Skip to comments.FBI may charge George Zimmerman with hate crime
Posted on 05/14/2012 6:15:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVetEdited on 05/14/2012 6:52:23 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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. But if Zimmerman is charged and found guilty of a federal hate crime involving murder, he could face the death penalty.
FBI investigators are actively questioning witnesses in the retreat at the Twin Lakes neighborhood, seeking evidence for a possible federal hate crime charge.
>>Specifically, would existent laws deriving their justification from that clause be null and void automatically; or would each law have to be challenged individually (also giving the government the time/ability to justify that law via some other route)?
>Probably not nullify related existing laws but would deny future similar perversions of the “commerce” clause.
See now, that just sounds really, REALLY screwed up. That would be like the government saying, “yes the 21st amendment repealed the 18th amendment in whole, but, you know all those laws we passed prohibiting alcohol are still in effect.”
It makes no sense to me how such reasoning could be in our judicial-system, and much-less that it should be considered valid.
scapegoating is a recurring theme throughout history . The sins of society will be pinned to the sacrificial goat once again
The Fumbling Bumbling Idiots evidently represent an organization comparable to the Stazi, SS and KGB. What are they going to do next? Arrest a handicapped white woman because she tried to outrun a black mugger in her wheelchair? Bunch of worthless @ssholes.
The FBI is hardly a professional organization. If those idiots had an iota of integrity, they would resign before disgracing themselves and the organization by stooping to the concept of inventing crimes and most probably falsifying evidence for the sake of the racist democrat cause. These people are disgusting, cowardly and unethical.
Dey ain’t gots to do a whole lotta’ fomentin’ to get some of us hostile. We already deah.
Self Defense While White or Part White = The Ultimate Hate Crime
Zimmerman, the racist semi white/part Hispanic with African blood in his evil face, nose and eyes obviously attacked the innocent hoodie, who could have been a son of Obozo.
With the cororner’s report it is obvious: The evil part white/hispanic/African attacked the now dead black victim’s fists with his broken nose and damaged/black eyes.
The poor innocent hoodie, who could have been son of Obozo died from the terrible wounds inflicted on his hands/fingers from the vicious attack by the evil face of Zimmerman, the semi white/part hispanic/African America .
ABC News: Zimmerman Medical Report Shows Black Eyes, Broken Nose, Cuts, Swollen Face
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@ABC exclusive: medical report from morning after Zimmerman shot #Trayvonmartin. Show he had broken nose, swollen face blck eyes. 2 cuts
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Eric Holder needs to be put in jail ASAP. He is one of the country’s worst criminals right now.
Did you know Eric Holder was the top Assistant Attorney General of the U.S.A. during the Clinton Administration? AG Janet Reno was ill most of her tenure at DOJ so Holder ran the department.
The proper approach would be to have statutes recognize that in cases where the application or applicability of a law could be dependent upon contested factual matters, the defendant has the right to have a jury make the necessary factual determinations. With regard to the Commerce Clause, it should be necessary for the prosecution, when prosecuting "Commerce-clause" statutes, to demonstrate that the defendant's conduct materially interfered with a legitimate exercise of the Commerce Power. The fact that 99% of the people who violate a statute do so in a way which the federal government would have the authority to forbid, should not preclude the remaining 1% from prevailing if the federal government could not demonstrate that their particular actions would not interfere with the federal government's efforts to regulate interstate commerce unless the federal government went out of its way to ensure that they did.
This principle should apply in many other cases as well. For example, to rein in the outrageous conduct of some police conducting "searches", the states should recognize defendants' right to have juries evaluate whether searches are in fact conducted in "reasonable fashion", and whether warrants are based upon "good faith" probable cause. Juries should be instructed that if they do not find credible the justifications for a warrant, nor the claims that a search was performed in "reasonable" fashion, they should not construe any evidence gained thereby in a manner detrimental to the defendant.
To be sure, judges should have a role in keeping from juries evidence that the prosecution obtained via clearly-illegitimate means, since juries might not always disregard things that they should. On the other hand, the fact that a judge finds that something wasn't patently unreasonable doesn't mean that it was, in fact, reasonable. If "trial by jury" includes the rights to have jurors make a veto-proof determination that prosecutor's witness is not credible, then it should also include the right to have them make such a determination that prosecutors' claims that warrants were issued in "good faith" are not credible, since such claims will invariably depend upon witnesses.
“seeking evidence for a possible federal hate crime charge.”
Sounds like Zimmerman is accumulating a little too much
cash for his defense and needs to be brought down a notch.
Next some judge is going to put a hold on any contibutions
made for his defense as “racist contributions” and demand
he use only attorneys appointed by the court.
but but but there is a Disproportionate number of black`s in jail (and yes that is very sad, personally I think too many people in jail of any color)
Just maybe there is a reason for so many black`s in jail? Perhaps they watch the behavior of the members of the liberal Black Churches that so quickly have thrown their principals out the window, the way they have trampled on their rich Christian heritage. Perhaps if they stood for what the Bible and Jesus said, there might not be such a Disproportionate number of black`s in jail???
At one point in the past nearly 48% of the prison population in Washington State was Hispanic, mostly Mexican and Guatamalan nationals involved in narcotics trafficking along the I-5 corridor. At the time they made up a small proportion of the population.
Aside from that specific example, in this country if you graduate from high school, are gainfully employed and are married with children you are far less likely to commit a crime and end up incarcerated. The majority of people fitting that description in the U.S.A. are white or asian.
The demographics are obvious.