George Zimmerman Released on Bond; Was His Bail Too Low?
George Zimmerman was released from jail last night on $150,000 bond.
Zimmerman only had to put up 10 percent of that amount; thus it cost him $15,000 to get himself bailed out of jail while awaiting trial for the murder of an unarmed African American teenager.
According to NewsOne, Zimmerman did not answer any questions or acknowledge photographers upon exiting jail; he slid into a white BMW and drove off. For his own safety, Zimmerman’s whereabouts are being kept under wraps.
“Bail is not unheard of in second-degree murder cases, and legal experts had predicted it would be granted for Zimmerman because of his ties to the community, because he turned himself in after he was charged last week, and because he has never been convicted of a serious crime.
Prosecutors had asked for $1 million bail, citing two previous scrapes Zimmerman had with the law, neither of which resulted in charges. In 2005, he had to take anger management courses after he was accused of attacking an undercover officer who was trying to arrest Zimmerman’s friend. In another incident, a girlfriend accused him of attacking her.”
Does George Zimmerman deserve to be out on bond?
Is $150k ($15,000 out of pocket) a low bail amount considering the nature of the charges against him?
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