Skip to comments.Moveon.org Starts Petition for Civil Rights Charges Against George Zimmerman
Posted on 07/14/2013 7:06:33 AM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
Moveon.org has started an internet petition to encourage the Department of Just Us to bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. The petition comes in the aftermath of his acquittal by a jury of six in Seminole County, FL just last night.
In the lead up to the original Florida charges against Zimmerman, over 2 million people signed an internet petition to bring murder charges against him. Mob justice in action, it seems.
I have not included the link because when I try to put it in, FR says Moveon.org links are not allowed at FR.
Shouldn’t they just, you know, move on?
De facto double jeopardy.
I’ve heard from a couple of people that it doesn’t work like that in FL.
In a perfect world Moveon.FU would be shutdown, and organizers be brought up on RICO statute charges.
What would the civil rights charge be?
Why hasn’t the KKK been indicted, or the black panthers, or Farrakan, or Sharpton, or Jackson?
So now we know the DOJ’s next move, how pathetic.
From USA Today
SANFORD, Fla.--George Zimmerman, the man accused of murdering Trayvon Martin, was found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter on Saturday.
The verdict is the culmination of a case that captured the nation's attention and will undoubtedly be imprinted in America's history. For Zimmerman, it means trying to recapture his life after he was at the center of a national maelstrom over racial profiling, state gun laws and what constitutes self-defense.
The not guilty verdict means the jury of six women found that Zimmerman justifiably used deadly force and reasonably believed that such force was "necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm" to himself Florida's definition of self-defense.
Zimmerman showed no emotion as the verdict was read. After the verdict was read, he smiled slightly and shook hands with one of his lawyers.
The unidentified jurors decided Zimmerman didn't "intentionally commit an act or acts that caused death" or demonstrate a "depraved mind without regard for human life" --Florida's definitions of manslaughter and second degree murder, respectively.
In a press conference after the verdict, Zimmerman attorney Mark O'Mara said his client will now need to get on with his life.
"I think he's going to be great. I think he is still worried. Hopefully everyone will respect the jury's verdict," O'Mara said.
He offered his sympathies to Trayvon's parents for the loss of their son. But he said despite the national protests that erupted after the shooting, the case had nothing to do with civil rights.
Zimmerman's brother, Robert, told CNN's Piers Morgan that his brother was processing the reality that he is free.
"He has some decompressing to do," he said. "Our family was emotional. We are exonerated as a family and George is exonerated as a defendant. It's going to take us some time to heal."
For all the euphoria on Zimmerman's team, prosecutors and Trayvon's family faced a huge letdown. Trayvon's parents were not in the courtroom when the verdict was read.
Trayvon's father Tracy posted on Twitter, "Even though I am broken-hearted, my faith is unshattered. I will always love my baby Tray ... even in his death I know my baby proud of the FIGHT we along with all of you put up for him."
The family's attorney Benjamin Crump thanked all the protesters nationwide who "put their hoodies up and to everybody who said, 'I am Trayvon.' " He urged supporters to remain peaceful, despite the verdict.
Lead prosecutor Bernie De la Rionda said, "I am disappointed in the verdict but I respect it. We accept the jury's verdict."
My own feeling is this. I have followed the trial closely...each day. The Jury clearly looked at the evidence, which was overwhelming for the defense and Zimmerman.
Zimmerman's nose was broken and his face was bruised and bloodied after the confrontation. He had cuts and bruises on the back of his head. He had grass stains on the back of his shirt and pants. Treyvon had no injuries from the fight, except the gunshot wound. There were scrapes on his knuckles. And he had grass stains on his knees. All of this was supported by the forensic evidence and was not challenged.
It is clear who was delivering a beating, and who was receiving it. An eye witness indicated Treyvon was on top of Zimmerman and hitting him. Clearly, the one who was screaming histerically, and terrified for help, was the one being beaten, not the one on top doing the beating.
In almost all cases, the prosecution witnesses, under cross examination, gave testimony that ended up supporting Zimmerman's story.
It is tragic that things happened like they did. But neither person had broken any laws, or committed any crime, and could have walked away from this up until the time one of them decided to sucker punch the other in the face, break his nose and knock him down. Even then Treyvon could have walked away and had very little long term personal consequence. But when he began beating Zimmerman on the ground as he did, he took a path that led to his death. Zimmerman finally shot, and the forensic evidence showed that Treyvon was shot at close range, with the bullet traveling upward through his body (and his heart) while Zimmerman was on the ground.
There simply was not evidence of any hate crimes. There was simply no evidence of murder or negligence. The jury decided that Zimmerman was defending himself.
We know now that Zimmerman, an Hispanic male, mentored young black kids in his spare time. No racist there at all.
No, it is tragic that a 17 year old young man was killed. He was not a "little" kid. He was 6' 2" tall, 170 lbs, and was quite muscular and fit as a high school football player. Zimmerman was 5'9", also weighed around 170 lbs, but was not in good shape and over weight. And Treyvon was not angelic...far from it. His facebook page and tweets make that clear enough, as does his own record...all of which the jury could not hear...and in the end, did not need to.
Would Zimmerman have died that night? We will never know. But he clearly thought he was in great danger, and he was definitely being beat up. So he finally pulled his gun and shot in self defense.
I pray the country can move on from this. This case was trumped up by politicians, the Media, and those seeking a racial cause. The local police had already pretty much determined what this jury found and that is why Zimmerman was released after being taken to the police station that night. These types of things happen fairly often in this nation of 350 million.
For example, shortly before this event, a black man, who was being stalked by 4-5 white thugs, was at home one night when these thugs came to his house and began calling him names, and throwing rocks at his home from his drive way. He was safe in his home. It was secure and he was armed. He did not have to go out. But they were on his property and he decided to go out and confront them. There was an argument. One of the young men, about 19 years old, charged the man yelling that he was going to hurt him. The man shot...and the 19 year old died.
That man was not tried. He was not arrested for murder or manslaughter. Everyone knew these kids were on his property and up to no good. He could have stayed inside, but he decided to confront the evil on his property and when attacked, he defended himself. I have no problem with it...and believe more Americans should send such messages to criminals when they are threatened. 911 takes on average 9 minutes for anyone to get there. Usually by that time, it is over.
That above case happened in Florida by the way...and there was no outcry, no demands to punish that man for killing the much younger man. It was clearly self defense...as was this case with Zimmerman.
I hear Jack MeHoff and Phil McCavity have signed.
Also Anita Bonghit and Ben Dover are signatories.
Can’t they just censure him and move on?
Good point. It's still disgusting to see these morons doing this, even if they are pi**ing in the wind.
Has Seymour Butz signed in yet?
Hopefully Zimmerman will pull a Snowden and flee the country wagging his middle finger behind him the whole way.
And move on org, has charitable irs status.......hum?
I guess MoveOn just doesn’t want to move on...
I still can’t believe that the stupid HOA paid Sybrina Fulton - who didn’t even raise Trayvon, and Crips punk Tracy Martin a MILLION DOLLARS because their feral son got shot during an assault. Idiots.
I read they they can’t bring civil rights charges against an individual, only government officials. Thus they could charge police officers in the Rodney King case, (half of whom were acquitted anyway), but they can’t charge Zimmerman because he didn’t act on behalf of the government.
I also read that you can’t file a civil suit in the state of Florida when someone is acquitted in a murder trial.
If both are true, then Double Jeopardy in this case is dead.
I hope they spell their names right in the petition
How about malicious prosecution against Angela Corey?
No racial bias proven, no case for federal intervention. End of story.
Zimmerman has a case for malicious prosecution. Also against the TV channel that edited a tape to make him look like a racist. I hope he sues big time.
All this according to various attorneys who offered opinions last night.
In yesterday’s post-verdict presser, Mark O’Mara stated GZ would be invoking “Civil Immunity” for any civil suit brought against GZ. Civil immunity means the LOSER pays.
I guess Soros hasn’t told them to “moveon”.
Seriously the acquittal was the best outcome for these tard organizations. They will beat the drums for more outrage - and more money - indefinitely over this. The direct mail appeals and robocalls will turn into an avalanche. (There are too many low info types who will mistake that avalanche for actual public opinion.)
I figure there are two possibilities. Either 1) they are speaking out, but since it doesn't fit the media narrative, they aren't getting any airtime, or 2) they are putting politics above race for this one, for their own "greater leftist good".
Governance by petition?
Well hell, if we can prosecute people for crimes simply by a majority of people signing a petition, I’ll put my name at the top of the petition demanding Obama be charged with the murders of the Benghazi four.
The president could order them to find some hitherto “overlooked evidence”.
I would put nothing past this regime.
Even the conservative media has not been reporting Hispanic support for Zimmerman, so I don’t think it is simply the media narrative quashing the story. I am afraid you are right about the second explanation: leftist and Democrat politics over race.
I wonder what their reaction would have been if whites had started a similar petition when OJ was acquitted.
Or maybe start a White House Petition requesting that Obama apologize to George Zimmerman for interfering in the judicial process, and needlessly fanning racial division in America.
Not true. It was done with the murderer of Meir Kahane and the murderers in Crown Heights in the early 90s.
Not true. It was done with the murderer of Meir Kahane and the murderers in Crown Heights in the early 90s.
Exactly. Interestingly, race was always a target of those foreign enemies that wanted to find ways to bring down the US. It was an easy target for them, given our open society and diversity of our populace.
I would vote for that.
Only a liberal could make self defense a civil rights issue.
Oh wait they are above the law move on.
I like that idea. First petition to reach 100,000 signatures that the White House will ignore.
O’Mara said last night that they will pursue a malicious prosecution suit against the state of Florida.
Have you got links?
I found links in the case of Nosair who was acquitted of killing Kahane, that he was subsequently conviced on illegal gun possession and coercion (probably that of the taxi that he commandeered at gun point). But I don’t see a civil rights charge. I see where they talked about it, but I can’t find a link to see what civil rights violations he was actually charged with.
>> It will happen.The Feds will charge him...
In your wet dreams, maybe. Not in real life though.
In literally dozens of previous posts on the Zimmerman threads, you were spectacularly wrong about what would happen to Zimmerman in the trial that just ended — and now you’re doubling down on your ignorant nonsense with incredible proclamations of certainty about federal charges? Simply astounding.
The only conclusion I am able to draw is that in your heart of hearts you are rooting for the dead thug, and you would dearly love for the innocent George Zimmerman to pay a price.
>> you again? Go away,Tick.
Yes, Gay, it’s me again. No, I won’t go away. Get used to it as long as you come here spout your anti-Zimmerman nonsense.
And BTW...this is the last post of yours that I'll read...or respond to.*Do* have a nice life!
Taxpayer-funded organizations laundered through the DOJ are not subject to the RICO statutes.
Didn't you get the memo?