The George Zimmerman bond hearing included his attorney asking for a $15,000 bond to be set in the case, and reminded the court that Zimmerman is not a flight risk, has no history of personal violence against others and has had positive ties and relationships with his community before this incident.
In other words, this is an upstanding citizen who now finds himself in trouble with the law for merely "standing his ground" against a perceived threat.
The prosecution was hard-pressed to prove their case against bond in this particular situation, but made every effort to do so anyway, including the claim that he is a "danger to the community," if released.
Zimmerman is dangerous for taking a beating and shooting his attacker in self defense? That's a joke, right? After all documents support he suffered from a broken nose, lacerations to the back of the head, and a cut and swollen lip, according to details released during his bond hearing on Friday.
The judge deciding the matter, Kenneth R. Lester, Jr., was not convinced that George Zimmerman was the danger that the prosecution sought to portray. He chose to release the defendant in the Trayvon Martin case, instead, and ordered bond to be set at $150,000.
Good for him!
The judge also ordered that there will be electronic monitoring and no contact with the victim's family or witnesses (as if Zimmerman would even try), and no contact or possession with firearms, alcohol or drugs.
The judge also will allow Mr. Zimmerman to reside outside of the state of Florida in this particular case as well, which he certainly should, considering the outrageous hate crime speech directed at the poor guy from the New Black Panthers movement.
And what's up with that? Will justice ever be served against them for putting a bounty on a man's head?
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