Justice Department solicits tips from public in ‘aggressive’ investigation of George Zimmerman

Tom Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department, promised in a conference call this afternoon that the DOJ “would very aggressively investigate” a possible federal case against George Zimmerman, who Saturday was found not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Part of that investigation includes the setting up of a special email address to collect tips from the public, nationwide.

The FBI was on the call as well, despite the fact that the FBI’s investigation of Zimmerman in 2012 turned up no evidence whatsoever that Zimmerman was a racist. That investigation comprised interviews with dozens of Zimmerman’s friends, neighbors and co-workers.

  • itsatax

    This is sick. They have identified who they want to “get”, but they don’t have a crime, so they are trawling the public for anything they can get? Banana Republic stuff.

    • Reagan_Smash

      I think I am related to someone who knows someone who may have seen Zimmerman try to use an expired coupon. The DOJ should definitely look into that…..

      • Granny Gertrude’s Goiter Glue

        It was most likely a Hispanic – oops, er, I mean “White Hispanic” – but they all look alike don’t they? I’m sure Holder and his goons will let us testify to seeing him swat a black fly or something.

    • trixiewoobeans

      Anything to keep the focus off Benghazi! Oh, and help Democrats’ 2014 election chances!

  • The Penguin

    Wow! Didn’t an angry little man with a weird mustache use this trick in Germany…I think it was about 70 years or so ago?

    • Ken Alan Draper

      angry little man with a weird mustache, that’s a pretty good description of eric holder. LOL!

    • Bathing Suit Area

      Use what trick, an informant email address? Probably not.

      • The Penguin

        Right, that was the point. One trick pony aintcha?

        • ForTheRepublic

          You gotta be patient, Penguin. Mr. BSA here is bit slower than the rest of us, and requires special care and attention so that he can try to formulate a response that sounds somewhat coherent.

          I’d say give him a week, or so.

          • The Penguin

            I had a BSA 250 motorcycle when I was a kid…It was a piece of sh*t too.

  • Texan357

    Wow. Double jeopardy. “Witch hunt” indeed. I guess they need to appease the mobs somehow. This is infuriating.

    • CatHerder

      This is not about appeasement, it’s about driving the wedges deeper. I refuse to play the game, I AM AMERICAN and will be to the day I die!

    • trixiewoobeans

      “Appease the mobs” they deliberately, and with malice aforethought, stirred up!

    • http://politicalknow.blogspot.com/ SheerPolitics

      Let’s give them what they want. I like that idea someone tweeted above of sending in stories of actual murdered children instead of continuing to harass this man who’s been found not guilty.

    • Oremi Kwabena Bwire

      It’s not double jeopardy. You apparently don’t understand the constitution.

      • Jeff Coil

        Maybe YOU should try reading the Constitution.

  • John LaRosa

    In a related story, earlier today, Eric Holder set up an email tip line on Eric Holder. Unfortunately, he emailed the new information from his Gmail account straight to his Yahoo account. Tomorrow, he will cite the lack of new leads as exculpatory evidence and close the case. #winning

  • Guest

    Wish the DOJ would have left Sanford out of this witch hunt.

    If they want bogus tips after already investigating this matter they should direct the information to the DOJ.

    They have more time on their hands.

  • Palin ECoalition

    This is totally outrageous behavior on Holder’s part! He should be calling for peace and acceptance of the rule of law instead of fueling more violence! Congress needs to act NOW!

  • Canadian in USA

    This is an extension of the “Limbaugh Theorem”…Eric Holder basically campaigning here. He needs to prove he’s “fighting for the masses” by pretending to listen to them, thereby showing he’s supposedly “on their side” and “tries to fight injustice” when he knows damn well there’s nothing he can do.

    • Texan357

      I think this is mob appeasement stuff for the types who see “justice” as “Whitey is always guilty.”

      • Canadian in USA

        True, but I think Holder is trying to make it look like he’s *trying* to do something when there’s nothing he can do. It’ll fit into the whole “Democrats fight for the little guy” meme.

        • ObamaFail

          Basically, “Say you’ll do it, then don’t do it, but the morons who support you will credit you for it anyway.” which has worked for Obama his entire time in office.

  • Peyton

    They want examples of Racism. Of black kids getting killed? Time to report Sharpton, Jackson, and all the other racist lefties who spouted off hate after the verdict. And be sure to forward every news article of gang shootings. Make them have to sort through it all to find any “Tips”

  • lesterwink23

    Whatever happened to “snitches get stitches”?

    • ObamaFail

      That only applies when you are giving tips to catch real criminals.

  • ObamaFail

    If Holder put this much effort into doing his actual job, he might not be seen as the joke we all see him as.

    • Jay Stevens

      Here are the 19 senators that you can blame for Holder’s confirmation:

      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).

      • Calvin

        Fortunately a few of them were primaried and/or saw the writing on the wall and retired.

  • The Penguin

    Soliciting the public for info to help bring criminal charges against a man already found not guilty of committing a crime. The US Gov’t is actually doing this.

    • Texan357

      Welcome to the Twilight Zone.

      “I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.” – Prof. Hubert Farnsworth

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Well they have to do something when they aren’t eavesdropping on us and persecuting groups with differing political philosophies.

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  • LinTaylor

    Left’s opinion of the Zimmerman verdict, which had two victims (Martin’s life, and Zim’s personal life) = “I WILL NEVER ACCEPT THIS!”

    Left’s opinion of Obamacare, which screws over the entire country = “It’s the law, shut up and get over it.”

    • Damien Johnson

      should be on liberallogic101

    • Bathing Suit Area

      Last I checked, Obamacare wasn’t going around shooting kids…

      • LinTaylor

        No, but it’s certainly straddling Americans’ chests and pounding their heads into the pavement.

      • Guest

        No, but it sure is going to kill a lot of them. But then again, you don’t care about dead “kids” at all, do you?

        • Bathing Suit Area

          LOL that you believe that.

  • SJ’s Dad

    How about a conservative “Hashtag-esque” hijacking of the DOJ account:
    Flood it with tips about Fast-N-Furious, the IRS & Benghazi?!?!?!

    • ObamaFail

      Tip: To find the man responsible for Benghazi cover up, look at your boss, Mr. Holder.

    • AaronHarrisinAlaska

      This. This so hard.

    • GaryTheBrave


  • ObamaFail

    Trayvon Martin’s racist friend who was the “star witness” for the prosecution was on Piers Morgan, and apparently let slip that Trayvon basically thought Zimmerman could have been a gay rapist. Making his attack on Zimmerman a possible hate crime against gay people.


  • Damien Johnson

    This has officially gone way too far. Even if Zimmerman IS a racist or whatever, the fact is the evidence just isn’t there!

    • The Penguin

      The only evidence of racism is when somebody called someone a “creepy ass cracker.”

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

        Creepy Ass Crackers now with more “Hispanic” flavor.

        • The Penguin

          I’m pissed over this sh*t. But I still had to laugh at this…going back to being pissed now.

      • Damien Johnson

        can’t argue with that.

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

    Persecuting a private citizen that was found not guilty by a jury of his peers.

    I can see Noviembre 2014 from my casa :)

    • ObamaFail

      I wonder if the DOJ will look at the Casey Anthony case and find a way to re-charge her for killing her kid. That case was a true injustice where justice wasn’t served.

      • BlahBlah

        This is exactly what I was telling my kid yesterday.

      • The Penguin

        DOJ has no horse in that race. She’s white, child was white.

        • ObamaFail

          True. They can’t stir up racial hatred, so it’s not something they’re interested in.

  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    We gon’ hijack this?

    • BlahBlah

      Hell yeah, see my comment.

  • The Penguin

    Why isn’t the DOJ going after NBC for those doctored 911 recordings? Or all of those Trayvon “supporters” who made death threats on twitter and face book? Or, WTF ALREADY!!!! WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON IN THIS F*CKING COUNTRY!!!!

    • MNWoman

      I absolutely agree. This kind of thing is truly terrifying.

      Alan Dershowitz has suggested that there be an investigation into the violation of George Zimmerman’s civil liberties. Of course, the mainstream media won’t report that.

  • BlahBlah

    Trolling time! Well that’s all the time for me anyway but this is a special occasion trolling. Flood them with nonsense. “Once I saw George get out of his car, right foot first. This is evidence that he is a Republican and therefore a racist”. Or – “In May 2009 I saw George avoid the watermelon section in Target. AND WE ALL KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS”.

    Now all joking aside, this is so sick and so twisted I can’t believe I’m in the United States of America. Hate crimes are committed every day by people of every color and here’s this man who’s been singled out like no one has ever been singled out before. I’d be tempted, sorely tempted to get any kinda money settlement from NBC, turn in my US passport and leave to never come back. Clearly he has no rights and is being treated worse than any CONVICTED criminal in this country.

    Holder is the one who needs to spend the rest of his life in prison.

    • camaro10

      Could not have said it better.

  • fireandreamitchell

    Eric Holder begins digging for ‘tips.’

    • Diane Stephan

      LMAO! Classic.

  • Steve_J

    Next week Holder wii annonunce a name change. The Department of Justice will be renamed The United States CHEKA.

    • Bui van vat


  • conservative2012

    I cannot believe the rioters and their sympathizers can’t see that they are being herded like sheep by the media, Hollywood libs, and the government. Nobody should be that gullible.

  • http://www.amazon.com/Devon-Dibley-His-Golden-Key/dp/1484181557/ M F Scotto

    Even the Left has got to be upset at this fascist move.

    • Zanshi

      You overestimate their intelligence levels… By a lot.

    • Bui van vat

      No, seriously.

  • David

    Sickness rampant at the DoJ.

  • URGR82

    In an “unrelated” case the DOJ has set up a hotline and special website to investigate all whiteys and creepy a$$ crackers

  • AJCortez

    When did afrikkkan-Americans start running the klan?

    • Jay Stevens


  • Melanie

    Flood the inbox with news paper reports of whites murdered or raped by blacks, since government’s own statistics show that in interracial crime, blacks attack whites many times more than whites attack blacks. Especially rape-there are app 100 rapes by blacks of whites per day, whereas the number of whites raping blacks is so low that it’s statistically 0%. Just in the last few months, elderly women (80 and above) were raped by a black perpetrator, and one of them was murdered.

    But the only “rapes” that got the media’s panties wet were ones that never happened-Tawana Brawley, the Duke lacrosse case-in both cases, a black woman falsely accused white men.

    If there’s anyone “preying” on another race, it’s blacks preying on whites. Knock Out King, Polar Bear Hunting… there are no white equivalents of these “games”.

  • CatHerder

    Jesus wept.

    • SophieRo3

      Stalin leapt for joy.

  • SophieRo3

    That is so unAmerican that it defies description. Basically, they are looking for anything in his life to use against him.

    Guys, you’d better never get in an accident with a woman because, if you’ve ever used the word ‘bytch’ in your life, you might be looking at a Federal hate crimes prosecution.

  • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

    Then they better investigate Eric Holder…

  • Clint Stanley

    Classic “Witch Hunt”… DOJ doesn’t have any evidence so they need us to make some up for them.

    • Guest

      Maybe we can get the Obama Youth Choir to sing at the trial…

    • MNWoman

      Exactly. This is truly terrifying. I wrote this on another thread, but tip lines are used to help police solve crimes where there is actual evidence that a crime took place, not because, well, we don’t really know if a crime was committed, but just in case, we will set up a tip line/email account. This is especially absurd since the FBI already conducted an investigation.

      The way this whole thing is playing out makes it difficult to stop it. I would guess most people in America are not fully informed of the facts of this case, but through the media would think that this case was about racism, not self defense. If people start protesting against the continued attacks on Zimmerman’s civil liberties or hold counter-protests against what Sharpton is organizing, the media will make it seem like we are all racists and the people who are not fully informed will have no reason to think otherwise. You know the mainstream media will not do anything to help correct the massive misinformation out there.

  • DeadlockVictim

    Tempted to send in “Zimmerman kidnapped the Lindbergh baby”/”Zimmerman blew up the Hindenburg” type tips.

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

    I made this comment in a string a couple of days ago. Watch over the next couple of weeks as it comes true;

    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.

  • Stephen L. Hall

    Didn’t the Nazis have the Hitler Youth to inform on people for their show trials? Eric Holder has the “Civil Rights” Youth.

    • TDS

      Maybe we can have the Obama Youth Choir sing at the trial…

  • KansasGirl

    Hey Holder, in the “infamous words of dear leader”, you lost, Zimmerman won.
    Let’s not forget Hillary’s profound words, “at this point, what difference does it make”?
    I’m lovin’ the melt-down of this administration.

  • TDS

    My tip will be that he weighs as much as a duck.

    If they want a witch hunt, let’s do it the RIGHT way!

    • blockthiscnn

      He turned me in to a Newt!

      • Corey Dennison

        Did you get better? =)

  • syvyn11

    My tip was that Zimmerman rips off the tags on the mattress that says “do not remove by federal law”.

    • TDS

      You will get a response asking if the mattress was black…

  • Diane Stephan

    I saw George Zimmerman eating a Wonder Bread sandwich, he’s clearly racist.

  • W Randall

    I must have missed the DOJ email addresses for people with information about the IRS scandal, Fast & Furious, Voter Fraud, Benghazi, AP, Rosen, Holder Perjury, The New Black Panthers, Solyndra, Pigford, etc, etc, etc…

  • Jd1367

    So, if we send a tip saying Zimmerman was involved in Benghazi, do you think they’ll launch an aggressive investigation?

  • Standforyourbeliefs

    Just a Cdn opinion but this isn’t funny… I never thought I would live to see the day when the once great USA (govt ) was encouraging …. Inciting… Information on an American citizen for no reason ( that I can see) other than to appease the masses. This has turned from a sad situation to a very scary one ( just 1 Cdn opinion)

  • Bui van vat

    It is our patriotic duty to send tips to this snitchline. I have sent several. I think I have information on a high DoJ official who sold guns to Mexican drug cartels, and Erich Honecker Holder is just the man to track him down!

  • Ron Morisseau

    Obama and Holder are shit stirrers “one who manipulates events to cause trouble for other people for their own amusement”

  • alanstorm

    Flood their inbox.

  • Mike

    This is a witch hunt, no question, however a bit put off by the “Snitch” graphic. Is twitchy adopting the “NO Snitching” mentality of the gang bangers? I agree it is reprehensible what Holder is doing, but I am confident they will find nothing credible to allow charges to be brought.

    • Jay Stevens

      They do not need credibility.

  • j95lee

    According to many polls African Americans (not an outright majority, if I’m not mistaken) support drone strikes without warrant and NSA surveillance, despite the fact that the FBI has a history of bugging phones of civil rights leaders like MLK.

    Christopher Dorner murdered non white victims, and George Zimmerman is Latino. Most blacks are killed by blacks already, and it’s only a matter of time many people who defend themselves against black violence will be increasingly non white.

    • Jay Stevens

      There you go again – using logic.

  • tops116

    I heard a group already did an extensive report on Zimmerman’s supposed civil rights abuses. Holder should start from there. I think the group is called the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    Oh wait…

  • Zefal

    Here are my tipoffs from Twitter.

    #ZimmermanTipLine hillary clinton: What difference does it make? bill can just get another negro 2 get his coffee 4 him

    #ZimmermanTip susan rice: Youtube video made him do it

    #ZimmermanTipLine Sold whole mess of assault weapons to self-identified Mexican drug cartels

    #ZimmermanTipLine Could’ve thwarted Benghazi attack with same gun he used on Trayvon, went to bed instead

    Tips From Zimmerman:

    #ZimmermanTipLine It’s advantageous to carry handgun in case you’re attacked by thug

    #ZimmermanTipLine Armed Predator drones are the future of Neighborhood Watch programs #NoControllingLegalAuthority

    #ZimmermanTipLine Use finely hand-rolled cigar 2 stimulate Rachel Jeantel’s luscious nostrils. Oops! #BillClintonTipLine

  • Love of Country

    I have a tip – stop wasting taxpayer $ on a clearly bipartisan witch hunt.

    • Jay Stevens

      Bipartisan? More like unipartisan.

  • Karl Winrich

    I would suggest that everybody whom believes this to be nothing more than a witch hunt and a violation on GZ’s civil liberties send an email to the aforementioned email address and let them know just how much of a travesty of justice their actions really are. Here’s my message verbatim to the DoJ using their own email:

    I have a tip for you all concerning this case: drop it.

    much as I disagree with Pres. Obama he did make a point a few days ago
    when he spoke “…we need to observe the rule of law, and the jury has
    spoken…” A jury of his peers found George Zimmerman not guilty of
    second degree murder and not guilty of manslaughter. In fact the jury
    found the defense’s story about George Zimmerman defending himself from
    an attacking Trayvon Marton to be more credible than the prosecutions
    story. So in hence George Zimmerman was found to be defending his own
    life, an action which clearly falls within his God given rights of LIfe,
    Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

    By that same decree
    since Mr. Zimmerman was found to be not guilty of committing any
    criminal actions against Mr. Martin and was in fact defending himself
    against an aggressor he was empowered to use any means necessary to
    defend himself, up to and including the use of deadly force as per FL
    statutes. This then would make Mr. Martin the aggressor, and as such he
    was the person whom made the decision to assault Mr. Zimmerman. If
    there was any breach of civil liberties by this action it was by Mr.
    Martin, and not Mr. Zimmerman. Mr. Martin, by his aggressive actions,
    was required to take full responsibility for his own actions.

    federal civil charges are brought against Mr. Zimmerman it will be a
    clear violation of his civil liberties, and a violation of the right of
    due process. It will also set a dangerous legal precedent where an
    individual can be tried in federal court for defending his own life
    and/or the lives of others. This sets up a hypothetical scenario in
    which law enforcement officers could be brought before a federal judge
    for shooting a person caught performing criminal activities even if the
    use of force was warranted by the immediate situation, if the federal
    government decides to do so. It’s too easy to see the damage that could
    occur to our system of justice if such an egregious precedent is
    allowed to be set in a court of law.

    In pursuing federal
    charges of a violation of civil rights against Mr. Zimmerman would be
    tantamount to the Salem Witch Trials; charges that are being sought only
    because influential media personnel had already passed a guilty verdict
    many months before the case even went before the jury. It’s nothing
    more than vengeful spite that they are now continuing their personal
    assault on a man found not guilty by jury trial.

  • Bruce

    I have viable proof that George Zimmerman was a co-signer of the first KKK charter, along with Nathan Bedford Forrest, back in 1865. I also have a picture of him launching spit wads from a crazy straw at Abraham Lincoln as he gave the Gettysburg Address in 1863. More recently, he was the neighborhood watchman for the Reichstag in 1933 (he is suspected of starting the fire with a tin of sterno left over from a pu-pu platter). Oh, and let’s not forget the shot of him in the Nazi-propaganda film “Triumph of the Will,” where Zimmerman can be seen in pigtails and making a daisy chain for Hitler, in 1935.

  • Viola Martini

    Why is it so hard to come out and say, “the jury has spoken, it was the jurors that followed the facts of the case closely, much closer than the rest of us, so you all go home and deal with the verdict”? This administration is beyond incompetent. They thrive on structural divisions: male vs. female, black vs. nonblack, poor vs. rich, instead of focusing on right vs. wrong.

  • Calvin

    Send them information about Fast and Furious and other scandals of the Obamanation and ask them why those are not being pursued. Ask why Martin’s estate isn’t being sued for him violating Zimmerman’s civil rights.

  • dogwonder

    It sickens me watching Obama turn every arm of the public service into his personal demorat soldiers, the DOJ is acting like some kind of rent a mob thug and it’s sunk to the level of Stalin via a snitch line. Zimmerman is Obama’s test case via Demorat Party versus an enemy of the communist state Zimmerman.

  • Markward

    Lets see, we have the SturmAbelitlung in the form of the Rioting thugs in Oakland, and now we have the Gestapo looking into Zimmerman’s past to see if he is more then a quarter Jewish, er, I mean Racist.

  • Sam701

    I wish they’d leave a tip line for how much of a bigot Lois Lerner is.

  • Slugglife

    Man Lil’ kim is going to be pissed. what happened to the “dont snitch” campaign?

  • Don Truscott

    Eric Holder has to go …..hey hey ho ho eric holders got to go. (In my trayvon protest voice)

  • Suzyqpie

    I hope that in the past GZ never ripped the tags off of a pillow or mattress. And if he has, I hope there were no witnesses. Scary stuff when the force & power of the Feds has one person in the cross-hairs.

  • Jim Denney

    I heard that Harry Reid heard that the gun Zimmerman used was originally purchased from Eric Holder via Fast & Furious. Can the FBI spare manpower from the Benghazi & IRS investigations to look into this?

  • camaro10

    Why isn’t the DOJ investigating the case of Demarquise Elkins,Dominique Lang,and Brunswick Georgia county commissioner James Brooks in the case of two black youths that shot a 13 month old baby in the face while being walked down the street in a stroller being pushed by his mother?Where is ERIC Holder,Sharpton,Jackson,and the NAACP on that case?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Right Wired

    DOJ – Department of Jackasses

  • I M Free

    Holder forgot that he doesn’t have to set that up. Just ask Snowden

  • wowww

    If they had put as much energy into the whole Benghazi investigation than this, then maybe I’d have an ounce of respect for them! Wonder how much taxpayers $$ is going into this circus?

  • danapointdaddy

    I am officially afraid of my govt now, and considering renouncing my citizenship. I do not wish to provide any money to this corrupt racist administration, it is beyond reproach now.

  • Joe Harris

    Don’t know much about Zimmerman but I am going to report eric holder, jesse jackson and al sharpton.

  • https://sites.google.com/site/2inimeg/home Dov Ivry

    Now that we are back in the 30s in Germany where everyone is described precisely by race, in the government of the white African-African are witch-hunts permitted only of white Hispanics or will they able to do it to other Hispanics as well. I suppose those with native Indian antecedents could claim treaty immunity. When they finish persecuting the white Hispanics who is next?


  • Thomas Liss

    After careful thought, I belive Travon Martin had the same opportunity and responsibitly to flee or retreat as did Zimmerman. Travon made his decision to take action into his own hands as did Zimmerman. It always a sad thing when there is a loss of life, plz be sure to get this to Zimmerman’s defense, and Travon’s supporters. I am sure they have thought about this already, but if not it may give cause to point the finger at Travon.

  • Michael M

    hmm..where is their “tip” email address for Fast & Furious”?

  • Darnell Ellis

    the DOJ needs to stop the bull crap the man was tried in a open court and won. let it alone go after the flash mobs of blacks attacking innocent people on the streets, THOSE ARE HATE CRIMES!!!

  • Professor Value

    This is crazy. Welcome to our Obamanation

  • $49458487

    Okay, So let’s see HOW IGNORANT THOSE OF THE Afro Am Communnity ARE WHO ARE WILLING TO LIE FOR OUR LAWLESS & ROGUE, Piece of SH_T, JOKE OF A DOJ Leader Eric Holder. How could ANYONE who has defended GITMO TERRORISTS end up as out DOJ Head. Oh!!…. Just like every other appointee from Obama’s Piece of SH_T administration. That’s how!!