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.