Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, acquitted Saturday in a Florida court of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges, may yet face criminal prosecution by the U.S. Department of Justice for civil rights violations in the February 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.
Ben Kruidbos, former IT director in the Florida State Attorney’s office, was fired for having testified that prosecutors withheld evidence from the Zimmerman defense team.
The verdict in the Zimmerman case was hardly a surprise to those closely following the case. But despite the evidence supporting the jury's decision, unrest and calls for federal charges have already begun.
It is now known that the Department of Justice sent operatives to Florida in the wake of the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin shooting incident. But while their stated mission was one of “impartial mediation practices and conflict resolution,” a watchdog group claims to have found evidence of a far more sinister motive.
The dangers of expanding the National Instant Criminal Background Check System to include "mentally defective" individuals and requiring states to include everyone diagnosed as such is raising concerns over privacy and the eventual elimination of firearms from every American citizen.
The establishment media silence is deafening when a report like the one Obama ordered from the CDC contradicts the anti-gun narrative of the White House.
The Obama administration's Operation Fast and Furious has claimed two more victims: a Mexican police chief and his bodyguard.
It is hoped that with the implementation of South Dakota's "School Sentinel" law, allowing teachers and other school personnel to carry sidearms, that other states will quickly pass similar laws, reducing the threats of future Columbines, Virginia Techs, and Sandy Hooks.
The city of Sanford, Florida, already has a secret law-enforcement plan to deal with potential riots and unrest in the wake of a possible acquittal of George Zimmerman. Miami has efforts to keep the peace underway as well.
Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri vetoed a state bill that would have protected the right to keep and bear arms from federal infringement.