The other jurors in the George Zimmerman jury are speaking out today and they're distancing themselves from Juror B37.
Juror B37 told Anderson Cooper that she and the other jurors were convinced that Zimmerman was acting in self defense when he shot Trayvon Martin. "He had a right to defend himself," said Juror B37, "I think Trayvon Martin got mad and attacked him."
But her fellow jurors are denouncing her. In a statement they said: "The opinions of juror B37, expressed on the Anderson Cooper show were her own, and not in any way representative of the jurors listed below." The statement was typed on courthouse stationery and signed using the jurors’ jury numbers, B51, B76, E6 and E40. "Serving on this jury has been a highly emotional and physically draining experience for each of us." the statement continued. "The death of a teenager weighed heavily on our hearts but in the end we did what the law required us to do."
Juror B37 responded with a new statement on Wednesday: "For reasons of my own, I wished to speak alone. I now wish for me and my family to recover from being selected for this jury and return to a normal life."
As George Zimmerman celebrates his aquittal, his wife, Shellie will be back in court next month to face perjury charges for allegedly lying about her finances during her husband's bail hearings. Her trial begins August 21st and she faces up to five years in jail if found guilty.
Zimmerman’s brother, Robert told Fox News that he's concerned that their phones are tapped. He said, "We do have concerns, and always have, of having our phones tapped. Having our phones listened to by the administration or whomever because George is now, as we know, continually the subject of an ongoing investigation."
There were more protests in Los Angeles Tuesday, but this time they were peaceful. However, a gang of about 40 young people marauded through Hollywood, mugging tourists, stealing cell phones and purses. The crime spree was apparently organized on Twitter with tweets like: "so I guess there's going to be a riot at Hollywood and Vine at 7:30."
Twelve teenagers were busted, and cops say it appears they are the same youths who were attacking people and vandalizing stores earlier this week when demonstrators were protesting the George ZImmerman verdict.
Meanwhile Bruce Springsteen, on tour in Ireland, dedicated a song to Trayvon Martin, and Stephen Colbert weighed in on the controversial verdict with his typical, caustic wit.
“He's going to have to live his life as a marked man,” said Colbert. “Can you imagine feeling like you're being followed? Everyone just assuming you're a criminal? I mean if I were him, I'd wear something to hide my face."