Rachel Jeantel, the prosecution’s star witness in the George Zimmerman trial, admitted on Thursday in court that she could not read a letter she supposedly “wrote” to Trayvon Martin’s mother about the shooting. She was asked to read the letter in open court, and said she couldn’t read it. “Are you able to read that at all?” asked defense attorney Don West. “Some, but not all,” she replied. “I don’t read cursive.”
The only word in the letter she was able to read was her own name.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).