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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.
The ‘without prejudice’ is a relatively recent phenomenon in Dershowitz’s case.
This was a television broadcast. No linky.
It was a great interview. He pretty much said she should be in jail.
It’s time to throw out the ann coulter rule and have a Megyn Kelly rule! Megyn posts must include a pic!
Ooops. Thanks for the link!
LA Riots all over again.
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.”
I wish Dershowitz was Zimmerman’s attorney. This case would be a walk-in-the-park for somebody who got Von Bulow off.
Dershowitz is an appeals lawyer. It looks like he is positioning himself to handle the appeal - assuming one is needed.
The Dersh charges at least a million per case. Zimmerman doesn’t have OJ Simpson’s kind of money.
Then he can more than afford a freebie.
Yup. Alan is dead on with this one
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.
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.
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’.
I thought Shep was the female version of Shep?
There are two?
Wonder if he will be helping out Team Z?
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!
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.
Zimmerman was the aggressor as soon as he decided to help protect his neighborhood.
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.
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.
“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.
Absolutely, unequivocally, categorically wrong.
I was being ironic.
That’s a relief. It occurred to me but it’s hard to be sure on the Interwebz.