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In the second week of the George Zimmerman trial last week Dr. Shiping Bao, the medical examiner for Trayvon Martin was called to the stand, and his testimony was utter magic. The defense team questioned Dr. Bao about a change in his opinion and this was his response, behold:

Based on another autopsy I did in our office. We have a case very similar to Trayvon Martin's case three weeks ago. First, I need to explain to you what is opinion. Opinion can be changed. That's why you asked jury to be open minded, to have open mind, right. Opinion there's no truth or force just right or wrong. If you have new information, you have new experience, if you read a new book, you will change your opinion. If someone never change opinion, you can call mentally retarded or you never learn, right.
Just wow.

Also on today's #TWiBRadio, went in on medical examiner Dr. Shiping Bao and his testimony in the George Zimmerman trial (21:00) and Twitter's quality handling of Flight 214's crash in San Francisco (39:00).

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And this morning on #amTWiB, L.Joy, Imani, and the rest of the #TheMorningCrew discussed extreme measures including nature's extreme response to climate change (18:00), the veteran's extreme response to the rainbow flag (44:00), and Ljoy's suggestion to deal with gun violence in Chicago (57:00).

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Originally posted to This Week In Blackness on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 06:53 PM PDT.

Also republished by Trial Watch.

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