|What did you think of Rachel Jeantel?|
With that said, I will say that Rachel Jeantel brought a lot of excitement to what was a trial moving so fast it was hard to know who testified when, where, how and why. At least we have the videos to rewind and watch repeatedly. Hopefully the jury does to. But Rachel came on with a no-nonsense, in-your-face attitude that some found appalling while others found it humorous. Some say she had no credibility, was completely credible because her previous lies had nothing to do with the phone call she had with Trayvon and that her wavering was understandable.
After being attacked through social media outlets for her speech and sometimes hard-to-discern vocal patterns, it was then learned she speaks three languages (Spanish, Creole and English) with English being the language she is still learning. There was another "bombshell" when Jeantel announced in the trial she has difficulty reading and writing cursive. The Internet flooded with cries of how the poor girl was so uneducated without some stopping to think that if she struggles with the English language than writing it in cursive could be difficult.
Beyond all that though, Jeantel had a difficult time showing "Mr. Don" any respect, and that is what I personally found refreshing. She's for the state. She's on Trayvon's side. I can't help but think that somewhere, Trayvon Martin was laughing his butt off when she told the court that he referred to George Zimmerman as a creepy ass cracker and the N-word. Don't tell me Jeantel didn't feel good saying that to and about the man who killed her friend.
How the jury will perceive Rachel Jeantel is anyone's guess. They could love her or hate her, we don't know. But I'm sure we'll hear their views on it after the verdict is read and if juror members decide to go public.
That would be one of the first questions I would ask. "So, Juror B29, please tell...what ever did you think of Rachel Jeantel?"
Here is Rachel Jeantel's full testimony from June 26, 2013 and June 27, 2013. What did you think of her?
Did she help or hurt the prosecution's case?
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