One is correct, the other is not.
Thanks, unitron, for the whole post. Great job defending all us sticklers for minutia.
I have a few things to add.
Since the AriZona brand started with, and is probably best known for, iced tea, it's not unreasonable that someone would see their logo on a can and think tea if they didn't get a closer or longer look at the can (like say if they were trying to do CPR and the can was in the way and they caught a glimpse of it while moving it)
It's fairly clear that didn't happen. We know who moved the can. It was firefighter Stacey Livingston.
On another small point, we've gotten used to calling all the SFD people 'paramedics', or 'EMTs'. Livingston said only two of them were paramedics (FDLE, 3/24/12, 3:34
). Livingston also said the object resembled 'a soda can' and 'I didn't determine what it was' (3:06
). An FDLE report states: 'During a later interview, FF Livingston was asked if she remembered if there was a bag with the can. FF Livingston could only recall the can, not the bag.' (82/284
The location of the can, before an unidentified person put it on top of the blanket covering Martin, can be see in a FOX News photo.
The can was described as 'Arizona ice [sic] tea' by Sgt. Santiago, 'Arizona Ice [sic] Tea by Sgt. Ciesla, and 'Arizona tea' by CST Diana Smith (16, 20, 80/184
). Ciesla and Smith measured the evidence items, presumably including the can.
But the person supposedly on the phone with Trayvon during his trip to and from the 7-Eleven wouldn't have first heard about the drink from news stories later if Trayvon had specifically told her what he was going after.
W-8's statements about the beverage are discussed in this post.
It's interesting, and frustrating, that W-8 apparently volunteered the flavor in one of her earliest known accounts, but it's not intelligible.
Excerpt from the post, with links added:
It's a shame the word after 'Arizona' isn't intelligible. I'd like to know if Dee Dee knew the beverage was a fruit drink, not 'tea'.
At this point in the 4/2 SAO interview, Dee Dee said the items for 'his little brother' were 'some food, and some drink' (4:29-37). Later in the interview, de la Rionda asked her to confirm that previously she had said 'iced tea', which she did. (19:32-43). That may refer to the early part of the interview, which was neither recorded nor sworn. However, the summary (36/284) just says 'a drink and candy'.
There is another reason some of us are interested in this, a reason not to be named. It can be found elsewhere. There's a hint in this post.
Plus, it's a curiosity. Why do people keep getting this wrong, after it's been corrected all over the web?