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George Zimmerman Witness Can't Read Letter She 'Wrote' About Shooting
ABC News ^ | June 27, 2013 | SENI TIENABESO and MATT GUTMAN

Posted on 06/27/2013 7:09:04 AM PDT by iowamark

A teenage friend of Trayvon Martin was forced to admit today in the George Zimmerman murder trial that she did not write a letter that was sent to Martin's mother describing what she allegedly heard on a phone call with Martin moments before he was shot.

In a painfully embarassing moment, Rachel Jeantel was asked to read the letter out loud in court.

"Are you able to read that at all?" defense attorney Don West asked.

Jeantel, head bowed, eyes averted whispered into the court microphone, "Some but not all. I don't read cursive."

It sent a hush through the packed courtroom.

Jeantel, 19, was unable to read any of the letter save for her name...

During nearly two hours of cross examination Wednesday in which he tried to raise questions about her version of events and accused her of telling several lies under oath, including about her whereabouts during Martin's wake.

"Under oath, you created a lie and said you went to the hospital?" asked West.

"Yes," responded Jeantel. She said she lied because she didn't want to see the body.

Jeantel became increasingly agitated and scoffed when West told her that she would have to continue testifying.

She is seen as a critical witness to the prosecution because she is the only person able to say that Martin claimed that he noticed a strange man following him and that he was scared. Jeantel said Martin described the stranger as a "creepy ass cracker."

Jeantel said Martin, 17, was walking home during halftime of the NBA All-Star Game when he became unnerved because he was being followed.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; coachingthewitness; cultureofcorruption; cursive; georgezimmerman; jeantel; kangaroocourt; letter; racheljeantel; railroaded; read; shooting; trayvon; trayvonmartin; witness; zimmerman
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What a fiasco!
1 posted on 06/27/2013 7:09:04 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

Good gravy!


2 posted on 06/27/2013 7:09:42 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The world understands that Putin means it and Obama doesn't." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: iowamark
She is the prosecution's entire case.

Do you hear that giant sucking sound?

3 posted on 06/27/2013 7:12:09 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed that one day pro wrestling would be less fake than network news?)
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To: iowamark


The face of genius ponders deeply...
4 posted on 06/27/2013 7:12:13 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: iowamark

Good grief....what an absolute circus, with clowns aplenty! Doesn’t say much for Jeb Bush’s vaunted Florida education reforms that this 19 year old can’t read. And if it’s the prosecutor who had this fake letter written, he should be disbarred.


5 posted on 06/27/2013 7:13:07 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Do you hear that giant sucking sound?”

So that is what Ross Perot was speaking of years ago!


6 posted on 06/27/2013 7:13:38 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: iowamark

Illiterate. In this day and age, really?


7 posted on 06/27/2013 7:13:39 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Tax-chick

>>Good gravy<<

White gravy or brown gravy?

If Zimmerman ends up convicted, it will be a huge travesty of justice.


8 posted on 06/27/2013 7:13:53 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: iowamark

IOW...she’s illiterate AND a liar.


9 posted on 06/27/2013 7:13:54 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: iowamark

Her twitter feed tells about her.
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/zimmerman-witness-gets-twitter-scrub-748092


10 posted on 06/27/2013 7:14:00 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer
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To: iowamark

I want to know WHO wrote it then!!!


11 posted on 06/27/2013 7:14:37 AM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: iowamark

If she didn’t write that letter, who did? I’m guessing someone at the prosecutor’s office.


12 posted on 06/27/2013 7:14:50 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

*chuckle*

Is that her ‘court hair’?


13 posted on 06/27/2013 7:15:20 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: iowamark

So, the prosecution’s star witness was absolutely destroyed on cross-examination. Totally. Why would any prosecutor put on that witness knowing what was coming?


14 posted on 06/27/2013 7:15:22 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: iowamark

How did she WRITE the letter if she can’t read it?

This is as criminal and against every Law
as the Undocumented Tyrant
helping al Qaeda while the US Congress hides in its
troughs, brothels, and banks.


15 posted on 06/27/2013 7:15:47 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: txrefugee

This 19 year old is a ‘rising senior’ - let’s give her a break and trust the government educational system to have her prepared for life - if & when she graduates from high school in 2-3 years.


16 posted on 06/27/2013 7:15:57 AM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

What a fat, nasty, racist pig!


17 posted on 06/27/2013 7:16:23 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: iowamark
This is simply a show trial.

Zimmerman was convicted by the media on day 1.

18 posted on 06/27/2013 7:16:44 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: iowamark

The, “Izzz Can Write Cursive, Just Don’t Read It”, Defense.


19 posted on 06/27/2013 7:17:11 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: iowamark

This is the real story. The union controlled public schools in urban areas are “graduating” hordes of functional illiterates that form a permanent underclass mostly black and Hispanic. When will minorities realize they are being played for fools by the Democratic party and its hypocritical leaders? Obama, Pelosi, Kennedy, Biden and Rahm Emmanuel all vigorously oppose school vouchers for the urban poor but of course send thier kids to high quality private schools. The liberal lowlifes also manage to locate most abortion clinics in minority neighborhoods. This is the message Republicans should be preaching daily.


20 posted on 06/27/2013 7:17:38 AM PDT by allendale
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To: txrefugee
that this 19 year old can’t read.

I don't think she has an IQ of 80

21 posted on 06/27/2013 7:17:58 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: circlecity

Depending on a stupid jury and thought they would get away with it. You wouldn’t believe some of the nimrods I’ve seen on jury duty.


22 posted on 06/27/2013 7:18:33 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Diogenesis
Better question...

Did she under oath claim to have written the letter?

23 posted on 06/27/2013 7:18:35 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Did it come from a Kinko’s in Texas?


24 posted on 06/27/2013 7:18:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jack Hydrazine


"Are you able to read that at all?" defense attorney Don West asked.



"Some but not all. I don't read cursive."
"It's fake, but accurate!"
25 posted on 06/27/2013 7:19:32 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Don’t mean a thing. When HLN had their mock jury on last night...THEY ALL WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ONE GAY GUY...SAID SHE WAS EXTREMELY CREDIBLE AND HELPED THE PROSECUTION!!!!!!

I am serious...they are setting this thing up for race riots...nothing else.


26 posted on 06/27/2013 7:19:38 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: iowamark

if she can’t read cursive, then who wrote the letter?

Is the prosecutions’ whole case based on this idiot woman????


27 posted on 06/27/2013 7:19:39 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: iowamark

In the Rockford,Illinois public school system, teaching cursive is PROHIBITED. One teacher who was trying to do it on the sly got in troble for it, and he had to stop.


28 posted on 06/27/2013 7:19:44 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: servantboy777

> If Zimmerman ends up convicted, it will be a huge travesty
> of justice.

Indeed.

But it he’s not convicted, there will be riots aplenty.


29 posted on 06/27/2013 7:20:00 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: iowamark
"I don't read cursive."

That explains a lot. Many of America's founding documents are written in cursive. Dumschitz can't read them.

30 posted on 06/27/2013 7:20:32 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama tried and failed. Obama got it done.)
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To: iowamark

She has a 6-figure salary waiting for her in one of the alphabet Federal agencies. She may even be appointed by her father, Barack, himself.


31 posted on 06/27/2013 7:20:33 AM PDT by lurk
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To: iowamark

They vote. And they breed. God help us.


32 posted on 06/27/2013 7:20:35 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Both parties are trying to elect a new PEOPLE.)
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To: iowamark
Well how can she read it if it's not written in ebonics? *sheesh*

"Excuse me Ma'am, but I can speak jive."

33 posted on 06/27/2013 7:20:42 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: iowamark

Hope “ they have her all doped up because otherwise. Darwin’s evolution is reversing into deevolution?


34 posted on 06/27/2013 7:20:56 AM PDT by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not just selectively for Democrats.)
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To: CodeToad
Illiterate. In this day and age, really?

Where have you been? About 15% of the adults in this country are illiterate. And 21% cannot read at the 5th grade level (which includes the 14% above)

http://www.statisticbrain.com/number-of-american-adults-who-cant-read/

35 posted on 06/27/2013 7:20:59 AM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Idiocracy is here.


36 posted on 06/27/2013 7:21:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
IOW...she’s illiterate AND a liar.

[shrug] It's the best the prosecution could come up with.

37 posted on 06/27/2013 7:21:26 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: CodeToad

>> “Illiterate. In this day and age, really?” <<

.
You can’t say Illiterate, that’s RACISSS!

She’s communication impaired, a VICTIM!


38 posted on 06/27/2013 7:21:28 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: iowamark

I had read that many kids aren’t taught read cursive because all Puter and webbie objects only use block.
This is so sad.


39 posted on 06/27/2013 7:21:30 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

No, she can read her government EBT card and the applications for benefits because someone is there to read them for her. Can’t understand cursive? Surprised she knew what cursive is. I’ll be anything the prosecution had to tell her to cover up for the fact that she actually can read very little of anything.


40 posted on 06/27/2013 7:21:42 AM PDT by Gaffer
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"I don't read cursive."

Thank God I went to grammar school in the 50's, when they still taught cursive. It sure came in handy when reading historical documents/letters. They were all written in cursive. I think the schools have made a big mistake not teaching it anymore. Just more dumbing down.

41 posted on 06/27/2013 7:21:43 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

He looka lika man...

42 posted on 06/27/2013 7:21:52 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Recompennation
Darwin’s evolution is reversing into deevolution?


43 posted on 06/27/2013 7:22:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Is that the “girlfriend” Trayvon was speaking to on the phone when the shooting occurred? I dont even have to interview her to tell if she has a problem with telling the truth. Its written all over her face


44 posted on 06/27/2013 7:22:21 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: txrefugee
Doesn’t say much for Jeb Bush’s vaunted Florida education reforms that this 19 year old can’t read.

Students don't fail schools. Schools fail students. (Irony alert)

45 posted on 06/27/2013 7:22:52 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: YankeeReb

Considering how the prosecution’s side is getting destroyed and the collectivist media inciting the Blacks to riot we are going to see fireworks within a couple or few months.


46 posted on 06/27/2013 7:22:53 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: editor-surveyor

I mean come up, the white man has kept her down, you can’t possibly expect her to be eloquent.


47 posted on 06/27/2013 7:23:29 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: circlecity

“Why would any prosecutor put on that witness knowing what was coming?”

My belief (and that’s all it is) is that the prosecution has been put on no-uncertain-terms notice by the DOJ that they prosecute this case or they will most seriously regret it.

IMO there’s very simply no probative evidence in this case...a person sees what they (choose to) see.


48 posted on 06/27/2013 7:24:01 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Both parties are trying to elect a new PEOPLE.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Studying ain’t ‘keepin’ it real.’


49 posted on 06/27/2013 7:24:01 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Well, I know who is gonna play her in the movie.......

50 posted on 06/27/2013 7:24:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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