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Florida officials prepare for backlash if Zimmerman released on bail
New York Post ^ | April 20, 2012

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crime; georgezimmerman; lmm; race; racism; trayvon; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 04/20/2012 3:05:15 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet
"The family of Trayvon Martin, who was fatally shot in Sanford in February, planned to testify at the hearing."

And why not?

The (democrat) dead vote, too.

2 posted on 04/20/2012 3:09:16 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Zakeet
Pretty bad when following the law causes lawlessness...

...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.

3 posted on 04/20/2012 3:10:42 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Palin/Santorum 2016--cuz if reelected, Mitt won't have to pretend anymore.")
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To: Zakeet

Once again the black thugs threaten riots and mayhem.


4 posted on 04/20/2012 3:12:50 AM PDT by Christian1
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To: Christian1

And the “leaders” wet themselves.


5 posted on 04/20/2012 3:24:22 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: Christian1

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 ..

Very sad..


6 posted on 04/20/2012 3:27:25 AM PDT by aces
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To: Zakeet

This gumbo president sure has been a healer hasn’t he?


7 posted on 04/20/2012 3:31:04 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Zakeet

This is insanity. Well, this is what “they” want, so they are getting it.


8 posted on 04/20/2012 3:34:02 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Christian1

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!:

http://blackracismandracehatred.blogspot.com/2012/04/brutal-attacks-for-being-white-on.html


9 posted on 04/20/2012 3:34:39 AM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: Zakeet

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.


10 posted on 04/20/2012 3:36:02 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Zakeet
The family of Trayvon Martin, who was fatally shot in Sanford in February, planned to testify at the hearing.

"Testify"?
Testify to what? What a nice, respectful thug they raised?

I thought testimony was to present facts bearing on a case...

11 posted on 04/20/2012 3:59:38 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: knarf

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.


12 posted on 04/20/2012 4:01:58 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: grobdriver
-- Testify to what? What a nice, respectful thug they raised? --

They'll take the prosecutor's accusations as true, and say that Zimmerman is a danger to the community.

13 posted on 04/20/2012 4:05:27 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: knarf

The whole truth is that not one Tray family member of knew what he was doing or where he actually was.


14 posted on 04/20/2012 4:07:29 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Zakeet

There is NO difference whatsoever...none.


15 posted on 04/20/2012 4:09:45 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Zakeet

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.


16 posted on 04/20/2012 4:10:07 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: Mouton
-- 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. --

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.

17 posted on 04/20/2012 4:10:13 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: The Working Man

ANYONE even breathing a HINT of inciting a riot should be thrown into Zimmerman’s cell after he is released.


18 posted on 04/20/2012 4:11:26 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: grobdriver
"What a nice, respectful thug they raised?"

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.

19 posted on 04/20/2012 4:15:17 AM PDT by anglian
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To: Zakeet
You knew this was the inevitable outcome as soon as Mugabe 0bama weighed in on the case and essentially made it about race. Add the usual race hustling "reverends", a stupid movie director tweeting an innocent family's address to the mob, some black domestic terrorists and you have all the ingredients for justice, turd world style. Whether Zimmerman is guilty or not, we'll never know because it's impossible for him to get a fair trial.

If the suspect's name was Gonzales instead of Zimmerman, does anyone think it would have come to this?

20 posted on 04/20/2012 4:16:27 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: Zakeet

They are similar because both are made up of DemoKKKrats.


21 posted on 04/20/2012 4:19:59 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (From the dough tree we get donuts.)
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To: Zakeet

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.


22 posted on 04/20/2012 4:30:32 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: Zakeet

Zimmerman’s got a right to have bail set. He turned himself in, so he doesn’t seem like a threat to flee.


23 posted on 04/20/2012 4:35:44 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: popdonnelly
-- Zimmerman's got a right to have bail set. --

His right to bail stems from there being at least reasonable doubt he did what he is charged with.

24 posted on 04/20/2012 4:52:28 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Zakeet

enough of this lynching....Jorge shot in self defense....deal with it


25 posted on 04/20/2012 4:54:51 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Zakeet

Zimmerman can be safely released on bail in Suriname.


26 posted on 04/20/2012 4:59:05 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: The Wizard

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.


27 posted on 04/20/2012 5:10:15 AM PDT by In God I trust
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To: Zakeet

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.


28 posted on 04/20/2012 5:18:36 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: Arm_Bears; Christian1

“And the “leaders” wet themselves.”

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And THIS is MUCH more fundamentally the problem than the ongoing destructive behavior of uncivilized savages.


29 posted on 04/20/2012 5:21:34 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Happy Rain
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.....

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.

30 posted on 04/20/2012 5:39:10 AM PDT by sport
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To: anglian

I guess you think Trayvon was just a perfect little angel.


31 posted on 04/20/2012 5:54:16 AM PDT by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: Theodore R.

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!


32 posted on 04/20/2012 5:56:30 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: sport

“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.....”

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This.


33 posted on 04/20/2012 5:59:12 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Mouton
he believes Martin is not a flight risk...

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Well, he's right about that.

34 posted on 04/20/2012 6:07:15 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Zakeet

Live coverage of the bail hearing NOW:

http://www.myfoxorlando.com/subindex/our_programs/live


35 posted on 04/20/2012 6:11:10 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Christian1
Once again the black thugs threaten riots and mayhem.

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.

36 posted on 04/20/2012 6:14:55 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: SE Mom

Zimmerman’s wife is testifying now (via phone) in the bond hearing...she comes across as very grounded and calm.


37 posted on 04/20/2012 6:17:58 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Mouton

“...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!


38 posted on 04/20/2012 6:19:17 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Christian1
Once again the black thugs threaten riots and mayhem.

And Obama is tying his political fortunes to them, wrists and ankles. The tone deafness is truly stunning.
39 posted on 04/20/2012 6:39:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: anglian
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.

Link please.

40 posted on 04/20/2012 11:26:33 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: anglian
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.

Of the two subjects, it seems pretty clear from the evidence released, that one of them was protecting his neighborhood on behalf of everyone that lives in it, from being burglarized by someone who doesn't live in it. If you don't at least suspect that Trayvon was casing his new burglary digs that day, you are being naive.
41 posted on 04/20/2012 11:43:09 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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