The Nifonging of George Zimmerman
There is an aphorism to the effect that there is only a small difference between police and criminals, just as there is only a small difference between sheep dogs and wolves. It is that small difference, however, that distinguishes heroes from enemies of society. Sheep dogs and wolves are members of the same species, and both are physically and temperamentally capable of killing other animals. The key difference is, of course, that sheep dogs never harm the sheep they protect from the wolves. A police officer must, like the violent criminals he or she arrests, be similarly capable of handling a physical confrontation if he or she is to protect innocent people.
No civilized society can tolerate a sheep dog that turns on the sheep, or a police officer or prosecutor who uses his or her authority against innocent people for personal or political gain. This is why, for example, the U.S. Code includes a provision for "color of law" violations of civil rights. As stated excellently by the FBI:
U.S. law enforcement officers and other officials like judges, prosecutors, and security guards have been given tremendous power by local, state, and federal government agencies -- authority they must have to enforce the law and ensure justice in our country. These powers include the authority to detain and arrest suspects, to search and seize property, to bring criminal charges, to make rulings in court, and to use deadly force in certain situations.
This is why proven rogue prosecutors like Mike Nifong (Duke Lacrosse), and alleged rogue prosecutors Scott Harshbarger (Amiraults), Janet Reno (Grant Snowden), and Florida State Attorney Angela Corey (George Zimmerman), are far more dangerous to society than all but the most vicious criminals.
Let's start with law professor Alan Dershowitz's statement that Angela Corey should be disbarred.
She submitted an affidavit that was, if not perjurious, completely misleading. She violated all kinds of rules of the profession, and her conduct bordered on criminal conduct. She, by the way, has a horrible reputation in Florida. She's known for overcharging [criminal charges, as opposed to attorney's fees], she's known for being highly political. And in this case, of course she overcharged. Halfway through the trial she realized she wasn't going to get a second degree murder verdict, so she asked for a compromised verdict, for manslaughter. And then, she went even further and said that she was going to charge him with child abuse and felony murder. That was such a stretch that it goes beyond anything professionally responsible.
A false accusation that somebody is unfit to practice his or her profession is automatically libelous, and Dershowitz said Corey "violated all kinds of rules of the profession." Dershowitz would, therefore, have never made an accusation of this nature if he did not believe that the preponderance of evidence was on his side. Judge Jeanine Pirro also suggests that Corey filed charges for political reasons. That would constitute unprofessional conduct at best.
Worse is to come. It is alleged that Angela Corey fired her office's information technology director for testifying that he thought the prosecutor's office failed to turn over exculpatory evidence to Zimmerman's defense team.
The hearing Thursday will feature testimony by Ben Kruidbos, the information technology director. His attorney said Kruidbos is prepared to testify he recovered deleted photos and messages from Martin's cellphone data, and that Kruidbos told Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda about that information in January.
The fact that a rogue sheep dog is far more dangerous to society than a wolf is a strong argument for making the knowing and willful withholding of exculpatory evidence a felony, and in the same class as perjury.
Next we come to Al Sharpton, the same individual who was equally sure that the Duke Lacrosse players had raped a black woman, and who falsely accused several men in Wappingers Falls of raping Tawana Brawley. Sharpton's literally inflammatory rhetoric also played a role in the fatal arson of Freddy's Fashion Mart in 1995.
Sharpton is now equally sure that Zimmerman is guilty (despite the verdict to the contrary), so it is past time to remind the entire country that Sharpton is nothing more than David Duke in blackface: a racist, an anti-Semite, and a race-hustler who makes a living by appealing to the dregs of his society. It is also necessary to remind Mr. Sharpton, and NAACP head Benjamin Todd Jealous, how certain elements of Caucasian society once handled matters when they felt that the justice system had not worked properly (e.g., by acquitting a black man for raping a white woman). I am sure this is how the KKK would have handled the O.J. Simpson "not guilty" verdict -- with which I agreed because of loss of chain of custody of a key piece of evidence -- had it been in a position to do so.
MoveOn.org joined the NAACP in petitioning for double jeopardy for Zimmerman, which comes as little surprise given its past record of promoting hatred for Jews, Catholics, Evangelical Christians, and others. The same goes for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who also wants Eric Holder's so-called Justice Department to trump up federal charges against Zimmerman.
Eric Holder is the same individual who was found in contempt of Congress for refusing to provide evidence related to the more than two thousand gun felonies that his Justice Department orchestrated in Operation Fast and Furious. Now it is credibly alleged that the Justice Department misappropriated federal money to orchestrate public demonstrations and quasi-lynch mobs against Mr. Zimmerman. This misuse of government resources against a private citizen reinforces the statement that a rogue sheep dog is far more dangerous to any civilized society than a wolf.
Conclusion: Rogue Sheep Dogs Are a Clear and Present Danger to Our Society
Rogue sheep dogs cannot, in the long run, continue to operate without society's support. The surest way to cut that support is to expose them for what they are in every conceivable media outlet. We can legitimately equate the likes of Al Sharpton, MoveOn.org, and the NAACP to Ku Klux Klansmen who lynched black people and Jews (e.g., Leo Frank) when a court of law wouldn't deliver the verdict they wanted. Sharpton's track record speaks for itself, and it is past time that he is called out publicly for what he is: a racist black counterpart of any Klan Kleagle or Grand Wizard.
We need to remind the public, at every opportunity, that Eric Holder's Justice Department orchestrated more than 2,000 gun felonies at the cost of 150 Mexican lives, along with that of U.S. law enforcement officer Brian Terry. The former could conceivably be construed as an act of war against a moderately friendly country. Barack Obama's "national conversation" about guns came to an abrupt end when he invoked Nixonian executive privilege to keep Holder out of jail for contempt of Congress with respect to Operation Fast and Furious. There also needs to be official scrutiny of Angela Corey's role in the Zimmerman prosecution, and disciplinary action if the allegations against her are proven.
William A. Levinson, P.E. is the author of several books on business management including content on organizational psychology, as well as manufacturing productivity and quality.