Yes, DOJ is Very Serious About Federal Charges Against Zimmerman
Eric Holder's Department of Justice is, at the very least, making a great show of pursuing federal charges against acquitted George Zimmerman. The Orlando Sentinel reports:
The DOJ has also set up a public email address to take in tips on its civil rights investigation.
Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – who earlier in the day joined calls for federal civil rights charges against Zimmerman, said that later in the afternoon, she joined a U.S. Department of Justice conference call to discuss the prospects.
“They were calling on us to actively refer anyone who had any information,” that might build a case against Zimmerman for either a civil rights violation or a hate crime, Arnwine said. “They said they would very aggressively investigate this case.”
Arnwine said the call was convened at about 3:30 p.m. by Tom Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, and included representatives from the FBI, and several federal prosecutors, she said. DOJ officials also said they would open a public email address so people could send in tips on the case.
That email address, which is now in operation, is Sanford.firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to Arnwine’s group, Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Laura Murphy, Washington Chapter head of the ACLU; and several national, Florida and Sanford-based “human relations” groups participated, Arnwine said.
Do you see what's going on here? DOJ has set up far more than a mere email address, as reported yesterday. The Department of Justice is holding back room conference calls with racial agitators to egg on a case against George Zimmerman. DOJ wants those biased, ideologue-led groups to become informants on a man they already hate. We can be sure that cousins Sherrilyn Ifill and Gwen Ifill, one at the NAACP and the other in public broadcasting, will work to advance the case from their respective angles. With Tom Perez, one of the most radical and racist ideologues ever to bring his disrespect for the rule of law in the DOJ, running the operation, there's a strong chance that some sort of evidence will be gathered or manufactured and charges against Zimmerman will be filed. The end game is not to convict Zimmerman, but to put the concept of self-defense on trial. The federal trial of George Zimmerman would be a renewed attack on the Second Amendment, outside Congress' power to resist. Obama wants two years of unchecked power to finish his term, and will abuse the courts to obtain that power.
It will be a political show trial. It will probably happen in the spring of 2014 to let it play out heading into the mid-terms and stir up outrage to bring out the Democrats' base vote.