Dershowitz, agreeing with VFR, says that Angela “Nifong” Corey has probably committed criminal acts in her prosecution of Zimmerman
comments on the latest development are reported
With ABC News’ release of the George Zimmerman photo showing blood flowing freely from his head, the question becomes whether Angela Corey, the prosecutor in the case, had access to the photo before charging Zimmerman with second-degree murder.
The arrest affidavit did not mention the photograph, or the bleeding, gashes, and bruises on Zimmermans’ head. Professor Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School stated upon release of the arrest affidavit that it was “so thin that it won’t make it past a judge on a second degree murder charge … everything in the affidavit is completely consistent with a defense of self-defense.”
After the release of the photo, however, Dershowitz went much further, telling Breitbart News that if the prosecutors did have the photo and didn’t mention it in the affidavit, that would constitute a “grave ethical violation,” since affidavits are supposed to contain “all relevant information.”
Dershowitz continued, “An affidavit that willfully misstates undisputed evidence known to the prosecution is not only unethical but borders on perjury because an affiant swears to tell not only the truth, but the whole truth, and suppressing an important part of the whole truth is a lie.”
When asked if it made a difference whether the prosecution had the bloody photograph at the time they charged Zimmerman, Dershowitz responded, “We do know that there were earlier photographs before the affidavit was done that strongly suggested blood on the back of the head, and we know the police had first access to him, so if there was blood they [the prosecution] would know about it …
“I’ve had cases in Florida against prosecutors,” Dershowitz said, “and this is not the first time they have willfully omitted exculpatory evidence. It’s a continuing problem. Here, it’s not only immoral, but stupid. The whole country is watching. What do they benefit from having half-truths in an affidavit?”
Dershowitz added, “I’m not taking sides, but I’m insisting that both sides play by the rules, and so far the prosecution is not playing by the rules.”
As I’ve said before, Dershowitz assumes we are still living in a country under the rule of law, so he thinks the prosecutor by behaving so improperly is stupid because she won’t get away with it. The reality is that when it comes to the left’s most passionately held positions, such as government run health care and racial and sexual equality, we are no longer a country under the rule of law. The population is now sufficiently nonwhite and leftist that the ruling left can get away with gross lawlessness, not every time, but a lot of the time. As an index of how far left we have gone, consider the fact that many nominal conservatives, such as the editorial page editors of the New York Post
and writers at National Review
such as David French, defend Corey’s affidavit as totally proper.
Dershowitz’s own life-long passion, as he expressed clearly and with supreme obnoxiousness in his 1990s book Chutzpah, was to overthrow the old Anglo-Saxon, conservative America, which he regarded as a cauldron of bigotry. Now he’s got what he wanted. He just doesn’t realize it.
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Clarification: I do not know that the judge will not throw out the case over Corey’s improprieties. He might. But anyone who positively states that he will throw it out, as Dershowitz does, does not see or grasp what America has already
become, as shown by the fact that the nation’s lynching of George Zimmerman has gotten as far as it has gotten, and by the fact that Corey has not been thrown off the case for her personal identification of herself with Trayvon Martin’s parents and their demand for “justice for Trayvon.” If such extreme prosecutorial misbehavior did not result in her official discrediting, why should her lying affidavit have that effect? Even strong critics of the Zimmerman prosecution are not ready to face the fact that America at its core is gone, that it has already become a liberal/black tyranny, as well as a liberal/female tyranny, and a liberal/homosexual tyranny, and a liberal/Muslim tyranny.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 20, 2012 09:27 PM | Send