Sunday, January 23, 2022

DOJ Will Not Charge George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin’s Death

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*The Department of Justice has notified Trayvon Martin’s family that it will not charge George Zimmerman under federal civil rights law, according to ABC News.

Zimmerman, who shot the 17-year-old after a confrontation in 2012, has already been acquitted of state-level murder and manslaughter charges by a Florida jury.

Federal prosecutors concluded there is not sufficient evidence to prove Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman in Sanford, Fla., intentionally violated Martin’s civil rights, sources told ABC News.

The case sparked intense discussions over race in America because Martin was walking to his home with only Skittles and an iced tea in his hands.

Florida prosecutors tried to convict Zimmerman of state-level murder and manslaughter charges, but in July 2013 a jury acquitted him, saying prosecutors didn’t have enough evidence to prove their case.

One juror -– the only minority on the all-female jury –- later told ABC News that “as the law was read to me, if you have no proof that he killed him intentionally, you can’t say he’s guilty.”

“You can’t put the man in jail even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty,” she said. “But we had to grab our hearts and put it aside and look at the evidence.”

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17 COMMENTS

  1. Yuh know?….it’s a fkn wonder why We wait for what We KNOW is g’on be …the saaaaame ole racist disrespectful shyt, & just don’t……!!!!! (Fill in the blank) FTOTBS!!!!

  2. I’m sayin….this maggot muthafkah aye STAYED in fkn trouble every SINCE he killed/MURDERED!! Trayvon, & STILL….”nothing”!!???? Yo…We gotta MAKE this shyt change!!!!! TJBT!

  3. We gotta make it change for sure. This bullshit is way out of control!

    Amerikkka is constantly reminding us that black lives DO NOT MATTER!

    We have to figure out a way to make this God-forsaken country pay attention to the indisputable racist policies, aka “special rules” for black people – only!

    I am so angry right now, I can’t even think straight… I’m sorry, but this shit is incredibly overwhelming.

  4. Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta of the Civil Rights Division said. “Our decision not to pursue federal charges does not condone the shooting that resulted in the death of Trayvon Martin and is based solely on the high legal standard applicable to these cases.”
    😕

    The typical bullshit to be expected from the Obama admin.

    Like what more do they need to meet their standard?

    Zimmerman intentionally went after Martin with a gun, despite being admonished by law enforcement not to do so. At this point, he’s responsible for anything that happens after that.
    He claimed that he wasn’t the one who initiated the confrontation. Martin supposedly circled back and jumped him from behind a bush. But we hear him saying on the 911 tape that Martin was trying to get away, and how he had to step up the pursuit. There was also no bush in the vicinity where he indicated to police that the ambush took place. It doesn’t even matter who made the first move after the confrontation. Martin was within his rights to “stand his ground” having being stalked and confronted by a stranger.

    But I understand. The condition that Obama never be perceived as doing anything for black people must be met and maintained.

  5. THE SAME HERE I JUST DON’T KNOW WHEN BLACK LIVES WILL MATTER IN AMERICA! BUT ONE THING FOR SURE TRAYVON MARTIN WILL RECEIVE JUSTICE IN THE FORM OF KARMA! NO MATTER HOW THIS MURDERING ANIMAL GEORGE ZIMMERMAN THINKS HE’S GOT AWAY WITH KILLING TRAYVON MARTIN,CAUSE AND EFFECT IS AN AGREEMENT CONTRACT OF THE UNIVERSE THAT NEVER CEASES TO END! HE WILL GET WHAT’S COMING TO HIM JUST SIT BACK AND WATCH!

  6. It is well past time for every Black man, woman and child to get these people’s attention – most people don’t know how large a role Congress plays in the injustices we experience as a people … it’s just easier to blame Obama just for being the first Black president … they were waiting for him … so they could tie his hands on any and every single thing that he would have enacted to benefit us … so we could blame him … just as they blamed him for every atrocity out of both bush administrations that kept us in decline mode …1965 … 1967 … 1968 … please don’t tell me that’s the only way we as a people can get results, or get their attention, in order to effect change … of course the most effective solution to this problem is too radical and out of reach … and no, we are not supposed to remain complacent and say this is just life as we know it … so what do we do … do we let them keep getting away with this, or do we do something about it … I say we start organizing against this ever-increasing system of injustice right now … do we have enough people who care enough to do what it takes to put a stop to this …

        • Hey Stupid !!! You forgot to mention that your First Black President has a WHITE MOTHER!!!!! WHITE!!!
          So He Is A Half Assed – Racist Hater!!!

          • And what pray tell does our president have to do with you being a first class asshole, “Marky”?

            Every time you show up on this site, you confirm that you are an in-bread coward. Your arrested development, and self-loathing is amazing.

            Thanks for not disappointing me Jerk Benny…

      • @markysblogg, It’s “you’re” as in, “you are.” 🙂 And you have the nerve to accuse someone of being a “low information idiot?” What an effing moron… 🙂

        You white trash hillbillies crack me up! Excellent entertainment! 🙂 Keep it coming, “smarky,” as in “smarmy.” Now, go get a dictionary and look up that word. I know that’s way above your second grade comprehension…

        Learn how to spell. And while you’re at it, learn how to compose a coherent sentence you idiot!

  7. I agree with the posted comments on this article. I have always maintained since Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin that Zimmerman broke the law when he disobeyed the authorities direct order to not follow Trayvon Martin. He killed Trayvon in cold blood. It was and still is first degree murder, it is also a hate crime. Furthermore, Trayvon Martin was the one who had the right to use ‘stand your ground’ to defend himself. None of the people invoved in the criminal proceedings of the matter of the murder of Trayvon Martin dealt with the facts of the murder of this young man.
    ‘Mad as Hell’
    Cheryl Theriot

    • Nicky. The best way to deal with sewage is to step over it. Ignore it long enough, it’ll dry up and stop stinkin’. Marky may be a big puddle, but you can jump high enough.

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