Defending Zimmerman Gets Easier; Dershowitz Joins Prosecution Critics


Since George Zimmerman’s arrest in the Trayvon Martin case, and as more details come out about the Sanford, Fl., police’s work, it has become easier to defend Zimmerman, says His defense fund quickly took in $200,000. Among his angels were the founders of Legal Boom, a local gun rights group. The fund has been taking in around $1,000 per day. That's a steady clip, considering how public interest in the story has faded.

New bits of information from the investigation have bolstered Zimmerman's version of the story. Harvard Law Prof. Alan Dershowitz has started writing about how the media and the special prosecutor were “biased against Zimmerman,” and how the charge of second-degree murder would never hold up. On Fox News' Huckabee, he asked, where did the press get off, implying that Zimmerman had racially profiled Martin? “It was the prosecutor who talked about profiling, in the affidavit itself!” said Dershowitz. “He didn't have any basis. It was just made up.” One scenario that would have provided some swift justice for the Martin family without making Zimmerman infamous. That option: a timely arrest, and a police investigation.

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