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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:41 AM

Big high powered attorney is no match for the young, can-only-read typed print,

has difficulties with cursive, scared, and clearly on the stand waaaay too long is becoming more and more sympathetic..as jury watches this badgering...

Now it's getting ugly - he really badgering her big time about her demeanor and if she knew this was a racially charged event....

Pleased dear God let her prevail!

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:48 AM

1. I'm not able to watch

But this is the second time I'm reading that the Defense Lawyer is bringing up race.

I thought their meme was race was never involved?

Yeah - right. Pull this finger.

He's showing Zimmerman's ass.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:54 AM

2. I'm thinking he's trying to portray that Trayvon was the racist by

calling Zimmerman a honkey cracker.

Ultimately, I think, he's just trying to discredit the witness (and Trayvon) in any way he can.

The Judge has lost patience with him a few times.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:01 AM

3. This is what the defense does when their case is weak

I was on a jury in a murder trial. The defense attorney spent most of his time trying to discredit the witnesses. He had the same attitude and tried to pull apart their statements by nitpicking on every word. It's effect on the jury was that it just confused everyone and irritated the witnesses....this is exactly what is happening in this case. I don't think it will work......

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Response to delnative (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:12 AM

6. +1, she slowed him down a little bit an got him off track too... she was authentic

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:09 AM

4. after I first read this witness's testimony, I knew why the media is calling her a "star witness"

 

IIRC, Zimmerman's attorney must provide an affirmative defense. He has to demonstrate that Zimmerman felt he was in imminent danger with no chance of retreat. A key part of Zimmerman's testimony is that Martin ambushed him.

The gist I remember reading yesterday was her testimony suggests the opposite: that Zimmerman ambushed Martin.

The defense has to destroy her because if her testimony stands and is believable, Zimmerman's claim of being ambushed is gone and he is toast.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:11 AM

5. +1, TMs Friend was a VERY TYPICAL teenager like Trayvon, had she been TOO articulate and TOO well

...mannered and TOO non expressive I would think she was coached.

She came off VERY VERY un-coached and believable

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:38 AM

7. This attorney does not get it....her responses are all understandable in the ENTIRE

context.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:09 PM

8. This is painful to watch

 

I have stopped doing so. but there are several purposes besides trying to discredit her,

What isn't commonly known here(DU) is that the defense is trying to create a narrative around how her testimony here today, AND this trial came about. how she was tracked down, and cajoled by Crump, Trayvon's mother, and forced into this situation. Possibly improperly.

DeeDee is easy pickings for this purpose.

Most of the Pro-GZ forums/blogs are focused on this more than even the witnesses and facts. Surprisingly there is much sympathy for DeeDee herself. For some reason they think, in their minds, she is in real danger herself.

DeeDee is NOT the main target of the defense anymore. The entire prosecution apparatus is.

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