Trayvon Martin’s Final Phone Call Recounted by Friend

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In the moments before being shot to death, Trayvon Martin spoke to a friend, complaining that he was being watched by  a “creepy-ass cracker,” according to testimony Wednesday in the second degree murder trial of George Zimmerman.

Rachel Jeantel, 19, who had been friends with Martin since elementary school told jurors the details of their cell phone conversation in the final minutes of the Sanford, Florida, teen’s life.

“He kept complaining that a man was just watching him,” Jeantel said Wednesday.

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She asked him to describe the man. According to Jeantel, Martin said: “Creepy, white. Excuse my language, cracker. Creepy-ass cracker.”

Martin became fearful as the individual came towards him, Jeantel said.

“He just told me he wanted to try to lose him,” said Jeantel. ” ‘Now the [expletive] is following me,’ ” said Jeantel, repeating Martin’s words.

She said that she told him to run, but he said he would not because he was nearly home. Soon after, Jeantel said, there were the sounds of a struggle. Finally the phone call abruptly ended.

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24 comments
monkeychow456
monkeychow456

There are still racist people out there, because they still hate black people.

beowulf486
beowulf486

Okay, first of all, according to the background research information available on the web, Trayvon Martin was a 6 feet 2 inch troubled 17 year old. Not the little kid they keep showing in the media circus. And he was into the THUG life, had been breaking and entering, stealing jewelry and other items, was kicked out of his mother's house, suspended from school for drugs, was possibly trespassing in a private gated community, where he did not live, and was being confrontational when he was shot. 

Secondly, the jury had six women on it! Are they racists too? It's not about RACE! When is the race card going to stop! I am a Native American. I have seen more non-whites that are racists. And a great deal of the black community has become what it so vehemently despised, a racially biased people. Not all, but a great deal of the black community have that attitude, not usually toward native Americans or non-white cultures, but I have seen the discourse they have toward the white community.

The President (highest office in the U.S.) is a black man. The U.S. Attorney, Eric Holder, is a black man. Those are very prestigious and high offices to hold. Think about it! Is there really white supremacists running everything? The answer is not just no! Its HELL NO! 

Finally, if Trayvon's parents put as much effort into teaching and parenting him, as they are into the resulting aftermath of their failures as parents, he would be alive today. Basically, it comes down to this: The blame rests on their shoulders. For them to think otherwise is DENIAL. Its the hardest pill for any parent to swallow.  

angelinhighheels
angelinhighheels

Someday, I hope I live in a world where people look at the heart of a person instead of the color of their skin! #endracism!

karast
karast

Black ppl no matter what has happened since the Atlantic Slave Trade to the Trayvon Martin incident. We don't have to hate racist ppl. Of coarse we can't be racist because true racist teach that to build your society on racism as they have you must have Prejudicism plus Power. We don't need there prejudice when we have the one thing they don't have. Melanin. They lack it. This is part of where there hatred stems from. The sun does not like them. It Burns them. Do you burn my black and brown ppl. No because you are truly children of the Sun. We are the sun kissed nation. While they make us worry about survival in a racist system that will soon fall on its on. They have to worry about the natural rays of the sun killing them. There race will be extinct  by 2070 due to this and other natural causes in nature that they must adapt to or perish. Lets stand in the sun and see who burns first.

MajVariola
MajVariola

Where can I buy crazy ass crackers?  I want to snack when I watch Rachel tomorrow...

small_axe
small_axe

If Zimmerman didn't get out of his car, he wouldn't be going to prison soon, and TM would be alive. Some of the racists on this and other forums seem to believe that they have the right to stalk people. 

If I'm walking home on a rainy night and somebody starts following me in their car, stalking me -- I don't walk around with a gun on me, but I'll be looking around for a make-shift knife or a make-shift bludgeon -- And buddy, if you open that car door... 

ZeeFlynn
ZeeFlynn

Why is it when angry people get a gun they think themselves Dirty Harry?

(Psst...Dirty Harry is a fictional character and doesn't exist in reality.)

30 years to life for George. 

tlajj
tlajj

This friend of Trayvon was so hard to listen to......She was a terrible witness.  What was with all the mumbling and terrible attitude? She talked like she had chew in her mouth. She didn't seem to want to be there and I have to wonder if her friend Trayvon had this kind of attitude as well. Most friends hang with like minded people........she was the kind of young adult you just want to shake and say "what is wrong with you"!!!

skyfree5333
skyfree5333

And now we see that Trayvon was the racist.

Yeahwhatever
Yeahwhatever

hmmm... wonder if treyvon was profiling George Zimmerman.  Wait did I get those names mixed up....

queencdub
queencdub

Really? Melanin is your go to card when it comes to superiority? Why does one race have to be superior? If that's the case, black people are going to die of sickel cell anemia, correct? So maybe you'll be extinct first. I can promise you this, black people get sun burns (haha this makes me laugh that you are obviously of the "melanin influenced race" yet you're so uneducated about your own "kind"). Your skin may not go red but do you not get darker in the summer? If you stay out in the sun too long, your skin will be tender to touch, no? What do you think a sun burn is???? And about adapting to other natural causes; what if there's a flood?? I can tell you "non melanin" races will be swimming circles around a bunch of floating bodies. Do you see how ridiculous this all sounds? I'm clearly being sarcastic with regards to my examples so perhaps you will see how absurd your comment is. I actually laughed reading your post. It's people like you that keep racism afloat. So sad.

Visteo
Visteo

If I open that car door, I will have broken no law.  When you attack me for looking at you, you become the criminal and deserve whatever it takes to stop you.

Like Zimmerman, the person defending themself will not go to prison.  Self defense is a right.  Beating the crap out of someone for following or looking at you is not a right.

monkeychow456
monkeychow456

@tlajj She's a teenager and the reason she probably didn't want to be there is because she was in court for her FRIEND'S DEATTH!!! Of course she was angry, sad, pissed off, and depressed.

cjh2nd
cjh2nd

@skyfree5333  

no, because if you're prejudiced against white people, or half-white people, especially men, it's not racism. black people can't be racist. at least, that's what the liberal media keeps telling me

KarenLorentzson
KarenLorentzson

@Visteo zimmerman was told by the 911 operator when he reported a suspicious person NOT TO PURSUE HIM and STAY IN HIS CAR! zimmermonster has called 911 45 times in 2 years and is a danger to people he is a fing stalker!

skyfree5333
skyfree5333

@Return.of.Jafar @Yeahwhatever Do you even know the meaning of the word racist? Pointing out that someone uses racist language and calling them a racist does not make you a racist. Nice logic there. And Trayvon was not shot for all of the things you just spoke about, he was shot because he was pounding Zimmermans head into the pavement and punching him in the face. 

 Based on this girls testimony, we now know that Trayvon told her he was a couple of houses away from home, and then turned around and walked back up the path and confronted Zimmerman. Trayvon was shot more than just a "couple of houses" away.

KarenLorentzson
KarenLorentzson

@Visteo zimmerman was told not to get out of his car after he reported a suspicious person, he was stalking the kid who was almost home, zimmermonster called 911- 45 times in 2 years! why did the police not respond and zimmermonster did not go to the hospital but to his doctor days later giving him time to add to his so called injuries!

skyfree5333
skyfree5333

@Jane8382 You need to think before you type, especially before calling others dumb. It doesn't matter if he followed Trayvon, there is no law against that. Reacting with force against someone who follows you is assault and IS against the law. Following someone is zero reason to get hit. Your comments about taking an ass beating, for following someone, shows just how ignorant you are both of law and how people should carry themselves. Only thugs and dredges on society attack others for simply following them. 


Visteo
Visteo

@small...the evidence supports Zimmerman's account.  It is not illegal to follow someone...even if the police dispatcher says he doesn't need you to do that.  To jump someone for being followed, tells me Trayvon was some sort of thug, racist or criminal. 

cjh2nd
cjh2nd

@Jane8382  

you're an idiot. if it was self defense, you defend yourself, you don't "take that ass whooping..." that's not defense. that's getting assaulted.  jesus christ you're ignorant

small_axe
small_axe

@Visteo But if, using our example, YOU stalked me and provoked the confrontation, then you are a criminal and deserve anything coming to you including going to jail for life should you take my life in the process of your assault.

Visteo
Visteo

As they used to say on SNL, "Jane you ignorant..."  If you should pound my head into concrete and tell me you will kill me, prepare for me to take the most aggresive action to defend myself.  I don't care what your motivation was for attacking me...I will stop your ignorant butt from killing me, including taking your life if necessary.

Jane8382
Jane8382

@skyfree5333 you are so dumb!...if Zimmerman didn't follow Martin NO OF THIS WOULD OF HAPPENED...if it was so called self defense then he should of taken that ass wooping like a man...but no he is a coward to pull out on a gun...you need to think before you speak..