Well, if you haven't somebody sure has:
Welcome to post-racial America. Where you can kill an unarmed Black kid and fools will send you nearly a quarter of a million dollars so you can beat the rap.(AP) ORLANDO, Fla. - George Zimmerman's attorney says a website created to raise money for his legal defense has raised more than $200,000.
Mark O'Mara said on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 Thursday night that he learned about the money on Wednesday and will inform a judge at a Friday hearing.
Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder in the Feb. 26 shooting of Trayvon Martin, was released from jail this week after paying 10 percent of $150,000 bail.
O'Mara says the bail amount may have been higher if the judge knew Zimmerman had raised $200,000.
The website used to raise the money has since been shut down, but O'Mara said he'll likely start a new defense fund for Zimmerman.
In another "better late than never" revelation, O'Mara now concedes his client's "apology" might not have been the best move.
At least now after the fact that it worked.
Let's recap: Mr. O'Meara didn't know his client's website had raised over $200,000 until after he was sprung on a measly $150,000 bond and he didn't know the "apology" his client made in open court to the Martin family was neither wanted nor appreciated until after he heard about it at their press conference.
(CBS News) The attorney for George Zimmerman apologized for the apology his client offered to the parents of Trayvon Martin during his bond hearing last Friday, saying he did not understand the victim's family would find the timing of his remarks inappropriate.
"We had reached out to see if we could do it privately," attorney Mark O'Mara said on "CBS This Morning."
Mark Strassmann reported that Zimmerman had asked for a private meeting with Martin's parents before Friday's hearing, which was rejected. Their lawyer, Benjamin Crump, said Thursday that requesting a meeting a day before the bond hearing was "self-serving."
At the hearing Friday Zimmerman took the stand and, speaking to Martin's parents, said, "I wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your son. I did not know how old he was. I thought he was a little bit younger than I am, and I did not know if he was armed or not."
Crump told the press following the hearing that Zimmerman's apology was poorly timed and insincere. "The apology was somewhat of a surprise because we had told them this was not the appropriate time, but they just disregarded that, and he went and pandered to the court and the media and gave a very insincere apology."
O'Mara dismissed the notion that Zimmerman's apology was aimed at the judge whose decision it was to release him on bail, but said he did not realize the family would think it inappropriate.
"My concern is, I didn't realize that the way [Martin's family] had responded to me was through a press conference where they said it was too late or not an appropriate time," O'Mara said.
"To be honest, had I known that - maybe had I seen the press conference - I'm not sure that we would have done it at the bond hearing, because the purpose of it truly was to get to the family and to respond directly to the family's request. Had I known or been told that that wasn't the time, it wouldn't have happened. So, I apologize for that.
I have to admit this guy is pretty slick. If O'Mara were any more oily he should have a pipeline shoved up his asshole and we could get gas prices under $3 bucks tomorrow.
I also have to admit I really thought O'Mara was more principled than the two ambulance chasers previously representing Zimmerman. Now I see he's just a more polished version of the same sort of snake oil salesman. Only far smarter and much more media savvy.
$200,000 won't buy Zimmerman his own version of O.J. Simpson's "Dream Team" legal counsel, but like 10,000 lawyers at the bottom of the sea, it's a good start.
O'Mara is a vast improvement over those first ass clowns representing Zimmerman and he's good. REAL good. He ate the prosecution's lunch at the bail hearing and served it back up to them. They had better step their game up because while they're playing checkers, O'Mara is playing chess.