Skip to comments.Dem senator (Klobuchar): Federal charges for Zimmerman a 'tough' call for DOJ
Posted on 07/14/2013 8:14:40 AM PDT by maggief
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said Sunday that the Justice Department had a tough choice in deciding whether to bring federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.
A former prosecutor, Klobuchar said that the department would need to wait until their investigation collected all the evidence they could.
I know that investigations going on. As a former prosecutor, I know you wait until you see all the evidence, Klobuchar said on ABCs This Week.
Theyre going to have to make that decision. Itll be a tough one.
On This Week, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) called the verdict devastating.
I just am very concerned about what message this sends to the community, Bass added.
Appearing with the two Democrats, Sen. Orrin Hatch (Utah), a former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he thought the verdict was accurate.
There were plenty of reasonable doubts there, Hatch said.
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), meanwhile, said it was clear that Zimmerman should have deferred more to police, and that the fallout from the criminal case would be felt for some time.
There are moral dimensions beyond the case that obviously we have to come to grips with, Cole said.
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Amy Klobuchar isn’t allowed to use sharp scissors, so that’s an interesting observation.
Stedman Holder’s gonna step on his foreskin if he pursues this.
senator klobuchar presents an easy choice to the voters: At the next election, throw her ignorant butt out of the senate.
You can bet that the Feds won’t proceed in this matter unless they can be assured of a win.
tough call , LOL , not for the Department Of Jokes
I’m starting to think the RATS are shocked the fix wasn’t in, even after they sent that Chicago plant.
How could they lose this, when absolutely everything else in America is rigged?
It is not double jeopardy to try him under the fed civil rights laws, but I think GROSSLY unfair that they can come after him a second time and use this loosely written law to try to put this guy in jail. This is not what our country was founded on. You cannot get even just because someone won in court. It is grossly wrong to keep being allowed to time after time after time keep coming up with some crap to try to put this guy in jail. He was tried in a free and open criminal court and found NOT GUILTY. He should not have to face defending himself in trial after trial for the next 10 years.
I just am very concerned about what message this sends to the community,
The message is — don’t be afraid to defend yourself.
I think these loons had better think twice..This country is sick of this crap and they will get their ass handed to them on a two by four..
For much of his life, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. carried around something peculiar. While most people keep cash, family photos, and credit cards in their wallets, Holder revealed to a reporter in 1996 that he keeps with him an old clipping of a quote from Harlem preacher Reverend Samuel D. Proctor. Holder put the clipping in his wallet in 1971, when he was studying history at Columbia University, and kept it in wallet after wallet over the ensuing decades.
What were Proctors words that Holder found so compelling?
Blackness is another issue entirely apart from class in America. No matter how affluent, educated and mobile [a black person] becomes, his race defines him more particularly than anything else. Black people have a common cause that requires attending to, and this cause does not allow for the rigid class separation that is the luxury of American whites. There is a sense in which every black man is as far from liberation as the weakest one if his weakness is attributable to racial injustice.
When asked to explain the passage, Holder replied, It really says that I am not the tall U.S. attorney, I am not the thin United States attorney. I am the black United States attorney. And he was saying that no matter how successful you are, theres a common cause that bonds the black United States attorney with the black criminal or the black doctor with the black homeless person.
Has anyone ever asked Holder what exactly is the common cause that binds the black attorney general and the black criminal? More important, what should the black attorney general do about this common cause? Should the black criminal feel empathy for the black attorney general, or more likely, do the favors only flow in one direction?
Holders explanation of Proctors quote offers some key insights into our attorney generals worldview. First, being more particular than anything else, skin color limits and defines Americans in other words, race comes first for Holder.
another irrelevant hole that needs to be filled with hpie
Nope..they have to placate the Black Caucus..but you can bet that the decision to proceed will be announced AFTER the 2014 election..
This law blog states a private citizen cannot be charged with a civil rights violation, but could be accused of a hate crime:
BTW this guy wants Zimmerman to fry.
Huh? I guess Tom didn't follow the trial closely.
Obviously Cole hasn’t.
The rats have no intention of going after the hispanic Zimmerman.
That wouldn’t help them with the hispanic vote.
And, of course, the rats have no worries about the black vote, so they can continue to tell blacks to just pick up their welfare, food stamps, and Section 8 housing, etc., and go play in the street.
Black lynch mobs supported by white liberal elites work in our favor... The more people see who democrats really are - the better for us. That said, Zimmerman’s been through enough. For his sake I hope they don’t do this...
It’s Minnesota and she’s a Democrat=lifetime appointment.
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