“I’ve had cases in Florida against prosecutors and this is not the first time they have willfully omitted exculpatory evidence. It’s a continuing problem. Here, it’s not only immoral, but stupid. The whole country is watching. What do they benefit from having half-truths in an affidavit? I’m not taking sides, but I’m insisting that both sides play by the rules, and so far the prosecution is not playing by the rules.”—Alan Dershowitz, professor of Harvard Law School
America’s judicial system is far different from the one portrayed in movies and on TV. Bottom line: Zimmerman is a scapegoat. He is being railroaded and will be sacrificed to keep America’s fifth column from rioting and torching Sanford.
Scapegoats have been around a long time:
“So the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered the council, and said, “What are we to do? For this man performs many signs. If we let him go on thus, every one will believe in him, and the Romans will come and destroy both our holy place and our nation.” But one of them, Ca’iaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all; you do not understand that it is expedient for you that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation should not perish.” (John 11: 47-50)
BTW, less than 40 years later, Rome destroyed Jerusalem, slaughtered millions of Jews, and drove the survivors into exile, then renamed the land Palestine after their mortal enemies, the Philistines.
For more on the story, see “Dershowitz Blasts Zimmerman Prosecution: ‘Not Only Immoral, But Stupid.’”