This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," July 10, 2013. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
SEAN HANNITY, HOST: So what does Trayvon Martin's family think about the state's handling of this trial? Do they agree with the criticism? Joining me now to answer those questions and more, Martin family Attorney Daryl Parks. Mr. Parks, good to see you again, welcome back.
DARYL PARKS, MARTIN FAMILY ATTORNEY: Thank you.
HANNITY: There's been a lot of criticism, as you know, of the prosecution, their handling of the case. What's your feeling about it?
PARKS: Well, I am not so quick to judge the prosecution. I will say I believe they have done a good job with the evidence they have to work with. Remember, one of the legal strategies that they are confronted with dealt with the character issue. They have dealt with that issue very well. It was a very delicate issue and they were able to make sure that Trayvon's case that we have here was tried base on the facts of the case and not based upon all of the other things that we've seen, the defense tried and make this case about. It's not about marijuana, it's not about pictures that they've tried to put in the public domain about Trayvon, it's about what happened between him and George Zimmerman on that night.
HANNITY: What about the medical examiner changing his original testimony thinking that the marijuana may have in fact had an impact on Trayvon's thinking.
PARKS: Well, Mr. Hannity, I think that in this case, they've tried to make many issues like that issue, which is I believe a collateral issue in this case, of deciding this case. The truth of the matter of this case is about the interaction between George Zimmerman and Trayvon as they were on the ground, and the testimony involving that particular situation. Not about, you know, whether or not the medical examiner changed, whether he lived from one to three minutes or one to 10 minutes, right?
The truth of the matter is, there are a lot of inconsistencies in George's statements that he'd made about what happened. For example, it is totally unreasonable that George Zimmerman said after he shot him, said you got me. What would be more consistent was the fact that Trayvon realizing he had a gun and said, hey, you got me, and was trying to stop the fight. Instead George Zimmerman chose to shoot him.
HANNITY: But let me ask you, when the star witness -- we just played Rachel moments ago -- said that Trayvon had used the term creepy ass cracker, and she didn't believe that to be a racial term. Do you think that's a racial term? Would that upset the family that that came out?
PARKS: No, not at all. Let me say this, Sean. If she was trying to hide something, she would not have used the "c" word or "n" word in giving her testimony if she was trying to hide something. Instead I think, the mere fact that he used both term that normally used to describe some white people in Florida and another word that's a derogatory words used to describe black people, the "n" word, he used both words to describe the same person indicates that it's really a slang type word.
HANNITY: You don't think it's racial. You don't think it's racial term in anyway?
PARKS: Well, I think he was using it as a slang. I don't think he had anything derogatory about it. Remember, he was not -- you know, although he may have said that to her, his action on that night was nothing that was aggressive toward George Zimmerman before they had the interaction. He walked past -- he was scared of George Zimmerman as you may recall when he walked past the truck. George said that, Trayvon put his hands in his pocket like he had something in there walking past George Zimmerman. So, I think it's important that this case is going to be judged based upon the full body of evidence in this case, sir.
HANNITY: What do you think -- the biggest part I think and the most devastating in the prosecution's case, there's only one eyewitness. That eyewitness identified Trayvon, MMA style, straddling George Zimmerman, ground and pound, punches going down, and by the way, the injuries that George have are very consistent with what that eyewitness saw. What does it mean to you and the family that he may have initiated this confrontation?
PARKS: Well, there is no question, we don't who may have initiated. But I want to answer your question in two different ways. The first part, dealing with the witness, Mr. Good, and secondly dealing part, about the injuries to George Zimmerman. First of all, the person I was interviewing, Mr. Good, uses the concept ground and pound and, asked did he use ground and pound. However, I want you to go back and look at the testimony of Mr. Good where he talks about describing that they were wrestling and tussling, and talks about seeing the hands of Mr. -- the person on top in a downward position.
It's not a situation where they described that he was wailing away at the person that was below. And that's important, because he does not describe this great ground and pound, he describes the words --go back and look at the record -- tussling and wrestling are the words that he used.
PARKS: Lastly though, the injuries that Mr. Zimmerman describes, right? Even his own testimony from the interview says my hand was a little on the sidewalk and he was squirming down. But lastly, he tells Mr. Osterman that my leg -- the legs of Trayvon was up by my arms, not down in the midsection of his body. So we believe that the testimony that George Zimmerman has said about Trayvon being near the gun is totally unreasonable.
HANNITY: All right. We're running out of time.
PARKS: That's why the jury should reject his testimony.
HANNITY: Should the jury have heard, there's a ruling tonight that Trayvon's phone, the jury won't see text messages that discussed fighting, purchasing a gun and photo of gun. What does that mean to you?
PARKS: It means nothing, Mr. Hannity, for this reason. Those matters had nothing to do with the fact of what happened on that night. George Zimmerman had no knowledge of any of that as he confronted Trayvon. To allow those issues to come into this case, would do nothing but inflame this jury to decide this case on other things in relation to the image of a 17-year-old black kid that is negative.
HANNITY: Well, I would argue that perhaps it might reflect the mindset, last question. If there is acquittal, there's been talk that the sheriff's department is preparing for the reaction in the community. What would you like to say to the community tonight?
PARKS: Well, I think this -- we will conduct ourselves in a dignified manner. This family is about nonviolence, and we'd ask everyone else for nonviolence as well.
HANNITY: Thank you very much, Mr. Parks. I really appreciate your time again, and thanks for being with us.
PARKS: Thank you.
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