Zimmerman released from jail
July 6th, 2012
02:54 PM ET

Zimmerman released from jail

George Zimmerman - a Florida man charged with murder in the February shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin - was released from jail on Friday, a day after a judge set a new bail amount.

A Florida judge on Thursday set a $1 million bail with new restrictions on Zimmerman (pictured), saying he believes the suspect may have been planning to flee the country to avoid prosecution in the killing of Martin.

Zimmerman's previous bail - $150,000 - was revoked last month after the judge learned Zimmerman and his wife had failed to disclose more than $150,000 in donations from the public.

Leading up to the judge's decision Thursday, Zimmerman attorney Mark O'Mara asked the judge to set the same $150,000 bail amount that he granted in April. Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda countered that Zimmerman should remain in jail without bail because he was complicit in lying to the court and can't be trusted.

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  1. RunZIMRUN

    Run zim, run! You'll never get a fair trial!!!

    July 6, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. NunYerBizness

    This is for Sarah who believes all whites should be hung. First off Zimmerman is hispanic, don't judge the white man on this crime. Second why is it always about race when a black man gets shot by a different race but when a black man kills another race you rarely hear about it. You don't see other races scream racism when they are shot. I think Sarah needs to keep her opinions to herself.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • corpsman

      "but when a black man kills another race you rarely hear about it."

      You hear about it all the time. Read the paper (or watch tv).

      July 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. You're stupid

    "White America has come to the rescue..." and you're calling others racist? I didn't donate money, I don't know the facts and frankly it's not my job to. It will be up to the prosecution and defense to present their case. What falls out at the end will be fine with me. Stop making it about race and start focusing on these tragic acts and what can be done to prevent or end these situations.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Gary

    I hope that the IRS is tracking the Donations, insuring that they are going to be reporting this on his taxes, plus, I hope that all of this money is being reported, with tax deductions going back to the IRS.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Realitylover

      Don't worry lib, your Obummer just got his wish and hired 17,000 ne IRS agents for the Socialised Healthcare plan, they'll be watching YOU too. LOL!!!

      Stay Classy LIibs!!!!!!!! LMAO!

      July 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Michael

    I hope you understand that you are the reason GZ will be convicted. It's because racism exists in America and the jury knows it.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Big_D

    Time to watch him take the money and run. They will find his monitor connected to his dog at home.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. kareful-kay

    Libs are the ones who accept all. It's the CONServatives that usually are the racist! imo

    July 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jim

    I remember back in the sixties when I first started driving a truck,I picked up a

    load of watermelon in farr Tex,there were all Mexicans who loaded the
    trailer by hand in what seemed no time at all,the load went to Buffalo
    N.Y. when I arrived there it took twice as many bIacks all day
    to unload the trailer,so I'll
    take a Mexican over a lazy bIacks anytime and that includes the one in the bIackhouse.....

    July 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brandon Kearney


      July 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • 10st airborne

      I Wish your ancestors felt the same way, But then you didn't have to pay so it was OK ! Right ! $150 is not much to unload H2Omellons for 5 people (Latino's), and even less for 8 moors, ($18.75 ). Considering they are your kin folks !

      July 6, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. zj

    Some of the comments are truly heart breaking. Some peoples true colors truly come out in times like these. For some one to think that the majority of all Black Folk in America are criminals in the making is just absurd. I am a minority in this statement and took this kinda to heart b/c my friends and I are not criminals and are very well educated African Americans. I have tons of friends that are doing something with there lives that are minorities. Some kids do get caught up in crime here and there but this story here is about so much more than a black kid. It has truly turned racist and to think that racism still exist is just awful. This is 2012 and everyone needs to grow up and look at the bigger picture. I have a diverse background and I now look at people as people, not as Black, White, Hispanic or whatever else you are.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bvanman

      zj, then stop the rest of your kind from committing the majority of the crimes! Remember, the minority should never be the majority in any situation, including crime!

      July 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • jennymay

      Anybody that feels the need to drag you down is doing it because they don't like that you can rise above them 🙂

      July 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • 101st airborne

      Then you are hopeless., If you don't know your history you will never know where you're going. Being blind is not a blow against racism , it actually comforts the bigots. You are on this earth to advance in every area, being blind to race is actually a step back, denial, is a barrier to the truth . Go back to your life's file and seek out those that feel the same way , and find a following to see how much you can have a positive effect on anything without recognizing who you are . It's not about being different , it's respecting, and loving one another, treating all you see as if they are very important because they are and so are you. Throw away the mixed race tag, the "other" tag , the "black" tag, The "white" tag, the african american Tag, and go back 10,509 yrs. and all races will find out who we are.

      July 6, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. J

    WOW from the comments im reading people think all black kids are thugs, on drugs or in jail. This just shows how close minded and simple minded some people are. I guess they forgot about all the successful black men that are in our community. They dont realize that there are successful smart and educated young black teenagers. They should take the blinders off their eyes one day these black males they are placing in the "thug " catagory will be their boss.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Realitylover

      Wrong again Hogbreath, they're talking about one person, the person named Travon. But nice job trying to race bait, to bad it doesn't work anymore, you guys used it all up in 08..... LOL!!!

      Stay Classy libs!!! LOL!

      July 6, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bvanman

      J, explain to me how the 15 percent (blacks) make up over half of the violent crimes and murders in this country if they are so great? What are we supposed to think? Remember...15%, over 50%!

      July 6, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard Roe

      One-eighth of the population.

      Over HALF of all the violent criminals and murderers.

      If you think your homies are going to be our bosses, you are delusional.

      July 6, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Derigible

    What does this have to do with libs ?
    Are you a moron ?
    Naw, just a Republican, oops same thing.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Brandon Kearney

    Maybe everyone should test the Florida rule until it is modified...maybe one could approach a stranger, pick a fight, and if they think they are going to lose, shoot. That way only the shooter can tell what happened. This could also be used on someone you have been hating for a while. Good thing is, its all allowed in the statute books, so use it until they change it.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ripper


      July 6, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bvanman

      Brandon, I approve of everyone testing the rule, as long as it is used agaisnt thugs! I say kill them all while standing your ground! One of the best laws ever! Every state needs it! You would see the 15 percent committing a whole lot less crimes! Dead people can't rob anymore!

      July 6, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Realitylover

      Or you could just keep your hands off other people and walk away, maybe let the plice deal with you/it and you won't get shoot... Not really hard to do, even when someone(Neighborhood watch) is following you... Duh.
      Stay Classy libs!!! LOL!!

      July 6, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. jim

    Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became darkened; and they gnawed their tongues because of pain,

    Revelation 16:10

    July 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  14. russ

    George who?

    July 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jim

    The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was given power to scorch people with fire.

    Revelation 16:8

    July 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
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