Skip to comments.Prosecutors: Zimmerman 'profiled' Trayvon Martin
Posted on 04/12/2012 2:54:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
An affidavit of probable cause in Florida's case against George Zimmerman for the shooting death of an unarmed 17-year-old says Zimmerman "profiled" Trayvon Martin.
Forty-seven days after Martin was shot and killed in a Sanford, Fla., neighborhood, a solemn Zimmerman made his first court appearance Thursday, wearing gray jail coveralls and speaking only a few words as his arraignment was set for next month.
Zimmerman faces a charge of second degree murder in the 17-year-old's death.
Seminole County Judge Mark Herr, who spoke via a closed-circuit television connection during the four-minute hearing, set Zimmerman's arraignment for May 29 and said all matters including bond and further motions in the case will be handled by Circuit Court Judge Jessica Recksiedler going forward.
Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, did not ask that Zimmerman be released on bond, although he said earlier in the day he wanted his client released as soon as possible.
He did note, however, that being out on bail could jeopardize Zimmerman's safety....
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Exactly. Criminals want you to ignore that little voice in your head, which has been with us for millenia, that tells us that this person or situation is not right.
The predator takes the prey that is self-absorbed, or ignores the signs of predation.
A good read on this by Gavin de Becker, “The Gift of Fear”.
I have read/heard (probably on Free Republic!) that Skittles and Arizona Tea are sometimes used as “street talk”.
So there might be camera footage but it might also have been copied over.
Were there real Skittles and Arizona Tea on his person? Did the police see real Skittles and Arizona Tea - that would be evidence wouldn't it?
No. Zimmerman's attorney said today that bond would be set in the next week or two and by then he hoped to have arrangements for someplace safe by then.
Damned right. I live in what would politely be called a “mixed” neighborhood. Pretty cool folks all around, though....working class black families all around; they take care of their homes, yards, etc. Average working stiffs. Mix in some yuppies and retirees and some other white or oriental blue collar types....that’s my ‘hood.
I guarantee if a group of 3 or more “urban youts” came walking back into my cul-de-sac, I’d be standing at my door with a loaded .45 or .357 magnum in my hand, at the ready. I’m dead serious.
Nope,I'm not doing either.I was being sarcastic but didn't think I even needed a sarcasm tag.My mistake!
The state is paying him.
There is nothing wrong with profiling, whether we do it as private citizens or leo’s do it. It is common sense.
I haven’t read that. Where was that reported? From what I read about O’Mara it seemed Zimmerman contacted him directly.
Zimmerman did contact him directly. An atty from Fla said this afternoon that the state will pay him because Zimmerman is indigent.
Boy Zimmerman really looks hispanic, and appears from what little he said has a slight accent. I know he’s born here but still.
Thanks for the link I don’t think anyone should be discouraging donations until Zimmerman’s attorney himself states he is getting paid by the state of Florida. A lot lawyer talkingheads on TV don’t have a clue. The state might pay but there’s no confirmation they are at this moment.
Looking further, it appears that the Watch is being overseen by the Sanford PD. I has thought the development was running it. Whoever was running it is going to be sued by Trayvon's parents.
Sounds like you were profiled.
Nifong — Duke Lacrosse — The Sequel
Sounds like I wasn’t wise yet either....despite the fact that I thought I was really, really street smart.
Wow. Ignorance is bliss.
Read post #55 & 56.
snarkytart, good grief. Never did I mean that to discourage donations. Esp if he has a website solicting donations. I should have gone further with that post. I thank you for catching it and repairing any damage I might have done.