Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Has Zimmerman Bugged Out?

Has Zimmerman bailed?
Tuesday was a busy day in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin camps. A report on stated that sources in Florida revealed Zimmerman wouldn't be charged in the shooting death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin.

Later, Zimmerman's lawyers, who have been very out-spoken in the media of late, announced via a press conference that they were "withdrawing" from the case because Zimmerman had seemingly vanished.

All of this was followed by an announcement that an announcement of whether Zimmerman would be charged or not was "imminent"; more specifically -- within 72 hours.

So as followers of this case, do we have our "ah-hah" moment now?

Has Zimmerman fled the country? He's reportedly no longer in Florida, according to his former attorneys. But if you put the pieces together it would appear that the following has happened:
  • Zimmerman knows he is not going to be charged
  • He knows his life is in peril if he stays in this country
  • His mother is Peruvian and he may have family in Peru.
  • He's within his right to leave the country if he is not a wanted criminal
Martin's family attorney, Benjamin Crump said that Zimmerman was a "flight risk", but since he is not under arrest and has not been charged, at this point he's just a regular American citizen who is free to come and go as he pleases.

In all certainty, it's safe to say that there is nowhere in this country right now that George Zimmerman can feel safe with his wife and family. He's been wrongly and egregiously painted as a rabid, frothing-at-the-mouth racist who "hunted down" Trayvon Martin and killed him in "cold blood", according to Al Sharpton. Aside from getting plastic surgery and a name-change, leaving the country would be the only available option  for Zimmerman.

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