Zimdecision 2012

  • Aired:  04/12/12
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After doing due diligence, the state of Florida charges George Zimmerman with second-degree murder in the Trayvon Martin case, thus sparking a media frenzy. (4:22)

( THEME SONG PLAYING )

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Jon: WELCOME TO THE DAILY SHOW, MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

THE SHOW TONIGHT, WHAT A SHOW, GRAMMY AWARD WINNER ESPERANZA SPALDING AND HER

12 PIECE ORCHESTRA, WHAT SHE DOES, SHE'S INCREDIBLE.

IT'S NOT EVEN-- SHE DOESN'T EVEN MAKE MUSIC, SHE MAKES MAGIC.

SHE MAKES-- SHE MAKES MUGIC.

THAT DOESN'T SOUND RIGHT BUT SHE DOES.

WE'RE GOING TO GET RIGHT TO IT YESTERDAY, ALL CONSUMING MEDIA GASM, ZIMDECISION

20126789 AFTER THE TRAGIC SHOOTING OF TRAYVON MARTIN AND THE LACK OF ANYBODY

GETTING IN TROUBLE FOR IT,

THE PROTEST AND OUTRAGE CULMINATED IN A SCHEDULED 6:00 P.M. FLORIDA SPECIAL

PROSECUTOR PRESS CONFERENCE.

WHERE WE WOULD FINALLY LEARN THE FATE OF GEORGE ZIMMERMAN.

>> GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

>> Jon: GOOD EVENING.

>> I'M ANGELA COREY, THE SPECIAL PROSECUTOR FOR THE TRAYVON MARTIN CASE.

>> Jon: HELLO, ANGELA.

MY NAME IS JON.

THIS SOUR AUDIENCE, AUDIENCE,

ANGELA, ANGELA-- AUDIENCE.

>> I WANT TO INTRODUCE TO YOU PERSONY DEL YORANDA ONE OF MY TOP HOMICIDE

PROSECUTORS AND JOHN GUIDE,

MY OTHER TOP HOMICIDE PROSECUTOR.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: HELLON -- HELLO BERNIE, JOHN, JOHN, AUDIENCE,

AUDIENCE, BERNIE, JOHN CAN.

WE JUST GET TO THE [BLEEP]

CHARGES?

>> DESPITE ALL THAT IS ON THEIR PLATE ALREADY,

HANDLING ALL OF THE HOMICIDES IN THE FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,

SUPERVISING THE OTHER YOUNG LAWYERS WHO ALSO HANDLE HOMICIDES, THEY WILLINGLY TOOK THIS CASE ON.

>> Jon: YES, YES, YES,

FLORIDA IS A LAWLESS NETHERLAND, YOU'RE ASS-DEEP IN MURDER VICTIMS.

ARE YOU GO TOING CHARGE THIS GUY OR WHAT?

>> UNLESS YOU HAVE EVER BEEN A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR A PROSECUTOR HANDLING A

DIFFICULT HOMICIDE CASE, YOU CANNOT KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LAUNCH THIS TYPE OF

INVESTIGATION AND COME TO THE RIGHT CONCLUSION J&J.

>> Jon: WE CANNOT KNOW.

YOU DON'T THINK WE CAN KNOW?

WE'RE AMERICAN.

ALL WE WATCH IS [BLEEP] LAW SHOWS, SIX TO 10 HOURS A DAY,

LAW & ORDER, CSI, NCI, ORDER,

SUV, THERE'S LIKE FOUR SHOWS WHERE PSYCHIC SOLVE CRIMES.

WE'VE GOT A PRETTY GOOD IDEA HOW THIS WORKS.

GET TO THE CHARGES.

>> TODAY WE FILED AN INFORMATION CHARGING GEORGE ZIMMERMAN WITH MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE.

WILL HAVE A RIGHT TO APPEAR IN FRONT OF A MAGISTRATE IN SEMINOLE COUNTY WITHIN 24

HOURS OF HIS ARREST.

>> Jon: WHERE HE CAN PLEAD GUILTY, NOT GUILTY OR ACCORDING TO FLORIDA LAW,

SHOOT THE MAGISTRATE.

(LAUGHTER) OKAY.

SO FINALLY AFTER HOPEFULLY DOING HIS DUE DILIGENCE THE STATE HAS FOUND IT HAS IT IS

IN ITS INTEREST TO CHARGE MR. ZIMMERMAN WITH SECOND-DEGREE MURDER,

REACTIONS.

>> WE JUST WANTED AN ARREST.

AND WE GOT IT.

AND I SAY THANK YOU.

>> WE TO YOU HAVE A PROCESS IN PLACE.

IT'S A VERY GOOD PROCESS.

BEST NFT WORLD.

AND IT WORKS PRETTY WELL.

WE HAVE TO LET IT WORK.

WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND AND HAVE FAITH IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM.

>> Jon: I'M SORRY, I SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE SPECIFIC, NOT THE CALM, RATIONAL HEARTFELT

REACTIONS OF THE PEOPLE DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THE CASE LIKE THE MARTIN FAMILY,

WHEN THEY TIMELY GAIN A MEASURE OF PEACE OR GEORGE ZIMMERMAN'S LAWYER, I MEAN

THE REACTIONS OF THE PEOPLE WHO REALLY MATTER, THE MEDIA.

>> THE STATE OF FLORIDA VERSUS GEORGE ZIMMERMAN.

COUNT ONE.

>> WELL, THERE'S CERTAINLY A LOT OF ANTICIPATION ESPECIALLY BY THE MEDIA.

>> MANY LEGAL EXPERTS ARE SAYING THAT THEY OVERCHARGED HIM.

>> THIS STORY BECAME WITHOUT A DOUBT INARGUABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU NEED TO

BE UP ON IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON IN OUR COUNTRY RIGHT NOW.

>> HE VINCING A DEPRAVED MIND.

>> COULD THIS BE THE TRIAL OF THE DECADE?

>> I DO THINK THERE WILL BE A NOT GUILTY VERDICT IN DON'T KNOW.

AFTER TOT MOM, FRANKLY, THE PLACE IS UP FOR GRABS.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: AND LET ME TELL YOU THIS, I KNOW IN MY HEART THAT THE 2006 DUKE LACROSSE

TEAM IS INVOLVED IN THIS SOMEHOW.

I DON'T KNOW HOW.

BUT I'M GOING TO FIND OUT

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