“I think we have to go back to the beginning: who was following who? Who was following who? I mean, isn’t that what this case boils down to? That was our theory. Now, we respect the jury’s verdict, but what it really boils down to is a kid, minding his own business, being followed by a stranger. And so I would submit that that’s when it started. ..It boils down to you have a 17-year-old kid who was minding his own business, wearing a hoodie, and gets acosted — gets followed by an individual who wants to be a cop.”
Prosecutor BERNIE DE LA RIONDA, in post-verdict remarks on George Zimmerman’s acquittal.