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Offline nomatter_nevermind

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The Jurors Speak
« on: July 17, 2013, 05:10:46 AM »
We've been discussing B-37's on/off book deal quest and Anderson Cooper interview on other threads. I think this topic needs its own thread.

WTVF, 7/17/13
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Four jurors from the George Zimmerman murder trial released a joint statement asking for privacy Tuesday night [7/16].

The statement said serving on the jury had been a highly emotional and physically draining experience for each of the jurors.

In the joint statement, the jurors said, "the death of a teenager weighed heavily on our hearts, but in the end we did what the law required us to do."

In the letter, the jurors said the opinions of Juror B37 were her own and not representative of the entire jury.

The article does not identify the 4 jurors, even by number.

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Re: The Jurors Speak
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 05:44:34 AM »
Jeff Weiner (Orlando Sentinel) tweeted that the 4 did not include B-29, the 'minority juror'.

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Re: The Jurors Speak
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 08:19:47 AM »
Here is the pdf of the letter.  It is interesting that they went to court to have it released.

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Re: The Jurors Speak
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 08:44:19 AM »
It is interesting that they went to court to have it released.

To me it's seems like the best way to release a message while protecting their privacy.

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Re: The Jurors Speak
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2013, 10:18:54 AM »
Jeff Weiner (Orlando Sentinel) tweeted that the 4 did not include B-29, the 'minority juror'.

How does he know? Did he say?

And if you eliminate B-37 and B-29, that IDs the four that spoke out. 

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Re: The Jurors Speak
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2013, 10:24:53 AM »
There's a list of the 4 signing jurors in the pdf linked by RJ.

B-1, B-76, E-6, E-40.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2013, 10:26:59 AM by nomatter_nevermind »

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Re: The Jurors Speak
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2013, 01:53:21 AM »
Alternate E-54 now speaking out for acquittal

interview here

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Re: The Jurors Speak
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2013, 09:34:50 AM »
Best Article so far on juror B-37.

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Re: The Jurors Speak
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2013, 09:56:13 AM »
Best Article so far on juror B-37.
The defense's jury consultant had her marked as PS (Prosecution Strike).  You'd have to ask the prosecutors why they didn't strike her.  Perhaps, as the article points out, there were other potential jurors they were more concerned about.

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Re: The Jurors Speak
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2013, 10:01:26 AM »
Perhaps, as the article points out, there were other potential jurors they were more concerned about.

Neither side used all of their peremptories. (Thread)

« Last Edit: July 18, 2013, 10:04:20 AM by nomatter_nevermind »

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Re: The Jurors Speak
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2013, 10:58:29 AM »
Best Article so far on juror B-37.

I disagree.

I believe it is a column, not really an article.

I don't think it is at all good.

I don't think it is about B-37. I think it's about some pet theory of the writer's that she tried and failed to shoehorn B-37 into.

The name of Dahlia Lithwik is familiar. I've been seeing it for ages. I don't read her. My vague recollection is [insult deleted.]
« Last Edit: July 19, 2013, 11:24:16 AM by TalkLeft »

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Re: The Jurors Speak
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2013, 05:38:38 PM »
OK, I'll try to paraphrase that inoffensively. My recollection it that she is a columnist I never felt was worth the time to read.

Did I have a post deleted here for some reason? I think it was just mentioning that Dahlia Lithwik got her JD at Stanford, so at least she's got a pedigree to write about legal matters.

Not really sure why that would be deleted, especially since NM has 2 posts about not thinking she's worth the time to read.

Odd.

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Re: The Jurors Speak
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2013, 08:19:08 PM »
Dahlia Lathwick is an extremely knowledgable and respected reporter on Supreme Court and other issues. I don't think it's appropriate to paste her bio here, or any personal details. Nor do I want uninformed criticism of her here. If you don't know who she is, google her. If you disagree with her conclusions about something, say so and why. Don't insult her credentials or personally insult her.

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Re: The Jurors Speak
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2013, 08:59:53 AM »
ABC claiming Juror B-29 interview.

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Zimmerman Trial's Juror 29 [sic] speaks out: Catch Robin Roberts' EXCLUSIVE on ABC World News & Nightline, w/ the full interview tomorrow [7/26/13] on GMA [Good Morning America].


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