Well he’s been dead for awhile. But it’s the Thrilling Big Trial that’s now about to go away, forever, so everybody better hurry up and get in their final shots.
Cuz didn’t you think he was a loser? A gol’teef welfare waste? A n*gger? Didn’t you figure him for a gangster punkass? And haven’t you seen him before, somewhere? This (snort) Tray-Von? Wasn’t this quite a strapping young buck that George Zimmerman fought off that fateful night?
At that point, the defense attorney displayed a shirtless photo of the 17-year-old African-American wearing only a hat with his bare chest and shoulders exposed. In the photo, which was originally released to the media by Zimmerman’s defense team in May, Martin sits expressionless on a couch.
O’Mara continued to show the photo to the jury for nearly two minutes as he explained that autopsy photographs did not show Martin’s “muscle tone.”
“But here’s him three months before that night, it’s in evidence, take a look at it,” he said. “Because this is the person… who George Zimmerman encountered that night. This is the person, who all of the evidence was attacked — or attacked George Zimmerman, broke his nose or something close to it and battered him on something.”
Then what about this . . Haven’t his defenders trafficked in race? His family, his friends. Just so they could make a delinquent the victim? Haven’t they tried to turn this into a Thing? Isn’t it disgusting? To hang a murder rap on some poor guy for no reason?
“This was a case brought because of political pressure — race politics in this country. I hate to say it: I hold the Rev. Al Sharpton in much higher regard than many of my colleagues . . but I totally believe that the Rev. Al is the catalyst behind the murder-two charge six weeks after the incident . . I think it is a self-defense situation, a classic self-defense when you strip it of all the trappings.”
Because, tell me. Wasn’t Sanford, the community – stripped of other considerations – overrun with these thugs? And weren’t they all black? Right? Be honest with me now. Wasn’t he black, too?
“I see those six ladies [in the jury] putting themselves on that rainy night, in that housing complex that has just been burglarized by three or four different groups of black youngsters from the adjacent community. So it’s a dark night, a 6-foot-2-inch hoodie-wearing stranger is in the immediate housing complex. How would the ladies of that jury have reacted? I submit that if they were armed, they would have shot and killed Trayvon Martin a lot sooner than George Zimmerman did.”