Skip to comments.Florida officials prepare for backlash if Zimmerman released on bail
Posted on 04/20/2012 3:05:07 AM PDT by Zakeet
Florida officials were preparing for a possible backlash today if fatal shooter George Zimmerman walks free from a bond hearing.
Barricades were placed outside Seminole County Courthouse in Sanford ahead of today's hearing. An Emergency Operations Center was on standby and a SWAT team will be placed on alert.
"We are prepared for all the contingencies," Sanford city manager Norton Bonaparte told myFOXorlando.com.
Zimmerman's attorney took extra steps to keep the shooter's relatives safe. Mark O'Mara asked a judge Thursday to keep phone numbers of family members private. They planned to testify by telephone to support Zimmerman.
O'Mara added, "[There is] a lot of built-up emotion, there have been threats and concerns."
He said his client had a good chance of bonding out of jail, as long as it was a reasonable amount of money.
He said, "He's very worried about the process, but we have built a trust relationship which is great, and he's hopeful he'll be out on bond tomorrow [Friday]. He certainly wants to be back with his family and safe."
The family of Trayvon Martin, who was fatally shot in Sanford in February, planned to testify at the hearing.
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And why not?
The (democrat) dead vote, too.
...the Left has made America so damn sick and wrong the Founders would have told King George...”NEVERMIND”...if they had known how their creation would turn out.
Once again the black thugs threaten riots and mayhem.
And the “leaders” wet themselves.
The folks who are threatening this behavior are already doing it across America, mob rule..
They have been taught hate so long its now normal ..
This gumbo president sure has been a healer hasn’t he?
This is insanity. Well, this is what “they” want, so they are getting it.
They can protect the Sanford police dept and the courthouse. It is the dozens of innocent whites driving to work, shopping, walking the streets, in their homes who will be targeted and attacked by racist black thugs in retaliation. Not just in Sanford but nation wide.
But wait, that is already happening!:
I see the news media is still pushing for it’s race riots.
What I think about this whole incident and how it has been manipulated is rapidly approaching the unprintable stage.
Testify to what? What a nice, respectful thug they raised?
I thought testimony was to present facts bearing on a case...
They are, wow. I thought a bail hearing was held for the purposes of setting a bond sufficient to ensure the DEFENDENT, not the convicted, appear for trial as long as they are not considered a risk to society or to flee. Now, what is the point of the Martin clan’s testifying to any of those issues? NONE.
Zimmerman was arrested pursuant to a trumped up or inflated charge of second degree murder. It will be interesting to see how the judge rules here. Usually murder accused are not given bail due to the flight risk so this bail hearing will provide some insight into how the judge views the charge i.e. if he gives a reasonable bail, he is messaging more then he believes Martin is not a flight risk, he is saying this charge is over the top, IMO.
Meanwhile, stay on personal DEFCON 2 just in case all hell breaks out at which point DEFCON 1 will be in effect. DEFCON2 means locked and loaded, DF1 means war.
They'll take the prosecutor's accusations as true, and say that Zimmerman is a danger to the community.
The whole truth is that not one Tray family member of knew what he was doing or where he actually was.
There is NO difference whatsoever...none.
As always, at least lately, I have a .40 caliber Glock on my hip while typing this. I am not submitting to a black mob beatdown just because I’m white. Not without making them pay dearly at least.
The standard of review as to the charge is that the state must prove, to MORE than beyond a reasonable doubt, that the charge is true. If defendant presents evidence that can be used to create reasonable doubt about murder, or a reasonable possibility that is was self defense, then the judge must consider providing bail, as a matter of law. Additional justification for denying bail are flight risk and danger to the community.
The hearing is referred to as an Arthur hearing (a term peculiar to Florida law), and the factors are well presented in numerous cases that surround Arthur hearing. Defendant MUST be allowed to present evidence and rebut the prosecutor.
ANYONE even breathing a HINT of inciting a riot should be thrown into Zimmerman’s cell after he is released.
There is only one of the two subjects who has a past of thugish violence. He has also been described by co-workers as a Jekyll and Hyde. And that one became an ex-security guard from two different firms because of his thug like behavior.
If the suspect's name was Gonzales instead of Zimmerman, does anyone think it would have come to this?
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