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Two major points need to be made about one of the pieces of "enhanced evidence" in the Trayvon Martin case. First of all, even if the "sharper" surveillance footage does reveal what "appears" to be a "bump, mark, or injury" on the back of George Zimmerman's head, he still had no excuse to shoot and kill a kid in a hoodie.
Secondly -- about that enhanced footage -- um, anybody out there ever use Photoshop? Final Cut Pro?
Because altering the colors, brightness, and contrast to the degree demonstrated by the guy in this CNN video has the potential to make a faint shadow "appear" to be just about anything.
Seriously. Enhanced? More like embellished.
The question is, why would anybody bother?
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Maybe because there really is enhanced evidence making Zimmerman's version of the story sound like a lie. Or "more closely examined" evidence: Audio experts Tom Owen and Ed Primeau analyzed the recording of 911 calls made on the night Trayvon Martin died, comparing Zimmerman's voice on an earlier call he made about a "suspicious black male" with the screams heard on a later 911 call. (Zimmerman's family claims he was the one screaming because Martin was beating him.) Primeau (a "longtime audio engineer who is listed as an expert in recorded evidence by the American College of Forensic Examiners International") had this to say:
"There's a huge chance that this is not Zimmerman's voice ... After 28 years of doing this, I would put my reputation on the line and say this is not George Zimmerman screaming."
That's a far cry from Hmm, if I add a little more red and lighten this up a bit, you can see something vaguely bump-like.
Do you think those were George Zimmerman's screams on the 911 call?
Image via CNN