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CNN Guests Wonder If Mysteriously Demoted Zimmerman Detective Will Revive Prosecutionís Case
Mediaite ^ | July 1, 2013 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 07/01/2013 5:27:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

As the trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin resumes on Monday, a CNN panel previewed what is expected to be the testimony of former Det. Chris Serino. Serino interrogated Zimmerman on the night of the murder and is expected to be a key witness for the prosecution. The CNN guests and anchor ntoed that his testimony could reverse the trajectory of this trial.

CNN anchor Carol Costello asked HLN contributor Jason Johnson about the suspicious circumstances surrounding Serino’s recent reassignment and suggested that it may have had something to do with the fact that the former homicide detective was an advocate for the arrest and charging of Zimmerman early on in the investigation.

They played a clip of the recording of Zimmerman’s interrogation in which Serino berated the suspect over his shooting of an unarmed minor.

Criminal defense attorney Page Pate told Costello that Serino’s testimony would help illuminate whether Zimmerman was acting lawfully when he engaged in a fight with Martin.

“If he initiated the fight – if he’s in there throwing punches – just because Trayvon throws a few himself and may even be winning at some point, does not give Zimmerman the right to take out a gun and shoot him,” Pate said.

“But how can you possibly figure out who threw the first punch?” Costello asked.

“That’s where Rachel Jeantel comes in,” Johnson said. “When she claims that she hears the phone drop.”

“Zimmerman had a gun in the chamber,” he continued....

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; police; trayvon; zimmerman
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"...had a gun in the chamber..."

I wish people who don't know anything about a subject wouldn't act like they're an expert, don't you?

1 posted on 07/01/2013 5:27:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I sometimes keep a gun in my chamber, too....


2 posted on 07/01/2013 5:29:59 PM PDT by freebilly (Creepy and the Ass Crackers....)
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To: freebilly

All your chambers are belong to us.


3 posted on 07/01/2013 5:35:22 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m wondering if that would be a chamber pot....that is the only thing that could contain this ridiculous piece of crap from a useless attorney


4 posted on 07/01/2013 5:36:01 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, put the hungie hungie hippo back on the stand. She’ll say anything she want. That’ll help.


5 posted on 07/01/2013 5:37:43 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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“Zimmerman had a gun in the chamber,” he continued. “He got out of the car with the gun ready to shoot. He didn’t have the safety on.”

I understand Zimmerman used a Kel-Tec PF9 9mm. It doesn't have an external safety. Strike two. What a couple of ignorant jackasses.

6 posted on 07/01/2013 5:37:59 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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““If he initiated the fight – if he’s in there throwing punches – just because Trayvon throws a few himself and may even be winning at some point, does not give Zimmerman the right to take out a gun and shoot him,” Pate said. “

Doesn’t really matter who initiated a fight. A fight by itself is not cause for use of deadly force.

However once one person threatens the life of the other then deadly force can be used.


7 posted on 07/01/2013 5:38:13 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sound like they’re more interested in a certain outcome than actually finding out the truth !?!?!?


8 posted on 07/01/2013 5:40:04 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (#include <std.disclaimers>)
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9 posted on 07/01/2013 5:40:14 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: FoxInSocks
I understand Zimmerman used a Kel-Tec PF9 9mm. It doesn't have an external safety.

Yep. DAO.

10 posted on 07/01/2013 5:41:39 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Harriet Meiers is looking pretty good right about now.)
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To: VoiceOfBruck

Whole point of this coverage is to feed anger among Holder’s people in order to encourage the rioting that will occur after acquittal.


11 posted on 07/01/2013 5:43:23 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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"“Zimmerman had a gun in the chamber,” he continued."

Is this from some comedy channel?

12 posted on 07/01/2013 5:47:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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“If he initiated the fight – if he’s in there throwing punches – just because Trayvon throws a few himself and may even be winning at some point, does not give Zimmerman the right to take out a gun and shoot him,” Pate said.

Let's say a Cop was on the receiving end of an ass whooping. Would there be any question if he shot the perp that it was self defense?

13 posted on 07/01/2013 5:53:49 PM PDT by Starstruck (Thank a gun owner for your freedom.)
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These talking heads no jack s*** about it, obviously. Serino looked every bit like a defense witness, practically testifying that in his opinion GZ is innocent.


14 posted on 07/01/2013 5:56:26 PM PDT by GodfearingTexan
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This commentator thinks Serino's testimony helped the defense.
15 posted on 07/01/2013 6:01:11 PM PDT by 1066AD
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The testimony itself has shown that the Prosecution actually has no witnesses. It puts up what should be Defense witnesses and asks them very limited questions. It is obvious that Prosecution knows that its case is bogus and is trying to make the best of a politically required trial. I cannot imagine a jury not composed entirely of activist blacks convicting, unless the jury is entirely liberal women who believe in Mommy justice or Social Justice.


16 posted on 07/01/2013 6:10:52 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economiws In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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Cross examination will show him to be largely unschooled on firearms. You don’t have a “gun in the chamber” and the Keltec 9mm doesn’t have a safety.


17 posted on 07/01/2013 6:10:55 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: GodfearingTexan

Agreed. Serino inferred that he was pressured from external forces to find something to charge Zimmerman with. Even admitted he used bluffing tactics that he ordinarily wouldn’t have because he was rushed and had nothing. In the end, Serino will become a highly paid contributor to one of the news channels.


18 posted on 07/01/2013 6:11:10 PM PDT by optiguy (Winter is coming.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like an Obama election, I think the guilty fix is in and it doesn’t matter how much the prosecution wittlessnesses mess things up.


19 posted on 07/01/2013 6:12:38 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: 1066AD
Thanks....

Ending the day with the "Thank God" comment when told about a video of the event was perfect. I'm sure it will be the opening words on Monday.

The jurors can ponder that all weekend.

But I'm angry. Why is this man on trial??

20 posted on 07/01/2013 6:12:41 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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