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July 25, 2013 - 3:32 pm

The Zimmerman trial’s lone minority juror, known publicly only as Maddy, gave an interview to ABC News. ABC continues to insist on calling Zimmerman a “white Hispanic” but has yet to call Barack Obama a “white black.” What’s the standard on mixed race designations? I’m asking for a friend, and also for myself, since I’m half of a racially mixed marriage.

At any rate, Maddy says this:

“George Zimmerman got away with murder, but you can’t get away from God. And at the end of the day, he’s going to have a lot of questions and answers he has to deal with,” Maddy said. “[But] the law couldn’t prove it.

And also this:

When the jury of six women—five of them mothers—began deliberations, Maddy said she favored convicting Zimmerman of second degree murder, which could have put him in prison for the rest of his life. The jury was also allowed to consider manslaughter, a lesser charge.

“I was the juror that was going to give them the hung jury. I fought to the end,” she said.

And also this:

Zimmerman concedes he shot and killed Martin in Sanford on Feb. 26, 2012, but maintains he fired in self-defense.

“That’s where I felt confused, where if a person kills someone, then you get charged for it,” Maddy said. “But as the law was read to me, if you have no proof that he killed him intentionally, you can’t say he’s guilty.”

When asked by Roberts whether the case should have gone to trial, Maddy said, “I don’t think so.”

“I felt like this was a publicity stunt. This whole court service thing to me was publicity,” she said.

“Publicity stunt”? For whom, Barack Obama and Al Sharpton? Angela Corey? That’s just a weird thing to say.

All in all, Maddy would have allowed her confusion regarding the gradations between murder and justifiable killing to send a man to prison for the rest of his life, even though the trial itself should never have happened.

I don’t know about you, but I’m really glad she wasn’t the dominant personality in that jury.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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I don't think this women has the intellect to comprehend the distinctions in the law. She said Zimmerman "got away with murder", but she obviously has no idea what the elements of murder actually are, and almost certainly misunderstood the jury instructions. It's fortunate she was too confused to have much influence over the other jurors.
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ABC news ... that bastion of journalistic truth? Any possibility they edited her remarks?
39 weeks ago
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I read this juror's comments and couldn't make any sense of them. Apparently she intended to let her emotions override the evidence and the law -- in other words, justice. This is why the case should have been dismissed early on or Judge Nelson should have directed an acquittal.
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Wait a minute... She wanted to convict him of second degree murder for a case she says should have never gone to trial???? God help us all with THIS 'logic'.
38 weeks ago
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I served on a jury some years back, hearing the trial of a county jail prisoner accused of assaulting a nurse by deliberately stepping on her hand as he came down from the top bunk. The accused was a mean ugly piece of work whom it would have been easy to send to state prison. When the prosecutor said, "The State rests," the defense attorney stood and said, "The Defense rests." I told the jury in deliberation that my gut feeling was that he had done it, but the prosecutor's case was so sloppy and filled with inconsistencies that there was no solid proof of guilt. Expecting a slam-dunk conviction, they had just phoned it in. We all agreed and returned a finding of not guilty. I mention this because I felt good about it. This is the way the jury system is supposed to work. Gut feelings don't matter. either the proof is there or it isn't.
38 weeks ago
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Apparently this whole thing was yet another case of the Corrupt Corporate Media lying to us. This juror was not quite as stupid or racist as they want us to think. Snipping and re-piecing a long interview into a short incendiary bomb:

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/frame_game/2013/07/did_george_zimmerman_get_away_with_murder_no_juror_b29_is_being_framed.single.html


38 weeks ago
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Wake up folks!! This women (or her handlers) knows exactly what she is doing! When the first juror wanted to do an interview, everyone, and I mean everyone was on her like stink on dung!! Why is there no out cry over this one? 1) because she is, or looks black/hispanic......2) because coming right out and saying he is a 'MURDERER" is EXACTLY WHAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE PRESS wanted to hear, so no out rage, no questions as to what her motives are. Simply brilliant!!! She (or her handlers, because I don't think she is bright enough to do it on her own) will now be the "DARLING POSTER CHILD OF THE LEFT WING RACE BAITING RACE HUSTLERS!!!" HER MEAL TICKET IS WRITTEN, BOOK DEALS (using a ghost writer presumably) TALK SHOWS, NAACP SPEECHES, A MOVIE DEAL??? AND on and on!!! And the left will lap this drivel up like thirsty dogs lapping an open toilet bowl!!!

It does not matter that she is lying through her teeth. She either lied to get on the jury by saying she had not formed an opinion, or she is lying about saying that she thought he was guilty, but could not vote guilty because of the judges instructions!!! That is preposterous!!! Was someone twisting her arm??? You can vote anyway you want to. tHOUGH YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO, YOU CAN VOTE GUILTY IF YOU DON'T LIKE HIS HAIR CUT!!! If she really thought he was guilty, she should have hung the jury! No folks, someone got to her and planned out this whole scheme after the fact!! And they and she will be laughing all the way to the bank!!!

"""""MOLON LABE!!!""""" (come and get them)
38 weeks ago
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"publicity stunt", indeed. Maddy pretty much summed it up right there. All of it was a publicity stunt created by that unholy trio Sharpton, Holder and Obama. Maddy is simply the last person to get in on it.
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All in all, Maddy would have allowed her confusion regarding the gradations between murder and justifiable killing to send a man to prison for the rest of his life, even though the trial itself should never have happened."

This is precisely WHY Florida's SYG law,(although it was waived in Zimmerman's case), has a hearing to prevent people who do use deadly force in self-defense from having to go to trial...a prosecutor ambitious to make a name for themselves coupled with a bunch of dummies on the jury would slam an innocent person into prison.

This woman has either been bought off or intimidated into singing the Crump Narrative, or she's a perfect little O-bot...ready to render the pre-approved verdict at the Obama Show Trial.

This is why serving on Jury Duty, when called, is one of the most valuable services a citizen can render to his or her community.

God help us all if we leave the determination of guilt or innocence to the stunted mentality of dullards such as this specimen.
38 weeks ago
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Maddy does not understand the law, or the language. Of course Zimmerman is guilty of killing Martin, but he was not guilty of murder, only sef-defense. Self-defense is not a crime, therefore Zimmerman was guilty only of defending himself from someone who might have killed him if the beating was not stopped.
38 weeks ago
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This is the kind of thinking which I worried about becoming dominant when I heard about the jurors all being females.
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Can't understand the difference between self-defense and murder? How can she understand the rules of evidence or the jury instructions? How can she understand the different charges and why they're different? How can she serve competently? She says she was going to be holdout, but obviously that did not happen, so how did she go from holdout to unanimity with the other jurors? I'm the one who's confused.
38 weeks ago
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People like this juror are why I'd request a bench trial.
38 weeks ago
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Despite a juror like this one, the system did work because there were 3 others who saw the situation as it was in accordance to the law & followed the judge's instructions; fortunately they were able to persuade her & the two others who voted "manslaughter" to see reason.
38 weeks ago
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With that judge? You'd have been strapped to a gurney and hooked up to the lethal IV within 10 minutes.
38 weeks ago
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That judge's behavior certainly did betray the obvious conspiracy on the part of the state's attorney & her minions to railroad this guy as a means to appease the race-hustling racket.
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