Toward the end of his closing statement on Thursday, Florida Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda posted a slide on a screen in a fifth-floor Seminole County courtroom. "Which Owner would be more inclined to yell for help?" read the banner on the top of the slide. The slide was divided in two. On the left was a photo of George Zimmerman´s Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm handgun, and on the right was a can of Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail. Beneath the photo of the gun was the question, "Who followed?"
Could it be that the true purpose of this "case", the real motivation behind the media´s crusade to lynch Zimmerman is this: the Glorious Socialist Future promised to us by Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama is being blocked by racists! Just look! racists killing black people just because they look like Obama! How can Dear Leader ever bring us our Socialist Utopia with all these racists sabotaging things, I ask you?
It is tricky trying to psychoanalyze "progressives" since they make no sense, but I think this is pretty close to what has really been going on with the victimization of Trayvon Martin.
If we let Zimmerman get railroaded, we are all liable for the same treatment. Time to stand-up and do the right thing for this guy, be it an appellate defense fund, letters to Congressman, or a march on Washington.
This case has been a form of theater to keep the blacks agitated and engaged in the idea that they are always victims of the white man even when he is Hispanic. It has been "As The Hood Turns", a daily soap opera where each episode keeps you interested and coming back. Like a soap opera there are bad guys always out to get the good guy along with a lot of emotional angst to wring a response from the viewer. The media and this administration has spoon fed the black community false information which fed into their paranoria so they just couldn´t turn the channel. Now they have been enraged by an evil group of people determined to incite a riot. By validating their paranoia, the government is actively engaged in creating civil unrest. For Obama it is better to keep the blacks interested in this trial than have them realize they fare much worse under this President than they have under any other president in decades past. If he keeps them angry they stay with him. It serves his purpose to fuel their anger.
Of the 3 Branches of the Federal Government the Judicial is by far the most dangerous. Recent Supreme Court decisions prove that out and this trial is indicative of what can happen when an incompetent liberal judge is given the power to literally railroad an innocent person by conspiring with corrupt prosecutors to reach a pre-ordained verdict. The best Zimmerman can hope for is a hung jury.
During his closing argument, on Thursday, Bernie De la Rionda employed gross exaggerations and, in some instances, downright fabrications. Just one egregious example was citing both the call Zimmerman made to the police, on February 26, and his Police interview latter that night in which he said he couldn’t remember the name of the street where he had parked his truck. Just prior to this, De la Rionda showed Zimmerman naming that street, but this happened during the following day’s “walk-through” with the police, almost 24 hours later. Then, De la Rionda intimated to the jury that both remarks by Zimmerman had occurred within minutes of each other on the night of the incident, thus proving Zimmerman was a liar. Either De la Rionda is a confused and incompetent prosecutor or he is a vile human being, willing to manipulate any piece of evidence to obtain Zimmerman’s conviction. Hopefully, the jury will not be swayed by this ugly exhibition.
Well at least they finally admitted that it was watermelon punch (not iced tea) one of the ingredients of a rap culture drink called lean that TM admitted using. The third ingredient is cough syrup like Robitussin DM. The drink can cause paranoid and violent behavior. google lean or check this link http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=75112
...unfortunately, the only way a travesty like our current justice system will ever get fixed is when the govt fears the rioting of the white people more than the rioting of the black...and that ain´t gonna happen
#12, I´m hopeing the defense picked up on the points you made. I´m sure they did and will point out the lies today during their closing. Surely they will use the acutal video and sound clips to prove the prosecutor is a liar. If you think of all the horrible lies concocted by the lawyers during the Anthony and Jodi Arias trials, there is no such thing as a fair trial. Both sides are guilty.
My sainted Mother used to say, "If you lose one foot -- thank God you didn´t lose two".
The most valuable thing to surface from this joke of a trial is the American public can see for themselves how corrupt the trial system has become under this AG, Holder....Something good has come out of the trial -- so called trial.
Now -- I don´t mean the low info voters -- I´m talking about normal every day American like yourselves. WE now know exactly who WE are dealing with -- obamacrats.
That this "trial" is actually taking place 150 years after Gettysburg and the ending of slavery in this country is sad. That in the fifth year of the First Black President and this sham trial is taking place tells me all I need to know about race relations and the so called civil rights movement in this country. It was never about equality buy payback for all the valid abuses of the past and the ongoing, never ending perceived slights of today and the future - blacks needed an excuse as to why most of them have and will fail even after emancipation.
Thank you so much those founding fathers (those who had slaves) and the legacy of them that will be the ruin of this country. Their ghetto style, music, language, dress, etc has corrupted most everything in this country.
In the past it was only the defense that used such despicable tactics to get their way.
However, the potus has ordered his thugs to see that Zimmerman gets convicted. I think what he did right after the incident was at least tainting the jury pool with their pre-trial rallies... and I have no doubt that he has or will at last attempt to tamper with this jury. Both actions should be impeachable.
It´s a sad day for America.... will this turn Sanford and major cities to using Chicago thuggery when this is over?
I am disappointed that the Blacks who are honest, hard working, responsible citizens are not more engaged in this travesty, calling for the truth to be more important than race or politics. They do have a voice and this would be a good time to let the country hear it.
Truly a disgusting spectacle. Both the prosecutors and the judge have conspired to convict Zimmerman of something/anything regardless of the facts in the case. The state purposely withheld exculpatory evidence. When the defense discovered it, the judge disallowed its use. The state tried to tack on absurd new charges at the last minute. Not only did the state not prove the original charge beyond a reasonable doubt, but in its closing arguments it even proved that one of the lesser charges (manslaughter) was not applicable.
This will go down in history as a textbook example of prosecutorial and judicial misconduct.
No doubt the Judge is hoping the jury will acquit, thus preventing her from ever taking any heat for her actions; and at worst (for her) if it goes up and is reversed, well, I doubt it´s the first time that has happened to her. She takes the most heat for stepping in and dismissing, so she chose the path of least resistance. The prosecutor is no doubt more interested in how this plays in his bid for the Democratic nomination for Florida Attorney General, than in whether his case is clean and logical.
Mind you, both of those motives are grounds for disbarment. A prosecutor owes a duty to the defendant as well as the victim, and that certainly encompasses not bringing a case forward where reasonable doubt exists. And a judge who is more worried about the press than about her duty does not belong on the bench. It´s her -job- to do the unpopular thing, when the prosecution has not proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt.
#30, one of the most startling things about the prosecution´s closing arguments is that they totally flipped roles with the defense. Namely, whereas it is normally their role to prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt, de la Rionda was posing additional theories as to what might have happened, something the defense often does to raise doubt.
They´re clearly desperate to offer confused jurors any shred of possible guilt to hang onto.
Re: post 3, no, I think it may be more of something like this: Hitler will try again to breed mistrust and suspicion between one individual and another, one group and another, one race and another. FDR January 1941 in his Four Freedoms speech. It is how tyrants gain control and power. They divide and conquer. They create chaos. They create fear. They destroy the foundations of society. Do you trust the justice system now? Or government? Do you feel secure in this economy? Do you feel safe? The sale of personal weapons suggest not. What about the arms of government - the IRS or the NSA or many of the rest? What about the education our children are receiving in government schools? So, did the Justice system in this case advance race relations? Build confidence in a fair and impartial system of justice? This case isn´t about race, it´s about power.
If you are a Floridian, how do you feel about Angela Corey sitting with Trayvon´s parents in the front row..I suggest you read her affidavit again and get re-ticked off at the lies in it. Let Gov. Scott know how you feel about Angela Corey, I just did. Tell me this isn´t to influence the jury ! Get her OUT of the courtroom.
I listened to the closing arguments long enough to hear how disingenuous the prosecutor was. He went way beyond making a case for the state. His entire spiel was to call the defendant names and call him a serial liar. This case should never have gone to trial.
Is this the eve of our own Kristallnacht? Our Reichstag Fire? This judge reminds me of the judge that berated and interrogated the defendants that were swept up in the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler. All for show. History repeats.
This trial is a truly disgusting spectacle. To have the Federal Justice Department and the State of Florida and the trial judge with the help of the media conspire to prosecute this non criminal act of self defense and get a conviction, any conviction down to and including child abuse (of a 17 year old 6 foot tall 180 pound street fighting ´child´) is a true miscarriage of justice. The effort is a conspiracy between those trying to make a political point and those trying to avoid race riots but at the cost of ripping the blindfold off of lady justice, putting a thumb on her scales and forcing her to become a racist. I thought a black president was supposed to put this sort of thing in the past but instead he has brought about increased racial strife.
"If you call it a riot, it sounds like it was just a bunch of crazy people who went out and did bad things for no reason. I maintain it was somewhat understandable, if not acceptable. So I call it a rebellion."
Representative Maxine Waters California´s 43rd Congressional District Rodney King Verdict/Los Angeles Riots 1992
Ladies and gentlemen, let´s hope and pray history does not repeat itself.
The lead investigator told Zimmerman at the station there was a video of the fight (a trick attempt at wanting to see Z´s reaction), and Zimmerman´s reaction was, "Great." Meaning of course that it would verify everything he was telling the investigator was true. Of course the video didn´t exist, but Z did no know that. To me this was the key witness and evidence proving Z´s innocence, and also the reason the prosecution should never have brought the case to court. Obama should be impeached for tampering with a case.
It´s my personal opinion that IF there´s a conspiracy afoot to convict Zimmerman, then the child abuse charge (3rd degree...) then they cooked that up in order for Nelson to have something, anything, about which the left can say "see? she didn´t side with the prosecution ALL the time" and that would be the only reason they proposed that. And it´s my personal opinion that GZ is going to be found guilty, no matter how firm and stable and reasonable his self defense plea was. And whether or not he is found guilty, some black racist will murder him. He´s a marked man forever. Poor George! My heart goes out to him.
Greta Van Susteren was apoplectic last night that the prosecutor lied to the jury about the testimony of one of the witnesses , in order to make it seem as if Zimmerman lied. I assume the defense reminded the jury today of that lie. I wondered what position Holder promised Judge Debbie if she threw the case ? The prosecution often described the 6´ 2" thug Trayvon as a child , a kid and a boy , although the prosecutor slipped a couple of times and called him a man. I´m generally pro prosecution , but, this sleazy and corrupt bunch makes me rethink that . A Romney DOJ would not have tried to manipulate this case as Obama/ Holder obviously has. Elections matter.
Off-topic but nonetheless related, a little known fact that may be pertinent as to why Trayvon Martin would walk a mile in heavy rain to buy Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail and Skittles might be, as revealed by an Ldotter a few days ago, they are among ingredients for a popular hip-hop community recreational drink that has caused the deaths of some users. The slang terms for the drink include “Purple Drank,” “Lean,” “Sizzurp,” “Purple Jelly,” “Tsikuni.” Trayvon’s death is a tragedy not only for Trayvon and his family, but also for George Zimmerman and his family.
I hate to once again to be the stormcrow but once again while cruising my East Coast nieces and nephews FB post I came across their postings for the Trayvon Martin Foundation website out of Miami. They ( my fam) are definitely coming down favoring Martin but not in touch with trial or news just "feelings". My daughter just spent a week with her in-laws in DC and came home thinking Martin was just a kid who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. More and more I have given up the idea of an educated populace. Nope not many out there. Time for Scottie to beam me back aboard.
FTA: "Fifty years ago, in Brady v. Maryland, the U.S. Supreme Court established that a prosecutor´s responsibility was "to seek justice fairly, not merely win convictions by any means."
The end (Zimmerman in a predominantly black prison) justifies the means that everyone on the ´persecutorial´ side, from Obama on down has employed.
We were all surprised months ago when Angela Corey went for a murder 2 conviction. We were appalled when, in the 11th hour of the trial, the prosecution added (with ´Judge´ Nelson´s connivance) manslaughter...and obscured this underhanded move with the idiotic distractor of Murder 3.
Prediction: The jury will convict GZ of manslaughter.
#6: I agree, we should do all three things...and more.
#32: I deem yours to be the best of a bloody good show.
Impeach the Judge, impeach her as she has no business being a judge over this case or any other case in this country. You can just see her disdain as she sits there. Her face just lights up when something bad comes up about Zimmerman. She has NO business being a judge in this or any other case in this country She is going to rule with hate in her heart for Zimmerman. He has no chance of getting off It is now Friday afternoon and you will see that either this afternoon or tomorrow.
The Dems are convinced they will own the Hispanic vote via their amnesty ploy.So what did the lead from behind Obe do? He dove into a race war choosing to lynch a White Hispanic to con the straying blacks again. He just labeled himself a White --black African because his minions created the label White Hispanic. Will the so labeled white Hispanics accept the amnesty then turn on the Dems because they used them in a race war ?
#48, before you try the ´lean´ recipe reported on this thread be advised there are TWO, not ONE but TWO commonly prescribed blood pressure medications that have as a side effect something called VERTIGO.
If you have a susceptability you might find yourself literally LEANING with VERTIGO on half a normal dose.
Otherwise, if you are just average, and you overdose on either of those two drugs, you will also find yourself LEANING.
Probably half the people in this country age 50 and above have these drugs in the medicine cabinet. No doubt African Americans, who suffer hypertension at younger ages than ohers, may well have been prescribed these medicines at a far younger age.
Robitussin (etc) is an expensive way to put yourself into the same condition. 4 or 5 pills of the prescribed size washed down with watermelon tea would probably do the trick.
The absurdity of the prosecution is media censored. Jack Cashill, is one of the few who brilliantly exposes it. The media is the crime. The traitors to the truth media beating the drums for post trial violence. The media distracting attention away from crimes and failures in Nobama’s Washington. Ofay Obama is half white, yet the media paints him all black. Zimmerman is a Latin, yet the madness media paints him all white. Media campaigns this like the agitating, ludicrous, commie pair, Jackson and Sharpton. Why ? Because agitation is the confusing Marxist Agitprop Theater to take the heat off Benghazi, Fast & Furious, IRS prejudices NSA crazed control, ObamacideIRS medico fraud, Holder´s crimes, Fed´s pumpng fake money, Rubio Schumer McCain´s union-like organizing of twenty to thirty million illegal aliens to permanently disrupt and destroy our economy, and leave the border wide open with 24/7 invitations to welfare, medical, housing, schools, drained mostly by non taxpaying illiterates beating out the working citizen. The Diane Sawyer, holier than thou media, is the disruptor, the censor, the lying protections racket for all of the crimes of the White House, Congress, the army of non essential bureaucrats, of this otherwise greatest country in history.
#60 – While the warning is appreciated, rest assured, “trying” the drink was not even a remote consideration. The purpose of the post was to suggest that the “innocent” young man may not have had an “innocent” intent with his purchase of the juice cocktail and candy.
The whole purpose of this trial is political to ensure that blacks support Obama and the progressive cause 110%. The progressive fascists lied about this case from the beginning in order to scare blacks that they needed to worry about white racists. Then this trial and Obama "if I had a son" comment show that the progressive fascists have their backs are on their side. It worked and blacks voted 110% for Obama and the cause in 2012.
This is the same evil that the Democrats used to gain power in the Jim Crow South. The preyed on the racism of whites for political power. The innocent black victims were just speed bumps in their way. Now they prey on the racism and fears of blacks and an innocent white hispanic is their latest victim.
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