George Zimmerman’s Trial Begins, with a Knock-Knock Joke

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The case of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman has always combined tragedy and oddity.

OUR COMMON GROUND Omnibus‘s insight:

At the end of this first week of trial, we should be ashamed to call it American jurisprudence.

"But the proceedings never entirely managed to escape the sideshow atmosphere that they have engendered. Toward the end of the day, there was a dispute over whether Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s father, should be banned from the courtroom for allegedly calling a Zimmerman supporter a “motherfucker” outside a court restroom. The exchange insured that the proceedings were profane and absurd in equal measure, which, in this case, is probably a more apt combination than anyone would like to admit."

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