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  •  The defense's website provided photos ... (0+ / 0-)

    of all the evidence, including GZ's pristine pants and TM's pants showing mud and grass stains at the knees.

    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

    by Neuroptimalian on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 04:55:01 PM PDT

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    •  Didn't see the pictures. TM got flipped into the (0+ / 0-)

      grass with my theory. GZ's pants were sturdy enough to withstand a slide on the sidewalk? Were they Carhartts? or silk boleros? Would like to see them?

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      by 88kathy on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 04:59:51 PM PDT

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      •  Photos have to be downloaded ... (0+ / 0-)

        from the official website to be viewed.  Go to the link, then scroll down to the entry titled "80 photographs of evidence taken by the Defense at FDLE on August 8, 2012" in the bottom half of the page.

        "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

        by Neuroptimalian on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 05:29:58 PM PDT

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        •  I did that but for some reason I couldn't get (0+ / 0-)

          them to download. No big deal. You would have to look at the fibers to see if they slid along the concrete.

          This will all be gone over and over and over in the appeal.

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          by 88kathy on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 12:26:09 AM PDT

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          •  You probably did download the file ... (0+ / 0-)

            but may not have realized it was compressed and needed to be uncompressed before the contents could be viewed.  It's possible you could find the same images on a different website using Google Images, but I haven't tried that.

            As to any appeal, no, the evidence itself (the clothing and other things) will not be reviewed by the Court of Appeals.  Appeals are generally limited to looking only at whether the judge made any errors in her rulings.  The only way the evidence would be reviewed again is if there is a new trial, in which case the next jury would get to look at the items.  Questions of "fact" (whether the pants or jacket were abraded) are determined by juries only (or, to be more precise, when a defendant requests a trial by judge only and there is no jury).  

            "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

            by Neuroptimalian on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 08:30:23 AM PDT

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    •  GZ's pants aren't pristine. They are worn. (0+ / 0-)

      I wonder if there are pieces of sidewalk grit in them. You would have to have more than a picture to know that.

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      by 88kathy on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 05:09:26 PM PDT

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