Seems it may be that Special Prosecutor Angela Corey could be skating on very thin ice regarding the affadavit she’s laid out against George Zimmerman in the 2nd Degree Murder Charge she has against him. I’ve heard the same from a handful of others in the legal-know today as well, including radio talk show host Mark Levin. During his show when he went through it step-by-step, saying he couldn’t see how this would go anywhere whatsoever. But we’ll stick with this one because Dershowitz lays it out clean and simple for all to understand.
This is via Mediaite:
Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball where fill-in host Michel Smerconish asked him his opinions of the arrest warrant issued and carried out for alleged Trayvon Martin murderer, George Zimmerman. Dershowitz called the affidavit justifying Zimmerman’s arrest “not only thin, it’s irresponsible.” He went on to criticize the decision to charge Zimmerman for second degree murder by special prosecutor Angela Cory as being politically motivated.
“You’ve seen the affidavit of probable cause. What do you make of it,” Smerconish asked. “It won’t suffice,” Dershowitz replied without hesitation.
“Most affidavits of probable cause are very thin. This is so thin that it won’t make it past a judge on a second degree murder charge,” Dershowitz said. “There’s simply nothing in there that would justify second degree murder.”
Dershowitz said that the elements that would constitute that crime are non-existent in the affidavit. “It’s not only thin, it’s irresponsible,” said Dershowitz.
Dershowitz went on to strongly criticize Cory’s decision to move forward with the case against Zimmerman. “I think what you have here is an elected public official who made a campaign speech last night for reelection when she gave her presentation and overcharged. This case will not – if the evidence is no stronger than what appears in the probable cause affidavit – this case will result in an acquittal.”
Smerconish identified the total lack of any mention of the supposed fight that occurred between Martin and Zimmerman prior to Martin being shot. He said he was disappointed that he did not see any mention of that conflict that led to Martin’s murder.
“But it’s worse than that,” said Dershowitz. “It’s irresponsible and unethical in not including material that favors the defendant.”
“This affidavit does not even make it to probable cause,” Dershowitz concluded. “everything in the affidavit is completely consistent with a defense of self-defense. Everything.”
Plus, this happened today as well with Trayvon Martin’s mother during an interview…which she had to call back and correct within hours because of screeching from many behind the scenes dontcha know. She stated her son’s death was most likely an accident, heck…I heard it via radio talk-news as a headline for two hours until she changed her story. ‘You Read, You Watch, You Decide‘ what story you really believe at this stage of the game.
Here’s the report via TB:
The mother of Trayvon Martin has clarified remarks that her son’s shooting death was an “accident,” saying she meant Martin’s encounter with George Zimmerman, not Zimmerman shooting him.
“I believe it was an accident. I believe that it just got out of control and he couldn’t turn the clock back,” Sybrina Fulton said Thursday on NBC’s “Today.”
The comment immediately drew widespread attention, prompting Fulton to release a statement to NBC saying her remark had been “mischaracterized” and that she believes “George Zimmerman stalked my son and murdered him in cold blood.”
“The ‘accident’ I was referring to was the fact that George Zimmerman and my son ever crossed paths,” Fulton said. “It was an accidental encounter. If George Zimmerman hadn’t gotten out of his vehicle, this entire incident would have been avoided.”
Zimmerman was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in the unarmed Florida teen’s death. Zimmerman has maintained he shot Martin in self-defense.
Fulton’s full statement is below:
Earlier today, I made a comment to the media that was later mischaracterized. When I referenced the word ‘accident’ today with regard to Trayvon’s death, in NO way did I mean the shooting was an accident.
We believe that George Zimmerman stalked my son and murdered him in cold blood. The ‘accident’ I was referring to was the fact that George Zimmerman and my son ever crossed paths. It was an accidental encounter. If George Zimmerman hadn’t gotten out of his vehicle, this entire incident would have been avoided.
My son was profiled, followed and murdered by George Zimmerman, and there was nothing accidental about that.
If you missed George Zimmerman’s court appearance today here is the video and a link to the full report, which is a pretty good one via the Denver Post:
Here is one more excellent article you really should check out regarding this case via the American Thinker – It’s titled “Medildos: The Media and the Zimmerman-Martin Case”
So friends…what say you? Do you think this is another special prosecutor wanting her 15 Minutes of Fame, another notch in her belt for her way on up the ladder with the other muckety-mucks? We all know she already has many notches in that belt of her’s fighting against and prosecuting cases that used the ‘Stand Your Ground Law.‘ for their defense. Or do you think a judge will toss this out and it won’t go to a jury trial based on what we’ve seen so far in the affidavit that will presented to the judge who presides?
Please toss in any information you catch here and there for all of us that are interested and keeping track of this case to check out and comment on as well…we learn from each others information and make our own decisions on how we see the situation through our individual ‘Viewfinders in Life.’
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