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George Zimmerman got away with the murder of Trayvon Martin ... so says one of the jurors that acquitted him earlier this month in the controversial trial.

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Juror B29 told ABC she favored convicting Zimmerman of second-degree murder when deliberations began amongst the six-member, all-women jury.

"I was the juror that was going to give them a hung jury," she said.

"I fought to the end."

Why'd she cave? Because under Florida law, she says there wasn't enough proof to convict the 29-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer.

"George Zimmerman got away with murder, but you can't get away from God," she said. "At the end of the day, he's going to have a lot of questions to deal with."

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Ted Nugent takes exception to Stevie Wonder's proposed boycott of Florida due to the recent George Zimmerman verdict ... to put things mildly.

The rocker, who previously lauded the jury's decision and what he called the true lesson of the verdict, says he finds Wonder's idea "brain-dead."

"You've got to be kidding me," he said.

Nugent's argument is two-fold:

  1. Zimmerman acted in self-defense and did absolutely nothing wrong.
  2. People single out Martin yet neglect countless, real murder victims.

"So 700 black people, mostly young children and young people were slaughtered in Chicago last year by black people, and not a peep out of Stevie Wonder."

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In hiding since he was acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman helped rescue a family trapped in an overturned SUV last week.

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Zimmerman himself was one of two men who came to the aid of a family of four - two parents and two children - trapped inside a blue Ford Explorer.

The car rolled over after traveling off the highway in Sanford, Fla. at approximately 5:45 p.m. Thursday, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said.

The crash occurred at the intersection of I-4 and route Route 46, police officers said, less than a mile from where Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin.

By the time police arrived, two people including Zimmerman had already helped the family get out of the overturned car, the sheriff's office said.

No one was reported to be injured.

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Trayvon Martin's parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, spoke out this morning for the first time about last weekend's George Zimmerman verdict.

Tracy Martin told Today's Matt Lauer:

"We felt in our hearts that we were going to get a conviction. We thought that the killer of our unarmed child was going to be convicted of the crime that he committed."

Added Fulton, "I think (the legal system) failed Trayvon to a certain degree. I think we let the process take its course. We didn't get the verdict that we were looking for."

"Our focus has continued to change. First it was for the arrest, then it was for a conviction. So now we've moved on to a different focus, but yes, I think we were disappointed."

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David Simon, one of the most respected writers on television, has made his feelings clear regarding last Saturday's George Zimmerman verdict:

He's disgusted by it.

The man behind HBO's The Wire and Treme said on his blog that he's "ashamed to call himself an American" after a jury found Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin.

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"You can stand your ground if you're white, and you can use a gun to do it," Simon wrote. "But if you stand your ground with your fists and you're black, you're dead."

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Rachel Jeantel, whose testimony was likely the most talked about part of the George Zimmerman trial, gave an interview Monday with Piers Morgan.

In the lengthy sitdown, Trayvon Martin's friend reiterated that Zimmerman, who she says Martin called a “creepy ass cracker,” was pursuing Trayvon.

Not only that, she and he both worried he was a rapist.

Rachel Jeantel's uncomfortable testimony added to the racial dimension of the Zimmerman trial, and last night, she made more headlines in that regard.

Namely by saying “nigga” isn’t a racist term.

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It was inevitable: Ted Nugent is sounding off on the George Zimmerman verdict and what he feels is the real lesson in the death of Trayvon Martin:

Teach your children not to attack people!

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Nugent, the legendary rock star and equally well-known gun rights activist, ripped the state of Florida for even bringing charges against Zimmerman.

He even went a step further and lambasted President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder for using the case to promote a “racist agenda.”

“It was a clear-cut case of self-defense," Nugent said. "I’m very relieved and hopeful that there is justice in America the ‘not guilty’ verdict came in."

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Less than 48 hours after the controversial George Zimmerman verdict, the N.Y. Daily News ran a powerful front page about the victim, Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman was found not guilty on Saturday in the killing of Martin, a decision by a Florida jury that set off a wave of protests around the country.

The Daily News explicitly linked Martin, the slain teen, to martyrs of the civil rights movement (Emmett Till), and black victims of hate crimes (James Byrd, Jr.):

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For the last 17 months, the case has been a lightning rod for gun debates, legal disputes, and perhaps most notably, racial tension across the U.S.

Clearly, the Daily News is prepared to stoke those flames.

The newspaper's cover plays on Martin's hoodie, which became a symbol of his (alleged) racial profiling in the aftermath of his February 2012 slaying.

Zimmerman claimed, conversely, that he did not profile Martin - his brother Robert Zimmerman Jr. said race was not a factor in the case - that night.

Instead, he cited media bias against the accused, who claimed self-defense, and urged that people respect the jury's verdict before rushing to judgment.

What do you think: Did the jury get it right?

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George Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., has echoed his lawyers' sentiments that race was not a factor in the Trayvon Martin trial.

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Robert, who acted as the family spokesman throughout the trial, said he's received numerous threats in the two days since the George Zimmerman verdict.

"They're on my Twitter feed," he said. "I get hate emails saying 'I wish someone would blow up your family with grenades' [and] 'I will find you on the streets."

"That's just [at me] ... there's no way, really, to direct those threats at George, I guess because he doesn't have right now a social media presence."

"It's a reality that some people don't respect this verdict and think they want to take justice into their own hands," he said of his brother's situation.

As for his thoughts on the racial component of the case, he echoed the defense team's assertion that race "wasn't an element," and blamed the media.

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George Zimmerman could still face federal charges in the 2012 death of Trayvon Martin, though the DOJ's desire to wade into this case is iffy at best.

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The U.S. Department of Justice is currently investigating the Martin case, in which a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty Saturday night.

The government is evaluating the evidence (including testimony from his Florida trial) and weighing filing criminal civil rights charges against Zimmerman.

The defendant, who claimed self-defense, was found not guilty of both second-degree murder and manslaughter when tried by Florida, and is a free man.

However, he's not out of the woods just yet.

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