- 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.

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.



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