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(CF News 13)   This is what happens when you put your Skype screen name on TV during the George Zimmerman trial   (cfnews13.com ) divider line
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2013-07-03 12:06:39 PM  
wtf were they thinking?
 
2013-07-03 12:06:48 PM  
They are using Skype for witnesses? Florida, you are a disgrace to the word disgrace.
 
2013-07-03 12:07:52 PM  
Mistrial.
 
2013-07-03 12:08:54 PM  

Pray 4 Mojo: Mistrial.


No need.  Zimmerman is going to walk.  This whole thing is a circus.
 
GBB
2013-07-03 12:09:32 PM  
Why not?   It's not like they didn't broadcast GZ's SSN the other day.
 
2013-07-03 12:11:40 PM  
What a bunch of bullshiat. No matter what your view on any case, trying to hijack the testimony of a witness is inexcusable. Especially if it prejudices the jury. Farkheads need to grow up.
 
2013-07-03 12:12:13 PM  
Couldn't that be contempt of court or something? I mean, it's funny and all, but it's still purposely interrupting a trial.
 
2013-07-03 12:12:42 PM  
It's so easy to block Skype calls from unknown contacts--a click of one checkbox would have solved all that. Jeez.
 
2013-07-03 12:13:15 PM  
Is it possible, that just maybe, this trial will get cameras out of the court room?

/I know it won't happen but I can hope can't I.
 
2013-07-03 12:17:45 PM  

Mikey1969: What a bunch of bullshiat. No matter what your view on any case, trying to hijack the testimony of a witness is inexcusable. Especially if it prejudices the jury. Farkheads need to grow up.


the media should stay out of the courtroom, problem solved.

/ i know the constitution says right to public trial.  but, when that was written, the whole intent was to protect the defendant.  not to make a spectacle of the court system and harm the defendant.
// public should mean 'not secret'.  imho, it is not the public's right to see the trial, it is the defendant's right to have people watching to check for mischief.  so, the whole reality televisionation of the judicial process is really a setback.
 
2013-07-03 12:18:42 PM  

AngryDragon: Pray 4 Mojo: Mistrial.

No need.  Zimmerman is going to walk.  This whole thing is a circus.


If Zimmerman walks something tells me he won't get far without adequate protection.

Lot of crazies out there.
 
2013-07-03 12:19:05 PM  

Tom_Slick: Is it possible, that just maybe, this trial will get cameras out of the court room?

/I know it won't happen but I can hope can't I.


Do you really think that's a good idea?  I mean, SCOTUS doesn't allow cameras in their hearings but have ruled cameras should be allowed in other courtrooms... just not theirs.
 
2013-07-03 12:19:11 PM  

AngryDragon: Pray 4 Mojo: Mistrial.

No need.  Zimmerman is going to walk.  This whole thing is a circus.


I was gonna clown show, but, same thing.
 
2013-07-03 12:19:18 PM  

WTF Indeed: They are using Skype for witnesses? Florida, you are a disgrace to the word disgrace.


Courts have been going with cameras for years. In the initial judicial part it allows them to pack many more "criminals" onto a judges docket thus allowing them to pack more pot smokers into their jails.

In this case it saves the state probably $2000 in expenses.
 
2013-07-03 12:19:42 PM  

Mikey1969: What a bunch of bullshiat. No matter what your view on any case, trying to hijack the testimony of a witness is inexcusable. Especially if it prejudices the jury. Farkheads need to grow up.


I hope the callers get an uncomfortable invitation for an interview with authorities in order to see if maybe obstruction charges should be filed.
 
2013-07-03 12:21:16 PM  
That was the single funniest thing I have seen this week.

The gun chick is cute and competent... dangerous combination
 
2013-07-03 12:21:56 PM  
Unless one of those callers was Captain Janks, I don't see what they could've accomplished.
 
2013-07-03 12:23:13 PM  
Does everyone have the TVs, shoes, and beer they want all picked out for when the rioting and looting starts?
 
2013-07-03 12:23:29 PM  

LegacyDL: AngryDragon: Pray 4 Mojo: Mistrial.

No need.  Zimmerman is going to walk.  This whole thing is a circus.

If Zimmerman walks something tells me he won't get far without adequate protection.

Lot of crazies out there.


Lots of people said the same shiat about Casey Anthony.

People will be outraged for 10 minutes... then find something else to watch on TV and lose interest.

/or finally accept that she's never going to call me back.
 
2013-07-03 12:23:59 PM  

Transubstantive: Do you really think that's a good idea? I mean, SCOTUS doesn't allow cameras in their hearings but have ruled cameras should be allowed in other courtrooms... just not theirs.


Yes, I don't think there is a need for live nationwide trail coverage, I'm not saying kick reporters out of the gallery or seal the trial transcripts, I'm just saying live television coverage isn't really necessary.  The fact that the SCOTUS doesn't allow cameras, but we know everything that goes on in the court room proves cameras are not necessary.
 
2013-07-03 12:24:16 PM  

AngryDragon: Pray 4 Mojo: Mistrial.

No need.  Zimmerman is going to walk.  This whole thing is a circus.


And if he is convicted, it won't be because of what he did , it will be because of the riots that will take place if he walks.
 
2013-07-03 12:24:39 PM  

pute kisses like a man: Mikey1969: What a bunch of bullshiat. No matter what your view on any case, trying to hijack the testimony of a witness is inexcusable. Especially if it prejudices the jury. Farkheads need to grow up.

the media should stay out of the courtroom, problem solved.

/ i know the constitution says right to public trial.  but, when that was written, the whole intent was to protect the defendant.  not to make a spectacle of the court system and harm the defendant.
// public should mean 'not secret'.  imho, it is not the public's right to see the trial, it is the defendant's right to have people watching to check for mischief.  so, the whole reality televisionation of the judicial process is really a setback.


There was a reason that for years they had just the pics form the courtroom artist. That all changed with OJ, but I forget which trial sparked the law the first time. Another circus. A static camera of the proceedings is one thing, but a full blown production is just stupid.

Of course, either way, someone should have scrubbed that Skype info, what a bunch of 'tards all around.
 
2013-07-03 12:25:16 PM  

vygramul: Mikey1969: What a bunch of bullshiat. No matter what your view on any case, trying to hijack the testimony of a witness is inexcusable. Especially if it prejudices the jury. Farkheads need to grow up.

I hope the callers get an uncomfortable invitation for an interview with authorities in order to see if maybe obstruction charges should be filed.


THAT one would be a good story for the national media to focus on for a day or two...
 
2013-07-03 12:25:27 PM  

Onkel Buck: Does everyone have the TVs, shoes, and beer they want all picked out for when the rioting and looting starts?


I'm hoping for a mass slaughter of looters.
 
2013-07-03 12:26:20 PM  

Yogimus: The gun chick is cute and competent... dangerous combination


Am I being trolled?
 
2013-07-03 12:28:28 PM  

Frank N Stein: Yogimus: The gun chick is cute and competent... dangerous combination

Am I being trolled?


See state's exhibit A

oi39.tinypic.com
 
2013-07-03 12:29:15 PM  

Mikey1969: courtroom artist


Is that still a thing?

/I remember those days.
//But I remember televised trials before OJ.
///I think the Menendez trial was televised
////Maybe that was the one that started it all.
 
2013-07-03 12:29:38 PM  

pute kisses like a man: Mikey1969: What a bunch of bullshiat. No matter what your view on any case, trying to hijack the testimony of a witness is inexcusable. Especially if it prejudices the jury. Farkheads need to grow up.

the media should stay out of the courtroom, problem solved.

/ i know the constitution says right to public trial.  but, when that was written, the whole intent was to protect the defendant.  not to make a spectacle of the court system and harm the defendant.
// public should mean 'not secret'.  imho, it is not the public's right to see the trial, it is the defendant's right to have people watching to check for mischief.  so, the whole reality televisionation of the judicial process is really a setback.


I think a fair compromise would be to allow reporters in the courtroom with pen and paper and no recording devices and no contact with anyone outside the courtroom until there is a break.  I don't have a problems with a trial being video taped but no live broadcast.
 
2013-07-03 12:31:26 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Onkel Buck: Does everyone have the TVs, shoes, and beer they want all picked out for when the rioting and looting starts?

I'm hoping for a mass slaughter of looters.

G

ood chance of it since everyone armed up when the gun grabbers were pushing their crusade
 
2013-07-03 12:32:13 PM  

Frank N Stein: Frank N Stein: Yogimus: The gun chick is cute and competent... dangerous combination

Am I being trolled?

See state's exhibit A

[oi39.tinypic.com image 372x483]


I bet every pillow on her bed doesn't have a pillow case.
 
2013-07-03 12:32:42 PM  

Sid_the_sadist: AngryDragon: Pray 4 Mojo: Mistrial.

No need.  Zimmerman is going to walk.  This whole thing is a circus.

And if he is convicted, it won't be because of what he did , it will be because of the riots that will take place if he walks.


I wonder if that influenced the jury on the O.J. Simpson trial...the knowledge that if he was found guilty, L.A. (and probably other cities) would go up in flames.

/ and that they themselves would become a poor risk for life insurance
 
2013-07-03 12:34:14 PM  
 Damn the future is weird.
Although I am a bit disappointed that someone did not at least change their Icon to a troll face. And I do mean the very least.
 
2013-07-03 12:34:27 PM  
she just said cock
 
2013-07-03 12:35:11 PM  

Pray 4 Mojo: Mikey1969: courtroom artist

Is that still a thing?

/I remember those days.
//But I remember televised trials before OJ.
///I think the Menendez trial was televised
////Maybe that was the one that started it all.


Still occasionally see courtroom sketches on the news, but very infrequently. You're right about the Menendez trial, but I remember a huge debate when OJ was coming up, I just can't remember what the real difference was, if it was that they had more than a few unmanned cameras, that they allowed the reporters in the room, or what... I do think it was pooled video, and everyone had to share the same feed.
 
2013-07-03 12:35:40 PM  
So chin chan grew up and became all of this?
 
2013-07-03 12:36:00 PM  

Callous: pute kisses like a man: Mikey1969: What a bunch of bullshiat. No matter what your view on any case, trying to hijack the testimony of a witness is inexcusable. Especially if it prejudices the jury. Farkheads need to grow up.

the media should stay out of the courtroom, problem solved.

/ i know the constitution says right to public trial.  but, when that was written, the whole intent was to protect the defendant.  not to make a spectacle of the court system and harm the defendant.
// public should mean 'not secret'.  imho, it is not the public's right to see the trial, it is the defendant's right to have people watching to check for mischief.  so, the whole reality televisionation of the judicial process is really a setback.

I think a fair compromise would be to allow reporters in the courtroom with pen and paper and no recording devices and no contact with anyone outside the courtroom until there is a break.  I don't have a problems with a trial being video taped but no live broadcast.


Definitely would keep the circus out of the courtroom, and we wouldn't have another Alito mugging for the camera...
 
2013-07-03 12:36:40 PM  

Frank N Stein: Frank N Stein: Yogimus: The gun chick is cute and competent... dangerous combination

Am I being trolled?

See state's exhibit A

[oi39.tinypic.com image 372x483]


Did she get her chin shot off?
 
2013-07-03 12:37:10 PM  

Onkel Buck: Frank N Stein: Frank N Stein: Yogimus: The gun chick is cute and competent... dangerous combination

Am I being trolled?

See state's exhibit A

[oi39.tinypic.com image 372x483]

I bet every pillow on her bed doesn't have a pillow case.


...and she'll never be found in a Chinese phone book.
 
2013-07-03 12:37:47 PM  

Sid_the_sadist: AngryDragon: Pray 4 Mojo: Mistrial.

No need.  Zimmerman is going to walk.  This whole thing is a circus.

And if he is convicted, it won't be because of what he did , it will be because of the riots that will take place if he walks.


Yeah, they tried the "riots" approach the last time we had a trial that was racially charged, it fell flat. I'm not afeared of no looters this time either.
 
2013-07-03 12:44:59 PM  

Akambe: It's so easy to block Skype calls from unknown contacts--a click of one checkbox would have solved all that. Jeez.


I don't really use Skype but that was the first thing I thought "Isn't there a way to block unknown incoming calls?"
 
2013-07-03 12:49:15 PM  

Frank N Stein: Frank N Stein: Yogimus: The gun chick is cute and competent... dangerous combination

Am I being trolled?

See state's exhibit A

[oi39.tinypic.com image 372x483]


Poor thing.
 
2013-07-03 12:50:04 PM  

Frank N Stein: Frank N Stein: Yogimus: The gun chick is cute and competent... dangerous combination

Am I being trolled?

See state's exhibit A

[oi39.tinypic.com image 372x483]


You should get banned for posting NSFW pictures
 
2013-07-03 12:52:25 PM  

Mikey1969: Frank N Stein: Frank N Stein: Yogimus: The gun chick is cute and competent... dangerous combination

Am I being trolled?

See state's exhibit A

[oi39.tinypic.com image 372x483]

Did she get her chin shot off?


You'd think that her status as a firearms expert would be in doubt after she blew her chin off....
 
2013-07-03 12:54:36 PM  

Onkel Buck: Frank N Stein: Frank N Stein: Yogimus: The gun chick is cute and competent... dangerous combination

Am I being trolled?

See state's exhibit A

[oi39.tinypic.com image 372x483]

I bet every pillow on her bed doesn't have a pillow case.


Should I ask?  What... does that mean?
 
2013-07-03 12:56:12 PM  

Mikey1969: Callous: pute kisses like a man: Mikey1969: What a bunch of bullshiat. No matter what your view on any case, trying to hijack the testimony of a witness is inexcusable. Especially if it prejudices the jury. Farkheads need to grow up.

the media should stay out of the courtroom, problem solved.

/ i know the constitution says right to public trial.  but, when that was written, the whole intent was to protect the defendant.  not to make a spectacle of the court system and harm the defendant.
// public should mean 'not secret'.  imho, it is not the public's right to see the trial, it is the defendant's right to have people watching to check for mischief.  so, the whole reality televisionation of the judicial process is really a setback.

I think a fair compromise would be to allow reporters in the courtroom with pen and paper and no recording devices and no contact with anyone outside the courtroom until there is a break.  I don't have a problems with a trial being video taped but no live broadcast.

Definitely would keep the circus out of the courtroom, and we wouldn't have another Alito mugging for the camera...


that's a fine compromise.  there is no reason to broadcast a live trial, or show the excerpted cuts from the trial on the news every night.

it does nothing for our system of justice and it only stands to hurt the defendant.  imagine someone gets acquitted.  doesn't matter, the whole world saw you sitting in the defendant's chair and heard every detail of your life.
 
2013-07-03 01:00:29 PM  

pute kisses like a man: it does nothing for our system of justice and it only stands to hurt the defendant.  imagine someone gets acquitted.  doesn't matter, the whole world saw you sitting in the defendant's chair and heard every detail of your life.


I disagree in this case. There is a large vocal group that wants to see Zimmerman fry. Having it all behind closed doors being filtered by the media is another way for that group to feel like the "establishment" let him get away.

Ah, who am I kidding. That same group isn't going to watch the trial and will want to see him fry regardless of the outcome.
 
2013-07-03 01:03:38 PM  
Yes, obstruction of justice is screamingly hilarious.  Especially when the merry prankster's names pop up as well.  I don't think you thought this one all the way through chuckles.

Of course everyone involved in this is a complete dunce
 
2013-07-03 01:10:23 PM  

Callous: Mikey1969: Frank N Stein: Frank N Stein: Yogimus: The gun chick is cute and competent... dangerous combination

Am I being trolled?

See state's exhibit A

[oi39.tinypic.com image 372x483]

Did she get her chin shot off?

You'd think that her status as a firearms expert would be in doubt after she blew her chin off....


That is 100% the response I was hoping for when I posted that. Well played!
 
2013-07-03 01:11:42 PM  

WTF Indeed: They are using Skype for witnesses? Florida, you are a disgrace to the word disgrace.


If there is an out of state witness for whom travel to the courtroom would be a burden, and no one is objecting, Skype is a perfectly acceptable way to have a witness testify. Much easier and less costly than a closed circuit video link. The court should probably have learned how to block incoming calls before using it though.

pute kisses like a man: / i know the constitution says right to public trial.  but, when that was written, the whole intent was to protect the defendant.  not to make a spectacle of the court system and harm the defendant.


It isn't just to protect the defendant and was not intended exclusively for that purpose. The public has an independent right to observe the administration of justice in their courts, which also serves to bolster public confidence in the courts. Chief Justice Berger has a good description of the history of the 6th amendment's right to a public trial in his majority opinion in Press-Enterprise v. Superior Court of CA, 104 S.Ct. 819.
 
2013-07-03 01:13:44 PM  

xynix: WTF Indeed: They are using Skype for witnesses? Florida, you are a disgrace to the word disgrace.

Courts have been going with cameras for years. In the initial judicial part it allows them to pack many more "criminals" onto a judges docket thus allowing them to pack more pot smokers into their jails.

In this case it saves the state probably $2000 in expenses.


Yep... I just got folders with a bunch of paperwork from when I was a witness at the trial of the guy who killed my mother. Travel expenses, hotel expenses, food, etc. All of that was covered for myself and my adoptive parents. Pretty cool when the whole family was able to eat for $7 though...
 
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