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The Trial of George Zimmerman
« on: June 24, 2013, 05:01:47 pm »
Mods if you want to move this, be my guest.  I'd say putting this here will be best for everyone because...THE TRIAL STARTED TODAY!

Opening statements made by both the state and the defense paint a very interesting picture.  On the one hand, you've got a very professional lawyer attempting to put a man away on a 2nd degree murder charge while on the other hand....you've got knock knock jokes.

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Re: The Trial of George Zimmerman
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 06:08:06 pm »
I may wait for the musical.
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Re: The Trial of George Zimmerman
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 08:35:55 pm »
This'll be the new OJ Simpson Trial.

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Re: The Trial of George Zimmerman
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 08:42:30 pm »
Knock knock jokes? Seriously? It's gonna be a long trial.

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Re: The Trial of George Zimmerman
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2013, 11:18:02 pm »
To be fair about the knock knock joke - the defence do not have a lot to work with.

Also unlike OJ Simpson - Zimmerman is not lucky enough to have had the police plant evidence on him to try and ensure a conviction.


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Re: The Trial of George Zimmerman
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2013, 11:24:06 pm »
The joke in question:

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"Knock, knock," he said. "'Who's there?' 'George Zimmerman.' 'George Zimmerman, who?' 'All right, good, you are on the jury.'"

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Re: The Trial of George Zimmerman
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2013, 11:36:58 pm »
This is definitely going to be an interesting trial.
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Re: The Trial of George Zimmerman
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2013, 09:34:45 am »
No matter what the verdict is, when it's announced I fear the shitstorm will be so massive that it willl turn into real-world violence.

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Re: The Trial of George Zimmerman
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2013, 12:22:49 pm »
It should be fun indeed, I really hope they don't let this jerk off the hook.

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Re: The Trial of George Zimmerman
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2013, 01:36:05 pm »
It's been surprisingly quiet and empty outside the Sanford court house. That is ominous, in a way.

Listening yet again to the 911 call recording with a person screaming for help, then sudden silence. Whether it is Martin or Zimmerman screaming is still not establish-able. Honestly, now I hope it was Zimmerman. When you stalk a person in the rainy dark and act and speak aggressively while doing it, and your gun holster top becomes visible to your stalking victim as you and he get closer in a yelling confrontation? Yeah....what choice would an unarmed person have but to go on defense/attack? If it's Zimmerman screaming, good. At least Martin tried his best to disable the gunman stalking him. That is what Zimmerman was to Martin - a clear, continuing threat to his safety.

The defense says why didn't Martin run away, that he had time to do so. You don't turn your back on an armed and aggressive-acting stranger. Oh, but he could have just continued walking home. It was just Martin and his younger cousin back at the apartment. Dad and his GF were not at home. Would you allow a threatening, armed person to follow you home when you have a young family member there by themselves? Probably not, if you are a young male with some size and strength. You would feel responsible for that relative's safety, too.
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Re: The Trial of George Zimmerman
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2013, 02:07:50 pm »
If he's acquitted neo race riots.  Seriously it could be Rodney King 2.0 And all the justified rage
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Re: The Trial of George Zimmerman
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2013, 06:30:59 pm »
I wonder if the judge will allow the prosecutor to present past recordings of phonecalls from Zimmerman. Those could go a long way in helping them prove that he was ill-willed.
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Re: The Trial of George Zimmerman
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2013, 06:33:37 pm »
Sleepy - are you talking about the phone calls to police?  "These fucking punks always get away?"  - because that's what the prosecutor opened with about 8 times. My guess is they are going in.

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Re: The Trial of George Zimmerman
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2013, 06:46:44 pm »
I'm talking about calls that occurred before the actual incident. Weeks beforehand.
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Re: The Trial of George Zimmerman
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2013, 07:13:55 pm »
Only if they have those calls in evidence.  I don't know what they've got to play with but I do know the judge disqualified several experts for the recordings.

Ironbite-but if they can use those calls to establish that Zimmerman wanted to go Punisher on someone...hopefully they'll get in.