The looks on their faces said it all to me. They know.
“Whose voice is that screaming for help; in fear of their life?”
I don’t know how people go on after something like this. If that were my child on that tape, I would be crushed for life; at best.
I have never been a fan of the death penalty but if there was ever a case to make me change my mind or a type of case; this is it.
It isn’t the racist character of the crime that brings me literally to tears.
It’s the tragic loss these parents will always feel. the big, gaping hole they will never be able to fill and it’s the emotions that Trayvon must have felt just prior to his death. The terror. The bone freezing knowledge that he was going to die at the hands of a cold-blooded killer who had stalked him and intercepted him and shot him down like a rabid animal.
Who had no more regard for the life he was taking than he would for a bug underfoot.
What Cowboy George Zimmerman has done; beyond his hatred-fueled murder of a member of another race; is tantamount to torturing a child in front of his parents.
When that 911 call played for these parents to hear; it was obvious that there was no doubt in their mind whose voice was begging for help. It was plain to see that these parents were enduring a torture of their own and all caused by this racist child-killing piece of human excrement.
The defence would ask us to believe that a full minute was not enough time for a conscienceless killer like George to figure out that nobody would know who was screaming.
“I kept calling for help but no-one would help.” said George to the arriving LEO.
Must have sounded less than convincing to the cop as well. He immediately handcuffed the admittedly “excited” George; for; “The officer’s protection.”
Also; who is going to believe that George was the one calling for help? Not me.
I can’t imagine why; George; would have needed to yell for help.
George; 30 years old; brawny; (now beefy); armed with a handgun.
Trayvon; 17 years old; thin; inexperienced; armed with;…his quick wit?
Of course now; it is painfully obvious that it wasn’t George calling for help but the obviously overpowered Trayvon who was targeted; followed to a secluded area between houses; and then attacked.
Like I said, I don’t know how his parents will go on but my prayers are for them to have the strength.
I’m praying for Cowboy George too.
You figure it out.
- State of Florida vs George Zimmerman Trial (day 2 ) (3chicspolitico.com)
- Zimmerman opening statements: Expletives and a knock-knock joke (cltv.com)