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          Trayvon's Parents, Zimmerman's Best Friend: The Verdict Reaction

          July 22, 2013

          The shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin sent shockwaves through the country last year and sparked huge debate over whether the gunman, George Zimmerman’s, life was truly in danger at the time. Recently, many were stunned when a jury of six women acquitted Zimmerman of second-degree murder and all other charges, and protests ignited across the country. Did the justice system fail? Or was justice served?

          Opposing Views

          Dr. Phil is joined by criminal defense attorney Mark Eiglarsh and journalist and host of TV One’s new show News One Now Roland Martin. Hear their insight into the not guilty verdict.

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          “Trials … they’re not about the truth; it’s what the prosecution can prove.”

          “We sometimes judge these juries without understanding what their limitations and instructions are.”

          The men discuss the “stand your ground” law and how it relates to this case.

          Do Mark and Roland think Zimmerman can lead a normal life? And, do they believe his life is now in danger?

          Mark and Roland respond to a statement from juror B-37. “It is bad. It is unjust.”

          Justice for Trayvon

          Recently, supporters gathered at a “Justice for Trayvon” rally. One of the organizers, Martin Luther King III, joins Dr. Phil to discuss what has become one of the biggest civil rights debates in the last 20 years.

          “In our nation, we still are grappling with the issue of race.”

          Standing by His Friend

          George Zimmerman has been called every name in the book: Racist, Gun-Toting Vigilante and even “The Most Hated Man in America,” but from the beginning, his good friend, Mark Osterman, has stood by his side. Learn why Mark says George is not a racist, acted in self-defense and what he says George is really like as a person.

          See Mark’s candid discussion with Dr. Phil.

          Grieving for Their Son

          Trayvon’s parents, Tracy and Sybrina, describe their son as a peaceful, kind and good boy. They strongly disagree that Zimmerman acted in self-defense. Tracy and Sybrina sit down with Dr. Phil to get help with their grief and advice for moving forward.

          Watch their emotional conversation.

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