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It’s understatement to say that legendary law professor Alan Dershowitz is upset with the prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case:

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.”

The benchmark for a witness testifying is telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. It looks like that’s the standard for affidavits, too.

If the police were the first people on the scene, they certainly had to see the blood on George Zimmerman’s head. Whoever filled out the affidavit was obligated to include that information.

Alot of attention was paid to marches by racebaiters like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. The fact that Mr. Zimmerman might’ve been acting in self defense wasn’t important to the racebaiting reverands. Replenishing the racebaiting industry’s coffers was infinitely more important to them than seeking justice or the truth.

When this case collapses, President Obama and the racebaiting reverands will have tons of egg on their faces. It couldn’t happen to more deserving people.

UPDATE: A Florida judge has set George Zimmerman’s bail at $150,000.

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9 Responses to “Alan Dershowitz excoriates prosecutor in Trayvon Martin trial”

  • eric z says:

    I was not there and cannot say what happened.

    All I know is the unarmed guy got gunned down.

    Being shot dead, he had no later chance to say what happened.

    Dispatchers told the gunman to stop stalking the individual and to wait for professional intervention and resolution.

    Stalking continued anyway, and the unarmed man ended up gunned down.

    It seems curious to me that prosecution is being discouraged.

    And that leaves race and hoodies out of the discussion.

    Same circumstances, two descendants of the Mayflower trip, not black and Hispanic tensions in Florida, put it in Salem where the Mayflower Stone is, and it remains very curious and problematic.

  • Adrianne says:

    Neighborhood watch volunteers are not supposed to carry guns on their watch. They are supposed to be the eyes of the police, call in any suspected problems and then leave it to the police. GZ had a gun, after many times being told not to and then he pursued after calling in his suspicions regarding Trayvon Martin. If these two things had been different, TM would be alive today to tell his side of the story. Can anyone say Murder 1?

  • Gary Gross says:

    Can anyone say self defense? I don’t know all the things that happened that night but I know that Zimmerman had blood on his head. Assuming that he didn’t give himself that wound, which is easy to determine through forensic tests, the next question is whether there was a fight. If there was a fight, was it reasonable for Mr. Zimmerman to defend himself?

    I won’t render a verdict because I haven’t seen all the evidence. You shouldn’t either.

  • Adrianne says:

    “If there was a fight, was it reasonable for Mr. Zimmerman to defend himself?”

    the two NEVER should have come in contact with one another. Zimmerman stalked the minor and confronted him. GZ was in the wrong here and in many other places. His actions led to TM’s death. stop the selective blindness.

  • Gary Gross says:

    You can’t know that Zimmerman “stalked the minor” because you weren’t there.

  • FatfreeToothpaste says:

    My father used to tell me not to put my hands on people. Not to get into confrontations. You never know, the idiot might have a gun.

    This was a chance meeting of two idiots. One of the idiots had a gun.

    One less idiot in the world now. Tough Shit.

  • Clint says:

    Adrienne says: “Neighborhood watch volunteers are not supposed to carry guns on their watch.”

    Not true, even if the media and online commenters say it a billion times. Florida law does not require neighborhood watch volunteers to disarm themselves to perform watch duties. Try looking for yourself before you believe what you see in the media or blogs.

  • Bob J. says:

    Well, at least we know this much: we know which LFR posters get their news from MSNBC.

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