Obama Administration Continues To Threaten And Harass George Zimmerman

They are sealing the evidence, including his gun.

The U.S. Department of Justice, overseen by Attorney General Eric Holder, has ordered the Sanford, Florida police department to keep possession of all the evidence from George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial – including the exonerated neighborhood watch volunteer’s gun.
Sanford police confirmed on Thursday that the DOJ asked the agency not to return any pieces of evidence to their owners. Zimmerman was expected to get his firearm back by month’s end.
The development is a sign that the criminal section of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is seriously investigating Zimmerman to determine if federal civil rights charges should be filed.

Florida law requires that Zimmerman regain possession of his gun, but the DOJ has stepped in to prevent it
Zimmerman was acquitted of murder and manslaughter on Sunday in a Florida courtroom, but civil rights violations provide an exception to the U.S. Constitution’s protection against double jeopardy after a defendant has been found ‘not guilty’ in a state or local jurisdiction.
That’s because if Zimmerman were tried in federal court, he would be charged with violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights, not causing his death.

WESH-TV in Orlando reported Thursday afternoon that police had confirmed the evidence ‘hold,’ meaning that everything related to the trial, from Zimmerman’s gun to the Skittles and iced tea Martin was carrying when the pair’s altercation began, will remain in the hands of law enforcement.
The DOJ did not immediately respond to questions about whether it will take custody of the evidence, or when that might occur.

Attorney General Eric Holder told NAACP convention-goers that the DOJ still has an open civil rights investigation in Zimmerman, despite his acquittal in Florida

MSNBC host Al Sharpton has planned a series of ‘Justice for Trayvon’ rallies, one of whose goals will be to call on the federal government to prosecute Zimmerman
But Holder himself confirmed on Tuesday during the NAACP’s annual convention that the Justice Department still has an open investigation into Zimmerman’s actions on Feb. 26, 2012.
‘I am concerned about this case,’ Holder told the assembled black civil rights activists, ‘and as we confirmed last spring, the Justice Department has an open investigation into it.’
‘While that inquiry is ongoing, I can promise that the Department of Justice will consider all available information before determining what action to take.’

Most lawyers will tell you that the Justice Department will not go after Zimmerman, but my gut is not so sure. The lawyers assume the rule of law. I think we are into a post-legal phase of the United States.

5 Comments »

  1. Judi said,

    July 19, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    A post legal Unuted States, well put. We can argue all day about what’s wrong but it doesn’t make any difference when there is no enforcement of the law. It’s all just so unbelievable. Thank you Republican Congressmen for confirming Eric Holder. You sent a clear message to Obama that he would get away with anything he wanted.

  2. judi said,

    July 19, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

    This is the kind of thing that I never say but it’s all starting to actually look hopeless. The truth doesn’t matter. The law doesn’t matter. Let’s all just go home. Nothing to see here. I think I’m done. I have a family to take care of. I want the world to be different for my kids and grandkids, but I think all I can do is make their lives the best I can for now. The rest is in God’s hands.

  3. judi said,

    July 19, 2013 @ 4:22 pm

    I’m checking out. I love you guys.

  4. Bloodthirsty Liberal said,

    July 19, 2013 @ 7:33 pm

    We understand, Judi, and Aggie will write when she has a minute. Family always comes first, as it does for us. Which is why we’ve been less active the last couple of days. Family and the infernal heat. We love you too, and will miss your comments—and just knowing you’re there! We’ve lost readers before—boy, have we ever!—but I feel toward you the way Dorothy feels toward the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz: I think I’m going to miss you most of all.

    Cast us a glance from time to time, if the spirit so moves you. After my short-lived retirement of a few months ago, I take this blog only one day at a time. But I think I’ll be here tomorrow.

    Swelteringly,

    BTL

  5. judi said,

    July 20, 2013 @ 12:04 pm

    Gosh, thank you! I’ll be back when I figure out how to tune in without holding my breath.

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