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Justice Puts Hold On Zimmerman Evidence, Readying Civil Rights Case

July 18, 2013 by  

The Justice Department, likely getting ready to further investigate the shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, has asked police in Sanford, Fla., to hold all evidence related to the case, including Zimmerman’s handgun.

The move comes as Justice officials weigh levying civil rights charges against Zimmerman.

“As the Department first acknowledged last year, we have an open investigation into the death of Trayvon Martin. 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,” said a Justice Department press release this week. “Experienced federal prosecutors will 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.”

Attorney General Eric Holder described the Zimmerman case as an opportunity for the Nation “to speak honestly about the complicated and emotionally charged issues that this case has raised,” in an interview earlier in the week.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Brian

    It sound to me like big brother does not want to let it go till they have a war here in the USA

    • Dcp5674

      Sure seems that the Feds don’t care about the facts, but want to manufacture their own. The fix is in!

    • rivahmitch

      Yep! It’s April 1775 all over again and the Reds are here (though not wearing their coats). Semper Fi!

  • charlie

    sanford, tell tem to go to hell and DO NOT give them anything

  • vicki

    Apparently one kangaroo court was not enough for the obama’s

  • ChuckS123

    If Holder starts an action, or there’s a civil suit, Martin’s drug use, fighting, talk of guns, etc will hopefully come out. A lot of it is here

  • mort_f

    There is only one way to stop these travesties… IMPEACHMENT of both Obama and Holder. The Bill of Particulars is far too long.

  • TIME

    My Dear People,

    If the doj files a suit, then the Zimmerman family can get more of the Rachel Jeantel story out, of what will sink their butts so fast it would be like watching a 2000000 ton block of rock fall on an ant.

    Keep in mind her comments that she stated Trayvon told her,

    That this Gay white boy needed his ass whooped, as well that in fact it was Trayvon who started the attack on Zimmerman.

    Let alone the all the “aggravated assault charges” Trayvon has will have to be open to the public record – as in his records will have to be unsealed.

    Then as well as Zimmerman did not use racial slurs – but we again have Rachel Jeantel on the stand stating that Trayvon stated that Zimmerman was a “Creepy ASS White Cracker.”

    Perhaps the doj had better think about this absurd line of worthless rhetoric long and hard, as they don’t have a leg to stand on even for the brain dead.

    Civil Court or not.
    Peace and Love

  • Larry

    How about the three black guys who killed then robbed a young white waitress just to steal her tip money after her shift? Where is the friggin outrage?
    She could have looked like my daughter?

  • boyscout

    Note to Mr. Livingston; TYVM for all the extra work involved with the evening edition.

  • Ol’ Grey Ghost

    It’s just like I predicted…

    This will not end well for either Zimmerman or America…

  • John H. Holliday D.D.S.

    There are people in the U.S. military watching this display of political spiteful treasonous anti-Constitution insanity who have sworn an oath to uphold, protect, defend and preserve the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and DOMESTIC. Holder is violating George Zimmerman’s Guaranteed Constitutional Rights which is the behavior of a DOMESTIC enemy who is violating the Constitution against We The People. George Zimmerman is one of We The People. Holder is criminalizing himself as a traitor by committing Treason under color of authority. Holder is placing himself and other people in the DOJ in a very dangerous position of criminalizing themselves by committing Treason against the Constitution and against We The People for political gain. The FBI will need to choose non-political sides or the U.S. military may need to ask the FBI if they are harboring, protecting, aiding and abetting a Domestic enemy who is operating against the Constitution in the DOJ. Enlisted men and women and commissioned officers in the U.S. military must ask the FBI to question the motives of the DOJ for filing frivolous and unfounded Federal charges against a U.S. Citizen who has already been acquitted and found not guilty in a jury criminal trial. Congress may be composed of gutless spineless cowards, but the U.S. military needs to know and identify who is a public DOMESTIC enemy to help the FBI know, understand and remember that every member of the FBI also has sworn an oath to uphold, protect, defend and preserve the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and DOMESTIC.

    • vicki

      So that raises the question how come no one came to Mr Simpson’s aid when he was charged in a civil court after being found not guilty.

      • John H. Holliday D.D.S.

        You answered your own question in a non criminal civil lawsuit filed by the family members of the murdered victims against OJ Simpson that is not in any Federal Jurisdiction. Holder and the DOJ have no rational reason and have no justified reason to file any charges against Zimmerman but a non criminal civil lawsuit is a different circumstance. Zimmerman can also counter sue many times more in several civil lawsuits and he probably will counter sue because Zimmerman has nothing to lose.

    • AttMore

      Excellent Post!!!

    • lhearold

      Sounds great but the military is, and has been for the last decade, indoctrinating its personnel to take action on US civilians at the order of the president. Sure there may be some that will refuse and be shot or jailed but don’t depend on the military to do anything other than what the commander in chief tells them!!!!!

      • John H. Holliday D.D.S.

        The Founding Fathers were very wise to insure and to mandate that all branches of the U.S. military must be politically neutral and non-political and apolitical and non-unionized while providing and serving for the common defense of the Constitutional Republic against all enemies both foreign and domestic. The public sworn oaths by every conscripted and enlisted serviceman and servicewoman and every commissioned officer of the U.S. Military to always uphold, protect, defend and preserve the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic is the number one top priority which takes precedence and which takes top priority above obeying any Unconstitutional orders, and therefore unlawful and illegal orders, by any branch of the Federal government including the Commander In Chief also known as the President. The U.S. military will not make the second mistake of participating in an Unconstitutional civil war but the U.S. military can place itself directly between any two opposing belligerants, who are violating the Constitution or who are not violating the Constitution, just to keep the peace and to prevent bloodshed and to prevent the destruction of private property which may not be a declaration of martial law but may instead be a military occupied buffer zone intentionally and deliberately established and placed between the two opposing belligerants. Declarations of martial law should only be an absolute last resort if the Constitutional operations of civil law break down or become ignored or become non-existent which already appears to be happening inside the IRS, NSA, FBI, ATF, DHS and of course and especially within Attorney General Outlaw Eric Holder’s DOJ. Where there is smoke, there is almost always a fire or something that is smoldering and is about to erupt into a fire.

        • lhearold

          In theory that sounds good but in reality it doesn’t work that way. Words work well to fill blank spaces on a piece of paper but the boots on the ground actions of the military and its leadership is really questionable should any real civil unrest begin in opposition to the current situation. Personally I would not trust any of them and I am a U.S. Army Retiree!!!!

          • billybob

            All one has to do is go back around fifty years. The kennedys sent troops down into Alabama to enforce segregation against Gerge Wallace, the governor of the State.

        • lhearold

          In theory that sounds good but in reality it doesn’t work that way. Words work well to fill blank spaces on a piece of paper but the boots on the ground actions of the military and its leadership is really questionable should any real civil unrest begin in opposition to the current situation. Personally I would not trust any of them and I am a U.S. Army Retiree!!!!

      • billybob

        You are right. The military takes its orders from the potus. Obama has be quietly replacing those who would have opposed him with those who are willing to go along with his madness. Any fighting here in the US will be civilians against the military. Hopefully some of the military will side with the civilians.

  • CatGman

    It seems the Department of Justice needs to be renamed. It seems these days justice is not pursued or applied equally to all, especially to those in government. If the DOJ can pick and choose who and what gets investigated or prosecuted, how can there ever be “LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL”.

    • NCBigmouth

      It seems to me that an appropriate name for it is DEPARTMENT OF INJUSTICE!

    • billybob

      Why does that surprise you when we have a President who can pick and chose which laws he want to enforce. He made a unilateral decision to stop a part of his Obamacare because he saw it as detrimental to the up coming election for the Democrats and he didn’t want the public to get screwed just yet.

  • peggy

    the Only complication is Eric Holder and his thugs.

  • jim b

    The DOJ is now an enemy of the States. Time for the States to stand up for themselves and tell the DOJ to go bound salt. Justice is best served without the DOJ, these jack asses don’t know their ars from a hole in the ground and I can’t tell if the Holders head is up BHO ars or if BHO’s head is up Holder’s ars. This is getting pathetic, leave the Hispanic alone, he’s a minority for goodness sack, and a U.S. jury voted him NOT GUILTY! Don’t like the verdict, move to Russia or China, no juries to worry about there because you are guilty until proven innocent! Like that better, move!

  • Ibn Insha

    There is a problem with out justice system. It does not matter that this time it will be a civil trial. The man will be tired second time after a jury acquittal. We need to amend our justice system. Had Martin ended up killing Zimmerman I am 100% sure this incident would not had made a blip on DOJ’s radar screen.

  • Ibn Insha

    In my previous post I meant to use word tried instead of tired. Sorry for the error.

    • vicki

      The Discus system does allow you to edit your posts. Could you not just correct the error?

  • billybob

    The only issues this case has raised is the total fabrication of this story by the left wing media. They had Zimmerman guilty before he was arrested. The left wing politicians got it totally wrong. They asked the cheif of poilce to charge him. He said there was nothing to charge him for. they fired him. They got the AG of the state to bring trumpt up charges against him. Anyone with a brain saw this as a politically instigated ploy. Lawyers across the nation said she would lose. They all saw it as a political race game for the left wingers to hang a “White Hispanic” They media saw the six jurors as not being able to make the correct decision. The media took it out of a court of law and made it into a popularity contest. Many sick minded editors saw money and sales. It didn’t matter if the guy was guilty or not, just that they could distort the truth and then have no responsibility for their articles. If anyone should go on trial it should be the lying media. They continued to show a picture of a 10 year old boy. Think that was a mistake? It was’nt! They wanted sympathy for Trayvon. They hid the fact of his past and even why he was in Stanford instead of being in his high school. They didn’t mention that he had been kicked out of school. No, if anyone should be tried in a public court it should be the left wing media.


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