Angela Corey wants you to know that she is helpless and unhappy

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Good morning:

Angela Corey is unhappy about public criticism directed at her and her office and she wants you to know it.

BET.com reported yesterday,

But Corey has also been criticized by a host of African-American elected officials and community and civic leaders, who have portrayed her as being overzealous in many cases involving Black defendants. Most stinging have been the criticisms of her in the case of Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman who fired a shot to dissuade her estranged husband from attacking her.

Corey contends that the criticisms of her, specifically in the case of Alexander, are unfounded and that her critics know little about the true facts of the case.

“Marissa was the one pulling the trigger,” Corey said, in an interview with BET.com. Corey added that the gun was fired in a room where her children, ages 10 and 13, were present. “Thank God it didn’t hit them. But she was on the trigger-pulling side of the gun.”

Marissa Alexander is the 31-year-old mother of two who fired a warning shot into the ceiling of her kitchen to prevent her estranged husband from attacking her. The jury convicted her of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and she was sentenced to 20 years in prison, which is the mandatory minimum.

She wants you to know that her decision to prosecute Alexander for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon has nothing to do with the color of Alexander’s skin.

The First District Court of Appeal reversed and remanded the case for a new trial because the trial judge improperly instructed the jury.

The case is scheduled for trial on July 28th.

Corey has announced that she is going to retry the case and request a 60-year sentence if the jury convicts her.

Corey wants you to know that her decision to do that has nothing to do with the color of Alexander’s skin.

Corey wants you to know that she is helpless before the facts of the case; that she was helpless before the grand jury that decided to charge Alexander with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; that she was helpless to do anything but retry the case when it was reversed and remanded, and that she was helpless and had no discretion to do otherwise when she decided to seek a 60-year sentence if Alexander is convicted again.

Marissa Alexander deserves justice, not a steamroller.

If she is that helpless and blind to her own prejudice, Jacksonville needs a new State Attorney.

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47 Responses to Angela Corey wants you to know that she is helpless and unhappy

  1. bettykath says:

    In Dunn’s retrial, I hope she uses all the bullet holes in the side of the car to show intent, as in M1. Intent began with his statement that “you’re not going to talk to me like that” while getting his gun. Then the first shots went in the back door. There was a pause and then more shots that went along the side of the car in front of the rear door and to the front door. These shots were intended to go the same place the first ones went: into Jordan. They didn’t hit the back door b/c the car was backing out. The first shots actually killed Jordan but Dunn didn’t know that. He paused. No return shots. Time enough to reconsider but he fired again. Combined with his statement that “you’re not going to talk to me like that”. M1.

    • My issue with a retrial is, she had everything she needed the first time and she failed. First case I have ever seen where someone goes to prison for a really long time, not for killing, but for missing three people. It’s the stuff of absurd fiction. She should be either a politician or a lawyer. She has a conflict of interest, it seems, being both.

  2. bettykath says:

    Angela Corey is in denial due to ambition. Her office f’d up the fogen trial big time. I didn’t follow the Marissa Alexander case but if she had used the same zeal to go after fogen as she did Marissa, he would be in prison now. I suppose Marissa could have just let him beat her up. I do know that kids who watch their dads beat up on their moms suffer a lifetime. Marissa prevented him beating her up and she didn’t kill him.

    I admire competent women but Angela Corey is using her competence for political ends. She is doing a lot of damage. I don’t admire her at all.

  3. bettykath says:

    The feds have a grand jury investigating but the coverup sheriff is subpoenaing documents? I need a nose plug – the stench is too much.

  4. Lynn says:

    Off topic. I awoke to this scrolling on CNN.
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/19/us/kendrick-johnson-death-probe-georgia/
    The interesting part of the article, to me, is this…

    “According to a Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the subpoena was faxed to Mediacom on February 7. The company intends to comply with the order. However, a Mediacom employee told CNN by phone Wednesday that Mediacom has not received the subpoena.”

    The Sheriff’s office faxed it a month ago and no one received it???

    • Malisha says:

      Clearly, the sheriff’s office knows how to PERSONALLY serve things it wants personally served. After all, WHOM does the court turn to when the court wants somebody served? The Sheriff’s office. So if the Sheriff’s office chose to serve Mediacom, Mediacom would have definitely been served.

      • The standard arrangement with businesses is to contact the person assigned by the business to be their official custodian of records. Tell them what you want and they will find it and send it to you upon receipt of the subpoena. This standard procedure bypasses the normal requirement to personally serve the subpoena on the custodian of records.

        This procedure also assists the custodian of records to specifically determine what records contain the information the party wants to acquire. This enables the requesting party to fine tune the subpoena and the custodian to produce what the party seeks.

        In this case it looks like the sheriff’s office dropped the ball by not faxing the subpoena. The situation can be remedied by faxing the subpoena.

        • Malisha says:

          It’s a pretty big ball to drop, not faxing the subpoena. It’s kinda like not investigating a murder. Kinda like that. BIG BALL.

  5. towerflower says:

    While I don’t agree with the 20 years and I’ve said before it has everything to do with the 10-20-Life law here, charging her now for one shot because of 3 people is reaching especially since they offered her 3 yrs in the beginning (she turned it down). It is this law that doesn’t give them any room. The judge has no choice, but now she charges vs the one is too much.

    But this was not SYG and the appellate court upheld on that ruling. Although they will fight that ruling too. The reason why is because she bypassed 2 doors leading to the outside and went into a 3rd (garage), she didn’t leave via that but retrieved a gun and returned……no SYG. Also she didn’t fire into the ceiling, that was her story, the shot was at head level at her husband. There are crime scene photos of the event which show that. After the bullet went into the wall it caused it to then go into the ceiling.

    SYG does not protect people who leave an area and return with a gun and I’m sorry but this is what she did.

    Also while there was violence on her husband’s past there was too with her. She had a restraining order for one year to keep him away, while under that year she conceived and had a baby with him and the order was getting close to expire when this happened. While out on bail she violated the restriction to stay away from him and went to his home again and assaulted him, leaving him with a black eye. He called police, she did not, when they found her, they arrested her and placed her in the back of the police car. Both officers present said they did not observe any injuries. Shortly after being place in the car she then complained of head pain and the officers then noticed blood and an injury to her head. She claimed her husband did that. She was then taken to the hospital to be checked out before being returned to jail.

    • Malisha says:

      This is a case of the judge not having discretion because of what charges the defendant was convicted of. Had she been charged with something that carried a mandatory sentence of a year and that was provable by the same evidence, we would be seeing a much different picture. Remember, even the evidence we do read about is only that evidence somebody has chosen to reveal to us. Half of the blame must go to Corey and the other half, in my opinion, must be shared but one of the targets of that blame must be the defense attorney, who did not even investigate the circumstances and who did not take depositions of the various other victims of that man’s violence. I am not saying Alexander was a saint; nor should she have had to be a saint to be treated fairly in the courts. But she was as Black as the “victim” and that is what really motivated Corey.

      I am sorry; I cannot see Corey as anything but a racist. Her history is too clear for me to pretend otherwise. Furthermore, what she did to help Fogen escape punishment for murder is only as hidden as Fogen’s motive itself.

      • towerflower says:

        Malisha, It’s the 10-20-Life law that is screwed up. It was in effect before SYG and it was brought in as a form of gun control. There are quite a few people, black and white, who have been caught in its penalty.

        There was another story of a father who encountered his daughter’s boyfriend becoming abusive to her and when he challenged him the boyfriend started to come after him. He was armed and did fire a warning shot and the boyfriend stopped and left. About a month later the boyfriend and the father got into another argument and when the police arrived the boyfriend told the police of the earlier incident. The father was arrested, tried, and convicted. He got 20 yrs. He was also white. It is cases like this and, yes, Marissa’s, that Florida is trying (not sure if fully passed into law) to pass a warning shot freebie. If you can prove it was a warning shot they will not prosecute.

        But it is the law itself that needs to be repealed. They need another form of sentencing and the ability for a judge to use some leeway in sentencing.

    • Topaz says:

      Towerflower’s whole post is spot on. Personally, I don’t believe that Angela Corey is racist at all.

  6. Malisha says:

    It doesn’t matter what the law says–or what is read or written. Power concedes nothing.

  7. ed nelson says:

    As things get more and more weird, and simple things are more and more comlicated, and the “Lawmakers” don’t even read the thousands of pages of boilerplate gobeldyguk, some day… we may look back at the old timers, with their stonings, and flagetlatin’ and Witch trials, where, you’re innocent if you drowned, and guilty if you came up like a cork and swam for it.

    Remember, they hated it when masses learned to read, a little bit at a time, it was punishable to teach reading!

    Solution, make the written word meaningless.. (Law, not common law, but the latter version, written law, province of scribes… as distinct from common understood practice and tradition, known by all. ).

    • I can’t get the Freedom to Fascism in 10 Steps out of my mind, because I think the last step is: suspend the rule of law.
      Pretty sure it is something like that. Excellent point, Ed, thank you!

  8. MKX says:

    Let me get this straight.

    A smaller women with a gun has no reasonable fear of impending harm when faced with a larger man who has previously beaten her, but a big strapping fat ass with a gun can shoot a much smaller teen because he is in fear of what isn’t and what would never have been? {note my play on the Led Zeppelin tune is applicable to either Dunne or Zimmerman}

    And RACE has everything to do with this stupidity.

    If either of Dunne’s or Zimmerman’s victims had presented arms and used a warning shot to ward off their attackers, Corey would have easily got them sent up for 60 years.

    And if she can not admit that what I say is true, then she is a liar. Justice would be served if she would lust leave Alexander be. Hell, that is what her buddies at the Sanford PD wanted to do with weak widdle Georgie poo.

  9. JJ says:

    OFF TOPIC. For those who might not have heard, Fred Phelps, former head of the Westboro Baptist Church, is currently in critical condition.
    George Takei writes: “I take no solace or joy in this man’s passing. We will not dance upon his grave, no stand vigil at his funeral holding “God hates Freds [Fags]” signs, tempting as it may be. He was a tormented soul, who tormented so many. Hate never wins out in the end. It instead goes always to its lonely dusty end.” ~George Takei

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/17/lauren-drain-fred-phelps_n_4979485.html

    • Thank you for that. I love George Takei for taking the high road on this one, my first reaction to his passing was not so forgiving, I admit. I am glad to hear this, it is a better perspective, for sure.

  10. Trained Observer says:

    Rather than being either helpless or unhappy, I think Angela Corey is positioning for the shortlist to succeed Pam Bondi as state attorney general no matter who prevails in the governor’s race … either incumbent GOP Gov. Rick Scott or former GOP Gov. Charlie Crist, turned Independent and now a Democrat.

    • Malisha says:

      The Democrats are not lucky to have inherited Charlie Crist. He is a Class-I turd.

      • Trained Observer says:

        Ah, but Rick Scott is a crook of monumental proportions, perpetrator of the biggest Medicare fraud ever staged. It will be an interesting race. … Floridians long for the decent likes of former Gov. Reubin Askew who died a few days ago.

  11. kllypyn says:

    How about learning how to prosecute a murder case. Especially when you have more than enough evidence to convict,including the terrified screams of the victim before he was killed. How about let a woman go who hurt no one and was just trying to scare off an abusive husband.

    • Rachael says:

      I know. She mentions how shooting off that gun could have hurt someone else, but it is okay for some possibly drug-impaired racist vigilante is chasing kids around in the dark without headlights and on foot, carrying a gun and it is okay for him to shoot. Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting. She deserves every harsh word she gets, and I have a few more for her myself.

    • I so agree with you on this, kllypyn. I still cannot stand for anyone to say that it was George Zimmerman crying for help or that they are unsure who was crying. I’ve never known the person with the 9mm to be the one crying. Never.

      • roderick2012 says:

        Well five of those dumb broads on the jury thought that Piglet was the one crying for help.

        Hey maybe Piglet was crying ..mocking Trayvon’s desperate plea for help, and what we hear is a combonation of the two.

  12. Girlp says:

    Oh I am shedding tears of sorrow while playing my violin; booooo hoooo!! poor Angie

  13. lurker says:

    Did the husband have access to any deadly sidewalks?

  14. Diamonique says:

    Hmmm.. she fired a shot into the ceiling of her kitchen. But the charge is aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Well who did she assault? Was there someone on the kitchen ceiling?

    • The article states,

      Marissa Alexander is the 31-year-old mother of two who fired a warning shot into the ceiling of her kitchen to prevent her estranged husband from attacking her.

      He was in the kitchen. They were arguing and she was afraid of him because he had assaulted her twice before.

      • Malisha says:

        AND that man admitted in his deposition that he beat “all [his] baby-mamas” and he had five such “baby-mamas” to beat.

        AND Marissa had just given birth and he was threatening to beat her again, and had beaten her before.

        AND not only was it self-defense, but it was done while the shooter was in a weakened state in terms of being able to defend herself, having recently given birth.

        Corey is a disgrace.

        • Tzar says:

          A disgrace and a failure. I simply have no more words for her.

          • masonblue says:

            Hi, Tzar. Crane-Station here. I am using Fred’s computer for a while, because mine needs some repairs. I agree. I am not impressed with her. It’s hard to figure out which case is the most horrendous of the three we have been discussing.

  15. Two sides to a story says:

    Corey deserves criticism for some of the cases her office prosecutes. Her people went lame during the Fogen trial and now a man who deserves to serve some time for manslaughter, at the very least, is now walking free. Asking 60 years for a person who fired a shot in the air after the uproar over giving her 20 is simply obscene. Eff Corey’s widdle feelings.

    • The Fogen thing was surreal. I will never forget, I quit watching it. At first it seemed like, you know, BDLR was legit. Maybe he was, in the beginning. Seemed to have some sense. Seemed to have read the discovery. But then, at some point before the witness Rachael got on the stand…it was just before that…things changed. The change was not subtle. It was dramatic and bizarre. Like, have they suddenly been drinking Koolaid, or been exposed to toxic fumes? They seemed to not know the case. Not at all. I turned it off, found other things to do. When the ‘not guilty’ verdict came, it was only like the end of a pre-written court show. But it was all for show. That is why I couldn’t watch. Have never been able to go back and watch the clips, to this day.

      • @Crane-Station:

        I thought I was the only one who felt this way! I had to stop watching the trial, and I do not view any of the clips to this day. I cannot even view photos of Fogen without becoming nauseaous!

        It is to painful for me to view any of the tapes of that farce that they labeled a trial! Corey and co. did not present any of the evidence against Fogen that was detrimental to the case. They lost on purpose! They don’t care about blacks or anyone else! This case and the trial was for show and to placate the black community, and the Fulton/Martin family.Just another black family who had to endue the racist justice system.

  16. racerrodig says:

    Corey was not helpless. This is an actual self defense claim as far as I’m concerned. So Corey wants to triple the sentence now.

    And this has nothing to do with race.

    • lyn says:

      I think Angie is a mean spirited evil woman, but have no doubt that this is not about race. Angie has persecuted whites, hispanics and now a black. She is an equal opportunity nasty.

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