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FBI may charge George Zimmerman with hate crime
http://www.wftv.com ^ | May 14, 2012

Posted on 05/14/2012 6:15:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Edited on 05/14/2012 6:52:23 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

SANFORD, Fla. — WFTV has learned charges against George Zimmerman could be getting more serious.

State prosecutors said Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman, profiled and stalked 17-year-old Trayvon Martin before killing him, so the FBI is now looking into charging him with a hate crime.

Zimmerman admitted to killing Martin in February during a confrontation. However, he claims the shooting was in self-defense. He's facing a second-degree murder charge, which carries a maximum possible sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. But if Zimmerman is charged and found guilty of a federal hate crime involving murder, he could face the death penalty.

FBI investigators are actively questioning witnesses in the retreat at the Twin Lakes neighborhood, seeking evidence for a possible federal hate crime charge.


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Of course they did.
1 posted on 05/14/2012 6:15:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Self Defense While White = The Ultimate Hate Crime


2 posted on 05/14/2012 6:17:29 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What do I think? I think the Øbozo regime is a hate crime.


3 posted on 05/14/2012 6:18:23 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Feckless

NO!

He’s “a white/Hispanic”... I’m sure this is going to be a new box to check on the census.


4 posted on 05/14/2012 6:18:59 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unbelievable.


5 posted on 05/14/2012 6:20:57 PM PDT by ChiMark (chewed up his body for a decade)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just what the networks need in the middle of the madness that lies ahead.. DoJ ‘hate-crime’ on a stick

This ought to keep Nancy Grace dancing ‘til New Year at least..


6 posted on 05/14/2012 6:22:16 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are making up evidence to fit the outcome they want, a political lynching.


7 posted on 05/14/2012 6:23:50 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I watched the bail hearing and the detective could not give any “racial” spin to the use of the term “profiled”. When Z’s attorney pressed him on why they used that word, he didn’t know who chose the word and he said they could have used other words instead.


8 posted on 05/14/2012 6:25:56 PM PDT by Williams (Nobama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Under the direction of this Just Us Department, the law is not being enforced equally, but is being used only for political advantage, using subjective law, whimsically applied.

Justice is not the issue, here. In fact, the pursuit of Zimmerman has no end other than politics. They do not even care if he is totally exonerated on appeal, only that in the moment, they can make a show of persecuting him.

It is foul and corrupt abuse, and yet another reason to cite Holder for contempt of congress. Were it a Republican senate, he would deserve impeachment and conviction.


9 posted on 05/14/2012 6:25:56 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The FBI is becoming as corrupt and as despicable as the Department of “Justice” for which they manufacture “crimes” whenever so ordered. And I still remember the time when I held the FBI in high regard.


10 posted on 05/14/2012 6:29:48 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since when does the FBI have standing to charge anyone for anything?


11 posted on 05/14/2012 6:29:57 PM PDT by sasquatch
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How in the hell is it a Federal thing?


12 posted on 05/14/2012 6:30:47 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What do you think? Do you think Travyon was killed because he was black?

I believe he was shot because he was bashing Zimmerman's head into the concrete.

13 posted on 05/14/2012 6:31:06 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You know what’s really scary? The comments to that article over at the Global Grind. The commentators there have already tried, convicted, and hung George Zimmerman for a hate crime when it was clearly self-defense.

Time to donate some more money to Zimmerman’s defense fund.

Cheers


14 posted on 05/14/2012 6:33:33 PM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Obama Sucks!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This has become a very important case in terms of what the DOJ is doing to George Zimmerman and what it is not doing to the NBPP and NOI. I am warped enough to tie this into the betrayal of Chen in China. Our government is projecting an ideology I cannot tolerate. Taken together with the class warfare, we are in more trouble than France, Spain or Greece right now.


15 posted on 05/14/2012 6:33:41 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy; SWAMPSNIPER; 2ndDivisionVet
What the Obama Administration is doing is putting all white people on notice: anyone shooting a negro, even in self-defense, will be labeled a racist. Their intent is to start a civil war. Period.

This is not political correctness gone mad. This is being purposefully done to divide Americans and to foment hostilities.

16 posted on 05/14/2012 6:35:01 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This sounds like the meddling of the Prezy.


17 posted on 05/14/2012 6:35:01 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Whoa, here we go. . .
18 posted on 05/14/2012 6:36:20 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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19 posted on 05/14/2012 6:36:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Makes me think the state’s case is weak. The Feds can put pressure on to force a deal for lesser charge.


20 posted on 05/14/2012 6:36:39 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where’d they get this “profiled and stalked” BS from, the MSM “Hate Whitey” handbook?


21 posted on 05/14/2012 6:44:00 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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Click

22 posted on 05/14/2012 6:44:00 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hi 2DV, how have you been?

This is nothing more than political theater. If and when Zimmerman is acquitted angry blacks who have been led to believe this was a hate crime will riot similar to that which occurred in LA in 1992. And when that happens, the Obama admin and the complicit leftist media will be responsible for every death.

23 posted on 05/14/2012 6:44:37 PM PDT by South40
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess this means Barry’s head goon, Eric the Holder, will be bringing yet another lawsuit against Sheriff Arpaio and the State of Arizona. Just throw it on the pile, Eric. You jackass.


24 posted on 05/14/2012 6:46:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; maggief; Cboldt; little jeremiah

FAT chance....just another tan on tanner crime.


25 posted on 05/14/2012 6:47:07 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: sasquatch

They probably meant the justice department. These modern-day ne’er-do-well reporters aren’t what they used to be.


26 posted on 05/14/2012 6:47:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
ALL this is (much like the War on Women, the pitting of 1% against the rest, the Gay marriage issue, etc.) is an effort by this corrupt, fascist, administration to try and re-direct the focus and attention of the sheeple away from his dismal record and failures.

And of course Dear Leaders puppet Holder (who has his plate full himself with Fast and Furious is glad to do whatever he can to muddy the waters) is willing to use the force and might of the DOJ toward these blatant and naked political ends.

27 posted on 05/14/2012 6:47:55 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have always hated these ‘thought crimes’ - they require someone to accuse someone of thinking a particular way. It is the ultimate violation of free speech - that of curtailing free thought. How any judge with a conscious can continue to permit this, I’ll never understand.


28 posted on 05/14/2012 6:49:04 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: South40

Eric Holder will be out of office (with any luck) many moons before this case is decided. He might want to worry about his own prosecution for Fast & Furious and other crimes.


30 posted on 05/14/2012 6:50:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Once again, the Obama Riech declares war to gain political votes.


31 posted on 05/14/2012 6:50:39 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would really hate having my head bashed on the concrete, too. I guess that makes me a thought-hate-crime offender.


32 posted on 05/14/2012 6:52:29 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: All; SatinDoll

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
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33 posted on 05/14/2012 6:53:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
I'll go with the “subjective law”, but the application is about as whimsical as a Nazi “shower hour”, and it's being applied by people with the same kind of racist, totalitarian mindset.
34 posted on 05/14/2012 6:56:39 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: annanail
Keep dreaming. Zimmerman is headed for prison. The lynch Zimmerman crowd is getting what they wanted.

We did not see the prosecution of voter intimidation with the black kitty cats because a majority of those that voted said , via their votes, that they wanted a American hating muslim without any principles to be their god and messiah.

35 posted on 05/14/2012 6:56:51 PM PDT by sport
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Remember the good old days when “hate” was a Motive?

I could never imagine that there would be such a thing as a Thought Crime in the United States of America.

Orwell turned out to be a brilliant though unintentional Futurist. I doubt that he would have realized the fine line between Fiction and Non Fiction.

36 posted on 05/14/2012 6:57:20 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just a few hours after the lawyers for George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting received the witness list and the evidence list from the prosecutors, they got some more bad news

This is not accurate. Global Grind is several days minimum behind on this story.

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2012/05/george-zimmerman-did-he-shoot-trayvon-martin-in-self-defense--75855.html

37 posted on 05/14/2012 7:00:18 PM PDT by ironman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The current version of the federal hate crimes statute is unconstitutional, for the same reason that the Violence Against Women Act was ruled unconstitutional.

As signed by Obama, they got rid of the requirement that hate crimes must be tied to civil rights violations, and added homosexuals as a specially-protected federal class.

Now, the legality of federal hate crimes rest not on the 14th Amendment but rather on the Commerce Clause.

So it is now an attempt to give the federal government power to regulate local crime (while elevating certain types of victims to special status), which is a power not granted to the federal government under the Constitution.


38 posted on 05/14/2012 7:00:53 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Its a election year.

Obama irritated a number of blacks with his support of gay marriage. So now to appease the black voters, Obama and Holder are going to have the FBI indict Zimmerman with a hate crime.


39 posted on 05/14/2012 7:01:15 PM PDT by Ticonderoga34
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Oh, great.

ANOTHER week when the Fibbies will be too busy to arrest Jon Corzine...

40 posted on 05/14/2012 7:01:15 PM PDT by an amused spectator (Islamic law upholds that children born to a Muslim father are automatically Muslim)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wanna see a real hate crime. Go take a look at the white yuppie looking dude get assaulted, robbed and stripped naked by twenty or so black scumbags in Baltimore.

Wasn't good enough to just rob the guy, they had to humiliate and ridicule him. Then post the video on a rap site.

I watched the two videos a couple of times...made me so freakin angry.

This WAS indeed a hate crime.

41 posted on 05/14/2012 7:02:12 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: sasquatch
Since when does the FBI have standing to charge anyone for anything?

They don't. This is a reprint of another story that made the same mistake.

42 posted on 05/14/2012 7:02:12 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But the feds would never charge a black with a hate crime!


43 posted on 05/14/2012 7:03:25 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Winstons Julia

He’s a Democrat. Re load Him, send him back out. rat on rat crime, Over the weekend, rat on rat shooting bagged 5 in Bflo.


44 posted on 05/14/2012 7:03:25 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Kickass Conservative
Orwell turned out to be a brilliant though unintentional Futurist. I doubt that he would have realized the fine line between Fiction and Non Fiction.

Don't kid yourself. Orwell came back from Spain knowing that something was intentionally amiss. He knew a number of Fabian Society members personally.

45 posted on 05/14/2012 7:03:25 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
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To: BuffaloJack

My thoughts exactly.


46 posted on 05/14/2012 7:07:40 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Feckless

The FBI...Friend to the New Black Panthers...


47 posted on 05/14/2012 7:08:28 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t read any farther, steam is coming out of my ears.


48 posted on 05/14/2012 7:08:28 PM PDT by AU72
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why is Holder trying to stoke the Latino community against the Black community by accusing Zimmerman of a hate crime? Great political idea Obama. Lets accuse Zimmerman, the half white, half Peruvian American of a hate crime. Let's see, the combined White Hispanic population is 88.7%. A small part of me wants to say Go for it Holder!

"Zimmerman's father is white but his mother is from Peru. On his voter registration form, for example, Zimmerman checked off the "Hispanic" box. While police described him as "white" Zimmerman's own father calls his son a "Spanish-speaking minority."

Is this the diversion of the week?

49 posted on 05/14/2012 7:08:48 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Between the FBI and the SS of late, neither has had a shining news image. This will not help them, either. Do they not know or think about these things?


50 posted on 05/14/2012 7:16:21 PM PDT by healy61
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