Juror B37 Violated Court’s Instructions

During her interview on Anderson Cooper’s program on July 15, 2013, Juror B37 was asked her opinion of Detective Chris Serino’s testimony.  Her answer reveals that she directly violated an instruction of the court.

Later in the program, Juror B37 also reveals her understanding that self-defense did not apply to George Zimmerman’s actions, but she voted “not guilty” anyway.

There’s more to come.

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40 Responses to Juror B37 Violated Court’s Instructions

  1. rikyrah says:

    Lester Chambers Attacked for Trayvon Martin Dedication – Exclusive

    http://youtu.be/24VSGi8Y5VQ

    • Ametia says:

      Sue that heiffer til the cows come home.

    • Xena says:

      Here’s his interview about it.
      http://youtu.be/S-82cgZgEtw&rel=0

      • Ametia says:

        That bitch must have been on METH or something.. She really thought she could roll up on stage and attack a black man in broad daylight and nobody would confront her?

        White privilege’s helluva a drug, HELLUVA drug.

      • Xena says:

        @Ametia. She, like Juror B37 and others, believe that Zimmerman was arrested because of public outcry, rather than Corey’s investigation. They are afraid of that outcry. They deceive themselves into believing that they allowed America to have a Black President, so minorities should shuffle along when victimized.

        • Ametia says:

          Tell IT

          Blacks protesting = rioting/crimainls
          White protesting = Down for the cause an immunefrom criminality

          PBO’s re-election is really baking their noodle, especially since Romney lost with all those white votes, and PBO won with the majority of Latinos, Asians, and Black votes.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Racism and the George Zimmerman trial

    By Jonathan Capehart, Published: July 16 at 11:01 am

    “It’s not racist to notice race or point out racism. To say it is is an attempt to silence those who would talk about it,” social commentator Toure’, my MSNBC colleague, reminded me in an e-mail yesterday. The author of “Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?” added, “Race is like the weather. We tend to talk about the weather when it’s at an extreme but it’s always present, impacting our days. Race is similar.”

    I was reminded of Toure’s words as I went through the contents of my inbox from Friday (the day the case went to the jury) through yesterday. The accusations of racism for expressing a racial concern about the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman were expressed in blunt terms. As was their certitude that Trayvon was “up to no good.”

    Below are excerpts from some of the choice e-mails I’ve received from people reacting to what I’ve written or said on television. Their e-mail addresses are not included. No need to subject the poor souls to their own brand of vitriol. Also, their bad grammar and misspellings remain. No need for me to give them a helping hand.

    Who: R. Vazquez
    When: Fri 7/12/2013 4:44 PM
    Would you do us all a favor and stop wearing your race on your sleeve. You and many other blacks that have come out in droves in all the networks to render their opinions about the Martin case, are coming across as extremely biased; your opinions tainted black. . . .

    Race relations WILL NEVER IMPROVE until the black community cuts the crap by making everything racial….Lose the colored glasses and you’ll be able to see things clearly. Stick to the facts and report them accurately. If one of your guests is making ridiculous statements that are not factual or distorted, have the balls to set them straight and correct their warped, skewed, and biased views. Otherwise, you too will come across as dumb, ignorant, and racially biased moron. . . .

    Who: Roy Beznoska
    When: Sat 7/13/2013 7:22 AM
    Your racial bias is pathetic. Carrying the gun was legal. Following Martin was legal. After punching Zimmerman in nose, killing him in self defense was legal. All else is BS. Kind of a reverse lynching you have in mind here Jon. Ironic, isn’t it. The black community lynching the hispanic guy. Revenge is sweet, is it? You’ve come a long way, baby. SHAME ON YOU

    Who: Jerry Hilligoss
    When: Sat 7/13/2013 10:54 AM
    You sir are a racist. In reading the first paragraph of your racist piece, I concluded that you were black. Sure enough, when I clicked on your particulars, there you were. Only a black would use this case to stoke racial fires even though Zimmerman is Hispanic. You see anti black sentiment behind every affront claimed real or not and when it is black against white, the answer is this is what is expected after years of oppression. Sadly, the Washington Post permits you to write such trash promoting racial unrest. I expect to see you along with the Black Panthers and Al Sharpton egging on demonstrators and riots after Zimmerman is acquitted.

    Who: Marion Sessions
    When: Sat 7/13/2013 11:21 AM
    Jonathan, you are gay and proud, but black and hate whitey. Why do you so hate whitey? From your tv appearances and your writings it is sadly so very very evident.

    Who: Bruce S. Schaeffer
    Where: Park Avenue, New York City
    When: Sun 7/14/2013 5:44 AM
    There’s a special place in Hell for race-baiting white-hating hypocrites like you and Al the convicted slanderer Sharpton whose whole reason for being is to promote racial discord. Trayvon Martin = Tawana Brawley and you’re no different than David Duke.

    Who: Benigno Fernandez
    When: Sun 7/14/2013 7:59 AM
    ‘Vengeance be unto God”….’vengeance??? Powerful words Mr. Capehart, powerful. How about JUSTICE? or does that not matter to the presumptuous, racists bigots in the press and in the streets who inflamed this case to this level of irrationality. Those who would lynch a man for protecting himself and those like you who can only see race should be ashamed. JUSTICE Mr. Capehart, JUSTICE.

    Benigno Fernandez
    White American Hispanic

    Who: Bill Firshein
    Where: Middletown, Conn.
    When: Sun 7/14/2013 12:00 PM
    Dear Mr Capehart,
    Pardon my crocodile tears over your anguish at the acquittal of George Zimmerman, Mr Capehart. I have never seen a more one sided (and fictional) account of what happened in the Martin-Zimerman tragedy!.. In fact, you have no idea what happened You just spewed out what you wished had occurred so that you could bleed your liberal tears all over the media. . . . How do you know Zimmerman “profiled” Martin?.. From all we know about him, he interacted well and taught black youth in an educational venues. . . As for Martin, here is a person in a hoodie strolling menacingly in the area where Zimmerman confronted him looking for all the world world like the punk he really was. . . .

    Who: Carole and Jim Cooke
    Where: Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo, Ireland
    When: Sun 7/14/2013 1:59 PM
    From over here in Ireland, it appears that the real failure lies with Trayvon’s parents. There seems little doubt, although the Post and others like it hid the truth, that Trayvon was a punk wannabe gangster. He died that death. Nothing you racebaiters can scream should drown that out. A hoodie is a thug uniform as much a hoods and robes represent the Klan.

    Who: Chris Ferguson
    When: Mon 7/15/2013 6:46 AM
    Mr. Zimmerman perhaps was a wannabe cop. But let’s be honest, Trayvon was not a nice little teenage boy. He was a wannabe thug, a gangsta – dressed like a thug wandering around a neighborhood in the dark, in the rain, in a hoodie and low and behold full of THC. He punched a resident in the face and broke his nose and slammed his head into the concrete. The evidence clearly shows that unless you are blind. Big surprise. Look at the culture Trayvon grew up in. There is your problem. Trayvon’s death was a tragedy, but what the media and your brethren are trying to do to Mr. Zimmerman is as well.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2013/07/16/racism-and-the-george-zimmerman-trial/

    • Ametia says:

      Let them all come forward, ALL THE RACISTS. One by one, group by group. Let’s see your UGLY faces.

    • racerrodig says:

      “…dressed like a thug wandering around a neighborhood in the dark, in the rain, in a hoodie and low and behold full of THC.”

      If he was “..full of THC…” he’d be lying on the grass, eating Skittles and wondering why, with an extra $40.15 in his pocket, he didn’t buy a few bags of Chips and Funyions.

      The epitome of of ignorance.

      Shitheads one and all they are.

      • Xena says:

        Last night on Piers Morgan, Rachel Jeantel said that those calling Trayvon a thug don’t know what the word means.

        If we used the same standards as racist bigots, we can say that GZ, Osterman and Don West are skinheads.

        • racerrodig says:

          I saw / heard part of it. What is comforting is the fact that there are worldwide rallies for Trayvon that are peaceful and I’m sorry, how many for Fogen. They’re up to zero (0) I see. Then Lester Chamberlain is assaulted on stage for a dedication by a Zidiot, who blames him personally for starting all of this???? !!!! So Lester told Fogen to follow Trayvon we’re to assume ??

          Millions of voters, can’t possibly be wrong. I signed the 3 petitions for a DOJ investigation and sent a scathing e-mail to one of my guys, Jim, about this, not that any of it’s his fault nor his agency but I had to scream a bit. In his response, he did say jury tampering, ala John Gotti can be grounds for some serious repercussions and B 37 sure made some incriminating comments, that’s for sure.

          • Xena says:

            @racerrodig. Incriminating is a weak word to describe some of Juror B37’s comments. This is the same juror who referred to rallies as “riots.” It should not come as a surprise that she decided GZ is not guilty because she believes his arrest was because of the “riots.”

          • racerrodig says:

            Nothing like a “Stealth Juror” who blew her cover. “Typical Zidiot Behavior” and they wonder why we chide them. I signed the 3 petitions, and may sign them under the other e-mail addresses I have. “Vote early & vote often” as the saying goes.

            I hate to sound goofy, but the NAACP petition I let them know that this 57 year old white male is disgusted with this and stated how I feel. I’m hoping that it’s taken in proper context and I even stated they can quote me. I stated my feelings of equality and justice…..and I hope it’s not looked at like “Oh boy, one of those guys” I tried to convey how I teach my son and his friends to be color blind. To be honest, I’d like to step up here and shout it out how messed up the thinking is by these bigots on the same stage.

            The 2 people we made friends with on Sunday said a few things that really got me thinking about that. Can a guy like me take the same stage as Rev. Al and tell the world “grow up” ?? Would a guy like me making a stand like that make a difference ?? I have no problem with it. Would I be listened to or just become a target of the same hate ??

            Is the fact that I cry over this important ?? My wife is now so engrossed in the inequity of the verdict I now have to tell her to turn the TV off and stop listening to O’ Mara, Robbie the Racist, Taaffe and the posse or she’ll go insane. She really didn’t get that involved and hasn’t posted anything but she is outraged at this.

            My son……..a proud member of Team Trayvon Jr. Warriors….holy smokes is he devastated by this and he’s stated his mind on Face Book. The fact that millions of white people are outraged has to be telling us something. Despite the crap they state that this is not a racial issue, I say bullshit. When you take what he and his posse have stated for a year and for years prior, he’s a racist plain & simple.

            So where do we start ?? How do we get this country to shrink the racial chasm ?? We began on Sunday by vowing to go out of our way to make friends with, or at least start a friendly conversation with everyone we meet of a different race. I’ve been doing it for 30 or more years but now there is a greater purpose to it. I know we crawl before we walk and walk before we run. I think we need to make this a world wide mission. If my minute part counts, then count it off……
            3 ~ 2 ~ 1~ Goooooooo!

            The sad part (for the bigots) is that most people are so interesting and they don’t have a clue as to what they’re missing !!! I love people’s history. We’ve done that bit a little on your site and Private Chat. Who would think MMP is so cool.

            One think my grandfather used to tell me over and over is that the only thing on this planet is people. If there were a plague that killed everyone but you, it would not be long before you wish it had. You could live in the biggest mansion, own the most expensive car and have the biggest yacht……..to do what ?? You be so lonely and needing someone to talk to, it would be unfathomable. So one of the Zidiots survives the Great Plague and who else does…………..
            Well…….Tracy Martin just happens to walk along………could they be friends ?? I know if I survived, I could and I’d welcome it………but that’s just me I guess.

  3. rikyrah says:

    from Miranda:

    Miranda

    That Richard Cohen column has pissed me off beyond all pissivity. It only reminded me of how mad I was this morning as I listened to an announcement for a townhall tomorrow night. 2 local radio stations are hosting this townhall at a church to talk about the trial and the judicial system – all of the radio hosts had a part in the ad for the townhall stating what will be discussed – from “we will talk about healing and dealing with the future” – “learn the rules of the judicial game”…and then the last one was “we will teach our kids how to avoid the thug culture”…..and that’s when I felt my blood pressure rise to stroke proportions.

    “Thug culture”?? The hell that got to do with anything? What fucking thug culture? Is walking now part of the “thug culture”??? I know they didn’t mean harm, but the HELL that got to do with this trial??? See, just like my comment yesterday on how we will subconsciously find a way to make it “less bad” if a black man has any type of criminal past and gets murdered by the cops – here we go trying to find a way to lessen the hurt over Trayvon getting murdered. There is no damn thug culture to talk about regarding this case. Trayvon was walking – that’s what he was doing….WALKING. There is NO FUCKING PLACE for any type of discussion, phrases, words, syllables, NOTHING at all that would suggest Trayvon was in ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM culpable for what happened to him. NONE. NOT A DAMN THING. NOTHING. He was WALKING. I will not participate or support ANYTHING that attempts to hijack his innocence by connecting “thug culture” “black on black crime” or anything like that, no matter how minimal, to his murder. HE. WAS. WALKING. No black people, we are NOT going to fall into the “but if” trap on this. NO!

    • rikyrah says:

      here’s the article in question:

      Racism vs. reality
      By Richard Cohen, Published: July 15

      I don’t like what George Zimmerman did, and I hate that Trayvon Martin is dead. But I also can understand why Zimmerman was suspicious and why he thought Martin was wearing a uniform we all recognize. I don’t know whether Zimmerman is a racist. But I’m tired of politicians and others who have donned hoodies in solidarity with Martin and who essentially suggest that, for recognizing the reality of urban crime in the United States, I am a racist. The hoodie blinds them as much as it did Zimmerman

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/richard-cohen-racism-vs-reality/2013/07/15/4f419eb6-ed7a-11e2-a1f9-ea873b7e0424_story.html

      • Ametia says:

        So this MOFO is saying Zimmerman had every right to profile, slalk and murder Trayvon.

        You are a RACIST Cohen, masquerading a WaPo journalist. Just pure unadulterated self-important bigotry.

        White SUPREMACY is HELLUVA DRUG, y’all.

    • Ametia says:

      The 2520s are all sticking together, Miranda. It’s hard for them to give up all that white goodness.

  4. rikyrah says:

    Ametia, SG2

    just found this posted about Joy Ann

    goldenstar >

    Joy Ann on Alex Wagner.
    And She. Brought. It.
    She was telling Jonathan Alter how to comment correctly. She was not having his bs equating the OJ trial to the Zimmerman trial. That video needs to be posted.
    WOW. WOW. WOW.

    ………………

    can we find the video and post it?

    • Ametia says:

      When it’s posted we’ll bring it. This is the old playbook used by these white folks. WTF does OJ have to do with Trayvon’s murder?

      Are they saying Zimmerman being found NOT GUILTY is payback for OJ being found NOT GUILTY? So call it EVEN for the races? This here’s some fucked up reasoning

      I hope Joy gave Jonathatn Alter a RIGHTEOUS BEATDOWN, for his fuckery

  5. rikyrah says:

    Zimmerman Jury Was Misled About The Meaning of Florida’s Self Defense Law

    [….] Even the juror who has been making the rounds to announce that she signed a book deal conceded that Zimmerman was wrong to get out of his vehicle. Moreover, Zimmerman’s lawyers knew it. That’s why they fought so hard to prevent a jury instruction on initial aggression. Had the jury been instructed on that part of the law, it’s more than a little possible that the verdict would have been less favorable to Zimmerman.[….] The post verdict debate has been framed on the assumption that since George Zimmerman had a fair trial and was acquitted by a jury of his peers. Because of double jeopardy, Zimmerman can never be tried again for the same crime.

    Is a trial fair if the law was effectively breitbarted to the point of distorting it’s meaning? Based on the instructions that the jurors were given, the meaning of Florida’s law on self-defense was distorted. They were left with the impression that even if someone provoked an altercation they still had an absolute right to use lethal force. The defense fought hard and won the exclusion of an instruction on the following clause:[….]

    http://www.politicususa.com/2013/07/16/case-breibarted-justice.html

    • Ametia says:

      It really was about SYG, the juror B37 confirmed it last night, but Gz didn’t claim SYG, because he knew he’d lied about knowing about SYG. These folks are all kinds of dangerous. KEEP bringing the TRUTH!

  6. rikyrah says:

    –☻-alyssa@alyssabaconliu
    ‏We mourn. Not just for the loss of Trayvon, but for the loss of justice. http://www.allthingsbeautifulb… … #ZimmermanTrial #NoJusticeForTrayvon —

  7. rikyrah says:

    7 Mind Blowing Moments From Zimmerman Juror B37′s First Interview

    By Igor Volsky on Jul 16, 2013 at 9:06 am

    On Monday night, one of the jurors in the George Zimmerman trial offered shocking insight into how the group of six women reached its decision to acquit the defendant of all charges in the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

    In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Juror B-37 — who initially planned to write a book about the trial — revealed that the jurors considered Florida’s Stand Your Ground law in reaching their verdict, appeared to strongly sympathize with the defendant, and felt that race played no factor in the incident. Below are Juror B-37′s most surprising revelations:

    1. Martin was responsible for his own death.

    JUROR: It was just hard, thinking that somebody lost their life, and there’s nothing else that could be done about it. I mean, it’s what happened. It’s sad. It’s a tragedy this happened, but it happened. And I think both were responsible for the situation they had gotten themselves into. I think both of them could have walked away. It just didn’t happen.

    2. Juror felt just as sorry for Zimmerman.

    COOPER: Do you feel sorry for Trayvon Martin?

    JUROR: I feel sorry for both of them. I feel sorry for Trayvon, in the situation he was in. And I feel sorry for George because of the situation he got himself in.

    3. Zimmerman should continue to serve as a neighborhood watchman because he has learned his lesson about going too far.

    COOPER: Is George Zimmerman somebody you would like to have on a neighborhood watch in your community?

    JUROR: If he didn’t go too far. I mean, you can always go too far. He just didn’t stop at the limitations that he should have stopped at.

    COOPER: So is that a yes or — if he didn’t go too far. Is he somebody prone, you think, to going too far? Is he somebody you would feel comfortable —

    JUROR: I think he was frustrated. I think he was frustrated with the whole situation in the neighborhood, with the break-ins and the robberies. And they actually arrested somebody not that long ago. I — I mean, I would feel comfortable having George, but I think he’s learned a good lesson.

    COOPER: So you would feel comfortable having him now, because you think he’s learned a lesson from all of this?

    JUROR: Exactly. I think he just didn’t know when to stop. He was frustrated, and things just got out of hand.

    4. Verdict hinged on “Stand Your Ground” law, even though Zimmerman did not use it in his defense.

    COOPER: Because of the two options you had, second degree murder or manslaughter, you felt neither applied?

    JUROR: Right. Because of the heat of the moment and the Stand Your Ground. He had a right to defend himself. If he felt threatened that his life was going to be taken away from him or he was going to have bodily harm, he had a right.

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/07/16/2306901/7-mind-blowing-moments-from-zimmerman-juror-b37s-first-interview/

  8. Strockerz says:

    Thank you! I wonder if the msm will point this out. As soon as i saw her interview i knew she blatantly admitted violating the jury instructions but I dont think there is anything anyone can do about it. Here is a story of a guy arrested for “harassing” a manatee:
    http://www.livescience.com/27249-man-arrested-for-manatee-harassment.html

    But Zimmerman chasing and killing a human being was acting in self defense. Nauseating.

    Here are some law ideas:

    Stop wasting time with jury instructions or make them enforceable.

    Anyone who claims they killed in self defense should be required to testify. This does not violate the 5th because they waive it the moment they voluntarily admit to killing the person.

    Make it illegal for adults to chase minors on the Federal level.

    Make it illegal for civilians to chase one another regardless of age.

    Back to juror b37. I love how she said nobody knows what happened followed by saying Trayvon got mad and attacked Zimmerman.

    This whole thing is beyond insane. People are debating who was the aggressor with Zimmerman on a recorded call saying Trayvon is running away and he follows him. Beyond freaking the freaked out sad insane.

  9. Ametia says:

    Of course B37 violated the rules

    The White Female Privilege of Juror B37

    July 16, 2013·by the uppity negro

    Our racial prejudices, the ones that we heard the older people in our family say, the racial jokes about Mexicans without regard for Latino and Hispanic ancestry that isn’t just from one country, or about Chinese or the Koh-reeans to the Aa-rabs, they all inform our worldview. The offspring of these people are forced to navigate murky social waters seeing as how this society becomes more and more pluralistic, it could easily make going to a diverse high school even more challenging if being raised in a household where a certain ethnic group or nationality is constantly looked down upon for everything.

    SNIP
    Based on the interview she gave to Anderson Cooper and despite the mixture of softball questions and relatively solid ones, it was apparent to me that she had no intention of ever convicting George Zimmerman. Regardless of however the prosecution presented the case, she fundamentally believed that Zimmerman was in fear of his life at the moment he pulled the trigger and therefore was legally justified.

    Her interview contradicted itself at many moments and her logic was grandly flawed. Anderson asked if the trial was ever about race, and she said no, and pulled a line from the post-trial interview of Mark O’Mara and Don West that that was a concoction of the media and “others.” This was a grand rewriting of historical facts as Al Sharpton cleared up immediately on Saturday night. The protests came from the fact that Zimmerman was never even initially arrested for the murder in the first place; the initial protests came so that Zimmerman would get his day in court–and so would Trayvon Martin.
    SNIP

    http://uppitynegronetwork.com/2013/07/16/the-white-female-privilege-of-juror-b37/

  10. Ametia says:

    EXPOSE the LIES, Xena. THANK YOU!

  11. rikyrah says:

    Show it Xena

  12. disappointed says:

    WOW! I think she should stfu, and not say another word. Her racist views are showing and the fact they were to ignorant to follow the directions. I wish they would investigate this jury and be sure the 3 who flipped did that so willingly and not forced in any way. I do have questions on their verdict now. It probably changes nothing but worth a look. I am still trying to process how they could not even consider Trayvon’s right to be scared or fight for his life. This moron said they could have walked away? Did she miss the part about Trayvon running away?

  13. n0vadust says:

    never mind. i found video.

    i’ve heard that happens a lot. lawyers ask questions they know will get inadmissible answers so jury will hear reply, because it will make an impression that’s impossible to forget no matter what the judge says. going thru process of reading it back to identify it just reinforces memory. it’s not considered a juror’s violation. it’s just the way memory works, so it’s strategically effective.

  14. n0vadust says:

    what instruction did she violate?

    • Ametia says:

      Yes; that’s the question, novadust. No doubt that the defense & state say things that get struck down all the time, and it is a strategy, and it was effective in this case wasn’t it.

      What other instructions did these jury violate? How about contact with outsiders during sequestration? How do we know she and the others did or didn’t use cell phones, watch tv, read social media sights?

      We don’t, but the questions remains at least for me. This whole trial and the verdict STINKS to high heaven.

    • Strockerz says:

      To novadust, the judge instructed the jury to disregard Serino’s opinion on Z’s credibility and that they could not use his opinion in reaching a verdict. The juror admitted his opinion on Z’s credibility was a huge factor. Funny how she didnt mention it being proven that Z lied or that he was too scared to take the stand.

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