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George Zimmerman Wanted Bulletproof Vests

From an outraged Associated Press:

Calls: Zimmerman told wife to buy bulletproof vest

By MIKE SCHNEIDER | June 18, 2012

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The former neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin told his wife to buy bulletproof vests for them and for his attorney, according to jailhouse calls released Monday.

"As uncomfortable as it is, I want you wearing one," George Zimmerman told his wife. Zimmerman was wearing a bulletproof vest when he left jail after posting bond.

Now we know why Zimmerman looked a little more ‘stocky’ when he surrendered to the police after losing bail. But how long will it be before buying a bullet proof vest is considered to be a ‘hate crime’ if you are of the wrong political persuasion?

And, again, why are we hearing this information, anyway? Won’t it help any potential assassins if George Zimmerman is released on bail, which could still happen? Won’t this put his wife and attorney that much more at risk? Or is that the point?

His attorney, Mark O’Mara, has reported receiving threats.

Somehow we believe him.

The calls, released by prosecutors, also detail how Zimmerman instructed his wife to transfer money from bank accounts and could play a crucial role in his second bond hearing next week.

Zimmerman was released on $150,000 bond in April, several days after the calls took place. At his bond hearing, his wife, Shellie, testified that she didn’t know how much money had been raised from a website created for his legal defense

Mrs. Zimmerman also volunteered to call her brother in law, who was running the site, to ask him how much had been raised. But the prosecutors told her that wasn’t necessary.

Prosecutors say the calls show George and Shellie Zimmerman knew that roughly $135,000 had been raised by the site…

Mrs. Zimmerman still did not perjure herself by any legal standard previously known to man.

Shellie Zimmerman was arrested last week on a perjury charge and released from jail after posting bond. The third-degree felony is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine….

In one recorded call, Zimmerman tells his wife and sister how to change a computer password at a credit union so they can move funds around.

The outrage!

In another, Shellie Zimmerman said that money raised from the website was also being used to pay off bills.

Were these legal bills or any other expenses incurred by their mounting a legal defense? If so, what is the problem?

The couple also talked about how they would whisk Zimmerman away from the Seminole County Jail once he was released in April, and discussed using a rental car to drive to a hotel parking garage. There, they would change into another rental car to throw off anybody who tried to follow him.

That doesn’t sound like they were trying to leave the country. Just that they were afraid of the New Black Panthers and their allies in the news media.

This is what happens when you have lynch mobs after you.

Shellie Zimmerman told her husband that the website had crashed because of supporters leaving words of encouragement, as well as donations. "Wow, that is awesome," Zimmerman said. "Those people need to start vocalizing themselves."

He’s right.

Prosecutors originally had planned to release 151 of Zimmerman’s jailhouse calls, but O’Mara objected. A hearing over their release is set at the same time as Zimmerman’s bond hearing next week.

When have these kind of telephone calls ever been released before? Why is it being done now? Won’t this poison the jury pool?

Not that the Zimmermans seem to have done anything illegal or wrong. But if the prosecutors release these conversations they give that impression. Which seems to be the prosecutors’ intention.

"It is our contention that the calls are not only irrelevant to the charges against Mr. Zimmerman, but they could jeopardize friends and family of Mr. Zimmerman who are unrelated to the case," O’Mara said on a website for the legal defense.


O’Mara also is objecting to the release of statements made by a witness only identified as "Witness (hash)9."

"It is highly likely that the uncorroborated issues constituting the substance of Witness (hash)9’s statement will serve to reignite and potentially enhance the widespread public hostility toward Mr. Zimmerman," O’Mara said in a filing released Monday.

Again, that is probably the intention.

And, once again, when have we ever seen this done before? What has happened to our system of justice?

But this is what you get when run amuck prosecutors and the news media decide to do a ‘high tech lynching.’

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “George Zimmerman Wanted Bulletproof Vests”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Innocent until proven guilty?

    Only if you’re useful to the Left.

    Like prostitutes, sex traffickers, pedophiles, embezzlers, junk bond merchants, fund raisers and politicians.

    But I repeat myself ….

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