There was more than one trial attorney saying he was lucky he didn't walk out of that court room in shackles.
I haven't seen a single one say that. Regardless, she just handed grounds for a successful appeal to them right there, as it was clearly an attempt to prejudice the jury. What she did there is NEVER done.
The judge NEVER asks the defendant if he intends to testify. She finds out when the defense rests and he has or has not. She certainly doesn't do it in front of the jury while reminding him he has the "right to remain silent", thus impugning his credibility.
She also didn't allow Treyvon's texts about his love of fighting, and the fights he's been in, or the guns he wants to buy or has. Or pretty much any evidence helpful to the defense.
I wouldn't be surprised if she was actually suborned by someone. We already know the former police chief was fired for not arresting Zimmerman, even though he thought the evidence wasn't there. And we also know that both the investigation and the prosecution were very abnormal, designed to get one conclusion rather than the truth, and in at least one case criminal.
When all is said and done, the judge might be the one in shackles if there's any justice.
The case is about one thing and one thing only, and the prosecution summed it up in their closing statements by essentially saying that the jury is racist if they don't convict Zimmerman, about the most blatant appeal to racism I can recall in a trial.
Achilles is the kind of evil that hollows out a volcano for a lair, and sends killer robots after his enemies.---Lord Simian