First he had to endure unjustified stalking and suspicion. Then he had to to endure an unwarranted attack for 'walking home while Black.'
Next unarmed, he had to be gripped by the fear of an armed assailant chasing him down, under the guise of Florida's barbaric "Stand your Ground Laws."
Now Trayon Martin and his family, must endure this new indignity that excludes the expert audio analysis of the confrontation, and Trayvon's very last words -- pleading for his life.
by David Ovalle, The Miami Herald -- 06.22.13
In the ruling released Saturday, Seminole Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson said prosecutors can still play the 911 tape and other recordings at trial, and lawyers can introduce witnesses who are familiar with the voices of Trayvon or Zimmerman to testify about the identity of the person or persons screaming.
In her 12-page order, sent via e-mail to the lawyers in the case, Nelson found that the methods the two men used to analyze the audio were not generally accepted in the scientific community.
She singled out Reich, who claimed he heard Trayvon saying specific phrases, including “I’m begging you.” Nelson said his report to the prosecution, which differed from one given earlier to a newspaper, “would confuse issues” and “mislead the jury.”
Another state expert, Tom Owen, used computer software to analyze a four-second snippet of cries. He compared it to a sample of an audio clip of Zimmerman, and concluded the voice on the 911 call did not belong to him.
Confuse or mislead the jury? I would think knowing who was pleading "I'm begging you"
-- would go directly the heart of the case:
Who was in fear for their life; and who was in desperate need of "Self-defense"
-- which is the supposed basis for establishing a "Stand your Ground" exoneration of armed wrong-doing in the state of Florida. If Zimmerman was not the one "pleading" -- then technically Zimmerman has no case.
The presiding Judge, just gave back to him that unimaginable scenario to hide behind. That Trayvon had put him, in fear for his life. Using his skittles and his fists, the jury is to supposed to believe.
Here is some of the reasoning of one of the audio experts, that now thanks to Judge Debra Nelson, the Zimmerman Jury will never be "confused or misled" by:
Trayvon Martin shooting: It's not George Zimmerman crying for help on 911 recording, 2 experts say
by Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel -- March 31, 2012
[Tom] Owen, a court-qualified expert witness and former chief engineer for the New York Public Library's Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, is an authority on biometric voice analysis — a computerized process [Easy Voice Biometrics] comparing attributes of voices to determine whether they match.
"I took all of the screams and put those together, and cut out everything else," Owen says.
The software compared that audio to Zimmerman's voice. It returned a 48 percent match. Owen said to reach a positive match with audio of this quality, he'd expect higher than 90 percent.
"As a result of that, you can say with reasonable scientific certainty that it's not Zimmerman," Owen says, stressing that he cannot confirm the voice as Trayvon's, because he didn't have a sample of the teen's voice to compare.
Forensic voice identification is not a new or novel concept; in fact, a recent U.S. Department of Justice committee report notes that federal interest in the technology "has a history of nearly 70 years."
If the pleading voice "I'm begging you," wasn't Zimmerman's voice, according to the "court-qualified expert witness" Tom Owen,
Then WHO's was it?
The Ice-cream vendor down the street?
The Birds flying overhead?
The fearful neighbors cowering behind their blinds?
No, the only "confusing and misleading" thing about excluding the "forensic voice identification analysis," is when in the modern world will the black man in America, ever receive "fair and equal" treatment in the eyes of the Law.
This latest travesty, is but another in a very long line of injustices, of being assumed "an automatic suspect" -- of living while Black, in our supposed Land of the Free, for everyone under the Law.