Skip to comments.Trayvon's Friend Recalls Him Saying, 'Get Off, Get Off'
Posted on 06/27/2013 9:17:31 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
One of the prosecution's key witnesses in the George Zimmerman murder trial began her testimony today and recounted how she spoke with Trayvon Martin by phone as he tried to evade the man he described as a "creepy ass cracker" who had begun following him. At one point, when he was near the house of his father's girlfriend, Trayvon apparently thought he had eluded Zimmerman. Rachel Jeantel said she told him to keep running, but "he said, nah, he'd just walk faster." Then Jeantel heard Travyon curse, and he told her that his follower was behind him, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
Jeantel, 19, recounted an exchange between the two, with Trayvon demanding to know why Zimmerman was following him and the "hard-breathing" Zimmerman demanding to know what Trayvon was doing in the neighborhood. Then she heard a struggle, with Trayvon shouting, "Get off, get off!" as the phone went dead, reports the AP. Jeantel will be back on the stand tomorrow to wrap up her testimonymuch to her displeasure. The Sentinel notes that when defense attorney Don West informed the judge that he had two hours of questioning left, she exclaimed, "What?" In his questioning, West tried to dent Jeantel's credibility. Though 18 at the time of the killing, she admitted that she lied and said she was a minor because she hoped it would keep her out of the case, reports the Huffington Post.
Is this the one who lied about why she didn’t go to Trayvon’s funeral and wrote a letter to Trayvon’s mommy and daddy that she can’t read?
I would think her inability to read her “own” writing because she “can’t read cursive” would disqualify everything she says.
Is this the same friend who couldn’t read the ‘letter she wrote’ because she doesn’t read cursive?
“he described as a “creepy ass cracker”
Wow that’s not racist at all.........unbelievable.
Not when people see trials as a way to achieve “social justice” instead of ascertaining guilt or innocence.
Guess we all know she marked as a liar... why do they keep asking her questions?
“Get off, get off!”
Doesn’t mean Zimmerman was physically on the youth.
It can be read as back off.
I do believe so, also:
“Trayvon’s Friend Recalls Him Saying, ‘Get Off, Get Off’
Can she prove it? if not, it didn’t happen.............atleast not in the real world.
Everything she is saying is Hear Say.
This would be the focus of the media if the ethnicities were different.
So, is hearsay (lying) now admitable as evidence in a criminal trial?
Then she tries to read the letter she “wrote”...
Anything she says may be something Crump coached her to say.
> Not when people see trials as a way to achieve social
> justice instead of ascertaining guilt or innocence.
This is the clearest statement I’ve read on the fiasco, and it is undeniably correct.
The fix is in.
Zimmerman is guilty, not because of the evidence, not because of the merits of the prosecutor’s case, but because white man Zimmerman killed a black kid. End of story.
Zimmerman will do hard time for this.
If not, there will be riots and killings of White people.
We are becoming more and more like South Africa in the 1990s.
why would the phone suddenly go dead?
How convenient (and dramatic)
did trayvon hang it up? was this before or after he was in the middle of a fight?
Everywhere I look, this phrase is included in any article, right at the beginning, or headline:
“George Zimmerman murder trial”
Speaks volumes about the agenda at work...
This smart ass should be in jail for telling lies..Who here believes Zimmerman will go free..With all the black riots that will happen I think the jury will convict Mr Zimmerman even if he is innocent..
Defense attorney Don West grilled Rachel Jeantel about a letter she had a friend write for Martin's parents in the weeks after the February, 2012 incident,...
"Nobody asked me," replied Jeantel, who said she can't read cursive, which the letter is written in.
Doncha just love the American press? They could teach this kid a thing or two about how to lie the 'liberal way'....
Witness claims her friend wrote the letter based on what she told her.
The lawyer should have asked, “Do you consider me a “creepy ass creeper?”
Actually that should read....nobody axed me.
Can we at least tell the truth about her speech? lol
The woman clearly has an IQ under 80, but is either an idiot savant or extremely well rehearsed when it comes to dates.
And the jury will probably swallow it all. Hook...line...and sinker.
If he was near the FGF's house, then why didn't Jeantel tell him to hurry and go inside? Then again, what proof is there that he was near her house at that moment?
The defense team should demand that the NSA turn over its recording of the phone conversation. If they refuse, then demand a mistrial since the government will be guilty of withholding evidence crucial to the defense of George Zimmerman.
This ugly lying sack of black racism, has lied before the case and in the courtroom.
She is a liar and a perjurer.
Nothing she says in court should be trusted.
George Zimmerman Witness Can’t Read Letter She ‘Wrote’ About Shooting
ABC News ^ | June 27, 2013 | SENI TIENABESO and MATT GUTMAN
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:09:04 AM by iowamark
A teenage friend of Trayvon Martin was forced to admit today in the George Zimmerman murder trial that she did not write a letter that was sent to Martin’s mother describing what she allegedly heard on a phone call with Martin moments before he was shot.
In a painfully embarassing moment, Rachel Jeantel was asked to read the letter out loud in court.
“Are you able to read that at all?” defense attorney Don West asked.
Jeantel, head bowed, eyes averted whispered into the court microphone, “Some but not all. I don’t read cursive.”
It sent a hush through the packed courtroom.
Jeantel, 19, was unable to read any of the letter save for her name...
During nearly two hours of cross examination Wednesday in which he tried to raise questions about her version of events and accused her of telling several lies under oath, including about her whereabouts during Martin’s wake.
“Under oath, you created a lie and said you went to the hospital?” asked West.
“Yes,” responded Jeantel. She said she lied because she didn’t want to see the body.
Jeantel became increasingly agitated and scoffed when West told her that she would have to continue testifying.
She is seen as a critical witness to the prosecution because she is the only person able to say that Martin claimed that he noticed a strange man following him and that he was scared. Jeantel said Martin described the stranger as a “creepy ass cracker.”
Jeantel said Martin, 17, was walking home during halftime of the NBA All-Star Game when he became unnerved because he was being followed.
Since, at this point, she has to look up to see zero credibility,
I’d say this statement has very little value.
Wait... didnt she hear Zimmerman shouting “take that *pow* and that *bam* you N*****r I hate all N*****rs”
I bet if she thinks hard enough , she would remember that
Because they know she will only dig her hole deeper.
Probably in under the Excited Utterance exception.
Trayvon also told Jeantel “that n***** behind me”, referring to George Z. What would the media say if George had said that?
Well, she has already perjured herself on the stand if she is saying that Trayvon didn’t make it all the way home and then turn around to find Zimmerman.
Possible riots are not a reason to abandon justice.
Or maybe she got confused because she was watching an old Batman cartoon at the same time.
Depends if they like her hairdo or not.
“Get off, get off!”
So Saint Trayvon was still on his phone while he’s pinned down by whitey? He’s holding his phone to his ear while he’s being beaten up? Not a chance. BTW, where is the evidence of any bruising from being on the bottom? The only brusing he had was on his knuckles, and that’s not from being on the bottom.
Pitiful. She would rather fit in with the black pop culture than educate herself.
She said he had run to the back of his father’s fiance’s house and then said he was still being followed, then she heard a “bump”, which a one point agreed could have been the sound of Trayvon hitting Zimmerman in the nose, she also said she heard wet grass and when asked what that sounded like said “like Trayvon rolling around on the grass”
It just gets better and better. She knows he didn’t start the fight with him cause he would have hung up and called her back after he was done.
If it was damning to Zimmerman, it would have already been "leaked".
“Hes holding his phone to his ear while hes being beaten up?”
Unbelievable is an understatement.
And didn't this MENSA say she could hear the GRASS on the phone??
We are so far gone in this country.
LOL! And then ask her if the jury is a bunch of “creepy ass crackers”.
Where did the police find the phone? I had read somewhere that it was closed and in TM’s pocket - which would throw Jeantel’s statement into doubt - would suggest he prepared himself for the encounter with GZ.
Or maybe it was the earbuds were in his pocket, where the phone had been all along.
Finding phone and earbuds on the ground would be consistent with her statement.
There ought to be some correlation between when the phone call ended and when the 911 calls began - too much time and Jeantel’s testimony becomes dubious.
Hearing something is as good as seeing it, as far as being a witness is concerned. Its not hear say. Ostensibly, what she heard was first hand, not second hand.
The problem is that she is obviously making things up and lying.
You can be stupid and tell the truth, because the truth doesn't require reasoning or though, but you can't be stupid and tell lies. She is coming apart like a set of size 2 pants on a 300 lb NFL lineman.
Yep, her veracity value is in negative numbers. The jury tries matters of fact. She’s a post turtle.