- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 11, 2013

Zimmerman prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda invoked Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech in his closing arguments, arguing that star witness Rachel Jeantel should be taken seriously, regardless of her “unsophisticated” testimony, National Review Online first reported.

“I had a dream … that today, a witness would be judged not on the color of her personality, but the content of her testimony,” Mr. Rionda told the jury.

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Ms. Jeantel was on the phone with Trayvon Martin moments before he was killed by Mr. Zimmerman. She attracted a slew of media attention for her blunt language and irritable demeanor toward the defense.