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George Zimmerman trial: Jury selected in Trayvon Martin shooting case
Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 20, 2013 | Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner

Posted on 06/20/2013 12:17:51 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy

A jury has been selected for the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, after more than a week of intensive jury selection in the high-profile case.

The lawyers have selected 10 Seminole County residents -- six jurors and four alternates -- to serve as jurors for a trial which is expected to last two to four weeks, and is sure to be closely watched across the nation.

Prosecutors say Zimmerman profiled, pursued and killed the unarmed teen Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford. Zimmerman says he fired in self-defense after he was attacked by Trayvon, a high school junior from Miami Gardens.

(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: allfemalejury; jurors; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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All six jurors are women, five white and one Hispanic.
1 posted on 06/20/2013 12:17:51 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Six jurors? Is that the standard number in FL?


2 posted on 06/20/2013 12:18:44 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
five white and one Hispanic
That'll go over like a lead balloon.
3 posted on 06/20/2013 12:18:54 PM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Hung jury. This will not end well.


4 posted on 06/20/2013 12:19:51 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Tea Party, Constitution, patriot, DOMA, NRA, pro-life...can you hear me now big ears?)
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To: Still Thinking

Yep. Six jurors plus four alternates.


5 posted on 06/20/2013 12:20:37 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

A jury of one’s peers? Yikes. .all women.


6 posted on 06/20/2013 12:21:54 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

I live in Florida, and it does have different jury standards for what are essentially local trials.


7 posted on 06/20/2013 12:22:41 PM PDT by livius
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To: Bubba_Leroy
All six jurors are women...

So, Seminole County men are smart enough to get out of jury duty? So many women hate and fear firearms that Z appears to be in big trouble!

8 posted on 06/20/2013 12:23:14 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Uncle Chip

FYI


9 posted on 06/20/2013 12:23:18 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: grobdriver

The black residents are making up their looting list now.


10 posted on 06/20/2013 12:23:52 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Why does this article downplay the story in this story? The story is that all the jurors are female. The story is that Zimmerman/Martin did not get a jury of their peers. The story is that once Trayvon's attorneys get these jurors to cry by rolling out his baby pictures, ZIMMERMAN IS SCREWED. Fear of retaliation from the black community is already a done deal.

As usual, this is a tragic day for justice in America. Get ready for the gray bar hotel as your permanent residence, Zimmerman. A female judge and all female jury will fall prey to emotions, not the rule of law. "Justice" 2013.. NO MEN ALLOWED.. That would be MEAN!

11 posted on 06/20/2013 12:25:51 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Still Thinking

In Florida, 12 jurors are required only for criminal trials involving capital cases,
when the death penalty is being considered.


12 posted on 06/20/2013 12:26:07 PM PDT by deport
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All six jurors are women, five white and one Hispanic.

White Hispanic?

13 posted on 06/20/2013 12:30:29 PM PDT by Bronzewound
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Who wants to bet that all four alternates won’t be used, and that they’ll need more?


14 posted on 06/20/2013 12:31:57 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
The story is that once Trayvon's attorneys get these jurors to cry by rolling out his baby pictures,

I would love that if I were Zimmerman's lawyer. If the prosecution was dumb enough to put those baby pictures in, it would open the door to bring his teenage gangbanger pics in.

Not to mention that Zimmerman has baby pics too, and these could probably be introduced to show the absurdity of the prosecution's baby pic ploy.

15 posted on 06/20/2013 12:33:32 PM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Prediction on outcome: The trial will last well past 4 weeks.


16 posted on 06/20/2013 12:34:28 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Bubba_Leroy

All women? Really?????

O’Mara, you better know what the hell you’re doing.


17 posted on 06/20/2013 12:35:16 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
A female judge and all female jury will fall prey to emotions, not the rule of law.

Yeah, just like at the polls; should'a never given 'em the vote! < /sarc >

18 posted on 06/20/2013 12:35:53 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
The story is that once Trayvon's attorneys get these jurors to cry by rolling out his baby pictures, ZIMMERMAN IS SCREWED.

Bringing out pictures of George's attacker as a child would be a big mistake...it would open the door for the defense to go down the "Let's see how this baby grew up" road...something the judge so far has said she will NOT allow.

19 posted on 06/20/2013 12:37:02 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Bubba_Leroy

A 6-member, all female, sequestered jury?

Zimmerman’s fate may well be sealed following opening statements depending on ......... I’ll just shut up.


20 posted on 06/20/2013 12:38:35 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (If the government told us to expect rain, I'd schedule an outdoor wedding.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

>rolling out his baby pictures

I believe that would open the door for pictures of the real thug to be displayed by the defense. Hopefully these jurors have seen the real travon.


21 posted on 06/20/2013 12:40:44 PM PDT by soycd
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To: Bubba_Leroy

stick a fork in him, he’s done. Too bad


22 posted on 06/20/2013 12:42:23 PM PDT by ronniesgal (Hey if the NSA is reading this....gfy. thnkskbye.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
A female judge and all female jury will fall prey to emotions, not the rule of law.

Not necessarily.

Five of the six are married, which statistically means that they are more likely to be conservative. (Obama lost the married women's vote, but carried 2/3 of the single women's vote).

Also, at least two of the women are married to gun owners. One of them used to have a concealed carry permit but let it lapse. The prosecution tried to get the other stricken for cause but was unable to.

All in all a much better jury than I expected, since the jury pool was disproportionately black.

23 posted on 06/20/2013 12:43:08 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

I think that Hispanic is Black/Hispanic


24 posted on 06/20/2013 12:43:38 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

I’m in Florida...This guy acted in self defense....if bamy wasn’t in the grey house this cat would have walked...

All Trayvon had to do was go home, but he was a punk who wanted to show this “little” guy he was “bad”...

Wrong guy and he had a gun....Trayvon got want he didn’t expect

he should have just gone home...EOS.....(End Of Story)

But I blame the black community who celebrate these punks with their rap and their glorified abuse of women, and their leaving sperm everywhere they can because the BLACK community doesn’t condemn them...

Bill Cosby tried to teach them, but they laughed at him....but Bill Cosby was a man who cared more about Black kids growing up than many of the biological sperm donors....

Bill Cosby will someday be seen as a wise Black man who provided good advice to younger Black’s, (and there is no need to say black Americans.....There is no need for the Hyphen....everyone KNOWS they are Americans......


25 posted on 06/20/2013 12:44:22 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Bernie fought hardest tooth and nail for the black church going stealth juror whose pastor has been a scheme team activist.


26 posted on 06/20/2013 12:46:07 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: freekitty
I think that Hispanic is Black/Hispanic

As opposed to Zimmerman who is constantly described by the media as a "White/Hispanic"

Why doesn't the media ever describe Obama as a Black/White (or more accurately as a Black/Arab/White)?

27 posted on 06/20/2013 12:46:25 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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Could not find even 1 single black to remain impartial. Figures.


28 posted on 06/20/2013 12:46:32 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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In the meantime, 47 people were shot in chicago over the weekend.

Now this is just a guess on my part, but I'd bet that 95% of them were black on black, which is AOK.

29 posted on 06/20/2013 12:50:30 PM PDT by Post5203 (Please name me a sucessfull city or country run by a "person of color".)
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To: Maceman
It would also open the door, for showing pictures of Zimmerman's black great grandfather -- for instance, this one where he's holding Zimmerman's mother.


30 posted on 06/20/2013 12:52:10 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Bubba_Leroy

I think people are too quick to assume that just because its an all female jury that means that Zimmerman will be found guilty. I am a woman and I think Zimmerman was 100 percent justified in doing what he did..and did you all see the look on Zimmerman’s face today, he looked like he won the lotto he couldnt stop smiling..he has one of the best defense attorneys in Florida he will be fine..and no the prosecution will not be showing baby pictures of Trayvon Martin because if they do that will open the door to the defense showing the REAL Trayvon Martin, the one who posted gang banging pictures on twitter, the prosecution won’t be touching baby photos of him they know he was a thug


31 posted on 06/20/2013 12:52:44 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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In the meantime, 47 people were shot in chicago over the weekend.

That strict gun control in Chicago doesn't seem to be working.

32 posted on 06/20/2013 12:53:20 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Post5203

The liberal MSM doesn’t cover gang violence, or other black on black crime. They only highlight cases where a black man is killed by someone who is not black.


33 posted on 06/20/2013 12:54:46 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Bubba_Leroy

This is better for Zimmerman than 6 black men.


34 posted on 06/20/2013 12:54:53 PM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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There are 1 million people with gun carry permits in Florida and even more counting gun owners without carry permit.

Tell me how many gun owners on the jury and I'll tell you if Zimmerman - and justice - has a chance.

35 posted on 06/20/2013 12:54:58 PM PDT by drpix
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Tell me how many gun owners on the jury and I'll tell you if Zimmerman - and justice - has a chance.

According to the article, at least two. One had a concealed carry permit but let it lapse. Her husband still has one.

36 posted on 06/20/2013 12:56:41 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: livius
it does have different jury standards for what are essentially local trials.

If this was a local case, they should have let the local police decide what to do.

37 posted on 06/20/2013 12:58:20 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
In the meantime, 47 people were shot in chicago over the weekend.

That strict gun control in Chicago doesn't seem to be working.

I don't mean to seem argumentive, Bubba_Leroy, but the leftist extremist so-called "gun control" actually is working in Chicago: it's keeping the denizens of that hell hole cowering in fear and helplessness.

38 posted on 06/20/2013 12:59:10 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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This is better for Zimmerman than 6 black men.

The riots will be just a little bit bigger, though.

39 posted on 06/20/2013 1:00:26 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

same for me; female here and send moola to GZ and believe wholeheartedly that he was defending himself and therefore innocent.


40 posted on 06/20/2013 1:02:58 PM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America; Uncle Chip

Just as 0 declared Treyvon could have been his son, the jurist could be like his typical white grandmother and have specific feelings when she encounters a black man;-)


41 posted on 06/20/2013 1:03:06 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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What would stop the judge from allowing the baby Trayvon photos but disallowing the defense from digging into his criminality-prone past?

According to news reports, Nelson is married too, but she has a poster of John Lennon in her office (yikes)...

IMHO someone should research Nelson’s record on gender discrimination cases.


42 posted on 06/20/2013 1:04:33 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

From what I have been reading, he did the best he could with what he had. In no way, form, or fashion was this to be a fair and impartial trial.


43 posted on 06/20/2013 1:05:30 PM PDT by sport
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To: Bubba_Leroy

All women? Zimmerman is screwed. Tayvon is better looking.


44 posted on 06/20/2013 1:07:28 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Precisely. Why didn’t prosecution try load the jury with blacks?


45 posted on 06/20/2013 1:10:19 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: MNDude

. . . or six black women.


46 posted on 06/20/2013 1:11:24 PM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: SteveH
This is huge in my opinion. As a trail lawyer, I know the importance of the jury make up. The fact that they are 5 white and 1 hispanic, bodes well for Zimmerman. They will sympathize with his suspicion of Martin, I think. They will also empathize with his fear of death when he was being pounded by Martin. Women are more likely to accept the threat that Martin posed to the community. I do not think the defense needs to show his thug pictures for the jury to understand that aspect of Martin. Unfortunately for the black community the teen age thug is what we all think about when we see a teenage black man.

The fact that they kept all blacks off the jury is good for Z. I agree however that if he is acquitted, the riots will start immediately.

47 posted on 06/20/2013 1:14:22 PM PDT by lawdave
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To: Tenacious 1
A 6-member, all female, sequestered jury?

Zimmerman’s fate may well be sealed following opening statements depending on ......... I’ll just shut up.

I have never been on a criminal jury, but I have been on several municipal juries for cases involving running red lights, stop signs, no insurance, etc. It has been my experience that many female jurors are loathe to pass judgment on anyone. There's always a few who "feel uncomfortable" about judging someone. This could benefit Zimmerman.

48 posted on 06/20/2013 1:19:01 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Prosecutors say Zimmerman profiled, pursued and killed the unarmed teen

What does "he profiled" him mean?

Is there a crime in Florida called "profiling"? What is it?

And if there isn't, why is the State mentioning the word?

49 posted on 06/20/2013 1:21:44 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Tenacious 1

Wow, as a conservative woman who served as a jury foreman, I do take offense at your remarks.


50 posted on 06/20/2013 1:22:16 PM PDT by CityCenter (Pleading the 5th is just so 1972.)
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