Skip to comments.GPS monitoring will track George Zimmerman
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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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.
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.
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..
“Caged birds accept each other but flight is what they long for”.
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).
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.