A true representation reflecting the racial makeup of Seminole County for the racial makeup of the jury would be this:
White 66.3% 3.978
Hispanic 17.1% 1.026
Black 10.5% 0.630
Other 6.1% 0.366
6 Jurors with 4 alternates
The poll below is the only one that I am aware of that was as close to the sciency type stuff as opposed to online polls:
July 16, 2012
“Voters are essentially split about whether George Zimmerman…was acting in self-defense…Forty-four percent believe he was and 40 percent say he wasn’t, while 16 percent are not sure. Major differences emerge when voters are separated by geography and race.”
“The real divide on this is racial, which I think isn’t terribly surprising given the racial tone that this [case] has taken,” said Brad Coker of Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, a nonpartisan, Jacksonville-based company that conducted the poll. The telephone survey of 800 registered Florida voters — all likely to vote in the November general election — was conducted July 9-11 and has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.”
“Only 6 percent of black voters believe Zimmerman was acting in self-defense, while 82 percent said he was not…Hispanics…52 percent saying he was justified, compared to 50 percent of whites. Hispanics…25 percent undecided…”
Believes it was self defense:
Believes it was not self defense:
I think the State, Judge and O’Mara will specifically seek to have blacks on the jury.
I think the jury pool has already been poisoned from the fraud committed by Tracy Martin, Sybrina Fulton, Crump et al., Ryan Julison etc.
Of course there is much to be said for the efforts of many to try to correct the record and get the truth out. I have seen people say they once believed George was guilty then upon viewing the facts and truth have come to think otherwise.
Regardless it can also not be denied just how stupid humans are. First impressions from the fraud are clearly indelible. The little child. The little, black child. The little, innocent, black child. The little, innocent, black child just carrying Skittles and Iced Tea. Forever imprinted in the minds of idiots. The brute. The big brute. The big racist brute. The big, white, racist, overzealous, wannabe cop, brute who got out his truck ignoring police orders to stand down profiled, pursued, hunted down like a rabid dog and murdered the little, innocent, black, child just carrying Skittles and Iced Tea by shooting him in the heart just because he was black and wore a hoodie. Forever imprinted in the minds of idiots like little newborn babies seeing mama for the first time.
It can also not be denied just how weak white people are. Guilt ridden morons sacrificing themselves upon the alter of supposed black strife. To make up for the transgressions of George Zimmerman and his and their white past they must protect the little, innocent, black child just carrying Skittles and Iced Tea at all costs in hopes they will find relief and acceptance among blacks.
Every business owner in the county just wanting this to go away, just put him away so we can move on and god forbid don’t acquit him because our business will be looted and burned down.
Any black person on the jury will no doubt be certainly aware of their Uncle Tom status they will receive if they vote not guilty.
O’Mara wants people who are familiar with the case in the jury. I’ve heard others say the same. I don’t understand the reasoning behind it. I find that notion absurd.
I think the only chance George has is by having people who are not familiar with the case but most importantly people who have never come in contact with the fraud that was committed to poison them in the first place as I described above. Secondly they can’t be the white guilt ridden idiots. Lastly they also can’t be the fearful black person worried of the ostracization or even worse they will receive if they don’t go the “right” way.
I await for the NBPP reward for the heads of the jurors who find George not guilty and a State that does nothing about it.
I can not look at all that has transpired this past 15 months, nor look at all the players involved and their actions, nor look at society itself and think George has a positive chance with a jury. If I had to put a percentage on it, and how can one with such a thing, then I would say 0% Not Guilty, at best 40% hung jury, 80% chance the few holdouts will cave and go guilty of a lesser crime which the others will agree so 100% chance guilty of whatever they settle on but not Murder in the second degree. 5% chance something extraordinary happens to end the case like Wolfinger coming out or some unknown thing.
I want to be wrong. I hope I’m shown to be.
The Danger of Deadlock: Coercion in the Courtroom
by Joseph J. Ward
The 2012 Florida Statutes
JURIES; PAYMENT OF JURORS AND DUE PROCESS COSTS
Jeralyn Merritt on Lesser Included Offenses(thanks cboldt for helping me find this link)