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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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  • http://ZimmermanandTrayvon Loretta Legault

    This already went to court with a jury listening to all the evidence and our Justice Dept. wants to try him again. And it will be at tax payers expense. What ever happened to double jeopardy where is the justice in this. Zimmerman already went to trail and found innocent of murder by his peers. This makes no sense to me. So how many time must a citizen be found innocent of a crime before the Justice Dept. decides he or she is innocent. What is due process for then.

    • Zeropoint

      This is no doubt another scandal once again perpetrated by the administration to take everybody’s eyes off the ball from what’s really going down with the White House scandals and the fall of the US dollar… It’s really amazing how utterly stupid all these people are…. They don’t care about the facts of the case nor do I think they have even tried to listen to the facts…. They just hear what they want to hear… I’m sick of people pulling the race card every time…didn’t slavery and segregation end a very long time ago? Most of these people bitching didn’t even go through that ,yet here they are acting as if they are still slaves… Further mr Zimmerman has come to the aid of many black people as well as having had a black girlfriend… How does that make him a racist? Lets talk about OJ, a murderer gets off the hook for murdering his white wife… Everyday in Chicago blacks are killing black children , innocent children mind you and you don’t have the entire nation giving a rats ass about that ! Thank God there are still very good, educated black Americans who can see through this bull !

  • Robert D Lockman Sr

    Racism at its finest, Holder needs to go.
    Double jeopardy. Waste of money for free phones , food stamps, wic cards and all the other bribery engines.
    Get over it racists!!!!!

  • Jerome p tobin

    This is bs! If they cannot respect the jury’s verdict it is a sad day for all of the America people!

  • Gary

    This investigation will lead to where they dont want to go. It will reveal that me travone thought the white Hispanic was gay ….and beat him because he thought this creepy cracker was following him and it insulted his homophonic manhood

    Our white black president will then retreat from his investigation

  • http://persoballiberty.com Gail Filerino

    This us all grand standing but it’s also a negotiating tool. I think Zimmerman had a civil rights issue with holder’s office. He sent the RADICAL RACIST COMMUNIST DOWN THERE TO BEGIN WITH. I can’t tell you how angry all thus makes me. When I look at this country & everyone is suffering from income from lack of decent jobs. It’s incredible. They have the whole country focussing on this trial when white babies & black teenagers are being murdered by blacks. Where’s they outrage over every life lost. If ZIMMERMAN REPRESENTS WHITE PEOPLE THEN SO DOES OBAMA UNFORTUNATELY. I’m going to refer to him as a White African American from now on. These RADICAL RACIST are trying to & saying that their children are being killed in the streets referring to white people killing blacks on site. I am sorry but that’s not true. However, it is that way for white people being attacked beaten, raped, robbed & murder.
    If ZIMMERMAN was profiling Martin & all he wanted to do was kill him then why did he call the police. Zimmerman was not confrontational he never laid a hand on Martin because he called the police to let them handle it. If Trevon was scared than why didn’t he go home. Instead of double back & attacking Zimmerman. In fact the way he SUCKER PUNCH ZIMMERMAN it could have killed him. When Zimmerman fell backwards he could have hit his head on the concrete & that could have killed him.
    Im sick if the 5 in Fox being wishy washy on this. Now there saying if Travon had been white Zimmerman wouldn’t have been following him. They don’t know that. I would have. I do know if Zimmerman had been black nobody would know about this. We have proof of that.

    • Ron r

      How do you sucker punch a man with a gun, unless he is a damn idiot??? No gun (his courage) no shooting.

      • j

        From behind. This is a push towards anarchy, the same action taken to overthrow the middle east dictators and see hoe great that turned out. We are all Americans we have to stick together, life is not fair, we have puppet liars running our country into the ground, think bigger, this was another false flag to cause riots, don’t let them deceive you, they use terrorists at newtown and Boston – SEE THE BIG PICTURE – FORWARD MEANS BACKWARD, HOPE MEANS MISERY. WAKE UP FELLOW AMERICANS!!!

  • Suede.

    Get over the verdict Holder. Drop the black on black and black on white violence in Chicago. Gun control really helped there, didn’t it. Once more if you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns.

  • Brent black

    Try having an “honest discussion” with holder if he doesnt like youre opinion and see what happens.

  • Dewayne Brown

    Who is racist now? The court has spoken!!! MOVE ON!

  • Brandon

    There is nothing you can say or do to prevent it, I don’t agree with it either, I thought he didnt stand a chance with that jury, I wasn’t sure which way it would go until I read the FBIs input!! The FBI said he wasnt profiling!! Martin was wearing the exact same apparel as the gang that perpetrated the other crimes in his neighborhood!! i do believe both individuals handled it badly but i think Zimmerman was trying to do what he assured his neighbors he would do. This is grand standing for something other than justice! As I have said before, no matter what color you are, collectively I think we are smarter than this! If racism is to dissolve everything that perpetuates it has to end, don’t give race baiters anymore ammo, some tough things need to be said, treat everyone with dignity until they personally give u a reason not to, no body owes anyone anything!!! The era of guilt is over!!! Be proud, be productive!!!

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