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Prosecutors' Performance Might Be More Questionable Than the Jury's 

By William Boardman



State Attorney Angela Cory ran prosecution. by [thegatewaypundit.com]

The Florida Prosecutor Omitted Trayvon Martin's Humanity 

Listening to the lead prosecutor's final argument in the Zimmerman case, it's hard to believe he really wanted a conviction. 

Lead prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda lost focus from the moment he opened his mouth and began:  "A teenager is dead. He is dead through no fault of his own.

He is dead because another man made assumptions"."   

Not only is de la Rionda's voice flat, his tone subdued and resigned, he begins by presenting the victim as an abstraction, characterizing him in a neutral, almost dismissive way as "a teenager," who also happens to be dead, which everyone knew before the trial started.  As narrative hooks go, this one is barbless. 

The prosecutor adds that this teenager "is dead through no fault of his own," as if the question before the jury was what did Trayvon do to deserve killing?  Why even address the question of Trayvon's fault when you're supposedly trying to convict Zimmerman?  Even if there's good reason to expect the defense to try to put Trayvon on trial, why put it at the top of your summation as if it's a credible question? 

And then he says Trayvon is dead "because another man made assumptions"?  Really?  Isn't Trayvon dead because another man shot him?  Doesn't that other man have a name?  Isn't Zimmerman the one on trial here?  Isn't that him over there, 27 years-old, 5 feet 7.5 inches tall, 204 pounds? 

They Pay TV Anchors Millions a Year to Ratify the People in Power

Despite de la Rionda's passionless prose and torpid performance, some have praised his work. On ABC News Diane Sawyer said that "prosecutors gave it all they had."  If that was all they had, they didn't have much. 

Why did the prosecutors eschew an approach more relevant to conviction, something simple and direct like: 

   George Zimmerman killed  an unarmed, innocent teenager who was trying to

go home. 

George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin with a single shot to the chest, a single shot at close range that killed Traynon Martin in a matter of minutes.

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 i would like to add the following:  unt... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 at 2:49:42 PM
Zimmerman was acquitted because he acted in legiti... by Omar Ravenhurst on Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 at 3:02:46 PM
can be done in many, many ways.  Here Omar R ... by William Boardman on Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 at 3:21:46 PM
We do know with certainty that Zimmerman spoke wit... by Omar Ravenhurst on Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 at 10:15:53 PM
There is no proof, or even strong evidence, GZ act... by Richard Pietrasz on Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 8:28:20 PM
Such nonsense defies credulity.  Why would Zi... by Omar Ravenhurst on Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 8:34:30 AM
rationality and logic does not exist.Arguing with ... by Doc McCoy on Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 10:43:19 AM
when no case exists.Evidence to support a 2nd degr... by Doc McCoy on Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 at 8:26:29 PM
of the Alexander case illustration.  The poin... by William Boardman on Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 at 9:31:52 PM
I know that literal hanging is out of the question... by Omar Ravenhurst on Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 at 10:29:57 PM
I really don't have an opinion on the guilt or inn... by Omar Ravenhurst on Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 6:02:46 PM
for 3 years in prison.  She declined it. ... by Doc McCoy on Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 6:23:39 PM
Like many media hacks, Mr. Boardman is shy on insi... by Stuart Chisholm on Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 2:54:52 PM
I didn't listen to the talking heads regarding the... by Omar Ravenhurst on Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 6:26:03 PM
I follow the link click here and found that the ex... by Omar Ravenhurst on Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 7:09:43 PM
Today.July 31st 20013, according to television new... by E. T. SIMON on Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 4:53:42 PM
Cops don't always write people up.  It really... by Omar Ravenhurst on Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 6:33:29 PM
One thing missing is how fast was Zimmerman drivin... by Doc McCoy on Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 6:41:01 PM
It is likely the prosecutor severely hurt the case... by Richard Pietrasz on Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 8:44:26 PM
The imaginary scenario of this meme hits home for ... by William Boardman on Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 11:35:05 AM
click hereThis is all I can say... by Mark Sashine on Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 1:17:41 PM
When I was in the 7th grade, I knew a kid named Do... by Omar Ravenhurst on Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 3:01:21 PM