Tuesday, 16 July 2013 13:35
Zimmerman inquiry shows Holder's Justice Dept. bias and danger
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Holder In the aftermath of the controversial verdict in the George Zimmerman case, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that his department would launch an investigation into whether Trayvon Martin’s civil rights were violated.

 

According to the official announcement from the Department, “Experienced federal prosecutors will determine whether the evidence reveals a prosecutable violation of any of the limited federal criminal civil rights statutes within our jurisdiction, and whether federal prosecution is appropriate in accordance with the Department’s policy governing successive federal prosecution following a state trial.”

This amounts to double jeopardy for Zimmerman, who was acquitted of all charges by a Florida jury of his peers, yet it is a typical political move by Holder. This is the type of nonsense we should expect from an Attorney General who actually attended a conference sponsored by notorious race baiter Rev. Al Sharpton, the man who has a history of poisoning race relations.

 

Holder’s Justice Department has a curious history of protecting civil rights. His department refused to prosecute the New Black Panthers for voter intimidation in the 2008 presidential election, even though there was compelling video evidence from a Philadelphia precinct.

After the death of Trayvon Martin, a Florida group of Black Panthers issued a bounty for Zimmerman “dead or alive.” Of course, nothing was done to stop the threats against Zimmerman.

While the Department is investigating Zimmerman, they may want to refer to FBI interviews conducted in the aftermath of the incident. Of the 36 people contacted by the FBI, none of the individuals who knew Zimmerman believed he was a racist or motivated by racial hatred of Trayvon Martin.

The only reason Holder is investigating Zimmerman for civil rights violations is the same reason why the neighborhood watch captain was charged in the first place, politics. Holder’s Justice Department is a place for political activism, not fair treatment.

It was revealed last week that the Justice Department paid for activists to be sent to the police headquarters in Sanford, Florida to demand the ouster of the Police Chief. The gambit worked and the Police Chief had to resign, thanks to the Justice Department.

A true Department of Justice would be investigating the reports of violence against white people in the wake of the Zimmerman verdict. These are some real cases of hate crimes, in which people are being targeted as payback for Trayvon’s death. Of course, all of these incidents will be ignored, like the activities of the New Black Panthers.

A real Department of Justice would investigate why the charges against Zimmerman were manufactured in the first place. The Sanford Police investigated the case and decided against charging Zimmerman, but a state prosecutor rushed in to charge him with the ridiculous crime of Second Degree Murder. Even a liberal activist like Alan Dershowitz believes the prosecutor’s actions should be investigated, but, of course, it will not happen.

A real Department of Justice would investigate the comments of crazed haters on Twitter who are threatening George Zimmerman and his family. Instead, we should expect Zimmerman to receive no protection or support from the Department of Justice, only additional investigation and harassment.

This shows us the real America of 2013 and it is a very scary place.

Jeff Crouere

Jeff Crouere is a native of New Orleans, LA and he is the host of a Louisiana based program, “Ringside Politics,” which airs at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and 10:00 p.m. Sun. on WLAE-TV 32, a PBS station, and 7 till 11 a.m.weekdays on WGSO 990 AM in New Orleans and the Northshore. For more information, visit his web site at Ringside Politics.

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