CNN's Carol Costello talks with the attorney who represents Trayvon Martin's friend.
If u watched the trial, you'd know that this young lady speaks 3 languages including English and English isn't the primary language in her household. Maybe its not that she is uninelligent but rather faces challenges because of her language barrier.
To: Mr De La Rionda
From : Sylvia Cherry 305.992.2211
Hi Mr De la Rionda ..I hope you don’t take offense at my unsolicited advice but I’m so upset about that poor boy being murdered. Why don’t you ask the jury the following.
“You (the jurors) yourselves have heard George Zimmerman's voice on many minutes of recordings, you heard him speak normally, you heard him speak while running, you heard him speak quietly to the police. So you are all now very familiar with George Zimmerman's voice. And you are objective as can be, not either party's friends or relatives. You are the best people to decide who those screams belong to. Could you say with 100% conviction who that is screaming to based on the ample and varied recordings you personally have heard? “
Also sir – what about the fact that Trayvon though what any of us would. He was scared, HE WAS BEING FOLLOWED!!
Here is another thought to ponder which was in the letter to the Editor in the Miami Herald.
LEFT UNSPOKEN letter written by Gabrielle Grossman
“Hello there! I’m George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch guard. Can you tell me your name and your business here?
“Oh, hi, I felt scared when I though you were following me. I’m Trayvon, visiting my dad who lives over in that house. I was shopping at the store and bought some Skittles “
OK kid, have a good evening”
“Thanks Mr Zimmerman”.
Isn’t this the exchange that should have happened?Isn’t speech what makes us human? Why didn’t Mr Zimmerman call out?
What made Zimmerman SILENTLY stalk Trayvon Martin, against the wishes of the police dispatcher? Anyone in Trayvon’s shoes would have been terrified. Trayvon told his girlfriend he would run to his father’s house. Does it seem likely he hid in a bush waiting to attack George Zimmerman?
Bye the way, Zimmerman is free, because the prosecution did a terrible job, they tried to lead the jury to a verdict not remove reasonable doubt.
I acknowledge the tragedy of the death of Travon. I also acknowledge that there are many "Trevons" who have died and no one champions them. What makes this so special? What makes him more important than anyone else? Where is the outrage for a child who dies in the crossfire of gang gunfire, whose only crime is to be in the wrong place at the wrong time?
I'm sorry for the death of Travon as I'm sorry for the death of any human in a violent way, but I am also tired of him being canonized. There are more pressing issues at hand.
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