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New developments in the George Zimmerman murder trial as a contentious jury selection process.
Enters its fourth -- at least two dozen potential jurors have been interviewed so far one of them thrown out after being caught lying to the court.
And while selecting a jury is an important step our next guest thinks there could be an even bigger problem with this case once those jurors are picked.
Judge Alex -- -- is host of the judge Alex show on fox -- To see him.
Because -- -- you actually what do you think the biggest problem -- -- Well I see if you problem -- -- first of all obviously I think I'm getting the sense of some of these jurors are not being very forthcoming in their answers I think it's -- hard to believe that that people from that community -- -- maybe across the country but from that community.
Really haven't heard much about the case and even if you don't watch the news you have co workers your friends your neighbors who do it's it was the hottest topic for a long time.
So I think we're being faced with people who want to be on the jury maybe because of the publicity maybe because you know like the Casey Anthony case it gives you a lot of power.
And that's that's a recipe for disaster -- you have jurors who later are shown to have lied for the purpose of getting on the jury you end up having to retry the whole case all over again.
And evidence today that or yesterday the gentleman.
Who was was lying about is his real -- feelings about the case and it comes out that he had this FaceBook post where he was ranting and raving about justice will be served and and it clearly taken -- position.
My frankly would -- that jury contempt and does sent the message that this is not going to be tolerated.
At judge mom there you guys you know there's been a debate about how much of trade -- Martin's past can be revealed in this case are things like his text messages relevant to his.
Are they relevant yes are they admissible no because Florida law requires that reputation.
Of the character of -- witness is the way to put that evidence it.
You can't just put in evidence of the character of the -- is a victim not witness of a victim by saying they did this and that in the past everybody has something they've done in the past.
So formal law says if you are gonna prove the character for example for violence.
That trade on Martin has -- character of violent character.
That the defense could put that in but they have to put -- in -- reputation evidence because that is a broader.
Analysis of the personality of the individual you can't say you got -- five -- made these threatening statements or things like that now the prosecution could open the door.
They could actually say he's never been in a fight before and the next thing you know that that the defense is marching in with we have these text messages about infighting.
I don't think they're they are naive enough to make a mistake like that.
As you know there's been a lot of debate as to whether or not George Zimmerman that night somehow profiled trim on -- somehow followed him.
Or was alerted to him because of his race because -- on Martin was -- and you say that there is a good way to determine.
Whether or not George Zimmerman has a history.
I think it's I think the better way than the guesswork out there you know people are are before the trilogy that started or are yelling yes -- he was racist no he wasn't that that we don't know.
Com and and everybody does profile it's it's racial profile we're talking about if you see somebody somebody's -- your friend's backyard coming out of window you suspect -- burglar that's a sense of profiling.
I would say he's called the police about 44 times and I think that about fifteen or twenty of those were about.
Suspicious people and it was a multi racial multi ethnic community where -- whites Hispanics and blacks.
There's no way that everybody he -- on the street.
That he does not know is black so if you look at that list of fifteen or twenty and every time he called the police it was a black male -- that's a pretty good statistic indicator that he may be motivated.
Racially different turns out that there -- white males as well or Hispanic -- than he just -- profile people he doesn't know -- which block a lot of people do.
And -- order to make that case that he does it based on race just jobs for our thanks so much clearance.
Always a pleasure actually thank you thanks.
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