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Charges Against Zimmerman Still Possible, Says Attorney General Eric Holder

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says that although George Zimmerman was acquitted in the k!lling of Trayvon Martin, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder listens to a question at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washingtonfederal charges are still possible.

The Washington Times reports that Holder is not sure whether the Justice Department will pursue federal charges against Zimmerman.

Zimmerman, a vigilante neighborhood watchman, fatally shøt Trayvon Martin in an incident which sparked national headlines. The Sanford Police initially refused to arrest Zimmerman after the incident, prompting protests and outrage.

“I’m not sure exactly how much longer that will take, but we will get to a point where we are able to make a determination,” Holder said at a news conference.

Holder has previously promised to “take appropriate action” if his agency finds a federal civil rights violation in the case. He has also made it known that the government has a “very high barrier”, seemingly lowering expectations for a federal prosecution.

In July the U.S. Department of Justice began asking for the public’s help in determining whether federal charges should be brought against George Zimmerman for k!lling Trayvon Martin by setting up a tip line, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

“The most fundamental of civil rights – the right of life – was violated the night George Zimmerman stalked and then took the life of Trayvon Martin. We ask the Department of Justice file civil rights charges against Mr. Zimmerman for this egregious violation,” wrote the NAACP in July.

Attorney General Eric Holder has previously referred to Martin’s k!lling as a “tragic, unnecessary shooting dea†h.”

13 Responses to Charges Against Zimmerman Still Possible, Says Attorney General Eric Holder

  1. Truthbeliever

    November 6, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Oh My, I don’t know who you are, but for the record, I ‘ve never posted anything on Yahoo.

  2. Ambiance86

    November 6, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I guess their not acting black huh jobear?
    What do you expect them to do?
    Give you a job & all yo homies too?
    Stop this nonsensical thinking & deal with the realities.

  3. Harold

    November 6, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Let’s talk about how we are all forced to pay “taxes” to the IRS and our “taxes” are sent to other countries in return for favors that benefit the rich people in our country. In the mean time, we suffer. Lets talk about that….

  4. Skylar

    November 6, 2013 at 5:35 am

    Go after Zimmerman the Child murderer, he had no right to go after the CHILD(trayvon)and as result the laws in florida are in the process of being chnages so this can’t happen again.. pursue , chased and provoke a fight ending into a murder and then get away with it.

  5. JoBear58

    November 5, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Both Eric Holder and Barack Obama are sellouts of the worse kind!! Especially Obama!…I’m regret ever wasting two votes on him!

  6. John Brown

    November 5, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    What a joke this guy and the administration is. They are just saying this to stay in the news and think that they are fighting for our rights. Really, what is going to change now that has not when this event occurred? If Zimmerman could not be charged before, why now, why tomorrow, etc? Holder is not for anything but keeping his job and getting paid.

  7. Rev. George Brooks

    November 5, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Eric Holder is nothing but just another one of the puppets on the chain of that group of folks at the White House, who are of the Judaism religion. Who are bossing and controlling President Obama, Valerie Jarrett and Holder, the three stoogies that are called black, but ain’t the real deal in terms of blackness. Holder is fooling blacks into believing that he may bring George Zimmerman into federal court, but knows, all the while, that he’s not going to be able to do so. And our black leaders, if they had any true manhood and womanhood in them, would be demanding that he do so. But they are all going along with these three stoogies, just to not make them look bad, even though many blacks are totally disappointed with these lapdogs of the anti-Jesus Hebrew children of the devil, as Jesus referred to many in John 8:44. I can’t wait until these puppets are out of office, because they are a total embarrassment to the black race, in comparison to many of our great black leaders of the past. — Rev. George Brooks

    • dawn of morning

      November 7, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      dear rev, you are a paranoid black man filled with hate. nobody will ever please you. i agree that holder and valorie are bad folks, but not because as you say they are sell outs. you have a jewish issue so might I presume you to be muslim? Islam is a copy of judiamsm, so what is your issue?

  8. dawn of morning

    November 5, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    go for it, but this loser Holder has bigger problems. If he was a white boy he would have been fired a long time ago.

  9. humm

    November 5, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    To little too late

  10. Truthbeliever

    November 5, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    El, I hate being prejudiced, but I have to agree with you on this one.

    • Oh, My!

      November 5, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      If you are the same Truthbeliever that posts on Yahoo. You ARE a *****. Don’t front

  11. EL

    November 5, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Hurry up and charge his fat chimy chunga bacon stuffed burrito eatin’ @ss already then d@mn!