Skip to comments.Martin Family Attorney: Racist Zimmerman Jury Saw Trayvon Martin as ‘Black Boogeyman’
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 jurors lack of identifying with the 511 158 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 jurys 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 prosecutions 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 didnt even know, that you know to me that, that brought it in. You have a picture of Trayvon shirtless that was shown to the juryan 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 everybodys 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.
Ive always thought it was, Ive 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 weve 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 were seeing it with the demonstrations. I think were seeing that people are not happy with the justice system, theyre not happy with the way that young black males are thought of in this case. And thats why it was important to have a white jury. It was important for America to see that people who said, Surely you cant do this! you know, they need to see where we are. This is not a powere 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, lets 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 Ive said was missing and Ive 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.
Jacksons 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.)
These people won’t be satisfied until buildings are burned and there is a white body count.
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.
Hey, so-called attorney. Zimmerman was tried and acquitted. Get over it. There is no double jeopardy.
It’s like a clown pulling a never ending handkerchief from his pocket. Race grievance - the gift that keeps on giving!
The thing is...the “boogeyman” doesn’t punch you in the face.
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.
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.
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.
Meh.. In other news, St. Skittles is still dead.
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.
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.
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.
Proof you do not need to be smart to be an attorney.
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!
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.
Why are we listening to these people? They’re clearly deranged.
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.
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