|George Zimmerman was released from jail overnight.|
George Zimmerman is the young man who was charged with second degree murder of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager who was killed in an apparent confrontation inside a gated housing complex. This shooting sparked a national outrage that spans past political and racial lines.
The United States media and those following this controversy have mixed feelings about the situation.
Somehow this tragedy has sparked the notion of racial profiling in the Black and Hispanic/Latino communities.
On Friday, in a bulletproof vest, the clean shaven George Zimmerman was well dressed in a professional attire awaiting his bond hearing with Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, the parents in the courtroom. As the judge was cross-examining George Zimmerman took the time to apologize to the family of Trayvon Martin.
During the hearing, new attorney Mark O'Mara, family members and even Zimmerman's wife were at best trying to plead to the judge that if bonded out of jail, the young man would be compliant with his home detention and at best stay out of trouble until the next court hearing.
The judge agreed on the merits of Zimmerman's defense. He granted bond at $150,000. Once released the shooter has to get electronic monitoring, forfeit his U.S. passport and provide his own personal security at his expenses.
The Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump, felt the bond wasn't appropriate for this type of crime. Crump expressed disappointment and questioned the decision for Zimmerman to apologize for the shooting.
This case has pretty much ruined George Zimmerman and made him just as controversial as one young woman who acquitted of murder in the death of her two year old daughter.
Florida has become the haven for controversial figures who managed to attract media attention for a crime or an event that garners controversy.
Casey Anthony, Lionel Tate, Debra LaFave, Mark Foley, Terri Schivo and Andrew Cunanan were in the some of the most controversial stories that involved the media.
Now that Zimmerman is a freed man, could he be hiding in a part of Ohio?