Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Zimmerman Prosecutor Abused Her Power, Violated Court Rules

Ben Kruidbos, Fired For Obeying The Law

Angela Corey, Abused Her Power, Violated Court Rules Firing Kruidbos

[From article]
Ben Kruidbos, the information-technology director for the state attorney’s office, was shocked when he learned that prosecutors hadn’t turned over to the defense evidence of photos and text messages that Kruidbos had recovered from Martin’s cell phone. The photos included images of a pile of jewelry on a bed, underage nude females, marijuana, and a hand menacingly holding a semiautomatic weapon.
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He turned over the photos in late May, and the state placed Kruidbos on administrative leave until this past Friday, the day the Zimmerman case went to the jury. That morning, according to the Florida Times-Union, he received a hand-delivered letter from Corey informing him that he was fired and that he “can never again be trusted to step foot in this office.”


JULY 14, 2013 4:00 AM
Injudicious Criminal Justice in Florida
The prosecutorial misconduct in Zimmerman’s trial reveals a judicial system run amok.
By John Fund
National Review
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Published on Jul 14, 2013
7/14/13 - Alan Dershowitz says the DOJ doesn't normally investigate civil rights violations of one person to another because a single person cannot violate the civil rights of another unless they work for the local, state, or federal government. So, he says, Zimmerman couldn't have violated the civil rights of Trayvon Martin. But he does agree that there should be a civil right violation investigation by the DOJ, but of Florida Prosecutor Angela Corey. He says by charing Zimmerman with 2nd degree murder and hiding from the judge the evidence that contradicted that charge, she violated George Zimmerman's rights.

Massachusetts has a Civil Rights state statute MGL Ch. 265, Sec. 37, which makes it a felony to intimidate a persons in the free exercise of a constitutionally protected right, whether or not the actor is a public official. This too could be applied to the prosecutor. But this law covers abuses of denial of rights by private persons. [Ed.]

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