9 People Dead, Including Gunman in Multiple Locations in Tyrone, Missouri (VIDEO – Press Conf) (Update: Gunman ID’d as Gunman Joseph Jesse Aldridge)(Update: Victims – Husband & Wife Darrell Aldridge & Julie Aldridge and Husband & Wife Harold Aldridge & Janelle Aldridge)
NINE PEOPLE DEAD AT MULTIPLE LOCATIONS IN TYRONE, MO … SUSPECT ALSO DEAD.
CNN is reporting that 9 people have been killed at multiple locations in Tyrone, Missouri. The suspect is also dead. According to Sheriff James Sigman, there are multiple crime scenes, including four in the Texas County community of Tyrone. The school district have asked officials in Tyrone to show up early. Oh no, this was not a school shooting; however, it is possible and most likely that a child has been killed in this mass shooting and thus the reason why counseling is being provided at the school this morning.
The gunman is reported dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Eight people, plus a suspect, were found dead in multiple locations after a report of gunfire in south-central Missouri, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said Friday morning.
Police said there were “multiple homicides,” although one of the eight, an elderly woman, apparently died of natural causes. Police didn’t say how the others died, though police found them in several homes in Tyrone, Missouri, after a report of gunfire Thursday night.
The suspect, a 36-year-old man, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot in a vehicle in an adjacent county, the highway patrol said.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports it began at about 10:15 p.m. Thursday when the Texas County Sheriff’s Department requested assistance with a disturbance involving a weapon at a home in Tyrone, Missouri. A juvenile female caller told authorities she was in the home and apparently heard gun shots. She made the call from a neighbor’s house
Texas County deputies reported finding found two deceased persons at this residence. Further investigation revealed five additional people dead and one person wounded in three additional homes.
The apparent suspect, a 36-year-old man from Tyrone, was found dead in a vehicle in Shannon County from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Authorities say they found a ninth person dead in the search, but say that person apparently died of natural causes.
The Missouri Highway Patrol said the Texas County Sheriff’s Department asked for help at 10:15 p.m. on a disturbance involving a weapon at a residence in Tyrone, Missouri.
“A juvenile female caller indicated she was in the residence and apparently heard gun shots. She immediately fled to a neighbor’s house to notify authorities.”
“Responding deputies found two deceased persons at this residence. Further investigation revealed five additional victims who were deceased and one additional victim who was wounded in three additional residences.
“All three residences were in Tyrone.
“Another residence revealed the body of a deceased elderly female who appeared to have died from natural causes.
“The apparent suspect, a 36-year-old male from Tyrone, was found dead in a vehicle at a location in Shannon County from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A gunman went door to door in a small south-central Missouri community late Thursday, fatally shooting 7 people before driving to an adjoining county and apparently killing himself, State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff Kinder said Friday.
Texas County deputies investigating the killings in the unincorporated community of Tyrone, Mo., also found the body of an elderly woman who is believed to have died of natural causes. “We’re not calling her a victim at this time,” Kinder told reporters in Houston, Mo.
Tyrone Missouri killings Police press conference
Kinder did not release the names of the dead or explain any possible connection between the victims and the 36-year-old man suspected in the killings.
The deputies found bodies in four separate residences in the Tyrone area after responding to a 911 call around 10:15 p.m. Thursday regarding a disturbance. The caller, described as a juvenile girl, reported hearing shots in her residence “and immediately fled to a neighbor’s house,” the statement said.
Deputies found two bodies at the first house then five more bodies – plus an injured person – at three more houses. The body of the deceased elderly woman was found at yet another residence as deputies canvassed the area, the highway patrol said.
The gunman’s body was found in a car in Shannon County to the east.
Texas County Coroner Tom Whittaker told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the deceased woman and the alleged gunman have the same surname. Investigators, he said, suspect that he may have gone on a shooting spree after discovering her body.
Joseph Jesse Aldridge
Gunman Joseph Jesse Aldridge, 36, was later found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound inside a car in a neighboring county after the killings in the rural community of Tyrone, located in the southern part of the state, about 90 miles east of Springfield, authorities said.
Texas County coroner Tom Whittaker told NBC affiliate KSDK that the body of a woman identified by authorities as Aldridge’s mother, 74-year-old Alice Aldridge, had been dead for 24 hours before she was found by authorities Thursday night, and she is thought to have died of natural causes.
Whittaker said the suspect’s discovery of the body may have sparked the killing spree, but investigators said a motive has not yet been determined. Texas County Sheriff’s deputies first learned of the rampage — which spanned six crime scenes in a three-mile radius in Tyrone — just after 10 p.m. local time after a juvenile female called 911 and said there were gunshots in her home.
Four of the seven victims were identified as husband and wife Darrell Aldridge and Julie Aldridge and husband and wife Harold Aldridge and Janelle Aldridge, Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff Kinder said at a news conference Friday, adding that the some were cousins of the suspect.
Eight people were killed, including the alleged gunman, in multiple shootings Thursday night near Tyrone in Texas County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the suspect, 36-year-old Joseph Jesse Aldridge, apparently killed seven individuals and injured another at multiple residences before fleeing to Shannon County and killing himself. Authorities believe a ninth person died of natural causes before the shooting spree and may have motivated the gunman.
The patrol identified four victims Friday afternoon at a press conference as two married couples: Garold Dee Aldridge, 52, and Julie Ann Aldridge, 47, and Harold Wayne Aldridge, 50, and Janell Arlisa Aldridge, 48.
Three victims’ names are not being released pending notification of next of kin.
Barack Obama to Ban AR-15 Bullets By Executive Action … Attempts a Back-Door Gun Ban & Assault on 2nd Amendment
SHOCKER, OBAMA GOING BACK ON PROMISE NOT TO TAKE GUNS AND IS USING EXECUTIVE ACTION ATTEMPTING TO DO A BACK DOOR GUN BAN …
As reported at The Washington Times, Barack Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the law abiding citizens of the United States. The imperial president is targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters, 5.56 mm ammunition. Unbelievable. Obama was unable to ban the AR-15 and other similar semi-automatic rifles he seemed to scary through the legislative process, so instead he will once again circumvent the US Constitution and the Second Amendment to enact his “kingly” wishes. At issue is the inexpensive 5.56 M855 ammo, commonly called lightgreen tips, that have been exempt for years, as have higher-caliber ammunition that also easily pierces the type of soft armor worn by police. The BATFE says that since the bullets can be used in semi-automatic handguns they pose a threat to police and must be banned from production, sale and use. However, the BATFE could offer no proof that this ammo is used as such and any officers from any agency have been the victims of their claims.
As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this month revealed that it is proposing to put the ban on 5.56 mm ammo on a fast track, immediately driving up the price of the bullets and prompting retailers, including the huge outdoors company Cabela’s, to urge sportsmen to urge Congress to stop the president.
Wednesday night, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, stepped in with a critical letter to the bureau demanding it explain the surprise and abrupt bullet ban. The letter is shown below.
The National Rifle Association, which is working with Goodlatte to gather co-signers, told Secrets that30 House members have already co-signed the letter and Goodlatte and the NRA are hoping to get a total of 100 fast.
“The Obama administration was unable to ban America’s most popular sporting rifle through the legislative process, so now it’s trying to ban commonly owned and used ammunition through regulation,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA-ILA, the group’s policy and lobby shop. “The NRA and our tens of millions of supporters across the country will fight to stop President Obama’s latest attack on our Second Amendment freedoms.”
At issue is so-called “armor-piercing” ammunition, an exemption for those bullets mostly used for sport by AR-15 owners, and the recent popularity of pistol-style ARs that use the ammo.
WELCOME TO TYRANNY IN AMERICA UNDER BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA … WE THE PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO USE SOMETHING BECAUSE IT MIGHT HARM A POLICE OFFICER. I would dare say that more police officers and federal agents have been killed by cars and trucks in the course of a crime, are we going to ban them next?
Over 100 members of Congress have signed on to a letter that will go to the Director of the ATF expressing serious concern over the ban of the AR-15 ammo. To read a copy of the letter, click link HERE.
Dear Director Jones:
We are writing to express our serious concern with the “ATF Framework for Determining Whether
Certain Projectiles are ‘Primarily Intended for Sporting Purposes’ Within the Meaning of 18 U.S.C.
921(a)(17)(C),” issued on February 13, 2015.
The proposed “Framework” purports to establish an “objective” test for determining whether certain
projectiles otherwise considered “armor piercing” under federal law qualify for an exemption allowing
them to be lawfully manufactured, imported, and sold on the civilian market in the United States.
This is infringing on the rights of law abiding citizens and not going to have an affect on criminals.
In fact the FBI reports that this bullet has not been used in a hand gun, which is the claim, to kill any law enforcement agents in over 10 years. (Rep. Bob Goodlatte)
Finally, please contact your U.S. Representative and urge him or her to sign Rep. Goodlatte’s letter and to oppose BATFE’s proposed “armor piercing” ammunition Framework. To contact them by phone, call the Congressional Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or CLICK HERE TO WRITE YOUR REPRESENTATIVE.
Posted February 27, 2015 by Scared Monkeys
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Secretary of State John Kerry: Despite ISIS, “We Are Actually Living In A Period Of Less Daily Threat To Americans”
OK AMERICA, WHO HONESTLY BELIEVES THE FOLLOWING WORDS FROM JOHN “FRAUD” KERRY …
UNREAL … Barack Obama’s Secretary of State said the following yesterday, “Our citizens, our world today is actually, despite ISIL, despite the visible killings that you see and how horrific they are”. The partisan hack politician went on to say, we have had “less deaths, less violent deaths today than through the last century.” HUH, GO FIGURE. So in 1915 we had more terrorist threats and deaths than in 2015? Who feels safer today than they did 6 or 7 years ago? That’s it America, don’t believe your lying eyes, believe John Kerry.
What page from Saul Alinsky’s ‘Rules for Radicals’ does this come from … “If you lie to the people long enough, it because the truth. Especially with a complicit liberal propaganda media.
Maybe Kerry should have said, dating back to the time when President Jimmy Carter unleashed the radical Islam with the fall of the Shah of Iran in 1979?
SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY: And frankly – and last thing, this is counterintuitive but it’s true: Our citizens, our world today is actually, despite ISIL, despite the visible killings that you see and how horrific they are, we are actually living in a period of less daily threat to Americans and to people in the world than normally— less deaths, less violent deaths today than through the last century. And so even the concept of state war has changed in many people’s minds, and we’re seeing now more asymmetrical kinds of struggles.
MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry at Cornell University … I Hope Trayvon Martin ‘Whooped the Shit Out of George Zimmerman’
HOW DOES THIS INDIVIDUAL STILL HAVE A JOB WITH NBC?
On February 23, 2015 MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry spoke at Cornell University during an MLK Commemoration speech said the following, “I hope he whooped the shit out of George Zimmerman” during the fatal confrontation that led to Martin’s death in 2012. Seriously? I am not sure who we should be more embarrassed for, Cornell University or the memory of Martin Luther King Jr.
Let me understand this, you brought an individual to speak at an event to that honors the memory of MLK Jr, a man that preached non-violent change, and your guest speaker stated that she hoped Trayvon Martin whooped the shit out of George Zimmerman. REALLY? Seriously, how does Cornell University chose this clown from MSLSD to speak during the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture? Shame on Cornell for thinking they would get anything thought provoking or intellectual from the likes of Melissa Harris-Perry. Do any of you actually watch her on MSNBC? Obviously not by their TV ratings.
Embarrassing & Disrespectful speech brought to you by same individual that asked AG Holder to quack like a duck
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry said Monday that she hoped Trayvon Martin “whooped the s**t out of George Zimmerman” before he was fatally shot.
“I hope [Martin] tried to stay alive,” Harris-Perry said, speaking at the university’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture. “I hope he knew that he lived in a state with a ‘Stand Your Ground’ law.”
“And I hope he whooped the s**t out of George Zimmerman. And it’s not disreputable because he encountered a stranger who was prepared to kill him and you know how I know? Because he killed him,” the MSNBC host added.
The Cornell Review did not appear to be that impressed either by the actions of Melissa Harris-Perry, ‘MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Curses, Jokes in MLK Speech at Cornell’.
What a shame and an embarrassment for Cornell it was to feature MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry as the speaker at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture on Feb. 23.
The event, titled “We Can’t Breathe: The Continuing Consequences of Inequality,” was ostensibly meant to serve as a thought-provoking reflection on contemporary race relations and the role the teachings of Dr. King should play today in light of recent elevation of racial tensions due to the cases involving Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice.
Instead, Harris-Perry delivered an hour-long comedy routine lightly mixed in, here and there, with some serious thought. Though she did reference Dr. King on numerous occasions, Harris-Perry clearly established from the very beginning that this event was really just about Harris-Perry, and not Dr. King, one of the greatest figures of the 20th century. After a humbling introduction delivered by Dean of Students Kent Hubbell, which referenced Dr. King’s 1960 speech at Cornell and also honored Cornellians slain in the Civil Rights Movement, Harris-Perry started off by taking a “selfie” with the audience behind her.
For the university’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture, Harris-Perry delivered remarks entitled “We Can’t Breathe: The Continuing Consequences of Inequality.” The campus conservative newspaper, The Cornell Review, published video from the event showing the MSNBC host saying the following about the night Martin was fatally shot by Zimmerman:
I hope [Martin] tried to stay alive. I hope he knew that he lived in a state with a “Stand Your Ground’ law. And I hope he whooped the shit out of George Zimmerman. And it’s not disreputable because he encountered a stranger who was prepared to kill him, and you know how I know? Because he killed him.
ISIS Terrorist Jihadi John Unmasked … Identified as Kuwaiti-born British Man in his Mid-20′s from West London Mohammed Emwazi
Jihadi John Unmasked …
As reported at the Washington Post and the BBC, the masked ISIS terrorists known as “Jihadi John”, who has become the face of the brutal and barbaric ISIS video beheadings, now has a real name. Jihadi John’s name is Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born British man in his mid-20′s from west London, who was known to UK security services.
The masked Islamic State militant known as “Jihadi John”, who has been pictured in the videos of the beheadings of Western hostages, has been named.
The BBC understands he is Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born British man in his mid-20s from west London, who was known to UK security services.
They chose not to disclose his name earlier for operational reasons.
Emwazi first appeared in a video last August, when he apparently killed the American journalist James Foley.
He was later thought to have been pictured in the videos of the beheadings of US journalist Steven Sotloff, British aid worker David Haines, British taxi driver Alan Henning, and American aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, also known as Peter.
VIDEO – BBC
Hmm, looks like Jihadi John would not benefit from Obama’s State Department “jobs for Jihadi’s” program. He comes from a well-to-do family who grew up in West London and graduated from college with a degree in computer programming.
But his real name, according to friends and others familiar with his case, is Mohammed Emwazi, a Briton from a well-to-do family who grew up in West London and graduated from college with a degree in computer programming. He is believed to have traveled to Syria around 2012 and to have later joined the Islamic State, the group whose barbarity he has come to symbolize.
“I have no doubt that Mohammed is Jihadi John,” said one of Emwazi’s close friends who identified him in an interview with The Washington Post. “He was like a brother to me. .?.?. I am sure it is him.”
The Kuwaiti-born Emwazi, in his mid-20s, appears to have left little trail on social media or elsewhere online. Those who knew him say he was polite and had a penchant for wearing stylish clothes while adhering to the tenets of his Islamic faith. He had a beard and was mindful of making eye contact with women, friends said.
OBAMA VETOES US JOBS …
Barack Obama vetoes the Keystone XL Pipeline bill. The bill was passed by a bipartisan vote in both the House and the Senate; however, Obama is driven by his far LEFT agenda and seems to care more about that than providing jobs that pay more to American workers than minimum wage. Following the shellacking that Democrats took in the 2014 elections, Obama called for cooperation and for Democrats and Republicans to work together. We all knew it was BS at the time, but it sounded good from a president who had just lost the Senate. Since then Obama has done nothing to strengthen his words of cooperation, but instead has engaged in confrontation. The veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline bill, going against the will of the people and their elected representatives, is just the latest in Obama’s actions that go along with his “imperial’ far LEFT agenda of its my way or the highway.
Obama said following his veto, “The presidential power to veto legislation is one I take seriously. But I also take seriously my responsibility to the American people.” REALLY, WHO KNEW? Exactly how is Obama taking his responsibility to the American people when the American people are in favor of the Keystone Pipeline? Critics of the bill say will cause environmental damage. Hmm, you mean like the one below in how oil is currently transported in the United States.
I guess Obama would rather have train accidents occur, like the one recently in West Virginia, that resulted in a fiery explosion. Guess what the train was carrying … that’s right, crude oil. The train, which was carrying North Dakota crude to an oil depot in Yorktown, Virginia, derailed in a small town 33 miles southeast of Charleston, causing 20 tank cars to catch fire. The environmentalist wackos seem to be rather quiet. Obama cares nothing about the people, he cares about his far left agenda.
Amid appeals for bipartisanship, President Barack Obama in just three days has provoked Republicans on issues as disparate as immigration, Wall Street and the Keystone XL pipeline — a combative mix of defense and offense that underscores Washington’s political realignment.
Sensing a Republican retreat, Obama is headlining a Miami town hall on Wednesday, enlisting his Latino base of support to increase pressure on GOP lawmakers who want to tie spending on the Homeland Security Department to repeal of his immigration executive actions.
On Tuesday, he vetoed GOP legislation that would have forced construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. And on Monday he proposed tougher rules on financial brokers who help manage retirement accounts, over Wall Street objections.
Mother of Chad Littlefield Gives Emotional Statement after Jury Found Eddie Ray Routh Guilty of Murdering Her Son
The emotional words of the mother of murdered Chad Littlefield following tonight’s guilty verdict. Eddie Ray Routh was found guilty Tuesday night of the 2013 shooting deaths of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the author of “American Sniper,” and his friend Chad Littlefield.
JURY FINDS EDDIE RAY ROUTH GUILTY!
Tonight, it took an Erath County, Texas jury less than 2 1/2 hours of deliberation to find Eddie Ray Routh guilty of the murder of American sniper, Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. The verdict came in at around 9:20 p.m. local time (10:20 p.m. E.T.) at a Stephenville, Texas courthouse. Routh will be sentenced to life in prison without parole. Chad Littlefield’s brother-in-law, Jerry Richardson, said of Routh after the sentence was handed down (VIDEO), “You took the lives of two heroes, men that tried to be a friend to you. You became an American disgrace.”
Eddie Ray Routh, the former Marine and Iraq War vet struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, was found guilty of capital murder Tuesday night in the shooting deaths of American Sniper Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield.
Routh stared straight ahead at the judge’s bench as Judge Jason Cashon read the verdict. The jury of 10 women and two men took just over two hours to convict Routh, 27, in the murder of Kyle, 38, and Littlefield, 35, at an upscale shooting range near Fort Worth on Feb. 2, 2013.
Immediately after the verdict was read, Cashon condemned Routh to life in prison in the Texas criminal justice system without possibility for parole. Routh could appeal the verdict.
“We have waited two years for God to give [us] justice on behalf of our son,” Littlefield’s mother, Judy, told reporters outside the courthouse. “And as always, God has proven to be faithful, and we’re so thrilled that we have the verdict that we have tonight.”
Chris Kyle’s widow, Taya, was not in the courtroom when the verdict was read. Earlier in the day, she had stormed out of the courtroom in the middle of the defense’s closing arguments, whispering an expletive and slamming her hand on the wall as she walked out the door. At the time, attorneys were discussing how useful it would have been for Routh’s mother to have told Chris Kyle about her son’s history of violence.
God Bless Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, May they rest in Eternal Peace
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.”
Candidate Barack Obama Called President George W. Bush “Unpatriotic” for Adding $4 Trillion to National Debt
OH THAT MSM DOUBLE STANDARD …
The MSM, the LEFT and all those whiny Democrats were no where to be found, never condemned hims and never asked for an apology when Senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008 called President George W. Bush “unpatriotic” for adding $4 trillion to the national debt, but they certainly have a different agenda when Obama is said to not love America. In fact the LEFT cheered. Double standard, you think?
Oh by the way Barack, have you seen what you have added to the National Debt now that it is at $18,135,185,690,000 and counting every second. By Obama’s own standard, if GWB was “unpatriotic,” that would mean Obama committed treason.
Ed Henry questioned White House spokesperson Josh Ernest a to whether Barack Obama regrets questioning the patriotism of the president of the United States. Of course the WH
spox liar found a way to spin his way thru his answer. The truth, there are two sets of rules when it comes to Obama/Democrats and Republicans. You can call a Republican, Tea Party member, Conservative,r Republican anything you want. However, you can say nothing bad about a Democrat, even if it is true. And when it comes to Barack Obama, question anything of Obama and you are a racist.
Ed Henry to White House – Does Obama Regret Calling Bush ‘Unpatriotic’?