The FBI investigation has already concluded: THIS WAS NOT A PROFILING OR RACE ISSUE. Can we PLEASE STOP making this into something it is not?
Definition: A hate crime can be generally defined as a crime which in whole or part is motivated by the offender’s bias toward the victim’s status. A hate incident is an action in which a person is made aware that her/his status is offensive to another, but does not rise to the level of a crime.
Hate crimes are intended to hurt and intimidate individuals, because they are perceived to be different with respect to their race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender or disability. The purveyors of hate use physical violence, verbal threats of violence, vandalism, and in some cases weapons, explosives, and arson, to instill fear in their victims, leaving them vulnerable to subsequent attacks and feeling alienated, helpless, suspicious and fearful. These acts of hatred can leave lasting emotional impressions upon their victims as well as entire communities.
“This case is not about race. It’s about right and wrong. It’s that simple.” State Attorney (FL) for the Prosecution in closing arguments.
Law enforcement supported Zimmerman. The FBI and local police didn’t have reason to prosecute or even arrest Zimmerman until the political freight train came into town. The initial determination of no Probable Cause for arrest, along with the FBI report in July 2012 that specifically states that there was no racial bias or profiling involved should have been enough. This trial was a racially-motivated political move, and the media, a liberal GANG within themselves, pressured the constituency to pursue a case that was bound to lose from the start.
The NAACP’s call for the DOJ to file suit against Zimmerman for a violation of Martin’s civil rights is a TOTAL WASTE of our tax dollars.
You can charge someone in federal court even though they’ve been acquitted in state court. The NAACP is pushing for just that: Federal Trial for Zimmerman after State Acquittal.
This was not a white-supremacist, out profiling a young, black man, with hate and intent to kill. I have read a LOT of my friends claiming that this case is a race issue; a case focused by the media whores like Al Sharpton on creating a circus for a call to action against whites and hispanics, which I personally resent. The DOJ needs to STOP this case and investigation, as he was found to be within the limits of STATE law. The STATE has rights to mandate and uphold their own laws – If you don’t want to own a gun – move to Baltimore, MD (though they have a higher gun violence rate there than Florida BTW), or New York City (same). They don’t allow you to carry – but they have two of the highest gun murder rates (just behind New Orleans) of any city in the U.S.