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Tonight at 9: Piers Morgan welcomes Rachel Jeantel and a live studio audience
July 15th, 2013
06:19 PM ET

Tonight at 9: Piers Morgan welcomes Rachel Jeantel and a live studio audience

Less than 48 hours removed from seeing the jury in the George Zimmerman trial return a "not guilty" verdict, this evening "Piers Morgan Live" will welcome Rachel Jeantel – and a live audience – for a live hour dedicated entirely to the case that continues to divide and enthrall the nation.

In her first public comments since testifying, tonight the young woman who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin shortly before his death will join Piers Morgan for a live, exclusive interview as a collection of guests surround her throughout the studio.

After unwillingly becoming the star of the trial as the prosecution's presumed star witness, Jeantel was thrust into the national spotlight, a position that her lawyer maintained she had no interest in occupying:

"This is a witness that should have been on the stand for no more than an hour," her attorney Rod Vereen told the "Piers Morgan Live" host two weeks ago. "However, she ended up being on the stand for five and a half hours over the span of two days."

Vereen returns to the program tonight, this time with his client, and with a live audience looking and listening in, "Piers Morgan Live" continues its coverage of a verdict perhaps nearly as contentious and polarizing as the case itself.

Tune in to "Piers Morgan Live" tonight at 9, for a live hour entitled "Not Guilty: The Zimmerman Verdict."
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  1. lotero

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdKs0f4oxus&w=640&h=390]

    July 15, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Texasmom

      Does she really think that people have no idea what the term "cracka" is? Seriously? She better call the hip hop world and let them know that their definition is wrong! i don't think she has helped her situation judging from the looks on peoples faces in the audience and the confused listeners at home that can barely follow along with her thought process or discussion.

      July 15, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Laurie

        Agreed texas mom! I can't understand a word shes saying. This is the best guest we could put on the show? I'm turning my TV back to Kung Foo Panda.

        July 15, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • EducatedMom

        I found it very difficult to follow this interview. The answers to PMs questions didn't really make sense.

        July 15, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • RealityCheck13

        Mark my words, she will have a hip hop record deal by tomorrow!!!!

        July 15, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • marshei

        North Carolina Mom. Pardon me, but I believe you have no trouble, "saying what you wish to say." Interesting, "how small," it actually is.

        July 15, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • Renee jones

        Your world is not her world. Your ignorance is not her ignorance. You are not right and she is not wrong.

        July 16, 2013 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
      • rockofma

        Oh how clearly I know these racist remarks.

        July 16, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • barbara connor

        what i found particularly interesting was her definition of "cracka" she syated it meant cop, security gaurd or someone of that profession. so saying that trayvon obviously KNEW it was someone keeping an eye on things and chose to punch him anyway

        July 16, 2013 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bob weiss

        Larry elder who was on piers show tonight has got to be the most intelligent man that piers has ever interviewed, please watch that interview! Thank god for people like Larry!

        July 17, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • Palit

        You can't understand Rachel because your mind is blocked with prejudice.If the audience in Pierce Morgan's show looked to you are confused,you better consult some psychologist.Rachael might not be the smartest women that you are attached with,she is a everyday girl who came out amidst dire critisicm to speak for dead friend Trayvon. It is shocking that you are critising Rachael and yet didn't say anything about the tragic death of a 17yr boy,who was unarmed. Shame on you.

        July 17, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Annie Riechert

      Rachel YOU ROCK! Your testimony at the trial was the most compelling I have ever heard! I love how you handled yourself with the overly aggressive prosecuting attorney!! I was cheering for you! And anyone really listening heard what you were trying to say. Don't listen to all the critics... you came across as brilliant! The comments of the juror "feeling sorry" for you were her own ignorance. It is sad that the entire jury didn't have a single black on it! How is that a jury of Treyvon's peers?? This IS about race. It is about a man who decided to take the law into his own hands, chased Treyvon down, got his butt beat and pulled out his gun and killed him because of it! He should be in prison. PERIOD!

      July 15, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • GT

        You cannot have thought this through .... you are missing critical logical arguments and speaking from emotion I will leave you to figure it out if you can.

        July 15, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
      • rod

        You must of not seen the trail! If you did and feel this way sorry. The law says if someone attacks you and beats you, you can shoot that person! This person you are praising, why? She lied to the court to Travon's mom and you! She lied to America as did Trayvon's parents! Trayvon's dad and brother said it was not his voice on the 911 tape! Then the all said the listened to it 15 to 20 times? What kind of person would hear there sons and brothers voice screaming for help over n over and not say that's my son turn it off!! Like Zimmerman's parents did and all his friends. You are not goin to want to hear your kids voice screaming for his life. When you did you would know who it was and say enough! Your not going to listen to it 20 times!

        July 15, 2013 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • rod

        1st you are to be judged by a jury of your peers, that's Zimmerman's peers! 2nd ask Rachel what does wet grass sound like! I did not know grass made sounds wet or dry. that's just me though. 3rd actually watch the trail then you will understand. If you still do not then you just do not understand this simple fact. If someone attacks you, beats you then you have the right to shoot them. If you have a concealed weapons permit!

        July 15, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • Brian

        are you kidding? She sounds ridiculous and ignorant

        July 15, 2013 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • PADI L-M

        Thank you for saying just what i want everyone to know to be the TRUTH. all the defense witnesses had to be bias and i am sure many lied also or elaborated in gz's defense. Now after listening to this one juror speak on tv, that is another reason why the prosecutors where in a jam!! .....Along with the laws in Fla., and ignorant people who do not even know what racism is all about this killer is set free. he belongs in jail!!! Trayvon Benjamin Martin died at the hands of gz. He was fighting for his life as well because of the creep following him, and never said who he was.. Just didn't have a loaded gun. Or a chance. I pray for justice, and peace of mind for Trayvon Martin's family and all friends too. i have to accept the verdict of course for now. I do not respect it. I am so dissapointed in the human race. This was not God's plan.(as gz stated in another interveiw where he lied about stand your ground law too) ....Although... God is who will help us through this, and be our final judge and jury for all. In Jesus' name.

        July 15, 2013 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • A Waters

        OMG you must have been the only one who could understand her, are you like her sister!

        July 16, 2013 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
      • Nikki Nikki

        I agree with you Annie Riechert, Rachel was on point and I understood and could identify with every word she said and I am not ignorant nor am I a thug. For those of you to good to really listen to this young lady it shows how close minded you are to other races therefore Trayvon will always be gulity to you.......Oh in case you did not know Trayvon was on trail not George!

        July 16, 2013 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
      • Ken

        Annie, all I can say is your an idiot. If you think because she's rude, obnoxious, and disrepectful is a good thing that's probably a good thing for us since it indicates she will make nothing of her life. One more thing, it's the defendant that gets a jury of his/her peers, not Trayvon. You must have heard the other illiterate Jesse Jackson say that on TV. Just proves that intelligence and being a race baiter don't go hand in hand. Please get your facts straight before you talk and make yourself look stupid.

        July 16, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • barbara conner

        a jury of george zimmermans peers, hes the one on trial, and if you want to get technicle they weren't a jury of his peers then either. you are not allowed to attack anyone! mothers PLEASE teach your children to keep their hands to themselves!!!

        July 16, 2013 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • Padi

        Thank you Annie for your positive comment RE: RJ and TBMartin. There are so many other negative ones from ignorant people so full of hate they cannot stop to really listen.

        July 22, 2013 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
      • Neo

        Sorry Annie. But you sound like an ignorant emotional fool. There was indeed 1 black/hispanic woman on the jury – they were not all, just mostly white. A cracka is NOT a person who impersonates a police office or security guard...wonder if her black attorney came up with that one. And for those who are upset with us commenting on this, remember, Rachel wasn't dragged kicking and screaming to this interview. She CHOSE to do it and thereby opening the public opinion up for debate. So stop attacking those who disagree. I just she makes good use of the free college education being given to her by the black radio personality, Tom Joyner – and of course it will only apply to Historically Black Colleges or Universities. I've never really understood how blacks giving blacks free money BECAUSE their blacks isn't racist – the same as Native Americans, Hispanic or Asian organizations do by the way, just in case someone thinks I'm singling them out – but...if a WHITE person gives another white person college BECAUSE they are WHITE – oh hell, the riots they will be a'coming! And in the middle of all this race-based hatred and reactions going on, people forget that a 17 year old boy got killed. Doesn't matter what the race is in my opinion. The fact that he died should be the focus. Not racial overthrow of Florida's economics. Doesn't matter what race he was – after all, in America all races are equal, so why identify them at all? Wonder how many European countries hyphenate their black citizens to be African-Polish, or African-British, African-French? That's right. None. Just Polish, British and French. The same goes for any other race of persons in those countries. America is the unidentified nation today. Countries know us as the "politically failed, power mongering, money loving, materialistic and self-centered child" that we are unfortunately have become. Sure there are people here who have taken the high road from this to act better, but we're still a young country in the eyes of history. We're only 237 years old and acting like we've been around for an eternity. Give us a 1000 years minimum like the places we came and then see where we are...THEN we might be scratching the surface of the ideal society.

        July 29, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ron Mexico

      Ghettopotamus!

      July 16, 2013 at 2:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Linda

      the problem I have is Trayvon was not that aggressive so now it becomes a crime to walk down the street this is the message that the jury gave them so this is open game for anyone

      July 16, 2013 at 10:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • R Harrison Scott

        So punching an individual in the face and banging that individual's head on the sidewalk doesn't isn't aggressive? Good to know that you'll have my back when I do the same to some individual who asks me what I'm doing walking around his neighborhood at night.

        July 16, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ken

        Linda, you must have missed the fact that he was suspended from school, have pictures of himself smoking pot, pictures of him with guns acting like a thug, and also pictures of jewelry lying on his bed whose origins are unknown. I love how people act like they knew this kid. Did you know Zimmerman was raised in a multi-racial home that included black kids, that he took a black woman to his prom, etc. Based on your thought process then he must not be racist.

        July 16, 2013 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • JB

      What a shame to put a young lady on Pierce Morgan's show just to increase the ratings. It was the worse thing I have ever seen CNN do so from now on NO CNN for me. The Jurors have spoken so let's just leave it be and go for a better future where everyone can get along and NO GUNS...

      July 16, 2013 at 10:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • katey

      I cannot even stand to look at her. She is racist and a belligerent person. I am betting that she told Travon to go beat his A&&. That being said, I think it is terrible tat Zimmerman got off completely free. I think a few years in the very least should have been given. He took a life, no matter in self defense or not. He approached the person (in his mind he did not know the age or race) and started a confrontation, even if he were heading back to his car. He is guilty of some part of this and should have been punished.

      July 16, 2013 at 11:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joe

      What a PAINFUL "interview" to watch. The way CNN is fawning over this uneducated perjurer is positively DISGUSTING. I'm done with CNN after this nonsense FOREVER!

      July 16, 2013 at 11:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • OHTeacher

      I was astounded to hear Jeantel state that people of her generation talk that way (e.g. cracka). Having 3 daughters about her age and teaching at a high school, let me assure you that her(their) generation does NOT (and SHOULD NOT) talk that way. Where are HER parents? How could they allow her to talk like that? That type of language is disrespectful and degrading to everyone (including her) involved!

      We need to bring back classy behavior to everyone, including the hip hopsters in the music business.

      July 16, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. drake mallard

    “I am very sad and disappointed. I am concerned about Trayvon's family.
    Marissa Alexander get 20 years for warning shot scare off her husband when she felt he was threatening her and zimmerman gets off for killing shooting Trayvon martin welcome to florida. This particular case am convinced that corruption and power permeate American society. Zimmerman will fall again since the evidence that he is a criminal and has a disturbed mind and his daddy won't be able to protect him next time ...

    unbelievable and by that I mean believable.”

    FLORIDA IS A FUnK UP STATE

    July 15, 2013 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ray4

      Your correct about FL. I never heard of a Governor fire a DA and replace him so he can get votes. Corruption has been around forever everywhere and it will never go away. Don't give opinions if you never saw the trial. This was 2 guys getting into a fight and one of them had a gun. it also happens everyday all over the world.

      July 15, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • North Carolina Mom

        CNN what is wrong with you I am disappointed with CNN also, this was a terrible to watch, put the test pattern on.

        July 15, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • Linda

        everyone thinks guns solve problems it causes hardship and and painful memories. not do you just kill one person but you kill a whole family

        July 16, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary_Lakeland

      It is like Travon had no rights. No one speaks of how he feared for his life. This juror needs to listen to herself speak.

      It was not late at night. It was 7pm! He was unarmed walking in the rain. This could have been any child.

      The frightening thing is that he did what we teach all of our children to do, fight back against a stranger who is threatening you. He could not go home, and endanger the 12 year old in his house. This speaks volumes for his character, in my mind. He could have run home to safety, and brought the threat to his younger sibling, but his last though was for him.
      This is sad, and Florida is pathetic for these crimes that go unpunished, all because of their paranoid clinging to their precious guns.
      How do you have a jury without one African American juror, or even one man for that matter. An African American juror may have better understood Ms. Jeantel. How much education can an 18 year old have? She said everything many f us wanted to say, and she deserved better.
      The biggest judge will be waiting in the afterlife.

      July 15, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Hope

        You are so uninformed -"Trayvon" was far from an angel – 3 school suspensions, per his texts his mom kicked him out and sent him to his dad via bus- who could not be bothered to stay home with him or take him out with him, slugged bus driver because he was told he couldnt ride for free??? Perhaps he was acting out as his dad had a girlfriend while still married to his step mom -obviously this young man was troubled and getting into guns,drugs and running with the wrong crowd was only a matter of time until he got into worse trouble – never mind the 400 + 911 calls in that year due to burglaries,home invasions at that condo complex – guess what – all crimes were committed by young black males dressed strikingly like TM was dressed that night – even one of his friends texts says hope u dont get shot in the chest. Too bad no one cared enough to be there for him while he was living to bring him back to his former sweet self. Try to research before u spout nonsense

        July 15, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • anna

        Everyone is making this about race and it is not!!!! What was Trayvon doing the EXACT moment he was shot? Straddling zimmerman, breaking his nose, pounding his head into the sidewalk, and if that is minding his own business, you are insane!! Are any of you forgetting the previous two cases in Fla: Hygens Labidou, a black man in 2007, who shot and killed a white man when the white man jumped out of his truck and came to Labidou's vehicle yelling racial slurs? He was not arrested nor charged. He also owned a concealed weapon. In Pompano Beach in 2010, Cleveland Murdoch, another black man, shot and killed Patrick Lavoie, a white man, when Lavoie jumped out of his girlfriend's car, and accused Murdoch of tailgating. Lavoie reached through Murdoch's passenger window with a cigarette lighter in his hand, and Murdoch shot him. Both men were neither charged nor arrested and both were black and killed white men!! Zimmerman was actually being beaten up by Trayvon! No matter how you slice it, Trayvon was at fault, I'm sorry.

        July 15, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • GT

        I can tell you why there were no blacks on the jury.... because all the blacks knew about the case...therefore no way to be impartial about the case. SORRY! Just my opinion.

        July 15, 2013 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • rod

        HOPE u rock! Tell it like it is!

        July 15, 2013 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • DB

        Trayvon wasn't being attacked. He was (maybe) being followed. I taught my children to remove themselves from dangerous, or potentially dangerous, situations.

        July 16, 2013 at 4:20 am | Report abuse |
      • Jevon

        How much education can an 18 year old have? A lot. And why were there no blacks on the jury? One of them did look black, or part-black to me, and one of the black jurors got dismissed by the prosecution.

        July 16, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • meera

      I agree

      July 15, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • North Carolina Mom

        Since we are not being allowed to reply to Anna I will reply to Meera, Anna & Meera I agree no one cares about these
        2 people, I would like to know if Angela Corey decided that these 2 black men did not need to be charged. I will not
        go back to Florida after hearing Angela Corey a government official said George Zimmerman was a murder, does she not believe in the law of the land. The governor needs to check into her and what she is saying, and she should not be giving a interview, she should be trying to help things.

        July 15, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • Seriously

        If this is legal in Fla.....thank God i don't live there. Don't make anyone mad in Fla. if you vacation there;you may not make it home.

        July 15, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • Deborah Reid

        Is your child African American?

        July 16, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • rod

      If you did not watch this trail do not comment! If you watched it and have this opinion you have a messed up mind! In America if someone attacks you and beats on you, you have the right to shoot them!

      July 15, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • keish

        Don't you think your law is stupid, smart a..

        July 16, 2013 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Brenda D

      I so agree with you about Florida!! So glad I don't live there, I visited twice getting on a Cruise Ship and left thinking, Really? Is the whole state like this? Could not wait to get the heck out of there and will never vacation there either. Any one remember the "hanging chads"? What a joke the state is!! Zimmerman should of been locked up for 30+ years and that is all there is to it!! He lied big time and probably even caused his own injuries, after all he was only a .50 out of 10 after a year and a half of MMA training!! What a sad state Florida is

      July 16, 2013 at 1:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • barbara connor

        your way to wussified to live here!

        July 16, 2013 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oceanblu

      Drake you really need to read the whole story....the went to his home under a restraining order got into an argument with him leaves the house and goes to her car and gets the gun and intended on shooting him. She deserved what she got don't blame the state. Get your facts straight!!

      July 16, 2013 at 3:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mary_Lakeland

      You figured it out, but many who do not live here, have no idea how bad it can be. There are some wonderful people, but they are mixed in with the largest collection of prejudice I have ever seen, justified by them being "Christians".

      My question is: How can people call themselves a Christian in one breathe, and spout hatred in the next.

      There is a church on almost every corner, and a greater lack of compassion, I have never witnessed.

      No group is spared. If o were not born here, you are an outsider, almost as much as if you were a person of color. I get it.

      And, no, I am not a person of color, just a true Christian.

      July 16, 2013 at 10:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ken

      Drake, pardon my candor but your an idiot. Those two cases have nothing in common. The woman commited a felony by entering her estranged husbands house illegally before firing the shot. Neither Zimmerman nor Martin commited a crime prior to their altercation. The woman was charge with Aggravated Assault and Zimmerman was charged with Murder 2 and Manslaughter which has different levels of proof. Just by making such stupid remarks proves that you listen to a biased media and make their opinion your own. Your not a leader, your a sheep and you will, your whole life, be talked into dumb things and making yourself look stupid. Grow a pair, educate yourself, and then write something based on facts.

      July 16, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Oba Mao

    Hopefully Rachel will elaborate on her court testimony that Trayvon was going to issue a beatdown on the suspected gay dude (Zimmerman) following him.

    July 15, 2013 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • pilar

      dose she need to??
      man or woman, what would you do if you felt like you were being stalked.
      and then your stalker confronts you...

      July 15, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Ken

        What you do is call the police, he did have a phone. Or you run away, he did have time. You don't puff your chest thinking you can take someone only to find out it's suddenly and unfair fight with a gun being introduced.

        July 16, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. GoTimothy

    George Zimmerman cannot wear a bulletproof vest and carry a gun at the same time. That’s illegal believe it or not. You can either carry a gun or you can wear bullet proof vest he cannot legally do both at the same time. At least not Michigan.

    July 15, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • meera

      So sad. The compassion is lost by a few of you.

      July 15, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Kelly

        Because we agree with the verdict, it doesn't mean that we have no compassion. We believe in the court system, we believe in our laws, we believe in America. What I'd like to know is why we haven't heard anything about the young man that was pulled from his car and beaten and thrown in front of a car and killed the other day, (4 black men), all the while calling him racist names. Have you heard about this horrific racist crime? Why isn't someone putting incidents like these on the news also?

        July 15, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • North Carolina Mom

        Meera, when it's due I have a lot of compassion, I am so sorry that this Mom lost her son but G Zimmerman was not at
        fault.

        July 15, 2013 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • keish

        Drugs, antidepressants pills are the cause of their lack of compassion. Stop all the drugs, you will see, they will became human again, in the same breath drugs and pharmaceutical drugs messed their mind for ever. What a scary freaking world we are living in!!!!! It's so sad, what a sad world...I start to understand why so many women don't want to have kids and I start to understand why so many people are so in love with their dogs, cats etc...I am so disappointed about human race. Unfortunately or fortunately because of internet we can see through their evil mind and I am sad. I could also understand why no one don't trust anyone. Forgive my mistakes, English is not my first language.

        July 16, 2013 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
      • keish

        North Carolina Mom, you said G Zimmerman was not at fault, are you sure you are a Mom and proud to be. Just imagine the same thing happens to your 17 years old son, just imagine for one second and tell me if GZ was not at fault, why the wanna be police was following the boy and even call police for him pretending he is a criminal and even get off out of his car and approach him...Police today goes to school and learn how to approach people. Now, what is the reason he was not accepted to be a policeman, do you know, then find out.

        July 16, 2013 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. Asa Pentateuchal

    Perhaps the media should be asking why the jury chose to ignore Rachel Jeantel's testimony about Trayvon Martin saying "get off, get off".

    Because if George Zimmerman put his hands on Trayvon Martin first while carrying a gun there would be legal implications.

    July 15, 2013 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Hope

      Probably she told so many lies how would u know which was a lie or truth, suspect she knows much more stuff reflecting badly on trayvon – why else refuse to come forward until Crump and company promised her no telling whaT to make up a story.Too bad she is not smart enough to tell the real story and make a little money for herself.

      July 15, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • sab

        hope him being no angel has nothing to do with the fact that he was on his way home. Zimmerman got OUT of his car pursued Martin. Do We all deserve to be gun down because we've done a few questionable things in our past? Who amongst has never been suspended, had family problems, or run with the wrong crowd at some point in our lives. Martin was headed home from the store he wasn't a threat to Zimmerman.

        July 15, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. hoho

    Who will translate?

    July 15, 2013 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Brian

      Amen. This Jeantel is what's wrong with america.

      July 15, 2013 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Bill

        you are a wacaduddal. Get a life

        July 16, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • Kelly

        It's whack-a-doodle! Talk about ignorant. She's a liar, and every one saw it. This is why GZ is free, just the way it should be.

        July 16, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • keish

      SMART A..

      July 16, 2013 at 2:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. LIZ LOZADA

    GEORGE ZIMMERMAN HAS ONE MORE JUDGE TO GO IN FRONT OF. THIS IS THE ULTIMATE JUDGE AND HE WILL PAY THE PRICE: ( NO SIN WILL GO UNPUNISHED- THOU SHALL NOT KILL) IF IT HAD BEEN THE OTHER WAY AROUND, WHAT WOULD THE VERDICT HAVE BEEN? AT THE END OF ZIMMERMANS LIFE, TRAYVON WILL GET JUSTICE. R.I.P.

    July 15, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Meera

      Yes finally some sense.

      July 15, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • K.B.

      What about the judge in the Civil case? Oh wait, there won't be a civil case because if so all the truth will come out about Trayvon Martin being a drug user, dope smoker, illegal gun buyer, suspended from school multiple times, and fight craving. This was not a honor roll student that just kept walking home, he saw Zimmerman checking him out and decided to confront him most likely because he was on drugs. These are facts, not speculation, do some research.

      July 15, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • sab

        if research is done on your background will it be squeaky clean right? whatever he was involved in the kid was headed home that night, about his own business. Someone should gun u down on ur way home and say u deserve it bcuz u were suspended once or you got into trouble a few times or perhaps made some bad choices.

        Since ur into researching; How about researching George W Bush his past was far from clean, but i guess his past doesn't matter right?

        July 15, 2013 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • rod

      SAB just because you keep repeating your self does not make you right! Trayvon had the right to walk home, he was not shot for walking home! This is ignorant to even have to explain to you people that it is against the LAW to attack and beat someone! Color had nothing to do with it! Your racist because if Trayvon was white you would not care! If Zimmerman was black you would have a different opinion!!

      July 15, 2013 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ken

      Problem is God is white so he'll probably give him a lounge chair and a beer and then you will be able to call God racist. So Liz, What Would Jesus Do? He would forgive both for their actions. Or do you think God would Zimmerman a beat down like Trayvon did.

      July 16, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Griff

    "If you don't understand my politics, Pierse, then nobody will. I don't care about the royals in England or anywhere else for that matter! Gingrich thisafternoon talking all about his politics?? Who cares, he's just ancestry to an Austrian Kieser ( and Nazi germany that followed. I am of Norweigian blood, and Odin is my god! When our ancestors used to worry about the weather, the weather coped with us, but now with these idiots and mythological gods who make no sense, the planet is going to the crap who live on it and don't care. Trayvon Martin demanded justice, and the system got shagged by people who think like Gingrich!!!"

    July 15, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. max

    if Mr. martin was in fear of Mr. Zimmerman than why did he not call 911 and not his girl friend?
    if Mr. Martin was in fear of Mr. Zimmerman why didn't he get home right away?
    if Mr. Martin was in fear of Mr. Zimmerman why would he ask, Mr. Zimmerman why he was following him, and than hit him?
    when a person is in fear they call 911, or get out of the places that he or she is in fear of being.
    Mr. Marin was out to make Mr. Zimmerman stop following him, but why? was it in need of time to break in to some one home. By the pictures in his cell phone may have answer this. That is so, and why they keep it from coming out. the six women did one thing, ask why did this happen? By all that came out it was clear Mr. Marin attack Mr. Zimmerman, and was trying to kill him. Ask your self one thing why is it that black on black attacks and killing go with out any work to stop this? Why does it come down to color. Is it the same reason we go off on the guns that killed the kid at the school. But say little about all the kids missing kidnap and never found? Is it only when we can use it to push what we want to make a point? If this is the truth we as a people have become sick, and the people no longer matter. When Obama said he would look like his son if he had one, shows us where Obama head is. He only leads half of the people in the USA the other half has no leader. The black men that stood out side and swing bats to keep people from voting would never have been dropped if they had been white and the tea party. If you do not see this you are more than color blind you are backward to what is going on.

    July 15, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mary_Lakeland

      He was on the phone with his friend when the altercation started.
      If he went home, he would have brought the threat to his (12) year old sibling
      We will never know the answer Mr. Zimmerman gave to Travon, will we? We know he chose not to identify himself, because he admitted it.

      July 15, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • hope

        Silly that was not his sibling it was his married dad's girlfriends son if he went home he could have locked the door – he chose to attack and it did not work out very well – he had mor than enough time to get home – he was being a street bully

        July 15, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • r

        1st Jental just said on the show she got off the phone a minute before the fight! Of course this is like the 5 thing she said happened. 2nd you can hang up and call 911, you could go to a neighbor? My Lord all these racist why can they not just except the FACTS in the case? It is against the law to attack and beat someone!!! Trayvon could of done many things but he attack a man and beat him! His family lied and all this just to start roits

        July 15, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • mr oh

      If a creepy azz cracka is following me, and I'm scared,....I'm running home and staying there,...then calling 911 ASAP.

      July 15, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • A Mother

        African American teenage males are sometimes taught not to run because they maybe shot in the back by wanna be police; they are taught instead to use self defense or to STAND THIER GROUND .

        July 15, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • ben

      add this question to yours:why zimmerman was following an unarmed young person with a gun?

      July 16, 2013 at 7:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. eagle eyes

    that guy on the young turks is nothing but an information twisting biased talking head of course zim should get his gun back and of course he should sue the media who convicted him just like this commentator on that vid i see about zim getting his gun back ....what planet is he from makes me want to puke listening to his bs ...and folks believe this yellow journalism liar as he further demonizes zimmerman ..pitiful mainstream media is being used as a tool to divide our nation like it does and manipulate the minds of the masses and even more pitiful is the public believes all the bunk they hear on their boob tubes

    July 15, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Griff

    "For centuries the planet beleived and lived from the four main elements, and the one who needed all four whilst intern recycling them was 'Life' The other four were no good by themselves and needed life to live itself. (Not to get too romantic, but the USA is far losing it) I dont like Obama because he's also too biased towards Arabs, instead of those who elected him. Obama says 'The Court has Spoken' but all he thinks about is the 'Ispanic votes who also put him there??"

    July 15, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. eagle eyes

    drake i saw that too but that woman left the scene went to get a gun and came back which is why she was convicted but even still i don't think she have gotten time for that at all being she had a restraining order on him already ..too bad she didn't have her gun on her person she would have walked most likely but that is pitiful they gave her 20 years for that imo

    July 15, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. big black

    PLZ take it b.s. oee the air you are a joke look that this ass plz good night

    July 15, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Anthony

    Let it go please.. If Zimmermon was dead would he get all the publicity.. If zimmerman had not shot trevon he would be the dead one.. All the needed to do in the court room was to have Zimmerman HOLLER! HELP! HELP! And they would have see that was him hollering help on the 911 call... If you were having your brains beaten out on the concrete you would have shot who ever was beating your brains out on the concret. the you put this liar jeantel back on tv. She is a joke ... No what will she have a movie carrier??? Also it is not a racial thang as jeantel thinks... Zimmerman was not white has anyone noticed that..... Trevon was doped up. I smoked weed in my young days which im not bragging about but... Your not your sefl when high.... Why would Trevon be hollering help he was on the top beating Zimmerman head on the concrete which Zimmerman head would be busted open if he had not of shot TREVON!!!! Any one would have do what Zimmerman did....

    July 15, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Dan Mones

    OMG – the interview with Janteal is pathetic! This show is looking more like Jerry Springer. All emotion and no substance or legal integrity.

    July 15, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. michael trocchia

    gotcha journalism, mr. morgan.... disgusting.............

    July 15, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Anita Schrader

    You ought to see the tweets that Rachel Janteal tweeted that were read by Glenn Beck on his show before they were removed–she never smokes pot or drinks–really?–all her tweets were about getting high so give me a break–she is racist and addicted and lied all through the testimony to say what she thought the prosecution and Travon's parents wanted to hear!

    July 15, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Lynda

    Why would you facilitate more hatred and such by pointing out to this witness what the juror said regarding her communication/speech abilities. Is the media that desperate for yet another story? Disgraceful

    July 15, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • marsheila32

      Here here! Brevity, concise, and accurate. I could learn much from you.

      July 15, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Terry Hutchison

    What a pathetic example of a black woman. Seriously.....Whup Ass? Pretty well sums up she was thinking about the situation. Also......what a blatant racial comment about the jury being white!

    July 15, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • marsheila32

      She represents herself as I'm sure you represent yourself and not a group of people. Your comment added nothing of value to the discussion. It' very easy to vent without sober reflection and intelligent thought.

      July 15, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. tajicat

    here we go again I am sick of piers morgan Inciting Riot like he usually does. sorry he turns me off..
    1st zimmerman could not fight ..2nd george zimmerman was a WUS wouldn't U say.. the person that was screaming was zimmerman..Martin the little boy so u all say ...was a big tough kid..that could probably handle himself...aside from all this zimmerman is not white or black as his father was jewish his mother spanish that makes him spanglish sooooo... the jurors did not have any choice ..it was life,30 yrs ...or not guilty... no probation nothing else....
    the jury

    spoke this is America .. not some 3rd world country.. what it is it is... like it or not

    if your not satisfied with results think ....O.J.SIMPSON...... i don't recall riots after his not guilty for sure u know
    2 people died back then why because they were white..

    so just get over it the law is the law...and if there where not all the media causing more crap so they
    have something else to report...
    get a life go back to whatever we do ..cause nothing is gonna change the verdict hollar all u all want its a done deal

    i don't believe for one moment george zimmerman went out and said to himself i am gonna go out and kill someone tonight .. if you believe that i guess you also believe in the easter bunny to.

    July 15, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mike

      Why is it said that the juror did not have a black person on the juror, which could have impacted the juror decision. Did not the prosecution have a decision in the juror selection. If yes, why does it always come up that there was no black juror. The prosecution made that decision, not the defense alone, so please give both sides of the juror. The prosecution lost fair and square. Their case did not have enough evidence to convict George Zimmerman. They lost and should accept the decision.

      July 15, 2013 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. grrrfren

    Rachel is the genuine article. She makes that juror and the defense attorneys look like the mendacious devils they truly are.

    July 15, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • RealityCheck13

      I must have been watching a totally different interview with her than you.

      July 15, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • marsheila32

      I agree, she is young, genuine and much kinder than her detractors. In an era where the stars of "Jersey Shore," are applauded for their vulgarity and they are much older than Ms. Jeantel- I admire her courage. Afteralll, when she is mourning the loss of her friend, she is being pillored for just being herself.

      July 15, 2013 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • rod

      To hear some of these things you people are saying, it is retarded! To sit and praise this lying women while disrespecting the Juror? Only person that would say this is a RACIST! Call the people white devils that's what you ment!

      July 15, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Shelbyblue

    Rachel Jeanteal please get off the T.V. This is what lack of education looks and sounds like. In the African American community this ignorance is prevalence. Time to wise up community,the world and the legal system will never take us seriously, how long will we not educate our people and rid this ghetto mentality. This woman is an embarrassment to young African Americans, sadly we accept this ignorance. Time to raise better educated people.

    July 15, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • marsheila32

      Your dis' of Ms. Jeantel is incoherent, rambling and illogical. It appears from your writing that perhaps, the stone you toss at Ms. Jeantel would break your glass window. You write and express your self, poorly. Also, each person can only represent, "self." Why so angry at her?

      July 15, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. I Be Trayvon Girl

    Rachel Jeantel is our future. God help this country!

    July 15, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. JP

    Piers, this is aweful.. "Cracka" means cop? Is this for real? She isn't even a credible guest....

    July 15, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. JW

    Hey Piersy, so far you've had a half an hour of a black making racists remarks, yet you have no problem with it.

    "Blondes are dumb", really, since there are no blonde blacks, that is a direct racist remark.

    PS, tell the fat girl I'm blonde and not only was I always on the Honor Roll, I was a member of Gift and Talented, an elite sector.

    July 15, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • RealityCheck13

      Great comment, I knew as soon as that picture came up that Jeantil was going to say something freaking funny (after she woke up out of her daze).

      July 15, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Josh

    Piers. How sad you are, you clearly are trying to improve you ratings. ALL of your questions are one sided. You simply want to make this very difficult situation last longer. A person is dead, healing will not occur as long as one sided view points continue. Very very very sad....

    July 15, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  27. marsheila32

    Mr. Morgan. The portion of your interview, with Ms. Jeantel, which featured her listening to an opnion of the," secret juror," about her was disingenious and dishonest. It was clear Ms. Jeantel was surprised by your question to the juror and by the juror's smug, prejudicial and thoughtless opinions (and just her opinions) about her. Ms. Jeantel was not on trial. To ask the juror who hid behind her decision(ahem' ...at least until she and hubby could write the book),what she thought of Ms. Jeantel, seemed to imply, the juror opinion held more worth and credibility. I noticed, you didn't afford Ms. Jeantel the same opportunity to tell what she thought of the juror and then have the juror listen to the opinion. Your bias made for good theater but not an honest interview. It appeared you validated, "white thought." It would seem, if the secret juror wanted to remain credible, then she would have shown herself. From some of the answers, the juror gave, most of her self worth appear to be based on her marriage to her attorney husband and her status as ,"white and educated." Unfortunately, I've heard terms that Ms. Jeantel used by the youth, even in the affluent community in which I reside. Wow, Mr Morgan, you added entertainment value, but it was if ,you let loose a pitbull, "in a dress," (the secret juror) on Ms. Jeantel and left the juror protected. Very disappointing interview. It's funny how Jay-Z uses the worst terms and have litle formal education, yet corporate america , as well as the rich and famous, vie to know him, partner with him and to have him give them a measure of urban cool.

    July 15, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • grrrfren

      Absolutely agree!

      July 15, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • hope

      Thats really sad you look up to JayZ and all that profanity laced woman hating racial drivel so sad that is the kind of man u admire, he is an entertainer tryin to get your money -thats it – no redeeming value in rappers.

      July 15, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • marsheila32

        Hope, I made a comparison. I didn't express any favor or disfavor for Jay-Z, I simply made a comment about how he is viewed. You would do well to read soberly. It appears, you have a difficult time, understanding and discerning the English language.

        July 15, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • rod

      You people sticking up for this liar is absurd! Then to try and dis the Juror you do not know is ignorant! You are the RACIST!!!!

      July 15, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  28. RealityCheck13

    Oh my God, Jeantel is a complete clown. Thanks Pierce for having her on, absolutely the best comedy all night.

    July 15, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  29. jim holmes

    Morgan allows this "modified" person to give new testimony on TV? Morgan always hides behind his brother in the military like he too is important and brave.

    July 15, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  30. JW

    train wreck tv at it's finest. I can't look away.

    July 15, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • RealityCheck13

      I hope this will be on YouTube, because I missed the first 1/2 hour. But what I did catch was to funny.

      July 15, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Longhorn mom

    Piers, I think there is good reason she chose your show to have her first interview. I started watching because it looks like someone has explained a few things to her.

    July 15, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Mike Suhadolnik

    Just saw the woman ( I guess) on your show. You have got to be kidding.

    July 15, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  33. VINNY

    I feel the same pain for my country being ripped apart by people like you as I did for this kid that was shot ;exploiting this case for ratings. Im going to write to your sponsors and personaly boycot thier products. Your putting chum in the water for the real racists to act out on.

    July 15, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Keith

    I will never watch Pierce Morgan again after putting this embarrassing interview on the air. Although Rachel, her parents and her guest chaperon are all buffoons for letting this young woman continue to embarrass herself I know that Mr. Pierce Morgan and his CNN staff were well aware the painful and embarrassing interview that all America (and to the shame of black America) just witnessed.

    July 15, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  35. Sharon

    Mr. Morgan, I used to think you were an impartial "journalist", but after your interview of Ms. Jeantel, I have changed my mind. You twisted her words to make them more volatile and you told her that because of the Not Guilty verdict that Mr. Martin was being portrayed as a "thug". That is simply not the case and you were attempting to sensationalize the situation and raise your ratings. I watched almost all of the trial as it occurred, have listened to, and watched, various journalists who have varying views and just watched the Cooper Anderson interview of Juror B-37. Stop trying to raise your ratings. I am no longer going to watch your program.

    July 15, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  36. Amanda

    This interview is painful to watch. I must say I'm disappointed in CNN for this interview.

    July 15, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Kate C

    Nice interview Piers with Rachael, too bad the prosecution didn't ask her the questions that you asked her or I feel like we might have had a different verdict

    July 15, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • RealityCheck13

      Really???? A different outcome because of Jeantil's comments tonight? Laughable.

      July 15, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  38. James

    Interesting how everyone on the prosecution side gets upset because Trayvon was 'profiled', but then when Jeantel was shown a picture of the defense attorney and his daughter, her response was, 'blondes are dumb'.......sounds like profiling to me.

    July 15, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Hmmm

      Actually, her response was to the comment "stupidity" written under the picture. It was a comeback comment after being insulted by the defense attorney's daughter. Why vanilla ice cream?

      July 15, 2013 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Jojo

    Jeantel is making her self look stupid, racist and getto. I wonder what the Martin family thinks about this interview.

    July 15, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  40. OMG

    Not even sure where to start. Pierce you and your show are a JOKE. This girl is a train wreck and the loaded interview confirmed it. CNN please do me a favor and do a where are they now interview with this girl in 5 or 10 years.... Is the FL school system that broken

    July 15, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • hope

      Not even close to being a school system problem – you have to want to learn to be taught – you must have parents interested in you and a desire to make a better life for yourself – comes from home environment or lack thereof, nothing to do with race or school system.

      July 15, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Scorpio

    Piers – I really used to like your show, but no more. This was a horrid interview of a young, black girl who constantly spews racist remarks. If she was white saying such racist things, you'd be all over her! The more we alllow anyone to constantly say such idiotic and counterproductive things, the worse off we are as a society. No more Piers Morgan for me...

    July 15, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  42. JP

    Is attacking a non African American jury as non credible racist by definition??? I think Obama was the bar for African Americans, but this circus is taking the movement backwards... this girl is the voice of then"new school" ?

    July 15, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Kteachums

    I am a white educator from WV. I want to tell Rachael that she looks beautiful tonight. Thank you for being brave and standing up for your friend. I am sorry that you have had to put up with so much criticism. I am an old lady but, I knew what your language meant. I knew because I have a young daughter who has Black friends. I know how teens talk. You have been a great role model for your race and Tray is probably smiling at you from heaven!

    July 15, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Hope

      Oh my, you must be kidding – that language and demeanor is embarrassing for anyone but especially other blacks

      July 15, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • marsheila32

        If you're not embarrased by the ,"odd uncle or aunt"or the family and friends no one talks about, why would a diverse group of people be embarrased by the behavior of one person. Despite what you saw, I saw a courageous young woman...trying to figue out why she is so hated. She was not on trail. Do you even recall being a teenager? Where is your sense of perspective?

        July 15, 2013 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • GEAH

      You're an educator and your applaud her ignorance? She's 19, still in high school, and can't read cursive handwriting.

      I take it that you do such a poor job of educating your students that they do not better than her, so you don't understand how poorly educated she is.

      July 16, 2013 at 1:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  44. J.S.

    Typical for CNN. Ignorance, pure ignorance.

    July 15, 2013 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Mary Anne LaPorte

    I started to accept the fact that the jury was right given the charges, but now after listening to the juror I truly believe there is still terrible racism, including the jury. I am caucasian, and for the first time in my life I am ashamed of being caucasian. I have been for Trayvon throughout the trial, and it really makes me sick listening that the juror feels sorry for George, AND YOU DON'T FEEL SORRY FOR TRAYVON AND HIS FAMILY....!!!! I lost a brother at the hands of a crazy lunatic, and I thank God that the guy killed himself...we didn't have to go thru this and this man had to answer to God!

    July 15, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  46. sab

    @hope him being no angel has nothing to do with the fact that he was on his way home. Zimmerman got OUT of his car pursued Martin. Do We all deserve to be gun down because we've done a few questionable things in our past? Who amongst has never been suspended, had family problems, or run with the wrong crowd at some point in our lives. Martin was headed home from the store he wasn't a threat to Zimmerman.

    July 15, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Hope

      Obviously u have not looked at the time line – the 7/11 was .25 mi from the condo how long does it take u to walk 1/4 mi, in the rain u would go faster, face it he was scouting and not simply going to store and back.

      July 15, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • sab

        have u ever been followed? your heart starts to race, u try to change ur route to see if u can lose the person following u; he was scouting? c'mon

        July 15, 2013 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • sab

        you get into a scuffle; fist fight; u pull out a gun; any unarmed man who has a gun directed at him automatically surrenders, backs off. Zimmerman did not have to shoot the young man

        July 15, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • GEAH

      " Martin was headed home from the store he wasn't a threat to Zimmerman."

      Then why didn't Martin go straight to his destination (not his home). At one point, he was closer to his destination than the was to Zimmerman. Had he continued, he would be alive today and none of this would have happened.

      July 16, 2013 at 1:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Brenda D

        Because he probably didn't want the creepy dude to follow him to his house where the 12 year old was. That was smart of him, at least he was thinking of his step brother. Why should he have to go home anyway, he had every right to be there just like the wannabe cop did. The only difference is Martin wasn't bothering anyone and George was the stalker! Look at the facts if you would . By the way I am not a racist but I am white and I do not live in any of those racist states around there, thank God

        July 16, 2013 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  47. Seriously

    Solution: EVERYONE in Fla. get a gun permit as soon as you are of age and take a course on Stand Your Ground. That way, like George Zimmerman, EVERYONE will know what to say. That will take race out of the question, guarantee equal access to the law, and will return us to the days of the Wild West!!!

    July 15, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sands

      Agreed, I was actually saying to my daughter today that all the gunowners should live in the same state(s) and that way we peaceful people would not be forced to carry guns, and they can fight it out among themselves.

      July 16, 2013 at 12:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Brenda D.

      You definitely got that right, sounds like a plan to me...Every time I hear about Florida it seems to be along the same lines as their "hanging chads", glad I do not live there

      July 16, 2013 at 1:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Will Walk

    Mentality is the issue here

    July 15, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  49. sab

    God forbid you or your children are walking home in the rain and is attacked and killed; it would be your fault because you had a record that wasn't so clean

    July 15, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • K.B.

      Or how about if your neighbors are being robbed by lets say young Asian people wearing hoods and you see a young Asian person with a hood on that you have never seen before in your neighborhood that fits the description of the people robbing your neighbors and doing home invasions then make sure you don't look at them the wrong way or keep a eye on them to make sure they don't do anything wrong even if they are acting like they are on drugs(which they are) because if so they will attack you and bash your head in and if you happen to have a gun and you are about ready to black out and maybe in your mind die then you manage to get a shot off then you will be arrested for murder. So Do Not do anything if your neighbors are being robbed, Make sure you look the other way because you don't want to be on trial for murder.

      July 15, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Sands

        Or you can do what any sane person or a conscientious neighborhood watch person would, call the cops and let them handle it :)

        July 16, 2013 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  50. Drew Rams

    The Piers Morgan show was about nothing. "how do you feel about this? How do you feel about that?" what a waste of time on prime time TV! No facts, no legal citings... The show was for uneducated morons – nothing racial about that statement right?piers will find a way to make racially inspired!!!

    July 15, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  51. Will Walk

    The Trayvon Martin case isn’t about self defense. It is about years of conditioning by a society that has a history of violence. George Zimmerman has the mentality of the recruiters. He is angry because the age of the new recruits have decided that they will no longer tolerate the mentality of the recruiters and believe that we are all on equal ground. They understand that the fear that still my lay in their fathers heart will have to end eventually. The young Trayvon knows that his father still have this fear because he tells his sons not to cause problems with the recruiters. If stopped for no apparent reason do what they say, regardless of your rights being jeopardized. This young man’s mentality the night he was shot was that; He had done nothing wrong. So why would he have to fear this person that seemed to be following him. But also Trayvon was not angry because of this creepy guy following him, the only thing that was on his mind was that he knew that this guy thought that he had done something illegal. That was his mentality on the night he was shot.

    July 15, 2013 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  52. Kevin

    Why is it , Zimmerman is a punk and coward for pulling out a gun cause he was getting his butt kicked , yet this happens everyday in Jeantels "hood"
    Yet no one is bringing up the black on black killings that happen everyday in the US, nor are they organizing rallies and marches to make the World aware of it. I guess theres no money and fame in it.....

    July 15, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • marsheila32

      Kevin, Jeantel was not on trial. How do you know her neigbhorhood. I used to live in Madison WI and she sounds similar and reflects the ethos of much of what I saw in rural Wisconsin and across a large swarth of America. I guess, it is easy to pick on an easy target.

      July 15, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • marsheila32

      Kevin, Jeantel was not on trial. How do you know her neigbhorhood. I used to live in Madison WI and she sounds similar and reflects the ethos of much of what I saw in rural Wisconsin and across a large swarth of America. I guess, it is easy to pick on an easy target. Also, people in the communities with all the killings are probably talking about it much more than you think. There are probably many rallies and groups working within the community to decrease the violence. However, what makes you think he world doesn't know? Perhaps, like most violence in the world, we've become numb to it. I wish you well.

      July 15, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  53. Will Walk

    On the other hand, the mentality of George Zimmerman was; this person has committed a crime and I am going to make sure that I take him into custody until the police get here. There have been other criminal activities in this area and up to know all have gotten away. I have a gun and I have the upper hand and I am going to make sure that this guy doesn’t get away. There was absolutely no reason for Trayvon to confront George. Not one reason, unless George approached him first. George had every reason to try and detain this young man fitting the profile of a criminal. He was the head of the neighborhood watch and there was no way this guy was going to commit on crime on his watch. He was a possible candidate to be a police officer and what better way to get a notch in his belt

    July 15, 2013 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  54. Pam

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    July 15, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  55. I BELIEVE!!!

    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED! After GZ followed, and then confronted TBM, (RJ,s Testimony), GZ then decided he COULD, an WOULD RESTRAIN TBM for the Police. GZ then ATTEMPTED to Hold onto TBM for the cops cuz TBM was "up to no good", and then TBM FOUGHT LIKE A TIGER! AS HE SHOULD HAVE TO PROTECT HIMSELF WHILE BEING ACCOSTED BY A COMPLETE STRANGER!! GZ was then SHOCKED by the Strength of TBM, (Adrenaline), and so after a Tumble, Fist fight, TBM on top,TBM attempted to get off GZ and Run! GZ was not going to let "THIS PUNK" that is A THUG, A THEIF, and JUST BROKE MY NOSE GO! BANG!!! END of STORY!!

    July 15, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sands

      Sounds infinitely more plausible than the tale told by Zimmerman. We should be comforted by the fact that Zimmerman has put himself in a jail of sorts – 130 pounds in 1 year? Looks like guilty eating to me.

      July 16, 2013 at 12:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Brenda D

        I Believe and Sands: I Agree with you both and hope he drives himself more paranoid than he already was in his own living hell

        July 16, 2013 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  56. Terces

    If you've really watched the trial on TV. Trayvon Martin was profiled, not as a black man, but appearing like individuals thought to be involved in break-in in the area. Zimmerman didn't identify Martin as Black, If you read or listen to the transcript of the 911 call (not the edited version on NBC) Zimmerman describes that he is following someone and he thinks he is up to no good. The 911 operator asks Zimmerman, can you describe him, is he white, Hispanic, black? To which Zimmerman replies, "I think he is Black."

    July 15, 2013 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sands

      Zimmerman actually said "He looks black" Do you recall what color the other alleged burglars were? Black. Zimmerman profiled Trayvon Martin because he was black. And if the justice system works right, the Feds are going to get him for violating Trayvon's civil rights like they had to do when similar racist jurors in Simi Valley and New Orleans refused to convict racist murderers in those cities. Looking forward to it :)

      July 16, 2013 at 12:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • GEAH

        I hate to break it to you, but the FBI investigated Zimmerman and concluded that he is not a racist...an inconvenient truth, I know!

        July 16, 2013 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  57. A Waters

    If you wanted to see what a RETARDED MONKEY sounds like, all you have to do is listen to Rachel Jeantel!

    July 16, 2013 at 12:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sands

      You show a disturbing lack of education. Racists usually do.

      July 16, 2013 at 12:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • GEAH

        To be fair, Rachel is the one who is still in high school at age 19 and can't read cursive handwriting.

        July 16, 2013 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
      • A Waters

        I am very educated, in fact I studied Law!...I guess you never used the N Word!..Oh by the way, calling someone a MONKEY, makes me a racist..NO!

        July 16, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Kmm

    Coward racist hide behind keyboards & screens! Don't reply to stupidity

    July 16, 2013 at 12:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • A Waters

      Far from a coward or racist..It is reality kmm, get over it!

      July 16, 2013 at 2:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  59. cassandra

    Piers

    SHOCKING TRUTH!

    Jeantel according to her testimony knew Trayvon for 2 weeks from Feb 1 until mid Feb when he was suspended up for expulsion and went with his dad to Sanford where Trayvon committed a felony crime causing his death.

    July 16, 2013 at 12:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  60. Brenda D

    Rachel is a very Brave young lady who told the truth on the stand, love her personality and believe she is a Real person and great friend for TBM. This whole story is so sad and still can't believe that the child killer got away with it. Maybe next time he tries this with his concealed gun, I SURELY hope it gets taken away from that cream puff and he'll get shot with his own weapon!!

    July 16, 2013 at 12:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • GEAH

      It is fascinating that so many Martin supporters are violent and full of hate. I guess they saw that in Martin, so they can relate to him.

      July 16, 2013 at 1:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Brenda D

        Me, full of hate? Not me, I am responding to the hate and violence that Zimmerman used to kill a minor. Just hope in this case what goes around comes around and he'll get his since he got away with murder

        July 16, 2013 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
      • GEAH

        You hope someone gets shot and killed, and you think you're not full of hate.

        It's time for a serious Reality Check.

        July 16, 2013 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
      • Brenda D

        No not hate, angry at the verdict and the fact he got away with murdering a minor! What has happened to protecting our young people, whether they are yours or someone else's.... Zimmerman was on a power trip that night. They say what goes around comes around.....just saying

        July 16, 2013 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
  61. kristi

    I want to ask her why he did not stay on the phone with her or call the cops if he was not going to approach or attack the " cracka"? I could not appreciate her interview with all the cursing and racial slurs! Zimmerman was white Hispanic and our own president is white African American so if you have any white American in your blood you can be labeled a racistl now I guess. This was not about race zimmerman even mentored young black men. We need to put it all out there!

    July 16, 2013 at 1:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  62. Ron Mexico

    She's a ghettopotamus. Africanus welfarequeenis

    July 16, 2013 at 2:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  63. Sanford And Son

    The ghetto cattle is restless and wants to stampede but the black cows are too dumb and lazy to get out of the barn.

    July 16, 2013 at 2:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  64. libby corona

    If Rachel says Cracka means security guard or police. If that is true, why does she suggest that the man is a rapist in the next breath?? Makes no sense. In the 4 minutes in evidence, why didn't Trayvon go home?? It was pitch black and raining even though it was only 7:15 and not to mention at least 50 yards from Zimmerman as he was no longer following. Trayvon was doubling back during that time so he could attack Zimmerman. He was hiding and just waiting for Zimmerman to get off the phone. Evidence supports that view. West name is not Westin as she said. Doesn't she know that by now. She is as dumb as a paint can!!

    July 16, 2013 at 4:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  65. Urban

    N I G G -A means male

    N I G G -3 R is racial derogatory word.

    C R A C K -E R is racial derogatory word which is the opposite of N I G G -3 R

    C R A C K A means

    Stating a police officer is by mostly used by the inner city youths

    The crack-as is out tonight

    by lauderdale goon Jul 15, 2009

    SOURCE: Urban Dictionary from 2009

    ___________________

    Cracka MEANS

    2. Slng Term For Police.No Matter What Race If, Your A Cop Your A Cracka.

    by Shawn 305 DADE Mar 16, 2008

    SOURCE: URBAN DICTIONARY

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    Search Google for "Slng Term For Police.No Matter What Race If, Your A Cop Your A Cracka. by Shawn 305 DADE Mar 16, 2008"

    July 16, 2013 at 6:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  66. Rap

    When Zimmerman did not introduce himself as security guard (cracka), Trayvon immediately thought Zimmerman was a BAD GUY (rapist) stalking him.

    Search youtube for "Protect Self Defense from Attackers, Muggers and Stalkers"

    Florida Statutes CHAPTER 776 JUSTIFIABLE USE OF FORCE

    776.012 Use of force in defense of person.—A person is justified in using force, except deadly force, against another when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes that such conduct is necessary to defend himself or herself or another against the other’s imminent use of unlawful force.

    July 16, 2013 at 6:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  67. TM

    The BODY of Trayvon was speaking to you, jurors. Look carefully at his body.

    July 16, 2013 at 6:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  68. Angie

    This case was all about race from the beginning, just listen to juror B-57 interview. Could you believe that juror B-57,is,already writing a tell all book about the case with her attorney husband. Wow what a pathetic poor excuse of a person to try and capitalize off a dead child's case. This further prove that most if not all had alternative motives from the very being. Such a coward of her and husband to now hide in the dark. We should all boycott Sharlene Martin, the president of The Martin Literary Management publishing company.

    July 16, 2013 at 9:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  69. Linda

    its sad that someone with a 5th grade education will get up and make a comment stop speaking you're not helping the family .

    July 16, 2013 at 11:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  70. Johnny Dayoos

    It is beyond me why this woman is being given the platform to speak her nonsense.
    CNN, MSNBC, Fox, et. al., are truly a disgrace. The corporate America is at its worse. To get the ratings (and hence advertisement money) these media outlets are out-doing themselves, going far out of their ways interjecting race, fueling riots and high emotions – all in the interest of making more money. This is so disgraceful beyond imagination.

    July 16, 2013 at 11:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  71. ttouch

    Seriously, how does Piers let her get away with her answer for Cracka?! Her response was its not what black people call white people, its used for someone acting like security/cop. Piers you should have followed her answer with the questions of – do black people call other black people Cracka when they act like a security/cop?
    Rachel has been coached so much that she is now believing her own lies.
    And if she truly believes her Cracka answer, then that means Trayvon identified Zimmerman as a Security type person but disregarded that and became confrontational.

    July 16, 2013 at 11:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Will Walk

      Actually the do. No matter the color of the skin, the young people use the term cracka for all police officers, friend or foe. If they had a friend that became a police officer and he was black, is new name would be cracka. Please try and understand the mentality of the youth today although you don't have too. It exist whether we like it or not. I have a 23 year old son and some of the things he says I don't agree with, but it was the same with me and my mother.

      July 16, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  72. Linda

    I know the world is torn between decision that was made but nevertheless is it a crime to walk the streets now. we all know how we would feel it was our children's walking down the street and someone felt threatened because he or she was black or white do that give you the right to kill someone what a terrible law. we are just as bad s those countries that do not allow people to vote have a freedom to speak or have freedom to move around this is what I country has come to. for me to sit there on a jury and see no wrong I'll be lying to myself and God is well this is decision that the jury would have to live with.

    July 16, 2013 at 11:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  73. cold cold world

    The only thing wrong with this world are the people that live in it. Everyone has opinions but at the end of the day NO ONE's opinion matters. But matters is the evidence presented......was it enough or was it not enough??? Unless you were there you have no idea what happened. The verdict is in the case is over and the only thing making this harder to deal with is people being so negative.

    July 16, 2013 at 11:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  74. Linda

    my question to jury why would he feel threatened when he was the one following Trayvon. put yourself in his shoes
    if you were walking down all black neighborhood and someone begin to follow you would you get in defense mode because at this point you don't know if this person is about to hurt you

    July 16, 2013 at 11:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  75. Linda

    you are guilty when you assume someone is doing something vs knowing this person is doing something he took a innocent life
    because he wanted to be a cop what happened to the law innocent until proven guilty

    July 16, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  76. Coastie

    How much did Rachel get paid for this interview?

    July 16, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  77. Fire

    Wait a minute, isn't this the young lady that said her did not want to be a witness in court and acted like a very uneducated person where people made excuses for her. Isn't this the same person that admitted she lied as a witness in a court of law and was given excuses and now she's more than happy to do the media talk show tour. Charges for perjury need to be brought against her. Now she is telling a different story and has used racial slurs and false statements against George Zimmerman. George Zimmerman was found NOT GUILTY by a jury. Now She comes out and continues to stir racial slurs.... Time the majority shuts down this one way racism, if the justice department won't do.

    July 16, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  78. Barbara McBride

    It blessed my soul to see Rachel Jeantel's demeanor when Piers Morgan related to her in such a respectful way.
    I thank Rachel for letting us see what a winsome, fun person Trayvon was. I thank her for being on Pier's show.
    I'm sure she will always cherish the time she had with Trayvon.

    July 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  79. robertalarson

    Rachel Jeantel should have her own show. I love her.

    July 16, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  80. DeeJay

    The fact is why are people holding George Zimmerman's account to be truthful??? He's clearly lying to cover his butt. He was the agrressor, Trayvon is not here to respond and give his account of the story. Zimmerman lied about his finances and enlisted his wife and sister to hide money in their seperate bank accounts, then went before a judge saying he didn't have mean for a lawyer or to post high bail, when he had 174K in the bank, then he and his wife started a website to raise money for his defense, they also hid the fact that the website raised 250K. To be 100% honest, most of you will not understand until you family member or close friend falls victim to being shot and the murderer gets off scott-free. George Zimmerman stutters when they ask him why he didn't identify himself, and the reason is he was too busy starting a fight with Trayvon whom he possibly pressumend to be one of the men who previous participated in a home invasion. Zimmerman was a racial profiling, wannabe cop and punk. You don't bring a gun to a fist fight, he had the option to walk away bottom line plus police were en route, he wanted to kill before they got there because he knew when the cops heard his version and Trayvon's version he would be scolded and look like the amatuer wannabe he was. Racism is still alive and Sanford, FL is and has always been racist period, point blank.

    July 16, 2013 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  81. DeeJay

    Many are mad that Rachel is super honest. George wasn't, I'd believe her over him anyday. The police in the case are a disgrace, they're only lying to cover their butts for a botched investigation. I'm sure Zimmerman's wife did a good job of rounding up the neighborhood troops and passing out some of the 174K and 250K to help solidify testimonies. Lets not forget that some people don't have a credible thing to add and just want to be apart of something. I believe in my heart, that the neighbors were too afraid to step outside, I believe that the one guy who said someone is going to get hurt in his 911 call, knows the real truth and is afraid to be honest for fear of going against so many others. I feel the state attorney's office in Sanford, FL, forgot to tackle the real issue of Race, and making a point in the arguement of why Zimmerman pursued when told not to as well as why he got out of his vehicle. Not to mention him saying he didn't know what street he was on. You all calling Rachel ignorant, no George is ignorant for saying he didn't know what street he was on when there are only 4 streets in the neighborhood. Please stop the racism, you're not siding with George because you believe he's innocent, he's 50% hispanic 50% caucausion, let's call it what it is, you're siding with him because he is caucasion. You all have not taken into account that the bullet knows know color, it's the shooter that does the prejudice. If the tables were turned and Trayvon was caucasion and Zimmerman were black they would've buried him under the jail with a life sentence. It's funny how many feel that all African Americans are angry, not TRUE. But if we were, we'd certainly have a reason. Black males experience oppression from laws that are made just to affect their quality of life, and let's not forget all are consider thugs unless they talk like Wayne Brady and the such. America is supposed to support embracing differences not killing people because they are different.

    July 16, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Fire

      Please tell the World, where do you get your facts, we really what to know. Nothing you have said has any truth, How many streets named? Passing out money for? Rachel didn't lie, something she admitted she did on the witness stand. Please go to church and ask for forgiveness, you need this big time because your so wrong with everything you wrote.

      July 16, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • DeeJay

        She didn't lie about anything that happened to Trayvon. You can look up the facts yourself. Zimmerman lied about finances, hid money and he lied to a judge. That's why I know and feel if he'll lie about something as small and unimportant as money he'll lie about his actions that night. Fire, you are writing from a close minded stand point. Look up that facts, Shelly Zimmerman was charged with perjury for her part in lying during the trial regarding money and her testimony not allowed. Hey I can speculate on what his wife did if I want to, never said that was a fact you idiot, are you that retarted that you can tell the difference between sarcasim and the facts? Both sarcasim and facts will be in my posts, if you don't like so what. What are you going to do? Track me like Zimmerman did Trayvon and shoot me because I'm stating facts as well as speculations? The whole case was speculation, no one person can say that Zimmerman is telling 100% truth of what happened. He makes himself look like a squeaky clean victim, #1 reason to believe he's a liar. Get a life and a grip, reality should smack you in the face in 3, 2, 1

        July 16, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  82. bahamas1

    I cannot believe CNN put this racist, pathetic, unintelligible, uneducated, piece of ghetto trash on TV for an interview.. She is a joke and proved she is nothing but a liar and a bigot. The jury has spoken (they followed the law and did their job) and the people who are picketing and complaining need to get a life and respect the verdict.. The prosecution failed to prove their case and did a horrible job during the trial... Their witnesses weren't as credible as the defense, and BTW kudos to the defense team on doing an outstanding job... It was self defense, plain and simple.
    I am so sick of these race baiters (and you know who I am referring to!) who apparently have nothing else better to do than to start trouble and make everything in this country about race. What a bunch of fuc***g hypocrites- Why aren't they and the rest of the black community this outraged about the black on black killings going on across America, especially in Chicago??.. It's a fact that 92% of black males are killed by other black males.. And there you have it..
    Too bad the mainstream media is way to biased to cover the truth! (except for Fox of course).

    July 16, 2013 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  83. Wake Up

    From this interview, the only clip that the local news media showed was where Rachel explained that the term "Crack-A" that she used while on the phone with Trayvon Martin was a term much different from the racist term "Crack-ER". In the interview, she explained that the term "Cracka" was a term that everyone in her community used to describe a white person "acting like a policeman or a security guard." By this assertion alone, both her and TM must have known that GZ was somehow affiliated with the police or security because both of them referred to GZ as a Cracka on that last cell phone call. So... this was the State's star witness? Wow!

    LESSONS LEARNED: 1.) It will now be acceptable to refer to all white cops and security personnel by the term "Cracka" (just don't add an 'R' at the end); and 2.) CNN is a CIA-led news media organization that paid Ms. Jeantel a gross sum of money to come and lie to the American public in order to meet their agenda of focusing all racist liability on the the white man. Why? Because if the truth (that ALL races are racist) came out, then the country would be at an even greater divide. Why? Because today, July 16, 2013, the country's citizens are at a greater divide than they were on April 12, 1861... and that led to a pretty interesting event in America's history.

    July 16, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  84. ANIMAL

    It is not so hard to figure out that racism and ethnic discrimination exist in America. Just read the comments on all these American news sites. Blacks are treated like second class citizens and considered America's problem. The brunt of racism was experienced by Rachel Jeantel for being different. Look at all these people GNAWING and PAWING at Rachel like she is some BEAST.

    July 16, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  85. DeeJay

    http://jenhatmaker.com/blog/2012/03/26/dear-trayvons-mom This touched me, if Mrs. Hatmaker can realize the differences that are purposely subtle in order to hide the systematic approach to racism any caucasion person can. The one difference between her and many is her eyes were opened by a personal experience and other have experiences that the pen blame on something else. The truth is in the pudding. Thanx.

    July 16, 2013 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  86. Beitske

    Piers Morgan is the worst kind of television hog for ratings by putting this silly girl on and making her out to be intelligent. It was disgusting and Piers should be fired and sent back to England with his visa in his sweaty palm. We know that George had no choice but to defend himself, TM would have killed him just to get his gun. He was out to do some scouting for up and coming robberies and someone got in his way. Send George Zimmerman a note of condolence, he was hurt and shamed for doing the right thing.

    July 16, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mz. Carter

      Do we really know that is what Trayvon was doing? And I'm just curious, does TM not have a name like George or since he was just some thug he isn't owed that respect?

      July 16, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  87. Andrea

    Stop bashing this girl! You are all very insecure and judgmental. Get a life and stop critizing other people. The girl is doing the best she can with what she has been handed. Cut her a break.

    July 16, 2013 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kelly

      I'm not going to "cut her a break" as you say! She ignorant, a liar, and a racist! If a white person said all the racist comments she made they would of shut the channel off and ruined the person life! Double standard that aint gonna fly!

      July 16, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  88. Hari V

    We understand that she is very young and confused, but we also understand she tried her best to help justice being served, and her friend got a closure (posthumously). Thanks to you, Piers, at least she got a chance to speak her mind more clearly. People, don't judge this young girl and her appearance!!

    July 16, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kelly

      There is nothing wrong with her appearance. Has she not said she is a senior in High School? Come on now! Anyway it wasn't her appearance it was her lies, and her blatant racism. We are considering suing CNN for allowing those racist remarks spewing from the ignorant mouth of Rachel. Racist, Filth. Over 3 million so far!

      July 16, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  89. Sad In Canada

    So So Sad the loss of a Young Life,,,Handsome Boy,,,,Tragic,,,,I have watch this from the beginning,,,,This was Not Racist so Stop making it Racist,,,,the More you go on about this being racist the more Racism you will create in your Country,,,there was an incident here in Canada and I am sure many of the same in the US where a young man came out of a bar and was attacked by another young man who beat him so bad that he is now severely Brain Damaged,,,,Fist and Concrete are weapons and can cause severe damage and even death,,,,I bet the young man here wished we had a stand your ground law,,,imagine he Feared for his life and now he must live it Permanently Brain damaged,,,,I believe your Juror was right on ,,,,Trayvon should have gone home,,,what if you did not have the stand your ground law there,,,,what would have happened to George,,,,,,I know if that was me being beaten I would have had the same reaction ,,,,and I would be devastated to have killed a young man,,,,this was a tragic tragic incident,,,I believe your Jury was Compassionate and Intelligent,,,,,Let it go,,,,Let that young Man Rest in Peace,,,,Stop creating Racism that wasn't there,,,,,the Young man Made a Tragic decision and paid for it with his life,,,,,,and George will live with this the Rest of His Life,,,,Please be at Peace

    July 16, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  90. jimmy

    Why in the hell would Piers put on the 2 idiots that acquitted OJ that is ridiculous this case has nothing to do with the Zimmerman case. These 2 idiots still believe OJ is innocent I watch this program all the time and I am outraged that he would have these 2 idiots on and ask their prospective on this case. SORRY BUT YOU JUST LOST A LOYAL VIEWER.

    July 17, 2013 at 12:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  91. Fay

    Mark O'Mara said by law you can respond to a force by an equal force, and gave the example of yelling by yelling back and using a knife by a knife back. If Trayvon started the fight then Zimmerman's response to a fist by a gun was not using equal force, and was illigal. If Zimmerman had shown his gun to Trayvon Martin, – as he himself said about Trayvon noticing the gun, then Martin's responding by fighting and hitting Zimmerman's head to the ground is legal.

    July 17, 2013 at 3:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  92. Lisa

    I think part of Rachel's frustration on the stand was the fact that for months she has been grilled about this and at that point she probably wanted Mr. West to be out of her life and for this whole ordeal to be over...thank you for having her on your show.

    July 17, 2013 at 3:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  93. henny caous

    having seen a part of the interview with this young lady i,m not so convinced that trayvon was completely innocent.when piers asked rachel ""did you ever see trayvon with a gun?""her verbal answer was ""NO"" but at the same time she was nodding ""YES""while the expression in her eyes was on recall mode.so her body language was contradicting her verbal language.SOMETHING must have happened previously to trigger mr.zimmermann.what could that have been?

    July 17, 2013 at 4:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  94. No proof

    NO PROOF: Trayvon's body tells the truth. All he had was 1/4 x 1/8 inch small abrasion on the left ring finger. That's it. No swelling in the hands, no trauma, no blood, no other injuries, he is right-handed, no broken bones, no bruising, no redness, no inflammation, nothing. No sign that he was beating up anyone as Z claimed.

    DON'T EVER SAY THAT TRAYVON bashed Zimmerman's head on the cement because there is NO PROOF up to this day.

    John Good said he saw "arm movements going downward," though he couldn't be certain the person on top was striking the person on the bottom. In the courtroom, he said he never saw Trayvon Martin slam George Zimmerman's head against the concrete as the defendant claims.
    Z could have hit his head on the cement himself during the struggle without Trayvon even touching his head but the story was embellished to put the blame on T. No DNA of Z and no blood of Z on T's hands and nails.

    Don't ever say that TRAYVON hit Zimmerman in the nose because there is NO PROOF up to this day.

    The nose of Zimmerman looked like it was hit by a sharp object.
    No one saw Trayvon hit Z's nose. The hands/nails of Trayvon did not have the DNA or Blood of Zimmerman. The recoil of the gun could have hit Z's nose and the story was embellished to blame T. Search Youtube for "KEL TEC – PF-9 – One Hand Shot" and "Hot Girl Nearly Killed By Gun Recoil"

    Zimmerman claimed that Trayvon was covering Z's mouth with one hand and pinching his nose with the other hand so he couldn't breath. THERE IS NO PROOF OF THAT.
    There is NO blood of Z on Trayvon's hands.
    There is NO DNA of Z on Trayvon's nails.

    That was why Zimmerman was not fighting back scratching T like what women do when they get attacked. Because T's autopsy proved that Trayvon did not cause the injuries claimed by Zimmerman.

    No one saw Trayvon bashed Z's head to the cement.
    No on saw Trayvon hit Z in the nose.

    Trayvon's body tells the truth.

    July 17, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Brenda D

      You are so right!!! Not only that, the abrasions on the back of Z's head looks like someone pressed too hard with a straight razor in a few spots. After all, he shaved his head although he had a few days growth at that time. I wouldn't be surprised if on of his "neighbors" helped Z cover his azz for the defense claim he had to make. One more thing is Z is Hispanic!!! Why everyone wants to call him white is ludicrous. His dad is white so he gets the white name but the photos of Z at the time of his crime shows a Hispanic man that looked like he could of been part of the Mexican drug cartel, pretty scary looking if you ask me!! There has been long time issues with Blacks and Hispanics. THis whole case was a crime starting with Z, then his buddies at the police station/lead investigators, etc., etc., etc., and then all the lies Z told. Z's wife is also in her own case of perjury about the money they got on line begging for others to pay for his defense case. I also hope the IRS hangs Mr./Mrs. Z!!

      July 23, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  95. Allen F Mackenzie

    Wow, I just heard (Wednesday 9pm), this amazing guy named "LArry" who made very sensible and responsible remarks to Piers Morgan.Hope they invite that guy again.

    July 17, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  96. n.m.anderson

    I AM A BLACK MAN. I'VE NEVER EVER HEARD OF LARRY ELDER.IF I NEVER HEAR HIS NAME AGAIN I WILL BE UPLIFTED.HE'S PUTTING DOWN RACHAEL JENTEEL AND BLACKS AND PROMOTING ZIMMERMAN AND ON THE OTHER HAND HE'S ACTING THE FOOL. LOUD TALKING.OVERLY AGGRESSIVE.EXTREMELY UNPROFESSIONAL.THE REPUBLICANS CAN HAVE HIM AND CLARENCE THOMAS.
    PS. LOVE YOUR SHOW MR.MORGAN.THANK YOU FOR CARRYING ON THE LONG HONORED TRADITION OF UNDERSTANDING YOUR EBONY BROTHERS AND SHOWERING US NOT WITH WELFARE BUT WITH RESPECT AND EQUALITY.I'VE MADE IT A POINT TO EDUCATE MY KIDS ABOUT ALL OF THE WHITE PEOPLE THAT HAVE NOT ONLY GIVEN SUPPORT BUT HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES TO BRING US OUT OF SLAVERY,OUT OF THE SIXTIES,OUT OF APARTHEID,AND INTO THE WHITE HOUSE.THANK YOU

    July 17, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  97. Heather

    Thanks for airing the guest Larry Elders a man of Intelligence, knowledge and wisdom. He spoke with Integrity and honesty. I like people who speak the truth and Mr Elders resonates with the American people. Your interview with the 19yr woman was like watching a circus show. During the trial she was disrespectful and said she lied to people. Many of us are not duped by this woman that hung out and talked on her cell alot to a DOPE smoking, jewelry STEALING, spray painting CURSE words on school walls. We wont even go into the pics and texts scary stuff. Her friend was a 17yr old thug.

    July 18, 2013 at 1:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Keish

      I only hope Rachel could take advantage of this nightmare to go to school and became somebody. If she was a skinny white blonde stupid girl, all of you will have compassion for her. Poor Rachel, she was just happen to be on the phone the day Zizi decided to kill the burglar on his neighborhood and now you are trying to kill her too, that girl must be strong. Lord, please help her, give her strength and support to deal with a bunch of cowards.

      July 18, 2013 at 3:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Keish

      Mr. Piers, you do make a huge difference in the life of many people, you are not a coward like the majority of people, you are not a yes man, you have integrity and you tell it just like it is. I respect you a lot, don't let any big mouth coward come to your show and called you stupid, you should just cut them off, what that man is trying to prove? Forgive my mistakes, my first language is french. Quel idiot, ce mec là, je ne veux plus le revoir, un vrai désastre. You should never invite him to your show.

      July 18, 2013 at 4:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Padi

      Throwing so many stones at the INNOCENT YOUNG VICTIMS!! People with hearts & thoughts like yours will soon be dead, and new generations will arise with more peace, truth, and strength. Replace the hate you have with humanity. Join the Human Race. B-37 needs alot of help because she sounds stupid in many of her sentences. Bashing her as you so did in this "comment of yours" brings hostility and we (the USA) will continue to remain the same. Seems slowly, but definately for sure....minds like yours will "have to throw in the towel one way or another" . God is the final Judge and Jury.

      July 22, 2013 at 11:36 am | Report abuse | Reply

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