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Press Release

 Office of Media and Communication

Evangelical Catholic
Diocese of the Northwest

Chicago Illinois 60617-8388
Office: 773-721-5383   Fax: 773-721-2581

 July 15, 2013

 Chicago, Illinois - For Immediate Release


Bishop Calls for Juror Confidentiality Legislation

 to prevent

Juror Financial Exploitation


In the wake of the announcement that Juror “B37” from the George Zimmerman Trial has signed a book deal regarding the Zimmerman Trial and has made the rounds of cable news shows this evening, Bishop James Wilkowski, Evangelical Catholic Bishop for the Diocese of the Northwest, is calling for a legislation which would prohibit jurors from financial profit from their public service.

Juror B37 has cashed in on the corpse of Trayvon Martin and such exploitation must never be permitted to take place. Such exploitations serve only to bastardize the integrity of the judicial system. It also has the effect of poisoning the pool of potential jurors who might be called in any possible future proceedings against Mr. Zimmerman.

The decision of B37 to commercially exploit her service as juror poses the question of her integrity at the time she was being considered as a potential juror for that trial.


The Bishop calls up literary agent Sharlene Martin is disassociate herself from this venture of exploitation.




William R. Morton
Director of Media and Communication


“A Welcoming Community of Faith Rooted in the Catholic Tradition”



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