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Bridget Johnson

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July 15, 2013 - 10:27 am

Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed to the Delta Sigma Theta National Convention Social Action Luncheon in Washington today that an investigation continues into George Zimmerman’s shooting of Trayvon Martin, but he didn’t give an indication about whether federal civil-rights charges will be brought.

“We are also mindful of the pain felt by our nation surrounding the tragic, unnecessary shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida last year – and the state trial that reached its conclusion over the weekend.  As parents, as engaged citizens, and as leaders who stand vigilant against violence in communities across the country, the Deltas are deeply, and rightly, concerned about this case.  The Justice Department shares your concern – I share your concern – and, as we first acknowledged last spring, we have opened an investigation into the matter.

Independent of the legal determination that will be made, I believe that this tragedy provides yet another opportunity for our nation to speak honestly about the complicated and emotionally-charged issues that this case has raised.  We must not – as we have too often in the past – let this opportunity pass.   I hope that we will approach this necessarily difficult dialogue with the same dignity that those who have lost the most, Trayvon’s parents, have demonstrated throughout the last year – and especially over the past few days.  They suffered a pain that no parent should have to endure – and one that I, as a father, cannot begin to conceive.  Even as we embrace their example and hold them in our prayers, we must not forego this opportunity to better understand one another and to make better this nation we cherish.

Moreover, I want to assure you that the Department will continue to act in a manner that is consistent with the facts and the law.  We are committed to standing with the people of Sanford, with the individuals and families affected by this incident, and with our state and local partners in order to alleviate tensions, address community concerns, and promote healing.  We are determined to meet division and confusion with understanding and compassion – and also with truth.  We are resolved, as you are, to combat violence involving or directed at young people, to prevent future tragedies and to deal with the underlying attitudes, mistaken beliefs and stereotypes that serve as the basis for these too common incidents.  And we will never stop working to ensure that – in every case, in every circumstance, and in every community – justice must be done.”

A petition on the White House site to bring civil-rights charges against Zimmerman “as swiftly and expeditiously as is possible” has gathered 16,000 signatures since yesterday.

Bridget Johnson is a career journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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Just remember who is responsible for Eric Holder being Attorney General:

Sen Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

Sen Bob Bennett (R-UT)

Sen Kit Bond (R-MO)

Sen Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga)

Sen Susan Collins (R-ME)

Sen Bob Corker (R-TN)

Sen Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

Sen Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

Sen Judd Gregg (R-NH)

Sen Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

Sen Johnny Isakson (R-GA)

Sen Jon Kyl (R-AZ)

Sen Dick Lugar (R-IN)

Sen John McCain (R-AZ)

Sen Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

Sen Jeff Sessions (R-AL)

Sen Olympia Snowe (R-ME)

Sen Arlen Specter (R-PA)

Sen George Voinovich (R-OH)

Any of the above 19 could have stopped Holder’s confirmation.
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Holder and the DOJ are hardly impartial parties in the matter, as they proved when they organized and financed "public protests" demanding, contrary to state law, the political Moscow-style show trial of George Zimmerman.

Now that that kangaroo court has failed to produce the desired judicial lynching, Holder wants us to believe that he is (again) fairly weighing the evidence in the case to determine if Zimmerman not only killed Martin, but also violated Martin's civil right to go on breathing! This entire incident has the "through-the-looking -glass" aura of the worst excesses of the Stalinist era in the Soviet Union.
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"Holder on Zimmerman: DOJ ‘Will Continue to Act in a Manner Consistent with Facts and Law’"

That would be a nice change.
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"The DOJ ‘Will Continue to Act in a Manner Consistent with Facts and Law’" LOL!!!! Really? I wonder what color the sky is in his universe.
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this whole conflagration is a work in progress. a reichstag fire in the making.

congress stands a very good chance of being completely taken over by a new wave of pub's in '14 that could very easily start an investigation of our little black & white hitler and his cronies, beginning w/ his childlike forged documents. gun control has failed and the little idiot can't seem to be able to discuss anything else. he has failed his superiors and his time grows short. thinking patriots are aware and being pushed to the brink, on purpose. he needs an excuse to declare martial law, so he can attempt to institute his many new executive orders and seize total power. stoking the flames of racial hatred is really the only thing that will get the desired consequences. acting aloof, now that he has kindled the fire, is done to give himself the appearance of legitimacy. that's what holder is for, as always, to do the kenyan's dirty work.

the plan was well thought out. its failure so far is that the American people were underestimated in their willingness to turn over their guns. can't be a commie dictator w/ millions of guns floating about. it was probably figured that blacks, when the time came, could be prodded into rioting, burning, killing in areas where whites primarily lived, thus setting off a race war. got to get the guns first. that's what dictators always do, get the guns first.

remember, hitler made the owning of a gun punishable by death. kypd
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"the Department will continue to act in a manner that is consistent with the facts and the law. "

What do you mean CONTINUE? You been violating the law since you took office.
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what April replied I'm startled that a stay at home mom able to earn $9294 in 4 weeks on the internet. have you seen this web page... www.Can99.com
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Bending over backwards to torture a hate crime charge out of a local affair that has already been resolved. But couldn´t spare a second or two to prosecute Black Panthers who were admittedly trying to intimidate voters in a Federal election. Holder is not only useless, he is criminally neglegent. He is the very definition of judicial mal-practice. For him, if you´re black you get "Justice". If you´re not, you get ignored. Also, Congress has held him in contempt for refusing to answer questions under oath and what happens?! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! I am so sick of this regime. Under Emperor Zippy, there is no justice. There is no honor. There is no integrity. There is only racism, favoritism and the slow but relentless disallution of our once great Republic. The damage that has been done over the last 5 years is devestating. God help us!

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Holder and Obama have now emerged from the shadows and are in full campaign mode again. Via Travyon; they have effectively warned Congress to back off! Any attempt to take them to task over their thuggish and lawless tactics will be met with threats of massive violence by mobs of sympathizers; and just like Travyon, they will be seen as martyrs by the mob. THAT's WHY they're inserting themselves into this self-defense scenario; plus it has the added effect of bringing gun control back into the limelight while they buy more time for themselves. It all about THEM and their agenda. My bet is that they now have silenced any attempt at holding them accountable for anything.
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Oh really now? The DOJ, led by criminal lawbreakers, will act 'lawfully', regarding Zimmerman? Well, not exactly - http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/08/01/will-barack-hussein-obamas-lawless-justice-department-under-the-aegis-of-ag-holder-finally-fall-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

To wit, IF there was any justice left in America, surely the AG, & the entire crew at Obama Inc, would be behind bars!

Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
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It's code in Holder-speak for "We're gonna git you, sucka".
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--- " .... the tragic, unnecessary shooting death of Trayvon Martin ...."

Unnecessary? If someone is pounding my head into the concrete, and I have a gun, I'm going to cap the SOB. Again, the Obama administration sides against the actual victim, in favor of the screwed-up young man who-would-be Obama's own son. This stinks to high heaven. The racism of the Left is so cheap, so pop-cult driven (much like the pop-cult of the early 19th C.), so political and self-serving. These people need to be shown, politically, to the door at the first opportunity.
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It certainly would be refreshing to see Holder act in a manner consistent with facts and law - but I won't be holding my breath. This little tin god is out to screw this 'white hispanic' and it would seem nothing can change that.

If I were Zimmerman I'd seek political asylum.
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