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Judicial Watch: DOJ Documents reveal Justice Department Organized Trevon Martin Protests
Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2013 | Bob Beauprez

Posted on 07/11/2013 12:06:45 PM PDT by Kaslin

Posted by Judicial Watch, July 10, 2013

http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/documents-obtained-by-judicial-watch-detail-role-of-justice-department-in-organizing-trayvon-martin-protests/

Document: DOJ Community Relations Service was deployed to Sanford, FL, “to provide technical assistance for the preparation of possible marches and rallies related to the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old African American male.”

Washington, D.C. – Judicial Watch announced today that has obtained documents in response to local, state, and federal records requests revealing that a little-known unit of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Community Relations Service (CRS), was deployed to Sanford, FL, following the Trayvon Martin shooting to help organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman.

JW filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requested with the DOJ on April 24, 2012; 125 pages were received on May 30, 2012. JW administratively appealed the request on June 5, 2012, and received 222 pages more on March 6, 2013. According to the documents:

From a Florida Sunshine Law request filed on April 23, 2012, JW received thousands of pages of emails on April 27, 2012, in which was found an email by Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board Program Officer Amy Carswell from April 16, 2012: “Congratulations to our partners, Thomas Battles, Regional Director, and Mildred De Robles, Miami-Dade Coordinator and their co-workers at the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service for their outstanding and ongoing efforts to reduce tensions and build bridges of understanding and respect in Sanford, Florida” following a news article in the Orlando Sentinel about the secretive “peacekeepers.”

In reply to that message, Battles said: “Thank you Partner. You did lots of stuff behind the scene to make Miami a success. We will continue to work together.” He signed the email simply Tommy.

Carswell responded: “That’s why we make the big bucks.”

Set up under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the DOJ’s CRS, the employees of which are required by law to “conduct their activities in confidence,” reportedly has greatly expanded its role under President Barack Obama. Though the agency claims to use “impartial mediation practices and conflict resolution procedures,” press reports along with the documents obtained by Judicial Watch suggest that the unit deployed to Sanford, FL, took an active role in working with those demanding the prosecution of Zimmerman.

On April 15, 2012, during the height of the protests, the Orlando Sentinelreported“They [the CRS] helped set up a meeting between the local NAACP and elected officials that led to the temporary resignation of police Chief Bill Lee according to Turner Clayton, Seminole County chapter president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.” The paper quoted the Rev. Valarie Houston, pastor of Allen Chapel AME Church, a focal point for protestors, as saying “They were there for us,” after a March 20 meeting with CRS agents.

Separately, in response to a Florida Sunshine Law request to the City of Sanford, Judicial Watch also obtained an audio recording of a “community meeting” held at Second Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Sanford on April 19, 2012. The meeting, which led to the ouster of Sanford’s Police Chief Bill Lee, was scheduled after a group of college students calling themselves the “Dream Defenders” barricaded the entrance to the police department demanding Lee be fired.  According to the Orlando Sentinel, DOJ employees with the CRS had arranged a 40-mile police escort for the students from Daytona Beach to Sanford.

“These documents detail the extraordinary intervention by the Justice Department in the pressure campaign leading to the prosecution of George Zimmerman,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “My guess is that most Americans would rightly object to taxpayers paying government employees to help organize racially-charged demonstrations.”




TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: blackkk; doj; florida; georgezimmerman; justicedepartment; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 07/11/2013 12:06:45 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

This one really is frightening.


2 posted on 07/11/2013 12:08:59 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Kaslin

Well it was Obama’s son after all ,D’oh


3 posted on 07/11/2013 12:09:19 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Kaslin

So they are using tax money to railroad an innocent man?

EVEN IF he was guilty, should they use tax money to organize protests?

Is that all the community-organizer-in-chief knows how to do?


4 posted on 07/11/2013 12:10:32 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: molson209

Lots of “technical assistance”


5 posted on 07/11/2013 12:10:37 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: Kaslin

“Three, Mr Christian?”


6 posted on 07/11/2013 12:11:55 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

When the history of this administration is written, this single act will comprise the preface of the book.


7 posted on 07/11/2013 12:15:25 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Kaslin

Yeah, same help-them-with-a-demonstration response they gave to the Knockout Game attacks on whites, and the attack on the white guy in Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day 2012, the attacks on whites outside the Wisconsin State Fair in 2011, the Greensboro mobs in 2011, all heavily reported in the LameStream media...oh, wait...


8 posted on 07/11/2013 12:18:12 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Williams

You got that right..1984 unreal


9 posted on 07/11/2013 12:19:12 PM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: Kaslin

This is what’s wrong with jury sequestration. They’ll be shocked when they see what’s been going on while they were seeing no evil and hearing no evil.


10 posted on 07/11/2013 12:20:25 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: Mr. K
EVEN IF he was guilty, should they use tax money to organize protests?

As someone on another thread said, I would like to say I am shocked, but I am not shockable any more. I know I should not feel like this, but I despise there slime bags.

11 posted on 07/11/2013 12:21:22 PM PDT by Mark17 (My body is in California, but my heart is in the Philippines.)
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To: Kaslin

This is a criminal act. Who prosecutes the ‘justice’ department?


12 posted on 07/11/2013 12:22:42 PM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: Williams

The Department of Justice don’t need no stinkin trial to tell who’s guilty and who’s innocent. They can see the color of the skin...


13 posted on 07/11/2013 12:27:15 PM PDT by GOPJ (Department of Justice organized rallies against George Zimmerman.)
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To: Kaslin

They need more evidence than this before accusing CRS of organizing anything.

I would expect them to attend rallies that to help quell any violence that broke out. There is nothing in these documents that I’ve seen that suggests they were actually organizing or promoting the rallies.

If they were, it should come out. But we hurt the credibility of FR and conservative causes when we jump to conclusions without evidence.


14 posted on 07/11/2013 12:28:24 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Kaslin

Too bad this information comes from Judicial Watch.

Their record for credibility is not very good.


15 posted on 07/11/2013 12:29:34 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Williams

When you put it together with the NSA snooping, cases of political prosecution, and other abuses of power in the DOJ and you know that the Obama administration can go after anyone, for any reason and destroy the person.


16 posted on 07/11/2013 12:30:37 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Steely Tom

Yeah I know. I have given up on them long time ago


17 posted on 07/11/2013 12:36:40 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Mark17

Neither am I in the least bit shocked. In fact, I’m only surprised that they made even a token effort to hide it. Holder, Obozo, Moochelle, et al just don’t really care if Americans know they’re racist-after all, there are enough idiotic Americans who will side with them. There are Americans in positions of influence, especially in higher academia, who openly advocate for the demise of the white race. They seem to not understand that if-and that’s a big if-they themselves survive, they too will be living in the Haiti to which this country will rapidly degrade. People like Tim Wise openly call for the extinction of whites. He needs to lead the way, and off himself.


18 posted on 07/11/2013 12:37:09 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Kaslin

Don’t impeach Eric Holder. PROSECUTE HIM. He is doing this because he knows nobody can stop him. This is dangerous sh!t. Our DOJ AG is instigating racial tension, when he should be working to diffuse it. Holder is a domestic terrorist. Time for the SEALs to pay the DOJ a visit, cable ties in hand.


19 posted on 07/11/2013 12:40:33 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Kaslin
Bttt.

5.56mm

20 posted on 07/11/2013 12:43:14 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe
5.56mm

Seems so small...
21 posted on 07/11/2013 12:44:21 PM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Kaslin

At least it is reassuring that DOJ has been ferreting out the ‘Gentlepeople’ that have been posting all kinds of BS on the Social Enema Channels as to what they are going to do to Z if he is acquitted. (Don’t hold your breath).

Close your eyes and just think what the reaction would be (and how quick they would be discovered) if some of Former Sen Byrd’s (D-WV)’sheet wearing, pointed hat’ friends would have posted that for EVERY White person that got harmed in FL, 10 Blacks would be harmed elsewhere in the country.

I guess I can look for a knock on the door (as long as they don’t just charge in) and catch some flack even here for even thinking I may have been thinking that.


22 posted on 07/11/2013 12:46:20 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Inside every 'older' man there is a 'younger' man wondering "WTF happened")
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To: Sopater
Seems so small...

Yeah it does, but no one wants it rattling around in their chest cavity.

;^)

5.56mm

23 posted on 07/11/2013 12:59:54 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Kaslin

Agencies are allocated money to do certain things — like the EPA to do EPA things.

How did the DOJ justify stirring up civil unrest?


24 posted on 07/11/2013 1:04:17 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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Please Contribute Today!

25 posted on 07/11/2013 1:07:37 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: I want the USA back

About every thing they have done since January 13, 2008 or around thereabouts has been criminal. Why change now?


26 posted on 07/11/2013 1:13:08 PM PDT by sport
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To: M Kehoe
Yeah it does, but no one wants it rattling around in their chest cavity.

Agreed. Count me among those who do not wish for that. ;-)
27 posted on 07/11/2013 1:14:13 PM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Kaslin

I know there will be those who will flame me for slamming Bush on this thread. But it just occured to me yesterday that all of this corrupt crap can be laid at his feet. When he was elected he should have had his AG prosecute the Clintons and on down to every punk who stole a “w” off of a computer keyboard. Instead, he said “Let’s just move forward”. Now every corrupt politician and political appointee can do anything they want and nothing will be done about it. Lie to congress? No problem. Target Tea Party groups? No problem. Spend tax dollars to stir up racial unrest? No problem. Let’s just move forward and see what happens next.

If obama is the AC, W is the great the deceiver.


28 posted on 07/11/2013 1:57:57 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: Jewbacca

Remember it is the 0bama administration DOJ. That should tell you all


29 posted on 07/11/2013 2:15:53 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: VerySadAmerican
VerySadAmerican

Since Apr 6, 2013

Nuff said

30 posted on 07/11/2013 2:25:58 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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