“This decision is limited strictly to the department’s inability to meet the high legal standard required to prosecute the case under the federal civil rights statutes; it does not reflect an assessment of any other aspect of the shooting,” the Justice Department said in a news release announcing the decision Tuesday.
Surprise. Surprise. George Zimmerman was once again found guilty of…nothing. We got duped. These proceedings were a pacifier for the Black community and all those seeking justice for the brutal murder of 17 year old Trayvon Martin.
If the Justice Department thought they were doing us a favor, to that I say, “Thanks, but no thanks.”
You see, George Zimmerman needs to be put behind bars…like, now. This guy has been running around this country like a THUG, and yet somehow he remains free. I wonder why that is?
— July 2005, Zimmerman was arrested and accused of resisting an officer with violence near the University of Central Florida campus after a scuffle with police. The charges were eventually dropped after Zimmerman entered an alcohol education program.
— August 2005, Zimmerman’s former fiancee filed for a restraining order against him, alleging domestic violence. Zimmerman responded by requesting a restraining order against her. Both requests were granted. No criminal charges were filed.
— February 2012, Zimmerman fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a confrontation in the community where Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch volunteer. Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder but acquitted after a trial in July 2013.
— July 2013, police in Foley, Texas, stop Zimmerman for speeding in a 60 mph zone. Zimmerman is let go with just a warning.
— September 2013, Zimmerman is stopped by police in Lake Mary, Fla., and given a ticket for doing 60 mph in a 45 mph zone.
— September 2013, Zimmerman’s estranged wife, Shellie, dials 911 and tells a police dispatcher that her punched her father and threatened her with a gun. She later decides against pressing charges and authorities announce in November they are dropping the case.
— September 2013, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper stops Zimmerman along Interstate 95 and issues a warning because the vehicle’s tag cover and windows were too darkly tinted.
— November 2013, Zimmerman is arrested by Seminole County authorities after a disturbance at a home in Apopka.
This guy gets SO MANY WARNINGS. I mean, this man racially profiled and then MURDERED someone’s child. Someone’s unarmed child…who was walking home, and minding his own business…kinda like what Zimmerman should have been doing. After FOLLOWING the boy, and assaulting him, he then murdered him in cold blood. And this is a man that walks free. This is a man who has garnered support from people in this country.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m disgusted by the gross miscarriage of justice that we’ve witnessed over the last few years in regards to this guy. I mean what will it take to have him locked up for good…a change of skin color?