JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON:<br />
Black Twitter Kills Juror B37âs Book

Not two days removed from the trial of George Zimmerman, the woman known publicly as "Juror B37" thought it was time to go on award tour, with acquittal in hand. Yesterday morning, literary agent Sharlene Martin released a statement regarding the woman's intent to write a book about the trial: 

"My hope is that people will read Juror B37's book, written with her attorney husband, and understand the commitment it takes to serve and be sequestered on a jury in a highly publicized murder trial and how important, despite one's personal viewpoints, it is to follow the letter of the law. The reader will also learn why the jurors had no option but to find Zimmerman not guilty due to the manner in which he was charged and the content of the jury instructions." 

Unsurprisingly, the notion of this woman—who told Anderson Cooper that she'd trust Zimmerman to be a neighborhood watch member in her community—writing a book and profiting at all from the death of a teenager left many people infuriated. One of them happened to be a young woman who tweets under the handle @MoreandAgain. She found contact info for the literary agent and urged her followers to let Sharlene Martin know of their discontent via a Change.org petiton: 

 

And shortly thereafter, Sharlene Martin contacted her via a private message:

And a bit later, she followed up again...

Sharlene Martin did, in fact, release an official statement to the press...on behalf of Mrs. B37, who is now saying that she didn't know the "depth of the pain" surrounding this case because she had been sequestered while serving: "Now that I am returned to my family and to society in general, I have realized that the best direction for me to go is away from writing any sort of book and return instead to my life as it was before I was called to sit on this jury."

Let this be a lesson to everyone: You can't hide from Black Twitter.  Social media engagement has led the charge throughout the entire Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman saga—do remember that the Sanford police didn't want to make an arrest before enduring the international scrutiny that came from online organizing. While we can't say authoritatively that B37 will stay true to her word (you never know who may come calling with a large advance) or that no other juror will sell their own account of the saga, for now, there's a few less people poised to profit from this tragedy.