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Zimmerman Prosecutors In Huge Screw-Up(FL)
thesmokinggun.com ^ | 9 August, 2012 | NA

Posted on 08/10/2012 7:31:01 AM PDT by marktwain

AUGUST 9--In an embarrassing screw-up, Florida prosecutors today accidentally distributed a post-mortem photo of Trayvon Martin as well as copies of George Zimmerman’s college records, material that Florida law considers confidential and exempt from disclosure.

The documents were inadvertently included in supplemental discovery records distributed this morning by prosecutor Angela Corey’s office. The material was sent to a variety of media outlets, including TSG, that have paid fees to receive discovery provided by the government to Zimmerman’s lawyer.

The photocopied picture of Martin was one of three taken by an unnamed witness. The photo mistakenly released by Corey is a black and white copy of an image depicting the teenager lying face down on a lawn.

After distributing the picture, a Corey aide sent an e-mail to reporters noting that a “photo depicting the killing of a person” was “confidential and exempt” pursuant to state law.

Zimmerman’s Seminole State College of Florida records--61 pages in total--include his original application to the community college and his class transcripts. The documents detailed Zimmerman’s poor grades, which landed him on academic probation last year.

Zimmerman, who was studying for an associate degree in criminal justice, did not graduate last year due to a failed class. Following the February 26 shooting of the unarmed Martin, Zimmerman “was issued administrative withdrawals” for three classes in the Spring 2012 term “with no fees charged against his account.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: angelacorey; banglist; corey; fl; georgezimmerman; martin; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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From the comments: "As a retired police detective lieutenant, I find that prosecuters rarely do things like this BY MISTAKE. With the close eyes of the country and Media on this case, THEY don't want to come out on the lower end of this case. These things can and will taint a jury or at least confuse one of the revelent facts in this case."
1 posted on 08/10/2012 7:31:11 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

In Moscow show trials the comrades can do whatever they want.


2 posted on 08/10/2012 7:35:30 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: marktwain

Zimmerman’s Seminole State College of Florida records—61 pages in total—include his original application to the community college and his class transcripts. The documents detailed Zimmerman’s poor grades, which landed him on academic probation last year. ........................ Hmmmmmm? He couldn’t lock access to those records? Like someone else we know?


3 posted on 08/10/2012 7:35:57 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: marktwain

Anyone who thinks this release was an ‘Accident’ is a complete and total fool. This was done INTENTIONALLY by the prosecution.

A picture of poor little dead child Trayvon along with college records showing how big mean monster stalker George Z was also unintelligent.

Good ole poisoning the jury pool tactics.


4 posted on 08/10/2012 7:39:12 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: marktwain

Corey is despicable for charging Zimmerman. She will end up being as notorious as Nifong, when this charade is finally over.


5 posted on 08/10/2012 7:39:39 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: marktwain
That's it...Rick Scott now has no choice but to finally fire the out-of-control Angela Corey.

Agree? Then Call Scott now: (850) 717-9337
Or email him HERE. (Requires County and Zip code, which you can lookup HERE)

6 posted on 08/10/2012 7:40:06 AM PDT by montag813
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To: marktwain

I would hope that Corey does not have immunity for this. Zimmerman should sue. I would love to hear what Dershowitz would say about this; he would absolutely skewer that witch.


7 posted on 08/10/2012 7:44:05 AM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: henkster

PS: I think Zimmerman has a lawsuit against any media entity that publishes his records.

And for the record, I would advise Freepers to not make any specific references to this information in comments, as it is further unauthorized disclosure.

Not that it matters.


8 posted on 08/10/2012 7:48:09 AM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: marktwain

This was no mistake. It was a deliberate choice by the prosecution to get information out they knew was in admissible, to bias the jury pool.


9 posted on 08/10/2012 7:50:10 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!! President Barack "Down Low" Obama)
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To: marktwain

One has to wonder the relevance of college transcripts to anything given they have none to leading this country.


10 posted on 08/10/2012 7:50:43 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: montag813

I sent an email.


11 posted on 08/10/2012 7:56:15 AM PDT by politicianslie (Obama: Our first Muslim PRESIDENT,destroying America $1 Trillion at a time! And America sleeps)
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To: ZX12R; All

Corey is despicable for charging Zimmerman. She will end up being as notorious as Nifong, when this charade is finally over.
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I wouldn’t count on it. And also: What are the chances this will go to trial before Election Day, Nov. 6? The reason I ask is because some folks think that if Zimmerman is found “Not Guilty”, it will cause such a rage in the Black Community that they will flock to the polls to vote for Obama. (Right now, his Black support is tepid at best.) Personally, I think that is Zimmerman is found “Not Guilty” it will cause race riots and will HURT Obama’s reelection chances. But, I doubt it will go to trial before Election Day.

Just curious; if anyone wants to chime in on this.


12 posted on 08/10/2012 7:56:19 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: ZX12R; All

Corey is despicable for charging Zimmerman. She will end up being as notorious as Nifong, when this charade is finally over.
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I wouldn’t count on it. And also: What are the chances this will go to trial before Election Day, Nov. 6? The reason I ask is because some folks think that if Zimmerman is found “Not Guilty”, it will cause such a rage in the Black Community that they will flock to the polls to vote for Obama. (Right now, his Black support is tepid at best.) Personally, I think that is Zimmerman is found “Not Guilty” it will cause race riots and will HURT Obama’s reelection chances. But, I doubt it will go to trial before Election Day.

Just curious; if anyone wants to chime in on this.


13 posted on 08/10/2012 7:56:24 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: marktwain

Since the Judge has already punished Zimmerman for not disclosing his defense fund, and has declined to recuse himself after claims of prejudice, what should he do in this instance.

I believe that if he lets this prosecution error go unpunished, he will completely open himself to charges of bias.


14 posted on 08/10/2012 7:57:24 AM PDT by CurlyDave
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To: marktwain
The documents were inadvertently included in supplemental discovery records

"Inadvertently?"


15 posted on 08/10/2012 8:01:14 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: marktwain
Zimmerman’s Seminole State College of Florida records--61 pages in total--include his original application to the community college and his class transcripts.

We now have about 1,000 times more actual documentation on George Zimmerman's personal history as we do on president Barack Obama.


16 posted on 08/10/2012 8:04:17 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: marktwain

Your point is well taken because one of the mottos in police work is: There is no such thing as coincidence.


17 posted on 08/10/2012 8:07:47 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: dblshot

The relevance here is the state is flailing around trying everything it can to come up with something which shows he had a bias before the shooting inasmuch as they have nothing else to go on. College records? Wow, we don’t even have “The Present’s” records which in my view is a tad more important than whether GZ passed his courses.

Maybe after failing to prove any case against George, perhaps her excellency can begin filing subpeonas for Obama’s records too. She can segway into another matter and take the spot light off this travesty.


18 posted on 08/10/2012 8:14:12 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Sudetenland

You mean ‘inadmissible’?.............


19 posted on 08/10/2012 8:15:11 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: marktwain

More commentary here:

https://statelymcdanielmanor.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/the-trayvon-martin-case-update-15-2-the-real-criminals/

The case should have been dismissed at the first bond hearing when the prosecution’s investigator stated under oath that they had no evidence — NO EVIDENCE — to counter Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense. And they still have no evidence.

The public, on the other hand, has plenty of evidence of the State’s incompetence, negligence, prejudice, malice and deceit as evidenced by their handling of this case.


20 posted on 08/10/2012 8:15:23 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: dblshot; marktwain
One has to wonder the relevance of college transcripts to anything given they have none to leading this country.

Double shot of stupid?

If Obama's transcripts show he was a foreign exchange student then he either lied about his status then, or now, and it has a lot of bearing on his "leading the country" on any issue, not to mention immigration.

21 posted on 08/10/2012 8:18:05 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: montag813

done - via e-mail


22 posted on 08/10/2012 8:18:52 AM PDT by jrg
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23 posted on 08/10/2012 8:26:53 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Tepid support? Meaning 90 instead of 91%? I have seen nothing to say his support is tepid.


24 posted on 08/10/2012 8:27:24 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: marktwain

No, it was intentional. They know they don’t have a case so they’d rather have it thrown out than have him proclaimed innocent. This way they can still claim he’s guilty and only got off on a technicality.


25 posted on 08/10/2012 8:28:31 AM PDT by bgill
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To: CurlyDave

Corey definitely needs to be strung up.

If the judge allows this incident to pass, he needs to swing as well.


26 posted on 08/10/2012 8:32:17 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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To: Arm_Bears

The judge is in on it up to the top of his head. A snowflake in hell would have more of a chance than George Zimmerman has. In fact, his trial will make a Soviet Union era show trial seem fair in comparasion.


27 posted on 08/10/2012 8:37:33 AM PDT by sport
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To: pistolpackinpapa
What are the chances this will go to trial before Election Day, Nov. 6?

None -- the docket hearing was pushed back to October 3rd and there are a lot more motions to file.

28 posted on 08/10/2012 8:40:36 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: marktwain

This was deliberate.

The prosecutor KNOWS she’s going to lose, so if she can get this thrown out on a technicality, then Zimmerman still would look guilty even though he is innocent.


29 posted on 08/10/2012 8:49:47 AM PDT by kidd
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To: bgill
No, it was intentional. They know they don’t have a case so they’d rather have it thrown out than have him proclaimed innocent. This way they can still claim he’s guilty and only got off on a technicality.

This would also protect the parent's civil lawsuit. Being dismissed rather than found not guilty gives them a better shot at a wrongful death verdict.

30 posted on 08/10/2012 8:57:52 AM PDT by Valpal1
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To: sam_paine

Geez guy, do I have to put //sarc// on an obviuosly sarcastic message now? That seems to be the protocol on FreeRepublic to keep people from flaming back.


31 posted on 08/10/2012 9:01:07 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: sport

” In fact, his trial will make a Soviet Union era show trial seem fair in comparasion.”

This is, in fact, a Soviet-style show trial...designed only to further the Socio-Political ends of the state...


32 posted on 08/10/2012 9:06:10 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: henkster
thank Pam Bondi ... she chose Corey out of every prosecutor in Florida .... Bondi is a RINO who has been kissing up to Mittens

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33 posted on 08/10/2012 9:16:35 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Bringbackthedraft
The documents detailed Zimmerman’s poor grades, which landed him on academic probation last year.

That's prime police officer material. He knew his calling. The average law enforcement hireling has an IQ of 80.

For real.

34 posted on 08/10/2012 9:18:29 AM PDT by Reeses (Sustainable energy? Let's first have sustainable government.)
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To: mo

I could not agree more.


35 posted on 08/10/2012 9:20:42 AM PDT by sport
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To: pistolpackinpapa

The chances of Zimmerman being found not guilty are higher than the Chance that the sun will rise in the west tomorrow morning. This is a Soviet era show trial, to satisy the blood lust of Holder’s people and the members of the Lynch Zimmerman mob both on and off this forum.And to demonestrate to America’s favorite reverends that Republicans are not preduiced and biased.


36 posted on 08/10/2012 9:29:09 AM PDT by sport
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To: marktwain

Great post and some really good comments. Being at the top of my field(different state) for over 30 years, I find some things disconcerting. How do the college records get to the Prosecutor in the first place. If they obtain them by Warrant or consent, they can’t diseminate to the media. If Z’s lawyer turned them over, as reciprocal discovery, they can’t diseminate to third parties(and for a fee no less). How did they get the records? This is confidential. Only available through Judge’s order or signed release by Z.
The 911 calls in this case are all over the media. That is the public record. They need consent and/or an order to get Z’s phone records. This Prosecutor is on a vendetta. Unfortunately, she will end up like Nifong in the Duke LAX case.

The only reason to release this information is to influence the Jury Pool and possibly create a public uproar. The Judge has already refused to recuse themselves so I think the whole case is fixed at this point Prosecutor should be removed and sent to Ethics Board(at a minimum). She can also be sued by Z and his lawyer. There isn’t immunity for this type of violation.


37 posted on 08/10/2012 9:29:09 AM PDT by DrDude (Paralegal vs. Paramedic ? Whats the difference!)
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To: Reeses
....The average law enforcement hireling has an IQ of 80....

WTF? Over.

You gotta be talkin' K-9 recruits, right? A decent hunting dog has to be over 80.

38 posted on 08/10/2012 9:29:24 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Choose: Ineligible Marxist Mad Dog or Mild-Mannered Mormon Milquetoast)
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To: wiggen; All

Tepid support? Meaning 90 instead of 91%? I have seen nothing to say his support is tepid.
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No; “tepid support” has nothing to do with what percentage of the vote Obozo gets, but “turn-out”. He will still get 95% of the Black vote, it will just be 95% of a much smaller number of votes. They are not nearly as excited about this Election as they were in 2008 because Obozo has not produced for the brothas like they thought he should. Also, the “same-sex marriage” thing really has the “true” Black Christian Pastors and church members outraged. One Black lady was standing on a busy street corner with a Bible and a sign saying do NOT vote for Barack Obama. And, after the Supreme Court upheld ObamaCare as a tax, a poll two days later showed his Black support in Georgia at 68 percent.

Blacks will not vote for Romney, but many of them will stay home. They will not clear out the jail houses, crack houses and HO houses this time like they did in ‘08.....guarantee it!!! That’s what I meant by “tepid” support.

Why are you making me work so hard this morning, wiggen? LOL.


39 posted on 08/10/2012 9:31:45 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: dblshot

Obviously it wasn’t obvious. Since we have sleeper moonbat accounts “inside the wire” on FR and we have “true-conservatives” who hate Romney and the RNC more than they dislike what Obama is doing to the country, then yeah, you need to put sarc/snark tags on such if that’s what you mean.


40 posted on 08/10/2012 9:39:24 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: marktwain

Hogwash! Mistake my foot. This was intentional on the part of the prosecution and aided and abetted by this kangaroo court judge. Bravo Sierra.


41 posted on 08/10/2012 9:54:27 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: DrDude
Since this leak jeopardizes the state's case, perhaps it was their way of dodging the trial bullet? It's also a pretty good punt to delay the case well and far beyond the election.

In re phone records:
What about Trayvon's Phone Records? Unfortunately, since Z is up on murder charges, the defense probably cannot do much to paint a true picture of the young thug, much as the victim in a rape case cannot be impugned on his/her reputation to date.

The prosecution can count on that. But, it would be far more convenient for the prosecution to duck the whole trial. That would leave Z still open to Federal charges and to the Civil Suits.

42 posted on 08/10/2012 10:18:13 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Choose: Ineligible Marxist Mad Dog or Mild-Mannered Mormon Milquetoast)
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To: marktwain

I am pretty sure, the way this is biased, Trayvon was setting up a trap. I have seen them behave that way, much like the “surprize film crew” of the beating in LA.

Something stinks in this stuff. I have seen these kids loitering in movie theaters and making noises, provoking day in and day out. THis smells like little commi agitprop cells. You also have arab muslims sometimes walking out into flash mobs like this against Israel.

IT’s like a creature showing boobs and use that for a conversation and energy domination trap on her terms. The whole thing smells of an entrapment or the spinning of it as a perfect entrapment of opportunity.

Zimmerman was trapped into this.


43 posted on 08/10/2012 10:23:56 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: henkster

“...witch”?

Oh well, even the best spell checker can be fooled once in awhile.


44 posted on 08/10/2012 10:38:02 AM PDT by oldfart (Obama nation = abomination. Think about it!)
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To: Red Badger

Space bar attack.


45 posted on 08/10/2012 10:47:00 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!! President Barack "Down Low" Obama)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

I think they will turn out. I understand your argument and i think if it were a rational vote you would be correct. That sector is not going to vote rationally.


46 posted on 08/10/2012 11:44:27 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: marktwain

As a retired major crimes detective Sergeant for a Sheriff’s Department, with 30 years of service, I completely agree with the lieutenant.

Frankly, this was deliberate. IF everything about this case had aboveboard, then I might conclude this to have been incompetence, but this has been a lynching from day one.


47 posted on 08/10/2012 12:22:43 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: marktwain

Accident...yeah, right.


48 posted on 08/10/2012 2:48:55 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Viva Christo Rey)
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To: TASMANIANRED

This, of course, was not an accident. Prosecutors do not make those kinds of “accidents”. At first I thought that the prosecutor was throwing in the towel, giving the defense a reason to call for a mis-trial and dismissal of charges at the same time.

Then I remembered the bimbo prosecutor that was appointed and started to wonder if she didn’t do it to ramp up public out cry and prevent the judge from dismissing the charges.


49 posted on 08/10/2012 2:53:50 PM PDT by Eva (Eee)
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To: oldfart

Ha! The “typo” was deliberate. Glad you caught it.


50 posted on 08/10/2012 3:12:43 PM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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