From Juror says Zimmerman ‘got away with murder’ (USA Today):
The lone minority member of the jury that acquitted George Zimmerman says Zimmerman “got away with murder” in the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin. In an interview with ABC News that aired Thursday evening, the woman identified as Juror B-29 said she feels she owes an apology to Trayvon’s parents over the verdict that touched off protest demonstrations around the country. The juror said the six-member, all-female jury followed Florida law and found the evidence did not warrant a murder conviction. “You can’t put the man in jail even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty,” said the juror.
But, isn’t that precisely what the pro-Trayvon mob demands?
[…] Maddy said she favored convicting Zimmerman of second-degree murder when the jury began its deliberations. “I was the juror that was going to give them the hung jury. I fought to the end,” she said. After nine hours of discussion about the evidence, Maddy said, she concluded there wasn’t enough proof to convict of murder or the lesser charge of manslaughter under Florida state law. She said she “felt confused” because “if a person kills someone, then you get charged for it.” “But as the law was read to me, if you have no proof that he killed him intentionally, you can’t say he’s guilty,” she added.
Then how does one’s “heart”, i.e., emotions, know that Zimmerman is guilty? Apparently not from any evidence. Aside from the gun shot wound and scuff mark on Trayvon’s fist from bashing Zimmerman’s head into concrete, the 5′ 11″ foot corpse of high school footballer Martin had no other signs of damage; not so with the 5″ 8′ multi-racial, registered Democrat, Zimmerman (his maternal grand-pa is Black) who had lacerations, black eyes, a broken nose and bloody face. The fact is that it was Trayvon — given the actual physical evidence — that initiated physical violence against Zimmerman. Trayvon’s death was tragic. But Zimmerman — and the “system” — is not the one to blame.
She said she has wrestled with whether she made the right decision. “I felt like I let a lot of people down, and I’m thinking to myself, ‘Did I go the right way? Did I go the wrong way?'” she said. She said she owes an apology to the victim’s parents because she feels “I let them down.”
This is the same bigoted mob mentality of the white-skinned racists of the Jim Crow era who would lynch innocent Blacks. The only difference today is that their hoods are not made of white sheets.
Damn the facts — if enough people feel Zimmerman is guilty, then he must be guilty.