SANFORD, FL – Jury selection which was supposed to last three weeks was quickly wrapped up in less than two hours when what is being called the blackest jury ever was seated for the start of the trial of George Zimmerman. Aaliyah Cochran, daughter of the famous Johnnie Cochran walked out of court skipping to a new beat as she stepped in front of the microphone.
“This is a great day for Florida residents, a great day practicing law and a great day for me. I couldn’t have picked a better jury,” said Attorney Cochran, the prosecuting attorney in the case. “I would like to thank the members of the Nation of Islam and the Black Panther Party for doing their civic duty and showing up for jury duty. So many times people in the community ignore jury duty requests, so it makes me proud to see so many black men willing to sacrifice so they can be a part of this trial.”
George Zimmerman, a white 29-year-old former neighborhood watch volunteer, is pleading not guilty to second-degree murder, claiming he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager in self defense.
The defense Attorney for Zimmerman walked out of the courtroom shortly after Cochran shaking his head and stating he didn’t know there were so many black men in bow-ties living in Sandford,Florida.