Angela Corey vs. Alan Dershowitz
One of the side issues to the Zimmerman trial is the dishonest affidavit submitted by special prosecturo Angela Corey that led directly to Zimmerman's indictment.
Alan Dershowitz called out Corey last year for failing to include exculpatory information in the affidavit - information that probably led to Zimmerman's acquittal and may have convinced the judge at the time that there was insufficient evidence to indict.
Dershowitz has been calling for an investigation of Corey and some have even suggested a special prosecutor be named in the matter.
In early April 2012, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey decided not to take the George Zimmerman case to a Grand Jury, opting for the filing of a Criminal Information which then was presented along with an Affidavit of Probable Cause. The Court found probable cause for the charges.
It turned out, once pre-trial discovery was exchanged, that the affidavit upon which probable cause was found had not disclosed a lot of significant exculpatory details. There was no mention of the significant injuries to Zimmerman, or of John Good's eyewitness account that Martin was on top of Zimmerman hitting him Mixed Martial Arts style. All the Affidavit said on the subject of the physical confrontation was that there was "a struggle."
The Affidavit identified the voice screaming for help as that of Martin based on an interview with his mother, but did not reveal what we now know, that Martin's father initially denied it was his son.
The Affidavit also was inaccurate, such as alleging that the 911 operator "instructed Zimmerman not" to follow Martin -- a false fact which lives on in the media mythology of the case.
Alan Dershowitz was livid.
Jacobson links to a Powerline post that quotes Dershowitz appearing on the Mike Huckabee show:
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, 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. She was among the most irresponsible prosecutors I've seen in 50 years of litigating cases, and believe me, I've seen good prosecutors, bad prosecutors, but rarely have I seen one as bad as this prosecutor, [Angela] Corey.
This is what happens when the justice system is politicized. We now know that Eric Holder sent a flying squad of "conflict resolution" activists to help organize pressure to be put on local authorities to indict Zimmerman. Corey was part of an effort to railroad Mr. Zimmerman -- a lynch mob being egged on by race hustlers and Washington agitators.
The acquittal in the case proves Dershowitz's point.