A NOTE TO AMERICA, REPUBLICANS AND CONSERVATIVES … THIS IS WHAT TED CRUZ MEANT BY NEW YORK VALUES AND YOU DAMN WELL KNEW IT …
Liberal Democrat New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio encouraged his constituents not to eat at a new Chick-fil-A restaurant opening in the city. Are you kidding me, this is what is meant by violating one’s civil rights. This is what tyranny looks like folks. A person in government telling others not to eat at a private business because of their p[of their person beliefs. Where is the ACLU to defend Chick-fil-A. Hey de Blasio, that’s it, call for a boycott of Chick-fil-A … because this one went so well you Leftist idiot.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday encouraged his constituents not to eat at a new Chick-fil-A restaurant opening in the city, citing the company’s pro-traditional marriage views.
“What the ownership of Chick-fil-A has said is wrong,” Mr. de Blasio said at a press conference, as reported by DNA Info.
“I’m certainly not going to patronize them, and I wouldn’t urge any other New Yorker to patronize them,” he said, adding that “they do have a legal right.”
Mr. de Blasio’s comments came after city Councilman Danny Dromm started a boycott for a new Chick-fil-A location opening in Queens.
“Chick-fil-A is anti-LGBT,” Mr. Dromm said in a statement.
“This group imparts a strong anti-LGBT message by forcing their employees and volunteers to adhere to a policy that prohibits same-sex love,” he said. “It is outrageous that Chick-fil-A is quietly spreading its message of hate by funding these types of organizations.”
Chick-fil-A said in a statement it was excited to serve “existing and new customers great food with remarkable service” at the new location.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016 … A Dream We Continue to Strive For … “Will One Day Live in a Nation Where They Will not be Judged by the Color of their Skin but by the Content of their Character”
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY – 2016.
On this January 18th, 2016 we once again join as a nation to look back on the message of Martin Luther King Jr. and are asked to reflect on “The Dream.” We have come a long way as a nation since the 1960?s. For those who say we have not, know nothing of the past and are lying through their teeth. I personally make it a point every MLK day to listen to the words of the slain Civil Rights leader and his “I Have a Dream” speech and reflect on what it means and where we are today with that dream. Make no mistake about it America, we are a much better country for Martin Luther King Jr’s dream. The United States of America has come a long way. Do not let anyone ever tell you we have not. But we still have a ways to go and may always have to. “The Dream” is much like being a Christian or life in general. You don’t just all of a sudden say, okay, I have reached my goal and nothing more is needed. People are not perfect, they never will be. We strive to be good and follow Christan values. That does not mean we do not fail or fall short. Have we come a long way, yes. However, does that mean we have much more to do and always will.
The greatness of MLK Jr’s message is that it is for all people, not just one to blacks and another to whites. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, and it was one of inclusion that we “will not be judged by the color of our skin but by the content of our character”. Do not let any one else try and interpret that dream for you. Never let those with an agenda that is so far from “The Dream” to make you feel less or call you something that you are not. It is sad to witness today that those that are considered Civil Rights activists are more about race hustling and division, than they are about “The Dream”. Martin Luther King Jr. was correct, it is never about the color of one’s skin, it is always about the content of one’s character. Always! Do not ever forget, it is always about character.
I have a dream that “The Dream” of Martin Luther King Jr. will be championed by real Civil Rights activists and not high-jacked by those for their own self-serving purposes and agenda and try to divide us as a country. To do so, to race-bait and to divide America whether you be a common American citizen, a pastor, a politician or a president does a disservice to Martin Luther King, Jr. and his “DREAM.” How I wish there was a true Martin Luther King Jr. alive today to champion the cause.
Martin Luther King – I Have A Dream Speech – August 28, 1963
Full text of MLK Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech can be read here (pdf).
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.
And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!
Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!
But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
Martin Luther King’s Last Speech: “I’ve Been To The Mountaintop”
Self-Proclaimed Black Woman Rachel Dolezal Once Sued Howard University for Discrimination Because She Was a White Woman
And just when you thought the story of Rachel Dolezal couldn’t get any more bizarre … Thanks Caityn Jenner, you have opened up the I feel therefore I am generation …
The Smoking Gun is reporting that Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who had pretended she was black and the former head of the NAACP Spokane, WA chapter, once sued Howard University for discrimination because she was a white woman. HUH? According to a Court of Appeals opinion, Dolezal’s lawsuit “claimed discrimination based on race, pregnancy, family responsibilities and gender.” Her lawsuit was dismissed in 2004 and later the appeal was upheld by the DC Court of Appeals. So as of 2004, Ms. Dolezal considered herself a white woman. So she is black one minute when it suits her purpose and white the next. Somewhere along the way she went from a discriminated white woman by a black institution to a black woman heading up an NAACP chapter. Who finds this rather interesting and calculating?
Read the lawsuit HERE.
Rachel Dolezal … the chameleon woman
The NAACP official who today resigned in the face of evidence that she masqueraded as black once sued Howard University for denying her teaching posts and a scholarship because she was a white woman, The Smoking Gun has learned.
Rachel Dolezal, 37, who headed the NAACP’s Spokane, Washington chapter, sued Howard for discrimination in 2002, the year she graduated from the historically black college with a Master of Fine Arts degree.
Dolezal, then known as Rachel Moore, named the university and Professor Alfred Smith as defendants in a lawsuit filed in Washington, D.C.’s Superior Court. During the pendency of the civil case, Smith was chairman of Howard’s Department of Art.
According to a Court of Appeals opinion, Dolezal’s lawsuit “claimed discrimination based on race, pregnancy, family responsibilities and gender.” She alleged that Smith and other school officials improperly blocked her appointment to a teaching assistant post, rejected her application for a post-graduate instructorship, and denied her scholarship aid while she was a student.
Judge Zoe Bush dismissed Dolezal’s complaint in February 2004, 18 months after the lawsuit was filed and Dolezal was deposed on several occasions. Bush found no evidence that Dolezal was discriminated on the basis of race or other factors. The D.C. Court of Appeals subsequently affirmed Bush’s decision.
So let’s under stand this, as the Jawa Report opines, Rachel Dolezal has railed against white people and championed the black cause, yet she sued Howard University, a predominantly black college for discrimination. Go figure. So she had her civil rights violated by a black college because she was white, yet she now is a black woman speaking of the ills of whitey. So where is her story to further her narrative of discrimination against white people? She seems to have forgot that portion of her life.
EXIT QUESTION: Did anyone in the NAACP ever bother to vet this woman?
Liberal Comedian Bill Maher Says of Caitlyn Jenner: “This is a Has-Been From Reality TV Who Got Breast Implants … She’s Not Rosa Parks”
SHE’S NOT ROSA PARKS …
Oh the LEFT and the LGBT is going to be pissed at Bill Maher after his comments from the most recent episode of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. The liberal comedian said of Caitlyn Jenner, he, oops she … lets just remember, this is a has-been from reality TV who got breast implants. he’s not Rosa Parks. Maher then went on to say, ”This is someone who used to be Kim Kardashian’s stepfather and is now Kim Kardashian’s stepmother. She’s not Rosa Parks.” Who wants to come out and admit that Maher just nailed it and hit it out of the park? No truer words may have never been said by Maher. He went on to talk about the endorsement deal that Caitlyn already has lined up, imagine that, with Mac Cosmetics. Although, E-Online is reporting that Caitlyn Jenner is not the new face of Mac Cosmetics, it’s Ellie Goulding!
In any event Maher makes the pitch for Caitlyn as he opined I think this could be very good for Mac Cosmetics. Maher asks of Mac Cosmetics, “can it conceal my crows feet?” He responds with, “Lady, this sh*t made a 65 year old former dude look like Brooke Shields.” OUCH! Maher’s comment about Caitlyn being the oldest women to ever appear solo on the cover of Vanity Fair was priceless and so raunchy you are going to have to watch the video to see. It is quite telling though of the Vanity Fair magazine, what is supposed to be a woman’s magazine that it would take Bruce Jenner becoming a women to be on its cover. YIKES, Maher was in rare form saying she should have changed her name to “Spoiler Alert”. LOL!!!
Let’s see if the LGBT finds his June 5, 2015 Monologue funny.
Content warning: Strong language
Bill Maher wasted no time Friday night ribbing the intense praise Caitlyn Jenner has received since making her debut on the cover of Vanity Fair, saying she’s “not Rosa Parks.”
“This is a has-been from reality TV who got breast implants,” Maher said on his HBO show, “Real Time With Bill Maher.” ”This is someone who used to be Kim Kardashian’s stepfather and is now Kim Kardashian’s stepmother. She’s not Rosa Parks.”
Jenner was formally the patriarch of the reality television family, and Maher stumbled over which pronoun was appropriate to use during his opening monologue. After referring to Jenner as a “he,” Maher instructed the “pronoun police” that ”if you’re going to climb up my ass, while you’re up there, you can kiss it.”
Juan Williams Says Pam Geller “Engaged in Gratuitous Offensive Behavior That Led to the Deaths of Two People” (VIDEO)
WHY DOES JUAN WILLIAMS HATE FREE SPEECH … JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF LIBERAL STUPIDITY.
When free speech in the United States protects pornography, art that places a Crucifix of Jesus Chris in urine and the burning of the America flag, Mohammad is fair game as well. Sorry Juan William, you don’t get to say I am for free speech, but …
In the United States of America, there are no rules put on “free speech’ as afforded by the US Constitution unless you yell “fire” or “bomb”. But that is not the case anymore for liberals and the likes of Juan Williams. Listen to Williams below say that he is all for free speech and then tell us just the opposite and say that he is against it when it comes to the rights of Pam Gellar and the Draw the Prophet Mohammad cartoon contest. Williams says in the VIDEO below, “because she engaged in gratuitous offensive behavior that led to the deaths of two people”. Okay’ let’s stop here. Yes her actions did lead to the deaths of two people, they there two radical Islamist jihadists, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi. Both of these radical Muslims have been killed and we wont have to worry about them anymore. Pam Gellar should be given a medal for smoking these two out.
Then Williams goes on to say, Gellar wasn’t about writing a book like Salman Rushdie or she wasn’t about Charlie Hebdo engaging in satire, but instead she did this as a provocative act to offend people. REALLY, YOU FOOL? Juan, are you really this stupid? You would really make the distinction and defend drawing a cartoon because it was satire versus used to be provocative? Lets just come out and say and and not mince worse, Juan Williams is a typical liberal ass-hat who only likes free speech that he agrees with.Satire is meant to be proactive you idiot! To radical Islam, they make no differentiation. So when you are in-front of a black cloaked jihadist with a knife in his hand about to cut your head off, making the excuse that your cartoon was done for satire will make no difference. As for Salman Rushdie and Satanic Versus, he knew exactly what he was doing and poked the hornets nest. But because Pamela Gellar is a conservative, anything she does is hated by the LEFT and they will make excuses.
If you have ever wondered whether Juan Williams was just a liberal who was misguided and there was some hope for, think again. The law of the land is the United States Constitution, not Shariah law, at least for now.
Hey Juan, what about the freedom of speech for radical Imam Anjem Choudary saying that Pamela Geller should be put to death? Are you in favor of that being protected free speech as well?
Shooting at Muhammad Cartoon Contest at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, TX at Pamela Geller Texas Free Speech Event (Update: Two Gunman Dead)
A SHOOTING HAS TAKEN PLACE OUTSIDE THE TEXAS FREE SPEECH EVENT IN GARLAND, TX HELD BY PAMELA GELLER …
According to FOX News, two individuals were shot outside of the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, TX where the Texas Free Speech Event was taking place. The center was put on lock-down following the shooting. The ‘free speech” event (VIDEO) was a ‘Muhammad Art and Cartoon Contest’. This was the same location that hosted a pro-Islam contest last month. Of course there were no gunman trying to kill people at that conference who disagreed with that one.
The First Annual Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest will be hosted by the Curtis Caldwell Center.
Two individuals were shot dead by police outside of the event as it was reported, “two males drove up to the front of the building in a car,” as the event was coming to an end. “Both males were armed and began shooting at a Garland … security officer. Garland Police officers engaged the gunmen, who were both shot and killed.” It is probably not that much of a stretch that the two gunman that were killed were Islamists looking to quell free speech.
Shooting at Muhammad Cartoon Contest Garland, Texas: 2 Gunmen Killed, Officer Down
A Prophet Muhammad art exhibit and contest in Dallas is on lockdown Sunday after a reported shooting outside the building that left two suspects reportedly dead and one officer injured.
According to the Dallas Morning News, two men pulled up in a vehicle and then shot an officer outside the Curtis Culwell center Sunday evening. They were then fatally shot by police officers.
The officer’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, the paper reported.
An officer dressed in SWAT gear took the stage toward the end of the event at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland and told attendees, including an Associated Press reporter, that a shooting had occurred.
It wasn’t immediately clear if the shooting was related to the event.
Garland Police Department spokesman Joe Harn declined to confirm the SWAT officer’s statements and said he had no details.
UPDATE I: Bomb Squad is on the scene with mechanical robot investigating a suspicious vehicle.
8:11pm CT: Suspects’ vehicle being checked for explosives. It is scheduled to be detonated.
8:20pm CT: Authorities tell CBS 11 that SWAT will escort 48 people at a time out of arena soon, but many are parked in a now secured area and cannot access cars.
UPDATE II: From The Gateway Pundit … “Shariah is Light” posted this at at 6:35 CENTRAL TIME and took credit for the attack.
UPDATE III: According to VIDEO below from Newsy, the identities of the shooters have not yet been released and it has not yet been determined whether the attack was was religiously motivated. I think it is safe to say that it was.
Gunmen Shot Outside ‘Draw Muhammad’ Event in Garland, Texas
The two men pulled up in a vehicle and shot a Garland ISD security officer. The men were fatally shot by Garland police, and their bodies remain on the street outside the events center.
The security officer, Bruce Joiner, was released from the hospital after his wounds were treated.
No one was being allowed to leave the facility, where an art show centering on caricatures of Muhammad was being held. Nearby businesses, including a Walmart and Sam’s Club, were evacuated.
UPDATE V: Follow more updates from Breitbart.com.
UPDATE, 11:09 PM: ISIS has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the Rowlett/Sachse Scanner:
UPDATE ON THE POLICE INCIDENT:
Officers are advising the scene is NOT safe. It is believed that explosive(s) have been placed near the Curtis Culwell Center. FBI Bomb Squad, Garland Police, Garland SWAT, Rowlett Police, Rowlett SWAT, and Texas State Troopers are on scene.
There is a huge perimeter set. No one gets in and no one gets out.
ISIS is taking responsibility for this attack.
UPDATE, 10:59 PM: Attendees were just informed by police that the FBI would be coming to interview them all, prior to law enforcement letting them go.
UPDATE VI: Tonight at Police Press Conference … Garland Police said they are using robot to check suspects car for bombs. Also, they gave not moved the two dead bodies because of their proximity to the vehicle and they may have explosives on their bodies. The police were not going to put officers or medical examiners in harms way until all has been cleared.
The bodies of suspects lay dead next to vehicle as police continue to check for explosives.
8th Grader Adelina Silva at Capshaw Middle School in Sante Fe, NM Suspended for Informing Parents They had the Option to “Opt Out” of State’s New Online Standardized Test, PARCC
FIRST SHE WAS SENT TO THE PRINCIPALS OFFICE, THEN SHE WAS SUSPENDED … CAN YOU SAY VIOLATION OF ONES CIVIL RIGHTS?
MORE IDIOTIC AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL BEHAVIOR FROM OUR SCHOOLS … Adelina Silva, an 8th-grader at Capshaw Middle School in Sante Fe, New Mexico was disciplined and suspended by school officials for taking a stand and handing out opt-out forms Thursday informing parents that they had the option to ‘opt out” of the new on-line standardization test known as PARCC. According to Adelina Silva, she said “My goal here was to just let the parents know that they have the option.” However, that is when the Storm troopers at the Middle School started pulling the fliers out of the kids hands. Adelina Silva was then sent to the principals office? WHAT!!!
So what rule did the 8th grader break that landed her in the principal’s office, the opt-out form is even available on the school district’s website? But this is what goes on in today’s Gestapo schools where only protests against conservative issues are allowed or children are given extra credit. Silva had been suspended for one day as of Thursday afternoon. WHAT PART ABOUT VIOLATING ONES CIVIL RIGHTS DOESN’T THIS SCHOOL UNDERSTAND? So the student broke no rules, yet she was suspended from school and missed time from classes. What brilliance on the part of school officials.
WHERE IS THE ACLU ON THIS ONE?
More students, parents and teachers standing up against PARCC, the state’s new online standardized test. It caused a disturbance at one school Thursday morning where a student at Capshaw Middle School in Santa Fe said she was disciplined for taking a stand.
“It’s setting us up for failure,” Adelina Silva said. “My goal here was to just let the parents know that they have the option.”
Adelina Silva, an 8th-grader at Capshaw, said she was handing out the opt-out forms Thursday when suddenly staff stepped in.
“They started pulling the fliers out from the kids’ hands,” she said.
That’s when Silva said he was pulled in to the principal’s office.
“And I was waiting there for over an hour and 20 minutes wasting my class time.”
The form she was handing out is available on the Santa Fe Public School’s website.
“I was very upset when I heard this,” her mother, Jacqueline Ellvinger said. “Parents need to know that this form is online and they are able to opt their children out of it.”
Ellvinger also chose to opt-out her son.
“It’s ridiculous,” she said of PARCC “Our children’s education is being based off a test.”
Attorney General Eric Holder … Playing the Race Card Until the Very End, “It’s Too Hard to Bring a Civil Rights Cases,” Wants to Lower Standard of Proof … “Recommends Reading ‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X’ to You ng People
Sorry, but outgoing Attorney General is nothing more than a racist.
Attorney General Eric Holder cannot leave soon enough. Yesterday would not have been too soon. Sorry, but when you are driven by color, when all you see is color, when everything you do is dictated by color, no matter what color that is, you are a bigoted racist. In an interview with the Politico, Eric Holder said that during his final weeks in office he plans to push for a new, lower standard for civil rights offenses. Why, because Holder could not press civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin and was unable to get a feather in his cap and press civil rights charges against police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Both individual, George Zimmerman and Darren Wilson, were never convicted of any crime, Zimmerman was acquitted and found not guilty by a jury and the Robert P. McCulloch, the Prosecuting Attorney for St. Louis County, Missouri, received a “no true bill” and no indictment from the grand jury. However, this is not good enough for the likes of Eric Holder, because all he sees is color. The hell with a jury decision or one from a grand jury. Holder only sees that black people can be wronged. Remember the voting intimidation case by the NBPP in Philly that Eric Holder nixed? But as Holder says, when it comes to “My people”, its a different story. My people? Gee, didn’t you think that the Attorney General of the United States upheld the law for all people?
Eric Holder ‘My People”
Attorney General Eric Holder plans to push, during his final weeks in office, a new standard of proof for civil-rights offenses, saying in an exit interview with POLITICO that such a change would make the federal government “a better backstop” against discrimination in cases like Ferguson and Trayvon Martin.
In a lengthy discussion ranging from his own exposure to the civil rights movement of the ’60s to today’s controversies surrounding the shootings of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, Holder also acknowledged that he felt some of his own struggles with Republicans in Congress during his six years in office were driven partly by race.
“There have been times when I thought that’s at least a piece of it,” Holder said, adding that “I think that the primary motivator has probably been political in nature … [but] you can’t let it deflect you from … your eyes on the prize.”
Holder told POLITICO that between now and his departure, probably in early March when the Senate is expected to confirm Loretta Lynch as his successor, he will call for a lower standard of proof for civil rights crimes. Such a change would make it easier for the federal government to bring charges in the case of a future Ferguson or Trayvon Martin.
“I think some serious consideration needs to be given to the standard of proof that has to be met before federal involvement is appropriate, and that’s something that I am going to be talking about before I leave office,” Holder, 64, said.
Lower the standard of proof for a civil rights case, seriously? Please tell me that this fool, this bigot, this race-baiting, hate-filled individual does not have the authority or power to do so. Then again, when does the Obama administration ever abide by the US Constitution or the law? Civil Rights prosecutions have existed for years, but it is only when Eric Holder is Attorney General that the standards need to be changed. It is truly sick that this man only sees the world through the bias lenses of black and white, where only white can be wrong and evil. As I said earlier, Holder cannot leave office soon enough, this country will be a better place once he does.
Oh, and just to show exactly who and what Eric Holder is, when asked by the Politico what book he would recommend to a young person coming to Washington, Holder made a revealing choice: “The Autobiography of Malcolm X.”
Eric Holder, America is a ‘Nation of Cowards’
The best comments of Eric Holder and his ilk can be heard below by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke. Watch the VIDEO below where Clarke blasts Holder and calls him out for what he truly is.
“Some one said Eric Holder. I’m known for not sugar coating things. This pissed me off. I sat up and watched as events unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri. An unfortunate situation, obviously. Amy time a law enforcement officer uses force and takes a life it deserves a thorough, transparent vetting … But groups started to converge on Ferguson, Missouri like vultures on a roadside carcass. Groups like the New Black Panther Party. People like Al Sharpton. To come and exploit that situation and instead of coming in to help and try to restore calm, poured gas on that fire with some of their inflammatory and irresponsible rhetoric. And I sat up there and listened to Gov. Nixon and I sat up there and listened to Claire McCaskill the senator. And then I sat up there and listened to Eric Holder through law enforcement officers under the bus for political expedience. [...]
I expect that from Gov. Nixon. I expected that from Claire McCaskill. Those are nothing but two-bit politicians. They do that sort of thing, that’s what politicians do. You know that. But I did not expect that from Eric Holder, who calls himself a law enforcement officer.”
In the end, Eric Holder’s Department of Justice will not file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.
The Department of Justice will not be filing charges against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Try as they might to to charge Zimmerman in this politically motivated sham of a DOJ investigation, it turns out they had nothing. Zimmerman was originally charged with the first degree murder of Trayvon Martin as many irresponsible individuals stated it was racially motivated and a hate crime. The “white” Hispanic killed a black teen. Even though the feds had intimated that there would be no charges filed, federal officials have insisted their civil-rights probe would be thorough and complete as it went on for nearly three years. After all is said and done, after the liberal MSM and Obama/Holder Justice Department tried to railroad Zimmerman, he walks away with an acquittal and no civil rights charges. That usually occurs when one kills another in a self defense shooting. As Legal Insurrection opined, “This decision comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with the actual facts of the case.” Imagine that Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Barack Obama, Eric Holder, NBPP, NAACP and the rest of the race-baiters, George Zimmerman did not violate Trayvon Martin’s civil rights or kill him because of his color.
Local prosecutors initially did not feel there was enough evidence to prosecute the case. They were replaced and a politically motivated prosecution was conducted to get their pound of flesh from George Zimmerman. The murder prosecution failed, not the federal investigation into civil rights charges against Zimmerman has failed. One has to wonder if a civil law suit is next? However, I would have to agree with Robert Zimmerman, a wrongful death trial, could be very troubling to the family of Trayvon Martin and could lead to very unpleasant facts that were never a part of the criminal trial.
Justice Department officials met with Martin’s family today, and were told that they will not be filing charges against George Zimmerman, who shot the 17-year-old after a confrontation in 2012. Thursday marks three years to the day since Martin was killed.
Federal prosecutors concluded there is not sufficient evidence to prove Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman in Sanford, Fla., intentionally violated Martin’s civil rights.
“Although the department has determined that this matter cannot be prosecuted federally, it is important to remember that this incident resulted in the tragic loss of a teenager’s life,” Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta of the Civil Rights Division said. “Our decision not to pursue federal charges does not condone the shooting that resulted in the death of Trayvon Martin and is based solely on the high legal standard applicable to these cases.” The case sparked intense discussions over race in America because Martin was walking to his home with only Skittles and an iced tea in his hands.
Florida prosecutors tried to convict Zimmerman of state-level murder and manslaughter charges, but in July 2013 a jury acquitted him, saying prosecutors didn’t have enough evidence to prove their case.
Shortly after Zimmerman’s acquittal in state court on July 13, 2013, federal investigators resumed active investigation. Federal investigators reviewed all of the material and evidence generated by the state of Florida in connection with its investigation and prosecution of Zimmerman, including witness statements, crime scene evidence, cell phone data, ballistics reports, reconstruction analysis, medical and autopsy reports, depositions, and the trial record. Federal investigators also independently conducted 75 witness interviews and obtained and reviewed the contents of relevant electronic devices. The investigation included an examination of police reports and additional evidence that was generated related to encounters Zimmerman has had with law enforcement in Florida since the state trial acquittal. In addition, federal authorities retained an independent biomechanical expert who assessed Zimmerman’s descriptions of the struggle and the shooting.
The federal investigation sought to determine whether the evidence of the events that led to Martin’s death were sufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman’s actions violated the federal criminal civil rights statutes, specifically Section 3631 of Title 42 of the U.S. Code or Section 249 of Title 18 of the U.S. Code, as well as other relevant federal criminal statutes. Section 3631 criminalizes willfully using force or threat of force to interfere with a person’s federally protected housing rights on account of that person’s race or color. Section 249 criminalizes willfully causing bodily injury to a person because of that person’s actual or perceived race. Courts define “willfully” to require proof that a defendant knew his acts were unlawful, and committed those acts in open defiance of the law. It is one of the highest standards of intent imposed by law.
The federal investigation examined whether Zimmerman violated civil rights statutes at any point during his interaction with Martin, from their initial encounter through the fatal shooting. This included investigating whether there is evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman violated Section 3631 by approaching Martin in a threatening manner before the fatal shooting because of Martin’s race and because he was using the residential neighborhood. Investigators also looked at whether there is evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman violated Section 3631 or Section 249, by using force against Martin either during their struggle or when shooting Martin, because of Martin’s race.
“Although the department has determined that this matter cannot be prosecuted federally, it is important to remember that this incident resulted in the tragic loss of a teenager’s life,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta of the Civil Rights Division. “Our decision not to pursue federal charges does not condone the shooting that resulted in the death of Trayvon Martin and is based solely on the high legal standard applicable to these cases.”
Eric Holder’s DOJ to Drop Civil Rights Charges Brought Against Officer Darren Wilson in Shooting Death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO
Imagine this, FBI investigation finds no evidence to support the trumped up, political, race baiting charges against police officer Darren Wilson.
The New York Times is reporting that the Eric Holder Department of Justice will drop the civil rights charges against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. DOJ lawyers will recommend that no civil rights charges be brought against officer Wilson in the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown. The FBI investigation has concluded what all normal thinking, non-race baiting individuals knew from the outset of this story, there was no evidence to support the trumped up charges. Remember when the DOJ told Ferguson police officers they could not wear bracelets in support of officer Wilson? Support for an officer that was guilty of nothing.
Justice Department lawyers will recommend that no civil rights charges be brought against the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., after an F.B.I. investigation found no evidence to support charges, law enforcement officials said Wednesday.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and his civil rights chief, Vanita Gupta, will have the final say on whether the Justice Department will close the case against the officer, Darren Wilson. But it would be unusual for them to overrule the prosecutors on the case, who are still working on a legal memo explaining their recommendation.
A decision by the Justice Department would bring an end to the politically charged investigation of Mr. Wilson in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The Missouri authorities concluded their investigation into Mr. Brown’s death in November and also recommended against charges.
After the Ferguson grand jury decided not to bring criminal charges against officer Wilson, Eric Holder went to Ferguson, Mo to fan the flames of racism and racial divide. Holder announced that his DOJ would investigate Wilson on civil rights charges, because the vigilante, race-baiting crowd wanted their scalp. Holder said that the Justice Department’s investigation into Mr. Brown’s death would be independent from the one conducted by the local authorities. The race-baiter in Chief, Barack Obama said after St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced the grand jury’s decision, “I have done what the Missouri judicial system and even my own Justice Department failed to do in order to right this wrong.”
What will the reaction be from Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the NAACP, NBPP and Barack Obama? Will Eric Holder make a public statement and apologize for destroying the reputation of a fine police officer just because of his color?