Skip to comments.Dershowitz: Zimmerman Special Prosecutor Angela Corey Should Be Disbarred
Posted on 07/14/2013 6:16:15 PM PDT by maggief
MIKE HUCKABEE: You have said that you thought the prosecutor ought to be disbarred, that's a pretty serious type of violation to get a person disbarred. It is that serious to you?
ALAN DERSHOWITZ: Right, it is. She submitted an affidavit that was, if not perjurious, completely misleading. She violated all kinds of rules of the profession, and her conduct bordered on criminal conduct. She, by the way, has a horrible reputation in Florida. She's known for overcharging, she's known for being highly political. And in this case, of course she overcharged. Halfway through the trial she realized she wasn't going to get a second degree murder verdict, so she asked for a compromised verdict, for manslaughter. And then, she went even further and said that she was going to charge him with child abuse and felony murder. That was such a stretch that it goes beyond anything professionally responsible. She was among the most irresponsible prosecutors I've seen in 50 years of litigating cases, and believe me, I've seen good prosecutors, bad prosecutors, but rarely have I seen one as bad as this prosecutor, [Angela] Cory.
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Well, I could hope this evil liberal cabal blows itself apart from its own fierce grip on lies.
Heck with his class. She was having a hard time explaining herself before even the reporters last night.
Nothing will happen to her career. She is protected by the rot in the system.
I guess getting OJ off has gone to his head...
Maybe the Race-baiters finally ‘Jumped-the-Shark’ with this case? In my opinion, it’s tme for the black community to kick Al Sharpton and Jessee Jackson to the road and get some real leadership....a group of men and women actually interested in the black community...not in race-baiting politics. Bill Cosby tried...and he got shunned. Others have tried as well. Let’s hope someone out there is not clinging to ‘Mississppi Burning’ as there vision of America.
Angel Corey was appointed Special Prosecutor for the Zimmerman case by Republican Governor Rick Scott. Nothing bad is going to happen to her except some political reward from Scott.
Let’s not forget the role of Gov Rick Scott who appointed Corey as the special prosecutor on this case. She was just doing his bidding on this. Yes, she should be disbarred but he should be voted out.
I am damn glad to see AD and MOM take the gloves off against these dishonest, racist, incompetent, cowards. No more of this nicey-nicey crap. Start telling it like it is, no more BS, no more “reaching across the aisle” no more “Can’t . . can’t . . . can’t we all just get along” They’ve chosen Sharpton, Jackson, Holder, King Rodney, the Duke lacrosse whore, NBPP, and now Thugvon as their heroes. Bankrupt indeed.
I wouldn’t bank on that. My hunch is she’s next under the bus.
Alan Dershowitz vs. Angela Corey over misleading Affidavit of Probable Cause
Posted by William A. Jacobson Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 5:55pm
There should be a special prosecutor appointed to investigate this special prosecution.
In early April 2012, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey decided not to take the George Zimmerman case to a Grand Jury, opting for the filing of a Criminal Information which then was presented along with an Affidavit of Probable Cause. The Court found probable cause for the charges.
It turned out, once pre-trial discovery was exchanged, that the affidavit upon which probable cause was found had not disclosed a lot of significant exculpatory details. There was no mention of the significant injuries to Zimmerman, or of John Goods eyewitness account that Martin was on top of Zimmerman hitting him Mixed Martial Arts style. All the Affidavit said on the subject of the physical confrontation was that there was a struggle.
The Affidavit identified the voice screaming for help as that of Martin based on an interview with his mother, but did not reveal what we now know, that Martins father initially denied it was his son.
The Affidavit also was inaccurate, such as alleging that the 911 operator instructed Zimmerman not to follow Martin a false fact which lives on in the media mythology of the case.
Alan Dershowitz was livid.
We don’t get why the prosecutor is so happy after Zimmerman verdict
IT Director who testified for George Zimmerman fired by Angela Corey
Jan 28, 2012
I have been asked to be on Gov Romneys task force, I am going to be part of his health care policy team when he is President.
March 27, 2012
PAM BONDI, FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL: Well, Piers, first let me tell you. Ive spoken to Trayvons parents. They are amazing, sweet, kind people. My heart goes out to them. Im actually friends with their attorneys Ben Crump and Daryl Parks. Theyre wonderful lawyers who are representing them.
What my I have no legal role as attorney general in the state of Florida. That authority is left to the state attorneys. But what I did do was I discussed with the governor the appointment of Angela Corey, a special prosecutor in Jacksonville whos well removed from the case. Shes absolutely excellent. And the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are now involved in the case.
The reason, Piers, I cant comment on Stand Your Ground, whether that applies here because there are too many unanswered questions. And, you know, thats why the family is rightfully upset. When you have an innocent 17-year-old boy walking home with Skittles and an iced tea and hes killed, you have to have answers, not questions. And thats what we need in our state.
MORGAN: Yes, I mean, look, I am encouraged by what youre saying. Its good that a senior lawmaker in Florida is saying all this, but in the end, you know, I remain like many people absolutely bemused that somebody can shoot somebody in cold blood, an unarmed young teenager.
And so, I mean, I just think with your legal training and your legal background on what appears to be a very empathetic attitude towards this case, it might be quite powerful for the attorney general of Florida to say publicly, you know what? This guy should be arrested. He should be interviewed under caution and he should, if necessary, face charges. But he should be at stage one of the legal process of being under arrest.
BONDI: Well, what weve done is appoint a special prosecutor. And thats what shes doing. Conducting a thorough investigation because we need to get Trayvons girlfriend to cooperate which I dont know if was happening previously. And they may have had good reason for that. But shes cooperating now. And again, a thorough investigation is being done to ensure that justice is sought for that family.
But you cant make an arrest until you interview all the witnesses, Piers. Nor do you want that to happen because a speedy trial could run. And then thats we dont want that to happen. And all I can tell you is we have a great prosecutor on the case. We have great law enforcement agencies. The Department of Justice is looking at this. And I firmly believe as you do that we need to have justice for the death of this innocent young man who was walking home to watch a basketball game with Skittles and an iced tea.
Does anyone think that Obama DIDN’t put pressure on Scott to do this?
It's an interesting question. I suspect that she didn't much care about the disposition of the case at all - she wanted the publicity.
Now, even though she lost the trial, she'll be seen as having "fought the good fight" by the media, and may get a lucrative book deal out of the whole mess.
Let's not forget that she is an elected REPUBLICAN, though - should she run again with an "R" by her name, I sure hope local Freepers and others down around Orlando work against her re-re-re-election.
I like Mike’s radio show
He comes on 12 Noon to 2PM (EST) on another station opposite Rush during the week...
he has good guests on...
Bondi is a beach...
in Sydney Oz
she is a liar and ought to be drummed out
She was set up to bomb, thereby getting rid of her. Use your weakest people when you know failure is inevitable. Win win for top management
In a letter sent to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the NAACP expressed doubt in the Sanford Police Department and asked the Department of Justice to review the case.
“The NAACP has no confidence that, absent federal oversight, the Sanford Police Department will devote the necessary degree of care to its investigation. We therefore call upon you to detail personnel to Sanford immediately to review the facts, ensure that the Sanford Police Department conducts an impartial, thorough and prompt investigation of the circumstances involving the death of this unarmed teen, and ensure that the responsible person is held accountable if a crime was committed,” the letter said.
Ben Crump, an attorney for the Martin family, said he has written a letter requesting an investigation to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the letter has gone to several members of Congress, who are urging Holder to involve the FBI.
U.S. to investigate killing of Fla. teen
The announcement that the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and the FBI will conduct the investigation came at the same time as Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued a statement saying he had requested the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to offer appropriate resources in the matter, the Herald reported.
Disbarred. I would tend to believe that a civil lawsuit will be coming her way...bankrupt the b*tch.
She was definitely out of control last night on TV.
Rick Scott did this because he is a Coward!
I think you are on to something.
The NAACP had been previously critical of Corey for her “willingness to charge minors as adults, many of them black teenage males.”
A quarter of her jury trial murder convictions reversed on appeal.
Corey said her number of reversals is a product of the number of murder cases she’s tried - 47 since 1990 compared with Plotkin’s 17.
In two cases, the appellate courts specifically cited her conduct at trial. In one, the court criticized her hitting a table with a hammer during closing arguments, which Corey said she did to demonstrate the force it would have taken to commit the murder. In another, the court said she improperly criticized a defendant, who changed her story and accused her teenage son of shooting her husband. Corey said her words may have been “inartful,” but she stands by a prosecutor’s right to attack the credibility of a defendant “who commits perjury on the stand.”
But she said reasons for reversals sometimes don’t have anything to do with the prosecutor. She cited a case she tried in 2000 when the appeals court reversed a murder conviction on grounds that the trial judge should have allowed the defendant to represent himself. Other reasons in her cases include improper jury instructions or legal changes to trial procedures.
Her relationship with police.
Plotkin has questioned whether Corey fairly can evaluate police misconduct or be independent from the police unions that have endorsed her. But Corey said a partnership of trust and confidence between police and prosecutors, which doesn’t exist now, is crucial for public safety in the 4th Circuit.
Why she was fired by Shorstein.
Corey believes her firing in 2006 clearly was political after she told Plotkin she was planning to run for state attorney. Before then, she said she received good evaluations, awards and letters of commendation from Shorstein and his predecessor, Ed Austin.
“Only when I announced face-to-face, looking straight into Jay Plotkin’s eyes, did things change, and in fact they became very ugly,” she said.
As for the allegation from Shorstein and Plotkin that she was “insubordinate,” she said it is disingenuous and 2-year-old news. She makes no apologies for standing up to Shorstein “on the occasions I felt like he was wrong.” She said she did that to improve the office, not for political gain.
Lets hope someone out there is not clinging to Mississppi Burning as there vision of America.
...I think you’ll find yourself waiting a long time for something like that to happen...
She should definitely be removed from the job she now holds, and yes: She should be disbarred.
Bill Cosby isn’t much better - he just (verbally) went after the Tea Party. He has gone after Limbaugh and others who do not support Obama and he is obsessed with imaginary racism against blacks.
While Corey may or may not be a bad prosecutor, there were definitely political motivations behind this trial. I am unwilling to punish her because USDOJ and a couple of race hustlers put emotion before fact.
“Bill Cosby tried...and he got shunned”
Yeah, and he was BILL COSBY.
I’m white, but I feel a lot of empathy for black people, I like them very well. But sadly a great deal of that community is in a complete thrall to the left.
I remember distinctly a caller to a radio show, I always think of him as “the irate black man”. I forget what the issue du jour was, but it somehow involved some young black guy(s) who got shot or killed or something while they were doing, or not doing, something. Definitely NOT about Trayvon Martin, this was years ago.
Well the guy calls the radio station and he is beside himself. He is so angry he can barely speak. But what he is trying to convey is that the black community needs to start asking itself what they are doing wrong that their young men keep ending up in situations like this.
I said to myself, if I was black, and a guy, I’d be that guy.
The fact is that something like 97% of black murder victims are killed by other black people. White people cannot solve this problem. Only black people can solve this problem.
I wish Obama might have helped them, but he only cares about himself and the radical (white-*ssed) left.
Doesn’t this remind you of the Duke Lacross case? Media went after some white Duke Lacross teenagers accusing them of raping a black woman. Turned out the black woman made up the whole story
I know your heart is in the right place, but you are kidding, right??
I am going to do my part to see that happen.
If Alan Dershowitz wants to do more about this than just grandstand, he could file a formal complaint with the Florida Bar Association. There is a hot link to the appropriate forms right on the front page of their website. A complaint from Alan Dershowitz would get some attention - it wouldn’t get buried in a stack. If Angela Corey’s actions are as egregious as he claims (and they appear), such a complaint could result in a disciplinary hearing and possible action. He just needs to get the ball rolling.
What's the B stand for?
i bellieve ANY court sanction would result in an automatic bar investigation.
Anybody else notice that fat bitch smiled throughout her press conference?
She acted like she was a madam greeting her Johns at her whore house.
Disgusting. Disbar the fat hack.
Nothing will happen to Angela Corey. She will not be disbarred, because everyone everyone who would be involved in charging her with ethics violations is too afraid of the race baiters to bring the charges.
Eric Holder was right. When it comes to race relations in America, we ARE a Nation of COWARDS.
Would Dershowitz have standing to lodge such a complaint? What are the criteria, and does Dershowitz meet them?
Agreed. But, I’m not asking for a conservative black man to talk about responsibility....I’m talking about any black man with credibility talking about family, responsibility, etc.
I know most of us are conservatives on this site, but there are bigger issues here. Cosby made a push to shame black men into raising their children and he paid a price because he broke from the ‘man is keeping the people down narrative.’ That’s the sad thing...I don’t care what party he identifies with....his message was right on target and we need more folks like this if the black community is ever going to get their minds out of the 50’s.
I just heard an NAACP rep compare Trayvon Martin to Emmit Till (Till was brutally murdered by two white men in an obvious racist murder. The two white men were found no guilty in a show trial). It took my breathh away. Comparing this situation to an actual racist incident dimishes Emmit Till and makes the NAACP rep look absolutely stupid. This is the mind-set that will keep black people in the poor-house for another 100 years. Cosby can’t crack it. Who can?
Who the hell was she kidding??? She concealed the facts of the case to the very end and only revealed then when forced to.
Like I said, even the reporters saw through her bs and they weren't staying in a Holiday Inn Express.
Ack! What did the folks in Florida do to deserve her and Corey? Throw in Nelson and you have the 3 witches on the heath saying “Fair is foul, and foul is fair” while stirring up a heaping serving of double toil and trouble.
That is not a Florida city with the same demographics as Orlando, or Sanford.
Charging Zimmerman got her re-elected to her office last year, in a heavily black minority district.
I'm certain people in Orlando, which is in Orange County, (not Seminole County) will have zero local voting power over her, way up north in Duval County.
Corey will be brought up on numerous misconduct charges, and hopefully will be kicked out of office and disbarred.
Like Nifong, she probably won't actually be forced to pay much for her corrupt and politically based prosecution.
Bondi and Scott have their own problems now, and are in no position to help her out, were they to be so inclined.
Malicious Prosecution is the term the ladies named and Dirxhowitz described. What does it entails in Florida?
It’s an insult to any person’s intelligence. It’s like peeing on my head and telling me it’s raining.