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Zimmerman attorney grills Martin witness on changes in story (video at source)
FoxNews.com ^ | 6/27/2013

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 Zimmerman’s 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 father’s fiancee’s 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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Sullen, uncooperative, passive-aggressive witness. Great material for the defense...bad for the prosecution.
1 posted on 06/27/2013 5:20:48 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux
BTW..."can't read cursive"? She never heard the word cursive before the prosecution told her about it.
2 posted on 06/27/2013 5:26:38 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: RoosterRedux
A common Jeantel pose during questioning.


3 posted on 06/27/2013 5:27:29 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's Enemies List - Yes, you are a crook.)
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To: RoosterRedux

HLN had a poll. I think 56% said she was good for the defense, 33% good for the prosectution, 11% didn’t know.


4 posted on 06/27/2013 5:28:15 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: RoosterRedux

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.


5 posted on 06/27/2013 5:28:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama: Clear and present danger year five...)
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To: VeniVidiVici

...first thing she’s done to improve her look...


6 posted on 06/27/2013 5:28:47 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama: Clear and present danger year five...)
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To: Jeff Winston

Hell, 11% think Michael Jackson may have done it.


7 posted on 06/27/2013 5:29:27 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama: Clear and present danger year five...)
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To: RoosterRedux

/Users/cthies/Desktop/Creepy_Ass_Cracker_#5.jpg


8 posted on 06/27/2013 5:30:44 PM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: RoosterRedux

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.


9 posted on 06/27/2013 5:31:27 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: RoosterRedux

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”.


10 posted on 06/27/2013 5:31:42 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama: Clear and present danger year five...)
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To: RoosterRedux
I watched the session today with careful interest. The defense made sure the jury got a good view of GZ's bloody face and broken nose. And was careful to have Witness Moore repeat her testimony about GZ having his hand to the back of his head (which had been pounded into the earth by Martin).

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.

11 posted on 06/27/2013 5:31:55 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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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.


12 posted on 06/27/2013 5:32:34 PM PDT by lurk
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To: RoosterRedux

A truly low information voter. God save the Republic.


13 posted on 06/27/2013 5:33:00 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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>>BTW...”can’t read cursive”? She never heard the word cursive before the prosecution told her about it.

Exactly my thought.


14 posted on 06/27/2013 5:33:49 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: DoughtyOne; Jeff Winston

i think michael jackson did it he is one creepy ass cracker


15 posted on 06/27/2013 5:34:12 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: svcw

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.


16 posted on 06/27/2013 5:34:14 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama: Clear and present danger year five...)
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To: bigheadfred

LOL


17 posted on 06/27/2013 5:35:06 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama: Clear and present danger year five...)
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To: Redmen4ever

“/Users/cthies/Desktop/Creepy_Ass_Cracker_#5.jpg”

Only the NSA can see that jpg on your hard drive.


18 posted on 06/27/2013 5:36:30 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: expat1000

She probably thought it meant foul mouthed language when she first heard it.


19 posted on 06/27/2013 5:36:30 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama: Clear and present danger year five...)
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To: Jeff Winston

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.]


20 posted on 06/27/2013 5:38:00 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: DoughtyOne
I think this is a trigger for the riots that Obama wants. Riots are the answer to the Luciferian prayers of community agitators like Obama.

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!

21 posted on 06/27/2013 5:38:01 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: DoughtyOne

And she also knows what a bluetooth is.


22 posted on 06/27/2013 5:38:09 PM PDT by FES0844
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To: DoughtyOne
It could get very ugly, and I don’t think there’s a prayer of convicting Zimmerman here.

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...

23 posted on 06/27/2013 5:38:25 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: DoughtyOne

“Another miracle of our education system.”

No education system could teach this moron. Unfortunately, her vote equals yours.


24 posted on 06/27/2013 5:39:14 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: DoughtyOne
there’s only so much you can do if the person can’t absorb what you’re trying to teach.

Judging by her appearance, it looks like she has no trouble absorbing anything edible.

25 posted on 06/27/2013 5:39:37 PM PDT by patriotsblood
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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.”””

11% are looking up what cursive means.


26 posted on 06/27/2013 5:39:43 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: dragnet2

Unfortunately I think we are all in a pit of evil.


27 posted on 06/27/2013 5:41:05 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: lurk
Looks like another wedge splitting our country down racial lines.

It will be uglier than even that. This is a left/Right issue and the Left's allies in the newsmedia will race bait. Look for the jurors to be outed and their addresses published. There will be riots around the country not only by blacks but by the Occupy crowd and the KOSSACKS.

Thinking about it, it is more than likely that the Left has already gotten to the jurors. I have heard that they are 6 white women. Are they being sequestered?
28 posted on 06/27/2013 5:41:18 PM PDT by fifedom
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To: RoosterRedux

I hear ya. All the above...


30 posted on 06/27/2013 5:42:44 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama: Clear and present danger year five...)
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To: FES0844

...a cold tooth right?


31 posted on 06/27/2013 5:43:01 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama: Clear and present danger year five...)
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To: dragnet2

Sure is. I agree...


32 posted on 06/27/2013 5:43:33 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama: Clear and present danger year five...)
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To: VeniVidiVici
stooopid fat cow giving HERSELF the facepalm for her epic fail...

33 posted on 06/27/2013 5:43:52 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: VeniVidiVici

The hair is in order I guess. The rest of her is in complete disarray. Typical lying maroon.


34 posted on 06/27/2013 5:43:58 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: patriotsblood

Well, you can eat a dictionary but I doubt it will help. LOL

Looks like she’s eaten a library or six.


35 posted on 06/27/2013 5:44:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama: Clear and present danger year five...)
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To: dragnet2
and a local government who actually decided to try this man for murder

Didn't FL Gov Scott (a Republican!) appoint a special prosecutor who brought the charge? Scott is really a disappointment. He was also pushing for Obamacare medicaid but could not get it through the legislature.
36 posted on 06/27/2013 5:45:02 PM PDT by fifedom
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To: shelterguy

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?


37 posted on 06/27/2013 5:47:41 PM PDT by livius
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To: Chode
Hey...don't insult people (cows) of the bovine order!;-)

This lump of ethnicity is like nothing produce by nature. We need a new word (genus) to describe her.

38 posted on 06/27/2013 5:47:41 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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I think most people don't know what cursive means because they use it everyday.

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."

39 posted on 06/27/2013 5:51:17 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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maybe she is a bloatipuss


40 posted on 06/27/2013 5:51:52 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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stooopid fat cow giving HERSELF the facepalm for her epic fail..

LOL!

41 posted on 06/27/2013 5:52:16 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's Enemies List - Yes, you are a crook.)
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To: RoosterRedux

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.


42 posted on 06/27/2013 5:53:19 PM PDT by Vehmgericht
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the Jabba the Mutt or the Blob...
43 posted on 06/27/2013 5:56:32 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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"Another miracle of our education system. I guarantee you she knows that homosexual marriage is a civil rights issue though."

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.

44 posted on 06/27/2013 5:56:46 PM PDT by BigBobber
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To: bigheadfred
Well, if she inflated her extra chin...she could bloat-n-float for days.

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.

45 posted on 06/27/2013 5:59:37 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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Note also that Martin was face down. GZ apparent crawled out and left the body in position.

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.

46 posted on 06/27/2013 6:01:47 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's Enemies List - Yes, you are a crook.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Democratic-Plantation-grown-slave-beef

That right there is funny...

47 posted on 06/27/2013 6:02:26 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: RoosterRedux

The Law of Effect - You will generally receive more of the behavior that is rewarded and less of the behavior that is punished.


48 posted on 06/27/2013 6:05:36 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Vehmgericht
An inability to read is not necessarily an indication of a low IQ.

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.

49 posted on 06/27/2013 6:06:56 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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BS!!

You really think MOST people don't know what cursive means???

I think that's BS!!

50 posted on 06/27/2013 6:18:56 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Sic semper evello mortem Tyrannis)
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