George Zimmerman Murder Trail, Day One: Prosecution Begins Opening Statement with “F*cking punks. These a**holes, they always get away.” … Zimmerman’s Defense Attorney Don West Opens Trial With ‘Knock-Knock’ Joke (Video)
Bizarre to say the least … The murder trial of George Zimmerman opened yesterday in Sanford, Florida with two of the most rather bizarre, inappropriate and questionable opening statements in quite some time. is this what out legal system has become these days? I can’t imagine an episode of Perry Mason, Matlock or even Law & Order beginning with such opening arguments in a trial. However, such was the case with the George Zimmerman murder trial. Is it a case of what the legal profession has become, or cameras in the court room. It is rather hard to believe that after all this time, this is what was determined to be the winners for the opening statements.
The prosecution came out of the gate with their opening statement by quoting the 911 call from George Zimmerman to the 911 dispatcher, “F***ing punks,” and “These a**holes, they always get away.” It did not take long for the prosecution to place the race card.
Prosecutor John Guy was the first to speak, and surprised many in the court by using profanity in his opening remarks.
Guy quoted Zimmerman as saying to a dispatcher, “F***ing punks,” and “These a**holes, they always get away.”
“Those were the words in that grown man’s mouth as he followed, in the dark, a 17-year-old boy who he didn’t know,” Guy continued, describing Zimmerman’s remarks as “hate-filled words that he used to describe a perfect stranger.”
George Zimmerman attorney tells ‘knock, knock’ joke as part of opening statement and it fell completely flat. The defense went on to say that there were no winners in this case and that his client “George Zimmerman is not guilty of murder, he shot Trayvon Martin in self defense after being viciously attacked.”
“Knock-knock.” Who’s there? George Zimmerman. George Zimmerman who? Good you are on the jury.”
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