The NAACP has called for a Department of Justice investigation into the the civil rights of Trayvon Martin, who died of a gunshot wound during a fight with George Zimmerman, who was acting in self-defense (so said the jury). Not only is the NAACP calling for more pressure to put Zimmerman behind bars, the DOJ says they are ‘continuing’ their review of the case…not beginning it. In fact, the DOJ began early – very early on in this case when their Community Review Service (CRS) funded the organizing of protests (marches and rallies) against Zimmerman (‘funding’ as in using your tax dollars and mine). The DOJ has been in the fight all along – fanning the flames of heated rhetoric and threats to George Zimmerman and his family. Never mind the jury returned a Not Guilty verdict last night.
Attorney Alan Dershowitz explained on Huckabee tonight that the Department of Justice does not normally look into the civil rights of an individual, unless that individual is a government employee. He further said that George Zimmerman cannot violate the civil rights of another person. A hate crime is usually against a classification of people – but then Zimmerman didn’t like the “punks” who had recently been robbing homes and terrifying residents of his neighborhood, so maybe ‘punks ‘can be discriminated against, maybe they are the lastest protected species. With the advent of Hate Crimes, the line between civil rights and the First Amendment is forever blurred smeared.
A criminal court declared George Zimmerman a free man last night, but he will not be free for a very long time, if ever. Under this administration’s DOJ we are not free unless it says we are free, and it is saying a Florida jury decision is of no consequence. What happened to the civil rights of six female jurors?
George Zimmerman’s civil rights were violated when Florida’s State Attorney General Angela Corey falsified the arrest warrant for Zimmerman. She has been indicted by a citizen’s grand jury. What does that mean? Well, it’s a non-actionable indictment. She will not be held responsible. If I understand the process correctly, a Citizen’s Grand Jury raises awareness and perhaps can keep the heat on when proper authorities are refusing to do so.
The indictment of Corey, which was handed down last week (see www.citizensgrandjury.com), charges Corey with intentionally withholding photographic evidence of the injuries to George Zimmerman’s head in the warrant she allegedly rushed to issue under oath, in an effort to boost her reelection prospects. At the outset of this case, black activists such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, who whipped up wrath against Zimmerman, demanded that he be charged with murder, after local police had thus far declined to arrest him pending investigation….
Larry Klayman, a former U.S. Justice Department prosecutor, a Florida lawyer since 1977, and now the “citizens’ prosecutor” who presided over the Ocala grand jury said this: “The Supreme Court has confirmed that the grand jury belongs to the American people, not the three branches of government. (504 U.S. 36, 48 (1992) (quoting United States v. R. Enterprises, Inc., 498 U.S. 292, 297 (1991)). By indicting Florida State Attorney Angela Corey, the people are exercising their God given rights, recognized by our Founding Fathers, to mete out justice when the political and legal establishment subverts the rule of law. Hopefully, this indictment will serve as a warning to the political and legal establishment that they are not above the law. Ironically, Corey will now be tried and likely convicted for her alleged crimes – which resulted in Zimmerman being charged under false pretenses, now coming home to roost during Zimmerman’s on-going trial. Corruption cannot be tolerated, particularly by law enforcement officers who are elected by the people to serve their ends, not the law enforcement officer’s political ends.” Source: Yahoo Finance
Dershowitz believes Angela Corey should be disbarred. Read the transcript or view the video of Dershowitz and Huckabee at Real Clear Politics:
She [Corey] submitted an affidavit that was, if not perjurious, completely misleading. She violated all kinds of rules of the profession, and her conduct bordered on criminal conduct. She, by the way, has a horrible reputation in Florida. She’s known for overcharging, she’s known for being highly political. And in this case, of course she overcharged. Halfway through the trial she realized she wasn’t going to get a second degree murder verdict, so she asked for a compromised verdict, for manslaughter. And then, she went even further and said that she was going to charge him with child abuse and felony murder. That was such a stretch that it goes beyond anything professionally responsible. She was among the most irresponsible prosecutors I’ve seen in 50 years of litigating cases, and believe me, I’ve seen good prosecutors, bad prosecutors, but rarely have I seen one as bad as this prosecutor…~ Alan Dershowitz
Speaking of Civil Rights, let me remind you now, and often in the future, of one of the lowest profile issues in the Senate Immigration bill – the transferring of our Border Patrol from Homeland Security and putting it under the Civil Rights Commission of the Department of Justice. The same DOJ Civil Rights Division that decided a judge was wrong when he ‘judged’ The New Black Panther Party clearly intimidated the rights of voters in Philadelphia. The DOJ over-ruled the judgement of that Judge and decided the only persons with abused civil rights were the New Black Panthers with their billy sticks and threats.
Holder says he will stay as Attorney General, said he isn’t finished yet, but Civil Rights as defined by law is finished. The state of Civil Rights in the U.S. today is enough to chill the hearts of those who revere our Constitution. Cartoon courtesy of Daryl Cagle