Why Zimmerman Should Be Denied Bail (38583)

On Sunday, with a 48-hour deadline approaching, George Zimmerman, killer of Trayvon Martin, surrendered to police and returned to jail after having his bail revoked last Friday by a Florida judge–for, allegedly lying to the court about his financial situation during his April bail hearing.

Mr. Zimmerman’s upcoming murder trial will surely open the racial Pandora’s Box that this country can ill afford to ignore. But one question that should be asked–especially, in light of the fact that Zimmerman was given bail–is: to what extent does racial, and or, class bias decide who obtains bail?