It has not been a great week for George Zimmerman. First he was arrested on domestic violence charges in an incident involving his girlfriend. He spent Monday night in jail, where he was served with divorce papers. Today his soon to be ex-wife, Shellie Zimmerman, appeared on Katie Couric's talk show "Katie." Anderson looks at what she said and discusses it with Mark O'Mara, one of the attorneys who helped win Zimmerman's acquittal in the Trayvon Martin case.
Next week is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. For many, it will be a time to contemplate the state of Dr. Martin Luther King's dream. It comes as the nation is grappling with several sensative racial issue including stop-and-frisk laws, the Trayvon Martin case, and now the recent killing of college student Christopher Lane. John King spoke with Trayvon Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracey Martin, along with their attorney Benjamin Crump.
As attention on the so called "boredom" killing of college student Christopher Lane grows, so do questions about the role of race. Some are already comparing it to killing of Trayvon Martin, and questioning why the media, and President Obama are not handling it the same way. Criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos, conservative blogger Crystal Wright, and B.E.T. editorial brand manager Michaela Angela Davis weigh in on the case.
If authorities move forward with a civil rights case against George Zimmerman, how difficult would it be to prove? Anderson discussed it with criminal defense attorney Danny Cevallos and CNN legal analyst and former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin.
George Zimmerman was acquitted in the killing of Trayvon Martin but his legal troubles may not be over. This week, Martin's parents met with the FBI and Justice Department to talk about the ongoing civil rights investigation. 360's Randi Kaye has the latest.
Juror B29 has come out and apologized to the Martin family. She has called George Zimmerman a murderer. So why didn't she fight harder for a guilty verdict? We hear from her, and our panel weighs in on what may have been going on in the jury room. Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump, legal analysts and former federal prosecutors Sunny Hostin and Jeffrey Toobin and jury consultant Carolyn Robbins Manley weigh in.
Where was the the George Zimmerman trial won and lost? Before the testimony started, some argued it was already decided during jury selection. Now as we hear more from Juror B29, some say it was the jury instructions that made all the difference. Wolf discussed that issue with Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump, legal analysts and former federal prosecutors Sunny Hostin and Jeffrey Toobin and jury consultant Carolyn Robbins Manley.
Months after the killing of Trayvon Martin, another unarmed black teen is gunned down in Florida. The killing of Jordan Davis has not received the same attention, but the parallels to the Trayvon Martin case are hard to miss. The trial of the man who admits killing Davis, Michael Dunn, is expected to begin in September, and he is also claiming self-defense. Anderson spoke with Davis' parents, Lucia McBath and Jordan Davis. They were joined by their lawyer John Phillips.
Another juror who acquitted George Zimmerman is speaking out, and she says Trayvon Martin's family deserves an apology. Juror B29, is calling George Zimmerman a murderer and says she had no choice but to acquit. How could this have happened? What does this say about our justice system? Joining us to discuss it is Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump, senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin and criminal defense attorneys Mark Geragos and Jose Baez.
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