Justice? Ex-Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee Says He Was Pressured By City Officials To Arrest George Zimmerman in Death of Trayvon Martin Even Though He Already Cleared Him Of Any Wrongdoing
So much for the US Constitution, its now about mob rule. So this is how we arrest individuals and administer justice now for a crime in a
Banana Republic United States?
Former Sanford, Florida Police Chief Bill Lee told CNN in an interview that he was fired for not arresting George Zimmerman. According to Bill Lee, he was pressured by city officials who cared more about appeasing the public, rather than if George Zimmerman was guilty. The city officials just wanted an arrest and did not care whether the US Constitution was followed or not. Lee told the officials you can’t arrest without probable cause, and was fired for upholding Zimmerman’s constitutional rights.
“The police department needed to do a job, and there was some influence — outside influence and inside influence — that forced a change in the course of the normal criminal justice process,” Lee said. “With all the influence and the protests and petitions for an arrest, you still have to uphold your oath.”
“That investigation was taken away from us. We weren’t able to complete it,” he said.
The George Zimmerman investigation was hijacked “in a number of ways” by outside forces, said the former police chief of Sanford, Florida.
Bill Lee, who testified Monday in Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial, told CNN’s George Howell in an exclusive interview that he felt pressure from city officials to arrest Zimmerman to placate the public rather than as a matter of justice.
“It was (relayed) to me that they just wanted an arrest. They didn’t care if it got dismissed later,” he said. “You don’t do that.”
When Sanford police arrived on the scene on February 26, 2012, after Zimmerman fatally shot unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, they conducted a “sound” investigation, and the evidence provided no probable cause to arrest Zimmerman at the scene, he said.
It had nothing to do with Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law, he said; from an investigative standpoint, it was purely a matter of self-defense.
Was the fix in from the beginning to railroad George Zimmerman from the outset and get their pound of flesh from Zimmerman, no matter what? So this is what passes as “justice” in the United States? We now have mob rule and the over all riding factor is that Zimmerman be found guilty to prevent race riots, rather than the rule of law. So let’s appease the Black panthers rather than provide a defendant their Constitutional rights. UNREAL.
Yup, this is what happens when you get race baiters like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and a liberal media whipping the public into a frenzy and cry “RACISM”. The Gateway Pundit shows even more judicial bias as Judge Nelson inappropriately goes after the defense and George Zimmerman in a bullying tactic.
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