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POST-COURT SHOWDOWN: Rachel Jeantel CALLS The Trayvon Martin RULING "BS" On "AC360" + Juror B37 SAYS George Zimmerman's "Heart Was In The Right Place" On Piers Morgan--No Longer Writing Book As Publisher DROPS Her!

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Cable news offered a post-courtroom showdown last night as Rachel Jeantel, the prosecution's star controversial witness in the Trayvon Martin trial spoke out about the jury's decision.  Meanwhile, Juror B37 explained why she found George Zimmerman "not guilty" and why she felt "sorry" for Rachel Jeantel.   Oh, and she's no longer writing her book.  Watch the clips inside....

Last night, Rachel Jeantel, the prosecution's star witness, sat down with Piers Morgan to share her side of the story and to talk about her dearly departed friend, Trayvon.  During their interview (which portrayed her in a much more personable light), Rachel discussed why she DID NOT want to attend the funeral (she has a fear of death), how she felt about the controversial cross-examination and how she felt about the media attacks on her.    Here are the highlights: 

On Trayvon Martin:
Trayvon is not a thug....(He's) a calm, chill, loving person who loved his family.  Definitely his mother. A good friend.

On her reaction to the verdict:

Disappointed. Upset. Angry. Question. And mad.

On the notion the George Zimmerman acted in self-defense:

B.S.

On being disparaged by the defense:
When the state closed, they're trying to explain what kind of person I am. And you can see the kind of person I am. Out of the whole stand I never cussed out Don [West]. Even during our little [...] - since March.  I'll hold it back. The only reason I have not said anything to Don West because my parents taught me better. As an adult you don't have the right to disrespect an adult. Don't curse - okay I did give attitude.

On her courtroom demeanor:
It’s not that I didn’t want to be there...I was dealing with a lot of stress.

On her speech pattern:
I have an underbite.  I had this situation since kindergarten. Words I can say, they can’t come out right.

Watch the interview here:

 

And on AC360.....

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Juror B37, the woman we told you was pitching a book about the trial, gave her side of the story to Anderson Cooper where she explained how the jury came up with a "not guilty" verdict and why she thought George Zimmerman's heart was in the "right" place.  Here are the upsetting highlights:

On the screams heard on the 911 call:

"...because of the evidence that he was the one that had gotten beaten...I don’t think there was a doubt....that everybody else thought it was George’s voice.”

On Rachel Jeantel:

"I didn’t think it was credible, but I felt sorry for her. She didn’t ask to be in this place. She wanted to go. She didn’t want to be any part of this case. I think she felt inadequate toward everyone because of her education and her communication skills. I just felt sadness for her...she was embarrassed by being there, because of her education and her communication skills, that she just wasn’t a good witness.”
 

On if Trayvon said "Creepy Ass Cracker"

I think it’s just every day life. The type of life that they live, and how they’re living, in the environment that they’re living in.”
 

On George Zimmerman:

I think George Zimmerman is a man whose heart was in the right place, but just got displaced by the vandalism in the neighborhoods, and wanting to catch these people so badly, that he went above and beyond what he really should have done. His heart was in the right place. It just went terribly wrong.

 

Is it just us, or does it feel like Trayvon was put on trial (seeing that she said the BOTH could have walked away despite the fact Trayvon was minding his business in a place he had every right to be), and he never had a chance with this juror....and possibly not with the whole jury?  Sounds like this woman--possibly all the jurors as well--simply identify with George and excuse his behavior becasue he "meant well" due  to the break ins.  Apparently, it doesn't matter that he was 100% wrong in his assumption.  As long as he "meant well"....it's OK that a boy is dead....

And about that book deal...............

Following the IMMEDIATE backlash Juror B37 received about her proposed book, she AND her literary agent had second thoughts.  The Juror released a statement which effectively cancelled the book deal.

“I realize it was necessary for our jury to be sequestered in order to protest our verdict from unfair outside influence, but that isolation shielded me from the depth of pain that exists among the general public over every aspect of this case. The potential book was always intended to be a respectful observation of the trial from my and my husband’s perspectives solely and it was to be an observation that our ‘system’ of justice can get so complicated that it creates a conflict with our ‘spirit’ of justice.

Now that I am returned to my family and to society in general, I have realized that the best direction for me to go is away from writing any sort of book and return instead to my life as it was before I was called to sit on this jury.”

Of course there's more to the story......

It turns out that the Black Twitterverse had a hand in the squashing the book project.  A Change.org petition, started by a young woman who tweets under the handle @MoreandAgain, landed on the timeline of literary agent Sharlene Martin and caused her to rescind her offer to Juror B37. Not to mention the floods of emails and calls we know she received after the Twitterer publushed her contact info.  Let's just hope B37 really does have a seat and doesn't go looking for another publisher.

 

Watch the interview (that helped cancel her book deal) here:

 

 

BONUS:

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In response to her mistreatment by the media, syndicated radio host Tom Joyner reached out to Rachel Jeantel and has now offered her a full scholarship to any HBCU of her choice! 

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The verdict, the comments

The verdict, the comments from Zimmerman's brother, the jurors ~ EVERYTHING is just disheartening. If there is to be ONE good thing out of this tragedy (which could have been avoided if Zimmerman had kept his ass in the car like the 911 operator told him ) it will be that Rachel Jeantel takes Tom Joyner up on his offer and betters herself ~ education IS power baby. RIP Trayvon Martin.
GetUrLife's picture

WOW! The interview from the

WOW! The interview from the juror really shows you how "they" think. Living in their bubble, not understanding how our young black boys are stereotyped and profiled everyday. Race played the biggest factor in this case. Any fool can see that. These jurors were naive and clearly on Zimmerman's side. Just as Natasha stated, simply based on Zimmerman's assumption and his "meaning well" excused his bahavior that inevitablely killed a 17 year old boy. I do however, like Rachel's take on it. She was somewhat a voice for Trayvon and gave his perspective. A grown man is coming towards you and you as a kid, do not know his intentions. So to Trayvon Zimmerman was the suspect. WOW! Trayvon was doing nothing wrong and this could have been any teenager doing what any teenager would do. Zimmerman shoulod have been found guilty of something for killing a child. If anything it was Trayvon who was standing his gorund and simply defending himself. Our world today! SMH
Hater Recognizer's picture

it tells a lot about the

it tells a lot about the jury. Something is wrong there. If she did not have enough common sense to understand that it is so low to think about a book deal with all the riots and protests, then it is really scary. We can just imagine how this whole thing went down. A bunch of ignorant white women. On the Anderson Copper show, she mentionned how confused they were about the laws and I found her so in love with Zimmerman. She kept refering to him as Georges....did not even care about Trayvon. I have new respect for Miss Jeantel. I feel bad that I laughed when I saw her and blamed her for not being able to speak properly and therefore projecting a bad image of our community. But now I understand that it is the way she is. And she is real. Not everyone can be refined and sophisticated. And it was her first time speaking in court and it was the prosecution duty to prepare her. The fucking defense did their work. This is why they won. The prosecution just sat and watch.
zoewebb's picture

And that's what happened. The

And that's what happened. The law is very precise and by the book. It's doesn't take into account that GZ was following TM or the profiling before or the possibility of excess force being used to defend oneself. And that made this jury's job all the while easier once the defense team made them fall in love with GZ. The defense team did their work, the prosecution team was abysmal. TM had no chance.
BlackDiva's picture

I think that anyone seeking

I think that anyone seeking to capitalize financially on this innocent child's demise is a low life. In the words of Nene Leakes..."You can't win when you're dirty." Any money made from Trayvon's death by an opportunist will be tainted and cursed. Mark my words....
Keep_It_100's picture

why is the B on CNN but yet

why is the B on CNN but yet talking about she didn't want to testify to get the Publicity. She is a bad friend and that is why Zimmerman won, she was not a good witness. How can you not go to your boys funeral but now all on the T.V.
lola69's picture

The RATCHET DUMB HALF BRAIN

The RATCHET DUMB HALF BRAIN THAT I DON'T THINK SHOULD NOT BE CALLED A HUMAN BEING LOST THE BOOK DEAL GOOD FOR IT OR HER .DISGUSTING DOG.
miSSyCatsss's picture

F... that fat B.....! She

F... that fat B.....! She didn't go to Trayvon's funeral nor did she want to even testify or help the prosecution. Now this B..... wanna be all up on CNN getting ratings for da white man in her new weave & make up. Now instead of looking 45 she look 39 years old. Tom Joyner can kiss my ass. There are black kids out there more deserving of a full scholarship than a 4th grade educated island hoodrat. Don't Tom realize she was a major factor at why Zimmerman got off
Somerknight's picture

All praised be to God for

All praised be to God for that book deal being dropped! Nothing good was gonna come from that kind of greed and profit. The silly hoe better hope her identity is never revealed.
Marketing Gimmicks's picture

She is still burnt up and has

She is still burnt up and has a poor attitude. If this was your friend then you would want to be a part of him getting Justice and not have an attitude in offering testimony but then again he was not Fat Ghetto girl friend because she didn't think enough of him to ATTEND the FUNERAL.
lola69's picture

I absolutely loved Rachel's

I absolutely loved Rachel's interview last night! Boy did she keep it real, real. Kudos to Tom Joyner. She explained that the reason she talks like she does is because she has an inner bite, or her jaw is out alignment and causes her to mispronounce words. She was awesome! and glad that "B*tch" lost her book deal. Her interview made me wanna jump through the screen.
JewelryLover's picture

Damn white people for real

Damn white people for real though
fufu's picture

Its sad that the jury and

Its sad that the jury and media focused on everything else besides the fact that a child lost his life because a grown man decided to go against professional advice from law enforcement and be a vigilante. Zimmerman had bruises because Travon was jumped and he was fighting for his life with all he had; his bare hands! I applaud Tom for offering this young lady a scholarship.
getyourlife33's picture

I'm thrilled that whore lost

I'm thrilled that whore lost her book deal! !!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):)
PegLeg®©'s picture

me too. she is just after

me too. she is just after Money and never cared for Trayvon. Disgusting Piece of _____
lola69's picture

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