Skip to comments.Arraignment for George Zimmerman today (Update: no arraignment today)
Posted on 05/08/2012 7:39:01 AM PDT by Aunt Polgara
George Zimmerman's Arraignment Hearing to be live streamed today at 1:30 pm ET
It will be very interesting indeed.
Arraignment hearing for George Zimmerman live streamed at link at 1:30 pm ET today, May 8th
can the judge toss it out?
if he had any balls he would
there is NO evidence that it was murder2
plenty of evidence it was self defense INCLUDING the fact that GZ kept calling the police HIJMSELF to report Trayvon was casing the place.
If you are going to commit murder you dont call the police in advance to come watch
I was just searching for this.
I wonder why it isn’t in the national news?
Today is the immunity phase and this stoopit thing is going to get tossed with prejudice, so to speak.
The liberals and black activists have set this up, so that it cannot end well.
If the charges are dropped or reduced, then it’s time for Sharpton and Jackson and the boys to have their selective outrage and stir things up.
If he goes to trial, but is found not guilty, then that sets the stage for Rodney King style riots.
If he’s found guilty but doesn’t get a long prison sentence, that too sets the stage for unrest.
The liberals and black activists glommed onto this case to tie into their false ideology that America is racist, bigoted, and has not changed since the days of Jim Crow.
And much of media went along with that narrative.
Soledad O’Brien on CNN did a whole special on that very subject, and had her panties in a twist about how America is still racist and bigoted. She clearly toed the line that the biggest threat to young black men is a racist with a gun.
The fact is, the biggest threat to young black men are other black men with guns, but we’re not allowed to say that.
Unless Zimmerman is convicted and sent to prison for a long time, the liberals and black activists will be outraged at the final verdict. And if that happens,there could be violence.
Arraignments aren’t too exciting. Generally just a Judge formally advising a defendant what he’s charged with and the Defendant pleading “Not guilty”. The judge then sets a trial and pre-trial dates and deadlines. It generally takes about 60 seconds. Or does Zimmerman have some motion pending which the judge will take up at this hearing?
But if, as The Dersch says, the indictment is faulty, cannot the defense object to it at the arraignment? Or will the prosecution introduce a corrected indictment, I wonder.
Whenever that threat is mentioned around here, there is a general "Bring it on. I am tired of this S--t!". Attitudes have hardened, even among the live-and-let-live types.
The timing of all this is for that purpose.
George Zimmerman gets a speedy kangaroo trial, while Major Nidal Hassan has still not been prosecuted.
>>Or does Zimmerman have some motion pending which the judge will take up at this hearing?<<
I have no idea. I’m not an attorney. I did see something in the news that the judge might revisit the bond amount in light of the $200,000+ online donations.
The bond hearing was also supposed to be just routine, but O’Mara got a lot of good info out of it because the prosecution wasn’t prepared.
Which is when?
I believe the self-defense hearing date hasn’t been set yet. The defense doesn’t even have the evidence yet as far as I know.
If Zimmerman was black and Trayon was white/asian/hispanic/jewish/etc, the One Party Press and the Racist In Chief would never have cared.
To be a Dem is to be a racist.
And the most racist of the USA races? Duh. Captain Obvious says anyone with the I.Q. of a basket of rocks can figure that one out just by reading the news.
Since Corey bypassed a Grand Jury, there will be a hearing to determine probable cause. Pretty sure this is where the judge will toss it (unless FL has some unusual procedures).
That might be set today, if not shortly thereafter.
I'm not sure there will be any setting of hearing or trial dates, although there is a statutory trial date 175 days from [April 12] arrest. I don't think this case will make it to trial. I believe Lester will grant the motion to dismiss on 776.032 immunity. I'd be guessing on a hearing date for that, my guess is 4 to 6 weeks from now. The decision would come pretty quick after the hearing, maybe 10 days.
O'Mara has been all over the place regarding discovery. First he said he's entitled to it 15 days after arraignment (BS), then that the due date was in defense control (BS). Who knows how he'll cooperate with Corey to keep the evidence out of the public view. If he sticks with his old timeline, he'd have the state's evidence by May 23rd. The court has already issued an order for handling papers filed with the court - a redacted copy, and an unredacted one under a motion to seal from the public.
O'Mara may file his description of the genesis of the PayPal account, timing of receipt of monies, accounting of expenditures, and current control. As neither Zimmerman nor O'Mara have control of the funds at this point in time, I see no basis for bond to be adjusted.