Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell takes a stand on the biggest topics of the day that people across the country are buzzing about.

Trayvon Martin's family 'shocked' by verdict

Trayvon Martin's family 'shocked' by verdict

Trayvon Martin’s family said they were “shocked” by the verdict for George Zimmerman.  Martin’s family said they went to court every single day to be the face for Trayvon but they were still stunned when George Zimmerman was found not guilty.

For more on this story, watch Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. Follow the show on Facebook and follow Jane on Twitter.

Kim Goldman: Your voice can be heard

Kim Goldman: Your voice can be heard

Kim Goldman’s brother, Ron, was brutally murdered along with OJ Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown-Simpson in 1994. Kim had to sit through every painful moment of the high-profile OJ Simpson murder trial, only to hear the jury’s verdict of not guilty. The death of her brother and going through that trial changed Kim’s life.  She is now a victims’ rights advocate.

Kim Goldman spoke to Jane Velez-Mitchell about the George Zimmerman verdict and gave some advice to the family of Trayvon Martin.

Omarosa: Juror comments were 'despicable'

Omarosa: Juror comments were 'despicable'

In an exclusive interview with CNN’s AC360, a juror from the George Zimmerman trial said Trayvon Martin had “huge role” in his own death.

This comment started a heated debate on Jane Velez-Mitchell Wednesday night. Omarosa Manigault said the juror’s comments were “despicable”.

Fred Goldman: Zimmerman trial very disturbing

Fred Goldman: Zimmerman trial very disturbing

Fred Goldman told Jane Velez-Mitchell that the Zimmerman case went awry from day one. Fred Goldman the father of murder victim Ron Goldman joined Jane Velez-Mitchell to talk about the George Zimmerman trial and the protests and petitions taking place across the country.  Goldman says he found the trial and the aftermath very disturbing.

For more on this story, watch Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. Follow the show on Facebook and follow Jane on Twitter.

Was Zimmerman case decided at jury selection?

Was Zimmerman case decided at jury selection?

We got our first glimpse at life inside the jury room in the George Zimmerman trial when one of the jurors gave an exclusive interview to CNN’s AC360 Tuesday night.  Juror B-37 said she believed it was George Zimmerman screaming for help in the 911 call and had “no doubt” that Zimmerman feared for his life.

Was this trial lost for the prosecution during jury selection?  Jane Velez-Mitchell goes into the Lion’s Den to debate it with her panel of legal experts.

Should George Zimmerman get his gun back?

Should George Zimmerman get his gun back?

Monday night at 10 p.m ET on a special edition of HLN After Dark, Vinnie Politan is one-on-one with the Zimmerman prosecution team to try to find out what happened. HLN has been all over this case, and nothing is off-limits in this primetime interview.

George Zimmerman was acquitted of murder late on Saturday night.  His attorney announced that Zimmerman would be getting his gun back and that he need it now more than ever.  While Zimmerman has the legal right to own a gun and get his gun back, is it a good idea?  Jane Velez-Mitchell debates it with her legal experts in the Lion’s Den.

Jane Velez-Mitchell: Think about perceptions

Jane Velez-Mitchell: Think about perceptions

Monday night at 10 p.m ET on a special edition of HLN After Dark, Vinnie Politan is one-on-one with the Zimmerman prosecution team to try to find out what happened. HLN has been all over this case, and nothing is off-limits in this primetime interview.


Panicked screams and a shot in the dark.

Who won closing arguments in Zimmerman trial?

Who won closing arguments in Zimmerman trial?

Monday night at 10 p.m ET on a special edition of HLN After Dark, Vinnie Politan is one-on-one with the Zimmerman prosecution team to try to find out what happened. HLN has been all over this case, and nothing is off-limits in this primetime interview.

The jury in the George Zimmerman trial began deliberations on Friday. The all-female jury deliberated for just over three and a half hours and will return on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. ET. Were the closing arguments of either side enough to sway the jury?

Is this jury pro-prosecution?

Is this jury pro-prosecution?

Jury consultant Susan Constantine was in court as Bernie de la Rionda gave his closing arguments in the George Zimmerman trial. What can she tell about which way the jury is leaning? She tells Jane Velez-Mitchell what she observed in court.

Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch captain, is charged with second-degree murder for shooting 17-year-old Martin on February 26, 2012. He told police he was pursuing Martin because there had been a rash of crime in the area. A conflict ensued, and Zimmerman said he was forced to kill Martin in self-defense.

Prosecutor shouts and skips through closing

Prosecutor shouts and skips through closing

Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda gave a fiery closing argument in the George Zimmerman trial on Thursday. De la Rionda brought out the dummy once again, straddled it and repeatedly asked how George Zimmerman pulled out his gun.  De la Rionda shouted throughout his closing and at one point even skipped across the courtroom. But was it an effective closing argument? How did the jury react? Jane Velez-Mitchell goes into the Lion’s Den to debate it with her panel of legal experts.

Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch captain, is charged with second-degree murder for shooting 17-year-old Martin on February 26, 2012. He told police he was pursuing Martin because there had been a rash of crime in the area. A conflict ensued, and Zimmerman said he was forced to kill Martin in self-defense.

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