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July 16, 2013 - 1:52 pm

Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the NAACP’s annual convention this afternoon. The nation’s top law enforcement official could not resist addressing the not-guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman. He also could not resist addressing “stand your ground” laws, despite the hard and immutable fact that such laws had no bearing on Zimmerman’s defense. Zimmerman claimed ordinary self-defense, and prosecution witness John Good probably locked the case up for him when he testified that he saw Martin sitting on top of Zimmerman that night pummeling him in a “ground and pound.” That testimony provided evidence that Zimmerman had no retreat available to him, and was not standing any ground at all. The ground was being used as a weapon against him.

The money quote from Holder’s speech will undoubtedly be this one: “We must stand our ground to ensure that our laws reduce violence and take a hard look at laws that contribute to more violence than they prevent.” He suggested that even ordinary self-defense and “gun violence” are the same thing in his eyes.

When Holder spoke the first phrase — “we must stand our ground” — he emphasized the “our” and the NAACP crowd erupted in applause. Also background music, for some reason.

In assaulting “stand your ground,” Holder lied directly to his audience, pandering to their rage at the verdict. He also hinted that the federal government will now bring its weight down on George Zimmerman. The show trial must, and will, go on.

Update: And go on it will. DOJ is soliciting tips to help it persecute Zimmerman in federal court.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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DOJ and Eric Holder are not seeking justice. They are seeking vengeance.
1 year ago
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This is definitely not funny.

Can anyone name one other country where the National Government publicly announces a legal witch hunt against a citizen because he was found not guilty of murder charges in a fair trial?

Why is America one of the five worst surveillance societies on the planet? (The other four are Russia, China, Malaysia and Britain.)

How did the Land of the Free become the Land of the Bullied Obese?

This is definitely not funny.
1 year ago
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I hate it for Mr. Zimmerman, but I for one am glad that Holder and Dear Leader are finally exposing themselves to America for what they truly are. If this does not motivate the silent majority to act, then nothing will. These marxist revolutionaries are menaces to society and need to be removed from power. This desperate assault on freedom and liberty will be their downfall. Any American still supporting these domestic enemies should be ashamed of themselves and also excoriated as enemies of freedom and justice.

Remember BENGHAZI!
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The protesters' logic in a nutshell:
God is love
Love is blind
Therefore:
Stevie Wonder is God
1 year ago
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I make small prediction: D O J will indict not only GZ, but will also design (invent) charges to be brought against the white law enforcement officers, local officials, and possibly even FBI involved in the initial (pre-community-organized protests) investigations. They will find some official-sounding way of describing their actions as hurtful to that magic, mystical, malleable ideal they call civil rights.

This has nothing to do with anything the happened, only to make an example and a show of punishing GZ and hurting our freedoms.

The result will be a kangaroo show trial in a fed courtroom with several defendants and a busload of persecuting attorneys and a politically correct fed judge. Hear ye, hear ye, all rise for court scene, take two,and action.
1 year ago
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Don't forget the jurors. They're probably already flagged by the IRS for the verdict they reached.
1 year ago
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And I forgot the other major element of this trial: an additional busload of rehearsed, lying witnesses, some of whom will be allowed by judge to commit perjury.
1 year ago
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Holder doesn't want his DOJ to actually get Zimmerman into a courtroom, he just wants to be able to continue TALKING about getting Zimmerman into a courtroom. There is really no Federal case here, and anyone with connecting brain cells knows this.
The real power is to continue to talk, and talk, and talk, about how the DOJ is investigating. His hand selected audiences will lap it up.
The Florida prosecutors talked a big game before trial, and continue to do so afterwards, although their rantings are more sour grapes than anything.
No way does Holder want to appear on TV sometime in the next couple years, with "Another Zimmerman Acquittal" scrolling across the screen.
1 year ago
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Erich Heiler sez: "...to ensure that our laws reduce violence..." Fool. *Laws* don't stop violence!

P.S. Herr Heiler's a *racist*, making sure those drug cartels got their US-sold guns--because he obviously doesn't care about Mexicans.
1 year ago
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I think the Left owes Paula Deen an apology she was quite clearly saying 'Ni66a' and not 'Ni66er". And 'Ni66a' according to Jeantel the Lefts appointed expert on 'hood Speak' simply means a MALE of any Colour . This means Deen was just being a silly "cracka" but in no way racist.

BTW if having ONE White parent makes Zimmerman a WHITE Hispanic doesn't that make the USURPER a WHITE Afro American?
1 year ago
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I don't know about anyone else, but I stand with the White Hispanics. Rot in hell, Holder.
1 year ago
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Holder must be led into prison, alongside the rest of Obama Inc, and I have more than the goods to lead the way - http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/06/02/holders-doj-as-if-on-cue-bellies-up-to-invoke-islamic-blasphemy-laws-in-the-usa-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

And the above is just the tip of the indictment!

Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
1 year ago
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DOJ and Eric Holder are not seeking justice. They are seeking vengeance.
1 year ago
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Eric Holder: 7/8 white, 1/8 black and all kangaroo.
1 year ago
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By that criteria Zim is more black than Holder AND obama.
1 year ago
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Sanford.florida@usdoj.gov is the tipline.

Bomb the mofo with every penis extender and investment scam that hits your Inbox.

Or forward them all your google search results on "black on black violence."

The possibilities are really endless.
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