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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New Black Panther Leader King Samir Shabazz Says Be Thankful We’re “Not Hanging Crackers By Nooses …Yet, Yet, Yet”
UNBELIEVABLE … More reverse racism and racial hatred, brought to you from the New Black Panther Party’s leader King Samir Shabazz.
Because nothing says racial harmony and can’t we all get along like the comments from Shabazz, “You should be thankful we’re not running around here hanging crackers by nooses and all that kind of stuff, yet, yet, yet.” Or the following special perils of wisdom, “I hate the sound of white people. G*ddamnit, I hate the smell of white people.” Yes, this brought to you by the same folks that the Barack Obama Administration and Attorney General Eric Holder allowed the NBPP to walk free on obvious voter intimidation of white voters. Then again, it was for “his people”.
From The Blaze comes the following comes more pathetic and vile hate courtesy of the New Black Panther Party:
According to National Field Marshal for the New Black Panthers King Samir Shabazz:
•“I love white-on white-crime, because that is the best crime.”
•“I hate the g*ddamn white man, woman, and child, grandma, aunt, uncle, Pappa Billy Bob, and whoever else.”
•“You should be thankful we’re not running around here hanging crackers by nooses and all that kind of stuff — yet, yet, yet”
•He has a “wet dream about killing the g*ddamn cracker.”
•“We don’t allow faggots and lesbians” in the New Black Panther Army
•Envisions a world where every black person is “ready to bang on this cracker”
•Wants to take over neighborhoods “block by block” so “crackers…or even the developer” would be scared to come into them
•“We’re taught to send this cracker to the cemetery… so kiss ‘em goodbye”
Listen to the unbelievable audio of the NBPP leader on a national radio show this weekend, calling for broad violence against whites. The FBI and the Justice Depatment investigates George Zimmerman for a possible hate crime against Trayvon Martin, yet nothing happens here. Imagine of the roles were reversed a a white individual made the same or similar comments toward blacks? When is Barack Obama and Holder going to show any form of “fairness” when it comes to hate speech?
More on the Obama/Holder double standard of racial hatred at the Gateway Pundit.
Now This is a Hate Crime: Alton L. Hayes III … I Beat Up White Man Because I Am Mad About Trayvon Martin Case … The MSM, Sharpton & Jackson Remain Silent
Oh the media double standard silence is deafening …
May this be a reminder to the President Barack Obama, the bias MSM, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Rep. Maxine Watters (D-CA), the New Black Panther Party and the rest of the foolish sheep that allow themselves to be manipulated by racist hate … THIS IS WHAT IS CALLED A HATE CRIME!!!
Alton L. Hayes III
Alton L. Hayes III, 18, and a 15 year old boy claimed they robbed and assaulted a victim because he was upset by the Trayvon Martin case and beat the man up because he was white. So let’s understand this … two black beat the crap out of a white guy because they were upset about Trayvon Martin? Really?
Hayes and a 15-year-old Chicago boy walked up behind the 19-year-old man victim and pinned his arms to his side, police said. Hayes, 18, then picked up a large tree branch, pointed it at the man and said, “Empty your pockets, white boy.”
The two allegedly rifled through the victim’s pockets, then threw him to the ground and punched him “numerous times” in the head and back before running away, police said. Hayes and the boy are black; the victim is white.
After being arrested, Hayes told police he was upset by the Trayvon Martin case and beat the man up because he was white, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said, citing court records.
How ignorant could an individual be? This fool just admitted to a “hate crime” as opposed to simple assault and robbery. However,I just two questions, one, George Zimmerman is Hispanic, not white. Two, I must have missed the part where there was a robbery in the Trayvon Martin case.
Actually there is a third question. Where is Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson marching in the streets with “No Justice, No Peace” over this racial hate crime? Where is the NBBP putting out a bounty on the racists? As stated by the Left Coast Rebel, we are awaiting the response from the LEFT.
Hmm … I am betting Barack Obama will not be commenting that Alton L. Hayes III looks like his son, had he had one.
Bill Cosby says that the Trayvon Martin tragedy was not about race … Not about whether the shooter was a racist …
Actor/comedian Bill Cosby has weighed in on the death of Trayvon Martin and the murder charges against George Zimmerman. Cosby stated that the focus should not be on race, but instead on guns. Hmm, what would Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the New Black Panther Party and the liberal MSM have to say about that? Yesterday on CNN, Bill Cosby said that they Trayvon Martin tragedy is more about guns than about race. Whether one believes it is even about guns, what is most interesting is that Bill Cosby does not believe this was a hate crime and that Trayvon Martin was not profiles by Zimmerman as the prosecution claims.
Actor and comedian Bill Cosby says the debate over the killing of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer should be focused on guns, not race.
In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” aired Sunday, Cosby said calling George Zimmerman a racist doesn’t solve anything. Cosby says the bigger question is what Zimmerman was doing with a gun, and who taught him how to behave with it.
From the CNN interview, “State of the Union” that the Trayvon Martin tragedy is more about guns than race. Bill Cosby said the issue isn’t whether a shooter is racist or not. “If he’s scared to death and not a racist, it’s still a confrontational provoking of something,”
CNN VIDEO via the Orlando Sentinel
“I’m a person who believes that gun, the gun, all around this United States, when a person has a gun, sometimes their mind clicks that this thing is — it will win arguments and straighten people out,” Cosby tells Candy Crowley. “And then in the wrong hands, in the wrong mind, it’s death, it’s wounding people.”
“I also believe that when you tell me that you’re going to protect the neighborhood that I live in, I don’t want you to have a gun,” Cosby said. “I want you to be able to see something, report it, and get out of the way, because you happen to be a part of the neighborhood. I don’t want you to get hurt. And I don’t want you to hurt anyone.”
Sadly, those who have made racist and using the race card a cottage industry have done the same with the George Zimmerman shooting of Trayvon Martin. George Zimmerman was arrested and indicted on second degree murder charges; however, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz stated that the Zimmerman arrest affidavit was irresponsible and unethical.
George Zimmerman Charged with Second Degree Murder in Death of Trayvon Martin … Turns Himself In to Authorities
How is justice defined in the death of Trayvon Martin? Will Justice truly be blind?
After 45 days, George Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin. The incident has caused outrage and racial tensions over accusations of racial profiling on one side and the an over-zealous media and bias media that has jumped to conclusions without knowing the facts as well as putting forth to the public an edited and deceptive 9-11 audio tape presenting Zimmerman in a racist slant. Zimmerman faces a possible life in prison if convicted’ However, second degree murder under Florida law states that a killing was carried out without premeditation but with “a depraved mind regardless of human life.”
(George Zimmerman – Source: Seminole County Sheriff’s Office)
George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Florida teenager Trayvon Martin 45 days ago, was charged with second-degree murder Wednesday, marking a turning point in a case that has provoked nationwide debate over racial profiling.
Florida special prosecutor Angela B. Corey, who announced the charge in Jacksonville, said that “the search for justice has brought us to this moment.” Zimmerman turned himself in and was brought Wednesday evening to the Seminole County jail.
After a public campaign by the MSM and those who cried racism,managed to some how force the state prosecutor to file charges against an individual who was originally let go. However, the prosecutors have to tough road to hoe as they must prove Zimmerman’s shooting of Martin was rooted in hatred or ill will. This in the face of Zimmerman’s claims of self-defense. This is hardly a slam dunk.
Legal experts said Corey chose a tough route with the murder charge, which could send Zimmerman to prison for life if he’s convicted, over manslaughter, which usually carries 15-year prison terms and covers reckless or negligent killings.
The prosecutors must prove Zimmerman’s shooting of Martin was rooted in hatred or ill will and counter his claims that he shot Martin to protect himself while patrolling his gated community in the Orlando suburb of Sanford. Zimmerman’s lawyers would only have to prove by a preponderance of evidence – a relatively low legal standard – that he acted in self-defense at a pretrial hearing to prevent the case from going to trial.
There’s a “high likelihood it could be dismissed by the judge even before the jury gets to hear the case,” Florida defense attorney Richard Hornsby said.