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The story segment tonight all over the USA the acquittal of George Zimmerman being discussed among African Americans.
Joining us now from Los Angeles attorney and radio talk show host and -- Williams.
Apparently a New York studio reverend doctor -- and Fox News out turban and ask you the same question I ask -- parks.
Do you believe the trial was fair.
I believe it was fair and I accept different.
Are verdicts have consequences.
And short of rioting and demonstrating in the street.
Yeah African American community in other communities have options also to affect consequences for change.
But what about the my assertion that nobody really knows what happened that night except Zimmermann so why would African Americans assume that Zimmerman.
Is guilty why would they assume that.
But when the wind and take and if you start from the premise that you accept the verdict it doesn't matter what would you have did not.
Be prepared to accept that as the final word went out because I don't accept that and I don't believe what is the final -- it -- the jury what we believe we've seen other verdicts this is -- -- Martin is the latest week.
And we've seen other verdicts and so what we have to do -- put pressure on to change the system what system what would you change hot spot.
First of all I would tell anyone I know.
To skip Florida if you national convention's going to be so utilizing world these -- -- reunions -- largest -- Florida because it was a state of Florida but -- -- in the state I believe has failed and has created a -- climate -- -- -- -- children are in danger because they didn't win the verdict you don't causing our children because the latest black this easy enough is enough.
And England and it's unless and until we take some action to change the climate.
I'm not I'm not -- would you -- change but let me get to -- -- -- -- -- -- Americans -- OK well maybe that's true but I'm here and I want you to tell me what you want to change -- -- Williams.
Do you agree with the reverend -- that something in the system has to change and if so what is it.
The reverend that something that system needs to change but I also agree with you bill that no one knows exactly what happened on the night that this young man lost his life.
And what to watch -- brought us not knowing that in.
This really unsettling verdict.
I've off the Florida statute that stand your ground it's really problematic -- highly controversial because it really undermines their legal system as we know.
You have to understand that without touching his state of foreigner to -- -- you say well what LA artsy you want to stand your ground law to be abolish it change all right I understand how I got that's okay.
What else what else in the system they want change -- Well that's that's pretty much where I could fix the -- I -- -- hit it -- it is chaos and and now it's up to the state of Florida to do that -- the -- bills and lets them get started with -- -- the northern part of having -- hard -- and and your premise was and others in terms about the race had nothing to do with us.
There isn't anyone in America who could see a black man standing mobile.
The with a pistol in the sand standing over -- -- white boy who would think that that black man would go home.
Look I don't you believe your hypotheticals I know I know exist that the FBI investigated this guy Zimmerman all right pretty thoroughly.
And they didn't find -- -- background that what is said he would have gone after a black man all right -- I'm saying that blacks represent a trillion dollar economy in this country.
Yeah we have the muscle to change the situation but what do you want to cheat with a short -- whatever he says I want to change that law OK I want to change but more importantly it's been open season -- black young men across the country but other Latin young man you know -- but by the criminal justice system -- out.
I don't inventions and that's not true I -- that in this hour is how things might distract.
So wedeman I'm gonna have to explain enthusiastic.
The disparity comes in high crime districts okay -- police flood in to protect the citizens and make more arrests and they would make.
It low crime districts that's how the disparity comes -- let you know as well as item because we talked about last week.
That most black men are killed by other black matte -- but the disparity is this student disparity in sentencing.
There's disparity in education debt and a disparity in -- very you don't educate our children.
This is submit your talking about are they don't exist in the back and I don't mind you and other.
People who agree with you wanting to change the system for the better but you gotta get specific about it now I am what do you wanna say anything.
Yet and I -- to.
One thing that we have to keep in mind is that this jury's verdict which by the way for the record I think was completely fair I think George Zimmerman got the best defense money could buy and we certainly saw that with mark -- And with Don west.
How ever I'm not guilty verdict is not the famous declaring George -- innocent let's be clear about that what those six women did and I did not -- their position at all because they had a lot of evidence to consider.
And a lot of questions -- that went -- answered it not in my opinion due to the states.
Lack of theory of the case so what they did was they simply gave us a not guilty verdict which tells us that the state did not meet its burden of proof and that's it is just tell us about this system and that's the fifth and you can't change -- -- -- -- that.
And when it comes -- -- -- out of that.
Did they do justice systems burden is the prosecution must prove the case beyond a reasonable can't change the system in America over the years.
There were different premises for blacks must three fifths are.
And it is talking macro on talking -- a lot of -- merit and -- that I'm talking Americans can't.
I gotta go.
I -- I got.
The point of the matter is that I agree with you.
That things need to be improved in race area with this case should not be the poster boy.
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