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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Alan Dershowitz: Drop George Zimmerman’s Murder Charge (and Prosecute and Disbar SP Angela Corey)

 

 
Rogue prosecutor Angela Corey

 
[Previously: Alan Dershowitz on George Zimmerman Prosecution: “It’s Not Only Immoral, but Stupid.”]
 

By Nicholas Stix

Dershowitz doesn’t actually call for Angela Corey’s arrest, but he says she has committed crimes in persecuting George Zimmerman:

“Because until now, her actions have been anything but ethical, lawful and professional.”

By my reckoning, Angela Corey’s crimes include:

• Filing a false affidavit
• Withholding exculpatory evidence
• Conspiracy to obstruct justice
• Conspiracy to suborn perjury (at George Zimmerman’s bond hearing)
• Conspiracy to violate George Zimmerman’s civil rights

I support muscular prosecutions of apparent evildoers, but I do not support rogue prosecutors. For if prosecutors are permitted to tread the law under foot, there is no more law, but a world of those who have political protection, and those who lack same.

What are you supposed to do to people who commit crimes? You arrest them. And what if the people commit crimes under color of authority, as officers of the court, like former Durham County DA Mike Nifong, of Duke Rape Hoax infamy? You disbar them, as well.

Nifong, whose crimes were very similar to Corey’s, ended up spending 24 hours in jail. It wasn’t enough, by about 20 years, but it was better than nothing. However, the modest punishment clearly had no deterrent effect against other rogue prosecutors looking to railroad innocent white, or white-enough men.

Note that Dershowitz emphasizes that Florida’s Stand Your Ground law has nothing to do with this case, which can and should be disposed of, using Florida’s weaker, pre-SYG self-defense standard. The MSM framed this as a case involving SYG because they were already obsessed with getting SYG repealed, based on their loyalty to violent black criminals, and hatred of law-abiding white gun owners.

 

Racist hoax lawyer Benjamin Crump, at his press conference, March 21, 2012. Prosecutor Angela Corey's affidavit sounded as if it been written by Crump.
 

[The Daily News’ poll shows 77 percent of respondents denying that George Zimmerman is a murderer, and only 13 percent saying he is one. This is a radical reversal from late March and early April, at the height of the Trayvon Martin Hoax, when polls were showing half or more respondents arguing that Zimmerman was a murderer.

Things should never have come this far.

And yet, the Daily News still sought to undercut Dershowitz’ devastating brief against the prosecution, by blending in links to articles promoting hoax dead-enders.

George Zimmerman, the Republic, and its white-enough, heterosexual citizens, remain in mortal danger.

 


Drop George Zimmerman’s murder charge
New evidence suggests Trayvon Martin's killer acted in self-defense
By Alan Dershowitz
New York Daily News
Friday, May 18, 2012, 3:55 a.m.; updated: 3:55 a.m.
Comments (834)

 


State Attorney's Office/AP

 
TakeOur Poll

Is George Zimmerman a murderer?

13%
Yes, he was armed and he caused the ensuing fight with Trayvon Martin.

77%
No, he killed Trayvon Martin, but it was an act of self-defense.

10%
I can't decide until I see more evidence.


A medical report by George Zimmerman’s doctor has disclosed that Zimmerman had a fractured nose, two black eyes, two lacerations on the back of his head and a back injury on the day after the fatal shooting. If this evidence turns out to be valid, the prosecutor will have no choice but to drop the second-degree murder charge against Zimmerman — if she wants to act ethically, lawfully and professionally.

There is, of course, no assurance that the special prosecutor handling the case, State Attorney Angela Corey, will do the right thing. Because until now, her actions have been anything but ethical, lawful and professional.

She was aware when she submitted an affidavit that it did not contain the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. She deliberately withheld evidence that supported Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense. The New York Times has reported that the police had “a full face picture” of Zimmerman, before paramedics treated him, that showed “a bloodied nose.” The prosecutor also had photographic evidence of bruises to the back of his head.

 


State Attorney's Office/AP
 

This Feb. 27, 2012 photo released by the State Attorney's Office shows George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot Trayvon Martin, with blood on the back of his head. The photo and reports were among evidence released by prosecutors that also includes calls to police, video and numerous other documents.

But none of this was included in any affidavit.

Now there is much more extensive medical evidence that would tend to support Zimmerman’s version of events. This version, if true, would establish self-defense even if Zimmerman had improperly followed, harassed and provoked Martin.

A defendant, under Florida law, loses his “stand your ground” defense if he provoked the encounter — but he retains traditional self-defense if he reasonably believed his life was in danger and his only recourse was to employ deadly force.

RELATED: TRAYVON'S DEATH WAS 'AVOIDABLE,' POLICE REPORT SAYS

Thus, if Zimmerman verbally provoked Martin, but Martin then got on top of Zimmerman and banged his head into the ground, broke his nose, bloodied his eyes and persisted in attacking Zimmerman — and if Zimmerman couldn’t protect himself from further attack except by shooting Martin — he would have the right to do that. (The prosecution has already admitted that it has no evidence that Zimmerman started the actual fight.)

RELATED: EVIDENCE MIXED FOR ZIMMERMAN'S SELF-DEFENSE CLAIM

This is a fact-specific case, in which much turns on what the jury believes beyond a reasonable doubt. It must resolve all such doubts in favor of the defendant, because our system of justice insists that it is better for 10 guilty defendants to go free than for even one innocent to be wrongfully convicted.

You wouldn’t know that from listening to Corey, who announced that her jobs was “to do justice for Trayvon Martin” — not for George Zimmerman.




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As many see it, her additional job is to prevent riots of the sort that followed the acquittal of the policemen who beat Rodney King.

Indeed, Mansfield Frazier, a columnist for the Daily Beast, has suggested that it is the responsibility of the legal system to “avert a large scale racial calamity.” He has urged Zimmerman’s defense lawyer to become a “savior” by brokering a deal to plead his client guilty to a crime that “has him back on the streets within this decade.”

But it is not the role of a defense lawyer to save the world or the country. His job — his only job — is to get the best result for his client, by all legal and ethical means.

RELATED: TRAYVON MARTIN HAD MARIJUANA IN HIS SYSTEM THE NIGHT HE WAS SHOT

Listen to the way a famous British barrister put it in 1820:

“An advocate, by the sacred duty which he owes his client, knows, in the discharge of that office, but one person in the world, that client and none other . . . Nay, separating even the duties of a patriot from those of an advocate, and casting them, if need be, to the wind, he must go on reckless of the consequences, if his fate it should unhappily be, to involve his country in confusion for his client’s protection.”

The prosecutor’s job is far broader: to do justice to the defendant as well as the alleged victim. As the Supreme Court has said: “The government wins . . . when justice is done.”

Zimmerman’s lawyer is doing his job. It’s about time for the prosecutor to start doing hers.

Dershowitz, a defense attorney, is a professor at Harvard Law School.

[Thanks to reader-researcher RC for sending along this article.

From WEJB/NSU’s Trayvon Martin Hoax files:

“Sanford, Florida: Black ‘Little Boy,’Trayvon Martin 17, Beat White ‘Vigilante’ George Zimmerman Bloody; Zimmerman Shot Martin Dead; Now Black WFTV ‘Reporter,’ Daralene Jones, Black Supremacists, and White Aunt Jemima Earwitness Demand That Zimmerman be Arrested”;

“Trayvon Martin: ABC ‘News’ Gets on Bandwagon, Acting as Martin’s Family Mouthpiece; Family Lawyer Refuses to Release All Information about Teen’s Last Phone Call to Girlfriend, but Insists That It Requires That George Zimmerman be Arrested ‘Right Now’”;

“Arrest First, Investigate Later: Press Conference by Lawyer Benjamin Crump, of Trayvon Martin’s Family, Seeks Through Violation of Due Process… to Railroad George Zimmerman”;

“News Coverage of the Trayvon Martin Case Keeps Getting Worse: New York Daily News Passes Off ABC News Hearsay as ‘Interview,’ While Changing the Hearsay!”;

“USA Today: ‘In wake of black teen Trayvon Martin's death, USA is soul-searching’; McPaper Invokes Jena 6, Quotes Al Sharpton, Self-Described ‘ThugNiggaIntellectual’ Mark Neal, and Jena Attacker Theo Shaw as Moral Authorities”;

“Why the Secret ‘Interview’ with Trayvon Martin’s Secret Girlfriend is Bogus, and His Alleged Last Cell Phone Call is Insignificant”;

“Another Trayvon Martin Supporter: Florida Atlantic U. Hate Crime Attacker Jonatha Carr Had Just been Interviewed about the Jena Six/Nuremberg-Style Rally She’s been Organizing; CBS12 News Tries to Rationalize Her Crimes”;

“Trayvon Martin’s Parents Attend New York City Riot Held on Their Behalf”;

Associated Press and Penn Live: Arrest George Zimmerman for Killing Trayvon Martin, the Law be Damned! Let Zimmerman Prove His Innocence in Court!”

National Review ‘Conservative’ Rich Lowry Goes to Bat for Al Sharpton in Trayvon Martin Case, Ignoring or Misrepresenting Facts of the Case”;

“Trayvon Martin Case: Real Eyewitness Supports Zimmerman’s Story, as Opposed to Lynch Mob’s Fake Eyewitnesses”;

“Barack Obama: Because Trayvon Martin was Black, and Vaguely Resembled Me, ‘All of Us Have to Do Some Soul-Searching’”;

Federale on the Trayvon Martin Hoax: National Review’s Rich Lowry and Robert VerBruggen Seek Street Cred with Black Supremacists by Sacrificing George Zimmerman; America Needs More Zimmermans, and Fewer Lowries and VerBruggens”;

“The Trayvon Martin Hoax: Business Insider Joins Mob Seeking to Lynch George Zimmerman”;

“The Trayvon Martin Hoax: Geraldo Rivera Finally Does the Right Thing!”;

“Black Supremacist Spike Lee (‘Tawana Told the Truth!’) is Trying to Get George Zimmerman Murdered, by Tweeting His Address: The Trayvon Martin Hoax”;

“Hoax Starts to Unravel: Trayvon Martin Started Fight, and was Going to Kill George Zimmerman”;

“George Zimmerman’s Lawyer and Friend Defend Him Against Trayvon Martin Hoax, While ABC News Soldiers on, Repeating Refuted Claims”;

“First Report on Trayvon Martin’s Death One Month Ago Already Included Eyewitness Description of Martin Beating George Zimmerman, and Zimmerman Yelling ‘Help Me!’”;

“George Zimmerman: Trayvon Martin was Trying to Murder Me (Orlando Sentinel)”;

“Jesse Jackson Called for Riots on Behalf of Trayvon Martin, and North Miami Beach Senior HS Students Came Through, Ransacking a Walgreen’s”;

“Another ‘Honor Student’: Trayvon Martin was a Thug, Vandal, Burglar, Pothead and/or Drug Dealer, and Had been Suspended from School at Least 3 Times”;

“The Nation of Islam’s New Black Panther Party Offers $10,000 Bounty for the Kidnapping (or Murder?) of George Zimmerman, for Shooting Trayvon Martin”;

“Walter Williams on Profiling and the Trayvon Martin Case”;

“Barack Obama’s Ally, the Genocidal Nation of Islam’s New Black Panther Party, Calls for the Murder of George Zimmerman”;

“Trayvon Martin: Racist Terrorist Rep. Bobby Rush (Race-Chicago/Black Panthers), is Thrown Off House Floor for Donning a Hoodie, and Denouncing ‘Racial Profiling’; CBS ‘News’ Soldiers on with Race Hoax”;

“Heather MacDonald Goes Halfway on the Trayvon Martin Case, Race, and the Media”;

“I Guess Everybody Would Have Preferred George be Beaten to Death; My Son being Shot”: Video of George Zimmerman’s Father’s Exclusive Miami Herald Interview”;

“Trayvon Martin FAQ”;

“Elderly Couple Terrorized by Spike Lee Hires Attorney; Lee Simulates Humility and Humanity, in Order to Avoid Losing Millions in Court”;

“Vichycon David Frum to MSM: I’ll Support Your Trayvon Martin Hoax, if You’ll Continue Supporting Me as a ‘Conservative’”;

“Cartoonist Stephanie Eisner Gets Fired for Excessive Honesty in Racial Fairy Tale Pic Depicting Trayvon Martin Hoax”;

“Petition Demands That Suppressed UT Cartoonist Stephanie Eisner, Victim of the Racist Trayvon Martin Witch Hunt, be Reinstated!”;

“Sherlock Holmes on the Curious Case of Trayvon Martin, the State of the Legal Mechanisms in ‘the Colonies,’ and the Value of Even a Corrupt Press”;

“A Washington State Reader Writes on the Trayvon Martin Hoax, a Raceless Shooter, Readers Who Do Reporters’ Work for Them, and Seattle’s Northgate Mall”;

“Relative of George Zimmerman: George Stepped Up for Black Homeless Beating Victim Sherman Ware, When the Black Community Ignored Ware, but the Same Black Community, Including Ware’s Sister, Now Denounces Him as a ‘Racist’”;

“The Orlando Sentinel Provides a Non-Explanatory Map of the Shooting of Trayvon Martin, Highly Censored Comments, and One Typical, Black Racist Post”;

“Racist, Black L.A. Times Columnist Sandy Banks Goes to Plan B: Trayvon Martin Case ‘Transcends the issue of race’”;

“George Zimmerman's Father: My Son is Not Racist, Did Not Confront Trayvon Martin”;

“Populist Outrage, or Racist Astroturfing? New NPR Cover Story for Trayvon Martin Hoax Lawyer Covers Up How He Really Works”;

“Federale on Trayvon Martin and the Second Amendment: Gun Nuts Looking to Trade Freedom for Security on Race Will Find They Lose Their Guns, in the Bargain”;

And Then They Came for John Derbyshire: Racial Socialists Organize High-Tech Lynching Over Trayvon Martin Column, with White “Conservatives” Begging, ‘Please Let Us Join in the Fun!’;

“Kapo Con Rich Lowry Fires John Derbyshire, Continues No Comments Policy at National Review”;

The Atlantic, Trayvon Martin, and John Derbyshire: Fake “Discussion Thread” for Ta-Nehisi Coates is a Rigged, Affirmative Action Echo Chamber”;

“Is Peter Brimelow Next on Racial Socialists’ list, or was He Just Temporarily Bumped?”;

“At National Review, Mark Steyn Tells Rich Lowry, ‘You were Wrong and Hypocritical to Fire John Derbyshire, and You Bought Yourself No Peace from the Racist Left’”;

“6 Shots Fired into Police Cruiser Parked Outside of George Zimmerman’s Home, Presumably by Racist Black Supporter of Trayvon Martin; 3 Florida Counties Expect Hurricane-Like Black Race Riots”;

“Did Trayvon Martin Supporters Re-Program a Roadside Sign in Michigan to Call Martin a ‘Nigger’?”;

“George Zimmerman's (Former?) Attorney, Hal Uhrig, Explains Why Zimmerman was Not Guilty of Committing Any Crime Against Trayvon Martin”;

“George Zimmerman to be Charged Today, in Trayvon Martin Case; Should He Flee the Country?”;

“George Zimmerman, Political Prisoner: Florida Special Prosecutor Angela Corey Charges Zimmerman with Second Degree Murder for Killing Trayvon Martin”;

Unamusement Park: To Kill a Mockingbird, er, NO_LIMIT_NIGGA: Authorities Arrest “an Honorary Member of the Same Race as Hitler;

“Illinois Reader Called for George Zimmerman to Flee to Peru Back on March 23; I Should Have Posted His Advice Then!”;

“Paul Mulshine: National Review Goes Politically Correct”;

“Grieving Parents with a Thirst for Justice, or Racist Grifters? Trayvon Martin’s Parents are Using Change.org to Mass Mail Letters, as Part of Their Campaign to Get Rich Off of Their Thug Son’s Death”;

“Special Prosecutor Angela Corey Announces the Charges Against George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin Death (Video)”;

“Racist Black Time Columnist, ‘Touré,’ Asserts That There Has been a Wave of White-on-Black Violence, but Has no Stats, and Even His Anecdotes”;

“Alan Dershowitz: Facts Stated in Angela Corey’s Affidavit, Charging George Zimmerman with Murder Two, All Support Zimmerman on Self-Defense; Affi ‘Doesn’t Even Make It to Probable Cause,’ and is ‘Irresponsible,’ ‘Unethical’”;

“I'm George Zimmerman! I'm George Zimmerman! I'm George Zimmerman!”;

“Video of George Zimmerman’s First Court Appearance; Formal Arraignment Set for May 29th”;

“Chief of Staff Michelle Williams of the Genocidal Nation of Islam’s New Black Panther Party Calls for the Murder of George Zimmerman, Then Lies and Denies Having Done So; Makes a Non-Apology; Wants a National ‘Dialogue’ on Race; Sees Herself as a Rosa Parks for Justice”;

“Federale: ‘Threats of Rioting are Not Probable Cause That George Zimmerman Committed a Crime,’ and the Downward Spiral of National Review;

“Trayvon Martin Hate Crime Cover-Up in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Give the Local Media Hell! (Contact Info)”;

National Review Still Employs a Notoriously Noxious Racist!”;

“Nation of Islam Leader, Min. Louis Farrakhan, Threatens Racial Holocaust, if Whites Do Not Surrender”;

AP’s Suzette Laboy Promotes Racial Fairy Tale of Initial Failure to Charge George Zimmerman ‘Inflaming Racial Tensions’ in Sanford, FL, in Trayvon Martin Hoax”;

“It’s Trayvon Martin’s World: Sanford, FL Police Throw SYG and Self-Defense Out the Window; Black Perp Shouts Racial Slur at, Pistol-Whips Bloody from Behind, and Points Gun at White Vic; Vic Shoots Perp, Gets Book Thrown at Him”;

“Min. Louis Farrakhan, Leader of the Murderous Nation of Islam and New Black Panther Party, Calls for Racist Murders on Behalf of Trayvon Martin”;

“Black Supremacist Daily Beast Writer Threatens Rodney King-Style Riots, Unless George Zimmerman Permits Himself to be Sacrificed”;

The Photograph: George Zimmerman, Crime Victim;

“Finally: Accurate, Objective, Up-to-the-Minute Pictures of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman”;

“‘Now, That’s Justice for Trayvon!’: In Mobile, Alabama, 20 Racist Blacks Beat One White Man into ICU, on His Own Property, for … Nothing”;

“‘Mr. Owens is the Problem… I Don’t Think No Black Kids are Bad”: Black Neighbor and Kids in Mobile Explain That Mob of Blacks That Beat White Matthew Owens Almost to Death are the Real Victims, Owens the Oppressor”;

“Terry Rawls and Lemika (aka Lemica) Whisenhunt: The Figures at the Center of the Mobile, AL, ‘Justice for Trayvon’ Lynching of Matthew Owens; Mayor, Police, Media, Join Battle Against Victim”;

“Nazi Ethics: Another Trayvon Attack, This Time in Oak Park, Il.”;

“Christian Science Monitor Writer Comes Close to Journalistic Balance on Trayvon Martin Hoax”;

“Trayvon’s World (Warning: Foul and Excruciatingly Stupid Language, Explicit Violence)”;

“George Zimmerman, Saint?”

“An Illinois Reader Has Lots of Unanswered Questions About the Death of Trayvon Martin”;

“Black Blog Compares Knoxville Horror to Trayvon Martin”;

“Trayvon Martin’s Parents are Disgusted by “Hoodie/Skittles” Targets, but Not by Movement to Murder George Zimmerman (Like Their Son Sought to Do)”;

“Thomas Sowell: A Censored Race War?”;

“Trayvon Martin Hoax: Racist Black Undertaker Lied; Martin Had Bloodied His Knuckles Beating George Zimmerman”;

“It Gets Worse: A Florida Reader Writes on the Judicial Lynching of George Zimmerman (the Trayvon Martin Hoax) ”;

“The Trayvon Martin Hoax: AOL/Huffington Post Reports More Evidence Exculpating George Zimmerman, But Makes Sure to Mix in More Trayvon Propaganda”;

“To be White in Grand Rapids, MI: From All-American City to Diversitopia (Updated and Expanded!) ”;

“John Lott: Release of George Zimmerman’s Medical Records Exposes Media Cover-Up, in Trayvon Martin Case [Fox News: No comments permitted!] ”; and

“Baloo: Trayvon Martin: Media Damage Control.”]

 

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