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Trayvon's Friend Recalls Him Saying, 'Get Off, Get Off'
Newser ^ | 6/27/13 | John Johnson

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 testimony—much 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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: altereddate; dayoldnews; racheljeantel; trayvonmartin
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Rachel Jeantel said she told him to keep running, but "he said, nah, he'd just walk faster."
Maybe if Martin took his girlfriend's advice none of would've happened.
1 posted on 06/27/2013 9:17:31 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

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?


2 posted on 06/27/2013 9:20:07 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed that one day pro wrestling would be less fake than network news?)
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To: Impala64ssa

I would think her inability to read her “own” writing because she “can’t read cursive” would disqualify everything she says.


3 posted on 06/27/2013 9:20:41 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Is this the same friend who couldn’t read the ‘letter she wrote’ because she doesn’t read cursive?


4 posted on 06/27/2013 9:21:09 AM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: Impala64ssa

“he described as a “creepy ass cracker”

Wow that’s not racist at all.........unbelievable.


5 posted on 06/27/2013 9:21:25 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Ingtar

Not when people see trials as a way to achieve “social justice” instead of ascertaining guilt or innocence.


6 posted on 06/27/2013 9:21:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Ingtar

Guess we all know she marked as a liar... why do they keep asking her questions?


7 posted on 06/27/2013 9:22:06 AM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: Impala64ssa

“Get off, get off!”

Doesn’t mean Zimmerman was physically on the youth.
It can be read as back off.


8 posted on 06/27/2013 9:22:40 AM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." ¬óR.C. Sproul)
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To: GOPJ

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.


9 posted on 06/27/2013 9:22:40 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: dfwgator

Everything she is saying is Hear Say.


10 posted on 06/27/2013 9:22:57 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: V_TWIN
Wow that’s not racist at all.........unbelievable.

This would be the focus of the media if the ethnicities were different.

11 posted on 06/27/2013 9:23:48 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Impala64ssa

So, is hearsay (lying) now admitable as evidence in a criminal trial?


12 posted on 06/27/2013 9:24:16 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: V_TWIN
Next she'll say Zimmerman's unicorns were screaming the “N” word... right before the aliens came down off their space ship ...
13 posted on 06/27/2013 9:24:54 AM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: Impala64ssa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOydcag8scQ

Then she tries to read the letter she “wrote”...


14 posted on 06/27/2013 9:25:36 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: massgopguy

Anything she says may be something Crump coached her to say.


15 posted on 06/27/2013 9:26:12 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: dfwgator

> 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.


16 posted on 06/27/2013 9:26:20 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Impala64ssa

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?


17 posted on 06/27/2013 9:26:56 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Impala64ssa

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...


18 posted on 06/27/2013 9:27:04 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Impala64ssa

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..


19 posted on 06/27/2013 9:27:18 AM PDT by PLD
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To: GOPJ
Is this the same friend who couldn’t read the ‘letter she wrote’ because she doesn’t read cursive?

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.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/27/teen-friend-trayvon-martin-to-return-to-stand-in-zimmerman-trial/#ixzz2XR0Nzr33

20 posted on 06/27/2013 9:27:46 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: V_TWIN
Guess that whole 'lying under oath' thing isn't a big issue with her... I'm sure NBC can doctor the tapes to make her look like some friggin' genius... then the rest of the MSM will skip the part that doesn't fit their delusions.

Doncha just love the American press? They could teach this kid a thing or two about how to lie the 'liberal way'....

21 posted on 06/27/2013 9:28:56 AM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: Ingtar
I would think her inability to read her “own” writing because she “can’t read cursive” would disqualify everything she says.

Witness claims her friend wrote the letter based on what she told her.

22 posted on 06/27/2013 9:29:58 AM PDT by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: V_TWIN

The lawyer should have asked, “Do you consider me a “creepy ass creeper?”


23 posted on 06/27/2013 9:30:52 AM PDT by skams19
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To: thackney

Actually that should read....nobody axed me.

Can we at least tell the truth about her speech? lol


24 posted on 06/27/2013 9:31:44 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Impala64ssa

The woman clearly has an IQ under 80, but is either an idiot savant or extremely well rehearsed when it comes to dates.


25 posted on 06/27/2013 9:31:57 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: GOPJ

And the jury will probably swallow it all. Hook...line...and sinker.


26 posted on 06/27/2013 9:32:03 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Impala64ssa
"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,"

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?

27 posted on 06/27/2013 9:32:52 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Mr. K

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.


28 posted on 06/27/2013 9:32:53 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Impala64ssa

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.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3036274/posts

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.


29 posted on 06/27/2013 9:33:07 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Having a discussion with liberals is like shearing pigs. Lots of squealing & little fleece!)
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To: V_TWIN

Since, at this point, she has to look up to see zero credibility,

I’d say this statement has very little value.


30 posted on 06/27/2013 9:33:24 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; GOPJ

Same one.


31 posted on 06/27/2013 9:33:32 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Impala64ssa

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


32 posted on 06/27/2013 9:33:35 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: GOPJ

Because they know she will only dig her hole deeper.


33 posted on 06/27/2013 9:34:38 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: fwdude
Is hearsay (lying) now admitable as evidence in a criminal trial?

Probably in under the Excited Utterance exception.

34 posted on 06/27/2013 9:34:45 AM PDT by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: V_TWIN

Trayvon also told Jeantel “that n***** behind me”, referring to George Z. What would the media say if George had said that?


35 posted on 06/27/2013 9:35:29 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Impala64ssa

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.


36 posted on 06/27/2013 9:36:04 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: PLD
With all the black riots that will happen

Possible riots are not a reason to abandon justice.

37 posted on 06/27/2013 9:36:17 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Mr. K

Or maybe she got confused because she was watching an old Batman cartoon at the same time.


38 posted on 06/27/2013 9:36:52 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: V_TWIN
"And the jury will probably swallow it all. Hook...line...and sinker."

Depends if they like her hairdo or not.

39 posted on 06/27/2013 9:36:56 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Impala64ssa

“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.


40 posted on 06/27/2013 9:40:56 AM PDT by Auntie Dem (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Terrorist lovers gotta go!)
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To: Snickering Hound

Pitiful. She would rather fit in with the black pop culture than educate herself.


41 posted on 06/27/2013 9:45:10 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Boogieman

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.


42 posted on 06/27/2013 9:45:35 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Impala64ssa
Listen to *all* her testimony today.You’ll learn that she’s been completely discredited as to the *accuracy* of her past statements,the *consistency* of her past statements and her *motives* for past statements made as well as statements she’s made in court.
43 posted on 06/27/2013 9:46:08 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Hoodat
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.

If it was damning to Zimmerman, it would have already been "leaked".

44 posted on 06/27/2013 9:46:49 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Auntie Dem

“He’s holding his phone to his ear while he’s being beaten up?”

Unbelievable is an understatement.


45 posted on 06/27/2013 9:46:54 AM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Impala64ssa
CREEPY ASS CRACKER????? OMG!

And didn't this MENSA say she could hear the GRASS on the phone??

We are so far gone in this country.

46 posted on 06/27/2013 9:47:21 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: skams19

LOL! And then ask her if the jury is a bunch of “creepy ass crackers”.


47 posted on 06/27/2013 9:47:22 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Mr. K

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.


48 posted on 06/27/2013 9:49:50 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: massgopguy
Everything she is saying is Hear Say.

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.

49 posted on 06/27/2013 9:51:00 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: MrB

Yep, her veracity value is in negative numbers. The jury tries matters of fact. She’s a post turtle.


50 posted on 06/27/2013 9:51:02 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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