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-- -- -- the Zimmerman verdict growing calls to get the standing your ground -- off the books and today in a speech to the NAACP attorney general Eric Holder -- These laws actually undermine public safety.
These laws tried to fix some.
Thing that was never broken.
There has always been a legal defense for using deadly force if and the gift is important.
If no safe retreat is available.
But we must examine laws that take this further by eliminating the common sense an age old requirement that people who feel threatened have a duty to retreat.
Outside their home if they can do so safely.
By allowing and perhaps encouraging.
Violent situations who escalating public such laws undermine public safety.
-- -- lawyer for the Martin family he tries this year again there are.
Hi -- grids he's well.
Yeah want to argue about what the attorney general says in a second -- there's some things I take him to test -- I want to first speak about jasmine -- who is on your team and last night she told me that she obviously disagree with the jury verdict and that she was in the social.
Engineering I think was a term she years does this does the team not have respect for the jury and the jury system.
We have tremendous respect -- for the jury system in -- Up until last night I really result of the opinion that the jury was off limits to the problem is that the jury should be respected.
When you listen though to what that -- -- it last night.
I was so disheartened as I drove back of the Tallahassee I got on the phone my client and -- I can't believe what she's saying.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Police saying they did -- -- did -- -- the -- had time -- to let your colleague on this on this team right about the terror right right -- -- -- Explain what jet and was saying is that there's -- point is certainly his lawyers.
We try cases we respect that the jury does but.
We also respect the fact that -- evolves in -- And then -- issue may be with Deloitte -- not miss him with the jury itself the jury as a seamless followed the law the law has a key to that needs to be a -- I slept in stark difference I was so disheartened with her I expect so much more from lawyers he or she said train and then I would think pseudo profound respect for the jury system -- these jurors who we drafted do that so I was profoundly disappointed there.
Just the law the involving this one the most ridiculous discussion about the stand -- ground vs self defense they are one in the same -- I've spent the afternoon reading them they are one of the scene there is no difference self defense.
-- right to defend yourself just like -- stand your ground I don't know why in the world people getting these two things continue confused because of a working on it I -- don't get the attorney general.
But the but the fact is is that that wasn't even what was argued to the jury by the defense and somehow we've morphed into -- -- discussion.
Maybe that's a social engineering that we -- complete disregard for the facts what happened in the trial and a complete disregard for the weather about responsibility of the jurors that they took it so I had I don't get you I don't get lucky and let's go back.
To the jury -- for a second to -- Greta because.
When you listen to this cure.
And when she talked about -- to gin -- and how she.
Describes her if whatever reasons this you're associated be an uneducated would be an untruthful.
I have a fundamental problem would -- currency.
Any of the hostilities ended a lousy job Cardenas case look I fed -- clients there was -- few that haven't had much education in aren't good but that's our job that's not insurance maybe the lawyers are -- -- of the prosecutors were -- -- their job and communicate but why -- -- on the jurors who we draft.
We tell into the job ever agreed to -- suddenly so -- like and so suddenly they're the wrong ones are the bad guys.
Well one other one other issue Greta.
It became clear to me that I've listened to -- now about -- times.
Very troubled by it.
The biggest problem probably -- with -- -- every chance that she could draw inference from the key evidence in the case.
The -- -- always taken a kids' -- of -- and for whatever reason.
Probably go out there why why did the prosecution agreed to that's true then they picked it and and maybe it was because the difference is where the ruined the once it because it wasn't argued well -- the prosecution to present well but why do you indicting and sure why you why you see in the system doesn't work you know what you know -- -- so many people I've had so many cases.
There are all -- disagree a -- person gone against me but I've never been so disrespectful to the citizens who gave up their time to weigh the -- had just haven't.
Well look let me say it is here that and I mean I asked the.
-- if you would looking in my interview thank -- before last night I've really thought they would totally off limits completely right how well -- still have a real issue of Greta.
Win a -- shows up with a literary big deal did -- Dow was a verdict I'm sorry guys have a problem with them.
What you hear you -- -- -- -- got a report coming up on that and India frankly I gotta confess I'm curious what the jurors have -- say you know how what how the experience was for them so I actually I may be in a minority I don't predict -- lineup but we have report on that but I tell you at -- a far deeper issue to me.
Is when lawyers who should know better.
Go out denigrate the system that we worked so hard to get justice and what do you think democratic message does that send it everybody out there when -- people who work in the system and try to get justice is when we don't like that we -- we trashed the very system which is the only thing we have to get justice our clients.
If I -- Greta I don't think she was trash in the system whatsoever right.
Whatsoever and helping out that was a point I think which she was saying his -- We believed -- that's the response that the system -- -- this issue right is an issue that we need to address to see if we can improve it.
Well why isn't favor improving and actually Darian had a lot of problems with the -- -- justice system one is that there's so many poor people this country don't have access to lawyers and get really lousy representation but that's an issue that.
You know that you know it's pay much attention -- but anyway.
There aren't nice to -- yet gotten.
Thank you up you know you know the people just have to understand sometimes that I can understand I listen to what mark and Don see it right.
And yet maybe the wall of fame resume and to some degree did he was able to get -- acquittal but.
Please understand his.
People I don't think it did not only our favorite it's not a lot of the -- -- the -- -- the face relaxed he fundamentally you don't know.
Fundamentally the -- -- I don't know situation you know what I've read the jury instruction read on this afternoon there is just isn't routine jury instructions it's a constitution.
And it's the facts and people don't like -- you know throw -- set up but I'd say one thing in 888 that was not the law that favored them.
No he was unarmed teenager Greta -- -- or -- I didn't act today here.
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To do everything we think he does.
What the system she should she said she respects -- system and I can assure you that.
I think that part of it may be losing motion.
Which we respect this is so we think these people for their time they've done a -- -- -- -- their verdict but now we must go on to work on changing this law.
Well I don't like you -- change to me I have looked at the law but at a good time -- stand your ground stick around listen to that conversation about this little -- for me I don't blog about on Greta -- I can't figure out what -- -- -- and self defense is because we're self defense you get to stand your ground against someone coming at you with a deadly force or anything imminent -- -- I don't get a maybe I'm -- up but they're stick around -- -- radio here maybe mailers and teach me something but thank you -- -- nice to see you think.
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