George Zimmerman's Murder Trial

  • Aired:  06/25/13
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George Zimmerman's lawyer delivers some Grade A, lighthearted murder trial humor. (2:58)

>> HEY, WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

THANKS SO MUCH.

FOLKS, IN JUST A FEW MINUTES, WE

WILL HAVE MORE ON THE SUPREME

COURT DECLARING THE END OF

RACISM.

BUT THE OTHER BIT OF JUICY

JUSTICE I'VE GOT MY EYE ON IS

THE TRIAL OF GEORGE ZIMMERMAN.

HOLD YOUR APPLAUSE.

THE FESTIVITIES KICKED OFF

YESTERDAY IN FLORIDA.

NOW, WE ALL REMEMBER HOW

ZIMMERMAN SHOT UNARMED TEENAGER

TRAYVON MARTIN IN WHAT WAS

EITHER A SENSELESS TRAGEDY OR A

SENSIBLE RESPONSE TO AGGRAVATED

HOODIE.

THIS STORY, FOLKS, HAS TORN THIS

NATION APART BUT LUCKILY

ZIMMERMAN'S LAWYER DON WEST IN

HIS OPENING REMARKS STARTED THE

HEALING WITH HUMOR.

>> SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO LAUGH

TO KEEP FROM CRYING.

SO LET ME, AT CONSIDERABLE RISK,

LET ME SAY, I'D LIKE TO TELL YOU

A LITTLE JOKE.

I KNOW HOW THAT MAY SOUND A BIT

WEIRD IN THIS CONTEXT UNDER

THESE CIRCUMSTANCES.

BUT I THINK YOU'RE THE PERFECT

AUDIENCE FOR IT.

AS LONG AS YOU... IF YOU DON'T

LIKE IT OR YOU DON'T THINK IT'S

FUNNY OR IT'S INAPPROPRIATE THAT

YOU DON'T HOLD IT AGAINST

MR. ZIMMERMAN.

YOU CAN HOLD IT AGAINST ME IF

YOU WANT.

BUT I HAVE YOUR ASSURANCE YOU

WON'T.

HERE'S HOW IT GOES.

KNOCK, KNOCK.

WHO'S THERE?

GEORGE ZIMMERMAN.

GEORGE ZIMMERMAN WHO?

ALL RIGHT.

GOOD.

YOU'RE ON THE JURY.

NOTHING?

THAT'S FUNNY.

>> Stephen: COME ON.

THAT IS SOME GRADE-A,

LIGHT-HEARTED MURDER TRIAL

HUMOR.

I THINK THIS IS A SHREWD MOVE BY

ZIMMERMAN'S LAWYER.

AMERICA HAS A LONG HISTORY OF

MURDER HUMOR.

I MEAN, WHO CAN FORGET DURING

THE O.J. TRIAL WHEN JOHNNIE

COCHRAN BLEW UP THAT GLOVE AND

PUT IT OVER HIS HEAD?

"IF THE GLOVE FIT ON MY HEAD, HE

DIDN'T MAKE HER DEAD."

YOU KNOW IT.

I KNOW IT.

HE KNOWS IT.

SHE KNOWS IT.

AND IN "TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD,"

ATTICUS FINCH KNEW THAT A LITTLE

HUMOR COULD HEALTH THE HEARTS OF

EVEN THE MOST HARDENED RACISTS.

>> IN THE NAME OF GOD, DO YOUR

DUTY.

NOTHING?

I SAID DUTY.

COME ON.

THAT'S FUNNY.

>> Stephen: I ALWAYS CRY AT THAT

PART.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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