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US Justice Department Will Not Bring Federal Charges Against Darren Wilson  

As is the case regarding George Zimmerman, the Justice Department announced Wednesday that it will not bring federal charges against now-former Police Officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., the New York Times reports.

Newly Freed Marissa Alexander Talks About Standing Her Ground Against Her Abusive Ex-Husband

Marissa Alexander Reveals Her Stand Your Ground Nightmare We’ve been following the story of Marissa Alexander closely over the years, particularly when George Zimmerman got off scot free for the murder of Trayvon Martin. Newly freed, Marissa gave Essence

George Zimmerman Won't Face Federal Hate Crime Charges

The DOJ will not move forward with federal hate crimes charges. George Zimmerman won’t face civil rights charges for killing unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin three years ago, the New York Times reports. The Department of JusticeShow More Summary

Americans Creating Private Police Forces

This kind of thing didn’t work out so well for George Zimmerman. Michael Youlen stopped a driver in a Manassas apartment complex on a recent night and wrote the man a ticket for driving on a suspended license. With a badge on his chest and a gun on his hip, Youlen gave the driver a [...]

DOJ Will Not File Charges Against George Zimmerman for Trayvon Martin Shooting

The Justice Department has announced that they will not file federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, who was acquitted last year of second-degree murder for shooting Trayvon Martin. More » The post DOJ Will Not File Charges Against George Zimmerman for Trayvon Martin Shooting appeared first on EveryJoe.

Trayvon Martin Remains a Challenge to America

Two days before the third anniversary of the killing of Travvon Martin by rogue, one-time, self-styled neighborhood-watch captain George Zimmerman, the Justice Department said in a terse announcement that it would not file federal civil-rights charges against Zimmerman in connection with the Martin slaying. Show More Summary

3 Years Since Trayvon Martin's Killing, Stand Your Ground Laws Are Alive And Well In America

On the night of February 26, 2012 — three years ago today — police responded to several 911 calls from The Retreat at Twin Lakes, a gated community in Sanford, Florida. They arrived on the scene two minutes after George Zimmerman fatally shot teenager Trayvon Martin. Show More Summary

Three Years Since Trayvon Martin’s Killing, Stand Your Ground Laws Are Alive and Well in America

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The self-defense law that led to George Zimmerman’s acquittal remains on the books in Florida and 22 other states despite multiple controversies and the best efforts of gun control advocates.

Finally Cleared, Zimmerman Should Sue the DOJ

If what George Zimmerman endured was not a series of civil rights violations, it's hard to identify what would qualify as a civil rights violation.

Trayvon Martin's mother: George Zimmerman got away with murder

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"He took a life, carelessly and recklessly, and he shouldn't deserve to have his entire life walking around on the street free," Sybrina Fulton tells AP

"America's Foremost Public Intellectual" Melissa-Harris Perry: I Hope Trayvon Martin "Whooped the Sh" Out of George Zimmerman

On top of him, pounding his head MMA style, bouncing his head off the concrete? He did, Missy. He did "whoop the sh" out of him. And I think you've long known that, as every witness said he did, and...

MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Hopes Trayvon Martin 'Whooped The Sh-t Out Of George Zimmerman'

On Tuesday, news broke that the U.S. Department of Justice would not bring charges against George Zimmerman for the slaying of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. Though Attorney General Eric Holder called Martin's death a "devastatingShow More Summary

Sybrina Fulton Says George Zimmerman Got Away With Murdering Trayvon Martin

MIAMI (AP) — The mother of Trayvon Martin says she's disappointed that federal prosecutors decided not to charge a neighborhood watch volunteer with a hate crime for killing her son three years ago. Speaking with The Associated Press...Show More Summary

MSNBC Host: I Hope Trayvon Martin 'Whooped the St Out of George Zimmerman'

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry remembered Martin Luther King, Jr. the best way she knew how during a commemorative speech at Cornell, saying she hoped Trayvon Martin “whooped the shit out of George Zimmerman” during their 2012 encounter...Show More Summary

Melissa Harris-Perry: I Hope Trayvon ‘Whooped the Sht Out of George Zimmerman

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During a speech at Cornell University earlier this week, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry said she hopes Trayvon Martin "whooped the sht out of' George Zimmerman during the fatal confrontation that led to Martin's death in 2012.

Justice Department: Zimmerman Will Not Be Charged With Federal Crimes

Yesterday, the Justice Department closed the book on the George Zimmerman case with the announcement that it will not file federal civil rights charges. When Attorney General Eric Holder ordered in federal investigators soon after the shooting of Trayvon Martin, some (including myself) questioned the legal basis for entering the case based on the still […]

Why Is It So Hard to Prove a Civil Rights Crime?

Almost three years to the day since the death of Trayvon Martin, the Department of Justice announced it won’t be bringing federal civil rights charges against his killer, George Zimmerman, who in

AP Predictably Distorts Coverage of DOJ's Decision Not to Charge Zimmerman

In an almost completely expected decision, the Department of Justice yesterday announced that it "found insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin on Feb. Show More Summary

No Federal Charges Against George Zimmerman

Not a shock — just surprising (OK, not surprising) that it took this long: The Justice Department said Tuesday its independent investigation found “insufficient evidence” to charge George Zimmerman with federal civil rights violations in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Attorney General Eric Holder said the evidence did not meet the “high […]

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