Skip to comments.Zimmerman prosecutor has history of going after critics
Posted on 06/14/2012 6:02:38 AM PDT by marktwain
Yesterday I posted about how Alan Dershowitz alleged that Zimmerman prosecutor Angela Corey called up Harvard Law School complaining about Dershowitz and treatening to sue for libel based on Dershowitzs criticisms of her handling of the case.
The whole incident seemed strange, and reflected conduct that should be off limits for any prosecutor and certainly for a senior prosecutor on a high profile case.
It appears, however, that the Dershowitz incident was no isolated incident. According to Ron Littlepage, a columnist for the (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, Corey has done this several times before:
"Last December when I wrote a column critical of how she handled the Cristian Fernandez case, she fired off a two-page, single-spaced letter on official state attorney letterhead hinting at lawsuits for libel.
In the letter, she called me out for my lack of knowledge and objectivity about the workings of the criminal justice system. Ouch. I think she called me stupid .
Then theres Coreys spat with Sandy DAlemberte.
DAlemberte is a former president of the American Bar Association, a former president of Florida State University and a law professor not too shabby in the legal credentials department.
When Corey was appointed to head up the investigation into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, DAlemberte had this to say:
I cannot imagine a worse choice for a prosecutor to serve in the Sanford case. There is nothing in Angela Coreys background that suits her for the task, and she cannot command the respect of people who care about justice.
Earlier, DAlemberte had criticized Corey in the Fernandez case. The reaction then: A public records request from her office to FSU seeking all emails, text messages and phone messages involving DAlemberte related to Fernandez.
Then there was this:
When David Utter of the Southern Poverty Law Center was on Melissa Rosss radio program and had the audacity to say that Fernandez should be in the juvenile system instead of adult court, that prompted a 20-minute scream-fest from Corey in a call to the centers director.
Similar criticism from Jeff Goldhagen, a professor and chief of the division of community pediatrics at Shands Jacksonville, elicited a similar response from Corey."
Something appears to be rotten in the state of Zimmerman prosecution.
Corey would be the perfect RINO, GOP-E, Republican castrati, and racist DemoRat commie choice, so...
Inspector Javert? Rrosecutor Javert? Zimmerman’s in for one miserable experience...
Sovereign immunity isn’t enough for the prosecutor? Apparently not.
Could be. I’ve read speculation that Governor Scott appointed her as a way to be rid of her.
ANOTHER leftoid conspiracy.
Note the HUGE timelag between the mugger’s demise and the time YOU heard about it.
It took time for the Melinan-enhanced mob to gather and organize.
Race and money—race and money $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
"Let me emphasize that we do not prosecute by public pressure or by petition. We prosecute based on the facts of any given case, as well as the laws of the state of Florida."
Did she lie in that statement to the press???
Yesterday the judge ordered her to release GZ's statements to the SPD as well as the lie detector test that he passed that night. She has two weeks to release them. What was she holding them for??? Were they a danger to the community??? Were they a flight risk???
Obviously they are embarrassing to her case and contain "facts" that she chose to ignore in her indictment.
So they had to be pried out of her cold calculating hands by a court order in spite of the fact that the laws of the state of Florida require them to be made public.
I think most prosecutors would not have charged Z’s wife with perjury until all the smoke had cleared from the main trial, and maybe not then.
I believe I’ve read here that the defense also did not want Z’s statements all released.
She is after her 15 minutes of fame, I hope that after she has it, she will join Marsha Clark in history as one of the worst lawyers that ever went to court.Or perhaps a Nifong, another attorney who ignored facts and prosecuted.
She doesn’t sound toobright to me.A good Attorney shoud have a field day with her.
I think I read that too. And that puzzled me.
More like Nifong than Marcia Clark, who will forever be known for the bloody glove fiasco that led to his acquittal. She had every reason to indict OJ but made a fatal decision about trying on the glove WITH A LATEX GLOVE UNDERNEATH. Where was her brain????
“Could be. Ive read speculation that Governor Scott appointed her as a way to be rid of her.”
Peter Principle in being applied!
With this time of insane and unprofessional behavior, WHERE IS THE FLORIDA BAR?
Are they too busy endorsing homosexual adoption / access to children?
Are they too busy trying to protect friend judges from voters via merit retention?
Are they too busy attacking their members and pushing for more law schools?
It seems that arguably inconsistent statements by Zimmerman are the prosecution’s main evidence. The defense did not want these statements public because they hope to prevent them from being introduced at the trial.
O'Mara asked for 30 days to review Zimmerman's statements for involuntary confession, which is material that can be suppressed at trial. Otherwise, he had no objection to making Zimmerman's statements public.
The state argued to not allow the statements to be public at all, until trial, because they are planning to show inconsistencies between the statements and the evidence - they claimed that sort of statement amounts to a confession of guilt.
The state lost.
I doubt the inconsistencies amount to spit. The state is attempting to try its case in public, while claiming the opposite.
I think she is an unprincipled hack who sincerely believes Zimmerman is bad. I think she also knows her case is weak, and knowing that, she is also acting unethically.
Dershowitz know how to push her buttons, and the public sentiment is going to get under her thin skin, too.
She's going to get her fame, and I don't think she is going to enjoy it.
You have to ask, inconsistent with what other evidence? The only difference between the evidence Corey has, and the evidence SPD had, is DeeDee and Sybrina. SPD said that none of the evidence contradicted Zimmerman's account. NONE of it. Corey is going to invoke conjecture up the wazoo, and that is going to be met with objection after objection. She needs evidence.
Enter DeeDee for the proposition that Zimmerman chased Martin down and assaulted or battered Martin. Enter Sybrina for the proposition that Zimmerman held Martin at physical disadvantage for an extended period (Martin is the one yelling for help), then shot him for no reason. Of course Zimmerman's account is inconsistent with DeeDee and Sybrina.
-- The defense did not want these statements public because they hope to prevent them from being introduced at the trial. --
The state can't prevent the introduction of Zimmerman's account at trial. That's impossible. The reason the state doesn't want the material public is that the state is attempting to try the case in public, and wants to suppress all the material that undermines its murder rap; and its fanciful claims that Zimmerman's own account is "incredible" to the extent it can't be believed.
You have to ask that question only if you don't understand that the inconsistancies are within GZ's own statements to police. That is why one of the DTs thought he should be charged.
she is a hack.
she is a typical elected lawyer who does not like the second amendment period. She wants to make an example in hopes of a defact abolishing of the second amendment and any attempt at self defense.
If people can clean up criminals on their own, why do we need such pompous hacks like corey?
This calls into question the competence fo the Florida Bar to police prosecutors.
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