Attorney General Eric Holder faces a crucial decision on whether to press federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, after the neighborhood watchman was acquitted Saturday in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.
The NAACP and other leading civil rights groups are pressing for Holder to open a federal case against Zimmerman, after he was found not guilty on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges by a Florida jury.
…so I figure that he’s going to do it.
PS: The idea here would be to prosecute Zimmerman on civil rights charges. Only, this is why trying that gambit would be very, very stupid of Eric Holder:
After interviewing 30 people familiar with George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain charged with killing African-American teenager Trayvon Martin, FBI agents found no evidence that the shooting was driven by racial bias or animus.
Having one part of the Executive branch decide to ignore the highly relevant conclusions of another part of the Executive branch in order to prosecute somebody doesn’t exactly promise a scenario that will end at all well for the Executive branch. Seriously, what was the point of having the FBI investigate if their conclusions are just going to be ignored?