Crimesolvers: Internet Super Sleuths
Internet detectives are on the case
I am somewhat embarrassed to admit that I spend 3 to 4 hours a day blogging and commenting on Internet articles. While I read articles and comments related to the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case, I evolved into a super sleuth as I engaged in discussions and analyses of well known and little known facts of the case. The little known facts come about because of the Freedom of Information Act and the relentless efforts of private investigators to search out every detail of the case.
What is a Super Sleuth?
A sleuth is an investigator or bloodhound. It stands to reason that a super sleuth would be aninvestigator or bloodhound on steroids. Online presentation of their findings are availble for public viewing and often save private investigation expense for litigants in a legal proceeding.
From mainstream media to blogs
For several months I followed articles published by mainstream media and editorial sites like Huffington Post. As I read comments on Huffington Post, commenters would make reference to Frederick Leatherman’s blog or LLMPapa. I went to frederickleatherman.com and entered a whole new world of discussion. Comments, though sometimes humorous and maybe a little tacky, are made by professional people. Many of them are in the legal area in some capacity. Many of them have technology expertise. Many of them are professional people who offer reflective comments which add dimension to opinions and comments made by legal professionals and video reconstruction produced by technology experts.
A pictue is worth a thousand words and multiple theories
Zimmerman at the T
Special interest takes
From observation of comments, it appears that people are gravitated to a blog that includes others who share their views. Such groupings lead to polarization by political party, philosophy on race relations, NRA affiliation, etc. On blogs that support the theory that Trayvon Martin was murdered, there is ethnic diversity. I did not find such diversity among those that support the theory that Trayvon Martin was a thug who almost killed George Zimmerman.
Pick your side and follow the evidence
Case against Zimmerman
Case for Support of Zimmerman
Will comments of super sleuths impact proceedings
Absolutely! Michael O’Mara has two interns whose sole task is to keep track of what’s on the blogs. (Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/08/04/2933157_p4/the-trayvon-martin-truth-squad.html#storylink=cpy)
George Zimmerman has been ordered to stay offline. It is possible that the FBI and state prosecutor are trolling to see if there is activity from George Zimmerman. It is rumored that George and his brother, Robert, are attacking and counter-attacking on Huffington Post. If that is the case, are the FBI and prosecutors watching. If comments on blogs are of interest to Michael O’Mara, they must certainly be of interest to the prosecutor. All comments and theories will be carefully parsed to determine validity and consideration. Is it any wonder that the Internet is providing fodder for the court battle to come?
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