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  •  She's amazing. She never wavered in (7+ / 0-)

    the face of West's revolting line of questioning (and total idiocy).

    When the trial's over, I think we should all find ways to send her letters of support (probably through the State, so they can screen them).

    "Throwing a knuckleball for a strike is like throwing a butterfly with hiccups across the street into your neighbor's mailbox." -- Willie Stargell

    by Yasuragi on Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 04:17:51 PM PDT

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    •  I think if we can find the address for the (3+ / 0-)

      Martins lawyer, Mr. Crump might be the way to go.... Like a post card within an envelope.

      I mail my correspondence to elected via postcard so that people aren't afraid it has some biological badness.

      nosotros no somos estúpidos

      by a2nite on Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 05:34:23 PM PDT

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      •  That's a good idea about the postcards. (2+ / 0-)
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        But she seemed to have a really bad relationship with Crump.  And said some pretty disrespectful (not saying they weren't deserved) things about him on the stand.  

        Wonder if we could contact the judge or the courthouse for a contact.  When, of course, this is over.  With a guilty verdict, please, and a side of maximum sentence.  I'll take that to go...

        "Throwing a knuckleball for a strike is like throwing a butterfly with hiccups across the street into your neighbor's mailbox." -- Willie Stargell

        by Yasuragi on Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 06:32:54 PM PDT

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        •  we could write a diary here, in which (1+ / 0-)
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          we post a general statement of thanks and support to her, then post our own comments to her beneath,and then email the link to crump orwhoever, for her to see and read.

          Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with a-holes - William Gibson. (-9.75 / -9.05)

          by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 02:16:35 AM PDT

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          •  Not a bad thought. (1+ / 0-)

            There have been a few of those published.  It'd be nice to get up a petition (where no one can post a mean comment in the middle of the positive stuff) just thanking her for her composure, grace under pressure, and integrity.

            "Throwing a knuckleball for a strike is like throwing a butterfly with hiccups across the street into your neighbor's mailbox." -- Willie Stargell

            by Yasuragi on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 10:13:02 AM PDT

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            •  she still could be recalled to the stand, (1+ / 0-)
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              so is it right to do it now?  or later?   we should run it through trial watch, i think.

              i haven't actually listened to her testimony yet, i will do so this weekend if i don't pass out from heat prostration.  i could then write up something provisionally, you could write up something provisionally, as well as other folks who wanted to reach out to her, and we could pass them to each other, round robin, until we get a draft, polish ait and post it for signatures/comments, and then email the link to crump.

              Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with a-holes - William Gibson. (-9.75 / -9.05)

              by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 04:59:07 PM PDT

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              •  I like that! (1+ / 0-)

                I do think we'd have to wait at least until the trial is over, or the jury is deliberating.  Although I'm not sure: maybe it doesn't matter.  Though we could leave it to Crump (or the State, since she didn't seem any too fond of Crump) to make a decision as to when would be the appropriate time to pass it on to her.

                And, of course, we'd have to be sure -- and this could interfere with site rules -- that anything potentially offensive to her got well and truly hidden.  That would be the only problem I can see.  Otherwise I think it's a great idea.

                ...You know, the truth is, if I had the money I'd say let's put up a billboard for her in Sandford.  ;)

                "Throwing a knuckleball for a strike is like throwing a butterfly with hiccups across the street into your neighbor's mailbox." -- Willie Stargell

                by Yasuragi on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 06:22:52 PM PDT

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                •  crump has a femal e assistant, maybe (1+ / 0-)
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                  she would be a better bet.  i'll hunt up her name.

                  why doesn't rachel like crump?any idea?

                  we could ask meteor blades on ho w it could be done, or contact kos. for final go-ahead.

                  next big diary, i will throw this idea out in a post and see who or how many like it.  of course, you can too.

                  Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with a-holes - William Gibson. (-9.75 / -9.05)

                  by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 07:49:58 PM PDT

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                  •  She seemed to me to have felt (1+ / 0-)

                    hoodwinked by him in their interview.  It was Trayvon's mother, Crump, and Jeantel in the room -- but Crump (if I followed her story correctly: there were a number of distractions at that point for me) had a bunch of reporters listening in without her knowledge: next thing she knew, she was being broadcast all over the place.

                    She'd kind of blown off the interview at that point, as it wasn't part of the official investigation and she knew he (obviously) wouldn't be prosecuting -- plus she really didn't want to get involved in the case at all.

                    So she felt he'd betrayed her trust and made that clear on the stand.

                    (By the by, I love your sig line.)

                    "Throwing a knuckleball for a strike is like throwing a butterfly with hiccups across the street into your neighbor's mailbox." -- Willie Stargell

                    by Yasuragi on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 08:01:32 PM PDT

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