George Zimmerman ‘friend’ revealed to be ex-con 

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  • Frank Taaffe shows the area where Trayvon Martin, 17, was confronted before being shot and killed in Sanford, Florida.

Anyone who watched “Nancy Grace” during the George Zimmerman trial has to remember big-mouthed Frank Taaffe, Zim’s neighbor and self-described “friend” who was so obnoxious that Grace repeatedly threatened to shut off his mike.

If Taaffe thought his 15 minutes would translate into becoming a bona fide pundit, he has to be bummed at the Mother Jones story about him that just came out. It seems he has a lengthy criminal record that includes burglary and assault (hypocritical much?), and he has ties to white supremacists.

Taaffe has even tweeted, “the only time a black life is validated is when a white person kills them.” Buh-byeeee!

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