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Case against George Zimmerman man be doomed
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune / The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | April 24, 2012 | Michael Smerconish

Posted on 04/24/2012 6:45:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Last week, media outlets filed motions to unseal the records concerning the arrest of George Zimmerman in connection with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Sooner than later, the public will see what evidence special prosecutor Angela Corey has that warranted the filing of second-degree murder charges.

Absent something new in Corey's file, one of America's best-known lawyers feels the case against Zimmerman is doomed. Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz believes that the murder charges will be thrown out.

In a recent interview with me, Dershowitz acknowledged the low evidentiary bar necessary at this juncture but still opined that Corey has not met it.

"Most affidavits of probable cause are very thin," Dershowitz said. "This is so thin that it won't make it past the judge on a second-degree murder charge. There is simply nothing in there that would justify second-degree murder. The elements of the crime aren't established ...

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: alandershowitz; coreyfong; dershowitz; florida; georgezimmerman; medialynching; trayvonmartin; zimmerman; zimmermantrial
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Dershowitz acknowledged the low evidentiary bar necessary at this juncture but still opined that Corey has not met it.”

Help me out. How does Dershowitz know the evidence when he files have been sealed? Is he going by what the rest of us see/hear or does he have special access to the evidence?

51 posted on 04/25/2012 8:33:22 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah...OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: hoosiermama

“Maybe Scott set Corey up the bomb.”

(”For great Justice.”)


52 posted on 04/25/2012 8:46:29 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah...OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: Mr. K
“WE HAVENT HAD A GOOD AYBABTU THREAD IN TOO LONG!!!”

I agree, Mr. K!!!

53 posted on 04/25/2012 8:49:00 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah...OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: hummingbird
-- How does Dershowitz know the evidence when he files have been sealed? --

When the prosecutor has evidence that makes the case strong, they telegraph that in their charging documents, by referring to the particular piece of evidence.

This charging document has ZERO to support "depraved mind," which is an element of the charged crime.

But, as you point out, there is no way to know what the prosecutor actually has. O'Mara will know, this Friday.

54 posted on 04/25/2012 8:50:00 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Lancey Howard
“And what judge is going to have the stones to dismiss the charge? What is Alan smoking?
The fix is in - - Zimmerman is toast.”

Think more events like this will start happening in other cities?

55 posted on 04/25/2012 8:52:12 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah...OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: Cboldt
Thanks for the “edumacation”, Cboldt!
56 posted on 04/25/2012 8:56:00 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah...OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: little jeremiah

He may not _want_ official protection. Considering the state would be both prosecuting him and protecting him, a polite decline of official protection may be in order. Relevant quote from one knowing the subject: “...we found it necessary to point out to our employers that a bodyguard is not much use if he is working for the other side. No matter how much you pay your own bodyguard, other people can offer him more.” May take little to grease a palm for Z’s whereabouts when the protectors are state agents. Better to find earnest protection from other sources harder to identify and harder to corrupt.


57 posted on 04/25/2012 9:00:58 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Secret Agent Man
The Foodstamp President's advice: "To minimize your losses during the riot, try not to own stuff."
58 posted on 04/25/2012 9:04:10 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well, if Trayvon's mother swears it was him screaming, case closed!

Trayvon's father claims the opposite (or did before he lawyered up). A news report from 22 March claims the lead detective played the 911 recordings for Tracey Martin shortly after the incident, and he said the voice calling for help was not his son's. Oops.

59 posted on 04/25/2012 9:25:32 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: chris37
Whoot Zimmerman Man! Finally a real super hero :P

Beats the Miniature Mulatto.


60 posted on 04/25/2012 9:42:42 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Rembrandt

My (perhaps useless...) opinion was based on reading that Gov Scott got Corey to press charges or whatever it was against Zimmerman. That is my sole reason. If his motive was somehow a good motive and not politically motivated to placate racist thugs, then my opinion is way off base.

I like Gov Walker from what I’ve read about him.

BTW I abhor my state Governor...a leftist POS.


61 posted on 04/25/2012 12:18:04 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: ctdonath2

Good point, thank you.


62 posted on 04/25/2012 12:22:25 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: The Great RJ

“If Zimmerman goes to trial my bet the jury vote will be on racial lines. Any Blacks on the jury will vote to convict him no matter what the evidence or lack of evidence. Kind a reverse of the OJ Simpson trial where Black jurors all voted to acquit. In reaction to an acquittal there will be riots in major cities, similar to the riots with Rodney King whipped up by the Black Panthers and other radical groups with certainly the tacit support of the White House.”

i’m wondering if BO won’t call for calm if Zimmerman is found not guilty or acquitted, in order to try and gain points with the bleeding-heart liberals who still worship at his throne?

i’m sure if Obama did this, the media would say what a statesmen like thing he did, and renominate him for another Nobel Peace Prize.


63 posted on 04/25/2012 3:17:42 PM PDT by IWONDR
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To: ctdonath2; little jeremiah

If he is not in Florida (as reported) the state he is in may not have cause to provide protection. It would also tip off people to which state he is in. Keeping his location quiet is very important right now.....OTOH A trip to HI would be nice this time of the year!


64 posted on 04/26/2012 5:26:34 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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