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Florida judge revokes bond for Trayvon Martin killer
reuters.com ^ | 1 June, 2012 | Barbara Liston

Posted on 06/03/2012 4:42:44 AM PDT by marktwain

SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida judge on Friday revoked bail for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with second-degree murder in the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, and ordered him to surrender within 48 hours.

The bail revocation came after prosecutors accused Zimmerman of withholding one of his two valid passports and said his wife did not tell the court about money donated for his legal defense.

Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. granted the prosecution motion to revoke the $150,000 bond Zimmerman put up in April to get out of jail while awaiting trial.

Zimmerman, 28, was given 48 hours to surrender to the Seminole County Sheriff.

The order was a surprising twist in a murder case that has riveted the United States and sparked widespread debate over guns, self-defense laws and U.S. race relations.

Zimmerman's lawyer, Mark O'Mara, told Reuters after the hearing that he would request another bond hearing for Zimmerman after he complies with the order to surrender.

The whereabouts of Zimmerman have been unknown since his release from the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Seminole County after he spent 11 nights there in April. His lawyer has declined to discuss his location or living arrangements, citing death threats and fears about his security.

Zimmerman, who has a white father and mother from Peru, is charged with fatally shooting 17-year-old Martin as the teenager walked through a gated community in Sanford, Florida, near Orlando, on February 26.

Police initially declined to arrest Zimmerman, citing Florida's "Stand Your Ground" self-defense law, but the special prosecutor who was subsequently appointed charged Zimmerman with murder. He has pleaded not guilty and said he fired in self-defense.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; fl; georgezimmerman; martin; mediabias; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
If Zimmerman spoke in code, how do they know what he said? They might guess, I suppose. Be aware, everything you say in jail is likely to be recorded and can be used against you in court. I suspect that the prosecutors are angry that Zimmerman is getting public support. They have less leverage to use for a plea bargain.
1 posted on 06/03/2012 4:42:55 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
"Zimmerman... is charged with fatally shooting 17-year-old Martin as the teenager walked through a gated community in Sanford, Florida, near Orlando, on February 26."

Can the Libstream Media lies get any more extreme than this?

2 posted on 06/03/2012 4:47:51 AM PDT by fwdude
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To: marktwain

He’s got to go to prison...NBCs and the Obama administrations’ reputation are on the line...as much of it as they have left.

This is a political prosecution. If Zimmerman gets off there will be wall-to-wall national riots...politicians understand this.

He’s going to be put away for a long time.


3 posted on 06/03/2012 4:49:50 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: marktwain

Talk about an inflammatory headline.


4 posted on 06/03/2012 4:50:51 AM PDT by pacific_waters
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To: marktwain
Zimmerman, who has a white father and mother from Peru

What race is his mother (not stated)? Would not fit Obozo's planned script if he were also a minority. You know racism is the only card they have to play. Remember, Obozo's mother was "white", and his father (whoever he really is) is "black".

I so despise the press. They are the worst enemy this nation has.

5 posted on 06/03/2012 4:51:05 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: marktwain

A political prisoner, pure and simple. A human sacrifice for the god of political correctness.


6 posted on 06/03/2012 4:53:09 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: marktwain
widespread debate over guns, self-defense laws and U.S. race relations.

That's what this is actually about. Not George Zimmerman himself.
7 posted on 06/03/2012 4:56:48 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: marktwain

The leftist aka progressives hate self defense laws. They take power away from them.


8 posted on 06/03/2012 5:03:31 AM PDT by DMG2FUN
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To: Texas Fossil
I so despise the press. They are the worst enemy this nation has.

This is exactly why I invented the name, "Enemedia." I got sick of them cheering every American death in Iraq, and came up with Enemy+Media=Enemedia.

It suits them well.
9 posted on 06/03/2012 5:06:40 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: Texas Fossil
"What race is his mother"

According to the CIA Factbook, Peru is:

45% Amerindian
37% Mestizo
15% White
3% Other

10 posted on 06/03/2012 5:09:52 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Texas Fossil

Since his mother is from Perú, she is probably mostly of Inca descent with some Spanish. This would depend on her social scale back home…Upper class..mostly white. Middle to lower class, from some to a lot of Inca.


11 posted on 06/03/2012 5:20:16 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: kjo

Where the “brothers” will give him a death sentence.


12 posted on 06/03/2012 5:20:32 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (Scats for Newt!)
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To: fwdude
Yes— Surprised it didn't read—

“Zimmerman... is charged with ruthlessly hunting down and brutally murdering the 17-year-old unarmed and defenseless Martin as the child walked through a gated community in Sanford, Florida, near Orlando, on February 26

13 posted on 06/03/2012 5:21:09 AM PDT by muskah
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To: fwdude

OMG! That headline is so pejorative! As the actual article says “. . . watch volunteer charged with second-degree murder. . .” See not actually a convicted killer, least not in the eyes of everyone. I don’t know, seems a little like pandering. Or, perhaps, they’d like to influence your view! Yeah, just what we need, more free and open press coverage! What a load of dis-service to the public and Mr. Zimmerman and the Martins!


14 posted on 06/03/2012 5:22:34 AM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: Ben Ficklin

I just read your post after I posted my remarks.

Thank you.

(One can say I just added a little further information on to yours.)


15 posted on 06/03/2012 5:29:11 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: marktwain
Florida judge revokes bond for Trayvon Martin killer

Can the judge's order be appealed?

16 posted on 06/03/2012 5:31:11 AM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: marktwain

Just a hilarious thought...but maybe not so hilarious:

He was probably speaking in broken Spanish (since he was raised in the U.S. away from the Spanish language), and the idiots thought it was some kind of WWII Codebraker talk.


17 posted on 06/03/2012 5:42:39 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: marktwain

Oh crap!!!

Codebraker = Codebreaker

I can’t believe I made this awful mistake.


18 posted on 06/03/2012 5:47:22 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: marktwain

Looks like a judge needs to be “Travoned”


19 posted on 06/03/2012 6:00:07 AM PDT by jrg
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To: GoldenPup
If I were GZ, I would just say..."that's it,I'm tired of this crap. Get your jury, we are going to trial next week" or something to that effect. Lets do this, lets get everything out on the table.

Can he do that?
20 posted on 06/03/2012 6:02:27 AM PDT by Axelsrd
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To: fwdude

Yes- with any other defendant, they would stick the word ‘allegedly’ in front of the description of the crime.


21 posted on 06/03/2012 6:06:58 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: marktwain
Oh, - - while we're sitting here deciphering code and racism anyway, - - can someone decipher "no-limit-nigga" for me??

- - - (insert rolly-eye code here) - - -
22 posted on 06/03/2012 6:09:44 AM PDT by trailz
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To: marktwain

I never thought I’d see the day when the US courts were more interested in pandering to special interest groups than in meting out justice, freeing the innocent and punishing the guilty. It’s a disgrace.


23 posted on 06/03/2012 6:15:47 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Texas Fossil

A free nation needs a free press, Our is no longer free, it has been taken over by Socialists and liberals.

It has become our worst enemy.


24 posted on 06/03/2012 6:47:46 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Texas Fossil
Right on... this is “far out” anogoly, but quite appropriate, they are called “Pork and Beans” and really it should be “Beans and Pork”. The same philosophy applies to the “news”, should it be “News and Opinions” or “Opinions and News”. If truth in labeling were applied to the print industry we would see some changes. Cheap attempts by sleazy reporters to slant a story are exactly that, cheap with a capital “P”.
25 posted on 06/03/2012 8:00:13 AM PDT by Gertie
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To: marktwain
He is Constitutionally entitled to a reasonable bail bond and should not have depend upon the charity of others to meet it. $150,000 was excessive then and is excessive now.

The prosecution is upset that their evidence is so weak and hope that by denying him bail or setting it so high that they can compel him into a plea bargain.

26 posted on 06/03/2012 8:47:46 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: marktwain
"Zimmerman... is charged with fatally shooting 17-year-old Martin as the teenager walked through a gated community in Sanford, Florida, near Orlando, on February 26."

"5-7 Zimmerman... is charged with fatally shooting 6-3 Martin as the teenager straddled him on the ground, pummelling his face with his fists, banging his head on the concrete, breaking his nose, blackening his eyes, bruising his face, threatening to kill him as Zimmerman cried out for help, in a gated community in Sanford, Florida, near Orlando, on February 26."

There -- fixed it. When will they ever get it right.

27 posted on 06/03/2012 8:56:36 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Axelsrd

Supposedly the next thing on the agenda is a Stand Your Ground Hearing in front of the judge in a few weeks. This whole nightmare could end for him at that hearing. All the judge has to do is look at the forensic evidence already available and acquit him on the incontrovertible facts.


28 posted on 06/03/2012 9:07:31 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Gertie

Agreed.

“cheap with a capital “P”” = Leftist Propaganda


29 posted on 06/03/2012 9:38:48 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Venturer

Correct


30 posted on 06/03/2012 9:40:32 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: RandallFlagg

Yes, it certainly does.


31 posted on 06/03/2012 9:42:04 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: marktwain

They are playing games with Zimmerman, trying to prove that he lied about what he had in his coffers. He and his wife did not know when asked that they had $200,000 that would have been promised on his web site. It was not there when he was asked about his finances. Nor was it there when his wife was asked.

For the purpose of trying to railroad him to satisfy the screamers, they are trying to defame him.


32 posted on 06/03/2012 9:59:39 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: marktwain; All

This is the Sanford, Florida Police Website.

Look on left side of page and click:

* Sanford Career Criminals

* Do You Know Me?

* Crop..Criminal Repeat Offender

http://www.sanfordfl.gov/police/index.html


33 posted on 06/03/2012 10:15:55 AM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: marktwain

Barbara Liston is evil for using this headline.


34 posted on 06/03/2012 11:21:38 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: marktwain
This is a fiasco.

Even on FR we knew about the funds being raised. It's baffling the lawyer didn't and the court wasn't informed.

This does him no good where there's certainly a "media battle."

35 posted on 06/03/2012 12:35:27 PM PDT by newzjunkey (I advocate separation of school and sport)
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To: trailz
Oh, - - while we're sitting here deciphering code and racism anyway, - - can someone decipher "no-limit-nigga" for me??

If you accept the definition of nigger as "a lazy and ignorant person" then I would have to decipher the above as "someone whose laziness and ignorance knows no bounds."

36 posted on 06/03/2012 1:40:37 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Uncle Chip
Supposedly the next thing on the agenda is a Stand Your Ground Hearing in front of the judge in a few weeks. This whole nightmare could end for him at that hearing. All the judge has to do is look at the forensic evidence already available and acquit him on the incontrovertible facts.

That won't happen; here's why:
By admitting that the incident qualified for "Stand Your Ground" the state then admits that the prosecutor in fact ignored the law and prosecuted the incident anyway. This opens the state up to multiple challenges to its authority, which cannot be allowed, therefore the judge must consider that the case cannot be an instance of "Stand Your Ground" because "if it was the prosecution could not prosecute it, that the prosecution is pursuing it is proof that it does not qualify."

this is actually how the legal system works. I have been looking into challenging a clearly contra-constitutional State Statute which, surprise surprise, I cannot do unless I violate it (in order to gain standing), this in turn means that I have to implicitly acknowledge the statute (because it would be a plainly willful disobedience) and its authority, thereby destroying the argument that the statute was never of any valid authority in the first place.

37 posted on 06/03/2012 1:50:47 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Uncle Chip
Supposedly the next thing on the agenda is a Stand Your Ground Hearing in front of the judge in a few weeks. This whole nightmare could end for him at that hearing. All the judge has to do is look at the forensic evidence already available and acquit him on the incontrovertible facts.

It is even better than that. As I understand it, the criteria is "the preponderance of the evidence" is enough to drop charges, release him, and immunize him from any civil damages.

Sane people might think that the evidence already seen by the public is enough to do that...

38 posted on 06/03/2012 7:29:01 PM PDT by CurlyDave
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