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View Diary: Yet Another Ruling against Trayvon -- Audio Experts excluded from Trial (155 comments)

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  •  Strange that the prosecution would try... (4+ / 0-)

    to use these two guys as experts. The State of Florida and the FBI have people who are much more qualified. In fact, it seems that a defendant would more likely employ questionable experts in search of reasonable doubt.

    Bizarre case...

    If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

    by HairyTrueMan on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 02:40:56 PM PDT

    •  Yes, one of these two "experts" was relying on (3+ / 0-)
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      Pi Li, HairyTrueMan, VClib

      the validity of software that he promoted and got $1000 every time it was sold.  And even then he himself testified that the software was not set up to evaluated audio as short as the audio clip in this case, which is why he "looped" it.  And then he testified that there was no evidence that the software was scientifically valid when, instead of a single audio clip of sufficient length, you looped a much shorter audio clip.  Given that kind of testimony by the very expert himself, the judge's ruling is not surprising.  

      •  Weird that the prosecution would try to have... (0+ / 0-)

        his testimony admitted into the record. Perhaps the State was just trying to get the defense to waste money on the Frye hearing. I would hope that they weren't relying on the two questionable (at best) experts.

        If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

        by HairyTrueMan on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 05:26:29 PM PDT

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