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.
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Skittzles ‘n ice teees, biatch!
Yes, I’m sure I heard some chuckles throughout the courtroom.
I wound up wishing O’Mara was doing it. O’Mara is a lot shrewder and smoother, from where I sit. Still, West covered a LOT of salient stuff that is utterly devastating to the prosecution.
The judge is coming across like a menopausal witch. #EstrogenTravesty
Are we talking about jurors or the majority of the regular uninformed voting public? /sarc
I think that joke was a subtle reminder to the jury that they have to clear their minds as to what they knew about Mr Zimmerman before they were seated.
I see nothing wrong with that joke.
Although a joke in the midst of a serious trial is out of place. Times have changed. Where’s Perry Mason?
So, did the defencse get a call last night from hussein to intentionally lose the case? Can’t have whitey get out of this... oh, wait, part hispanic and part black, ooops.
Could it vary by County? I’d swear we were told not to take notes.
The way he prefaced it was appropriate and profound, but most people will never hear or read about that.
...which is okay, perhaps, because the jury is who counts, really.
It sure takes the intended punch out of an opening statement when the judge sustains objection after objection. Has West ever given opening statements in his career? He’s not doing GZ any favors.
We have to wonder. Although this judge definitely seems hostile to the defense. So much of this stuff is subject to her discretion.
Her demeanor in addressing the question of fairness with respect to GZ’s parents being in the courtroom told me all I need to know about her sympathies.
If it weren't for the f bomb a lot of people would starve.
Pull up to Mc D's, curse at the clown, throw money in the window, get food.
Just like lab rats.
Zimmerman should fire West. The jury would respect him for it.
I hope and pray you are right!
It is Politically Incorrect to hope for a fair trial — for starters, it should never have got to trial.
HST, it was Politically Correct to indict Zimmerman.
Also really old
Gerry: Knock knock
Alice: Who's there?
Alice: OJ who?
Gerry: Ok you can be on the jury!
Joke fell flat then too ;^)
That was really lame.