Skip to comments.Judicial Watch: DOJ Documents reveal Justice Department Organized Trevon Martin Protests
Posted on 07/11/2013 12:06:45 PM PDT by Kaslin
Posted by Judicial Watch, July 10, 2013
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: Thats why we make the big bucks.
Set up under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the DOJs 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 Sanfords 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.
This one really is frightening.
Well it was Obama’s son after all ,D’oh
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?
Lots of “technical assistance”
“Three, Mr Christian?”
When the history of this administration is written, this single act will comprise the preface of the book.
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...
You got that right..1984 unreal
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.
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.
This is a criminal act. Who prosecutes the ‘justice’ department?
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...
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.
Too bad this information comes from Judicial Watch.
Their record for credibility is not very good.
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.
Yeah I know. I have given up on them long time ago
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.
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.