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)
Woodward was guilty. The judge decided to let her out for whatever reason. She was convicted and should still be in prison. That has nothing to do with Zimmerman. Dershowitz is usually wrong although I agree with him in this case.
Thank God she only INDITED him.
If she’d INDICTED him he’d be in deep doo-doo!
Better there be riots by spoiled children, then we cave into fear and political expediency.
I’m sure you’re right.
It is my hope that the ‘excitement’ in her life is just getting started. ;>)
I don’t think that Dershowitz is going to quit.
BTW, I rode my Harley through your state once on a cross country trip... it was so beautiful that I found it difficult to keep my eyes on the road.
If your spell check is thorough, it wouldn't flag 'indite.' Indite is a word. It means to set out in writing.
Indict and indite are homophones - words that sound the same, but are spelled differently and have different meanings. Indict and indite are both legitimate words, and both are verbs, so spell check shouldn't have caught 'indite.'
I always thought she was guilty; I didn’t really pay close attention. Who killed the kid?
Zimmerman’s arrest and murder charge is politically motivated - NOT criminal. The entire episode has been exhaustively reviewed by everyone from the Sanford police, the FDLE and the feds. There is simply no there, there.
Merriam Webster: INDITE. transitive verb. 1. a: make up, compose b: to give literary or formal expression to c: to put down in writing
Another product of our Institutions of Higher Learning and ditto for whoever proofread this article.
19 posts before the rule is applied?!?! Thank God for Puppage!
Did u drive the “Dragon” Route.
And yes East Tennessee is quite beautiful.
Much different than Nashville or Memphis.
“No Justis, No Peese!!”
SANTORUM: Zimmerman ‘has a very sick mind,’ motive ‘a malicious one’”
This was one of many stupid verbals by Santorum that knocked him out of the Republican Presidential primary
You bet we did and we loved every mile.
I understand that is a very poplar route with cycles.
Now that it has come out that George Zimmerman’s great-grandfather was “Afro-Peruvian,” does that make Corey guilty of a hate crime for her malicious prosecution of him?
With me, it could be worse.....I married one : )
“If I were this prosecutor, Id be hiring a lawyer at this point, Dershowitz said of Angela Cory
Maybe Mike Nifong would make himself available as an informal advisor to this wonderful woman?
No system is perfect, but I am starting to see some change and some balance going in the right direction. Nifong opened up a lot of eyes.
The whole “shaken baby syndrome” has since been proven to have no science behind it. Hundreds of people have been freed around the world.
The baby could have bumped it`s head as simple as that, at any rate she was innocent
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