Skip to comments.GPS monitoring will track George Zimmerman
Posted on 04/23/2012 10:39:58 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - In addition to posting a $150,000 bond, the judge imposed several restrictions on George Zimmerman's release while awaiting trial.
Zimmerman was released on bail from the Seminole County jail early Monday morning, got into a white BMW and was driven away to a secret location.
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Hack. Target. Eliminate.
“The program provides real-time monitoring of an offenders movements anywhere in the United States.”
Replace citizen with offender and it’s just scary. Overhead drones, black boxes in cars, chip implants. Orwell was so right.
What if a hacker breaks into the criminal justice system’s computer system for tracking criminals on probation and others like Zimmerman and starts broadcasting Zimmerman’s location?
Thousands of people are on pre trial release and have gps. If I were the judge, I would have done the same thing.
Me too. And that is precisely the problem.
The GPS Monitoring is not only an unnecessary invasion of George’s privacy, but more dangerously, the FBI will have real time access to Capt. Zimmerman’s whereabouts at all times as may White House officials with connections to the Black Panthers.
The GPS info will probably be up for sale by now...
Oh for christ sake. Quit calling him a captain. He had authority over squat. Did he have lieutenants under his watch? He was an average citizen that was benevolent of his community. That’s being american. You don’t have to have a military rank to be an observant member of society.
What makes you think anyone needs to hack his information. All it will take is one employee working for the GPS company to decide to join the Zimmerman lynch mob.
Zimmerman is not on probation, he is not convicted of anything and is therefor in the eyes of the law presumed to be not guilty. Even if there is a trumped up charge he is innocent. Yet he has had his rights stripped, he cannot have a weapon to protect himself - even against those bounty hunting, he cannot come and go as he pleases, he cannot drink even to celebrate cinco da mayo, he is for all intents and purposes a prisoner. I seems to me that he has been tried in the press found guilty and sentenced. THIS IS NOT AMERICA! Zimmerman should receive protection not probation, I hear the secret service has a few men who have recently become available.
It puts me in the mind of Rwanda.
Only now it would be Twitter saying, “Cut down the tall trees...”
All the rights losses you listed happen automatically to anyone who is in the process proving themselves innocent. IT’s always been that way for criminal charges. The GPS thing is fairly recent but before GPS you were expected to notify the authorities where you were going and you were expected to refrain from leaving town for any reason.
This isn’t new stuff.
A judge has a right to impose pre-trial release conditions. Yes, I was a pr-trial release officer in Fl for 6 yrs. Its common to order daily alcohol checks and 3x per week uas on individuals who were not yet found guilty of crimes. Gps monitoring is also common in lieu of jail. Its about $$$$... I could go on forever. Z is getting a fair shake. At least he’s not eating peanut butter and cheese and freezing his ass off with no pillow or toilet seat.
Geraldo will be drawing a map of his movements on a grease board for his viewers.
Yes, I know Zimmerman isn’t on probation and hasn’t been convicted of anything yet, but his 2nd Amendment right has been stripped of him leaving him somewhat defenseless. I hope his location can remain anonymous in the mean time. But you know the media is doing their best to find him and will paparazzi him if they do.
Those that are threatening Zimmerman, law enforcement, the judge, et al and threatening to riot should be arrested immediately and tried, but we all know that isn’t going to happen.
Private Slayton is practicing his Saul Alinsky moves.
And having observed the Zimmerman/Trayvon/Farrakhan/Jackson affair for the past weeks, we still think and hope that there will be racial tranquility in this nation in the future?
Ooooh boy, that sunny beach, swaying palmtrees and blue water that I purchased unseen in North Dakota really looks inviting.
Don’t worry about a hacker so much as a dirty LE official that the interested parties has something on....
How about stupid reporter bingo?
Dumb reporter qustions:
Where is the secret hideout?
Is there a website that will show the gps location?
Why didn’t the state appeal the bail?
Who signed this second amendment?
What road will he be taking to go see his lawyer?
What state is he in?
Will the prosecutor also work on the civil suit?
I understand that it is common to ignore the constitution and invoke "pre-trial" conditions. Imagine if all political dissenters were accused of a crime and then given "pre-trial: conditions. That would be and effective tactic against dissent. Now imagine if their trail was postponed indefinitely. The police state would have power over any citizen they wished, suspending the 2nd amendment and tracking associations etc. And all it takes is a government prosecutor to file egregious charges and willing to abuse their position. This is almost commonplace with the social services cps crowd.
You probably did your job well, even according to the desires of your superiors, but you were a cog for cause of tyranny. The framers would not be impressed with our safe guarding of liberties they pledged their lives their fortunes and their sacred honor to pass to us.
we have speedy trial rules.
even if waived it can be “reactivated” at some point.
You’re looking too deep into this. The judge uses the reasoning if ensuring public safety for doing this. A prime example is domestic violence. Nobody knows what the hell happened, but the judge will invoke his authority to order a no contact order. If someone(z) doesn’t folks that order, a writ of attachment is then ordered. I know it doesn’t sound cool, but a judge can articulate pre trial sanctions for the safety of the community..
Sorry about the auto -correct- nonsense. Its annoying..
Btw, thanks for calling me a cog for expressing facts. Pre trial restrictions are a fact. Thanks for showing your ignorance. It is what it is... I wouldn’t want a drunk driver out on bond to continue driving drunk. Would you? I would like some oversight and trust in the first appearance judge to have some discretion on the bond conditions.
Zimmerman can be easily located with the Tracking Device, once someone cashes in on the Bounty, too, that way.
He's a dead man walkin', I tell ya.
You participated in abrogation of what the law of land says "shall not be infringed", you helped to control lawful behaviors of un-convicted citizens under the auspice of public safety; this is what every tyrant claims. The fact that it is common does not make it right, the fact that it is common makes it heinous.
If a judge finds probable cause, he has every right to make restrictions in the name of public safety...
gps beats in person reporting every month. It also means he can’t be accused of going somewhere he should not “just to get him” into a swearing contest with an alleged victim or probation officer.
If the NBPP can corrupt somebody in law enforcement, Zimmerman is a sitting, and soon dead, duck.
I too, look it as a protective measure, not a punitive one..
Obama/Holder Dept. of Just Us demands access to tracking..
Zimmerman to be tracked by GPS
"Obama/Holder DoJ? Zimmerman's days are numbered," says insider.
Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday so George (being half Peruvian) won’t miss out on that.
I don’t care about the ankle bracelet, I hope there is a cop nearby all the time. Zimmerman is in serious danger...
I'm German and I still like half priced margaritas. In Colorado at least May 5th is cheap food and drink. Zimmerman can only enjoy the food, and that only till his early curfew.
It has been over a month since Trevon died. Zimmerman turned himself in, he has made no threats or actions that give even an inkling that he is a threat to public safety. It is ludicrous to think that he is going on shooting rampage, gonna get drunk and go a rapin. It is the black "community" that is doing the threatening - too bad the judge is punishing a man that he is supposed to treating as innocent, because of the mobs who are guilty of threats to public safety.
Z is being treated more than fair imho.
I think he should be shot at the first available opportunity. To protect the community, you know. Can’t have a risk like that running around. I think there is widespread agreement Zimmerman deserves no rights under the New United States of America, where people are punished for crimes before they are convicted of anything.
(Do I HAVE to “/Sarc?” I think I do.)
I think your reasoning is extreme. Do I agree with you? Yes. But the reality is, this is the way it works in fl. The judge has the right to place conditions on those accused of a crime. I will follow this up with a link.
Of course my reasoning was extreme...Reduction to an absolute.
As an aside, I get a little bugged whenever I hear people refer to Judges’ and LEOs’ “rights” to do things to people. Not just you, I hear it all the time from LEOs, mostly. It’s the Judge’s “right?” I thought *people* have rights, not offices.
I think this particular “right” being exercised by this Judge may very well get Zimmerman killed when someone finds out how to track him with the ankle-bracelet. I wish he didn’t do it.
I understand your reasoning. I am in a Leo state of mind. Been doing it for a long time. But I see the pressure on this judge. We all know Z is not a threat. The judge wants keep a leash on him. Probably for his own good. And I don’t blame him. If I was Z, id probably want to be on monitoring..
“Caged birds accept each other but flight is what they long for”.
Monitoring is a *lot* better than having to report periodically, true. I have a hard time seeing Zimmerman as being thrilled about it, unless LE is using it to keep a close watch on vigilantes.
I’d be afraid someone else may get the codes, and use them to track him and kill him. He has big money on his head (not $10K as constantly repeated in the news, but a cool million).
Monitoring, restrictions on alcohol, and loss of Second Amendment rights would make sense if George Zimmerman were any kind of threat to public safety. I don’t deny that judges may reasonably impose those restrictions. I disagree that they are justified in this case. Given the threats made against Mr. Zimmerman, monitoring may only lead to someone finding and killing him. Taking away any chance for him to defend himself means that those who find him can kill him without risk. He shouldn’t spend his pre-trial period drunk, but if a beer or two will help him relax in this difficult time, his having a beer or two will not threaten public safety.