And the absurd prosecution of Sanford, FL neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman becomes even more absurd, as we discover that the state’s politically-motivated prosecutor, Angela Corey, has just been indicted for falsifying the warrant:
Angela Corey, Florida’s state attorney and the prosecutor against Zimmerman, has been indicted by a citizens’ grand jury for allegedly falsifying an arrest warrant and the complaint that led to Zimmerman being charged with the second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin.
The indictment accuses Corey of allegedly withholding photographs of Zimmerman’s head after the incident. Also, Corey allegedly falsely signed an arrest warrant under oath without including the pictures as evidence. Critics claim that Corey rushed the arrest warrant through because activists were rallying around the Trayvon Martin shooting, demanding that Zimmerman be charged with murder. Critics argue that Corey was attempting to secure a reelection with the support of the activists.
Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz stated that Corey’s actions were unethical and illegal.
I’ve stated on multiple occasions that the prosecution team and witnesses face a better chance of prison that George Zimmerman does if the legal system works as it should. This is my first confirmation that the checks and balances in the justice system still work.
I’d note that this charge doesn’t even touch the allegation from prosecution team member Wesley White that the prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda withheld evidence from Trayvon Martin’s cell phone that would have been beneficial for the defense.
Update: This is a citizen’s grand jury. It’s a political train wreck, but not a criminal indictment by the state. Confused? Welcome to the club. Apparently, citizen’s grand juries are legal, but carry little weight. They’ve been used by Birthers and Truthers in recent years, which doesn’t help their credibility, as it paints them as conspiracy theorists.
I’d note that the claim against del la Rionda is not from the citizen’s grand jury, but from a state prosecution employee made formally through legal channels.