Today attorneys made opening statements in the George Zimmerman trial. CNN says the defense attorney began with a knock knock joke.
Following Guy’s statement, defense attorney Don West came forward to woo the jury. As he began, he told a knock-knock joke. But it failed to win a laugh. “Knock knock. Who’s there? George Zimmerman. George Zimmerman who? Good, you’re on the jury,” he said.
Yeah, I’m sure that made an impression.
I mostly want to call your attention to “The Quote That Should End the Trayvon Trial.” John Richardson writes,
George Zimmerman is going to be found guilty. All the evidence you need â€” all the evidence the cops needed â€” is right there in the interrogation they did with him three days after the shooting. The only thing more shocking than what Zimmerman says in the clip, which was released on the internet one year ago, is how little it has impressed the bloviating jerks who dominate the coverage of this trial.
Richardson provides a partial transcript of the tape with his own comments. What comes across is that (a) Zimmerman wasn’t taking the crime all that seriously; and (b) the cops clearly knew Zimmerman’s account didn’t add up, but they let him go, anyway.