Skip to comments.How taxpayers paid for DOJ unit to 'support protests after killing of Trayvon Martin'
Posted on 07/11/2013 4:25:26 AM PDT by IbJensen
Documents published online Wednesday by a conservative watchdog group show that the Community Relations Service, an arm of the U.S. Justice Department, spent taxpayer dollars to help organize and implement plans for the initial string of rallies in Sanford, Florida following the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
The protests were openly hostile to George Zimmerman, the volunteer neighborhood watch organizer who killed Martin, 17, after a struggle. Zimmerman is currently on trial in a Florida courtroom, charged with second-degree murder.
(Rev. Al Sharpton (C) spoke at a 'Justice for Trayvon' rally along with Tracy Martin (R) and Sybrina Fulton (2nd L), parents of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, on March 22, 2012 )
(George Zimmerman, shown in an evidence photo with injuries he sustained during the confrontation that ended Trayvon Martin's life, is charged with second-degree murder)
(Thousands of posters were printed demanding Zimmerman's arrest for killing Martin. These signs were funded by the Service Employees International Union local 1199, a health care workers union)
(Trayvon Martin supporters marched before a town hall meeting about the shooting on March 26, 2012. Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson and NAACP president Benjamin Jealous all spoke at the event)
The agency's Florida activities did include providing 'technical assistance' to law enforcement and city managers in Sanford.
The Orlando Sentinel reported earlier in the same week that the DOJ's Community Relations Service 'helped set up a meeting between the local NAACP and elected officials that led to the temporary resignation of police Chief...'
The Sentinel also reported that Community Relations Service employees arranged a 40-mile police escort for students calling for the police chief's ouster who were traveling from Daytona Beach to Sanford.
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A conviction of George Zimmerman will mean that the American 'justice' system has finally collapsed.
Holder, weaponizer of narcoterrorists,
burner of living American children,
and defender of all terrorists (by Magistrate judges+),
is behind this racial, unjust abomination.
The GOP controlled House also controls the purse strings.
If the House did its job, it would withhold funding until those responsible have been held accountable.
This administration is the worst kind of banana republic dictatorship. But, with a few exceptions, the GOP-e enables it.
This supports my ideas that rather than riots the Dems will again go for protests and Holder will charge Zimmerman with some hate crime or civil rights violation, if he is acquitted. It would be consistent.
Riots hardly help Dems or Obama.
“This supports my ideas that rather than riots the Dems will again go for protests”
How do they control the kids with Obama phones orchestrating flash mobs just for the fun of it?
Do they shut down all phones which in and of itself would lead to a riot?
You may be correct about the response, but it’s also possible (and I believe, likely) that the Progressives have started something that will quickly spread out of their control. The difference between a protest and a riot is one guy throwing a brick. If that happens, the dam bursts.
When do we start burning our 1040 forms?
In such a situation Obama would if need be get on TV and call for calm.
But the left like Sharpton will be organizing peaceful protests maybe lumping the killing with the recent SCOTUS VAO decision to form a 1960s civil rights narrative.
Their end goal to to try to raise non-white voter turnout for next years midterms. Riots would only hurt them.
In fact if a progressive-hater was evil (not suggesting this) they would infiltrate the leftist crowds and instigate trouble then disappear.
The purpose is to make them look more crazy then the media made the Tea Party out to be.
Srry, not VAO, I mean VRA=Voting Rights Act decison
Thank you foreign media for doing the job our lazy a**es won’t do.
“But the left like Sharpton will be organizing peaceful protests maybe lumping the killing with the recent SCOTUS VAO decision to form a 1960s civil rights narrative.”
I believe that will follow the riots which have been set in place and can’t be stopped.
It’s during these so called peaceful protest that I believe there is going to be 1 or more IED set off, in one or more cities where the protest are taking place.
Of course they will be set off AFTER the so called Black leaders are a safe distance away.
The bombings will of course be blamed on “crazy ass crackers” wanting to hold the Blackman down.
That’s when all hell is going to break loose in every city in the US.
The left will for all practical purposes have their race war they have been pushing for for over 50 years.
Don’t burn them. Just don’t mail them in.
This nonsense about federal dollars paying for demonstrations shows how unethical bloggers can twist facts beyond reality. The money was spent to help the city manage, defuse and accommodate protests that were going to occur anyway. The Justice Department office involved is charged with keeping the peace when civil rights tensions get dangerously high. They did not foment racial discord or protests. These folks may want to get back on the case of Obama’s birth certificate.
You have quite an imagination. Entertaining though
Obama would get on TV and call for calm and announce that the justice department is pressing charges against Zimmerman and then invoke stories of the peaceful civil rights victories of 1960s in South as a parallel(FBI vs KKK) , demanding that congress repass that part of VRA, to drum up lib voters to vote.
Such a scenario that you imagine would be the worst nightmare for libs and Obama. It would be Christmas for conservatives.
Tony is full of crap and is a Holder sycophantic pants wetter.
So you think it’s just my imagination the left has been pushing for a race war for over 50 years?
You have quite an imagination. Entertaining though.
It would serve as a symbol done in conjunction with demonstrations of dissatisfaction with ongoing government waste, intimidation, and corruption (e.g., the iconic burning of bras, draft cards in times past).
I’m all for the burning of bras as long as the Democrat female Congressthings are in them at the time.
Hillary wears a bra, but it’s stuffed with padding that could be highly flammable.