Of course. For an easy reference, remember the Kobe rape case? They were going to trash his accuser's character, which was one of the main reasons the two sides reached a settlement before the case went to trial.
Gotcha I see what you mean
I thought the brotha was about to say George was one of the worse students for some reason, but the fact that he said he was one of the better students is helpful to the prosecution.
From the Hannity interview that was shown in the courtroom yesterday, Zimmerman said that he didn't know about the stand your ground law in Florida. According to this lawyer who was Zimmerman's teacher, he did know stand your ground from his direct teaching, and to add to that, George was one of the better students so the perception is or would be that he was very knowledgeable.
And as funny and harsh as this may sound it is truth. The ironic thing about it all is if he (gz) gets all it would be a real slap/dose of reality for black ppl. A serious backhand moment of clarity. And yet do to the current state of affairs, black ppl more or less will be like well things aren't as bad as they use to be. At least we got a,b,c etc...several materialistic opportunities.
Blacks in general have become so complacent, so stand still...and I said this waaaay before the trial. That something of this magnitude would at best get a little e-rage, meaning scathing twitter/facebook post. A couple of disdain remarks on blogs and websites like this...and then as soon as the next headline story or season opener of scandal, real houseohs of anything, love of hip-hop, tyler perry movie...this will be an afterthought and it will be business as usually.
But what I do think will happen if he gets off, ppl in particular whites, purchases of guns will increase. Also a sense of if I have any shadow of doubt that my life, my family life, could be in potential danger...they wont have a second thought or be so hesitant to pull the trigger. Because the fear of legal ramification would be lesser due to this publicized outcome.
Because lets face it, many ppl don't do things because of the morality of it all, or the consciousness of it being bad. Its because they have a fear of the legal repercussions that could/can result in said actions.