Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Phoning in the prosecution?

Why does the source of the scream matter in the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman 911 call?

If it’s Martin screaming, it’s obvious what happened. If it’s Zimmerman, he could be screaming because Martin temporarily got the upper hand in the fight (or to otherwise call attention to himself). Couldn’t it be both of them? People exchange shouts all the time in fights.

Each man’s mother insists they hear their son in the call. Audio experts say there’s no way to tell in this case. I say it doesn’t matter. Even if it’s all Zimmerman, I still want to know why an armed neighborhood watchman felt it necessary to stalk an unarmed teenager in violation of his authority. That would seem to matter more to me.

1 comment:

GDad said...

Yes. I'm waiting for a verdict, but not with especially bated breath. No matter what the verdict in this particular trial, the facts are that George Zimmerman shot and killed another person.