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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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91.

gayforliztaylor    

GZ defenders claim he was defending himself.
Who repeatedly ignored the command to stay away from the TEEN who was UNARMED???
The real punk is GZ. He & his brother used lame excuses like "I thought Travon was older".
Why? In his hero cop wannabe fantasy, Travon was supposed to argue with him when
he was going home & minding his own business?

If a petite CAUCASIAN girl had been harrassed & killed by GZ, or if GZ was a dark skinned man, hypocrites would scream put this pig in prison.
The jurors are cowards. They're scared to
admit that the scared teen was not the brutal PUNK
and the nasty gun-toting mental midget was the LIAR.
Even if Travon was yelling at his face, he did not deserve to die. Without a gun, there would be no stupid excuses from GZ's brother & racist phonies.

Why would anyone want to kill a loser like GZ?
He was a bullied little boy so before he killed Travon, he finally got some attention from a boy that he clearly didn't think deserved respect. He didn't want someone he considered to be a lowlife to be seen on the street & he loved how he got treated as a "crime fighting hero".

434 days ago
92.

ellen    

al sharpton and the naacp need to shut the hell up he was found innocent just drop it and let the poor man start to rebuild his life again

434 days ago
93.

ama    

Zimmerman acted irresponsibly and should have never shot that man. But this whole race thing is ridiculous .

434 days ago
94.

Rick C    

Too bad nobody gets up in arms when any other 17 year old Black kid gets murdered. The fact that Zimmerman is light skinned is the only reason these "activists" and news outlets are covering this. I'd be more concerned on the black on black violence that kills kids everyday all across the US instead of this glorified case.

434 days ago
95.

Dan    

Total VS. Nothing but purely political if they do. Whatever happened to double jeopardy? Oh that's right, this administration doesn't believe in the Constitution.

434 days ago
96.

princesslr    

He was found innocent. Screw the race war stuff. One person was found innocent for what transpired between two people. PEOPLE. Drop the race card and let it go.

434 days ago
97.

GeorgeGingrich    

Well if black men did not know before that America thinks you are worthless, now you know. it is open season on black folks. I should have listened to Farrakhan. Just read most comments section. it is the bottoming of the humanity. I'm glad that TMZ allows racist to spew their raw hatred of Blacks on this website, This is certainly not the intellectual class of whites. Now even non-whites have joined in the demise of Blacks. That's alright, blacks needed to unite. Thank You Mr. Z

434 days ago
98.

GeorgeGingrich    

Well if black men did not know before that America thinks you are worthless, now you know. it is open season on black folks. I should have listened to Farrakhan. Just read most comments section. it is the bottoming of the humanity. I'm glad that TMZ allows racist to spew their raw hatred of Blacks on this website, This is certainly not the intellectual class of whites. Now even non-whites have joined in the demise of Blacks. That's alright, blacks needed to unite. Thank You Mr. Z

434 days ago
99.

Ric    

The black administration of Obama will not let him go. The blacks want revenge.

434 days ago
100.

anne2    

How did Zimmermans nose get broken and bloodied up,,as shown in the picture on the Drudge site?? Oh,he just fell down. OK

434 days ago
101.

Cool Breeze    

Al Sharpton is a race baiting chicken hound.

434 days ago
102.

chris    

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2138388/Four-Georgia-men-arrested-beating-death-ex-Marine-survived-TWO-tours-duty-Iraq.html


What the real Truth about BLACK men........Where is the Black Community's Outrage over this killing?

434 days ago
103.

chris    

Police have arrested four suspects in connection with the beating death of a former U.S. Marine who was found unconscious outside of a party at a Cobb County, Georgia, apartment complex in March.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Arthur Batchelor, 37, Tarell Secrest, 36, and Jason Hill, 35, were taken into custody on Tuesday for allegedly killing 34-year-old Zachary 'Zach' Gamble. Another suspect, 38-year-old Sean Hall, of Atlanta, was arrested on Monday.
Hall is also accused of violating his probation stemming from a DUI conviction in 2009, according to the Marietta Daily Journal.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2138388/Four-Georgia-men-arrested-beating-death-ex-Marine-survived-TWO-tours-duty-Iraq.html#ixzz2Z4UBUFw6
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434 days ago
104.

JakeTolley    

Why bother with another trial paid by tax payers?? Just buy $10 worth 9mm ammo and do 2 shots to body and 1 to the head easy. George Zimmerman is a dead man walking anyways, let's end his misery.

434 days ago
105.

anne2    

This was a Kangaroo Trial that never ever should have happened...if any knows where to send donations to Zimmerman please post it!

434 days ago
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