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The jury has spoken, but …: Discord and details keep coming after Zimmerman trial – CNN (blog)by wpjljron.The jury has spoken, but …: Discord and details keep coming after Zimmerman trial – CNN (blog)(CNN) — The George Zimmerman murder trial is over, but details from the case continue to emerge at a dizzying pace. Several jurors have spoken out after the verdict. The prosecution’s key witness has been offered a full ride to college. And Attorney General Eric Holder blasted “stand your ground” laws but gave no hint […]

(CNN) — The George Zimmerman murder trial is over, but details from the case continue to emerge at a dizzying pace.

Several jurors have spoken out after the verdict. The prosecution’s key witness has been offered a full ride to college. And Attorney General Eric Holder blasted “stand your ground” laws but gave no hint about whether Zimmerman will face civil rights charges.

Here’s the latest on the Zimmerman trial aftermath:

Leon McCutchin participates in a candlelight vigil for Trayvon Martin, on Monday, July 15, in New York City. A jury acquitted George Zimmerman of all charges related to the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. View photos of key moments from the trial.Leon McCutchin participates in a candlelight vigil for Trayvon Martin, on Monday, July 15, in New York City. A jury acquitted George Zimmerman of all charges related to the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. View photos of key moments from the trial.
Activists in Chicago's South Side rallied for Trayvon Martin and called for an end to gun violence in their own city on July 15.Activists in Chicago’s South Side rallied for Trayvon Martin and called for an end to gun violence in their own city on July 15.
A large group of demonstrators march through downtown Atlanta on July 15 during a protest of the acquittal of George Zimmerman.A large group of demonstrators march through downtown Atlanta on July 15 during a protest of the acquittal of George Zimmerman.
Residents of Sanford, Florida, attend a prayer vigil to promote peace and unity in their city in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial on July 15.Residents of Sanford, Florida, attend a prayer vigil to promote peace and unity in their city in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial on July 15.
Outside the Department of Justice in Washington on July 15, Rev. Anthony Evans, president of the National Black Church Initiative, leads a prayer during a demonstration asking for justice for Trayvon Martin.Outside the Department of Justice in Washington on July 15, Rev. Anthony Evans, president of the National Black Church Initiative, leads a prayer during a demonstration asking for justice for Trayvon Martin.
About 500 demonstrators gather during a rally and march in support of Trayvon Martin on July 15 in Birmingham, Alabama.About 500 demonstrators gather during a rally and march in support of Trayvon Martin on July 15 in Birmingham, Alabama.
A man argues with a police officer as supporters of Trayvon Martin march while blocking traffic in Union Square in New York on Sunday, July 14.A man argues with a police officer as supporters of Trayvon Martin march while blocking traffic in Union Square in New York on Sunday, July 14.
Police hold positions on I-10 in Los Angeles as protesters retreat up an embankment, after demonstrators walked onto the freeway, stopping traffic, on July 14.Police hold positions on I-10 in Los Angeles as protesters retreat up an embankment, after demonstrators walked onto the freeway, stopping traffic, on July 14.
People gather at a rally honoring Trayvon Martin at Union Square in New York on July 14.People gather at a rally honoring Trayvon Martin at Union Square in New York on July 14.
Demonstrators march following a peaceful rally at the Torch of Freedom in downtown Miami on July 14.Demonstrators march following a peaceful rally at the Torch of Freedom in downtown Miami on July 14.
People hold hands in a circle at a rally honoring Trayvon Martin at New York's Union Square on July 14.People hold hands in a circle at a rally honoring Trayvon Martin at New York’s Union Square on July 14.
Parishioners arrive for Sunday service at Allen Chapel AME church in the historic black neighborhood of Goldsboro on Sunday, July 14, in Sanford, Florida. During the service Pastor Valarie Houston compared Trayvon Martin to civil rights icons Medgar Evans and Emmett Till.Parishioners arrive for Sunday service at Allen Chapel AME church in the historic black neighborhood of Goldsboro on Sunday, July 14, in Sanford, Florida. During the service Pastor Valarie Houston compared Trayvon Martin to civil rights icons Medgar Evans and Emmett Till.
People wear hoodies during services remembering Trayvon Martin at Middle Collegiate Church in New York on Sunday, July 14. People wear hoodies during services remembering Trayvon Martin at Middle Collegiate Church in New York on Sunday, July 14.
People in New York react to the news that George Zimmerman was found not guilty on Saturday, July 13.People in New York react to the news that George Zimmerman was found not guilty on Saturday, July 13.
"Justice for Trayvon" is written on the ground as people gather at Union Square in New York on July 13.“Justice for Trayvon” is written on the ground as people gather at Union Square in New York on July 13.
People attend a rally in Los Angeles following the Zimmerman verdict on July 13.People attend a rally in Los Angeles following the Zimmerman verdict on July 13.
A protester shouts in the streets of New York on July 13.A protester shouts in the streets of New York on July 13.
People gather for a demonstration in Los Angeles on July 13.People gather for a demonstration in Los Angeles on July 13.
A man in Los Angeles wears a shirt in support of Trayvon Martin on July 13.A man in Los Angeles wears a shirt in support of Trayvon Martin on July 13.
Protesters chant outside the Seminole County courthouse in Sanford, Florida, after Zimmerman was found not guilty on July 13.Protesters chant outside the Seminole County courthouse in Sanford, Florida, after Zimmerman was found not guilty on July 13.
Tanetta Foster cries in front of the courthouse on July 13 after hearing the verdict.Tanetta Foster cries in front of the courthouse on July 13 after hearing the verdict.
A Trayvon Martin supporter rallies outside the courthouse on July 13. After Martin's death, protesters started wearing hoodies in solidarity against racial profiling.A Trayvon Martin supporter rallies outside the courthouse on July 13. After Martin’s death, protesters started wearing hoodies in solidarity against racial profiling.
Darrsie Jackson cries and comforts her children Linzey Stafford, left, 10, and Shauntina Stafford, 11, outside the courthouse on July 13.Darrsie Jackson cries and comforts her children Linzey Stafford, left, 10, and Shauntina Stafford, 11, outside the courthouse on July 13.
A woman addresses the media after the verdict on July 13.A woman addresses the media after the verdict on July 13.
Protesters react to the not guilty verdict on July 13.Protesters react to the not guilty verdict on July 13.
Melinda O'Neal, left, breaks into tears and hugs Shedrick Burfect outside the courthouse on July 13.Melinda O’Neal, left, breaks into tears and hugs Shedrick Burfect outside the courthouse on July 13.
A man outside the courthouse gets emotional after the verdict was announced on July 13.A man outside the courthouse gets emotional after the verdict was announced on July 13.
A woman outside the courthouse reacts to the verdict on July 13.A woman outside the courthouse reacts to the verdict on July 13.
Demonstrators and members of the media gather outside of the courthouse on July 13. The jurors deliberated for more than 16 hours before delivering their verdict.Demonstrators and members of the media gather outside of the courthouse on July 13. The jurors deliberated for more than 16 hours before delivering their verdict.

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Photos: Reaction to Zimmerman verdictPhotos: Reaction to Zimmerman verdict

Zimmerman jury: B37 doesn’t speak for us

Juror explains how verdict was reached

Juror: Zimmerman’s actions justified

Juror B37

The woman known as Juror B37 said she believes Zimmerman didn’t do anything unlawful and was “justified” in shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the juror said exclusively on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.”

Part 1 of the interview aired Monday, and part 2 aired Tuesday night.

Juror B37 said she wanted to find Zimmerman guilty of “not using his senses,” but “you can’t charge him with anything because he didn’t do anything unlawful.”

She said Zimmerman “started the ball rolling” and could have avoided the situation by staying in his car.

“But he wanted to do good. I think he had good in his heart, he just went overboard,” the juror said.

Asked whether she thought Zimmerman was within his rights, she was unequivocal: “He was justified in shooting Trayvon Martin.”

Nonetheless, Juror B37 said she cried before and after the verdict was read.

“I don’t want people to think that we didn’t think about this, and we didn’t care about Trayvon Martin, because we did. We’re very sad that it happened to him,” she said.

To Martin’s parents, the juror said she would tell them that she is terribly sorry for their loss.

“I feel bad that we can’t give them the verdict that they wanted, but legally, we could not do that.”

George Zimmerman was ‘justified’ in shooting Trayvon Martin, juror says

Other jurors speak up

Shortly after the woman’s interview aired, four other jurors released a statement saying the opinions of Juror B37 “were her own, and not in any way representative” of all the jurors.

JULY 16, GOMA, EASTERN DRC: Displaced Congolese flee Kanyarucinya for Munigi on the outskirts of Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on July 15. United Nations peacekeepers are on high alert, ready to protect civilians in Goma from an attack by the March 23 movement (M23), a U.N. official said.JULY 16, GOMA, EASTERN DRC: Displaced Congolese flee Kanyarucinya for Munigi on the outskirts of Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on July 15. United Nations peacekeepers are on high alert, ready to protect civilians in Goma from an attack by the March 23 movement (M23), a U.N. official said.
JULY 15 - NEW YORK, NY: Rallies honoring Trayvon Martin took place across the U.S. after a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman of all charges in the shooting death of Martin on July 13. Many protesters questioned the verdict in the trial, which became a forum for debate about gun laws and race in America.JULY 15 – NEW YORK, NY: Rallies honoring Trayvon Martin took place across the U.S. after a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman of all charges in the shooting death of Martin on July 13. Many protesters questioned the verdict in the trial, which became a forum for debate about gun laws and race in America.
JULY 12 - NEW YORK, U.S.: Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was nearly killed by Taliban gunmen for advocating that all girls should have the right to go to school, gave her first formal public remarks at the United Nations on July 12. The U.N. has declared the date as "Malala Day", which will continue to host the U.N. Youth Assembly.JULY 12 – NEW YORK, U.S.: Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was nearly killed by Taliban gunmen for advocating that all girls should have the right to go to school, gave her first formal public remarks at the United Nations on July 12. The U.N. has declared the date as “Malala Day”, which will continue to host the U.N. Youth Assembly.
JULY 11 - DUJIANGYAN, CHINA: A landslide triggered by flooding hit Dujiangyan, in southwest China's Sichuan province on July 10, 2013. This disaster has claimed at least 18 lives and toppled 11 buildings, state-run media said, citing local authorities.JULY 11 – DUJIANGYAN, CHINA: A landslide triggered by flooding hit Dujiangyan, in southwest China’s Sichuan province on July 10, 2013. This disaster has claimed at least 18 lives and toppled 11 buildings, state-run media said, citing local authorities.
JULY 10 - JAKARTA, INDONESIA: Women hold prayers on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan at the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty.JULY 10 – JAKARTA, INDONESIA: Women hold prayers on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan at the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta. Islam’s holy month of Ramadan is marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty.
JULY 9 - LAMPEDUSA, ITALY: Pope Francis kisses a child as he arrived on the island of Lampedusa, gateway to Europe for many migrants fleeing Africa, on July 8. On his first pastoral visit of his papacy, the pontiff prayed for refugees and migrants lost at sea. He used his visit to criticize what he called "global indifference" to the refugee crisis.JULY 9 – LAMPEDUSA, ITALY: Pope Francis kisses a child as he arrived on the island of Lampedusa, gateway to Europe for many migrants fleeing Africa, on July 8. On his first pastoral visit of his papacy, the pontiff prayed for refugees and migrants lost at sea. He used his visit to criticize what he called “global indifference” to the refugee crisis.
JULY 8 - LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN: Britain's Andy Murray poses with the winner's trophy after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final. Murray won the match 6-4, 7-5, 6-4, becoming the first British man to take the title in 77 years.JULY 8 – LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN: Britain’s Andy Murray poses with the winner’s trophy after beating Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in the men’s singles final. Murray won the match 6-4, 7-5, 6-4, becoming the first British man to take the title in 77 years.
JULY 5 - MONTPELIER AND ALBI, FRANCE: The pack rides during the 205.5 km seventh stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 5 between Montpellier and Albi, southwestern France. Daryl Impey became the first South African to don the famous yellow jersey as Andre Greipel powered to his first stage win. JULY 5 – MONTPELIER AND ALBI, FRANCE: The pack rides during the 205.5 km seventh stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 5 between Montpellier and Albi, southwestern France. Daryl Impey became the first South African to don the famous yellow jersey as Andre Greipel powered to his first stage win.
JULY 4 - CAIRO, EGYPT: A man with his face painted in Egyptian colors celebrates in Tahrir Square. After days of demonstrations, Egypt's military ousted Mohamed Morsy -- the country's first democratically elected president -- in the country's second revolution in two years. Adly Mansour, head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, replaced Morsy as Egypt's interim president.JULY 4 – CAIRO, EGYPT: A man with his face painted in Egyptian colors celebrates in Tahrir Square. After days of demonstrations, Egypt’s military ousted Mohamed Morsy — the country’s first democratically elected president — in the country’s second revolution in two years. Adly Mansour, head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, replaced Morsy as Egypt’s interim president.
JULY 2 - PRESCOTT, U.S.: People attend a candle lit vigil in honor of the 19 fallen firefighters who died battling a fast-moving wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona. The region has been suffering from an extreme drought, and the winds whipping through the mountains can blow embers into new patches of woodland and mesquite grass.JULY 2 – PRESCOTT, U.S.: People attend a candle lit vigil in honor of the 19 fallen firefighters who died battling a fast-moving wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona. The region has been suffering from an extreme drought, and the winds whipping through the mountains can blow embers into new patches of woodland and mesquite grass.
JULY 2 - SHANGHAI, CHINA: A mother and daughter walk together on July 1.
A new national law introduced this week requires the offspring of parents older than 60 to visit their parents "frequently" and make sure their financial and spiritual needs are met. A third of China's population will be classed as elderly by 2050, according to Xinhua.JULY 2 – SHANGHAI, CHINA: A mother and daughter walk together on July 1.
A new national law introduced this week requires the offspring of parents older than 60 to visit their parents “frequently” and make sure their financial and spiritual needs are met. A third of China’s population will be classed as elderly by 2050, according to Xinhua.
JULY 1 - CAIRO, EGYPT: Opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsy gather for a protest outside the presidential palace in Cairo, calling for Morsy to step down. Egyptians who helped overthrow a 29-year dictatorship in a widely-hailed revolution have now given the country's first democratically elected president one day to resign.JULY 1 – CAIRO, EGYPT: Opponents of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohamed Morsy gather for a protest outside the presidential palace in Cairo, calling for Morsy to step down. Egyptians who helped overthrow a 29-year dictatorship in a widely-hailed revolution have now given the country’s first democratically elected president one day to resign.
JUNE 28 - BEIRUT, LEBANON: A Syrian girl stands in the entrance to the apartment she shares with other Syrian refugees in a poor neighborhood with a high concentration of refugees on June 27. More than one million Syrians have already fled to Lebanon, which is bracing for a million more. JUNE 28 – BEIRUT, LEBANON: A Syrian girl stands in the entrance to the apartment she shares with other Syrian refugees in a poor neighborhood with a high concentration of refugees on June 27. More than one million Syrians have already fled to Lebanon, which is bracing for a million more.
JUNE 27 - BEIJING, CHINA: Astronauts (L-R) Zhang Xiaoguang, Nie Haisheng and Wang Yaping returned in the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft, landing in the north Inner Mongolia grasslands on June 26 after 15 days in space. This longest manned mission is a major step towards Beijing's goal of building a permanent space station by 2020. JUNE 27 – BEIJING, CHINA: Astronauts (L-R) Zhang Xiaoguang, Nie Haisheng and Wang Yaping returned in the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft, landing in the north Inner Mongolia grasslands on June 26 after 15 days in space. This longest manned mission is a major step towards Beijing’s goal of building a permanent space station by 2020.
JUNE 25 - PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA: Crowds near the hospital where Nelson Mandela has been hospitalized sing songs and pray for the ailing anti-apartheid icon. Messages outside the clinic describe many South Africans' fear that he may not be with them much longer, as authorities have described his condition as critical.JUNE 25 – PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA: Crowds near the hospital where Nelson Mandela has been hospitalized sing songs and pray for the ailing anti-apartheid icon. Messages outside the clinic describe many South Africans’ fear that he may not be with them much longer, as authorities have described his condition as critical.
JUNE 25, WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND: Spain's Rafael Nadal, two-time Wimbledon champion, seems unimpressed by his play against Steve Darcis in their first round match on June 24. The unseeded Belgian sent the former world number one packing in straight sets. Nadal was rated among the favorites to win the tournament.JUNE 25, WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND: Spain’s Rafael Nadal, two-time Wimbledon champion, seems unimpressed by his play against Steve Darcis in their first round match on June 24. The unseeded Belgian sent the former world number one packing in straight sets. Nadal was rated among the favorites to win the tournament.
JUNE 24 - CAPE SOUNION, GREECE: A Supermoon rises next to the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, approximately 65 kilometers south of Athens, on June 23. A Supermoon happens when the moon is full and at the same time reaches its perigee -- the closest point to Earth in its orbit, according to NASA.JUNE 24 – CAPE SOUNION, GREECE: A Supermoon rises next to the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, approximately 65 kilometers south of Athens, on June 23. A Supermoon happens when the moon is full and at the same time reaches its perigee — the closest point to Earth in its orbit, according to NASA.
JUNE 21, KOKINO, MACEDONIA: People look at the horizon at an ancient astronomical observatory in Kokino soon after sunrise of the summer solstice. Millions of people around the world marked the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and celebrated the beginning of summer.JUNE 21, KOKINO, MACEDONIA: People look at the horizon at an ancient astronomical observatory in Kokino soon after sunrise of the summer solstice. Millions of people around the world marked the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and celebrated the beginning of summer.
JUNE 20, BERLIN, GERMANY: President Barack Obama waves to crowds in front of Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate. Obama took the stage 50 years after John F. Kennedy's famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, in which he praised the citizens of West Berlin for their refusal to be intimidated by the wall that had divided their city.JUNE 20, BERLIN, GERMANY: President Barack Obama waves to crowds in front of Berlin’s landmark Brandenburg Gate. Obama took the stage 50 years after John F. Kennedy’s famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech, in which he praised the citizens of West Berlin for their refusal to be intimidated by the wall that had divided their city.
JUNE 19, NEW DELHI, INDIA: A youth dives into the rising waters of the Yamuna river in New Delhi on June 18. Monsoon rains have arrived early in the north of the country, leaving at least 64 people dead and thousands stranded, officials said June 18. JUNE 19, NEW DELHI, INDIA: A youth dives into the rising waters of the Yamuna river in New Delhi on June 18. Monsoon rains have arrived early in the north of the country, leaving at least 64 people dead and thousands stranded, officials said June 18.
JUNE 18, BRASILIA, BRAZIL: Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of major Brazilian cities to protests against the hike in transportation fares. They oppose the way they say government makes the poorest pay, then throws money out on lavish, high-profile projects in preparation for the World Cup next year and the 2016 Olympics.JUNE 18, BRASILIA, BRAZIL: Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of major Brazilian cities to protests against the hike in transportation fares. They oppose the way they say government makes the poorest pay, then throws money out on lavish, high-profile projects in preparation for the World Cup next year and the 2016 Olympics.
JUNE 17 - JAKARTA, INDONESIA: Once known as the "Queen of the East," Kota Tua, which means old town in Indonesian, is the original city of Jakarta built by the Dutch in the 16th century and called Batavia at the time. Today, its colonial architecture is in ruins, after the city edged south. The government hopes to restore the old town and develop it into a tourist destination.JUNE 17 – JAKARTA, INDONESIA: Once known as the “Queen of the East,” Kota Tua, which means old town in Indonesian, is the original city of Jakarta built by the Dutch in the 16th century and called Batavia at the time. Today, its colonial architecture is in ruins, after the city edged south. The government hopes to restore the old town and develop it into a tourist destination.
JUNE 14 - TEHRAN, IRAN: Supporters of Iranian adviser to the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and conservative presidential candidate, Ali Akbar Velayati, attend his campaign rally on June 12. Khamenei's vote officially opened the ballots as he called on the 50 million Iranians eligible to vote in the "epic" election.JUNE 14 – TEHRAN, IRAN: Supporters of Iranian adviser to the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and conservative presidential candidate, Ali Akbar Velayati, attend his campaign rally on June 12. Khamenei’s vote officially opened the ballots as he called on the 50 million Iranians eligible to vote in the “epic” election.
JUNE 13 - BEIHAI, CHINA: Fishermen pull their nets on Silver beach in Beihai, southwestern China. One of the world's fastest growing cities, the ancient port of Beihai was historically a major trade hub. As China's urban population expands, the traditionally rural, agriculture-focused country is facing its biggest social change ever.JUNE 13 – BEIHAI, CHINA: Fishermen pull their nets on Silver beach in Beihai, southwestern China. One of the world’s fastest growing cities, the ancient port of Beihai was historically a major trade hub. As China’s urban population expands, the traditionally rural, agriculture-focused country is facing its biggest social change ever.
12 JUNE - ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Protest leaders bailed out of talks with PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to one of the delegation, as what began in late May as a demonstration against a shopping mall has evolved into a crusade against the Turkish leader.12 JUNE – ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Protest leaders bailed out of talks with PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to one of the delegation, as what began in late May as a demonstration against a shopping mall has evolved into a crusade against the Turkish leader.
JUNE 11 - GAZA CITY, GAZA: Palestinian boys take a break during a summer physical training camp run by Hamas in Gaza City. Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement that operates in the Palestinian territories, sponsors social welfare programs for general population in Gaza. Israel claims these programs are aimed at indoctrinating Palestinian children. JUNE 11 – GAZA CITY, GAZA: Palestinian boys take a break during a summer physical training camp run by Hamas in Gaza City. Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement that operates in the Palestinian territories, sponsors social welfare programs for general population in Gaza. Israel claims these programs are aimed at indoctrinating Palestinian children.
June 10 - NEW YORK, U.S.: A boy takes part in the Alliance of American Jews protest against the Israeli Draft on June 9, 2013. Thousands gathered in Federal Plaza to demonstrate against a proposed law which would require Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jews to serve in the military.June 10 – NEW YORK, U.S.: A boy takes part in the Alliance of American Jews protest against the Israeli Draft on June 9, 2013. Thousands gathered in Federal Plaza to demonstrate against a proposed law which would require Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jews to serve in the military.
JUNE 7 - MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Fishermen cast their nets on the shallow end of polluted Manila Bay. This Filipino community is considered to be amongst the poorest in the country. With Manila's fishing exploited by commercial fishers, the fisher folk are struggling to earn a living from their trade. JUNE 7 – MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Fishermen cast their nets on the shallow end of polluted Manila Bay. This Filipino community is considered to be amongst the poorest in the country. With Manila’s fishing exploited by commercial fishers, the fisher folk are struggling to earn a living from their trade.
JUNE 6 - KASHMIR, INDIA: Muslim villagers watch the funeral of Altaf Baba, the divisional commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad (The Army of Muhammad), a Kashmir-based Islamic militant group, at Algar-Kandi in Pulwama district, south of Srinagar, on June 6, 2013. Altaf Baba was killed in a gunfight on June 5.JUNE 6 – KASHMIR, INDIA: Muslim villagers watch the funeral of Altaf Baba, the divisional commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad (The Army of Muhammad), a Kashmir-based Islamic militant group, at Algar-Kandi in Pulwama district, south of Srinagar, on June 6, 2013. Altaf Baba was killed in a gunfight on June 5.
JUNE 5 - HONG KONG - People hold a candlelight vigil to mark the anniversary of the crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. Pro-democracy groups around the world say the human rights struggle continues in China.JUNE 5 – HONG KONG – People hold a candlelight vigil to mark the anniversary of the crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. Pro-democracy groups around the world say the human rights struggle continues in China.

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Defining Moments: Capturing our changing worldDefining Moments: Capturing our changing world

Juror: Skittles comparison ‘ridiculous’

Jury expert: B37 had my highest rating

Those four jurors — who identified themselves by their jury pool numbers — were part of a six-woman jury that found Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder or manslaughter. Five of the jurors are white, and one is black/Hispanic.

None of the jurors have identified themselves publicly. At one point, a literary agent said Juror B37 was planning to write a book about the trial, but the juror later decided not to.

College tuition for Rachel Jeantel

Tom Joyner, host of the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” has offered to pay the tuition for Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel to attend a historically black college or university.

“Rachel, here’s my offer to you. If you want to graduate from high school and go to an HBCU, even if it’s not in Florida but especially Florida … If you want to do that, I want to help you do that,” Joyner said during his radio show Tuesday.

Jeantel, now 19, was on the phone with Martin moments before he was shot and was considered a key prosecution witness. But her two days of testimony were tense and combative at times, and at least one juror said she had difficulty understanding her.

“The reaction to her testimony was very troubling to me,” Joyner told CNN’s Piers Morgan. “People were criticizing her and her education and communication skills and the way the lawyer was just beating her up on the stand, just really moved me.”

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Jeantel, who said she might want to go into law enforcement, thanked Joyner.

Holder mum on possible federal charges

The NAACP says more than 1 million people have signed the NAACP’s online petition demanding federal civil rights charges against Zimmerman, but Attorney General Eric Holder hasn’t said whether he will seek such charges.

Instead, Holder took aim at “stand your ground” laws like the one in Florida that have expanded the right to respond with deadly force if attacked outside the home.

Those laws “try to fix something that was never broken” and “senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods,” he said in speech to the NAACP Tuesday.

In order to bring federal civil rights charges against Zimmerman, the DOJ would need to establish that a hate crime was committed — a legal burden that Holder has said in would be a challenge to meet.

Holder repeated his pledge for a full investigation of Martin’s death in the aftermath of Zimmerman’s acquittal, saying the Justice Department “will continue to act in a manner that is consistent with the facts and the law. We will not be afraid.”

Congressman: ‘Get over it’

Rep. Andy Harris, R-Maryland, said demonstrators protesting Zimmerman’s acquittal need to “get over it.”

“We’re hung up on this one case, where this one fellow was, in fact, found not guilty by a jury. That’s the way the American law system works,” Harris said Tuesday in a radio interview with WMAL.

Stevie Wonder takes a stand

Musician Stevie Wonder has refused to perform in Florida until the state repeals its “stand your ground” law.

“As a matter of fact, wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world,” he told the audience at a Quebec concert Sunday night.

Stevie Wonder says he’ll boycott ‘stand your ground’ states

Florida is one of 22 states that have a version of the law, which permits the use of deadly force anywhere as long as a person is not engaged in an unlawful activity, is being attacked in a place he has a right to be and reasonably believes that his life and safety are in danger as a result of an overt act or perceived threat committed by someone else.

CNN’s Tom Cohen, Ashley Killough, Kevin Liptak, Alan Duke and Kellie Keesee contributed to this report.

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