It happened today around noon EST. Before entering the courthouse, Frank Taaffe spoke with reporters.
Frank Taaffe is a former vocal supporter of George Zimmerman, who felt no shame using racial slurs and denigrating the Black race. Today, he appeared before the federal grand jury.
The FBI began investigating George Zimmerman in or about April 2012. To the State of Florida, they released interviews of individuals, some of whom testified of Zimmerman’s racial animus and others who did not. Because of that George Zimmerman’s supporters assumed that the FBI closed its investigation. However, pre-trial, Zimmerman’s defense attorney, Mark O’Mara, attempted to get the FBI’s file on Zimmerman and was told in open court that the investigation was ongoing.
In September 2013, I posted an article on how the Department of Justice prosecutes hate crimes, supported by the statements and experience of Benjamin B. Wagner, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California. Read the rest of this entry
Today, Ted Wafer took the stand in his murder trial. The videos below consist of 18 minutes of his testimony, and a news recap that includes a portion of cross-examination by the prosecution.
What I find strange is that Ted does not raise his eyes while testifying. I don’t know how the jury might see that, but it’s body language I would question. Read the rest of this entry
It is really disturbing having to follow the trial without being able to watch it. So, the camera-person made a mistake on the first day. Can’t that be forgiven?
Yahtzee is doing a fabulous job following and reporting what reporters in the courtroom are tweeting. It’s lots of reading and I honor her for doing the job.
WXYZ-Detroit recaps yesterday’s testimony. They also report that Wafer might take the stand on Wednesday.