NAACP talking to Justice Department about Zimmerman case

Jul 14, 2013 Full story: Click2Houston 148

Leaders at the nation's oldest civil rights organization have spoken with senior members of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's team at the Justice Department about pursuing federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, NAACP president Ben Jealous said Sunday, though Holder himself has noted the high bar for establishing a hate crime.

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Since: Jul 07

Newport News, VA

#1 Jul 14, 2013
i am sure holder will oblige. after all, he sent justice dept. goons down there in support of martin earlier, richt???

“Historic American Greatness”

Since: Jun 07

The President & his AG

#2 Jul 14, 2013
Yes sir, Zimmermanís life was officially over the night he stalked and killed that teenaged boy. Zimmerman will be sued in civil courtÖ and heíll have to work the rest of his life for Trayvonís family, and thatís after he does federal timeÖ and mind you heíll never know if someone is going to come up behind him and gun him down like he did Trayvon.

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Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#3 Jul 14, 2013
With Eric Holder leading the charge, Zimmerman has nothing to worry about. The family already sued and got millions.

Since: Jul 07

Newport News, VA

#4 Jul 14, 2013
don't let things like facts and evidence get in the way of your script!(just a poor innocent child, who happened to be beating the life outta that crazy azz cracker. who was the racist here?????)
XDS45

New Freedom, PA

#5 Jul 14, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
Yes sir, Zimmermanís life was officially over the night he stalked and killed that teenaged boy. Zimmerman will be sued in civil courtÖ and heíll have to work the rest of his life for Trayvonís family, and thatís after he does federal timeÖ and mind you heíll never know if someone is going to come up behind him and gun him down like he did Trayvon.
nope NBC will be paying for editing the 911 tapes
XDS45

New Freedom, PA

#6 Jul 14, 2013
the same Holder team that headed up the Fast and Furious gun running into mexico that has been traced to killing cops
Robert

Douglasville, GA

#7 Jul 14, 2013
The only way to call this an injustice or to call Zimmerman guilty requires you to presume that Travon Martin did not physically and without legal authority assault Zimmerman before he was shot. It is just as wrong to presume that as it is to presume that all blacks are thieves and up to know good.

Travon Martin does not have the right to hit or assault Zimmerman simply because he is being followed. If you walk through my neighborhood and I think you suspicious and follow you till the police get there you can not assault me even if you are not suspicious.

If a store employee follows you because your are black and they think blacks are thieves you can't hit them, apparently the Zimmerman haters do not understand this.

Trayvon by hitting Zimmerman brought this tragedy on himself.
my opinion

Ironton, OH

#8 Jul 14, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
Yes sir, Zimmerman’s life was officially over the night he stalked and killed that teenaged boy. Zimmerman will be sued in civil court… and he’ll have to work the rest of his life for Trayvon’s family, and that’s after he does federal time… and mind you he’ll never know if someone is going to come up behind him and gun him down like he did Trayvon.
You're right !!
Cat74

Mchenry, IL

#10 Jul 14, 2013
I hope Holder obliges the people who want a Government charge. Nothing will make me happier then to see that officious SOB put in his place!!!
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#11 Jul 14, 2013
Zimmerman's brother should have said the same about his brother creepily following a young man on a street:

... need to "cool their jets, give everyone some time to kind of process what's going on," Zimmerman said.

Yes, very apropos Zimmerman brother.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#12 Jul 14, 2013
Robert wrote:
Travon Martin does not have the right to hit or assault Zimmerman simply because he is being followed. If you walk through my neighborhood and I think you suspicious and follow you till the police get there you can not assault me even if you are not suspicious.
Especially, dearie, if you have that equalizer of a gun. You would be asked not to follow, stay in your car and let the police ascertain whether a young man with skittles and an iced tea is "suspicious".

Try again ....
fingiswold

Newark, OH

#13 Jul 14, 2013
works for me...justice for trayvon, there must be punishment for murdering thug zimmerman
fingiswold

Newark, OH

#14 Jul 14, 2013
Robert wrote:
The only way to call this an injustice or to call Zimmerman guilty requires you to presume that Travon Martin did not physically and without legal authority assault Zimmerman before he was shot. It is just as wrong to presume that as it is to presume that all blacks are thieves and up to know good.
Travon Martin does not have the right to hit or assault Zimmerman simply because he is being followed. If you walk through my neighborhood and I think you suspicious and follow you till the police get there you can not assault me even if you are not suspicious.
If a store employee follows you because your are black and they think blacks are thieves you can't hit them, apparently the Zimmerman haters do not understand this.
Trayvon by hitting Zimmerman brought this tragedy on himself.
Trayvon was protecting himself...standing his ground. apparently that's really only applicable to white/chicano thugs with guns, though
fingiswold

Newark, OH

#15 Jul 14, 2013
GoodNewz wrote:
don't let things like facts and evidence get in the way of your script!(just a poor innocent child, who happened to be beating the life outta that crazy azz cracker. who was the racist here?????)
zimmerman, obviously...are you stupid?
Sheik Yerbouti

Furlong, PA

#16 Jul 14, 2013
He was acquitted by a jury of his peers. Case closed! If the doj prosecuted it will be solely because of political pressure not a search for justice! If Zimmerman is smart he will cash out and leave the country.
Cat74

Mchenry, IL

#17 Jul 14, 2013
The dispatcher never asked Zimmerman not to follow the young thug. All she said was he didn't have to follow him. Some more misinformation from NBC no doubt.

Since: Jul 07

Newport News, VA

#19 Jul 14, 2013
fingiswold wrote:
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zimmerman, obviously...are you stupid?
so, it is your contention that all latinos are racists? hmmmm. isn't that a bit of a racist assumption on your part???
MonkeyShines

Savage, MN

#20 Jul 14, 2013
Lesson #1 if a person attacks you they are the criminal breaking the law. Travon was never going to amount to nothing in his life. But now the whole population of the U>S>A has to suffer. When Travon was alive he was just like any other black teen that nobody cares about. A teen making the transition into the future of public assistance and the correctional system. Eat some skiddles?????
XDS45

New Freedom, PA

#22 Jul 14, 2013
Who made this about race

1.DOJ
2.Al Sharton
3.Jesse Jackson
4.the self proclaimed king Obama
5.NBC tape editing
6.Martn family lawyers

the list goes on

“have seen the years,”

Since: Mar 10

and the slow parade of fears"

#23 Jul 14, 2013
Unfortunately, nobody really proved anything in the last 3 weeks and that's why Zimmerman is not guilty. I do not think we will ever know what happened. Trayvon Martin was examined closely and he was definitely associated with people and things that portrayed him as the type of person who was into being a "gansta" and not someone who wanted to be looked at as an upstanding young member of society, aspiring to be smart and educated and willing to work hard to better himself. George Zimmerman was examined closely and he was definitely associated with things that portrayed him as the type of person who was into being a vigilante and wannabe cop and extremely lacking in the ability to make good judgments. I am still not sure of what happened that night and I was depending on this trial to shed some light on those events. Both men were in the wrong place at the wrong time, knowingly doing things to make the other feel threatened and in need of defending their lives. In the name of not mistakenly convicting an innocent man, the state didn't come anywhere near proving that Zimmerman murdered Martin rather than killing him in self defense. The jury had no choice, given the evidence they were provided.

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