Skip to comments.Lawyer: Federal hate crime charge against Trayvon shooter a 'challenge'
Posted on 03/25/2012 7:41:02 AM PDT by TigerClaws
A A A (resize font) Bringing a federal hate crime charge against a neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin will be "a challenge, to put it lightly," the victim's lawyer said.
Daryl Parks, an attorney for the Martin family, told board members of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) on Saturday that prosecution on the state level stands a better chance.
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Funny how the “Hate Crime” statute only applies one way; also, it is a way to end run the double jeopardy clause in the Constitution and should’ve been thrown out years ago.
“Family preparing lawsuit”.....Much better odds of “winning” than Powerball.
The hate crime glove doesn’t fit; you must acquit.
So if your killed in the projects you can’t sue but in a gated communitMy you can? Maybe we should gate the projects, for fairness.
When the dust settles, there may not be any state charges either. Many black pundits, leaders and race baiters have said anything less than murder charges, will not be enough.
Just check out the Hazleton, PA verdict. The jury OF PEERS acquitted and a hate crime handpicked jury of Federal submissisories found the victims guilty. Yes, I said victims. Of the PC dual judicial system.
Why bother? He’s already been tried and convicted by the media and politicians.
I don’t know how reporters sleep at night. They don’t “report” news, they make it. They foment hate and anger throughout America and are destroying our justice system.
Yeah, but he's got a "white name."
Eventually, some media guy will screw up and announce that George is Latino on national TV. At that point, the value of this episode rapidly goes down fast.
Note, here in DC last summer, we had a Latino taxi driver shoot a black guy...over a broomstick left on the side of the road. The black guy had a landscaping business that he’d started up (one-man operation)...was cleaning the mess that he’d made by the yard, and left the broom by the street. The taxi guy stops....thinking that the broom was dropped by a vehicle. An argument arises over what the taxi guy was going to do. The landscaping guy confronts the taxi guy (Latino), and the taxi guy pulls out a gun from his vehicle....shooting the landscaper.
No one will utter hate crime in this case....but it was obvious that the taxi guy went from 0 to 60 in a few seconds...when being confronted by an unarmed landscaper guy. Very similar situation....moments to think clearly and just react...in the wrong way.
National Association of Black Journalists Reporter: . . . and in the fifth grade Zimmerman was admonished for dropping a candy wrapper on the ground -- the second time that year! In class that very day Zimmerman was told to stop talking during class and.. yes?
Member of audience: What about white kid who was set on fire recently by two black kids?
National Association of Black Journalists Reporter: Who?
Member of audience: The black kids were telling the white kid that he deserved it..
National Association of Black Journalists Reporter: Oh yeah. I heard about that. The white kid called them a name or something, the stress made the African-American kids to over react a litte. I think it was.. anyway when Zimmerman was in the sixth grade . . . .
Nothing will take away the tragedy and horror of the death of the young man.
Can't we at least recognize that getting even for his death by reviving the 1960s cries of "Take Ten!" is not the appropriate thing to do?
Most important vis-a-vis the appropriate action, the killer likely had no racial animosity but acted stupidly; he should be punished like any similar case.
.. but it is the radicals, black and white, who do say don't let a crisis go to waste . . . .
Mr. Martin was at best an unregistered guest and at worst a trespasser on private property the night he was killed.
Mr. Zimmerman was NOT acting in his capacity as a volunteer watchman, but was out performing a personal errand in his vehicle when he spotted Martin and called police.
Someone posted here that when determining perps Hispanics are classified as white by the FBI.
When classifying victims Hispanics are classified as hispanic.
The poor Hispanics migrating to the US are of Native American ancestry.
Not sure why that’s “white”.
Zimmerman’s father was Jewish.
A split from Dem ranks by Latino and Jewish voters in Florida would be great for Republicans.
Rats are obviously focusing on this to motivate Obama’s black voter base.
INTERESTING that threads indicating the black youth might have been a criminal and assaulted Zimmerman are LOCKED by FR staff!!
How is a dead or alive lynching bounty of $10,000 legal?
Shouldn’t someone go arrest the New Black Panthers?
Spike Lee and others tweeted Zimmerman’s home address yesterday. Isn’t that aiding and abetting a criminal act?
Only because there are about 97 bazillion of those threads floating around here.
Still getting a few posts an hour about a “new witness” - the same guy that was interviewed the morning after the shooting.
So does Je$$ie Jack$on.
Wasn’t the owner of the home in this gated subdivision where Trayvon Martin was staying Trayvon’s dad? Or was he staying as a guest of some other individual homeowner?
Federal Hate Crime ???
Was a crime even committed ???
Heck, they would be happy until Zimmerman is dragged from his house and lynched