Skip to comments.ACLU to Holder: Zimmerman case is over
Posted on 07/21/2013 12:14:08 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
In a letter from the ACLU to Attorney General Eric Holder:
Even though the Supreme Court permits a federal prosecution following a state prosecution, the ACLU believes the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Constitution protects someone from being prosecuted in another court for charges arising from the same transaction. A jury found Zimmerman not guilty, and that should be the end of the criminal case.
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*snort* As if...
Blind hog; meet acorn...
For once, I agree with the ACLU.
I believe Holder has no intention of pursuing federal charges. But he wants to say he’s considering, to appease the people who want it. By the time it becomes clear there will be no charges, people won’t be so worked up about it.
I love it when they eat their own.
This is twice for me; they also condemned unsupervised NSA data collection.
When in my mind the ACLU becomes the lesser of two evils, it must be pretty bad.
I missed that.
LMAO!! Since when did the ACLU decide that Obama and Holder pay attention to the constitution? LOL! The constitution? BWA HA HA HA!
"Eric, you believe these guys? The constitution? BWA HA HA HA!
In an unusual move, the Justice Department announced Wednesday that it is collecting feedback from Americans for its investigation into whether to file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.
Justice officials said the move comes because of interest in this matter. People can e-mail Sanford.Florida@usdoj.gov if they have thoughts on how the department should proceed.
Agreed. This was and is theater to chase the slaves back onto the plantation.
I don’t think it worked as well as hoped because there have actually been a fair number of blacks speaking out in the other direction.
This is exactly what they want....they don’t want the case back into court, they gain points by just milking the verdict.
If Holder and his Handlers haven’t figured this out by now, they are a lot dumber than they look.
Not that the media would give them a voice, nor any politicians from either the Democratic Party nor the GOP.
What MOM may argue (concepts stolen from another Freeper, can’t recall who): Normally double jeopardy does not prevent federal prosecution after state prosecution because the federal and state governments are separate sovereigns. However, in this case, Florida acted at the behest of the President and DoJ, so the first case counts as both a federal and a state prosecution for double jeopardy purposes. The federal government therefore does get another try. (I think the Freeper cited a case, too.)
When the ACLU tells liberals to stop you know they have really gone over the edge.
According to a recent poll, only 21% of people want to see a civil rights trial of Zimmerman. 58% oppose it, with the rest having no opinion. Politically, a civil rights trial of Zimmerman is a non-starter, though would be popular with the MSNBC crowd.
Obama and Holder are arrogant, childish, and spiteful. They are investigating to keep Zimmerman under a constant intimidation of the federal government. Just like their little spite move telling the AG of Florida to put a hold on Zimmerman’s gun used to shoot Martin. That was just a big
“You’re not gonna do what you want” move. Until this case is closed by the Feds Zimmerman will be investigated, snooped on, phones tapped, history scoured for so-called racial bias, a snitch line will remain open, etc.
The point is to show Zimmerman who is boss regardless the verdict.
That is how racist and petty Obama and his bitch boy Holder really are.