Skip to comments.FBI Seeks To Charge George Zimmerman With Hate Crime
Posted on 05/14/2012 2:30:29 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
WFTV has learned charges against George Zimmerman could be getting more serious.
State prosecutors said Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman, profiled and stalked 17-year-old Trayvon Martin before killing him, so the FBI is now looking into charging him with a hate crime.
Zimmerman admitted to killing Martin in February during a confrontation. However, he claims the shooting was in self-defense. He's facing a second-degree murder charge, which carries a maximum possible sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
In the meantime, FBI investigators are actively questioning witnesses in the retreat at the Twin Lakes neighborhood, seeking evidence for a possible federal hate crime charge.
Martin was unarmed when he was shot to death, police said, and some accuse Zimmerman of targeting the teenager solely because of the color of his skin.
WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said federal prosecutors would have to prove the hate crime to charge Zimmerman, though.
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No, the goal is to allow the administration to make political brownie points and hold open the door for the Justice Brothers and Crump to cash in on a wrongful death lawsuit........
True - Black Panthers putting out a wanted poster and offering money for anyone willing to kill Zimmerman, isn't 'hate' by liberal standards...
Possible the FBI is doing this to try and stop violence in the case he is found not guilty. Then they can drag it on and find him not guilty and by that time the natives will have returned to their normal lives. I’m hoping that is what this is.
They would rather waste their time going after Zimmerman then spend their time arresting the criminals at the top of our government.
Wellp, this settles it for me. I’m gonna make sure that I only get assaulted by lilly white guys from here on out.
That way, if I end up shootin’ one of ‘em in self defense; I won’t be a bad person.
Undoubtedly. There are unholy alliances in this country.
That was clearly established 50 plus years ago!
Under the guise of "civil rights". control of the "education system," et all . . American public were "bullied" into shutting up lest you be considered a prejudiced, religious extremest, female hating pig, racist animal.
And we the masses over the years being led to slaughter.
Double jeopardy for some, zero jeopardy for others (NBPP).
Not double jeopardy two different charges from two different authorities that being said it is an attempt to grind him & his defense team down.
“The FBI is suppose to ask questions. It’s what they do.”
J is for Jackboot?
They can fudge it with legalese, but it’s double jeopardy as far as I’m concerned.
The questions could lead to the obvious - that Zimmermans’s NOT a racist - and this isn’t a hate crime. Or even if he does look down on blacks - it’s still not a hate crime. (Zimmerman’s part black - so I doubt there’s going to be much of a ‘hate crime’ issue) From what I’ve seen, I believe Zimmerman acted in self defense. Unless there’s a huge amount of evidence that hasn’t been made public, that’ll be the conclusion of honest men and women... A black woman in Zimmerman’s complex has already come forward with her support of him - I’m sure others will too.
I won’t argue - I tend to agree, but for all practical purposes, the double-jeopardy protection is null and void!
If you really, really, really have to look for it, its probably not there.
I didn't think so.
Make that “black-hispanic-white” people.
Now we have to go back to Neanderthal man to see what all is in everybody’s makeup...
Mark Levin and Landmark Legal.
That is so scary my stomach actually went into spasm.
That’s a lot of HorseSh*T!A Crime is a CRIME!!I don’t care what kind of wrapper it comes in!!!