The left tried to present Martin as St. Trevon, and now you are trying to portray Zimmerman and his wife as such. You can look back at my posts and I've been very supportive of him. But I'm not going to make excuses for him bilking the very people who tried to help him. If things were that bad they could have added another section to the website asking for donations for people to help out personally. Instead they tried to pull a fast one. GZ may quite conceivably be acquitted of all charges with regard to the shooting, and end up convicted of fraud, and his wife of fraud and perjury.
Some are now saying that at some point, the website’s appeal was broader than just asking for legal expenses.
It could be muddier if the message changed (perhaps on legal advice) and there was no way of discerning what donations came through what version of the website.
I’d be steamed if I had approached a version of the website that asked for legal expenses alone, then found my money was just put in some big pot with “skimmable” funds and nobody was keeping track.
The matter deserves to be clarified. And maybe the judge IS being an ass, but that doesn’t relieve one from the duty of trying to conduct oneself as properly as possible, as things DO get bumped to appellate courts which hopefully are not as asinine.
Are you not paying attention? The website said it was for legal AND living expenses. Things like mortgages, continuing debt payments, rent, and bulletproof vests ARE living expenses when you’re in hiding and can’t work.
Still no sale.