Skip to comments.Megyn Kelly Guest Alan Dershowitz Slams Zimmerman Prosecutor: Her Affidavit ‘Is A Crime’
Posted on 04/25/2012 12:53:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Lawyer, professor and political commentator Alan Dershowitz stopped by America Live Wednesday afternoon, where he shared his thoughts on the George Zimmerman case with host Megyn Kelly. In a nutshell: He thinks the case has gone to hell in a widely-publicized handbasket. Specifically, he believes that, if anyone should be tried in this case, it should be Special Prosecutor Angela Corey.
This affidavit, he said, submitted by the prosecutor in the Florida case is a crime. Its a crime. If she in fact knew about ABC News pictures of the bloody head of Zimmerman and failed to include that in the affidavit, this affidavit is not the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
He also took the prosecution to task for having used the passive voice a struggle ensued to describe the altercation that allegedly took place between Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin leading up to Trayvons death without adding pertinent evidence and details, such as whether Martin had been on top of Zimmerman, thus able to bash his head against the pavement as Zimmerman has claimed.
The prosecutions goal, Dershowitz explained, is to present all the details and evidence of the case in order to pursue justice, not merely to seek justice solely for one side of the case. And you dont indite based on false information, he told Kelly.
Now, one of the problems, he continued, is because theyve indited for second degree murder and theres nothing in this affidavit that suggests second degree murder, the elements of second degree murder arent here the expectations have been reduced. Theres an article today in one of the the Daily Beast saying therell be riots in the street if theres an acquittal. If there are riots, its the prosecutors fault. Because she over-charged, raised expectations. No reasonable jury is going to convict based on the evidence I know of second degree murder. So this prosecutor not only may have suborned perjury, she may be responsible if there are going to be riots here for raising expectations to unreasonable levels.
He reiterated that the case should focus on seeking justice, not necessarily on seeking justice for Trayvon, as the prosecutor has said. Any reasonable judge, he added, would throw out second degree murder.
So why might the prosecutor have raised the stakes to his level? Dershowitz has a theory:
She is a politically-elected person who was appointed to get Zimmerman. She was appointed to prevent riots. She wasnt appointed to do justice; she was appointed to calm the situation down. Thats the problem when you elect prosecutors. Were the only country in the western world that elects prosecutors. Prosecutors run for re-election based on how many people they put in jail. That doesnt produce justice.
Have a look, via Fox News:
(VIDEO AT LINK)
“Now you dont have to search the grammas house for her spray-paint cans just to be fair and waste time and valuable and scarce police resources.”
No, but you will have to join Gramma in line at the airport to get frisked for bombs.
Oh, that explains why Mr. Dershowitz said “indict” incorrectly: he was staring at Ms. Kelly’s breasts!
Yes dear....my dad was a prof of english....I don’t miss em either : )
She’s alright, but why is her face so big, and Christ, I would not want this obnoxious woman talking to me after...
Well, she is hot....I have always been attracted to good lookin, intelligent women....my bad : )
LOL, Quite droll.
Prosecutors get away with this kind of stuff all the time. Corey won’t even get the day of jail Nifong got since there was a death in this case. The only reason Nifong got in trouble was that not only did a rape not occur. But no sex occurred either. Nothing occurred that other than a drug addled hooker accused people of a crime to keep herself out of jail for the night.
Just keep in mind that they could lead you into embarassing spelling errors ... if not WORSE!
The commentary @ Mediaite is an indictment of the effects that public education has on logic. These posters appear to be castoffs from the Occupier movement. IQ’s of -2SD’s.
Pathetic. Everyone knows it’s spelled “indight”.
I’m not a spelling nazi, but this was so bad that it took away from the article. I kept seeing “indite” and “indited” instead of focusing on the story.
Angela Corey has laying low the past week since photo’s of Zimmerman’s head wounds emerged.
I’m guessing she does not want to answer if she knew about these photo’s before she charged Zimmerman.
OK : )
Breast awareness week......I guess.
Rict you are!
And you have that right. The judge at the probable cause hearing will rule for the defendent, but my guess is find probable cause for a lesser charge, such as manslaughter.
Still much work to be done on 'looser' v 'loser'.
"Were the only country in the western world that elects prosecutors. Prosecutors run for re-election based on how many people they put in jail. That doesnt produce justice."
-- Alan Dershowitz
Never thought I'd see a liberal spell out the primary fault with the American inJustice System - but there it is.
Before you all get your knickers in a twist - I don't know how to fix it, and think it marginally better than any other system out there.