The jury that acquitted George Zimmerman was made up of six women–all but one (who may be half Hispanic) are White. Juror B 37 is the first Zimmerman juror to speak out publicly and decided to do so on “Anderson Cooper 360″ on CNN. “I think he’s guilty of not using good judgment. He shouldn’t have gotten out of that car.” Well, from B37′s lips to God’s ears. George should have never gotten out of that car, but he did and it didn’t matter. Trayvon’s life was still taken from him, from a man–whom B37 claims is “over-eager” to help people.
Yes, B37 made a lot of utterly ridiculous claims, which made me question her credibility as a juror. But that’s just me. During the CNN interview, between the sighs of frustration and a few complete turn-offs (I actually stopped the clip 13 times), I was able to learn that B37 is planning on this being her first and last interview. She was hoping her appearance on CNN would take away the pressure from the other jurors from feeling like they have to break their silence as well.
Well, there is some good coming out of this Zimmerman trial after all because if I have to hear any more stunningly awful details emerging from this case, I…might…snap. Check out some of the most ignorant statements from the most vocal juror from the Zimmerman trial.
The juror was planning to write a book about her experience with the case, literary agent Sharlene Martin said before her interview aired. But hours later, the literary agent released a statement from Juror B37 saying she would no longer write one.
“Now that I am returned to my family and to society in general, I have realized that the best direction for me to go is away from writing any sort of book and return instead to my life as it was before I was called to sit on this jury. I realize it was necessary for our jury to be sequestered in order to (protect) our verdict from unfair outside influence, but that isolation shielded me from the depth of pain that exists among the general public over every aspect of this case.”
The fact that B37 called Zimmerman, “George,” should prove that she’s endeared to him. She even said that Zimmerman’s “heart was in the right place” because of the vandalism in the neighborhood and his willingness to go above and beyond to combat that.