SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Prospective jurors for the trial of George Zimmerman in Florida are making it clear that they've heard a lot about the case, but that isn't necessarily disqualifying them.

One middle-aged black man who was questioned today said he thinks people who organized protests over the fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin "made it a racial issue" -- and he said he didn't agree with that view of it. He also says he thinks Zimmerman deserves his day in court.

Another prospective juror, a middle-aged white man, said he didn't think Florida's stand-your-ground law was necessary, since there were other self-defense laws that were in place before it was passed.

The law allows a person to invoke self-defense if the person believes a fatal shooting is necessary to prevent death or great bodily harm.

Zimmerman is claiming self-defense. He has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.

Defense attorneys are asking prospective jurors if it would be a hardship for them to be isolated during the trial. It's an indication that they plan to ask the judge to sequester the jury.

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232-a-15-(Robert Zimmerman Junior, brother of George Zimmerman, to reporters)-"a real person"-Robert Zimmerman Junior says the prosecution and the media have painted a terribly unfair picture of his brother George. (10 Jun 2013)

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GRAPHICSBANK: George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain on trial for shooting Trayvon Martin, appears in Seminole circuit court, Sanford, Florida, graphic element on gray (11 Jun 2013)

APPHOTO FLJR211: Tracy Martin, right, and Sybrina Fulton, center, parents of slain teen Trayvon Martin, with Trayvon's aunt, Stephanie Fulton Sands, left, arrive in Seminole circuit court for the George Zimmerman trial, in Sanford, Fla., Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.(AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool) (11 Jun 2013)

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APPHOTO FLJR206: George Zimmerman, left, and defense attorney Don West listen to the questioning of prospective jurors in Seminole circuit court for his trial, in Sanford, Fla., Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool) (11 Jun 2013)

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