George ZimmermanGeorge Zimmerman, the man who allegedly shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, is set to go to court next month. And in preparation for the trial, attorneys have hired "audio specialists" to analyze the 911 tape from the night of February 26 to determine whether or not the screams for help heard on tape are Zimmerman's or Martin's. If they're decided to be Zimmerman's -- who's pleading not guilty -- he obviously has a case. If they're Martin's, doesn't look so good for Zimmerman. But what the specialists are saying is interesting.
One analyzer from New Jersey claims that the cries for help do, in fact, belong to that of Trayvon Martin. But a person who analyzed the tape from Florida is claiming that the screams are a mix of both Martin and Zimmerman's. Hmmm. Unsurprisingly, Martin's family is saying the voice belongs to the teen, while Zimmerman's father claimed in court that he believes the cries came from his son.
I'm not a lawyer, but I really hope that this 911 tape isn't the sole deciding factor in this case. There's clearly too much gray area with it, and "experts" can't agree on who's who. The fact that two people are giving different answers as to who the screams belong to is disconcerting to say the least. The magnitude of this case is too great to deal with gray.
Even if George Zimmerman was "screaming for help" the night hoodie-clad Martin was killed, let's not forget one major thing here: An unarmed 17-year-old boy was shot and killed. And George Zimmerman allegedly pulled the trigger. If he doesn't pay for that, there's something really wrong with our justice system.
What do you think of this?