*snort* As if...
Blind hog; meet acorn...
For once, I agree with the ACLU.
I believe Holder has no intention of pursuing federal charges. But he wants to say he’s considering, to appease the people who want it. By the time it becomes clear there will be no charges, people won’t be so worked up about it.
I love it when they eat their own.
When in my mind the ACLU becomes the lesser of two evils, it must be pretty bad.
LMAO!! Since when did the ACLU decide that Obama and Holder pay attention to the constitution? LOL! The constitution? BWA HA HA HA!
"Eric, you believe these guys? The constitution? BWA HA HA HA!
In an unusual move, the Justice Department announced Wednesday that it is collecting feedback from Americans for its investigation into whether to file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.
Justice officials said the move comes because of interest in this matter. People can e-mail Sanford.Florida@usdoj.gov if they have thoughts on how the department should proceed.
This is exactly what they want....they don’t want the case back into court, they gain points by just milking the verdict.
If Holder and his Handlers haven’t figured this out by now, they are a lot dumber than they look.
What MOM may argue (concepts stolen from another Freeper, can’t recall who): Normally double jeopardy does not prevent federal prosecution after state prosecution because the federal and state governments are separate sovereigns. However, in this case, Florida acted at the behest of the President and DoJ, so the first case counts as both a federal and a state prosecution for double jeopardy purposes. The federal government therefore does get another try. (I think the Freeper cited a case, too.)
When the ACLU tells liberals to stop you know they have really gone over the edge.
According to a recent poll, only 21% of people want to see a civil rights trial of Zimmerman. 58% oppose it, with the rest having no opinion. Politically, a civil rights trial of Zimmerman is a non-starter, though would be popular with the MSNBC crowd.
My world is coming undone. The ACLU agrees with me three times in the last three weeks and Jimmuh Carter agreed with me twice in one week.
I can only take so much!
Rights in criminal cases
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime,
unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury,
except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia,
when in actual service in time of War or public danger;
nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb,
nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself,
nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;
nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
ACLU believes the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Constitution protects someone from being prosecuted in another court for charges arising from the same transaction. A jury found Zimmerman not guilty, and that should be the end of the criminal case.
They got that right!
However, in the next paragraph, they state:
Although the George Zimmerman case did not involve a law enforcement officer, many other shootings of unarmed Black men around the country have.
and then they proceed to list a few examples, including Oscar Grant.
So, ACLU, does the Double Jeopardy Clause contain an exception for crimes committed by cops on duty?
Holder has no intention of bringing a civil rights case. The administration is just trying to fan the flames as a distraction.
Watch what the other hand is doing.
I will never donate a single dollar to the ACLU again.