Watch: Zimmerman Juror’s Emotional Interview

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Juror B37 in the Zimmerman trial tells CNN’s Anderson Cooper that she doesn’t believe race was a factor in the death of Trayvon Martin and that George Zimmerman is “a man whose heart was in the right place.”

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JasonHelton
JasonHelton

In the movie A Christmas Story Do you think Scott Farkus could have shot Ralphie and walked away scot free? I believe the situation was the same a bully picked on someone that he thought was weak and when he fought back the bully shot him

FedUp2013
FedUp2013

How do you think that no matter what race the person was GZ would have done the same thing when this whole time he has said that the robberies were being committed by black youths. Why then would he assume that any white, asian, hispanic person were suspicious? It seems a lie she tells herself to justify her opinions.

RamonNoches
RamonNoches

I have reservations about anyone familiar with Neighborhood Watch procedures, actually following a suspect.  In my experience this was something we were trained not to do. Our responsibility was to contact law enforcement authorities, provide a brief description, and advise them of the time, place and location of of our observations.  The two individuals should have never been close enough to be in physical contact. Most assuredly Trayvon by wearing a "hoody, purchasing Skittles,  and an Ice Tea drink, did not do this just to arouse suspicion in Zimmerman. The only logical explanation, he was profiled by Zimmerman who was aroused sufficiently to follow Trayvon and more likely than not, compelled to use his weapon as his only means of defense. 

RamonNoches
RamonNoches

Culturally and economically many blacks live in a different America. They speak a different language, attach wide differences in the meaning of certain words compared to what those words mean to the majority of Americans. This has lead, in my opinion, to often a communications gap. While the jurist meant well, her comments suggested she thought Trayvon caused the incident because "people like that react differently."  However had Zimmerman stayed in his vehicle and followed normal neighborhood watch procedures, Trayvon would still be alive. There seemed to be so much  evidence left out during the trial. First, there were no bruises on Trayvon which suggest Zimmerman never lifted a finger to defend himself, except for pulling out his gun and shooting Trayvon. As Zimmerman's Gun was holstered to his back,  it would be impossible for him to access his weapon unless Trayvon was getting up, which then allowed Zimmerman to fire his weapon. One more important point the jurist never raised, in all of the alleged 911 calls Zimmerman had a history of making, as a rule, did he always follow suspects?