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MSNBC’s Capehart: Zimmerman ‘Is Becoming the O.J. Simpson of the 21st Century’

Frequent MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart took to the Washington Post’s opinion blog Monday afternoon to denounce the latest actions from George Zimmerman. Citing the news that Zimmerman was arrested earlier in the day on what appears to be domestic abuse charge by his girlfriend, Capehart wrote “We don’t know what the official charges are just yet, but if TMZ is right, Zimmerman is once again in big trouble.”

Capehart goes on to explain the scant details of what we know so far about Zimmerman’s latest domestic dispute, before making a stark analogy about the Florida man’s role in 21st century culture:

“At the rate things are going, Zimmerman is on his way to becoming the O.J. Simpson of the 21st century. That is, a notorious personality eventually put behind bars for something other than the original crime everyone believes he committed but got away with.”

During the murder trial this past summer over the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Capehart was one of MSNBC’s many outspoken critics of Zimmerman’s defense team, at one point attacking attorney Don West for acting “cold” and “culturally unaware” towards the prosecution’s witness Rachel Jeantel.

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