George Zimmerman, who shot Trayvon Martin in self defense after being subjected to a brutal, unprovoked attack can be released from jail on $1 million bond while he awaits trial on a second-degree murder charge.
Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester granted bond to George Zimmerman for a second time. Lester had revoked Zimmerman’s $150,000 bond last month after prosecutors told the judge Zimmerman and his wife misled the court about how much money they had during an April bond hearing.
Prosecutors said a website Zimmerman created for his legal defense had raised $135,000 at the time of his first bond hearing. Zimmerman and his wife did not mention the money then. Shellie Zimmerman said the couple had limited resources because she was a student and he wasn’t working.
Neither Zimmerman nor his wife thought the legal defense money was relevant because they did not believe it could be used to post bond. Shellie Zimmerman has since been charged with perjury. She is out of jail on $1,000 bond and her arraignment is set for July 31
Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara sparred with prosecutors over those finances last week and questioned why his client is in jail at all, arguing that Martin’s actions led to his death.
The defense attorney called Zimmerman’s father to testify, and played a chilling 911 call from the Feb. 26 night when Martin was killed. The call includes a disputed cry for help and the fatal gunshot. Robert Zimmerman said he was sure that was his son’s cry.
Martin’s parents and racists like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson claim that the teenager was targeted because he was black and that Zimmerman started the confrontation that led to the shooting. Zimmerman’s father is white and his mother is Hispanic.
The 44 days between the shooting and Zimmerman’s arrest inspired by racist calls for mob justice, supported by the liberal fascist main stream media, led to the departure of the Sanford police chief and the arrest of Zimmerman, without presenting evidence to a grand jury.
In spite of the evidence gathered by criminal investigators and the passing of a police administered polygraph by Zimmerman, a special prosecutor, infamous for her over zealous prosecutions, was appointed to persecute Zimmerman and appease the Obamanation. This happened after the President of the United States interjected himself into the case, saying that if he had a son, he’d look like Trayvon Martin. Let’s hope he wouldn’t be a drug using, felonious attacker like Trayvon Martin was prior to his death.
Since the George Zimmerman Defense Fund was launched on May 3rd, it has also been the object of some complaints and concerns. The last thing the liberal fascsits want is for Zimmerman to get a fair trial. They are doing everything they can to keep him in jail, so that he can’t participated in his criminal defense.
The fund exists because there is a demand for it. The defense team considered assisting in the establishment of a fund after learning that Mr. Zimmerman had begun a defense fund on his own before our involvement. A decision was made to terminate that fund as it was not established within appropriate regulations. Further, we believe it is not appropriate in this case for Mr. Zimmerman to continue this activity individually. As Mr. Zimmerman’s advocates, we felt a responsibility to establish an independent fund in a proper way.
Fundraising has been a tried and true method for raising both awareness and funds for a myriad of causes. Mr. Zimmerman’s defense of these charges has hit a chord in many people to such an extent that they feel compelled to assist, and to speak their voice in response to the publicity surrounding this case. Our approach has been to make the fund available to those who which to contribute. While it is true that some of the funds will be used to pay legal fees, there is no prohibition to such a system which allows people to show their support by financial contribution.
As donations have come in, many donors have shared their reasons for contributing. Here are the top reasons, with quotes from supporters, whose names have been kept confidential.
1. They feel that Mr. Zimmerman has been unfairly treated by the media, and that he has in fact been the target of a coordinated public relations smear campaign.
“I am so appalled by how the media has worked the nation, if not the world, into such a frenzy of hate, that it has evoked sympathy in me for the Zimmermans.”
“The media made a monster out of a man without releasing real details as to why.”
2. They feel that Mr. Zimmerman deserves a fair trial and deserves access to strong representation, and they suspect his opportunity for both has been compromised by his portrayal in the media.
“I think they only charged him to appease everyone who had already considered him guilty because of all the inaccurate information reported by the media.”
“They have made him seem guilty before knowing all the facts. He should be innocent until proven guilty, not guilty until proven innocent.”
3. They are inclined to believe Mr. Zimmerman’s claims of self-defense; they identify with Mr. Zimmerman, and feel they would behave the same way in a similar situation.
“I have paid close attention to this case and believe in my heart George did what he had to do to protect himself as would I.”
“Good Luck George… what is done to one of us is done to all of us.”
4. They support the 2nd Amendment and they feel that Mr. Zimmerman’s case is being turned into a referendum on gun laws.
“I believe Zimmerman was right in protecting himself and I don’t want bad case law for future gun right cases.”
“I support GZ because I believe in innocent until proven guilty. I support the right to a fair trial. I support the 2nd Amendment. I support the SYG law. I believe something must be done about irresponsible journalism.”
If you own a firearm or have a permit/license to carry a concealed weapon, you should be very concerned about his case. This case is the first step in reversing the last 30+ years of progress towards restoring our Second Amendment civil rights, which were lost after the Civil War.
I have verified with Mark O’Mara’s (Zimmerman’s attorney) law firm, that the George Zimmerman Legal Defense Fund is an independently administered trust account. All monies will be used for George Zimmerman’s ongoing living expenses, legal costs, and fees associated with his defense.
On behalf of George, I want to thank you for your interest in donating to the George Zimmerman Legal Defense Fund. All donations are being handled by a third party trustee to be used for George and his legal expenses.
You can find information on the fund and directions for making donations through PayPal or by check on www.gzdefensefund.com .
For updates on the legal case, please visit www.gzdefensefund.com . Please understand, however, that we will not be discussing the facts of the case or any evidence, as that would be inappropriate.
Again, thank you for your support of George and your commitment to his defense.
Mark M. O’Mara
Attorney at Law
O’Mara Law Group
1416 E. Concord Street
Orlando, FL 32803
Telephone: (407) 898-5151
Fax: (407) 898-2468
George Zimmerman was released from jail Friday to await his second-degree murder trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin in self defense.
Zimmerman left the Seminole County Jail a day after Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester granted a $1 million bail with strict conditions. He is required to stay in Seminole County. Zimmerman was allowed to leave Florida after his first release in April. He must be electronically monitored, can’t open a bank account, obtain a passport or set foot on the grounds of the local airport. He has a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.
Judge Lester represents everything that is wrong with this country. Wake up America!