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Monday, April 16, 2012

AP: Zimmerman has too many rights

Via Don Surber
Through its news analysis by Curt Anderson, management and editors at the Associated Press apparently believe George Zimmerman has too many rights to defend himself in court. The editors at the nation’s largest news organization are befuddled by the notion that prosecutors actually have to prove that Zimmerman did not kill Trayvon Martin in self-defense, rather than merely accept Al Sharpton’s version of the story. The analysis began:

MIAMI (AP) — George Zimmerman persuaded the police not to charge him for killing unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, but the prosecutor has accused him of murder. Soon, armed with unparalleled legal advantages, Zimmerman will get to ask a judge to find the killing was justified, and if that doesn’t work, he’ll get to make the same case to a jury.

Unparalleled? Throughout the English-speaking world, a person charged with a crime can ask a judge to dismiss the charges and if that fails, be tried before a jury of his peers. The only aspect of this case that is different from others is that if acquitted, Zimmerman would be immune from civil damages. And the Associated Press listed Curt Anderson as “AP Legal Affairs Writer”? Maybe he is a graduate of the Barack Obama School of Constitutional Law.
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