Prosecutorial misconduct

The Zimmerman case brings up the issue. Again.

“Martin’s younger half-brother, Demetrius Martin, sent one of the more indicative messages. Last seen in the media crying as he remembered his brother during a “March for Peace,” Demetrius asked Martin when he was “going to teach me to fight.”

“This defendant didn’t give Trayvon Martin a chance,” said de la Rionda. No, it was the State of Florida, the Department of Justice, and even the president that didn’t give Zimmerman a chance. Someone should pay.”

Jack Cashill explains Why [he thinks] the Zimmerman Prosecutors Should Be Disbarred.

“The State’s job is to make the case for the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Fifty years ago, in Brady v. Maryland, the U.S. Supreme Court established that a prosecutor’s responsibility was “to seek justice fairly, not merely win convictions by any means.” In the case at hand, this meant that the State of Florida had the responsibility to share promptly all exculpatory evidence with the defense. It did not.”

The former police chief made it clear that justice and law was not the goal in the efforts that drove the prosecution. There is significant other evidence, including the behaviors of the prosecution both in and out of court, that supports the idea of prosecutorial misconduct.

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