Eric Holder’s Reign of Racial Terror

eric_holder2-thumb-640xauto-3741U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is apparently ready to pick up where he left off last year and continue his investigation into whether Trayvon Martin’s civil rights were violated by the recently acquitted George Zimmerman. Holder had stepped aside to let the Florida trial of Zimmerman proceed, but it would appear that the verdict rendered Saturday night is too irresistible for the man who oversees one of the most racially-polarized Justice Departments (DOJ) in the history of the nation. “Experienced federal prosecutors will determine whether the evidence reveals a prosecutable violation of any of the limited federal criminal civil rights statutes within our jurisdiction, and whether federal prosecution is appropriate,” the DOJ announced.

NAACP President Benjamin Jealous was thrilled with the news. Regarding the conclusion of the trial, he said in a statement, “We are outraged and heartbroken over today’s verdict. We will pursue civil rights charges with the Department of Justice, we will continue to fight for the removal of Stand Your Ground laws in every state and we will not rest until racial profiling in all its forms is outlawed.”

Such “coordination” between the NAACP and the DOJ has already occurred. As a 2012 article in the Orlando Sentinel reveals, the DOJ’s Community Relations Service (CRS) “helped set up a meeting between the local NAACP and elected officials” leading to the temporary resignation of Sanford police Chief Bill Lee, who was subsequently fired for failing to file charges against Zimmerman. The article further notes that the CRS, which the DOJ claims “does not take sides” in their role as “peacemakers” in community racial conflicts, also “arranged a police escort for college students to ensure safe passage for their 40-mile march from Daytona Beach to Sanford to demand justice.”

DOJ coordination with the NAACP was not limited to Sanford. In 2010, following a year of stonewalling by the Department, two former DOJ officials testified under oath before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. They revealed that the NAACP pressured the DOJ to drop its already won voter intimidation case against New Black Panther members videotaped at a Philadelphia polling place in 2008. Two men were shown dressed in military-style uniforms with one holding a night stick.

As for not taking sides, Holder himself is deeply invested in a relationship with racial arsonist Al Sharpton. Yesterday on MSNBC, Sharpton promised his National Action Network (NAN) would be mobilizing protests in 100 cities with the specific purpose of pressuring the DOJ to prosecute Zimmerman. That would be the same National Action Network where Holder appeared on April 11, 2012, to sing Sharpton’s praises “for your partnership, your friendship, and your tireless efforts to speak out for the voiceless, to stand up for the powerless, and to shine a light on the problems we must solve, and the promises we must fulfill.” It was there that Holder first promised to launch a DOJ probe into Martin’s death. “If we find evidence of a potential federal criminal civil rights crime, we will take appropriate action,” he said.

Finding such evidence will be a formidable task. First, despite Jealous’s contention, Florida’s Stand Your Ground law was never part of the trial. Zimmerman’s attorneys claimed he acted in self-defense, and won the case. More importantly, records released last Thursday by the FBI reveal that interviews with 35 people involved with Zimmerman, including current and former co-workers, neighbors and an ex-girlfriend, yielded no evidence that racial bias was a motivating factor.

Martin family attorney Daryl Parks apparently agreed. Speaking for Martin’s parents at a June 27 news conference, Parks also dismissed the idea that race was a motivating factor in the case. “We want to make it very clear to this family race is not a part of this process and anyone who tries to inject race in to it is wrong,” he said. “When you try to inject race into a case like this here that means you’re trying to push somebody who’s making a decision one way or the other. And that’s not what you want,” he added.

So how did race get injected into the equation? A timeline created by Breitbart reveals a campaign as despicable as it was inaccurate. The AP got the ball rolling on March 8, 2012 when it referred to Zimmerman as “white.” Other media outlets repeated the misinformation, and five days later Sharpton interviewed Martin attorney Benjamin Crump, who asserted that Trayvon “didn’t know who the heck this white man was who approached him before he got killed.” On the same day, ABC News reporter Matt Gutman tweeted that Martin was shot “bc [because] he was black.” CBS News followed suit on March 19, claiming Zimmerman was “white,” followed by CNN falsely accusing Zimmerman of calling Martin a “f**king coon,” on March 21. On March 22, the New York Times fanned the racialist flames, labeling Zimmerman with the newly-minted term, “white Hispanic” in a transparent effort to keep the controversy simmering.

After that, the racial angle moved into a higher gear, with Sharpton stoking rage in Sanford at a rally on March 22, followed by none other than the president inserting himself into the controversy on March 23, demanding action, and saying, “if I had a son he would look like Trayvon.”

It got even worse on March 27, when NBC deliberately edited audio to make Zimmerman look racist. The next day, ABC lied and said Zimmerman wasn’t injured during his encounter with Martin–even as they covered his injuries with an graphic.

Zimmerman was finally indicted on April 11. Over the following year, the media, led by Sharpton, pulled out all the stops in their effort to get Zimmerman convicted. CNN abetted the effort, continuing to refer to Zimmerman as a white Hispanic, and broadcasting his social security number, address, and telephone number.

Over a year later, of course, a jury comprised of six women acquitted Zimmerman on all charges. Unfortunately, that verdict — based on the facts presented in court, not the desire of a woefully uninformed mob and their media abettors — will not suffice. Yesterday, at the national convention for the black American sorority Delta Sigma Theta, Holder promised to press on, contending the DOJ “will continue to act in a manner that is consistent with the facts and the law” in its determination to pursue additional charges against Zimmerman. “We are determined to meet division and confusion with understanding and compassion–and also with truth,” Holder said.

Holder is the last person interested in the truth. If he were, he would not be consorting with the mob of racial arsonists and their media enablers, who have made it clear that Zimmerman must be convicted of something in order to satisfy their cravenness.

Attempting to convict Zimmerman of violating the Hate Crimes Prevention Act is the most likely course of action the DOJ can pursue. This would not constitute “double jeopardy” because the DOJ would be pursuing a different set of charges. “If he was tried again it wouldn’t be for murder and manslaughter,” said CBS News legal analyst Jack Ford yesterday. “There’s certain situations where different sets of facts and circumstances give rise to different federal and state charges.” Yet the bar for filing a case remains high. “It is not enough if it’s just a fight that escalated,” said Samuel Bagenstos former principal deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ. “The government has to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant acted willfully with a seriously culpable state of mind” to violate Trayvon’s civil rights.

It remains unclear how the federal government can prove such culpability. It gets even more unclear after an investigation by Reuters, detailing Zimmerman’s past. The paper notes that Zimmerman grew up in a “racially integrated household and himself has black roots through an Afro-Peruvian great-grandfather — the father of the maternal grandmother who helped raise him.”

Reuters also reveals that household included the presence of two black American girls watched over by Zimmerman’s grandmother. For several years, the girls ate with the family on a regular basis, and walked back and forth to school with George and his siblings.

None of it maters to the likes of Sharpton and Holder and their allies. As of this writing, the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) has joined forces with the NAACP demanding Zimmerman be prosecuted. CNN wants the six jurors who acquitted Zimmerman to answer questions about how they reached their decision. The same network conducted an interview with Trayvon Martin family attorney Jasmine Rand, who wore a hoodie during her appearance. SiriusXM radio host Joe Madison, called the verdict “a modern day lynching.” The NAACP convention, currently being held in Orlando, is becoming a rally for demanding DOJ action. Also demanding action are clueless celebrities, and the repugnant Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) who, like his fellow Democrats will seek to exploit racial division engendered by this case during the 2014 election cycle.

Ironically, all of this agitation is being perpetrated under the banner of seeking justice. Mob justice is more like it, along with the DOJ’s capitulation to provide legitimacy for it. Eric Holder’s unsavory alliance with Al Sharpton, his previous coordination with the NAACP on both this case and the one in Philadelphia, as well as his Department’s documented effort to orchestrate unrest from the very beginning, leaves little doubt that he is more than up to the task. President Obama’s decision not to intervene — despite the reality his previous intervention turned this case into a national story — is equally egregious.

If the DOJ follows the law, it will be virtually impossible to prove Zimmerman acted with malice. Yet given Holder’s long and tattered track record regarding this case and others (Fast and Furious comes immediately to mind), the rule of law may become the first casualty in this transparently political effort.

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  • UCSPanther

    One of these days, there will be a reckoning for the likes of Sharpie, Jacko and all of their supporters.

    They need to share the same fate as the Ku Klux Klan and their fellow travellers.

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    • Seek

      The Klan was nowhere nearly as bad.

      • UCSPanther

        True, they may not have wielded as much power in their heyday like the black race hustlers do now (Where the klanners during the 1920s could boast of having state governments wrapped around their fingers, as opposed to the likes of Sharpie and Jacko who have Washington wrapped around their fingers), but they still did plenty of damage.

        • MarilynA

          The fear of the KKK is what kept these people in line, not actual KKK. deeds . The KKK did not do all the terrible things they were credited with doing. It only had to whip one bad guy and everyone else behaved for fear they would be the next. And by the way. The KKK also took care of white miscreants as well as blacks. White alcoholics, wife beaters, and gamblers also received warning from the KKK. Notice how this whole community has become like jungle savages since the FBI relieved them from the fear of the KKK. Now our government is siding with them and threatening any of us who dare try to protect ourselves from being attacked by one of this protected class of savages.

          • UCSPanther

            The Black Panthers (I’m talking about the 70s era ones , not the NBPP) did some good things for their communities too, but they had a major dark side of illegal activities and violence and corruption, especially in their higher echelons. The Klan was very much the same way.

            As far as I am concerned, we need those bedsheet wearing hooligans as much as we need the likes of Sharpie and Jacko, which is like a hole in the head…

          • MarilynA

            You need to read David Horowitz’s books about his sojourn as leader of the 60′s Peace and Civil Rights movement. He was one of the biggest supporter of the old Black Panthers. He helped them set up a community center in Los Angeles and helped them et government grants etc. When they killed a nice gently woman who was Horowitz’s friend that he had sent in to help them set up a book keeping system to account of the money they were getting, he says he suddenly realized that they were nothing but a bunch of blood thirsty thugs. His experience with the Black panthers was one of the reasons he reevaluated his political beliefs and has spent the past several years tying to undo the damage he and his fellow communist dissidents did to this country. By the way…I just heard the Grand Dragon of the NAACP on Hannity’s program and he sounded an awful lot like David Duke, only he wants his followers to go after whites instead of blacks.

  • Well Done

    I wonder if this crooked, thoughtless cheater will pursue gay-bashing charges against Rachel Jeantel, who told Piers Morgan on national television that she and Trayvon agreed that Zimmerman was a gay rapist… that’s a hate crime. It doesn’t matter that Zimmerman isn’t gay, it matters that Trayvon attacked him because he thought so.

    It occurs to me that, in his own way, Holder is just as much the thoughtless, cowardly thug as Trayvon was. No regard for the law, or respect for others; simply do what your little crowd tells you to. Very similar behavior.

  • Moto

    If Holder has Zimmerman convicted for defending himself against this vicious thug Martin, WHITES will riot for perhaps the first time in our nation’s history.

    Zimmerman’s acquittal was not motivated by race, as anyone who examines the copious evidence will recognize,however, the actions of the NAACP,the DOJ, and every black group who has had a hand in this are motivated by race.

    Blacks in America seem to have gotten the message that Zimmerman’s acquittal is a license to kill blacks. They would argue this is the case if ANY incident involving a white (even a phony ” white hispanic”) and black was not adjudicated in favor of the black, but the DOJ’s actions are intended to send a message, just as this administrations actions against conservative groups have been calculated to send a message.

    Whites hear this message loud and clear, and we will take up the gauntlet against our challengers. If I have to,I will convert to Islam and scream “Allahu Akhbar” before personally seeking justice for any action against Zimmerman. Let the mainstream media and the administration try to explain that.

  • geneww1938

    All this garbage is to intimidate the general public to have us believe that any government official can ruin the life and lives of those that they select to eliminate from influence for what ever reason.
    We now see more aggressive DoJ, TSA, police, border agents, and any level of bureaucracy that wield what they imagine to be power.

    • WhiteHunter

      “…intimidate the general public to…believe that any government official can ruin the life and lives of those they select….”

      You hit the nail right on the head with that because, indeed, they certainly CAN, and do. Over the past few decades the Federal government has degenerated from its original purpose of protecting us from real dangers, serving as a fair and neutral arbiter in our disputes with one another, and providing a few, limited services and enforcing a few necessary rules for a fair and orderly society.
      What we have now can fairly be described as an oppressive, omnipotent, omniscient (NSA!), unresponsive (Eric “I don’t read any memos or e-mails from Congress or my staff” Holder), out-of-control tyranny operating according to the whims of, and solely in the interest of, arrogant, dishonest bureaucrats like the hideous Lois Lerner; monstrous, threatening agencies like the EPA that have gone far off the rails of their original purposes (1,200 employees at its founding in 1970; 50,000+ employees now); and savagely partisan politicians like Osama and his corrupt allies in Congress.
      The current U.S. Code, and especially the IRS Code, are so unwieldy(many tens of thousands of pages, with some 3,000 Federal felonies listed!) and (intentionally) so incomprehensible, that compliance even with the best of intentions, is virtually impossible…especially if you happen to wind up on somebody’s “list” as a target. As Stalin’s secret police chief Beria famously sneered, “Just bring me the man; I’ll find the crime.” There’s no better current example than poor Zimmerman.
      God save us…except that I’m beginning to worry that He’s given up on us by now, and is about to teach us a lesson.

  • liz

    It’s curious how racial problems have escalated under a black president, black Att. General, and other black appointees etc. I think I will vote for a white man next time.

    • OfficialPro

      meh, just don’t vote for a Liberal. That’s what counts.

  • Carterthewriter

    An unsustainable situation.

  • LarrySingleton

    This is so depressing.

  • LarrySingleton

    “Holder promised to press on, contending the DOJ ”will continue to act in a manner that is consistent with the facts and the law” in its determination to pursue additional charges against Zimmerman.”
    Maybe he’ll use the same effort they promised in bringing Ambassador Chris Steven’s murderers to “justice”.

  • juniornaturel

    Reich Minister of Injustice, Erich Heydrich Holder has just notified the volkische citizenry of the Reich Protectorate State of Florid-ausland, that all politically reliable members of the party must “work toward the fuhrer” and are therefore commanded to report any and all crimes, real or imagined, committed by the Jew(oops! make that white Hispanic) Zimmerman.
    We do not recognize and will not tolerate self defense against any action, no matter how heinous, committed by members of OUR RACE.
    Ein Reich! Ein Race! Ein Fuhrer!
    Heil Holder!
    Heil Hussein Obama!

    I AM ZIMMERMAN, TOO!

    • WhiteHunter

      Brilliant!

  • Chris Behme

    Holder is an extremely rotten egg.

  • Paul D Garber

    You have hit the nail on the head. I believe this case was first commented upon [even though under investigation at the time] by President Obama due to an error in his thinking George Zimmerman was white. Once that cat was out of the bag, it was too late to withdraw from that position and the “White Hispanic” term was coined. My own “Conspiracy Theory” is that Eric Holder’s actions have been sanctioned by the President [due to Mr. Obama's lack of intervention] to keep the pot boiling I believe this whole incident has been purposely crafted [using patsy's like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the NAACP etc.] to split our Nation along racial lines. I believe that the goal is to lend credence to a Presidential action of declaring Martial Law, after which God only knows. It’s only my theory but I’m sticking to it.

  • Seek

    Everything about this case stinks to high heaven. Not only did the prosecution not meet the “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard needed for a conviction, it didn’t meet ANY standard. It was, from the start, a politically-driven black grievance session — or what blacks like to call “a national conversation on race.”
    Read, by the way, an article in National Review Online today about the special prosecutor in the state case, Angela Corey. She’s a real piece of work with a long history of misconduct. Needless to say, she’s black.

  • 2bubba

    Holder has obviously decided he works for, and represents, only “his people”.
    He and Obama are so blatantly favoring “their people” that they are encouraging racism and creating problems that didn’t exist before.
    Unfortunately, they’re getting away with it.

  • ex democrat

    Holder and Obama have set race relations back 100 years. There is already a quiet backlash brewing. Just a matter of time before whites act. It won’t be pretty. It won’t be violent. It will be effective.