Another techno-fail by Zimmerman case investigators?
In John W6’s long interview with Investigator Batchelor on March 20, he states that his porch light was on, but that it only illuminates his patio as it is encased in a glass globe. As such, he was unable to clearly see what was happening closer to the sidewalk, where he says Zimmerman and Martin were struggling.
Now, if it was me interviewing this guy, I wouldn’t just take his word for it. I’d go out on the porch, take the globe off the fixture, and check the wattage of the lamp (‘lamp’ is professional lighting talk for what regular people call a ‘bulb’, and ‘instrument’ is professional lighting talk for what regular people call a ‘lamp’). Then I’d come back after dark, make sure the same lamp and globe fixture are in place, and actually check the illumination at various distances, both by naked eye and with an incident light meter.
And, then, I’d also double check with the number of other witnesses who appear to have reported that John’s porch light was NOT on during the struggle…