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“Suspicion Nation” – Addressing the Critics; Re: Maddy

I tend to not like writing long blog articles but this is one that I feel cannot be parsed.  Thus, I apologize for the length, but it’s the only way for me to present an entire picture in support of my opinion.

From the time that the killing of Trayvon Martin hit the airways in March 2012, until the verdict was entered in George Zimmerman’s murder trial on July 13, 2013, there were people who kept up with every release of discovery material, every press conference held by attorney Mark O’Mara, and every hearing conducted in the courtroom.  They watched videos of George Zimmerman’s statements.  They almost memorized, word for word, all written witness statements and then their oral interviews.  Their focus was on George Zimmerman and discovery evidence beyond “George said.”

If anyone wrote a book about the George Zimmerman trial, those who diligently followed everything from the beginning might expect for it to be like an investigative piece re-litigating the trial; presenting  every aspect of evidence against Zimmerman.  After all, re-litigating is what started after the verdict, and continues to this day in social media.  In my opinion, it’s because we have heard jurors say that they considered Zimmerman’s wounds, but not that they considered any other physical evidence during deliberations. Read the rest of this entry

Juror in Zimmerman’s Trial Says She Was Demeaned and Mocked By Other Jurors

The Daily Beast reports that Maddy, also known as Juror B29, spoke with Lisa Bloom about her experience.  They have published an excerpt from Bloom’s just published Suspicion Nation.

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Maddy – Juror B 29

Maddy revealed that she was fed up before the trial was over.  Being the only minority on the jury, she said that she was sequestered with five White women who didn’t understand her.  They demeaned, mocked and trivialized her.  She was ready to leave and return home saying, “If they had to put me in jail for going home, then put me in jail.” Read the rest of this entry

Maddy, Juror B29, Facing Eviction

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Maddy, Juror B29, in her interview with Inside Edition

In an interview with “Inside Edition,” Maddy, Juror B29 in the George Zimmerman trial, said that her life was ruined by the trial because she lost friends and a full-time nursing home job. She revealed that her family is close to being evicted from her four-bedroom home in Seminole County. As “Inside Edition” toured Maddy’s home, they found its practically empty, and captured the gas company delivering a disconnect notice.  Her family is facing eviction from their home. Read the rest of this entry

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