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.