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Zimmerman Prosecuteor smirks like a damn weirdo at press conference; Bullshit almost certianly afoot

9:26 am - 07/15/2013
Zimmerman Prosecutor Angela Corey's Smile Is Under Fire

A post-verdict statement made by Angela Corey, Florida attorney general for the prosecution of George Zimmerman, came across to many viewers as callous and bizarre — Corey, who had just lost her case, spoke with a certain air of victory (more than one observer noted that the perceived satisfaction and attitude of gracious thanks was almost Academy Awards acceptance speech-esque) and what the Boston Herald's Peter Gelzinis described as "the weird smile of an event planner."

That smile, accompanied by her key phrase — "This case has never been about race or the right to bear arms" (HAHA, k) — hasn't improved the firestorm building against Corey right now. Shortly before the Zimmerman verdict came in, Corey personally prosecuted Marissa Alexander to the fullest extent of the law for firing a single warning shot at her abusive husband; both her case and Martin's involved the invocation of Florida's Stand Your Ground law, which allows citizens to use "lethal force" if in life-threatening danger, and both Alexander and Martin were African American.

According to a March 2012 blog post on the website Justice4Juveniles (via):

In the five year period between 2006/7 and 2010/11, across the state of Florida, an average of 52 % of black male juveniles were tried as adults for crimes they had committed. Angela Corey tried an average of 70%. The same state over the same time period tried an average of 25% of white male juveniles as adults for crimes that they had committed, Angela Corey, on the other hand, tried an average of 18%.

These horrible statistics should be the driving force behind questioning Corey's right to remain in her position — God knows we have no idea why Corey was smiling during her press conference, but tweeting about the above issues would be far more effective for progress than ragging on her makeup or her weight. If Corey were "conventionally attractive," she'd still be morally negligible. I mean, just look at Ann Coulter. (Or don't look directly at her, that's fine too.)

Source is Jezebel
NOT OK with this shit.
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chaya 15th-Jul-2013 02:33 pm (UTC)
I really don't want to be a ~tinhat but this is really, really, really weird behavior.
girly123 15th-Jul-2013 04:37 pm (UTC)
I would be less bothered by it if she weren't also the prosecutor in Marissa Alexander's case.That was the thing that got me about all of this.
astridmyrna 15th-Jul-2013 02:44 pm (UTC)
Oh my god what a nightmare. I just hope that Zimmerman is charged with a hate crime so he doesn't get off completely scot-free.
ohmiya_sg 15th-Jul-2013 02:51 pm (UTC)
Wow, I hadn't heard that it was the same prosecutor.
underlankers 15th-Jul-2013 02:54 pm (UTC)
So perhaps the prosecution was genuinely malicious, and not simply incompetent to the point that incompetence and malice were indistinguishable? I wish could be surprised, but then Florida elected a goddamn criminal as their governor, so it's not a shock at all that a local prosecutor would be that kind of racist scum.
the_physicist 15th-Jul-2013 03:02 pm (UTC)
Do you get a choice when it comes to state prosecutors?
darth_eldritch 15th-Jul-2013 03:02 pm (UTC)
Makes me wonder if with the Rick Scott administration they felt their careers would be under fire if they succeeded with the trial, instead of actually focusing on justice.

ETA: clarify point.

Edited at 2013-07-15 03:04 pm (UTC)
astridmyrna 15th-Jul-2013 03:17 pm (UTC)
It wouldn't surprise me at this point.
gambitia 15th-Jul-2013 03:24 pm (UTC)
I saw her statements, and to me it looked like she was extremely angry and attempting to put on a good public face. She snapped at journalists several times.

However her record definitely looks fishy. And I am so over the "it's not about race!" It is explicitly about race.
castalianspring 15th-Jul-2013 03:57 pm (UTC)
Holy shit. What an utterly bizarre statement. She's "so proud" and "happy"? She really thinks justice was served and the truth has been exposed? I can definitely see why people are starting to think she lost this case on purpose.

I didn't realize she was the one who prosecuted Marissa Alexander so harshly. Vile woman.
ebay313 15th-Jul-2013 04:16 pm (UTC)
That's shady as fuck. I started to watch the video but didn't make it all the way though. The way she says she's proud- it sounded like she was announcing that she won the case! I mean, if I didn't already know otherwise, that's exactly what I would think.
dissident 15th-Jul-2013 05:05 pm (UTC)
Well she did win, because she's on Zimmerman's side.
nutmegdealer 15th-Jul-2013 04:16 pm (UTC)
i live in jacksonville and am well aware of angela corey and every last bit of her bullshit. i can't stand her.

Edited at 2013-07-15 04:17 pm (UTC)
lickety_split 15th-Jul-2013 04:23 pm (UTC)
It looks like she's the principal speaking proudly at graduation.
crossfire 15th-Jul-2013 05:50 pm (UTC)
Right? I watched that and I thought, "Now there's someone who has been carefully rehearsing that speech for a few weeks."
aviv_b 15th-Jul-2013 04:41 pm (UTC)
Damn. Just when I thought this couldn't get any worse...

Given that its Florida which doesn't seem to have any problem trying to disenfranchise minority voters, nothing would surprise me.
shipperx 15th-Jul-2013 04:51 pm (UTC)
Also no desire to be a tinhat. But I have to admit to having wondered how much Florida wanted to win the case as it would have repercussions on the Stand Your Ground laws. :(
roseofjuly 15th-Jul-2013 05:54 pm (UTC)
Not really; the defense didn't use Stand Your Ground. They decided against it and used self-defense instead. And either way, the entire case is a commentary on SYG regardless of how it went.
bellichka 15th-Jul-2013 05:55 pm (UTC)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but "Stand Your Ground" was not at play in Zimmerman's case, correct? Or am I wrong?
bananainpyjamas 15th-Jul-2013 06:08 pm (UTC)
Well they didn't specifically use a SYG defense but the law makes self-defense much easier to "prove", even if SYG isn't specifically invoked. It also grants Zimmerman immunity from a wrongful death civil lawsuit.
zinnia_rose 15th-Jul-2013 06:08 pm (UTC)
God knows we have no idea why Corey was smiling during her press conference

Oh, I have several ideas. For example, she's a racist asshat.

Edited at 2013-07-15 06:08 pm (UTC)
bushy_brow 15th-Jul-2013 06:57 pm (UTC)
Right? And I'm sure that one was just off the top of your head.
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