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Zimmerman Trial Day 9 — Families
Feud Over Scream Identification

Legal Insurrection, by Andrew Branca

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Posted By:earlybird, 7/5/2013 9:19:35 PM

Today began with the expectation that it would the the day on which the State rested it’s case. That proved true, and it was. It was also among the most bizarre (Snip) The first State witness of the day was, as anticipated Sybrina Fulton. She had two missions for her appearance: (1) identify the screamer in the background of the Jenna Lauer 911 recording as her son, Trayvon Martin; and (2) avoid saying anything nice about the reputation or character of her son that would open the door to the defense introducing into evidence Martin’s history of violence

Then came half-brother Javharis Fulton, her eldest son. He ended up conflicting with his own story in a CBS interview several weeks after the incident. The most bizarre was medical examiner Dr. Bao. There are no words....except chaos and incompetence.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 7/5/2013 9:29:19 PM     (No. 9410690)

As expected Judge Nelson denied the request for Judgement of Acquittal, placing the burden on the jury rather than herself to determine the outcome. Practically speaking, this means any rioting is postponed for a few days. So far the prosecution has basically proved that events transpired exactly as Zimmerman said.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Emerson, 7/5/2013 9:40:58 PM     (No. 9410699)

Judge Nelson unwittingly gave the defense a gift when she demanded (Branca´s word) that the defense begin its case at 5PM. (For a good laugh, read Branca´s comment on that weird act.) The end result was that the jury went off for the weekend with the two scream identifications as Zimmerman in their most recent memory

I like Branca´s writing, so will extract this bit which is quite good:

One aside before I fully wrap this up. To me, the biggest take home message of the day was not the scream identification of either the Martin or Zimmerman family, but rather the mid-trial motions and response by the State. Mantei’s web of half-truths and claims utterly unsupported by any evidence whatever showed the State was as hungry for George Zimmerman’s hide as they must have been when first handed the political prosecution of their careers. They would see George Zimmerman do life in prison, whether warranted by the evidence or not, or they would die in the effort. Given the almost complete lack of direct evidence, and the need to wildly interpret the available circumstantial evidence–and particularly following the utter debacle that was the Dr. Bao testimony–one could only imagine that their fervor would have diminished. Not so.

O´Mara and West are ready to face them down. If you have time, do read this article. It is especially good.

PS Spoiler: He recommends medical examiner Dr. Bao consider other employment.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 7/5/2013 9:54:35 PM     (No. 9410711)

I am really enjoying Branca´s daily commentary/wrap up.

I had to not watch today. I can´t STAND that mother. She didn´t even raise the kid, and now she´s all weepy, Oh, my baby.

I will be front and center come Monday. I´m anxious to see O´Mara in action.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 7/5/2013 9:55:17 PM     (No. 9410712)

Clearly a set-up by the State, for whatever reason.
This will not be pretty.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: horacer, 7/5/2013 10:07:20 PM     (No. 9410722)

I don´t see where the state made any of the needed points. They didn´t show Zimmerman was depraved or had evil intent, just the opposite. They showed no proof he started the confrontation, in fact they showed Trayvon had every opportunity to avoid conflict and instead confronted it. This case should have been tossed. But it isn´t a legal trial it´s a political trial. In a political trial Zimmerman has to prove his innocence. It stinks.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 7/5/2013 10:53:14 PM     (No. 9410748)

"missions for her appearance: (2) avoid saying anything nice about the reputation or character of her son that would open the door to the defense introducing into evidence Martin’s history of violence"

It must have taken a Herculean effort for Sybrina Fulton to resist all instincts and impulses to tell the jury how her baby was a good, sweet boy who always helped his Mama.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Pearson365, 7/5/2013 11:58:32 PM     (No. 9410797)

It would not be surprising if Obama has instructed Holder and his fellow racists at DoJ to influence Judge Nelson. A DoJ official from the Civil Rights unit would casually ask her whether she knows of any judges who might want a federal judicial appointment. Someone with racial sensitivity and the ability to handle high profile cases. Or, a position within the new DoJ regional office that just happens to be close to her home. Having aggressively used the IRS and FBI to subvert the Tea Party, Obama and Holder would absolutely no qualms at "judge tampering" to convict GZ. Same tampering may also apply to the 6 jurors. "How would you like us to forgive that large tax claim against your husband or your parents´ estate?"

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pearson365, 7/6/2013 12:00:31 AM     (No. 9410798)

Apologies - should be: would absolutely have no qualms

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Reply 9 - Posted by: geoman, 7/6/2013 1:14:33 AM     (No. 9410832)

Re: #7 - No need for tampering. The attorney general probably has the indictment for civil rights violations teed up, lacking only the date for the paperwork, ready to rush to their already shopped federal judge for signature.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/6/2013 11:24:57 AM     (No. 9411419)

I seriously doubt if the screams were from Travon...no one screams while beating another in the face and smashing the other guys head into the sidewalk.

Reality Check..........

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