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Rachel Jeantel Remembers Trayvon in Heartbreaking Interview

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Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon Martin's friend and the prosecution's star witness, sat down with Piers Morgan to talk about her buddy. The interview is both lovely and painful — she's such an authentic, brave teenage girl, and it sounds like Travyon was a great kid.

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We all know how many saw her during the trial, and how at least one of the jurors understood her (or didn't), but I don't know how you watch this and see anything but an unfiltered, genuine teenager. One who suffered the tragic loss of a friend she spent hours and hours on the phone with each day. When she starts talking about Trayvon and their plans for life, it's just... it's heart-wrenching.

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arischwartz
Ari Schwartz: Dark Lord of the Snark

Trayvon was a conplicated young man, but he sounded fundamentally good. Like most people. Get ready for the FOX barrage saying that Trayvon was a criminal because he had "a record." Because, y'know, every kid who fucks up in high school deserves to be killed.

I'd like to see how anyone would hold up as a witness in a trial. Let alone a teenager.