Oh dear LORD. The three in-studio attorneys including David Otunga are doing some sort of Miss America pageant introductions. Phaedra stands with her hands on her hips and introduces herself as a Real Housewife of Atlanta and an attorney, then they play her cheesy “Southern Belle” RHOA opening montage. I am over this already. This is a murder trial have some respect for the law just like you would for religion, Oh, wait, nevermind. Phaedra is assigned to be on the side of the prosecution.
I’m going to try to take one for the team and recap mostly what Phaedra says. First of all, the BOLD Question is stupid. They are asking “Was the shooting of Trayvon Martin justified?” They are saying YES means guilty and NO means not guilty, which is the opposite of the actual jury decision. I don’t think they can find 12 people smart enough to understand the what they are supposed to do.
Wow it seems the prosecution watches HLN After Dark. The prosecution’s Dummy and questions were exactly what HLN did a couple of nights ago. Same exact dummy. Same exact questions about where TM was sitting on GZ. The fact that the prosecution needs to get ideas from HLN is pretty sad.
About the dummy demo, Phaedra said, “For this to be accurate, you first of all, must first have an accuracy in the weight and the height. You’ve got a teenager and you’ve got this grown man. It’s (sic) no way that this is reliable because it’s not even a reliable dummy size.”
Next the two defense attorneys gave a demonstration with the dummy the defense argument. Then the three attorneys representing the prosecution (Phaedra and David and one of the female attorney’s for the Martin Family) did a re-enactment.
Phaedra, “First of all the prosecution has never said that there wasn’t a pursuit, a struggle and a confrontation. If someone slams your head 50 times and I have the misfortune of working in a funeral home, it (sic) would be more than a few cuts, there would be some DNA under the nail bed.”
I don’t get Phaedra’s point. Why would slamming someone’s hand 50 times on concrete lead to DNA under Travyon’s nail bed.
About reasonable force Phaedra said, “It is not reasonable for a 200 pound man to think a teenage boy that is 150 pounds is going to kill him.” Later Phaedra said, “The only evidence is someone brings a gun to a knife fight.” Not sure what her point was in reference to there. Sounded like a Bravo line to me.
When the attorneys were polled on who had a better day, everyone says either prosecution or the defense. Expect Phaedra who says, “Everybody knows, it was the prosecution.” Always with the schtick.
Phaedra was asked what she thought about the animation coming in the defense’s closing arguments. She said, “I think the animation can be very problematic for the prosecution because people tend to lean towards good animation.”
In answer to the bold question, “Was George Zimmerman justified in shooting Trayvon Martin?”
The online poll results were 70% said yes it was a justifiable homicide. And 30% said no it was not justifiable. (I still say this was a convoluted way of asking the question.) I expected it to be much closer.
My DVR changed the channel on me before I got the jury decision. So if I can get it tomorrow I will edit it in.
P.S. Phaedra was very reserved for her. Like something was wrong?