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Rachel Jeantel Blames Herself for Letting George Zimmerman Walk Free
Mediaite ^ | July 12, 2014 | Matt Wilstein

Posted on 07/12/2014 11:01:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

It’s been just over a year since the world was introduced to Rachel Jeantel, the friend of Trayvon Martin’s who testified on behalf of the prosecution in the George Zimmerman murder trial, but may have ended up doing more harm than good.

CNN caught up with Jeantel this week, asking her if she blamed herself when Zimmerman went free. “A little bit,” she replied. Asked if she should have said something different or acted differently on the stand, she answered, “Act different.” Jeantel said the jurors in the case didn’t take her seriously as a witness, judging her for the way she looks and talks.

While Jeantel’s reading level was not above that of a third grader last summer, she has since turned her life around, undergoing intensive tutoring and graduating from high school this spring. She now credits the turnaround to her experience with the trial, saying she kept her word to Trayvon Martin to complete her high school education.

But the frank attitude she displayed in the courtroom was still there when the reporter asked her what she would say to Zimmerman today. “He did wrong, and he’s got to man up to it,” she said. “To me, you’re not a man, George Zimmerman’s not a man. That’s still a little boy, with a grown body.”

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KEYWORDS: florida; jabba; racheljeantel; trayvon; zimmerman
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They had all those high-powered people tutoring her but no beautician or cosmetologist would step forward and do something in that department? And how about Richard Simmons or Doctor Phil spending some time with her?
1 posted on 07/12/2014 11:01:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shouldn’t Michelle 0bama do an intervention on her or something?


2 posted on 07/12/2014 11:03:19 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She let him walk free?

I think all warning labels should be written in cursive.


3 posted on 07/12/2014 11:04:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Her 15 minutes were up a long time ago. I can’t believe CNN still cares about anything she has to say. I guess that’s why CNN can’t build an audience.


4 posted on 07/12/2014 11:07:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bummer.
She still appears to be as stunning today as yes-tah-day


5 posted on 07/12/2014 11:08:24 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why is the media dredging her up now? I can only assume to avoid talking about real current stories like the IRS or ISIS.


6 posted on 07/12/2014 11:08:54 PM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And the left’s drive to remove citizens rights to defend themselves continues.

These disgusting lowlifes are going to keep pushing and pushing until they start hostilities between citizens in this country and they believe, IMO, the outcome will be the disarming of Americans.

These fools don't understand that the can of worms they're working to open will most likely not end the way they wish, and in fact will lead to their own demise in a very violent and well deserved manner.

7 posted on 07/12/2014 11:09:08 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She needs to be either in Congress or on the “View”


8 posted on 07/12/2014 11:09:42 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: GeronL

9 posted on 07/12/2014 11:10:28 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: Flick Lives

It’s the “first anniversary” of Mr. Zimmerman’s acquittal. I $#*+ you not!


10 posted on 07/12/2014 11:11:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: South40
lol

"I like eating small children with a side of wet grass
It makes me smile, see I'm smiling right now"


11 posted on 07/12/2014 11:12:50 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Zimmerman went free, but not FREE. His initial suit against NBC go shot down, and don’t forget his troubled personal life. He walked away from that whole thing, but he’s not going to be the same person he was before St. Skittles came into his life.


12 posted on 07/12/2014 11:14:58 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In a year she went from reading at a third grade level to high school graduate. Yep, I totally buy that!


13 posted on 07/12/2014 11:16:41 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

While Jeantel’s reading level was not above that of a third grader last summer, she has since turned her life around, undergoing intensive tutoring and graduating from high school this spring.

Which means she got up to the fourth grade level.


14 posted on 07/12/2014 11:18:19 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sure she blames herself, if she was hangin with her homie that night she could have helped beat Zimmerman to death and he would have never walked again, free or otherwise. Hell if she had just sat on him she’d a probably killed him!


15 posted on 07/12/2014 11:18:22 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Veggie Todd

High schools probably let you pass if you are reading at a 4th or 5th grade level these days. Plus they wanted her gone, she was legally drinking whiskey in class and it distracted the other kids.


16 posted on 07/12/2014 11:19:14 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

Your (and my) tax dollars at work.


17 posted on 07/12/2014 11:25:47 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: Moonman62

I didn’t know there were any requirements to graduate from high school.

Note also they didn’t mention what reading level she’s up to.


18 posted on 07/12/2014 11:36:59 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee. She’s depressed. So sad.

Don’t the Japanese have an honorable way out of such a psychological cul-de-sac?


19 posted on 07/12/2014 11:44:38 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: F15Eagle

The left creates stupidity and government dependence in minorities, and then blames whites because these people are poor and dumb. And they do it generation after generation.


21 posted on 07/12/2014 11:52:18 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
she kept her word to Trayvon Martin to complete her high school education.

*Head--------->Desk*
*Head--------->Desk*
*Head--------->Desk*
*Head--------->Desk*
22 posted on 07/12/2014 11:54:42 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: aquila48

In Miami, if you show up and don’t kill anyone you’re probably good to go.


23 posted on 07/12/2014 11:55:43 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

looks like she’s packed on a few more pounds. How about SHE realize egging on St. Skittles is what led to the tragic circumstances?


24 posted on 07/12/2014 11:56:08 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Holy crap, she looks like she weighs 500 lbs now ! She’s gonna be joining St. Skittles soon if she doesn’t lay off the twinkies.


25 posted on 07/13/2014 12:01:19 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: cynwoody

In her case, one wafer thin mint will do the trick...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXH_12QWWg8 (warning: language)


26 posted on 07/13/2014 12:03:26 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like she’s been hittin’ the Skittles n’ Watermelon drank once too many times


27 posted on 07/13/2014 12:03:27 AM PDT by montag813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like she’s been hittin’ the Skittles n’ Watermelon drank once too many times


28 posted on 07/13/2014 12:03:27 AM PDT by montag813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
 
29 posted on 07/13/2014 12:04:23 AM PDT by montag813
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Jeantel lost a lot of weight everywhere but her head it seems like.

30 posted on 07/13/2014 12:07:12 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: montag813

Jabba to Jeantel: “Saint Skittles is Bantha fodder ! HA HA HA !”


31 posted on 07/13/2014 12:10:03 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

In her case, one wafer thin mint will do the trick...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXH_12QWWg8 (warning: language)

Very creative solution, considering she's one faulty pressure vessel!

32 posted on 07/13/2014 12:10:34 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Mastador1
Well, it was implied quite well in the the testimony of the sweaty slug that she had egged Skittles on to do the knockout game on the cracker.

Only wariness of crossing PC lines in courtroom decorum prevented the defense from dragging that out of the sweaty slug.

33 posted on 07/13/2014 12:51:08 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Personally, I blame pesky little things like the rule of law, the presumption of innocence, etc. Zimmerman never should have been on trial for murder in the first place. He acted in legal self-defense under Florida law.


34 posted on 07/13/2014 12:54:22 AM PDT by DemforBush (Whoever double-crosses me and leaves me alive, he understands nothing about Tuco.)
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To: DemforBush

At the end of the day, this is a story of democrats fighting and killing democrats. Happens everyday. I try to just stay out of their way


35 posted on 07/13/2014 1:11:37 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: montag813

She’ll be knocked up with an EBT ticket in a year and a year after that on the Maury show (in the first of many visits) tryin’ to nail that baby daddy. “Maury, Ima 1000% sure!”


36 posted on 07/13/2014 2:17:29 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She had me at OINK! Now THERE’S a corn-fed gal!


37 posted on 07/13/2014 2:18:16 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: montag813

Hey, you forgot the lipstick on the one on the right!


38 posted on 07/13/2014 2:19:33 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: Veggie Todd
In a year she went from reading at a third grade level to high school graduate. Yep, I totally buy that!

A lot of high school graduates read at a third grade level.


39 posted on 07/13/2014 2:35:39 AM PDT by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: CGASMIA68

twice so...


40 posted on 07/13/2014 2:39:28 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: reefdiver

My cure for chicago is to drop about 10k AK’s all over town on a Sat night with a 65 colts.


42 posted on 07/13/2014 2:52:08 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Veggie Todd
-- In a year she went from reading at a third grade level to high school graduate. --

It's a small step. Plenty of HS graduates are at or below that reading level.

43 posted on 07/13/2014 2:54:09 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

44 posted on 07/13/2014 2:56:23 AM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: F15Eagle

I must admit, I’ve watched a lot of these shows, mainly while on the phone with my daughter laughing, joking and predicting.

The one thing I notice for a lot of them is that they have that quick little smile like they’ve been caught in a lie, and then they bury their faces in their hands and go running off stage fake-sobbing - they never let you see their faces. They’re just there to get that DNA paper on the ONE guy who gets caught - and they know they’re gonna have to go through several to get to him finally.


45 posted on 07/13/2014 3:01:20 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Veggie Todd

In a year she went from reading at a third grade level to high school graduate. Yep, I totally buy that!
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You have absolutely no idea about the “standards” in high school now ... over half need remedial classes in college for things we learned in middle school. College is the new high school.


46 posted on 07/13/2014 3:27:10 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s had her 17 minutes of fame — now go call Jenny Craig.


47 posted on 07/13/2014 3:48:06 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did she mention if she’s still binge drinking?


48 posted on 07/13/2014 3:58:32 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Her 15 minutes were up a long time ago. I can’t believe CNN still cares about anything she has to say. I guess that’s why CNN can’t build an audience.

Yepper - you know you're in the potty when this is the type story you use to try to keep people interested. Might as well bring in reruns of Katie Couric's colonoscopy....

49 posted on 07/13/2014 4:09:48 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

CNN is awful propaganda all the time, basically it and that loathsome MSNBC are going for the same audience and it wont end well for one of them.


50 posted on 07/13/2014 4:21:43 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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