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Dershowitz: Drop George Zimmerman’s murder charge

by huckfunn ( 5 Comments › )
Filed under Crime, Elections 2012, government, Headlines, Racism at May 18th, 2012 - 8:58 am

SANFORD, FL - APRIL 12:  George Zimmerman (C) appears for a bond hearing with his attorney Mark O'Mara (R) at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility April 12, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman was charged yesterday with second degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin who died February 26, 2012.  (Photo by Gary Green/The Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images)

Yesterday’s release of the Trayvon Martin autopsy report lends further credence to George Zimmerman’s claim of self defense in the shooting of Martin. The only injuries to Martin’s body were the fatal bullet wound to the heart and abrasions on his knuckles. There is no evidence that Zimmerman landed even one blow on Martin while the injuries sustained by Zimmerman included 2 black eyes, a broken nose and cuts to the back of his head. Most of that evidence was known to the police on the night of the incident yet State Attorney Angela Corey withheld that evidence from the affidavit charging Zimmerman with 2nd degree murder. Alan Dershowitz claims that by withholding known evidence, Corey has acted unethically, unlawfully and unprofessionally and the charge against Zimmerman should be dropped.

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.

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.

The entire article can be found here. 



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5 Responses to “Dershowitz: Drop George Zimmerman’s murder charge”
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  1. lobo91
    1 | May 18, 2012 9:12 am

    The charges need to be dropped, and she needs to be disbarred.

  2. lobo91
    2 | May 18, 2012 9:13 am

    And then Zimmerman will need a good civil attorney for his massive lawsuit against Corey and whoever put her in that position.

  3. 3 | May 18, 2012 9:24 am

    And get ready for some Race Riots!

  4. lobo91
    4 | May 18, 2012 9:29 am

    Macker wrote:

    And get ready for some Race Riots!

    To borrow from the great Harry Callahan:

    “We aren’t going to just let you boys get away with this.”

    “Who’s ‘we,’ sucka?”

    “Glock, Mossberg…and me.”


    /End of race riot

  5. citizen_q
    5 | May 18, 2012 4:24 pm

    I don’t think the charges will be dropped.

    I am sure all this information was available prior to the charges being placed.

    This case is a racist vendetta, long having left the realm of actual merit.

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