Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Zimmerman prosecutors considered using defendant's telegram in court

[Dissociated Press] Prosecutors for the George Zimmerman murder trial today admitted that they considered using a telegram sent by the defendant as evidence in their ultimately unsuccessful bid to convict the Florida man of murdering Trayvon Martin.

Florida State Attorney Angela Corey (above) told reporters at a press conference today that the crucial piece of evidence was rejected only after careful deliberation.

"We realized that the telegram, in which the defendant tried to incite war between Mexico and the United States, really spoke to the defendant's state of mind, and to the malice of which he was capable" Corey said to a room of stunned journalists. "If he can plan a war, he can certainly kill a black child with malice aforethought."

Prosecutors discussed the introduction of Zimmerman's telegram into evidence with presiding Judge Debra Nelson. "In consultation with the judge, we decided not to use it because we were unsure of the impact that a proposed Mexican-American war would have on the Hispanic vote in the 2014 election." 

That aside, Corey did say that it was a brilliant legal strategy. 

Corey told reporters "The telegram is even more convincing than the other evidence we presented at trial."


  1. See this political cartoon where Judge Debra Nelson says: "Congratulations Mr. Zimmerman, you're a free man".

    1. Yeah, Eric Holder is licking his chops over a federal prosecution, but even the WaPo headline admits that "experts say a federal case faces challenges".

    2. The process is the point/punishment:

      1) on the one hand, we have the deep pockets of government agencies -- kept filled with monies forcibly extracted from you and me;
      2) on the other hand, we have whatever meager resources the target can draw upon.

      1) on the one hand, we have a battalion of government employees who “earn” their living prosecuting (or, as the case may be, persecuting) the target, and who get to go home at night;
      2) on the other hand, we have the target, whose life is consumed by the effort to clear his name.

    3. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyJuly 16, 2013 at 4:33 PM

      Ray Donovan (who was probably before your time) was a perfect example, Ilion. As Reagan's Sec of Trans, he streamlined bureaucracies, shrunk a bloated department, modernized Davis-Bacon, and eliminated redundant OSHA regulation.

      In revenge, Democrats accused him of being involved with the Genovese crime family on an MTA contract. He fought out-of-control Federal prosecutors until he was near-penniless.

      In the end, Donovan was completely exonerated. Upon his aquittal, he famously asked

      Which office do I go to get my reputation back?

  2. This post-acquittal interview on CNN concludes with Corey calling Zimmerman a "Murderer".

  3. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyJuly 16, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    According to a report by the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore police are seeking a gang of black thugs for beating down a Hispanic man while shouting "this is for Trayvon". It's rumored that President Lackwit is troubled and confused about what to do, as it's hard to see a way forward in the case that buys votes from both minority groups.

    By the way, I was amused by a a video segment from Piers Morgan's interview with Rachel Jeantel. Piers had to help her spell "cracka". She reminded me of one of our local trolls, Popeye. He's "new school", too. Those "new schools" are really getting the job done. Based on Popeye's skill set, I'll bet she can cut and paste like a real internet wizard.

  4. The DOJ will "investigate" Zimmerman for the next year or so, leaking to the media on a regular basis to keep it in the news.

    Holter will decide to prosecute for civil rights violations, which will be announced at a massive press conference in the spring of 2014.

    The federal trial, with national television coverage, will ensue.

    Zimmerman will be acquitted. The verdict will be rendered in late October 2014.

    The civil lawsuits will ensue, with the trial date October 2016.

    The show must go on.

  5. Start a war with Mexico? LMAO. This from Eric Holder's dept.? Senor fast and furious? Too lame for words. Give me a break.

    1. LOL Missed the DA byline....
      NEED more coffee. I was actually thinking this was real news for a minute. I guess it goes to show how surreal this whole mess is.

    2. The problem, crus, is that it's becoming more and more difficult to distinguish the real news from the Dissociated Press.

    3. No matter what intentional absurdity one tries to come up with the parody or satirize the leftists, one inevitably learns that one’s imagination is woefully underpowered.

    4. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyJuly 16, 2013 at 1:05 PM

      It is very difficult to distinguish parody from the actual goings-on in the Lackwit Administration. I recall that during 2008 campaign, when asked how to solve the problem of Iran, then-candidate Barack O'Lackwit responded with "you do the game theory and calculate ways to contain".

      He must still be "doing" the game theory cackalations, because the mullahs are still laughing.

  6. I've been waiting for someone to somehow hook the Zimmerman telegram into this case. Well done. So the only reason the prosecution didn't use it was because it would drag Germany into the case, and bring the whole EU along with it.

    I guess I'm your only reader who ever paid attention in history class.