This is just unbelievable. This administration WANTS full blown race warfare. There is no other reason for setting up a national hotline for people to email in tips to aid in the prosecution of George Zimmerman. Keep in mind the name on this Orlando Sentinel report. Dept of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Department of Community Relations, TOM PEREZ. The same Tom Perez President Obama nominated for Labor Secretary. (more after article)
ORLANDO – The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday afternoon appealed to civil rights groups and community leaders, nationally and in Sanford, for help investigating whether a federal criminal case might be brought against George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, one advocate said.
The DOJ has also set up a public email address to take in tips on its civil rights investigation.
Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – who earlier in the day joined calls for federal civil rights charges against Zimmerman, said that later in the afternoon, she joined a U.S. Department of Justice conference call to discuss the prospects.
“They were calling on us to actively refer anyone who had any information,” that might build a case against Zimmerman for either a civil rights violation or a hate crime, Arnwine said. “They said they would very aggressively investigate this case.”
Arnwine said the call was convened at about 3:30 p.m. by Tom Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, and included representatives from the FBI, and several federal prosecutors, she said. DOJ officials also said they would open a public email address so people could send in tips on the case.
That email address, which is now in operation, is Sanford.firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to Arnwine’s group, Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Laura Murphy, Washington Chapter head of the ACLU; and several national, Florida and Sanford-based “human relations” groups participated, Arnwine said.
During the call, DOJ officials announced they had set up a way for people to send email tips that could help aid in their investigation. The email address will be operational later this week.
Also Monday, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said a speech at the social action luncheon of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, that he shares concerns about “the tragic, unnecessary shooting death” of Trayvon Martin last year, and he vowed to pursue a federal investigation into the matter, the Washington Post reported.
Holder pledged that the Justice Department would work to “alleviate tensions, address community concerns and promote healing” in response to the case. (ARTICLE LINK)
This is unbelievable.
The Sanford Police Department investigated George Zimmerman and had no evidence to charge him. So the political forces, City Manager Norton Bonaparte et al, demanded Detective Serino send the case to the local State Attorney, Norm Wolfinger. They made Serino re-write the filing 12 times. Chris Serino was threatened – he told the feds.
Then State Attorney Norm Wolfinger says there does not look like cause for an arrest or charges, but to appease the political forces he impanels a Grand Jury to hear the case construct on April 11th, 2012.
Not content with that, State and Federal officials pressure Florida Governor Rick Scott to intervene ahead of the Grand Jury, remove the case from Wolfinger, and send it to Special Prosecutor Angela Corey.
Angela Corey, not having foundation to win a Grand Jury indictment, cancels it, and files charges on her own authority. Charges everyone said from the outset were impossible to prove. But they charged him and took him to court.
A year and a half later, and after millions of dollars, and tens of thousands of labor hours of investigation -including the FBI- a jury trial commences and a jury acquits George Zimmerman, not guilty.
The FBI even said there was nothing in their investigation, which included talking to over 200+ people who knew George, and 60 people in his immediate neighborhood, that even remotely showed ill will or racist intentions.
But that’s not good enough. Now the Federal DOJ through the Civil Rights Division – The Community Relations Service, and Eric Holder/Tom Perez, want to pursue Federal charges, but the evidence from the FBI does not support it.
So what do they do? They ask the general public for tips against George Zimmerman so they can find some way to charge and/or convict him of something, anything ? Setting up anonymous email tip lines? Seriously? WHAT THE HELL?