NAACP President Ben Jealous Wants the Obama/Holder Justice Department to Try George Zimmerman on Civil Rights Charges in Death of Trayvon Martin
Ben Jealous and the NAACP just won’t let it go … hey NAACP Don’t you realize your political pressure to try Zimmerman resulted in the failed trial? Now they want to try George Zimmerman on Civil Rights charges?
Following the “NOT GUILTY” verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial where he was found not guilty on all charges, both second degree murder and homicide, the NAACP was quick to demand that the Barack Obama – Eric Holder Department of Justice try George Zimmerman on civil rights violations. HUH? Some folks will not let things be and respect the juries verdict, until they get their pound of flesh.
NAACP president Ben Jealous appeared this morning on CNN’s “State of the Union,” with Candy Crowley. Jealous stated that he has spoke to senior members of the U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s team at the Justice Department about pursuing federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. As if this tragic tale has not been politically exploited enough already? Do any of these race hustlers realize that it was most likely the political pressure that was forced upon law enforcement and the prosecutors that resulted in such a weak and pathetic case against George Zimmerman? Haven’t the so-called civil rights folks done enough? The case was reviewed by a fired former police chief and prosecutor who did not want to bring charges, because there was no there, there. But no, that was not good enough. The liberal MSM, namely MSNBC doctored 911 tapes and presented it as legitimate news in an effort to inflame public opinion and fan the flames of racism. Then, President Barack Obama ignorantly and foolishly interjected himself in a case that he knew nothing about that further divided a country when he stated, if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon” (VIDEO). Hasn’t the federal government done enough damage? They brought pressure to bear to force a prosecution that under Florida law had no way of winning as long as the jury followed the law and not their emotions.
Leaders at the nation’s oldest civil rights organization have spoken with senior members of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s team at the Justice Department about pursuing federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, NAACP president Ben Jealous said Sunday, though Holder himself has noted the high bar for establishing a hate crime.
Speaking to chief political correspondent Candy Crowley on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Jealous said he hadn’t yet spoken with Holder himself, but that in conversations with Justice Department officials, he had pressed the federal government to continue investigating the death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.
“We are glad 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.
Haven’t we just been though a trial that proved that the what George Zimmerman did was not a “hate crime,” but instead self defense? That is what the 6 female jury had decided when the acquitted Zimmerman. But the NAACP can not accept the jury verdict and wants the DOJ to file civil rights charges. However, for such charges to be done, a federal hate crime would have to be proved and that something that was reckless, and that a specif intent and “to do the crime with requisite state of mind.” Sorry, but that in no way exists here.
However, that does not stop the NAACP as seen at the Gateway Pundit with Ben Jealous and the NAACP’s tweets.
Attorney General Eric Holder now is in a position to either act responsibly and follow the law, or succumb to the pressures of the NAACP and pseudo-civil rights activists like the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Just curious, when is the NAACP, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton going to address the issues of inner city black-on-black violence that goes on every day in America. But no, instead they exploit the case of a “white” Hispanic killing a black teen in self defense as their cause celeb.
The public pressure leaves Holder, the nation’s first African-American attorney general, facing a difficult decision on a controversial case that has grabbed the nation’s attention and sparked renewed debate about racial profiling.
In a statement from NAACP President Ben Jealous, the civil rights group said they were “not done demanding justice for Trayvon Martin.”
“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. We ask that the Department of Justice file civil rights charges against Mr. Zimmerman for this egregious violation,” said the group in a petition unveiled Saturday night. “Please address the travesties of the tragic death of Trayvon Martin by acting today.”
What’s ironic in all of this that the real hate and speculated hate crimes are coming from the other side where pro-Trayvon Martin individuals are threatening George Zimmerman and wishing him dead. So what is the hate crime here? Oh, and we even have pampered, millionaire NFL football players from the NY Giants making such threats that it is only a matter of time before the hood catches up with him. Gee Victor Cruzm how gangsta of you.
I would have to say I agree with Jammie Wearing Fool, that if I were George Zimmerman’s shoes I’d have already cleared Customs on my way to exile.
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