Skip to comments.CNN Guests Wonder If Mysteriously Demoted Zimmerman Detective Will Revive Prosecutionís Case
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 Serinos 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 Zimmermans interrogation in which Serino berated the suspect over his shooting of an unarmed minor.
Criminal defense attorney Page Pate told Costello that Serinos testimony would help illuminate whether Zimmerman was acting lawfully when he engaged in a fight with Martin.
If he initiated the fight if hes 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.
Thats 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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I wish people who don't know anything about a subject wouldn't act like they're an expert, don't you?
I sometimes keep a gun in my chamber, too....
All your chambers are belong to us.
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
Yeah, put the hungie hungie hippo back on the stand. She’ll say anything she want. That’ll help.
I understand Zimmerman used a Kel-Tec PF9 9mm. It doesn't have an external safety. Strike two. What a couple of ignorant jackasses.
“If he initiated the fight if hes 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.
Sound like they’re more interested in a certain outcome than actually finding out the truth !?!?!?
Whole point of this coverage is to feed anger among Holder’s people in order to encourage the rioting that will occur after acquittal.
Is this from some comedy channel?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Like an Obama election, I think the guilty fix is in and it doesn’t matter how much the prosecution wittlessnesses mess things up.
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??
Ummmm...wanna reword that?
I ‘did’ chamber my gun the other night (getting old sucks...doesn’t happen as often as 20 years ago).
But your wording is a metaphor for something I’ll only tell someone just before I break their jaw.
Wordplay...gotta love it.
Absolutely. But to the Left Truth is a mental construct as is reality itself and Truth emanates from Liberal minds and describes the immediate and future world as what they desire that it should be. Truth is the narrative that supports the Liberal view. Facts that do not support it are not True.
Was Rachel actualy hearing TM crawling into the bushes for an ambush?
That does not actually pertain. A cop can shoot anyone he chooses so long as he utters the formula, "I felt threatened." By getting the formula right he receives almost instantly a paid vacation and is often praised by his department for heroic actions.
I watched the vids of the testimony. It seems as though the Defense chose the Prosecution’s witnesses or that the Prosecution put them on because they have none that actually support the Prosecution’s fantasy tale. This Prosecutor must worry about his own future for being a fall guy for the political requirements of Social Justice.
Oh sorry, let me pull my chambers up.
’ hungie hungie hippo back on the stand.’
I do believe that it is time for me to have another cultural lesson or two. Do you think that they will axe her to testify again?
The level of cooperation and collusion between the gov’t, the media, Hollywood and the corporations that support rat causes is so evident both in the Martin case and with the Paula Deen situation. The scary part is that they need more Trayvons and Paulas to keep up the illusion that this is a racist nation. Wonder who’s next against the wall?
Remember, he was a witness for the prosecution. He's been the best witness for the defense in the trial so far.
Besides, carrying with a round chambered is the good practice for precisely this scenario: having to draw the gun and not having the other hand free to rack it. The TM fans are saying having a round chambered going into the confrontation shows premeditation. They watch too much TV when all the actors rack their weapons after drawing them from their holsters. For dramatic effect.
“CNN guests and anchor ntoed that his testimony could reverse the trajectory of this trial.”
Hehehehehe. Even CNN is admitting that this trial is not going to their liking.
Short answer: Because an expert media manipulator saw an opportunity for fame and fortune.
I didn’t watch today, was out. What happened? Better than Rachel’s testimony?
Well let’s hope CNN puts all their reporters and anchors out there in Chicago, Newark, Detroit, and South LA on location surrounded by and interviewing the rioters. That tactic (Hey, so sorry I’m white but we’re on your side!) has worked well for the female correspondents covering Egypt.
Last thing I heard this detective saying on cross was that Zimmerman did NOT profile Trayvon Martin and the detective believes Zimmerman was telling the truth,
A gun in the chamber? Wha....?
He didn't infer it. He implied it. You inferred it.
The Grammar Police
Zimmerman had a gun in the chamber, he continued....
Of course he had a gun in the chamber. He has a gun that fires MORE GUNS!
Seriously, we’ve not only reached “Idiocracy.” We’ve passed them!
I would put Cerino on the stand, hand him the pistol, and ask him, Sir, would you show the jury the safety?
I’ve got a Springfield with an external safety and a M&P without an external safety. Since this case, I’ve been thinking about which one I should carry.
The following is a key exchange. MOM = Mark O'Mara:
Tweets from Andrew Branca, LOSD @LawSelfDefense
Zimmerman Trial: MOM: "Was there ANYTHING Zim said that was contradicted by evidence you had?" Serino: "No, sir."
Zimmerman Trial: MOM: "Not physical envidence, witnesses, officers, not one fact anywhere?" Serino: "No, sir, not that I found."
Zimmerman Trial: MOM: "Expect small differences between recountings?" Serino: "Absolutely, we're not robots."
Zimmerman Trial: MOM: "Evidence you had all fit into self-defense theory, right?" Serino: "Yes."
Perhaps the witness intimated it.
The last OMara question of the day, the last words the jury heard to take with them into the evening recess, could only be characterized as catastrophic for the States theory of the case.
Looking directly at the man who had been the chief investigator on the case, who had possessed access to ever bit of evidence of any sort, who had interviewed, and re-interviewed, and re-re-interviewedapplying increasing from each interview to the nextOMara asked him:
Do YOU think George Zimmerman was telling you the truth?
Serino succinct answer: Yes.
“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?”
There would be no question that it would be self defense. Because he is a cop. But, since GZ is not a cop, there is a higher standard for killing an unarmed teen. Even if he is black and got kicked out of school.
The person speaking about a gun safety was the clueless "HLN contributor Jason Johnson," not Detective Cerino.
I stand corrected
Don’t break my jaw! But do tell...!
Wonder how this brilliant mr gun-in-the-chamber could tell Zimmerman had the safety off when he left the car?
yes it looks so silly. with a 9 round magazine, i always have ten round in the gun.
What an asinine statement. If someone is on top of you, pummeling you, and telling you are going to die tonight, then you all rights to pull a gun and shoot to kill!