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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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61.

chris    

This is TRUE Racial Attack but you don't hear the jiggaboos screaming for this poor young man.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/police-mableton-fatal-assault-not-racially-motivat/nYpGG/

280 days ago
62.

Scott    

On the up side the movie will pay his legal bills and give him a comfortable life.........

Well done George time to disappear maybe Belise?

In any event blacks wanna be treated equal correct? But they also want favoritism? Tell ya what ignore race and read the facts on the case dude was spot on shooting him.

Peace.

280 days ago
63.

MikeD    

George Zimmerman was motivated solely by the crime in his neighborhood for which he was the
captain of the local neighborhood watch.
PERIOD !

280 days ago
64.

BEVERLY    

You cannot wash away the inaction of the parents to a TROUBLED TEEN AGER.by claimimg racism.GZ had a woman and her baby in his thoughts,and that is what his statement meant,THUGS are crooks ,no matter the color.DR DREW had the BIGGEST RACIST ON HIS SHOW ALL WEEK .All Miss ALIE needed was a BLACK ROBEand HOOD,her mouth turned my stomach..Trayvon was a suspended trouble maker,and if the FEDS want to check anything,check what the parents did to help there son,There running away from THERE PROBLM.got there son DEAD

280 days ago
65.

tmzer    

i don't really care about the race game but no matter how they twist and bend that laws, get this guy some jail time for unnecessary roughness and revoke the right to carry guns. seriously he didn't have to shoot him. can't take a punch. show us all the pictures of his life threatening injuries he took to make that some valid media sh*t.

imho

280 days ago
66.

Rebecca    

If the Feds won't then his parents will. This is a wrongful death. I don't care what you guys say. You don't pull a gun out on a fight just because you're losing. That is a punk move. And he wasn't even on "watch" that night. He just happened to be driving when he notice Treyvon was walking home. 911 dispatched told George NOT to follow Treyvon and ignored it. He is recorded saying that this "a**holes, always get away with this sh*t" he profiled him by what he was wearing. Not everyone that wears a hoodie are there to commit a crime.

280 days ago
67.

Nun ja biz    

Isn't there a law against double jeopardy in the US? I feel for the Martin Family and hope they find some sort of peace. really, the government will step in?!? RIDICULOUS!

280 days ago
68.

nicole    

Way to spend tax payer money looking at someone who is not guilty...god so sick of the race card...we would not be giving this a second look if this were two blacks....two whites...or two w hatever....but bc they are different races it must be a racial issue get over it... he covinced a jury and a whole lot more that he acted in self defense...

280 days ago
69.

Jan    

Zimmerman's great grandfather was BLACK. His mother is Hispanic. He invited a black girl to a prom in Northern VA where he went to school. He lived on a street with all races and played with ALL the children in the neighborhood as a child. His family even fostered black children when George was a child, too. He tutored black children in Sanford, FL. How can this be about race?

280 days ago
70.

Demi    

First was Casey Anthony and now this George Zimmerman violent pig with a history of psycological problems and restraining orders... Both murderers got off scott free? It must feel very safe to live and ra ise a family on Florida. It is like a brothel for murderers.

280 days ago
71.

Serwi83    

GZ should have thought twice before pullin that trigger...

280 days ago
72.

HumanNature    

EVERYBODY GETTING WORKED UP OVER "NOTHING"!!!!!


THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE "WILL NOT" BE BRINGING ANY CHARGES AGAINST GZ!!!!


LET THE PARENTS OF TRAVON MARTIN SUE GEORGE ZIMMERMAN IN CIVIL COURT!!!!!

280 days ago
73.

INTHEZONE    

obama really needs a distraction right now

280 days ago
74.

elpablo    

The race baiters are becoming even more desperate. Pathetic.

280 days ago
75.

Rhonda    

If the DOJ goes after Zimmerman, PLEASE go after CAROLYN BRYANT

"The attorney for Trayvon Martin’s family said the slain teenager will be remembered alongside civil rights figures Medgar Evers and Emmett Till in the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal.

“Trayvon Martin will forever remain in the annals of history next to Medgar Evers and Emmett Till as symbols for the fight for equal justice for all,” Benjamin Crump said Saturday night.

Evers was an NAACP civil rights activist assassinated in Mississippi in 1963. Till was a 14-year-old black boy brutally murdered in 1955 after supposedly flirting with a white woman."

280 days ago
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