Dershowitz Slams Zimmerman Prosecutor – Again!

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America’s premier criminal defense attorney, and Harvard Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz not only thinks that George Zimmerman shoul be acquitted of murder, he also believes that Special Prosecutor Angela Cory should be charged with perjury and subornation. From Fox News:

Legal legend Alan Dershowitz blasted the special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case, accusing her of hiding evidence favorable to defendant George Zimmerman and committing perjury.

“If I were this prosecutor, I’d be hiring a lawyer at this point,” Dershowitz said of Angela Cory, the Florida state attorney and special prosecutor who Gov. Rick Scott appointed to handle the case.

Dershowitz leveled his bombshell charges in an interview Wednesday with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. The Harvard law professor, noted for winning an acquittal of Claus Von Bulow in the case that inspired the film “Reversal of Fortune,” said Cory overreached by charging Zimmerman with second-degree murder. And he said the affidavit she filed in support of the charges was illegal because it did not include evidence favorable to Zimmerman.

“This affidavit submitted by the prosecutor in the Florida case is a crime,” Dershowitz said. “It’s a crime.”

Cory made no mention of Zimmerman’s wounds or photos that might substantiate them when announcing the charge on April 11. Dershowitz said she was obligated to include any and all pertinent evidence.

“If she in fact knew about ABC News’ pictures of the bloody head of Zimmerman and failed to include that in the affidavit, this affidavit is not the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth,” Dershowitz said. “It’s a perjurious affidavit.”

Even worse, Dershowitz warned that by overcharging Zimmerman, Cory may have planted the seed for riots if he is acquitted, as Dershowitz predicted will happen.

“If there are riots, it will be the prosecutor’s fault because she overcharged, raised expectations,” Dershowitz said. “This prosecutor not only may have suborned perjury, she may be responsible, if there are going to be riots here, for raising expectations to unreasonable levels.”

He said it is quite possible Zimmerman was guilty of a lesser charge, but the affidavit does not support a second-degree murder charge.

“There’s nothing in this affidavit that suggests second-degree murder. The elements of second-degree murder aren’t here.”

The Zimmerman case has inflamed public passions, largely because of the actions of self-serving, race-baiting, anti-gun zealots on the Left like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton… and to a lesser extent perhaps, Barack Obama.

To my knowledge, there hasn’t been a legal authority of Dershowitz’ stature and experience refute what Dershowitz has said and endorse Cory’s affidavit or the murder charge against Zimmerman.

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  • Neiman

    Interesting side note, I heard today that not only did Zimmerman tutor black children – he is partly African-American, as well as Peruvian – that racist crud! :)

    • headward

      He’s also a registered dem.  If this was a republican, we’d be hearing how the tea party and GOP is out to kill black people.

      • Neiman

        All lies, he is obviously a 100% white racist and killed Trayvon because he was black, he was/is a Tea Party Member, he really was/ius a Republican and the evidence be damned – he’s guilty – hang him. Liberals told us so!

        • Bat One

          You should probably mark your sarcasm as such, my friend.  I know!  The liberals here aren’t clever enough to recognize your snide jab for what it is.

          • Neiman

             Yes, liberals are by definition morons with no sense of humor. Sorry.

          • realitybasedbob

            Old Pal, ya know why the conservative crossed the road?

            Neither does he.

          • NAC

             He crossed the road to get away from the liberal panhandlers looking for anything at someone else’s expense.

          • $8194357

            To get the hell away from the useful leftist idiots…Da…

        • $8194357

          Limbaugh subliminaly took over his soul perhaps?

      • Bat One

        If this was a republican, we’d be hearing how the tea party and GOP is out to kill black people.

        I’m sure that’s on another thread.  But have patience.  The race-baiting Hanni isn’t here yet.

        • $8194357

          Or any of his leftist “suck” puppets….

  • Roy_Bean

    I would contribute to a fund to hire Dershowitz to defend Zimmerman if ther was or is such a fund.

    • The Whistler

       I think there are tons of lawyers ready to defend Zimmerman for free provided they get a chance to get on the suit against NBC for editing the 911 call. 

      • Bat One

        That may turn out to be the most expensive edit since the 18 and 1/2 minute gap in Nixon’s Watergate tapes.

    • Bat One

      If Zimmerman is somehow convicted, Dershowitz will do the appeal pro bono… and win!

  • Awfulorv

    Well that does it! unless they can extract that 1/32 black blood, he has in him, they can’t hold him , much less convict him, for anything.  Those southern judges have a “slap on the wrist” card in their breast pocket and will always use it in cases like this. What with slavery, the Jim Crow laws, the KKK, Bull Conner’s water guns, he’s got to walk. Matter of fact I see him becoming Director of the Torque Wrench Dept. at the new Chattahoochee Tech. school, now under construction, perhaps even Chancellor.   And, of course he gets first dibs on a million, or so, Condos. our Govt. is taking possession of, all over Fla.  Replacing “Tipping Guam” Johnson’s replacement is always high on the Southern pols list also, so who knows. He may even try his hand as a fast talking head on one of the networks, and of course, there’s always dancing with the oddities.

  • Kevin Flanagan

    Why are “the joos” ganging up on Obama?

  • mickey_moussaoui

    a race riot would finish obama…… bring it on

    • Awfulorv

      A race riot, black on white, has been going on for years, but the black apologists of the MSM have been ignoring the evidence. 

  • mikemc1970

    It’s not like Florida doesn’t have a history of bowing to public pressure to bring charges they can’t prove in a court of law. Anyone remember Casey Anthony?

  • Bat One

    It’s interesting that none of the lynch mob liberals here has quoted an expert of stature and reputation equal to Mr. Dershowetz who refutes what the professor is saying about the Zimmerman prosecution.