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GPS monitoring will track George Zimmerman
news4jax.com/AP ^ | April 23, 2012

Posted on 04/23/2012 10:39:58 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - In addition to posting a $150,000 bond, the judge imposed several restrictions on George Zimmerman's release while awaiting trial.

Zimmerman was released on bail from the Seminole County jail early Monday morning, got into a white BMW and was driven away to a secret location.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 04/23/2012 10:40:05 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hack. Target. Eliminate.


2 posted on 04/23/2012 10:44:28 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1189 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“The program provides real-time monitoring of an offender’s movements anywhere in the United States.”

Replace citizen with offender and it’s just scary. Overhead drones, black boxes in cars, chip implants. Orwell was so right.


3 posted on 04/23/2012 10:46:08 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Why the need to report he got into a WHITE beamer? To suggest a racist overtone to the whole thing...or to give a more complete description to the thugs who plan to pursue them?
4 posted on 04/23/2012 10:46:49 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What if a hacker breaks into the criminal justice system’s computer system for tracking criminals on probation and others like Zimmerman and starts broadcasting Zimmerman’s location?


5 posted on 04/23/2012 10:48:17 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Rennes Templar

Thousands of people are on pre trial release and have gps. If I were the judge, I would have done the same thing.


6 posted on 04/23/2012 10:48:59 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

Me too. And that is precisely the problem.


7 posted on 04/23/2012 10:51:17 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1189 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The GPS Monitoring is not only an unnecessary invasion of George’s privacy, but more dangerously, the FBI will have real time access to Capt. Zimmerman’s whereabouts at all times as may White House officials with connections to the Black Panthers.


8 posted on 04/23/2012 10:51:32 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton

Good point.


9 posted on 04/23/2012 10:55:19 AM PDT by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The GPS info will probably be up for sale by now...


10 posted on 04/23/2012 10:57:52 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Uncle Slayton

Oh for christ sake. Quit calling him a captain. He had authority over squat. Did he have lieutenants under his watch? He was an average citizen that was benevolent of his community. That’s being american. You don’t have to have a military rank to be an observant member of society.


11 posted on 04/23/2012 11:01:38 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: null and void; Jack Hydrazine

What makes you think anyone needs to hack his information. All it will take is one employee working for the GPS company to decide to join the Zimmerman lynch mob.


12 posted on 04/23/2012 11:05:47 AM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Zimmerman is not on probation, he is not convicted of anything and is therefor in the eyes of the law presumed to be not guilty. Even if there is a trumped up charge he is innocent. Yet he has had his rights stripped, he cannot have a weapon to protect himself - even against those bounty hunting, he cannot come and go as he pleases, he cannot drink even to celebrate cinco da mayo, he is for all intents and purposes a prisoner. I seems to me that he has been tried in the press found guilty and sentenced. THIS IS NOT AMERICA! Zimmerman should receive protection not probation, I hear the secret service has a few men who have recently become available.


13 posted on 04/23/2012 11:09:26 AM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It puts me in the mind of Rwanda.
Only now it would be Twitter saying, “Cut down the tall trees...”


14 posted on 04/23/2012 11:12:32 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: DaveyB

All the rights losses you listed happen automatically to anyone who is in the process proving themselves innocent. IT’s always been that way for criminal charges. The GPS thing is fairly recent but before GPS you were expected to notify the authorities where you were going and you were expected to refrain from leaving town for any reason.

This isn’t new stuff.


15 posted on 04/23/2012 11:18:35 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: DaveyB

A judge has a right to impose pre-trial release conditions. Yes, I was a pr-trial release officer in Fl for 6 yrs. Its common to order daily alcohol checks and 3x per week uas on individuals who were not yet found guilty of crimes. Gps monitoring is also common in lieu of jail. Its about $$$$... I could go on forever. Z is getting a fair shake. At least he’s not eating peanut butter and cheese and freezing his ass off with no pillow or toilet seat.


16 posted on 04/23/2012 11:19:40 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Geraldo will be drawing a map of his movements on a grease board for his viewers.


17 posted on 04/23/2012 11:24:24 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: DaveyB

Yes, I know Zimmerman isn’t on probation and hasn’t been convicted of anything yet, but his 2nd Amendment right has been stripped of him leaving him somewhat defenseless. I hope his location can remain anonymous in the mean time. But you know the media is doing their best to find him and will paparazzi him if they do.

Those that are threatening Zimmerman, law enforcement, the judge, et al and threatening to riot should be arrested immediately and tried, but we all know that isn’t going to happen.


18 posted on 04/23/2012 11:29:03 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: goseminoles

Private Slayton is practicing his Saul Alinsky moves.


19 posted on 04/23/2012 11:29:46 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And having observed the Zimmerman/Trayvon/Farrakhan/Jackson affair for the past weeks, we still think and hope that there will be racial tranquility in this nation in the future?

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Ooooh boy, that sunny beach, swaying palmtrees and blue water that I purchased unseen in North Dakota really looks inviting.


20 posted on 04/23/2012 11:30:14 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Don’t worry about a hacker so much as a dirty LE official that the interested parties has something on....


21 posted on 04/23/2012 11:33:02 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (A Bounty on Zimmerman, Can Be A Bounty On ANYONE. No NBPP Mob Justice!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How about stupid reporter bingo?

Dumb reporter qustions:

Where is the secret hideout?

Is there a website that will show the gps location?

Why didn’t the state appeal the bail?

Who signed this second amendment?

What road will he be taking to go see his lawyer?

What state is he in?

Will the prosecutor also work on the civil suit?


22 posted on 04/23/2012 11:42:33 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: goseminoles
A judge has a right to impose pre-trial release conditions. Yes, I was a pr-trial release officer in Fl for 6 yrs.

I understand that it is common to ignore the constitution and invoke "pre-trial" conditions. Imagine if all political dissenters were accused of a crime and then given "pre-trial: conditions. That would be and effective tactic against dissent. Now imagine if their trail was postponed indefinitely. The police state would have power over any citizen they wished, suspending the 2nd amendment and tracking associations etc. And all it takes is a government prosecutor to file egregious charges and willing to abuse their position. This is almost commonplace with the social services cps crowd.

You probably did your job well, even according to the desires of your superiors, but you were a cog for cause of tyranny. The framers would not be impressed with our safe guarding of liberties they pledged their lives their fortunes and their sacred honor to pass to us.

23 posted on 04/23/2012 11:50:11 AM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: DaveyB

we have speedy trial rules.

even if waived it can be “reactivated” at some point.


24 posted on 04/23/2012 11:54:54 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: DaveyB

You’re looking too deep into this. The judge uses the reasoning if ensuring public safety for doing this. A prime example is domestic violence. Nobody knows what the hell happened, but the judge will invoke his authority to order a no contact order. If someone(z) doesn’t folks that order, a writ of attachment is then ordered. I know it doesn’t sound cool, but a judge can articulate pre trial sanctions for the safety of the community..


25 posted on 04/23/2012 11:57:32 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

Sorry about the auto -correct- nonsense. Its annoying..


26 posted on 04/23/2012 11:59:11 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: DaveyB

Btw, thanks for calling me a cog for expressing facts. Pre trial restrictions are a fact. Thanks for showing your ignorance. It is what it is... I wouldn’t want a drunk driver out on bond to continue driving drunk. Would you? I would like some oversight and trust in the first appearance judge to have some discretion on the bond conditions.


27 posted on 04/23/2012 12:05:06 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Why didn't they give the License Number, too, so the NBP thugs could follow it? (They had someone posted 24/7 to do so, I'm sure).

Zimmerman can be easily located with the Tracking Device, once someone cashes in on the Bounty, too, that way.

He's a dead man walkin', I tell ya.

28 posted on 04/23/2012 12:09:58 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: goseminoles
I did not call you a cog for expressing facts, but for your willing participation in the machinery of the police-state.

You participated in abrogation of what the law of land says "shall not be infringed", you helped to control lawful behaviors of un-convicted citizens under the auspice of public safety; this is what every tyrant claims. The fact that it is common does not make it right, the fact that it is common makes it heinous.

29 posted on 04/23/2012 12:27:08 PM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: DaveyB

If a judge finds probable cause, he has every right to make restrictions in the name of public safety...


30 posted on 04/23/2012 12:32:23 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

gps beats in person reporting every month. It also means he can’t be accused of going somewhere he should not “just to get him” into a swearing contest with an alleged victim or probation officer.


31 posted on 04/23/2012 12:44:24 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If the NBPP can corrupt somebody in law enforcement, Zimmerman is a sitting, and soon dead, duck.


32 posted on 04/23/2012 12:52:11 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: longtermmemmory

I too, look it as a protective measure, not a punitive one..


33 posted on 04/23/2012 12:59:03 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Headline?

Obama/Holder Dept. of Just Us demands access to tracking..
Zimmerman to be tracked by GPS
"Obama/Holder DoJ? Zimmerman's days are numbered," says insider.

34 posted on 04/23/2012 1:09:50 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: DaveyB

Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday so George (being half Peruvian) won’t miss out on that.


35 posted on 04/23/2012 1:26:51 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t care about the ankle bracelet, I hope there is a cop nearby all the time. Zimmerman is in serious danger...


36 posted on 04/23/2012 1:34:44 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: luvbach1
Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday so George (being half Peruvian) won’t miss out on that.

I'm German and I still like half priced margaritas. In Colorado at least May 5th is cheap food and drink. Zimmerman can only enjoy the food, and that only till his early curfew.

37 posted on 04/23/2012 1:45:03 PM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: goseminoles
If a judge finds probable cause, he has every right to make restrictions in the name of public safety...

It has been over a month since Trevon died. Zimmerman turned himself in, he has made no threats or actions that give even an inkling that he is a threat to public safety. It is ludicrous to think that he is going on shooting rampage, gonna get drunk and go a rapin. It is the black "community" that is doing the threatening - too bad the judge is punishing a man that he is supposed to treating as innocent, because of the mobs who are guilty of threats to public safety.

38 posted on 04/23/2012 1:56:09 PM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: DaveyB

Z is being treated more than fair imho.


39 posted on 04/23/2012 2:33:58 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

I think he should be shot at the first available opportunity. To protect the community, you know. Can’t have a risk like that running around. I think there is widespread agreement Zimmerman deserves no rights under the New United States of America, where people are punished for crimes before they are convicted of anything.

(Do I HAVE to “/Sarc?” I think I do.)


40 posted on 04/23/2012 2:41:48 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I think your reasoning is extreme. Do I agree with you? Yes. But the reality is, this is the way it works in fl. The judge has the right to place conditions on those accused of a crime. I will follow this up with a link.


41 posted on 04/23/2012 2:49:44 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Cyber Liberty

http://www.pretrialrelease.com/


42 posted on 04/23/2012 2:52:46 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

Of course my reasoning was extreme...Reduction to an absolute.

As an aside, I get a little bugged whenever I hear people refer to Judges’ and LEOs’ “rights” to do things to people. Not just you, I hear it all the time from LEOs, mostly. It’s the Judge’s “right?” I thought *people* have rights, not offices.

I think this particular “right” being exercised by this Judge may very well get Zimmerman killed when someone finds out how to track him with the ankle-bracelet. I wish he didn’t do it.


43 posted on 04/23/2012 3:03:19 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I understand your reasoning. I am in a Leo state of mind. Been doing it for a long time. But I see the pressure on this judge. We all know Z is not a threat. The judge wants keep a leash on him. Probably for his own good. And I don’t blame him. If I was Z, id probably want to be on monitoring..


44 posted on 04/23/2012 3:12:40 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles
"If ye love wealth better than liberty,
the tranquility of servitude
better than the animating contest of freedom,
go home from us in peace.
We ask not your counsels or your arms.
Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.
May your chains set lightly upon you,
and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
-- Samuel Adams
45 posted on 04/23/2012 3:39:13 PM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: DaveyB

“Caged birds accept each other but flight is what they long for”.

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS


46 posted on 04/23/2012 3:43:18 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

Monitoring is a *lot* better than having to report periodically, true. I have a hard time seeing Zimmerman as being thrilled about it, unless LE is using it to keep a close watch on vigilantes.

I’d be afraid someone else may get the codes, and use them to track him and kill him. He has big money on his head (not $10K as constantly repeated in the news, but a cool million).


47 posted on 04/23/2012 4:11:13 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: goseminoles

Monitoring, restrictions on alcohol, and loss of Second Amendment rights would make sense if George Zimmerman were any kind of threat to public safety. I don’t deny that judges may reasonably impose those restrictions. I disagree that they are justified in this case. Given the threats made against Mr. Zimmerman, monitoring may only lead to someone finding and killing him. Taking away any chance for him to defend himself means that those who find him can kill him without risk. He shouldn’t spend his pre-trial period drunk, but if a beer or two will help him relax in this difficult time, his having a beer or two will not threaten public safety.


48 posted on 04/24/2012 1:17:55 AM PDT by WFTR (Liberty isn't for cowards)
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