So, George Zimmerman had his bond revoked by a Florida judge. I’m not sure if this is to be received as great news; however, I’m sure residents of Negronia are ecstatic. As for me, I’m pretty much pissed off. Not that I am a supporter of Zimmerman; nope, never that.Instead, however, I feel like a fool (as I’m sure some of his closest supporters feel) for defending him against those disappointed in him being released on a measly $150,000 bond, instead of a much higher bond, or no bond at all.
This from the Miami Herald:
Prosecutors pointed out in their motion that Zimmerman had $135,000 available then. It had been raised from donations through a website he set up, and they suggested more has been collected since and deposited in a bank account.
Shellie Zimmerman was asked about the website at the hearing, but she said she didn’t know how much money had been raised. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester set bail at $150,000. The 28-year-old was freed a few days later after posting $15,000 in cash – which is typical – and has since been in hiding.
Prosecutor Bernie De la Rionda complained Friday, “This court was led to believe they didn’t have a single penny. It was misleading and I don’t know what words to use other than it was a blatant lie.” The judge agreed and ordered Zimmerman returned to jail by Sunday afternoon.
[...] The defense countered that Zimmerman and his wife never used the money for anything, which indicated “there was no deceit.” His attorney, Mark O’Mara, said it wouldn’t be a problem to bring Zimmerman back into custody by the deadline.
The judge said he would schedule a hearing after Zimmerman is back in custody so he could explain himself.
Back then, being the voice of reason as always, I argued that Zimmerman firmly proved to the court that he was in fact indigent and as such, a $150,000 bond was fair enough. Yep, I watched the entire bond hearing back then too; yep, I friggin’ believed you George. But here I am today feeling the need to punch him in the face, for lying to the damn court, and conveniently omitting the fact that he had money donated to him by supporters via his website, stashed somewhere to the tune of $200,00. Even worse, is the fact that he failed to mention that he had two passports. Yeah, ‘sup with that?
Hell, is George Zimmerman even who he says he is?