State Attorney Angela Corey fired her office’s information technology director Friday after he testified last month about being concerned prosecutors did not turn over information to George Zimmerman’s defense team in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
On the same day attorneys finished their closing arguments in that nationally watched trial, a state attorney investigator went to Ben Kruidbos’ home about 7:30 a.m. to hand-deliver a letter stating Kruidbos “can never again be trusted to step foot in this office.”Yes, how can a political figure like Angela Corey ever trust someone who has told the truth?
What was that truth?
In January, he used computer software technology to extract photographs and text messages from the source file in [Trayvon] Martin’s cellphone. Kruidbos was able to recover more information than the Florida Department of Law Enforcement obtained previously.
Which photos and text messages were withheld from the defense attorneys by the lead prosecutor, Bernie de la Rionda. Exculpatory evidence...not shared with the defense...and eventually not allowed into the trial by the obviously, highly prejudiced Judge Debra Nelson. Just as in movies like, To Kill a Mockingbird or Intruder in the Dust, and numerous others made during the Civil Rights era of the 1950s and early 1960s.
In one of her jury instructions, Judge Nelson informed the jurors that they should use their judgment to weigh the comparative fighting abilities of the two men, Martin and Zimmerman, as to whether or not Zimmerman had an alternative to shooting Martin, to escape the beating he was undergoing. Yet, she appeared to be blithely obtuse to the fact that she herself had denied those jurors evidence of Trayvon Martin's fighting prowess, by keeping the evidence uncovered by the now fired Ben Kruidbos from them.
Franz Kafka, call Angela Corey's office.
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