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Martin Family Attorney: Racist Zimmerman Jury Saw Trayvon Martin as ‘Black Boogeyman’
The Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday, July 20, 2013 | Kristinn Taylor

Posted on 07/20/2013 3:10:19 PM PDT by kristinn

Natalie Jackson, co-counsel for the family of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin accused the nearly all white jury that acquitted George Zimmerman in the February 26, 2012 shooting death of Martin in Sanford, Florida of viewing Martin as “the black boogeyman everybody is afraid of.”

The jury was comprised of five white women and one mixed race woman believed to be black-Hispanic.

Jackson made the racially inflammatory charge in an interview with Bright House Networks’ CFNEws 13, a cable TV news channel serving central Florida, broadcast on Wednesday.

Jackson criticized juror B-37, who spoke out this week on CNN, for not identifying with Trayvon Martin as her own child. Jackson compared the juror’s lack of identifying with the 5’11” 158 pound athletic 17 year old black male to the universal sentiment for two year old Caylee Anthony, a central Florida white female found murdered in 2008 whose case similarly garnered obsessive national attention.

While Jackson said “everyone has to accept” the jury’s verdict, she accused the jury of racism and basing their decision on “emotional elements.” Jackson accused juror B-37 specifically of deciding the case on “other things besides the law” for stating her opinion of Zimmerman as a good person.

Asked what she thought changed the jury to vote not guilty after the initial vote of three for acquittal, two for manslaughter and one for second degree murder, and what was missing in the prosecution’s case, Jackson said, “I think there was not a real dialogue on race. I think that the fact that race played a part in this and how even when it came down to the defense putting on a witness who talked about crime at her house, being burglarized in 2011 (note: by two black males while the white woman resident hid in the house with her young child), and that was associated with Trayvon, a person George Zimmerman didn’t even know, that you know to me that, that brought it in. You have a picture of Trayvon shirtless that was shown to the jury–an upshot of a 17 year old body shirtless. You have silhouettes of a hoodie person and silhouettes of George Zimmerman. And that silhouette looked hulking over George Zimmerman. And it was, it was the black boogeyman that everybody’s afraid of.”

Jackson was asked about her expressed confidence before the trial that an all-white jury would convict Zimmerman and what she thinks about that now.

“I’ve always thought it was, I’ve always thought that (the racial make-up of the jury would matter.) The reason I wanted a white jury was because I wanted to see how far we’ve come in America. If people would base their evidence on the information that was presented in trial and base it on the common sense of this case, because I thought if they did that then surely George Zimmerman would be convicted.”

Asked what that meant about America, Jackson said, “I think we’re seeing it with the demonstrations. I think we’re seeing that people are not happy with the justice system, they’re not happy with the way that young black males are thought of in this case. And that’s why it was important to have a white jury. It was important for America to see that people who said, “Surely you can’t do this!” you know, they need to see where we are. This is not a po–we’re not in a post-racial society. Race certainly plays a part in everything that we do in life. And so now, that was to me the reason I wanted the white jury. It was the tough discussion. It was either the confirmation or the disappointment. And many people got the disappointment. And now, let’s talk about it.”

While expressing support for the prosecution in the interview, Jackson went on to reiterate her criticism of the prosecution for taking race out of the case. Jackson also made more direct her accusation that the defense engaged in race-baiting.

“The one thing that I’ve said was missing and I’ve already told you that of this case was that the element of race was taken out. And the only person that presented an element of race was the defense and they presented the ‘scary boogeyman black boy’ to the jury. So I think that if there was any tactical mistake it was that mistake.”

Jackson then went on to accuse the jurors of being liars and racists, “I will submit to you all of them will say that race played no part in this case when we all know that it did.”

Jackson’s blasting of the jury as racist follows softer attacks on the jury made by two of her co-counsels in interviews with Greta Van Susteren, host of the Fox News Channel show On the Record. As an experienced trial attorney, Van Susteren was quite upset with her guests’ attacks on the jury.

Jasmine Rand told Van Susteren she considers herself a “social engineer” more than a lawyer as her reason for seeking to overturn the verdict by rabblerousing for federal prosecution of Zimmerman.

In a subsequent interview with Van Susteren, Daryl Parks attacked juror B-37 over her statements to CNN.

Parks is co-founder of Parks & Crump, the firm representing the Martin family. Rand works for Parks & Crump. Jackson is an independent attorney based in Orlando.

(Transcription of CFNews 13 interview by Kristinn Taylor.)


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; holder; nataliejackson; selfpromotion; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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1 posted on 07/20/2013 3:10:19 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

These people won’t be satisfied until buildings are burned and there is a white body count.


2 posted on 07/20/2013 3:12:09 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: kristinn

No, the jury saw Trayvon as an angry black youth who assaulted a Hispanic man when shouldn’t have. Responsible parents would have taught Trayvon not to assault people.


3 posted on 07/20/2013 3:15:20 PM PDT by pallis
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To: kristinn

Hey, so-called attorney. Zimmerman was tried and acquitted. Get over it. There is no double jeopardy.


4 posted on 07/20/2013 3:15:36 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: kristinn

It’s like a clown pulling a never ending handkerchief from his pocket. Race grievance - the gift that keeps on giving!


5 posted on 07/20/2013 3:16:14 PM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: kristinn

The thing is...the “boogeyman” doesn’t punch you in the face.


6 posted on 07/20/2013 3:16:19 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: kristinn

They could’ve exonerated him based on their mood, what they had for breakfast that day, something their dad once told them or throwing dice in the jury room. It doesn’t matter, it’s over, you can’t try him again, it says so in the Bill of Rights. Get over it, you sick, racist, money-hungry vultures.


7 posted on 07/20/2013 3:16:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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To: kristinn

One (black) opinion writer referred to Trayvon Martin as a “glistening black buck” which sexually aroused, and frightened, the female jury.

I swear these Leftists are insane.


8 posted on 07/20/2013 3:16:55 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Rebelbase

There’s already a White body count. Just from criminals being criminals.

If they want more dead Whites, they gotta realize that there WILL be repercussions.

We’re about done coddling them and their Racist bullsh!t.


9 posted on 07/20/2013 3:17:40 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: PGR88

Meh.. In other news, St. Skittles is still dead.


10 posted on 07/20/2013 3:18:25 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: kristinn

First rule of going to trial by jury; If you can win the case, try the case. If you can’t win, try everything else. Nataliar Jackson knew GZ wasn’t racist but there wasn’t any money in that. I don’t think there was as much money in a GZ conviction. They had to lose to get the money.


11 posted on 07/20/2013 3:18:37 PM PDT by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
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To: Rebelbase

Just laying the groundwork for a civil suit. Insurer for Zimmerman’s homeowner association has already caved to the tune of $1 million and the Martin’s (or at least their attorneys) are looking for more. With help from Al Sharpton, the NAACP, and even President Obama, a big payout would appear to be in order.


12 posted on 07/20/2013 3:18:47 PM PDT by Boomer One
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To: kristinn

I listen and I read. The more I listen and the more I read, the only conclusion I can draw is;

These people are like children.

If they do not get their way the will throw a temper tantrum.


13 posted on 07/20/2013 3:19:07 PM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: kristinn

Proof you do not need to be smart to be an attorney.


14 posted on 07/20/2013 3:19:17 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: kristinn

I find her statement astonishingly honest, but her reasoning is flawed. A feral youth, growing up in a thug culture, a theif, drug abuser, often violent and bareley educated... yup; that’s a bogeyman!


15 posted on 07/20/2013 3:19:17 PM PDT by pingman (Trust a lib? Surely you jest!)
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To: kristinn

The Democrats are willfully trying to frighten the Americans who are black. They are doing this to keep them voting Democrat. The Democrat party will save the Americans who are black from the Americans who are white. What a crock. What a disgusting thing to do to Americans who are black. It is one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen. I hate to see people manipulated by fear. The slave master cracking the whip to get the slaves to do what he wanted is no different than the Democrat party telling Americans who are black that they need to be afraid of Americans who are white. The slave master and the Democrat leaders are controlling the Americans who are black with fear. It’s shameful and disgusting.


16 posted on 07/20/2013 3:20:18 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: kristinn

Why are we listening to these people? They’re clearly deranged.


17 posted on 07/20/2013 3:20:58 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (Qui pacem, praeparet bellum.)
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To: kristinn
Lots of anger in the TM race-baiting camp. All their plans for civil suits and other moneymakers don't look like such sure things anymore. In fact, just the opposite.
18 posted on 07/20/2013 3:21:08 PM PDT by JPG (Obama Does Egypt.)
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To: kristinn
It was about race all along... Did Daryl Parks tell a fib or has his staff gone rogue?...


19 posted on 07/20/2013 3:21:54 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: kristinn

According to the Martin Family:

This is about race...

then it’s not about race...

then it was about race...

then it’s not about race...

now it’s absolutely about race.

Make up your fool minds. The prosecutor was more consistent than this family.


20 posted on 07/20/2013 3:22:04 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: kristinn

What they did lady was the only thing they could do under the law. Listened to the evidence and rendered the only verdict possible. Sorry that YOU are the racist and can not get past that to see the truth.


21 posted on 07/20/2013 3:22:12 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: kristinn

Can these loosers get any more pathetic?
Yeah, I suppose they can.
But the loosing lawyer blaming the jury.
That is just so sad.


22 posted on 07/20/2013 3:24:08 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: kristinn

Race Card rejected! No evidence that you need it.


23 posted on 07/20/2013 3:24:13 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: kristinn
If he'd been found guilty they would have bitched about the sentence. He if got a long sentence they'd have bitched about he wasn't in solitary. If they put him in solitary they'd have bitched about something else...like he should have to pay restitution for the millions Traygon would have earned if only he weren't hindered by "the man" and "the system."

It'll always be something.....

24 posted on 07/20/2013 3:25:00 PM PDT by clintonh8r (white Caucasian)
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To: kristinn

Trayvon acted like a savage murderer and got shot dead for it.

Where is the racism in that?


25 posted on 07/20/2013 3:25:08 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama makes Jeantel sound like Einstein.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Actually, it is the Constitution in, I believe the 5th Amendment that also prohibits coerced self incrimination. It could also be the 6th which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.
26 posted on 07/20/2013 3:26:01 PM PDT by sport
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To: kristinn
she accused the jury of racism and basing their decision on “emotional elements.”

Remember, black agitators are almost always guilty of the very thing they accuse you of. Straight projection.

27 posted on 07/20/2013 3:26:23 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: pingman
Pssst, pingman, spell check is your friend. :>
28 posted on 07/20/2013 3:26:55 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslymz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: kristinn

This post needs a picture of that Boogieman at the 7 Eleven for comparison.


29 posted on 07/20/2013 3:27:03 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: kristinn

Narrative by Obama.


30 posted on 07/20/2013 3:27:17 PM PDT by livius
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To: pingman

I find her statement astonishingly honest, but her reasoning is flawed. A feral youth, growing up in a thug culture, a theif, drug abuser, often violent and bareley educated... yup; that’s a bogeyman!


Suspended from school when this incident happened? Why the suspension?


31 posted on 07/20/2013 3:27:25 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: kristinn

Frankly I’m beginning to wonder if the Civil Rights Movement is completely dead. It was never this bad when real racists were vocal. This is pure bull shit. Sorry Jim, Admin Mods. Bull is bull! Blacks don’t want equal treatment apparently. Just kill all the white people. Oops, welcome to Zimbabwe morons! I have no sympathy. Eff ‘em! Dig your bed morons and lay down! Who’s your Daddy? Not Government @sshats! Tools all of you!


32 posted on 07/20/2013 3:27:25 PM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: kristinn

Can’t tell if they are lying or just VERY deluded.


33 posted on 07/20/2013 3:28:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: beethovenfan
"Hey, so-called attorney. Zimmerman was tried and acquitted. Get over it."

NO WAY!

There's MONEY to be made on this non-event.

A Gangsta wannabe jumped the WRONG guy to mess with (CCW), and won't be a repeat Offender.

The more CCW, the fewer perps.....works for me.

34 posted on 07/20/2013 3:29:22 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: kristinn
Here's what they really want. They won't say it, so I'll say it for them:

"The justice system is so corrupt and so hostile to blacks that we advocate jury nullification against the defendant when the defendant is white and the victim is black. We advocate jury nullification for the defendant in all cases where the defendant is black."

35 posted on 07/20/2013 3:29:47 PM PDT by clintonh8r (white Caucasian)
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To: JPG

You bet. And they are pissed beyond belief that we are not awakening to visions of cities on fire, martial law, and random violence against whites. Evidently the hood didn’t get the memo (or maybe it was written in cursive).

They “ordered” riots and the brahs are evidently content to sit around talking on their Obamaphones and toking 420 to get a good riot going. Such a waste of crisis!


36 posted on 07/20/2013 3:30:17 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: pingman

” A feral youth, growing up in a thug culture, a thief, drug abuser, often violent and barely educated.”

That’s the point. They want you and I to see that as their “normal”. If you or I don’t accept their “normal” then there’s something wrong with us i.e. racist.

See how this game is played?


37 posted on 07/20/2013 3:30:31 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: kristinn
‘Black Boogeyman’

This is coming from the same community that believes in the "White Boogeyman" -- the evil white person who is eagerly awaiting to attack black young black boys and hell bent on keeping all black people down. They teach their children this, and they teach it in their churches. It's no wonder that myth is so prevalent in the black community given how shamelessly they teach it to their kids starting at a very young age.

38 posted on 07/20/2013 3:31:25 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: kristinn

FU Ms. Jackson and your judging of whites.


39 posted on 07/20/2013 3:31:33 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: Dead Corpse; All

LOL!

Someone on Twitter posted that George Zimmerman should change his name to George Benghazi.......obama would never mention his name again.


40 posted on 07/20/2013 3:31:52 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: kristinn

When logic is no longer in vogue, the excrement will hit the fan. We live in interesting times. May your belt have more notches than your killer.


41 posted on 07/20/2013 3:32:07 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: kristinn

Yawn. I am done with this crap.


42 posted on 07/20/2013 3:32:18 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Lol...

Almost made me shoot beer out of my nose...


43 posted on 07/20/2013 3:32:35 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: beethovenfan

There is a black boogeyman out there, and her name is Natalie Jackson. Be GLAD that Trayvon was not the one on trial, and it could so easily have been the course of events that would have led to that outcome.

A hulking teenager with an attitude IS the nightmare of a lot of folks, and it has not one thing to do with the color of the skin. Gansta is gansta, whether it is a skinhead in Idaho, a member of MS-13 or the Mexican Mafia, or one of the Crips. Menace is stalking America, and they approach under the cover of night, with their features deliberately obscured, but the hostility is beamed out like a searchlight.


44 posted on 07/20/2013 3:32:41 PM PDT by alloysteel (Unattended children will be given a Red Bull and a free Kazoo. Reminds me of Congress...)
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To: Gabrial

these people just keep on digging...


45 posted on 07/20/2013 3:33:23 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Rebelbase
You are correct.
It appears that the race card is IRRESISTABLE.
What a sad-sack, pathetic way to live. Oh well,it's their choice.
46 posted on 07/20/2013 3:33:42 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Stormdog

Indeed I do. I get crap from Libs for pointing that out, but never a refutation. Don’t frickin’ matter a hoot to them.


47 posted on 07/20/2013 3:33:53 PM PDT by pingman (Trust a lib? Surely you jest!)
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To: PGR88

“glistening black buck” I believe that was cheerful Charles Blow projecting some personal homo-erotic fantasy.
I get him confused with Leo Pitts. Leo’s latest contribution to the discussion is the phrase “racial justice” with its tribal, shield banging connotations.


48 posted on 07/20/2013 3:33:53 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: blueunicorn6

Very perceptive post.


49 posted on 07/20/2013 3:34:28 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: kristinn

Screw the entire Martin “family” and their ambulance chasing atty.


50 posted on 07/20/2013 3:34:55 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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