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    With release of molestation tape, Zimmerman case moves further towards injustice

    With release of molestation tape, Zimmerman case moves further towards injustice

    The release of an audio tape by an unnamed woman who claims George Zimmerman molested her starting when he was 8 and she was 6 is perhaps the most outrageous attempt to taint the jury pool yet.

    Via Orlando Sentinel:

    A woman told authorities that murder suspect George Zimmerman sexually molested her for a decade, starting when both were young children, according to prosecution records released today.

    The woman, identified only as “witness 9,” said the abuse started when she was six and ended when she was 16. Zimmerman, she said, is about two years older than her….

    Witness 9 is not new to the case. Prosecutors released a statement from her several weeks ago in which she told authorities that Zimmerman does not like blacks. In the audio-recorded interview released Monday, she reiterated that but without providing specifics.

    Zimmerman and his family, she said, “don’t like black people if they don’t act like white people. They like black people if they act white.”

    Had she seen George Zimmerman act with hostility toward a black person, she was asked.

    No, she said.

    O’Mara had made a last-minute attempt to block the release of her statement as well as the jail calls. He filed a motion Monday morning at the Seminole County Courthouse, asking that they be delayed, but Corey’s office released them anyway. A pending court order required it.

    While all molestation is condemnable, the introduction of the allegations into this highly publicized case can only serve to deprive Zimmerman of a fair trial.  The allegations have nothing to do with the charges against Zimmerman, and have every likelihood to taint the jury pool and cause jurors to make a decision based on something other than the evidence at trial.

    Via Daily Beast:

    Last Friday, Judge Kenneth Lester of Seminole County Circuit Court denied the requests for withholding the discovery and ordered the release of both the audiotapes and 145 calls Zimmerman made from jail. “Its disclosure may have some small impact,” Lester wrote, “but does not rise to the level of ‘a serious and imminent threat to the administration of justice.’”

    This case is moving from farce to injustice.


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    I have two major problems with Witness 9: one, when you’re aged 6 and 8, is it really a crime to “play doctor” or whatever? Who, at age 8, is capable of sexual molestation? Don’t you have to know what sex is first? I mean come on, this is beyond absurd. And two, has anyone ever heard anyone actually trotting out the leftist meme that whites only like blacks “who act like whites”? Who says that? Even people who might actually feel that way wouldn’t frame it that way; they’d argue that they like people with whom they can “relate” or with whom they share common experience, etc. No one, but no one, actually states the exact leftist “accusation” that black people who “act white” are ‘race traitors’ or whatever. This is all completely insane. I mean truly, completely insane.

      JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Fuzzy. | July 17, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      The NY Slimes, Emerge, Donna Brazile, and a myriad of other people, publications and entities have openly stated that Clarence Thomas, Colin Powell, Condi Rice, Thomas Sowell, J.C. Watts, Herman Cain, and Allen West, among others, are Uncle Toms, Aunt Jemimas, only white-liked, race traitors, oreos, and on and on. A simple google search will reveal who what when where, and I’m talking blatant, out-front, no-holds-barred, no equivocation statements.

      Yukio Ngaby in reply to Fuzzy. | July 17, 2012 at 10:54 pm

      Yeah, I found the phrasing odd too. It seems very strange to use the exact terms (“acting white” etc.) often used for the “racial authenticity” argument in the statement.

      Such phrasing suggests to me that it may be an attempt to stir up racial debate along specific parameters again. You know the story: “authentic” Blacks being hunted down like dogs in the streets, etc.

    couple of people here that need to get a room and just get it over with.

    retire05 | July 17, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Professor Jacobson, perhaps you could also advise that the name calling by certain posters also stop. Calling people “liar, idiot, et al” is not using temperance in debate.

    It is possible to disagree without being disagreeable as 99% of the posters here prove.

      Ragspierre in reply to retire05. | July 17, 2012 at 5:44 pm

      Being a person who values his integrity very highly, I would not put my head down tonight having told others something was untrue that I knew now to be true.

      But that’s me…

    Ragspierre | July 17, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    It is not possible to lie without running the great risk of being identified as a liar.

    Ragspierre | July 17, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Making it MORE valuable I can talk on the phone and type at the same time, and can type very rapidly.

    Does this mean you talk on the phone for your legal practice/clients, while also posting blog comments?

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