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Jurors hear F-bomb, knock-knock joke as George Zimmerman murder trial begins
Fox News ^ | 06/24/2013 | Fox News

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 man’s mouth as he followed, in the dark, a 17-year-old boy who he didn’t 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: florida; georgezimmerman; kangaroocourt; martin; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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To: SoCal Pubbie
I sat on a municipal court jury in Contra Costa County for an underage DUI case, and we were all given notebooks for our own notes. We had to leave them in the courtroom overnight, and they were collected at the end of the trial.

-PJ

51 posted on 06/24/2013 11:41:58 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Knock knock.

Who’s there?

Skittzles.

Skittzles who?

Skittzles ‘n ice teees, biatch!


52 posted on 06/24/2013 11:43:46 AM PDT by mkboyce
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Yes, I’m sure I heard some chuckles throughout the courtroom.


53 posted on 06/24/2013 11:54:04 AM PDT by IChing
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To: BuckeyeTexan

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


54 posted on 06/24/2013 11:57:07 AM PDT by IChing
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To: Sacajaweau
He's quite right. All these people said they "know nothing"...about Zimmerman and the case. They don't watch the news, read the paper or talk to people.

Are we talking about jurors or the majority of the regular uninformed voting public? /sarc

55 posted on 06/24/2013 11:58:26 AM PDT by Zack Attack
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To: Responsibility2nd

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?


56 posted on 06/24/2013 12:01:49 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


57 posted on 06/24/2013 12:07:30 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Could it vary by County? I’d swear we were told not to take notes.


58 posted on 06/24/2013 12:11:25 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

The way he prefaced it was appropriate and profound, but most people will never hear or read about that.


59 posted on 06/24/2013 12:30:03 PM PDT by IChing
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To: IChing

...which is okay, perhaps, because the jury is who counts, really.


60 posted on 06/24/2013 12:30:45 PM PDT by IChing
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To: IChing

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.


61 posted on 06/24/2013 12:33:05 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

We have to wonder. Although this judge definitely seems hostile to the defense. So much of this stuff is subject to her discretion.


62 posted on 06/24/2013 12:36:09 PM PDT by IChing
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To: IChing

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.


63 posted on 06/24/2013 12:44:33 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: P-Marlowe
>"Nobody is stunned by the F Bomb anymore. "

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.

64 posted on 06/24/2013 12:54:27 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: Revel

It’s “Ignant”...sheesh!


65 posted on 06/24/2013 1:26:52 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Zimmerman should fire West. The jury would respect him for it.


66 posted on 06/24/2013 1:37:12 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: IChing

I hope and pray you are right!


67 posted on 06/24/2013 1:47:20 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: hawaiianninja

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.


68 posted on 06/24/2013 1:51:16 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: cuban leaf
Incredibly bone headed to tell that joke in court. However, it is hilarious.'

Also really old

From 1996

Gerry: Knock knock
Alice: Who's there?
Gerry: OJ
Alice: OJ who?
Gerry: Ok you can be on the jury!

Joke fell flat then too ;^)

69 posted on 06/24/2013 6:57:16 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("New Yorks Finest" are now "The Untouchables")
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To: Responsibility2nd

That was really lame.


70 posted on 06/25/2013 12:39:42 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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