Up for Debate: Zimmerman's jury

Friday, June 21, 2013 at 1:21am

What do you think an all-female jury will mean for the trial of George Zimmerman?

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179 Comments on this post:

By: yogiman on 6/21/13 at 5:11

This whole situation has been brought in the picture as a race factor. Trayvon Martin was a well developed young man, not a young child as the media has kept showing.

Hopefully the truth will be allowed in court.

By: HoundDog on 6/21/13 at 5:23

Unfortunately, only two people know the whole truth of the situation, and one of them is dead.

By: govskeptic on 6/21/13 at 5:45

Florida law allows juries to be made up of only 6 persons, and that's what we
have in this case. Many male jurors give in to the wishes of the female members
of a jury in lots of cases, so with that this jury is a neutral. Can 6 women agree on
anything will be the toughest question in this case?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/21/13 at 6:40

I'm not sure if having an all-female jury would make a difference in the outcome. I do think it's odd, I would prefer that it be both men and women so there won't be any controversy later.

By: yogiman on 6/21/13 at 6:58

I've read of cases where the prosecutor would not allow certain evidence in court. Should they be allowed to deny evidence in favor of the accused?

I've always though a court hearing was to find the truth about the crime. I guess it's because no one wants to lose a case in court and will willingly block any evidence the [judge] allows.

By: BenDover on 6/21/13 at 7:36

Everything I see about this case leads me to believe Zimmerman's going to be sacrificed to the gods of political correctness.

By: bfra on 6/21/13 at 7:47

From everything I have seen & read about this case, Zimmerman took the law in his own hands & an innocent person died.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/21/13 at 7:53

Only yogi and Ben seem to make this a race issue.

By: BenDover on 6/21/13 at 7:57

Zimmerman was getting the sh!t beat out of him and defended himself.

By: HoundDog on 6/21/13 at 8:03

Since BenDover was there and saw this:
"Zimmerman was getting the sh!t beat out of him and defended himself."
I, too, was there and saw Trayvon Martin turn and punch Zimmie in the nose when he grabbed Trayvon to stop him. Then Zimmie fell backward and hit his head on the concrete. Then Zimmie was so pissed and embarrassed that he angrily pulled his gun and shot the teenager.

By: bfra on 6/21/13 at 8:04

If Zimmerman had followed instructions to "stand down", he wouldn't have been in a position to "get the shit beat out of him", which has never been proved to have happened.

By: budlight on 6/21/13 at 8:05

I'm not sure I understand some of the sexist comments here. Are you people questioning the fact that there are 6 women chosen sexists? Cause I'm hearing you all say "men are needed to make a reasonable, intelligent, fair decision" in a court of law.

Shame on you all. Six women will do just fine. If six men had been selected, would you all be saying the same thing? And juries of mixed gender have proven that gender doesn't matter (ie, Simpson case and others).

If the tapes of the 911 calls are admitted and the analysis proves it was Zimmerman screaming for help, then this case is closed. No one was there and bfra, you can't believe all you read and hear in the news.

The kid had issues also. Let's just let the jury decide on this one.

By: BenDover on 6/21/13 at 8:06

He was heading back to his car to wait for the police when Martin jumped him.

By: budlight on 6/21/13 at 8:07

y: bfra on 6/21/13 at 9:04
If Zimmerman had followed instructions to "stand down", he wouldn't have been in a position to "get the shit beat out of him", which has never been proved to have happened

I actually agree that he should have followed instructions to "stand down", but that lack of following instructions does not make him guilty.

By: bfra on 6/21/13 at 8:08

HoundDog - Your version sounds more plausible after Zimmerman disobeyed a direct order. But, on second thought, who wouldn't be scared of a bag of skittles? :-)

By: HoundDog on 6/21/13 at 8:08

BenDover says:
"He was heading back to his car to wait for the police when Martin jumped him."

Is Zimmerman a Republican or Teapartier? BenDover takes his word as gospel just like theirs.

By: bfra on 6/21/13 at 8:11

bud - Doesn't make him innocent either! Did you not read the part that his being beat has never been proven?

By: Captain Nemo on 6/21/13 at 8:18

If Zimmerman had done as the police had told him to do, there would be no trial. This act has put him on trial for murder 2.

By: bfra on 6/21/13 at 8:21

Ben when are you going to turn over the tape, since as usual sound like you was an eye witness to the entire event?

By: BenDover on 6/21/13 at 8:26

I think Zimmerman's busted nose, bloodied back of his head, the witness who saw one on the top of the other, Martin's bloodied knuckles ... these all add up to Zimmerman being attacked by Martin.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/20/us/florida-zimmerman-timeline

By: HoundDog on 6/21/13 at 8:33

Obvious confirmation bias at work here with Mr. BenDover.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/21/13 at 8:37

Ben, if Zimmerman had not put himself into that situation in the first place, we would not be having this discussion. Now would we?

By: budlight on 6/21/13 at 8:39

bfra on 6/21/13 at 9:11
bud - Doesn't make him innocent either! Did you not read the part that his being beat has never been proven?

He is innocent until PROVEN GUILTY as far as I recall.

Also, Ben is correct in his 9:26 post. There was the busted nose and blood on the back of his head.

Let's just let the trial run it's course and you SEXIST can say "I told you so" when the jury deadlocks. (NOT)

By: bfra on 6/21/13 at 8:39

Ben - You need to work on improving your comprehension or read everything 2 or 3 times. Where does it say Martin was beating the shit out of Zimmerman? Some people get nose bleeds just from running.

By: bfra on 6/21/13 at 8:41

SEXIST? Where bud?

By: BenDover on 6/21/13 at 8:44

So you're saying if Trayvon had killed Zimmerman while bashing his head into the ground it would have been Zimmerman's fault, Nemo?

By: Captain Nemo on 6/21/13 at 8:48

bud sexist? What does that have to do with the trail?

So far we have two saying it is a race issue and one saying it is a sexist issue.

By: bfra on 6/21/13 at 8:48

Where is your eye witness tape Ben? With all of your knowledge, when are you testifying at the trial?

By: HoundDog on 6/21/13 at 8:50

BenDover, I can't find anything about "Martin's bloodied knuckles" in the article you provided, and I noticed that the "witness" who claims to have seen "one on top of the other" waited over a month to come forward and refuses to be identified. Apparently it doesn't take much to convince you. Oh, that's right, I forgot about your confirmation bias.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/21/13 at 8:51

I am saying that if Zimmerman had done what the police had said and not tried to be a hero, we would not be talking about it now, Ben.

Zimmerman started the ball rolling and got Martin killed.

By: BenDover on 6/21/13 at 8:51

I'm just discussing the evidence that has been released, so far, to the media bfra. I'm just cutting through the PC bullsh!t spin.

By: bfra on 6/21/13 at 8:58

Ben - What you are doing is adding your own nonPC bullshit spin! Hogwash!

By: Captain Nemo on 6/21/13 at 9:00

What PC Ben?

By: BenDover on 6/21/13 at 9:00

http://tinyurl.com/mediabiasTreyvon

By: HoundDog on 6/21/13 at 9:04

The link you just provided reveals your true colors, Mr. BenDover.

By: bfra on 6/21/13 at 9:05

Ben - What is that supposed to prove? That Zimmerman outweighed Treyvon 2 to 1?

By: bfra on 6/21/13 at 9:05

HoundDog - AMEN!

By: Jughead on 6/21/13 at 9:09

Balls.

By: BenDover on 6/21/13 at 9:13

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upshot/nbc-fires-producer-over-edited-zimmerman-911-call-201124740.html

By: Jughead on 6/21/13 at 9:14

The media refuses to show what the ape really was---a gangster, dope-smoking hoodrat looking for trouble.

Not sure what happened, but the deadie was no kid--he was a full-blown gangbanger. Good riddance.

By: BenDover on 6/21/13 at 9:18

The media has framed this story in a very politically correct narrative that harms Zimmerman's claims of self-defense.

The perception of almost everyone I talk to is that Zimmerman popped a cute little defenseless black kid because Zimmerman is a racist.

The reality is that the neighborhood watch guy was watching the neighborhood; and confronted a little thug who was suspended from school for drugs... a thug that proceeded to beat the sh!t out of Zimmerman until Zimmerman defended himself with his firearm.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/21/13 at 9:19

I think the key word was fired, Ben. The media corrected its self in this case.

By: Jughead on 6/21/13 at 9:21

"The media corrected itself"????

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha-----funny.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/21/13 at 9:21

So how did Zimmerman know he was a thug, Ben?

By: Jughead on 6/21/13 at 9:21

By the way, Einstein, the word is "itself."

Got public education?

By: bfra on 6/21/13 at 9:22

Ben is proving a better case against Zimmerman than the prosecution! LOL Racist & bias should not enter into justice.

By: Jughead on 6/21/13 at 9:22

Any day a gangbanger dopehead dies is a good day---regardless of how it happens.

By: HoundDog on 6/21/13 at 9:23

After reading Mr. BenDover's and Jughead's versions of "reality," I now know where the term "Reality TV" comes from.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/21/13 at 9:25

Ben it sounds to me like it is your bias in overdrive.

By: Jughead on 6/21/13 at 9:25

HoundDog: No a fan of truth, eh?

Neither is the rest of America. That is why we have a racist criminal in the White House.