April 19th, 2012
08:49 PM ET

Trayvon Martin's family rejects Zimmerman meeting

The lawyer for Trayvon Martin's family says they will not agree to meet with George Zimmerman privately as he requested.

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  1. joanie moore

    Hello Anderson,
    You are great but I think you are missing two important points today. They are: 1) Zimmermans statement, was not an apology because he interjected an excuse for his behavior in the statement. It was the unsaid "but" that preceeded his comments on Trayvons age and whether he was armed or not. He also disassociated himself from the fault of the crime by saying to the parenets "he felt bad for their loss" instead of saying, "he was sorry for taking their son's life" . Zimmerman was allowed to manipulate and minimize in court today.
    2) Why are people putting any weight on the neighbors statements in support of Zimmerman ? They have a conflict of interest since a case could be brought against their community of which they are a part. It also puts the witnesses in a worse bind. They may need protection. Thanks for your good work Anderson.

    April 20, 2012 at 8:59 pm |
  2. Kurtzy911

    I love this family. They have conducted themselves with such strength and emotional restraint, even with the whirlwind of emotion swirling around them. Their representation seems to genuinely have their interests in mind. In this situation a lawyer could be very aggressive and take advantage of the hype surrounding the case, he has remained professional and working within the charges.

    April 20, 2012 at 8:25 am |
  3. Brenda Miller

    If you do the crime, you must do the time. You can't bargain with the devil, if you do you will surely be disappointed. The message to the TM family is, victory will come if you trust God, for the battle is not yours it's the Lord's. Trust God and keep the faith.

    April 20, 2012 at 1:25 am |
  4. noella Maehl

    The Travon's did the right thing in not accepting to meet with this kid, who still wears a diaper. Who does he think he is? A big wheel because his father is a former judge???
    By meeting with this killer, who is trying to make amends, is too late... all the lies he said to try to cover up... Hello... His 911 call, profiling; the neighbor with 911 hearing the gun shot; the girl friend he was speaking with him, who divulged what really happen, why should we go further? It should stop right here and let justice take it's course. But what is justice in Florida? A racist State! I just pray that justice will be done, with Scott, our governor, leaves alot to be desired. We've already gone through 3 judges... This tells you, everyone in the justice system is related!!! Why do you think Zimmerman was released, told by the State's Attorney????? The smell of fish is rampant!!! God love Travor. xxx

    April 20, 2012 at 12:30 am |
  5. Brian

    Mmmmmmmm it really tried that!!! I have to agree with the family never once has this joker said sorry, now it wants to meet!!!! Something sound real fishy about that!!!

    April 19, 2012 at 11:05 pm |