George Zimmerman was in court this morning. His attorney asked for bond for Zimmerman so he could get out of jail for safety reasons. Zimmerman turned over his passport to the court. Shellie Zimmerman testified via phone saying that her husband is not a violent man and is scared for his safety. The prosecutors asked her about 2 incidents where he attacked a police officer and took anger management classes and an old girlfriend accused him of assault. Ms. Zimmerman said she would make sure her husband would attend the trial. Robert Zimmerman said that his son’s face was swollen the next day. He said his nose had a protective cover over it, and cuts and gashes on the back of his head. PHOTO
His mother Glady’s said that “George did everything possible so the city of Sanford will organize and go to the council and ask for justice for this homeless man who was beaten up. He was recognized by the Mayor.” A private investigator for the prosecutors office said there was no additional evidence that Zimmerman was the one who confronted Martin.
Zimmerman took the stand and said he was sorry for the loss of Martin.
THE Judge sets bail at $150K!
It has been said that Zimmerman at some point asked to speak with the family of Trayvon Martin, they declined.
Apr 19, 2012 @ 10:02
I have received many emails asking to post about the Trayvon Martin murder case. As many of you know that the State of Florida is on my list of the worst of the worst in court cases, trials and Justice!
I am not a big fan of the race card, which seems to have been played in this story. Remember the Jhessye Shockley story? The grandmother Shirley Johnson played that race card, all over the media, come to find out the mother of Jhessye, Shirley’s own daughter Jerice Hunter is the possible murderer.
From what I have read on sites, is that Trayvon had been suspended from school for having marijuana reside in a baggie and fighting. The parents have blamed the police for leaking the marijuana information. Note to self is that the parents failed to mention this little information in their media shows. I also believe this story was blown out of the water by the media, especially NBC who edited the 911 call from George Zimmerman and then FIRED the Miami based producer. The original call was: Zimmerman “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.” The dispatcher then asks: “OK, and this guy – is he white, black or Hispanic?”
“He looks black,” Zimmerman responds.
The producer edited the 911 call to his liking: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black,” according to the producers version.
According to neighbors who live next to Zimmerman, said that he did have bandages on the back of his head and his nose was swollen. They have come forward after Zimmerman was charged in the murder. Zimmerman did receive medical attention, and I am sure that the outcome will be submitted in this trial. I am unsure what to think of this case. The family has made Martin out to be a good kid, and ok I’ll go along with it, but I am not sure how many ‘good’ kids get suspended from school 3 times! According to Tracy Martin “Trayvon was a very good individual. … He lived a decent life … was a God-fearing child … he had morals, he had principles, he had standards.” I assume he did have a decent life, kind of a life where he got whatever he wanted. He wore brand names and had gold teeth. How many kids have gold teeth and no job? What the parents don’t understand is that Martins life and suspensions will be put under a microscope by the defense team. When they hide information, makes you really wonder. Sybrina Fulton said one day on the ‘Today’ show that the killing was an accident, now she has retraced that statement stating that “Zimmerman STALKED her son and murdered him in cold blood.” Wonder why she changed her story?
This case is on their 3rd Judge with Judge Kenneth Lester, Jr. presiding over the case now. It reminds me of another media hounded case in Florida! I just hope this case gets a jury that will look at evidence and listen in the trial and make an honest decision and not just want to go home!
I am still not sure what to think of this case. I would like to read the autopsy report and other files in this case. I do not feel that guns are the answer.
Rest in Peace Trayvon!
[disclaimer] I am not sure what picture of Trayvon are recent and which are not. I have read on a site that the one in the football jersey is an old photo.