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The George Zimmerman trial has entered its second week and between the defense's opening "knock-knock joke," the racist and gendered language around the key witness Rachel Jeantel, and the media's sensational coverage, the trial has turned into a full-blown media circus.


During the trial coverage today, the jury heard an audio recording of the interview with George Zimmerman from the night he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Sanford Police Detective Doris Singleton: Did you, at that time, ever say to him "I'm neighborhood watch"?
Zimmerman: No.
Officer Singleton: Did it not occur to you?
Zimmerman: No, I said, I don't have a problem. And I started backing away from him
Officer Singleton: But you kinda did have a problem, that's why you were following him, you had a concern with him.
Zimmerman: I was scared ...
Officer Singleton: Too scared to tell him … that you were neighborhood watch? You were afraid to tell him that?
Zimmerman: Uh, … yes ma'am.
Officer Singleton: Look, I'm not trying to put you on the spot, but these are the questions people are going to ask and will seek out an answer. It seemed like a perfect opportunity to say "Look I'm neighborhood watch, I don't recognize you, are you staying here?"
Like I said, he came up out of nowhere … so when he popped up, he just caught me off guard, and ...
Officer Singleton: But can you see how that would frighten him? That you had been following him now through the whole park…?

I don't know about you, but when I'm scared of someone, I don't go chasing after said scary person.

In Part One of a special two part #TWiBRadio, we discussed the spectacle of the Trayvon Martin case, we aired our special insider audio from Congress, and rehashed how we spent our week at Netroots Nation 2013.


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And this morning on #amTWiB, L.Joy, Imani, and the rest of the #TheMorningCrew are back to talk about lazy Americans, the possible end to stop-and-frisk, and L.Joy tolerates banter.


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And we'll be back with part two of this broadcast shortly, stay tuned!

Originally posted to This Week In Blackness on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 06:05 PM PDT.

Also republished by Trial Watch.

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