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    Zimmerman out on bail thanks to $20k more in donations

    Zimmerman out on bail thanks to $20k more in donations

    George Zimmerman posted a $1 million bond, and walked out of jail this afternoon.

    According to The Orlando Sentinel:

    Zimmerman posted the $1 million bond thanks in part to the $20,000 in donations raised since Thursday when Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. set the bond amount.

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    The system felt compelled by circumstances to enter into the realm of sideshow long ago. With that , justice became secondary. Hopefully the Jury will work thru the culture clutter & deliver justice. Smarter men in former times put them there for that purpose. As per your question Professor? l dont know enough to have an informed opinion.

      creeper in reply to secondwind. | July 7, 2012 at 9:52 am

      It’s a little late for “justice” to be delivered to George Zimmerman.

      Where does he go to get back the weeks of his life spent sitting in jail? Who will return his formerly sterling reputation? How much peace will he have if by some miracle a “not guilty” verdict is returned?

      “Justice” took a hike in this case loooong ago.

        Midwest Rhino in reply to creeper. | July 7, 2012 at 12:45 pm

        and what are the odds that Trayvon’s parents will have their choice of lawyers offering to take white man George to civil court, to get whatever remains of GZ’s fund?

    Call for opinion: Zimmerman at this point even if the charges were dropped tomorrow is out a bare minimum of $110k from non-refundable deposits to the bail bondsperson.

    Do you think the Judge’s intent with this amount of bail was to cause GZ to have to pay out $100k. i.e. if an alternative bondsperson were to have offered a 5% deposit instead of 10%, do you think the Judge would have raised bail to 2mil? or 4mil with a 2.5% deposit, and so forth….

      Ragspierre in reply to georgfelis. | July 6, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      You asked, so…”silly idea” is my opinion.

      A bond could be posted by someone for free. It is not inherently the case that a bond cost anything. (Historically, an “attorney bond” was often accepted by courts, which was essentially the promise of the attorney his client would appear, as required.)

      The bond set is not punitive, and is bound by a lot of law. Read judge Lester’s ruling for an example.

    BannedbytheGuardian | July 6, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Wow – How to lose 50 lbs in 50 days . George is going for the Peruvian Jaguar look . All he needs now is a few Cougars on the Jury & He is Home.

    Grrrrrhhh. Ooooh aaah . Do it again George. Grrrhhhhhh.

    DINORightMarie | July 7, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Isn’t that video done by the same people who “creatively” edited that 911 audio to imply raaaaacism…….unintentionally, of course!! /sarc

    So, why would anyone expect them to be unbiased, fair, or impartial in any way now?!?

    Which reminds me: Has Big Al Sharpton (you know, that anti-semitic, Tawana Brawley-defending guy) said anything about Zimmerman of late? I haven’t heard anything out of him at all lately……

    Refreshing. 🙂

    OldCon | July 8, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Glad to see you legal Beagles policing up this thread. I fully appreciate your knowledge and remarks. That being said, one of my favorite sayings about life in general is, do not confuse justice with the law.

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