Zimmerman's defense: Are we talking too much?

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  • George Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for shooting Trayvon Martin
  • Defense wants public to pick out 'questionable statements'
  • Prosecution seeks another gag order
George Zimmerman's attorneys are seeking public input for comments critical of them.

George Zimmerman’s attorneys are crowdsourcing their fight against the prosecutors’ appeal for a gag order.

The request was posted Tuesday on Zimmerman's legal case website and asks the public to police the Internet for comments that people may think could be used against Zimmerman’s defense team.

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The posting comes after an email to a supporter from someone on Zimmerman’s defense team was circulated online.

The defense wants public input because of a second request for a gag order that the prosecution filed October 18.

Zimmerman’s lawyers maintain that their public comments have been appropriate, but they want supporters to help them identify anything they’ve said that the prosecution could deem offensive and present to the judge to support a gag order.

The judge has scheduled a hearing Friday to hear arguments over the prosecution’s motion for a gag order.

The first motion for a gag order was denied by Judge Kenneth Lester on April 27, but the trial's new judge, Debra Nelson, could decide to grant the gag order.

Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge for shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26. Zimmerman told police he shot the teen, who was returning from a convenience store and was unarmed, in self-defense.

Zimmerman’s trial is scheduled for next summer.

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