State vs George Zimmerman in the Murder of Trayvon Martin (day 3)

Bernie de la Rionda Zimmerman trial(Reuters) – The polarizing debate that followed the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Florida last year means it could take up to two weeks to pick the six jurors needed to try the case. Prosecution and defense lawyers in the trial in Florida’s Seminole County are entitled to subject potential jurors from a pool of hundreds to detailed questioning about their knowledge of the case and whether they have formed opinions about it.

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139 Responses to State vs George Zimmerman in the Murder of Trayvon Martin (day 3)

  1. kllypyn says:

    when are people gong to realize if you have no defensive wounds you were not beaten up. are people in this country really that ignorant? did they miss the memo that trayvon ran and tried to avoid the man who killed him.

  2. Potential George Zimmerman juror dismissed over Facebook post

    SANFORD, Fla. – George Zimmerman’s attorneys have confirmed on Wednesday that they have eliminated a possible juror in Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial over a Facebook post.

    Zimmerman attorney Mark O’Mara said that potential juror, 55-year-old unemployed painter and guitar player Jerry Counelis, told attorneys that he only decided Zimmerman should have been arrested after he was arrested. The posting was found on Facebook more than two weeks before Zimmerman was arrested.

    The March 21, 2012 posting was on the Facebook page called “The Coffee Party Progressive,” a website brought up to “bring justice to Trayvon.”

    • Ametia says:

      I hope they’re going to sift through the six jurors and 4 alternate jurors emails, facebook pages, blogs, to see if they’re telling falsehoods!

    • jerry counelis says:

      ..NO,…& THAT’s the problem! ..”Coffee Party Progressives” Is NOT, & NEVER (to the best of my knowledge as well as according to their own statement)..been, a Trayvon Martin Support site. ..Some OTHER group that I have No affiliation, who it seems is/was a Trayvon Martin support group posted that on that site..& I responded to it..& THEN,..15 months Later didn’t remember ever responding to such a posting until I was shown it by the Judge.
      ..Can YOU remember Everything You’ve posted or commented on on FaceBook over the last 2 years?” ..I NEVER “LIED”..& wasn’t “Trying” to be a member of that Jury…& don’t deserve the treatment that I’m receiving due to the erroneous reporting of incorrect information & speculation that’s spread thru primarily alternative media such as NY Daily News & Breitbart . com.

      • Hi Jerry! Welcome to 3Chics. My son called it right away that you probably didn’t remember posting the comment. He says he doesn’t remember all the places he has posted and I certainly don’t remember b/c I’m all over the blogosphere. I’m in your corner.

        People from and the CTH are bottom feeders. Bernie mentioned in court about internet trolls doxing witnesses. I hope Bernie nails them.

      • Ametia says:

        Hi Jerry. Welcome to 3 Chicas! Look we started this blog in 2010, if I can remember everything I commented on here or elsewhere across the blogosphere, I’d be a GENIUS, now wouldn’t I?

        We don’t have it twisted here. And we’ll be following this trial closely. Please feel free to comment here. Thanks!

      • Xena says:

        @Jerry. If you support justice for Trayvon or ever posted anything about a needed investigation into his killing, it is nothing to be ashamed about. My concern is that White Supremacists who use this case to promote their hatred have used doxing and posted the personal information of others. This includes the personal information of witnesses, bloggers who support justice for Trayvon, and anyone associated with them.

        Wherever you find your personal information posted on the internet by others, please, please, keep a record. Get a lawyer and discuss whether you have a legal option to file suit for “doxing” to embarrass, defame, and cause you fear and emotional distress. A lawyer might be able to get those sites that have posted your personal information to remove it.

        Doxing is actually a federal law and based on my experience, even law local enforcement agencies are unfamiliar with it. The FBI does understand it. You, or the lawyer you retain, should file a report with the FBI office in Jacksonville. It is my understanding that they are knowledgeable of the illegal doxing that has been done in this matter.

        No matter what you said or didn’t say in court; what you remembered posting, why and how, it still does not justify the violation of doxing.

  3. Hey Chicas!

    I don’t think Juror E7 is a right wing troll. I just found a comment on facebook. He has photos of nice looking guitars and his location on facebook is Orlando Florida.

    He’s a Trayvon Martin supporter and looks like he has beef with the SPD.

    Jerry PC

  4. Court is in recess until 9am tomorrow..

  5. Cell phone of Shellie Zimmerman’s bodyguard goes off. Deputy takes it out of courtroom.

  6. Juror E28

    She works in the OR. Has two daughters 23 & 27. No discussion of the case at church, or any social orgs. Doesn’t know of court rulings.

  7. Ametia says:

    Lawdy, my grandson sounds older than E13 She sound like Dora the Explorer!

  8. Juror E13 is up

  9. Uh oh! Judge asked if it’s his posting on the coffee party on facebook. He admitted it’s his writings.

    What did he say? I wannnnnnna know

  10. Ametia says:

    E7 can go kick BOLDERS and break all ten of his toes. RWNJ

  11. Juror E7- We don’t know that’s an actual recording of the scream.


  12. Juror E7 is up

  13. Court is back in session..

  14. Court is in recess for 10 minutes.

  15. Juror B87 is up

  16. Ametia says:

    Oh oh; we’ve got a SMART one! They’ll vote to strike her. BANK.IT

  17. Ametia says:

    Is this region of Florida full of House NEGROES & SLAVE-CATCHERS?

  18. Juror E22 is up

  19. Don West is an arrogant S0B. He keeps going out of bounds.

    Don West: “Could it be self defense?” “Have you decided in any way that this is not self-defense?”

  20. West arguing with Judge Nelson again. She smacked him good too. SMACK HIM AGAIN!

  21. Ametia says:

    So far, I’m not hopeful about the potential jurors for this trial.

  22. Juror B72 is up

  23. Court is back in session.

  24. OK, I’m back to the negro woman thinking the protests & reaction of the black community was a bit ridiculous. What an ignorant ass heffa! At one time no blacks could serve on a f-ing jury. It took protests during the Civil Rights movement for her black ass to be able to get a got dm summons. But protesting for equal rights and equal justice under the law is a bit ridiculous?

    ***stepping off my soapbox***

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  25. Mark O’Mara has successfully tainted the jury pool & caused fear in folks thinking blacks are going to riot if Zimmerman walks. People are now concerned for their safety. He needs to be disbarred!

  26. Court is in recess until 1:00pm

  27. O’Mara has tainted the jury pool forever and a day. He ran amuck with it.

  28. Juror B 61 is up

  29. Juror R 39 thinks murder is still murder. He’s gone. West and O’Mara will strike him before he blinks.

  30. Juror R 39 is up

  31. Ametia says:

    This negro is getting on my LAST nerve.

  32. I’m getting really getting ticked at this negro. She thinks Trayvon must have been doing something wrong.

    • Ametia says:

      How you gonna say you haven’t formed any opinions, then in the next breath say, he must have done something wrong. He must have appeared “shady” wearing a hoodie.


  33. Harpo, who dis negro?

    Juror M75 thinks Trayvon may have been targeted because it was after dark and he appeared to have been “shady.”

  34. Juror M75 is up

    A young black woman. She heard about the case through tv and facebook

  35. Ametia says:

    M75 is up

  36. Juror E 73: white woman. Active in Sanford arts community.

  37. As the Trayvon Martin case goes to trial, remembering a major media event

    Today marks the beginning of what is likely to be a closely watched courtroom battle—the murder trial of George Zimmerman for the fatal shooting of 17-year old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida on February 26, 2012.

    While there has been ongoing coverage of the case and the run-up to the trial, it may be hard to remember just how big—and polarizing—the racially charged story was when it broke more than a year ago. In the five years that Pew Research Center tracked weekly news coverage (January 2007-May 2012), the Martin killing received the highest level of sustained coverage of any story with a major racial component. And public interest in the story broke down along racial and partisan lines, with blacks and Democrats paying much more attention to news about the case than whites and Republicans.

    While the shooting death of Martin quickly began generating attention on social media, mainstream media coverage started slowly, taking several weeks after the February 26 killing to build.

  38. Tracy Martin’s 911 call released

    • Is it me or is some folks worried about blacks being on that jury?

      • rikyrah says:

        of course they are worried

      • Ametia says:

        Let them worry.

      • racerrodig says:

        Lets start with Fogen…..he’s more than worried.
        SheLie…..Hmmmm maybe, but then does she care about anything….the bitch.
        Moron O’ Mara…..he’s a White Supremacist, damn straight…
        Robbie the Racist, he’s says they are not racist.. A hahahahahahaha !! what a guy..
        West…..HEY Don……wake up !! Don……Don up, the judge walked in.
        And of course the entire Zidiot Nation. They’re scared shitless. They look at this as if blacks will; lose some civil rights, you know, since this railroading of a white, er, Afro – Peruvian is just so bad.

  39. Good morning, everyone! We’re on to day 3!

    Hoodies up!

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