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Case against George Zimmerman man be doomed
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune / The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | April 24, 2012 | Michael Smerconish

Posted on 04/24/2012 6:45:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Last week, media outlets filed motions to unseal the records concerning the arrest of George Zimmerman in connection with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Sooner than later, the public will see what evidence special prosecutor Angela Corey has that warranted the filing of second-degree murder charges.

Absent something new in Corey's file, one of America's best-known lawyers feels the case against Zimmerman is doomed. Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz believes that the murder charges will be thrown out.

In a recent interview with me, Dershowitz acknowledged the low evidentiary bar necessary at this juncture but still opined that Corey has not met it.

"Most affidavits of probable cause are very thin," Dershowitz said. "This is so thin that it won't make it past the judge on a second-degree murder charge. There is simply nothing in there that would justify second-degree murder. The elements of the crime aren't established ...

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: alandershowitz; coreyfong; dershowitz; florida; georgezimmerman; medialynching; trayvonmartin; zimmerman; zimmermantrial
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Well, if Trayvon's mother swears it was him screaming, case closed!
1 posted on 04/24/2012 6:46:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like the Star-Tribune used ebonics when writing headlines.


2 posted on 04/24/2012 6:49:43 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Brace for black mob riots “for trayvon”. Start carrying for protection. Also if you can be in a group it helps. They usually like to go after a solo victim.


3 posted on 04/24/2012 6:50:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He also said Corey could legally be charged for criminal prosecution.


4 posted on 04/24/2012 6:50:15 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A man was elected president solely because he was black. Why is it so hard to believe a white hispainic could be charged with murder solely because the deceased was black?


5 posted on 04/24/2012 6:50:15 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; maggief; Cboldt; little jeremiah

/sarc

Tonight news...all the news that fits the time slot...


6 posted on 04/24/2012 6:50:59 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sure, it would get thrown out in a country that believes in the rule of law but NOT in a country that has sold it’s soul to political correctness and is dominated by idiotic, guilt ridden liberals.

So anything goes and I’d sure hate to be Mr. Zimmerman right now.


7 posted on 04/24/2012 6:53:09 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: Secret Agent Man
They usually like to go after a solo victim.

Cowards always do.

8 posted on 04/24/2012 6:54:22 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Zimmerman man? sounds like a super hero or something.


9 posted on 04/24/2012 6:56:22 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

reminds me of this in more ways than one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6_BWNzThJY


10 posted on 04/24/2012 6:57:38 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Secret Agent Man
Brace for black mob riots “for trayvon”

New TVs and video game machines for all of "Holders people", and if they don't like the performance of the models they get, just wait until after the elections and they will be able to riot for new ones.

11 posted on 04/24/2012 6:59:39 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As far as criminality is concerned, the case makes no sense at all.

But more cynical, more political, and the reasons for the charges are ABUNDANTLY logical —it’s all about Obama 2012 cuz the Muslim Bisexual machine-gun smuggler can run on NOTHING from his record.

They WANT this to be thrown out of court so that they can later scream that the reasons are all racial.

The objective is to energize blacks and reGuiltify stupid non-blacks in an increasingly IFFY SWING STATE.

They remember the squeeker that Al fatso failed in in Florida and they’re aiming to prevent a recurrence.


12 posted on 04/24/2012 6:59:51 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Missing comma:

man, be doomed!

13 posted on 04/24/2012 6:59:51 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A good race war would "mobilize the base" for Obama come November and make more people tune in to what the news.

The carnage is just acceptable collateral damage.

14 posted on 04/24/2012 7:00:37 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whoot Zimmerman Man! Finally a real super hero :P

15 posted on 04/24/2012 7:01:54 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: tacticalogic

Great minds...


16 posted on 04/24/2012 7:02:16 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Bullish

Also reported today on FNC is that George Zimmerman is out of state and that he is relying on donated private protection services. He has no official police protection.


17 posted on 04/24/2012 7:04:00 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: w1andsodidwe

Da Kase Aginst Trayvon May Bee Doo med


18 posted on 04/24/2012 7:04:29 PM PDT by DNA.2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Too many politicians in the loop means many months of kickin the can down the road. Self preservation is their mantra.
19 posted on 04/24/2012 7:04:43 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: tacticalogic

“While you’re out Killing Whitey, stop by a voting booth!”


20 posted on 04/24/2012 7:06:26 PM PDT by DNA.2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Be prepared. The Vandals and Visigoths are at the gates and will be storming them, once Zimmerman is found Not Guilty.


21 posted on 04/24/2012 7:07:10 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Already tried by the media in the court of public opinion. Trial is over. Just going through the motions. Zimmerman is toast.
Write it on a rock.


22 posted on 04/24/2012 7:08:04 PM PDT by Leo58 (Those who cheer you today will curse you tomorrow, the only thing that endures is character.)
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To: Hugin

Never thought I’d see the day where I could say Amen to Derchewitz. I hope they throw Corey in jail, the mini Hitler prosecutor, and sue Trayvoooon’s mama and baby daddy for blood libel. And since Mama Trayvon trademarked everything Travyon every penny she gets should go to Zimmerman for her ruining his life. Wow, if there is a God that women will receive NO mercy. She raised a gang banger drug dealing thug, and has created the most racially tense atmosphere in the US since the 1960s. She should be charged with inciting violence. I blame every black on white crime in the name of Trayvon on his welfare trash mother.


23 posted on 04/24/2012 7:09:19 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go Blackhawks!!! Go White Sox!!!)
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To: hoosiermama

“When Sanford police initially investigated the case, they referred to it as a potential case of “manslaughter,” but then declined to prosecute, at which point Gov. Rick Scott appointed Corey to nvestigate.”


24 posted on 04/24/2012 7:09:28 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Bullish
They usually like to go after a solo victim.
Cowards always do.


I often have to walk many blocks alone, downtown in a large city at odd hours. I pity the poor soul that tries to "trayvon" me. I guess there would be another trigger for the coming race wars.
25 posted on 04/24/2012 7:16:20 PM PDT by jy8z (From the next to last exit before the end of the internet.)
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To: maggief

What was he thinkin.....


26 posted on 04/24/2012 7:25:31 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Hugin; hoosiermama

He also said Corey could legally be charged for criminal prosecution.


Now that’s a cheering thought!


27 posted on 04/24/2012 7:32:10 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: maggief

Rick Scott is disgusting.


28 posted on 04/24/2012 7:33:06 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Also reported today on FNC is that George Zimmerman is out of state and that he is relying on donated private protection services. He has no official police protection.

I don't disbelieve you for a second. However I am sure that the chickensh_t Repub governor could assign FL state troopers to protect Zimmerman, but then he appointed Corey in the first place, rather than using the FL AG. Another example of a whimpering, pc, coward GOPer.

29 posted on 04/24/2012 7:37:16 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Red_Devil 232

He has no official protection?

What the fiends are doing to that man and his family is so horrible there are no words I can find to express myself.


30 posted on 04/24/2012 7:37:50 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: little jeremiah; maggief

Maybe Scott set Corey up the bomb.


31 posted on 04/24/2012 7:40:19 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: little jeremiah

State of Florida better have their liability insurance premium paid.


32 posted on 04/24/2012 7:43:18 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: w1andsodidwe

A woman called the Mike Berry show a few weeks back and said “Sheila Jackson-Lee has a bad case of ebonic plague.”


33 posted on 04/24/2012 7:43:57 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Riots were going to happen, Trayvon or no Trayvon. The Black racists are stoked up, attacking whites in race mobs in the cities since last summer. Obama and his radicals are playing the “Arab Spring” protest riot card.

He’ll do something to set them off if the Trayvon thing does not blow up. I read “Republicans” were trying to cut free food programs. That would give them the excuse to launch riots.


34 posted on 04/24/2012 7:45:48 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: hoosiermama

WE HAVENT HAD A GOOD AYBABTU THREAD IN TOO LONG!!!


35 posted on 04/24/2012 7:48:01 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: hoosiermama

You mean Scott might have had a motive that wasn’t bad? Sorry I’m thick..


36 posted on 04/24/2012 7:48:56 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: Signalman

I would not count on Zimmerman being found not guiltyt. He will be tried before a kangeroo court and bought jury. It is all political since the lynch mob was reved up.


37 posted on 04/24/2012 7:54:58 PM PDT by sport
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To: little jeremiah
I'm thick if she has fronds like Scot she doesn't need enemas.
38 posted on 04/24/2012 7:59:28 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: hoosiermama

Home made wine?


39 posted on 04/24/2012 8:01:46 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: hoosiermama

;-)


40 posted on 04/24/2012 8:02:25 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: little jeremiah

Just tryin to keep from cryin. D... I don’t want Romany, but CERTAINLY don’t want Obummer. Silliness helps.


41 posted on 04/24/2012 8:05:13 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: jy8z

When the Left flips out and reports some Whitey has Gone Goetz on a pack of feral yoots we know who dun it! LOL!


42 posted on 04/24/2012 8:08:47 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: hoosiermama

I’m fervently hoping for a revolution at the convention.

I really don’t think I can vote for Romney. I really, really hate vomiting bile.


43 posted on 04/24/2012 8:08:52 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Most affidavits of probable cause are very thin," Dershowitz said. "This is so thin that it won't make it past the judge on a second-degree murder charge."

???

And what judge is going to have the stones to dismiss the charge? What is Alan smoking?
The fix is in - - Zimmerman is toast.

Sheesh... I cannot believe some people want to pretend that the "justice system" suddenly isn't a pathetic joke anymore.

44 posted on 04/24/2012 8:11:27 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Zimmerman goes to trial my bet the jury vote will be on racial lines. Any Blacks on the jury will vote to convict him no matter what the evidence or lack of evidence. Kind a reverse of the OJ Simpson trial where Black jurors all voted to acquit. In reaction to an acquittal there will be riots in major cities, similar to the riots with Rodney King whipped up by the Black Panthers and other radical groups with certainly the tacit support of the White House.


45 posted on 04/24/2012 8:18:05 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: gaijin

No case at all as far based on what we have seen in the public. Just as should have been done from the start of this case, we should still wait to see if the prosecutor has any evidence that we have not seen before completely making up our minds. Still when someone is being railroaded it is tough.


46 posted on 04/24/2012 8:18:55 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress))
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To: Lancey Howard
And what judge is going to have the stones to dismiss the charge?

Perhaps this one...

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2012/04/19/meet-the-new-judge-handling-george-zimmermans-case/

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-04-18/news/os-george-zimmerman-judge-steps-aside-20120418_1_special-prosecutor-angela-corey-murder-case-new-judge

47 posted on 04/24/2012 8:30:34 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: little jeremiah

“Rick Scott is disgusting.”

Based on what?

How do you feel about Scott Walker, another 1st term R Gov?


48 posted on 04/24/2012 8:53:32 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A lot of conjecture, just unsubstantiated suppositions.

The entire exercise is to placate the mob.

49 posted on 04/24/2012 10:04:56 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: umgud
A man was elected president solely because he was black.

Obama is actually a white black man.

50 posted on 04/24/2012 10:07:20 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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