George Zimmerman's defense team wants to show the jury a 3-D animation simulating events from the night of Trayvon Martin's shooting based on witness testimony. Mark Geragos, Sunny Hostin, Danny Cevallos and Marcia Clark discuss whether or not it should be shown to the jury.
After the first day of the second week of George Zimmerman's trial wraps up legal analysts Mark Geragos, Sunny Hostin, Danny Cevallos and Jeffrey Toobin discuss the evidence presented so far and whether or not the prosecution should have gone for a second-degree murder charge.
Mark Geragos, Sunny Hostin, Danny Cevallos and Marcia Clark discuss the testimony of Jonathan Good, a key witness in the George Zimmerman trial, who said he “saw a lighter skinned man on bottom” during the scuffle.
The defense spent a lot of time on the subject of race on Day Four implying it was Trayvon Martin who injected race into the confrontation with George Zimmerman by using the term “cracker,” just before their fatal encounter. Former prosecutor Sunny Hostin and Defense Attorney Danny Cevallos debate the role of racial terms in the Zimmerman trial.
Hostin says it, “didn’t make a whole lot of sense. . . especially given the fact that the defense tried so hard to keep the prosecution from saying racial profiling.”
“They’ve taken what was the elephant in the room,” she says, “and painted it bright pink and now everyone is talking about it.” She also believes the star witness’s use of the term makes her sound more credible, because she’s using Martin’s exact words instead of sugarcoating it.
But according to Cevallos, it’s all about relatibility for the jurors: “At the end of the day, jurors look for relatibility,” he says. “And when you relate to someone, you find them credible.” He goes on to say, “The jurors are going to ask themselves whether they’re aware of it or not, is this somebody that at a cocktail party, would I use that language? Do I view the word cracker the way this person views it?”
Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin and Criminal Defense Attorney Danny Cevallos discuss testimony by Trayvon's friend, neighborhood witnesses and previous 911 calls on the third day of the George Zimmerman trial.
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