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NAACP Presses Feds to Charge Zimmerman… Justice Department May Charge Zimmerman

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The NAACP has called for Federal Civil Rights charges against Zimmerman.

So… the Executive Branch is looking for ways to circumvent and overpower the Judicial Branch.
Once again, the decision of “we the people” is not satisfactory to the racist agenda of the Obama Administration.

This administration and the NAACP are insistent on making this a case based on race… It is NOT.

The Justice Department said Sunday that it will review the George Zimmerman case for possible civil rights violations, after a jury acquitted the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

As Zimmerman’s attorney cautioned that his client’s safety is at risk, the Justice Department responded to appeals from NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous and several lawmakers to keep investigating the defendant.

The department may find itself in a vulnerable spot. Last week, a conservative watchdog accused an obscure agency within the DOJ of helping support the “pressure campaign” against Zimmerman in the wake of the shooting last year. Judicial Watch claimed documents and public accounts showed “extraordinary intervention” by the department in the campaign that eventually led to Zimmerman’s prosecution.
The department, however, claims that it dispatched agency representatives to reduce tensions in the community – not to take sides.

President Obama himself caused a stir last year by remarking in the days after the shooting that if he had a son, he would “look like Trayvon.” On Sunday, however, Obama urged calm and declared, “the jury has spoken.”

The Justice Department, in announcing it would examine possible civil rights violations, said it has already been reviewing the handling of the criminal case in which Zimmerman, a Hispanic, fatally shot Martin, a black teen, in February 2012, raising concerns about such issues as racial profiling.
“The Department of Justice’s Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation continue to evaluate the evidence generated during the federal investigation, as well as the evidence and testimony from the state trial,” the Justice Department said in a statement Sunday. “Experienced federal prosecutors will [now] determine whether the evidence reveals a prosecutable violation of any of the limited federal criminal civil rights statutes within our jurisdiction, and whether federal prosecution is appropriate in accordance with the Department’s policy governing successive federal prosecution following a state trial.”
Jealous started the drive to pressure the DOJ to continue its probe by posting a petition Sunday morning on the website MoveOn.org that was addressed to Attorney General Eric Holder.

“The most fundamental of civil rights — the right to life — was violated the night George Zimmerman stalked and then took the life of Trayvon Martin,” Jealous wrote in the petition.
An all-female six-member jury announced late Saturday that it found Zimmerman ‘not guilty’ of all counts against him, which included charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter.

Jealous told CNN’s “State of the Union on Sunday morning, “There is reason to be concerned that race was a factor in why (Zimmerman) targeted young Trayvon.”
He also said he has not spoken directly with Holder but has spoken to his senior people.
“We are glad that what they began months back continues, which is a serious reviewing of everything that came out in this case, everything that was known before this case,” Jealous said.
Earlier in the day, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urged the Justice Department to review federal charges against Zimmerman.

“I think the Justice Department is going to take a look at this,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “This isn’t over with and I think that’s good.”
The Rev. Al Sharpton on the same show condemned the “stand your ground” law under which Zimmerman won acquittal, adding of his plans, “I will convene an emergency call with preachers tonight to discuss next steps and I intend to head to Florida in the next few days.”
Meanwhile, Mark O’Mara, who defended Zimmerman at trial, suggested his client’s safety was at risk. “There still is a fringe element that wants revenge,” O’Mara said. “They won’t listen to a verdict of not guilty.”
In August 2012, O’Mara said Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, had been living like hermits and weren’t working because they feared for their safety.
After Saturday’s verdict, police, officials and civil rights leaders urged peace and told protesters not to resort to violence.
Demonstrators across America rallied against Zimmerman on Sunday. Most of the protests were peaceful, but in cities like Oakland, Calif., there were reports of vandalism.
“I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son,” Obama said in a statement Sunday.

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  • Joeblk

    The NAACP are a bitter and irrelevant group.
    The have absolutely no credibility even with African Americans.

  • G W

    What else would you expect from a racist, communist organization such as the NAACP.

  • Canuck Sailor

    Zimmerman’s defence was not on the FL Stand Your Ground law as it states above. If Sharpton got that wrong, what else did he get wrong?

  • Cuz

    If they press charges we should demand they get the black panthers that we at the polling stations and charge them too.

    • Rob Pobe

      They were merely making certain that Whitey rides ‘the back of the bus’

  • Dude dudeson

    If folks would spend as much time investigating Benghazi, IRS, NSA etc as they do Zimmerman and Paula Deen, we would be better off

    • Keesha Kox

      I agree!

  • Mex Seiko

    Martin was a delinquent who at a very young age had acquired the bitterness of black racism. He had Jessie Jackson’s Hope which is that black against white hatred that feeds him and Sharpton. Therein lies Travon Martin’s blood. Not on Zimmerman’s.

  • Pat Nelson

    NAACP should call for Federal Civil Rights charges against itself.

  • behavepeople

    I hope that Zim Dawg sues them too. He was found not guilty by a jury of his peers. That should be enough. They, after listening to all of the evidence found not enough to find a guilty plea. Zim, go and sue the pants off of all these groups and tv stations as well. This would put a lot of these wanna be race card carrying groups in their place.

  • sick of the race card

    Zimmerman was not in the wrong. Martin’s family needs to accept that there son was no saint and also accept that Zimmerman did what anyone would do regardless of color…he defended himself. Granted it ended with the teenager being killed but if your gonna pop off bad you better be aware that anyone can level you real quick! This is not a race issue and the NAACP hops into anything involving black people. There is no injustice here just a pack of ignorant people looking to throw there weight around have a temper tantrum to get there way.

    Media made this about race and all you moron’s have bought into it. The facts do not matter in this case.

    Where is the white alliance when so many white people end up murdered by other races?? Why is that no a racist act? First moron that tells me it is because black people can not be racist should be shot!

    • Rob Pobe

      It is not that Trayvon was not a saint, it is because Trayvon was conducting himself in a manner that President Obama would expect his own son to do.

  • Dan Michaels

    The FBI investigated the Zimmerman shooting over a year ago. Over 100 agents were detailed to it. Results….no violations of law found. Now that Zimmerman is innocent do the rules change? God help America!

    • Rob Pobe

      I don’t believe anything close to the law or the constitution has ever constrained Obama and his minions.

  • okitree

    Man, I hate racists….they waste time, money and perfectly good air. Got an idea for the Feds and the NAACP …..clean up your own messes first before you waste another dime of the taxpayers money. Justice spoke the other day and the racists lost……

  • Rob Pobe

    AG Holder agrees that no evil evil Whitey ever has self defense rights against a rightful expression of hostility against the repression of the Negro race by Whitey at any time, and that any such act of ‘self defense’ must be denied to Whitey and prosecuted as a crime against the Negro community.

  • marineh2ominer

    The NAACP is a pure racist organization on par with the Ku Klux Klan , there is NO difference except the color of their mutual membership . The ONLY black organizations that never preach hate and violence are black republican organizations .

  • ROYSTOLL2

    George Zimmerman was the only person in this case that had HIS civil rights violated?