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Zimmerman can be released on $1M bond in Trayvon Martin case
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/05/zimmerman-bail-set-at-1m-in-trayvon-martin-case/ ^

Posted on 07/05/2012 9:57:20 AM PDT by Ed25

The neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin can be released from jail on $1 million bond while he awaits trial on a second-degree murder charge, a judge ruled Thursday.

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KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman; sourcetitlenoturl; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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1 posted on 07/05/2012 9:57:24 AM PDT by Ed25
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To: Ed25

Court ordered theft.


2 posted on 07/05/2012 10:01:03 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Ed25

3 posted on 07/05/2012 10:01:39 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Ed25
How many of the killers in Chicago who murdered young black men - are faced with this kind of bond? NONE.

Ever wonder why?

4 posted on 07/05/2012 10:03:09 AM PDT by GOPJ (Speak truth to lies and ignorance. Speak honest to corruption . Stand up to liberal elite liars..)
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To: Ed25

But if he were an illegal alien who raped a baby, they’d let him out on his own recognizance?


5 posted on 07/05/2012 10:03:15 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: rockrr

Really?? What’s been “stolen” from Zimmerman? He’ll get his money back for showing up, won’t he? Doesn’t sound like theft to me.


6 posted on 07/05/2012 10:03:34 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Ed25

The fix is in. There is little chance Zimmerman won’t be railroaded.


7 posted on 07/05/2012 10:04:33 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Ed25

Hmmm. I thought the purpose of bail was to assure appearance in court. Once Zimmerman was told to return, he did. It seems as though the bail was serving its purpose.


8 posted on 07/05/2012 10:04:37 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Ed25

you only post 10% of the bail amount.
He has $200K and posting half of that will set him free.
Write the check and then go back into hiding.
screw the judge and the DA.


9 posted on 07/05/2012 10:06:16 AM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: Cicero

Can you give us a link to that incident— the one where the illegal alien was charged with raping a baby and got ROR?


10 posted on 07/05/2012 10:06:22 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Clara Lou

the bondsman keeps the 10% cash.

this bond amount can be appealed as unreasonable.


11 posted on 07/05/2012 10:07:25 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Ed25

OJ Simpson’s bond was $250,000.


12 posted on 07/05/2012 10:09:54 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Ed25
this guy is a flight risk or a danger to the community?

State attorney general Pam Bondi, her hand picked prosecutor and the judge should all rot in hell together

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13 posted on 07/05/2012 10:10:38 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: GOPJ

Lester has lost his mind.

You can kill 6 people in a drive by in Chicago and not have that kind of bond.


14 posted on 07/05/2012 10:12:43 AM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: Ed25

Gee, my wife could be released from her job if she had a 1 Million bond. She is basically incarcerated at work.

This bond is a joke.

In effect, it trumps the concept of bail which is a guarantee one will appear. In Florida, there is no bail for a capital crime, and this one is not albeit it was overcharged as a second degree murder. In essence Zimmerman is in jail, permanently, on the whim of a prosecutor who did not wish to put this before a grand jury knowing the jury would laugh the premis this was murder out of the room. So, she writes a charge like a doctor would write a prescription or a person would draw a check, signs it and Zimmerman is hauled off to the hoosgow with the hope he caves in to some reduced charge or face interminable time behind bars.


15 posted on 07/05/2012 10:13:10 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Elle Bee

Politically charged. You’d think that instead of being accused of picking a fight with Trayvon in order to shoot him, he was accused of mass murders.


16 posted on 07/05/2012 10:13:24 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: longtermmemmory

It would be sad for that 10% to be lost, especially with all that Zimmerman has been through. It’s too bad that the correct financial information didn’t come forth in the first place.


17 posted on 07/05/2012 10:13:31 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Clara Lou
Really?? What’s been “stolen” from Zimmerman? He’ll get his money back for showing up, won’t he? Doesn’t sound like theft to me.

No he won't .... he'll lose the 10% he has to put up to a bail bondsman

That's $100K up in smoke and he's been convicted of nothing

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18 posted on 07/05/2012 10:13:40 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Mouton

Or that Obama goes away.


19 posted on 07/05/2012 10:14:40 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: Clara Lou

He’ll never see the money again. The petulant judge has seen to that. There isn’t a snowball’s chance in hell that Zimmerman will be acquitted - the bias of the judge and PA has been made all too clear.


20 posted on 07/05/2012 10:16:22 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: DannyTN

I take that back. The $250,000 was for Simpson’s robber case where he tried to take back his memorbilia by force.

In the murder trial, I believe he was held without bond, because of his flight and subsequent chase in the white bronco.


21 posted on 07/05/2012 10:23:47 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Jaded
You can kill 6 people in a drive by in Chicago and not have that kind of bond.

Gangs could kill 60 young black men in Chicago and the New York Times wouldn't send one reporter to cover it...

It's almost like it's political. Liberal elites in the MSM are covering or not covering stories for political reasons... and liberal elite judges are basing bond amounts based on politics...

Is that possible? Are liberal elites that corrupt?

22 posted on 07/05/2012 10:24:31 AM PDT by GOPJ (Speak truth to lies and ignorance. Speak honest to corruption . Stand up to liberal elite liars..)
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To: rockrr
I'm afraid you're right. Either the prosecutor and the judge have decided Zimmerman has to be found guilty to avoid riots, or else they see getting him as career enhancers.

I remember hearing the figure of one million dollars at the time of the hearing--was that what Crump demanded?

Anyway the 8th amendment doesn't seem to apply ("excessive bail shall not be required"). Of course that is for the federal court system--I don't know if the Florida constitution has a similar provision.

23 posted on 07/05/2012 10:25:02 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Elle Bee

Agreed. The amount is outrageously out od proportion to what he is accused of, if past precedent mean anything. This has more to do with a court taking proactive steps to prevent a defendent from being able to afford proper legal services and support his wife and probably intended to force him into a settlement.


24 posted on 07/05/2012 10:25:09 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Clara Lou
Really?? What’s been “stolen” from Zimmerman? He’ll get his money back for showing up, won’t he? Doesn’t sound like theft to me.

The purpose is to pauperize Zimmerman at least until after the trial so he can't afford the lawyers, investigators and expert witnesses to expose the prosecution's lies, conspiracy and false evidence.

There is also the personal motivation. All these state agents will end up like Nifong or worse, if Zimmerman has the dough to expose their activities.

25 posted on 07/05/2012 10:25:17 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Ed25

Shouldn’t be on trial at all.


26 posted on 07/05/2012 10:38:16 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: G Larry; Ed25
you only post 10% of the bail amount.

Thats not true at all. - The Bail Bondsman charges 10% to post a surety bond with the court.
If you do not show, the court can attach the Bond for the full amount & the Bondsman sends the bounty hunters after you along with all the LEO that can be mustered.

Additionally, for a case & amount of this magnitude, the bondsman would demand collateral in the full amount.
If you so desire and can afford it, the only way around this is to post the entire amount in cash yourself.

27 posted on 07/05/2012 10:39:43 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Elle Bee

I beleive the bondsman puts up 10%...$100,000 and keeps 10% of that. Zimmerman is out $10,000. The bondsman may charge a premium on top of that. I’m sure if I’m wrong someone will correct me.


28 posted on 07/05/2012 10:41:53 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: Ed25

I guess your flight risk goes up the richer you are. Because the bail changed, but the accused crime didn’t.


29 posted on 07/05/2012 10:42:33 AM PDT by T. P. Pole
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To: DannyTN

“OJ Simpson’s bond was $250,000.”

And that was after he already exhibited to the world on televison that he was a “flight risk”.


30 posted on 07/05/2012 10:44:40 AM PDT by panaxanax (Voting 'Third Party' will ensure a Communist-Marxist-Socialist dominated Supreme Court!)
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To: panaxanax

Read post 12. I don’t think Simpson got bail after demonstrating he was a flight risk. The $250k was for his memorabilia robbery case.


31 posted on 07/05/2012 10:49:16 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Ed25

Democratic Party narrative lynching, for the election of Obama.

It doesn’t matter that the alleged perpetrator is Hispanic or a Democrat himself, not to mention the fact he is obviously innocent.


32 posted on 07/05/2012 11:09:18 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: bill1952
Additionally, for a case & amount of this magnitude, the bondsman would demand collateral in the full amount.
If you so desire and can afford it, the only way around this is to post the entire amount in cash yourself.

If Zimmerman needs to come up with full collateral for the bondsman, he can do the same for the court, in which case he only needs the 10%, which he has. ergo no bondsman needed, he gets the 100K back when he shows, and can then pay his lawyer.

33 posted on 07/05/2012 11:09:18 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the blind obedience of fools - Solon, Lawmaker of Athens)
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To: Ed25

The crooked judge and crooked prosecutor are ordered by the Democratic Party to lynch an obviously innocent man, to further the campaign rhetoric of election 2012.


34 posted on 07/05/2012 11:11:55 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: FormerACLUmember

They are only following the orders of the crooked governor.


35 posted on 07/05/2012 11:19:09 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the blind obedience of fools - Solon, Lawmaker of Athens)
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To: Ed25

The court order for everyone’s perusal:

http://www.flcourts18.org/PDF/Press_Releases/SKMBT_363-V12070510360.pdf


36 posted on 07/05/2012 11:24:45 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Clara Lou

Unless George can come up with the full $1M, he will have to go to a bailbondsman. They charge 10% ($100K), which is nonrefundable. Zimmerman has had $100K “stolen” by this ruling, as he seeks to defend himself.


37 posted on 07/05/2012 11:30:52 AM PDT by Tandem (What ever happened to personal responsibility & self-reliance?)
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To: Oztrich Boy
If Zimmerman needs to come up with full collateral for the bondsman, he can do the same for the court, in which case he only needs the 10%, which he has. ergo no bondsman needed, he gets the 100K back when he shows, and can then pay his lawyer.

The bond is a million dollars not $100,000. Where does he find a million dollars worth of anything. For the first bailbond of $150,000 his parents posted their house and he came up with $15,000 in cash for the bail part.

38 posted on 07/05/2012 11:33:28 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Ed25

Outrageous.

This poor dude is doomed.

He is being sacrificed at the alter of Political Correctness to protect the Legend Of Saint Trayvon.


39 posted on 07/05/2012 11:38:51 AM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: Ed25

Another new restriction is that he must not leave the county in which he is being prosecuted (is it Osceola up there? Dunno).

This gives him fewer places to hide from the assassins (or in the case of the press, character assassins).

He may also have to wear a GPS anklet, which once again gives the assassins an inside shot at him, if the LEO there is sufficiently inept or corrupt.


40 posted on 07/05/2012 11:51:48 AM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: bill1952; G Larry; Clara Lou

Bill1952 is correct.

G LArry, in case it wasn’t clear, if GZ uses a bail bondsman, that $100,000 is gone regardless of whether he appears for all hearings and is found guilty/not guilty or having immunity for a valid self defense.

Anything he may have left will likely go to his attorney, his wife’s bail, and living expenses. He’s screwed.

If he’s smart he’ll stay in jail where he’s protected, has 3 hots and a cot rather than lose the 100 grand and still owe his attorney win or lose.


41 posted on 07/05/2012 12:16:16 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Tunehead54
If he’s smart he’ll stay in jail where he’s protected, has 3 hots and a cot rather than lose the 100 grand
Makes sense to me. Florida charged him, let Florida foot the bill.
42 posted on 07/05/2012 12:25:31 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Ed25; All
I was at the gym and Fox News (Kelly) did a teaser saying there was a bombshell in the Zimmerman case. I left the gym before they got around to saying what the bombshell was about. I got the impression it was about his injuries and not related to the bond hearing.

Anyone know what the bombshell is?

Thanks in advance.

43 posted on 07/05/2012 12:27:09 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: Ed25

Apparently in the new America if you are white it is recommended by the government that you allow the feral black thugs kill you so you don’t inconvenience them or the busy corrupt prosecutors.


44 posted on 07/05/2012 12:31:11 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: Clara Lou

I agree, Clara Lou.


45 posted on 07/05/2012 12:34:05 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Elle Bee

Neither has any others who are being asked to pay bail. You want all of them released? Do away with the bail system since none have yet to be convicted?


46 posted on 07/05/2012 12:36:35 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Elle Bee

has/have


47 posted on 07/05/2012 12:38:54 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Ed25

America has her own Dreyfus, who says anything’s changed? Oh, but where are the defenders?!


48 posted on 07/05/2012 12:52:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Ed25

America has her own Dreyfus, who says anything’s changed? Oh, but where are the defenders?!


49 posted on 07/05/2012 12:52:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Uncle Chip
The court order for everyone’s perusal:

http://www.flcourts18.org/PDF/Press_Releases/SKMBT_363-V12070510360.pdf

"Under any definition, the Defendant has flaunted the system."

An illiterate boob of a judge!

50 posted on 07/05/2012 1:00:17 PM PDT by cynwoody
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