Attorney General Eric Holder questioned the legitimacy of "stand your ground" laws that 25 states have adopted, claiming they "sow dangerous conflict." This directly contradicts Supreme Court precedents since the 1890s.
From the beginning, people who would ban all private guns if they could have used the George Zimmerman case to push their agenda.
The only real heroes in the trial of George Zimmerman were the jurors. They showed that this is still America — at least for now.
Various news media are trying to make the facts of the Zimmerman case fit the preordained conclusion of racism.
If the Justice Department prosecutes George Zimmerman for violating a federal hate crime law, Zimmerman's right against double jeopardy will be violated.
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.