Melissa Harris-Perry on Zimmerman

The MSNBC host details why his Trayvon Martin apology was unacceptable.

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During a bail hearing on April 20 for charges of murder in the second degree, George Zimmerman apologized to the family of his victim, Trayvon Martin, but his words did not elicit the reaction he may have hoped for. MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry parsed Zimmerman's apologetic outpouring, an unorthodox move during a bail hearing, on her show, detailing both what Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton requested of Zimmerman through media interviews and what he delivered on a public stage.

Watch Harris-Perry explain the specifics of Zimmerman's apology:

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