Skip to comments.Holder: Trayvon charges still possible
Posted on 11/04/2013 6:37:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday said the Justice Department has not decided whether to file federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Martin in an incident that captured national interest, was acquitted of murder charges in July. But the Justice Department could still pursue a federal civil rights case.
Holder said the agencys investigation is under way.
I'm not sure exactly how much longer that will take, but we will get to a point where we are able to make a determination, he told reporters at an unrelated news conference at the agencys headquarters.
Holder, during an April speech to Al Sharptons National Action Network, pledged to take appropriate action if the agency finds evidence of a potential federal civil rights crime in the Zimmerman case.
However, he has since cautioned that the Justice Department faces a very high barrier in pursuing federal criminal charges in such cases.
On Monday, he noted that the courts had already weighed in Zimmermans case.
"The case of George Zimmerman and what happens there I think a substantial part was resolved in the case that was tried," Holder said.
Perfect diversion from Obamacare.
Agreed. America is hostile territory under this regime.
GZ, go to Peru.
Holder isn’t going to charge him.
The possibility that he may not be able to get a passport or it would be, “delayed” through 2014 might be one reason.
Holder is just saying that to drive black support for 2014.
No word about the white people who have been murdered by Holder’s people in “REVENGE” for Trayvon though, huh?
More attacks on the Fifth Amendment’s double jeopardy clause. Should be Holder on trial for lying under oath.
She admitted under oath that she urged Saint Skittles to give an "@$$ whooping" to the "creepy @$$ crackah rapist" named Zimmerman.
Keep her on the stand for days.
and to whip up the base.
He thinks there is Rule of Law in America.
Double jeopardy? Who cares!
Eric...... when you see pink goo, it’s time to stop beating a desd horse
Holder ever heard of a term known as ‘double jeopardy’?
i think holder charges are far more possible!!
Holder wouldn’t be going for a murder charge, but civil rights violations. It’s evil, but it’s not double jeopardy.
He’s not going to do anything, he’s just trying to stall for time and placate all his people that are going to be very upset when he eventually tells them there is nothing to be done.
Once we have some adults in the WH, I sincerely hope they have the sand to prosecute Holder and his merry little band of negro thugs.
There’s as much evidence for that as for the charges Zimmerman was acquitted of.
You can bet that Holder won’t want Rachel Jeantel testifying for him . . .
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