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?
They are similar because both are made up of DemoKKKrats.
I don’t think young Zimmerman will be given bail. FL officials would be afraid to grant it. Many in FL would interpret bail as likely exoneration, and some would try to burn the place down in protest. There’s nothing like a FL liberal with his dander up. That being said, he certainly deserves bail, as he is no flight risk.
Zimmerman’s got a right to have bail set. He turned himself in, so he doesn’t seem like a threat to flee.
His right to bail stems from there being at least reasonable doubt he did what he is charged with.
enough of this lynching....Jorge shot in self defense....deal with it
Zimmerman can be safely released on bail in Suriname.
I just told my better half to make sure she keeps her .357 mag with her today. Just in case. I don’t expect anything to happen here (we live in a small southern town) but better safe than sorry.
I would hope that law enforcement officers and private citizens in the area are prepared to shoot rioters and looters in self-defense if required. One shot - at the start of any physical attack and before having their heads bashed against concrete by the thugs.
“And the leaders wet themselves.”
And THIS is MUCH more fundamentally the problem than the ongoing destructive behavior of uncivilized savages.
I doubt very seriously Zimmerman being released on bail. The "leaders" are shitting in their pants at the mere thought of it.
Zimmerman will be given a show trial before a kangeroo court and sacrificed on the altar of political correctness. The self hating Whites, both on and off this forum will cheer. Jesse and Al will be smiling as behind the scenes they exhotr their disciples to go get Whitey! If he/she resiste, we will sic the law on him/her. Rape the women, beat hell out of the men. Take their cars and jewelry.
If onlt the Founding Fathers could see how far down the Nation they founded through their blood and sacrifices have sunk. mercifully, they cannot.
I guess you think Trayvon was just a perfect little angel.
deserve bail? lol he should never even have been arrested!
the FIRST thing they should have done was the hearing on whether Zimmerman qualifies for Stand Your Ground Defense protections!
“When the prople elect moral cowards to lead them. When they elect individuals with no principles or scupples to political office. When the people put in political office those who will steal the property of those who have earned it and give it to them.....”
Well, he's right about that.
Live coverage of the bail hearing NOW:
The feral thugs are going to get an unpleasant surprise when they learn how many of us are willing and ready to defend ourselves with lethal force if necessary.
Zimmerman’s wife is testifying now (via phone) in the bond hearing...she comes across as very grounded and calm.
“...if he gives a reasonable bail, he is messaging more then he believes Martin is not a flight risk...”
I would have to agree with you. Being six feet underground and pushing up daisies pretty much means you aren’t going any where at all! LOL!