July 17th, 2013
09:02 AM ET

Discord, details flow after Zimmerman trial

The George Zimmerman murder trial is over, but details from the case continue to emerge at a dizzying pace.

Several jurors have spoken out after the verdict. The prosecution's key witness has been offered a full ride to college. And Attorney General Eric Holder blasted "stand your ground" laws but gave no hint about whether Zimmerman will face civil rights charges.

Here's the latest on the Zimmerman trial aftermath:

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Filed under: Courts • Florida • Justice • Trayvon Martin
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  1. TvNyC

    I call for a full blown national protests on Sunday July 21st 2013 against George Zimmerman.

    July 18, 2013 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      I think the preoccupation with this Zimmerman case by certain individuals and news outlets is rediculous and inane. If you live in Florida, get your legislature to amend the law.

      July 18, 2013 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @Portland Tony,we are in Florida and its in 21 other states as well..Thank the NRA,ALEC for pushing this loose self defense law on unsuspecting Americans because if they knew what was in this law and how it effects people it would've never been passed..Thanks republican governors to inact another rediculous law,are your pockets filled yet with their dirty money,bet its close!!

      July 18, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Not all Stand your ground laws are equal. Some states limit SYG defense to homes and autos. Florida specifically allows your "ground" to all places you can legally be and leaves it up to the local court whether or not you could have avoided violence by walking away.

      July 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Les

      Meanwhile in other news. Nine black men were shot dead by another black man in Chicago last night. Where is the outrage on that?

      July 18, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      Yea petey boy. I would definitely have a problem with a thief walkin thru my community. ie: necklaces wedding bands and burglary tools found in his back pack at school after he ta g ged the lockers. Now run along and ignore this valuable piece of info petey

      July 18, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Whether you follow people in your neighborhood or you lock your car door when strangers walk by the stranger does not have a right to punch you as Trayvon did to George! Period.

      July 20, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @josh,quit saying something you can't prove...You're just a bigotted,narrow minded imbecile that talks about something you have no idea about..When you come up showing some evidence that backs up your BS you've said here STFU until then,got it!!@bob,you STFU as well knowing nothing about anything on this incident..That's what's wrong in todays society ignorents talking too much and ignorents that believe it,proud of yourselves racists,you know you are!!

      July 21, 2013 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      Oh petey ole boy. I can't look it up for you. Do a search. You do have a search engine right? Just look up "what was in treyvons backpack" and you will see about fifteen articles pop up. Is ignorance bliss?

      July 21, 2013 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Is it all right for me to consider my watch and my wallet my own "ground," or am I PC and legal only if I hand them over to a demanding person before I respectfully walk away?

    July 18, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      That's entirely up to you. If you think you can overpower the bad man, do it. Anything, including my cell and wallet can easily be replaced. And if he's holding a gun, he'd probably take yours too. 🙂

      July 18, 2013 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    @ les, there may be plenty of outrage if hes prosecuted and is found guilty after zimmerman is free.

    July 18, 2013 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. TvNyC

    Good is good

    July 18, 2013 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. flamespeak

    Why is everyone still hung up on the SYG laws when Zimmerman DIDN'T use the SYG law as a defense at all?

    It makes my mind reel.

    July 19, 2013 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      SYG was part of the law the jury had to consider as directed by the court and the laws in Florida. Additionally Zimmerman's defense team is considering requesting a SYG hearing for civil Immunity.

      July 19, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • flamespeak


      He already has civil immunity because Florida doesn't allow civil cases to be taken up for the same charge as criminal cases.

      July 20, 2013 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  6. lawill

    So tell me something y is it every time a black person is in a conflict with another race the O he must have been a racist trump card is played and y is it that this country jumps when that card is played. we all
    know what most of the hoods look like what they ware how they carry themselves so why do you let your children dress that way if u don't want them profiled then don't let them dress in it and besides all of that the man had know past of ever saying he was against any one so what he wanted to be a cop if people didn't wish to b something or better themselves what would this world be like. if u take a persons rite to defend themselves the only people that will be able to are the outlaws. wake up people!!!!!

    July 19, 2013 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff

    It's over. On to the next "Trial of the Century".

    July 19, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Sad as it is your right @ Jeff. Everyone would be singing a very different tune tho had it been reversed and Zimmerman was the one shot, im bettin! And he shortened his own life span anyway!

    July 19, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      There wouldn't be a tune to sing because you simply wouldn't even know about it. Mainsteam ( liberal ) media only reports it if the victim is black and the perpetrator is white ( in this case they painted a mexican white.).

      July 20, 2013 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
    • flamespeak


      They usually label hispanics as white in the news when it comes to crime because that is how law enforcement label hispanics when it comes to crime to beef up the amount of crime white people do so that they seem more dangerous on the whole (when they are not, but try telling the media that).

      July 20, 2013 at 4:47 am | Report abuse |
  9. TvNyC

    We also need to expand our government. It is too small.

    July 20, 2013 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Sarcasm I hope, the more bloated the government becomes the less chance of success an individual has in pursuit of life, liberty, happiness and wealth.

      July 20, 2013 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Emma

      Adding to the DOI, huh? You are free to pursue all of that. Da MAN isn't holding you back. Fat or thin gubmint has no impact on your ability to pursue anything. Right wing garbage.

      July 20, 2013 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Are you a Marxist Emma? Are you a communist? This whole Trayvon Martin side show is nothing but political lies put forth by the left wing nut job, liberal whacko, democrat media. It just makes it that much more obvious we are living in an O R W E L L I A N society.

      July 20, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Hamsta

    A few things the main stream ( liberal ) media doesn't want you to know: Trayvon was suspended from school for theft of jewelry, he should have been arrested and booked in jail but the local liberal police police chief/politician was artificially deflating crime stats with a non working school program. S K I T T L E S + A R I Z O N A S W E E T T E A + C O U G H M E D I C I N E = L E A N, a cheap high for teenagers that causes agitation, violent mood swings and liver damage that was found in the A U T O P S Y. They also don't want you to know that burglaries commited by young black kids were on the rise.

    July 20, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kenny Rogers

      Ho Ho Ho this is not Hamsta.

      July 20, 2013 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      My goodness, Hamsta, such tea party lingo. You must be a fan of Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann. There is no room on this forum for that kind of language. It's as simple as that.

      July 20, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Emma

      He was suspended for having an empty bag of weed, not stolen jewelry... And it was reported that the jewelery was never identified as being stolen. So your point is to just smear the victim.
      Source: the MSM.

      July 20, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ancien Texan

      Okay they deleted my post. TM's autopsy showed none of that, just a very small amount of THC that was so old it was almost out of his system. No liver damage, none of that. He also had none of George's DNA, and his knuckles showed minimal damage, not like there should have been if he broke GZ's nose. This post is full of conjecture.

      July 20, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Kenny Rogers

    We know that Emma but ( ensure when Hamsta is trolled that he doesn't.

    July 20, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Thank you @ Ancient Texan! And even if ANY of that garbage were true and we know it isnt, it still DOESNT MEAN HE DESERVED TO BE SHOT! So now my next question: How many people here posting are PERFECT? Particularly when you were a teenager! And if even one of you says you were then you're lying!

    July 20, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @chrissy,good morning..That's the problem in todays society, everyone's a freakin professional in everything..Zimmerman,Trayvon and how all the wanne be lawyers,investigators with their two cents of knowledge and their supposid theories that are far from the truth mostly conjecture ...Remember it was said that the six women on the jury knew nothing of Trayvon and everything about Zimmerman..That's how these ignorents here are like , commentors know who they are have made all kinds of bigotted statements about Trayvon without any knowledge of him as well...Let this kid rest in peace and remember ignorents it could be your kid shot by a wanne be cop like Zimmerman and don't think it can't happen to you because you saw it here didn't yah!!

      July 21, 2013 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  13. Hamsta

    Do you live in Florida Emma? Or are you one of those useful idiots that quickly dismisses the bible saying that it is written by man but accepts the 5 O'clock news as the word of God? Not one person in my entire family tree has ever recieved a handout, as a matter of fact my family is spread across the entire Gulf Coast. Collectively my family posses the knowledge, the machines and the land to sustain itself. We need nothing from you, but you need us every day.

    July 20, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      @HAMSTA..... While I tend to agree with your philosophy of self sufficiency, you gotta realize that state and federal governments have provided the "hand out" in the form of the infrastructure construction that allows you to use roads, bridges, and highways to market what you produce and bring to your door items you don't. The levies and dams that keep keep the gulf coast from washing away and so on are part of this government "hand out" you claim you don't take. You may have paid some taxes to help accomplish some of these projects as all citizens do, but I can assure you, all the tax payers in America paid their share too!

      July 20, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Emma

    Thanks. I'll keep that in mind. Darling.

    July 20, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Lol @ Ancient Texan, it was read and appreciated when you posted it the first time. And @ hamsta, it sure is nice having someone else besides myself, sparring with you! @ Emma, lol it will become almost a fulltime job! 😉

    July 20, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
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