Skip to comments.Excerpts from Zimmerman's apology, testimony
Posted on 04/20/2012 3:18:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
In an unusual move, George Zimmerman took the witness stand Friday to apologize to the parents of Trayvon Martin for fatally shooting their 17-year-old son. Assistant prosecutor Bernardo de la Rionda took the opportunity to grill the neighborhood watch volunteer about some of the statements he made to police.
Here's a partial transcript of Zimmerman's testimony:
Zimmerman: I wanted to say I am very sorry for the loss of your son. I did not know how old he was. I thought he was a little bit younger than I am, and I did not know if he was armed or not.....
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He did NOT apologize.
He said “I am sorry for your loss.”
Not the same thing. An apology would imply he did something wrong, which is why the media is running hard with the spin that Zimmerman “apologized to the parents” instead of merely making an expression of sorrow and empathy.
CNN is having the vapors over this.
I caught it at a restaurant on closed caption, and they are just beside themselves at this “self serving” statement.
Also, on a local radio show this AM, a black caller who claimed to have investigated thousands of homicides stood firm in claiming that Zs injuries were caused a skin disease on his head and the scab just got picked off.
No amount of truth will ever stop the hate that has been falsely ginned up by the race hustlers Jesse, Al, and Barry.
There is a Freeper who implied Zimmerman, the evil racist vigilante, made the wounds himself with a razor, like a pro wrestlers do. Go figure.
Zimmerman is proving to be a little stupid on his own. He’s going to make his situation a lot worse than it needs to be.
No bias there! Zimmerman should have shot that down.
He said “sorry for their loss.”
Prosecutor looked like an ass.
Lead investigator had no evidence who started the fight. GAME OVER.
Investigators did not have Zimmerman’s medical record either. Looks like they only investigated what they wanted to hear.
As I recall, he never actually hired those two lawyers, they just stepped up while he was in hiding from the Black Panthers and the rest of the lynch mob.
I agree, but I would not have allowed that prosecutor to frame what happened as a crime.
Go ahead Jackson, Neo Black Pussies and Sharpton....stir the pot so that blacks riot in black neighborhoods when they let this guy go.
You cant say NEO Black Pussy!
De la Rionda: And tell me, after you committed this crime and you spoke to the police, ...
You meant New Black Pussies
I hope none of the rioters are carrying skittles and iced tea. Anyone with those in his hoodie pockets who attempts to murder an armed citizen is likely to start this cycle all over.
Sorry...where are my manners....
The article merely demonstrates he’s been dealing directly with law enforcement rather than getting good representation. Whether this changes remains to be seen. I’m doubtful.
Ask Z....he may not feel like it now but still better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6...
An sympathy ‘apology’ which he had to make as a form of civil niceties. I kinda feel sorry for the parents, but they colluded with that black power lawyer and are absolutely unwilling to believe their little “boy” could have done something that warranted being shot.
That’s old news and doesn’t prove your conclusion.
He’s already apologized when he should have kept his mouth shut. The judge rewarded his contriteness by jumping down his throat.
I thought Barry Fitsgerald had passed on.
A perfect example of why an accused should never attempt to make any type of statement until properly trained and prepared by a first class criminal defense attorney, Zimmerman should have answered forcefully: I committed NO crime, sir! Intoning "sir" as one would address a child molester.
The scumbag De la Rionda goes on to lay a Scooter Libby perjury trap in that Zimmerman will never be able to exactly accurately remember his exact words in the many times he will be under oath, and incorrect recall one time giving contradicting testimony will convict him of perjury with a stupid jury.
IMO, they do believe it. That's why mother came out with the "it was an accident" comment, quickly retracted upon advice of counsel.
Scratch “judge”. Should have said “prosecutor”. I heard “judge” earlier today walking the hall at work. Just heard Harris Faulkner say “prosecutor”.
Skin disease, eh?
That wa so blatant.
Couldn't his attorney object?
Why did he testify to begin with? STOOPID!
Its called “cement induced lacerations”
I was just watching this exchange on Fox News. They somehow doctored the video and made Zimmerman look Hispanic.
I wonder if the other networks have an undoctored video.
Well, I also saw on the news today they’re beginning to discuss Romney and his stance on immigration. So now they have to transition to the persecution of the Latinos.
But Zimmerman is not “Latino.” His mother is Peruvian.
If the defense starts worrying about the prosecutor’s reaction
it might as well give up and plead guilty.
The prosecutor doesn’t determine guilt.
And as per ‘Meet the New Boss’ post above, he did not “apologize”.
Yeah, but you know better. MSM viewers do not.
You say tomato...
Actually he's not and it won't. Your article was written on 4/10, it's old news and everyone is beyond that now..........
That's obviously why you're not a defense attorney since you would not have a choice, that is what prosecutors do. And that's why you also have a court of law to dispute whatever the prosecutor offers.......
Just like in the Duke case. Only investigate that which suits your end result.
In other words, devoid of mens rea.
Let me guess ... 'cause I just got back from an 8 day vacation ... is Zimmerman our new FReeper hero and thou shalt not criticize?
Don't get me wrong. I don't much care how this pans out. But he opened himself up for a beatdown today - not two weeks ago. Just making an observation.
Patterns of behavior.
Zimmerman did not have to go along with the notion and let the prosecutor steamroll him.
I hope that helps him in the long run.
He is coming across as trusting (perhaps to a fault IMHO).
He certainly isn’t coming off as a predator.
Absolutely not! But if you're attempting to make a critical observation on Mr. Zimmerman's current behavior then do yourself a favor, use current news...........
That'll cut down on challenges to you and prevent yourself from having to defend your statements. Easy, isn't it?
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