Skip to comments.(Liberal) Prof. Alan Dershowitz: Zimmerman Arrest Affidavit ‘Irresponsible And Unethical’
Posted on 04/12/2012 4:00:03 PM PDT by dewawi
Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz appeared on MSNBCs Hardball where fill-in host Michel Smerconish asked him his opinions of the arrest warrant issued and carried out for alleged Trayvon Martin murderer, George Zimmerman. Dershowitz called the affidavit justifying Zimmermans arrest not only thin, its irresponsible. He went on to criticize the decision to charge Zimmerman for second degree murder by special prosecutor Angela Cory as being politically motivated.
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Youve seen the affidavit of probable cause. What do you make of it, Smerconish asked. It wont suffice, Dershowitz replied without hesitation.
Most affidavits of probable cause are very thin. This is so thin that it wont make it past a judge on a second degree murder charge, Dershowitz said. Theres simply nothing in there that would justify second degree murder.
Dershowitz said that the elements that would constitute that crime are non-existent in the affidavit. Its not only thin, its irresponsible, said Dershowitz.
Dershowitz went on to strongly criticize Corys decision to move forward with the case against Zimmerman. I think what you have here is an elected public official who made a campaign speech last night for reelection when she gave her presentation and overcharged. This case will not if the evidence is no stronger than what appears in the probable cause affidavit this case will result in an acquittal.
Smerconish identified the total lack of any mention of the supposed fight that occurred between Martin and Zimmerman prior to Martin being shot. He said he was disappointed that he did not see any mention of that conflict that led to Martins murder.
But its worse than that, said Dershowitz. Its irresponsible and unethical in not including material that favors the defendant.
This affidavit does not even make it to probable cause, Dershowitz concluded. everything in the affidavit is completely consistent with a defense of self-defense. Everything.
So join the Defense, Dersh.
God bless Dershowitz.
A liberal with integrity.
I sent a hand written note to George Z today, care of his attorney. Honestly cannot begin to imagine the horror what he’s been through. Consistant with this pathetic administration of juveniles, good is now bad and vice versa. I’m sick of all the LIES and destruction.
A broken clock, a blind pig and Alan Dershowitz.
If he had real integrity he would just come right out and say what needs to be said: that this is a political witch-hunt set in motion by his Democratic party, its president and it’s race-baiting hangers-on, all egging on its constituency of moronic useless eaters.
The Sanford police and prosecutor’s office have already investigated this matter and determined there is nothing here. This is a dog-and-pony show and Alan just pointed out the first act: a monkey wearing a derby skating backwards while smoking a cigar.
Damn. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. Dersh may be a lib, but between this and him busting Obama for turning his back on Israel, my respect for the guy is growing.
The thing they’re actually trying to charge the guy with i.e. DOWW or Defending Oneself While White, would be an ex post facto law, which the constitution forbids.
no wonder that broad was smilin’ at the press conference, she is using it for her re-election...unbelievable!!
None of the democrats whose names anybody was familiar with prior to around 1965 or thereabouts would want anything to do with todays demoKKKrat party.
I would like to see the phone log between Angela’s office and all branches of the Federal DOJ..... /SUPER SARCASM.
God bless Professor Dershowitz.
Most of the pre-1965 Democrats would be considered too conservative for today’s REPUBLICAN party!.(IMO).
Dersh needs to realize the thugs in power don’t care, and that they will kill the Jews first.
Indeed. He's liberal, but he is not a strict party line guy. He plays it straight. I think much the same can be said of Juan Williams.
A judge throwing the case out is an official ruling that he is not guilty of anything.
Zimmermans lawyer is accepting donations for his defense.