The source of the contributions doesn’t really matter to the case itself. You might as well as where Zimmerman bought his clothing or his shoes.
>>These donations were from the rank and file of average American citizens
Not only Americans.
The donations are not “innocent until proven otherwise” Surely someone knows the donations haven’t been charged with a crime and the donations are not a person.
If I were Zimmerman I would want the donations examined because surely there is a risk that something stinky could have been done here to hurt his case. Such as a donation from the Klan or white supremacists. Darn right they ought to be looked at.
When I read that first sentence, I thought the Judge had donated to the defense fund.
Like others here say, what difference does it make where the money comes from?
We don’t know where Obama’s millions came from when he got elected either.
The judge’s implication about where the money came from is only to pacify Martin’s family. It’s likely they want the money to stop. However, if Zimmerman was a millionare in his own right, he would have the means necessary to defend himself, and the family would complain about the rich affording a good defense. The donations are merely giving Zimmerman a level playing field.
My right of effective self defense under the 2nd amendment is on trial with George Zimmerman.
Is there an implication that the judge would publish the names of people who gave money, perhaps leading to “conversations” between said donors and local supporters of “justice for Trayvon”?