Skip to comments.Holder Praises Left-Wing Activist Sharpton, Says Facts, Law Will Guide Trayvon Martin Investigation
Posted on 04/11/2012 11:36:44 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
Attorney General Eric Holder praised left-wing activist Rev. Al Sharpton at the opening of the National Action Network (NAN) convention on Wednesday, and also stressed that the Justice Department is conducting a thorough investigation of the fatal Trayvon Martin shooting that will examine the facts and the law.
Sharpton, president of NAN and host of MSNBCs Politics Nation, has led several rallies demanding the arrest of George Zimmerman, who reportedly shot Martin on Feb. 26. On Mar. 30 in Sanford, Fla., where the shooting occurred, Sharpton pledged that his group would move to the next level if Zimmerman isnt arrested.
At the opening of NANs 14th annual convention in Washington, D.C., the attorney general first thanked MSNBCs Rev. Sharpton for your partnership, your friendship, and your tireless efforts to speak out for the voiceless, to stand up for the powerless, and to shine a light on the problems we must solve, and the promises we must fulfill.
Concerning Trayvon Martin, Holder said, I know that many of you are greatly -- and rightly -- concerned about the recent shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a young man whose future has been lost to the ages."
"As most of you know, three weeks ago, the Department of Justice launched an investigation into this incident, which remains open at this time, and prevents me from talking in detail about this matter," he said.
Although I cannot share where current efforts will lead us from here, I can assure you that, in this investigation and in all cases we will examine the facts and the law, said Holder. If we find evidence of a potential federal criminal civil rights crime, we will take appropriate action. And, at every step, the facts and the law will guide us forward.
The National Action Network, which Sharpton founded, has held multiple rallies about the Martin shooting, largely critical of shooter George Zimmerman, irrespective of an ongoing investigation.
Zimmerman, who has not been arrested in the case, said he acted in self-defense after following Martin on Feb. 26, the night Martin was killed. A Florida special prosecutor announced on Monday that the case will not be taken before a Florida grand jury, though the investigation will continue. The FBI and Justice Department are also pursuing their investigations.
MSNBCs Sharpton has led several rallies, shouting Arrest Zimmerman Now! and has called for civil disobedience and an occupation in Sanford, Fla., if an arrest is not made.
Trayvon B black
Zimmerman has a Jewish last name and is a white hispanic
If Al Sharpton says a person is guilty of sumppin', they are.
Pretty scary stuff. Sharpton defamed innocent law enforcement folks in the Tawana Brawley racist farce, and was held liable in court. He has ducked all the civil penalties after ruining their lives.
He also has incited deaths with racist agitations. Very direct racist statements.
It is scary for the AG to praise such a man.. more and worse to come in a 2nd term.
Obama is all in on racism and leftism.
the more sharpton bloviates the less power he has, when they can do nothing to Zimmerman
There are 2 eyewitnesses AND the observed facts support his story AND there is a TAPE of the shouts and shooting as it occurred
AND the poor choir boy out to buy skittles story does not hold up when you realize the little turd was out in the dark, in the rain, walking on the grass between the buildinds, casing the houses and no where near where he should have been if he was just going to the store
DEMAND all you like, “reverend” Al... this turd is going to cover you as bad as the turds Tawana Brawley smeared on herself
Governed by facts and law, my azz. Mr. Zimnerman is going to be, for all intents and purposes, lynched. The corrupt Justice Department will see to if.
Governed by facts and law, my azz. Mr. Zimnerman is going to be, for all intents and purposes, lynched. The corrupt Justice Department will see to it.
The last hate project was Duke...
The Attorney General of the United States of America praises a serial liar and a race-baiting POS. Wake up, republic.
Eric Holder, US Attorney General, has interjected himself in this matter as an activist? Truly pathetic.
“National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation, with chapters throughout the U.S. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton”
Yeah, Al’s so smart he calls the candy “skillets”.