Malicious Prosecution

by Peter Eng

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The Sadducees

When Jesus stood before the high priests, he suffered malicious prosecution.

57Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the teachers of the law and the elders had assembled. 58But Peter followed him at a distance, right up to the courtyard of the high priest. He entered and sat down with the guards to see the outcome.

59The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death.

60But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward.  Finally two came forward 61and declared, “This fellow said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.’” (Matthew 26, NIV)

Christians tend to believe the words of the prosecutor.  The vast majority of the time, they prosecute criminals and keep the society at peace and call criminals to account for their evil deeds.  Prosecutors have a difficult and sacred duty.  My sense of how prosecutors work in Singapore is that they tend to press charges only for what the person is truly guilty of — at least in their minds, and with the proper integrity of heart.

From time to time, around the world, I have seen prosecutors who are obviously malicious.  They throw all sorts of charges against the defendant and hope that some will stick.  In some instances, they do it because they cannot prove the real crime and can prove a fabricated one.  In other cases, they are politically motivated.  And of course, there are prosecutors who are just mean. They are like the police who abuse their authority, the soldier who pillages the weak, rapes the defenceless, and kills civilians because he can do it and get away with it. 

Most times, the religious leaders of Jesus’ day kept the peace.  But when it came to Jesus, the evil in their heart surfaced.  The Pharisees did not have political power but had social influence, and they were envious and incensed to lose their social influence to Jesus. The Sadducees did not have much social influence, but they had political power, and they did not want the Messiah to come and take away their power.  The Herodians were supporters of the House of Herod and clearly did not want Jesus to rule.

Under the cover of night, the Sadducees (high priests) arrested Jesus, and began their malicious prosecution of Jesus.  This is a grave evil at the highest level.  The people who are entrusted with the power to prosecute have the power to protect the innocent in society.  But if they turn their power to evil purposes, they will stand before the just Judge who will not let their guilt go unpunished.

Prosecutors are imperfect people, like we all are.  But if prosecutors deliberately prosecute the innocent, they should be held accountable.  The name of the Sadducees go down in infamy for their malicious prosecution of Jesus.

Angela Corey

Sanford, FL.  The jury found George Zimmerman “Not Guilty” on all charges.  As I expressed in my blog, it is clear that Zimmerman acted in self-defense in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. I am glad Zimmerman is a free man today.  But there is much travesty of justice in his prosecution alone.  This injustice was done by Democrats and Republicans alike.  But most painfully, the severest antagonists are identified as Christians. 

President Obama gave impetus to what eventually became malicious prosecution when he said, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” Is it appropriate for a President to identify with Trayvon simply on race alone? Is that worthy of a President who serves the interest of all Americans?

Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev Jesse Jackson are leaders within the African-American population.  They riled the African-American with lies about Trayvon and Zimmerman to advance their careers as politicians. I shall not demean myself by repeating their demagogic statements.

The extreme left-wing NBC has done it again. NBC is (associated with XIN-MSNBC), our source of news in Singapore.  This is how they depicted Zimmerman’s conversation with the 911 dispatcher.

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.

The actual conversation was:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.

Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?

Zimmerman: He looks black.

NBC deliberately edited out the fact that Zimmerman did not look on Martin racially, but was noting his actions. NBC also omitted the fact that it was the dispatcher who asked for the racial profile, and Zimmerman was responding to the dispatcher. NBC has apologized but the harm is done.  The African-American population were baited, took the bait, and they are now furious with Zimmerman for an issue NBC (among others) created.  If I were African-American, I think I will be upset too!  

Other media falsehood include a picture of Trayvon when he was 12 years old, another in a nice white hoodie.  We know that a person can change dramatically during those years.  While the image of Trayvon should not be the issue, it became one.  It is therefore right that the public should understand what the real Trayvon looked like on the night he was shot.  The judge did not allow unsavory details of Trayvon to be raised in court, and I am assuming she had legal bases for the ban.  Now that the case is over, details have emerged that Trayvon was suspended from school three times (?), was using marijuana, knew a lot about guns, and was certainly not a 17 year old who looked like a 12 year old, going home after buying a bag of skittles.

Trayvon was over 6 feet tall, well muscled, and without a doubt, was raining blows on Zimmerman. He broke Zimmerman’s nose, smashed his head against the concrete pavement, and held Zimmerman in a “ground and pound” punching him repeatedly.

GEORGE ZIMMERMAN

There is just a total lack of evidence for anything other than that Zimmerman acted in self-defense. The lies told by the media, Al Sharpton and others created pressure to which the weak caved in, the ambitious seized upon, and the malicious carried out.

On the night of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, police arrested Zimmerman and brought him in for questioning.  They found Zimmerman’s account of self-defense sustainable and did not have probable cause to hold him or to book him. So they released him.

The black politicians like Rev Al Sharpton and other community leaders wanted Zimmerman charged.  The police chief William Lee could not do it because there was no “probable cause.” He was then fired for not charging Zimmerman. Here is his interview with CNN: CLICK

“I had one of the city commissioners come to me on two different occasions and say, ‘All we want is an arrest.’ And I explained to them, ‘Well, you just can’t do that, you have to have probable cause to arrest somebody.’ And it was related to me that they just wanted an arrest, they didn’t care if it got dismissed later. You don’t do that.”

Politicians want to show support for the African-American population by bending to the passion created by NBC and the likes of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the NAACP, the Black Panthers, etc. The city commissioner threw justice out of the window and insisted that Lee does what is wrong to satisfy his political agenda.  This city commissioner should be held accountable.

The next victim of malice was Norm Wolfinger, the State Prosecutor with the original jurisdiction over the death of Trayvon.  He refused to prosecute Zimmerman because there was inadequate evidence that Zimmerman committed a crime.  He stepped down.  The reason(s) are unclear to me, but it appeared that he did so under pressure.  He also expressed outrage at the lies presented to the Justice Department for federal review as though there were some cover-up in his position.

The Justice Department under Eric Holder decided to pursue the case against Zimmerman.  This action, at the very least, received the tacit support of President Obama who identified with Trayvon.  The Governor of Florida, Rick Scott caved in to pressure and appointed Angela Corey to prosecute Zimmerman.

ERIC HOLDER

The evidence is clear.  Starting with Obama down, the politicians have caved in to racial and political pressure to prosecute Zimmerman when there was no case. They will keep looking until they found someone willing to do the dirty job.  And they found Angela Corey to do the dirty job of prosecuting an innocent man.

This reminds me so much of the malicious prosecution of Jesus.  Sadducees, Pharisees, Herodians, and Romans, all converged on an innocent man to crucify him because it was expedient for each group that he should die.

While there is culpability all around for the malicious prosecution of Zimmerman, Corey is the most responsible. This is because she deliberately perverted the rules of engagement as prosecutor in trying to get a conviction.  Her role as prosecutor is to uphold justice.  To the extent that justice calls for a conviction she has the duty to prosecute.  If she perverts justice to get a conviction, she has acted in malice.

Angela Corey has a reputation of viciousness in her prosecution. The evils in Corey’s actions began with accepting a case where there are no merits.  She is supposed to be Episcopalian / Anglican.  She has disgraced her faith and shall stand before Christ who suffered malicious prosecution. What she has done to the least of the defenceless people in malice, she has done to Christ.

Let me demonstrate my case against Corey. About a month ago, Information Technology Director Ben Kruidbos revealed that Corey was hiding from the Defense information which they were required to reveal.  Sometime around last Friday, Corey fired him. Corey was wrong in hiding information. She was perverting the course of justice.  Because she had the power to do so, she fired the person who showed she was perverting justice.

During the trial, the prosecution imputed evil motives and misrepresented information to the jury.  Their case was built on speculative accusations and did not have a single shred of evidence. To top off what is a case of malicious prosecution, they changed their charges last minute and the judge allowed the lesser charge of manslaughter to go forward to the jury when the entire case was prosecuted in court and defended as second degree murder. The evidence was so overwhelming that despite the last minute switch, Zimmerman was still found “Not Guilty.”

The prosecution succeeded in keeping the image of the real Trayvon from the court.  If the role of prosecution is to convict, I can see why they do that.  But if the prosecutor’s role is to protect the public and only go after the real criminals, I cannot see why they deliberately perpetrated a false image of Trayvon.

ANGELA COREY

“…  text messages and photographs from Martin’s mobile phone, which show him smoking, discussing drugs and firearms and being “kicked out” from home by his mother, cannot be brought up in opening statements and will only be admitted later with her approval, she [judge Debra S Nelson] ruled.” (By Richard Luscombe, The Guardian. Tuesday, May 28, 2013 15:56 EDT)

Angela Corey’s wrong is so apparent that a Harvard Law Professor Dershowitz openly pointed out Corey ought to be disbarred.  Here is the interview: CLICK

MIKE HUCKABEE: You have said that you thought the prosecutor ought to be disbarred, that’s a pretty serious type of violation to get a person disbarred. It is that serious to you?

ALAN DERSHOWITZ: Right, it is. She submitted an affidavit that was, if not perjurious, completely misleading. She violated all kinds of rules of the profession, and her conduct bordered on criminal conduct. She, by the way, has a horrible reputation in Florida. She’s known for overcharging, she’s known for being highly political. And in this case, of course she overcharged. Halfway through the trial she realized she wasn’t going to get a second degree murder verdict, so she asked for a compromised verdict, for manslaughter. And then, she went even further and said that she was going to charge him with child abuse and felony murder. That was such a stretch that it goes beyond anything professionally responsible. She was among the most irresponsible prosecutors I’ve seen in 50 years of litigating cases, and believe me, I’ve seen good prosecutors, bad prosecutors, but rarely have I seen one as bad as this prosecutor, [Angela] Corey. (Huckabee, July 14, 2013)

The way of the wicked

In this malicious prosecution of Zimmerman, it is truly sad to note that many of the principal characters are Christians of one stripe or another! What a disgrace to the name of Christ!

Angela Corey is an Episcopalian (on record). The most vociferous inciter of hatred are Rev Al Sharpton (Baptist) and Rev Jesse Jackson (Baptist).  Obama who gives impetus to the current chaos was a long time member of a Black Liberation Theology church. Governor Rick Scott who appointed Corey is a founding member of Naples Community Church.  It is a sad day for America, a sadder day for Christians. Malicious prosecution was the legal instrument that nailed Jesus to the cross.  Even though justice was done in that Zimmerman was found “Not Guilty,” what great evil was done in the mere act of prosecution! So-called Christians tried to do to Zimmerman what was done to crucify Jesus — malicious prosecution — because it was politically expedient to do so.

May the Lord have mercy on these who have acted with such malice. May the Lord bring them to repentance and may they seek the forgiveness of Zimmerman whom they have wronged so gravely. Psalm 1 says there will come a day when the “way of the wicked” will perish. Let us pray that God’s kingdom come, and God’s will be done on earth as in heaven.  Let us pray this dark day will pass, and those called by the name of Christ will promote justice and truth, not lies and malice.


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