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Zimmerman in fear of his life: Ordered a bullet proof vest, regularly checked in with police

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Zimmerman in fear of his life: Ordered a bullet proof vest, regularly checked in with police

By Aaron D. Johnson

      Records recently released say the George Zimmerman heightened his own personal security while out on bond awaiting trial. According to various reports, Zimmerman ordered a bullet proof vest and an infrared home security device last year.  It appears that he is fearing for his life, and for good reason.

Records also show that George Zimmerman and his wife moved three times while out on bond. George also regularly checked in with the Seminole County Police by telephone every two days.

Zimmerman was obligated to maintain residence in Seminole County while on bond. This was actually a stipulation of the release on the $1 million bond. The only time he was allowed out of the county was to visit his attorney.

George Zimmerman was a participant in one of the most controversial court cases in recent years. Race and the controversial “Stand Your Ground” laws were at the center of the trial.

The trial caused many to reflect on American society and how it continues to struggle with the concept of race. It shined a light on race relations in the south as well as the Wild West culture that still exists in certain areas of the country.

The case was a polarizing spectacle akin to the Rodney King and O.J. Simpson trials.

George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year boy walking through Zimmerman’s neighborhood coming from the store. Zimmerman is believed to have gotten away with murder by many, while others, including the jurors on the trial, believed he was justified with his actions.

Either way, this case has awakened the consciousness of many Black people in America and it caused them to question their worth. It has helped them to realize that the fight for equality and justice is not over. It has also awakened the hateful fringe in America. The racists have come out in full force in support of Zimmerman. They have done so not because they have an affinity for Zimmerman, but because they are angry about young black men.

Zimmerman’s actions and movements while out on bond, exemplify the antithetical stances on justice that exist within American society.

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