I for one never had a personal opinion on Zimmerman. I figure the justice system will clear things up. I am truly disgusted with the media - their choosing sides and assuming guilt before trial.
It exposed some serious stealth racist leftists here, that’s for sure.
While I do believe Zimmerman acted in self-defense, and his prosecution is political, I am extremely disappointed to learn he and his wife were skimming money donated for his legal defense to pay their credit card bills and her student loans.
The increased racial division in this country pains me. There was a time I thought we were going to get beyond that. These past 3.5 years, things have only gotten worse.
Many Jews seem to be sympathetic to George because Zimmerman implies Jewish roots.
It amazes me that people on this thread who now admit that Zimmerman acted in self-defense are now bitching about how he spends his defense fund. Talk about sheepishly following the left-wing media.
I'm sure if they can delay it another 10 weeks, or months, the politically motivated prosecutors in Florida can dig up some more financial and other information to discredit them. Maybe they had a dog they failed to license.
Perhaps digging into their taxes going back 10 years, they can find something discrediting.
The problem is not the hood on the sweatshirt. The problem is the hood in the sweatshirt.
The ONLY reason for setting bail should be to ensure that he appears when his trial starts. It should NOT be to lock up finances and impose hardship as an extra-judicial punishment.
Folks, I can see why some of you join the government in assessing blame on Zimmerman for using donated funds in ways you think are wrong. I’d like to ask you to think about some things you may not have considered.
Zimmerman had elevated bills immediately upon this incident taking place. The media portrayed him as a racist killer, and had him convicted until the truth started leaking out.
He and his wife had to go into hiding. He was unable to work. I’m sure he had to spend a lot of funds to travel, hide, and house themselves.
Would it be okay if Zimmerman got off on these charges, but was completely ruined because of his employment situation and the increased expenses that he had to cover out of pocket?
I’m not here to defend a criminal, but it seems to me that some of us are just fine with Zimmerman being destroyed, just so long as he doesn’t spend any of that money outside of his legal defense.
I would like to suggest that it is not of a criminal nature to use some of those funds to keep your head above water. if I sent money to Zimmerman and he spend part of his and his wife afloat, I would consider the funds used for good purpose, and consider the efforts to tarnish his character as vile.
It has really bothered the Justice Department that they couldn’t run this guy down destroying him in the process.
Is this guy abusing the system, or is the system abusing this guy?
IMO, this guy is getting railroaded. One way or another, they are setting it up so this guy goes to prison.
IMO, that is what is of a criminal in nature here.
The same poll showed that fewer than half that number 15 percent believed Zimmerman had acted in self-defense.
Two months later, however, those numbers had flip-flopped. In a May 19-20 Rasmussen poll, 40 percent said they believed Zimmerman had acted in self-defense vs. 24 percent who called him a murderer.
When “Opinion” outweighs “Justice”, the Rule of Law becomes the Tyranny of Man.