Angela Corey should be disbarred for demonizing Marissa Alexander

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Good evening:

Angela Corey should be disbarred for demonizing Marissa Alexander.

Demonizing Marissa Alexander with two irrelevant and extremely prejudicial booking photos and using over large emboldened fonts to make her points is not setting the record straight.

Therefore, it’s prohibited by RPC 4-8.4(d) which states,

A lawyer shall not:

engage in conduct in connection with the practice of law that is prejudicial to the administration of justice, including to knowingly, or through callous indifference, disparage,humiliate, or discriminate against litigants . . . on any basis, including, but not limited to, on account of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, employment, or physical characteristic;

Marissa Alexander is a litigant. She is the defendant in a criminal case.

RPC 3.8 (f), Special Duties of a Prosecutor, provides in pertinent part,

The prosecutor in a criminal case shall:

except for statements that are necessary to inform the public of the nature and extent of the prosecutor’s action and that serve a legitimate law enforcement purpose, refrain from making extrajudicial comments that have a substantial likelihood of heightening public condemnation of the accused and exercise reasonable care to prevent investigators, law enforcement personnel, employees or other persons assisting or associated with the prosecutor in a criminal case from making an extrajudicial statement that the prosecutor would be prohibited from making under Rule 3.6 or this Rule.

Finally RPC 4-3.6 (a) states:

Prejudicial Extrajudicial Statements Prohibited. A lawyer shall not make an extrajudicial statement that a reasonable person would expect to be disseminated by means of public communication if the lawyer knows or reasonably should know that it will have a substantial likelihood of materially prejudicing an adjudicative proceeding due to its creation of an imminent and substantial detrimental effect on that proceeding.

That’s a trifecta of serious violations that establishes that she is unfit to serve as a prosecutor.

Justice Sutherland said long ago in Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78, 88 (1935).

The United States Attorney is the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty whose obligation to govern impartially is as compelling as its obligation to govern at all; and whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done. As such, he is in a peculiar and very definite sense the servant of the law, the twofold aim of which is that guilt shall not escape or innocence suffer. He may prosecute with earnestness and vigor — indeed, he should do so. But, while he may strike hard blows, he is not at liberty to strike foul ones. It is as much his duty to refrain from improper methods calculated to produce a wrongful conviction as it is to use every legitimate means to bring about a just one.

We have a right to expect no less from state prosecutors.

I believe she should be disbarred for this extremely unprofessional stunt and the case against Marissa Alexander should be dismissed with prejudice for deliberate prosecutorial misconduct that has made it impossible for her to get a fair trial.

18 Responses to Angela Corey should be disbarred for demonizing Marissa Alexander

  1. Trained Observer says:

    I’d far rather see Norm Wolfinger (Senior Z’s pal) disbarred for his role in attempting to not prosecute FOGEN.

    If MOM and Westlicker can get by with stunts they pulled while representing Fogen without disbarrment, there’s not much point in going after Angela Corey.

    • Malisha says:

      Wolfinger should not just be disbarred; he should be dis–

      Well nevermind. He belongs in prison.

      But the profession of the law would do well to be rid of both of them, in my opinion. MOM and the other horse’s ass were at least working for their client, whereas Corey and Wolfinger both were working against their client.

  2. towerflower says:

    In case anyone is interested, this is the judge’s order which denied her SYG:

    On page 5 it goes into the “changed” story of her husband and how it came about.

    • Malisha says:

      Basically, the court decided that Marissa Alexander did not have the right to stand her ground. SHE was supposed to run away by any means necessary; SHE was not allowed to stand up and fire a gun to show that she could defend herself with deadly force if necessary. That shows that the SYG laws are not being applied as “equal protection”; they do not protect Black men or Black women who have “ground” to stand. They protect whites who rightly or wrongly think they should be the groundkeepers of the world and who believe that Blacks are trying to violate that white privilege.

      • dianetrotter says:

        Weird! Was she not within the confines of her home? Was Trayvon not on a common area where his father lived?

        • towerflower says:

          Diane….I trying to figure this out, from what I could see she did not live there, it was his home. I don’t know if it was a temporary thing to their baby girl. The baby had some health issues and had been hospitalized since her birth. I don’t know if she had a place closer to the hospital for the baby. I don’t know if it had something to do with the no violence order that she had with him. I found one document where she had come to the home for the first time in 2 months and the incident took place the next day.

      • towerflower says:

        Malisha, the reason she lost on SYG was that she DID leave the area of confrontation, went by 2 means of exit, went to a 3rd means and RETURNED with a gun. That is what cost her SYG. If she had the gun on her person when this took place then she would have a case for it. She might have even successfully fought for a fear of serious injury due to his reputation….I say that because she admitted the worst that happened during this was that the bathroom door hit her on her leg when he pushed it opened and the most physical contact was pushing past him. But it all went out when she left the area and returned with the gun.

  3. dianetrotter says:

    Petition to have Marissa Alexander pardoned. I hope it is not a duplicate.

    https://www.causes.com/pardon-marissa-alexander

  4. Malisha says:

    Gansler, a prosecutor in Montgomery County Maryland who was cited three times for serious ethics violations while he was prosecutor, was then promoted to attorney general and is now running for governor and will probably win. The most galling part of this is that his ads are about how he refuses to allow sexual abuse of children. Well his office protected a social services cabal that arranged for a protective mother to lose custody and contact with her children because social services did not want to deprive the father (an “alleged molester” with connections to the foster care people who appointed a guardian ad litem for the children who threatened the doctors who had reported the abuse) of contact with his children. A friend of the mothers couldn’t stand it any more and she stupidly broke into his house (I believe to try to sneak the kids out) and discovered him IN BED WITH HIS FIVE-YEAR-OLD SON, sleeping, with his pajama bottoms OFF. He then told the court that she had pulled the blanket off him and shot him; she says he sprang up from the bed and yelled, “Now you’re dead” and grabbed her gun and it went off. Either way the mom never saw her kids again (except a half dozen jail visits) and was convicted BY GANSLER who has a “dog in the race” to protect social services and the guardian ad litem who had hidden the incest. She’s doing life for conspiracy to attempt murder. Dad has turned the kids so solidly against the mother that the older one says she’s not his mother, just “some dirty hole I came out of.”

    That’s Gansler. He promoted sexual abuse of children; he protected child molesters; he drove innocent citizens to desperation and violence; he lied and he corrupted a jury; he hid and destroyed evidence. And he’ll be governor of the state unless some half-maimed (intellectually) ideologically paralyzed Republican can defeat his corrupt machine.

    Prosecutors who specialize in misconduct are even worse than corrupt judges in the overall effect of destroying our society.

  5. dbj says:

    Hopefully this will happen.

  6. Two sides to a story says:

    Bald-faced liar, she is. Too bad, so sad. She’ll probably never be disbarred, but her public may look for someone else to vote into office.

  7. Malisha says:

    So the prosecutors got the victim-husband to recant his deposition that he beat all five of his baby-mamas? Somehow that doesn’t surprise me. He was an abuser; he went to the police to get them to punish Alexander as soon as she showed herself ready to actively defend herself from his violence; he got them to punish her and then he thought better of it and wanted to back off his “I’ll teach her” stand. So they were not ready to be embarrassed about it. If a woman recants charges against a man who attacked her (see, e.g., Samantha Schiebe v. George Zimmerman), the charges are immediately dropped. Here, a violent man gave sworn testimony that he had beaten Alexander and prior women who had his babies, and instead of dropping charges, they pressure him into recanting his recant.

    Corey is a liar.

    • shyloh says:

      So does this mean they can’t bring his statement of this beating up in court?

      This is just unbelievable.

      • Malisha says:

        If I were the defense attorney I’d parade his baby-mammas into court one by one and let them answer just one question: “Have you ever felt physically afraid of this man?” Remember, Alexander had JUST GIVEN BIRTH shortly before the shooting incident; she was post-partum. And here HE was about to become responsible for still more child support. Hmmmm…

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