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    Rachel Jeantel, when questioned by the defense as to whether the phrase "creepy a_ _ cracker" was racist, denied that the phrase was racist.  Jeantel explained that the phrase meant that Trayvon viewed the person who subsequently murdered him as a "pervert."  And, Jeantel repeated the word "pervert" twice in her testimony, but the media has ignored that potential motivation for the shooter to have been obsessively pursuing Trayvon Martin on a dark night as Trayvon was making his way home.
     Understand that the shooter claims that he was on a mission to protect the neighborhood from crime, but at the 7 pm hour in which Trayvon was killed, most people were in their homes and apparently very watchful, as illustrated by the various witnesses who heard something and went to look outside.  Could it be that the shooter was not particularly interested in protecting the neighborhood, but in satiating a desire to rape an African-American male who was a minor and who looked vulnerable?  Is there a more perfect cover for a pedophile than to claim that he is part of law enforcement whose instructions must be obeyed by unsuspecting teenagers?
     The problem, according to Jeantel, was that Trayvon quickly categorized the shooter as a "pervert", and so the planned ruse did not work on the alert Trayvon.  Perhaps, at that point, the shooter was simply unable to control his pedophilia, and he apparently overpowered Trayvon, possibly using a taser, in order to subdue Trayvon as part of the effort to rape Trayvon.  That overpowering of Trayvon led to Trayvon stating, according to Jeantel, that the shooter should "get off" of Trayvon.
     Even the shooter's defense admits that after Trayvon was shot and killed, the shooter climbed on top of Trayvon's face-down, lifeless body and "spread" out Trayvon's arms.  Since the shooter had just been through a life-and-death struggle, during which he was forced to shoot Trayvon through the heart, why in the world would the shooter immediately climb back atop Trayvon and "spread" Trayvon's arms instead of seeking prompt assistance from every available source.
     The evidence of the shooter's taser might be in the autopsy report which lists a "cardiac monitor pad on the left flank" of Trayvon, a strange item given the fact that Trayvon was shot through the heart and would have been dead, without a heartbeat, long before the medical personnel arrived.  Even if the medical personnel were justified in placing the "cardiac" pad on Trayvon, why didn't the medical examiner remove that pad to examine the skin beneath the pad so that a complete report on the condition of Trayvon's skin could have been made?
     But there certainly should have been some analysis of any fluids which might have been on the clothes of Trayvon's shooter.  Instead, no toxicological tests were run on the shooter, but Trayvon's body was subjected to toxicological tests, and the results of those tests have been the subject of rampant speculation by the media.  If the shooter's clothes have not been tested for fluids, wouldn't it be fair for the clothes of the shooter to be examined for fluids, including blood and semen, so that the jury can have a complete picture of just why the shooter was fervently hunting down a teenager on a dark and dreary night in Florida?

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