Today on Power Talk with Lorraine, we discussed the latest post trial developments regarding the George Zimmerman trial. One of the jurors of the all women, mostly white jury that found Zimmerman not guilty, spoke to CNN last night. She, Juror B37, explained, “I think they are both responsible for the situation they had gotten themselves into. I think they both could have walked away.” Zimmerman, who had found Trayvon Martin suspicious, followed Martin and after a fight occurred, Zimmerman shot Martin. The juror stated that she believed Zimmerman truly acted out of self defense. “I have no doubt that George feared for his life in the situation he was in at the time,” she said. She also went on to declare that race was not a factor in the case.
Was race really not a factor in this case?
Rachel Jeantel, the last person to talk to Martin before his death, also spoke to CNN last night. She stated otherwise, saying, “It was racial. Let’s be honest. If he were white, if Trayvon was white and he had a hoodie on, what would happen?” She also told CNN that she was not surprised about the verdict. “They’re white. Well, one Hispanic. But she’s stuck in the middle. I had a feeling it was going to be a ‘not guilty.’”
WATCH THE CNN INTERVIEW WITH JUROR B37 BELOW:
ALSO RACHEL JEANTEL’S INTERVIEW:
TODAY’S POWER TALK W/ LORRAINE:
Part 1 (includes Juror B37 interview):