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George Zimmerman hiding out in safe house protected by 24-hour private security team
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 9 July, 2012 | NA

Posted on 07/09/2012 5:07:50 AM PDT by marktwain

George Zimmerman is hiding in a secret safe house in Seminole County, Florida, protected 24 hours a day by a private security team.

The former neighborhood watch volunteer has stepped up his security after being released from jail on $1 million bail because he is forced to stay in the same community where he killed Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman's supporters say he has received thousands of death threats since the shooting in February in Sanford, Florida, which he claims was self-defense.

Zimmerman's lawyers were able to post the bond with help from an influx of $20,000 in donations to their client's defense fund after a desperate plea on its website, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

The $20,000 added to the balance of $211,000 in the defense fund, which was more than enough to cover the 10 per cent non-refundable portion charged by bonding companies.

'He is very happy to be out. It's been a very sobering experience spending the last month in jail,' Zimmerman's attorney Don West told reporters on Friday afternoon.

Another attorney for Zimmerman, Mark O'Mara, said that the team had secured a temporary safe house for his client.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; fl; martin; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
They are still using the picture of 14 year old Trayvon Martin, instead of those of him at 17.
1 posted on 07/09/2012 5:08:08 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

It is obvious that black people are behind the threats. Don’t they believe in the American legal concept of innocent until proven guilty? Bunch of animals. I’m becoming a race hater and am avoiding the few black friends I have. Thanks obama!


2 posted on 07/09/2012 5:16:40 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: New Jersey Realist
*** Don’t they believe in the American legal concept of innocent until proven guilty? Bunch of animals. I’m becoming a race hater and am avoiding the few black friends I have. Thanks obama! ***

"Bunch of animals?" Come on. Diversity is our STRENGTH;
Dateline Chicago: July 9, 2012 Chi Trib Home Page

"As violence spikes, some question police policy"
GRAPHIC: Where homicides are rising
"Cops: Officer shoots, kills man who pointed gun at him"
"4 charged in Lakeview mob attack - left man with broken jaw"

"Man held without bail in slaying of 75-year-old man"
Haven't checked the Chicago Sun-Times yet. They get into the actual weekend stats from Murder City, USA. But I know last week was very busy for the Chi PD. Last Tuesday alone was a doozy thanks to Da Boys In Da Hood. And they always manage to KILL some little kid. Last week they got a little 7yo girl.

(The wife and I come from the 12th Ward. It used to be as peaceful and safe as anywhere. Now it's a Latino, Ganger-banger, Barrio)

3 posted on 07/09/2012 6:20:48 AM PDT by Condor51 (Never mess with an old man. He won't fight you he'll just kill you.)
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To: marktwain
Martin's family is in New Orleans to attend the Essence Music Festival, an annual musical extravaganza that also tackles themes of importance to African-Americans, such as education and the criminal justice system.

Hmmmmm. I'll hold my tongue.

4 posted on 07/09/2012 6:22:37 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: marktwain
Media coverage from the UK is becoming more and more common every day.
5 posted on 07/09/2012 6:56:14 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: marktwain
I just saw this on another website:

John Galt says: July 9, 2012 at 5:54 am FACT: April 20 bond hearing testimony – BDLR cross of GZ after GZ’s apology:

BDLR: Ok. And tell me, after you committed this crime and you spoke to the police, did you ever make that statement to the police, sir? That you were sorry for what you’ve done or their loss?

O’Mara: [no objection]

ZIMMERMAN: No sir.

BDLR: But before you committed this crime on February 26th, you were arrested — I’m sorry, not arrested. You were questioned that day, right, February 26th?

O’Mara: [no objection]

ZIMMERMAN: That evening into the 27th.

Is this what Judge Lester was referring to in his Order when he wrote that "the State showed the Defendant had shot and killed Martin". Their affidavit did not show it but is this the exchange that did???

Where was Mark O'Mara during that cross-examination??? Why did it occur in the first place??? That cross-examination would not and should not have happened had O'Mara not insisted that his client take the witness stand to offer an apology that the Court would take not as an apology but as an admission that he committed the crime in question.

Mark O'Mara needs to go -- Yesterday. Wake up, Mr. Zimmerman.

6 posted on 07/09/2012 7:01:27 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: marktwain

When Zimmerman wins this thing he needs to sue all the poverty pimps AND NBC for what it’s cost him to stay alive...


7 posted on 07/09/2012 10:03:23 AM PDT by GOPJ (Speak truth to lies - to ignorance. Speak honesty to corruption . Stand-up to liberal elite liars..)
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To: GOPJ; Uncle Chip

I can hardly read articles about Zimmerman now - I get literally sick to my stomach. Why doesn’t O’Mara speak up? I don’t get it. I thought O’Mara was better than the other one/s. How can this revolting torture of an innocent man continue. In the face of the incredible violence black people commit every weekend, they’re killing people right and left and not a freaking word about it; ho-hum.


8 posted on 07/09/2012 4:19:36 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: little jeremiah

<>Why doesn’t O’Mara speak up?<>

Because he is too busy apologizing for his client’s shortcomings on BET and in front of the judge and the media rather than representing him and defending him and advocating for him.

He runs around admitting that his client has credibility problems, and yet the Paypal fiasco was his fault. He hates the SYG laws and is now begging the prosecutor to send him a plea deal. Here’s more:

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2012/07/09/et-tu-omara-considering-a-very-experienced-and-competent-criminal-trial-lawyer/#more-43669


9 posted on 07/09/2012 4:52:24 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: little jeremiah
Why doesn’t O’Mara speak up?

Because he's selling Zimmerman down the river, of course.

10 posted on 07/09/2012 5:25:32 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker; Uncle Chip

Why doesn’t Zimmerman have some good advisors? It’s tragic that his own lawyer is not a real advocate!


11 posted on 07/09/2012 7:13:33 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: little jeremiah

His lawyer is supposed to be his advisor and advocate but he is failing at both.


12 posted on 07/09/2012 7:40:15 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: marktwain
George Zimmerman is hiding in a secret safe house in Seminole County, Florida, protected 24 hours a day by a private security team.

God help the local punk who tries to break into that house.


13 posted on 07/10/2012 11:20:30 AM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: GOPJ

Zimmerman ain’t going to win this one. Zimmerman will be going to prison for a long time.


14 posted on 07/10/2012 11:28:40 AM PDT by sport
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To: little jeremiah

You and me both. Zimmerman is going before a kangeroo court with a bought lawyer, bought jury, and bought judge. A jew appearing before a “People’s Court” in the 1930s Germany would have gotten a fairer trial than Zimmerman will get. What makes me sick is that there are a nmber of members on this forum that led the charge to lynch Zimmerman. At this point in time, they are mostly laying low.


15 posted on 07/10/2012 11:37:24 AM PDT by sport
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To: sport; little jeremiah
What makes me sick is that there are a number of members on this forum that led the charge to lynch Zimmerman. At this point in time, they are mostly laying low.

Hopefully they have been laying low because they were embarrassed, having been taken in by media manipulators and the Al Sharptons of the race baiting world that they thought they were immune to.

No one had much information about the incident until really into May when the prosecution began to release transcripts and documents to the public. So until then it is hard to fault a lot of people.

But with all that has subsequently been released through May and June, there is no excuse for their sitting silent while watching an innocent man publicly lynched in the media by a race mongering mob of double-dealing backstabbing cork-screwing gangsters.

16 posted on 07/10/2012 3:35:39 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: New Jersey Realist
Bunch of animals. I’m becoming a race hater and am avoiding the few black friends I have. Thanks obama!

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You say you hate blacks, dumping your black friends and then you blame obama? Wow.

17 posted on 07/10/2012 3:44:30 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911
It is obvious that you don't understand plain English, nuance or sarcasm.

What I said was, "It is obvious that black people are behind the threats. Don’t they believe in the American legal concept of innocent until proven guilty? Bunch of animals. I’m becoming a race hater and am avoiding the few black friends I have. Thanks obama!

Where does it say I hate blacks? You might infer that I hate blacks when they act like animals and you would be correct but that applies to all races. There is a lot of white trash out there as well. The threats against George Zimmerman are vile and despicable.

I avoid my black friends because they voted for Obama ONLY because he is black proving THEIR racism. They would vote for a black man to the exclusion of any other. I on the other hand would have voted for Mr. Cain and actually sent him money on two occasions before he was forced out of the race by the Obama smear merchants!

I was never a racist and abhore it. I believe 100% in the words of MLK, Jr when he said, "judge me not by the color of my skin but by the content of my character." Greater words were never spoken!

I was being sarcastic when I thanked Obama because he is the cause of the racism today. He has ruined this country.

The great advantage of living in a free society is I can pick and choose my friends. When they act in a manner I don't like I am free to disassociate myself from them - whether they are white, black, yellow or whatever. That is not racism; that is exercising sound judgment.

18 posted on 07/11/2012 6:39:25 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: New Jersey Realist
I avoid my black friends because they voted for Obama ONLY because he is black proving THEIR racism.

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Are you saying that all of your black friends are Republicans or Conservatives who voted dem only because of obama's race? None of them would have voted for HRC if she had won?

Hard to believe.

19 posted on 07/11/2012 7:04:12 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: marktwain; little jeremiah; Jared; sport; 2ndDivisionVet; SoFloFreeper

Here take a look at this. If anyone thinks that the lynching of GZ is not driven by those with broader motivations from the leftwing political arena, think again. This was the guy who sparked the online petition to get GZ arrested. Note his Palestinian connections and inspiration from the uprising that brought down Mubarak:

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/29/10907662-how-one-man-helped-spark-online-protest-in-trayvon-martin-case?lite

Cunningham, who works as a social media coordinator for a Palestine children’s charity, KinderUSA, said he “fell in love” with social media during the Egyptian revolution and was inspired by the activists he encountered in the virtual world.

He was particularly moved by the story of Khaled Said, whose death at the hands of police was credited with helping trigger the Egyptian uprising that toppled the government of Hosni Mubarak.

“I thought that this could be a similar situation where the death of the one person could be the thing that triggers us to re-look at our society,” Cunningham said. “I think we need to revolutionize the justice system, for sure, and maybe our culture as well.”


20 posted on 07/11/2012 11:25:32 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Good find. Horrible. I wish I was very wealthy and I could help Zimmerman materially. Find a good lawyer for him. I’m sick that this 0’Mara is worthless.


21 posted on 07/11/2012 12:51:27 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: wtc911; New Jersey Realist

<>Hard to believe.<>

Talk about “hard to believe”??? Here is Tracy Martin in his conversation with the police:

Lie #1: In Tracy Martin’s phone call to the SPD on the morning of Feb 27th, he claims with his lying tongue, that he last saw his son Trayvon at 8:30 PM the previous night. Problem with that statement is that he was already dead by then. He was dead by about 7:20 PM. He lied bigtime —

Lie #2: He follows that lie with another telling the SPD that Trayvon doesn’t have a Drivers License. Really??? Well he did have one — just not on him at at the time. It’s listed on his autopsy report. Why the lie???

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Tracy-Martin-Called-To-Report-Trayvon-Martin-Missing-Newly-Released-Phone-Call-159797235.html

This is just the beginning of the exposure of the Martin family credibility problems. And note the comments at the end of the article.


22 posted on 07/11/2012 1:08:37 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Wipe the spittle from your mouth and try to explain exactly what that which you posted has to do with the other poster’s friends.


23 posted on 07/11/2012 1:14:59 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911

It doesn’t. It has to do with you —


24 posted on 07/11/2012 1:18:47 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: wtc911; Uncle Chip
Wipe the spittle from your mouth and try to explain exactly what that which you posted has to do with the other poster’s friends.

Leaving races and race-baiting aside, the entire situation boils down to a simple truth. If you choose to behave like a thug your loved ones should not be surprised when you die like a thug.

25 posted on 07/11/2012 1:31:53 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: Uncle Chip
You are preaching to the choir, Uncle Chip. It is the lynch Zimmerman mob on this forum that you should direct this to.

Speaking of the Lynch Zimmerman mob, they are keeping a low profile now, but I got a feeling that once the show trial begins and he is convicted, they will come out of the woodworks celebrating like the jackals they are. I have no confidence in it happening but I hope that they find themselves in the same situation that Zimmerman is now in.

26 posted on 07/11/2012 1:41:19 PM PDT by sport
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse; Uncle Chip
For the record...

Neither of you know what happened that night. Neither do I but I don't claim to and you do.

Zimmerman is a grown man who as an adult is a liar and a sneak with a verified history of violence.

Martin was a pot-smoking teenager who got into trouble once in a while.

Both are/were punks but zimmerman is a punk and a loser. Martin may have become a loser as an adult but we'll never know.

We do know that zimmerman followed and martin ran.

We do know that they had a fight and zimmerman got his ass kicked.

We do know that zimmerman killed martin.

The rest of what you post about what happened is nothing but speculation.

Sharpton, Jackson, the DA, the judge, martin's parents, any other crime or Blacks in general or your feelings about any of the above have absolutely nothing to do with what happened that night.

27 posted on 07/11/2012 2:31:36 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911
For the record... Neither of you know what happened that night. Neither do I but I don't claim to and you do.

Yes -- but there are certain indisputable verifiable facts.

Zimmerman is a grown man who as an adult is a liar and a sneak with a verified history of violence.

Even if true, so what does that have to do with what we know about the facts of that night????

Martin was a pot-smoking teenager who got into trouble once in a while.

and was currently on suspension from school for apparently punching a bus driver [does that count as "verified history of violence" or is that just part of his fight club training.]

Both are/were punks but zimmerman is a punk and a loser.

who was gainfully employed and the neighborhood watch captian. You must have a low opinion of employment and security people.

Martin may have become a loser as an adult but we'll never know.

We know enough unfortunately.

We do know that zimmerman followed and martin ran.

No. You have your facts wrong. Per the 911 call, martin ran and zimmerman followed, as the dispatcher was asking him which way did he run and which entrance is he running toward??.

We do know that they had a fight

Who do you think threw the first punch and the following ones?? the 6'2" lean mean 17 y/o fighting machine who didn't have a mark on him or the 5'7.5" slow obese 28 y/o office worker who was out of breath from 10 seconds of running and had blood covering 45% of his head???

and zimmerman got his ass kicked.

and martin wouldn't stop even when he was calling for help. And that's okay with you??? He should have just let him bash his head in and then hold his hand over his mouth so he chokes to death.

We do know that zimmerman killed martin.

in self defense especially when the other person on top of you will not call off his assault and is reaching for your gun.

The rest of what you post about what happened is nothing but speculation.

There is nothing speculative about Tracy Martin's lies to the police on the morning of the 27th. He should have been investigated.

Sharpton, Jackson, the DA, the judge, martin's parents, any other crime or Blacks in general or your feelings about any of the above have absolutely nothing to do with what happened that night.

But everything to do with the miscarriage of justice that has happened afterwards.

28 posted on 07/11/2012 3:31:27 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
*****"and was currently on suspension from school for apparently punching a bus driver [does that count as "verified history of violence" or is that just part of his fight club training." *****

No, your own use of the word 'apparently' shows that you have nothing to support your claim.

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*****"Who do you think threw the first punch and the following ones?? the 6'2" lean mean 17 y/o fighting machine who didn't have a mark on him or the 5'7.5" slow obese 28 y/o office worker who was out of breath from 10 seconds of running and had blood covering 45% of his head???*****

What I "think" doesn't matter. What you "think" doesn't matter. All that does matter is what you can prove about who started the fight -- the guy with the gun or the one who ran away...what proof do you have? If none then man up and say so. Come on, say "I don't know who started the fight." It is the truth after all.

And, why was zimmerman out of breath from running for ten seconds? Who was he chasing? Don't bother - you don't know that he even was running.

Or you could explain this, how did zimmerman, according to you, have blood covering 45% of his head before the first punch was thrown?

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*****"in self defense especially when the other person on top of you will not call off his assault and is reaching for your gun."*****

There you go again...you have no proof that the guy who ran away then "assaulted" the guy with the gun who was following him. You know you don't. Man up and admit it.

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*****"There is nothing speculative about Tracy Martin's lies to the police on the morning of the 27th. He should have been investigated."*****

Please explain what anything Tracy Martin ever said to anybody has anything at all to do with what happened that night.

29 posted on 07/11/2012 5:40:38 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911
No, your own use of the word 'apparently' shows that you have nothing to support your claim.

That's because you cannot trust anything that issues from the mouth of a Martin family member. Remember his father said he last saw Trayvon at 8:30 PM -- an hour after he had died at about 7:20 PM. Why the big lie???

What I "think" doesn't matter.

That you do think does though and I'm beginning to wonder.

All that does matter is what you can prove about who started the fight

No -- you are wrong. It is up to the prosecution to try to prove that and it still is only part of their problem.

All Zimmerman has to prove is that he felt fear for his life when that thug was on top of him, bashing his head into the concrete, and covering his mouth so he couldn't breathe or call out for help. And the last straw would be when he reached for the gun and told him that he was going to kill him. Slam dunk for shooting him in self-defense.

Or you could explain this, how did zimmerman, according to you, have blood covering 45% of his head before the first punch was thrown?

Who said it was "before"??? Have you been smoking something??? The EMT testified to it. It's part of the court record.

And, why was zimmerman out of breath from running for ten seconds? Who was he chasing?

It's a matter of the court record from the 911 call that TM had run and GZ couldn't find him to follow him half way through that 911 call. Whatever "chase" there was was over rather quickly as TM had run away and GZ was told he did not have to follow him. And from that point on the tape there is a conversation between GZ and the dispatcher for about 2 minutes until they hang up. It is a matter of court record. The call ends with TM having run away 2 minutes earlier and GZ not following.

Please explain what anything Tracy Martin ever said to anybody has anything at all to do with what happened that night.

Because he lied to the police and they caught him in a lie from the first conversation and that should have alerted them that something was wrong.

30 posted on 07/11/2012 6:39:13 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
You can bloviate all you want but the bottom line is this...

Until you can post proof that what you say about martin assaulting zimmerman then you are engaged in nothing but speculation. Got any? No, you don't.

Just admit it...man up and say, "No, I don't have proof that what I say is true." ---- I bet you are not honest enough to do it.

No proof that martin attacked zimmerman ---- that's why you spend hours digging around looking for anything inconsistant that can be tied to the martin family.

The sad thing for you is that absolutely nothing that they or anyone else on the planet ever says or does will ever have anything to do with what happened...they were not there.

You are as sorry as sharpton and the clowns on the other side.

31 posted on 07/12/2012 7:01:11 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911
Until you can post proof that what you say about martin assaulting zimmerman

This will do for now: "and zimmerman got his ass kicked".#27

I don't have proof

You do realize that, according to the law, the burden of proof is on you and the state prosecutor not on Zimmerman's side. They know it but you apparently don't.

And yet Zimmerman's side is backed up by statements made under oath, lie detector tests, witness statements given under oath, all the photos at the scene, all the forensic evidence, the autopsy, medical reports, the better judgment of the SPD, and BDLR's admission in his cross-examination of Mr. Zimmerman.

The state prosecutor has DeeDee and clueless people like you.

32 posted on 07/12/2012 8:12:25 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
As I said. You can't man up and admit that you have no proof.

Btw...tradition on FR is that it is incumbant on the freeper making statements of fact, as you repeatedly do, to prove those statements. This is not a court of law.

It is up to you to support your statements of 'fact' with proof. You can't and you are not honest enough to admit it.

You may go back to your diversions and smokes-screens now...I've got your number.

33 posted on 07/12/2012 8:55:04 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911
Your post is absolute proof of this statement:

The state prosecutor has DeeDee and clueless people like you.

34 posted on 07/12/2012 9:13:14 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Again, you can’t man up and admit that you have no proof that things happened the way you said they did...no proof at all, none. Have a nice day.


35 posted on 07/12/2012 11:52:23 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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