Dan appeared on Good Morning America this morning to discuss the results of the jury selection for the Zimmerman Trial. George Zimmerman is facing second-degree murder charges for the murder of Trayvon Martin. It is odd, as it rarely happens, that lawyers choose a single-gendered jury. Dan says, “I’ve been covering high-profile cases for 20-something years, I haven’t seen one in recent history. They have them. I just haven’t seen it. It’s definitely to have all of the jurors of one gender. I don’t buy into the notion, because you have women, therefore it means blank. I don’t think that makes sense. This is a diverse group of women. The question is going to be, back in the jury room, when they begin deliberating, does that change the dynamic? I don’t know. But there’s no question that in this case, prosecutors wanted men of color. The defense wanted white men. Neither got exactly what they were looking for.” Watch the segment here.
Dan on Zimmerman Single-Gendered Jury
June 21, 2013