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Obama Files Federal Charges Against George Zimmerman Following Acquittal

2:09 am - 07/14/2013




Just when we thought the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case was over after Zimmerman’s acquittal, the Obama Administration has taken the steps needed to file federal charges, thus sidestepping the well established double jeopardy, against Zimmerman. Unidentified sources within the Administration have confirmed that Obama, and Justice Eric Holder at the Department of Justice have filed charges against Zimmerman for “violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights”.

Double jeopardy is an often misunderstood concept in American Law. The rule merely states that an individual cannot be tried twice for the same crime in the SAME COURT. Liberal Justice Department officials often charge Americans with crimes from which they have previously been acquitted by filing federal charges on a similar crime in a federal court.

At approximately 10:01 pm EST this evening Judge Debra Nelson (pictured right) announced that the all women jury had found Zimmerman not guilty of fatally shooting and killing the 17-year old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, FL, just over one year ago.

The case has received national attention and nearly wall-to-wall coverage on all mainstream media outlets. While Al Sharpton and the entire staff at MSNBC has advocated heavily for a guilty verdict, we on the right have been praying for an acquittal for Zimmerman who was simply exercising his right to “Stand your Ground” (a Florida statute that apparently allows individuals to follow, track, then attack young Black youth before shooting them dead if feeling at all threatened throughout the process).

Obama has actively used his influence throughout the case (think “If I had a son he would look like Trayvon”). Earlier this week, multiple sources, including Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and the entire right wing, has reported on the involvement of the Federal Government in spending millions of dollars in support of anti-Zimmerman protests (race riots). According to Fox News, ” The Community Relations Service (CRS), a unit of DOJ, reported expenses related to its deployment in Sanford to help manage protests between March and April 2012, according to documents obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch.”


SATIRE-SOURCE

The NAACP has a petition to have a civil rights charge brought against Mr. Zimmerman. This is the same route that eventually brought Rodney King some justice. Please consider signing this if you wish to see justice for Trayvon Martin. petition link

edit: so sorry everyone - I was fooled too! I dearly wanted it to be true. Thanks to the commenters who pointed it out. The petition though, is *REAL* and please SIGN thank you!
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empirebird 14th-Jul-2013 06:14 am (UTC)
WHHHAAATTTTTT
lickety_split 14th-Jul-2013 06:14 am (UTC)
PLEASE LET THIS BE FORREAL
ohmiya_sg 14th-Jul-2013 08:14 am (UTC)
It's a fake news site.
ladypolitik 14th-Jul-2013 06:15 am (UTC)
?!?!

Need to crash; hopefully info develops further in the morning.

Edited at 2013-07-14 06:26 am (UTC)
devetu YASSSSSS14th-Jul-2013 06:15 am (UTC)
white people are going to collectively lose their minds though
lickety_split Re: YASSSSSS14th-Jul-2013 06:16 am (UTC)
Oh well for them tbh.
empirebird 14th-Jul-2013 06:16 am (UTC)
Ok. This isn't real. It's not even on twitter yet.
tsu_ 14th-Jul-2013 06:19 am (UTC)
I have no idea. I checked it on google and it seems to be reasonably legit, the latest post about it was 14mins ago and the furthest I could find back was 5hrs ago. It's been making rounds on my facebook as well
alexvdl 14th-Jul-2013 06:17 am (UTC)
Liberal Justice Department officials often charge Americans with crimes from which they have previously been acquitted by filing federal charges on a similar crime in a federal court.


Just the liberal DOJ officials?

Also, fuckin' good.
ladypolitik 14th-Jul-2013 06:18 am (UTC)
Okay, the source just up and died. Back to skepticism tbh.
tsu_ 14th-Jul-2013 06:20 am (UTC)
try refreshing, it didn't load for me at first either because of the traffic
chimbleysweep 14th-Jul-2013 06:28 am (UTC)
Please let this be real. Please. And if not right now, then let it happen tomorrow.
squeeful 14th-Jul-2013 06:29 am (UTC)
BeRealBeRealBeRealBeRealBeRealBeReal
copper_season 14th-Jul-2013 07:08 am (UTC)
Seconded. Please be real!
myrrhmade 14th-Jul-2013 06:29 am (UTC)
Please let this be real (Also signed)
effervescent 14th-Jul-2013 06:35 am (UTC)
Crossing my fingers for this to be real.
zombieroadtrip 14th-Jul-2013 06:50 am (UTC)
I hope this is true.
tadashee 14th-Jul-2013 06:58 am (UTC)
semi OT, but people on my facebook keep posting that zimmerman is "hispanic", but that is an ethnicity not a race, correct?


I'd like to respond to some of these people, but I am not sure how to do it properly. I googled some stuff, but it mainly talks about the census and that is it. Does anyone have good articles/ journal papers that could give me a better understanding?
romp 14th-Jul-2013 07:35 am (UTC)
the opening of this may help explain? Or maybe that's just what you have found. I tend to use Latin@ because Hispanic sounds like the census to me. :)

FWIW, I've heard that Zimmerman identified as Hispanic (his mother was Peruvian). I imagine that's especially complex in Florida with some Cubans who are essentially descended from Spanish aristocracy and other Cubans who have mainly African ancestry. IDK
gonexforgotten 14th-Jul-2013 07:03 am (UTC)
YES YES PLEASE YES

This has been the most stressful night I've had in a while, and this is sorely needed news
ennifer_jay 14th-Jul-2013 07:16 am (UTC)
What would this mean if this was real?
teaoli 14th-Jul-2013 07:18 am (UTC)
As much as I would like this to be true, I find the source to be awfully spurious. Also consider: while the much of the language of the article seems to be attempting to appear neutral, "Liberal Justice Department officials often charge Americans with crimes from which they have previously been acquitted by filing federal charges on a similar crime in a federal court" screams Right Wing Bias and "Obama has actively used his influence throughout the case (think “If I had a son he would look like Trayvon”). Earlier this week, multiple sources, including Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and the entire right wing, has reported on the involvement of the Federal Government in spending millions of dollars in support of anti-Zimmerman protests (race riots)" points to a lack of editorial oversight (and also hints at Right Wing Bias).
zombieroadtrip 14th-Jul-2013 07:24 am (UTC)
Conservatives have also never shut up about that quote from Obama too, they're obsessed with it. I'd like it to be true too, but ia with your doubts.
pamuya 14th-Jul-2013 07:26 am (UTC)
i'm pretty sure this is the conservatives taking the petition to mean 'omg obama is gonna lock him up!!! he is EVULL!!'

i've only seen this on conservative sites so far and it's really weirdly worded
forevertiffanys 14th-Jul-2013 07:27 am (UTC)
PLEASE BE REAL
PLEASE BE REAL
PLEASE BE REAL
abiding 14th-Jul-2013 07:29 am (UTC)
I'm not even getting my hopes up that this is real. I would love for it to be, but ugh.
romp 14th-Jul-2013 07:37 am (UTC)
Would the WH make a move like this on a Saturday night? I doubt it, especially with the "liberal" quote others have pointed out.

May it happen next week though.
ohmiya_sg 14th-Jul-2013 08:13 am (UTC)
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Source

Can we please check our sources for satire and keep a list in the profile or something?
alryssa 14th-Jul-2013 08:26 am (UTC)
And all told, it's a pretty shitty fake news site at that. In the race to be 'first', they've just gone down the road of 'really fucking tasteless.' Especially when using *actual* quotes from other news sources (well okay Fox isn't a news source, but w/e). Too fucking soon, man.

I like the idea of a list of known satire websites.
lastrega 14th-Jul-2013 08:30 am (UTC)
Pretty sure that's a parody news site.
strandedinaber 14th-Jul-2013 08:42 am (UTC)
DAMNIT I was really hoping that this was real. Fucking parody news sites always get me.
hinoema 14th-Jul-2013 09:47 am (UTC)
OP- You should note that while the article isn't real, the NAACP petition is, and needs to be brought to everyone's attention.

Oh, *signed*.
wrestlingdog 14th-Jul-2013 11:41 am (UTC)
Please put a parody/satire tag on this.

(God, can you imagine the stink Fox News would make if Obama did do this? RAWR ANGRY BLACK MAN DOESN'T CARE ABOUT WHITE PEOPLE RAWR. Someone definitely needs to take Zimmerman to task, but I'm not sure this would be the right move.)
tsu_ 14th-Jul-2013 06:22 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry! I edited the post to reflect it, thanks for pointing it out
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