How does this matter?

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    Judge considers adjusting Zimmerman's bond - Yahoo! News

    How does it matter that others are adding Zimmerman in regards his bond? Or did the Judge think 150000 would keep him in jail and now is upset cause he made bail?

    All that matter is whether he is a danger to the community and whether he is a flight risk.
     
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    If the judge thought he was a flight risk, he should have made the bail higher. Now I think it's too late. Though there is a good chance if the judge does revoke bail, that Zimmerman may be killed in jail. $10,000 is a lot to someone in prison. I still don't understand why the law hasn't dealt with the NBPs on that.
     
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    Because the amount of bail is predicated upon one’s assets – and if the funds from the website were available to Zimmerman, those funds should have been considered when determining the amount of bail.
     
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    Yes, and Zimmerman now has $200,000 in assets which were not disclosed to the Court, or so it is reported.
     
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    Did he have that money when bail was set?
     
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    if it was collected for his defense.....I am not sure thats the same.
     
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    Whether one gets bail is based not on ones assets but on whether one is a flight risk or a danger to the community. Or can you cite case law that states for bail ones assets determine the amount. In this State ones assets oir lack there of have nothing to do with the amount of bail. the crime and the danger to the community or flight risk are all that matters.

    Last I checked one can not be held in jail just because of money. Although I just saw a story on some one jailed for not paying a debt, which is Unconstitutional.
     
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    its absolutely not the same.
     
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    Ive heard two conflicting stories so Im asking for clarification here.

    Prior to arrest, Zimmerman supposedly vanished. His lawyers said they left his case because they could not contact him.

    The police however said that Zimmerman had been in contact with them the entire time and they knew exactly where he was.

    can anyone confirm the police part of that story?

    Personally I think that goes straight to the heart of the "flight risk" issue. If he had disappeared completely, he would be a flight risk. if he stayed in contact with the police, then he wouldnt be considered a flight risk.
     

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