Has he never heard of pen and paper? He could have just as easily written a note to the family expressing his sorrow, given it to his lawyer who could have passed it on to the parents through their lawyer - but instead he waits until the cameras are on him and forces this "apology" on the parents! Very self-serving indeed.
"Understand that the more deeply you hold your ideals,
the more you are morally obligated to be pragmatic...Idealism without pragmatism
is just a way to flatter your ego." -Barney Frank
This is complete horse shit. Not only is he being given this ridiculously low bail, his defense lawyers are demanding that he be allowed to leave the state and remain in hiding until his trial. Are you kidding me?? Can you imagine Mumia Abu Jamal being granted the same sort of thing - allowed to leave jail, leave the state and in hiding from police for the same reasons?
(04-20-2012 12:20 PM)KonaKane Wrote: This is complete horse shit. Not only is he being given this ridiculously low bail, his defense lawyers are demanding that he be allowed to leave the state and remain in hiding until his trial. Are you kidding me?? Can you imagine Mumia Abu Jamal being granted the same sort of thing - allowed to leave jail, leave the state and in hiding from police for the same reasons?
BULLSHIT, defense team.
I agree. The judge said this was just like every other crime they see plenty of, except for the media in this one.
Didn't the judge say that Zimmerman could leave the state if he could get another state to do the monitoring?
Would you take on that responsibility if you were in charge in another state?
In contrast to what some in the news media are saying, some attorneys can't believe the defense lawyer let Z testify. Especially to say that he didn't know if Martin was armed and that he thought he was a little older.
The only person who can testify that Martin started it is Zimmerman. Who has now given sworn testimony contradicting what he said on the 911 call.
George Zimmerman released from jail on $150,000 bail
7:00 AM on 04/23/2012
MIAMI (AP) -- In a low-key event, George Zimmerman was released from a Florida jail on $150,000 bail as he awaits his second-degree murder trial in the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.
The neighborhood watch volunteer was wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans and carrying a paper bag as he walked out of the jail around midnight Sunday. He was following another man and didn't look over at photographers gathered outside. The two then got into a white BMW car and drove away.
<..> "The mood in Sanford has calmed down tremendously," said Sanford Commissioner Patty Mahany, whose district includes the neighborhood where Martin was killed. "I think now that people are able to see the justice system taking place, even though they understand it's going to be quite slow, people are willing to just remain calm and really we're all getting back to our daily routines."