Monday, April 23, 2012

George Zimmerman Released from Jail

From the 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.

No questions were shouted at Zimmerman from members of the news media at the scene, and he gave no statement.

His ultimate destination is being kept secret for his safety and it could be outside Florida.

As with the July 2011 release of Casey Anthony, the Florida woman acquitted of murder in the death of her young daughter, Zimmerman was released around midnight. But the similarities end there. Anthony was quickly whisked away by deputy sheriffs armed with rifles as angry protesters jeered her. While news helicopters briefly tracked her SUV through Orlando before she slipped from public view, there was no such pursuit of Zimmerman, who will have to return for trial.
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  1. There is another important piece of detail that pertains to the 911-call that should be analyzed. Specifically, I have listened to Zimmerman's February 26, 2012 911-call, and it is clear that while the Dispatcher was trying to ask Zimmerman what address he was parked in front of, you can hear, starting at time 3:18 on the 911-call, Zimmerman saying, either to the dispatcher or to somebody, that "he's running down that street"; apparently referring to Trayvon Martin. Those statements mean that Zimmerman was still pursuing Martin just before getting off of the phone with the Dispatcher. It could also be possible that Zimmerman was with someone else at the time he shot Martin.