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  • Zimmerman Continues to Be a Horrible Person; Mocks Prosecutor w/Painting, Faces More Legal Troubles

    01/26/2014 2:34:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The Source ^ | January 26, 2014 | April Dawn
    George Zimmerman continues to be an attention starved horrible human being. Zimmerman has continued to keep himself in the public eye since being acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin–and now he wants us to know that even he thinks the justice system is a joke. Just a month ago, in between run ins with the police, Zimmerman decided he fancied himself a painter and sold a painting on eBay. It was an American flag, with the words “God One Nation with Liberty and Justice For All.” It sold for $100,099.99. His follow up painting is even more appalling, classless,...
  • George Zimmerman's Second Artwork-"Angie"...

    01/22/2014 7:44:33 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 60 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1-22-2014 | sundance
    You might remember that Angela Corey cancelled an already impanelled Grand Jury and held a press conference to announce she was proceeding with the Second Degree murder charge on her own auspices. The artwork’s inspiration may have come from this photograph/
  • Clay County 65-year-old sentenced in '10-20-Life' case gets new trial

    11/22/2013 8:47:25 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 19 replies
    Florida Times Union ^ | November 22, 2013 | Larry Hannan
    A 65-year-old Keystone Heights man sentenced to 20 years in jail for firing shots into the ground will be getting a new trial. Ronald Joseph Thompson had his conviction tossed out this week by Circuit Judge Don Lester. He was released pending that new trial, said Greg Newburn, director of Families Against Mandatory Minimums Florida Project. The judge found that the jury instructions in Thompson's original trial were misleading regarding the justifiable use of deadly and non-deadly force. A new trial is the latest twist in a saga that has wrapped Thompson in controversy over the state's "10-20-Life" statutes. A...
  • In debate, Angela Corey defends charging some juveniles as adults

    11/07/2013 1:31:55 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 5 replies
    jacksonville.com (The Florida Times-Union) ^ | November 6, 2013 | Topher Sanders
    [Florida] State Attorney Angela Corey said Wednesday she draws a line on gun crimes when it comes to her office’s decisions to charge juveniles as adults. “Some of these kids … are bigger than any person in this room and some of them are meaner than anybody you’ve ever come across,” [Corey] said.
  • Corey claims 'sovereign immunity' (Zimmerman trial)

    10/04/2013 2:37:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Saint Augustine Record ^ | October 4, 2013 | Larry Hannan
    <p>Lawyers for State Attorney Angela Corey say she has “sovereign immunity” and are asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed against her in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case.</p> <p>Ben Kruidbos, her former information technology director, was fired in June after he testified that prosecutors did not turn over all information to Zimmerman’s defense team in the shooting death of the 17-year-old. Kruidbos said he was a whistleblower and under the law cannot be fired.</p>
  • Zimmerman attorney details battle with prosecutors over evidence in murder trial

    08/02/2013 4:34:44 PM PDT · by don-o · 71 replies
    wftv.com ^ | August 2, 2013
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Mark O'Mara said his legal fight with the people who tried to convict George Zimmerman is not over. On Friday, at a Tiger Bay Club luncheon in Orlando, O'Mara detailed the case that garnered national attention. Mark O'Mara described the struggle he said he went through to get evidence from the prosecution team of Bernie De La Rionda and State Attorney Angela Corey. He cited the picture of a bloodied Zimmerman, taken the night Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, as an example. "It is undeniable that they had a plan in mind, with the 15...
  • Zimmerman/Martin case: Exclusive interview with former Sanford police chief and captain

    08/02/2013 3:22:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Police One ^ | August 2, 2013 | Professor Karen L. Bune
    The death of Trayvon Martin was an avoidable tragedy, and some of the things that happened following the incident are also avoidable if we heed to the lessons learned by two of Sanford’s top cops.Born and raised in Sanford (Fla.), former Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee was in his position 11 months when the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman occurred. Leveraging his three decades of law enforcement experience, Chief Lee was at the helm of a department with budget woes. Two months before the Zimmerman/Martin incident occurred, Lee had hired another law enforcement veteran with 30...
  • Former IT director sues State Attorney Angela Corey for wrongful termination [Zimmerman trial]

    08/02/2013 4:07:25 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Florida Times-Union ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | Larry Hannan
    The former information technology director for State Attorney Angela Corey is suing for wrongful termination. Ben Kruidbos sued Corey’s office Thursday saying he was illegally fired in June after he testified that prosecutors did not turn over all information to George Zimmerman’s defense team in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. He is asking for $5 million or more in damages and his job back.
  • Group dedicates Trayvon Martin memorial in Sanford

    07/28/2013 6:06:13 AM PDT · by kevcol · 89 replies
    WFTV ^ | July 28, 2013
    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (WFTV) -- A group of Trayvon Martin supporters walked from Jacksonville to Sanford, where they dedicated a memorial for the teen at a museum late Saturday afternoon. The demonstrators arrived in Sanford late Friday, ending what they called the "Walk for Dignity," which started in Jacksonville. The group held a community forum Saturday afternoon, followed by a dedication of the Trayvon Martin memorial at the Goldsboro Westside Historical Museum. "The most important reason why we're here, we want a system that treats us equally," marcher Estefania Galvis said. The group's six-day walk from Jacksonville to Sanford...
  • What Happened in the Zimmerman Trial? (Left now wants to blame prosecution)

    07/23/2013 7:05:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Dissident Voice ^ | July 23, 2013 | William Boardman
    Listening to the lead prosecutor’s final argument in the Zimmerman case, it’s hard to believe he really wanted a conviction. Lead prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda lost focus from the moment he opened his mouth and began: “A teenager is dead. He is dead through no fault of his own. He is dead because another man made assumptions….” Not only is de la Rionda’s voice flat, his tone subdued and resigned, he begins by presenting the victim as an abstraction, characterizing him in a neutral, almost dismissive way as “a teenager,” who also happens to be dead, which everyone knew...
  • Who Is Angela Corey?

    07/21/2013 8:47:19 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 18 replies
    Stately McDaniel Manor ^ | July 19, 2013 | Mike McDaniel
    Who is Angela Corey and how did she get picked to prosecute George Zimmerman? The best information suggests that Corey was reliable, as in reliably overly-aggressive and unethical. Interestingly enough, Corey ran for her office as a republican and was appointed by republican governor Rick Scott and republican State Attorney General Pam Bondi. One might think that republicans would be less prone to the corruption that became so evident in the prosecution of George Zimmerman–and the continuing prosecution of Shellie Zimmerman–than Democrats. Unfortunately, it appears that Governor Scott and AG Bondi went wobbly on principle and the law in the...
  • Zimmerman prosecutor Angela Corey may face a reckoning

    07/18/2013 2:12:43 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/17/13 | Thomas Lifson
    Angela Corey, the special prosecutor who struck out going after George Zimmerman, has not taken defeat well. At Red State, streiff catalogues her outrageous behavior in an article that should be read in its entirety: I think everyone can now agree on one thing, Angela Corey was possibly the worst possible choice for a high profile prosecution. She has a sense of entitlement that is so typical of small people promoted to jobs that are well above their level of competency but who lack the self-awareness to recognize what everyone else knows. (You need look no further than her bizarre...
  • Ron Littlepage: Angela Corey's hissy fits, threats unprofessional (June 8th, 2012)

    07/17/2013 11:22:01 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | 6-8-2012 | Ron Littlepage
    An unsolicited memo to State Attorney Angela Corey: You are a public official, and people have the right to express an opinion about how you are doing your job. -------- D'Alemberte is a former president of the American Bar Association, a former president of Florida State University and a law professor — not too shabby in the legal credentials department.When Corey was appointed to head up the investigation into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, D'Alemberte had this to say:"I cannot imagine a worse choice for a prosecutor to serve in the Sanford case. There is nothing...
  • Zimmerman prosecutor Angela Corey may face a reckoning

    07/17/2013 10:43:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 17, 2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Angela Corey, the special prosecutor who struck out going after George Zimmerman, has not taken defeat well. At Red State, streiff catalogues her outrageous behavior in an article that should be read in its entirety: I think everyone can now agree on one thing, Angela Corey was possibly the worst possible choice for a high profile prosecution. She has a sense of entitlement that is so typical of small people promoted to jobs that are well above their level of competency but who lack the self-awareness to recognize what everyone else knows. (You need look no further than her bizarre...
  • The Nifonging of George Zimmerman

    07/17/2013 8:21:20 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/17/2013 | William A. Levinson
    There is an aphorism to the effect that there is only a small difference between police and criminals, just as there is only a small difference between sheep dogs and wolves. It is that small difference, however, that distinguishes heroes from enemies of society. Sheep dogs and wolves are members of the same species, and both are physically and temperamentally capable of killing other animals. The key difference is, of course, that sheep dogs never harm the sheep they protect from the wolves. A police officer must, like the violent criminals he or she arrests, be similarly capable of handling...
  • Zimmerman prosecutors sued by fired IT worker who revealed state didn’t show evidence to defense

    07/17/2013 9:04:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/17/2013 | AllahPundit
    Zimmerman’s suing NBC, Martin’s parents are (probably) suing Zimmerman — isn’t it time that someone sued the one actor in this case whose motives were most provably malign?Maybe this is a first small step in sending Angela Corey to join Mike Nifong in disgraced-former-prosecutor obscurity. Ben Kruidbos, Corey’s former director of information technology, was fired after testifying at a pre-trial hearing on June 6 that prosecutors failed to turn over potentially embarrassing evidence extracted from Martin’s cell phone to the defense, as required by evidence-sharing laws.“We will be filing a whistleblower action in (Florida’s Fourth Judicial District) Circuit Court,” said...
  • Zimmerman prosecutors sued by fired IT worker

    07/17/2013 9:17:41 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/17/2013 | Allahpundit
    Zimmerman’s suing NBC, Martin’s parents are (probably) suing Zimmerman — isn’t it time that someone sued the one actor in this case whose motives were most provably malign? Maybe this is a first small step in sending Corey to join Mike Nifong in disgraced-former-prosecutor obscurity. Ben Kruidbos, Corey’s former director of information technology, was fired after testifying at a pre-trial hearing on June 6 that prosecutors failed to turn over potentially embarrassing evidence extracted from Martin’s cell phone to the defense, as required by evidence-sharing laws. “We will be filing a whistleblower action in (Florida’s Fourth Judicial District) Circuit Court,”...
  • George Zimmerman: Angela Corey’s Racial Peace Offering

    07/17/2013 5:05:27 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 32 replies
    http://www.redstae.com ^ | July 16, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    There are many unanswered questions in the handling of the persecution of George Zimmerman by the State of Florida but two of the salient questions are why was Angela Corey, who is noted for her intemperate personality, selected to prosecute the case and why Angela Corey dismissed an impaneled grand jury to wildly overcharge George Zimmerman with second degree murder on her own volition? I believe if we use Ockham’s (or Occam’s) Razor the answers will become obvious: racial politics. I think everyone can now agree on one thing, Angela Corey was possibly the worst possible choice for a high...
  • LIVE THREAD: ZIMMERMAN VERDICT TO BE ANNOUNCED [NOT GUILTY]

    07/13/2013 6:50:12 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 1,221 replies
    July 13, 2013 | Uncle Chip
    The Zimmerman Verdict is to be announced shortly --
  • Angela Corey’s Checkered Past: The Zimmerman Prosecutor Knows about Personal Vendettas

    07/17/2013 7:06:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/17/2013 | Ian Tuttle
    Angela Corey, by all accounts, is no Atticus Finch. She is “one hell of a trial lawyer,” says a Florida defense attorney who has known her for three decades — but the woman who has risen to national prominence as the “tough as nails” state attorney who prosecuted George Zimmerman is known for scorching the earth. And some of her prosecutorial conduct has been, well, troubling at best. Corey, a Jacksonville native, took a degree in marketing from Florida State University before pursuing her J.D. at the University of Florida. She became a Florida prosecutor in 1981 and tried everything...
  • Jesse Jackson, in Jacksonville, rips Angela Corey

    07/17/2013 6:40:46 AM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    St. Augustine Record ^ | July 17, 2013 | Dana Treen
    “There is something patently unjust about this,” Jackson said .... “First and foremost, the case was overcharged,” Dowd said in a phone call to his office. He said the results were out of proportion to how the case should have been resolved and agreed with Jackson’s efforts
  • Exclusive: Fired employee to file lawsuit against Zimmerman prosecutors

    07/16/2013 5:02:20 PM PDT · by knak · 47 replies
    reuters ^ | 7/16/13 | Chris Francescani
    (Reuters) - A former employee of Florida State Attorney Angela Corey's office plans to file a whistleblower lawsuit against George Zimmerman's prosecutors, his attorney told Reuters on Tuesday. The action will put pressure on Corey, who already faces criticism from some legal experts for the unsuccessful prosecution of the case, which led to the acquittal of Zimmerman for shooting unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman's defense has also called for sanctions against her and her prosecution team.
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott: We shouldn't turn Zimmerman verdict into politics

    07/16/2013 12:52:07 PM PDT · by kevcol · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/15/2013 | Stuart Varney (interview)
    VARNEY: Now, back in March of 2012, right after the event, the president made a statement -- went in front of the cameras and made a statement about the Trayvon Martin case -- and right after the verdict was delivered, he made another statement which I will quote from in a moment. But, first, do you think that the president inserted himself into the judicial system? Because that has been the subject of some criticism. SCOTT: Sure. I don't know if he did or didn't. What I just think about is, I think about the family, I think about the...
  • Rachel Jeantel Confirms To Piers Morgan That Trayvon Assumed Zimmerman Was the Police Or Security

    07/16/2013 9:26:14 AM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 77 replies
    CNN ^ | 7-16-2013
    Prosecution star witness Rachel Jeantel was interviewed by Piers Morgan last night on CNN. When asked by Piers to explain what 'creepy ass cracka' meant, she slipped up and stated that to Trayvon, it meant a security guard or policeman. So in Trayvon's mind, George Zimmerman was either a security guard or policeman. With that said, what kind of person circles back after running away and attacks a possible security guard or policeman? Go to exactly to 2:00 in the video and watch to 2:25
  • Dershowitz: Zimmerman Has Defamation Case Against Florida Prosecutor

    07/16/2013 6:04:02 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 70 replies
    http://www/newsmax.com ^ | July 15, 2013 | Bill Hoffmann
    Outrage is growing over the jaw-dropping statement by Florida state prosecutor Angela Corey that George Zimmerman, acquitted of murder and manslaughter in the death of Trayvon Martin, is still a "murderer." Renowned civil-rights lawyer Alan Dershowitz told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV that Zimmerman has reason to launch a defamation of character case against Corey.
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro SLAMS Florida prosecutor Angela Corey over Zimmerman case (video)

    07/15/2013 4:37:03 PM PDT · by Kolath · 16 replies
    RightScoop ^ | 7/14/2013 | Right Scoop
    Judge Jeanine Pirro slammed Florida Prosecutor Angela Corey for canceling the grand jury and charging Zimmerman herself, noting it looks a lot like she capitulated to public pressure instead of filing legitimate charges. She also blasted Corey for firing the employee who made it known that all the evidence wasn’t given to the defense and making it difficult on the defense to acquire all the evidence.
  • Prosecutor to HLN: Zimmerman a 'murderer'

    07/15/2013 2:28:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 96 replies
    HLNTV.com ^ | 11:22 AM Jul 15 2013 UPDATED 17 mins | Graham Winch
    How would Florida State Attorney Angela Corey describe George Zimmerman in one word? "Murderer."
  • Whitehouse.gov petition: Civil Rights Prosecution of Angela Corey by US DoJ [shortened]

    07/15/2013 11:46:29 AM PDT · by justlurking · 15 replies
    The White House ^ | 2013-07-14 | T.C.
    Full title: Civil Rights Prosecution of Angela Corey by United States Department of Justice for She Deliberately Withheld Evidence Civil Rights Prosecution of Angela Corey by United States Department of Justice for the unlawful Prosecution of George Zimmerman for depriving him of his Constitutional Rights of Life and Liberty by the United States Department of Justice, Eric Holder, United States Attorney General in United States District Court as swiftly and expeditiously as is possible. Angela Corey is alleged to have omitted material exculpatory facts, such as photographs of the wounds on George Zimmerman's head, which go to his defense of...
  • Liberal Law Prof [Dershowitz]: Zimmerman Case 'Should Never Have Been Brought in the First Place'

    07/15/2013 8:23:40 AM PDT · by rhema · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/15/13 | Susan Jones
    "You know, this is a case that should never have been brought in the first place, certainly not as a second degree murder prosecution," Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz told CNN's "State of the Union With Candy Crowley" on Sunday. Dershowitz said George Zimmerman was put on trial because "there was political pressure on the governor, and he appointed somebody (special prosecutor Angela Corey) who had the worst reputation in Florida for overcharging. And she did exactly what she was supposed to do; she overcharged. She charged second-degree murder in a case where there was reasonable doubt written all over...
  • Zimmerman’s lawyers: He might seek “compensation” from the prosecution

    07/15/2013 9:02:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 15, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Something new to add to the pile of possible lawsuits post-verdict. Trayvon Martin’s parents will likely sue Zimmerman for wrongful death and hope that the lower standard of proof for civil actions beats his claim of self-defense this time. The feds are pretending that they might prosecute Zimmerman for violating Martin’s civil rights, but they won’t. They probably can’t win and the combination of racial tensions and perceptions of double jeopardy (which is what a federal prosecution would smell like, even though it’s technically not DJ) makes the whole thing too politically risky for O. If he wants to use...
  • George Zimmerman Prosecutor 'Prayed' for Him to Testify

    07/15/2013 8:42:23 AM PDT · by kristinn · 73 replies
    ABC News ^ | Monday, July 15, 2013 | Matt Gutman and Seni Tienabaso
    Florida prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda had "prayed that [George Zimmerman] would have the courage to take the stand," he told ABC News in an exclusive interview Sunday, adding that Zimmerman's "inconsistent statements" would have made him the prosecution's star witness. In the interview with the four Florida prosecutors who fought to convict Zimmerman, lead prosecutor de la Rionda said, "I prayed that he would have the courage to take the stand but, as we all well know, he's got the right not to." "Anytime you put in a defendant's statements and a lot of those are self-serving, then usually...
  • Prosecutor to HLN: Zimmerman is a 'murderer'

    07/15/2013 8:16:19 AM PDT · by kristinn · 93 replies
    CNN Headline News ^ | Monday, July 15, 2013 | Graham Winch
    Monday night at 10 p.m ET on a special edition of HLN After Dark, Vinnie Politan is one-on-one with the Zimmerman prosecution team to try to find out what happened. HLN has been all over this case, and nothing is off-limits in this primetime interview. How would Florida State Attorney Angela Corey describe George Zimmerman in one word? "Murderer." That's what an emotional Corey told HLN's Vinnie Politan when he sat down with her and prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda in Jacksonville Monday to discuss the obstacles they faced prosecuting the former neighborhood watch captain. “We were left with inconsistent...
  • Injudicious Criminal Justice in Florida

    07/15/2013 7:53:57 AM PDT · by bigbob · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 7-14-13 | John Fund
    The Florida Bar’s rules state that the government’s attorneys shall “refrain from prosecuting a charge that the prosecutor knows is not supported by probable cause . . . [and] make timely disclosure to the defense of all evidence or information known to the prosecutor that tends to negate the guilt of the accused or mitigates the offense.” Angela Corey flagrantly violated those standards. Her prosecutors waited months before giving the defense photos showing the extent of George Zimmerman’s injuries the night of the shooting. Ben Kruidbos, the information-technology director for the state attorney’s office, was shocked when he learned that...
  • Rick Scott, Angela Corey and the Death of Justice

    07/15/2013 4:24:48 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 41 replies
    Red State ^ | 7/14/2013 | Erick Erickson
    (Corey and Stooges) The prosecution of George Zimmerman should fill every American with fear and trepidation regardless of their political persuasion. What the prosecution and subsequent trial demonstrated is that a spineless governor and a prosecutor who has set their eyes on higher political office can and will financially ruin you and put your liberty in jeopardy for grins. We have passed into that twilight of the Republic where we are no longer citizens but rather subjects of a bureaucratic juggernaut at the service of mob rule that will cheerfully kill you and impoverish your family if it furthers...
  • Vanity: Need someone to archive info off a website.

    07/15/2013 12:53:49 AM PDT · by meatloaf · 8 replies
    Can someone with a website archive the press releases that sparked the Zimmerman trial before they're scrubbed? PM me if you can copy it to a place where it will still be available to the public.
  • Frank Denton: Corey’s silence a disservice

    07/14/2013 5:51:56 PM PDT · by abb · 14 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | July 14, 2013 | Frank Denton
    Over the Fourth of July weekend, I had occasion to reread our Declaration of Independence, and among the long list of grievances against King George III, this one stood out to me: “He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.” I thought of that grievance as one historical source of our American insistence on open and accessible government, so the people can see, understand and participate in the public processes with power over their lives. It is...
  • Angela Corey Fires Ben Kruidbos – The “Whistleblower” in The Trayvon Phone Data Cover-up

    07/14/2013 7:04:33 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 87 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 13, 2013 | sundance
    Jacksonville FL - State Attorney Angela Corey fired her office’s information technology director Friday after he testified last month about being concerned prosecutors did not turn over information to George Zimmerman’s defense team in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. On the same day attorneys finished their closing arguments in that nationally watched trial, a state attorney investigator went to Ben Kruidbos’ home about 7:30 a.m. to hand-deliver a letter stating Kruidbos “can never again be trusted to step foot in this office.” The letter contended Kruibos did a poor job overseeing the information technology department, violated public records law...
  • Dershowitz to Newsmax: 'Prosecutorial Tyrant' Violated Zimmerman's Rights

    07/14/2013 4:02:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 14, 2013 | David A. Patten
    Famed defense lawyer and Harvard law professor Alan M. Dershowitz is calling for a federal investigation into civil rights violations stemming from the George Zimmerman case — but he says the probe should focus on prosecutorial misconduct rather than on allegations of racial profiling and bias. Speaking Sunday in an exclusive Newsmax interview, Dershowitz said the jury’s finding that Zimmerman was not guilty of either second-degree murder or manslaughter was “the right verdict.” He added, “There was reasonable doubt all over the place.” Immediately after the verdict was announced, however, the NAACP and outspoken activist Al Sharpton called on the...
  • We never should have witnessed a Zimmerman trial

    07/13/2013 11:46:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2013 | John Lott
    The George Zimmerman case should never have been brought. Saturday night after the “not guilty” verdict was delivered, State Attorney Angela Corey justified bringing the case “to put the facts out there.” But criminal cases should never be brought simply to put the facts before the public. No one should be charged with a crime unless prosecutors themselves really believe that the person committed a crime. Yet, the prosecution and their own experts’ language consistently showed a lack of certainty. Prosecutors aren’t supposed to bring cases where the best they can say is that something might “possibly” have happened or...
  • State Attorney Angela Corey fires information techonology director who raised concerns

    07/13/2013 8:07:41 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 2 replies
    jacksonville.com/news/metro ^ | July 13, 2013 - 12:16am | Updated: July 13, 2013 - 12:42pm | David Bauerlein
    State Attorney Angela Corey fired her office’s information technology director Friday after he testified last month about being concerned prosecutors did not turn over information to George Zimmerman’s defense team in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. On the same day attorneys finished their closing arguments in that nationally watched trial, a state attorney investigator went to Ben Kruidbos’ home about 7:30 a.m. to hand-deliver a letter stating Kruidbos “can never again be trusted to step foot in this office.” Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2013-07-13/story/state-attorney-angela-corey-fires-information-techonology-director-who#ixzz2YwFFQrzk
  • State Attorney Angela Corey fires IT director who raised concerns in Trayvon Martin case

    07/12/2013 9:41:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    The Jacksonville Times-Union ^ | July 13, 2013 - 12:16am | Updated: July 13, 2013 - 12:42pm | David Bauerlein
    State Attorney Angela Corey fired her office’s information technology director Friday after he testified last month about being concerned prosecutors did not turn over information to George Zimmerman’s defense team in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. On the same day attorneys finished their closing arguments in that nationally watched trial, a state attorney investigator went to Ben Kruidbos’ home about 7:30 a.m. to hand-deliver a letter stating Kruidbos “can never again be trusted to step foot in this office.” The letter contended Kruibos did a poor job overseeing the information technology department, violated public records law for retaining documents,...
  • Panel that once declined to appoint Rao as medical examiner said yes on second try (Z trial M.E.)

    07/05/2013 12:52:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Jacksonville Times-Union ^ | July 5, 2013 | Jeff Westcott
    Valerie Rao lost her first job as a chief medical examiner back in 2003 when a state commission declined to reappoint her. Eight years later, the same panel voted unanimously to nominate her for the top spot in Jacksonville. Rao’s December 2011 appointment by Gov. Rick Scott came after a recommendation from State Attorney Angela Corey, favorable references from doctors and a background investigation that did not include contact with former co-workers. Rao has come under fire recently for poor treatment of employees in her Jacksonville office, including her being accused of creating a hostile work environment and making insensitive...
  • Executive director of 4th Circuit State Attorney's Office resigns [Angela Corey's Office]

    04/08/2013 6:43:42 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 8 replies
    Jacksonville.com ^ | April 5, 2013 | The Times Union
    The executive director of the State Attorney’s Office is leaving the employment of Angela Corey. Richard Komando resigned his position Thursday. In his three-sentence resignation letter, Komando said his last day in the office would be that day, but he will be taking leave through April 19 when he will officially depart. Komondo declined to comment on his departure Friday. This is the fourth high-profile employee to depart the State Attorney’s Office in the last year. Chief Assistant State Attorney Dan McCarthy, former executive director Mike Weinstein and Nassau County chief Wes White also resigned.
  • Zimmerman Prosecutors In Huge Screw-Up(FL)

    08/10/2012 7:31:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 122 replies
    thesmokinggun.com ^ | 9 August, 2012 | NA
    AUGUST 9--In an embarrassing screw-up, Florida prosecutors today accidentally distributed a post-mortem photo of Trayvon Martin as well as copies of George Zimmerman’s college records, material that Florida law considers confidential and exempt from disclosure. The documents were inadvertently included in supplemental discovery records distributed this morning by prosecutor Angela Corey’s office. The material was sent to a variety of media outlets, including TSG, that have paid fees to receive discovery provided by the government to Zimmerman’s lawyer. The photocopied picture of Martin was one of three taken by an unnamed witness. The photo mistakenly released by Corey is a...
  • Witness 9 Claims George Zimmerman Molested Her! (DETAILS)

    07/16/2012 9:13:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 283 replies
    Global grind.com ^ | 7/16/12 | The Decider
    Special prosecutor Angela Corey just released more than 120 recorded phone calls that murder suspect George Zimmerman made from the Seminole County Jail... Also released is the statement of "Witness 9," a woman who says Zimmerman is prejudiced against blacks and that he molested her when she was a child.
  • Zimmerman Prosecutors Struggle to Outmaneuver Florida Law

    06/23/2012 1:22:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    US Politics Today ^ | June 23, 2012
    Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law is complicating matters for prosecutors rushing to convict George Zimmerman. The law is clear that residents can meet force with force when they feel threatened. Florida's Stand Your Ground law allows residents to use deadly force to defend themselves or their property, and when doing so, protects them from prosecution. This law may derail the prosecution of defendant George Zimmerman in the much-publicized case of a neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed teenager Trayvon Martin. State prosecutors see the case as open-and-shut, arguing that Martin was simply a kid buying a soda at a...
  • Perjury charge against Shellie Zimmerman Update: Prosecution misleadingly edited transcript

    06/13/2012 7:25:24 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 44 replies
    Florida prosecutor Angela Corey has come under withering criticism from Alan Dershowitz for overcharging and leaving out important details in the Affidavit of Probable Cause filed in connection with the charge of Second Degree Murder lodged against George Zimmerman. Corey allegedly responded by threatening to sue Dershowitz and Harvard. This appears to be part of a pattern when she is criticized. Now Corey has brought a charge of felony perjury against Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie, based on testimony during George’s bond hearing with regard to their financial resources. (Criminal Information and Affidavit of Probable Cause embedded at bottom of post.) There...
  • Exclusive – Prosecutor Angela Corey letter claiming libel by Florida Times Union

    06/08/2012 3:48:55 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 6-8-2012 | William A. Jacobson
    What is significant is that Corey reaches out with allegations of libel and the implied if not explicit threat of legal action towards critics. Corey thereby interjects her personal interests in her reputation into her public role as prosecutor with all the power of the state behind her. Littlepage, in a column today, suggests that Corey has tried to intimidate other critics as well. Someone in a position of authority in Florida needs to look into this situation, and determine whether Corey’s actions in confronting critics with implied if not explicit threats of libel suits have crossed a line.
  • Shellie Zimmerman arrested on suspicion of perjury (George Zimmerman's wife)

    06/12/2012 1:37:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 170 replies
    ITV ^ | June 12, 2012
    The Florida State Attorney's office has announced the wife of George Zimmerman - the defendant in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin - has been arrested on suspicion of perjury. Her husband stands accused of second-degree murder after shooting the unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin dead, in what he says was self-defence, after claiming he had been attacked.
  • Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz now challenges Angela Corey to debate

    06/11/2012 1:14:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | June 11, 2012 | Charles Broward
    Famed Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz continued his assault on State Attorney Angela Corey today, challenging her to a debate this morning on a Jacksonville news radio show. The challenge comes less than a week after Dershowitz’s article was published on Newsmax.com, ripping Corey for threatening to sue the university over his criticism of her actions in charging George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting. The quarrel began with Dershowitz’s comments on Fox News’ Huckabee, in which he said Corey told “half-truths” to the court when she submitted an affidavit saying that there was a struggle in the shooting...