Notes from Rachel Jeantel’s Day 1 Testimony

Rachel Jeantel Zimmerman TrialA few things I noticed after watching some of “Dee Dee’s” day 1 testimony yesterday…

  • I understood everything Rachel was saying and was just as annoyed as she was for having to repeat so many statements. But, I wish somebody would have advised her to remain composed and on point no matter how unnecessary she thought repeating her answers and the questions were. You could tell West was fucking with her by asking dumb/confusing/detail laden/”boring” questions, pausing for long periods of time, and acting overly calm when she was obviously anxious.
  • Didn’t it seem like Rachel was trying to tell the court/jury that she thought Trayvon was directly outside of Brandy’s house/porch before being chased (from south to north) that final time?
  • Rachel mentioned telling Trayvon that Zimmerman, the creepy man watching him, could be a rapist. There’s nothing significant to her assertion other than bcclist commenters previously imagining what it would be like fleeing from a potential rapist in the dark rainy night. I.e. Not wanting to lead a predator back to the house and Chad.
  • I think the defense was prepping Rachel for an upcoming bombshell by asking why she thought it took Trayvon 30 minutes to get to the mailboxes from 7/11. There could be more to this story based on her dodgy response, the 3 hooded guys that bought 4 cigars after Trayvon was denied a cigar and left 7/11, and Trayvon’s sealed cellphone records. Regardless, as mentioned here, none of this means Trayvon Martin should have been profiled/chased/killed that night
  • It sucks that Rachel lied about both her age (makes sense, she’s extremely paranoid/watches way too much TV drama) and attending the wake…she had to admit this under oath yesterday.

Note: The above is a one off blog posting during George Zimmerman’s trial. This BccList.com forum posting — see the comment section here — is where the conversation is continuing.

Trayvon Martin George Zimmerman Forum #3 – See Comment Section

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I’m not quite sure how John Guy’s opening statement could have gone any better. At the same time, Don West of George Zimmerman’s defense team (no video to come) completely shit the bed with a confusing/boring/sloppy opening statement that — for some reason — included Zimmerman’s call to police:

I absolutely don’t get it. Especially since the wind interference from Zimmerman running after Trayvon Martin and subsequent tapping of metal (flashlight/gun?) ends 15+ seconds AFTER he was told to stop chasing the unarmed teen.

I’m logging off now (11:30 am EDT) to catch a flight — please feel free to leave a comment if Zimmerman’s defense finally makes a valid argument.

John Guy Opening Statement George Zimmeran Case

I’m not quite sure John Guy’s opening statement could have been scripted/delivered much better. It starts at the 20:40 mark here…

Per Mr. Guy’s opening statement, most of the postings on BccList discuss the tangled web of lies that Zimmerman has spun regarding the shooting of Trayvon Martin but here are two pretty decent recaps…

http://bcclist.com/2012/06/13/debating-george-zimmerman-supporters-is-worthless/

http://bcclist.com/2012/06/22/george-zimmerman-video-reenactment-lies-and-interview-discrepancies/

Note: The above is a one off blog posting during George Zimmerman’s trial. This BccList.com forum posting — see the comment section here — is where the conversation is continuing.

I Forget — Was Trayvon Martin Armed?

Of course not…

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/23/justice/florida-zimmerman-defense/index.html

So, weed/gun pics mean what — besides absolutely nothing — to this case?

One day, I hope to figure out/understand why the MSM is covering the case as they have been. Meaning, they’ve literally reported nothing of importance yet…nothing. Until then, I guess the goal is to incite emotion/pageviews from both sides?

Bottom line: No matter how many gun/weed pics Trayvon Martin had on his phone, Zimmerman can’t win a self defense (or stand your ground) case if — leading up to the murder — it’s well known/documented that he committed an act of assault by chasing an unarmed teen walking home with skittles and iced tea all over a gated community.

Note: The comment section for this posting has been disabled. This BccList.com forum posting — see the comment section here — is where the conversation is continuing.

Trayvon Martin George Zimmerman Forum #2

I’ve recently closed the comments on Forum #1 found here. Comments for this posting will remain open until Forum #3 is created.

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P.S. I have, and will continue to be, noticeably absent as I’ve gone through basically every life change but divorce and death over the past 6 months. My bad…

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Creepy Ass Brent Musburger “Wisdom” During the Orange Bowl

“When you’re a quarterback at Alabama — you see that lovely lady there? She does go to Auburn…I want to admit that. But, she’s also Miss Alabama. And, that’s AJ McCarron’s girlfriend, ok? Right there on the right is Dee Dee Bonner. That’s AJ’s mom. Wow — I’m telling — you quarterbacks, you get all the good looking women. What a beautiful woman. Wow! Whoa! So, if you’re a youngster at Alabama, start getting the football out and throw it around the backyard with pops.”

Brent Musburger 1/7/2013