Today's Situation Room:

Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-7pm ET on CNN.

Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-7pm ET on CNN.

July 15th, 2013
11:15 AM ET

Zimmerman jury adjourns until Saturday

The judge instructs the jury in the trial of George Zimmerman as it adjourns after the first day of deliberations.

RELATED STORY: Marked man? Zimmerman fears for life, could face new charges

Filed under: George Zimmerman • Jeffrey Toobin
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Gloria Perez Jimenez

    The 4 minute silence scheme of the defense was ridiculous! Trayvon was a VISITOR to the cookie cutter type condos, he was probably the one looking for an address, his dad's girlfriend street or condo number. I wonder how many times Trayvon had been there, since he was from Miami? Then on this Sunday EVENING, not in the middle of the night, TM strolls back to the condo, but he has this creepy....stalker following him, it's dark, and moreover raining. So who is AFRAID!!! GZ knew the area and made racist assumptions called profiling.... and on his own merit got out of his car to hunt this normal African-American teen-age child down. Trayvon Martin was fighting for his life, he was the one that didn't have a police record or a gun on him. GZ intent was to not let this "one" get away, this young visiting black person in a hoodie who was profiled immediately as a criminal. I believe GZ had his gun out and was forcefully withholding TM to the area, but TM did NOT know who this stranger was and just saw a gun in his face. George Zimmerman is a liar, a coward, a racist, and a murderer. He also knows the workings of the legal system too well, I believe his father is a judge.
    This was a hate crime and it violated the civil rights of a young innocent teenager. The jury got this wrong!

    July 15, 2013 at 5:36 pm |
  2. Sandy Attig

    Please release the info on Trayvon's background! What was so damaging that it was not allowed to be in the trial? What were the texts about?, What happened in the school earlier in the year? Why was he living with his father at this point? He was old enough to have a relationship with an 18 year old woman! Was he ever in trouble with the authorities? This was no "angel" in a hoodie, tell us who he really was.

    July 15, 2013 at 2:51 pm |
  3. matija

    the only why to stop this resentment about the not guilty discussion is for the Latin american community to speak up for the racism they get from African Americans in my eyes the only racism I see is coming from the African Americans as reported from the media .So the media should stop taking side and move on
    Wolf you know better

    July 15, 2013 at 1:58 pm |
  4. Denny

    I am white. My father was a cop. I was taught that if I was pulled over in a car, to keep my hands in sight. When asked for documents, to tell the officer where they were before reaching. Common sense. I was also thrown against a wall by police when trying to offer information. I have seen people "looking" at me with distrust. I have been refused service because my hair was long. I have been followed around stores, because of my appearance? Profiling? Did I mention, I am white?

    July 15, 2013 at 1:53 pm |
  5. Alvin Hearn

    Mr. Zimmerman was attemping to live his dream. He was unable to become a policeman so, he started his own police department(neighborhood watch), armed himself and received so call training from his best friend, patrolled his beat(neighborhood), and without identifying himself(which his friend must have over looked in his Training),approached and after an altercation shot and killed an unarmed teen. If Mr. Zimmerman had been an real polceman on the job what will have been the outcome of an enternal affairs investigation. Something needs to change.

    July 15, 2013 at 1:36 pm |
  6. cathi

    would like to read judges instruction in Zimmerman trial

    July 15, 2013 at 12:54 pm |
  7. June Brickner

    The whole thing was a sad event for ALL involved. Could any one event changed the outcome? I wondered if Trayvon had called his dad and said he was being followed, ask him to come out and help. How far away was the fiancé's apt. Was dad there? Fire needs oxygen, the media is oxygen for a story. Please balance out both sides. Thank you.

    July 15, 2013 at 12:47 pm |

Post a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.