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Megyn Kelly Guest Alan Dershowitz Slams Zimmerman Prosecutor: Her Affidavit ‘Is A Crime’
Mediaite ^ | April 25, 2012 | Alex Alvarez

Posted on 04/25/2012 12:53:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Lawyer, professor and political commentator Alan Dershowitz stopped by America Live Wednesday afternoon, where he shared his thoughts on the George Zimmerman case with host Megyn Kelly. In a nutshell: He thinks the case has gone to hell in a widely-publicized handbasket. Specifically, he believes that, if anyone should be tried in this case, it should be Special Prosecutor Angela Corey.

“This affidavit,” he said, “submitted by the prosecutor in the Florida case is a crime. It’s a crime. If she in fact knew about ABC News’ pictures of the bloody head of Zimmerman and failed to include that in the affidavit, this affidavit is not the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.”

He also took the prosecution to task for having used the passive voice — “a struggle ensued” — to describe the altercation that allegedly took place between Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin leading up to Trayvon’s death without adding pertinent evidence and details, such as whether Martin had been on top of Zimmerman, thus able to bash his head against the pavement as Zimmerman has claimed.

The prosecution’s goal, Dershowitz explained, is to present all the details and evidence of the case in order to pursue justice, not merely to seek justice solely for one side of the case. And “you don’t indite based on false information,” he told Kelly.

“Now, one of the problems,” he continued, “is because they’ve indited for second degree murder — and there’s nothing in this affidavit that suggests second degree murder, the elements of second degree murder aren’t here — the expectations have been reduced. There’s an article today in one of the… the Daily Beast saying “there’ll be riots in the street if there’s an acquittal.” If there are riots, it’s the prosecutor’s fault. Because she over-charged, raised expectations. No reasonable jury is going to convict based on the evidence I know of second degree murder. So this prosecutor not only may have suborned perjury, she may be responsible if there are going to be riots here for raising expectations to unreasonable levels.”

He reiterated that the case should focus on seeking justice, not necessarily on seeking “justice for Trayvon,” as the prosecutor has said. “Any reasonable judge,” he added, “would throw out second degree murder.”

So why might the prosecutor have “raised the stakes” to his level? Dershowitz has a theory:

She is a politically-elected person who was appointed to get Zimmerman. She was appointed to prevent riots. She wasn’t appointed to do justice; she was appointed to calm the situation down. That’s the problem when you elect prosecutors. We’re the only country in the western world that elects prosecutors. Prosecutors run for re-election based on how many people they put in jail. That doesn’t produce justice.

Have a look, via Fox News:

(VIDEO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: dershowitz; florida; georgezimmerman; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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It's laughable. But I don't think Mr. Zimmerman or his family are amused.
1 posted on 04/25/2012 12:53:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow, the folks at Mediaite don’t know how to spell “indict”.


2 posted on 04/25/2012 12:56:28 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
you don't indite...

Seriously?

3 posted on 04/25/2012 12:57:03 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It doesn't matter how correct Mr Dershowitz might be here...there's far too much political pressure at play here for any politician,prosecutor or judge to put a stop to this.A jury *will* decide it and,even if they have a collective IQ higher than OJ’s first jury (something the DA will seek to prevent) they'll probably convict...if for no other reason,out of fear.
4 posted on 04/25/2012 12:58:11 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Alan Dershowitz and I have been on the same side in a number of big cases, he is a decent man! The Nanny case, Louise Woodward a few years ago, she was also being railroaded, and Alan D had a big part in the eventual outcome that saw her go free.

God Bless Prof Dershowitz


5 posted on 04/25/2012 1:04:45 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She was appointed to oversee a lynching.


6 posted on 04/25/2012 1:07:00 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And “you don’t indite based on false information,” he told Kelly.

I'm sure Mr. Dershowitz, an erudite if sadly confused scholar, said, "You don't indict ...".

7 posted on 04/25/2012 1:07:53 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Ten the hard way.)
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To: Mr. Lucky

LOL!!!!


8 posted on 04/25/2012 1:08:30 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Tax-chick

Hiya TC!


9 posted on 04/25/2012 1:09:14 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“you don’t indite based on false information,” he told Kelly.

Poor Alex. It's INDICT! You stand indicted of poor spelling!
10 posted on 04/25/2012 1:09:29 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dershowitz is spot on.

Dershowitz: “If I were the prosecutor, I’d be hiring a lawyer, at this point.”

I would not want Dershowitz after me.....


11 posted on 04/25/2012 1:10:25 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: aruanan

Oh, come on. You know what they meant. Your mean comment is going to damage the person’s self esteem. Don’t be an angry white man.


12 posted on 04/25/2012 1:14:05 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The charging affidavit looks like a crime.

AFFIDAVIT OF PROBABLE CAUSE - SECOND DEGREE MURDER

Where is the probable cause in that document?

Zimmerman prosecutor under fire (for a previous case)


13 posted on 04/25/2012 1:17:16 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: samtheman

And don;t forget- they were all so eager to point out she was A REPUBLICAN

I don’t believe that for a minute...

She is too stupid to be a Republican, and no self-respecting Republican would use the words “he profiled Trayvon”

What the hell does that mean (legally)? Show me the legal statues that define ‘profiling’ as a crime.

We all ‘profile’ - if someone vandalizes your car do you suspect gramma next door? or the punk kids who just moved in across the street? CONGRATS- YOU JUST PERFOMED A VALUABLE CRIMINAL STEP - PROFILE OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR TO NARROW THE LIST OF SUSPECTS. Now you don’t have to search the gramma’s house for her spray-paint cans ‘just to be fair’ and waste time and valuable and scarce police resources


14 posted on 04/25/2012 1:17:23 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Wow, the folks at Mediaite don’t know how to spell “indict”.

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Can’t believe they don’t have spell check. Even my BROWSER has spell check.

I had spell check on my Atari ST in 1987. =)


15 posted on 04/25/2012 1:17:57 PM PDT by ROTB (FReepmail me if you want to join a team seeking the LORD for a Christian revival now in the USA.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Report: "Megyn Kelly Guest Alan Dershowitz Slams Zimmerman Prosecutor: Her Affidavit ‘Is A Crime’"

Response: Dershowitz' judgement is probably correct. However,the facts and the law do not apply to this case. Zimmerman shall be convicted. Blacks must be placated. This matter is totally political.

16 posted on 04/25/2012 1:18:04 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Mr. K
Special Prosecutor Angela Corey speech conference was mind bending, as she spoke to Florida citizens as if they were 7 year old children.

Prosecutor Corey smiling, winking and nodding at her media and government friends who attended her speech conference, made me recoil is disgust.

17 posted on 04/25/2012 1:22:08 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cory is of a depraved mind.


18 posted on 04/25/2012 1:22:26 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This thread is worthless without photos.....


19 posted on 04/25/2012 1:24:00 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Hi, sjb. I can’t resist a spelling error, as you know!


20 posted on 04/25/2012 1:28:28 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Ten the hard way.)
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To: Mr. K

“Now you don’t have to search the gramma’s house for her spray-paint cans ‘just to be fair’ and waste time and valuable and scarce police resources.”

No, but you will have to join Gramma in line at the airport to get frisked for bombs.


21 posted on 04/25/2012 1:29:11 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: Puppage; stephenjohnbanker

Oh, that explains why Mr. Dershowitz said “indict” incorrectly: he was staring at Ms. Kelly’s breasts!


22 posted on 04/25/2012 1:30:23 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Ten the hard way.)
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To: Tax-chick

Yes dear....my dad was a prof of english....I don’t miss em either : )


23 posted on 04/25/2012 1:31:45 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Puppage

Meh.

She’s alright, but why is her face so big, and Christ, I would not want this obnoxious woman talking to me after...


24 posted on 04/25/2012 1:32:50 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Tax-chick

Well, she is hot....I have always been attracted to good lookin, intelligent women....my bad : )


25 posted on 04/25/2012 1:34:05 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Tax-chick

LOL, Quite droll.


26 posted on 04/25/2012 1:39:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: All

Prosecutors get away with this kind of stuff all the time. Corey won’t even get the day of jail Nifong got since there was a death in this case. The only reason Nifong got in trouble was that not only did a rape not occur. But no sex occurred either. Nothing occurred that other than a drug addled hooker accused people of a crime to keep herself out of jail for the night.


27 posted on 04/25/2012 1:44:13 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedys float, Mary Jos don't)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Just keep in mind that they could lead you into embarassing spelling errors ... if not WORSE!


28 posted on 04/25/2012 1:53:56 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Ten the hard way.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

The commentary @ Mediaite is an indictment of the effects that public education has on logic. These posters appear to be castoffs from the Occupier movement. IQ’s of -2SD’s.


29 posted on 04/25/2012 1:53:56 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Mr. Lucky

Pathetic. Everyone knows it’s spelled “indight”.


30 posted on 04/25/2012 2:00:44 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (From the dough tree we get donuts.)
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To: Mr. Lucky

I’m not a spelling nazi, but this was so bad that it took away from the article. I kept seeing “indite” and “indited” instead of focusing on the story.


31 posted on 04/25/2012 2:01:43 PM PDT by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: Gator113

Angela Corey has laying low the past week since photo’s of Zimmerman’s head wounds emerged.

I’m guessing she does not want to answer if she knew about these photo’s before she charged Zimmerman.


32 posted on 04/25/2012 2:04:23 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Tax-chick

OK : )


33 posted on 04/25/2012 2:05:02 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Mr. K
She is too stupid to be a Republican, and no self-respecting Republican would use the words “he profiled Trayvon”.

Self-respecting republicans?

SANTORUM: Zimmerman 'has a very sick mind,' motive 'a malicious one'

34 posted on 04/25/2012 2:11:30 PM PDT by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Tax-chick

Breast awareness week......I guess.


35 posted on 04/25/2012 2:12:17 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Rict you are!


36 posted on 04/25/2012 2:13:47 PM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: Tax-chick

Inndight


37 posted on 04/25/2012 2:15:58 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: TigersEye
He reiterated that the case should focus on seeking justice, not necessarily on seeking “justice for Trayvon,” as the prosecutor has said. “Any reasonable judge,” he added, “would throw out second degree murder.”

And you have that right. The judge at the probable cause hearing will rule for the defendent, but my guess is find probable cause for a lesser charge, such as manslaughter.

38 posted on 04/25/2012 2:18:01 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Anyone who was here during the Clinton years knows the correct spellings for 'indict' and 'subpoena'.

Still much work to be done on 'looser' v 'loser'.

39 posted on 04/25/2012 2:23:01 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"We’re the only country in the western world that elects prosecutors. Prosecutors run for re-election based on how many people they put in jail. That doesn’t produce justice."
      -- Alan Dershowitz

Never thought I'd see a liberal spell out the primary fault with the American inJustice System - but there it is.

Before you all get your knickers in a twist - I don't know how to fix it, and think it marginally better than any other system out there.

40 posted on 04/25/2012 2:29:35 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Dr. Sivana
to make up, compose to give literary or formal expression to to put down in writing Maybe, because of the way the complaint was written, it was meant as "indite" because it was made up in literary fashion...
41 posted on 04/25/2012 2:33:17 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: Friendofgeorge

Woodward was guilty. The judge decided to let her out for whatever reason. She was convicted and should still be in prison. That has nothing to do with Zimmerman. Dershowitz is usually wrong although I agree with him in this case.


42 posted on 04/25/2012 2:35:00 PM PDT by freedomrings69
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To: Dr. Sivana

Thank God she only INDITED him.

If she’d INDICTED him he’d be in deep doo-doo!


43 posted on 04/25/2012 2:35:16 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
This can't happen! We can't be recreating Stalin's old Soviet Union here!

Better there be riots by spoiled children, then we cave into fear and political expediency.

44 posted on 04/25/2012 2:40:26 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: tennmountainman

I’m sure you’re right.

It is my hope that the ‘excitement’ in her life is just getting started. ;>)

I don’t think that Dershowitz is going to quit.

BTW, I rode my Harley through your state once on a cross country trip... it was so beautiful that I found it difficult to keep my eyes on the road.


45 posted on 04/25/2012 2:49:09 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: ROTB
Can’t believe they don’t have spell check. Even my BROWSER has spell check.

If your spell check is thorough, it wouldn't flag 'indite.' Indite is a word. It means to set out in writing.

Indict and indite are homophones - words that sound the same, but are spelled differently and have different meanings. Indict and indite are both legitimate words, and both are verbs, so spell check shouldn't have caught 'indite.'

46 posted on 04/25/2012 2:58:01 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Friendofgeorge

I always thought she was guilty; I didn’t really pay close attention. Who killed the kid?


47 posted on 04/25/2012 3:11:16 PM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Zimmerman’s arrest and murder charge is politically motivated - NOT criminal. The entire episode has been exhaustively reviewed by everyone from the Sanford police, the FDLE and the feds. There is simply no there, there.


48 posted on 04/25/2012 3:12:47 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Wow, the folks at Mediaite don’t know how to spell “indict"

Merriam Webster: INDITE. transitive verb. 1. a: make up, compose b: to give literary or formal expression to c: to put down in writing

Another product of our Institutions of Higher Learning and ditto for whoever proofread this article.

49 posted on 04/25/2012 3:12:52 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Puppage

19 posts before the rule is applied?!?! Thank God for Puppage!


50 posted on 04/25/2012 3:28:55 PM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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