Did Trayvon Martin’s Prosecution Witness Rachel Jeantel Help Or Hurt The Case Against George Zimmerman? [Video]
The tone was set early when Jeantel testified that Trayvon told her that he was being followed by a “creepy cracker.” The next 20 minutes of testimony was filled with mumbled answers, changed stories and dirty looks from Jeantel. Her inconsistency, and issues with communicating while she was on the stand have many people thinking she actually helped Zimmerman.
Watch a group of legal experts debate the question of Jeantel’s overall effect on the case.
I’m no legal expert, but I have to say that this girl made herself look bad. I have the privilege of talking to students for career days pretty often, and I always try to express the importance of communicating effectively. The fact that Jeantel couldn’t even speak clear enough for people sitting in the court room to understand her, automatically makes her credibility go down.
In any job, or position in life, the ability to communicate will ALWAYS be one of the top 3 most important things you can do.