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George Zimmerman Released From Jail After Claiming He Had A Headache
April 12, 2012
By Corey Banks
The Sanford Police Department is being criticized again, this time for letting George Zimmerman, who is being charged with Second Degree Murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, leave the prison after complaining of minor head pain.
In a statement released by the Sanford Police Department, they stated;
“We’re still looking into this incident, and if it turns out that Zimmerman did not actually have a headache we’ll make sure to take him back into custody at some point.”
After being released, Zimmerman immediately updated his website, to solicit donations for aspirin. According to Zimmerman’s website;
“I have a really, really bad headache right now. I’m not sure what it’s from, but it’s hard to live dealing with this annoying pain. I’m requesting donations for aspirin, as well as donations so that I can go to the doctor and try to get a prescription for something stronger, like Vicodin or Percoset.”
Free Wood Post has obtained an EXCLUSIVE comment from the guard who signed off on Zimmerman’s release;
“This whole thing is pretty appalling, and I feel absolutely terrible about this. I’ve never felt this terrible about something I’ve done. I couldn’t even get the poor guy an aspirin, and you could tell that his headache was making him moderately uncomfortable. The poor guy can’t even afford an aspirin.”
We asked him if he felt he made a mistake, by releasing Zimmerman, and he stated “you have no idea how hard it is living with a headache. It makes you feel like your life is over.”
- George Zimmerman’s ‘Cozy’ Relationship With Sanford Police Questioned (WATCH) (huffingtonpost.com)
- Zimmerman: Sanford Police Covered Up Beating Of Black Homeless Man By White Officer (tampa.cbslocal.com)
- New Tapes Show Zimmerman Called Sanford PD Lazy (miami.cbslocal.com)
- George Zimmerman ‘on his own,’ lawyer says (miamiherald.com)
- Zimmerman Had $200K in Donations (abcnews.go.com)
- George Zimmerman Fundraising Website Disabled (tampa.cbslocal.com)
- George Zimmerman Posts Bond and Is Released From Jail (subzinfo.wordpress.com)
- All Eyes on Fla. Jail as Zimmerman Awaits Release (abcnews.go.com)
- Zimmerman Had Cuts, Black Eyes After Shooting (foxnews.com)
- Who will preserve Trayvon Martin’s Right to Stand His Ground? (brp305.wordpress.com)
Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 05/17/2012
The killing of Trayvon Martin: Shoddy police work
The New York Times had another story on its front page that isn’t getting nearly as much attention as it should. “Trayvon Martin Case Shadowed by Series of Police Missteps” answers a few of the questions I posed during the height of the controversy in March. But the story is a gasp-worthy read that will leave you wondering if justice might truly be served.
During the uproar over the lack of an arrest of George Zimmerman for killing Martin, every devotee of “CSI,” “Law & Order” and “Matlock” were banging their heads into inanimate objects because of what appeared to be obvious shoddy police work. Now, the Times documents just how shoddy.
The vehicle that Mr. Zimmerman was driving when he first spotted Mr. Martin was mistakenly not secured by officers as part of the crime scene. … A law enforcement official said officers did not seize Mr. Zimmerman’s vehicle because they thought that he had been on foot. They did not realize that he had been driving until after his wife had moved the vehicle, the official said.
The police were not able to cover the crime scene to shield evidence from the rain, and any blood from cuts that Mr. Zimmerman suffered when he said Mr. Martin pounded his head into a sidewalk may have been washed away.
The official said he believed that the police, in the hours after the shooting, sought to determine whether Mr. Zimmerman was wanted for any crimes. But he said they did not have a complete background check in hand until midmorning the next day — after Mr. Zimmerman had been released.
I’m happy that Zimmerman’s fate has moved out of the court of public opinion and into a court of law. But that venue works with evidence. And the revelations in the Times story make me worry about the wheels of justice turning effectively.
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- Ask About Police Missteps in the Trayvon Martin Case (thelede.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Trayvon Martin Versus George Zimmerman, Defense Versus Prosecution (themoderatevoice.com)
- Burger King chickens out on Mary J. Blige – PostPartisan – The Washington Post (mbcalyn.com)
- The Washington Post reports that the prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case will charge George Zimmerman in the high-profile shooting. (shortformblog.com)
- Police: Trayvon Martin death ‘indefinitely avoidable’ (bazaardaily.com)
- Sanford Police: Trayvon Martin Shooting “Avoidable” (alan.com)
- New Evidence: Trayvon Martin Had Drugs in His System – TIME (newsfeed.time.com)
- UPDATE: George Zimmerman To Be Charged In Trayvon Martin Shooting, Official Says (annem040359.wordpress.com)
- Evidence mixed for Zimmerman’s self-defense claim (news4jax.com)
Florida Police Warn Public Against Taking Law Into Own Hands Unless It’s That Law Specifically Designed For You To Do That | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source
Florida Police Warn Public Against Taking Law Into Own Hands Unless It’s That Law Specifically Designed For You To Do That
SANFORD, FL—Amidst the controversy surrounding the recent shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the Sanford Police Department cautioned Florida residents Tuesday against taking the law into their own hands, except when following the state statute that explicitly authorizes people to do so. “Let me be clear: We do not want citizens resorting to deadly force when they believe they’re being threatened—unless, of course, they are following the letter of the law, which says they can resort to deadly force when they believe they’re being threatened,” said interim Sanford police chief Darren Scott, referring to the state’s “Stand Your Ground” rule. “Law enforcement should be left to the police. However, it can also be left to common citizens, since pursuing vigilante justice is perfectly within their legal rights. Have I made myself clear?” After being bombarded with questions about the confusing nature of the law, a flustered Scott said, “Just don’t be racist and kill people, okay?”
- Group of 200 holds rally for Trayvon Martin at Florida Capitol (miamiherald.typepad.com)
- Sanford’s crime wave (halfsigma.com)
- Trayvon Martin Resolution Introduced (myfoxorlando.com)
- ∞ Stand Your Ground (whatblag.com)
- Occupy Sanford Movement is Preparing to Occupy Sanford Florida in Honor of Trayvon Martin (pr.com)
- Sanford police chief ‘temporarily’ steps down (news.blogs.cnn.com)
- Trayvon’s lawyers want US to review prosecutor’s role (itv.com)
- History of racial tension for Fla. city and blacks (sfgate.com)