Zimmerman Released From Jail
A little after Midnight today, George Zimmerman was released from a Florida jail on $150,000 bail as he awaits his second-degree murder trial in the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.
George actually only had to pay $15,ooo before he was picked up in a BMW and whisked off to an undisclosed location. He received donations from "supporters" via his website to pay for legal fees and bail.
Apparently, bail is not unheard of in second-degree murder cases, and legal experts had predicted it would be granted for Zimmerman because of his ties to the community (His Mom and Dad work for the Court), because he turned himself in after he was charged last week, and because he has never been convicted of a serious crime.
Prosecutors had asked for $1 million bail, citing two previous scrapes Zimmerman had with the law, neither of which resulted in charges. In 2005, he had to take anger management courses after he was accused of attacking an undercover officer who was trying to arrest Zimmerman's friend. In another incident, a girlfriend accused him of attacking her. Those charges ended up in the "closed case" files again due to his family ties. Thankfully the public outcry over Trayvon's murder prevented Daddy for saving his criminal son this time.
George's right to bear arms has been suspended as required in the terms of his release.
What do you think about him getting out just 3 days after his bond hearing?