Skip to comments.FBI may charge George Zimmerman with hate crime
Posted on 05/15/2012 6:10:03 AM PDT by mtrott
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at wftv.com ...
What the government would have to prove is that Mr. Zimmerman acted out of hatred toward African-Americans. That's why he came into contact with him. That's why he shot and killed him," Sheaffer said.
That might be a tall order, because they would have to explain how, despite Zimmerman's volunteering to mentor underprivileged, i.e., black kids, he harbored all this hatred toward blacks. If the feds go through with this, it will be a huge and egregious waste of taxpayer money.
wasn’t there ant article a couple weeks back stating that Zimmerman’s Grandfather or great Grandfather was black on his mother’s side
Nothing matter’s as long as obama is re-elected.
the left is willing to throw anyone under the bus for that.
So why don’t they do something useful like investigating the Dept of Justice and ATF running guns?
I’m losing all respect for these people. How many race hate crimes have we seen in the past few weeks and they’ve done nothing! FBI is nothing more than the political police.
Well this will go on until Obama is DEFEATED and HE WILL BE. He seal his election last week. ONE AND DONE.
The hate crime charge threat is purely political. They have zero evidence of that.
I always call the cops first when I’m getting ready to stalk someone.
Should be WTF TV
The hate crime charge threat is purely political. They have zero evidence of that.
Yep. The work hours wasted by this administration in harassing citizens instead of providing authentic security are legion.
Thanks for being on top of this.
The charge in the end will be lying to the FBI. This is their usual last stand when they have nothing else. They are political animals not real cops.
Would like to tell a story of first hand experience when speaking on the phone with a present day FBI agent within the past year or two. A little background ... Was receiving calls at my location. The calls were from outside the country and were scam related. Called to inform the FBI. Was told by the agent the numbers were changed nearly everyday by the scammers, and the calls were from outside the country, thus no jurisdication and there was nothing which could be done. Noticed on the tele, last night, where an FBI agent was speaking to the press (locally). Speaking of the Incompetan0 if you see something, say something campaign, and speaking of the dollar amounts being taking via scams from America (16 billion last year reported) and that billboards had been erected in several states where the scams were prevalent. It was a warning ... nothing more ... and though was not stated, the policy is ... If you see something, say something, so we (who are in charge) can know you called while we (the FBI and your government) do nothing. Kind of made me laugh nervously.
Politics. Pure and simple. Feel better give us a call was the FBI agent's message. Dear FBI, not feeling better out here, after knowing what was told on the phone when I called.
Well,there goes the White-Hispanic vote!
Ah, I checked to see if already posted, but guess I didn’t look far enough back.
Reason #5,842 to flush those two turds,Osama Obama and Holder,down the toilet in November.
And it would be an even bigger waste of Zimmerman's money, which is the means to the end -- don't investigate suspicious people, don't dare to challenge a low-class black criminal, don't fight back, and don't own a gun or use it.
We all knew the Feds would jump on this as well, despite any pretensions that they would "wait and see", and for these reasons.
This just show the evil political nature of hate crime laws.
The old "inconsistent statements" routine is the first and usually only strategy the police use when they have decided that they WILL arrest somebody regardless of the evidence. Just keep questioning the "suspect" over and over without a lawyer.
Bottom line is that it is a hate crime to defend yourself against one of Eric Holder's people.
translation: We don’t think Florida can make the homicide case stand up, and we’ve gotta throw a bone to our peeps.
Same thought occurred to me.
Did Zimmerman ever even talk to the FBI? I'd be surprised if he had. So I don't think he's been lying to them, and I doubt his lawyer will let him talk to them.
It’s a communist brainwashing technique.
Scroll down to the heading “Confusion”, and you’ll see exactly this technique used by communist brainwashing specialists.
Harrassing a guy who by all appearances is innocent. Of course, its bacause as soon as this case broke Obama had it incorperated into his reelection gameplan. Now the truth has come out about Trevor Martin, that he wasn't some sweet angel, but its too late for the left to backtrack. So they're bringin all their guns to bear.
Zimmerman VS the United States -- truly a terrifiying prospect for a private citizen considering how heavily invested the government is in one particular outcome, regardless of justice. This is what America has come to under Obama.
This press release is purely to get those black preachers back in line.
Ah, the author "anonymous", of a very controversial book written in the 1970's, was a prophet.
Easily explained - he was a fox dressing up like a chicken until the opportunity came along...
It's truly frightening that the power of the Feds are being used in this fashion. If they make the move and get away with it, our options to prevent pure tyranny will be limited.
Charging Zimmerman with a “hate crime” is a “hate crime” onto itself.
Someone pointed out that he could face the death penalty if found guilty of a "hate crime."
It's ludicrous that someone who is at least one-eighth black is suspected of a hate crime for watching a person who was acting in a suspicious manner. Assuming his version is correct, and I have no reason to doubt it, it's an outrage what he's been put through. Unfortunately in our society the only thing he has going for him is that he isn't 100% European in ancestry--if he was he'd have even less of a chance of being given a fair trial.
Hate crimes are only for Whitey. The FBI has forgotten Zimmerman is Hispanic and black. Good luck with that scenario.
Zimmerman has more black blood in him than Obama who is more Arab than black.
... that just sniper-shot nursing mothers in the brain and gun-shot teenage kids, over 1/4" lengths of rifle stocks. I miss the old FBI, that couldn't take out two Miami punks, because the two agents who had the submachine guns were double-teaming a waitress in the back room of a local dive.
You mean back when they were ignoring the Mafia?
okay, understand ... not in full agreement yet understand.
Can the federal gub mint become any more corrupt Or disgusting
“Can the federal gub mint become any more corrupt Or disgusting”
Yes, and I’m confident that they will.
If Obama is re-elected, to quote Reagan, "You ain't seen nothing yet."
what about the International Criminal Court? have they weighed in yet?
The country and loss of freedom and equal protection under the law has been going downhill for years. Both Parties are part of it both are opportunists and about power and money for the political elite, and not about economic advantages for the USA, and freedom. It appears that eroding the latter has become a goal.
The move to instigate special protected classes for a few and the ability take away our rights to free speech because of PC was spearheaded by the ADL, SPLC and NAACP and some others. I guess you could call them libs but I also call them self serving.
If the situation was reversed where the victim was a white the talk of hate crime would never come up.
Obama is no Arab. He’s half Luo. Kenneth Lamb is no reliable source.
Half Luo - IF his father really is Obama Sr. Someday we’ll find out who his daddy really is.
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