Skip to comments.Jurors hear F-bomb, knock-knock joke as George Zimmerman murder trial begins
Posted on 06/24/2013 9:24:25 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
The prosecutor cursed and the defense attorney told a joke as both sides laid out opening arguments in the murder trial of George Zimmerman, the man who killed Florida teen Trayvon Martin in what his lawyers say was self-defense and authorities say was a case of fatal profiling.
The all-female jury of six took in both unconventional statements, alternately stunned, taking notes and at times appearing to nod in agreement. Jaws in the jury box dropped when prosecutor John Guy electrified the courtroom with a short, but profanity-laced and impassioned argument that sought to paint the defendant as an angry and out-of-control vigilante who was stalking Martin when he shot the teen in the gated community in Sanford, where he lived.
F---ing punks, prosecutor John Guy said in open court, quoting Zimmerman's own words to a non-emergency police dispatcher. These a--holes, they always get away.
The language -- rare for open court -- appeared to stun the six female jurors who must decide whether Zimmerman shot and killed the 17-year-old African-American teen in self defense, or if he stalked the youth and provoked the deadly confrontation.
Those were the words in that grown mans mouth as he followed, in the dark, a 17-year-old boy who he didnt know, continued Guy, as jurors in the Florida courtroom listened intently, some taking notes. And excuse my language, but those were his words, not mine.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Don West followed with opening statements on behalf of Zimmerman, offering a knock-knock joke that fell flat before the stone-faced jurors.
“Who’s there?” West said. “George Zimmerman. George Zimmerman who? Okay, good. You’re on the jury.”
Probably not the best way to get the jury on your side.
Interesting how laws on juries vary from state to state. Only six jurors here, and if I recall my jury duty correctly, in California notes are not allowed.
Whos there? West said. George Zimmerman. George Zimmerman who? Okay, good. Youre on the jury.
That was a STUPID move
And excuse my language, but those were his words, not mine.
oh yes they were yours
you made them yours by repeating them..
Statistically, their "ignorance" is next to impossible.
Would love a picture of just one of the jurors in an anti-George rally.
Knock Knock...Who’s there?
Me! Zimmerman’s asinine and adolescent defense attorney, who doesn’t take you or this case seriously...
Book deals make people do funny things.
To bad the defense didn’t play Martins foul tweets for the jury, tells a lot about his character. I bet these women jurors would find them enlightening.
“When Guy said Zimmerman “made a decision that brought us all here today,” the juror identified as E6 nodded her head in apparent agreement”
Well, there it is. Barely started and one juror has already found him guilty. Zimmerman doesn’t stand a chance. Not with his a-hole attorney cracking stupid jokes.
Oh, I’m sure NO_LIMIT_NIGGA will make an appearance.
I am hoping so.
Zimmerman is so screwed!
Nobody is stunned by the F Bomb anymore.
trying to lose the case before it starts, what an idiot to tell that joke or any joke.
Heck, if I were the judge, I’d charge the lawyer with Contempt of Court for telling such a lame-a$$ joke.
No, but a pretty good way to get the jury against the defendant.
Anyone who uses the F word is guilty of murder?
Zimmerman should fire his attorney right now and demand a new one. That stupid joke is going to stick in the back of the minds of the jury and they will view him as a clown that isn’t taking the trial seriously.
the jury must be thinking WTF
,,,,,,,,,,,,,and constantly wiping his nose with the back of his hand..................GROSS!!!
It seems like he is saying to the jury that the reason you are on the jury is because of your own ignorance.
If I was Zimmerman, I’d be furious with this man.
>> Zimmerman should fire his attorney right now and demand a new one.
What a pathetic bunch of crap from an ignorant armchair quarterback with zero skin in the game.
We’ll talk again when Zimmerman is acquitted.
Yeah, OK. After reading the article I get your point.
Agreed. There’s no way this was or will be a fair trial.
The women jurors were more likely "shocked" by the prosecutor's shouting those words in the courtroom, than by the idea that George Zimmerman muttered them --softly and under his breath-- while in a threatening situation.
Most American women (including me) have heard this kind of language, on the street, for the last few decades. It's a sad statement on the moral decline of our culture that these words no longer shock ... not on the street.
A courtroom setting is different, however. If I had been one of those women jurors, I would've felt insulted by an officer of the court spouting obscenities in an attempt to manipulate me.
He got some chuckles.
That's precisely the point: get the jurors to ignore the facts and make a decision based on how they feeeeeeeeeeeeeel . . . the same way they get less than bright people to vote Democrat.
Regarding knock-knock joke, I suspect that it was intended to fall flat to sober up the jurors to the idea that Zimmerman is probably not getting a fair trial.
Regarding the f-bomb, the jurors are going to have to ask themselves how many times that they’ve used the f-word and then killed somebody.
Not only that, it’s debatable as to what the word actually was—previously, TM supporters/media alleged that the word was “coons” or “spooks.” Others have asserted that the words is “cold” as in, Zimmerman exclaiming how chilly it was outside.
social media evidence of Trayvon’s thuggery ruled off-limits
Don West joke may not be so proper for a trial.....
However...it got everyones attention...judging by the comments. Got jurors attention
Jury does not have to like you....just believe you. Ask Casey Anthony
No he’s not, West is taking his time doing a very thorough and devastating job of obliterating the flimsy shred of a non-case against Zimmerman.
It can come in if prosecution claims “Trayvon was a good boy”...defense can bring in that as rebuttal
Untill the idiot prosecutors slip up and allude to any aspects of St. Skittle’s past - like what a good boy he was; and then the defense attornies will spring.
GMTA (my post 41)
I think the joke worked. It played right into what the ordeal that the jurors have gone through so far, in terms of selection, processing, red tape, etc.
I don’t think so, I thought the “judge” said no social media stuff could be entered?
Anyone who knows nothing about this is to ignorant to be on a jury. IMHO.
See post 39 and 41. As soon as the Crumps open that door - in will come NO_LIMIT.
Are you sure? After he delivered the joke, he said with a surprised face, “Nothing?!”
I told myself I would NOT watch this but I WILL stop now! :)
I would be nodding my head just to stay awake during this circus.
Don West is slaughtering the opening statements. He stumbles over his points instead of driving them home. He misspeaks then corrects himself. He pauses and backs up chronologically which confuses the timeline. Good grief.
I’ve heard that Mark O’Mara is an outstanding defense attorney. Why isn’t he delivering the opening statements?