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   Zimmerman defense lawyer apologizes to jury for telling knock-knock joke about them in his opening statement, asks them if they've heard the one about Trayvon Martin's favorite flavor of Skittles

25 Jun 2013 08:15 AM   |   6583 clicks   |   CNN
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nekom    [TotalFark]  
DRINK!

Sometimes I wonder if his defense attorney is actively trying to sabotage his case.

25 Jun 2013 08:10 AM
Confabulat    [TotalFark]  
I'm not even interested in this trial but that was uh, something.

25 Jun 2013 08:17 AM
mayIFark     
Or, he could ask for the jury's fark handles, insisting, if they have not already read it on fark, it would have been funny.

/wait, even if it was funny, what was the point? What was he trying to accomplish by being funny?

25 Jun 2013 08:18 AM
Green Scorpio     
Well? What's his favorite flavor?

25 Jun 2013 08:19 AM
stoli n coke     
Knock knock?
Who's There?
George Zimmerman?
George Zim-AHHH!!!! SCARY TEENAGER!!!!BLAMBLAMBLAM!!!!!!

Also, who's been smuggling Zim Zim deep fried ranch donuts into the jail? The guy's a farking blimp now.

25 Jun 2013 08:20 AM
Chelsea Clinton Is Carrot Top's Lost Twin     

Green Scorpio: Well? What's his favorite flavor?


Favorite Skittles flavor?  I'm not sure.  But I'm guessing his favorite beer is

www.myneonhaven.comView Full Size

25 Jun 2013 08:22 AM
stoli n coke     

mayIFark: Or, he could ask for the jury's fark handles, insisting, if they have not already read it on fark, it would have been funny.

/wait, even if it was funny, what was the point? What was he trying to accomplish by being funny?



He's merely illustrating to the court that dead teenagers are funny, as long as they're not white.

25 Jun 2013 08:22 AM
Zelron     
I think he was trying to make a comment about the jury selection process.  I'm not sure what his point was, but I'm pretty sure it was supposed to be disparaging.

Which frankly, if I were on the jury, I'd be insulted.  Perhaps he's trying to set up grounds for appeal.

25 Jun 2013 08:24 AM
hardinparamedic    [TotalFark]  
At this point, I have a feeling that both sides are just farking around. Trolling, for the lulz, if you will.

25 Jun 2013 08:26 AM
No Time To Explain     
"A prosecuting attorney greeted the jury in the George Zimmerman trial Monday with a quote full of expletives, while his adversary decided it was appropriate to tell jurors a knock-knock joke."

/as if this trial wasn't a joke already
//if the joke something, something, you must acquit?

25 Jun 2013 08:26 AM
Green Scorpio     

stoli n coke: mayIFark: Or, he could ask for the jury's fark handles, insisting, if they have not already read it on fark, it would have been funny.

/wait, even if it was funny, what was the point? What was he trying to accomplish by being funny?


He's merely illustrating to the court that dead teenagers are funny, as long as they're not white.


Not true. Dead white teenagers can be funny
MST3k - 514 - Teenage Strangler

25 Jun 2013 08:26 AM
Tyrone Slothrop     

Zelron: I think he was trying to make a comment about the jury selection process.  I'm not sure what his point was, but I'm pretty sure it was supposed to be disparaging.

Which frankly, if I were on the jury, I'd be insulted.  Perhaps he's trying to set up grounds for appeal.


The 'joke' was that if you haven't heard of Zimmerman, you could be on the jury. Wasn't this a Fark headline a while ago?

25 Jun 2013 08:27 AM
Chelsea Clinton Is Carrot Top's Lost Twin     

Zelron: I think he was trying to make a comment about the jury selection process.  I'm not sure what his point was, but I'm pretty sure it was supposed to be disparaging.

Which frankly, if I were on the jury, I'd be insulted.  Perhaps he's trying to set up grounds for appeal.


counterpoint:  it could be he was trying to say he felt they would be an impartial jury, having not heard of any news of the case.

/either way, he failed miserably.

25 Jun 2013 08:28 AM
Carth     
Is the trial on TV, or better yet, web streamed?

25 Jun 2013 08:28 AM
Tatterdemalian     
Well, after the prosecutor threw the F-bomb at the jury in his opening statement, the defense could have make a Chewbacca referense and still made a more favorable impression.

/the "this is what those guys really think" argument doesn't really work that well, even on the internet
//it's actually pretty funny that the prosecutor tried it though... especially later when we watch him argue after that that Trayvon's internet history should be kept out of the trial

25 Jun 2013 08:29 AM
nekom    [TotalFark]  

Chelsea Clinton Is Carrot Top's Lost Twin: Zelron: I think he was trying to make a comment about the jury selection process.  I'm not sure what his point was, but I'm pretty sure it was supposed to be disparaging.

Which frankly, if I were on the jury, I'd be insulted.  Perhaps he's trying to set up grounds for appeal.

counterpoint:  it could be he was trying to say he felt they would be an impartial jury, having not heard of any news of the case.

/either way, he failed miserably.


Yeah, whatever his motivation, I don't think that was a good lawyerin' move at all.

25 Jun 2013 08:30 AM
Green Scorpio     

Zelron: I'm not sure what his point was, but I'm pretty sure it was supposed to be disparaging.


The same joke 2 decades ago:
Knock knock?
Who's There?
O.J. Simpson
O.J. Simpson who?
You're on the jury

25 Jun 2013 08:30 AM
SpectroBoy     

Chelsea Clinton Is Carrot Top's Lost Twin: Green Scorpio: Well? What's his favorite flavor?

Favorite Skittles flavor?  I'm not sure.  But I'm guessing his favorite beer is


[www.myneonhaven.com image 500x375]


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25 Jun 2013 08:30 AM
gnosis301    [TotalFark]  
Orange you glad I didn't say Zimmerman?

25 Jun 2013 08:31 AM
HotWingConspiracy     

Zelron: I think he was trying to make a comment about the jury selection process.  I'm not sure what his point was, but I'm pretty sure it was supposed to be disparaging.

Which frankly, if I were on the jury, I'd be insulted.  Perhaps he's trying to set up grounds for appeal.


Well hell yeah, that's another opportunity to beg dullards for money.

25 Jun 2013 08:31 AM
Green Scorpio     

Carth: Is the trial on TV, or better yet, web streamed?


Yeah, but I don't know if you want to watch it from this site
http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/06/19 /watch-live-coverage-george-zimm er man-trial

25 Jun 2013 08:31 AM
Carth     

Green Scorpio: Carth: Is the trial on TV, or better yet, web streamed?

Yeah, but I don't know if you want to watch it from this site
http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/06/19/ watch-live-coverage-george-zimm er man-trial


Thank you. I have ad block they get nothing from me.

25 Jun 2013 08:32 AM
limeyfellow     

No Time To Explain: "A prosecuting attorney greeted the jury in the George Zimmerman trial Monday with a quote full of expletives, while his adversary decided it was appropriate to tell jurors a knock-knock joke."

/as if this trial wasn't a joke already
//if the joke something, something, you must acquit?


To be fair, the prosecutor was reading the transcript of what George Zimmerman was saying to the 911 operator as he was hunting down the kid.

25 Jun 2013 08:35 AM
mayIFark     
I think what he was trying to say is, this case got more attention than it deserved, and that can sway the outcome. The problem with that logic is, he is basically insulting the jury's judgement to get in their favor.

/anyway, I can't tell what he was trying to do. What I can tell is that he screwed up.

25 Jun 2013 08:35 AM
Tatterdemalian     
Whee, the mods are laying on the Tatterdemalian filters thick today!

/I don't even know what "referense" is reefering to
//it's nice to know I'm just that special to you all

25 Jun 2013 08:35 AM
Mid_mo_mad_man     

limeyfellow: No Time To Explain: "A prosecuting attorney greeted the jury in the George Zimmerman trial Monday with a quote full of expletives, while his adversary decided it was appropriate to tell jurors a knock-knock joke."

/as if this trial wasn't a joke already
//if the joke something, something, you must acquit?

To be fair, the prosecutor was reading the transcript of what George Zimmerman was saying to the 911 operator as he was hunting down the kid.




Hunting Martin? So you admit that Martin was a wild beast

25 Jun 2013 08:40 AM
markfara     
I watched the clips of this last night. The prosecutor was masterful. The defense came off as a clueless nincompoop.

25 Jun 2013 08:42 AM
JuggleGeek     

Tatterdemalian: Well, after the prosecutor threw the F-bomb at the jury in his opening statement, the defense could have make a Chewbacca referense and still made a more favorable impression.


He didn't "throw the F-bomb", he quoted the 911 call to show the mindset of Zimmerman a few minutes before the shooting.  Your hero is the one that did the cussing, the prosecutor quoted evidence.

25 Jun 2013 08:45 AM
Chelsea Clinton Is Carrot Top's Lost Twin     

Green Scorpio: Carth: Is the trial on TV, or better yet, web streamed?

Yeah, but I don't know if you want to watch it from this site
http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/06/19/ watch-live-coverage-george-zimm er man-trial


For the Lifetime mini series, John Goodman is a lock to play the judge.

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25 Jun 2013 08:45 AM
greentea1985    [TotalFark]  

No Time To Explain: "A prosecuting attorney greeted the jury in the George Zimmerman trial Monday with a quote full of expletives, while his adversary decided it was appropriate to tell jurors a knock-knock joke."

/as if this trial wasn't a joke already
//if the joke something, something, you must acquit?


So the prosecutor used expletives, but did it while quoting Zimmerman and strengthening his case. The prosecutor used the expletives to drive home his case that Zimmerman actively wanted to kill Martin. The defense attorney started off with a joke that insulted the jury and the jury's intelligence. I wonder which attorney made the better opening statement.

25 Jun 2013 08:47 AM
markfara     

JuggleGeek: Tatterdemalian: Well, after the prosecutor threw the F-bomb at the jury in his opening statement, the defense could have make a Chewbacca referense and still made a more favorable impression.

He didn't "throw the F-bomb", he quoted the 911 call to show the mindset of Zimmerman a few minutes before the shooting.  Your hero is the one that did the cussing, the prosecutor quoted evidence.


The prosecutor said the F-word in court, though, and that's offensive so Zimmerman should be acquitted.

25 Jun 2013 08:48 AM
Krymson Tyde     
Take my skittles, please.

25 Jun 2013 08:49 AM
greentea1985    [TotalFark]  

Tatterdemalian: Well, after the prosecutor threw the F-bomb at the jury in his opening statement, the defense could have make a Chewbacca referense and still made a more favorable impression.

/the "this is what those guys really think" argument doesn't really work that well, even on the internet
//it's actually pretty funny that the prosecutor tried it though... especially later when we watch him argue after that that Trayvon's internet history should be kept out of the trial


Actually, since the f-bombs were in a direct Zimmerman quote from the 911 tapes that illustrate that Zimmerman wanted to kill Martin, I think the prosecutor can get away with it. The defense attorney, on the other hand, had no excuse for the bad knock-knock joke that insulted the jury.

25 Jun 2013 08:49 AM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  

Chelsea Clinton Is Carrot Top's Lost Twin: Green Scorpio: Well? What's his favorite flavor?

Favorite Skittles flavor?  I'm not sure.  But I'm guessing his favorite beer is

[www.myneonhaven.com image 500x375]


He's black, not werewolf.

25 Jun 2013 08:50 AM
Hobodeluxe     

stoli n coke: Knock knock?
Who's There?
George Zimmerman?
George Zim-AHHH!!!! SCARY TEENAGER!!!!BLAMBLAMBLAM!!!!!!

Also, who's been smuggling Zim Zim deep fried ranch donuts into the jail? The guy's a farking blimp now.


he's not been in jail. He's been living high on the hog in a 5 star hotel off of the racists' money donated to his website.

25 Jun 2013 08:51 AM
stoli n coke     

markfara: JuggleGeek: Tatterdemalian: Well, after the prosecutor threw the F-bomb at the jury in his opening statement, the defense could have make a Chewbacca referense and still made a more favorable impression.

He didn't "throw the F-bomb", he quoted the 911 call to show the mindset of Zimmerman a few minutes before the shooting.  Your hero is the one that did the cussing, the prosecutor quoted evidence.

The prosecutor said the F-word in court, though, and that's offensive so Zimmerman should be acquitted.



I think a lot of people don't realize that actual trials aren't PG rated, especially murder trials. This isn't Law and Order. Attorneys read 9-1-1 transcripts without deleting any expletives, they'll show graphic and bloody crime scene photos, basically anything at their disposal that helps their case.

They care about the jury's analysis of the evidence, not their moral feelings or the moral feelings of all the pearl clutchers watching on Court TV.

25 Jun 2013 08:51 AM
Heinrich von Eckardt     
Knock knock.
Who's there?
Trayvon Martin.
I don't think so.

25 Jun 2013 08:52 AM
Seven Mason     
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25 Jun 2013 08:52 AM
CheekyMonkey     

Carth: Is the trial on TV, or better yet, web streamed?


Pretty sure Comedy Central has exclusive broadcast rights...

\Ladies & Gentlemen of the jury, I think the moral of the story is, don't bring Skittles to a gun fight! Thank you, thank you, I'll be here all week.  Don't forget to tip your bailiff...

25 Jun 2013 08:54 AM
BeatrixK    [TotalFark]  
The irony is that, Zimmerman, all 500 lbs of him, actually looks more menacing now than he did when it all went down.  His defense team is starting off like a bunch of keystone cops...

1.)  The knock knock joke,
2.)  Asserting that DNA doesn't necessarily prove much
3.)  Forgetting a point in the timeline and telling the jury, 'I'm sure you wrote it down.'

25 Jun 2013 08:56 AM
Outlaw2097    [TotalFark]  
over a year to prep.  and that is the best opening statement he could come up with?

lube up, zimmerman...itll only make things easier

25 Jun 2013 08:56 AM
Popcorn Johnny     
Sour Skittles are the best. I'd kill for a pack.

25 Jun 2013 08:56 AM
xanadian    [TotalFark]  
Wait.

Wasn't that knock-knock joke THE headline that was used on Fark.com a couple weeks ago??

GODDAMMITSOMUCH

Seven Mason: [i735.photobucket.com image 827x115]


Yeah...that.

25 Jun 2013 08:56 AM
Hobodeluxe     

markfara: I watched the clips of this last night. The prosecutor was masterful. The defense came off as a clueless nincompoop.


yeah I couldn't even follow his narrative with all the maps and stuff. WTH was he trying to prove with all that? Establish his timeline? Because that was about as sloppy and unintelligible presentation I've seen.  Nothing was marked on his maps. He kept jumping back and forth in time and not presenting events as they happened in chronological order. And why did they (both sides) spend so long with the 7-11, it's location and what was bought there etc.? Jeez people cut to the chase. What he bought at the store and all that aren't important.

25 Jun 2013 08:58 AM
LordJiro     

Seven Mason: [i735.photobucket.com image 827x115]


Great, so the defense is ripping off Fark, who ripped off an old OJ Simpson joke.

25 Jun 2013 08:58 AM
Hobodeluxe     

xanadian: Wait.

Wasn't that knock-knock joke THE headline that was used on Fark.com a couple weeks ago??

GODDAMMITSOMUCH

Seven Mason: [i735.photobucket.com image 827x115]

Yeah...that.


OMG they stole the fark headline? Someone on the defense team is a totalfarker?

25 Jun 2013 08:59 AM
nekom    [TotalFark]  

BeatrixK: The irony is that, Zimmerman, all 500 lbs of him, actually looks more menacing now than he did when it all went down.  His defense team is starting off like a bunch of keystone cops...

1.)  The knock knock joke,
2.)  Asserting that DNA doesn't necessarily prove much
3.)  Forgetting a point in the timeline and telling the jury, 'I'm sure you wrote it down.'


Wait, what?  The defense team is calling into question DNA???  In a case where it is 100% clear that their client in fact killed Martin?  What possible angle could they have there?

25 Jun 2013 08:59 AM
redmid17    [TotalFark]  

greentea1985: No Time To Explain: "A prosecuting attorney greeted the jury in the George Zimmerman trial Monday with a quote full of expletives, while his adversary decided it was appropriate to tell jurors a knock-knock joke."

/as if this trial wasn't a joke already
//if the joke something, something, you must acquit?

So the prosecutor used expletives, but did it while quoting Zimmerman and strengthening his case. The prosecutor used the expletives to drive home his case that Zimmerman actively wanted to kill Martin. The defense attorney started off with a joke that insulted the jury and the jury's intelligence. I wonder which attorney made the better opening statement.


The prosecutor's opening arguments were more or less an emotional plea. The idiotic knock-knock joke aside, the defense had a pretty solid open argument with lots of pertinent information supporting Zimmerman's version of events and it was presented in an efficient, easy to digest manner. Open arguments aside, the prosecution bungled the fark out of the 911 dispatcher's testimony. They did not have a good day.

25 Jun 2013 08:59 AM
s2s2s2     
Watching the prosecution use farker prosecution tactics was the highlight of my day, yesterday.
My fave was when they tried to make "might be black...ok definitely black" sound like racism.

"He said he's black, AGAIN! Did you ask that second time?!"


The prosecution is hosed.

25 Jun 2013 09:01 AM
untaken_name     
Slammin' Strawberry?

25 Jun 2013 09:01 AM
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