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(CNN)   Zimmerman defense lawyer apologizes to jury for telling knock-knock joke about them in his opening statement, asks them if they've heard the one about Trayvon Martin's favorite flavor of Skittles   ( cnn.com) divider line
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2013-06-25 08:45:56 AM  
8 votes:

Green Scorpio: Carth: Is the trial on TV, or better yet, web streamed?

Yeah, but I don't know if you want to watch it from this site
http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/06/19/watch-live-coverage-george-zimm er man-trial

For the Lifetime mini series, John Goodman is a lock to play the judge.

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2013-06-25 08:31:29 AM  
3 votes:
Orange you glad I didn't say Zimmerman?
2013-06-25 08:52:06 AM  
2 votes:
Knock knock.
Who's there?
Trayvon Martin.
I don't think so.
2013-06-25 08:30:38 AM  
2 votes:

Chelsea Clinton Is Carrot Top's Lost Twin: Green Scorpio: Well? What's his favorite flavor?

Favorite Skittles flavor?  I'm not sure.  But I'm guessing his favorite beer is

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2013-06-25 05:08:43 PM  
1 vote:

Phinn: You've dated yourself.

I don't date myself.  It's purely sexual.
2013-06-25 05:03:44 PM  
1 vote:
Somebody bump the record player.

It's skipping.
2013-06-25 04:18:29 PM  
1 vote:

ChaosStar: frepnog: MFAWG: What (and remember this phrase, because you're going to hear it in the prosecution's closing argument several times) was the 'sequence of events' that led up to this altercation?

here is what I think happened based on all available evidence, witness accounts and Zimmerman's own statements.

Zimmerman left his home.  He saw Trayvon acting "suspicious".  He calls the cops.  Trayvon notices that he has been seen, and tries to intimidate Zimmerman by acting tough and pretending to be armed.  Trayvon walks away.  Zimmerman exits his vehicle and tries to keep Trayvon in sight while speaking to cops.  Trayvon, realizing Zimmerman is on the phone, possibly with police, runs.  Zimmerman pursues until dispatch says "we don't need you to do that" and stops.  Trayvon, pissed that he has been watched, decides to loop back to teach Zimmerman a lesson about watching people.  Trayvon proceeds to Zimmerman's location and punches him in the face, breaking his nose and knocking him down.  Trayvon mounts Zimmerman and begins to beat the shiat out of him.  Zimmerman's jacket pulls up exposing a weapon.  Trayvon says something to the effect of "you are gonna die tonight" and goes for the weapon.  Zimmerman gets the weapon from its holster and fires one shot.  Trayvon dies.

Totally 100 percent accurate?  Possibly not, but I'd wager is very very close to what actually occurred and is a far cry from "Zimmerman stalked and murdered an innocent black child".  It is the sequence of events lined out by all of the available evidence.

Pretty much spot on

I would like to add my $0.02 on that. From everything I have read, this is quite clear to me that GZ is a wannabe tough guy desperately in need of a pair. He got scared by the confrontation and pulled the gun way before average person would think about that doing that.

So, from my point of view: TM did nothing that he shouldn't have done. Anyone who gets chased and feel threaten by someone would want to hit back, if possible. It was possible for TM, and he did.

GZ made several bad calls.
- Assuming TM was up to something just because he is black.
- Didn't got back even after suggested by the operator.
- Created the whole situation that ended up a kid being dead.

So, lets recap, if GZ walks free, you can be a kid walking home, do absolutely nothing wrong, still be dead, and that would be no one's fault.

I do not propose any solution, but something is wrong with this scenario.
2013-06-25 04:15:12 PM  
1 vote:

s2s2s2: Damn straight. This is all I've been saying. Hell. Maybe the reason Trayvon isn't alive today, is that no one caught him breaking into houses. We don't know that he wasn't casing houses. Alone in the rain, with nearly no one around is a good way to do it. If only Zimmerman's woman would have done the shopping like a good woman, George never would have crossed paths with Martin.

Speculation is easy, and often misleading.

Damn straight.  This is all I've been saying. Hell.  Maybe the reason more kids haven't been raped in that neighborhood is that Zimmerman had to move out and people know his face.  We don't know that he wasn't following Martin with plans to rape him.  Alone in the raid, with clearly no one around is a good way to do it.  If only Martin hadn't just laid there being raped like an alter boy, he would still be alive today.
2013-06-25 03:44:02 PM  
1 vote:

ChaosStar: They key thing here is Trayvon speaking first, then Zimmerman replying. That is Martin starting the altercation that ended up with his death.

Asking why someone is stalking you, while carrying TWO flash lights, is starting a confrontation?
2013-06-25 03:18:18 PM  
1 vote:

manimal2878: justtray:

He's just got massive cognitive dissonance going on right now.

How's that?

gimmegimme: I  haven't seen any of the live trial yet, but the defense attorney seems like a condescending jerk.

///No, that has no bearing on Zimmy's guilt in the matter.

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2013-06-25 03:05:18 PM  
1 vote:


So after more than a year of coming into these threads and claiming to know what happened, you didn't even know where the shooting took place? Sounds about right.
2013-06-25 02:59:30 PM  
1 vote:

CliChe Guevara: gimmegimme: Stand Your Ground doesn't require a person to try and run away; you just have to be in fear for your life.

Martin experienced both. So he was well covered under that law. What was your point again?

There is not and never has been an argument that Martin did not have the right to defend himself.
2013-06-25 01:58:34 PM  
1 vote:
Treyvon was tired of being profiled. Tired of being thrown accross the hood or a cop car for walking down the street and when he saw George on the phone with the cops watching him he knew what it was. Another person who assumed he was guilty without ever meeting him. That's when he decided to get his revenge on all the people who judged him without ever knowing him. No more stop and frisk, no more guilty until proven innocent, tonight is a night for payback...
2013-06-25 01:54:13 PM  
1 vote:

manimal2878: redmid17: There are eyewitnesses who put Martin on top of Zimmerman right before the shot was fired, so the ability to flee at least should not be in question.

Did he try punching him off, pushing him off first?  He has to exhaust every other option first if he the jury sees him to be the aggressor.

Nope, I am sure that Zimmerman never even thought about beating Martin off.
2013-06-25 01:16:37 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-06-25 01:09:26 PM  
1 vote:

BraveNewCheneyWorld: QueenMamaBee: If they're not following me when I duck away, then end of problem. They're not there anymore. However, if I'm minding my own business and some fool starts tailing me, then more than likely their motives aren't pure. I wouldn't at all mind explaining my reasoning to the police while they're washing the pepper spray from the dude's eyes. If I'm walking from the store to my house, and I feel like the person is following me, then I'd rather not lead creepy guy to my front door. So I change direction... if he's not really chasing me, then he's not going to change direction when I do, and no problem. If he is chasing me, then I don't have much to lose by spraying him in the face, am i?

If they haven't done anything to you, you're losing 3 years of your life in prison.  Please show us in the law where you are justified in using force to prevent someone from walking in the same place you're walking.

This is why I spray everyone around me, all the time.  In line at the grocery store.  The bank.  My kid's third grade class.

You can't be too careful.
2013-06-25 01:08:42 PM  
1 vote:

bugontherug: This is the first thing you've said here with any actual probative value, though I think it goes both ways. I think Zimmerman's real purpose in calling the police was to manufacture plausibility to justify a shooting.

You sir have gone full retard, circled back, and then gone full retard a complete second time if you honestly believe this.
2013-06-25 11:26:37 AM  
1 vote:

ChaosStar: Zimmerman told the dispatcher to have the officers call him so he would not reveal his destination to Martin, if Martin was till around. This is perfectly backed up by his expressed reluctance to give out his address because he "doesn't know where this kid is" immediately prior. It certainly doesn't prove his travel intentions.

Black people are sneaky.  They're known to hang around, almost invisible in plain site, so they can listen into the phone calls of white people so they can find their addresses.  There could be ten black people within five feet of you right now and you'd never know it.
2013-06-25 11:05:37 AM  
1 vote:

LordBeavis: I am fervently hoping for Zimmerman's conviction.  I fear it means race riots if he's acquitted.  Zimmerman is an asshat and it's just not worth our cities being torched so he can walk free.

Don't worry, people in 2013 are too fat to riot.
2013-06-25 11:01:51 AM  
1 vote:

kendelrio: Garaba: The Physical Evidence does not support that scenario at all.

But witness statements do.... "a witness named John Good who described the fight. "He called it a 'ground and pound' by Martin, who he said was on top of Zimmerman, beating him."

so wait, a witness saw the ground and pound?  Well then this witness obviously got a good look at Zimm's self-inflicted wounds right?  I mean, the DNA wasn't on Martin so Zimmerman must have self-inflicted those wounds to frame the dead kid.  I've solved this case.  Someone get the witness on the stand.
2013-06-25 10:28:13 AM  
1 vote:

MFAWG: If he called the cops 47 times to report a suspicious person, and 45 of those times the person in question was black, do you think that might be indicative of something?

If you lived in Philadelphia, and witnessed every murder -- 42 of every 50 of your calls to the police would be reporting a black assailant.

Sometimes reality has a racist bias.

\Also, the police would probably be curious why you were present at every murder.
2013-06-25 10:24:22 AM  
1 vote:

kendelrio: So women who wear short skirts, lots of makeup and are out of their homes after dark unaccompanied deserve rape? Nice bit of logic you have there.......

Maybe if they chased down known rapists, got naked and laid down. Women who walk outside dressed like that aren't looking to be raped. GZ WAS looking for TM for some reason.
2013-06-25 10:23:07 AM  
1 vote:

Garaba: PoochUMD: If he was just punching Zimmerman in the face, I would agree with you. But he wasn't just punching him, he was slamming his head against the sidewalk. It's not that far of a stretch to imagine someone being killed or put in a coma via that method. I don't know if it would take 3 strikes or 15. But I also know that I don't want to find out.

The Physical Evidence does not support that scenario at all. There is no evidence that Zimmerman was on the ground at all. While plenty support that Martin was. There are no defensive wounds on Zimmerman hands. No DNA made it from Zimmerman to Martin something that is highly unlikely given Zimmerman's account of the event.

Zimmerman's only wounds have no obvious source and where superficial. So them being self inflicted can not be ruled out.

Facts are hard. Might as well make shiat up.
2013-06-25 09:18:01 AM  
1 vote:
I hope this isn't a long trial. I don't think my liver can handle it......
2013-06-25 09:16:34 AM  
1 vote:

stoli n coke: nekom: BeatrixK: The irony is that, Zimmerman, all 500 lbs of him, actually looks more menacing now than he did when it all went down.  His defense team is starting off like a bunch of keystone cops...

1.)  The knock knock joke,
2.)  Asserting that DNA doesn't necessarily prove much
3.)  Forgetting a point in the timeline and telling the jury, 'I'm sure you wrote it down.'

Wait, what?  The defense team is calling into question DNA???  In a case where it is 100% clear that their client in fact killed Martin?  What possible angle could they have there?

The fact that none of Zimmerman's DNA showed up on Martin's hands or fingernails. That calls into question just how brutal the alleged beating was, considering that if someone was mercilessly pummeling someone the way they claim Martin was beating Zimmerman, it's odd that they couldn't find any of Zimmerman's blood or skin on Martin.

That's why they're saying DNA tests don't matter in this case.

That is exactly my question on this case. How did a 160lb 17yo kid made a 200lb (some sort of) martial art practicing adult fear him for his life with his bare hand? If he didn't have that firearm on him, things would have been different. Just like most cases, firearm caused more harm than good, but that is one aspect I think people are not talking enough.
2013-06-25 09:09:33 AM  
1 vote:

Hobodeluxe: xanadian: Wait.

Wasn't that knock-knock joke THE headline that was used on Fark.com a couple weeks ago??


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OMG they stole the fark headline? Someone on the defense team is a totalfarker?

Nah, just a regular farker. Lawyers like to screw people, they don't like getting screwed.
2013-06-25 08:52:31 AM  
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2013-06-25 08:51:07 AM  
1 vote:

stoli n coke: Knock knock?
Who's There?
George Zimmerman?

Also, who's been smuggling Zim Zim deep fried ranch donuts into the jail? The guy's a farking blimp now.

he's not been in jail. He's been living high on the hog in a 5 star hotel off of the racists' money donated to his website.
2013-06-25 08:50:32 AM  
1 vote:

Chelsea Clinton Is Carrot Top's Lost Twin: Green Scorpio: Well? What's his favorite flavor?

Favorite Skittles flavor?  I'm not sure.  But I'm guessing his favorite beer is

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He's black, not werewolf.
2013-06-25 08:40:25 AM  
1 vote:

limeyfellow: No Time To Explain: "A prosecuting attorney greeted the jury in the George Zimmerman trial Monday with a quote full of expletives, while his adversary decided it was appropriate to tell jurors a knock-knock joke."

/as if this trial wasn't a joke already
//if the joke something, something, you must acquit?

To be fair, the prosecutor was reading the transcript of what George Zimmerman was saying to the 911 operator as he was hunting down the kid.

Hunting Martin? So you admit that Martin was a wild beast
2013-06-25 08:30:14 AM  
1 vote:

Chelsea Clinton Is Carrot Top's Lost Twin: Zelron: I think he was trying to make a comment about the jury selection process.  I'm not sure what his point was, but I'm pretty sure it was supposed to be disparaging.

Which frankly, if I were on the jury, I'd be insulted.  Perhaps he's trying to set up grounds for appeal.

counterpoint:  it could be he was trying to say he felt they would be an impartial jury, having not heard of any news of the case.

/either way, he failed miserably.

Yeah, whatever his motivation, I don't think that was a good lawyerin' move at all.
2013-06-25 08:26:57 AM  
1 vote:

stoli n coke: mayIFark: Or, he could ask for the jury's fark handles, insisting, if they have not already read it on fark, it would have been funny.

/wait, even if it was funny, what was the point? What was he trying to accomplish by being funny?

He's merely illustrating to the court that dead teenagers are funny, as long as they're not white.

Not true. Dead white teenagers can be funny
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2013-06-25 08:18:03 AM  
1 vote:
Or, he could ask for the jury's fark handles, insisting, if they have not already read it on fark, it would have been funny.

/wait, even if it was funny, what was the point? What was he trying to accomplish by being funny?
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