I wasn’t going to weigh in on this, but…

There’s already more than enough people reporting on the Zimmerman verdict, but when I was reading about the outspoken Juror B37’s interview with Anderson Cooper, this section in particular caught my eye:


For the record, these statements coming one after the other isn’t my editing. That’s actually the way they’re presented in the source article.

These two statements directly contradict one another. Going overboard, by definition, means doing far more than necessary. You can’t go beyond necessity and still be “justified.” A justified response is one that is proportional to its stimulus. If you’re below or beyond that equilibrium, you fall outside of that quality.

So, Juror B37, which is it? Was Zimmerman overboard, or justified? You can’t have it both ways.


About Leedzie

Leda "Leedzie" Clark is a writer and game designer with a sharp eye for detail and a kooky sense of humor. She's been a nerd as long as she can remember, and always seems to notice the wrong thing first in any given situation.

Posted on July 22, 2013, in Analysis, Journalism, News, TV and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. This case is just awful all around, no matter which side you partake and whatnot. And then you have this person (that I’m tempted to refer to as a c-word ending in “-unt”) who’s keen on cashing in on this tragedy while at the same time teabagging on the grave of this dead kid. I think Zimmerman should have been tried for manslaughter, I felt Florida prosecutors failed to make their case for Murder 2 and were overconfident, and they failed the Martin Family, the very family that worked their asses off to make and keep their tragedy relevant. Because even though this happened in February of 2012, I have yet to see any media coverage until after the Martin Family made their Change.org petition in April.

    And there is my stance on this case. But I am confident that we can all agree that B37 is just an awful human being, trying to cash in 15 minutes on a dead kid.

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