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-- has had to live like none of us would want to under intense scrutiny and tucked away out of -- really for his own safety.
So what will his life be now that he is free his brother Robert Zimmerman junior is joining us live now Robert thanks for being with us think Americans and his supporters today.
Up my first question for you has to do with this this final few moments right before the verdict was read how much -- Did you get last night we've got notice that the Florida courts would be tweeting that there was a verdict fifteen minutes or so reported -- Twitter.
Right right -- the verdict not the verdict itself but notice that there was a verdict came out and then we were under the impression that we would have less than an hour our parents -- to get to the courthouse that they made the decision to see there every day until there was a verdict awaiting the verdict.
And -- brother -- as he sent about those last few seconds.
Right before and then right after the verdict -- threat he hasn't said he's he's now he's arm resting and recovering I think that.
That George has been.
In -- house arrest for a long time in this whole notion of freedom of of being a free man is something very new to him all over again.
You know when the verdict was -- and we're seeing some video from this moment last night Robert it seemed like George Zimmerman was subdued.
I I've heard that more than once about you know George about not showing too much emotion I think that that's just the way he has he's a very calm person I think it was.
The right verdict and I think it was spiritual thing for -- missiles emotional and psychological those two words began feeling for him not guilty.
You know we started to see things change early on yesterday we saw the jury wanted to ask a question about manslaughter charges that look like second degree murder might be taken off the table.
Were you and George her family being talked to by the defense attorney saying you know.
This is the progression of things it's looking better it's looking worse -- what what were you being told we were.
Advised by mr.
Romero or mr.
west about that we were talking as a family about what that could mean and had a working our own -- sources to kind of determine if that was some kind of signal as to.
What you alluded to murder to being off the table -- what did you think.
We thought that.
Jurors usually go through jury instructions chronologically that perhaps -- to have been taken off the table -- they had moved -- to you know considering manslaughter they wanted to clarify it.
And now they ultimately came down on the side of -- to.
Times you said something to me -- we were preparing to get -- -- this afternoon and I'll share with the audience usage you always watch the news conferences and you're very up on what's happening in the media and all this.
And you watch.
Both the prosecution and the defense attorneys talk last night what were some of the things that struck you.
I think that I should.
Very publicly thank.
west for what they've done I think that the public has just seen this glimpse of of -- kind of lawyer that -- is an Adonis.
From the from the court proceedings but they're really profound man who believed to -- and -- -- and they were very ethical and the way they treated our family they were very gracious sort of family I don't think there's been a case quite like this.
Before in our history and hopefully.
Excuse me there won't be a case like that -- like this.
Again but I should thank them publicly that it struck me that they.
They looked relieved they looked to me emotional I think knowing them a little bit more that this has you know they've they've lifted this burden off of their client's shoulders and by extension.
Off of his -- -- shoulders.
You know at one point we're looking at him for just the second -- Mark O'Meara one of the lead attorneys for the defense team.
For George she said last night nothing will bring back teenager trade on Martin.
-- but now we move forward with justice having been decided by the six women on that jury.
What Fisher Brothers said -- -- -- he said he's resting but -- he said anything about what transpired a year and a half ago.
And how he feels about that and in totality how -- feels.
Yeah he did a year and a half ago I mean he told us all what had happened individually -- and one of the truth to come from hand and I think that we knew we were really have one definition of truth in our family we knew we were dealing with the truth and and if we had any doubt about that he wouldn't have enjoyed our support.
But yeah I mean a year and a half -- -- George was distraught I think we learned in the trial that he found out in his interrogation his first interrogation that Trayvon Martin had actually died -- he was.
Devastated by that the officer testified to that on the stand he inquired as to her religion because in catholicism death by any definition.
It's a tragedy and he was very disturbed by that.
You know -- I want to go just one step into this with you because this the prosecution had talked about.
Race and this and possibly playing a racism card in part of its.
Up prosecutorial moves you know was there something in the heart of your brother that -- Made him take this step toward killing trade on Martin how much did that kind of talk about racism affect your -- -- I think the judge as it relates to this case made the right call to keep racial profiling or profiled for racial reasons out of the language of both opening statements and of the trial itself I know that they were alleging.
That George somehow criminally profiled on trade month.
Being accused of being a racist is really an indefensible.
Accusation and we're very disturbed that it seems from our experience that the standard is unfortunately that people.
Accuse someone of being a racist without any.
The foundation -- fact and then we have to kind of retroactively prove that we are in fact not and I think that.
Accusation should be leveled when their appropriate when there's actual evidence.
Or actual things that would suggest that those accusations might be true.
The you know one of the things I've brand that you have said though is that you said this really wasn't a black or white issue to begin with my family is Hispanic right right yeah I mean.
People went -- and called George white and gave that description of him -- traction to the notion that this was some kind of white on black crime or that this was an issue of race but.
We were very careful and very deliberate not to rebut that argument with saying -- -- Hispanic you know any ethnicity or race can have.
Racist tendencies or be racist and I don't think that injecting another race and our mom felt very strongly about that because she's the Peruvian are Hispanic and our family.
I don't think injecting -- putting another race on the table was gonna help any.
All right no doubt because I know you're following what happens in the media you're seeing the video now these protests roll out across the the nation in and really we're seeing freedom of a different time.
Right people with the right to two margin and to protest whatever peacefully in this country it's what makes us America.
But what are your thoughts about.
-- I think you know.
-- miss Fulton mr.
Martin called for peace are finally did the same I think that that is one of the things that makes this country great the ability to assemble and speak out.
Freely and people should be.
Entitled to do that you know as long as it's peaceful.
I would caution some people from jumping to conclusions again.
That for example of justice was not served in this case that would after the president's statement that.
This is a country of laws and that the jury has spoken.
I -- President Obama made that statement just about 45 minutes ago.
George is married to shelling they have been basically sequestered just like this jury that put even more so ankle bracelets on and so forth runner George.
What will life be like for George and -- Zimmerman now.
You know I don't even know that.
That would be a question for George I don't even know that he would really know how to answer that yet -- have to remember this is the first sunrise in essence of of the first day of him living his life as a free and exonerated man you know say he's gonna have to learn how to move about.
Society -- meaningfully engage people socially.
It quickly before I let you go safety has been an issue is it now safety -- the top issue Georgia safety -- stick your family's safety that's always been on Georgia's mind it's always been and our families mine and we can't.
Threatened routinely on Twitter on social media.
All the time.
Well we wish your family the best you have been through it you say justice has been what it is that serve the president as saying that now we're hoping that things stay peaceful in the meantime.
Thank you for coming on thanks Robert Zimmerman junior here with us today thinking there's.
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