W. Kamau Bell, host of the late night comedy show Totally Biased on F/X, weighed in on the case Thursday night, and pulled no punches about his feelings about the George Zimmerman. Zimmerman, 29, has pleaded not guilty to second degree murder, saying he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self-defense after Martin attacked him on February 26, 2012. Martin was unarmed.
“Now of course I’m a believer in fair trials,” said Bell during a monologue. “But if there’s any god in heaven, and I’m pretty sure there isn’t, here’s who would be deciding Zimmerman’s fate: Chuck D, Angela Davis, the ghost of Malcolm X, fat Al Sharpton, angry Bill Cosby, Ice Cube … no no no, before, “Are we there yet?” Ice Cube … Samuel L. Jackson from Pulp Fiction, Samuel L. Jackson from Snakes on a Plane, Samuel L. Jackson from Jackie Brown,” and foreman of the jury, regular old Samuel L. Jackson….” As he spoke, pictures of his would-be “jurors” appeared onscreen.
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