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George Zimmerman Civil Rights Suit Should Target Prosecutors, Claims Harvard Prof

George Zimmerman Civil Rights Suit Should Target Prosecutors, Claims Harvard Prof

The George Zimmerman prosecutors violated the civil rights of George Zimmerman himself and committed “criminal actions” according to famed Harvard law professor Alan M. Dershowitz.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Al Sharpton says George Zimmerman will face a civil rights lawsuit. Eric Holder of the Department of Justice is apparently willing to pick up that gauntlet, calling Trayvon Martin’s death an “unnecessary shooting,” and is working with the NAACP.

But Dershowitz says the George Zimmerman civil rights lawsuit should be targeting the Florida State Attorney’s Office run by Angela Corey:

“I think there were violations of civil rights and civil liberties — by the prosecutor. The prosecutor sent this case to a judge, and willfully, deliberately, and in my view criminally withheld exculpatory evidence. The prosecution should be investigated for civil rights violations, and civil liberty violations.”

In reference to the George Zimmerman trial’s whistleblower who lost his job at the State Attorney’s Office, Dershowitz says Angela Corey should face “disciplinary action” for “deliberately withholding and suppressing” evidence submitted to George Zimmerman’s defense and the judge. He claims Corey “withheld other evidence in the course of the pretrial and trial proceedings.” The last minute action of requesting additional charges of third-degree murder for “child abuse” is considered by Dershowitz to be “so professionally irresponsible as to warrant sanctions and investigations.”

Angela Corey, for her part, requested of the Harvard Law School that they discipline Dershowitz for his outspoken criticism of her actions. Dershowitz claims Harvard “laughed at” her complaint. Even though George Zimmerman has been cleared of all charges, Corey insists the “case was about boundaries and George Zimmerman exceeded those boundaries.”

Commenting on possible George Zimmerman civil rights lawsuits, Dershowitz says “I don’t think it would succeed” since the evidence shows George Zimmerman helped blacks for years before the Trayvon Martin shooting. Even though George Zimmerman’s defense used regular self defense laws and not Stand Your Ground, Dershowitz also believes the controversial Stand Your Ground laws should be changed cause they “elevates macho over the need to preserve life. I think these vigilante community groups have to be disarmed. I don’t think Zimmerman should have been allowed to have a gun.”

Do you think a George Zimmerman civil rights lawsuit should be presented against Angela Corey and the State Attorney’s Office prosecutors?

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8 Responses to “George Zimmerman Civil Rights Suit Should Target Prosecutors, Claims Harvard Prof”

  1. Crystal Chandelier

    For withholding exculpatory evidence, yes. But I want to know how a prosecutor dismisses a Grand Jury and proceeds to trial. I thought the 5th amendment required a Grand Jury to indict the accused but apparently the wording is:

    "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."

    The case WAS presented to a Grand Jury but that was dismissed because it was clear that there wouldn't be sufficient evidence to proceed to trial, a fact borne out by the verdict.

  2. Biff Wellington

    I suppose we all have the right to violently attack anyone choose? when will you angry fools just accept that maybe – just maybe – Trayvon Martin was that one-in-a-million black person who was actually the bad guy in a shooting?

  3. Scott Cromwell

    Zimmerman didn't just go up to martin and start blazing. he approached him words were exchanged then Zimmerman left then Martin sneeked back around and attacked Zimmerman. It's all in the transcrips.