SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors have asked a judge in the George Zimmerman trial to conduct an inquiry into an Instagram photo of a defense attorney eating ice cream with his daughters, but the lawyer said Tuesday that it was unrelated to testimony in the case.
....Prosecutors said an inquiry was necessary "to ensure that witnesses and court proceedings are treated with respect and not as occasions for inappropriate jokes."That's a scream maybe, but not nearly as much of one as the prosecution's parade of witnesses who turn out to be supporting the self-defense contention of George Zimmerman. Such as when, this morning, the prosecutor got the judge to strike the testimony of Officer Chris Serino from yesterday (after the jury had the entire night to sleep on it) to the effect that Serino--the prosecution's witness, technically--believed Zimmerman!
To do so, the testimony had to first be replayed for the jury, to remind them of it. Then they were told to disregard what they'd just heard. Brilliant.