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.”
Is it really Rev. Al Sharpton against the teleprompter or is it that he just can’t read?
From the Washington Free Beacon comes the following best of All Sharpton struggling with the English language. Exactly how does this man have a show on MSNBC? I am not sure which one is my favorite, President Obama holding a “Kolique,” Everybody Loves Ray “Morahno,” “accidental asphema,” or the the massive “manhood” going on in Paris. But perhaps the best is the “use tube” celebrities that Obama met with just just week.
ARE YOU SERIOUS? YOU MEAN REV. AL IS NOT EMBARRASSED JUST A LITTLE?
Just in case you might have missed the previous Al Sharpton vs. the Teleprompter videos, the following are for your viewing entertainment and I mean entertainment. The parent network, NBC, must be so proud. David Brinkley, Chet Huntley, John Chancellor, Garrick Utley and Tim Russert are all collectively rolling over in their graves.
Al Sharpton VS The Teleprompter #1
Al Sharpton VS The Teleprompter #2
Al Sharpton VS the Teleprompter #3
Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke Says About Al Sharpton … “Shut Up And Go Back To The Gutter You Came From”
FREE SPEECH HERO OF THE DAY …
This morning on Fox & Friends, Milwaukee, WI Sheriff David Clarke said that following the news that the DOJ will not bring civil rights charges against Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, that he is owed an apology from Barack Obama, Eric Holder and Al Sharpton. Sheriff David Clarke further went on to say that this whole thing, ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ was based on a lie. He blistered Al Sharpton in a major way.
“I don’t expect anything intelligent to come out of the mouth of Al Sharpton. We all know he is a charlatan, for the matter of fact, the next intelligent thing that comes from his mouth will be the first. Al Sharpton ought to just shut up and go back to the gutter that he came from. Apologize, he will not do that. But the American police officer is owed a lot from him, from Eric Holder and the president of the United States.”
Race-Hustler & Charlatan Al Sharpton Calls for Emergency Meeting to Address ‘All-White’ Oscar Award Nominations and ‘Selma’ Snub
AND IN THE CATEGORY FOR BEST RACE HUSTLER AND SHAKE DOWN ARTIST … AND THE OSCAR GOES TO AL SHARPTON!!!
Now that Ferguson, MO has faded from the media and so has Al Sharpton, chief race hustler and Charlton is on to his next shake down and attention seeking effort. Al Sharpton is criticizing the Oscars for their lack of diversity in selecting nominees and stated the following, “I have called an emergency meeting early next week in Hollywood with the task force to discuss possible action around the Academy Awards.” (VIDEO) HUH? Sharpton stated, “The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets.” Um, could this guy be any more racist in his own comments? I was actually waiting for the obligatory Jew comment, but I guess Sharpton refrained. Just curious, why is it that everything has to be about race with this guy, other than the obvious? Sharpton was peeved because the Academy Awards only nominated the movie ‘Selma’ once. Honestly, who cares. But of course Sharpton has little to support his ridiculous “racist” claims as Selma was nominated for best picture, the top Oscar award.
Wasn’t ‘Hustle and Flow’ already a movie?
The Rev. Al Sharpton was left fuming mad after the Oscars revealed its all-white list of nominees for this year’s Oscar awards on Thursday.
“The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets,” Sharpton quipped in a statement released later in the afternoon.
Sharpton, a critic of the lack of diversity in Hollywood, also announced he was holding an “emergency meeting” next week to address the issue.
“I have called an emergency meeting early next week in Hollywood with the task force to discuss possible action around the Academy Awards,” he said.
The prestigious awards ceremony was widely criticized after its nominees for best actor, best actress, and best director were all white. In the past two decades this has happened only one other time, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
No one says it better than author, attorney, former Ronald Reagan administration official, president of Landmark Legal Foundation and syndicated conservative talk show host Mark Levin when it comes to calling out Al Sharton. As Levin said in responding to Sharpton’s current Oscar shakedown, “Al Sharpton has a very sick demented mind. Everything is about race. Everything is about race. Everyone who disagrees with him is a racist. How did this happen that this man, this putrid insignificant, barely articulate, buffoon of a human being could be on the stage like this all the time? Just muscle his way in. He owes taxes, he’s had court rulings against him, he has been involved in sleazy activities and yet there he is. I’ll tell you how it is. Because he is Barack Obama’s friend. Because Barack Obama brings him into the Oval Office, because Barack Obama promotes him, because he is a Barack Obama surrogate in places like Ferguson and with the NYPD, that’s how. I SAY SCREW ALL OF THEM!!!”
Mark Levin: Al Sharpton criticizes Oscars for “lack of diversity”
When liberals attack liberals … Al Sharpton calls ‘emergency meeting’ over Hollywood’s all-white Oscar list.
Mr. Sharpton gave kudos to the judges for nominating “Selma” for best picture, but then he decried the lack of diversity in the other categories.
“The lack of diversity in today’s Oscar nominations is appalling and while it is good that Selma was nominated for ‘Best Picture,’ it’s ironic that they nominated a story about the racial shutout around voting while there is a racial shutout around the Oscar nominations. With all of the talent in Selma and other black movies this year, it is hard to believe that we have less diversity in the nominations today than in recent history,” he said, Business Insider reported.
Daily Commentary – Monday, December 29, 2014 – As Race Relations Continue to Boil Over Between Police and Blacks
- Police have to wonder if the job is worth it
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Al Sharpton Says He’s the Victim of Death Threats During press conference Following Murders of Two NYPD Officers
PATHETIC LIBERAL, RACE BAITER: HEY AL, YOU CLAIM TO BE A REVEREND … YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW.
Al Sharpton, after inciting not so peaceful protests and fanning the flames of racism for months following the grand jury decision’s not to indict police officers in Ferguson, Missouri and Brooklyn, NY in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, it reached critical mass as two on duty police officers where shot and killed at point blank range as they sat in their police car, now claims to be the victim. How typical of this parasite. Sharpton helped create the atmosphere that lead to mob rule, disrespect against police officers and ultimately to the murder of NYPD officers, Wenjian Lu and Rafael Ramos. Because of Sharpton’s actions, there have been protesters chanting death to cops. Because of his lies of racism, the police have become marked men. Now that the racism keg has ignited, Sharpton whines that he is getting death threats. Are you kidding me.
After the justice process took place in Ferguson, MO and the grand jury decided not to indict, race-baiter Al Sharpton said the following, “You won the first round, Mr. Prosecutor, but don’t take your gloves off. Justice will come to Ferguson.” What was Sharpton’s definition of justice, revenge, the death of a police officer, what?
Like a typical race-baiting, liberal, now Al wants to play the victim after his rhetoric causes things to get way out of control. Own it Al!
Al Sharpton inspired protests in NYC … “What do we want, Dead Cops. When do we want it, NOW!”
Al Sharpton said Sunday that he’s been the victim of racist and violent death threats following the execution-style killings of two NYPD officers.
Critics have accused the reverend and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio of stoking racial and anti-police tensions in the aftermath of the police-involved death of Eric Garner.
Mr. Sharpton, appearing before reporters alongside Garner’s wife and mother, said he has received threats since NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were gunned down Saturday afternoon as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn, the New York Post reported.
The reverend played an expletive-filled voicemail over live television that purported to show someone saying, “Hey [n-word], stop killing innocent people, I’m going to get you!” the Post reported.
“I have several like this,” Mr. Sharpton said, the Staten Island Advance reported. “We are now under intense threat from those that are misguided, by those that are trying to blame everyone from civil rights leaders to the mayor rather than deal with an ugly spirit that all of us need to fight.”
Al Sharpton helped light the fuse that lead to the chaos and death of two NYPD officers and now he wants to file an insurance claim on the building that he aided in the arson. UNREAL.
The civil rights leader condemned police union leaders for accusing the mayor of inciting violence against cops.
Daily Commentary – Tuesday, December 23, 2014 – After the Assassination of the 2 New York City Police Officers
- Relations between the Mayor’s office and NYPD couldn’t be much worse as shown when officers turned their backs on the mayor just before he gave a speech regarding the shooting
More From Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani … Obama’s ‘Propaganda’ Made People ‘Hate the Police,’ ‘Police are Bad & the Police are Racist’
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaking the harsh reality of the truth …
“We’ve had four months of propaganda starting with the President that everybody should hate the police. I don’t care how you want to describe it, that is what those protests are all about. The protests are being embraced. The protests are being encouraged. The protests, even the ones that don’t lead to violence, and a lot of them lead to violence, all lead to a conclusion, the police are bad and the police are racist. That is completely wrong. Actually, the people who do the most for the black community in America are the police, NYC and else where. They are the ones, not the Al Sharpton’s, they are the ones who put their lives on the line to save black children.”
YUP, MAKES ALL THE SENSE IN THE WORLD, CALLS FOR VIOLENCE AGAINST THE POLICE AT A PROTEST AGAINST POLICE VIOLENCE …
During Al Sharpton’s call for “Million Marchers,” thousands took to the streets in New York City. However, some may have lost the reason for the march, or couldn’t care at all. The so-called peaceful protests turned into the following. On Saturday, December 13, 2014 in the Murray Hill neighborhood of NYC, protesters chanted: “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? NOW!!!
This is going to help the situation how?
JUSTICE WITH JUDGE JEANINE … RIPS THE DIVIDER IN CHIEF.
Honestly America, what did you expect from an individual who was influenced by communists, a community agitator, a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ that taught Black liberation theology under the guidance of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and as Judge Jeanine says, “And you bring in the greatest charlatan of them all, a man who makes a living inciting racial hatred, a tax cheat and a liar, who claimed an African American girl was raped by a white man, stirring the pot of racial hatred that resulted in a defamation judgment against him – to sit with you at the citadel of power in the White House to discuss how law enforcement should be more sensitive.”
Tonight, Americans, once hopeful that after electing the first African American president, the issue of race would be a thing of the past, are left with Barack Obama, who stokes the flames of racial hatred, resentment and divisiveness.
A man who instead of healing our nation, instead of overcoming any racial divide prefers to take sides, based not on facts but on color, to prejudge situations based not on sworn testimony and evidence but on conjecture and a one size fits all resentment, to peddle the narrative of a national problem between law enforcement and young people of color.
Every young American who loses his life should be the concern of the man in the White House. But why is it that we only hear from him when death involves a person of color?
But James Foley, an American who never committed a crime and was beheaded, is nothing more than a blip in the president’s golf game.
I don’t remember you injecting yourself in the death of a young white American or sending in the attorney general on a local crime before the justice system can act – as you did with Eric Holder, sending him to Ferguson?
Instead, you see racism everywhere.
Mr. President, you say we need trust between police and the African American community, police need to be sensitive to minority concerns.
How about you teach respect for those who put their lives on the line every day, for those who protect us, for those who are the one line of defense against an otherwise barbaric and chaotic society?
How about you teach that when a police officer says “move along” or “put your hands behind your back,” you do it!
And teach that you don’t call cops derogatory names or reach into a police cruiser to grab a cop’s gun.
But then again, you’re the one who thinks cops are stupid.
Mr. President, you demand respect. Why not demand respect for police. When they issue an order, it’s not a suggestion, an invitation, a mediation or a request.
As anarchy reigned and protesters looted stores and burned buildings of hard-working Americans – many African American – where were you?
Or do you believe that those crimes are justification for a perceived injustice? Simple collateral damage – like Occupy Wall Street. That tax paying Americans need to just suffer through and then pay for?
But no, you fan the flames of resentment, trumpeting your own investigation that you could have completed by now, only prolonging the anger. Suggesting, yes, folks, this is yet another white injustice, and I’m going to reverse it with a federal civil rights investigation, when you know there isn’t a smidgeon – your word – of evidence to support the claim. (more)