July 17th, 2013
12:41 AM ET

Angela Corey: Juror selection due to seating

Anderson Cooper asks Florida prosecutor Angela Corey why there were no African-Americans on the Zimmerman jury.

soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. bill

    all I have to say is what about zimmermans civil rights? angela corey leaving out evidence when she went to the judge with the affidavit to get 2nd degree murder charges, she left out pictures of zimmermans broken nose and bloody head. were is the justice? Question do you think the DOJ should investigate the state attorneys office?

    July 21, 2013 at 11:06 am |
  2. Mike

    Angela Corey NEVER intended to get a conviction in the case. She had her people do all that was necessary to lose the case, and seemed disrespectfully elated during the press conference at the results

    July 17, 2013 at 5:41 pm |
  3. Madinah

    What I want to know is how can a Hispanic be classified as a Hispanic/Black? How can this one juror be Hispanic/Black when she is mixed ? How can you separate the blood of one parent over another and choose (black over white) she is mixed. What is this Hispanic /Black are they to take the place of the Original/Black people in America ? Have the Hispanic/Black become the new Black and the Original/Black is not excepted as such ? Is this the reason why a seventeen year old boy can be shot down by a Hispanic and get away with it, as part of the process of eliminating the Original/Black so the new Hispanic/Black can take over ? Isn't it going to far when black people can be robbed of who they are after the black land taken from them by white people, black culture removed and replaced with Hispanic culture and now black are stripped of it's color and given to the Hispanic. Hispanic people to me are confused and wannabe one way of the other but can't because they can't change their blood, and change their identity to be someone else. Black is Black, White is White and Hispanic is Hispanic simple as that and no one can change the other. Each one of us are from different cultures and from different nationalities the blood that runs through my great grand and grand parents runs through me and that goes for everyone else the blood don't change, (the truth stays the same). Mixed blood is just that mixed blood, blood of both and just of the one.

    July 17, 2013 at 4:38 pm |
  4. Billy Jack

    Mrs. Corey came across very inept for a person in her position. Her attitude and deameanor was very disrespectful to the court system and to the values of our nation. Her position demands respect for the constitutional rights of all citizens. Zimmerman was found innocent and she referred to him as a murderer farther acknowledging the ignorance of the prosecution and their immature and unprofessional conduct. If Zimmerman is truly a murderer it was their failure to provide proof so we must accept that it must not exist. Mrs. Corey's proper response should have been "We entered the case believing Zimmerman was a murderer but were proven wrong." If government leaders cannot accept the verdicts of our courts how can they expect the citiznery to do so?

    July 17, 2013 at 1:58 pm |
    • Sandra

      She's a disgrace. And what about De La Rionda calling him a coward for not taking the stand. Talk about disrespect for the legal system.

      July 18, 2013 at 11:36 pm |
      • Mouse Dresden

        Sandra what is really shameful is that there was a sanction hearing for prosecutorial discovery violations.
        In that hearing OMara called West as a witness. After BDLR finished cross examining West, OMara tried to call BDLR to the stand. BDLR immediately burst out "Your honor. I am not going to subject myself to this this. I object." At that point the judge decided to adjorn the hearing saying that they already spent too much time on it, that they had a lot of other things to do, and it could wait until after the trial. If you search for "Zimmerman Sanctions Hearing" you should still be able to find it on youtube if you want.

        At some time the Judge is going to have to finish the hearing so it will happen, or the 5Circuit Court of Appeals will make her do it. Sadly though it will not be televised.

        So for BDLR yo call George Zimmerman a coward for not testifying when he talked to the police three times without a lawyer is sort of the pot calling the kettle ... well let's not go there.

        July 25, 2013 at 3:43 am |
  5. Sam Majmudar

    I think we the America always miss the main point when somebody get shot / Kild
    It is the gun that kield that Traven. May be mr. Zimmerman got panicked. Yes and then the gun was available.
    They are going to allow teachers to carry gun in class. They may get provoked and yes the gun will available.more guns out there more dangerous it become.we the perfectly normal people face situation or circumstances and if the gun is hanging on you , you may use it. My humble opinion .

    July 17, 2013 at 1:34 pm |
    • gilles allaire

      when it going to end? this world it at is peak! the planet is too advance in technologie if we be in the 1700 or 1800 century would the world be a better place:

      August 11, 2013 at 7:18 pm |
  6. gilles allaire

    did george zimmerman take a lie detector polograph if not why

    July 17, 2013 at 1:09 pm |
    • Mouse Dresden

      Yes he was given a lie detector test which said he was truthful.

      July 25, 2013 at 4:19 am |
  7. jim

    Trayvo was not the innocent child he is being made up to be . He was the attacker . Zimmerman simply defended not only himself but his comunity .

    July 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm |
  8. jim

    If Trayvon was so innocent why was he trespassing in a gaited Community ? That is breaking the law . I am sure He knew He was breaking the law . Zimmerman was only doing his job protecting his comunity .

    July 17, 2013 at 12:10 pm |
    • PSzymeczek

      Trayvon Martin was not trespassing. He was a guest of his father's fiance, who lives there. The button he was wearing was his guest pass.

      July 18, 2013 at 12:26 pm |
  9. Jill

    Here is a statement made by someone on a local news station's live web chat..before the verdict was announced. "I know for sure one of the jury who is my...will have not guilty verdict. That's all I'm going to say" I have pictures of this & wish someone would see that there is something not right about this comment

    July 17, 2013 at 10:12 am |
  10. Glenn Little

    Could all of this tragedy been avoided if Zimmerman had idenified himself as "community Watch"? Was he wearing a cap or T-shirt that indicated who he was? I am a Black male and I would probably have turned and challenged someone following me as well. So, does the Florida Home Owners Law indicated what authorities "Community Watchers" have. Yes, we have a right to bear arms in a legal way, but we are not all empower with the right of a policeman just because we are armed with a weapon!

    July 17, 2013 at 10:06 am |
  11. Joe

    Anderson here is a question you should ask Jantel. Did she actually even meet Travyon in person or was she just an online chat person. I never heard a word about the two of them ever actaully even meeting. And the other question I would like to know is if the Jury knew that finding Zimmerman guilty of manslaughter could have resulted in him getting over 30 years in prison would they even have considered that. They wanted to find him guitly of something but I am sure if they knew that giving someone 30 years for self defense they would have still voted the same way.

    July 17, 2013 at 9:13 am |
    • PSzymeczek

      Trayvon Martin and Rachel Jeantel were schoolmates.

      July 18, 2013 at 12:32 pm |
  12. *Shelton

    Angela Corey has know clue, just like any other white person, how can she empathize with something she can't identify with

    July 17, 2013 at 4:01 am |
  13. Dadrian

    Ms.Corey is not in every court room in Florida daily.As a resident ,I can tell you this state has a does not give a fair chance to black men in the court room.The cops seem to think locking up all the black people here solves crime.The town I live in ,St.Pete.,has a history of white men killing blacks.Ive experience race riots in school and on the streets.White peope refuse to respect us here ,when all we want is equality.

    July 17, 2013 at 1:28 am |

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