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George Zimmerman

Not Off the Hook (Maybe) ...

FEDS Could Prosecute

7/14/2013 3:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The U.S. Department of Justice is now investigating the shooting death of Trayvon Martin ... meaning, if slapped with federal charges, George Zimmerman could face jail time -- even after his not guilty verdict.

The DOJ issued a statement Sunday ... revealing they are looking into the case, evaluating the evidence (including testimony from the State trial) -- and will determine whether or not federal prosecutors should file criminal civil rights charges against Zimmerman.

Here's why it's important ... Zimmerman was found not guilty on Saturday of both second-degree murder and manslaughter when tried by the State of Florida -- and is technically a free man.

But since the news broke ... civil-rights activists have been up in arms​, like Al Sharpton and the NAACP who are clamoring for the DOJ to bring civil rights charges against Zimmerman.

If the Feds decide to go through with new criminal charges ... then a jail sentence is back on the table.

Although, according to legal experts, it will be an uphill battle to prove in court that Zimmerman was motivated solely by race.

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301.

alipali    

Self defense people. Trayvon should have walked the 4 minutes home and not confronted George. TM threw the first punch and got a big surprise.

The correct verdict.

Good luck George!

435 days ago
302.

tilly     

The lawyers claimed Martin had a weapon---THE CONCRETE!! My goodness we better be careful when going for a walk in the park or around the block. We ar considered ARMED!!!

435 days ago
303.

edd    

eric holder has got to go. he is a disgrace to the us ..

435 days ago
304.

uruseless    

Useless hate mongers like Al Sharpton try to hurt this country with their racists attacks against white people. Too bad he is still around and not a statistic.

435 days ago
305.

uruseless    

Looking at Martin's good friend, that rediculous girl with bad hair that was on the witness stand says everything abouit him. She is trash and trash clings to other trash. Thanks for your community service George. One more piece of trash has been remove from the street.

435 days ago
306.

gayforliztaylor    

looky here. A racist troll pretending Wacko Georgy never
called poilce 44 times because he couldn't handle looking at a dark skinned person.

435 days ago
307.

BEVERLY    

Now we have the "girlfriend " of Trayvon on a PR TOUR."Trayon loves his parents,He is a calm person,LIAR,LIAR He especially loves his mother.I guess that is why he was sent to dad,because ma could not handle her son.WHY would he not love Dad if he did not care what he did.NO PUNISHMENT,for suspension.I feel the blacks show just what GZ confronted with Trayvon,UGLY ATTITUDE,and ANY EXCUSE TO LOOT,and spout racism,

435 days ago
308.

Angela O Pettway    

I believe some people have more compassion for animals than Trayvon Martin, a human being. Of course people are upset at verdict and the half ass attempt of prosecution. Also, why is there so much hate for Chris Brown and Mick Vic and not George Zimmerman? Be fair and equally bias when you make comments.

435 days ago
309.

ViPsss    

Those clowns could not even convict him on manslaughter charges. All these threats are nothing more then a harassment. Zimmerman is a free man.

435 days ago
310.

uruseless    

George, thanks for taking the trash out.

435 days ago
311.

Suzy    

I don't know what dh hugley is talking about!! Has anyone seen a picture of the 17 year old travon? 6'2 175 lbs!!!! He was seeing a pediatrician.... Really!!! Why isn't anyone showing a RECENT picture and what about information he put on his own Facebook. Anyone see his nickname?

435 days ago
312.

erv    

as a former Military Intel analyst, I find Sharpton and Jacksons role in all this suspect.In another country their actions would bring suspicion that they might be "agent provocateurs" ie, people sent to manipulate the masses to accomplish a specific goal.

Analyzing their presentation and actions brings severe reservations regarding their motives. Both preface their names with the title Reverend, to provide a benign sounding introduction while their actions seem anything but benign. They seem to promote racial discord rather than try to negotiate peace and harmony. If I were in another country I would report their activity as suspicious at best but suspect as subversive. In considering the question "why?" I wondered what they have to gain from racial unrest. I can find nothing except possible political motivations. Obviously the two have deep ties to the Democratic Party but what would they stand to gain from this?

As an Analyst, I find three possible motivations. One is a diversion for the many problems currently facing the Whitehouse itself and this could be used to divert attention from those issues. The second, which makes more sense to me, is to polarize the voter base ahead of the 2014 elections because the Democrats as a whole are facing severe credibility problems at the present time and it looks unlikely that things will change before the next election. This will serve to insure the black vote. A third, unlikely, but much more insidious, is to actually incite racial violence to further goals of foreign interests meant to destabilize the United States at a time when we are already vulnerable because of the economic collapse. I know that is far fetched but in analysis, cannot be overlooked. In all, the motivations of these men should be questioned. They certainly have not been instrumental in the improvement of the Black Communities and in fact, have made no contributions to those areas hardest hit with gun violence such as LA, Chicago or Washington, DC.
They seem more concerned to furthering a racial divide and fanning the flames of racial fires. Be Aware, they are not there to help!

434 days ago
313.

allieb    

DON'T ANY OF THE JUDGES IN CALI HAVE A SET OF BALLS? HE'LL NEVER LEARN **** UNTIL SOMEBODY REALLY PUNISHES HI. ARE THEY AFRAID OF HIM ? GET A GRP PEOPLE OR GET THE HELL OFF THE BENCH

433 days ago
314.

BlackGumTree    

Holder may end of like Angela Corey: debarred for prosecution of Zimmerman when there is no evidence that he did anything wrong.

And it will not be good for Holder to be shown to be just like Angela Corey.

433 days ago
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