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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:10 PM

There's one thing I haven't heard about Zimmerman.




Did the Home Owner's Assn know that he was carrying a firearm?

I've read a lot of posts here but I haven't seen this point mentioned. If they do admit to knowing then it
makes them complicit in the shooting if he was acting as their representative, even if in a voluntary capacity.


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Reply There's one thing I haven't heard about Zimmerman. (Original post)
lpbk2713 Mar 2012 OP
X_Digger Mar 2012 #1
lpbk2713 Mar 2012 #2
Walk away Mar 2012 #4
DURHAM D Mar 2012 #6
baldguy Mar 2012 #3
DURHAM D Mar 2012 #5
Walk away Mar 2012 #9
DURHAM D Mar 2012 #10
slackmaster Mar 2012 #7
TheCowsCameHome Mar 2012 #8
safeinOhio Mar 2012 #11
99th_Monkey Mar 2012 #12

Response to lpbk2713 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:10 PM

1. Even if they did, they'd never admit it. n/t

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:11 PM

2. Exactly what I was thinking.




That could get really expensive for them.


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Response to X_Digger (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:15 PM

4. Maybe but when he finally goes to court he may throw them under the bus...

especially in the civil suit. That would make everyone on the board libel. I hope these people sue the pants off of everybody. That's the only way any of them are going to learn!

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:17 PM

6. I hope some attorney has already put the Board on notice

that they must retain (and provide if asked) the minutes of board meetings.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:14 PM

3. In Florida, would they care?

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Response to lpbk2713 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:15 PM

5. I mentioned it here early on.

I have not seen anything about the HOA Board on the news. You are right - they may be complicit.

Further, if they are brought into a lawsuit it will be interesting to see if their D & O insurance provider will support/defend the board. They may not if the board did not reveal their allowance or sanctioning of Zimmerman's activities. Also, I think it is made more interesting by the fact that Zimmerman is not a unit owner but just a tenant.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:34 PM

9. The new laws regarding Boards are pretty broad.

It's possible that they may be liable even if the fact that Zimmerman was armed was never mentioned at a meeting. If they simply knew about the neighborhood watch program and didn't have some rules about carrying weapons or fully vetting volunteers they could be held responsible.
In New York and New Jersey neighborhood watch groups have to meet strict standards or suffer big law suits if something goes wrong.

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Response to Walk away (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:42 PM

10. I am not aware of new laws regarding this issue.

But it does not matter - liability is liability. If the Board or a member knew what Zimmerman was doing and did not instruct him to stop they have a problem.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:19 PM

7. "He was in fact on a personal errand in his vehicle when he observed Mr. Martin..."

 

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Response to lpbk2713 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:32 PM

8. I would guess someone knew he did.

Someone like Zimmerman would probably boast about it.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:13 PM

11. Did the Board have a written policy?

Did Zimmerman claim he was a watch patrol on the 911 calls.

In the civil case, discovery will be fun.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:42 PM

12. The Home Owners Assoc. rules

for Neighb. watchers stated specifically that they are NOT
supposed to be carrying a weapon.

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