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Zimmerman Released on Bond

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 11:23 pm

CBS News has the details.

43 Responses to “Zimmerman Released on Bond”

  1. and 200 HOA members declared bankruptcy…



    no they didn’t.

    redc1c4 (403dff)

  2. Good.

    Random (fba0b1)

  3. $15,000.00 cash. Sounds about right. Good judge.

    nk (875f57)

  4. Who paid?

    Jamie (ee4a20)

  5. Good.

    Clearly the only reason why he wasn’t out earlier was the lynch mob.

    scrubone (49d334)

  6. Following is an excerpt from Victor Davis Hanson on his Works and Days blog article It was the Power, Stupid!, 4/22/12.

    IX. Footnote to Trayvon Martin

    The liberal narrative about the case is now destroyed; it had nothing to do with finding out the truth, whether a trigger-happy vigilante murdered Trayvon Martin, or a desperate neighborhood watchman saved his head from being pounded to smithereens by pulling out a gun and shooting his assailant, or something in between. The narrative instead was solely concerned with taking a tragic shooting case and turning it into more fuel for a fossilized civil rights industry (since the case broke, dozens of violent crime cases of blacks against whites and Asians are splashed over the news, enraging readers and escaping liberal commentary). All we know now is that the “narrative”—a preteen shot “like a dog” while eating candy by a white “assassin” who uttered racial epithets and was never even touched by the victim, only to be let go by a wink-and-nod police force—is false.

    I think it will be very hard to get a second-degree murder conviction, given the absence of racial malice on the tape (the narrative’s “coons” and NBC’s version of Zimmerman on his own volunteering “he’s black” are now inoperative), eyewitness accounts of the fray, and the clear injuries to Zimmerman. Instead, the authorities will hope that by inflating the indictment, by airing the facts, and by making Zimmerman testify, tensions will ease–and so when he is acquitted or a judge throws out the case, or a lesser count is pressed, riots will fizzle.

    ropelight (27d918)

  7. #3 Jamie: who cares?

    Classy of the news to show the license of the ‘getaway’ car eh?

    Lord Nazh (0d312a)

  8. I am pretty sure the KKK posted his bond.

    JD (9e6048)

  9. I was thinking it was probably the Koch Brothers.

    MayBee (e3ac46)

  10. Same difference

    JD (9e6048)

  11. As with the July 2011 release of Casey Anthony, the Florida woman acquitted of murder in the death of her daughter, Zimmerman was released around midnight. But the similarities end there.

    it’s still eerily similar I think

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  12. It was probably some idiot from Michigan State University who didn’t understand what he was doing.

    MayBee (e3ac46)

  13. It was probably some idiot from Michigan Giggle State University who didn’t understand what he was doing.

    Maybee – FTFY

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  14. Ha! Thanks Daley!

    MayBee (e3ac46)

  15. Perp walk is more effective if there’s nobody else around to get in front of the cameras.

    nk (875f57)

  16. Our local Marshal Dillons release the prisoners at 5:00 am. Gave more than one $5.00 for a cup of coffee, a donut, and bus fare.

    nk (875f57)

  17. it’s so hard to know anymore if they’re for reals criminals or just people what blundered

    you really can’t go wrong if you err on the side of donuts

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  18. There are different models of law enforcement, happyfeet. Peace keeper, enforce the law, service. Peace keeper is the prevalent — lock them up and let the courts sort them out.

    nk (875f57)

  19. Makes a lot of lawyers $90.00 for hanging around the courthouse all day. I was stupid, I didn’t take the $90.00.

    nk (875f57)

  20. I’m glad he’s out. But now he has to worry about violence from all those people who don’t like be be profiled as violent.

    CrustyB (69f730)

  21. $90 is still a lot of donuts Mr. nk even in bernanke dollars

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  22. Explanation. In Chicago, when a case is resolved, the judge asks “CBR [cash bond refund] to the attorney?” as part of the order. I always said “CBR to the defendant, Your Honor”. It earned me a lot of street cred in the courtrooms and on the street.

    nk (875f57)

  23. a timely $90 can probably prevent a not insignificant number of recidivisms

    you’d think

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  24. One of the rare occasions that I used the word “defendant”. My clients were Mr. or Ms. _____.

    nk (875f57)

  25. Yeah, if it’s in their pocket and not mine. $90.00 is a week’s takehome pay to some of them.

    nk (875f57)

  26. Comment by Jamie — 4/23/2012 @ 1:14 am

    >> Who paid?

    Something like his father taking out a second mortgage.

    His family members, including his wife, testified at the hearing by telephone because of possible danger and the exact place he will be is being kept secret, but, in a departure from common practice, may be out of state (if so, probably the same place he was staying before his arrest)

    But they put in the business about not drinking alcohol although this had nothing to do with alcohol. He cannot have a gun, but my guess would be he was given some emergency hotline number to the local police, whereever he is. His family members promised they would contact police if they lost contact with him. He is supposed to check in with police every three days and has a 7 pm to 6 am curfew. He also was fitted with an ankle bracelet.

    I’m going to the previous thread on this subject.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)


    Can these be real people posting? You sure it’s not John Derbyshire up to some mischief? Because these can’t be real people.

    “Justices [sic] has not been served”?

    Bail results in double jeopardy?

    Every manner of vulgar, ignorant, racist, blood-thirsty threat – about a guy out on BAIL?

    I feel sorrier for John Derbyshire than before. With all these imposter beings around its possible to get the wrong impression.

    SarahW (b0e533)

  28. He also was fitted with an ankle bracelet.

    Wonderful. Bet you that location leaks.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  29. As I’ve said before, it is in Zimmerman’s interest to have the “evidence” presented in court so that he can exonerate himself. Otherwise he won’t live out the year. This will give him a chance.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  30. Hope he didnt go back to the hoa, he’ll need a body guard over there 😉

    Alex (15f526)

  31. >> Who paid?

    Something like his father taking out a second mortgage.

    Zimmerman’s father is a disabled veteran. Please try to throw a few bucks into Zimmerman’s support fund.

    CrustyB (69f730)

  32. Alex paid: he’s going to get rich buying all the hoses in the development at bankruptcy auctions…

    redc1c4 (403dff)

  33. “I am pretty sure the KKK posted his bond”

    “I was thinking it was probably the Koch Brothers”

    Both excessive snark; and as such, nowhere near the truth of the matter – and probably better left unsaid (which didn’t stop The Left from saying them).

    AD-RtR/OS! (d100c2)

  34. Politics for $500, Alex…

    Q: Joe Biden, Bill Nelson and Alcee Hastings on an airboat in the Everglades

    A: what is gator-bait, Alex?

    Colonel Haiku (d22b1f)

  35. Noooo! 31 don’t buy there! Bad idea 🙂

    33: what now? Stay on topic sir 😉

    Alex (15f526)

  36. Jamie asked who paid Zimmerman’s bond. My guess is his father, Robert:

    “Zimmerman’s family, testifying via phone because of concerns for their safety said that they did not have the means available to pay a hefty bond if one were set by the judge. “I’m a disabled veteran and don’t have a great deal of income,” said his father, Robert, a former Virginia magistrate. “My wife is retired, we have some savings, but very little.”

    He pledged, however, that he would take out a second mortgage on his home if necessary to free his son. Zimmerman’s wife Shellie testified that neither she or her husband have jobs and have no means of support.

    “This is a family of very short means,” O’Mara told Judge Lester. “He will not be able to work so he cannot support himself.”

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  37. I’m glad he’s out. But now he has to worry about violence from all those people who don’t like to be profiled as violent.

    Comment by CrustyB

    That is HILARIOUS! 🙂 I want it on a tee-shirt… really not kidding. Or a hoodie.

    jk (69d0bb)

  38. Im thankful for the post.Really thank you! Will read on…

    Sofa Robin (ab73cc)

  39. And now…. he’s a black white hispanic.

    These Narratives…they always get away!

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  40. Holy Moses, NBC fails again. I was just watching Law & Order: SVU (I was stoned and couldn’t find the remote), and this blonde cop, talking about vigilantism, says, “it’s like that Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida, people just taking the law into their own hands.”

    I’m wondering if the folks at big Hollywood will catch that. Apparently “self defense” is taking the law into your own hands. Time to start a petition? Make Capus Quit!

    Ghost (6f9de7)

  41. Law and Order has been like that for a long time. I’m fine with it, presenting a political viewpoint in a dramatic way, even though I know it’s Hollywood hacks with no imagination or originality. Aristophanes did it. Shakespeare did it. Arthur Miller did it. Some Russian who produced “Ivan the Terrible” under Stalin, and some Commie German, who wrote “The Three Penny Opera”, did it.

    nk (875f57)

  42. Take it for entertainment or time-waster. I watch Phineas and Ferb.

    nk (875f57)

  43. “A criminal justice student who aspired to become a judge, Zimmerman also concerned himself with the safety of his neighbors after a series of break-ins committed by young African-American men.

    Though civil rights demonstrators have argued Zimmerman should not have prejudged Martin, one black neighbor of the Zimmermans said recent history should be taken into account.

    “Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. I’m black, OK?” the woman said, declining to be identified because she anticipated backlash due to her race. She leaned in to look a reporter directly in the eyes. “There were black boys robbing houses in this neighborhood,” she said. ‘That’s why George was suspicious of Trayvon Martin.’ ”

    Colonel Haiku (65290e)

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