Yesterday, the prosecution in the Zimmerman trial showed the jury a recorded interview with George Zimmernam from the police department about an hour or so after the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
It was astounding for several reasons.
Zimmerman, the man who had called the cops and identified himself in the minutes BEFORE the shooting was giving HIS side of the story. He told the police in that 1st interview that Trayvon Martin was on top of HIM, beating him and HE…ZIMMERMAN…Was calling out for help.
At the time of the interview, Zimmerman was NOT lawyered up and now that THAT interview along with the video of a still UNREPRESENTED George Zimmerman, with bandages on the back of his head, walking a police detective through the scene the next day have been shown to the jury…Zimmerman has given that jury HIS side of the events of the night of February 26th, 2012 and he can NOT be cross examined by the prosecution on either of those statements.
As we continue to watch and to an extent, be distracted by the George Zimmerman case, perhaps we should look at it from another angle.
What is happening, day by day in that Florida courtroom, is startling to say the least.
I am not an attorney nor do I claim to play one in the blogosphere but…
One need not BE an attorney to express disbelief at the proceedings.
One by one…The PROSECUTION brings to the witness stand cops, witnesses, experts and the like and…