Skip to comments.Zimmerman juror calls for change in self-defense laws (B-37 again)
Posted on 07/17/2013 2:53:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A member of the jury that found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin called for changes in Florida's self-defense law, which she said gave jurors no option but to acquit the defendant.
The juror's statement adds to pleas from around the country to change the Stand Your Ground laws that more than 30 states have adopted. In Florida, demonstrators occupied a part of the governor's office demanding that the state repeal or curtail its 2005 law.
With her identity kept secret, the juror, designated B-37, gave an interview to CNN on Monday that stirred further debate in the case that captivated the U.S. public and triggered lengthy discussions about race, guns and self-defense laws.
After receiving a torrent of criticism, including a statement to CNN from four other jurors who said she did not speak for them, the juror issued a statement further stressing her position that Florida's self-defense law, commonly known as Stand Your Ground, forced the jury to vote not guilty....
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She seems like an activist.
Perhaps her husband/advisors told her that not guilty was the best outcome, since it would cause unrest that could be exploited.
Well, there’s always Jury Nullification.
again, not a SYG case, a self-defense case.
Explain how retreat was possible with someone on top of you pummeling your head into the concrete?
Good God even the juror proves ignorant.
I didn’t think Stand Your Ground was even invoked in Z’s defense.
The "good juror" is less likely to be harassed and targeted.
It wasn’t. This juror smells like a ringer. Placed there by the Obama syndicate, Angela Corey or ????
OR... that this is like RACHEL/DEE DEE. The real B-37 is in seclusion, and the AIRWAVES B-37 is a government operative.
How can she possibly base her decision on “stand your ground”.
It was a pure unadulterated case of self defense.
I bet she’s saying this so she can save face in her neighborhood.probably read all the death threats to her and the other jurors and wants to be able to go back in her neighborhood without being killed
Stand Your Ground was NOT even used in the Zimmerman trial, they used the classic self defense argument
You are assuming that the woman giving these interviews is the actual juror.
That Ulsterman guy and his “insider sources” are sounding more and more credible as time goes on.
Stand Your Ground was not part of this case. Lay On The Ground And Get Your Head Bashed In was.
She’s getting all snotty now that her book deal fell through.
The juror can say what she wants she is blabbering on now for public consumption. If you read her quotes none of it says she would vote differently with some change of law.
She says Zimmerman acted in self defense. she gets one vote at election time like everyone else. If she wants to change the laws of self defense, good luck to her.
A world without the right to self defense would be anarchy, which is what the left wants.
her lawyer husband probably screwed this all up. THey both saw a payday and in the end greed got them.
Now may be the time to put in place laws forbidding jurors from talking about their trials, on pain of fines and prison terms.
I wonder if this woman wants endless fame, book deals, movies, a TV series, magazine articles, speeches and a White House invitation? If so I’m sure she can be presented with a pre-drafted declaration demonstrating juror misconduct sufficient to get a new trial!
B-37? You sunk my battle ship.
Which basically the prosecution was hoping for — VERY unethical on their part.
Just my opinion.
This stupid bitch is doing great harm to our legal system, as is Obama (intentionally).
How to get fame, book contracts and go on talk shows and make money. Be a juror.
YES....jurors, witnesses, etc....should all be forbidden from discussing the case....especially that friend of “O’s” son, who is part of the “new” generation....what a circus.
Over the past few years I have begun withholding empathy and sympathy from liberals I know who have been victims of criminals.
It really fries 'em, and never occurs to them that I am only returning their attitude about my right of self defense.
Lawyers LOVE to see the SYG laws abolished. This is the ultimate pay day and one of the reasons why the law with its immunities were passed in the first place, because of shyster attorneys who no matter the circumstances see some form of payday via negligence suits everywhere. The only time about attorneys I am happy is when I see one ambulence chaser suing another over some form of malpractice.
I think she may have gotten significant death threats.
stand your ground should be enshried in all constitutions.
..just rooters muddying the waters keeping the masses confused. I’m sure buy now this juror knows the difference between the two
Next shoe to drop will be charges of jury misconduct so the verdict can be set aside and we can go thru this train wreck again.
By the end of the week she will be appearing at a press conference with Jasmine Rand and the Scheme Teamers calling for the jury verdict to be overturned.
I think a good street cleaner T-shirt is in order here...
the tort reform aspect should be expanded into an absolute bar to ANY civil liability. In fact a lawys should be required to sign due dilligence affidavits which make them PERSONALLY responsible if they fail to check for a not guilty.
Trayvon had a duty to retreat. Instead, he attacked and thus became a felonious criminal
He was not brought to trial because justice was done. He was dead
Yhis person sounds like Sybil Dorsett. Who will she be next?
I have no evidence to doubt it’s not.
I cant help but think that any ongoing commentary by the jurors is going to be bad news for GZ. Eric the Red et. al. will come up with some penumbra in the law that says they can nullify the verdict if theres reason to believe the jury was confused, coerced, blah blah blah. Crazy, sure, but the Left is out for blood. I put absolutely NOTHING past these commies. Ladies of the Jury, shut up!
31 posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 9:03:23 AM by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
If I understand correctly, Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law did not apply in the Zimmerman case. If such is the case, do concerned citizens possibly have the wires crossed?
yeah, let’s pass a law against not using good judgement. And then as a test case, let’s prosecute Juror B-37 with it. She wants laws so that she can convict a man who did nothing wrong simply because she feels sorry for Travon and his parents.
Punishing an innocent man isn’t going to bring Travon back. An B-37 exemplifies poor judgement when she calls for more laws.
I guess we did get a stupid woman on the jury after all.
Oh, please....tell me that cannot happen...please....
She won’t be anonymous for long.
The notoriety will be too much .
She’ll want her 15 minutes of fame.
I guess she’d rather Zimmerman wear a diaper, mumble gibberish and drink his meals out of a sippy cup for the rest of his life?
“Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law did not apply in the Zimmerman case.”
Self defense doesn’t fit the agenda.
Trayvon’s Uncle Ronald Fulton is on the Executive Board of the NAACP Miami-Dade Chapter and Worked with the DOJ.
10:57 AM - 17 Jul 2013
It wasn’t. Strictly self defense.