How much different would the entire Zimmerman/Martin debate have been if this photo had been released soon after the event?

Would it have hurt the police to release this photo soon after the attack?  Why has the prosecutor been dragging her feet to release this color picture?  I guess that we all know the answer.  Fox News as the story available here.

Zimmerman’s legal team released the photo, which they believe bolsters their case that Zimmerman, 29, was being beaten when he fatally shot the 17-year-old Martin in the chest. The photo was taken by police and only released to Zimmerman’s team recently, said Zimmerman’s lawyer. Previously, the team only had a black-and-white photocopy of the picture.
“That's really one of my frustrations. They originally submitted a black and white photo so we asked for a color copy. They then submitted a color photo copy that was drab," said Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara to Foxnews.com.
"We kept asking for a digital copy and then we had to file a motion [in court] to have it submitted."
O'Mara says that the discovery phase has been rife with issues.
"It just seems like it's been pulling teeth for discovery in this case," he said. . .

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Blogger Stranded in Sonoma said...

Interesting. It was released RIGHT AFTER the election. Just a coincidence. Nothing to see, move along.

12/05/2012 11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prosecutors shouldn't appear to be trying to influence public perceptions of a defendant, but in this case they very much are. Further proof of an ideology driven, rather than fact based prosecution. We protested and legislated against these kinds of racist prosecutions 50 years ago in the deep south- where is the outrage todaywhen it is flipped around?

12/05/2012 3:43 PM  

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