Skip to comments.Judge delays ruling on Zimmerman bail
Posted on 06/30/2012 10:02:28 AM PDT by JoeProBono
SANFORD, Fla., June 29 (UPI) -- After a 3-hour hearing Friday, a Florida judge postponed a decision on renewing bail for George Zimmerman, accused of killing an unarmed black teenager.
Zimmerman's attorneys argued for release on $150,000 bail, the Orlando Sentinel reported. That was the figure set before Judge Kenneth Lester revoked it after prosecutors argued Zimmerman and his wife had lied about money raised through an online appeal.
During the hearing, the defense acknowledged Zimmerman's wife lied about the money but argued Zimmerman, 28, is a good candidate for release. They also presented testimony to show Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder, acted in self-defense when he shot Trayvon Martin.
Martin, 17, was on his way to a relative's house in a gated community in Sanford when Zimmerman began following him. Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, ignored a 911 dispatcher's urging to stop his pursuit.
Robert Zimmerman testified during the hearing that a voice calling for help on a 911 tape was his son's. A Sanford firefighter said Zimmerman had "blood on his face and the back of his head" and his nose showed signs of severe injuries.
Bernie De la Rionda, the prosecutor, said Martin could have perceived Zimmerman as a threat. He said Zimmerman had "profiled" the teenager.
"What you have here is basically a defendant who perceives himself as the police out there," De la Rionda said.
George Zimmerman, sits in the court room during his second bond hearing in the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center in Sanford, Florida, on June 29, 2012. Zimmerman, accused in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, is in court for his second bond hearing
Zimmerman is a dangerous white Hispanic Cracker.
One thing I have learned is that Eric Holder’s people get what the Hell they want, ain’t no white boy gonna tell them ****, and that is all there is to it.
Sure, real leftish there, Judge. Anything to keep him sitting in jail and not home with his family.
The Persecution of George Zimmerman continues and continues with the judge and prosecutors conspiring to jail Capt. Zimmerman on the basis of his being framed by the powers that be in Sanford.
It's also about the basic idea of equality in our society and the question of whether or not we now have special/protected groups of people who are legally untouchable to the extent that the rest of us can't even defend ourselves when one of them goes crazy on drugs and tries to kill us.
All I can say is that these wretched clowns had best make awfully damned certain that nothing untoward happens to George Zimmeron while he's waiting trial in their stupid prison.
Why did this case get so much attention?
I think in part it was the media thinking they could portray Zimmerman as a white racist vigilante (as part of their general theory that the biggest threat to African Americans is white racism), and partly Sharpton jumping to the conclusion that Zimmerman must be Jewish.
Jesse Jackson. Al Sharpton. Anti-Semitism. I think we've seen that show before.
45% of his head was covered with blood
What do these judges do with their 'postponement times"? Play golf? Build bigger "Pending" trays? Count their pensions? Isn't there something about a right to a speedy and public trial?
.....................Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, ignored a 911 dispatcher’s urging to stop his pursuit.................................
They still report bullsh!t. He got jumped on his way back to his car
I suspect that Judge Kenneth Lester Jr will take the coward’s way out—just as every other public official in that part of Florida has done. He’ll not do anything that, in his opinion, will bring the wrath of the race baiters down on his lily-white head.
There has been, and will be, NO TRUE JUSTICE for George Zimmerman. The involved prosecutors and judges have allowed themselves to become instruments of injustice. They have no shame either which, to me, is amazing.
The Defense and Prosecution has to redact personal data from evidence submitted to the Judge. If the (un-redacted) evidence had been given to the Judge in the hearing, the vultures of the Media would have the data to “chase” the witnesses.
If you were a witness in this fiasco would you want the MSM pursuing you?
I would not.
The white judge isn’t going to challenge black anything whatsoever.
Don't ever call 911, folks, to report a suspicious person as your neighborhood watch program requests of you. You just might be indicted for being a dreaded "profiler".
He’s already pronounced Zimmerman guilty in the decision to revoke his bail. Without hearing the case, he proclaimed the prosecutor’s race bait evidence strong against the whitey brown guy.
It will be up to at least one juror to derail these jacked up anti self defense racists. If Mara can, he should seek a different court. This idiot has already decided Zimmerman is guilty of murdering Saint Skittles. His pretrial decision was obvious in the bail hearing yesterday.
Well, I suppose the bright side is Zimmerman will be as free in jail as he is out of jail, much like the rest of us.
Roberts gutless decision on ObamaRobertsCare bodes ill for moderate/conservative judges withstanding the unrelenting pressure from marxist politicians and media whose primary goal in life is enslaving free and innocent people.
They keep saying this as if it is an uncontested fact while Zimmerman says it is not true and so far nobody has disputed it.
The Zimmerman case is happening because the Left might get Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law and Castle Doctrine repealed, paving the way for similar laws in other states to get struck down, and help to remove 2ndAM gun rights; and that's all there ever is or was to this case.
Most recent photo of Trayvon Martin:
CNN reaction to Bail Hearing. They went ballistic: How dare a defense attorney defend his client. How dare he show the state’s case to be weak. How dare he present evidence at a bail bond hearing.
O`MARA: We`ve heard that Trayvon Martin was just minding his own business. And there doesn`t seem to be anything to contest that.
We also heard that Mr. Zimmerman was minding his own business, as well. And that, based upon his history and based upon knowing the neighborhood and a number of young black males who had, in fact, caused burglaries in the area, that he may have focused on him.
Does he say that in any of his statements? No. As a matter of fact, none of his statements suggest any type of racial profiling, any type of profiling whatsoever, except somebody he didn`t know.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
VELEZ-MITCHELL: Natalie Jackson, the attorney for Trayvon Martin`s family, did Mark O`Mara cross a line with that comment referring to break-ins by African-American young males? He`s saying, well, it`s not racial profiling, but he seems to be bringing in those factors. Was he speaking in code?
N. JACKSON: He certainly was. You know, Mark needs to stay off the conservative laws and just try this case with the evidence that`s in front of him.
This — we — I was shocked when he brought that in. And I was even further shocked when he brought in a picture of Trayvon at the 7-Eleven buying candy. And he suggested that this shows how big and menacing Trayvon is.
Well, we have his measurements on the M.E. — the medical examiner`s report. He was 5`11” and 158 pounds. George Zimmerman was 5`9” and 185 pounds.
[Incidentally she is wrong. The ME listed him as 5’11 LONG not TALL. The body’s muscles contract after death. Which means that he was 6 feet tall and more in life. And police measured him at 5’7”-5’8”. They can’t get their lies straight]
Oh. Did he shoot Saint Treyvon's dog, too?
Zimmerman’s was 204 pounds ... 46 pounds more than Martin’s 158 pounds.
204. That’s somewhat obese for someone 5’7.5” tall.
How does an obese 28 y/o chase down a lean 6’0” tall fight clubbing 17 y/o??
Oh wait. He didn’t. It was the other way around: