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While outrage continues to ensue regarding the George -- acquittal the Congressional Black Caucus is -- Chiming in let's take a look.
We all have heavy hearts.
The Martin case.
But part of the problem.
Is that we don't feel.
That -- judicious system.
Is say the main.
The situation is that.
We do know that miss the -- civil rights have been badly.
We do know then -- I remember this comes after the FBI documents revealed there is no evidence of racial bias related to this tragic event however members of the CBC.
Are pushing forward now preparing legislation in response to trade bonds debt.
Now proposals are intended to rein in -- racial profiling.
Scraps state -- -- laws and promote training for neighborhood watch volunteers.
Among other anti violence measures here with reaction to this -- more professor of pediatric neurosurgery John Hopkins university doctor Benjamin Carson and the former deputy director of the NAACP Michael -- Michael welcome back.
Can you cited.
That there's any racial antipathy in Jordan Zimmermann his life his background this case.
The FBI looked into at sixteen months and found nothing do you know anything.
Well I don't know anything specific I don't believe that George Zimmerman is a -- -- say.
But I do believe the -- George Zimmerman had prejudices that at that.
Formed his assumptions about -- -- might have any elements to commit this horrendous act -- I think the the the killing that has taken place of -- -- Marten is sufficient enough.
You know he was tried with the Venezuelan and US are -- that I have nothing to do is race.
Well it it it it does have something to do with with race and the assumptions that George Zimmerman made that particular night.
George Zimmerman made a gross assumption about -- -- -- -- that he was in in that community up to no good.
And that predicated his actions.
He is if he had not made those assumptions he would have never gotten.
The car he would have never called grizzly mom and Trayvon Martin would still be alive as the bond you're you're you're making assumptions -- sell -- is what we do know about the case and George -- terrorism but those -- It was a crime ridden neighborhood had had a lot of break -- Is part of a neighborhood watch.
He saw somebody didn't know the live there and that was very close to a home who seemingly looking into -- window.
-- does that not sound suspicious and transcend the issue of race.
Well and I mean when is it a crime to use your eyeballs while you're walking down the street to go home.
Well when is it a crime for you to.
Beach somewhere that someone else may not be for me refute with -- But you're actually in your home you're assuming that this is -- -- should have done instead of pursuing him.
He should've said hey I'm from the neighborhood watch I'd like to talk to you about what you're doing in this neighborhood -- think doctor Carson.
Any evidence you've heard in this case.
Well first let me just show mr.
bond that that his father was one of my role models growing -- I was very impressed by its ability to express themselves.
As -- -- -- -- know your role models for my son and then in turn.
-- -- -- You know what when I look at a case like this.
I try to look at it from both points of view.
And you know like I grew up in the inner city Detroit and Boston.
And an inner city that if you're walking down the street by yourself late at night.
And someone starts following him you go into a fight or flight mentality.
And I'm sure that that may have played some -- and -- guns actions.
From the point of view of George Zimmerman.
You're the night watchman.
There's been a lot of crime you see somebody that you don't know.
And he did the appropriate thing -- on the police.
Perhaps not the appropriate thing but I you know following him however.
It ended up in an altercation a very unfortunate situation.
And George Zimmerman happen to have a guy.
And and so.
It ended up in the tragedy I'm thinking that.
There must be something that we -- learn from the situation in addition to not.
You know creating a big.
Racial divide and the thing that I would suggest and I think we really start thinking about things like this.
Put -- night watchman in addition to the gun the taste it.
If it had a case -- we -- people who would be here talking about this right now.
And that we don't doctor.
I don't wanna cut -- but if if if jurors -- -- use something that we all come equipped with his mouth.
If he is simply identified himself as the neighborhood watch month.
And said so who are you what are you doing this community.
-- the neighborhood watch but I represent the neighborhood organization.
I'm here to make sure they're they've been crimes in the neighborhood they've been crabs in the community.
What are you doing here if he would've given -- -- on.
The opportunity to speak as -- these guys are supposed to do as a -- pursuing him at a greater fight didn't but the neither one of us would be here tonight having this discussion.
That the problem is is that according to George Zimmermann when he was confronted by trade bond.
Trade on almost immediately threw the punch to broke his nose and then jumped on top of them accordingly eyewitness.
Yeah well maybe he says now that -- that he approached his car.
When George Zimmerman was in his car before he got out.
He could've simply identified himself then and trade round marred and it wasn't ends I guess swing and that's reasonable and -- -- probably still be alive to today but there's no.
There are no winners there are no winners and the situation.
And you know part of the problem here is it it looks like a travesty.
Of justice because Zimmerman gets away completely free.
But you know the way I look at it this was not a second degree murder.
This was a fair degree murder.
This was an immense -- And if in fact that had been the case he would have perhaps been a year two in jail he would have come out live the rest of his life and peace and wouldn't be a fugitive.
And people wouldn't feel so outraged.
We're gonna come back want to talk about the Eric -- side of this and whether or not they should be pursuing civil right charges.
-- -- Zimmerman we'll have more doctor Benjamin Carson Michael -- after the break.
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