Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz Says George Zimmerman Special Prosecutor Angela Corey Should Be Disbarred & Her Conduct Bordered on Criminal Conduct.
In an interview with Mike Huckabee, law school professor Alan Dershowitz said that the George Zimmerman special prosecutor Angela Corey should be disbarred were her actions. Dershowitz then went on to say that her conduct bordered on criminal conduct. Alan Dershowitz also said that the DOJ does not really investigate an individual for civil right violations unless they work for the state or the federal government. Zimmerman really cannot violate another’s civil rights on his own. Dershowitz said that the DOJ should be going after special prosecutor Angela Corey. She filed a false affidavit in front of the judge in order to get a second degree murder charge. She mislead the judge into getting an over-charge of second degree murder and failed to tell the judge that there were photos that Zimmerman’s that demonstrated that Zimmerman’s nose was broken and wounds on the back of his head. These are true violation of one’s civil rights. In the end Dershowitz said that this was a classic case of self-defense.
Real Clear Politics: (Huckabee, July 14, 2013)
MIKE HUCKABEE: You have said that you thought the prosecutor ought to be disbarred, that’s a pretty serious type of violation to get a person disbarred. It is that serious to you?
ALAN DERSHOWITZ: Right, it is. 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] Cory.