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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-12 10:27 AM
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Neighborhood watch shooter released from Fla. jail (at midnight)
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Source: Tampa Bay Times

MIAMI (AP) -- In a low-key event, 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.

The neighborhood watch volunteer was wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans and carrying a paper bag as he walked out of the Seminole County jail around midnight Sunday. He was following another man and didn't look over at photographers gathered outside. The two then got into a white BMW car and drove away. .....
As with the July 2011 release of Casey Anthony, the Florida woman acquitted of murder in the death of her young daughter, Zimmerman was released around midnight.

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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, 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.

Read more: http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NEIGHBORHOOD_WATCH?SITE=FLPET&SECTION=HOME&TEM




George Zimmerman, left, walks out of the intake building at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility with an unidentified man on Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman posted bail on a $150,000 bond on a second degree murder charge in the February shooting death of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin In Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)




With a history of assaulting a police officer; domestic violence accusations against him; required anger management courses.... cold-blooded murder of an unarmed black child... who in the world might think George Zimmerman ought to have stayed in jail while awaiting his trial?

Nah. No risk to the community here.



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