The O.J. Simpson criminal prosecution was doomed from the moment the trial was moved to downtown Los Angeles, ensuring that the jury looked nothing like the two victims. Might the outcome of the Zimmerman trial have been similarly predetermined -- because of gender?
"I think people have to understand that you (sequestered jurors) are under 24-hour, seven-day-a-week jail. I don't know how
Former President Jimmy Carter weighed in Tuesday on the recent verdict handed down in the trial of George Zimmerman, the Florida man who faced murder charges for the 2012 killing of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.
First Baptist isn't the only church speaking out against the Zimmerman verdict through a powerful marquee. In Alabama, Pastor
"I think the jury made the right decision based in the evidence presented because the prosecution inadvertently set the standard
Pastor Michael R. Jordan is outraged about the Trayvon Martin case and "not guilty" verdict for George Zimmerman, and he's
Robert Frost once noted, "A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer." The jury in the trial of George Zimmerman consists of six woman, and this playlist goes out to these sequestered Americans as they try to make sense of this case.
It was no accident that Zimmerman's attorneys never for a moment did what most defense attorneys do in highly charged, racially tinged cases. That's to ask for a change of venue.
The Zimmerman case jury may be fair and impartial. But to pretend that racial bias doesn't exist in racially charged trials is self-serving and dangerous. His case could again cast an ugly glare on jury race bias.