Monday, April 9, 2012

Did Blood Curdling Screams of Fear Belong To Treyvon Martin or George Zimmerman?

by Dr. Lillian Glass



The only encouraging thing to come out the terrible incident where Treyvon Martin was killed is that it showed us that people are indeed compassionate and people do get got involved. People saw something. They heard something and they said something. They called 911. They got involved. They gave information. They all said they heard screaming and they all said they heard it.



One of the callers actually was able to capture the screaming as he called 911 as you can hear it on the tape. In listening to the blood curdling screams, it is very hard to tell who’s voice it is.



George Zimmerman has a higher pitched voice so it may have been his. There is also a deep guttural primitive sounds of the voice which may sound like someone’s life was as stake. The tone at the beginning of the tape was different front he one at the end of the tape. At one point the pitch was high and at the other point it was a raw and guttural voice, which was painful to listen to.


Personally, I believe that it was fear on the part of both of these men which caused this tragic incident - fear of one another.



In listening to George speak to police it seems like he was out for vigilante justice when he says "...they always get away with it." Who is they? Is he referring to kids, thieves and thugs, or black people by his use of the term they.



BOTH MEN FEARFUL OF ONE ANOTHER

If it is the latter, then yes, it is a racist indication. If he is referring to thugs or kids, then it is not a racist comment. In listening to George’s tape to the 911 dispatcher, I didn’t hear any specific racial comment. But what I did hear was a fearful and frustrated George Zimmerman. His pitch was raised at the end of sentences and he spoke in a softer tone which often indicates fear.



George was following Treyvon and continued to do so even after he was told not to follow him by the police dispatcher. But George, due to his own fear that a robbery would take place continued to follow him anyway. He also reported to the dispatcher on the tape that Treyvon had his hand in his waistband. He was in fear that Treyvon had a gun on him.



Trevyon on the other hand was also in fear. He was afraid of a strange man following him. He had no idea why he was being followed. He was talking to his girlfriend on his cell phone when he noticed he was being followed and told his girlfriend that someone was following him. She relayed this information to police.



As Trevyon may have feared George was out to harm him, he responded by beating George up. As an eyewitness said on the 911 tape, the one on top was wearing a white shirt. That means that the one on top was Treyvon and he was beating up George, whom he thought was following him. Apparently this is how George got his broken nose and bloodied head.



George then told police Trevyon was reaching for George’s gun and that is when George shot him in self defense.



Since George was the one being pummeled by Trevyon, being on top as an eyewitness reported, it was most likely it was George’s screams for help, but we will not know for sure until the FBI does their analysis in isolating the sounds of the tapes so the specific voices can be discerned.



From Treyvon’s point of view, he was doing nothing wrong. He had visited his father’s girlfriend and had every right to be in the neighborhood. It didn’t matter if he was suspended from school for having marijuana in his bag as was reported. What mattered is that he had every right as a free citizen to walk the streets no matter how late or dark it was . The fact that he was speaking to his girlfriend may be further evidence that he did not have wrongdoing on his mind and had no intention of committing a robbery. When he noticed someone was following him he told his girlfriend he was afraid. He evidently confronted George out of fear.



From George’s point of view he was a neighborhood watchman. He wanted to protect his neighborhood against the rash of robberies which occurred. He noticed a young man walking alone. He was in fear so he called 911. His voice indicated tones of fear as he described the young man whom he was following



It was a case of both men fearing one another, hurting and killing one another because of that unfounded fear. Yes, they killed one another. Even though George is technically alive and breathing, this fear based event has killed his reputation and his future as he will never be the same with mobs of people calling for his arrest and for the President to even weigh in.



VISIONS OF A SAD PAST AND FUTURE



To Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson who call this a racial hate crime, it is essential to note that these two civil rights leaders grew up at a time where racially motivated killings of young Black men were not uncommon. Thus it is understandable why they have reacted so vehemently against the killing of teenager Trevyon and have rallied for other to get behind their views.



To law enforcement who saw George bloodied with a broken nose and wounds consistent with being attacked and analyzing eyewitness reports that the man in the white shirt was on top may have indicated to them that it was a matter of self defense. That is why they didn’t arrest him.



As all the facts come out. we will eventually learn what really happened . We have to take heed from the Duke lacrosse player’s experience where several White men were falsely accused of molesting a Black woman. It became a racially charged issue as we see here.



Was George afraid of a young black man walking alone in a neighborhood? The answer is yes. Was Trevyon afraid of an older White man following him? The answer is yes. Did they both react out of their respective fear? The answer is yes. This was a no win situation that would only end in someone’s death.



It is terrible that an innocent man, no mater what color he is, is dead because of that fear. It is also terrible that a man, no mater what color he is has to live with the fact that whether it was self defense or not, that he is technically responsible for ending another human being’s life.

18 comments:

Melissa said...

Except the FBI already determined that the screams did NOT come from Zimmerman.

Sarah L.A.C.E. said...

Bottom line was that from what you wrote, Zimmerman was disregarding the Police when they said NOT to follow Treyvon. He didn't listen. His actions alone caused this. Fear or no fear and he should be duely dealt with by the law. People don't take responsibilities for their actions anymore. It's easy not to when we say that these people were acting on fear. Treyvon wouldn't have had to deal with a flight or fight response if it wasn't for Zimmerman "responding in fear". If he was that afraid, he would NOT have followed Treyvon, he would have stayed put. He said he had enough. He knew what the outcome would be if he followed. Let's just call a spade a spade and move on.

Anonymous said...

How can a state allow someone to claim self-defense when that person was stalking someone? I’m sure that wasn’t the intent of the law. GZ is a wanna-be cop with a predatory nature.

April Grady

looier said...

"Since George was the one being pummeled by Trevyon, being on top as an eyewitness reported, it was most likely it was George’s screams for help, but we will not know for sure until the FBI does their analysis in isolating the sounds of the tapes so the specific voices can be discerned."

How do you know this? Absolute BS theory.

looier said...

"As Trevyon may have feared George was out to harm him, he responded by beating George up. As an eyewitness said on the 911 tape, the one on top was wearing his white shirt. That means that the one on top was Treyvon and he was beating up George, whom he thought was following him. Apparently this is how George got his broken nose and bloodied head."

More ABSOLUTE BS. There is NO proof that Zimmerman had a "broken nose," and witness state Martin was on the bottom.
You are talking out of your ass.

looier said...

"We have to take heed from the Duke lacrosse player’s experience where several White men were falsely accused of molesting a Black woman. It became a racially charged issue as we see here."

Absolute crock. What does the Lacrosse player's experience (more than one by the way) PLAYERS, have to do with this case?

looier said...

"When he noticed someone was following him he told his girlfriend he was afraid. He evidently confronted George out of fear."

You are taking BIG liberties. You don't knw the facts. You were not there.

looier said...

"Thus it is understandable why they have reacted so vehemently against the killing of teenager Trevyon and have rallied for other to get behind their views."

ABSOLUTE GIBBERISH.
Sharpton, et al, ONLY want the man arrested and charged. Like any other person who was told "not to follow" (with a 9 mm).
They are not convicting the man. They are saying "do the right thing" and at the very least arrest him.
You would be saying the same thing.

You "women in crime" are full of shit.
The heck with this BLOG. BIASED BS from "experts."
How dare you be so bold.

looier said...

As "Melissa" states: :expert testimony has proven that the "voice" heard (the scream) was NOT Zimmerman's. How dare you try to suggest otherwise. Read the facts (thus far) before you go off on these "make believe:" theories of the case. You should know better, professional.

charlie013 said...

I sure wish you or someone would proof read you articles. There are so many errors, I find it difficult to follow!

Melissa said...

A little further on this. If GZ shot Travon while Travon was supposedly on top of him wouldnt he have had blood on his shirt (we know he didnt from the video footage). And he would have also had blood all over his shirt from a broken nose. And his head wounds were superficial or else they would have made him go to the hospital. I honestly believe they were self inflicted.

looier said...

Melissa,
I would agree with you although I was not there obviously.
Someone saw GZ get up, after the shot, Rub his head as if he were saying to himself "oh shit, what have I done?'

I wonder...

"Hmmm. "how DO I make this LOOK like self-defense?"
"I know let me knock my head a little, scratch it up."

You are right, RIGHT on top of the guy. Shoots him. NO BLOOD? No gun residue?

No one checked that!! Oh yeah, GZ was "buddy buddy with the Sanford police dept."

No broken nose? No blooed, not much dirt (if any?)> Claims his head was "banged on concrete?"

BS. This guy GZ messed up and HE knows it. He is now scared, running interference. Calling EVERYONE he PRAYS can "help him out."
Arrest that freak and let as TRAIL take place. ENOUGH of this "game."

looier said...

"Let a trial"

Sandy said...

More suppositions than facts in this article... and far too many spelling errors from someone who claims a high level of professionalism. At any rate, here's another supposition to consider:

What if GZ was NOT unfamiliar with TM? What if GZ had already confronted TM at another time, possibly earlier in the evening? What if something that was said between them had GZ seething... and he was just waiting for TM to return... knowing he would, knowing he could call 911 and claim he (GZ) saw something suspicious, but all along he was gunning for TM? What if this is the backstory? Just thinking out loud...

A Voice of Sanity said...

The problem with this is the problem that ended Howard Dean's presidential bid:
"Dean was shouting over the cheers of his enthusiastic audience, but the crowd noise was being filtered out by his unidirectional microphone, leaving only his full-throated exhortations audible to the television viewers."

Equally, if Martin's cellphone was the source of the audio, his voice will be much louder in comparison to that of Zimmerman and that can lead to an incorrect conclusion.

A Voice of Sanity said...

BTW, who really killed Trayvon Martin (LINK).

Melissa said...

VOS - they used the voice from the 911 call, not Martin's call to his girlfriend.

Child Advocate said...

Lillian Glass making it up as she goes along AGAIN! Half her theories are ridiculous, the other half are downright silly. Active imagination of a woman who can get her absurd theories printed. SMH.