Skip to comments.Casey Anthony’s lawyer: George Zimmerman’s a victim of prosecutor's ‘political prostitution’
Posted on 04/12/2012 8:47:05 AM PDT by kristinn
Link to Miami Herald news article
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.
Its political prostitution, Mason said. Now I dont 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 Martins family. I can understand why his family is upset. They lost a child. But they werent 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. Its just too much, Mason said.
Mason said there will be a hearing under Floridas 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. Whats the evidence? The burden of proof is on the prosecution. Its not on George Zimmerman. And you cant blame Stand Your Ground for this tragedy.
Can’t say you blame her? Are you kidding? When did pandering to the crowd become part of a prosecutor’s job description?
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
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.
Unless there is evidence we don't know about, at least on the 2DMC, an acquittal is inevitable.
Blacks are in the bag for Obama. This is about scaring whites into voting for him.
Look for either hung jury,aquitial, or 3rd degree at most.
Well this person will not be voting for Obama.
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...
And GWB would have used the subjunctive mood. :-)
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you mean liek falsely charging zimmerman weith second degree murder?
People thought the same of the Rodney King cops, and they’re all fine. Shoot I can’t even remember their names.
*Goes to Google*
It’s the trial itself that’s horrifying and costly not the lazy short term memory rioters. All Zimmerman has to do is take his mom’s maiden name and move to a better state if he’s acquitted.
perhaps we need to reexamine prosecutorial discretion so as to eliminate political prosecutions.
I fail to see why you think an acquittal is a “slam dunk”. If this goes before a jury, at least some members of the jury will vote guilty no matter what the evidence shows. In this case, the best that the defense can hope for is a hung jury.
A few years ago an Indy attorney from the Ice Miller firm was sanctioned for making a very similar comment about an appellate court judge under a rule which would apply equally to such a comment about a prosecutor. Twenty years ago an attorney was sanctioned for questioning a prosecutor’s motives in a newspaper editorial. You don’t know what you are talking about.
Well...you’re not in Florida. Remember the lesson of 2000: you can carry 95% of blacks nationwide, and 37 crackers in Florida can still cost you the presidency. This is Rodney King asking if we can all get along, only this time, he’s pointing a shotgun at whitey’s head.
A delay will only hurt the defense. If I were his attorney I'd DEMAND a speedy trial by jury right there in Sanford. No requests for change of venue, no requests for discovery, nothing. Just put it on. They don't have the facts to support a guilty verdict on a murder charge.
The prosecution is PRAYING for a delay until after the election when they can quietly ask for all charges to be dismissed. The murder charges were only brought to mollify the mob and prevent an imminent race riot.
There is no way on earth that a Murder charge can be proven. At best they have a negligent homicide, but I don't think they could prove that either. The witness said that Martin was on top of Zimmerman and Zimmerman's head was being bashed against the concrete. Zimmerman had a gun.
If Zimmerman had lost consciousness then he would have surrendered possession of the gun to the guy who was pounding his head into the concrete. He had to assume that Martin would have used the gun to finish him off if he lost consciousness. His only recourse was to use the gun to eliminate the threat.
Not Guilty. Slam dunk.
My point, also.
If the prosecutor wanted to get a conviction, she might have a prayer with manslaughter, but that would not satisfy the race-baiters.
You are just saying about one and only one group. Does not apply to me.