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George Zimmerman trial starts with F-words and knock-knock jokes

June 24, 2013
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via newser.com

via newser.com

Opening statements in the George Zimmerman case were today, and oh my god you guys, they totally said the F-word and it went out live on TV.

Prosecutor John Guy quoted one of Zimmernan’s most famous lines – “fucking punks” – uttered to a police dispatcher on the night he called 911 to report that he’d seen a suspicious character (who turned out to be Trayvon Martin) walking through his gated community.

Now everybody’s freaking out, apologizing for offending “sensitive ears,” instituting seven-second delays, viewer discretion warnings and otherwise acting shocked that someone uttered obscenities during a murder trial. Because god forbid somebody who sits at home and obsessively watches minute-by-minute coverage of a murder trial might be offended by the F-bomb.

The defense, meanwhile, opened its case with a bad joke. A knock-knock joke that was a weird cheap shot at the jurors before him, no less. “Knock-knock,” Zimmerman attorney Don West began. “Who’s there? George Zimmerman. George Zimmerman who? OK, good, you’re on the jury.”

Don’t quit your day job, Don.

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  • American Man

    Neighborhood WATCH not CONFRONT !!!!! Tragedy , no winners….

  • lamestream

    Trayvon, in fact, had become a devotee of the druggy concoction known as “Lean,” also known in southern hip-hop culture as “Sizzurp” and “Purple Drank.” Lean consists of three basic ingredients — codeine, a soft drink, and candy. If his Facebook postings are to be believed, Trayvon had been using Lean since at least June 2011.

    On June 27, 2011, Trayvon asks a friend online, “unow a connect for codien?” He tells the friend that “robitussin nd soda” could make “some fire ass lean.” He says, “I had it before” and that he wants “to make some more.” On the night of February 26, if Brandy had some Robitussin at home, Trayvon had just bought the mixings for one “fire ass lean” cocktail.
    Curly appears to be holding the two bills Trayvon walked out with. He approaches the clerk and buys two cheap cigars from behind the counter and then a third one as an afterthought.

    Trayvon had his hoodie up inside the 7-11, and he was walking in the rain when Zimmerman spotted him. The walk to this point should have taken 10 minutes.

    It took 40 minutes. Some background may help explain why. Earlier that same month, Trayvon had been caught at school holding a bag with marijuana residue and a marijuana pipe. He was suspended for the third time that school year, this time for ten days. Trayvon may have been dealing as well. As one online friend had communicated earlier, “Damn were u at a ***** need a plant.”

    Trayvon was partial to “blunts,” street slang for cannabis rolled with the tobacco-leaf wrapper from an inexpensive cigar called a “blunt.” As a tribute after his death, one friend posted online a photo of a homemade badge honoring Trayvon positioned next to a blunt.

    It seems altogether possible that Curly bought at least one of those cigars for the under-aged Trayvon and took those visible dollar bills as payment. Trayvon waited five minutes outside the 7-11 and did not leave until after Curly came out. In the 40 minutes before Zimmerman spotted him, Trayvon could have scraped the tobacco out of the cigar, replaced it with marijuana, and smoked his blunt.

    Trayvon had a history. On October 21, 2011, he received his second suspension that school year. A security guard at his school saw Trayvon writing “WTF” on a hallway locker. In looking through his bag for the marker, the guard found 12 pieces of jewelry, a watch, and a “burglary tool.”