News: Papoose Explodes Over George Zimmerman's Release, "This Dude Is An Animal. The Whole Thing Is Bullsh*t"

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 9:12AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Brooklyn rapper Papoose has offered his take on the man responsible for killing 17 year-old Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, being released on bail this past weekend and how upset the matter has made him.

In Pap's perspective, Zimmmerman does not deserve the freedom to roam on bail.

"That's some savage sh*t," Papoose told XXL in reaction of Zimmerman posting 10% of his $150,000 bail to become a free man until his trial next year. "The man could be free and Trayon is in his grave till eternity. Everybody celebrated when they arrested dude, but I think it was premature. This dude is an animal. The whole thing is bullsh*t." As angry as the Martin incident makes him, Papoose is proud that he and his peers in hip-hop at least spoke up about the situation. "All of us being successful...anybody who has a voice, it's our duty for us to provide a voice for those who don't have a platform," Papoose said. "I felt like it's my duty. I felt like I'd be playing myself if I didn't say something. I commend everybody." (XXL Mag)

Zimmerman was able to post bail and exit a Florida jail last Sunday night.

George Zimmerman was released around midnight Sunday from a Florida county jail on $150,000 bail as he awaits his second-degree murder trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. The neighborhood watch volunteer was wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans and carrying a paper bag. He walked out following another man and didn't look over at photographers gathered outside. He then followed the man into a white BMW vehicle and drove away. Moments before, two Seminole County sheriff's vehicles blocked access to the intake building parking lot where Zimmerman was being released. Zimmerman emerged after two public information officers confirmed the credentials of the photographers outside. (Fox News)

On Friday, a judge approved Zimmerman's camp to have a bond set.

A judge has granted bail for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, but would not allow his release Friday, citing further discussions needed about the terms, including whether or not he would be allowed out of state. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester also said that Zimmerman must not have any contact with the victim's family; must wear an ankle monitoring bracelet; and adhere to a 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew. The judge's order also states that Zimmerman cannot be in possession of firearms; and must not consume alcohol or controlled substances. (CBS News)

In court, he also used the opportunity to publicly apologize to the Martin family.

George Zimmerman surprised a Florida court today by taking the stand and apologizing to the parents of Trayvon Martin, who were sitting in the courtroom during Zimmerman's bond hearing. "I am sorry for the loss of your son. I did not know how old he was. I thought he was a little bit older than I was," Zimmerman said addressing Martin's family directly. Zimmerman took the stand wearing a dark suit with his hands shackled to a belt around his waist. (ABC News)

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