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George Zimmerman trial the jurors have spoken.
And say they will not speak.
Will they change their minds the names of the women on that panel.
They have been sealed and reportedly they want to keep it that way especially after numerous requests of our have been filed a contact them.
But the judge might overturn all of this judge Alex -- -- is the host of judge Alex my guest here in new York and good morning to you.
Remember very busy two months I think you've been excellent on this case the entire time thank you thank you for being -- steady mind as we try to work our way through this.
The jurors don't want to talk.
I understand I should know about it not at all mean this is a very tense situation there's a lot of divisive in this in this case.
And I can see why they don't wanna be a target of anybody's anger and the -- the identities of jurors have not been reveals right with the judge change two -- as good a judge change it.
The judge -- change because of altering the -- court records is is the exception typically our -- records are public and you can go in there and and look at any court file so the judge has to have a legitimate basis in the law to go ahead and -- court records I think this is a great idea to seal the from the names identity of the jurors in fact I think the legislature should act to make that private.
Except of course for investigations of the police need to investigate bribery things that you think you need definitely I think you really do because we are now -- a different age ratification Anthony case I couldn't think of anything worse than after the Casey Anthony verdict came in.
For the jurors to be hounded by the media to get them to explain why they came up with a verdict in America disagreed with we asked jurors to do -- very difficult job and then.
The last thing we want is people saying I don't wanna be on the jury because I don't want to be criticized later if they don't agree if my verdict.
You'll end up with jurors who just -- -- sell a book or give interviews for money and who you end up then with verdicts that are that are intensely controversial so those jurors can -- -- -- and.
And double what with a -- said late on Saturday any attempt to identify jurors is a violation of a court order so far we don't believe any law has been violated we'll see whether -- -- that changes sure Mark O'Meara.
Held a press conference late on Saturday night he went second this is the winning case now.
As a defense attorney.
The state went first as attorneys who lost this case long before we even heard from -- by Martin's family.
And his parents who decided not to be in the courtroom when the verdict was.
Announced on the issue of race and media this is what Mark O'Meara talked about on Saturday.
If only those who decide to content condemn.
Zimmerman as quickly as viciously.
As they did.
Would have taken just a little Daytona five who was that they were condemning.
It would never happen.
And it certainly would have happened if he was black because those people who decided that they're going to make him the scapegoat.
Sensitive topic absolutely had to be managed if you -- I think he did very well and I think he makes a very valid point and I don't have zero problem -- I think I would encourage in a situation like this.
For the investigators to look into racism as a motive I -- you can't ignore the fact it's a young black male was alarmed at this shot and killed by an older white male.
If that doesn't pop in your mind I wonder if racism is involved then you're ignoring the reality of racism however once you do the investigation and you realize -- there was.
Overwhelming evidence to George Zimmerman was not a racist.
Then that you have to move on from that -- OK we've investigated that wasn't a motive.
The -- Really in many respects didn't seem to ever move on from baton in some ways actually encouraged it -- you know.
When the major networks edited and the police call to make it sound like he was.
And -- pro.
Early on and oftentimes we forget about that because it happened more -- than a year ago what did you think of the state attorneys on.
On Saturday night.
And their full throated defense.
Of their case there was there was -- they were very strong and a setup coming out saying the jurors have spoken.
We need to respect the system they went on.
And on and on what was your view of their reaction I was surprised I really was it was I've seen many.
Public speeches by by prosecutors after they win or lose a case.
And -- -- to lose a case so they say is we disagree with the verdict respectfully but we respect the jury's decision that we ask everybody to maintain calm and -- -- -- that they'd they'd get their -- in -- they did not stay out of the water you know why -- why did they talk the way they did you believe.
I I don't know what.
It to me it seemed like they were defending their case all over again there's been a lot of criticism and I think rightfully so about them bringing this case when they had to know they did not have enough evidence to prove it beyond -- reasonable doubt they have an ethical obligation.
To not bring a case when they know that and clearly they knew that.
And I think that they probably know that an investigation is going to be lost to look into this or or maybe they're trying to head off an investigation and find out if there was political motivation that caused the bringing this case -- was a tragic case -- need to be investigated full bore.
But in many cases prosecutors investigate and they realize we have a death that we have only one witness who's gonna give their version and we don't have evidence to prove this beyond a reasonable doubt.
And they have a difficult conversation with a family to say I'm sorry I wish we did but we don't have -- so you're saying there -- be an investigation as to why they brought charges in the first place I think so and I tell you why I believe that could happen because there's -- the other pending allegations about hiding discovery due to its emotion of the most of the content that was continued to the end of the case.
Some pretty interesting evidence that the a state attorney's office may have been hiding evidence from the defense.
That's a huge.
Ethical and and moral obligation they have to abide by it appears they may have been the debt that could cause disbarment in some cases so if that is happening and you look at the other pieces of the way they investigated this case with Rachel's Intel and the playing of the audiotape in front of entire family members -- -- one of the time.
It look at it it's like screams of an agenda.
And I think that they may be concerned and so they stood there and they actually stood there -- trying to -- -- positive understand -- -- make -- -- about Eric Holder makes a move to that's something.
Watch out of wash -- -- the judge thank you.
My pleasure -- judge yeah.
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