Department of Justice to ‘review’ George Zimmerman case; Pavlich, others slam

The Department of Justice has announced that it will “review” the George Zimmerman case.

Katie Pavlich and others point out the glaring inconsistencies with this decision.

Heh.

This comes after Harry Reid’s “this isn’t over” declaration.

Will anything result from this? Some think not.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets

  • Tish

    They must really hate that pesky double jeapordy clause…

    • Jay Stevens

      This would not be double jeopardy – different charges even though they came from the same incident.

  • toefinger

    Obama says believe in rule of law that’s why his DOJ will continue the legal lynching of Zimmerman after not guilty

    • objectivefactsmatter

      0’Bama believes in rule-of-0’Bama.

    • HallsyHall

      Zimmerman needs to be lynched!

  • Stephen L. Hall

    They can’t get past the first hurdle in a “civil rights” case that any action was taken under “color of law” because Zimmerman was not a government employee, nor was he Martin’s employer nor was Zimmerman operating a place of public accommodation. There is no legal basis for an investigation.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Stephen, are still referring to that pesky Constitution? That is Soooo 20th century.

      • Stephen L. Hall

        Actually, that Civil Rights Act thing, and Section 1983 of, I believe, Title 18 United States Code. But I may have the Title wrong. Can’t remember at this moment.

        • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

          When has this current group in the WH ever let the law get in the way of what they want? Ever?

      • Stephen L. Hall

        If we were going by that pesky Constitution, I believe that the Civil Rights Act itself violates that.

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          Congress, the Supreme Court and the President have all shown they won’t let Constitutionality stand in the way of legislation or Executive Orders.

          • almarquardt

            Seems we are becoming more of a banana republic every day.

            Plus the fact our president weighed in by saying “We need to honor Treyvon Martin’s memory by working to prevent tragedies like this in the future.” One more sickening example of our president speaking on things he shouldn’t for the sole purpose of pursuing a political agenda — in this case, gun control.

            That this administration is consistently and openly pursuing the citizenry is frightening indeed.

          • Stephen L. Hall

            It would be more fun becoming a banana republic if we had the tropical weather and beachfront property . . . or even the bananas.

          • SpinMeNot

            I’d settle for lots of young women in pretty flowered dresses or better yet … grass skirts.

            I know, I know … somebody deal me back into the game.

    • tjp77

      When has the law ever stopped Obama or Holder from doing anything at all?

  • no_more_deceit

    Yes Alex – Double Jeopardy for a $1,000 please.

  • Txgirlinnh

    How the hell do you infringe someone’s civil rights when they are beating you into a sidewalk and you have to defend yourself?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      The right to have your case exploited by leftists. Everyone apparently has that right.

  • lesterwink23

    If there’s one man in this country who is a bigger disgrace to his office than our president, it’s Eric Holder. His incompetence is surpassed only by his cowardice.

    • Jay Stevens

      And we can blame some of the Republican senators for helping confirm him:

      Alexander (R-TN), Bennett (R-UT), Bond (R-MO), Chambliss (R-Ga),
      Collins (R-ME), Corker (R-TN), Graham (R-SC), Grassley (R-IA)
      Gregg (R-NH), Hatch (R-UT), Isakson (R-GA), Kyl (R-AZ), Lugar (R-IN)
      McCain (R-AZ), Murkowski (R-AK), Sessions (R-AL), Snowe (R-ME),
      Specter (R-PA), Voinovich (R-OH)

    • Jay Stevens

      And we can blame some of the Republican senators for helping confirm him:

      Alexander (R-TN), Bennett (R-UT), Bond (R-MO), Chambliss (R-Ga),
      Collins (R-ME), Corker (R-TN), Graham (R-SC), Grassley (R-IA)
      Gregg (R-NH), Hatch (R-UT), Isakson (R-GA), Kyl (R-AZ), Lugar (R-IN)
      McCain (R-AZ), Murkowski (R-AK), Sessions (R-AL), Snowe (R-ME),
      Specter (R-PA), Voinovich (R-OH)

  • mike_in_kosovo

    Is DOJ going to do a civil rights investigation of the white baby that was killed by a black teen, or the white man that was beaten by 4 black teens and left unconscious in the road to be killed by a passing driver?

    More hypocrisy from the Department of “Just-us”

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Mike, they’ll get on that right after they look into the murder of US Border Patrol Agent, Brian Terry. Oh, I forgot. He was a cracker and DOJ supplied the gun.

      Never mind.

    • SpinMeNot

      Well, there is a glitch in the scheme — the FBI report indicates, after three weeks of interviews and digging, prior to the trial, that race was not a factor.

      IMHO, what we are going to see here is a Citizens vs. the State Of Florida that ends up at the SCOTUS, wherein they attempt to argue that SYG laws are a civil rights violation because they disproportionately negatively impact minority teens. Much like the fact the US Prison system is disproportionately populated by minorities; which we are expected to believe is a result of profiling and unfair sentencing practices.

      They know they can’t do anything about gun control with a head on fight, and they promised it wasn’t over yet. As a famous guy once said … it ain’t over till its over.

      • mike_in_kosovo

        Very good point about the FBI report…I’d forgotten about that.

  • Stephen L. Hall

    Technically, double jeopardy does not apply because it would be a “different” crime. Although, some jurisdictions might consider that the rule applies to all crimes arising out of the same events. That is still unsettled law. That’s how they got involved in the Rodney King case.

    • CJ

      Martin’s family could do a civil case….kind of hard to make this a civil rights case but that hasnt stopped the DOJ with the incompetent Holder running the show.

      • Stephen L. Hall

        That is a different question as a civil suit is significantly different than a criminal suit. Personally, I do not believe that there is enough evidence to support a wrongful death suit.

    • Jay Stevens

      And how OJ lost his civil suit.

    • Jay Stevens

      And how OJ lost his civil suit.

  • Peyton

    I imagine this could be a blockbuster Supreme Court case that ends de facto double jeopardy and would be a huge loss for the Government

    • Jay Stevens

      That is why I do not see DoJ pushing things that far. But I could be wrong. We are, after all, talking about lawyers.

    • Jay Stevens

      That is why I do not see DoJ pushing things that far. But I could be wrong. We are, after all, talking about lawyers.

  • chewydog

    I’ll take Holder and DOJ seriously when the come clean on Fast and Furious. Note: I didn’t say I would hold my breath.

  • Steve_J

    Obama and Holder must really envy the Soviet show trials of the 30’s.

  • TDS

    So let me get this straight:

    If a bunch of crime has been happening in your neighborhood, and the only people that have been seen actually committing those crimes or have been found with items that have been stolen during some of those crimes just happen to be young black males, it is apparently now a crime to be suspicious of a young black male (one that you don’t recognize) who is walking around, checking out the houses in your neighborhood, and acting like he’s high.

    Good to know.

    I guess we should all follow the TSA guidelines and only be suspicious of little old ladies, children in wheelchairs, and members of the armed forces that happen to be in uniform. So long as they aren’t also black, of course.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      It sounds like you need a refresher course in totalitarian political correctness.

      • TDS

        Sad thing aout political correctness…
        Even if we went “full retard” about being “PC” (you should NEVER go “full retard” – and yes, I understand that saying THAT is also not “PC”… whatever… shut up!) and we did what those genius Liberals in NY have been trying to push for, where the only descriptive you should be able to use to describe a crime suspect is what kind of clothing they were wearing, Martin STILL would have been viewed as suspicious, since I am fairly sure that most of the folks involved in the previous crimes I talked about were ALSO wearing hoodies…
        Just sayin’…

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  • ray

    This is what happens when you elect a race pimp to president. As long as dems can get enough white lefties and fairies they know their solid brown blocs will give them the edge in elections. Food stamps and welfare provide the juice to breed more and more brown voters. Obama will do what he needs to do to keep the browns in line voting. An absolute vile traitor with a bossy hypocrite fat cow wife. A worthless and disgusting piece of human trash propped to power by hordes of intellectual and economic failures.

  • http://ikokujin.blogspot.com/ Photios

    It is so easy to predict the future. Especially with a DoJ that is an extension of the Democratic Party and is as political as the Party itself. They will;

    1. Discover a civil rights case.
    2. File a civil rights case against Mr. Zimmerman
    3. Mr. Zimmerman will be taken to Court again and…
    4. Be convicted of a civil rights violation and send to prison.

    They will ensure that the proper judge is assigned and the jury will be properly fixed this time.

    Our Government is corrupt right from the top.

    • waterytart

      Isn’t that the most likely scenario? I love the USA, but if I were George Zimmerman (and family), I’d be heading out for the nearest country with no extradition treaty before these idiots get a second bite at the apple.

      • Adela Wagner

        Exactly what hubs and I were saying earlier. He is of Peruvian decent, was wondering if they extradite. I would donate to help him leave. Makes me sick he is being railroaded, by our own government no less. Obama weighed in, and is now embarrassed it didn’t work at the trial that never should have happened in the first place.

        Police KNEW there was no evidence and yet District Attny FORCED to press charges by city coucil after a call from DOJ.

        Didn’t work so now Obama’s boy Eric gonna wrap it up with a pretty bow for his master. Dear God, why oh why can’t we have an Administration that just puts our country first and keeps their noses out of state and local business?

    • SpinMeNot

      See a post above — the FBI has revealed their investigation shows/showed no indication of racism with regard Zimmerman. This avenue isn’t going to pay off. Now, on the other hand, as I said above — a lawsuit filed by the Master[Race]Baiter Jackson and Sharpton against the State of Florida, with regard to SYG … well, that is another thing entirely.

      Remember you heard it from the crazy old fart first …

      • Jay Stevens

        As inhabitants of another state, I don’t think they would have standing. OTOH, they could get a FL inhabitant as a front man.

  • detroit19

    Thinking the DOJ should keep it’s trap shut considering that there are documents proving that they facilitated anti-Zimmerman protests with taxpayer dollars. Bunch of crooks!

    • Jay Stevens

      Discovery sure would be fun, wouldn’t it?

  • waterytart

    Where in the Holy Hubs of Hopped up Hell is Rick Scott in all of this? At the very least I’d expect a “back off, take a breath, and let my state heal before you stick your biased noses in” type of statement.

  • The Penguin

    It’s Justice only if it goes the Left’s way.

  • TocksNedlog

    Result of investigation: The prosecutors sucked!

    • objectivefactsmatter

      The evidence against Zimmerman sucked.

      • PhxRising

        …and by extension, the prosecutors sucked. They never should have charged the case. Florida’s AG is an unethical piece of trash.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      The evidence against Zimmerman sucked.

    • Jay Stevens

      … golf balls through a garden hose.

  • rinodino

    Let me guess you use to be a southern democrat, until they started doing too much for those disgusting creatures right?

  • Tim jones

    Drag this baligerant piece of garbage out of my capital! NOW!

    These unamerican black panther sycophantic fear mongering bully radical crooks need to be removed from their positions and held accountable for their crimes!

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    The Department of Agenda Administration never rests, even on a Sunday.

  • Victoria Richardson

    If the DOJ steps in, Congress must step in and stop it. That’s not what we do in this country. I would call Eric Holder to testify and take action on the DOJ if they dare file civil charges or suit against George Zimmerman. Thank god there are people like Michelle Malkin, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and the smart people that comment on this website that stand up for George Zimmerman and know the truth of Justice. If they dare bring lawsuits, I will save money and donate to any fund that helps George Zimmerman in anyway. I didn’t have much dog in the fight, now I do, because any of us could be George Zimmerman who was only defending himself from being killed and the Jury spoke. The media and others want to witch hunt. I would have accepted a verdict if George Zimmerman was convicted, I would have disagreed with it, but accepted it. I don’t accept witch hunts. George Zimmerman has alot of support out there and proof is on this website. Bless you all for standing up and speaking out against the witch hunt Zimmerman haters.

  • Marvin Nelson

    What the hell has happened to the rule of law in this country? How can DOJ “investigate” a case in which a verdict has already been rendered? Besides, who are they to be investigating anyone? They are all a bunch of Obammy butt kissing criminals themselves.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      It’s obvious that they’re implying institutional racism on top of the alleged racism on the part of Zimmerman.

      That’s how they see everything. Facts are very flexible to leftists.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      It’s obvious that they’re implying institutional racism on top of the alleged racism on the part of Zimmerman.

      That’s how they see everything. Facts are very flexible to leftists.

  • stevearizona

    Would they be reviewing the case if he was found guilty????????????????? I think not

  • Garrett Gripling

    And to think George Zimmerman is/was(?) an Obama supporter.

  • stevearizona

    Is the justice department only for investigating crimes against blacks

    • Dean Weingarten

      Yes. That is essentially what Eric Holder said about voter intimidation… Oh, it is also the help elect and re-elect Democrats…

  • stevearizona

    This is pure politics and it is ridiculous

  • stevearizona

    How utterly ridiculous and over the top. These radicals are determined to get a race war going

  • Dee Brayne

    Maybe Obama will sign an Executive Order declaring George Zimmerman guilty

    • Jay Stevens

      or “deem” him guilty.

  • dogwonder

    I can picture the trial, the DOJ: Your honor I call my first witness, DOJ Agent race baiter please tell me what you heard when you organized and facilitated a rally against Zimmerman? Why I saw all these people telling me he’s a white Hispanic racist, see your honor the persecution rest your honor. Circular logic compounded by a corrupt injustice system run by a man who helped allegedly helped a Fast and Furious coverup.

  • Jeremy

    This what you get when Obama and his buddy Holder turn the DOJ into the DOSJ.

  • TJ

    Would really like to see what “new” evidence they have that when placed in front of a jury that will give a different result. All the state evidence was not good enough for murder but somehow it will be good enough on some civil rights violation.

  • stellatruman

    Iw onder if the DOJ will give equal time to the Autumn Pasquale case from Clayton NJ. Autumn was killed and thrown in a dumpster by two black teen brothers because they wanted her bike. I would like to hear the outrage from Michael Moore, Matthew Modine, Mia Farrow, Chris Rock, Toni Braxton, etc over this innocent girl being killed for no reason…but oh yeah, racism or something

    • Bathing Suit Area

      We’re the boys acquitted, claiming self defence? Otherwise it doesn’t really compare.

      • Stephen L. Hall

        True, comparing the guilty to an innocent is not reasonable. But I think stella’s point is more aimed at the media’s treatment of black and white crime. Again, I think her analogy fails because they were both cases of black on white crimes.

      • stellatruman

        It is true that the cases of the crime committed are not comparible, but i meant to point out the hypocrisy in the media when it comes to the race baiting
        No one likes to see teens killed , bit the bias of the MSM only adds to the tensions while the ignore the heinous acts committed against whites by misguided black youths

        • Jay Stevens

          “Misguided”? My, we are tactful today. I would have used a word like “thuggish”.

      • stellatruman

        It is true that the cases of the crime committed are not comparible, but i meant to point out the hypocrisy in the media when it comes to the race baiting
        No one likes to see teens killed , bit the bias of the MSM only adds to the tensions while the ignore the heinous acts committed against whites by misguided black youths

      • http://profiles.google.com/sanddog Ms Anonymous

        I’m pretty sure the 12 year old Autumn wasn’t beating the hell out of the teenage brothers and bashing their heads into concrete before they murdered her and stole her bike.

        • Jay Stevens

          Are you sure? After all, facts are pretty flexible nowadays.

        • Jay Stevens

          Are you sure? After all, facts are pretty flexible nowadays.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Repeat process until Left gets results acceptable to them.

  • tops116

    Meanwhile, James Rosen’s inquiries about why he was named a criminal co-conspirator (by a DOJ warrant with Holder’s signature, no less) continue to go unanswered. No real progress on the whole FBI mess, either. Go figure.

  • tjp77

    If Holder pursues additional charges against Zimmerman, Holder should meet the same end as Tryavon.

    • Jay Stevens

      I despise Holder nearly as much as I do Obama, but you are going too far here.

      • tjp77

        Sorry, but no. Wars have been fought for far less than what Obama and Holder are doing to this country.

        • Jay Stevens

          Yes, they have. And I agree with your reasoning.

  • Canadian in USA

    I’m sure it will be an impartial investigation based on facts. (/sarc)

  • 277Volt

    Didn’t the FBI already do a thorough investigation prior to the trial?

    • Jay Stevens

      Yes, they did.

      • 277Volt

        So then we’re looking at a redundant suit showing how the administration will happily throw the FBI and their work under the bus to win a popularity contest with the scum and idiots that can’t accept the judicial system.

        • Jay Stevens

          Yes, we are.

          This almost makes me wish that Zimmerman had pled to something like 2nd degree jaywalking just so Angela Corey could say, “See, we convicted the raacist of something.”

    • mapache

      But this is like “double secret probation.”

  • Jake Midkiff

    Gotta love the hypocrisy… If Zimmerman had used a weapon linked to Fast And Furious to kill Trayvon, Holder couldn’t get far enough away from the entire ordeal, and it would promptly be swept under the DOJ’s rug.

    • TDS

      Guess I’m going to Mexico for my next gun purchase…

  • Barb Davis

    What ever happened to Double Jeopardy? I thought you could not be tried again for the same crime, or does this not apply to this? People need to learn to accept the verdict, learn to forgive, stop being so bitter and spiteful and move on. Enough is enough already!!

    • Jay Stevens

      A civil rights trial would not be double jeopardy – different charges. And, hey, it worked for OJ.

      • John Rebori

        What civil rights charges did OJ face?

        • Jay Stevens

          Sorry. Sloppy terminology. Post corrected.

          • John Rebori

            And since this thread is a discussion of the civil rights trial that the DOJ is considering what does it matter that OJ faced a civil trial?

  • neoface

    Holder is a joke and should be in jail!!!!

  • mapache

    Of course they will report on this review after the reviews provided to the public about Fast and Furious and Benghazi, why the Chicago PD allows black on black genocide, Harry Reids land deals, the Black Panthers and voter intimidation.

  • R.C.

    The FBI released their report on Thursday, I believe, and the 300 page conclusion was: no less than 35 friends, family, acquaintances and co-workers of Zimmerman were interviewed and no, none, zero, trace of racial bias, hatred pr animus was found against the guy.

    • TDS

      But since facts don’t matter, they will probably STILL move forward…

  • jwmiller

    Ah yes, #DOJ. Same crowd who investigates itself.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    Considering that FBI already cleared Zimmerman and there are plenty of witnesses to testify that they were being coerced to give coached testimony. I kind of doubt it.

    But it would be great because Zimmerman’s lawyers want to open everything up to the depositions and discovery of George Zimmerman’s civil rights being trampled.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/fbi-investigation-clears-zimmerman-of-prejudice

  • Karl Winrich

    If the DoJ intervenes and brings civil rights charges against a man found not guilty by a jury of his peers there probably WILL be riots in the streets. Maybe that’s exactly what our regime and the DHS wants, an excuse to move forward with a police state.

  • HallsyHall

    My suggestion is for all black young adults (men and women) at the age of 18 go get their gun permits and concealed weapon permits. They should join the NRA or the Black NRA and proudly display their permits on FB, twitter, Youtube and other social media sites. Then go to the store and get your tea and skittles. They should not arm themselves with the sidewalk but with a sidearm.

  • angeleyez

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    Didn’t the prosecution state during the trial that this was not about race ?
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    The answer is yes.
    .

  • Stephen L. Hall

    I agree, double jeopardy ought to apply to the events involved not to the statutes used.

  • PhxRising

    Stephen, whether the crime is “different” or the facts arise from the same event has no bearing on the analysis. Double jeopardy does not apply here b/c the federal gov’t is considered a separate sovereign. A defendant can be charged by a state and by the feds with the same crime.

  • Stephen L. Hall

    That is the current interpretation, however, there is a debate in legal circles whether or not that is the correct interpretation. You know lawyers.