Skip to comments.FBI may charge George Zimmerman with hate crime
Posted on 05/14/2012 6:15:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVetEdited 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.
Where’d they get this “profiled and stalked” BS from, the MSM “Hate Whitey” handbook?
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.
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.
FAT chance....just another tan on tanner crime.
They probably meant the justice department. These modern-day ne’er-do-well reporters aren’t what they used to be.
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.
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.
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.
Once again, the Obama Riech declares war to gain political votes.
I would really hate having my head bashed on the concrete, too. I guess that makes me a thought-hate-crime offender.
What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
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.
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.
This is not accurate. Global Grind is several days minimum behind on this story.
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.
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.
ANOTHER week when the Fibbies will be too busy to arrest Jon Corzine...