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Dershowitz: Angela Corey has 'Raised expectations to unreasonable levels'...
Fox News - "America Live' with Megyn Kelly | April 25, 2012 | FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

Posted on 04/25/2012 11:38:38 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

Alan Dershowitz appeared on Fox News today with Megyn Kelly and discussed the Martin/Zimmerman case. Among his many astute observations and analysis was his accusation that Angela Corey had inappropriately and for 'political' reasons "raised the expectations to unreasonable levels" by over-charging George Zimmerman with 2nd degree Murder. Dershowitz also stated that if the prosecution possessed or knew about the photo of Zimmerman's bloody head and withheld that information from the Affidavit, they themselves may have 'suborned perjury' in this case and should be seeking their own lawyer as a result.

Dershowitz also alleged that the prosecution's Affidavit for their charge does not in any way support their charge against Zimmerman. He said that if there's any doubt that Martin was the only victim in this case, then "you always resolve those doubts in favor of the defendant."

Dershowitz stated that any riots resulting from this case would be due to the prosecution 'raising expectations' by over-charging Zimmerman using an Affidavit insufficient to support those charges.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: angelacorey; dershowitz; georgezimmerman; notbreakingnews; trayvon; trayvonmartin; vanity; zimmerman
Alan Dershowitz 'hits it out the park' once again with this objective, clear and concise analysis of this case and the application of the law without prejudice.
1 posted on 04/25/2012 11:38:45 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

Linky?


2 posted on 04/25/2012 11:41:15 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

The ‘without prejudice’ is a relatively recent phenomenon in Dershowitz’s case.


3 posted on 04/25/2012 11:44:23 AM PDT by b4its2late (Patience is not a virtue, it is a waste of time.)
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To: saganite

This was a television broadcast. No linky.


4 posted on 04/25/2012 11:44:43 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

It was a great interview. He pretty much said she should be in jail.


5 posted on 04/25/2012 11:44:59 AM PDT by hope
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To: saganite

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1585842879001/alan-dershowitz-blasts-case-against-george-zimmerman/


6 posted on 04/25/2012 11:46:14 AM PDT by slackerjack
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

It’s time to throw out the ann coulter rule and have a Megyn Kelly rule! Megyn posts must include a pic!


7 posted on 04/25/2012 11:46:36 AM PDT by 1riot1ranger (OMG!!! ObamaMustGo!)
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To: slackerjack

Ooops. Thanks for the link!


8 posted on 04/25/2012 11:49:01 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

LA Riots all over again.


9 posted on 04/25/2012 11:51:28 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
So Dershowitz repeated what he has already said.
10 posted on 04/25/2012 11:51:56 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

I must humbly apologize to Alan Dershowitz for 76.4% of the nasty thoughts I have had about him for many, many years. Admittedly the anger was over POLITICAL statements.
However, Mr. Dershowitz has demonstrated as very few have recently, the basic adherence to the LAW, as written and intended. He has shown here what is meant by the famous phrase “A nation of LAWS.”


11 posted on 04/25/2012 11:52:37 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

I wish Dershowitz was Zimmerman’s attorney. This case would be a walk-in-the-park for somebody who got Von Bulow off.


12 posted on 04/25/2012 11:56:48 AM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

Dershowitz is an appeals lawyer. It looks like he is positioning himself to handle the appeal - assuming one is needed.


13 posted on 04/25/2012 12:01:07 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: AU72

The Dersh charges at least a million per case. Zimmerman doesn’t have OJ Simpson’s kind of money.


14 posted on 04/25/2012 12:03:08 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

Then he can more than afford a freebie.


15 posted on 04/25/2012 12:06:59 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

Yup. Alan is dead on with this one


16 posted on 04/25/2012 12:08:49 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: iowamark
Zimmerman doesn’t have OJ Simpson’s kind of money.
Neither does O.J.
17 posted on 04/25/2012 12:09:29 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf
Yes indeed. He is a very very intelligent man and knows the law. All politics aside, it looks like he is doing the country a good service by analyzing the “evidence” and “legal process” in this case (which must be just one more hassle he didn't need, really). Thank you Alan!
18 posted on 04/25/2012 12:22:02 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (justice is fair for all of us, even "white hispanics," or its fair for none of us)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

It’s disappointing that Kelly and Dershowitz are STILL trying to portray Zimmerman as the initial aggressor, he wasn’t. Zimmerman was entirely within his rights as a citizen, forget he’s Neighborhood Watch, to follow Martin. He kept his distance, said nothing to Martin, and did not accost him. Martin was the only aggressor and threatened Zimmerman’s life while he was apparently trying to take it. The real travesty and miscarriage of justice here was jailing and charging Zimmerman. Kelly needs to get her facts straight.


19 posted on 04/25/2012 12:24:32 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: faithhopecharity

One has to seperate Alan’s political views from his astute legal mind and opinion.

He is dead on right about the Zimerman case.

I wonder if any complaints to the Florida Bar have been
submitted against Angela Corey. The Florida Bar has an
obligation to determine if Ms. Corey knew of the head wounds.


20 posted on 04/25/2012 12:28:34 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: MtBaldy

Megyn Kelly is a self-indulgent, narcissistic ‘sensationalism queen’. She’s the female version of Shep Smith. She’s gone from ‘working mom’ to ‘man-hating working mom’.


21 posted on 04/25/2012 12:30:08 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

I thought Shep was the female version of Shep?

There are two?

:-)


22 posted on 04/25/2012 12:35:31 PM PDT by NOVACPA
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

Wonder if he will be helping out Team Z?


23 posted on 04/25/2012 12:36:33 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: MtBaldy

That’s a good point. That implication is just sort of ‘there’ in most discussions but it’s flat wrong. Even following someone is not assault or being an ‘aggressor’. Martin responded inappropriately and it cost him his life. It’s the ‘ol ‘I’m black and you’re white and you don’t look at me, question me, or tell me what to do’ syndrome. I guess it’s what blacks are taught; Resentment of whites for slavery we have nothing to do with and the blacks of today are not victims of. Happens everywhere, every minute of everyday. At workplaces all over America and in this case in a neighborhood. Blacks need to understand that whites wouldn’t fear them IF THEY RESPONDED IN A NORMAL FASHION!; Too late for Trayvon!


24 posted on 04/25/2012 12:44:54 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

The Zimmerman case is a political lynching made in order to satisfy one group of minorities in this country and to try to convince them not to burn and loot.

Unfortunately unless he is found guilty the rioting and looting will start , trial or no trial.


25 posted on 04/25/2012 12:49:49 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: MtBaldy

Zimmerman was the aggressor as soon as he decided to help protect his neighborhood.


26 posted on 04/25/2012 1:01:46 PM 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: Venturer

I think even if he is found guilty (and I don’t think he is) there will be rioting. Whoever’s behind all this wants the rights, the timing is just too perfect. This started right after Obambi gave himself the right to declare martial law anytime he wants, now he’s just looking for an excuse. Or rather, his masters are.

It’ll start with riots, then martial law. Then the people who have been getting angrier and angrier over the loss of freedoms will decide that they’ve been pushed too far. Things are going to get ugly.


27 posted on 04/25/2012 1:24:12 PM PDT by Ellendra ("It's astounding how often people mistake their own stupidity for a lack of fairness." --Thunt)
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To: iowamark
The Dersh charges at least a million per case. Zimmerman doesn’t have OJ Simpson’s kind of money.

He's not after Zimmerman - he's counting on the riots. He's positioning himself to be Mr. Go-To when things are in flames, dead bodies are everywhere, and big fat lawsuits against government entities for failure to protect the public and improper procedure become available.

He's getting ready for class-action bonanzas.

28 posted on 04/25/2012 2:06:59 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

“Even following someone is not assault or being an ‘aggressor’.”

I don’t know why you add the “even.” Following never has been illegal, unless the person you followed had a restraining order against you, or it amounts to stalking or harrassment. But you don’t just assume it was stalking or harrassment without evidence. The fight is not itself evidence, whoever started it, as most people and apparently the prosecution assume.

I seem to remember the affadavit for 2nd degree murder mentioning Zimmerman “confronting” Martin. Since when is it illegal to confront someone? It’s not. It’s no more illegal than following. When and whether you are allowed to instigate violence is another matter. If Zimmerman started the fight, they must prove it. They can’t. If Martin started the fight, they must demonstrate that Zimmerman precipitated it. But Martin’s options for legally instigating violence very limited, and someone following you is not sufficient. Nor is someone confronting you. There have to be fighting words, brandishing of weapons, aggressive movements, etc. Since there’s no evidence Zimmerman did any of these things, nor evidence that he started the fight—beyond following and “confronting” Martin—there’s no evidence of his guilt.

Now, just like what constitutes “disturbing the peace” lies entirely within the mind of the arresting cop, “following” and “confrontating” can easily be twisted into harrassment, stalking, and “fighting words” by interested parties. luckily, the burden of proof is on the prosecution. Following and confronting Martin did not take away Zimmerman’s ability to defend himself, nor lay the groundwork for 2nd degree murder in the event he shot Martin just because they say so. They have to prove it.

Also, there is the 9-11 recording. Whatever it shows about who was confronting whom and whether or not Zimmerman obeyed a non-order that was non-lawful by a non-officer, it certainly doesn’t show Zimmerman erasing his own claim to self-defense. Nor does it buttress the prosecution’s assertion of 2nd degree murder.

Nonetheless, all the prosecution and the national media know is that an unarmed minority youth is dead at the hands of a kinda-sorta white-looking guy, and it never would have happened if the latter hadn’t followed him and got out of his truck. Which means it’s second degree murder because...? I don’t know, aside from it being politically correct.

Now


29 posted on 04/25/2012 2:07:10 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Steely Tom
“Zimmerman was the aggressor as soon as he decided to help protect his neighborhood.”

Absolutely, unequivocally, categorically wrong.

30 posted on 04/25/2012 3:17:46 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: MtBaldy
Absolutely, unequivocally, categorically wrong.

I was being ironic.

31 posted on 04/25/2012 3:26:16 PM 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: Steely Tom

That’s a relief. It occurred to me but it’s hard to be sure on the Interwebz.


32 posted on 04/25/2012 3:33:29 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

Agreed... 100%


33 posted on 04/25/2012 4:13:30 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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