New Zimmerman Evidence

The more I hear about the prosecutor in the Zimmerman case, the more I think she has no business wielding state power. It looks like the prosecution was withholding key evidence, that has now only come to light due to supplemental discovery in the case. TalkLeft, run by a defense attorney, also notes some deception on the part of Benjamin Crump as to the age of one of the witnesses, who it may seem is not a juvenile, as was claimed.

8 Responses to “New Zimmerman Evidence”

  1. Dannytheman says:

    The sad part of this entire story is IF George did truly defend himself, and he is only one that knows, his life is over. He will have to move, change his name and not have any real chance for justice against the system that prosecuted him possibly unjustly.
    Qualified immunity will protect the hacks who came after him and manipulated the process. We no longer have a justice system, we have a legal system via politics.

    • J says:

      I suspect, though IANAL, Mr. Zimmerman will have some relief via tort. Also, I suspect his book deal will be worth a pretty penny.

  2. Felix says:

    I call it the “just us” system.

    You echo my thoughts. If I could wish only one reform on this legal system, it would be that those who bring charges had no immunity, that they were always held accountable for over charges and bogus charges.

    • Harold says:

      Unfortunately I can’t see how that would work.

      Imagine a large fraction of true criminals suing prosecutors who brought them to justice.

      As for bringing charges against them, who’s going to bell the cat? They’re they ones in society who’s remit is bringing charges against others….

      About the only thing I can see here is judges getting a LOT more harsh when prosecutors are abusive, but that just doesn’t seem to happen. E.g. the ones who prosecuted Senator Ted Stevens eventually (after the election, of course) really upset the judge, he started something in the judicial system … but they certainly didn’t end up in prison where they belonged.

      • Alpheus says:

        First of all, we need to root out plea bargaining. Too often, prosecutors will overcharge so they could plead down to a lesser charge, and avoid jury prosecution altogether–and this, in turn, undermines our jury system.

        Second, while I wouldn’t allow a counter-suit to go against a prosecutor who pursued a conviction in good faith, but simply didn’t have enough evidence to convict, we can, and SHOULD, have laws that remove immunity when the prosecutor has acted in bad faith, as has clearly happened here!

  3. Zermoid says:

    So, the state withheld evidence and one of the main “witnesses” lied.

    This has to be beneficial to Zimmerman.

    I hope he bets Justice, not what the prosecutor wants to give him…..

  4. SPQR says:

    This has been a very dirty sleezy prosecution.