Skip to comments.Prosecutors: Keep Trayvon Martin's school records secret
Posted on 09/20/2012 12:40:38 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
SANFORD - Prosecutors in the George Zimmerman case suggest defense attorney Mark O'Mara is trying to "chum the waters" by digging up Trayvon Martin's school disciplinary records.
In a new pleading, they ask the judge to seal whatever those records show and in the future to keep O'Mara's subpoenas a secret.
O'Mara is entitled to go on a fishing expedition to find out about Trayvon's past, according to court paperwork filed Wednesday by Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda, but "he is not allowed to chum the waters and then, by innuendo or otherwise, to publish irrelevant items (such as the aforementioned subpoenas) to the media in an attempt to influence public perception or otherwise curry favor with potential jurors."
He accused O'Mara of using his law firm's website to publicize the subpoena and implied O'Mara was trying to damage Trayvon's reputation.
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If 0bama had a son, he'd be like Trayvon, so like father, like son.
No problem when they “accidently” leaked Zimmerman’s records, though.
but “he is not allowed to chum the waters and then,”
This is our legal system at work.
Trayvon was a disaster waiting to happen. George Zimmerman just stumbled into his path.
Don’t they really mean “muddy the waters”?
I don’t see what that has to do with the case anyway. Even if he got all F’s then big deal he is dead and that is what needs to be focused on and see if he was in the wrong for his death or was the other dude who shot him was in the wrong. That is all you really need. When is this trial anyway? It seems to be taking forever.
It was reported or imagined that Trayvon had attached a bus driver. If this is true then it would be pertinent in that it would show that Tray was violent and uncontrolled.
Trayvon had attached a = Trayvon had attacked a
If that is the case than you are right. I thought they just wanted his grades.
That's what the prosecution has been doing to hide all the exculpatory evidence they can.
They are accusing the defense of a fishing [chumming] expedition in the waters that they deliberately muddied up.
No they are looking for real supporting data. I think George’s lawyer is trying hard to do this right.
My sense is that Martin’s DISCIPLINARY record at school may be admissible, particularly if there are negative entries shortly before his confrontation with Zimmerman. Even if the jury does not see the file contents, it can hear from a school official testifying about what misdeeds Martin did, when, and in what manner he was disciplined.
Martin’s GRADES probably are not relevant ... unless the prosecution “opens the door” by suggesting that Martin was a “good” or “hard-working” student. So the prosecution has to be careful not to do that.
A loser wannabe hero on medication with a history of violence roaming the neighborhood with a gun and following anybody he thinks doesn't look right is the disaster waiting to happen.
Thanks for the info and your support for a man that is clearly not guilty or at leat what the defendants are trying to say about him.
I have an official copy:
Walking Class: F
Ghetto Movies: A
Remedial Math: F
Video Games: A
I believe their was a post from one of Travon’s friends on his facebook page saying something to the effect of shock t “you hit a bus driver”.
And there was speculation that’s why he was currently expelled or suspended.
Oh, then GZ's verified record of violence (verified not 'reported or imagined) is pertinent, right?
You are welcome and George is definitely being railroaded.
Go suck eggs you former JBT.
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