George Zimmerman was arrested last night in Lake Mary, Florida and booked with aggravated assault with a weapon.
Central Florida’s News 13 updated the story to add,
“According to Don West, Zimmerman’s attorney, his client threw a wine bottle during the incident.
Zimmerman is prohibited from contacting the victim, returning to her home or entering Volusia County. He must surrender all firearms by Tuesday and will also wear a GPS monitoring device.
He is due back in court at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in front of Judge Donna McIntosh.”
This is his third run in with the law since he was acquitted in 2013 of killing Trayvon Martin.
This really doesn’t surprise us, does it?
Zimmerman’s violent history didn’t begin in 2012 when he snuffed out the life of the 17-year-old. The killing of an unarmed teenager was the first time his violence escalated to the point of someone dying, but Zimmerman had been arrested on violent charges seven?years prior.
In 2005 and 2006, Zimmerman was arrested and charged with two crimes, both third degree felonies if convicted ? ?resisting officer with violence? and ?battery of law enforcement officer?.
Imagine that, if he had been convicted of those charges, Trayvon Martin would likely still be alive.?Zimmerman?could have been sentenced to?10 years if convicted of those two crimes. In addition to prison, those charges would have followed with a lengthy probation, as well as a limiting of his right to have a weapon. Convicted felons are also not permitted have firearms.
At the very least, if he was released early, ignored the law, and still killed Martin – he would have been convicted! There isn’t a doubt in my mind that his violent history would have spoken to his character ? providing little creditability to his story. He would have been known as a convicted violent criminal. “A thug” – the same term used by the?individuals that support these gun-toting, farcical heroes like Zimmerman.
Yet, no, that’s not what happened. He was offered a deal. All charges were waived on condition that?he entered a substance abuse education program.
Additionally, Zimmerman has a history of multiple domestic violence charges – all dropped.
So, will this charge stick?
We can only hope.