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Well those are some of the sounds that were happening immediately after the verdict last night.
Joining me now is Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz joining me by way of Skype Alan I appreciate your joining me.
Start in -- -- -- time with your family on the weekend but I want to ask your reaction.
To the Department of Justice release today that they are going to be looking at this as perhaps civil rights violations.
Is that to answer the public pressure or is there a good reason for them to be concerned about civil rights violations here.
In general -- just farm does not investigate civil rights violations committed by one individual against another.
And less that individual works for the state with -- federal government for violation of civil rights usually involves.
The state and government violating civil and civil rights Jordan Zimmerman can't really alone.
Violate the civil rights of an individual even if he would have been guilty of the crime.
-- -- cordon just form an investigation there ought to be focused on brushed -- or in this case she really violated civil rights in this case.
What she did she -- -- -- be false affidavit in front of the judge in order to get.
A second degree murder -- she failed to tell the church that there were photographs and failed to show the photographs.
That as the Romans knows had been broken.
Wounds in the back of his head.
She -- slid.
Judge into giving her an -- second degree murder charge against -- government that is a true violation.
Civil rights and the rest of the case is relatively routine there was reasonable doubt written all -- this case to this day nobody knows who.
Who struck the first blow and -- already reasonable that nobody knows who yelled out for help me.
Nobody can be absolutely sure who was on top but it was -- -- but the evidence overwhelmingly.
Trayvon Martin was in top.
And was banging the head -- Zimmerman against concrete.
Thereby risking his life or certainly risking.
Permanent injury doesn't sound like a civil rights violations that sounds like a classic case of self defense.
And Allen to the idea you have said that you thought the prosecutor ought to be disbarred.
But that's a pretty serious type of -- -- violation to get a person this party it is that serious to you.
-- -- it is she.
Submitted an affidavit that was if not for curious -- legally.
All kinds of rules of the profession and her -- quarter on criminal conduct she by the way has a horrible reputation Florida.
She's known for overcharging she's known for being highly.
Political and in this case of course she overcharged and halfway through the trial she realized.
She wasn't gonna get a second degree murder -- so she asked for compromise verdict.
For manslaughter and then she went even further and said.
That she was gonna charge him with a child abuse and felony murder.
-- that was such a stretch.
That it goes beyond anything professionally responsible she was among the most irresponsible prosecutors I've seen in fifty years.
But litigating cases and believe me.
I've seen good prosecutors bad prosecutors.
But rarely ever seen one as bad as.
This prosecutor court.
I have a feeling there's going to be some examples coming up in your law classes at Harvard involving this case.
That is speaking of your law practice you've -- a lot of high profile celebrity clients.
This case has brought such infamy.
To George -- -- if you were advising him how to start putting his life back together in the aftermath of what is this international publicity.
What are some steps he needs to take to it to just have a semblance of a normal life again.
Well I can show you -- certainly -- class fun being -- disappear and he went off to England disappeared and that serves in very very well.
OJ Simpson didn't do that OJ Simpson.
Forced himself on to the public that was -- -- seeing him at all.
I would hope that George Zimmerman would would disappear from from view and just try to rebuild his life.
This first -- quarry is concerned by the way -- brighter my class letter justify her conduct in front of my students.
In -- when I accuser misconduct early in the case.
Complained to the dean of the Harvard Law School and ask that I -- that discipline for criticizing her spent just the other day she fired.
One of her people because he blew the whistle on her -- Honda.
So she has engaged in this kind that is -- radical suppression.
Of the criticism.
Against terror and you know every American is in danger -- we have prosecutors.
Like her who don't Obey the law.
Who follow political pressures we're the only country in the world -- prosecutors and elects judges.
A case like this would never been brought in any other country.
They never even -- brought charges it was such an obvious case of self defense and there was an obvious reasonable doubt.
And the only reason this case ever -- in front of -- jury was because of the political pressures that were brought up.
By groups of people who are dissatisfied.
With the first investigation with the fact that are responsible prosecutor and a responsible police force decided that there was reasonable doubt.
And that the state could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt to George demand did not engage in classic self cents.
-- is always insightful to hear from you and I appreciate it very much thanks again for joining us.
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