DOJ will NOT charge Zimmerman with a hate crime

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After 18 Months of trying to find ANY piece of evidence they could use -- Factual or not, they have to give up in their racist pursuit of an unfortunate, and not real bright, wannabe-Cop.

Too bad they couldn't just invent some evidence.....

But that's okay, they got their mileage out of it. Now they don't need St Trayvon anymore...... His 'parents' are rich and they have the Black Lives Matter bullshit going on.......

Whatever. dimocraps are what they are -- the scum of the earth.

ALL of them
 
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After 18 Months of trying to ANY piece of evidence they could use -- Factual or not, they have to give up in their racist pursuit of an unfortunate, and not real bright, wannabe-Cop.

Too bad they couldn't just invent some evidence.....

But that's okay, they got their mileage out of it. Now they don't need St Trayvon anymore...... His 'parents' are rich and they have the Black Lives Matter bullshit going on.......

Whatever. dimocraps are what they are -- the scum of the earth.

ALL of them
Exactly. This is why I hate progressives.
 

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Lol that puts to rest all the RWnut bullshit about this justice department not being capable of being fair.

Next time, spare us the idiocy.
 

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Exactly. This is why I hate progressives.
I don't hate progressives. I don't hate liberals. I like both, in fact but.....

I hate the scum of the earth dimocraps. dimocraps are neither progressive nor liberal... They are lying, dishonest, thieving, corrupt, totalitarian radical filth.

They have taken the labels of 'progressive' and 'liberal' as a cover for what they truly are...... Totalitarian radicals

The Democrat Party no longer exists, people. It just doesn't exist.

The Party of Truman and JFK left us long ago (1968, to be precise) and has become the scum of the earth dimocrap radical totalitarian piece of filth it is today.

FACT
 

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No wonder why holder is quitting for the second.time.in orders from Obama he couldn't come up with a damn thing
 

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Clearly they weren't allowed to consider all his subsequent criminal behaviour.
 

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Clearly they weren't allowed to consider all his subsequent criminal behaviour.
Or Zimmerman's previous criminal behavior, as he assaulted a cop and had other domestic violence episodes before he shot Trayvon Martin.

"Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement that the Department of Justice’s investigation found that the evidence available could not meet the “high standard for a federal hate crime prosecution,”
Read more: Justice Department declines to pursue charges against George Zimmerman - Adam B. Lerner - POLITICO


It boils down to whether Zimmerman acted based on racial bias alone.

Since it was in the evening and Martin was wearing a hoodie, they couldn't prove that Zimmerman saw clearly that Martin was a black kid.


""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.""""
 

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Would one of our left wing friends please tell us why its worse if someone kills you because of your race than if he kills you to steal your money.

either way you are dead and he is a murderer. Why does what he was thinking matter?
 

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Well, he is a racist Left Winger. He don't got no love fo Whitey. That's fo sho. But even he couldn't trump up enough to charge the guy. So, case closed. It's over.
 

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The Progressives were certain, before there was even a trial, that GZ was guilty. We who chose "innocent until proven guilty" we're accused of racism for doing so. During the trial, progressives claimed irrefutable proof that GZ was guilty, they trashed him relentlessly and the American Left had him convicted.

When the acquittal came in, they were assured that racism was the reason. They argued relentlessly that Eric Hilder would correct the injustice.

Well, it turns out that Progressives were wrong in every single count. As they always are on everything.

Is there a single Progressive who has the courage, maturity, and honesty to admit they were wrong?

Of course not. Lying, cheating, fraud, ignorance, and hate are all part and parcel of being a progressive.
 

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Clearly they weren't allowed to consider all his subsequent criminal behaviour.
There wasn't any criminal behavior. Do you know of something we don't?
Clearly they weren't allowed to consider all his subsequent criminal behaviour.
There wasn't any criminal behavior. Do you know of something we don't?
You can find this on Fox. If Zimmy didn't have a daddy who was a retired judge, his fat ass would be in prison.

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A list of George Zimmerman's past run-ins with the law.

— July 2005, Zimmerman was arrested and accused of resisting an officer with violence near the University of Central Florida campus after a scuffle with police. The charges were eventually dropped after Zimmerman entered an alcohol education program.

— August 2005, Zimmerman's former fiancee filed for a restraining order against him, alleging domestic violence. Zimmerman responded by requesting a restraining order against her. Both requests were granted. No criminal charges were filed.

— February 2012, Zimmerman fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a confrontation in the community where Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch volunteer. Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder but acquitted after a trial in July 2013.

— July 2013, police in Foley, Texas, stop Zimmerman for speeding in a 60 mph zone. Zimmerman is let go with just a warning.

— September 2013, Zimmerman is stopped by police in Lake Mary, Fla., and given a ticket for doing 60 mph in a 45 mph zone.

— September 2013, Zimmerman's estranged wife, Shellie, dials 911 and tells a police dispatcher that her punched her father and threatened her with a gun. She later decides against pressing charges and authorities announce in November they are dropping the case.

— September 2013, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper stops Zimmerman along Interstate 95 and issues a warning because the vehicle's tag cover and windows were too darkly tinted.

— November 2013, Zimmerman is arrested by Seminole County authorities after a disturbance at a home in Apopka.""""
 

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Now they can concentrate on trying in vain to charge Darren Wilson with something.
Missouri state law allows for a police officer to fatally shoot a suspect in retreat.

So the big pussy will not be charged except in civil court for wrongful death. And I hope the Brown family wins big like the last Brown family, the ones who sued OJ Simpson.

But in the meantime he'll never work as a police officer again, thank god.
 

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Clearly they weren't allowed to consider all his subsequent criminal behaviour.
Or Zimmerman's previous criminal behavior, as he assaulted a cop and had other domestic violence episodes before he shot Trayvon Martin.

"Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement that the Department of Justice’s investigation found that the evidence available could not meet the “high standard for a federal hate crime prosecution,”
Read more: Justice Department declines to pursue charges against George Zimmerman - Adam B. Lerner - POLITICO


It boils down to whether Zimmerman acted based on racial bias alone.

Since it was in the evening and Martin was wearing a hoodie, they couldn't prove that Zimmerman saw clearly that Martin was a black kid.


""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.""""
What I don't understand is how they can even investigate someone for violating civil rights if they they have no affirmative obligation to protect civil rights to begin with, like a sworn peace officer. How many private citizens know civil rights laws, so how could they act in willful defiance of those laws? This is why I thought this to be nothing but politics from the beginning.
 

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