April 20th, 2012
09:41 PM ET

Crump: Trayvon Martin's family trusts prosecution

Attorney Benjamin Crump tells Anderson Cooper that Trayvon Martin's family is confident in the prosecution's case against George Zimmerman.

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  1. 1Todd1

    Hopefully, this trial will be accomplished without too much external influence and that all available facts will be presented sufficiently and adjudication can take place in accordance with all existing code. Regardless of the outcome, it seems fairly clear that not everyone will be completely satisfied, there simply are too many conflicting opinions. It seems like the case is more of an outlet for a variety of social issues than for resolving facts surrounding the death of an individual.

    April 21, 2012 at 11:53 pm |
  2. John D. Taylor

    I thought the detective that was on the stand could have done a lot better when he was asked about the wording "profile" and "confront". I feel that the defense and the prosecution did their jobs. I am not a detective, but I see the way to find out if Zimmerman followed Travon are in the time it takes from when you hear the car door shut to when the dispatcher told George "you don't need to do that". Then go to the time that George disconnected with the operator and to the time that the argument was first heard on the other 911 tapes until the shot was heard. Synchronize all of the times together with where George left his vehicle and how far away from his vehicle he was to where Travon was shot. Then walk the distance out and discern how long it would have taken to travel from the point that he left his vehicle to where he shot Travon. Give about thirty seconds for the person to hear the arguing until that 911 operator was connected with the call that heard the screams and the gun shot. I believe that whatever happened could be proved if George followed Travon or not. Even if Travon did turn and defend himself, he would be the one that was standing his ground! Also I wonder when George gave his apology, I wonder why he needed to say that he didn't know if Trayvon was armed. Either way I don't think he had a right to kill an unarmed person.

    John D. Taylor

    April 20, 2012 at 10:54 pm |
  3. als1977

    i want to know where did trayvon martin's rights kick in? because trayvon was walking away from Zimmerman and Zimmerman followed him. doesn't trayvon martin has the right to stand his ground and defend his self? so the fact that who started the altercation should not matter. (1)Zimmerman could have stayed in his car, (2)zimmerman could have left his gun in his car, (3)zimmerman could have went to the mail box to meet the police, (4)zimmerman could have follow the instruction of the dispatcher to not follow martin. the fact that zimmerman had a chance to do all these things before the altercation took place should make the hole who started the fight should matter. this kid defending his self

    April 20, 2012 at 10:37 pm |
  4. Carter

    Apology? George Zimmerman expressed his sympathy for the loss of their son. Why is the Zimmerman statement considered an apology for shooting their son?

    April 20, 2012 at 10:30 pm |