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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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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Even Trayvon's MOTHER is saying she thought the shooting was an accident.

She's walking that back now, saying the "encounter" was an accident and not the shooting. Bet that's the last time she does an interview without her lawyer lol.
51 posted on 04/12/2012 10:02:53 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: snarkytart

[[Lawyers are rarely disbarred unless it’s something highly unethical or illegal.]]

you mean liek falsely charging zimmerman weith second degree murder?


52 posted on 04/12/2012 10:04:32 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: sirchtruth

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.


53 posted on 04/12/2012 10:06:43 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: snarkytart

perhaps we need to reexamine prosecutorial discretion so as to eliminate political prosecutions.


54 posted on 04/12/2012 10:07:03 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.


55 posted on 04/12/2012 10:08:24 AM PDT by rrebo
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To: snarkytart

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.


56 posted on 04/12/2012 10:08:48 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Biggirl

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.


57 posted on 04/12/2012 10:09:11 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; xzins; wmfights
It will take at least that long for the case to come to trial.

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.

58 posted on 04/12/2012 10:11:04 AM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: P-Marlowe
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.

59 posted on 04/12/2012 10:16:28 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

You are just saying about one and only one group. Does not apply to me.


60 posted on 04/12/2012 10:17:23 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl
Does not apply to me.

Okay. But there are plenty of folks nationwide that would vote for Obama just to keep the peace.

61 posted on 04/12/2012 10:21:32 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: snarkytart
All Zimmerman has to do is take his mom’s maiden name and move to a better state if he’s acquitted.

Actually you've made a good point here. They will forget especially when it's proven Zimmerman was defending himself if that's the case.

62 posted on 04/12/2012 10:24:50 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: P-Marlowe

I think “none of was there” is correct. However “The fact is there is lots of racial bigotry in this case” should be changed to read, “the fact is there is a lot of racial...”


63 posted on 04/12/2012 10:29:26 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: gundog
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.

I think EPU is on to this. It's true that the black population is in the bag for Obama. But they are not as motivated to get to the polls in November to re-elect him as they were to vote for him the first time.

They will use and manipulate events like this to rekindle that motivation.

64 posted on 04/12/2012 10:30:03 AM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: sjmjax

Sure; they’ll take what they can get in collateral votes. But what got blacks to turn out 93% for a lily-white loser like Gore? Obama needs whites. To some, the only real difference between Romney and Obama will be that with Obama, America’s metropolitan areas won’t burst into flames.


65 posted on 04/12/2012 10:35:53 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: kristinn
Watching Florida Prosecutor Angela Corey give that speech, talking to the television audience as if they were all 7 years old was just too much.

Watch Corey walk out winking and nodding at the cameras and her media friends in the room as if she was at the Academy Awards.

It was one of the most disgusting media circuses I've ever seen.

Corey, clearly giddy about the attention, is smiling ear to ear, during a news conference speech about some guy that was shot dead.

Corey is a disgusting political whore who is more concerned with her career and appeasing the black racist and media, than justice.

Watching that woman give her speech was disturbing!

66 posted on 04/12/2012 10:43:30 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: circlecity
So two cases in twenty years? Okay. And no a judge is definitely not the same as a prosecutor when it comes to a defense attorney's wrath or mouthing off to the media. Both sides usually speak well of judges regardless of how a judge rules. It's just dumb to do other wise. Have you watched any public or high profile trials? The defense attorney always winds up calling the state's case fabricated, or a political move by the DA etc etc. It's standard defense babble, but in this case it certainly applies. I don't think Mason needs to worry.

Cheney Mason is not known for his subtleties, as you probably remember from his gesture to the media after winning an acquittal in Casey Anthony's trial.


67 posted on 04/12/2012 10:52:36 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
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.

Good grief!

Corey is a political pig and watching here give her long drawn out speech, was severely painful and should have been enough to make most Americans recoil in disgust.

68 posted on 04/12/2012 11:20:01 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: gundog

What if, and I will only say “if” to say that what would happen if Obama was to lose, NOTHING will happen, no bursting into flames the cities.


69 posted on 04/12/2012 11:22:50 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Trayvon’s mother later explained that she meant that it was an accident that Trayvon and George’s paths crossed, but she is still claiming that George shot Trayvon as a “cold-blooded murder.”


70 posted on 04/12/2012 11:25:55 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: dragnet2
Whatever.

Fact is, Zimmerman's life is over if he doesn't have a trial and clear his name.

Second degree murder is an unwinnable charge for the prosecutor. Manslaughter, maybe, but not murder 2.

Whether intentional or not, she has done him as big a favor as he can hope for under the circumstances.

71 posted on 04/12/2012 11:36:36 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
Not Guilty. Slam dunk.

In a just world yes, but we don't live in a just world any longer.

One or two black victim-class types on the jury who refuse to vote the law and there is no slam dunk. It's a hung jury.

72 posted on 04/12/2012 11:42:51 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Fact is, Zimmerman's life is over if he doesn't have a trial and clear his name.

Whether intentional or not, she has done him as big a favor as he can hope for under the circumstances.

This begs the question:

If Corey and the government did Zimmerman a favor, what happens if the jury is stacked with black racist, like what happened in the OJ trial, but he is found guilty here?

Is this the kind of government favor you're talking about?

73 posted on 04/12/2012 11:47:30 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: P-Marlowe
Obviously not a Harvard graduate.

There is nothing wrong with Mason's grammar in his statement, "None of us was."

So perhaps you are criticizing Harvard graduates?

74 posted on 04/12/2012 11:49:00 AM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: dragnet2
The Rodney King jury found the LA police innocent, and it was a mixed jury.

It's when the feds are running the show that the juries get stacked.

75 posted on 04/12/2012 11:51:02 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: E. Pluribus Unum

You evaded the question, try again.

________________________________________________________

If Corey and the government did Zimmerman a favor, what happens if the jury is stacked with black racist, like what happened in the OJ trial, but he is found guilty here?

Is this the kind of government favor you’re talking about?


76 posted on 04/12/2012 11:53:00 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
What happens if the roof over your head caves in on you at this moment?

Don't evade the question, Skippy!!!

77 posted on 04/12/2012 11:59:09 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: E. Pluribus Unum

If she is on Zimmerman’s side, so are Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.


78 posted on 04/12/2012 12:03:22 PM PDT by sport
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To: dragnet2
Zimmerman is being held in protective custody without bail in Seminole County Jail, but asked for the case file to be sealed. The prosecutors agreed to the request.

He didn't even ask for bail.

He's there because he obviously considers it to be the safest place for him.

Goes along with my contention that he called the prosecutor and begged her to bring charges.

79 posted on 04/12/2012 12:03:45 PM 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: E. Pluribus Unum

If you believe that Zimmerman will be acquited, you are living in the twilight zone.


80 posted on 04/12/2012 12:06:40 PM PDT by sport
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
You evaded the question, try again.

________________________________________________________

If Corey and the government did Zimmerman a favor, what happens if the jury is stacked with black racist, like what happened in the OJ trial, but he is found guilty here?

Is this the kind of government favor you’re talking about?

The Rodney King jury found the LA police innocent, and it was a mixed jury.

You evaded the question, try again.

What happens if the roof over your head caves in on you at this moment?

You have in fact again evaded the question.

I suspected you head for the tall grass here.

81 posted on 04/12/2012 12:06:40 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Go play your mental masturbation games somewhere else.


82 posted on 04/12/2012 12:09:17 PM 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: E. Pluribus Unum
You evaded the question, try again.

________________________________________________________

If Corey and the government did Zimmerman a favor, what happens if the jury is stacked with black racist, like what happened in the OJ trial, but he is found guilty here?

Is this the kind of government favor you’re talking about?

The Rodney King jury found the LA police innocent, and it was a mixed jury.

You evaded the question, try again.

What happens if the roof over your head caves in on you at this moment?

You have in fact again evaded the question.

I suspected you head for the tall grass here.

Go play your mental masturbation games somewhere else.

You run for the tall grass really fast slick!

See the tagline below.

83 posted on 04/12/2012 12:13:25 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Bless your little heart.


84 posted on 04/12/2012 12:18:31 PM 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: E. Pluribus Unum

Never mind my heart, how about answering the legitimate question you’ve evaded multiple times now?


85 posted on 04/12/2012 12:19:43 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
If he loses, there will be an appeal.

If he wins, he gets his life back.

Were you really incapable of figuring that out for yourself, or do you just enjoy asking the same questions a two-year old would ask?

86 posted on 04/12/2012 12:24:43 PM 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: E. Pluribus Unum
Fact is, Zimmerman's life is over if he doesn't have a trial and clear his name. Whether intentional or not, she has done him as big a favor as he can hope for under the circumstances.

If Corey and the government did Zimmerman a favor, what happens if the jury is stacked with black racist, like what happened in the OJ trial, but he is found guilty here?

Is this the kind of government favor you’re talking about?

If he loses, there will be an appeal.

Let me make this question clear, so even you understand.

If Zimmerman is ultimately found guilty by a jury stacked with black racist, like in the OJ trial, is this what you consider government doing a "favor" for Zimmerman?

87 posted on 04/12/2012 12:33:59 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: shhrubbery!
There is nothing wrong with Mason's grammar in his statement, "None of us was."

If only that were true.

88 posted on 04/12/2012 12:37:35 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: shhrubbery!
I also thought “none of us was...” was grammatically correct. But I did not go to Harvard.
89 posted on 04/12/2012 12:39:49 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: circlecity; snarkytart

Is sanctioned the same as disbarred?
Only a question, not an argument!


90 posted on 04/12/2012 12:44:01 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: kristinn

She said she wanted “justice for Trayvon”. What does that mean? Why couldn’t she just say she wanted to see justice done?


91 posted on 04/12/2012 12:51:21 PM PDT by mtrott
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To: GOYAKLA

I am not an attorney, and I didn’t go to Harvard... but I think “sanctioned” means, for example, a letter of reprimand or possibly a temporary suspension of law license. Disbarred, I believe, means permanently out of business to practice law.


92 posted on 04/12/2012 12:55:18 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: mtrott
She said she wanted “justice for Trayvon”. What does that mean?

You know what it means, I know what it means. This prosecutor completely impeached herself.

93 posted on 04/12/2012 12:58:12 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Biggirl

Well...isn’t THAT the tool that Obama has at his disposal? That it COULD happen. Give the country a little taste of what happens when blacks don’t get their way...acquittal of Zimmerman(and, frankly, I think there’s gonna be trouble if he’s found guilty of anything less than second degree murder.)And none of this occurs in a vaccuum. Don’t forget the 99%ers. Obama needs to keep the whites that feel they were duped into voting for him. You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time...


94 posted on 04/12/2012 12:58:50 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: NEMDF

I thought that would be what they meant.
Thanks for your reply.


95 posted on 04/12/2012 1:00:58 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: GOYAKLA
"Is sanctioned the same as disbarred?"

Disbarrment (suspension from the practice of law) is a severe form of sanction. Most states provide for attorney sanctions in the form of: public and private repreimands, temporary suspentions with or without automatic reinstatment and permanent suspention.

96 posted on 04/12/2012 1:01:23 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: NEMDF

“None of us was” IS grammatically correct.


97 posted on 04/12/2012 1:02:17 PM PDT by mtrott
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To: P-Marlowe

Yeah, it oughta be ‘nonna us guys wuz’!


98 posted on 04/12/2012 1:06:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: NEMDF; P-Marlowe
I also thought “none of us was...” was grammatically correct. But I did not go to Harvard.

Heh. Perhaps P-Marlowe is aware of an uber-correct form of grammar, known only to Harvard graduates.

99 posted on 04/12/2012 1:12:49 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: mtrott

Here are grounds for case against George Zimmerman to be thrown out and or appealed. Judicial misconduct by Prosecutors!

http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/201461/158/Parents-of-Slain-Teen-Trayvon-Martin-Prayed-With-Prosecutor-Before-Charges-Announced

I posted this on a previous thread:
Thu Apr 12 2012 12:18:02 GMT-0400 (EDT) · 51 of 55
GOYAKLA to TigerClaws
When/If George Zimmerman is found Guilty of anything, there is already an appeal issue that will GUARANTEE his verdict being overturned!
The Prosecution has tainted the proceedings during the investigation and bringing of the charges. His lawyer,O’Mara, in bond hearing today can bring it up but probably will not. If he did the Judge would have to rule in his favor.
O’Mara will probably not play that card now.

Separation of Church and State
If my kids cannot pray in schools or school sporting events,then sure as HELL and God made little green apples this prosecution should not stand!
Use this against Zero and the Fascist State!


100 posted on 04/12/2012 1:16:24 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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