George Zimmerman (remember him?) is still waging a desperate fight for justice against a racist black power structure:
The New York Times, CBS News, NBC and several other media companies on Thursday challenged an attempt by prosecutors in the George Zimmerman murder case to keep secret any subpoenas issued by defense attorneys and whatever evidence they might produce.
What Special Prosecutor Angela Corey is asking Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson, according to a motion prepared by the media companies, is unjustifiable and out of line with what’s required under Florida law.
What prompted the media to file Thursday’s paperwork is a dispute that began after O’Mara issued subpoenas for Trayvon’s school records, demanding Miami-Dade school officials produce records that would reveal the reason he was serving a 10-day suspension at the time of his death and any previous disciplinary issues.
The information also would reveal his grades, test scores, attendance records and other things, none of which is typically public information.
Police reported that Trayvon had been suspended after authorities found him on school property with an empty marijuana baggie. The Miami Herald reported he had been suspended earlier after he had defaced a door and was found with several pieces of women’s jewelry in his backpack as well as a screwdriver, which they described as a burglary tool.
Lead prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda filed paperwork, asking the judge to keep secret whatever those subpoenas revealed. He also asked the judge to seal all future defense subpoena requests, at least until she could review them and decide whether they should be made public, and to hold secret hearings, if need be, to discuss the subpoenas and the evidence they produced.
In paperwork filed last week, O’Mara argued that he was merely gathering evidence and following a “well thought out plan to focus on potentially relevant and admissible information.”
He also pointed out that prosecutors had gathered Zimmerman’s high-school records from Manassas, Va. “Yet, when the same exact documents are requested regarding Trayvon Martin, the state denigrates the request as a fishing expedition,” O’Mara writes. “The irony is rich.”