On Friday afternoon, it was announced that George Zimmerman‘s bond was revoked. Zimmerman, who had initially cried a river of destitution at his bail bond hearing, hid more than $200,000 that he received through his short-lived website from the judge presiding over his case. When the news leaked that Zimmerman had in fact had hundreds of dollars at the time of the trial, an immediate inquiry was made by the courts as to why this information was withheld. Now, Zimmerman has forty-eight hours to return to the slammer, and much of Black America is all the better for it. Here is how some reacted to the good news:
Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon’s mother, tweeted:
The Rev. Al Sharpton:
“National Action Network and I requested that the Judge review the bail bond after it became very clear that George Zimmerman had raised money online. We joined with the family and others concerned about the fairness of proceedings in asking for a review and we take note that based upon the evidence, the Judge has made a fair-minded decision based upon the evidence.”
My God , this is the first decision by a Florida Court that I actually agree with. Maybe things are changing.
Martin family lawyer Benjamin Crump said:
“This is such an important ruling today because once again George Zimmerman’s credibility is the issue… he should remain in custody until there is a trial…. Judge Lester’s ruling in this matter is so important because it causes everyone to focus on Zimmerman’s credibility.
“This is crucial when it is only Zimmerman’s testimony that Trayvon attacked him and all the objective evidence says he perused, confronted, and shot Trayvon.”
Jahvaris Martin, Trayvon’s brother, tweeted:
Zimmerman has been locked back up. I hope he stays in jail. Children will be much safer.”
Nicole Hilliard Utley celebrated on NewsOne’s Facebook page:
Thumbs Up wit the state of Florida but you are over 44 days to late but you did arrest HOM….. Zimmerman has been lying since day one & continues to do so……Justice needs to be served on him for what he did to that young man & his loved ones…..Doing My Happy Dance NOW……
Lika Pilot also added:
They might not give a f*ck about trayvon enough to go get Zimmerman….. but they don’t play bout that money!!!!
While Nebuwah Hutip questioned if Zimmerman returning to jail was for real:
Ya’ll better not be lyin…[sic]
On CBSNews.com, Lindag20 commented:
It appears that the judge was not pleased that George LIED to him by not disclosing the amount of money in his defense fund. The judge may have known that there was a fund that been set up, but of course had NO way of knowing how much money was in it and it was George’s responsibility to tell him about the money that was available to him. The bond was extremely low considering the charges against George, and was based on what he told the judge about his circumstances. George lacks credibility now.
While Brithgof wrote on NJ.com:
THIS IS WHY TRAYVON GOT KILLED-THEY GO AFTER ALL OF US LIKE THEY WENT AFTER LL HERE AND A MILLION OTHER BLACK CELEBS AND WE DO NOTHING ABOUT IT UNTIL THEY KILL OUR SON OR DAUGHTER OR FATHER-
Now, if the system can keep him in there, then we’ll be good.