Martin attorney: ‘We never said this was about race’

Martin attorney: ‘We never said this was about race’

A Trayvon Martin family lawyer threw the trial of cop wanna-be George Zimmerman into turmoil Thursday by suddenly declaring that the case was “not about race.”

“It’s not about racial profiling,” Daryl Parks declared. “He was profiled (criminally). George Zimmerman profiled him.”

Parks dropped this bombshell after prosecutors spent the last few days arguing that Zimmerman profiled the 17-year-old specifically because he was black.

Asked why Parks was changing his tune now, the lawyer made another head-scratching statement. “We never claimed this was about race,” he said.

There was no immediate reaction from prosecutors.

But race has been front and center in the case ever since the unarmed, black teen was killed by Zimmerman on Feb. 26, 2012, while walking from a store in a gated community outside Orlando. His death raised questions about unequal justice after Sanford, Fla., police refused at first to charge Zimmerman for killing Martin.

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