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Holder: Trayvon charges still possible
The Hill's Regwatch ^ | November 4, 2013 | Ben Goad

Posted on 11/04/2013 6:37:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday said the Justice Department has not decided whether to file federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Martin in an incident that captured national interest, was acquitted of murder charges in July. But the Justice Department could still pursue a federal civil rights case.

Holder said the agency’s investigation is under way.

“I'm not sure exactly how much longer that will take, but we will get to a point where we are able to make a determination,” he told reporters at an unrelated news conference at the agency’s headquarters.

Holder, during an April speech to Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, pledged to “take appropriate action” if the agency finds evidence of a potential federal civil rights crime in the Zimmerman case.

However, he has since cautioned that the Justice Department faces a “very high barrier” in pursuing federal criminal charges in such cases.

On Monday, he noted that the courts had already weighed in Zimmerman’s case.

"The case of George Zimmerman — and what happens there — I think a substantial part was resolved in the case that was tried," Holder said.


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Why is he not in Peru?
1 posted on 11/04/2013 6:37:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perfect diversion from Obamacare.


2 posted on 11/04/2013 6:39:20 PM PST by madprof98
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Agreed. America is hostile territory under this regime.

GZ, go to Peru.


3 posted on 11/04/2013 6:39:30 PM PST by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings (FL-20))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Holder isn’t going to charge him.


4 posted on 11/04/2013 6:40:05 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The possibility that he may not be able to get a passport or it would be, “delayed” through 2014 might be one reason.

Holder is just saying that to drive black support for 2014.


5 posted on 11/04/2013 6:40:10 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No word about the white people who have been murdered by Holder’s people in “REVENGE” for Trayvon though, huh?


6 posted on 11/04/2013 6:40:13 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (From a Nation of Laws to a Nation of Lies in just one election. Amazing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More attacks on the Fifth Amendment’s double jeopardy clause. Should be Holder on trial for lying under oath.


7 posted on 11/04/2013 6:40:32 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Zimmerman's #1 defense witness... Rachel Jeantel.

She admitted under oath that she urged Saint Skittles to give an "@$$ whooping" to the "creepy @$$ crackah rapist" named Zimmerman.

Keep her on the stand for days.

8 posted on 11/04/2013 6:40:47 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: madprof98

and to whip up the base.


9 posted on 11/04/2013 6:40:51 PM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why is he not in Peru?

He thinks there is Rule of Law in America.

10 posted on 11/04/2013 6:41:06 PM PST 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: 2ndDivisionVet

Double jeopardy? Who cares!


11 posted on 11/04/2013 6:41:48 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Eric...... when you see pink goo, it’s time to stop beating a desd horse


12 posted on 11/04/2013 6:42:07 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: madprof98

Holder ever heard of a term known as ‘double jeopardy’?


13 posted on 11/04/2013 6:42:25 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
George Zimmerman isn't smart enough to figure out that his idol, Barack Hussein Obama, has him marked for destruction. This applies to George's psycho, soon to be ex-wife.
14 posted on 11/04/2013 6:43:12 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

i think holder charges are far more possible!!


15 posted on 11/04/2013 6:43:26 PM PST by SADMILLIE (r)
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To: Olog-hai

Holder wouldn’t be going for a murder charge, but civil rights violations. It’s evil, but it’s not double jeopardy.


16 posted on 11/04/2013 6:45:09 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s not going to do anything, he’s just trying to stall for time and placate all his people that are going to be very upset when he eventually tells them there is nothing to be done.


17 posted on 11/04/2013 6:45:17 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Once we have some adults in the WH, I sincerely hope they have the sand to prosecute Holder and his merry little band of negro thugs.


18 posted on 11/04/2013 6:46:29 PM PST by patriotsblood
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To: Jonty30

There’s as much evidence for that as for the charges Zimmerman was acquitted of.

You can bet that Holder won’t want Rachel Jeantel testifying for him . . .


19 posted on 11/04/2013 6:47:45 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


20 posted on 11/04/2013 6:48:31 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

She’d be hid deeper than the Benghazi survivors.


21 posted on 11/04/2013 6:48:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

> No word about the white people who have been murdered by Holder’s people in “REVENGE” for Trayvon though, huh?

And you won’t hear a peep from Holder’s office either because Jarrett is trying to keep the “payback” going;

http://beforeitsnews.com/scandals/2013/08/the-race-war-has-begun-the-list-of-black-on-white-attacks-since-trayvon-2432078.html


22 posted on 11/04/2013 6:49:32 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: cripplecreek

the goal here is to keep harassing and “punishing” GZ who was acquitted.


23 posted on 11/04/2013 6:49:45 PM PST by snarkytart
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To: Jonty30

He could almost certainly get a Peruvian passport since that is his mother’s homeland.


24 posted on 11/04/2013 6:50:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’ll be charged in 24 business hours.


25 posted on 11/04/2013 6:50:38 PM PST by Veggie Todd (I don't always talk to Obama voters, but when I do I ask for Large Fries.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I met and talked with Mark O’Mara earlier this evening.
He spoke at a gun rights forum to a very receptive audience.
The Feds have squat against Zimmerman.


26 posted on 11/04/2013 6:52:07 PM PST by mcmuffin (Freedom's On The March - Wave Goodbye!)
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To: madprof98

Perfect diversion from Obamacare.

Can you imagine the phone call? Hey Eric, yeah it’s me Barry, look I’m calling everyone we need some distractions from this ACA mess. What have you got that you could throw into the mix?


27 posted on 11/04/2013 6:52:11 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The way to kill this in the bud right now is for a Republican congressman to prepare articles of impeachment against Holder. The only cabinet officer to have ever been impeached was Grant’s Secretary of War William W. Belknap.

They should be blunt about it. Holder’s behavior as Attorney General has been reprehensible, and he has already been found in contempt of congress. If he abuses his authority once more, the House of Representatives will impeach him with a simple majority vote.

They know that the senate under Harry Reid will not hear of it, but after the mid-term elections, the senate may very well be controlled by the Republicans. And if they get a strong majority, they will only have to convince a limited number of Democrats to remove Holder from office, in shame.


28 posted on 11/04/2013 6:52:17 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Welfare is the new euphemism for Eugenics.)
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To: madprof98

Bingo. Prodding the people, on King’s orders. I guess the NSA hasn’t gone through ALL of Zimmerman’s lifetime’s Emails and phone calls yet.


29 posted on 11/04/2013 6:55:38 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Jonty30

> Holder wouldn’t be going for a murder charge, but civil rights violations. It’s evil, but it’s not double jeopardy.

Irregardless its still “payback” for the same crime just using subterfuge. It’s really not even for “payback”; its just being used a political tool to get the black voters to mount up and get in line to vote against anything resembling a white candidate or anything representing the old guard in order to put the socialist’s / progressives’ candidates in offices. Most of the Obama supporters aren’t bright enough to understand how they’re being used as tools on this particular case though.


30 posted on 11/04/2013 6:57:31 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: mcmuffin

their own investigations at the time it happened, cleared gz of ill intent. the recommended doing nothing’as’they found nothing.


31 posted on 11/04/2013 7:00:17 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: jsanders2001

It is payback, but not all blacks are unaware of how they are being used. Many of them do have a sense that they are being used.

However, psychology has shown that people will tolerate loss better, if they are aware that others have lost more than they. This even applies, if the person loses in socialism even though they could have gained more through freedom.


32 posted on 11/04/2013 7:02:53 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Reid is The linchpin of much of Obama’s subversive activities and plans. If you want to get any inroads to filing artcles of impeachment on any of his administration you are going to have to remove him. I’ve heard there’s quite a bit of history out there on his shady activities but have never taken a look to see if there’s any basis to them.


33 posted on 11/04/2013 7:03:37 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The DO”J” is just INCITING their mobsters to begin
further killing of innocents for Holder and Obama.


34 posted on 11/04/2013 7:05:13 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Jonty30

You need a passport to cross the border?


35 posted on 11/04/2013 7:05:54 PM PST by Darth Reardon (Is it any wonder I'm not the president?)
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To: cripplecreek

I tend to agree because Trayvon’s reputation would be so completely destroyed in the trial that it wouldn’t be worth it. The myth of the racist George Zimmerman can live on in the minds of haters indefinitely, so there’s no need to have a trial.


36 posted on 11/04/2013 7:05:56 PM PST by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: Darth Reardon

You may be able to leave without a passport, but you may not be able to enter another country without one.

Since Zimmerman was born an American, there’s no guarantee that he could stay in Peru. I don’t know the laws, but Peru is Peru and not America.


37 posted on 11/04/2013 7:09:48 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: FrdmLvr

Holder is just tending to the fences of the plantation. Nothing more.


38 posted on 11/04/2013 7:10:35 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Holder says to 'his people' ... "Squirrel!"

There's a few million people he hopes will forget about 0bamaCare.

39 posted on 11/04/2013 7:11:14 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

With squirrel comes nuts


40 posted on 11/04/2013 7:13:06 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Some nuts are more equal than other nuts...


41 posted on 11/04/2013 7:17:47 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: jsanders2001

Holders only concern now is “fast and Furious”...lol...He lied under oath and he knows that if nothing has come of that yet....He’s home free to play the regime’s game


42 posted on 11/04/2013 7:24:22 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If fedgov brings charges, they’ll time it for maximum effect on the 2014 elections.


43 posted on 11/04/2013 7:28:01 PM PST by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you like your race baiting Attorney General, you can keep him...PERIOD.


44 posted on 11/04/2013 7:33:35 PM PST by R0CK3T
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To: madprof98

My thoughts exactly - they need to give the press an out to cover something other than Obamacare. This might just be it.


45 posted on 11/04/2013 7:33:39 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: mcmuffin

The Feds have squat against Zimmerman.
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That’s not true. Angela Corey presented evidence that Zimmerman was guilty of refusing to allow himself to be beat to death by a black YUTE. I believe that such refusal is considered criminal and racist by Eric Holder’s Department of Injustice.


46 posted on 11/04/2013 7:35:17 PM PST by House Atreides ( D)
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To: mcmuffin

Holder doesn’t need to win. He just needs to fan the race war flames and get the Obamacare lies off the front page.


47 posted on 11/04/2013 7:40:06 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Gay non-discrimination... Amnesty... George Zimmerman... rapprochement with Iran... McAuliffe...


48 posted on 11/04/2013 7:42:20 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

On what grounds?


49 posted on 11/04/2013 7:58:29 PM PST by wastedyears (Ender's Game in theaters Nov. 1st)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hold’em is going to hold that over Mister Zimmerman’s head as long as Hold’em is in office. He already knows that there are no charges possible so that the next best thing is to keep threatening.


50 posted on 11/04/2013 7:59:07 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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