Rod Verdeen, attorney for Rachel Jeantel, 19, the prosecution’s key witness in the George Zimmerman‘s murder trial, says that the experience has been traumatic for her, but not as traumatic as losing her close friend:
Trayvon was one of the few guys, okay, and this is what, I mean, this ripped, tore my heart apart. She said he was one of the few guys that never made fun of me, about the way I dressed, about the way I talked, about my hair, about my complexion, you know, about my weight.
See Jeantel’s complete testimony below:
In addition to the usual racists, some “concerned” Black people have taken to social media to voice disgust at her inability to code-switch and her “ghetto” demeanor. They have also ridiculed her skin color and weight, in addition to laughing at her inability to read and write cursive English — even though Creole and Spanish are her first languages.