Justice Department Sets Up Email Address to Get Tips About Zimmerman to Build Civil Rights Case
The Department of Justice (DoJ), under control of Attorney General Eric Holder, who reports directly to President Barack Obama, has setup an email address in which concerned citizens can send tips which help prove that George Zimmerman is racist, so they pursue civil rights charges against him.
According to the Orlando Sentinel the email address was announced during a call between Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Department of Justice during a discussion about pursuing a civil rights case against Zimmerman.
From the Sentinel,
“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.”
The move seems odd until you consider the reasoning. The DoJ has no evidence that race played any factor in Zimmerman’s actions. Even an FBI report from 2012 on the shooting found that Zimmerman did not act based on race.
According to Fox News,
The Justice Department was running into immediate hurdles Monday in its investigation of possible civil rights violations by George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin — namely, that after examining the case for more than a year, the evidence has not changed.
Though the department announced after Zimmerman’s acquittal that it would consider a possible federal case, previously filed FBI documents show agents have not turned up any accounts that Zimmerman, before the February 2012 shooting, exhibited racial bias. Sanford police detective Chris Serino also told FBI agents last year that he considered Zimmerman as having “a little hero complex, but not as a racist.”
According to POLITICO, the DoJ civil rights investigation against Zimmerman is likely to last several months (no mention on how much such an investigation is going to cost the US taxpayers).