Yes dear, I've seen your posts, but they are all missing one little detail.<quoted text>
You sir, are no Alan Dershowitz:
Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz appeared on MSNBCs Hardball where fill-in host Michel Smerconish asked him his opinions of the arrest warrant issued and carried out for alleged Trayvon Martin murderer, George Zimmerman. Dershowitz called the affidavit justifying Zimmermans arrest not only thin, its irresponsible. He went on to criticize the decision to charge Zimmerman for second degree murder by special prosecutor Angela Corey as being politically motivated.
Youve seen the affidavit of probable cause. What do you make of it, Smerconish asked.It wont suffice, Dershowitz replied without hesitation.
Most affidavits of probable cause are very thin. This is so thin that it wont make it past a judge on a second degree murder charge, Dershowitz said.Theres simply nothing in there that would justify second degree murder.
Dershowitz said that the elements that would constitute that crime are non-existent in the affidavit.Its not only thin, its irresponsible, said Dershowitz.
Dershowitz went on to strongly criticize Coreys decision to move forward with the case against Zimmerman.I think what you have here is an elected public official who made a campaign speech last night for reelection when she gave her presentation and overcharged. This case will not if the evidence is no stronger than what appears in the probable cause affidavit this case will result in an acquittal.
Smerconish identified the total lack of any mention of the supposed fight that occurred between Martin and Zimmerman prior to Martin being shot. He said he was disappointed that he did not see any mention of that conflict that led to Martins murder.
But its worse than that, said Dershowitz.Its irresponsible and unethical in not including material that favors the defendant.
This affidavit does not even make it to probable cause, Dershowitz concluded.everything in the affidavit is completely consistent with a defense of self-defense. Everything.
Any mention at all of the subject of the posts to which you have replied which is the reality of lesser included offenses.
Even if Zimmerman is not convicted on the charge of second degree murder, he could still be convicted of the lesser included offense of manslaughter.
Ask eagle to explain it to you. He agrees with me on this one and we don't agree on much of anything.