George Zimmerman was freed from jail after posting bail late Sunday night:
Zimmerman, wearing a beige jacket and jeans and carrying a large brown bag, walked out of the John E. Polk Correctional Facility at midnight on $150,000 bond.
He ignored shouted questions from the half- dozen reporters waiting outside, where he was met by five cars — a white BMW SUV and four green and white Town Cars belonging to the Sheriff’s Department.
He hopped into the SUV — and all of the cars immediately sped off.
His destination was unknown and there was speculation it might be outside Florida.
Zimmerman, 28, of white and Hispanic descent, shot the black 17-year-old Martin, who was returning to his dad’s fiancé’s home in a gated community on Feb 26.
At a gas station down the road from the prison, Michael White, 23, a clerk, said, “People come into my store every day threatening to kill him. Protesters are all over my town. I understand why they want to protect him, but it’s not fair he got such low bail.’’
Zimmerman insisted he fired his gun after the teen attacked him.
A judge said at a court appearance Friday that Zimmerman must surrender his passport, cannot have any guns while out on bail and must adhere to a 7 p.m.-to-6 a.m. curfew.
Zimmerman had to put up 10 percent, or $15,000, to make bail. His father has indicated he would take out a second mortgage to pay the fee.
Doesn’t $15K seem awfully low for bail on a MURDER charge? Just sayin’. We know this is how the U.S. justice system works, but do you think Zimmerman should have been freed? If there are so many concerns for his safety, wouldn’t it have been better for him to stay behind bars until the trial took place.
What do you think?
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