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And again Bernie Grimm in -- work friendship my left -- -- gonna start with you your response.
Well this is there are rare occasion where I agree with the Martin family where I find that to be -- reprehensible comment particularly.
Given what's going in New York born in New York right now with the stop and -- controversy surely everybody in the countries aware of the major trial that's going on in lower Manhattan.
About the police practice here stopping young black men on the streets of New York City with no cause and that's -- detected the next detective.
Of the NYPD.
Making that kind of insensitive remark in this climate right now if I understand it's television and you want viewers.
But if you have that attitude why on earth would you express vat or national television it's it's baffling to me.
-- -- getting a fair jury in this case I mean I just had a trial this week.
There is no way I was going to get a fair jury for racial reasons and a good -- to injured trying to case to a judge.
You don't want to do that it's very difficult it's very risky but -- that said.
I think what we're talking about here if you have to be aware of jurors that of what we call sleepers which come up.
He put them up and say they don't know anything about the case.
They think they can be fair or impartial.
Those -- the people on the immediately suspicious that -- of course if you live in that area you'll know something about about about the case -- -- -- living in a box with no lighter.
We're -- -- there but yet.
It's very very difficult to find a fair impartial.
During -- state you're gonna find somebody knows something about the case it's probably leaning one way or another and then try to -- that -- and get them.
And the evidence in the onus is on the attorneys to really present the facts and let people decide and that's one of the reasons woman on 11 tape is such a critical point in this because.
The forensic experts look at that audio and they'll try to say well -- -- on Martin's screaming out for help wasn't George Zimmerman screaming out for help.
Who was really controlling the -- if you will.
-- ended up with trading on -- debt I wanna go back to this point because with the video that we just watched we heard mark furniture and directly respond.
That he thought that the comments -- former detective -- offensive but you know there is an attitude.
That goes along with kind of walking through -- neighborhood.
And this isn't by the way not in the middle of the night and we want -- to actually play this for you and in the right way that it should be.
And that's you know it's just after -- but there is an attitude that -- people who.
Are concerned when they -- people that they don't know walking through the neighborhood and I'm asking now live -- -- making too much about race in this case.
I I have to tell you what we're watching -- right side of our screen here.
-- as the fact that court now it's not concession yet with the jury selection process listings and apple more control of Manila you know -- will go straight to -- live.
Of of the judges she does each morning at this time.
To both sets of attorneys you see the defendant standing -- Zimmerman.
As they begin this process and when they do begin in earnest of course we'll take you there a -- but my point in all of this is saying.
That if you extrapolate race and you're in your neighborhood and you see somebody walking through you don't have to -- neighborhood watchman.
To be concerned that that person doesn't belong there.
-- call the police now.
I mean if you're really -- -- well I mean and the police according to that to what -- what's been leaked to the press so far told them does stay away needed to do that now.
If on the defense in this case I wanna do the opposite of play the race card I -- -- take race out of it because the more you talk about race in this case from a defense perspective.
The less his actions were justifiable.
And the more he looks like a big -- on the defense I want race out of the case.
-- marks 100% right you don't need -- Overtly played the race card it's out there you can do it in a subtle way and a very good to know exactly what's going on it for me comes down to the facts.
The guy called 91191.
What essentially said don't do anything on -- I mean the kid was white and walking through there it would be an -- but talk about the -- attitude -- -- what's in the 7-Eleven bought some skills and so I'm not sure what the threat -- You know like you said a couple of things there that I mean I don't have to defendant George Zimmerman I'm not being asked to be his defense attorney but I am a journalist and I see the flip side of your comments and and one of them I would say that.
You know this isn't -- strange walking through your neighborhood I don't care -- purple I think they stand out.
And I just put on the live chat why am I the only person on the race card over played here.
I do think that the prosecution Bernie and -- is in somewhat of a dangerous position if they do overplay the race card.
Because they won -- the -- and jury to.
And the jury now -- no longer see it as having any benefit other than.
The prosecution is trying to manipulate us almost divide us as much as is anybody would be could be divided on this issue.
And ignore the facts in the case it could backfire quite candidly on them.
-- just an observation from a journalist's perspective because you know hoping to get those interviews at the end today.
You want to have the best questions -- your hand to play and ask.
And I would start with the prosecution -- what -- other game plan.
Is it that doesn't work out you gotta go with the facts on this case.
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