Skip to comments.Zimmerman attorney grills Martin witness on changes in story (video at source)
Posted on 06/27/2013 5:20:48 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
The star prosecution witness took the stand in a Florida courtroom for a second day Thursday as George Zimmermans attorneys tried to demonstrate that her story about hearing the prelude to the defendant's fatal confrontation with Trayvon Martin has changed over the course of the last year.
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, describing the phone conversation she had with Martin as he walked from a convenience store in Sanford, Fla., back to his fathers fiancees home in a gated community. West pressed her on what he indicated were inconsistencies between the letter and Jeantel's subsequent depositions and testimony - in particular her recent revelation that Martin told her he was being followed by a "creepy-ass cracker."
"Why wasn't 'creepy-ass cracker' in prior interviews?" asked West, one of the attorneys for Zimmerman, who is facing a charge of second-degree murder.
"Nobody asked me," replied Jeantel, who said she can't read cursive, which the letter is written in.
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HLN had a poll. I think 56% said she was good for the defense, 33% good for the prosectution, 11% didn’t know.
As I understand it, the prosecution demanded only one charge, placing all their eggs in one basket. And it’s a charge that will be quite difficult to get a unanimous guilty verdict on.
My admonition to folks in Florida, warn the prosecuting attorney, and mayors in the area, any office holders in the area, any racial or religious leaders in the area, and any other category I may have overlooked, if they come out and criticize the verdict and a riot breaks out, they will be prosecuted to the full extent of law for incitement and contributing to incitement to riot.
That happened in Los Angeles. Lesson learned!
Put these ass-hats on notice.
I shudder to think what Obama will say if a not-guilty verdict comes down. Members of Congress will spout off too.
It could get very ugly, and I don’t think there’s a prayer of convicting Zimmerman here.
...first thing she’s done to improve her look...
Hell, 11% think Michael Jackson may have done it.
I still do not understand why they (prosecution) did not prepare her for the stand.
Oh, wait they knew they had no case, that’s why they called her.
Words she can spell, Oprah, Obama..., that’s about it.
It’s only 65/45 she can spell the name of Oprah’s magazine, “O”.
Note also that Martin was face down. GZ apparent crawled out and left the body in position.
Too early to get too confident, but I am hopeful that justice will be served.
Fascinating to read the live chat going on accompanying this video on one source.
There are people who have already got Mr Z convicted and hanged, and who think that the defense needs to give this young woman a break. And then there are people who passionately see this totally in the reverse.
Looks like another wedge splitting our country down racial lines.
A truly low information voter. God save the Republic.
>>BTW...”can’t read cursive”? She never heard the word cursive before the prosecution told her about it.
Exactly my thought.
i think michael jackson did it he is one creepy ass cracker
I’ll bet they’ve grilled her for months...
Not trying to be overly insulting to the young woman, but there’s only so much you can do if the person can’t absorb what you’re trying to teach.
Another miracle of our education system. I guarantee you she knows that homosexual marriage is a civil rights issue though.
Only the NSA can see that jpg on your hard drive.
She probably thought it meant foul mouthed language when she first heard it.
HLN had a poll. I think 56% said she was good for the defense, 33% good for the prosecution,
[and 11% couldn’t read the question.]
Riots are the "Hey, look, squirrel" needed to redirect attention away from Obama's growing scandals.
Attorney General Holder will conclude this is the serious discussion we need to have about race...let's the riots begin!
And she also knows what a bluetooth is.
Can you imagine being in Z's shoes watching this judicial circus?
Ya got the prosecution who clearly could care less about the truth, the blatant racist lying hostile witnesses and a local government who actually decided to try this man for murder after speaking to everyone involved.
Z is in a pit of evil...
“Another miracle of our education system.”
No education system could teach this moron. Unfortunately, her vote equals yours.
Judging by her appearance, it looks like she has no trouble absorbing anything edible.
“””HLN had a poll. I think 56% said she was good for the defense, 33% good for the prosectution, 11% didnt know.”””
11% are looking up what cursive means.
Unfortunately I think we are all in a pit of evil.
I hear ya. All the above...
...a cold tooth right?
Sure is. I agree...
The hair is in order I guess. The rest of her is in complete disarray. Typical lying maroon.
Well, you can eat a dictionary but I doubt it will help. LOL
Looks like she’s eaten a library or six.
There were people on another thread here on FR who didn’t know what cursive means. I was pretty shocked.
Actually, I was shocked that Witness what’s her name even knew the word. Maybe somebody prepped her?
This lump of ethnicity is like nothing produce by nature. We need a new word (genus) to describe her.
OTOH, this creature needs to know the word cursive because she cannot read unless the language is in an advertising sign or fast food menu.
"If it be made by hand...it must be cursive. My lawyer tole me so."
maybe she is a bloatipuss
An inability to read is not necessarily an indication of a low IQ. Besides IQ is a racist concept. I am sure that this woman is a near genius when it comes to applying for government benefits or voting. An unknown number of people have already died as result of the media coverage of this event. If George (I use Zimmerman’s first name and Martin’s last name to counter the media’s bias. You will notice that even supporters of George refer to him as Zimmermann) is acquitted the number of deaths may be great enough that the media will be forced to reveal the nature of the deaths. 19 years old. Is she a grandmother yet? She heard the sound of wet grass. The sound of “wet grass” is something like the sound of one hand clapping. This reveals some interesting areas of investigation. She looks like a Sumo wrestler. Could she be a Zen master? I think she has a bright future in the Education bureaucracy; perhaps as superintendent in one of the larger school districts.
I doubt it. Yesterday she said several times she doesn't look at news. I believe her. She stated she didn't know for two days that Trayvon Martin had been killed, and then only because a friend told her.
Yet, she sends literally hours each day talking and texting on her phone. This is a fascinating glimpse into modern society. Millions of young people live in an echo chamber where they only hear each other - and they are ill-equipped to live in the wider society or take on any kind of productive role.
Even Great White Sharks would pass her by...they prefer real flesh...not Democratic-Plantation-grown-slave-beef.
She reeks of fast food...not healthy for ocean going beasts of the sea.
And one can only imagine the drugs in her system...yuck.
Sharks in the wild prefer natural prey...thank you very much.
Early on in the trial they said that Zimmerman, not knowing his shot was fatal, flipped Martin over onto his stomach and pinned him down, all the while asking folks gathering around him to help him hold Martin down.
It's frustrating to hear these witnesses say they saw Zimmerman on top. They did. Just not at the beginning but at the end of the encounter between him and Martin.
One thing I did catch today - that photo of a bloody Zimmerman? Cops didn't take it as evidence. One of the witnesses was asked to identify Zimmerman on scene. She didn't want Zimmerman to see her face-to-face so she asked the cop to take a pic and she'll try to identify him that way.
If not for this bloody pic I think Zimmerman would certainly be railroaded.
That right there is funny...
The Law of Effect - You will generally receive more of the behavior that is rewarded and less of the behavior that is punished.
Ain't that the truth. My cats can't read cursive or even speak English...but they have me waiting on them hand and foot.
Even the raccoons that come up for the cat food on the porch are exerting their influence over me...and they can't write cursive either. Well, not that I know of.
This little (well, big) girl seems quite bright and manipulative as hell.
I never fall for this low IQ crap...never underestimate the enemy (and I call her enemy only because she thinks I am a dumb @ssed cracka). I could actually like her, but I know she hates me and my entire family. This is what she was taught.
Hate the cracka.
You really think MOST people don't know what cursive means???
I think that's BS!!