Angela Corey, Zimmerman Prosecutor, Loses Primary, 26% to 64%

Angela Corey Milissa
Angela Corey, Kenny Leigh, Melissa Nelson

By Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten
Dean Weingarten

Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-

When both the NRA and the local president of the NAACP want you out of office, you are in trouble.  Angela Corey found herself in that position after ham-handling a number of cases that she chose to prosecute, including George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin self defense case. From usatoday.com:

Melissa Nelson, a corporate lawyer and former prosecutor, claimed 64% of the vote over Corey's 26% in the fourth circuit, which oversees Jacksonville, Fla. Nelson will face Kenny Leigh, a write-in candidate who runs a men's only law firm, in the general election. (Fun fact: no write-in candidate has ever been elected to a state attorney position in Florida, the Florida Times-Union has reported.)

USA today gets the case exactly wrong, still sticking to the discredited notion that racism was a major feature of the case.

To her biggest critics, Corey is the prosecutor who failed to convince a jury to convict Zimmerman of second-degree murder for fatally shooting Martin, a black 17-year-old. Civil rights leaders have told USA TODAY that if Martin had been white, Zimmerman would have been arrested the night of the shooting.

This from IamGMJohnson on twitter:

 George M Johnson @IamGMJohnson

Angela Corey lost her primary. Yall know the one who play “prosecuted” George Zimmerman

Anyone who actually studied the trial knows that Corey bent, very likely broke, the rules as far as she could get away with in trying to convict George Zimmerman.  The idea that she “play prosecuted” him is a leftwing conspiracy fantasy.

There was incredible racism in the coverage of the case, but it was racism directed at George Zimmerman.

There are many reasons why the NRA endorsed Milissa Nelson as Corey's primary opponent.

One that was clear was Corey's willingness to prosecute an obviously innocent man for political reasons.  The Zimmerman case was so obviously one sided that most of the prosecution witness came off as testifying for Zimmerman. The best analysis of the case and trial has been done by Massad Ayoob, one of the most successful writers on the law of Self Defense and a sought after expert witness.  From Massad's analysis:

The right is unhappy with the special prosecutor. National Review had this to say about Ms. Corey: http://nationalreview.com/article/353633/angela-coreys-checkered-past-ian-tuttle/page/0/1.  The left apparently isn’t too thrilled with her either, as seen in the Daily Beast, here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/07/19/angela-corey-s-overzealous-prosecution-of-marissa-alexander.html .  Her fellow attorneys seem, for the most part, to be aghast at how she has handled the Zimmerman case, as seen here in law professor Jonathan Turley’s blog: http://jonathanturley.org/2013/07/18/zimmerman-prosecutors-angela-corey-under-fire-for-public-comments-and-allegedly-threatening-action-against-harvard-law-professor/ .

The idea that Corey lost her primary because she did not prosecute George Zimmerman *hard enough* is absurd.  It is a closed Republican primary.  It is unlikely that any of the black conspiracy theorists who the USAToday quotes from the twitter feed, were registered Republicans.  They certainly did not make a difference in the Florida primary.

Corey also prosecuted a lot of black men, and some of those cases have also been controversial.

Corey will now be looking for other employment.  The old media is attempting to spin that her loss happened because she was not politically correct enough.

It is an Orwellian rewrite of cause and effect.

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Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

Corrected spelling of Trayvon

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Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 years ago

, No, the civil right to defend one’s self using deadly force was present. You see, the beating was not over and Mr Zimmerman was able to articulate that his fear of death or great bodily harm was reasonable. All the rest of your writing is irrelevant to the issue, and a waste of precious time.

Dennis
Dennis
4 years ago

So let me see. You racially profile and stalk someone while being armed on citizens patrol and then get your ayus beat so you shoot them in self defense. I guess civil rights went out the window too!! Then the NRA jumps in and supports Zimmerman and ignores the case with Marissa Alexander shooting in self defense until she is exonerated with the help of high profile lawyers assisting in her appeal. Then the NRA decides to act like heroes in her defense of being victimized. If she had ve been white they would have been all over the case… Read more »

Jim Macklin
Jim Macklin
4 years ago
Reply to  Dennis

The law says the State of Florida HAS TO pay his legal fees, but they have not. 776.032 Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force. (3) The court shall award reasonable attorney’s fees, court costs, compensation for loss of income, and all expenses incurred by the defendant in defense of any civil action brought by a plaintiff if the court finds that the defendant is immune from prosecution as provided in subsection (1). To call Trayvon a “child” is based on the picture taken six years before his death. Trayvon acted as a thug and he died… Read more »

Dr Dave
Dr Dave
4 years ago
Reply to  Jim Macklin

Problem is that he wasn’t found “immuned form prosecution” he was tried in a court of law and found to not be guilty of the charge of manslaughter or murder. There was no SYG trial before the main trial which was the big issue that the defense team tried to press for. They tried to have the whole case dismissed because they wanted the case to FIRST be determined if in fact a SYG scenario was likely. The judge at the time who was NOT the final judge refused to accept that and when it finally got to the final… Read more »

Jim Macklin
Jim Macklin
4 years ago
Reply to  Dr Dave

Being found innocent makes a person “immune” if the law was followed. 776.032 Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force. (1) A person who uses or threatens to use force as permitted in s. 776.012, s. 776.013, or s. 776.031 is justified in such conduct and is immune from criminal prosecution and civil action for the use or threatened use of such force by the person, personal representative, or heirs of the person against whom the force was used or threatened, unless the person against whom force was used or threatened is a law enforcement officer, as… Read more »

Dr Dave
Dr Dave
4 years ago
Reply to  Jim Macklin

You then don’t understand anything about the criminal justice system. The system has two components the first is to determine if probable cause exists then the second is to try the case as to its validity. The LEOs are NOT able to try anything they are NOT part of the evaluation system all we do is process data. My entire job was to compile the data and determine if there was enough data to proceed if I determined enough data based on the rules of evidence at the time then I would make the arrest (or have my guys do… Read more »

Jim Macklin
Jim Macklin
4 years ago
Reply to  Dr Dave

The Police Chief said he was immune and could not be arrested. The Chief was fired. They hand picked a prosecutor to avoid a race riot. The DA concealed exculpatory evidence. News reports of what Zimmerman, Trayvon and 911 said and did was edited to give a false narrative. The State of Florida tried to railroad him. A good defense team, an honest jury and a prosecutor that should not have a law license are the reason justice was done. Zimmerman is suffering from PTSD because of the ordeal he was subjected to, an ordeal that 667.032 was intended to… Read more »

Tionico
Tionico
4 years ago
Reply to  Dennis

to describe someone as “black” is simply to make use of descriptive language to help the police, then being dispatched, to identify the individual in question. No racial “profilling” was done. Civil rights went out the window? How? One quick look at the presstitue media’s chosen photograph of the twelve year old choirboy anyone can tell he’s black. Funny thing, too, that same presstitute media labelled Zimmerman with the newly invented term “white hispanic”. Racism, anyone? Pit the whitey against the black…… why not? You also conveniently forgot about that major news fabricator’s little special job of editing the 911… Read more »

james
james
4 years ago

Then why did Z decline ER visit, ‘medical care is expensive’ he told detective on video..

History.—s. 4, ch. 2005-27; s. 6, ch. 2014-195.

Police Chief was waiting for grand jury before charging Zimmerman.

The back og George Zimmerman’s head was bloody from being bashed several times on the sidewalk.
That was obvious evidence that he was on the bottom and serious injury or death was only a few seconds away.
The police chief seems to have been the only person who knew the law and he was fired.

Dr Dave
Dr Dave
4 years ago
Reply to  james

Actually the DA knew it as well as wasn’t willing to try the case as he said that self defense was most likely used and there was no need to try him for murder/manslaughter. In fact 15 prosecuters all refused to take the case it was only Corey that agreed after Governor pressed her based on Media pressure.
Dr D

james
james
4 years ago

Both Zimmerman and Martin were wrong for getting into a physical altercation. Prosecutor did not make her case properly, otherwise she could have gotten a conviction on manslaughter. Z did not have to kill the teen, if he stayed in the truck both men would be better off. Z basically ‘Swatted’ Martin, having never met the teen before that night, he told 911 dispatch ‘he was up to no good’..’on drugs or something’… Just like the man who swatted that young black man in walmart who was looking at the air rifle that resembled an AR rifle. Lied about him… Read more »

Colonialgirl
Colonialgirl
4 years ago
Reply to  james

Hey James; You total moron. Trayvon ATTACKED Zimmerman from the rear, sucker punched him and was banging Zimmerman’s head on the pavement. Zimmerman was a member of the Neighborhood patrol in an area that had several criminal break ins recently. Trayvon had REACHED the home where he was staying he COULD have gone in and everything would have ended. BUT the black THUG told his girlfriend on the phone that he was gonna go GET that “cracker”. The rest of your post is the usual load of liberal idiocy and nbullshyte and indicates that you aare nothing more than a… Read more »

Jim Macklin
Jim Macklin
4 years ago

In order to arrest George Zimmerman the State had to violate Florida law. In the trial the State violated both State and Federal laws of evidence. 776.032 Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force. (1) A person who uses or threatens to use force as permitted in s. 776.012, s. 776.013, or s. 776.031 is justified in such conduct and is immune from criminal prosecution and civil action for the use or threatened use of such force by the person, personal representative, or heirs of the person against whom the force was used or threatened, unless the… Read more »

Doc
Doc
4 years ago

Believe me, as a Floridian, we couldn’t wait to vote this incompetent idiot out of office. The votes she did garnish from the election were most likely the enni, meni, miny, moe voters.

Dr Dave
Dr Dave
4 years ago
Reply to  Doc

ABSOLUTELY agreed We Floridians don’t forget much and this power monger needed to have her wings clipped. There was NO takers for the Zimmerman trials NONE. The county DA said no the regional prosecutors said no but she saw glory in taking this case and she violated every reasonable level of jurisprudence to allow it to proceed. Had she even ONLY done the suit to see if self defense was reasonable she would have been fine but to take it all the way to full murder case jury was a total waste of tax dollars and she is paying the… Read more »