Skip to comments.Dershowitz Blasts Zimmerman Prosecution: 'Not Only Immoral, But Stupid'
Posted on 04/20/2012 10:20:12 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
With ABC News release of the George Zimmerman photo showing blood flowing freely from his head, the question becomes whether Angela Corey, the prosecutor in the case, had access to the photo before charging Zimmerman with second-degree murder.
The arrest affidavit did not mention the photograph, or the bleeding, gashes, and bruises on Zimmermans head. Professor Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School stated upon release of the arrest affidavit that it was so thin that it wont make it past a judge on a second degree murder charge everything in the affidavit is completely consistent with a defense of self-defense.
After the release of the photo, however, Dershowitz went much further, telling Breitbart News that if the prosecutors did have the photo and didnt mention it in the affidavit, that would constitute a grave ethical violation, since affidavits are supposed to contain all relevant information.
Dershowitz continued, An affidavit that willfully misstates undisputed evidence known to the prosecution is not only unethical but borders on perjury because an affiant swears to tell not only the truth, but the whole truth, and suppressing an important part of the whole truth is a lie."
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Dershowitz is Jewish and a Zionist. Sharpton et al are outspoken and unrepentant anti-Semites, responsible for a number of Jewish people’s deaths. If there is a pro-Israel or Jewish safety angle to an issue, Dershowitz turns up on the right side.
You beat me to it, though I was going to type: Angela Nifong Corey.
Looks like this whole prosecution is to give the FL political class cover. If the preliminary ruling finds Zimmerman shot Treyvon in self-defense or a jury finds him not guilty Gov. Scott and this prosecutor can say hey we tried him so don’t blame us.
It's scary, but I'm becoming a Dersowitz fan...
Mr. Dershowitz is interviewed time and again by CNN and similar news outlets. I’ll be waiting to see him on any of the alphabet channels to say this for all to hear...
What is good about America is the sacred bravado, the showing of this cowardice is overwhelming!
Years from now, people will look back at us and be amazed as the general level of ignorance. It will be quite a lot like asking a German in 1946 -- "You're claiming that you knew nothing about the holocaust?? How could you NOT know??"
Obama's birth certificate, fast and furious, the false economic data, the blatant racial politics of the Zimmerman case ... We're living in 1943 Germany and a good number of voters are smiling and laughing and saying that we're lucky to have such a benevolent leader.
But although it may be 1943 today, it will eventually be 1946, and when people of the future ask "How could you NOT know?" they will be harsh and judgmental of America 2012.
Ummmm, the prosecutors do not pick the jury.
I wonder if there are lesser included charges. That was the problem with the Casey Anthony trial, the prosecution went for it all with no lesser charges for them to consider. The problem was their prosecution was so lame. Do you think that this prosecutor went to school on that and realized aiming too high would be the political way out?
Made the comment to my wife the other day that the persecution (not prosecution) of Zimmerman is not a miscarriage of justice because there is no justice involved. It is simply a miscarriage - period.
Don’t get too hopeful about because a clock is correct twice a day. If he continues to make more sensible statements on various issues of the day then we can be encouraged.
This whole Zimmerman/Martin fiasco is a farce. It’s not about somebody getting shot. It’s about politics, race pimps, money and gun control. Anyone who believes otherwise is a freakin’ idiot.
Not directly, anyway.
You're dealing with Florida.
I understand that the prosecution isn't *solely* responsible for jury selection but they have a big say in the matter.
I just don't see any evidence to prove that this was anything but self defense. I would hate to see a jury settle for a lesser offense just to appease the gods of racial divisiveness.
...and yet he apparently still supports Obama.
A Change of Venue would seem likely. What these politicians are doing is hoping that if they can drag it out long enough tempers will cool and no riots will ensue. Good luck on that.
Both the defense and prosecution participate in jury selection.
IIRC, the defense has more “peremptory strikes” than the prosecution AND fewer limits on their use. Peremptory strikes allow rejection of a juror without having to give a cause. Otherwise, a juror maybe challenged “for cause.”
Unless Zimmerman’s defense is incompetent (or working withe the prosecution!), it SHOULD be difficult to impanel a completely hostile jury.
Yes, that’s inconsistent, but Zero weasels about his anti-Israel stance, while Sharpton’s ginning up a mob to “Kill the Jews!” is apparently so egregious even a lockstep liberal can’t ignore it. I think Dershowitz takes it very personally.
” This whole Zimmerman/Martin fiasco is a farce. Its not about somebody getting shot. Its about politics, race pimps, money and gun control. Anyone who believes otherwise is a freakin idiot.”
Yet Zimm is on trial for murder, while every left wing special interest group in the USA gets air time
“...swears to tell not only the truth, but the whole truth, and suppressing an important part of the whole truth is a lie”
- those words actually came out during an ABC broadcast? Maybe ABC should start thinking about that concept!
If only we could hold the media to the same standards as in a legal system (even with all its flaws).
Yup! You’re right. I left that out. Publicity for the race pimps and gun control Nazis from the Obama cultists in the state run “media”.
Angela Corey, meet Mike Nifong.
Angela Corey, meet Mike Nifong.
One of the local network affiliates started this whole show. He apparently called the major network brass and said, “Hey, take a look at this....might be a national story here” The rest is history
1) Lightening Zimms skin
2) 12 year old trayvon (skin also lightened)
3) False audio-video of Zimm, making him racist
4) Filtered camera making Zimm look like he had no injuries
on and on. Pure evil.
I’m willing to wait before I declare someone guilty in case there is any good motive of which we are not aware.
In this case, the prosecutor may be giving Zimmerman the best cover from a DOJ prosecution on trumped up civil rights charges. Even having these state charges in place may provide George some time before the Federal legal harassment starts.
I suspect Federal charges of some type would have already been filed if Florida had not acted.
That is absolutely not true. THe prosecution had multiple lesser charges in the Casey anthony case, even manslaughter and child abuse.
time for the florida bar to become involved
I don't know how many challenges each side gets (I'm not a lawyer) but I know that each side gets at least one...and probably a good deal more.What you say about empaneling a completely hostile jury applies both ways.That is,IMO,barring huge stupidity by *either* side during jury selection the final result will be "hung jury".To be more specific,if there's a single black woman on the jury (and what are the chances of that not being the case?) Zimmerman's only hope is a hung jury because you and I know that such a juror will never vote to acquit....if,for no other reason,than to avoid harm to herself or her family.
How long ago did ABC acquire the new photo of Zimmerman’s head? How close in time was it to their expose that Zimmerman had no injuries that blew up in their face? I suspect they’ve had it for quite a while. How did they obtain the photo?
Did the prosecution have the photo? If not why not? Did they provide it to the defense? If not why not?
I wonder how long ABC had these photo’s and simply kept them under wraps?
Maybe it's because the Hispano-cracker's name is Zimmerman?
Do we know exactly how long ABC had this photo?
Someone ought to remind Angela Nifong Corey that Nifong was eventually disbarred.
I’m not a lawyer either, but the info is out there.
I think it is 10 for defense and 6 for the prosecution in a non-capital case.
I don’t know how Florida will react to a hung jury, but we can hope they will chose not to re-try the case. I am more worried about Holder’s “Just Us” Department picking the case on some trumped up “civil rights” prosecution. But with a little luck, Holder and co. will be gone before a verdict on Zimmerman is returned.
Looks like I’m going to scrap my endearing nickname of ‘Douchewitz’ back to ‘Dershowitz’. He’s being totally objective and completely nails it! I’ll never forget his ‘O.J.’ antics, however.
It seems highly unlikely that this case will even be *close* to resolution by next January but you can bet your bottom dollar that the Attorney Corporal *will* get involved if he and his boss are still in office when it is resolved.
That’s a critical question! I’ll bet the witness sold the photo to ABC for serious cash. Six figures possibly? Good for him though.. He can afford security now.
A kid walking home meets a vigilante out for blood. He never had a chance with this hothead. BTW, ever watch professional fake wrestling? They hide razor blades that’ll produce a stream of blood without serious injury. No concussion no serious head trauma.
GEORGE IS GETTING ANGRY!
For example, Neglect is defined as "A caregiver's failure or omission to provide a child with the care, supervision, and services necessary to maintain the child's physical and mental health...", a no-brainer, but that charge was not available to the jury!!!
Interesting point. Where do you see the "pro-Israel or Jewish safety angle" here?