Dilly Dally, Shilly Shally. I am everything and nothing at the same time. I am the knight in shining armor, here to save the damsel in distress. The distressing part? Underneath my helm, I'm the dragon, too. President and CEO of The Free Big Tits Movement.
Reblogged from smidgetz
BREAKING: George Zimmerman’s bail set at $1 million
July 5, 2012
A Florida judge said George Zimmerman was a flight risk and set bond at $1 million on Thursday for the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman had been released on $150,000 bond but was sent back to jail in June after prosecutors alleged he misled the court about his finances and failed to surrender a valid passport.
“This court finds that circumstances indicate that the defendant was preparing to flee to avoid prosecution, but such plans were thwarted,” said Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester, who credited an electronic ankle bracelet with blocking Zimmerman’s plans.
The judge said the higher bond was necessary to ensure Zimmerman would show up for trial on second-degree murder charges.
“The increased bail is not a punishment; It is meant to allay this court’s concern that the defendant intended to flee the jurisdiction and a lesser amount would not ensure his presence in court,” Lester wrote in his eight-page order.
The judge imposed numerous restrictions. He said that if released from jail again, Zimmerman must submit to electronic monitoring, remain in Seminole County, stay away from the Orlando-Sanford International Airport, refrain from applying for a passport or opening or maintaining a bank account, avoid alcohol and obey a curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Defense attorney Mark O’Mara told Reuters that Zimmerman does not have the cash or collateral to post the new bond.
“We have to do some very intentional fundraising to help the defense fund and to help George because he’s not getting out without a lot more fundraising,” O’Mara said.
He called the judge’s order “very pointed,” and said, “The judge obviously is very upset with George, believing that this thing was orchestrated. I disagree with that.”
Ben Crump, the lawyer for Martin’s family, said the judge sent a strong message.
“Just because you claim to be scared and confused, you can’t lie and manipulate and mastermind this scheme,” Crump said. “Money and a passport are the essential elements to flee. The judge saw this like everybody else in America saw it.”
Zimmerman is charged in the February 26 shooting death of 17-year-old Martin in a gated community in the central Florida city of Sanford.
Reblogged from swagandpassion
The man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, setting off a nationwide outpouring of anger, told police that Martin knocked him down with a single punch and slammed his head into the sidewalk several times — an account that police said witnesses have corroborated, according to The Orlando Sentinel.
Important to note.
Problem. We heard the 911 tapes. Zimmerman was apparently following Martin. If some guy who is possibly armed is following you and you’re walking from the store then Zimmerman provoked any possible confrontation. He was advised to stay inside. He is not the victim. He was looking for a confrontation. I just grow suspect it went down like this. Obviously I do not trust any “evidence” the [Florida] police have. They didn’t test Zimmerman. Also. Zimmerman is a big guy. Again. I’m really suspect of the “witnesses” and “evidence”. I look forward to seeing what the Justice Department gathers.
SO, LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT, BECAUSE MAYBE MY READING COMPREHENSION IS OFF…
If I’m in Florida, walking along the street, minding my own fucking business, with a Arizona Tea and a bag of Skittles in my hand, and some guy is STALKING ME, AGAINST RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE POLICE TO DO SO, and he comes at ME, confronts ME, and has a gun, he can shoot me, no matter if I seasoned his broth first for FUCKING FOLLOWING ME and get away with it without so much as BEING HANDCUFFED AT THE FUCKING SCENE OF THE CRIME AND GETS TO DISAPPEAR OFF THE FACE OF THE FUCKING EARTH because… why?
I’ve been suspended from school before. And I’ve got pictures on Facebook of me flicking the camera off.
Oh, and because I’m
black a coon. We always get away. Can’t forget that part.
Reblogged from ramblingsofanurbanjawn
I need y’all to be safe tonight. We’re angry. We’re demanding change. We’re mourning for Trayvon and all the Trayvon’s whose stories have not been told.
But you’re dealing with the NYPD and if there’s anything an NYPD officer hates more than a black boy in a hoodie, it’s a group of black folks marching for their rights.
Do not physically engage any officer.
Do not provoke a reaction.
Know your rights. You do not need to answer questions from officers if you’re being questioned as a subject. If you feel unsure or are being arrested, ask for an attorney.
If you feel threatened, have been physically harmed or see someone being hurt, call for help.
Have a system. Keep the phone number of friends you’re attending with, of people who might be available to bail you out and of legal services on your person—memorized if possible.
An immediate resource if you find yourself in need of legal assistance is the National Lawyers Guild: (212) 679-5100. My guess is that they will have staff onsite.
DOCUMENT EVERYTHING!!! If you’re having an exchange with an officer or are being approached by an officer. Find a witness and/or a video camera. Record EVERYTHING you possibly can.
Just be safe. Look out for your group and don’t be a hero. We don’t need any Zimmerman justice in Union Square tonight.
THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS!!! Ya’ll….please spread this message. PLEASE BE SAFE. If shit gets out of hand, disperse. The message will be lost of shit goes south.
Please be safe.
PLEASE. Don’t turn this into more sadness.