George Zimmerman Auctioned Off His Gun -- Yes, That Gun
After George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin, he immediately got to work making the justice system look even worse. He used Twitter to show off the Confederate flag, he called Obama an "ignorant baboon," he mocked another shooting, threatened his critics by tweeting "We all know how it ended for the last moron who hit me," and he once retweeted a picture of Martin's dead body with the caption "Z-man is a one man army." He was only booted from the platform after posting two topless photos of his ex-girlfriend, along with her phone number and email address, while accusing her of cheating on him with a "dirty Muslim." And that's only slightly over par for the burning hellscape that is Twitter.
Then Zimmerman managed to auction off a painting of the American flag for over $100,000. He teamed up with a Florida gun store to sell prints of a Confederate flag painting with the inscription "The 2nd protects the 1st," which is tacky enough to embarrass Jefferson Davis. Zimmerman also got in the habit of carrying around bags of Skittles to sign for his fans, so he can at least be found guilty of killing good taste. In 2016, he decided to further capitalize on Martin's death by auctioning off the gun he used to shoot him. Several gun auction sites refused to work with him, but he eventually found a willing vendor which, in a stirring endorsement, noted that the auction was technically legal.
Sanford Police Dept.Much in the way that it's technically legal to masturbate to crime scene photos. Probably a big overlap with those guys and people who want to own George Zimmerman's gun.
Zimmerman called the gun "an American Firearm icon," and billed it as "The firearm that was used to defend my life and end the brutal attack from Trayvon Martin on 2/26/2012." He even tried to drum up hype by claiming that the Smithsonian was interested (which, of course, was an outright lie). Zimmerman was deluged with fake bids, but ultimately claimed that he accepted a bid of $250,000, which could have bought a nice house in some parts of America, but was instead used to purchase racist murder pornography.
Zimmerman said that part of the proceeds would go toward "combating the violence against police officers by members of the Black Lives Matter movement" -- a cause that must be near and dear to him ever since he was arrested for allegedly assaulting an undercover cop.
Jerry Sandusky Merchandise Sells Big On eBay
Jerry Sandusky was really good at two things: coaching football and sexually assaulting dozens of children by abusing his position of power. Some people consider the first talent more important than the second, and so eBay was flooded with Sandusky memorabilia after the Penn State scandal. There's still some available today, and they're the perfect gift for anyone who calls themselves a "history buff" to justify their antique child pornography collection.
A Penn State hat signed by Sandusky went for $225. A "Halloween costume" made up of Penn State equipment went for $80. Signed copies of Sandusky's memoir Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story (yes, that is the actual title) went for anywhere from $50 to $200. For comparison, a book signed by legendary Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, who sports five NCAA Championships, the most wins in college basketball history (and zero children raped, arguably the more important number) went for less than $10.