Andrew Napolitano: Zimmerman's Prosecutors Should Be Prosecuted

Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 12:43 PM

By Wanda Carruthers

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Former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew Napolitano suggested Thursday that the prosecutors who charged George Zimmerman with the murder of Trayvon Martin should be prosecuted themselves.

"If the Justice Department concludes that George Zimmerman was prosecuted because he was not black and to satisfy the howling of the crowds —same crowds that are still howling for his prosecution —then the people who made the decision to prosecute him violated the federal civil rights laws and the government should prosecute them," Napolitano said on "Fox & Friends."

Napolitano, a Fox News political and legal analyst, called the possibility of prosecuting Zimmerman for civil rights violations "inappropriate" and predicted the Justice Department would fail if they choose to take the issue to court.

"They'll lose the case because his witnesses, George Zimmerman's witnesses, will be the F.B.I. agents who investigated him a year ago and exonerated him," he said.

Napolitano said the evidence did not support the original prosecution of Zimmerman for the shooting death of the 17-year-old black teenager in the first place.

"If he had been the same race as Trayvon Martin, I don't think he would have been prosecuted because the evidence simply wasn't there," Napolitano said.

"They had no right to put him through that prosecution," he added.

"They broke the law by prosecuting a case they couldn't prove. We're aware of the F.B.I. reports that exonerated Zimmerman, and they prosecuted him anyway."



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