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Megyn Kelly Guest Alan Dershowitz Slams Zimmerman Prosecutor: Her Affidavit ‘Is A Crime’
Mediaite ^ | April 25, 2012 | Alex Alvarez

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. It’s 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 Trayvon’s 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 prosecution’s 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 don’t indite based on false information,” he told Kelly.

“Now, one of the problems,” he continued, “is because they’ve indited for second degree murder — and there’s nothing in this affidavit that suggests second degree murder, the elements of second degree murder aren’t here — the expectations have been reduced. There’s an article today in one of the… the Daily Beast saying “there’ll be riots in the street if there’s an acquittal.” If there are riots, it’s the prosecutor’s 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 wasn’t appointed to do justice; she was appointed to calm the situation down. That’s the problem when you elect prosecutors. We’re 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 doesn’t produce justice.

Have a look, via Fox News:


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: dershowitz; florida; georgezimmerman; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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To: Dr. Sivana
to make up, compose to give literary or formal expression to to put down in writing Maybe, because of the way the complaint was written, it was meant as "indite" because it was made up in literary fashion...
41 posted on 04/25/2012 2:33:17 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: Friendofgeorge

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.

42 posted on 04/25/2012 2:35:00 PM PDT by freedomrings69
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To: Dr. Sivana

Thank God she only INDITED him.

If she’d INDICTED him he’d be in deep doo-doo!

43 posted on 04/25/2012 2:35:16 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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This can't happen! We can't be recreating Stalin's old Soviet Union here!

Better there be riots by spoiled children, then we cave into fear and political expediency.

44 posted on 04/25/2012 2:40:26 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: tennmountainman

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.

45 posted on 04/25/2012 2:49:09 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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Can’t believe they don’t have spell check. Even my BROWSER has spell check.

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.'

46 posted on 04/25/2012 2:58:01 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Friendofgeorge

I always thought she was guilty; I didn’t really pay close attention. Who killed the kid?

47 posted on 04/25/2012 3:11:16 PM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.

48 posted on 04/25/2012 3:12:47 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Wow, the folks at Mediaite don’t know how to spell “indict"

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.

49 posted on 04/25/2012 3:12:52 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Puppage

19 posts before the rule is applied?!?! Thank God for Puppage!

50 posted on 04/25/2012 3:28:55 PM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: Gator113

Did u drive the “Dragon” Route.

And yes East Tennessee is quite beautiful.
Much different than Nashville or Memphis.

51 posted on 04/25/2012 3:32:49 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

“No Justis, No Peese!!”

52 posted on 04/25/2012 3:39:12 PM PDT by Gritty (Much of the developed world has ruptured the compact between past, present and future-Mark Steyn)
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To: Godebert
“She is too stupid to be a Republican, and no self-respecting Republican would use the words “he profiled Trayvon”.
Self-respecting republicans?

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

53 posted on 04/25/2012 3:40:44 PM PDT by texican01
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To: tennmountainman

You bet we did and we loved every mile.

54 posted on 04/25/2012 3:42:31 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113

I understand that is a very poplar route with cycles.

55 posted on 04/25/2012 3:47:31 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: samtheman

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?

56 posted on 04/25/2012 4:00:10 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Tax-chick

With me, it could be worse.....I married one : )

57 posted on 04/25/2012 5:15:05 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“If I were this prosecutor, I’d 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?

58 posted on 04/25/2012 7:29:39 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: brityank
Here's the other problem. US Attorneys are appointed and are arguably more political than elected prosecutors. At least I can vote Brian Mackie out of office if he oversteps his bounds.

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.

59 posted on 04/25/2012 7:40:19 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: freedomrings69; spacejunkie2001

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

60 posted on 04/25/2012 8:06:10 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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