Should 911 Calls Be Released to the Public?

The Takeaway
The Trayvon Martin case caught national attention after the release of the 911 calls George Zimmerman made to police just before the shooting. Those recordings have played a major role in shaping public opinion, throwing into doubt whether Zimmerman will get a fair trial.  Sonny Brasfield  is executive director of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama. He helped draft the 2010 legislation that made Alabama the first state to bar the release of 911 recordings.  Wendy Kaminer  is a lawyer, social critic and contributing editor at The Atlantic.
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