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And I felt level you're watching foxnews.com coverage of the George Zimmerman trial I am joined now by -- -- billboard -- -- In Johnny good to see first if you've been watching the V interview process -- the potential prospective jurors so what do you make of this process so far ninety something this is a little.
Odd to me the prosecution so far what I've seen today.
Is being an but we want them to be friendly they want the -- whoever the actual Georgia could be they want them to like the the play the turning.
I get that.
But it seemed like the prosecution is really trying to and detained trying to be funny making them not forget.
The murder trial okay mysterious business so I while I appreciate that he wants to be liked and that is an important factor even though not evident to him.
An important factor.
I think he should be a little bit more subdued in his questions be honest with you in that we have a -- I tell -- never too -- blow this up right now this is wind and he -- actually he's talking to potential jury discussing the difference between.
His previous jury duty in this -- OK let's Nicholas.
-- It was one day and works for us.
So that's an example of what you're talking about.
Right Brian exit a couple of that they take -- -- big club and -- courtroom that -- prime example and I get where he's going with that.
But it's almost I'm wondering whether the defense is gonna stand up that they paid let's cut it out because.
It's -- mr.
O'Meara is it going to be that entertaining.
We don't want that jurors Hume it just died this case -- -- what attorney they like more a roommate of laughter and like here they have to decide on the evidence at it I don't mr.
O'Meara I would.
With a box of that that -- -- back and ask -- -- Trayvon Martin I mean pardon me.
George Zimmerman is sitting there yet.
George Zimmerman is sitting in the courtroom is that normal.
-- during quite here yet that it is absolutely normal because you know this is his trot so he had an absolute right to be at all they.
It's also an opportunity for those jurors that lay eyes on him they don't know at this point whether he's going to testify or not.
We can get he's going to be that this self defense tonight.
But they want.
He wants the -- To get to see him -- as a human being -- but -- I sort of problematic in a way -- to speaking to what you're saying how.
The prosecuting attorney is already sort of making jokes in creating this.
This atmosphere in the courtroom -- so -- and look we're going to be buddies -- to get through this in New York Times and we see.
George Zimmerman laughing as well -- that.
An excellent point because you know.
He shouldn't be let me I mean I understand that you know the the humor is funny.
He's a child basically for his -- whether whether he wins or loses it there's a seventeen year old kid who is dead yet did not think about -- right not.
So I agree with you.
So yeah I did that distract me as -- -- where there's George because now.
Ed the jurors these potential jurors are as you said part of the reason for it being their -- -- -- to remember talking about his right to be there.
It's his trial after all but also it's an opportunity for.
The jurors potential jurors to get -- a kid did -- glimpse second right however they're seeing -- -- -- is coming -- a bad guys certainly a different guy who.
For whatever reason -- ever happen and why he killed Trayvon Martin whatever that state of mind in his -- presence at that time was.
Totally different from just seeing him casually sitting near the court.
I think it would be very inappropriate I think it's an appropriate for the prosecution to be.
Acting that way I think would be more appropriate -- Mark O'Meara got up and started.
Making them laugh as much as he wants to be like to mean do you remember it if you watched any.
-- area this trial right we had a prosecutor who didn't mean they would never hinted he would -- and not likable but it.
That was affected.
Him and that it that we -- knowledge back to what Casey Anthony we had a defense attorney who a lot of people thought was kind of but they should not doing a very good job and let.
If that didn't matter we -- could be facing that I'm not ill.
But considering -- mediator Rhonda has already been up there.
He is entertaining he is coming across as very likable we're talking about the prosecuting attorney Trayvon Martin's attorney here.
Does that put any pressure on -- Mair when he gets interviewed the prospective jurors laugh out that hasn't really intriguing question.
I think it done and again it goes to that.
Electability -- I think he handled cases.
We're jurors and they might not win or lose based on what attorney they'd like more but it should work entered into the equation.
And may be on the merits -- the stand up there and sent to them.
Listen there isn't anything funny about this I have to ask you some very serious questions I don't care what you like me or not I don't care what you like my client.
But these are the questions that I need to know in order in order to qualify you and that's gonna really sober up that courtroom and -- him I'd probably do.
But speaking of sobering up though at the end of the day when it does come time to the trial -- -- right now they're just trying to -- bit of the drawers.
And once that happens I would imagine because it is a murder trial second degree murder trial.
I'd imagine that birdie.
The year Rihanna is -- to have to come across and get stern with those jurors at some points like -- Because now he's trying to win them over the when he turns it flips the table.
Think -- very aggressive.
In his questioning.
In his statements and everything at that point in the courtroom does that.
Would that affect the way they see him in the way they react to whom -- -- -- well -- that this guy was okay.
Yes I think it well and it could it could.
By -- and in the sense that the jurors might feel that they were a little -- like people -- think that they can even just a regular guy and now he's he's going on the attack.
It it it could work.
Perhaps in the but -- we have to remember that the attorneys aren't -- not -- -- but you know they're leaving ban.
Are leading the band's -- and and and wrapping it up with you.
Who as we stand right now we're in day eight.
The second phase of the jury selection -- how's it going.
Well you know I think it's going it's there -- it needed to be in this case because this stating all cases that are high profile -- on that -- coverage and you need to get that who's going to.
-- do you use that would have that you're in the media and that of what -- hearing the -- more in addition to and they need to get rid of those he.
And I think that they they manage that so far now getting down to that integrate any personal biases they're gonna want to -- they can.
-- their work cause challenges that that their peremptory challenges here though and that's what -- getting to the heart of the matter as they -- this -- went right in it.
It in which is we're just about twenty as we speak great now we're about -- Twenty minutes from wrapping -- -- -- in this process.
And speaking of the specifics specifics that you're talking about John and I -- here prosecuting attorney specifically start talking about.
In -- outfits in uniforms are dressed in general.
Does it anybody here -- you know judge a person by the way they're dressed and.
Which was another very pointed question and you -- allowed to ask those pointed questions -- what you're what you're not allowed to do.
It's try -- case in what what -- and what happened when the package that -- that line of questioning there was a break in the action side bar.
It that our government and -- -- back that line of questioning is over but so weren't that laughter with laughter and the jokes.
That seemed and you and I think Mark O'Meara was behind that because he's the one called the side bar -- interesting change in dynamic in that courtroom at that moment and very interesting John is -- Thank you very much -- -- -- here at foxnews.com.
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