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.
You’d think that if there was a time to be above reproach, this would be it. If they wanted general donations they should have asked. I don’t think it necessarily impugns his case in the Trayvon altercation, but still. That’s not the way to thank your friends across America.
“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.”
What makes you trust and believe some media reports over others?
And what pray tell is Zimmerman supposed to do after losing his job and being unable to work? Lose everything he has and go bankrupt? That money was raised to help him out; nothing wrong with him using it to pay bills. If he comes out of this acquitted, but ruined financially, then the bastards will have still won. I suspect that’s what the judge and dingbat prosecutor had in mind when they made this as issue.
The weren't skimming. That's what the donations were for. The donations were solicited for not just legal expenses but also for living expenses. Check his website. Would you want him to fail to pay his bills and go delinquent or file for bankruptcy in the midst of all of this???
However, in our disappointment we should not lose sight of the fact that George Zimmerman and his wife skimming off some of the money that was donated for his legal defense, while unfortunate and a poor character reflection, does not make him guilty of Second Degree murder, which is what is at the core of the Zimmerman/Martin case. Well that and his 'conviction' by the corrupt, biased media.
It all depends on how you look at it. The guy can’t work and his bills are still due. I don’t know that the donations were restricted to legal bills. I thought it was to support the guy and his family.
My other thought would be, if it was me, is, “I might as well pay all this crap off. If I have no idea whether or not I’m going to go to jail or work again at least I won’t have debt collectors hounding me and my family.” So, as long as the guy wasn’t partying with the money I think its reasonable to pay bills.
Doesn’t it seem strange to you that law enforcement has released those calls? Since when does the government release their documents before a trial?
We can talk all we want about what’s fair or not, but note that Zimmerman was in jail, and no longer earning an income. I don’t know about you, but our household would be in trouble before long if we didn’t have our incomes.
Those who gave money to support Zimmerman, probably did so because they didn’t want to see him railroaded.
Do you think they wouldn’t have cared if he lost his home, car, personal possessions, and credit standing? What if this caused his marriage to fail too?
If I had given money to support Zimmerman, I would support him using that money as he saw fit.
Law enforcement and the media have joined forces to take Zimmerman down, and they’re still at it here.