Zimmerman Released On Bail; Ex-Girlfriend Alleges That He Has Contemplated Suicide and Has Choked Her
Think that he’s going to last until his January 7, 2014 court date for domestic abuse?
George Zimmerman has yet another look about him. He’s not pudgy or slim. But with that beard and scraped pate, he looks as if he is part of the Taliban. All he needs is a turban or cap from that area of the world marked by extremism and militancy. And marked by lots of guns and the suppression and control of women and of people not like them.
At least Shellie Zimmerman was finally able to serve divorce papers on him, knowing that he would be residing in the slam overnight. He’s been ducking her since early September.
And during the hearing, it was revealed that Zimmerman is in debt to the tune of $2.5 million dollars. He’s practically indigent, having only about $144 to his name. At least, that’s what he says.
What is the price of a human life?
I find it really interesting that my blog article trending for the past 48 hours is the one showing Trayvon Martin‘s dead body. It’s almost as if the haters want to reassure themselves that there was one good thing that George Zimmerman did—and that was to rob this young black man of life. That may be all that they have, because frankly, what George Zimmerman did was wrong. Dead wrong. He’s done wrong before, and he’s been wrong since his acquittal for the murder of Trayvon Martin.
Don’t even use stress as the reason why he’s been acting up since the acquittal. A smart individual would lie low and not even try to engage law enforcement. He or she would go see a shrink or even a qualified pastor with an LCSW license and truly work out some problems, no matter what.
However, George Zimmerman is nothing at all like a smart human being, someone who can finally hear the Universe greasing his skids enough to contemplate his misdeeds with an object to turning himself around before it is too late. Instead, he can do no wrong. In SGI Buddhist terminology, Zimmerman inhabits the lower four worlds: hell, hunger, animality, and anger. All he is concerned with is doing what he wants, and if someone runs counter to his designs, he’ll make them the perpetrator, just as he did with Trayvon Martin. Nowadays, he’s back to his starting point as an adult, beating up and terrorizing women. White women.
Assistant State Attorney Lymary Munoz disclosed that not only had Zimmerman’s girlfriend accused him of pointing a shotgun at her and breaking furniture Monday, she also told authorities that he tried to choke her a week and a half ago.
“She is in fear for her safety,” Munoz told Seminole County Judge Fred Schott.
Zimmerman was calm and showed almost no emotion during his 15-minute court hearing. The only exception was one flinch, when Schott cited the new choking allegation and said that was why he would not set bond at $4,900, the amount recommended by county guidelines.
Munoz said Scheibe, 27, had not notified authorities when it happened but that about a week and a half ago, Zimmerman had choked her.
Munoz had another dramatic disclosure: Scheibe also said that Zimmerman had recently talked about suicide.
Scheibe did not report the alleged choking to police, said the prosecutor, adding, however: “She did fear for her safety on the day of this incident. She indicated that they had been discussing breaking up. He also has mentioned suicide in the recent past. Due to those factors and the defendant indicating at the time he was going to commit suicide, that he had nothing to lose, we feel that the victim’s safety and the community’s safety is our paramount concern.”
I have no idea what Zimmerman’s next move will be. I would suggest that his acquaintances, during the holidays, had better watch him closely if they give a damn about him at all between now and his court date. A lot of family-related killings, unfortunately, happen during holidays. Zimmerman can fake out anyone, as his cousin attested, who as a little girl and young teen he molested, and who exposed who he actually was on the witness stand. He can be docile and calm, and then turn mean and violent in an instant. It’s something that his attorneys today seemed not to understand or care about. Eventually, in the wee-wee hours of the morning, they may get the picture, too.
Defense attorney Daniel Megaro met with Zimmerman at the jail before Tuesday’s hearing. He and co-counsel Jeff Dowdy, both with the Public Defender’s Office, said they saw no evidence that their client was volatile, suicidal or seriously mentally ill.
“Is this a stressful event for him? Probably,” Megaro said. “He’s very clear. He’s very coherent. He understands what’s going on.”
Both men predicted Zimmerman would be acquitted.
Humph. I do believe that Zimmerman is volatile, suicidal and seriously mentally ill. And he can turn it on and off when it most benefits him to do so. Sarah Jones expanded on that aspect of Zimmerman’s behavior in her Politicus USA column today, “This sad, predictable trail of violence should serve as a warning to law enforcement and society. When someone tells you who they are, and they demonstrate no remorse or desire to change, believe them.”
Sadly, the authorities are still giving Zimmeman slaps on the wrist for his anti-social behavior. Because of this, someone else eventually is going to die.
As his ex-girlfriend Samantha Scheibe also said on her 911 tape, Zimmerman knows how to work the system, to make himself the victim. That’s what his 911 call was all about, to make it he said-she said, to throw all doubt on the veracity of the episode. And then he threw in that fib about Scheibe being pregnant as if to suggest that Scheibe’s hormones were bouncing too hard, and that’s why she was “going crazy” on him. Anything to shift sympathy to him and not to his supposedly unhinged girlfriend. Sounds familiar, huh? Let me repeat that in a different refrain: Anything to shift sympathy from an unarmed 17-year-old black kid who was as long as a drink of water, and to a runt-like, neighborhood watch, failed cop and hero wannabe.
Zimmerman, in short, is forbidden to contact or see Samantha Scheibe. He must surrender all of his guns, and submit to wearing a satellite monitor to make sure that he doesn’t leave the state of Florida. Zimmerman must also hand in his passport.
Juror B29, Maddy, who at last report had lost her job and was about to be evicted from her home with her large family, popped up on the radar tonight with her latest “hindsight is 20/20” observation courtesy of TMZ:
[..S]he always had a bad feeling about Zimmerman, despite finding him not guilty of murdering Trayvon … a verdict she begrudgingly reached through a strict interpretation of the law.
Now, she says Zimmerman’s domestic violence arrest is proof he’s not freedom-worthy … “God is showing George’s true side … [George] is continuing to dig himself a bigger grave.”
The juror believes Zimmerman will continue to commit violent acts until someone lays down the law … telling us, “He NEEDS to do some type of time … He thinks he is invincible.”
Well, the time won’t be for Trayvon’s murder, that’s for sure.
- New allegation made against Zimmerman in court (miamiherald.com)
- Fla. judge sets Zimmerman bond on assault charge, forbids weapons (news.yahoo.com)
- Judge to decide if Zimmerman is released on bail (newsday.com)
- Zimmerman granted bail amid choking claim (usnews.nbcnews.com)