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Very we the jury finds George Zimmerman knocked it.
Justice Department shares your concerns.
I share your concern.
And guess -- First acknowledged last spring we have opened an investigation.
Into this matter -- prosecute.
-- as happy as I am the Georgian.
This jury kept this tragedy from becoming.
As the just.
Department said yesterday that perfect knowledge last year that they have -- -- Never guilty of anything to protect itself in self defense.
It boils down to if you have a seventeen year old kid who's minding his own business we're in the ability.
And gets the cost -- -- followed by an individual.
Wants to the cases brought on the net.
The merits are evaluated by.
Professionals and -- just.
President expects as in everything.
That the process will be handled in the way it should be -- just.
We are very very very.
-- Weeks of the jury's verdict found in this case the evidence didn't support prosecution.
Added that Justice Department engaged in this the president game.
And turn it into a political issue should have been handled exclusively with what the -- -- No one knows Georgia -- better than his brother George brother Robertson and junior joins -- nice to see you sir thanks for having Mika.
As a brother tonight.
Has his entire life has changed you know his his.
Life changed the moment those two words were uttered not guilty and it changed for him change for all of us you know we were waiting for that a generation for a really long time.
What I've been the other way we ready for that.
I prepared for that I talked to my parents about that about if they had prepared themselves for that.
We always had faith in mr.
America and mr.
-- and we knew the facts of the case we really didn't need a court to tell us what had happened that night and who was screaming -- who have been injured and how.
But we definitely prepared for with some of the lesser included since some of that last minute maneuvering to try to get.
-- -- child abuse included.
That there can be some confusion with the German miracle was your brother ready for a something different verdict of guilty of murder -- -- -- siren and how do you prepare yourself.
I don't know that he.
-- Greta you know I really I can't speak to what he was thinking you know because it it changes he was the only person had to be there.
Every single day you know he encountered.
Every juror every bit of testimony and we did not because we were excluded from the courtroom but.
I'm George is -- spiritual person and I'm sure he made amends with whatever he had to I know that he feels he is innocent and he feels he felt.
You know we often times it's lawyers it's -- genetic -- you know we work hard during the day and ended in a -- say about our -- -- -- -- our -- and -- -- prepare for the next -- the client goes home.
And -- into the trials and -- -- and we never really of trying to find out how to clients doing -- moments of even you know great sorrow and nurses to George cried during these times it was at that kind of thing for him.
Our parents were in the courtroom for the verdict in my mom told me that he did get emotional he didn't get emotional right when the verdict was announced but that he did say he wanted to go home -- -- wanna go home and then it's you know started to get very.
Relieved to an emotional at that time.
I think that George here he had a lot of participation in his defense in terms of working with with mr.
west and mr.
Romero so they were.
They did he did go home at the end of the day but they.
And he had that curfew but he did have an active hand in and trying to prepare him or help prepare his attorneys represent him the best thing that bush the first thing he said he would you -- -- him after the verdict.
I I won't tell US at him and I said in Spanish I said -- -- -- -- -- Which is the last thing I said to him before the first buck -- -- -- those are which means.
God bless you little brother and I think that's exactly -- needed to hear and I think that's exactly what I needed to say.
Now you you mentioned this the Spanish -- and add this to me it's no secret that this has been has a racial -- people insane things -- law.
Is your brother is Hispanic.
What's your thought about it it is goods if they've ever ones who many people not directions -- -- this you know white against black -- black against white.
And really so the missing element and here is that -- feminist Hispanic.
Right and you know Greta it's unfortunate that race has any role in this situation at all and -- even think you know the prosecutor in her press conference and race did have no role in in this case whatsoever but.
As a family we were deliberate to keep our heritage and our Hispanic.
And identity off the table.
Because it was becoming white vs black and we didn't see any good and injecting another race into that.
Scenario or another ethnicity to kind of -- like you were Hispanic then.
We can't be racist or you know only white people would be -- you know certainly not Hispanics so I think that keeping.
Our race out of it I was very deliberate it was very wise -- -- -- my mother who's his Peruvian.
Insisted upon early and often.
-- -- you know and this fish house or senate to come people and -- you know people just sort of content of -- once I you know went revenue mission is Tom.
You think of the Martin family cannot -- family.
We express our condolences in a statement September of 2012.
If I ran into Sabrina -- -- I would give them a hug -- and express my condolences.
Condolences to them I'm -- I'm inclined to believe Georgia do the same thing now.
These kind of these things that surround -- and tracing mr.
progress Jackson these people who.
Who I think.
Very -- grief and and other you know race profiteers like the NAACP Al Sharpton Jesse Jackson that's how I see them.
I wouldn't give them -- -- but Serena lost her son consider Tracy and you know now that we have this verdict of not guilty I think.
What I will always remember is the rawness of the emotion that deafening silence when you hear that your brother took someone's life in self defense.
It's still hasn't gone away you know that the attention of having him on trial is gone and we know with a resolution this and we know that the jury made the right call but.
Whenever -- -- at George I'm always -- -- and he's always gonna have to live with just as anyone who had to take someone's life that.
They have to carry that turnaround for the rest of their life now.
Another -- it curved back -- February 2012 how did you first hear about it.
My little sister called our our dad and -- grandmother had just been hospitalized for weeks and days before.
Sequentially and I thought that when she told me that someone had died that it was one of them.
On the she told me no it's it's kind of it involves George which was kind of mysterious -- -- what happened -- and she said well he was involved.
In an altercation and he's just -- to defend himself.
And but George is gonna call you and fill you in himself he wants to tell you the truth and every member of assuming the truth from his own mouth and that's what George did later he did call.
And you know basically it's explain what we -- know to be the truth now.
You know there's so many murders and shootings and killings and accidents in this country every single day for advice and we why this case and I never know really the right answer except that well would you -- -- pick and -- -- and for whatever reason because I mean other lots of them out there what what's your sort of thought about why -- -- so much focus on the spot.
Because there's other cases are not profitable you know the race profiteers that they have a business model they have been script.
That prompts Jesse Jackson's Al Sharpton spend doses of the world and they have to promote racism in order to.
See that they don't become obsolete I mean this was a profitable event for them and they spun -- his race.
He as a white man and then later when he became Hispanic they media spun his race into white Hispanic.
They used deceptive imagery of him to represent someone that he was not.
-- BC edited calls to say there's a guy here he's black he's suspicious he looks like it's up to no good to.
NBC -- people who did that movie that doesn't mean it's obviously very egregious immediately noted that it took a huge chunk of the audio to make of.
Convey a different from that point repeatedly and and I would -- in the suit with a lawsuit alleges deliberately and now mr.
Beasley is gone on the record saying that to put him he intends to go forward -- -- ASA -- mr.
-- is co counsel with -- from -- forward cheesy B&B C.
Is there anything about that -- sent -- strikes you.
I think that line of questioning at the end was bizarre.
And -- czars -- -- is kind of the buzz word that I heard and continue to hear about her.
Insisting to interact only with George directly and get him to.
Affirmatively waived or retain his his right to did.
To take the -- or not I thought that was kind of I was kind of bizarre I've I've never seen it happen that way people.
Lawyers judges have always told me they wait -- the defense rests to ask questions like have -- that I had seen him for.
But I -- -- in question was really bizarre.
You know I was I was hard on her for that to one thing -- -- that I served -- as a thought later saint I thought I was wrong I got -- that frankly if that was stupid on her part.
It was not done in front of the jury.
And that which is important.
And the other thing is is that is they said a look at the apple a whole universe of her rulings whether they were you know -- in -- may have disagreements some of rural and five of the lawyer.
Lawyers but but you know overall -- -- I thought that was bizarre but it was not managed to judge she was exhausted not thinking.
Yeah I mean everybody was exhausted at that time I mean there was a very contentious exchange between mr.
west and the judge and then.
Just doesn't look like them I don't think -- like west -- -- I thought that was pretty apparent but that was added -- much at front of the jury.
No and thankfully not because and that reflects you know poorly on the client especially -- if he's being asked if he's gonna take the stand and on that kind of exchange happens it looks like he might be.
Intending on hiding something you know so thank god it didn't happen -- furniture and the judgment the case along pretty quickly in a church it's has gone back they probably that we run.
Georgia's an innocent man the presumption of innocence that his.
He is entitled to is carried throughout the proceed.
Proceedings and now he has been -- to be exonerated of charges that he is just isn't isn't -- he was then I think that -- I don't know how he's gonna feel about having that kind.
I would hope that he would consider destroying that -- now he may have very good reason to want to be armed.
Because of the numerous threats directed at him.
And -- -- family and and you know you can afford to be wrong with the threat like that and I think he's learned from this experience and then he would be very responsible.
What -- plans.
Hard to tell -- hard to tell what my plans are our parents plans you know the -- 48 hours after this.
Sigh of relief com.
We all plan on -- We -- plan on on reconstructing I guess is a good word what we cannot replicate what life was like before this but we have to.
Pick up the pieces of the of the the aspects of our lives that we kind of just left by the wayside because we were all we all had a laser beam focus on seeing George acquitted and that was you know we ate slept and -- -- this case and this acquittal.
You know it's it's what people often forget it's like you know that people look at trials like sporting events who won who lost.
You know both families.
Took a terrible beating in -- -- on Martin lost just left me this is a horrible tragic about families.
Every every loss of life is tragic is tragic and nobody wins when anybody -- mean that should go without saying there was no winner.
Then I mean George when he recounted what had happened.
I've said it before he just was never again the same person it was like I had I had seen him three days before and then this happened.
And he was not the same and I think he would he was very remorseful and -- for for what had happened.
And it felt.
That he had lost and we didn't know what it would become you know later and and that there is a legal victory in one sense but there are no winners.
Is he looks unemotional during the -- you know -- I'm just look at any asset on my brother gets so unemotional serve you know plus or flat.
He was innocent not help -- -- but some degree if you falsely accuse me of some sometimes I get angry if -- accused recently devastated that I get mad.
Right yeah I mean and I think that's how Georgia's first of all we're Brothers but we're kind of different in our personalities some of the more animated and and livelier than he has in his very steady as you go very responsible very.
Warm hearted and and that he I think that.
Anybody in that situation has to be very careful how they.
You know express themselves in front of the people who are gonna decide your -- -- -- that the prosecutor said post verdict what the word to describe your brother she says murder.
Outrageous wildly inappropriate.
I don't know that it seems that that woman you know we'll stop it no end to continue to trash George I don't I don't understand why -- prosecutor would do that instead of just saying that they respect the outcome.
And then George was presumed innocent and was found to be not guilty which means you carry that presumption of innocence over I really can't get inside her head.
She's lashed out at professor Dershowitz of Harvard University before.
She just fired mr.
career -- the whistle blower who was so concerned that -- -- -- was not getting discovery he was entitled to.
That bust I'll be -- for my prayers.
You know -- still probably potential legal -- on the horizon that civil suit potentially.
And also Department of Justice is investigating how many thought to the attorney general and played like sitting him.
I'd I'd you know if if I had.
The opportunity to have mr.
holder here I would say no mr.
holder at some point we have to quit moving the goalposts you know.
People clamored for an arrest when there was no indication that there should be than they clamored for.
-- fair day in court.
Then they asked that the verdict be respected and then when it was not the verdict that people want and we're back where we work you know in February and march of 2012 moving the goalposts and insisting that George has to -- somehow.
For defending his life I'm very disappointed.
That he described.
What transpired as as a -- death that didn't have to happen I think that flies in the face of the definition of self defense you know if if that.
It's unfortunate that it happened but describing it that way it's really fans the flames of the people who are confused and reacting right now to this verdict emotionally.
And set it analytically.
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