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NYC Democrats Call For DoJ Investigation Of George Zimmerman
talkradionews.com ^ | July 15, 2013

Posted on 07/15/2013 3:28:02 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

NEW YORK (TRNS) – Members of New York City’s Democratic congressional delegation gathered outside Lower Manhattan’s Federal District Courthouse Monday to back a potential Department of Justice civil rights investigation of George Zimmerman over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in 2012.

A report published last week by the Miami Herald revealed FBI investigators found little proof Zimmerman was driven by racism in Martin’s shooting, the legislators assembled Monday insisted his motives be subject to greater scrutiny.

“We respect the jury’s verdict, but the state prosecutorial chapter has now been closed, and a new federal chapter has been opened.” said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries. “It’s at least my hope that that chapter will result in a consideration by a grand jury as to whether George Zimmerman violated our nation’s civil rights laws.”

Jeffries argued that a strong precedent exists for such action by federal investigators, and he referenced cases involving the beatings of Rodney King, Anthony Baez, and Yankel Rosenbaum as examples. In each instance, the police officers or suspects involved were first cleared of criminal charges before being found guilty on federal civil rights charges.

“A grand jury would not be unprecended,” Jeffries said, “and neither would a subsequent federal prosecution.”

42-year Congressional veteran Charlie Rangel said the death of Trayvon Martin touched on the fundamental rights of Americans.

“A part of what you’re entitled to, is to be able to walk the streets of this great country and not have someone predetermine your propensity to commit a crime, and to shoot and to kill you and to think that ends the story,” Rangel said. “No, my friends, this is the beginning of the story. Race will no longer be a word that we feel awkward in talking about.”

“Race Matters”

Congressman Gregory Meeks countered criticism that a Department of Justice enquiry would result in an arduous repeat of the recently concluded criminal trial against Zimmerman. Media coverage of the trial has been criticized for descending into sensationalism, despite netting record viewership figures for television networks such as CNN and Fox News.

“Is this trying the case all over again? The answer is absolutely not, because we’re talking about Mr. Martin’s civil rights violations. What we’re asking the Justice Department to do is look at the race issue,” Meeks said. “Race was not taken into consideration in this trial, and so now it should be.

“Justice has not been had because Mr. Martin’s race has not been considered.”

Regardless of congressional opinion on the matter, Attorney General Eric Holder will ultimately be responsible for deciding whether the Department of Justice will pursue George Zimmerman for civil rights violations.


TOPICS: US: New York
KEYWORDS: anthonybaez; blackkk; charlierangel; florida; georgezimmerman; gregorymeeks; hakeemjeffries; newyork; rodneyking; trayvonmartin; yankelrosenbaum

1 posted on 07/15/2013 3:28:02 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Rep. Charlie Rangel: If Zimmerman Were Black, Police ‘Would Have Beat Him To Death’ - July 15, 2013
2 posted on 07/15/2013 3:29:42 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

GZ has been tried and found NOT GUILTY. Give it a rest RATs!

Do something about the economy, jobs, the IRS, Fast & Furious, Benghazi, etc., etc.


3 posted on 07/15/2013 3:31:09 PM PDT by rhubarbk (Free George Zimmerman!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

investigate the DoJ

the worse in US history

a complete farce and a travesty

utterly dishonorable


4 posted on 07/15/2013 3:32:30 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They have no STANDING.

FUDNC.


5 posted on 07/15/2013 3:32:43 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: rhubarbk

...oh, and stay out of Florida’s business. It’s not as if NY, NJ, Washington, D.C., Chicago, et al, did not have issues with their own thugs-—in office and out.


6 posted on 07/15/2013 3:32:48 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Trayvon Martin shooting: New York City mayoral candidates berate George Zimmerman verdict
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/3042701/posts


7 posted on 07/15/2013 3:33:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Why is this man being persecuted by politicians?

What country is this again?


8 posted on 07/15/2013 3:34:21 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

charlie rangle is brain dead...


9 posted on 07/15/2013 3:36:22 PM PDT by haircutter (,,,)
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To: rhubarbk

So what to do? I guess Zimmerman needs to fill quota bags?


10 posted on 07/15/2013 3:36:46 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: chris37

Keep trying him until we get the result we want. Yeah, that’s the American way.


11 posted on 07/15/2013 3:37:01 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: chris37

Perhaps George should ask Peru for political asylum.


12 posted on 07/15/2013 3:38:03 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (My tagline seems to be missing.......PEOPLE!!!! PEOPLE!!!!!)
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To: chris37
What country is this again?

Africanamerica. Est. 2009.

13 posted on 07/15/2013 3:40:57 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Zimmerman is guilty of resisting a Negro criminal thug, and obstructing a colored prowler in his duties.


14 posted on 07/15/2013 3:42:19 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Are we going to have a DoJ civil rights investigation for every case in the country that ends in acquittal now? If not then why not?


15 posted on 07/15/2013 3:42:39 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

New York City needs to stop trying to run this Nation.


16 posted on 07/15/2013 3:44:31 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: TigersEye

Because black folks is special.


17 posted on 07/15/2013 3:45:29 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: Mygirlsmom

I would definitely leave here if I was him.

Passport or no passport.


18 posted on 07/15/2013 3:45:40 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

The rule of law is dead. This is a banana republic.


19 posted on 07/15/2013 3:47:32 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Sorry I visited New York City and spent money there.


20 posted on 07/15/2013 3:50:55 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

These people can make kind of extreme statement they want to, and get away with it. I guess they have no shame.


21 posted on 07/15/2013 3:51:52 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: TigersEye

only in cases in which the liberals have a preconceived idea what the outcome should be.

Liberals tried this case in the media long before the actual trial, and found Zimmerman guilty of murder and racism. Since they didn’t get their verdict in the state criminal court, now it is on to the federal courts for alleged civil rights viilations.

Why don’t they suggest that Zimmerman is guilty of child abuse too, has anyone thought of that??????


22 posted on 07/15/2013 3:52:06 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: chris37

Good question. I’m not surprised by the Democratic political support for prosecuting Zimmerman. Democrats supported Southern lynch mobs, too.


23 posted on 07/15/2013 3:53:52 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Why don’t they suggest that Zimmerman is guilty of child abuse too, has anyone thought of that??????

The prosecution brought that up during the trial.

24 posted on 07/15/2013 3:54:26 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: TigersEye

ya, I knew about the child abuse tning. I was trying to be sarcastic.

I wonder if part of the jury’s thinking was that the prosecution was absurd, based in part on bringing up that child abuse charge at the last minute. As if Trayvon was a little boy, not a grown man.

We don’t know what was said in the jury room, but I can imagine some thinking how absurd the prosecution case and arguments were. And such skepticism would lead them to an acquittal.


25 posted on 07/15/2013 3:57:58 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Tailgunner Joe
(from the article) : "Congressman Gregory Meeks countered criticism that a Department of Justice enquiry would result in an arduous repeat of the recently concluded criminal trial against Zimmerman. Media coverage of the trial has been criticized for descending into sensationalism, despite netting record viewership figures for television networks such as CNN and Fox News. "

Correction : I was a media driven , political "SHOW TRIAL " , reminiscient of Russia 50 years ago !

26 posted on 07/15/2013 3:58:24 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: madison10

Outstanding response.


27 posted on 07/15/2013 3:59:01 PM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The first several days of the prosecution sounded like a brilliant defense team at work. The jury must have thought they were hallucinating at times.


28 posted on 07/15/2013 4:07:01 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If there is a more crooked group of politicians in the country than those in New York, they have not yet been discovered.

And these people are squawking about justice?


29 posted on 07/15/2013 4:13:03 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.)
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To: rhubarbk

WHERE ARE THE PUBBIES?

Yea thought so...cowardly bastards.


30 posted on 07/15/2013 4:30:35 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Mygirlsmom

Yes because that’s gonna solve anything.


31 posted on 07/15/2013 4:31:44 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Tailgunner Joe

nyc democrats know racism... THEY INVENTED IT!


32 posted on 07/15/2013 4:33:22 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Where is Obama? Anybody seen him lately?


33 posted on 07/15/2013 4:35:52 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: popdonnelly

I will NEVER go back to nyc. I sent them a good bit of money after 9/11... My State sent them a brand new fire engine... if they get attacked again... I can only speak for myself but I will not be so generous.

LLS


34 posted on 07/15/2013 4:37:24 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

NYC Democrats Call For DoJ Investigation Of George Zimmerman

Besides playing race politics why?
The trial clearly showed NO EVIDENCE of any wrong doing by Zimmerman. The aggressor was clearly proven to be Martin. The FBI investigation into Zimmerman found NO EVIDENCE of racial issues for Zimmerman.
Any action taken by the Federal Government now will be purely done for political purpose.


35 posted on 07/15/2013 4:57:22 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

One Punch Homicide

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV_nr9AFyZc

Which leaves one very little room or time for error when trying to figure out a response to a beating.


36 posted on 07/15/2013 5:55:24 PM PDT by chuuk333
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“Justice has not been had because Mr. Martin’s race has not been considered.”

LOL! Another stupid statement by one of America's self-proclaimed Black Leaders.

37 posted on 07/15/2013 5:59:17 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This is political persecution for the purpose of fomenting racial unrest and to intimidate a segment of the population from defending themselves against threats from other segments of the population. Any person who now tries to defend him or herself from an attacker will have in the back of their mind the fear of persecution.

If you wrote this as fiction, people would say it was a ridiculously silly story based on the old 30s-era political intimidations and persecutions of the old dictatorships. Too unbelievable and impossible in the 21st century. But, here we are.


38 posted on 07/15/2013 6:10:00 PM PDT by iacovatx (Conservatism is the political center--it is not "right" of center)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Dr. King died in vain. I wonder if he knew how things would turn out if he would have made the effort?


39 posted on 07/15/2013 6:19:31 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (My tagline seems to be missing.......PEOPLE!!!! PEOPLE!!!!!)
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