As the trial of George Zimmerman draws to an end, the closing argument of his defense included an attempt to dispel the prosecution’s assertion that Trayvon Martin was “unarmed.”

In reference to testimony that Martin held Zimmerman down and bashed his head on a concrete sidewalk, the Zimmerman defense used a heavy courtroom prop:

Will the “armed with sidewalk concrete” tactic be effective with the jury? If these tweeters were on the jury we doubt it:

https://twitter.com/LipstickYoda/status/355718580110770178

We’ll find out soon what happens, because the jury is expected to begin deliberations this afternoon.

  • Sean

    Fists are weapons, concrete a blunt object. Obviously these people have bought into the ridiculousness of the Democrat’s argument portraying only guns as deadly weapons. If you want an extreme view of what concrete and limbs can do to a person go rent American History X.

    • CFras

      And if you want an extreme view of what a gun will do, step in front of one.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      As one of the testifying officers said, anything can be used as a weapon. I work in a liquor store, and while I may not carry a gun, I have a wall of heavy blunt objects right behind me. I can only imagine what a half-gallon glass bottle of Absolut can do to someone’s face/head, should the need ever arise.

  • NessImp

    All those people riding around on bikes and skateboards without helmets having nothing to fear from falling and hitting their heads, apparently. Today twitchy teaches me that head to sidewalk impacts are not dangerous. Who knew.

    • John

      Good point. Let’s repeal all the laws requiring that kids wear bike helmets and watch the elitist talking heads howl.

  • TJ

    If no gun there would be a 17 year old on trial for aggravated assault and attempted murder or even murder.

    • rinodino

      NO, if no Gun, Zimmerman’s fake phoney tough guy butt doesn’t even follow him and there is no court, no trial, no murder, NO NOTHING….. everybody is at home, Zimmerman with ten Burger King cheesburgers and Martin with skittles and weed, chillin at home watching TV

      • algonquinmatt

        well, Zimmerman had a gun and the tough guy who is dead didn’t really think things through, as he was bashing Zims head off the concrete before he got taught his last lesson.

        • rinodino

          And Zimmerman is going to be taught daily lessons from Big Bubba soon, so I guess things even out don’t they?

          • NRPax

            And I bet you’re going to be a sad little boy if Zimmerman is found not guilty.

          • rinodino

            Not at all, his life has been ruined ever since it gained national prominence and the president of the united states pretty much made Zimmerman a marked man….. So I guess that makes you a very very very sad person already. So I guess we both got to DEAL WITH IT

          • NRPax

            Nope. Not in the least. And I’m dealing with it quite well, thankyouverymuch.

          • Marcy Cook

            Why rinodino….how your tone has changed. Almost like your twitchy account that is used by more than one troll.

          • algonquinmatt

            Zimmerman is going to be a rich man.

            hear that? rich. wealthy. lots of money from lawsuits, like the one he’ll have against NBC and maybe CNN. just watch.

            who knows…maybe he’ll change his name, which would suck, but if you have to change your name so you can live on a beach…oh well.

            maybe he’ll open up a gun range. he’ll have the money to do what he wants, and he deserves it.

          • Wootsauce

            I am pretty excited for him to walk. It’ll show America the true colors of the rioters. Everybody for Trayvon isn’t in it for justice, they are in it for revenge.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            As their signs proclaimed, “No Justice, No Peace”.

          • Joe W.

            So, tell us, Rhino…where are YOU planning on rioting after he is acquitted??

          • rinodino

            Rioting???? Naw I’ll just watch the 24/7 reality show that is about to become Zimmerman’s life if he is acquitted, in fact I recommend that he get a reality show, that’s the only way to keep him safe.

          • Steve Vandenberg

            He’ll be safe. He’ll be packing that Kel-Tec as he walks free. All’s as it should be.

          • rinodino

            One gun ain’t gonna keep him safe, lol, you guys watch too much Hollywood that you hate.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            One gun ain’t gonna keep him safe, lol, you guys watch too much Hollywood that you hate.

            And yet, thousands upon thousands of cops and concealed carry holders are safe with only one gun every day.

            Looks like the person watching too much Hollywood is you.

      • Finrod Felagund

        You mean “Martin at home with the stuff he stole from more places”.

      • MarcusFenix

        At least he didn’t steal the Skittles, right?

        • mike_in_kosovo

          That was evidently very important to BDLR… “and he didn’t even steal them!”

          But “Creepy-ass cracker” *Zimmerman* is the racist….?

      • Jeremy

        You are a sad pathetic troll.

    • CatHerder

      Probably.

    • Finrod Felagund

      If Zimmerman hadn’t had a gun, then he would have been the victim of an unsolved murder.

    • Clayton B

      . . . and he would be charged as an ‘adult’. . .

    • Jefferson Tea Party

      And the “child” would have been tried as an ADULT.

  • michael s

    You zidiots(zimmerman supporting idiots) are really something.Now the sidewalk was Trayvon’s weapon?1st person is David James 2nd person is Trevor Dooley who asserted SYG when he killed David James. Was the sidewalk David James weapon when he was choking Trevor Dooley? Does the sidewalk as a weapon apply here?

    • Fire and Adjust!

      Was David James banging Dooley’s head on the sidewalk? No. Did David James initiate the confrontation? No. Did David James threaten Dooley before Dooley pulled a gun on David James? No. Did Dooley RETURN to his garage, grab a gun, go TOWARDS David James, pull the gun on David James in front of his 8 year old daughter, another 14 year old boy, and a married couple playing tennis? Yes. Did you neglect to include 4 witnesses’ testimoney who saw the ENTIRE incident and simply take the OBVIOUSLY fabricated story of Dooley? Yes. Is the ENTIRE premise of your comparison complete and utter BS? Yes

      http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/criminal/witnesses-dispute-trevor-dooleys-stand-your-ground-claim-in-valrico/1206308

      • Finrod Felagund

        He’s a troll, everything he posts is complete BS.

      • NRPax

        Don’t mind him too much, tombwstpnt01. He’s the local bigot around these parts. All he notices is that a black man shot a white man and he’s angry that Trevor didn’t get away with it.

      • michael s

        James was using the sidewalk as a weapon when he was on top of Dooley choking him.If the sidewalk was a weapon for Trayvon,then the sidewalk was a weapon for David James. Thus it applies. Consistency matters to me.Danielle James stated her dad threatened Trevor Dooley as Dooley had his hands in the air walking away. She said this . You are being dishonest for why i bring up Trevor Dooley. Show me where I said I take up Dooley’s story. Factually Fabricated or Otherwise.Show me where I stated I support Trevor Dooley ? My point in bringing up Trevor Dooley is to show inconsistency on all levels. Again I don’t and never said Zimmerman’s wrong Dooley’s right.

        • mike_in_kosovo

          Consistency matters to me.

          If consistency actually *DID* matter to you, you wouldn’t have brought it up in the first place. James wasn’t beating Dooley’s head into the pavement.

          • michael s

            I didn’t say james was beating Dooley’s head into the pavement. The issue is the absurd yet selectively supported sidewalk as a weapon defense.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            The issue is the absurd yet selectively supported sidewalk as a weapon defense.

            Really? Having your head smashed into concrete won’t do any damage?

            Well, I’m sure that will come as a shock to neurological surgeons around the country. Guess the bike/motorcycle helmet manufacturers will have to find other lines of work, as well.

            At least we can get rid of those (according to michael s) useless helmet laws that virtually every state has passed, right?

          • michael s

            Thank you for proving my point.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Thank you for proving as usual, destroying my point.

            Fixed that for you.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Thank you for proving as usual, destroying my point.

            Fixed that for you.

          • Jeremy

            You got your butt handed to you nice try.

          • michael s

            Thank you for proving my point.

          • Markward

            Does having your skull bashed in make you any less dead than a 9mm gunshot wound?

          • aegean1

            Yes, you did. You know we can just scroll up, right?

          • aegean1

            Yes, you did. You know we can just scroll up, right?

        • Fire and Adjust!

          michael s•2 hours ago
          You zidiots(zimmerman supporting idiots)

          I see………… so that isn’t essentially saying Zimmerman is wrong? Wow, seems everyone with a basic comprehension of the english language would be wrong and you are just trying to bring us all up to speed………..well preach on preacher….do your thing!

    • NRPax

      You still beating that dead horse, Michael? Trevor Dooley was a scumbag POS who brandished a gun at a child. David James put himself in between Trevor and the child and he got shot because of it. I showed you relevant links and articles backing up all of those assertions and once again, you conveniently ignore reality, you racist troll.

    • MarcusFenix

      That is some of the worst logic I’ve seen today…and that’s saying something.

      • Markward

        You assumed he has logic in the first place.

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          Must have a brain to exercise logic.

    • Damien Johnson

      I don’t support Zimmerman or Trayvon. I just want the truth.

      • michael s

        do you support racial double standards. most posters here do. notice the support of black trayvon using the sidewalk as a weapon that’s not absurd, notice the vehement non support of white david james using the sidewalk as a weapon that’s absurd. typical of what goes on here.

        • Ronald Green

          Looking to get your butt handed to you again with your irrelevant comparisons? Your hatred of anything deemed ‘white’ or conservative is well know. Your lack of cognitive skills is likewise well know. I wonder who is paying you to come here with your drivel, they aren’t getting their money’s worth.

          Here, I’ll help you. Make both Zimmerman and Martin white, brown, or black and we would have never heard of this incident. Have Zimmerman the dead man and Martin still alive, again we wouldn’t have heard of this incident. So where is the real racial double standard? You’re just a race baiting putz.

        • Damien Johnson

          I didn’t see anybody here seconding that the sidewalk is a weapon.

  • NeoKong

    I bet I could come up with at least a dozen examples of somebody dying after a punch to the head in just a few minutes on Google.
    As far as the concrete goes, not hitting your head on concrete is the reason people wear crash helmets.

    • carla5731

      Florida has a state law that mandates a helmet when you ride a bike so they must believe that concrete causes head injuries.

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    Human beings are born with natural mechanism defenses, fight or flight… 1. resistance against danger, attack, or harm; protection 2. a person or thing that provides such resistance

  • GrindingMills

    Someone remind me that next time I show up at a gun fight to bring some concrete.

    • Finrod Felagund

      You’re welcome to try, but you may end up just as dead as Martin.

      • NRPax

        Kind of like “Don’t bring fists to a gun fight?”

      • NRPax

        Kind of like “Don’t bring fists to a gun fight?”

  • URGR82

    Things can never get even. ..those who think they can make it worse.

  • JBDestiny

    Anyone who doesn’t think sidewalks can kill should look up how Dr. Atkins died.

  • John

    Trayvon would never have used concrete as a weapon…concrete is white in color.

    /s

  • CFras

    I’m sure that if this the races were reversed and George was a black man and Trayvon was a white 17 year old, George would have already been thrown in jail. The ONLY reason why republicans are supporting George Zimmerman is because Democrats have come out in support. Must everything be a war against Democrat and Republicans? Just because we are in 2013 and things have changed does not mean that racism is dead! On both sides there are racism, black and white. Zimmerman is not the angel in this picture because certain facts don’t add up. The biggest question: Why did he not listen to the police’s orders and not confront Trayvon? Now I’m not so quick to say George is racist but he killed a 17 year old boy. Put yourself in Trayvon’s perspective and picture a man following you armed with a gun? Wouldn’t you fight back? STOP bringing politics into everything. Do you all go around asking people if they are democrats or republicans? If you meet a democrat do you immediately hate that person?

    • Justin Jurek

      *facepalm* I’m not even gonna try…

    • Victoria Richardson

      The Prosecution did a terrible job, their witnesses helped the Defense and the Defense had facts while the Prosecution had emotion.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Uh… no. Since Zimmerman didn’t initiate the beating, I would have, if it were me, at least spoken to him and let him know why I was in a community that I really didn’t belong in. On the other hand, if Tray-tray’s momma didn’t kick him out for getting in trouble in school (fighting) I guess this wouldn’t ever have happened.

    • Markward

      No, we only hate stupid people, we deal with them every day, I’m replying to one right now.

  • Aitch748

    I’m not sure this was the best possible wording of the argument. I assume most people think of a weapon as something you bring with you to a fight.

    But yeah, obviously the point is that you can definitely kill somebody by smashing his head repeatedly into a concrete sidewalk, and if that’s what you’re doing, you’ve already brought deadly force into the situation whether you’re carrying a weapon on your person or not — so if the guy you’re pounding is carrying a deadly weapon, he can legitimately (by Florida law, I presume) use it to save his own life.