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  • AP: Justice Dept: Zimmerman case under review

    07/14/2013 1:54:33 PM PDT · by 101stAirborneVet · 275 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department says it is looking into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin to determine whether federal prosecutors should file criminal civil rights charges now that George Zimmerman has been acquitted in the state case.
  • Dems, civil rights groups urge feds to act after Zimmerman trial

    07/14/2013 12:55:23 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 38 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 14, 2013 | Bernie Becker
    Top Democrats and civil rights leaders on Sunday called on the Justice Department to examine bringing federal charges against George Zimmerman, just hours after a Florida jury acquitted him in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager. “I think the Justice Department is going to take a look at this,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on NBC’s “Meet the Press," as the fallout from the Zimmerman verdict dominated the nation’s attention on Sunday. “This isn’t over with and I think that’s good,” Reid continued. “That’s our system. It’s gotten better, not worse.” NAACP President Benjamin Jealous...
  • Zimmerman could still be held responsible for Martin's death

    07/14/2013 6:59:27 AM PDT · by Innovative · 139 replies
    CNN ^ | July 14, 2013 | Ben Brumfield
    But a court could still hold him accountable for the death. Two options, however, are available: A civil suit, or a civil rights suit. The NAACP is pushing the U.S. Department of Justice to file a civil rights suit. The Rev. Jesse Jackson told CNN's "New Day" on Sunday that his Rainbow PUSH Coalition also wants the Justice Department to look into possible civil rights violations in the case.
  • Moveon.org Starts Petition for Civil Rights Charges Against George Zimmerman

    07/14/2013 7:06:33 AM PDT · by 101stAirborneVet · 52 replies
    07/14/13 | Me
    Moveon.org has started an internet petition to encourage the Department of Just Us to bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. The petition comes in the aftermath of his acquittal by a jury of six in Seminole County, FL just last night. In the lead up to the original Florida charges against Zimmerman, over 2 million people signed an internet petition to bring murder charges against him. Mob justice in action, it seems. I have not included the link because when I try to put it in, FR says Moveon.org links are not allowed at FR.