One of the jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman said she had “no doubt” he feared for his life in the final moments of his struggle with Trayvon Martin, and that was the definitive factor in the verdict.
The woman, who was identified just as Juror B37, spoke exclusively to CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” on Monday night. She is the first juror to speak publicly about the case.
She said she believed Zimmerman’s “heart was in the right place” the night he killed Martin, but that he didn’t use “good judgment” in confronting the Florida teen.
Martin’s heart was in the right place. Right where it should be when this scumbag shot him through it.
And then this gem:
When Cooper asked the juror if she would feel comfortable with Zimmerman being a neighborhood watch volunteer in her community, she said, “if he didn’t go too far.” She added, “I would feel comfortable having George (as a neighborhood watchman)…I think he’s learned a good lesson.”
It’s 2013, and black people are still a prop or object lesson or, well, slave to white people. I guess that makes sense, since wingnuts keep telling me MLK would have been a conservative.
I know we talk about epistemic closure and Republicans, but after this week-end, I am so fucking happy this place is dominated by like mind human beings with souls, consciences, a genuine concern for animals and people, and empathy. The alternative blows and I don’t want to live there.