Dershowitz: Zimmerman Prosecution Not Only Unethical, but Stupid

As noted here in a previous post (with video), Alan Dershowitz doesn’t think much of the prosecution’s case against George Zimmerman. After today’s release of the exclusive ABC photo, showing rivers of blood on the back of Mr. Zimmerman’s head, Dershowitz blasted the state for what appears to be a failure to disclose exculpatory evidence to the defense, which indeed would be unethical, saying:

“I’ve had cases in Florida against prosecutors,” Dershowitz said, “and this is not the first time they have willfully omitted exculpatory evidence. It’s a continuing problem. Here, it’s not only immoral, but stupid. The whole country is watching. What do they benefit from having half-truths in an affidavit?”

Dershowitz added, “I’m not taking sides, but I’m insisting that both sides play by the rules, and so far the prosecution is not playing by the rules.”

During his close at this morning’s bail hearing, in his statement opposing it, prosecutor Bernado De La Rionada referred to Trayvon Martin as “an innocent young man.” He then said, referring to Zimmerman, that he has “committed violent crimes,” something the judge completely dismissed as “run of the mill run-in” college mischief, and, most important, and said Zimmerman “obviously committed this crime.” I guess since the prosecutor knows that, there’s no reason to even have the trial.

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