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Tough-minded prosecutor in spotlight on Trayvon Martin case
Miami Hearald ^ | 3.28.12 | Toulouse Olorunnipa

Posted on 03/28/2012 9:08:44 PM PDT by socal_parrot

The prosecutor at the center of the national firestorm over whether the man who killed Trayvon Martin should be charged in his death says she’s not likely to need a grand jury to make the decision for her. More probable, she said, is that she’ll be the one to decide.

“I always lean towards moving forward without needing the grand jury in a case like this,” Angela Corey, the state attorney assigned to the case by Gov. Rick Scott, told The Herald/Times. “I foresee us being able to make a decision, and move on it on our own.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/28/v-print/2717866/tough-minded-prosecutor-in-spotlight.html#storylink=cpy

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
I think the fix is in.
1 posted on 03/28/2012 9:08:46 PM PDT by socal_parrot
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To: socal_parrot; maggief; STARWISE; little jeremiah; rolling_stone

Do we have back ground on Corey?


2 posted on 03/28/2012 9:15:58 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: socal_parrot

Author’s bio

http://www.tampabay.com/writers/toluse-olorunnipa


3 posted on 03/28/2012 9:21:05 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: hoosiermama

Republican, elected to State Attorney for the Fourth Circuit Court in 2008.


4 posted on 03/28/2012 9:21:59 PM PDT by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: socal_parrot
Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll, will lead a Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection to investigate how to make sure a tragedy such as this does not occur in the future, under Angela Corey.


5 posted on 03/28/2012 9:23:30 PM PDT by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: socal_parrot

Guess Due Process is an outdated notion in obastard’s Amerika...


6 posted on 03/28/2012 9:25:10 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: socal_parrot

Zimmerman will walk. The original 911 call he made has him saying repeatedly that Martin “ran” and that he “lost” Martin.

At one point the dispatcher asks Zimmerman for his home address and Zimmerman gives him the house number and then whispers “oh crap I don’t want to say it out loud, I don’t know where he’s at.”

He was NOT in pursuit of Martin, one of the favorite myths of the crazed mob. He had no idea where Martin was and said so repeatedly.

Listen for yourself

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL72w4xiTVU


7 posted on 03/28/2012 9:33:28 PM PDT by gopcharger
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To: socal_parrot

My nearly useless BlackBerry can’t read the comments. Any Freeper want to clue me in to the tone? Lately even the rabid lefist pit that is Yahoo News has been dominated by comments sick of the LSM spin...


8 posted on 03/28/2012 9:35:15 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: piytar

Oh, BTW, I mean the comments at the LAT. Free Republic is robust enough to work with my BlackBerry...


9 posted on 03/28/2012 9:38:33 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: socal_parrot
I think the fix is in.

Of course it is. The prosecutor said so right here:

“I foresee us being able to make a decision, and move on it on our own.”

The "decision" to go ahead and prosecute has already been made, obviously, because otherwise there would be nothing to "move" on.

10 posted on 03/28/2012 9:42:58 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: socal_parrot

The case is now officially politicized. The reason she says she won’t need a grand jury is she has little evidence to present to them even though the standards of proof are low. Dead men don’t testify. Grand juries are anonymous and thus are insulated from being castigated by the public if they do not indict. She does not want the embarrassment of a no bill and therefore she will move the prosecution ahead on her own.


11 posted on 03/28/2012 9:51:20 PM PDT by chuckee
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bttt


12 posted on 03/28/2012 9:54:47 PM PDT by Matchett-PI ("Andrew loved the battle and he knew the stakes." ~ Mark Levin 3/2/12)
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To: socal_parrot

This will be a political lynching. There is no real case that could establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


13 posted on 03/28/2012 9:57:38 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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No doubt they don’t care if they can win the case. They only care that they can try it.


14 posted on 03/28/2012 10:21:47 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedys float, Mary Jos don't)
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To: chuckee

This will cost the left big time.

I don’t want Zimmerman tried because he acted in self defense but if he does anything but walk everybody but the lynch mob will be furious


15 posted on 03/28/2012 10:21:55 PM PDT by gopcharger
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To: gopcharger

I agree, these sycophant politicians and leftists in the media who think they’re helping some social cause and Odumbo are effing clueless. We all see what’s up with this case and the majority can see it’s a public lynching by the loud race hustlers.
Look their man’s in office and yet the victimology and mob mentality continues.


16 posted on 03/28/2012 10:39:38 PM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2619224%2C1)
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To: socal_parrot

Don’t know how they can try him?
Not possible to get a fair verdict under the circumstances.
The press this huy has gotten makes Hilter look good.
Even if a juror would beleive no evidence was presented for conviction they are not likely to vote not guilty out of fear for retaliation.


17 posted on 03/28/2012 10:54:51 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: chuckee

Under Florida law she only needs the GJ if she wants to make it a death penalty case.


18 posted on 03/28/2012 11:02:37 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: socal_parrot

I wouldn’t write her off too quick there. She just may be the one to put a stop to this whole mess. If she says “No, no charges will be filed” then that’s it. That’s it for the state of Florida anyway. The FedMob could try to trump up some federal charges but that would look very weak and political and would fly right back onto 0bama.


19 posted on 03/28/2012 11:54:34 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

It’s got to have occurred to her if she doesn’t press charges Shabazz (maybe not in person) and his half wit lynch mob will be coming for her. Of course she will say she’s not afraid of them but she has to say that. She knows she will not be in office forever


20 posted on 03/29/2012 1:05:11 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: MtBaldy

Some gangsta wannabe looking to make his chops and earn some street cred will try to take Zimmerman or someone else out at some point in time. Meanwhile our Nobel Peace Prize winning president does nothing to calm anyone. On the contrary, he fans the flames.


21 posted on 03/29/2012 4:06:55 AM PDT by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: TigersEye
I wouldn’t write her off too quick there. She just may be the one to put a stop to this whole mess. If she says “No, no charges will be filed” then that’s it. That’s it for the state of Florida anyway. The FedMob could try to trump up some federal charges but that would look very weak and political and would fly right back onto 0bama.

I am confident that if she does not charge him she will immediately release every single bit of evidence - document, video, photo, scientific tests, statements, maps, autopsy results - which will create a title wave of public digestion and in the end will reveal the real deal. Then Holder and Co. may chance it but if the evidence is overwhelming then he might deem it then a detriment for Obama.

22 posted on 03/29/2012 4:13:36 AM PDT by torchthemummy (Calvin Coolidge - "Patriotism is looking out for yourself by looking out for your Country.")
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To: torchthemummy

You got that right. She’s going to have to justify her decision one way or the other. Especially so when it runs against the popular misconception created by the race baiters and amplified by a belligerent press.


23 posted on 03/29/2012 5:56:55 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: chuckee
"The reason she says she won’t need a grand jury is she has little evidence to present to them even though the standards of proof are low. Dead men don’t testify. Grand juries are anonymous and thus are insulated from being castigated by the public if they do not indict. She does not want the embarrassment of a no bill and therefore she will move the prosecution ahead on her own."

You know what would be interesting, would be for someone like Hannity to assemble a GJ of Sanford citizens and see if they would return a due bill...

24 posted on 03/29/2012 6:18:11 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: socal_parrot

:: I think the fix is in. ::

Since he is not under arrest, I think Mr. Zimmerman should take a quiet vacation in his mother’s homeland.


25 posted on 03/29/2012 6:46:36 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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I said this in another thread. The race hustlers have whipped their mob into a fever pitch. They will demand, and get, a sacrifice to keep from rioting. Even if he is cleared locally you can bet Holder’s racist DOJ is already planning their case against him. If Zimmerman doesn’t spend the rest of his life in prison he will be financially ruined. With the full weight of the DOJ coming down on Zimmerman a prison sentence is likely. If I were him and still had relatives in Peru I’d be getting out of Dodge too.


26 posted on 03/29/2012 8:16:59 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: gopcharger

What if he has a jury trial and the jury acquits him? Will there be riots as there were in L.A. after the Rodney King police trial? Will the Federal Government turn around and re-try Zimmerman on Federal charges? They would have to. I see no good outcome here, sadly.


27 posted on 03/29/2012 9:37:08 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: MtBaldy

Does she look like she would be intimidated by some half-witted thug like Shabazz? When was the last time the NBPs did anything besides shoot their mouths off?


28 posted on 03/29/2012 12:36:22 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: torchthemummy

I sure hope she would release all of that and I think she would too because that is what would back her up and take all the steam out of the riot-mongers.


29 posted on 03/29/2012 12:38:24 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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