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  •  NOT. EVEN. COMPARABLE. (5+ / 0-)
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    Zimmerman killed Trayvon.

    And there are facts in dispute.

    Full stop.

    •  It's exactly the same thing. (0+ / 0-)

      I'll just quote Professor Alan Dershowitz.

      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 and forensic 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.

      And also this about Angela Corey
      As many see it, her additional job is to prevent riots of the sort that followed the acquittal of the policemen who beat Rodney King.

      Indeed, Mansfield Frazier, a columnist for the Daily Beast, has suggested that it is the responsibility of the legal system to "avert a large scale racial calamity." He has urged Zimmerman's defense lawyer to become a "savior" by brokering a deal to plead his client guilty to a crime that "has him back on the streets within this decade."

      But it is not the role of a defense lawyer to save the world or the country. His job -- his only job -- is to get the best result for his client, by all legal and ethical means.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

      Angela Corey was looking for a quick plea bargain and it blew up in her face. She should have let the case go to the Grand Jury. Now George might get off completely.

      If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

      by HairyTrueMan on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 12:20:40 PM PST

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      •  Seriously? (0+ / 0-)
        This version, if true, would establish self-defense even if Zimmerman had improperly followed, harassed and provoked Martin.
        This is why people hate lawyers.
        •  Seriously. (0+ / 0-)

          If you throw the first punch and then continue smashing the person's head into the pavement, they can defend themselves with deadly force. It doesn't have anything to do with the FL SYG law. It's simple self defense... even if you initiated the confrontation. If you think someone is going to kill you, you can use deadly force to stop an attack.

          Angela Corey forgot to mention the self defense claim in her affidavit, despite having GZ's testimony and corroborating statements from multiple witnesses. And she forgot to mention the injuries GZ sustained. Those two things should tell you that murder two was not a winnable charge.

          And for the record, people hate lawyers because they are expensive and charge a full hour for ten minutes of work.

          If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

          by HairyTrueMan on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 05:39:31 PM PST

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