Evidence released from FBI investigation into Zimmerman
Legal panel weighs in on the case
- Duration 4:27
- Date Jul 12, 2012
Legal panel weighs in on the case
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-- escorted back in session on the docket today major new evidence in the shooting a trade on Martin for the first time we're getting AD TL look at the FBI investigation.
Into whether George Zimmerman was motivated by racism in connection with this incident.
And whether hate crime charges could still be appropriate against him.
Joining me now former prosecutor now defense attorney mark -- -- and criminal defense attorney -- stickler.
-- -- start with you on this what what do we learn from these documents released today when it comes to the racial motivation.
If any behind this shooting.
We learn that there's absolutely no evidence whatsoever and again we're talking about evidence not reality -- no idea this -- a racist but no evidence that came from an independent state.
And then separate.
Federal in -- view of all witnesses that know George Zimmerman.
In fact his ex girlfriend with whom he had to seek a restraining order and she had to secure straining order against him -- yet he's violent but races not.
Does this how does this play into the case -- because right now he doesn't stand accused of any hate crime.
Ultimately don't think we're gonna have a hate crime charges that this is racially motivated.
The evidence that came out they further bolsters that it says that well it wasn't based on skin color but yet -- -- -- played a written major basis here.
Well his attire was upholding yet and it's -- -- he has ice team is kittles and it's quality.
If that's not racially based to go after this guy with the gun really -- -- -- let me get.
-- -- the marketing of the forty but let me tell the viewers what that the investigator concluded that makes referring to as the government's actions were not based on Martin's game caller.
Rather based on his attire the total circumstances of the counter and the previous burglary suspects in the community.
Local gangs referred to in this community as goons were typically dressed in black and war goodies.
Go ahead mark.
Well the evidence is going to show and I thoroughly disagree with make that.
Previous burglaries in the neighborhood and some of those individuals went around wearing a dark -- buddies like the one that trade -- was wearing but the bigger issue is again it's not whether he may be profiled is because of the skin because of the color the issue is whether they can -- second degree murder which requires ill will.
Where the heck is that evidence does this -- evidence -- does this.
Does does this stuff about you know even in the conclusion of that it was based on a -- Zach coming evident yes all of us will come to as the racially biased aspect of this will go into it ill will.
The reason -- second degree charged is because the prosecutor.
Believes strongly that she will succeed.
-- second degree conviction because he was racially motivated.
In going after this person -- and Martin and shooting in the big -- I mean that's -- Yeah Megan make.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- After that I think I -- -- -- I'll let let you can't say it.
Save it so don't make itself where is the evidence and again in in reality I don't know this -- a card carrying member of the kkk.
I'm just dealing with evidence where is the evidence in this case that it was racially motivated as opposed to -- I let this get the -- that that that.
The -- there.
Exactly but that I know exactly yeah -- is.
-- the fact that he went after somebody wearing a hoodie and skinny little kid wearing a quality.
And then you shot -- and -- him he is a kid who was not as big as straight as mr.
Zimmerman not even NRA shape or form.
That is what killed us Kasich and unless you're -- there's always windows only scratches here there's only scratches.
Ailment only had scratches on his said that's not pummeling his head into the sidewalk that would have -- in -- And it raises.
Here's what's not subject to dispute OK we know for a fact that his nose was either broken or punch to the extent that there were bruising consistent with someone being pummeled in the -- we know that we've got -- -- the -- -- we've got -- showing that he was on the ground.
And that this little child that you talk about what's on top of him committing an act of violence we also learned from today's evidence that there was a bullet hole in trade on that -- so around the bullet hole which would suggest that it was done at close range.
Just like Zimmerman indicated I I have no idea if -- hunted him down but certainly the evidence seems to support what Zimmerman saying so far -- -- good debate thank you both so much thank you guys he's.