July 10th, 2013
11:48 PM ET

Attorney: Martin family wants justice

Martin family attorney Daryl Parks reacts to Zimmerman's decision not to testify and Tracy Martin's trial testimony.

Watch Anderson's interview with defense attorney Mark O'Mara.

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  1. Avet

    MY THOUGHTS: Zimmerman never would have been screaming OR had his nose bloody had he listened to the 911 operator that said "police are on the way, DO NOT follow him". I don't know about you BUT I was taught that if you're being followed get your defenses up and be ready to fight for your life because you never know the intentions of the person following you and you NEVER want to be taken to a second location.

    I think Martin was 1. Minding his own business 2. Being followed 3. Felt in danger 4. Fought for his life 5. Fought with his fist. I, personally, don't think this would have turned into a racial issue IF the police in Florida would have AT LEAST taken Z to the precinct instead of letting him go free for as long as they did.

    July 12, 2013 at 1:43 am |
  2. MaryAnn

    In addition, if a stranger, appeared to be following me and continued to follow me, I would run. If still being followed or if approached, I would probably fight back (when younger). It is instinct. I would think especially so if I was a young black man, who we all know are sometimes unjustly profiled.

    July 11, 2013 at 12:58 pm |
  3. MaryAnnEgler

    I am the grandmother of an 8 year old MMA Jr. black belt. He could take me down if he chose to even though I am much larger than he is. I have often wondered how Zimmerman, a partially trained MMA fully grown adult could allow a 17 year old to do such damage to him? Something does not sound right to me.

    July 11, 2013 at 11:30 am |
    • Erika Carrado

      His instructor said Zimmerman was soft, and would not place him in a real match.

      July 12, 2013 at 5:40 pm |
    • Erika Carrado

      Yes Zimmerman was a grown adult, but Trayvon was much taller 5'11". Trayvon had longer arms and larger fists! Teenagers are very strong! Trayvon straddled Zimmerman!

      July 12, 2013 at 5:59 pm |