By John Ballard
The investigation of the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida is amassing a mountain of data.
This audio, via Think Progress, strikes me as a very telling insight into the character of George Zimmerman.
An old lawyer's saying is If your client is guilty, then argue the law but if he is innocent, argue the facts.
I have a strong suspicion that any trial of George Zimmerman will see the defence keeping a bright light on Florida's ugly stand-your-ground law.
But from where I stand, it appears that Trayvon Martin was the one doing exactly that, standing his ground. And the result was that he got a bullet in the heart. I'm curious to know if there may be other records of previous Martin and Zimmerman encounters.
The witness in this audio said at one point he reflected on a cost-benefit analysis of how to respond to Zimmerman's behavior. "I had to lay down the cost-benefits of really beating this guy up to teach him a lesson." [9:30]