Turns out NBC doctored the 911 audio to make Zimmerman look racist and bad. Great job mainstream media that is so critical of bloggers and their pajamas!
ABC also obscured Zimmerman’s head in their post event video. Do these bastards have any shame?!?
An interesting series of maps re: the event. Author puts events into a timeline as well.
Audio experts turn out to be egregious hacks. Seriously, even if not sure of “match,” how can you say definitely not same person. What standards exist in this field? This is why I’m glad the law requires the Daubert screen on scientific evidence; it’s too easy to get bamboozled otherwise.
Overall, I feel the tide is shifting to a more balanced account, which is what one would expect in the murky world of self-defense. It’s not like the TV or movies with an obvious situation. Most people’s impressions of how things should go probably come from this; they forget people can be beaten to death or near-death in unarmed combat, that things don’t involve the long posturing often seen in the movies, and that violence, even legally justified violence, often has tragedy and ugliness involved. This is why the law rightly has a reasonable doubt standard in cases like this. It would be too easy to throw otherwise good people into the jail on the basis of 20/20 hindsight and confused evidence that points in multiple directions.
The one thing that has become clear–and has been clear for a long time–is the bad faith and totally transparent agenda of the mainstream media and their leftist counterparts in politics, including President Obama. They have taken an unusual unrepresentative case and made it a cause celebre, with Zimmerman as the Alfred Dreyfus figure subject to the worst and most sensationalistic smear campaign of recent memory. Meanwhile, black on black and black on white violence continues, and it garners no attention from anyone. Indeed, in Sanford an egregious assault took place recently. I don’t know the race of the victim, and it hardly matters. It was a brutal crime and, if I may say, the two suspects look, like Trayvon, to be Sons of Obama. But we won’t hear their names. No patterns will be observed. No 100 year old crimes will be resurrected to fashion nonexistent patterns. It will be one more in a meaningless series of random, unfortunate, meaningless, and unteachable (indeed, unspeakable) moments.