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And good afternoon everyone I'm Heather Nauert you're watching foxnews.com.
Live and we are watching continuing coverage of the George Zimmerman murder trial.
Down in Sanford Florida the judge just announcing that they're going to take a lunch break right now so we're gonna be with you.
For the next hour or so talking about what happened today of course is day two in the trial yesterday and that's when we started to you -- Bring the jury forward to hear what is going on in that case so.
Just a few minutes ago we were hearing from the president of the homeowners association who was talking about when he first met George Zimmerman.
And one of the headlines from the us and will continue to hear from the president of the homeowners association.
After the lunch break -- because of one of the takeaways from -- is that he wanted to increase police patrols in that neighborhood in that development where they lived.
Prior to him testifying we heard from.
The woman who headed up.
The -- basically -- coordinator for the Stamford police department neighborhood watch program and she helped.
Recruit basically at George Zimmerman and talk about how she met him.
And how she provided him with the coordinators handbook that kind of -- guidelines about what they couldn't couldn't do what they should and shouldn't do 11 was -- neighborhood watch person volunteer.
Also earlier in the day we heard about some of these 911 calls.
And whether or not those would be admissible in court there are there's a history of these 911 calls of comment.
George Zimmerman placing about fifty years so 911 calls many of them non emergency calls.
In recent years and the prosecution wants to include some of those in in this.
In this court case the defense -- saying that those aren't relevant.
To this case and and trip on Martin's -- so we'll continue to talk about that.
The judge has determined that she will rule on whether or not these are admissible.
We believe later in the day that shall provide that -- but now let's go to lots of overcast right now want -- interview CT Tom Ruskin.
He's been here a lot on Fox News Channel -- -- here on the -- with us he's a former NYPD detective and if the president of CME group which is CI group here.
In in the New York City area hi -- -- -- Increasing so what do you see as being sort of the take away from today.
Well the take away is that the seemed to be concerned about.
Neighborhood watch they wanted to be organized rule and they were basically had.
Formulated this group to.
Basically it won't be on the same.
Page that they had a handbook that told them what they couldn't couldn't do which is important it's important to the police it's important to them.
Basically to protect themselves.
Legally I think now it's not like -- -- -- legally -- it's basically saying if you see something say something called the police let the police handle it is really the take away from this morning a -- But we know.
Police officers a formal police opens former detectives.
There are people in a group or any organization especially neighborhood watches that are very very -- Zealous about what they're going to do they are concerned about their neighborhood that's what they join.
And certain people more zealous and more dedicated than other people in Georgia -- -- -- -- -- people.
And Dallas this could be good thing or it could be a bad thing and I guess at that -- did the jury decide whether or not -- how relevant that is.
Let's welcome and Rick Sanchez is a Fox News lets you know contributor.
Rick is joining us from Miami or I believe via -- either wreck.
Of people of color and outlets also welcome Marc Marc Berman reports he's former LE PD homicide detective he is joining -- and mark.
Mark start with you I I know you've been following this case very closely what is your reaction to what's taken place yesterday and today.
Well I I agree with Tom you know you always have neighborhood watch people 11.
One little tidbit of the formulas they have the time.
The second is they have the interest but the prosecution in this case right now.
Is acting like neighborhood watches some kind of sanctioning body that certified and has standards.
Anybody gets to play in neighborhood watch so.
The road rules aren't are not.
Legal rules they're not even moral rules they're basically guidelines.
That law enforcement is trying to help neighborhoods.
Organize themselves to organize information that comes to them.
Certainly neighborhood watch is not somebody they can tell you what you can't do it can't tell you what you can do.
It's basically guidelines in -- George Zimmer was very involved in this the interesting part about the testimony.
Is nobody is asking neighborhood watch if they ask anybody that's participating.
If they carry a concealed weapon.
In fact nobody's brought that up about anything and any of the testimony -- Are OK well let's get back to that in just a minute I want -- welcome -- Rick Sanchez from Florida and and Rick as mark pointed out.
You know these rules are really only guidelines are not legally binding rules but one thing that I that I really noticed -- that this morning.
-- that this neighborhood seems to be a dangerous place to be there are a lot of police calls going on a lot of concerns about safety in the neighborhood.
What does that say -- There's no question that anybody who follow this trial has.
-- to give some credibility factor -- -- neighbors and the people who lived in this community really felt whether it was perceived to reveal a see that there have been a lot of break -- In that community they felt they had to do something about it.
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