Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Juror B37 Will Not Write A Zimmerman Trial Book

Via NY Daily News 
The lighter the skin tone, the harder it is for a person to recognize that racism is still alive. Why? It just doesn't affect that person. One huge example is Juror B37 of the Zimmerman trial.

Once the verdict was announced last Saturday, George Zimmerman became a free man. The jurors also were able to return to their normal everyday lives. However, one juror decided she would speak out. Not only would she speak out, but she would try to get a book deal on top of it. That juror is Juror B37.  Her real name is kept out of the public eye for protective purposes.

She did get a book deal with Martin Literary Management. On top of the book deal she spoke on Anderson Cooper Live. In the interview she said a whole lot that was definitely racist. For instance, she didn't think Rachel Jeantel was a credible witness. She also thought Zimmerman was doing the right thing by stalking Trayvon Martin before killing him. She also viewed Trayvon and his friend Rachel Jeantel as thugs, which is obviously what Mark O'Mara, Zimmerman's attorney, wanted to happen.

Every word that came out of this juror's mouth as her face was hidden was a disgrace to the whole situation. She obviously did not realize she had let a killer walked free. Well, she did realize that later after her book deal was taken away from her.

The book deal wasn't just taken away. A person on twitter trolled Sharlene Martin and had others help to get the book deal taken away. They sent lots of messages to her twitter, email, and even business phone to get the point across. It worked.

Juror B37 also came to a realization of what kind of history she was apart of. After her appearance on Anderson Cooper's show and losing the book deal, she wrote the following.

"I realize it was necessary for a jury to be sequestered in order to protest our verdict from unfair outside influence, but that isolation shielded me from the depth of pain that exists among the general public over every aspect of this case. The potential book was always intended to be a respectful observation from my and my husband's perspectives solely and it was to be an observation that our system of justice can get so complicated that it creates a conflict with our spirit of justice. Now that I am returned to my family and society in general, I have realized that the best direction for me is to go away from writing any sort of book and return instead to my life as it was before I was called to sit on this jury." Via Twitter 

Do you think Juror B37 has now realized the depth of this trial? Do you think she understands an innocent life was taken and a murder walked free? I think she's just upset she didn't get the chance to make some extra money.

1 comment :

  1. I agree with you, she is sorry that she couldn't get the money. She is out of touch with reality and she helped to get a murderer free