Juror B37 Sentenced George Zimmerman to Lessons Learned

Earlier, we reported that Sharlene Martin, then literary agent for Juror B37 and her husband, promoted a yet unwritten book saying, “The reader will also learn why the jurors had no option but to find Zimmerman not guilty due to the manner in which he was charged …”

As we reported earlier, Judge Nelson ruled pre-trial that the manner in which Zimmerman was charged would not be presented at trial.  The Washington Post reported;

“Tall and slender, with long brown hair, Juror B37 watched the trial from the front row of the jury box, just steps from Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. B37 usually stared straight ahead, taking in the motions of the trial but little of the surrounding spectacle. … While lawyers made their closing arguments, other jurors took notes furiously, but B37 seldom jotted down a word. Some in the courtroom speculated that she’d already made up her mind by that point.”

The reporter with the Washington Post is not alone in his observations.  Bob Kealing of Wesh 2 TV, when asked about Juror B37’s book deal, responded it came as a surprise because she was “…much less intensely interested than other jurors.”

Juror B37 already had her mind made up that Zimmerman’s arrest was not due to State Attorney’s Corey’s investigation, but due to rallies which Juror B37 called “riots.”  This was a focal point of her unwritten book – she had no option other than to find Zimmerman not guilty “due to the manner in which he was charged.”

Florida’s “stand your ground” (SYG) law gives citizens approval to start and escalate confrontation whether verbal or physical, that places themselves and others in position of reasonable fear of great bodily harm or death. Then, it tells the initiator that they must retreat before using deadly force. Then it tells the initiator that if they cannot retreat, they can use deadly force on the person they confronted.

The same law tells the non-initial aggressor that they have no duty to retreat. The person confronted has just as much right to disable their attacker from continuing the confrontation, to meet force with force, even if it places their attacker in a position of being unable to retreat.

In George Zimmerman’s case, Trayvon ran. When Zimmerman confronted Trayvon, (and Juror B37 admits that Zimmerman confronted Trayvon), pursuant to SYG law, Trayvon had no duty to retreat.  However, based on her interview on AC360,  Juror B37 said that Trayvon should have ran again — as if he could and had somewhere safe to immediately run to without GZ on his heels.

While Juror B37 focused on what the defense presented as Trayvon’s role in the confrontation, (and apparently convinced 3 other jurors to go along with her), she disregarded that when Zimmerman pulled his gun, he stated that;

  1.  His head was no longer on the concrete.  That in fact, moving to get his head off the concrete is what he says raised his jacket exposing his gun; and,
  2. That he had Trayvon’s arm pinned.  Zimmerman, according to his own statement, held Trayvon in a helpless position while he aimed his gun at the teen’s heart and pulled the trigger.

Like George Zimmerman, Juror B37 deprived Trayvon Martin of his civil rights to walk without being profiled; to be outside after dark; to run from Zimmerman because he was afraid; and the right to defend himself, if she truly believes that Zimmerman’s injuries were inflicted by Trayvon.

In her interview with Anderson Cooper, Juror B37 said that she would be not have wanted Zimmerman on neighborhood watch in her community before he killed Trayvon Martin.  She would now be comfortable with him on neighborhood watch in her community because she believes he has learned a “good lesson.”  Juror B37 believes that Trayvon’s life was expendable so Zimmerman could learn a lesson to no longer go over the limits of neighborhood watch.  Juror B37 appears to believe that Zimmerman learning his lesson is sufficient punishment for committing murder.

The video below contains clips of Bob Kealing, Juror B37 on AC360, and also clips of the sentence that George Zimmerman is serving, and that would be avoidable, had Juror B37  put him behind bars.

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110 Responses to Juror B37 Sentenced George Zimmerman to Lessons Learned

  1. All the haters having a temper tantrum can go pound sand!

  2. Trayvon Martin muralist Huong vows to continue despite threats, hate mail

    ‘I have an opportunity to explain firsthand what racism means and what injustice means,’ said the Miami artist, who plans to respond to each piece of hate mail on her website. Huong reveals George Zimmerman lookalike in painting is really her assistant. She unveiled the mural at Florida state capitol and plans to take it on the road.


    The Miami artist behind the controversial “We Are All Trayvon Martin” mural says she won’t back down despite threats and volumes of hate mail.

    “This is not new to me,” Huong told the Daily News.

    Huong’s mural shows a George Zimmerman look-alike blasting a hooded Trayvon Martin as Martin Luther King Jr. bleeds in the background. Martin’s face has been replaced by a mirror.

    “The person in the hoodie could be you,” Huong said. “It could be me.”

    Reaction was intense after the unveiling on Friday at the state capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. Hate mail and threats poured in. Huong said she’ll respond on Tuesday to each letter through posts on her website, peacemural.org.

    Huong said she has explored themes of racism, social justice and peace for 20 years, drawing on her background as a Vietnam War refugee.

    “I have an opportunity to explain firsthand what racism means and what injustice means,” she said.

  3. A Call to Action!

    Trayvon’s Law. A Community Response to the Death of Trayvon Martin

    Sunday, August 11th, 2013. Town Hall Meeting . 3:00pm- 4:00pm.
    Missouri Black Expo.

    Missouri Black Expo

  4. Mural Unveiled in Florida State Capitol -We are all Trayvon Martin

  5. Trayvon Martin ‘thug’ comment gets Volusia County officer fired.


    A Volusia County safety officer was fired Friday after he was accused of posting racially insensitive comments on Facebook following the George Zimmerman trial, the Daytona Beach News-Journal is reporting.

    Todd Snipes, 45, a Volusia County lifeguard for 24 years and a law enforcement officer for 15 years was terminated for unprofessional conduct, according to the report.

    Snipes posted comments on Facebook the night after Zimmerman’s July 13 acquittal that read: “Another thug gone. Pull up your pants and be respectful. Bye bye thug r.i.p,” according to News-Journal Online.
    The KKK parading around in a police uniform! The FIRED Volusia County officer wrote on his facebook page “Those Skittles were to die for.” Good riddance to a KKK insecure coward!

    Bye, you racist POS!

  6. GrannyStandingforTruth says:

    B37, we are not going to go away or rest or drop the problem we have with you, until you and B29 confess and tell the truth.

  7. Why must we beg & cry for justice in a country that proclaims equal justice for all? What about Trayvon Martin’s right to live?

    • Yahtc says:

      No more begging time……..it is DEMAND time now
      It is DEMONSTRATIONS time now
      It is MARCHING time now
      It is TURN UP the VOLUME time now
      It is BILLBOARD advertising time now
      It is PRINTED shirt time NOW
      It is the POWER OF THE VOTE time now
      It is SIT-IN time now
      It is UNCEASING RINGING of elected representative phones now


      Until the killing of Black men, Black mothers’ sons
      Is as important as
      The killing of white men, white mothers’ sons,
      We who stand for freedom shall NOT rest.

  8. 10 Reasons Lawyers Say Florida’s Law Enforcement Threw Away George Zimmerman’s Case

    A growing chorus of attorneys and analysts say Zimmerman didn’t face anything like a serious trial.


    Florida law enforcement, from the local police to the special prosecutor overseeing the Trayvon Martin case, did not want to see George Zimmerman convicted of murder and deliberately threw away the case, allowing their prosecution to crumble. A growing chorus of attorneys and analysts who know jury trials and courtroom procedure say this is the inescapable conclusion to be drawn from the parade of otherwise incoherent missteps by George Zimmerman’s prosecutors.

    “I find it personally difficult to believe it was not thrown,” said Warren Ingber, a New York-based attorney who has practiced law for decades. “I am far from alone in this assessment, and it reveals even harder truth why this case was a miscarriage of justice.”

    • Was Don West’ knock knock joke some type of code for jurors?

    • Liza says:

      Good article leading to the obvious logical conclusion, a deliberately weak prosecution that was never intended to win a conviction. I think that all ten of the reasons in the article were also brought up here on this blog. I would just add that Judge Nelson should have allowed the expert audio witnesses and her decision to exclude them was wrong and favored the defense.

      I agree that this very flawed prosecution did not add up to mere incompetence. Too much was going on in real time that any reasonably intelligent person could identify as not being right and not making sense if they were really trying to convict Zimmerman. West and O’Mara are not great lawyers, they are a couple of clowns, but they were allowed to win this one because the other side didn’t seem to want to win.

      • Liza!

        I’m so heartbroken on how the trial played out. The Prosecution was never serious about winning. Angela Corey and Bernie de la Rionda played us. Folks talked about De la Rionda being a beast in court but I never saw it. He let a pair of idiot clown lawyers run all over him. Now we know why. A pure mockery of justice!

      • Liza says:

        Hey, SG2. I agree, we got played. I really believed up until the verdict was read that the jury had no choice but to convict Zimmerman of manslaughter, the lesser offense. I think we were all kind of in shock until B37 came forward and then all the pieces of the puzzle fell into place. I haven’t noticed any lefty bloggers saying “the jury got it right” lately because there is no one can deny that the jury was a joke, nothing but an Emmett Till jury.

        I’ve been sick and heartbroken over this too. I know there is a larger context, an awakening, and perhaps a movement that is underway. But still, an ugly, racist white trash murderer was set free because his victim was a black child and the murder happened in the Deep South. The racist, “conservative” whites who inhabit that part of the country seem to be hardwired into 1955 and they are nothing but fodder for ALEC, the NRA, and gun manufacturers and they are too stupid to know it.

        And then, of course, there is Trayvon. A completely innocent child who was watching a basketball game on TV with his friend, goes to a convenience store for snacks and ends up getting shot in the heart with a hollow point bullet. Gone is everything he could have been, all of his potential and all of his possibilities. Just like that, his young life is stolen, gone in a flash, and we can’t even put the cold blooded, murdering piece of subhuman garbage that pulled the trigger into a jail cell. It is unbearable when looked at from that perspective.

        I feel you.

      • Liza says:

        Good website.

  9. Ametia says:

    Stay on their case, folks. We’re NOT going quietly into that good night!

  10. Black clergy stand ground against Zimmerman verdict


    WASHINGTON—Just as they did during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, recent demonstrations in more than 100 cities around the nation to protest the not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman on charges that he murdered 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, many ministers were in the forefront of protests at federal buildings in their communities.

    They started off by standing with the Rev. Al Sharpton who announced plans to contest “Stand Your Ground” laws in Florida and 28 other states. More than 20 black clergy leaders joined Sharpton two weeks ago in front of the Justice Department in Washington, D.C., to express their concerns about the “Stand Your Ground” self-defense statutes and the dangerous message that the Zimmerman verdict carried.

    Sharpton’s National Action Network organized “Justice for Trayvon” vigils in 100 cities on July 20. Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton joined Sharpton for the vigil and rally in New York City, N.Y.

    Sharpton said that if we don’t change the “Stand Your Ground” laws, we risk having more Trayvon Martin cases, because the law emboldens people.

    “There is a license through the George Zimmerman verdict that any white male that feels threatened can shoot a black boy and be justified,” said the Rev. Anthony Evans, president of the National Black Church Initiative. “We’re going to have to teach our boys how to be safe. We’re going to have to teach our young boys about what the law says what are their rights and how to protect themselves and using a buddy system. We’re going to have to do something significant to protect our young boys.”

    • Yahtc says:

      Also from the article:

      The Rev. L.B. West, pastor of the Mount Airy Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., said
      that black clergy members have always played critical leadership roles in shaping local, state, and national dialogue surrounding social justice and civil rights issues. West added that it was also critical for their congregations to see that they also struggled with the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. West said that he was personally angry that a young black boy, that did nothing wrong, could lose his life, and no one is held accountable.

      You know, I have always been upset that a congregation was separated from its paster (Wright) through the trick of white conservative quoting him out of context. Remember how Shirley Sherrod was quoted out of context?

      Also, could some explain to me why James H. Cone received so much criticism in the past? I read 2 of his books a few years ago and enjoyed them and did not find anything wrong.

  11. roderick2012 says:

    Xena, you hit it out of the park…AGAIN!!

    You are the Ultimate Warrior Princess!

    • Xena says:

      Thank you, Roderick. It’s rather scary knowing that 6 jurors residing in Florida do not understand SYG, especially when B37 says that she once had a CCL. Either Florida is not doing a good job teaching the required courses, or those jurors are lying — or both.

  12. Ametia says:

    George Zimmerman’s Biggest Defender: A Racist With a Criminal Past

    Frank Taaffe, Zimmerman’s unofficial media emissary, is a convicted criminal who recently appeared on The White Voice, a virulently racist podcast.

    In April 2012, two days before George Zimmerman was arrested for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, he huddled with a fellow neighborhood watch volunteer, Frank Taaffe. According to Taaffe, who disclosed the meeting on Fox News, Zimmerman asked him to share “several talking points” with the media. Taaffe obliged. Indeed, as Zimmerman’s legal drama unfolded over the next year and a half, Taaffe emerged as his most visible and outspoken defender. He gave hundreds of interviews to media outlets, ranging from the New York Times to Fox News to CNN, and made near-daily appearances on cable news shows during Zimmerman’s trial.

    Taaffe used this platform to cast Martin as a drug-addled hoodlum and Zimmerman as a community-minded do-gooder (“the best neighbor you would want to have”) who had every reason to suspect the black teen was up to mischief. He also railed against Zimmerman’s critics, whom he accused of staging a witch hunt. “It’s really sad that he has already been convicted in the public media and has already been sentenced to the gas chamber,” he lamented in an interview with NBC’s Miami affiliate last year.


    • Mother Jones has the low down on the bottom feeding racist prick Frank Taaffe.

      Frank Taaffe was charged with stalking & with child abuse after his son, William, jumped out of a moving car. Wow! Taaffe’s son JUMPED from a moving car!

      • Xena says:

        Both of Taaffe’s sons are now dead. One committed suicide and the other was killed in a car crash last year. I read that his ex-wife and daughter have restraining orders against him, so he could not attend either funeral. While Taaffe disparages Trayvon’s parents and Trayvon, he doesn’t apply the same standards to his parenting skills and relationships.

        Btw, his house remains in foreclosure. The judge denied Taaffe’s affirmative defenses.

        The man exists on anger and hate.

        • Frank Taaffe is a rabid dog! Dr Drew, Nancy Grace and @HLNtv all enjoyed hurting the Martins and black people in general by having this racist scum on their show. They wouldn’t have EVER allowed anyone on their show to slur any other group.

          • Xena says:

            Nancy Grace took pleasure in humiliating Taaffe, and Dr. Drew tried reasoning with him. From a media perspective, they wanted viewers to realize that Zimmerman’s best buddy in the neighborhood is a White Supremacist. If it’s true that birds of a feather flock together, then that tells the feds what Zimmerman and Taaffe talked about concerning “cleaning out” their community.

      • roderick2012 says:

        @SG2, that sounds eerily similar to what Piglet did to Trayvon that late February night.

        Add to that Taaffe’s DUI stop AFTER the shooting and Piglet sounding drunk on the NEN call.

        But of course birds of a feather…..

      • Yahtc says:

        You got that right, roderick!

      • Frank Taaffe wrote: “the only time a black life is validated is when a white person kills them.”

      • roderick2012 says:

        SG2 sez: Frank Taaffe wrote: “the only time a black life is validated is when a white person kills them.”

        Two of his sons are dead–one passed away shortly after Trayvon was murdered but this fool continues to spout his nonsense.

        I guess there is no hope for some people.

        They are just damned to hell.

  13. Trayvon Martin case a travesty of justice
    George Zimmerman’s acquittal was largely due to institutional racism in the United States, writes author.


    The “not guilty” verdict for George Zimmerman’s killing of Trayvon Martin did not come as a surprise to African Americans or anyone familiar with the US justice system. Ultimately, the trial was theatre because the decision to clear Zimmerman was effectively made the same day that he shot Trayvon, a 17-year-old African American.

    Footage of the “arrest” of Zimmerman showed him walking into the police station without handcuffs, even though it was not disputed that he had shot and killed an unarmed teenager. The police knew, from Zimmerman’s own 911 calls, that he had stalked Trayvon. They knew that Zimmerman assumed that Trayvon lived in the neighborhood (in the interview Zimmerman said he continued to follow Trayvon to “get an address”). They knew, from one of the witnesses who called, that someone was yelling desperately, heartbreakingly, for help.

    Zimmerman’s father would claim those calls were from his son, not Trayvon, even though George Zimmerman himself said during the interview that it didn’t sound like his own voice. Further, and I wonder why this question was not asked: Why would someone with a gun scream with such terror for help? (Incidentally, the cries for help stopped abruptly when Trayvon was shot.)

    Other than photographing Zimmerman’s face, the police did not collect forensic evidence from him, despite clear inconsistencies in his story during the initial interview on February 26. They didn’t dust his hands for gunpowder residues. They didn’t scrape his nails or hands for DNA evidence that could have clarified the nature of the physical struggle between him and Trayvon. They didn’t collect urine or blood samples to see if he was doped up on drugs. They didn’t take his clothes for evidence. Zimmerman had just shot and killed another human being and the police didn’t even take the gun away from him as evidence.

    They let him go home.

    A young man with a life yet unlived lay dead, face down in a pool of his own blood, a bag of candy and a can of iced tea testifying to his intentions that night, and the police let the man who killed him walk out of the station. Instead, it was Trayvon’s urine that was tested for drugs. It was Trayvon’s lifeless body that was examined for evidence so that Trayvon, from the grave, would be the one who had to defend himself for being killed!

    Many of my Facebook friends in Europe were astonished. “How can this happen in the US?” asked a Norwegian friend. Most people of colour, and particularly African Americans, know well the answer to this question, and it comes in two parts: 1) the “Good Ol’ Boy” network; and 2) the value of a black body.

    • Ametia says:

      The rest of the WORLD knows America’s the most RACIST country on the PLANET.

      • Yahtc says:

        Will it ever change?!

        I’ve been reading around the internet this morning and found this reply to an article on racism:

        “How can I (as a white male) help eliminate the racism, sexism, bias, prejudice, and bigotry that are so deeply ingrained in the commercial and marketing enterprise(s) of the U.S?
        “Wow…I cannot possibly give this question the full answer it deserves. In fact, I may have to come back and add more as my answers develop.

        “Off the cuff:
        “I think one of biggest sources of enslavement for white people in the U.S. is CONVENIENCE. There comes a point where material prosperity and the availability of resources will breed weakness of the will, the heart, and the mind – a social and economic crack-cocaine if you will. One publication I read said that whites comprise only half of the U.S. population, but we still control 97% of the wealth. Further, we have to identify (and rectify) the negative ways we have been socialized and influenced negatively by our families, this society, and the media. Ironically, one of the wealthiest individuals in history (who I believe was of darker hue), King Solomon, wrote: “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” More recently author James Baldwin wrote: “Those who dine at the table of privilege rarely leave voluntarily.”
        White people in the U.S. have to care and take ownership of these issues of racism, sexism, prejudice, etc.

        “On a personal level, let me say that a white man like me must be very vigilant on daily basis. I must be mindful and critical of messages that are being conveyed to me. Though that I have spent nearly half of my adult life seeking to reorient my thinking on these matters, the battle is worth it.
        “More to come….

        I think whites don’t want to accept responsibility for the past nor accept responsibility for changing the present. Any white who refuses to take responsibility for changing the present is a racist.

    • Xena says:

      The article from aljazerra is good but it’s incorrect on four facts. Zimmerman was handcuffed when he was taken to the police station — unless they’re talking about the next day when he returned for the voice stress test. His clothes were also taken along with his gun. Blood and urine cannot be taken without consent.

      That is probably why Zimmerman refused to go to the hospital, because once giving consent for treatment, in would include collecting body fluids.

      It surprised me that since two people were involved, that the EMTs did not retain samples of the blood on Zimmerman’s face, head and hands.

      Zimmerman’s story of having his head bashed is unsupported by evidence because testimony at trial is that no blood was found on the sidewalk. However, testimony also included that the tech did not use luminol that would have produced the presence of blood that is unseen by the human eye otherwise.

  14. Xena says:

    I went to change.org to read up on how to start a petition and found the following;

    A petition requesting investigation into juror B37 has already been posted.

  15. cielo62 says:

    Xena- hell has a special place for her. A very special place.

  16. rikyrah says:


    You continue to shed light on the cesspool that was this case, and the racist underbelly that was underpinning ALL OF IT!


  17. Ametia says:

    Juror B37 already had her mind made up that Zimmerman’s arrest was not due to State Attorney’s Corey’s investigation, but due to rallies which Juror B37 called “riots.” This was a focal point of her unwritten book – she had no option other than to find Zimmerman not guilty “due to the manner in which he was charged.”

    Which is why B37’s ass should have been excused. She lied about whether the media had any undue influence on her ability to be a fair and impartial juror. DUH!

    • Xena says:

      Juror B37 lied during voir dire when she said she had not talked about the case with her husband. She ALSO said that when she received the summons for jury duty, her husband told her she could not watch the news. Along with that, although she did not know whether the jury would be sequestered, when O’Mara asked her about taking care of her animals, she replied that her husband already told her he will “do it all.”

      How did HE know she was being summoned for the Zimmerman trial and how did HE know the jury was going to be sequestered? More importantly, how did HE know she would be selected for the jury?

  18. Oh look 3CP! The racist are boycotting Ebony Magazine b/c they’re honoring Trayvon

    Crying with Laughter





  19. Forgive me, 3CP! I have to calm myself down.

  20. I’m still seething about this bitch ass coming on tv to publicly criticize Rachel Jeantel and black people in general. “That’s how they live”! Bitch ass mofo!

    • Bear with me 3CP! But I’m livid at this bitch bc she allowed a murderer free just because he killed a black kid. In her mind all black people are guilty because…”that’s the way they live”. The racist bitch judged a race of people she doesn’t even know. How fucking dare her!

    • Ametia says:

      I’m feeling you, SG2. Thanks to Twitter, this bitch’s book deal fell through. Let’s keep at it. We’re no ways done with B37.

    • roderick2012 says:

      @ SG2, I was thinking about Rachel this morning when I heard this lady on the radio translate a PSA into Creole.

      I hope she gets speech therapy and accepts that offer from Tom Joyner so she can excel academically because she seems very bright and has a lot of common sense and empathy.

      Also I hope she can see an endocrinologist and have her thyroid tested to determine if she has hypothyroidism and if so she can seek treatment.

  21. nabsentia23 says:

    As someone who has sat on a few juries during her short time on the planet Earth, if juror B37 had made up her mind before deliberation, there’s a serious problem here. At least, she could done a better job of covering up her pre-existing prejudice.

    However, I have to say here that the system in which juries are chosen in this country – voir dire – is still subjective and up for interpretation. And, on top of that, the instructions given by the judge to the jury are of the upmost importance since jurors are not lawyers. Due to this, jurors are heavily dependent on the instructions the judge (who is a lawyer) gives them.

    For me, the instructions given to jurors in this case bothered me more than juror B37’s prejudice. And once again, the burden lies with the prosecution. If they genuinely wanted to win this case then maybe; 1) They could have looked closer at juror B37 and determined that she should have never been allowed on the jury. All I know is that the current jurisdiction I live in allows at least one dismissal of a potential juror from either side without any question. And 2) when it came to the instructions, why didn’t the prosecution object more vigorously?

    In our system, it’s the prosecution who has the burden of proof and quite honestly, in this case, they were miserable and pathetic. They could have presented a stronger case, but did not.

  22. Juror B37- wicked witch with no soul, no conscience. Nothing but a dark ugly hateful heart.

    • Xena says:


      Juror B37- wicked witch with no soul, no conscience. Nothing but a dark ugly hateful heart.

      Fueled by a superiority complex.

      • Juror B37 needs to be investigated and made an example of for what she did to this country’s justice system. I have nothing but contempt for this wicked racist bitch.

  23. Ametia says:

    BRAVO! Xena, you keep bringing the TRUTH! Does this mean that B37 can be hit with jury tampering? I sure hope so.

    • Xena says:

      @Ametia. With the observations of the reporters in the courtroom, along with her AC360 interview and her former literary agent’s statement for why Zimmerman was found not guilty, can it be more clear that Juror B37’s mind was made up when she reported for jury duty?

      I think we have posted the evidence here throughout at least 3 articles. They only need recapping for a petition because an investigation is certainly warranted.

  24. Orlando Sentinel’s misleading headline! These people just won’t quit!

    Barack Obama: Trayvon Martin wasn’t perfect


    President Barack Obama discussed Edward Snowden, the health care law, Hillary Clinton and Russia during a Tuesday visit to “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.”

    But Obama’s comments about the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin had special local interest. George Zimmerman was acquitted last month of murder in the teen’s death in Sanford.

    Some Americans have criticized Obama previously for commenting on the issue, but Leno said that the president had spoken eloquently and from the heart about Trayvon’s death.

    “I think all of us were troubled by what happened,” Obama told Leno. “Any of us as parents can imagine the heartache that those parents went through. Now it doesn’t mean Trayvon was a perfect kid, none of us were — as we were talking offstage — when you’re a teenager, especially a teenage boy, you’re gonna mess up. And you won’t always have the best judgment.”

    Obama explained why he had waded into the issue in the first place. The president said he wanted “to try to explain why this was a particularly sensitive topic for African-American families because a lot of people who have sons know the experience they had of being followed and being viewed suspiciously.”


    Hal, that’s what you got out of the Potus statement on Trayvon? Why don’t you LOOK deeper?

    • Xena says:

      WOW! I think I just heard sounds of marching, like Nazis coming down the streets of America saying that anyone who isn’t perfect must be eliminated, and those doing so will be rewarded with money because they are doing the Aryan Nation a favor.

  25. RedEye says:

    So now that we know, what if anything can we do about it?

    • Xena says:

      @RedEye. I just might start a petition for investigation of Juror B37 for jury tampering. One thing that frightens me is that some of the jurors said they have CCLs, yet according to Juror B37, the jury found SYG law confusing.

  26. Xena,

    Good post! Please don’t make me say what I think of Juror B37. It won’t be acceptable on this blog.

  27. Yahtc says:

    Well, you have done it again, Xena. Excellent video, excellent article……I do not know how you manage to do all the work you do.

    I just know that you are blessed and were meant to be where you are, doing what you are doing for Trayvon by means of the skills you honed over your 45 years are a legal research assistant to lawyers and judges. Congratulations! Thank you!

    • Xena says:

      @yahtc. Bless your heart. All of my 45 years of working was not always in the same career, but still connected with law in some manner. I can’t say too much because of Zidiot stalkers who try finding out personal information about me — because the information they thought they had about me is wrong. LOL!!

      Well, didn’t they do the same searching social media for girls in Miami whose first name begins with the letter “D.” They must have felt like fools learning her real name is Rachel.

      I do not know how you manage to do all the work you do.

      Actually, I had spread myself a bit too thin. Since the verdict, I’ve gotten better at time management because some of the blogs that I commented on are in limbo. That might change soon. ShelLIE has a hearing at the end of this month; we await news from the feds; and there might still be a civil suit.

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