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Casey Anthony’s lawyer: George Zimmerman’s a victim of prosecutor's ‘political prostitution’
The Miami Herald | Thursday, April 12, 2012 | Marc Caputo

Posted on 04/12/2012 8:47:05 AM PDT by kristinn

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Cheney Mason, the freewheeling criminal defense attorney who successfully defended tot mom Casey Anthony, is shaking his head over the second-degree murder charge against George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

The charge leveled by prosecutor Angela Corey is too severe and reeks of political calculus, Mason said.

“It’s political prostitution,” Mason said. “Now I don’t have all the facts – no one does – but you look at what we know of the case and it looks like the prosecutor bowed to other pressures.

“The fact is there is lots of racial bigotry in this case,” Mason said. “And a lot of it is coming from the side of Trayvon Martin’s family. I can understand why his family is upset. They lost a child. But they weren’t at the crime scene. None of us was.”

Mason said Corey is too zealous of a prosecutor.

"This is a person who wanted to put a 12-year-old boy as an adult for murder. It’s just too much,” Mason said.

SNIP

Mason said there will be a hearing under Florida’s Stand Your Ground law – which expands the right to use deadly force -- and the charges could be dropped then by a judge. But, Mason said, “people are using Stand Your Ground to obfuscate the facts of this case. This comes down to the fundamentals of homicide. What’s the evidence? The burden of proof is on the prosecution. It’s not on George Zimmerman. And you can’t blame Stand Your Ground for this tragedy.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: angelacorey; caseyanthony; cheneymason; coreyfong; georgezimmerman; trayvonmartin; zimmermancharged
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1 posted on 04/12/2012 8:47:17 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Wouldn’t that be interesting if he took up the case. Get out your race riot gear.


2 posted on 04/12/2012 8:50:14 AM PDT by McGruff (Don't go wobbly on me now Newt. You're our only hope.)
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To: kristinn
None of us was

Obviously not a Harvard graduate.

3 posted on 04/12/2012 8:51:29 AM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: kristinn
It's a show trial to keep the mob at bay. Can't say I blame her.

The fact that she charged Zimmerman with 2nd degree murder tells me she's on his side.

This ain't a 2nd degree murder case. An acquittal, if it goes that far, is a slam-dunk.

An acquittal is the better outcome for Zimmerman than a no-bill, which enables the New Black KKK to hound him forever.

4 posted on 04/12/2012 8:53:23 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Cheney Mason has been known to communicate in the common vernacular.


5 posted on 04/12/2012 8:53:49 AM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn

I saw Judge Alex on CNN as I worked out this morning. He said that in FL a 2nd degree murder charge is normally connected to intent. That the murder had to actively seek out the victim WITH intent to kill.

Did Zimmerman pursue with intent to kill or intent to stop a perceived crime?

I looked here

Definition of Second Degree Murder

The crime of Second Degree Murder occurs when a person commits either:

Murder with a Depraved Mind or
Accomplice Felony Murder

Murder with a Depraved Mind

Murder with a Depraved Mind occurs when a person is killed, without any premeditated design, by an act imminently dangerous to another and evincing a depraved mind showing no regard for human life.

The primary distinction between Premeditated First Degree Murder and Second Degree Murder with a Depraved Mind is that First Degree Murder requires a specific and premeditated intent to kill.

http://www.richardhornsby.com/crimes/homicide/second-degree-murder.html#Definition


6 posted on 04/12/2012 8:54:31 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: kristinn
“The fact is there is lots of racial bigotry in this case,” Mason said. “And a lot of it is coming from the side of Trayvon Martin’s family. I can understand why his family is upset. They lost a child. But they weren’t at the crime scene. None of us was.”

Wow! Someone not afraid to say the truth. He will get death threats now for it.
7 posted on 04/12/2012 8:55:29 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: kristinn; McGruff

Last sentence of the article: “And you can’t blame Stand Your Ground for this tragedy.”

Last night a poster stated that under the Stand Your Ground Law, a judge could dismiss the case on a motion by defense counsel. No trial, that’s it.


8 posted on 04/12/2012 8:55:49 AM PDT by ngat
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To: kristinn

After watching the “Special” prosecutor’s press conference on Youtube, I’m inclined to agree with this attorney in his statement of “Prosecutorial Prostitution”!! Zimmerman was charged purely for political reasons.


9 posted on 04/12/2012 8:57:30 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: kristinn

I don’t know what the rules of ethics are in Flordia but in Indiana an attorney can be disbarred for such a statement. Not saying I disagree with the barrister but he’d better be careful.


10 posted on 04/12/2012 8:57:30 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: McGruff

I think it would be far more interesting if a high profile BLACK attorney took up the case.

Interesting? Or did I mean entertaining?

I was thinking the other day that the media is using the Zimmerman case in much the same way they used the Casey Anthony trial.

Just a big circus with a great side-show carnival. Trouble is...There were no wide-spread riots by whites when the Anthony verdict was handed down. No urban malls were looted. No Starbucks were burned down.

But now?? Now Holder’s people are ready to burn down the ghetto’s. No matter what.


11 posted on 04/12/2012 9:04:14 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: P-Marlowe

No, he’s correct. None is a singular pronoun, basically a contraction of “not one,” and thus takes the verb in the singular.

However, there are times when the plural is also correct, such as the case where there is an implication that “none” refers to a group of people.

In this case, though, the singular was fine.


12 posted on 04/12/2012 9:07:35 AM PDT by livius
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To: McGruff

Alread got it out, locked and loaded. Let the games begin. Last man standing is the winner...

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13 posted on 04/12/2012 9:08:18 AM PDT by flatfish
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To: kristinn

THIS is a man Zimmerman needs to defend him. I know he has a good attorney now but Mason is saying what GZ lawyer needs to say to the media. You can’t play nice with the government when they’re trying to railroad a man for political reasons.
That biotch special prosecutor NEEDED to be called out not praised for being “professional” like Zimmerman’s attorney did yesterday.


14 posted on 04/12/2012 9:08:47 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: SoldierDad

I just have to ask, was that press conf by the SP the most pathetic thing anyone has ever seen?? She starts off with this flowery rhetoric like she’s announcing her run for office or something. She asks people to continue to pray for Trayvon’s family and HER, but not George.

She says she talked to his ‘sweet’ parents...blah blah blah.

She made me sick to watch that.


15 posted on 04/12/2012 9:09:01 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: kristinn

the minute she spoke about ‘those sweet parents’ i knew this wasn’t about justice. it’s about railroading.


16 posted on 04/12/2012 9:09:49 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Please, you’re so off the mark it’s not even funny. That woman was in her glory yesterday and smiling all over herself and talking about praying with Trayvon’s family last week.
She’s not on Zimmerman’s side.


17 posted on 04/12/2012 9:11:10 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: P-Marlowe

Yea? So what. He’s good at what he does.


18 posted on 04/12/2012 9:13:09 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The fact that she charged Zimmerman with 2nd degree murder tells me she's on his side.

A lot of people weren't thrilled with the way the judge in the Hutaree case handled it but when it was over she explained that it was for the protection of the accused. 2 years in jail sucks but it sure beats 20 or 30.
19 posted on 04/12/2012 9:13:54 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: kristinn

“charge leveled by prosecutor Angela Corey is too severe and reeks of political calculus, Mason said. “It’s political prostitution,”

Yes it is. Purely done for political reasons.


20 posted on 04/12/2012 9:16:45 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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21 posted on 04/12/2012 9:17:12 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: snarkytart
She’s not on Zimmerman’s side.

It's all an act, and she is playing the part.

She can't act like she's on Zimmerman's side to make this work.

She has to act like she wants justice for the hoodie-guy.

That way when Zimmerman is acquitted there can be no question about the integrity of the verdict.

22 posted on 04/12/2012 9:17:49 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: circlecity

Please give my an example of ONE defense attorney disbarred in Indiana within the last several years for calling out the DA or prosecutor’s motive for filing charges political pandering?
That’s a common criticism among defense attorneys regarding the state in many cases.

Lawyers are rarely disbarred unless it’s something highly unethical or illegal. Mason is not saying anything he needs to worry about as far as the bar is concerned.
Zimmerman needs this kind of public defense...that’s half the batter; PR.


23 posted on 04/12/2012 9:18:42 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: kristinn
Mason said Corey is too zealous of a prosecutor.

Sounds like something a seventh-grader would say. If a seventh-grader knew words like "zealous" and "prosecutor."

24 posted on 04/12/2012 9:18:56 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: kristinn

From a PR standpoint, I don’t think I’d want Casey Anthony’s lawyer on my side.


25 posted on 04/12/2012 9:22:07 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: snarkytart

Of course she’s not, she is after all the ‘Prosecutor’. You know, The State of Florida(as represented by ‘that woman’) vs George Zimmerman. Is it ‘political prostitution’? You bet!


26 posted on 04/12/2012 9:23:36 AM PDT by yadent
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Okay, whatever.

You don’t ruin a man’s life in hopes a Florida jury is bright enough and brave enough to acquit hum. This woman didn’t need to come out like she was on ANYONE’s side other than the law, but she was overly smarmy and talking in flowery rhetoric.
It was not a good display at all.
I don’t think she give two you know what about Zimmerman. She’s a “tough” prosecutor which usually means she loves jacking charges against people. Add the political pressure and this life long bureaucrat was more than happy to over charge.
She’s not on GZ side. Trust.

Watch the presser.


27 posted on 04/12/2012 9:24:27 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: popdonnelly

Baez would be great!


28 posted on 04/12/2012 9:24:27 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: spacejunkie2001

I agree. At the point where a prosecutor (special or not) makes statements which are clearly one-sided, it is obvious that Lady Justice had the blindfold removed.


29 posted on 04/12/2012 9:25:47 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: popdonnelly

Meh..everyone knows defense attorneys defend. That’s their job.
Most people blamed the jury for Anthony’s acquittal not her lawyers.


30 posted on 04/12/2012 9:27:17 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: livius

A Harvard Graduate would use the subjunctive mood.


31 posted on 04/12/2012 9:27:23 AM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
That way when Zimmerman is acquitted there can be no question about the integrity of the verdict.

Huh? Remember OJ?

32 posted on 04/12/2012 9:29:59 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: snarkytart
You don’t ruin a man’s life in hopes a Florida jury is bright enough and brave enough to acquit hum.

His life is already ruined. He is the New Black KKK's white-devil mascot.

Notice how quickly all the hubbub has subsided now that he has been charged with something?

We know for a fact that Zimmerman contacted the Special Prosecutor. My bet is he begged her to charge him so he could clear his name.

Without a trial, this goes on forever.

33 posted on 04/12/2012 9:30:57 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: gundog
Huh? Remember OJ?

The difference is that this is a political operation from start to finish, intended to rile the black base and get them to to polls in November.

Once the election has passed, Zimmerman is of no further use to the Black KKK.

It will take at least that long for the case to come to trial.

My bet is that it never does.

34 posted on 04/12/2012 9:34:06 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: gundog
Huh? Remember OJ?

Even Trayvon's MOTHER is saying she thought the shooting was an accident.

An accident is not 2nd degree murder.

One way or the other, being charged is the best thing that could happen to Zimmerman given that this case is not about justice, but about giving Obama an issue for the Presidential election.

35 posted on 04/12/2012 9:36:31 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: kristinn
My God.
I agree with Mason?
I never thought it possible. . . . .
36 posted on 04/12/2012 9:40:29 AM PDT by DeaconRed (I am not a Golfer; however I love ping. Ask me why. . . . .)
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To: snarkytart

“praying with Trayvon’s family”?

What about separation of church and state. Oops, that only counts if the pray-er is a conservative.


37 posted on 04/12/2012 9:45:19 AM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: P-Marlowe
I think it would be fair to say that the word "there" after "was" can easily be implied. That being the case, it isn't poor grammar.

Obviously not a Harvard graduate.

A Harvard education is way over-rated. After all, GWB has a Harvard MBA.

Did you know that Harvard Law no longer requires a course on the U.S. Constitution?

38 posted on 04/12/2012 9:46:39 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: P-Marlowe

I think technically he is correct about “none was.”

... although we don’t speak that way.


39 posted on 04/12/2012 9:46:50 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: P-Marlowe

I agree - subjunctive, definitely.


40 posted on 04/12/2012 9:47:17 AM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Can’t say you blame her? Are you kidding? When did pandering to the crowd become part of a prosecutor’s job description?


41 posted on 04/12/2012 9:47:41 AM PDT by pacific_waters
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To: kristinn
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42 posted on 04/12/2012 9:47:55 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: McGruff

I started readkign what the lawyer said and thought ‘ya know what? I could care less what this piece of crap lawyer has to say’ after watchign his dog and pony show during the casey trial and after what he said after the trial- He may have got casey off- but he is complicit in railroading justice and letting a murderous frask free


43 posted on 04/12/2012 9:49:29 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

And now she’s backpedaling. Trayvon’s dad has done the same, backing off from requiring a conviction for justice to be served. These folks is stoopid...and their affirmative action lawyers are useless. But, as you say, they’re all tools for The One, so it’ll fly without much scrutiny until the riots start.


44 posted on 04/12/2012 9:51:31 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
This ain't a 2nd degree murder case. An acquittal, if it goes that far, is a slam-dunk.

Unless there is evidence we don't know about, at least on the 2DMC, an acquittal is inevitable.

45 posted on 04/12/2012 9:52:40 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The difference is that this is a political operation from start to finish, intended to rile the black base and get them to to polls in November.

Blacks are in the bag for Obama. This is about scaring whites into voting for him.

46 posted on 04/12/2012 9:54:46 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: kristinn

Look for either hung jury,aquitial, or 3rd degree at most.


47 posted on 04/12/2012 9:55:16 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: gundog

Well this person will not be voting for Obama.


48 posted on 04/12/2012 9:56:21 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: kristinn

What really sux here is what kind of life is Zimmerman going to have now always having to look over his shoulder? He will not be able to live in this country...


49 posted on 04/12/2012 9:57:35 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: SeaHawkFan
A Harvard education is way over-rated. After all, GWB has a Harvard MBA.

And GWB would have used the subjunctive mood. :-)


50 posted on 04/12/2012 10:01:04 AM PDT by P-Marlowe
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