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George Zimmerman trial defense attorney Don West: Controversial Instagram prompts rape threats
WPLG-TV ^ | July 8, 2013 | Andrea Torres and Christina Vazquez

Posted on 07/08/2013 7:21:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

George Zimmerman's trial defense attorney Don West recently reported he received e-mails from people threatening his daughters with rape over a controversial post on Instagram. Rachel West, who was not in the family picture, was in the courtroom Monday.

In a response to a July 2nd prosecution's request to investigate the social media post, West said the family photo prompted "threats of violence" that were "vicious." West also said he was distressed that in a request to investigate the post, the prosecution had made "reckless, dangerous and inaccurate allegations."

Prosecutors linked the motive for the post to witness Rachel Jeantel, also known as Diamond Eugene and Dee Dee. She was the last to talk to Trayvon Martin over the phone before Zimmerman killed him Feb. 26, 2012. Jeantel, who speaks both Creole and Spanish, did not speak English well and said she did not read and write cursive.....

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KEYWORDS: donweat; florida; instagram; kangaroocourt; martin; mobjustice; racheljeantel; socialmedia; trayvon; trayvonstroops; zimmerman
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Remind me what our forefathers did about mob violence.
1 posted on 07/08/2013 7:21:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I suspect when acquittal is announced, we will be reminded.


2 posted on 07/08/2013 7:26:20 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, Mr. West, you are dealing with some very nasty and extremely uncivilized people who have been purposely whipped into an ignorance and race fueled frenzy by a media that is knowingly lying and a president who acted extremely stupidly.

You are seeking justice, and they are seeking justu$, and I expect this isn’t going to end very well.


3 posted on 07/08/2013 7:27:45 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dirty Harry had a more modern solution;)


4 posted on 07/08/2013 7:28:18 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jeantel, who speaks both Creole and Spanish, did not speak English well and said she did not read and write cursive.....

Total Horse Clap ....


5 posted on 07/08/2013 7:31:40 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A defense attorney posts that mid-trial?
And acts surprised when he gets threats?
This guy's fired!
6 posted on 07/08/2013 7:37:46 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: loungitude

He didn’t post it. His daughter did. The ice cream cones is a family thing. Have you never had a child do something less than smart?


7 posted on 07/08/2013 7:40:20 PM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: loungitude

His DAUGHTER posted it, he knew nothing about it.


8 posted on 07/08/2013 7:42:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That attorney continues to prove that he’s an idiot. Agree with other poster. He should take a daily dose of stfu until the trial is over.


9 posted on 07/08/2013 7:42:29 PM PDT by Cousin Eddie
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To: loungitude
No - one of his kids did. They often exhibit poor judgment. If your kids have never done something really dumb, you are blessed.

Rape threats however are beyond stupid and well into criminal.

10 posted on 07/08/2013 7:43:30 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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To: loungitude

No.

A young woman posted a picture of her and her sister and her dad eating ice cream.

It had a caption about beating stupidity and it was made a day or so before Jeantel’s testimony.

The girl is not part of the trial.


11 posted on 07/08/2013 7:43:32 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: packrat35

Exactly. Some folks either have never been parents, or have no earthly idea what their kids are up to.


12 posted on 07/08/2013 7:44:35 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Make sure those girls are armed with a Keltec —


13 posted on 07/08/2013 7:44:41 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Cousin Eddie

Ooh look. Another misogynist who insists dad’s job makes it okay to threaten young women.


14 posted on 07/08/2013 7:45:24 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: packrat35; loungitude

BTW, she posted it BEFORE her dad examined Miss Rachel Jeantel on the witness stand, so it couldn’t have been in reference to her testimony, could it?


15 posted on 07/08/2013 7:45:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Cousin Eddie

Then his daughter has an idiot for a father. First rule he should have layed down for the family: everyone guzzle a gallon of stfu until the trial is over.


16 posted on 07/08/2013 7:45:40 PM PDT by Cousin Eddie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Unless he sets up his own personal witness protection program, I doubt that George Zimmerman will survive for long whether he is in jail or out. He is a marked man.

Had GZ been obviously black, he would never have been charged.

How does Angela Corey look at herself in the mirror?

17 posted on 07/08/2013 7:47:02 PM PDT by TChad
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To: TChad

Fortunately for him, I believe he’s a Peruvian through his mother so that option may be open to him.


18 posted on 07/08/2013 7:49:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: MrEdd

You may want to check your timeline, I believe it was after goiter neck testified. I think they were celebrating with ice cream Mr. West mopping the floor with Ms. “YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS SSSSSSSIIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRR”.
The State should have packed it in then and there! Star Witness LOL!


19 posted on 07/08/2013 7:51:08 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: Cousin Eddie

There is no way to know as to what the caption refers. We do know that it isn’t about the testimony of Jenteal as she hadn’t testified at the time of the porting.

Just because a person is engaged in a trial doesn’t mean his entire family is engaged or even aware of what is going on at the trial. They may care less what their father does at work.


20 posted on 07/08/2013 7:52:25 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Vendome
both Creole and Spanish,

both in the Ebonics version. Anybody here ever try to talk to an illiterate Dominican or Haitian? You ain't gonna find it on Rosetta Stone, baby.

Oddly enough, they might very well understand you, but I go-ron-tee you ain't gonna understand much. Let Geraldo quiz her in his Queens-accented low-end High School Spanish, see how far he gets.

22 posted on 07/08/2013 7:53:36 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk ("Obama" The Movie. Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica.")
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To: chris37
....very nasty and extremely uncivilized people....

The term for such used to be 'savages' and that term really describes them to a T.

23 posted on 07/08/2013 7:55:20 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Cousin Eddie

On the other hand, her father is less of an idiot than a poster who thinks one can “lay down rules” for their grown children.

You make it clear that you are fuzzy on that moving away and having your own life thing ( and chances are real good you still live in your parents home) but trust us: daddy may be loved but he ain’t laying down any rules.


24 posted on 07/08/2013 7:56:04 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I believe he’s a Peruvian through his mother so that option may be open to him.

I'm not at all sure that he would be safe even in Peru. The world is a much smaller place than it used to be.

25 posted on 07/08/2013 7:57:06 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Jim from C-Town

# dadkilledit on the instagram refers to Mr. West’s cross examination of the states witness Rachel Geantel.


26 posted on 07/08/2013 8:01:51 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: VRWCarea51

The reality is, very few of the animals give a rat’s ass about Trayvon or Zimmerman. Many are hoping for an acquittal because for them it’s all about an excuse to loot and grab (even more) “free stuff” they did nothing to earn. Hordes of animals in every city from coast to coast are begging for an opportunity to loot. You know.... for Trayvon.


27 posted on 07/08/2013 8:04:53 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Bullish

I would agree. I wish that this was not the case, but it very apparently is.

You know what really is upsetting is when I have seen, I guess they were tweets, if Zimmerman gets off then I am going to k*** me a white boy or something along these lines...

This is unbelievable, firstly white boys didn’t have anything to do with it in the first place, and secondly that would make such a person into a 1st degree murderer which is despicable.

I have lost all respect for people involved in this on the wrong side with the wrong reasons, and I am not sure that damage can ever be repaired.


28 posted on 07/08/2013 8:07:04 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s what will happen to the women on the Jury (and they KNOW it), if they Acquit Zimmerman......


29 posted on 07/08/2013 8:07:59 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: chris37

“Well, Mr. West, you are dealing with some very nasty and extremely uncivilized people who have been purposely whipped into an ignorance and race fueled frenzy by a media”

Hell that’s just the prosecution!


30 posted on 07/08/2013 8:10:16 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: packrat35; 2ndDivisionVet; AnAmericanMother; MrEdd

Understood! Perhaps lawyer dad should have warned the kids of such things.
I understand that it is those kids’s rights to post socially, however, given the heated and critical condition of this case, it’s not a good idea. And yes, my kids do social media. And yes, they do other stuff that may not be smart and to my agreement. That’s why I am here.


31 posted on 07/08/2013 8:12:08 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: TsonicTsunami08

You’re the one who should “check your timeline.” The photo was dated a couple of days before the Jeantel testimony. I agree his daughter was dumb but that’s not on him!


32 posted on 07/08/2013 8:17:54 PM PDT by KalaSamy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Remind me what our forefathers did about mob violence.”

Participated?


33 posted on 07/08/2013 8:21:19 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The text of the tweet is unfortunate to say the least. West is supposed to be a smart guy and a defense lawyer in a racially charged case? He should think of his client. The “witness” did enough damage to herself that West didn’t need to point out the obvious.

The reaction to the post is beyond criminal or would be if threats were still actionable.


34 posted on 07/08/2013 8:29:13 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA

His DAUGHTER made the post BEFORE Miss Jeantel testified.


35 posted on 07/08/2013 8:31:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Mastador1

True, but even beyond that it seems that there are a number of people, CNN I am looking at you, who seem invested in starting riots over this.


36 posted on 07/08/2013 8:31:54 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And you aren’t responsible for your children’s actions. Weak and unfortunate if true. We schooled our daughter better just as our parents schooled us.


37 posted on 07/08/2013 8:33:55 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BTTT


38 posted on 07/08/2013 8:40:58 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

I will be preparing

The Black Racists aint gonna be happy


39 posted on 07/08/2013 8:41:11 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think it’s funny that the prosecution just automatically assumed the ‘stupid’ comment referred to Jeantel. How could they make that assumption?

Actually, I think Molly West was referring to the prosecutors themselves.


40 posted on 07/08/2013 8:42:04 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Kenny Bunk

I use to hang out in Louisiana. I’d do just fine.

These people are pedantic nimrods making excuses out of whole cloth and will find an alibi for anyone’s behavior who is a Wigger or Crackuh...


41 posted on 07/08/2013 9:07:44 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Cousin Eddie

Yea, whatever. Kids ALWAYS do what the parents say. What dream world do you live in?


42 posted on 07/08/2013 9:33:37 PM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

People who make threats like this - it’s just what they do.

The daughter could have posted the pic with a simple “Me, Sis, and Dad” and it would have been the same.


43 posted on 07/08/2013 9:47:17 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: Heart of Georgia

Can anyone tell me when the Black Panthers will be indicted for putting a bounty on George Zimmerman’s head? Or isn’t that illegal anymore?


44 posted on 07/08/2013 9:50:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Vendome

Right, she can’t speak “English” and can’t read it either, cursive or typed. Who paid for her cell phone?


45 posted on 07/08/2013 9:58:10 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: faucetman

Who paid for her cell phone?


Duh.. We did. It’s an Obama phone. She probably has 2 or 3 or them.


46 posted on 07/08/2013 10:37:43 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: faucetman

“That’s Retarded Sir”

“Thatz Reelly Retarded Sir”

You know, she said that just fine and with near perfect diction.

I recall when she was pressed to ease up on her mumbling in hushed tones stick she quite functional.

Hell, she could be a Rosetta Stone interpretor, if she applied herself, and make a pretty decent living, while helping idiots who apparently speak only Creole.

Elvis left the building and King Creole was a hip shaking fool.

All these retarded A-holes pretending, projecting and presumming to know the culture of those who speak Creole are into creative writing and given to some rather expansive works of fiction.

I use to live in Oklahoma. The company I worked for was based Monroe, LA(thatz pronounced Munrow by local).

I never met any functional retards of Creole heritage.

I’ll admit their humor was dry and sarcastic, so much that even a jaded, loud mouthed, New Yorker would at least think they are funny as he’ll.

I even had some Angry Creole customers down around MaSter and Cushing, Oklahoma but, I recall their English getting pretty decent when doing business.

Seems they didn’t want to be misunderstood and I thoughts they were pretty smart as well.

Precious was putting on an act with her shy demure.

You take a look at her posture, gate as she walked, her mouth work and tongue hanging aside like Jubba the Hutt for effect that says “You’re not important and you’re wasting my time”.

That along with her hand mannerisms, flipping her head in annoyance of your petty questions, followed by the exclamation point of the rolled eyes “Oh No You D-int!”

No, I’m quite certain in her natural environment she is a formidable beast, who not only feels comfortable throwing her weight around but, finds relevancy in her life by those who are cowed by her brutish behavior.

She validates herself.


47 posted on 07/08/2013 11:31:18 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: TChad
"How does Angela Corey look at herself in the mirror?"

She can't - the mirrors crack...SHE needs to RETIRE that deep red lipstick.

Actually, SHE just needs to RETIRE.

48 posted on 07/09/2013 12:44:37 AM PDT by hummingbird (So many conspiracies. Not enough time.)
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To: Cousin Eddie

His DAUGHTER posted it, he didn’t know anything about it.


49 posted on 07/09/2013 2:34:59 AM PDT by Jacob Kell
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To: Cousin Eddie

Also, I believe that that was posted BEFORE Jeantel took the stand.


50 posted on 07/09/2013 2:38:13 AM PDT by Jacob Kell
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