Skip to comments.Donations pour in to Trayvon Martin's killer ($204,000)
Posted on 04/26/2012 5:03:21 PM PDT by ironman
(CNN) -- The lawyer for the neighborhood watch leader who fatally shot unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, said Thursday that his client has received about $200,000 from supporters. Orlando lawyer Mark O'Mara told CNN's "AC360" that George Zimmerman told him Wednesday of the donations as they were trying to shut down his Internet presence to avoid concerns about possible impersonators.
"He asked me what to do with his PayPal accounts and I asked him what he was talking about," O'Mara told Anderson Cooper. "And he said those were the accounts that had the money from the website he had. And there was about 200, $204,000 that had come in to date."
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well the first thing you will need to do is give the IRS their cut.
Some CNN editor ought to be shot for that incredibly inflammatory headline.
Nope,surprisingly enough that's not true.If he gets money as a *gift* he doesn't have to pay tax on it or even report it.Depending on several factors the *donor* might be required to report it.
If it get thrown out will this cover the costs?
Well at lest they didn’t say “murderer”.
Fired for sure.
Whatever happened to the days when the word “alleged” was required in this type of reporting?
Ha, CNN is removing comments at the bottom of the story if they are pro-zimmerman. I was just viewing the comments and there was one negative comment saying zimmermon is a racist.... someone commented for them to prove it and that your basing your judgement on what CNN says. I F5 Refresh later the pro-zimmermon comment was removed but the racist one was still there... go figure.
Never mind, another refresh brought it back. But I swear the comment disappeared after I refreshed the page.
Zim admitted to killing trayvon, so I don’t see the need to use the word alleged. That said however, I do see the need to not use inflammatory headlines such as this one.
Probably not. Hopefully it will cover his short term needs, such as living-in-hiding expenses, and maybe cover the loss of income from being fired.
His legal expenses hopefully will be covered by the State of Florida, and if there is a way to set up a fund whereby he can be indigent for legal purposes, but supported by contributions (hint: put it in his father's name), I would be willing to contribute again and again.
His expenses must be very high, and I would love for him to have private security during and after his ordeal. Eventually there should be a payoff from NBC, etc. but until then he is on his own and needs our help.
I appreciate your comment, however, I do not think that Zim admitted to “killing” the man. I you are defending your life, it is not “killing”. IANAL
Proof that CNN reads FR!
They read your post and thought it best to put back the deleted comment.
It’s justifiable ‘killing’ in response to Trayvon’s attempted murder (skull bashing and attempted smothering).
The attorney is a total idiot for bringing up the amount of money raised....sheesh; talk about giving the ‘reverends’ some flash points for their sheeples.