A huge thank you to AJ for his work on summarizing the potential jurors last week. Above is a summary of the demographics. As you can see from the total time taken to interview potential jurors, the defense is taking more time in vetting them. Of the 42 interviewed, the defense took 2 hours longer in questioning the candidates than the prosecutor did. In all, the lawyers spent almost 22 1/2 hours interviewing potential jurors last week.
On average, each potential juror is being questioned for a half an hour. Of the 13 candidates that didn’t make it through to the next stage, overwhelmingly is was the men. 8 of the 13 were men, only 5 women didn’t make it through. Of the 7 black jurors, only 1 didn’t make it through. Of the 29 potential jurors in the pool, 11 are under 40 and 18 are over 40.
AJ has generously been updating the drop-box with the documents in the case and he has compiled an excel spreadsheet that summarizes and provides resources to the work done in court last week. I’ve embedded the link in the photo of a dropbox on the sidebar for anyone looking for a link quickly in the days ahead. It’s an awesome resource to help us keep track of the potential jurors and all the documents in the case so far. We’ll want to keep the juror spreadsheet handy and close when we get to the next stage and need to recall what the potential juror said in their individual interviews. On the 3rd tab, AJ provides a video link to the start of the interview with the prosecutor or a link to the start of the interview with the defense. In the second tab of the spreadsheet, he provides a short description to remind us who that potential juror was. When we download this spreadsheet to our computers, we can sort the spreadsheet in any order we want.
On behalf of the readers AJ, we thank you for this work. This will help us alert to anyone who may not be honest. Those jurors had best be honest and transparent or team Zimmerman will be all over it.
Thank you to everyone who has helped in the fund-raising effort. Last we heard (4pm June 9th) the fund was in excess of $85K. I’ve been advised that no update will be given until after a jury is selected. I assume all energies are being focussed on jury selection right now. The goal is to get $120K. Please continue to spread the news that help is needed. Even a $5 donation will help. This is one worry we can take off George Zimmerman’s shoulders. Thanks again.
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