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Dershowitz Blasts Zimmerman Prosecution: ‘Not Only Immoral, But Stupid’

Posted By admin On April 20, 2012 @ 4:03 pm In Featured Stories,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Breitbart News [1]
April 20, 2012

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.”

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[1] Breitbart News: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/04/20/Dershowitz-prosecution-immoral

[2] George Zimmerman released on bond in Trayvon Martin killing: http://www.prisonplanet.com/george-zimmerman-released-on-bond-in-trayvon-martin-killing.html

[3] Zimmerman to face lesser charge of manslaughter in addition to second-degree murder: http://www.prisonplanet.com/zimmerman-to-face-lesser-charge-of-manslaughter-in-addition-to-second-degree-murder.html

[4] Analysis: George Zimmerman Probably Won’t Be Convicted of Murder or Manslaughter — Here’s Why: http://www.prisonplanet.com/analysis-george-zimmerman-probably-wont-be-convicted-of-murder-or-manslaughter-heres-why.html

[5] Warning Graphic Photo: Possible New Evidence Shows George Zimmerman’s Bloodied Head: http://www.prisonplanet.com/warning-graphic-photo-possible-new-evidence-shows-george-zimmermans-bloodied-head.html

[6] Buchanan blasts Obama for refusing to take a stand against Zimmerman verdict violence: http://www.prisonplanet.com/buchanan-blasts-obama-for-refusing-to-take-a-stand-against-zimmerman-verdict-violence.html

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