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'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

When a Prosecutor Has No Case ...

... she makes up a new one.

This borders on the shameful, and is certainly unethical:
Witness alleges she was abused by suspect in Trayvon Martin killing
CNN

A woman has accused George Zimmerman, the man charged in the fatal shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, of having sexually abused her for about a decade, beginning when she was 6 years old and he was 8.

"He would reach under the blankets and try to do things and I would try to push him off," said the woman, who is identified only as Witness 9 and whose account was released Monday in audio recordings that a judge ordered last week be made public.

"He was bigger and stronger and older. It was in front of everybody. And I don't know how I didn't say anything. But I just didn't know any better," she said.

CNN spoke to the woman's father, who said neither he nor any other member of the family would be speaking on the subject. The woman did not respond to a request for comment. [link]
Oh, the reporter was kind enough to add this:

"Mark O'Mara, Zimmerman's attorney, released a statement Monday responding to the allegations. In it, he said his client was not yet 8 years old when the alleged abuse began ..."

Good grief.

What, you might ask, has this to do with 1st Degree Murder?

Nothing.

But then neither do the actions that took place on that suburban street in Sanford, Florida that day.

So the prosecutor in the case, with the willful assistance from the trial judge, takes the case in a whole different direction.

Sexual abuse?

Is this the United States of America? Can they do that and get away with it?

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Investor's Business Daily agrees.