Face the Nation transcripts July 14, 2013: Zimmerman verdict, Netanyahu, Kelly, Diaz-Balart, and Durbin

Reactions to George Zimmerman being found not guilty, plus the latest on immigration reform

(CBS News) Below is a transcript of "Face the Nation" on July 14, 2013, hosted by CBS News' Bob Schieffer. Guests include: Ben Jealous, Michael Eric Dyson, Daryl Parks, Mark Strassman, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Penn., and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. Plus Peggy Noonan, Bobby Ghosh, John Harris and David Sanger.

SCHIEFFER: Today on Face the Nation the news from overnight. George Zimmerman is found not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. And only on CBS, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Iran is dangerously close to having a nuclear weapon. And is moving fast to develop an intercontinental missile that could deliver it to the United States. It's all ahead on "Face the Nation."

ANNOUNCER: From CBS News in Washington, Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer.

SCHIEFFER: Good morning again, George Zimmerman is a free man this morning. He was found not guilty last night in the death of 17- year-old Trayvon Martin. He stood stoically in the courtroom last night as the court clerk read the verdict.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: State of Florida versus George Zimmerman. Verdict, we the jury find George Zimmerman not guilty.

SCHIEFFER: CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann has been covering this case over the last year. He is in Sanford, Florida this morning with the latest - Mark.

MARK STRASSMANN, CBS NEWS CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Bob. Not guilty. In the end, a jury of six women, five of them mother, decided that George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin in self defense. Zimmerman's face was impassive when the verdict was read after 16 hours of deliberations. He shook hands with his lawyers as his wife Shelly cried in the gallery. Prosecutors looked drained in defeat. They had lost on both the murder and manslaughter convictions they had pushed for. Trayvon Martin's parents who watched every day of testimony from the courtroom were not present for the verdict. Zimmerman never took the stand in his own defense. But jurors watched lawyers use a mannequin to recreate his confrontation with Martin and the fatal shot. No independent witness saw the entire fight. Six weeks passed before Zimmerman was arrested. And by then, the Martin family's private outrage had gone national. There are no winners here in Sanford. Zimmerman is a free man, but he may have to worry about his safety for the rest of his life. Martin's parents had their day in court, but not the verdict that they wanted. And their son is gone for good. Joining us now is Daryl Parks. He's one of the lawyers representing Trayvon Martin's parents. You know, you were in the courtroom for the verdict, the parents were not. What went through your mind when you heard the words "not guilty?" And they are they doing?

PARKS: It was piercing to hear the words of not guilty, I couldn't believe it, in disbelief. It was not part of my plan for them. But it's the jury's verdict. And so legally we have to accept it. But we all know socially the verdict is illogical in that unarmed teenager has been killed by someone who had a nine millimeter gun.

STRASSMANN: We talked at different points through the trial. And you seemed to think all along that prosecutors were winning. So, what went wrong?

PARKS: Well, I think what went wrong is unfortunately our laws allowed them to have this portrayal of Trayvon as some thug. And unfortunately, I don't think this jury could connect with the image of Trayvon given the facts in evidence in this case. And so unfortunately they showed these pictures of are of very derogatory, and left the wrong image. And did not portray him on the night in question. So, we probably have some work to do both with you are laws, but also in how we as Americans view the value of racial minorities in our country in terms of how we react to these situations.

STRASSMANN: Well, let's talk about that, for a second. I mean, this case clearly sparked a national dialogue about race. The allegation that Zimmerman profiled an unarmed black teenager. There were six weeks that passed between the night that Trayvon Martin was killed and then Zimmerman was eventually arrested. And here you had a jury come back with a verdict of not guilty and five of the six jurors were white. So, what does this case say about where we are with race in America?

PARKS: Well, it says - it operates on different fronts. And I think that they probably came to the verdict based on a lot of different things that happened within the case. And that's fine. However, as a country, Trayvon's name and legacy means so much more now to helping this country as we make day-to-day decisions, meaning people of different races, and often by people who are not minorities. The one thing I will say about the whole movement, there have been many, many white people who have been very supportive, a lot of people of other races have been supportive. So, this is a multi-racial issue that I think we all as Americans can learn. I think it stands to young people who say, well, what can we do? I think we can do many things. We can be people who are proactive. We can be people who participate in the process. We can become judges. We can become legislators, so many different things that we all can do. But it tells you that we all need to be proactive and not sit back on your laurels and be a part of what's going on in our country.

STRASSMANN: Was the racial make up of the jury, in particular, a concern for you all along?

PARKS: I don't want to say. You know, with a jury you get who you get. Obviously, there is a better jury would have liked to have seen, without question. We would have liked to have seen a jury with more of his peers, whatever that may be. Obviously you would like some diversity, no one can deny that. And so - you know, but it is what it is. They tried. We appreciate them. We thank them. However, their role is finished now. I think now it becomes advocacy of the country in moving America to a different point.

STRASSMANN: OK. And going forward, they intend to continue their fight.

PARKS: Yes. They have the Trayvon Martin Foundation, TrayvonMartin.com, which is their foundation. And we are going to continue to advocate against gun violence against youth. That is the message here.

STRASSMANN: OK. Thank you very much, Mr. Parks, appreciate it. Bob, clearly this verdict is a topic at many kitchen tables having breakfast in America this morning.