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Piers Morgan Conducts Riveting Interview With Trayvon Martinís Friend, Witness Rachel Jeantel
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Posted on 07/15/2013 7:29:28 PM PDT by marthemaria

bombshell interview with an anonymous Zimmerman trial juror tonight with an exclusive chat with the witness everyone has been waiting to hear from since the verdict came down: Trayvon Martin‘s friend Rachel Jeantel.

Jeantel, who created a media firestorm with her highly-polarizing testimony towards the beginning of the trial, appeared on Piers Morgan Live alongside her attorney. She described her reaction to Zimmerman’s acquittal as “disappointed, upset and angry” and called the jury’s assessment of what happened “just B.S.”

Asked about what Trayvon Martin was like as a friend, Jeantel described him as a “calm, chill, loving person” and said she never saw him get “aggressive” or “lose his temper.” She said that the defense’s attempts to portray Martin as a “thug” were unfounded and defended his relatively mild drug use. “Weed don’t make him go crazy,” she said, “it just makes him go hungry.”

Jeantel also responded to the massive mockery she received in social media for the way she speaks, explaining that she was born with an under-bite that has made it difficult for her to speak clearly. When Morgan asked if she’d been bullied for her condition, she simply responded, “Look at me,” to laughter from the studio audience.

Morgan attempted to get Jeantel to offer her opinion of defense attorney Don West, who many claimed was condescending towards her when she was on the stand. Jeantel shook her head, declining to say anything bad about the man given her “Christian” upbringing.

In the second part of his interview with Jeantel, Morgan turned to the “creepy-ass cracker” comment she made and the major impact it had on the tenor of the case. She explained that the term is actually spelled “cracka” and defined it as “people who are acting like they’re police.” She said that if Zimmerman had calmly approached Martin and introduced himself, her friend would have politely said what he was doing there and nothing more would have happened.

Unlike the juror, Jeantel did think Zimmerman was racially motivated. “It was racial,” she said. “Let’s be honest, racial. If Trayvon was white and he had a hoodie on, would that happen?” She said she “had a feeling it was going to be not guilty” not because of the racial makeup of the jury, but because of the way the testimony went.

Jeantel insisted that Martin was “creeped out” and believed Zimmerman was following him, even worrying that he might be a “rapist.” She asked, “For every boy or every man who’s not that kind of way, seeing a grown man following them, would they be creeped out?”


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cracka; creepyasscracka; deedee; diamond; georgezimmerman; jeantel; piersmorgan; racheljeantel; sourcetitlenoturl; trayvonmartin; zimmerman; zimmermanverdict
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To: marthemaria; a fool in paradise

Has the lovely Rachel received an offer from the Playboy Mag yet? Goodness gracious, not for doing what you women think, no, I mean for writing an article, since intellectually oriented articles are why we keep our subscriptions up to date!


101 posted on 07/15/2013 9:17:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Mygirlsmom

“Honey Boo Boo look out.”

I’ll you one thing, “Honey Boo Boo” has really gone down hill lately.


102 posted on 07/15/2013 9:19:01 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Patriot Babe

+1 for Sharknado. It was stupid and I loved it.


103 posted on 07/15/2013 9:22:16 PM PDT by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: marthemaria
She also talked about the difference between nigga and nigger.

The Greek word which was chosen to express this mysterious resemblance bears so close an affinity to the orthodox symbol, that the profane of every age have derided the furious contests which the difference of a single diphthong excited between the Homoousians and the Homoiousians.

-Gibbon

Sorry, couldn't help thinking of it!

104 posted on 07/15/2013 9:22:24 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: marthemaria

This was a new low for even Piers Morgan —


105 posted on 07/15/2013 9:39:41 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
This was a new low for even Piers Morgan —

Rachel's orthodontic braces were gleaming brighter than her intellect tonight.

106 posted on 07/15/2013 10:02:30 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Now we all have Obama phones.)
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To: NautiNurse
Rachel's orthodontic braces

Your tax dollars at work.

107 posted on 07/15/2013 10:03:54 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: marthemaria
She also talked about the difference between nigga and nigger.

Sure sounds riveting.

108 posted on 07/15/2013 10:07:30 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I work with plenty of A-A’s. She’s right about the nigga-nigger difference. The way nigga is used today is as a synonym for ‘guy’.

However, her ‘cracka’ explanation is pure unadulterated b.s.


109 posted on 07/15/2013 10:17:32 PM PDT by NCcatdaddy
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To: NautiNurse

She was on there to deliver the scheme team message — Trayvon was a calm and peaceable boy who would never get into a fight,


110 posted on 07/15/2013 10:27:36 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: taxcontrol

You have just stated the reason this happened in a nutshell.
TM didn’t ever dream that that creepy assed cracker was carrying.


111 posted on 07/15/2013 10:45:38 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: Maudeen

This creature is all so typical of ghetto trash. Ignorant ,vile, immoral and self -centered.

How many children did she breed?
when she gradumacates what African hair braid salon she be workin’s at?


112 posted on 07/15/2013 11:54:07 PM PDT by ChiMark (America no more)
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To: ChiMark
Rachel Jeantel on Piers proves that you can the pin head out of the hair style, but you can't take the pin head out of the pin head.
113 posted on 07/16/2013 12:50:30 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: MNDude

>> MORGAN: There’s no ‘e-r,’ right?

ROFL... that’s insane.


114 posted on 07/16/2013 12:57:44 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Jvette
You have just stated the reason this happened in a nutshell. TM didn’t ever dream that that creepy assed cracker was carrying.

And, *why* is *this*? Florida has had concealed carry *all* of Trayvon Martin's lifetime. If he didn't think of that possibility, he darned well should have...

the infowarrior

115 posted on 07/16/2013 1:25:35 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: MNDude

That was my first take.


116 posted on 07/16/2013 1:47:56 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: LostInBayport

If Maya had a daughter, she would look just like Rachel.


117 posted on 07/16/2013 2:24:36 AM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: Kickass Conservative
He changed a tad but I still didn't like his analysis. Had his psychoanalyst hat on saying that Zimmerman had a hero complex. That was when I tuned out even though he had several good callers.
118 posted on 07/16/2013 3:48:41 AM PDT by Bronzy
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To: marthemaria

“actually spelled “cracka” and defined it as “people who are acting like they’re police.”

Nahhh...none of this was coached or scripted in any way/SARC


119 posted on 07/16/2013 4:13:26 AM PDT by NOVACPA
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To: hoosiermama; maggief

Rachel Jeantel Piers Morgan Inteview Part 1 Weed Made Trayvon hun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RdSxdSPn7HM

Anybody learn anything new other than she has the narrative down pat???


120 posted on 07/16/2013 4:58:26 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Vereen has ties to the Scheme Team, but we knew that.

Other than than the difference between “er” a “a”, and Piers is a dolt, but we already knew that, too ... nothing new.

He had a stacked audience, cheering RJ on. The questions were leading, as if Vereen wrote the script.

Hopefully, her 15 minutes are up.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1307/15/pmt.01.html

Interview with Rachel Jeantel


121 posted on 07/16/2013 5:18:00 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Uncle Chip; hoosiermama

FYI

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1307/15/acd.01.html

Exclusive Interview With Juror B-37; Defense Team Reacts to Juror Interview

COOPER: I want to ask you a bunch of the — I want to ask you about some of the different witnesses. Rachel Jeantel, the woman who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin at the start of the incident.

What did you make of her testimony?

JUROR: I didn’t think it was very credible, but I felt very sorry for her. She didn’t ask to be in this place. She didn’t ask — she wanted to go. She wanted to leave. She didn’t want to be any part of this jury. I think she felt inadequate toward everyone because of her education and her communication skills. I just felt sadness for her.

COOPER: You felt like, what, she was in over her head?

JUROR: Well, not over her head, she just didn’t want to be there, and she was embarrassed by being there, because of her education and her communication skills, that she just wasn’t a good witness. COOPER: Did you find it hard at times to understand what she was saying?

JUROR: A lot of the times because a lot of the time she was using phrases I have never heard before, and what they meant.

COOPER: When she used the phrase, “creepy ass cracker,” what did you think of that?

JUROR: I thought it was probably the truth. I think Trayvon probably said that.

COOPER: And did you see that as a negative statement or a racial statement as the defense suggested?

JUROR: I don’t think it’s really racial. I think it’s just everyday life, the type of life that they live, and how they’re living, in the environment that they’re living in.

COOPER: So you didn’t find her credible as a witness?

JUROR: No.

COOPER: So did you find her testimony important in terms of what she actually said?

JUROR: Well, I think the most important thing is the time that she was on the phone with Trayvon. So you basically, hopefully if she heard anything, she would say she did, but the time coincides with George’s statements and testimony of time limits and what had happened during that time.

COOPER: Explain that?

JUROR: Well, because there was a — George was on the 9-1-1 call while she was on the call with Trayvon, and the times coincide, and I think there was two minutes between when George hung up from his 9-1-1 call, to the time Trayvon and Rachel had hung up.

So really nothing could have happened because the 9-1-1 call would have heard the nonemergency call that George had called, heard something happening before that.

COOPER: She said at one point that she heard the sound of wet grass.

Did that seem believable to you?

JUROR: Well, everything was wet at that point. It was pouring down rain.


122 posted on 07/16/2013 5:24:13 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Did you notice any edits? Don’t think this was truly a live “performance “!


123 posted on 07/16/2013 5:41:49 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: hoosiermama

I didn’t notice any edits, but there could have been. It seemed quite scripted to me.


124 posted on 07/16/2013 6:00:40 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

If she could read I’d have looked for a TelePrompTer


125 posted on 07/16/2013 6:24:12 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: marthemaria

The idiots are literally running the asylum. This dumbass could not pour pee out of a boot with instructions written on the heel...LITERALLY, if the instructions were written in cursive, and yet the left looks at her as a bastion of all beauty, strength and integrity, and looks at a young white guy working on wall street as the epitome of evil.

We literally can’t live with these people.


126 posted on 07/16/2013 7:02:07 AM PDT by SoCalTransplant (Wake me when we get to the part where we alter or abolish it.)
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To: infowarrior

Agreed, but so many of these kids don’t think, don’t have the ability to think or don’t think anyone else will stand up to their bully tactics.


127 posted on 07/16/2013 4:42:31 PM PDT by Jvette
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