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CNN Isolates Audio of Zimmerman 911 Call: Racial Slur Now Very Likely

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posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 02:34 PM
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George Zimmerman, who called 911 prior to shooting young teen Trayvon Martin in a case that has become a national scandal, has been both accused of racism and exonerated of it by outside sources. But in recent days, both the accusation of racism and its defense have come to hinge on a tiny portion of the recorded 911 call, in which Zimmerman sounds like he utters the phrase “f–king coons” under his breath while following Martin. “Coon” is, of course, a racial slur for African Americans. The snippet of audio is so quick – 1.6 seconds – and Martin’s voice is so soft when he says it, that it’s easy to mistake for radio static.

Fortunately, CNN is on the case, and had their audio specialist isolate the 1.6 seconds involved, modify it so background noise was removed, and played it back. And while the CNN anchor involved declined to state definitively whether the slur was used, both the editor and the anchor said it sounded an awful lot like it was, especially when the word alone was isolated. Mediaite discovered the segment and linked it. You can watch and decide for yourself below:


You can listen to the audio in the link, and I believe that after listening to the call, I believe either Anderson is stupid, or has extremely bad hearing. But first, I wish for ATS members to watch and listen to the audio in the clip.

WARNING! EXPLICIT LANGUAGE IS USED.















Now, I leave the gap to allow ATS members get an idea first of what was said.

The following are the words one can hear

Coon

Punk

Which word was used, and is Anderson purposely lying?




posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 02:36 PM
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And? Doesn't change the fact that Martin punched Zimmerman and banged his . into the ground prior to being shot.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 02:40 PM
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Sounds like "coons" as clear as day.


But, like they said, only Zimmerman knows for sure.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 02:40 PM
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Yay, another thread about this case. What are we up to now, 25+?

I am so sick of this case. I am so sick of the racial divide it's creating. I am so sick of all the media attention it is getting. While it sad a young man was killed, lets be honest, people young and old are killed everyday. Lets see what a former NAACP president has to say about this.

March 27, 2012 Former NAACP leader accuses Sharpton and Jackson of ‘exploiting’ Trayvon Martin


dailycaller.com...


Former NAACP leader C.L. Bryant is accusing Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton of “exploiting” the Trayvon Martin tragedy to “racially divide this country.”

“His family should be outraged at the fact that they’re using this child as the bait to inflame racial passions,” Rev. C.L. Bryant said in a Monday interview with The Daily Caller.

The conservative black pastor who was once the chapter president of the Garland, Texas NAACP called Jackson and Sharpton “race hustlers” and said they are “acting as though they are buzzards circling the carcass of this young boy.”



But Bryant, who explores the topic of black-on-black crime in his new film “Runaway Slave,” said people like Jackson and Sharpton are being misleading to suggest there is an epidemic of “white men killing black young men.”

“The epidemic is truly black on black crime,” Bryant said. “The greatest danger to the lives of young black men are young black men.”

Bryant said he wishes civil rights leaders were protesting those problems.

“Why not be angry about the wholesale murder that goes on in the streets of Newark and Chicago?” he asked. “Why isn’t somebody angry about that six-year-old girl who was killed on her steps last weekend in a cross fire when two gang members in Chicago start shooting at each other? Why is there no outrage about that?”

Bryant said he worries that “people like Sharpton and those on the left” will make Martin’s death a campaign issue in the presidential race.

He speculated that they will “turn this evolving tragedy of this young man into fodder to say… if you don’t re-elect Obama then you will have unbridled events or circumstances like this happening in the streets to young men wearing hoodies.” (RELATED: Herman Cain criticizes ‘swirling rhetoric’ after Martin shooting)


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posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 02:41 PM
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It does change it when you claim it as being a fact when you weren't there. We have several facts that we can decide from in the form of audio on the 911 tapes. Did we ever finish with the audio on who is screaming help me? Because I know when Im bashing skulls against the ground I like to cry and scream help me



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 02:42 PM
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Originally posted by Rockpuck
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And? Doesn't change the fact that Martin punched Zimmerman and banged his . into the ground prior to being shot.


It does, however, change the entire context of the situation. If it is "coons", then it is good evidence that Zimmerman targeted Martin because of his race.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 02:42 PM
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He's definitely saying something under his breath.. It really does sound like what they say it does.

It could have been another C word too. I'm not sure how you can miss what they are pointing out unless you've got peanut butter in your ears.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 02:42 PM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 02:43 PM
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Come on people. If you were just attacked, you'd probably be throwing out every racial slur in the book if you were scared and in shock enough.

Everyone on some level has some traces of race issues in their blood - we are not that far gone from a time when it was so mainstream.

Yes - there was probably racial profiling on Zimmerman's part.

But, he was clearly attacked and assulted - resulting in him defending himself.

Him saying coon, or any other biggot slang does not un-justify his actions or defend this dead child. If anything it only makes the situation worse.

There were problems on both sides of this story - from both individuals - not just one side.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 02:45 PM
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edit on 27-3-2012 by dayve because: wasteoftime



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 02:45 PM
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Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by GenRadek
 


And? Doesn't change the fact that Martin punched Zimmerman and banged his . into the ground prior to being shot.


Do you have proof of this claim or just a statement made by the perpetrator?

Why is this man's word so golden to you people? We have no evidence, just a man who could very well be fighting for his life soon saying whatever he needs to say to clear his name. Most people in that situation would lie - why should we think Zimmerman is different?

Don't point to witness testimony because if you've been following this case in the media, you know that this witness has changed his story. HE also never claimed to see the beginning of the confrontation, only parts of the end of it...

You people would make HORRIBLE jurors.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 02:45 PM
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and it doesn't change the fact that zimmerman ignored the instructions by the 911 operator and followed Martin even after being told the cops were on their way.

Zimmerman was the one that instigated the whole thing



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 02:46 PM
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He wasn't being "attacked" when he made the comments pay attention. This is when he was stalking his prey. The call went in prior to any altercation.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 02:46 PM
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It shouldn't matter what was said, it should matter how they acted, and we have yet to get the complete picture.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 02:46 PM
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Originally posted by MentorsRiddle
Come on people. If you were just attacked, you'd probably be throwing out every racial slur in the book if you were scared and in shock enough.

Everyone on some level has some traces of race issues in their blood - we are not that far gone from a time when it was so mainstream.

Yes - there was probably racial profiling on Zimmerman's part.

But, he was clearly attacked and assulted - resulting in him defending himself.

Him saying coon, or any other biggot slang does not un-justify his actions or defend this dead child. If anything it only makes the situation worse.

There were problems on both sides of this story - from both individuals - not just one side.



He wasn't just attacked - this is before any confrontation occurred.

It's like 80% of ATS can't read, can't comprehend a chronological chain of events, have bad comprehension skills..

I'm not trying to be rude but jeez, how many times does this stuff need to be clarified?

I GUARANTEE Zimmerman is going down for this. I will give 10:1 odds if anyone cares to put their money where their mouth is. This is a pretty clear cut case.

If he isn't found guilty criminally he will most definitely be found guilty in a civil trial.

For those of you that think Zimmerman was justified and don't mourn the loss of Martin, I hope to God you never get the call that your hoodie clad teen was shot while getting candy and a drink, walking lawfully through a public area..


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posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 02:47 PM
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So did it already get taken down? Can't watch it to listen for myself.

Not that this case should matter at all to anyone but those involved, and the courts.
Hooray for tribalism

Edit..Just saw the young turks version..Yup, he said it

I smell more division. I wonder how any children have died while everyone is getting sucked into this crap.
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posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 02:48 PM
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In the context of the case the only difference it makes is who investigates it. Whenever a white person calls a black person a name, it's investigated by the Feds. So if the FBI agrees that he said "coon" then the FBI takes over the investigation. The actual parameters around the case, ie, the legitimacy of the defense claim, still entirely revolves around the evidence of who hit who first.

Especially considering the racial slur is said to himself, not to the target, not that being called a racial slur is ever justification for assaulting someone.

The only two things according to the law that matter are thus:

Who struck who first.
What position were the two men in at the time of the shooting.

And the racial slur only dictates who investigates.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 02:49 PM
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its there, no doubt in my mind. If you wont admit that zimmerman said that your in denial.

Off topic but i thought it was funny how little the engineer did to the audio.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 02:51 PM
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If you were just attacked, you'd probably be throwing out every racial slur in the book if you were scared and in shock enough.


Except he said it before any confrontation occurred.

But I hear it both ways. I hear "coon" and "punk". It's too hard to tell and I have a $200 set of noise-reduction .phones that I use for my job as a transcriptionist, which I have been doing for over a decade. If I had to testify as to what I heard, I could not say one way or the other.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 02:53 PM
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Originally posted by CoherentlyConfused



If you were just attacked, you'd probably be throwing out every racial slur in the book if you were scared and in shock enough.


Except he said it before any confrontation occurred.

But I hear it both ways. I hear "coon" and "punk". It's too hard to tell and I have a $200 set of noise-reduction .phones that I use for my job as a transcriptionist, which I have been doing for over a decade. If I had to testify as to what I heard, I could not say one way or the other.


Should it be a crime to say things?



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