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FBI Seeks To Charge George Zimmerman With Hate Crime
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/fbi-seeks-charge-george-zimmerman-hate-crime/nN5pR/ ^ | May 14, 2012 | WFTV

Posted on 05/14/2012 2:30:29 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

SANFORD, Fla. —

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
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To: sheikdetailfeather

A hate crime is now being committed if you stop a young black thug from bashing your head into a sidewalk.


101 posted on 05/14/2012 3:47:05 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Mr. K

Mr. k,
You may have fat fingers and bad eyesight but your memory is still working.
Also Lon Horiuchi was there .shooting those two who were about to rat out some of Bills illegalities, least that’s what I read.
Lon was Mrs. Weavers shooter.
Bragged and laughed about his killing her


102 posted on 05/14/2012 3:52:06 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Darren McCarty

Those three came from the same cesspool.


103 posted on 05/14/2012 3:55:18 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Joe Boucher
Dick Rogers was there too. I didn't know Horiuchi was there, but it would be sense. Rogers probably sent him there.
104 posted on 05/14/2012 3:56:56 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The FBI investigates, the USA Attorney’s office (DOJ) does the charging.


105 posted on 05/14/2012 3:57:56 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Olog-hai

You think the 14t amendment matters to Eric Holder?

or any of the Constitution?

And Holderr is being protected by John weeper Boehner,to boot


106 posted on 05/14/2012 4:06:24 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

FBI is become RACISTS... against Whites!!!


107 posted on 05/14/2012 4:11:45 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
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.

That's a hate crime but the attack of 100 blacks against a white man and woman about a month ago in Norfolk, VA is not a hate crime.

108 posted on 05/14/2012 4:12:11 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Does the FBI now have a czar?


109 posted on 05/14/2012 4:13:08 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: popdonnelly

Why yes, it is!

Any right you are intimidated into not exercising is a right lost.
Make it clear that the legal risk of defending yourself are greater than the risk from thugs, and self defense becomes rare, no longer cited as a reason for RKBA.

There IS a plan, this is about getting it back in motion again.


110 posted on 05/14/2012 4:14:25 PM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: elpadre

the FBI is full of anti-second amendment types. They would relish the opportunity to eliminate stand your ground at any price.

Of course the “this is for Trayvon” beatings are just fluffy love crimes.


111 posted on 05/14/2012 4:18:23 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Loyal Sedition

by design stand your ground is to eliminate this threat from the government.

1. statutory no arrest for self defense.
2. no right to charge by prosecutors.
3. preponderance of the evidence via hearing BEFORE trial.
4. CIVIL IMMUNITY

all of those are what the government hates.


112 posted on 05/14/2012 4:21:40 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
And is the FBI focused on Tyrone Woodfork?

No, I didn't think so.
113 posted on 05/14/2012 4:25:21 PM PDT by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: Dysart

It’s kind of interesting that they made the announcement Friday but got almost no press at that time, so here it comes again.


114 posted on 05/14/2012 4:31:50 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: In Maryland

They have the msnbc edited 911 tape as proof that it was a hate crime. Ignore that the editing was to show his gilt, under the current attorney general, that is all that is needed. If he doesn’t have the evidence he will manufacture it or use something faked instead,


115 posted on 05/14/2012 4:33:10 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: expat2

And the New Black Panther party and MSNBC gets a pass.


116 posted on 05/14/2012 4:37:54 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: silverleaf

If by that you mean that Holder, one of the biggest critics/attackers of the FBI, now controls the institution, then that is even more dangerous than before.


117 posted on 05/14/2012 4:38:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: expat2

And the New Black Panther party and MSNBC gets a pass.


118 posted on 05/14/2012 4:39:07 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: expat2

And the New Black Panther party and MSNBC gets a pass.


119 posted on 05/14/2012 4:39:10 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
FBI investigators are actively questioning witnesses in the retreat at the Twin Lakes neighborhood, seeking evidence for a possible federal hate crime charge.

The FBI is suppose to ask questions. It's what they do. I'm not willing to 'give up' on the FBI based on a TV reporters 'take'... Let's wait to see what happens.

120 posted on 05/14/2012 4:39:16 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: popdonnelly
Is the goal to take away the right of self-defense?

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........

121 posted on 05/14/2012 4:41:43 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: A CA Guy
And the New Black Panther party and MSNBC gets a pass.

True - Black Panthers putting out a wanted poster and offering money for anyone willing to kill Zimmerman, isn't 'hate' by liberal standards...

122 posted on 05/14/2012 4:45:57 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: longtermmemmory
I have known a number of FBI investigators over many years and in several places where we lived, and IMO your response in without merit. I found them all conservative in thought, and way of life. I found them lousy golfers but great around a backyard barbecue as long as there was cold beer.
123 posted on 05/14/2012 4:55:26 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

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.


124 posted on 05/14/2012 4:55:48 PM PDT by Carry me back
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To: Bon mots

They would rather waste their time going after Zimmerman then spend their time arresting the criminals at the top of our government.


125 posted on 05/14/2012 5:05:48 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

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.


126 posted on 05/14/2012 5:17:53 PM PDT by OkiMusashi (Beware the fury of a patient man. --- John Dryden)
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To: maxwellsmart_agent

Undoubtedly. There are unholy alliances in this country.


127 posted on 05/14/2012 5:18:33 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: crusader71
you asked . . . "Even the FBI has been infiltrated and rotted out by communists. Are there any truly American institutions left?"

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.

128 posted on 05/14/2012 5:43:10 PM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: expat2

Double jeopardy for some, zero jeopardy for others (NBPP).


129 posted on 05/14/2012 6:30:42 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: expat2

Not double jeopardy two different charges from two different authorities that being said it is an attempt to grind him & his defense team down.


130 posted on 05/14/2012 6:34:05 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: GOPJ

“The FBI is suppose to ask questions. It’s what they do.”

GOPJ?

J is for Jackboot?


131 posted on 05/14/2012 7:20:07 PM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: fremont_steve; Nebr FAL owner

They can fudge it with legalese, but it’s double jeopardy as far as I’m concerned.


132 posted on 05/15/2012 6:04:33 AM PDT by expat2
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To: wolficatZ

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.


133 posted on 05/15/2012 6:59:32 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: expat2

I won’t argue - I tend to agree, but for all practical purposes, the double-jeopardy protection is null and void!


134 posted on 05/15/2012 7:08:22 AM PDT by fremont_steve
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To: sheikdetailfeather
“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.”


If you really, really, really have to look for it, its probably not there.

135 posted on 05/15/2012 12:02:29 PM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Is FBI checking out that he educate and mentored black children and helped out a black man wrongly persecuted?

I didn't think so.

136 posted on 05/15/2012 12:06:50 PM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: Tublecane

“hispanic-white people”

Make that “black-hispanic-white” people.

Now we have to go back to Neanderthal man to see what all is in everybody’s makeup...


137 posted on 05/15/2012 12:11:51 PM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: crusader71
“Are there any truly American institutions left?”


Free Republic

Mark Levin and Landmark Legal.

138 posted on 05/15/2012 12:15:02 PM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: Red Badger
Wow...

That is so scary my stomach actually went into spasm.

139 posted on 05/15/2012 12:17:28 PM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: Tublecane

That’s a lot of HorseSh*T!A Crime is a CRIME!!I don’t care what kind of wrapper it comes in!!!


140 posted on 05/17/2012 1:38:38 PM PDT by bandleader
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