Skip to comments.Dershowitz: Zimmerman Affidavit ‘Irresponsible And Unethical’
Posted on 04/13/2012 10:55:07 AM PDT by marktwain
Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz made an appearance on on MSNBCs Hardball to discuss the Zimmerman arrest affidavit, and had some incredibly harsh language for Angela Corey concerning her actions in the George Zimmerman prosecution.
Dershowitz is a well-known Democrat with a column on the Huffington Post, but seemed stunned by how poorly written the affidavit was, going so far as to call it irresponsible and unethical, as well as Coreys actions politically motivated. He also said that if the prosecution didnt have more evidence for the case than what weve seen, a good judge would throw it out.
Heres the interview:
Smerconish: Joining me now, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz. Professor, Ive really looked forward to this conversation. Youve seen the affidavit of probable cause, what do you make of it?
Dershowitz: It wont suffice. 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. Theres simply nothing in there that would justify second degree murder. The elements of the crime arent established.
Basically whats in the affidavit is whats in the public domain, with the exception of a few little things that were put forward by your previous commentator. But the fact that the mother identified the voice as that of her son, of course, we all knew that was going to happen. Theres nothing in there of course either about the stains on the back of Zimmermans shirt, the blood on the back of his head, the bloody nose, all of that.
Its not only thin, its irresponsible. I think that what you have here is an elected public official who made a campaign speech last night for reelection when she gave her presentation, and over-charged, way over-charged. This case will not, if the evidence is no stronger that what appears in the probable-cause affidavit, this case will result in an acquittal.
Very strongly worded statements from Dershowitz, who basically stopped just short of directly claiming Corey engaged in prosecutorial misconduct by her actions.
“Zimmerman, I fear, is a lost cause. And though my heart goes out to him, I dont believe theres much any of us can do.”
May I humbly suggest you go run, hide, and cry.
Cowering, whining “we are so screwed” defeatists.
did zimmerman’s lawyer work for AMTRAK? cos the poor guy’s getting one hell fo a railroad job!
if this ain’t mob justice, I ain’t ever seen mob justice. the law? they don’t need no steenking law!
That’s my reaction to him too. He’s liberal, but in his Harvard University setting, he’s probably the most conservative person around.
Does the judge dismiss the charges with or without prejudice? The former, I would suspect, since “jeopardy attached”, which means that there is not a damned thing the State of Florida can do to him. Wait for Holder’s people to take a run at him on “Civil Rights” charges.
Here’s what is really going on: The establishment knows Zimmerman acted in self defense; that’s why the initial prosecutor refused to charge him with anything. To respond to the public outcry, they charged Zimmerman with second degree murder - a charge that requires intent and one they will never prove nor get a jury to convict on. If they had charged manslaughter, it is possible a jury would have convicted - but they will never convict for second degree because it requires intent. Before everyone falls in love with Dershowitz, realize that his criticism of the affidavit comes from this perspective - he knows the state has “overcharged” and therefore he knows already that Zimmerman will walk...so Dershowitz is lamenting that the fix is already in to clear Zimmerman.
yes, it does. With intent and malicious forethought. Aggravated, as they say.
I don’t think the people on Fox have read the affidavit, because today they have a hate on for Zimmerman
Obama and Holder planned this meticulously, Black Panthers, MSM, and all!!
“Dershowitz...going so far as to call...Coreys actions politically motivated.”
If by political he means career, then I agree.
Before SHTF :
I’m setting up perimeter watch. Attaching DC current to fence wire. (Bait optional)
Clearing brush for 100 yd. firing zone 360.
Can food and ammo, can food and ammo... (Don’t forget dog food for the cuddly “Killer”.)
Oh yes , must get few trenches dug and fitted w “incendiaries”, for surprise reception.
Hope it’s all for nothing.
They are all involved now and able to be ‘called’.
Guaranteed however, they will be ‘protected’ by the GOP. Interesting isn't it? That the so called ‘Liberals’ would become instruments of the GOP. Nazi vs. Stalin. Amazing, here we go again. Round two of Left vs. further Left.
Well, I might believe that if the Dersh critically investigates Obama's (in)eligibility issues.
You know, the
The LSM was all spun up on this before Obama commented. He certainly added fuel to the fire.
After those two cases his credibility was pretty much zero and he knew it.
If you're over the age 30 and you still believe in the socialist utopian dream with reckless abandon then you're just an idiot! Liberals are nothing more than conservatives with no common sense. Liberals are selfish adolescent prix who won't let go!
Perhaps she was persuaded to sacrifice her career with a flimsy charge/evidence scenario, just to get past the “we just want him to be arrested” crowds. They possibly believe this case cannot result in a conviction, and have just gone through the motions, with no real meat to the charges or anticipated outcome.
I saw very little on this until Obama gave it “credibility” It would have died off, if it weren’t for Obama.
Mark Levin took the indictment apart last night on his show.
I thought about this possibility and hope it is the case. I worry about Zimmerman’s safely in the general prison population.
Shepard Smith keeps referring to the dead thug Trayvon as a "child". Live like a thug, die like a thug.