Skip to comments.Prosecutor: Zimmerman trying to 'co-opt the mantle of victimhood' from Trayvon Martin
Posted on 12/10/2012 12:36:19 PM PST by Uncle ChipEdited on 12/10/2012 2:31:37 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
In a blistering response to a recent filing by George Zimmerman's defense team, prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda accuses the second-degree murder defendant of attempting "to co-opt the mantle of victimhood for himself."
Zimmerman's legal team had asked Circuit Judge Debra Nelson to force an attorney for the family of Trayvon Martin, the Miami Gardens teen shot by Zimmerman Feb. 26 in Sanford, to turn over a recorded interview of a witness described as the teen's girlfriend.
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It seems that both Bernie and Crump have been doing the historical revisions. According to Crump's interview on HLN last night he said his recording device had already been turned over to FDLE. What's up with that, Bernie???
If we follow the logic of Bob Costas,shouldn't it be Zimmerman's GUN on trial?
Hey, take a look at NOT the victim!
Every prosecutor on the team deserves to be disbarred, based on what I’ve seen thus far. This is Duke Lacrosse all over again.
The prosecutor is trying desperately to save his own a$$.
Damn hard to think of a reason the defense should not have full access to a recording of an interview with a witness.
New word to add the English lexicon: he or she has been “Duked” or “we’re gonna “Duke” you” -
He begins with a presumption of innocence.
Actually, the term coined at the time and subsequently defined in the Urban Dictionary is “Nifonged.”
To be unjustly prosecuted by a politically motivated District Attorney.
From the ACLU’s website.
“Racial Profiling” refers to the discriminatory practice by law enforcement officials of targeting individuals for suspicion of crime based on the individual’s race, ethnicity, religion or national origin. Criminal profiling, generally, as practiced by police, is the reliance on a group of characteristics they believe to be associated with crime”
Since Zimmerman is not a law enforcement officer I doubt he could be “profiling” anyone. This is just de la Rionda trying to taint a jury which is unethical. But ethical does not seem to be a guiding principal in Sanford Florida.
The prosecutors are trying to save the city of Sanford the cost of cleaning up after racial riots by framing an innocent man.
The world may be better off without Sanford and their framing prosecutors.Fearing black retribution over the killing of a scumbag is no way for a town to survive.
It’s already serving its sentence in the evidence locker without the possibility of parole.
Okay, works for me. But how many people remember his name vs how many know Duke and what happened there. I think those eighty some odd prof’s who signed that letter are still tenured.
Bernie’s responses to the defense’s motions are here:
It’s against the legal code of conduct for a DA to make public statements which can affect the impartiality of the jury pool.
Basically, a prosecutor has to keep his/her mouth shut, and save it for the trial.
We learned (or didn’t learn) the damage a DA can do by watching Nifong prep a lynch mob.
Don’t they have rules of conduct in Florida?
Or did Nifong move there and start giving lessons?
“Prosecutor: Zimmerman trying to ‘co-opt the mantle of victimhood’ from Trayvon Martin”
No co-opting is necessary when one -is- the victim of an attack.
Well, I'm glad that somebody finally "gets it"!
The DA in this case doesn't have to. He has surrogates in the form of Crump, Parks, and Jackson who are in touch with him daily and do all of that for him. Crump is the state's unofficial mouthpiece.