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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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316.

uruseless    

George, thanks for taking the trash out.

278 days ago
317.

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?

277 days ago
318.

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!

277 days ago
319.

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

276 days ago
320.

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.

276 days ago
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