The Orlando Sentinel covers the latest Zimmerman court appearance.
There was some back-and-forth about attempts to identify the voice screaming for help on one of the 911 tapes. I liked this:
About 30 minutes into the hearing, the state and defense reached an impasse on the subject of the 911 audio of the shooting in which screams for help are audible.
"There has been an effort made in this case to identify the person making those cries for help," defense attorney Don West said.
Some witnesses have said it was Trayvon, others say that it was Zimmerman. West asked the state to identify any witness who has given an opinion.
De la Rionda countered that it's the defense's job to depose witnesses in the case and find out if they have an opinion. He added that Zimmerman, in a police interview, said the screaming voice didn't sound like his.
So Zimmerman may or may not know what he souds like when screaming - imagine my surprise. Personally, I have high hopes that if I were getting beaten down on the sidewalk I would scream for help in a properly manly manner, but my faith, while resolute, is untested.
However, I learned over the weekend that others have a similar self-image. Here is NFL superstar RGIII on the hit he took last weekend:
“I knew as soon as I got hit. I screamed. Like a man, of course,” Griffin added with a laugh. “It hurt really bad.”
I haven't heard any tape so I can't judge the manliness of his screaming, but maybe some sports fans can help.
As to Zimmerman, prosecution agreed not to pull any surprises:
After a 10-minute recess, the state said it would disclose if a witness identified Zimmerman as the voice on the recording to the defense.