Zimmerman Portrayed as Vigilante in Fla. Shooting; Attorney Does Knock-Knock Joke (VIDEO)

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  • SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman was fed up with “punks” getting away with crime and shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin “because he wanted to,” not because he had to, prosecutors argued Monday, while the neighborhood watch volunteer’s attorney said the killing was self-defense against a young man who was slamming Zimmerman’s head against the pavement.

    The prosecution began opening statements in the long-awaited murder trial with shocking language, repeating obscenities Zimmerman uttered while talking to a police dispatcher moments before the deadly confrontation.

    The defense opened with a knock-knock joke about the difficulty of picking a jury for a case that stirred nationwide debate over racial profiling, vigilantism and Florida’s expansive laws on the use of deadly force.

    “Knock. Knock,” said defense attorney Don West.

    “Who is there?”

    “George Zimmerman.”

    “George Zimmerman who?”

    “Ah, good. You’re on the jury.”

    Zimmerman, 29, could get life in prison if convicted of second-degree murder for gunning down Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, as the unarmed black teenager, wearing a hoodie on a dark, rainy night, walked from a convenience store through the gated townhouse community where he was staying.

    The case took on racial dimensions after Martin’s family claimed that Zimmerman had racially profiled Martin and that police were dragging their feet in bringing charges. Zimmerman, whose mother is Hispanic and whose father is white, has denied the confrontation had anything to do with race.

    Prosecutor John Guy’s first words to the jury recounted what Zimmerman told a dispatcher in a call shortly after spotting Martin: “F—— punks. These a——-. They always get away.”

    Zimmerman was profiling Martin as he followed him, Guy said. He said Zimmerman viewed the teen “as someone about to a commit a crime in his neighborhood.”

    “And he acted on it. That’s why we’re here,” the prosecutor said.

    Zimmerman didn’t have to shoot Martin, Guy said. “He shot him for the worst of all reasons: because he wanted to,” he said.

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    11 thoughts on “Zimmerman Portrayed as Vigilante in Fla. Shooting; Attorney Does Knock-Knock Joke (VIDEO)

    1. QUESTION WHY DIDN’T GZ STAY IN HIS AUTO UNTIL THE POLICE CAME? WHY DID HE NOT TAKE THE ODER OF THE DISPATCH NOT TO FOLLOW THE PERSON-TM- AND WAS SAID THAT HE WOULD WAIT AT THE MAIL PLACE LOCATED NEAR THE FRONT OF THE COMPLEX’S. IF GZ WAS ON THE BOTTOM THEN WHY WASN’T HIS SHIRT FRONT FILLED WITH TM’S BLOOD?

      • Thank God Mr. Zimmerman got out of his truck to protect the housing community from that thug who was high on illegal drugs trespassing the complex. Wonder why he only shot him once, I know I would have emptied the full clip into that gangsta.

    2. the prosecution also pointed out that trayvon’s dna was not on zimmerman’s gun holster, which he claimed trayvon attempted to grab or on zimmerman’s face. i believe this creep slammed his head on the side walk,after killing trayvon, to provide the lying alibi that he was attacked and shot in self- defense.

      • SB, you feeling alright? Facts in this case appear to confuse you as the testimony is that dope-head-Trayvon attempted to get to his holster, not that he did. Get ready for the soon-to-be-acquittal. Try, instead SB, to just use the facts of the case instead of your speculations.

        • Little nasty pink face pig has nothing to do so he go hang out on the black site because his own don’t acknowledge trailer trash meth addicts. Well we will welcome your punk b(itc)h as right on in. But you must know that if you’re gonna play you need better material because that sh(it) you’re typing now is old, tired and lame. I know a young racist coward like yourself can do much better. Janie I do agree with you we should have a shoot a hoodie day. I’m sure the boys in the hood would love to see your cunt face in the place!

    3. If you think Steve`s story is flabbergasting,, last pay-cheque my cousins boyfriend basically also recieved a check for $6732 workin a ninteen hour week at home and they’re co-worker’s step-aunt`s neighbour did this for nine months and actually earned over $6732 in there spare time On there computer. applie the information on this link…… http://tiny.cc/ydi7yw

    4. Who knows? Maybe this trial will lead to a National-Shoot-A-Hoodie-Day where there will be no prosecution to any shooter of a hoodie if the shooter can prove they had any fear of the hood-ster. That would be fantastic and the result will make more bed-space for other criminals like Trayvon Martin and Travis Alexander, you know, those types of criminals. Fortunately, both Trayvon and Travis have both received Justice for their crimes. Now, it’s time to go after the parents of those drug-heads and pedophiles. Make good use of the available jail/prison space.

      • You really must be the stupidest person in the world!!! Your comments are only to make people upset!! I won’t degrade myself to your Level!! Justice will prevail and if it doesn’t Gods justice will be far worse!!! Goodnight!!

        • No, Torey, not the stupidest person in the world as you claim. My level is something you clearly will never achieve in ten-life-times-imo, according to your latest rant. Facts should not continue to scare you, and you can overcome your dilemma if you were to only do some basic research. I agree with you that Justice will prevail in this case as Mr. Zimmerman gets a full acquittal and sues that county into bankruptcy.

        • It seems to me you’re the one who’s ranting!! I will not go back and forth with you if I wanted to argue with a child I would wake my 12 year old up goodnight!!! I won’t respond again!!!

        • I agree with you Torey, you are the one who’s ranting. No charge for the lesson. Why you desire to torment children makes no sense, you sound as intelligent as Trayvon Martin or Travis Alexander, the pot-head and pedophile. Thank God they are both dead. True-justice has prevailed.

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