In a recent interview, Rev. Al Sharpton, told Mr. O’Mara very proudly that if not for the threats made against the City of Sanford and its police department, there might not have been charges in the Zimmerman case.
Now as the facts of this case are about to be publicly aired in the courtroom, we will all find out whether the angry public was lied to and manipulated into pressing for charges against a man who was defending himself or rather, if indeed, as Angela Corey’s office investigation showed, he should have been charged with 2nd degree murder in February 2012.
I was so impressed with the display George’s defense team has put on in the Frye hearing thus far. As I wrote on yesterday’s blog, whether the judge allows the state’s experts to testify or not, need not matter. They have been discredited so badly, I wouldn’t be surprised if after hearing from the defense experts that Owen and Reich want to reconsider their technique and analysis.
That Mr. West and Mr. O’Mara were able to assemble an FBI expert, Hirotaka Nakasone, Dr. French of Great Britain, George Doddington , Engineer with NIST and the yet to be witnessed James Wayman, Biometric, Research Administrator, in such a short amount of time is mind-blowing to me.
Let me remind the readers, the defense asked for a continuance because the state only added the experts to the class A list and forwarded the preliminary reports of Reich and Hollien and Harnsberger on May 10th! Less than a month ago! New and novel was the report on Speaker Identification. The defense asked the court for more time to source and hire an expert to review this new information. The Judge denied and regardless, the defense put on a hell of a good response, imo. There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind, the sample that can be extracted is too poor to even attempt to try.
I made the mistake of visiting another blog to see the comments on today’s hearing. The first thing I read was about the defense not doing enough. They should have did this, why didn’t they do that. I couldn’t believe it. I’ll not be doing that again. One thing is clear, the defense is not spending their precious time looking for advice on the internet. That was an impressive presentation.
To the defense team, that was an AWESOME response to the state’s experts. You need not worry about a jury not understanding it. Even the biased HLN was asking “What is the state thinking?”
Rene Stutzman quoted Owen in the last line of her article which sums it up and makes it clear; the sample is too poor to know with a high degree of probability and the state’s 2 experts did their best. ““Let’s just put it out there that it’s not a perfect tape,” Owen said. “This is not really good evidence.” http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/trayvon-martin/os-george-zimmerman-trial-audio-ruling-20130607,0,903275.story
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