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George Zimmerman is Out on Bail!

Updated on April 20, 2012

Finally, we have some common sense in the Trayvon Martin case. Since this tragic event has happened, the media and various racist groups have been trying to lynch George Zimmerman. He finally turned himself in, he apologized to Trayvon's parents for the accidental killing of their son, and now he is free on $150,000 bail.

The worst thing I fear now is that a REAL 1st degree murder will happen stemming from a kook who is a true racist to the core, using this tragedy as an excuse to vent their views. They're out there in all colors.

The legal system has proven itself to be fair to all. The judge could have denied the request for bail citing Zimmerman as a flight risk. He could have denied the bail for Zimmerman's own safety (which would be legit), yet, Zimmerman is free, well, free from jail. He is still in a personal prison, the same one he was in BEFORE he turned himself in. Now, I am afraid someone will kill him.

If that were to happen, that would not be justice, just more tragedy. The trial is over a month away and a lot can happen. Zimmerman still may be found guilty, but even if he does win his case, he will always be looking over his shoulder for many years to come.

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    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      Don't forget the DA is up for re-election this year. if she did nothing = not elected in again, if she tries and gets manslaughter = she might get back in

    • TeaPartyCrasher profile image

      TeaPartyCrasher 

      6 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

      Perry:

      I've watched enough eps of "Law and Order" to know that. I'd not be surprised to see a plea to man 2.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      @lovedoc- You have been listening to those who already have convicted him and would rather see him dead also. New evidence seems to prove that zimmerman is telling the truth. Like I said, if Zimmer gets anything less than life in prison, many will scream injustice.

      There is nothing worse than a close minded person.

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      Chad Young 

      6 years ago from Corona, CA

      This is a case of where I believe our legal system betrays us as it allows this to happen without punishment. I'm sure there is other evidence the press is not hearing about and we as citizens have to trust our legal system to do the right thing. Unfortunately our legal system makes mistakes and it is a tragedy for the family of this teenage boy who died for no reason other than racial profiling.

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      lovedoctor926 

      6 years ago

      This makes me upset. Do you really think that his apology to Trayvon's parents was sincere? Who is Zimmerman trying to fool? There was nothing accidental about this tragedy. Zimmerman was determined to pursue Trayvon even when the operator told him not to. None of this would have happened had he complied with the officer's request. you mean to tell me that they're letting him off the hook just like that? This is a man who repeatedly stalked shot an innocent boy and they're setting him free on a $150,000 bail? The state needs more prosecutors. I'm not one yet, but I will someday. Justice for Zimmerman!

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      A DA tactic is to overcharge and then plea down to a lesser charge. Well, following and observing is what many would do if they suspected something especially if you were in your neighborhood. Zimmer did not set out to hunt down a black guy to kill. That is murder 1 an 2, premeditation. That leaves manslaughter, reckless and accidental shooting.

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      TeaPartyCrasher 

      6 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

      Gusser:

      I'm going by comments I've seen you make on hubs of my fellow "Crashers" (Brages07, etc).

      Perry:

      There's also the fact that Zimmerman seemed to be pursusing Martin for little reason. Could there be a manslaughter plea down the line, we will see.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      newly recent evidence shows: Mr. Z did have a large gash in the back of his head, which had been cleaned up by police at the scene before being transported. Gun residue supports the gun was fired at Trayvon from a few inches, indicating a close struggle as Z has claimed. Both, according to attorneys, makes Trayvon's case weak. Z said after he and Trayvon were face to face, Z turned to walk away and Trayvon attacked him.

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      Gusser 

      6 years ago

      TPlaugher stop acting like a 2 year old liberal, THIS isn't your hub.

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      TeaPartyCrasher 

      6 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

      You sound like the kind of person whose ancestors would have been at the head of a lynch mob, or agreed with Bull Connor, George Wallace, etc.

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      Gusser 

      6 years ago

      TeaPartylaugher---You are as stupid as they get. I'm not that old, but brains isn't your strong suit.

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      TeaPartyCrasher 

      6 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

      Gusser:

      And folks like you looked for freed ones to lynch!

      Odessit:

      You see it for what it is.

      The trial will be interesting though

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      Yes, but I am afraid something might occur and should he win his case, you just know hype will continue because it is all about race to many. If he loses, will this really make Trayvon's parent happy?

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      I am glad to see that he is out for now. He did the right thing in apologizing to the family. I only hope that he does not meet with any tragic events from those who do not respect the court system in this case. Don't know what the true story is here on the case, but hopefully the hype will die down so that we can finally hear the truth.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      @odessit- I know, I said Zimmerman was not free, not really, still in hiding afraid some crazy will seek revenge for an accident. Why are you questioning that? Actually, using the KKK mentality of many who would like Zimmerman either dead or in jail before there is a trial is the KKK again under a different cover. BTW, what happens should Zimmeran win? Will the black community then claim another injustice because it is a white courtroom with black attorneys?

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      Gusser 

      6 years ago

      If you want to live in the past, YOUR Great Grandfathers sold your grandfathers and grandmothers into slavery for monetary gain. They were capitalists, eh?

    • Odessit profile image

      Odessit 

      6 years ago

      You cant see a difference between not being able to go to a store and being dead? Zimmerman is not free?

      Lynching is what happened to slaves so for you to use it in this context is ignorant.

      Making Zimmerman a victim is a weak stance. Your thesis is weak.

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      Gusser 

      6 years ago

      Justice is served. ABOUT TIME

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      Sondra Rochelle 

      6 years ago from USA

      It is very difficult to know what actually happened, but hopefully a fair trial will clear things up. Until then, we should all just take a wait and see attitude.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      Zimmerman was charged with 2nd degree murder, which requires some premeditation. Accidental murder is manslaughter, which Zimmer is guilty of, if anything and the DA will make a deal for it at some point. What justice would be served if some narrow minded, racist, wanna get even person kills Zimmerman? It would satisfy a lot of racists against Zimmerman who simply refuse to think it was a confrontation gone bad. Would Trayvon's parents be happy? Would the black community partay in joy? As I said, he remains in his personal prison, unable to go out to a store or anything. Just saying, Zimmer is not free at all, plus he is a target because of the media attention given to this case.

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      Jyoti Kothari 

      6 years ago from Jaipur

      Thanks for sharing. Rated up!

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      alexsaez1983 

      6 years ago

      I agree that we should wait until the trial to learn everything. Public opinion can be a powerful thing, but it can also skew the truth. With all due respect, though, this article is extremely one-sided and I don't believe Zimmerman deserves such concern. Innocent until proven guilty, yes. Worrying about his safety, that's a little excessive. Did he worry about Martin's safety when he shot the unarmed teenager? And yeah, I'm sick of people pulling out the "race card". Just because angry citizens are calling for Zimmerman's head doesn't make them racist, it makes them human.

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      Odessit 

      6 years ago

      Seems like Zimmerman can run for a Tea Party president now. All republicans, get behind Zimmerman because he killed a black boy!

      Finally we see some common sense? You worry about Zimmerman? Lynching of Zimmerman? Geeez, why dont you just fly the confederate flag. Martin was the one hunted like an animal and lynched.

      Who are you calling racists? The people who want justice for the killing of an innocent black highschool kid?

      Im sorry, but this is just horse....

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      Ron Hawkster 

      6 years ago from United States of America

      I am glad he's out on bail, and hope he gets a fair trial. He did the right thing by turning himself in and apologizing. Whether it was sincere or his lawyer coaching him that he must show remorse to improve his image, we should have a better idea after the trial.

      However, I think you're confused about a couple of things. When you call it "accidental killing of their son", the verdict is not out yet. How did you decide it was accidental when none of us have all the facts and the trial hasn't started yet? If it was indeed accidental this whole court thing would not have taken place. There is a trial to determine the guilt, and your wording makes it appear you have already made up your mind.

      You show your confusion in the opposite direction in another hub "The Trayvon Martin Murder Case". Inside the article you say "since the tragic teen killing murder"... Murder and killing, while both lead to death, are legally very different things. To call it "killing murder", other than being redundant, is also conflicting. While it's clear Martinez has killed Trayvon, legally it's not established he has murdered him and that's what the trial about. To make that assumption in your article shows a bit of a confusion about how the legal system works and how the media is feeding into it. In a way, when you are using both words in the wrong context, while I know you are not trying to mislead, you are feeding into the same type of confusion that the media is for which you criticize them.

      I'm glad you're taking an interest in such matters and hope you take my points as constructive criticism.

      Thank you.

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