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"I Believe You Zimmerman" Novelty Shirts Pulled

3 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The horror that almost was: A day after George Zimmerman was charged with murdering Trayvon Martin, a California businessman has decided to abandon his efforts to trademark the phrase “I Believe You Zimmerman,” which he planned to place on a variety of merchandise, that could have included leggings, beer mugs, and camouflage shirts. Apparently, the Zimmerman-believing entrepreneur wanted to remind everyone that our nation's legal system was built on the edict that suspects are innocent until proven guilty (and what better reminder than on stately leggings and tasteful camo shirts?) but ultimately decided that trying to profit off a dead teen's corpse was "disgusting.
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