Gay State Conservative: It's all meant to prevent Rodney King II.An "uncourageous" act for sure.However,you know as well as I do that if Florida hadn't charged him Attorney Corporal Holder would have...in a heartbeat.
On what charge? It's only if Zimmerman is convicted in FL that Federal hate crime laws come into play.
cicero called it right. This is cravenness and should be condemned as such.
Zimmerman can be charged with a Federal civil rights violation at any point, no state conviction required.
My goodness..I've never even been to law school and I know that that's wrong.Can you tell me what happened to the cops involved in the *original* Rodney King matter after they were acquitted of all charges by a California state jury? I'll give you a hint...the name "Reno" comes into play.
And BTW...we wouldn't be talking *just* about hate crimes...think "violation of civil rights".