Jimmy Carter: Zimmerman Jury Was ‘Right’ Based On The Evidence (VIDEO)

Source: Rachel Weiner / The Washington Post

A jury was right to acquit George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin, former president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday evening.

“I think the jury made the right decision based on the evidence presented,” he told Atlanta’s WXIA. “Because the prosecution inadvertently set the standard so high that the jury had to be convinced that it was a deliberate act by Zimmerman and that he was not defending himself and so forth. It’s not a moral question, it’s a legal question, and the American law requires that the jury listens to the evidence presented.”

As to whether race played a factor in the decision, Carter said he couldn’t say that the jurors who acquitted Zimmerman were not as sensitive to the issue as anyone else. “I would presume that they listened to the evidence,” he said.

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  • Diane Thompson

    Commonsense must play a role in jury deliberation. From Zimmerman’s comments and actions from the beginning proves that his actions were deliberate! Jimmy is old and white. That always seems to be a problem when it comes to the killing of young, black men!