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Drop George Zimmermanís murder charge
nydailynews.com ^ | 18 May, 2012 | Alan Dershowitz

Posted on 05/21/2012 6:33:36 AM PDT by marktwain

A medical report by George Zimmerman’s doctor has disclosed that Zimmerman had a fractured nose, two black eyes, two lacerations on the back of his head and a back injury on the day after the fatal shooting. If this evidence turns out to be valid, the prosecutor will have no choice but to drop the second-degree murder charge against Zimmerman — if she wants to act ethically, lawfully and professionally.

There is, of course, no assurance that the special prosecutor handling the case, State Attorney Angela Corey, will do the right thing. Because until now, her actions have been anything but ethical, lawful and professional.

She was aware when she submitted an affidavit that it did not contain the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. She deliberately withheld evidence that supported Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense. The New York Times has reported that the police had “a full face picture” of Zimmerman, before paramedics treated him, that showed “a bloodied nose.” The prosecutor also had photographic evidence of bruises to the back of his head.

But none of this was included in any affidavit.

Now there is much more extensive medical evidence that would tend to support Zimmerman’s version of events. This version, if true, would establish self-defense even if Zimmerman had improperly followed, harassed and provoked Martin.

A defendant, under Florida law, loses his “stand your ground” defense if he provoked the encounter — but he retains traditional self-defense if he reasonably believed his life was in danger and his only recourse was to employ deadly force.

RELATED: TRAYVON'S DEATH WAS 'AVOIDABLE,' POLICE REPORT SAYS

Thus, if Zimmerman verbally provoked Martin, but Martin then got on top of Zimmerman and banged his head into the ground, broke his nose, bloodied his eyes and persisted in attacking Zimmerman — and if Zimmerman couldn’t protect himself from further attack except by shooting Martin — he would have the right to do that. (The prosecution has already admitted that it has no evidence that Zimmerman started the actual fight.)


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; dershowitz; georgezimmerman; martin; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
The case is really falling apart when you have Alan Dershowitz saying that the charges should be dropped.
1 posted on 05/21/2012 6:33:45 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

The depraved Corey needs to be charged.


2 posted on 05/21/2012 6:37:52 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: marktwain

Alan Dershowitz believes in a lot of things most of us don’t, POLITICALLY, but he does believe in the Rule of Law.


3 posted on 05/21/2012 6:38:12 AM PDT by cumbo78
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To: marktwain

Even the liberal Daily News admits this.

This is just a political lynching to appease the Al Shapton led crazed mob.


4 posted on 05/21/2012 6:39:00 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: marktwain

Holder’s Justice Dept. will see to it that Zimmermen does time. Bank on it.


5 posted on 05/21/2012 6:39:05 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Obama versus Romney? Cyanide versus arsenic.)
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To: cumbo78

Well put.


6 posted on 05/21/2012 6:43:36 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: marktwain
If the charges are dropped I wonder if the state will be responsible for the defense attorney's fees?

Seems like someone other than Zimmerman ought to be picking up that tab.

Howabout the scum-sucking, consciousless prosecutor?

7 posted on 05/21/2012 6:46:19 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: marktwain

The evidence is all pointing to what I suspected all along, that the case was obviously self-defense. Obviously, any time someone claim self defense in the death of another there will be an investigation - the cops aren’t going to just take some guy’s word for it. However, even in cases without any witnesses there’s usually powerful physical evidence that will either corroborate or discredit the suspect’s story.

The fact that weeks passed without any charges being filed indicates that the facts in the case were abundantly clear - of course that was before Jackson et al decided to politicize the issue. The detail’s of what happened between Zimmerman and Martin really isn’t a national issue; my only hope is that Zimmerman doesn’t get unjustly punished just to appease some aging racemongers’ demand for vengeance.


8 posted on 05/21/2012 6:52:25 AM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: marktwain

The lesson here is clear: don’t assault somebody, and you won’t get shot.


9 posted on 05/21/2012 7:05:55 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: marktwain

It’s too late to drop the charges. The let’s-grab-a- big-screen TV for Trayvon mobs are primed.


10 posted on 05/21/2012 7:05:55 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: luvbach1

I don’t think the mob scene will happen in that area. Florida has a ton of armed citizens. Something on the order of 1 in 7.


11 posted on 05/21/2012 7:11:37 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: USAF80
I don’t think the mob scene will happen in that area. Florida has a ton of armed citizens.

You may be right but do you think the police will allow the citizens to defend themselves, their property, and their businesses? It's likely the police will issue a declaration to the effect that it's a police matter and to stay in their homes. The exception may be Sanford, FL which has a tiny police force. I'm thinking Miami, Jacksonville, etc. And who knows how many cities outside of FL.

12 posted on 05/21/2012 7:29:38 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: marktwain

Funny how the Trayvon story has mostly dried up in the media, now that Zimmerman’s injuries have come to light.

Oh, Self Defense was it? Nothing to see here anymore. Move on.


13 posted on 05/21/2012 7:30:25 AM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: marktwain
They need to drop the charges, then the fed needs to put Zimmerman in a relocation program. He will never be safe at home.
14 posted on 05/21/2012 7:34:09 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: marktwain

Interesting that the NY Daily News would publish this article by Dershowitz. It’s a liberal-leaning newsrag that caters to the “black/liberal/Jewish” market.

Perhaps this piece is but one more in the “cover our butts and back away” strategy that many “mainstream” newspapers seem to be adopting in response to the growing body of evidence in Zimmerman’s favor...


15 posted on 05/21/2012 7:40:33 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: luvbach1

I agree. Maybe a curfew and extra patrols. I hope the kids act sensibly after the verdict is announced. No use stopping a bullet for some one who is already dead.


16 posted on 05/21/2012 7:42:14 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: marktwain
NEWLY DISCOVERED VIDEO Previously Scrubbed From YouTube Shows Trayvon Martin Participating in Local Fight Club
17 posted on 05/21/2012 7:53:39 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: luvbach1
“It’s too late to drop the charges”

Actually, no it isn't. I read that there will be a hearing with the judge and at that time the judge can dismiss it right there. He should, since the evidence is overwhelming for the defense and non existent on the prosecution side.

Someone else was talking about the jury. It is my understanding that the defense can choose a trial without a jury, decided only by a judge.

18 posted on 05/21/2012 7:59:34 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: marktwain

Angela Corey should be charged with abuse of power and malfeasance in office.

She should do time, and she should be sued by Zimmerman.

Good riddance, Trayvon Martin.


19 posted on 05/21/2012 7:59:44 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: marktwain

Quite a few comments on this article here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2885207/posts


20 posted on 05/21/2012 8:05:08 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: marktwain

She’s a bottom feeder.


21 posted on 05/21/2012 8:15:13 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Graybeard58; All
Holder's Justice Dept. will see to it that Zimmerman does time.

A lot will depend upon the timing of things. When Zimmerman is cleared of the state charges (assuming that he is), Obama could be out of office, in which case Holder would be as well.

22 posted on 05/21/2012 8:22:18 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: faucetman

The prosecution’s only chance now is if there is no jury.


23 posted on 05/21/2012 8:27:47 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: marktwain

I feel so sorry for Zimmerman [regardless of his being one of his own enemies]. He’ll have to leave the country to have any safety. I hope justice comes to every member of the media, every politician who had anything to do with blowing this thing up for political or ratings gains. Likewise for greedy parents who seek monetary gain and 15 minutes of fame.


24 posted on 05/21/2012 8:32:34 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Clara Lou
I feel so sorry for Zimmerman [regardless of his being one of his own enemies]. He’ll have to leave the country to have any safety. I hope justice comes to every member of the media, every politician who had anything to do with blowing this thing up for political or ratings gains.
I think he should consider going into permanent attack mode. He's going to be hunted (like Salman Rushdie) for the rest of is life anyway, might as well stand up and fight the bastards.

He's already shown he's no wimp.

25 posted on 05/21/2012 8:36:16 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: faucetman

What I meant is that it’s too late to drop the charges because of politically correct considerations, not legal ones.


26 posted on 05/21/2012 8:50:28 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: justiceseeker93
I've read that Zimmerman is a democrat, I'm betting that come November, he will have a change of parties.
27 posted on 05/21/2012 9:28:32 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Obama versus Romney? Cyanide versus arsenic.)
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To: marktwain; firebrand; juliej; rmlew; ml/nj; ari-freedom; Nachum; SunkenCiv; Pharmboy; ...
The case is really falling apart when you have Alan Dershowitz saying the charges should be dropped.

That Dershowitz is taking this position isn't really news. He has been sympathetic to Zimmerman's defense ever since the incident became a big national story.

What is a bit surprising is that the New York Daily News, whose editorial page generally leans to the left, is giving Dershowitz a place to speak out as he has.

But it's an opinion piece only. It would be more of a surprise if it were a Daily News editorial, which its title, on first glance, might suggest.

28 posted on 05/21/2012 9:50:00 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: luvbach1
It’s too late to drop the charges. The let’s-grab-a- big-screen TV for Trayvon mobs are primed.

Let's see them try and do an "L.A. Uprising" Part 2 and get mowed down by a well-armed Florida populace. This 'aint L.A.

29 posted on 05/21/2012 10:48:38 AM PDT by montag813
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To: USAF80
I hope the kids act sensibly after the verdict is announced.

Thank you for your general agreement.I'd be more concerned with how the adult criminals (and that's what rioters are) will act. This could be defused by the rabble rousers Al Sharptongue and Jesse Hijackson but don't expect much peacemaking out of them.

30 posted on 05/21/2012 10:50:41 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Tigerized
Funny how the Trayvon story has mostly dried up in the media, now that Zimmerman’s injuries have come to light.

But the black-on-white attacks have continued unabated.

31 posted on 05/21/2012 10:54:26 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Graybeard58
I've read that Zimmerman is a democrat, I'm betting that come November, he will have a change of parties.

Could be but there's a good chance he will remain a Democrap. Dems don't choose their affiliation based on facts or common sense.

32 posted on 05/21/2012 10:58:10 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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