Sunday, April 01, 2012

George Zimmerman statement shot down by technology

Well, innocent until proven guilty and all that, but this seems like rather clear evidence that George Zimmerman lied to the police.

Tom Owen, forensic consultant for Owen Forensic Services LLC and chair emeritus for the American Board of Recorded Evidence, used voice identification software to rule out Zimmerman. Another expert contacted by the Sentinel, utilizing different techniques, came to the same conclusion. . . ” 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.
It's difficult not to think that George Zimmerman, being the son of the former judge, simply assumed he could say anything and get away with it. Breaking the code of silence, but it's not that big a secret that the legal system takes care of its own and Zimmerman skated on charges related to violent behavior before this, more than once. Indeed, if this case hadn't caught the media attention that engendered such a huge public outcry, he probably would have gotten away with it again.

Related, wingnut blogger Tom Maguire is an imbecile, or else he's being wilfully obtuse. Voice recognition technology has been around for a very long time. As far as I know, it's acceptable expert testimony in any courtroom. Also, too, the audio on that 911 call is heartbreaking.

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