After watching the bond hearing this morning myself, instead of depending on the snippets from the media with their various spins and biases about all of this, which I’m glad I did because I’ve already seen it written with bias and heard typical reports from the talking-heads about this with their biased points as well…mainly good ol’ msDNC.
Oh yes…it ought to be fun at the msDNC Funny Farm today and days to come from those who graze there…especially Al Not-So-Sharton. After-all, one of their biggest foes received bond this morning in Florida…that being the notorious George Zimmerman.
And don’t you find it simply amazing that ABC decided to release the graphic photo of the back of Zimmerman’s head right before this hearing…hmm? This photo was taken minutes after the altercation took place. You can read much more about this here…along with all their mumbo-jumbo regarding reasons for just now making this public etc.
See what Dershowitz has to say about this photo being released in relationship to prosecutor Corey and the trouble she may be in regarding this…he really blasted her. You can read about it here.
This is via Fox:
Moments ago, the judge in the George Zimmerman case set bond in the amount of $150,000. He listed the conditions of Zimmerman’s release, including that he will be monitored electronically, that he is to have no contact with Martin’s family, that he is not to possess firearms or drink alcohol, and that he will have a curfew.
Zimmerman will not be released today.
This is from Fox as well…so far they really have been the closest to being ‘Fair and Balanced’ this is Zimmerman speaking today.
During a bond hearing in the Trayvon Martin shooting trial happening today in Sanford, Fla., accused killer George Zimmerman took the stand, apologizing for the loss of the Martins’ son. Zimmerman also told the prosecutor that he was was told not to communicate with the Martins when questioned as to why the apology hadn’t been made earlier.
In his apology, Zimmerman stated that he was unsure as to whether or not Trayvon Martin was armed during the incident that resulted in his death. He also said that he believed that Trayvon was around his own age or perhaps a little younger.
Here’s an overall view as well.
A Florida judge said George Zimmerman can be released on $150,000 bail as he awaits trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester set several conditions Friday for Zimmerman’s release. He cannot have any firearms, drink alcohol or use drugs and must observe a curfew. The judge said details need to be worked out between Zimmerman’s attorney and law enforcement, and that Zimmerman will not be released Friday.
Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the 17-year-old’s death during a February confrontation in a Sanford, Fla., gated community. He is claiming self-defense.
The bail for Zimmerman was announced Friday shortly after he took the witness stand, telling the parents of Martin, “I am sorry for the loss of your son,” but standing by his claim that he killed the teen in self-defense.
Zimmerman told Martin’s parents, who were present in the courtroom, that he did not know that Martin was 17, or that he was unarmed during their February confrontation in the central Florida neighborhood.
“I did not know how old he was,” Zimmerman said. “I thought he was a little younger than I am. I did not know if he was armed or not.”
Zimmerman’s wife and parents testified by phone earlier that he is not a violent person. Zimmerman’s father told the courtroom that his son always “turns the other cheek.”
But prosecutors asked Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie, about two incidents they said demonstrate that he has a violent nature. In one case, Zimmerman took anger management courses after an undercover police officer said Zimmerman attacked him. In another instance, a former girlfriend accused Zimmerman of assaulting her.
Zimmerman appeared at the hearing wearing a suit but in shackles. Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, surrendered his passport to the court at the start of the hearing.
The hearing took place just hours after ABC News released an exclusive photograph that claims to show the bloodied back of Zimmerman’s head. The photo, reportedly taken three minutes after Zimmerman shot and killed Martin, appears to support Zimmerman’s claim that Martin had bashed his head against concrete.
Legal experts say factors in Zimmerman’s favor include that he has ties to the local community and that he doesn’t appear to be a flight risk since he turned in voluntarily after second-degree murder charges were filed against him last week. He also has never been convicted of a crime, which would indicate he doesn’t pose a threat to society.
“Although it’s not routine for people charged with murder to get bond, they do get bond, and I think there is an excellent argument to be made in his specific case for him to be released on bond,” Randy McClean, a defense attorney who practices in Seminole County, about 15 miles northeast of Orlando, said.
Martin was walking home from a convenience store on Feb. 26 when Zimmerman spotted him from his truck and called police to report him as suspicious. Zimmerman has claimed self-defense under Florida’s “stand your ground” law, which eliminates a person’s duty to retreat under threat of death or serious injury.
The lack of an arrest for 44 days spurred protests nationwide, several in Seminole County, in which participants chanted and held signs that said, “Arrest Zimmerman Now!” Anger over a delay in Zimmerman’s arrest led to the Sanford police chief stepping down temporarily and the recusal of the prosecutor who normally handles cases out of Sanford. Sanford city officials were holding a town hall meeting Thursday to address some of the residual anger from the case.
So friends…I ask you, just what do you think the likes of Al Not-so-Sharp, Jesse Jackson, the New Black Panther Party and ilk will do now, besides seethe? We do know for a fact when this trial starts…it will become a three ring circus if groups like this have their way about it.
By the way…why isn’t the msm reporting about Sharpton and the huge amount of back taxes he owes…hmmm? You can read all about this story here…just saw it two days ago, nary a word from anyone that I know of…how about any of you?
This is an excellent read from the South Florida Sun Sentinel, describes everything that happened in the courthouse today without bias, I highly recommend you read it. ~ Big H/T to Bandura.
I may add what Sharpton has to say today here this afternoon…for all we know it may be amusing, that is if you can make tails or heads of what comes out of his mouth if you know what I mean.
I do hope Zimmerman receives a fair trial…but I have my doubts…how about you?
Throw in your two-cents…Fire Away – Inquiring Minds Want to Know!