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Prosecution witnesses back Zimmerman (Jack Cashill)
WND ^ | 6/26/2013 | Jack Cashill

Posted on 06/26/2013 5:30:07 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

Defense attorney Mark O’Mara has been consistently strong in cross-examination. O’Mara asked Noffke whether his two questions to Zimmerman about the path Martin was taking might have inspired him to leave his truck and maintain visual contact.

Noffke answered, “I understand how someone could have misinterpreted the intent of that.”

Through O’Mara’s questioning, Noffke also undermined the state’s implication that Zimmerman was enraged and keen on vengeance.

If anything, state witness Wendy Dorival, an African-American who served as volunteer program coordinator for the Sanford police department when Zimmerman’s community was organizing its neighborhood watch, proved even more helpful to Zimmerman’s cause.

On cross-examination by defense attorney Don West, Dorival spoke repeatedly of the many burglaries in the community.

She told specifically of how she had met with a female neighbor of Zimmerman’s who had endured a home invasion and was “still shaken up by it.”

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
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1 posted on 06/26/2013 5:30:07 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

I listened to Prosecutor whatsit’s opening statement. Would have been an emotionally moving oration, but this poser forgot that only a black person could evoke righteous black racism. His failure is that he is white. No ‘soul’ mucho ‘honky’.....ha ha ha!!!!!


2 posted on 06/26/2013 5:34:25 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: RoosterRedux

Gee... I thought all of yesterday’s witnesses WERE defense witnesses.


3 posted on 06/26/2013 5:37:43 AM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: UCANSEE2

They are now.;-)


4 posted on 06/26/2013 5:41:43 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: UCANSEE2

So, is Witness #8 up today? Can’t wait to see her fancy courtroom manicure.


5 posted on 06/26/2013 5:43:51 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: RoosterRedux; Gaffer; UCANSEE2

Anybody know if GZ will testify?


6 posted on 06/26/2013 5:45:37 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: V_TWIN

I am guessing that he will, but I have not heard such from defense.


7 posted on 06/26/2013 5:47:14 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: V_TWIN

Standard tactic is to not have him testify I’d think...the prosecutor is just waiting for this to tug at jury heart strings.

Defense should mercilessly hammer prosecution experts and explore the reasons why that precious little boy was out late scouting the neighborhood.


8 posted on 06/26/2013 5:47:57 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: V_TWIN

I heard that he will testify. But that could always change.


9 posted on 06/26/2013 5:48:15 AM PDT by tje
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To: V_TWIN

I understand that the President is sending a taped message to the jury about Treevon being his son or something along those lines.

But he will also speak to the fact that he wants immigration reform so that the illegals can come from out of the shadows that Trayvon was hiding in too.

Sorry for the misspelling of the young mans name. I was getting my witness nails done and slamming back some rum to start my day and forgot his spelling.

Trevon, Trayvon, Trevon, Tyrone, t-bag...


10 posted on 06/26/2013 5:54:15 AM PDT by vg0va3
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To: RoosterRedux

I still see the line, as presented by the AP, that Zimmerman was ordered by the 911 dispatcher to NOT follow.

First of all, he didn’t call 911, he called the non-emergency number.

Second, the dispatcher has NO AUTHORITY to order anybody to do anything.

Third, the dispatcher later in the call suggested that Zimmerman didn’t need to follow him.

That said, I think that the witnesses are painting a much different picture than the prosecution had hoped. The facts, as presented, will also make the prosecution look incredibly stupid.

This whole trial was nothing but a political sensation designed to motivate Obama supporters in Florida to vote. Nothing more, nothing less.


11 posted on 06/26/2013 5:56:42 AM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: Charles Martel
So, is Witness #8 up today?

You know as much as I do. It's all speculation so far, from everything I have read.

12 posted on 06/26/2013 5:57:25 AM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: tje

I heard that he will testify. But that could always change.
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I hadn’t heard that. But if things keep going the way they have the last couple of days, he definitely won’t need to.


13 posted on 06/26/2013 5:58:18 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: V_TWIN
Anybody know if GZ will testify?

I would guess that only his lawyers know for sure.

It has not been mentioned in the media.

If this case proceeds the way it has, there will be no need.

14 posted on 06/26/2013 5:59:01 AM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: Gaffer

Oh, Gaffer, hardihar and thanks for the comment.


15 posted on 06/26/2013 6:00:56 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: vg0va3

t-bag is good


16 posted on 06/26/2013 6:02:14 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Gaffer
why that precious little boy was out late scouting the neighborhood.

The State's answer so far....


17 posted on 06/26/2013 6:03:34 AM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: UCANSEE2
“It has not been mentioned in the media.”

Wow, thats amazing, you’de thing the POS media would be beating that one to death.

18 posted on 06/26/2013 6:04:21 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: UCANSEE2

I guess only thing missing was the little dog “Toto”.

Maybe the prosecution can channel a pack of “Skittles” into some semblance of a cute, harmless little dog...


19 posted on 06/26/2013 6:05:30 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: All

This is a great article that goes through yesterday’s important testimony. Well done, and informative commentary. It’s the best I’ve seen about the trial: http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/06/zimmerman-trial-day-2-analysis-of-states-witnesses//#more


20 posted on 06/26/2013 6:08:02 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Lakeshark

It’s clear the case was taken on by the state under political pressure from Obama/Holder and the black caucus. Once Zimmerman is cleared there will be a jackpot of civil cases against both state and national figures. GZ will be movin’ on up out of Sanford, FL...


21 posted on 06/26/2013 6:23:20 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Lakeshark

The Dispatcher also stated that they cannot order anyone because of liability.


22 posted on 06/26/2013 6:25:29 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: V_TWIN
I'm sure the defense has not decided yet. Defense lawyers do not want to put a defendant on the stand unless necessary, because it's risky to open them up for cross examination. They wait until the end, and if the state has not proven their case, then they will not put the defendant on the stand.

So to answer your question, I think it's highly unlikely that you will see Zimmerman on the stand.
23 posted on 06/26/2013 7:05:01 AM PDT by MMaschin
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To: MMaschin

If this case goes a badly as the Simpson trial, Zimmerman will walk. If not, the “fix” is in.


24 posted on 06/26/2013 7:19:36 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: MMaschin

Thanks for weighing in, your comments make perfect sense.


25 posted on 06/26/2013 8:14:40 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: MMaschin

I saw O’Mara being asked that yesterday on TV and he essentially said they had not decided yet.


26 posted on 06/26/2013 8:14:46 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: UCANSEE2

Gee... I thought all of yesterday’s witnesses WERE defense witnesses.
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Some comments here on FR have been giving-up the defense attorney as brain dead simply because he told a little joke, like AP totally ignoring everything else he said and did. Presuming that that harmless little joke destroyed his whole case.


27 posted on 06/26/2013 8:56:33 AM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: Socon-Econ

Well... take comfort in the fact that by the end of the week, no one will remember a word they said.


28 posted on 06/26/2013 10:47:04 AM PDT by UCANSEE2
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