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George Zimmerman’s Bail Revoked

George Zimmerman’s Bail Revoked

The man accused of murdering Trayvon Martin is going back to jail.

A Florida Judge today gave George Zimmerman 48 hours to return to jail after granting a prosecutor’s request to revoke his bail. Prosecutors said that Zimmerman and his wife Shellie knew, but failed to disclose, a fund of $135,000 donated by supporters that was accessible to Zimmerman during his bail hearing. During the hearing, they said they had limited funds available and would have difficulty posting bond. Bail was subsequently set at $150,000.

As a result of prosecutors’ petition, Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester found that Zimmerman misled the court and revoked his bond.

Prosecutors also claimed that Zimmerman had a second passport he failed to surrender, in direct violation of the terms of his bail. Zimmerman’s second passport was a replacement, granted to him after he believed his original passport was lost. The second passport was issued, then Zimmerman found the original, leaving him with two passports – and leaving one in his possesion during his bail.  Judge Lester, however, dismissed this claim, stating that it was the same as having a replacement drivers license.

Zimmerman was arrested on charges of second degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin. The teen’s February death led to unrest and racial tensions across the country, after he was confronted by Zimmerman as he walked home from the store and was subsequently shot dead.  Zimmerman is claiming self-defense under Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law, which allows individuals to use deadly force if they feel threatened.

 

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2:07AM PST on Feb 8, 2013

Good. That's where he belongs.

2:02AM PST on Feb 8, 2013

A sad case for wrong assumptions. Trayvon might have thought he could outclass George but didn't have to come down so hard. OMG.

9:01AM PDT on Jun 6, 2012

To William B who is so smart and can recognize a Republican Drone at 50 paces, Tell Warren Buffett that he's a Republican scammer. See article: http://news.yahoo.com/warren-buffett-no-card-carrying-democrat-110141669--abc-news-politics.html

Mr. Buffett is a Democrat like me; one who can think for himself and not just blindly follow party lines; that's why he is successful.

9:20PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

Robert K: I did not say that Zimmerman was a vicious racist or a redneck, so don't make out like I did. I pointed out that what you claim murder to be is not what murder always is. I don't have to be a lawyer to know what the most basic definition of murder is. It doesn't matter whether he was "vicious" or not, he killed a completely unarmed teenager. Trayvon didn't have a weapon nor did he have a weapon relica, making him unarmed. He was also significantly smaller than Zimmerman, so overpowering force wouldn't have been a factor either.

You claim that Zimmerman was violently attacked by Trayvon, but if you look at the police video footage which shows Zimmerman coming into the police station just after Trayvon's death, you can see that he doesn't even have any blood on his face. Although police said that he was given first aid and the footage isn't very high quality, it is obvious that Zimmerman is devoid of any bandages or gauze. If he was bleeding from the back of the head and had a broken nose like he claimed, he would have a band-aid, gauze and some physical sign of trauma like swelling, blood or bruising. His gait wasn't even abnormal, so he couldn't have been badly injured in another place either. It is clear from the video footage that he doesn't have an injury of the most minor type.

7:28PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

Everyone, pay attention, stop taking to that moron, we all all feeding his bigoted, moronic self centered ego. Let him ramble on his on and do not discuss anything with this idiot!

7:27PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

Everyone, pay attention, stop taking to that moron, we all all feeding his bigoted, moronic self centered ego. Let him ramble on his on and do not discuss anything with this idiot!

6:49PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

Bye Robert K, I doubt you'll be missed. I for one was getting tired of the Robert K show.

5:46PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

All this is is a bleeding heart one-sided pep rally for people who are anti-gun, anti-self-defense, politically correct hypocrites; suffering from an extreme case of White Guilt. Some of you even live in gated communities. Why is that? Shouldn't you just leave your doors open and let people take what they want so that you can share with those less fortunate? What are you afraid of that you have to put yourself behind bars? Of course you dare not say because anything you say might be misconstrued as racism.

5:31PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

Janet T says: "Normally I love to read the comments, but old Robert K is a bit impolite according to my upbringing.

Janet, I am impolite???? Have you read any of William's comments calling me an asshole, KKK, racist, bigot, moron? And I am the one who is impolite? Have I said one derogatory thing to anyone??? I don't think so. I have no right to an opinion? You know what? I am outta here. I hope all of you bleeding hearts get mugged or broken into this week. Bye.

5:27PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

Dorothy N said: "Hi, Robert K., I'm wondering if perhaps you're projecting a little, identifying with Zimmerman and relating this incident to your more sensible watch-from-a-distance in confirming suspicious activity and phone the police' action - exactly the sort of thing Neighbourhood Watch is supposed to do."

Well, yes, Dorothy, you are absolutely right. I did identify with Zimmerman, only I had enough sense not to confront the criminal in my condo hallway. I followed him, but kept my distance. But had I been young and foolish, I might have approached him and asked what he was doing in my complex and had he jumped me rather than answering my question, I probably would have shot him too.

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