Originally Posted by jpeirpont
I think the type of crime matters most here. I don't think it is likely he will commit another murder, but I don't see why this new "evidence" should get him bail. Also I didn't say I thought he would do anything, I was responding to you inferring that he isn't a danger to society at all. I think it is arguable, I think it clearly is.
You were better than this before. You falling off.
The strength of the case against him is one factor the court should weigh in deciding whether (or how much) the bail should be. And, let's face it, as a murder case, the charges against Zimmerman are weak.
Zimmerman has lived in the area for a long time, he has family and friends there, he didn't run after the crime, he immediately turned himself in, etc. The circumstances of the crime don't suggest that he's a danger to the community at large. He should get bail.