Skip to comments.Vanity: State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman: Affidavit of probable cause
Posted on 04/12/2012 6:26:26 PM PDT by dewawi
Oh my God, no wonder Allen Dershowitz is calling it a disgrace. This looks like something a 3rd grader would put together. It even makes a mistake as to what the Dispatcher told Zimmerman when he said he was following him. Remember: the Dispatcher said "You don't have to do that". Well in this affidavit, the State claims the Dispatcher said something else DESPITE IT BEING ON TAPE!
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Wonder what eric holder threatened her.
can someone please verify where this 7-11 is? One poster said it was 2-3 miles away.
The special Prosecutor is a Republican, apparently given the job by a Republican governor. I’m sure they were worried about what would happen if they didn’t give in to the race baiters. But, still, this is just crazy.
I think it was written on the 3rd grade level in hopes that the New Black Pampers would read it and maybe lighten up a little.
Mark Levin said it is very weak according to what he has seen. I heard Pam Bondi on Fox today with Megyn Kelly. Megyn asked her about the bounty the Black Panthers put out on Zimmerman and what will be done. She said “I cannot talk about that right now but anyone putting out a threat on his life needs to stop now.”
I imagine it doesn’t matter, but there are several false statements in the affidavit.
For example, it says Zimmerman was talking about Martin when he said “these *ssholes, they always get away”. Clearly he was talking about the others — Martin was one person, not multiple people. He also supposedly used the plural “punks”, again indicating he wasn’t specifically talking about Martin.
A better example, it says “he falsely assumed was going to commit a crime” — but the investigator has no way of knowing whether Trayvon was going to commit a crime or not, nor did anything Zimmerman say indicate he assumed a crime was going to be committed. Further, given that Trayvon beat Zimmerman, if Zimmerman had not shot Trayvon and the police had arrived, it is likely Trayvon would have been arrested and charged with a crime, so maybe it wasn’t false at all.
They also mischaracterized what the dispatcher told Zimmerman. Further, according to other sources, after the dispatcher told him not to follow Martin, he didn’t, and instead walked to the street to wait for the police, before walking back toward his truck (I guess that’s one of those things that we’ll have to see what the sworn testimony says).
Later, it says “Martin attempted to run home but was followed by zimmerman”. That almost certainly is false — Zimmerman was not in very good shape, and Trayvon was. Trayvon was only 100 yards from where he was living — that’s 20 seconds max of running. And the shooting was minutes after the dispatcher started, so if Trayvon ran home, he’d make it in plenty of time.
It is more likely that Trayvon turned around and went back to confront Zimmerman. It’s the only rational way Zimmerman would have caught up to Trayvon.
And since they know Zimmernan received treatment, they know the two had an altercation.
It is also annoying but not I guess “false” to give the 3rd-hand statement that trayvon’s mother “says” it sounds like him, and ignore that an eyewitness claims he saw Zimmerman on the ground and screaming. I would guess though that the burden is very low for this type of proceeding.
Based on the affidavit, the state’s case rests entirely on:
1. the girlfriend on the cellphone and
2. the mother claiming it was Trayvon’s voice crying for help.
They have no evidence that Martin initiated the physical contact. If they did, they would have stated that in the affidavit.
I will be shocked if Angela Corey personally prosecutes this case. She will conveniently find some other pressing engagement and leave a junior lawyer holding the bag to prosecute the case so as to avoid further damage to her career.
If this were not a political prosecution, it would be thrown out for lack of probable cause.
I thought the dispatcher said, “we don’t need you to do that,” which does carry an implication that he shouldn’t “do that”, even though it is not an instruction per se. Also, some are saying that Zimmerman did stop following him, and that he was then jumped from behind as he was going back to his car. It will be interesting to see how the defense presents its case.
Your Honor, I object.
A third grader wouldn't have the life experience to couple this much stupidity with PC BULLSHIT.
Oh wait... did I JUST REPEAT MYSELF????
Crime is self defense while being white.
A better example, it says he falsely assumed was going to commit a crime but the investigator has no way of knowing whether Trayvon was going to commit a crime or not, nor did anything Zimmerman say indicate he assumed a crime was going to be committed. Further, given that Trayvon beat Zimmerman, if Zimmerman had not shot Trayvon and the police had arrived, it is likely Trayvon would have been arrested and charged with a crime, so maybe it wasnt false at all.
They had to allege something like this to support the depraved mind element of second degree murder.
I am sure that the Justice Department is trying to concoct some cockamanie theory of Zimmerman as a deputized state actor due to his past course of dealings with the police as neighborhood watch captain in order to bring a federal civil rights case against him and the city of Sanford.
The far left would love to make it a federal thought-crime to "profile" by thinking suspicious thoughts of a black person. There is nothing one should put past these tyrants.
Looks like they copied a transcript from an NBC news program to put this affidavit together.
Shine on. Shine down.
An honest listen will show that he wasn't lamenting that they get away, he was telling the police where to look for the suspect.
This is a dishonest affidavit. It's becoming clear that Zimmerman is being nifonged.
Even if GZ initiated the confrontation, then
Since its passage in 2005, the stand your ground law has protected people who have pursued another, initiated a confrontation and then used deadly force to defend themselves. Citing the law, judges have granted immunity to killers who put themselves in danger, so long as their pursuit was not criminal, so long as the person using force had a right to be there, and so long as he could convince the judge he was in fear of great danger or death.
The girlfriend could have made up details to make Zimmerman appear to be pursuing Martin (or misconstrued what Martin's remarks meant) and the prosecutor may have gone on the assumption that whatever the girlfriend said was true and anything Zimmerman said was false.