Civil Rights, DOJ, George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

The DOJ will “NOT” Charge Zimmerman For Killing Trayvon Martin


 

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While we all await and hold our breath for Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department on two separate investigations, one sparked by the summer shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, the department is going to first announce its findings in the killing of Trayvon Martin.

According to ABC News the Justice Department will not be filing charges against the self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman for the killing of the unarmed teen.

Although it seems Martin was killed like yesterday, Thursday marks three years to the day since Trayvon was killed. Federal prosecutors concluded there is not enough sufficient evidence to prove Zimmerman, of Sanford, Fla., intentionally violated Martin’s civil rights, sources told ABC News.

In Sanford, race-related tensions had been simmering for nearly a century, but Martin’s death “was the proverbial ‘straw that broke the camel’s back,’” bringing “those issues to the surface,” the new Sanford police chief, Cecil Smith, recently told federal officials.

Privately and publicly, Justice Department officials have been telegraphing all along that they were unlikely to file charges against Zimmerman.

How disappointing, I’m glad Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning, yes he needs to hit the road! Seems he failed to see the obvious handwriting on the wall.

Attorney General, Controversy

Eric Holder’s Resignation questionable?


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Why would the Nation’s first black attorney general resign at the height of so many racially motivated killings being investigated in so many states? Why was Holder successful at resending excessive sentencing for blacks that were unjust in some states yet unsuccessful at thoroughly investigating the unjust laws in the Trayvon Martin case?

On September 25, 2014, Holder announced his resignation after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and 5 1/2 years of fights with Republicans in Congress.

Two sources familiar with the decision tell NPR that Holder, 63, intends to leave the Justice Department as soon as his successor is confirmed, a process that could run through 2014 and even into next year. A former U.S. government official says Holder has been increasingly “adamant” about his desire to leave soon for fear that he otherwise could be locked in to stay for much of the rest of President Obama’s second term.

I find it odd that Holder would resign now, fresh off the heels from his visit to Ferguson, Missouri, where eighteen year old unarmed black teenager Mike Brown was gunned down by a white police officer.

With this country at the height of racial injustices throughout the land, I find it hard to believe that Holder would resign with still so much left to be done.