Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dershowitz: Zimmerman Indictment "Thin"

Prof. Alan Dershowitz, noted liberal and criminal law expert, describes the written indictment of George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin as "thin" and suggests that the affidavit of probable cause (the official name of the document) won't hold up in court at least insofar as a charge of second degree murder.

Although all the facts have yet to come out in this particular case, in general it wouldn't be the first time that political considerations might have motivated an indictment and/or that a prosecutor overcharged a defendant.


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