A Juror speaks

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    "When he was in the car, and he had called 911, he shouldn't have gotten out of that car," she said.

    Wrongful death is up next.
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    Followed quickly by tort immunity under the SYG statute -- the actual one, the one they didn't rely on in the criminal case.
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    Most of the people in the courtroom are there because they are paid to be there. Is the judge an opportunist to be getting paid for her services? Are the attorneys? If the juror has a story to tell, then I think that's great, and I'm sure a lot of people will pay to read it.

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    Didn't the 911 operator tell Zimmerman not to follow Martin? Here's what the juror said:

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    Also interesting that all the jurors, along with the FBI, agreed that race was not a factor in this case. A female black attorney in an opinion piece in today's Orlando Sentinel also wrote something similar.
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    This woman nailed it.....she and her husband had a book deal in the works.
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    Ready, Fire, AIM!
    Does anyone read the thread before posting?
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    Supposition is not evidence.

    Besides which, having the idea or knowing from the time one is called in for jury duty that one might want to publish a book about the experience for some money is not a fact that, in and of itself, means a juror can't meet their obligations as a juror and follow the judge's instructions and decide the case impartially. There's nothing about her sitting on a jury that acquits that makes her story more or less marketable than on a jury that convicts.
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    No book deal. No book.
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    So? One does not have a legal duty to obey someone else. If I told you to stop posting on gatorcountry, would you obey?
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    I could see how one might feel, I guess, that the dispatcher's requests for additional information about the suspect (at the time, Martin) might have been an enticement for Zimmerman to obtain more detail, i.e. to follow him and get more detail. But, yeah, he did say that they didn't need him to follow.
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    Money perverts the system.....from politicians, we know that. Skepticism and questions arise, rightfully, when a juror has a financial stake in their service and the verdict they render.
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    Politicians have a financial stake in their donors, who have a financial stake in outcomes.

    This juror, as far as anyone knows, had no financial interest in anything other than serving on the jury, not in any particular outcome. A profit motive for being on a jury but with no motive that impugns the juror's ability to fulfill their oath doesn't strike me as, on its face and standing alone, an issue for the integrity of the trial.
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    B37 CHOSE to not write a book due to the nationwide unrest about the verdict.
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    A 6 or 7 figure book deal certainly is a financial interest for a juror.

    This juror entered into a contract with an agent for a book deal within 36 hours after the verdict was rendered.....that calls into question her motivation to serve as a juror and her verdict.
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    The agent dropped her first....it's in the link I posted.
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    For being a juror... not for the outcome of the trial. You don't see the difference? Even your own entirely speculative allegations don't present facts upon which we could infer that the juror's financial interest would have influenced her vote one way or another. A juror's inside perspective on the Zimmerman trial has as much journalistic/literary cache whether he's convicted or acquitted. How has she been prejudiced?
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    See Lacuna 6:48 am post in this thread.
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    Although it would have been interesting to get a glimpse into what went into their thinking process, she probably made the right decision not to write. There are plenty of mentally unbalanced people who wouldn't be hesitant to do her harm for the "wrong & evil" decision they made.

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