street punks” would not have attacked him in Central Park had he been walking through the park openly brandishing a gun, neither would street-wise Trayvon Martin attack George.
Of course, GEORGE ZIMMERMAN would have some explaining to do when law enforcement arrived. Walking on a public street openly carrying a 9mm Kel tec in your hand is currently against the law in Florida.
Perhaps if George wasn’t so afraid of spending a little time in jail or losing his permit to carry a concealed weapon, he might not be facing a charge of 2nd degree murder as he is today.
C’est la vie!
The Conservative Treehouse
A veteran judge with broad experience and a reputation for being tough on both lawyers and defendants has been assigned to take over George Zimmerman’s murder trial.
Seminole County Circuit Judge Debra Nelson is a familiar face to the Zimmerman family: She is the same jurist assigned to handle Zimmerman’s wife’s perjury case.