This is going to have an effect on the election. Somehow the kenyanOTUS is going to benefit from this.
That is the very essence of our adversarial Legal System.
Isn’t there something in the Bill of Rights about “Excessive Bail”?
Well, it’s either that or let the leaned out black guy eat your face off.
Welcome to Obamerica!
What a travesty of justice. This hater judge has got to GO.
If Zimmerman is convicted, there should be retribution.
I suppose this means the judge decided it was “fair” to confiscate virtually everything in Zimmerman’s defense fund
- doesn’t it take 10% (nonrefundable) to make bail?
If so, this won’t leave much to pay attorneys and provide living expenses for a couple forced to give up their jobs and home by a corrupt rasist injustice system that is acting like a LYNCH MOB
A real justice organization needs to take this case on pro bono.
Maybe someday Zimmerman will be able to countersue for the massive violations of his civil rights
Yeah, only politicians, judges, and LEOs are allowed to do this. Who the he** does Zimmerman think he is?
“He decided $1 million was a fair amount.”
He is no more guilty of second degree murder than I am.
Nor is he a flight risk. Child molestors accused get lower bonds. Give me a break.
Guys, the fis is in. If this “Judge” believed anything that was put forth in those hearings about the situation, he should have given him a PR bond or frankly dismissed the case.
Meanwhile a local rag printed the other day in a “news article” that Zimmerman was in jail and had killed Tarvon because of racial profiling. Really, how is an individual guilty of racial profiling? That has a specific meaning under the law to mean the POLICE...not some private party. Even if he had a racial BIAS, which there is no evidence he did, that is not racial profiling.
Hey Gov. Scott lovers. Where is he on this? You wanna tell me this man is a conservative that has our back? Sure.
When hard decisions are needed to be made he ran with the pack of race baiting socialist. Don’t trust this man at ALL.
Another thing, Zimmerman needs a pitbull lawyer not this mealy mouthed man. Where is he in the PR media front? Doesn’t he realize that’s half the battle?
I guess when a jury filled with racist blacks convict Zimmerman will see O’Mara on the front steps of the courthouse smiling and saying he knew Zimmerman would be convicted...shades of Sanduski’s lawyer.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but money donated to a legal defense fund is not intended for bail or bond, is it?
So — to get out of jail he has to use $100,000 of his $211,000 defense fund which he will never see back. Thanks, Judge Lester.
My first thoughts are completely unprintable here. But now that I’ve cooled down, I think that Mr. Zimmerman’s legal defense fund is going to see some needed funds come pouring in.
Perhaps a deep pocket donor like the Koch’s can do a major donation.
Actually if he shows up for trial, the $1M will be returned if it’s s cash bond, but if he goes to a bail bondsman he’ll lose the cost of the bond.
Does anyone know if there is currently a way to provide more funds to George’s defense fund? This is a total travesty. I agree that it appears the judge set the bail at a level that is designed to deplete the resources for Zimmerman’s defense. Some lawyer is going to make a name by taking this case and seeing that TRUE justice is done.
In theory, bail is supposed to serve one and only one purpose: To ensure that the defendant shows up in court. Bail is not supposed to be punative. If the court wants to punish Zimmerman for “lying” about his assets at he first bail hearing, then the remedy is not to set excessive bail at a second bail hearing, but to cite him for contempt or ask the prosecutor to indict him for perjury.
Zimmerman is an extremely low risk as evidenced by the fact that he didn’t jump bail when he previously had the oppurtunity and the forfeiture was relatively low, and there was no evidence whatsoever at the last bail hearing to suggest he is a greater risk of jumping bail today than he was two months ago.
When a white man breaks the law, the cops take him to jail.
When a black man breaks the law, the cops are taken to jail.
Welcome to Obama’s America. :)
Now go pay your taxes - liberals that hate you need raises. :)
Everyone should grasp the concept-ZIMMERMAN WILL BE CONVICTED! IT IS DECREED! THE FACTS AND THE LAW DO NOT MATTER! ZIMMERMAN WILL BE SMASHED!
Maybe Casey Anthony can help scrape up some money for him. After all, SHE’S FREE. What a travesty for him to be sitting in a jail cell on the 4th of July, wondering WTF has happened to America. Being Hispanic, punished as a white, overcharged by a scared female ‘Republican’ prosecutor who threatens those who question her decisions.. I’m with you, George. America is indeed F***KED UP.