Skip to comments.Trayvon's family has "every confidence" George Zimmerman will be convicted, family attorney says
Posted on 06/19/2013 8:17:08 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The family of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin has "every confidence" that a jury will convict George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch captain accused in his shooting death, a family attorney said.
Martin's family, including his mother Sybrina Fulton and father Tracy Martin, have attended jury selection proceedings in the Seminole County criminal courthouse since they launched more than a week ago. Attorneys in the case have been whittling down a pool of potential jurors, questioning them on their exposure to news reports in the high-profile case.
Answers from potential jurors have varied widely, from candidates who said they believe Zimmerman was following Martin that evening and confronted the teen to potential jurors who said they have no knowledge of what may have happened.
One potential juror said Martin was "looking for a reason to fight" and "got aggressive."
"[Zimmerman] is just watching out for someone who looks suspicious and this boy is confronted, and he already has drugs in his system or could have been high even then, and he got aggressive," said the candidate, identified as E-81.
The juror said she came to her conclusions based on photos and text messages from Martin's phone, released publicly, that the defense hopes to introduce as evidence as trial.
The photos depict Martin blowing smoke and a hand holding a gun, and the text messages refer to Martin's alleged past fighting. A judge has ruled that while the potential evidence can't be referenced during opening statements, the defense may be able to introduce it at trial if they prove to her its relevance.
"I think it's been a tough week for them - you're hearing people totally mis-characterizing your son, and to sit there and not be able to speak for your child is tough,"(continued)
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Sybrina Fulton, lower left and Tracy Martin, center, the parents of slain teen Trayvon Martin, arrive in court with their attorney, Benjamin Crump for the first day of the trial of George Zimmerman.
Unfortunately they are probably right.
Or riots will commence in 3 ... 2 ...
> Unfortunately they are probably right.
If he’s not convicted, there will be another “Long Hot Summer” of inner city rioting.
Meanwhile, hundreds, if not thousands, of Black children have been murdered at the hands of Black street gangs.
Not a whimper from the Trayvon industry.
They’ll have riots no matter what happens.
BTW - what a shock to find out Trayvon’s father was a gang member. The media depicted him as a church going solid citizen. LOL
Yes, the State and its media propaganda machine has declared him guilty from the start and the Obama machine will pull out all the stops including its total surveillance apparatus to make sure there is a conviction. All the jurors will know that a vote to acquit will end their own lives in any normal way. They will have to weigh any not guilty votes with the certainty that they will be hunted and harassed for their rest of their lives.
He was “convicted” the day it happened.
I read somewhere that the Martin family recently got a juicy payout from the Homeowners Association’s insurance company to the tune of $1 Million, it appears they just handed them the money to shut up and go away and keep it out of court.
This prosecution is an uphill battle at best for the for the state. THAT IS WHY HE WAS NOT ARRESTED UNTIL THE BIGOT BOYS JESSE, AL, AND HIS FELLOW BASTARD ‘Adopted” FATHER OBUMBLER POPPED OFF AND SABER RATTLED!
He walks, he should also then sue the state for malicious prosecution., include Obama as a defendant!
Response: So does every individual with 1 milligram of intelligence and who has followed this travesty.
Comment: White America has surrendered control of its government and now its members will pay the price. As the Gaul said to the Roman:" Woe to the conquered!"
Only with a gross miscarriage of justice.
The “judge” in the case apparently won’t allow any evidence into the court regarding the character of George’s attacker.
St. Skittles of Sanford was indeed a punk, but no one in the jury can officially hear about that truth.
Fine. Let the urban "blacks" burn their own neighborhoods down. Again. Let them squat in squalor of their own creation.
The should remember NOT to take their show on the road.
Wait a minute — I thought all they wanted was an “arrest”.
Oh yeh — then all they wanted was an “investigation”.
And then all they wanted was a “trial”.
Now all they want a “conviction”
Have they decided what they want after that??? lethal injection or the noose — or just some more HOA lawsuit money — or all of the above???.
It’s Bravado... How many times have we heard similar sentiments over the years only to see the ones saying it lose.
If there is still a shred of trust in the justice system in the United States, credence will be given to the original Police Report that said Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense was consistent with all forensics evidence they encountered at the scene. I’m not certain political intervention has changed those facts the trained forensics police team found. Surely one of the jurors will be convinced the police, who are automatically suspicious of citizens patrolling the hoods, believe what they found was the truth.
The fix is in.
I object to the media’s infantilizing and “pro-racist” use of the name “Trayvon” at every opportunity. Normally, they would call another male by his last name, “Martin”, just as they call the defendant “Zimmerman”, not “George.”
He will have a real hard time keeping it out during the actual testimony of the police. They will be lead directly into relating WHY they didn’t arrest Mr. Zimmerman at the time and WHY the prosecutors office took so much time to even convene a grand jury or to bring charges.
If he is convicted, I would be very surprised. He also ALREADY has a very good case for an appeal based on this judges biased and indefensible rulings.
If the first trial doesn’t do it, the “justice” department will start another trial. That will hold the riots back for a few months.
You've been lying about him for over a year. It is high time to set the lies straight. I'm sure it has been tough having your agenda exposed.
That ruling is a double edged sword for the prosecution. The second they refer to Trayvon’s character in any way, the defense can rebut with their own evidence as to his character, thereby painting the picture they desire.
“If hes not convicted, there will be another Long Hot Summer of inner city rioting.”
I’ll bet there will be a “shopping spree” either way the verdict goes.
I hope you are right. You certainly have how it should go nailed.
I remember on a very small scale, one day in my high school a white kid was sent to the office for getting in a fight with a black kid, and neither ended up getting punished. Afterwards, there was an unofficial "beat up all the white kids" day for no reason. You could just be walking down the hall and get punched. It's gonna be much worse than that after this trial.
“you’re hearing people totally mis-characterizing your son, and to sit there and not be able to speak for your child is tough”
It’s not mischaracterizing when we anyone can see the evidence that it is true for themselves. The truth about your punk son hurts, deal with it.
Does trayvon’s family realize what subhuman garbage they are? Zimmerman should sue them and take their HOA settlement.
It's likely pretty well gone already.
In a couple of years, all they'll have left to show for it are some very nice tattoos.
I’m not sure Trayvon’s past matters although everything I’ve read is he acted like a thug. I think the fact he was home and went back out for Zimmerman says a lot. The thing the jury needs to decide is at the moment of the fight, was it self defense, which it sounds it was and was Zimmerman’s level of force justified. It is certainly better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6 but that does not always mean innocence. If the DA really thought Zimmerman was in the wrong, she should have gone for a lesser charge like manslaughter or something.
This from the family that kicked Travon out of the house!
Something tells me this juror was not selected.
Ben Crump is Black Ku Klux Klan Racist
This Lynching of George Zimmerman is disgusting
Still think that the state is going to wind up with or trying for a hung jury?
Let’s sit back and see what the jury looks like and what the judge allows in as evidence.
Here’s the list from which they will try to get the jury.
Just out of curiosity, what do you think Zimmerman’s chances are? I know we should wait until the jury is chosen and what Nelson allows, but what’s your personal opinion on the matter?
That is my personal opinion.