Government-Approved Race Riots?

Matthew Vadum is an award-winning investigative reporter and the author of the book, "Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts Are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers."


holder-sharptonThe Obama administration deployed government-paid community organizers to Sanford, Florida after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin last year in order to foment racial tensions, newly released government documents show.

The news came as the Obama administration publicly pretended to be concerned at the prospect of ugly race riots breaking out across America in the increasingly likely event that defendant George Zimmerman will be acquitted in the case. Race riots benefit the Left, and in particular the Democratic Party, by riling up its staunchest voting bloc.

The Community Relations Service (CRS), a small office within the U.S. Department of Justice, sent taxpayer-funded political agitators to Sanford after 17-year-old Martin was killed Feb. 26, 2012, during a physical confrontation with community crime watch volunteer George Zimmerman. For a month and a half after Martin’s death, local police declined to press charges against Zimmerman because they believed the criminal case against him was weak.

DOJ documents provided to Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act show that in the weeks before Zimmerman was charged, CRS expended thousands of dollars to help organize marches in which participants exacerbated racial tensions and loudly demanded that he be prosecuted.

According to the documentation, CRS employees were involved in “marches, demonstrations, and rallies related to the shooting and death of an African-American teen by a neighborhood watch captain”; providing “support for protest deployment in Florida”; rendering “technical assistance to the City of Sanford, event organizers, and law enforcement agencies for the march and rally on March 31”; and providing “technical assistance, conciliation, and onsite mediation during demonstrations planned in Sanford.”

In April, CRS “set up a meeting between the local NAACP and elected officials that led to the temporary resignation of police chief Bill Lee according to Turner Clayton, Seminole County chapter president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People,” the document dump revealed.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton condemned the Obama administration’s meddling.

“These documents detail the extraordinary intervention by the Justice Department in the pressure campaign leading to the prosecution of George Zimmerman,” Fitton said. “My guess is that most Americans would rightly object to taxpayers paying government employees to help organize racially-charged demonstrations.”

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder already joined the leftist lynch mob and reached his own verdict in the controversial case that, thanks to cheerleader journalism, has divided America. Holder, whose visceral contempt for conservatives is well documented, has single-mindedly focused on turning the Department of Justice into a postmodernist racial grievance incubator.

Of course, in a sense this kind of government-subsidized pot-stirring is nothing new. The Left has been using taxpayer dollars to fund efforts to advance radical causes and foment revolution in the United States for a half century, as I explained in my book, Subversion Inc.

Changes in federal social policy in the mid-1960s helped to lay the groundwork for this artificial activism and the civil unrest it caused. Under the leftist-designed War on Poverty, the federal government has been handing out taxpayers’ money since 1965 to community groups in order to encourage them to agitate against the status quo. In a sense, America declared war on itself and funded Saul Alinsky-inspired pressure groups to do the fighting.

In the Zimmerman case, the Obama administration simply cut out the middleman by hiring community organizers directly instead of giving federal grants to left-wing activist groups to support their troublemaking.

This isn’t the first time President Obama has used DOJ employees as his personal Alinskyite stormtroopers. Uniformed field representatives of the CRS also assisted Occupy Wall Street and anarchist activists outside the Republican National Convention in Tampa last year.

At every turn of his entire political career Barack Obama has been the instigator, promoter, and beneficiary of left-wing race hatred. It helped him move up the political ladder.

Fishing for votes, Obama injected himself and racial politics into the Zimmerman case during the election cycle last year when he volunteered, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”

In the Martin case, the Left appears to have employed the same race-baiting messaging strategy that helped to inflame racial tensions in the aftermath of the tragic 2006 death of Martin Lee Anderson, a 14-year-old black boy. After Anderson died during mandatory physical training at a Florida boot camp for young offenders, racial-grievance mongers and politicians claimed he was killed because of the color of his skin and demanded that criminal charges be laid. A racially diverse group of eight defendants (i.e. seven camp guards and a nurse) was eventually acquitted. The jury deliberated a mere 90 minutes after the three week manslaughter trial.

More evidence emerged yesterday that the prosecution of Zimmerman was a politically motivated witch hunt from the start.

After testifying in the trial Monday, former Sanford police chief Bill Lee told CNN that he was forced out of his job last year after he refused to lay charges against Zimmerman. In league with the NAACP, the Justice Department’s Community Relations Service helped to get Lee fired.

The investigation itself was hijacked by outside forces  “in a number of ways,” Lee said.

Despite the absence of evidence suggesting Zimmerman’s guilt, city officials pressured Lee to arrest him, he said.

“It was (relayed) to me that they just wanted an arrest. They didn’t care if it got dismissed later,” he said. “You don’t do that.”

Investigators were painfully aware that keeping Zimmerman out of jail for 46 days after the shooting was politically unpopular, Lee explained. Their forbearance subjected them to abuse “but they performed professionally. That’s the mark of a strong police department.”

Lee defended the police investigation as “sound,” explaining that there was no probable cause to arrest Zimmerman at the scene or in the weeks following.

“The police department needed to do a job, and there was some influence — outside influence and inside influence — that forced a change in the course of the normal criminal justice process,” Lee said. “With all the influence and the protests and petitions for an arrest, you still have to uphold your oath.”

“That investigation was taken away from us,” he said. “We weren’t able to complete it.”

Meanwhile, defense lawyers rested their case in the Zimmerman trial yesterday.

Zimmerman declined to take the witness stand in his own defense.

Sanford Chief of Police Cecil Smith told Breitbart News that there is “nothing out there”  suggesting that the verdict in the trial will be followed by civil unrest.

Sanford police have been coordinating with the Department of Homeland Security and CRS regional director Thomas Battles, Smith said.

If no riots break out, Obama’s community agitators may be forced to start some.

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  • OfficialPro

    For a long time I wondered why people wouldn’t take the stand in their own defence, but then I learned that keeps the DA from grilling the person and possibly upending the entire case. It isn’t always likely, but that’s one pandora’s box that many defence attorneys don’t want to open. They can’t nail you with something they don’t have.

  • ElizabethMC

    Zimmerman would have had no problem on the witness stand if he hadn’t told Hannity he wouldn’t have done anything differently and that Martin’s death was God’s will.
    As bizarre as Zimmerman’s statement is about that, I think he’s coming from a purely fatalist standpoint – and that he believes Martin’s death was predetermined by God; and not that he was glad that Martin was killed.
    But still….it would have been very hard for the jury to understand, and it makes Zimmerman appear heartless.

    • evantoo

      Did you pay any attention to Jentel when she “testified”? If you did, you’d know that trying to explain anything to people who’s mentality is barely above that of baboons would be rather difficult.

  • isntlam

    Where ARE these documents, Matthew?

  • evantoo

    Obama … “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” Yah, like father like son. But we’re NOT talking about the 12 year old Trayvon, we’re talking about the 17 year old one. Might be a good thing he didn’t make it to 18 because then he’d of been subject to the adult punishments for his violations.
    As for Obama’s “government appointed/elected” lemmings, they need to be prosecuted- or worse- for their meddling in civic affairs.

    • dizzyizzy

      There is nothing new about Washington meddling in our affairs. Blame liberal elites for managing our minds and patrolling the perimeters of dissent. See http://clarespark.com/2010/06/19/committee-for-economic-development-and-its-sociologists/. “The Committee for Economic Development and its sociologists.”

    • OfficialPro

      Is Obama insinuating that all black people look alike? Obama’s racist!

      • objectivefactsmatter

        You got that right.

    • Tom Fewya

      It takes a pothead to recognize a pothead :)

  • Joseph

    My advice to all persons of ‘non-black’ color is to quietly disassociate your self from all black folk until they can see to reign in their conspiratorial thugs…White folk have dealt with and will continue to deal with our ‘racists’, but black folk have to do the same thing….But I suspect that black folk just want to create a special status for themselves…Obama needs ‘disorder’ for his plans to work….

  • cathy

    DOJ ‘peacemakers’ helped Sanford stay cool amid rising tensions
    10:52 p.m. EST, April 15, 2012

    When racial tensions flared in Sanford, a league of secretive peacemakers reached out to the city’s spiritual and civic leaders to help cool heated emotions after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in February.

    When civil-rights organizers wanted to demonstrate, these FEDERAL WORKERS taught them how to peacefully manage crowds.

    They even arranged a police escort for college students to ensure safe passage for their 40-mile march from Daytona Beach to Sanford to demand justice.

    http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-04-15/news/os-trayvon-martin-george-zimmerman-justice-departm-20120415_1_federal-workers-racial-tensions-peacekeepers
    .

    Did Justice Department support anti-Zimmerman protests after Martin shooting?
    Published July 10, 2013

    A conservative watchdog group accused THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT of helping manage the “pressure campaign” last year against George Zimmerman in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting, citing documents that show an obscure agency spent thousands assisting local demonstrations

    The little-known agency, the Community Relations Service, is described by the Justice Department as their “peacemaker” for community conflicts over race. ….

    Read more:
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/10/did-justice-department-support-anti-zimmerman-protests-after-trayvon-shooting/

    • Profit

      And those same “peace-keepers” or as I’d like to call them, fund-raisers, brought the bogus 2nd degree murder charges upon Zimmerman and got a police chief fired.

      • Tom Fewya

        I think the fire dept. needs to hose the trash from the streets .

  • cathy

    Why was former police chief Bill Lee not called as a Defence witness? The entire article is a must read The implication is the George Zimmerman should never have been arrested. Was it all about PC Black appeasement?

    Ex-Sanford police chief: Zimmerman probe ‘taken away from us’
    Wed July 10, 2013

    The George Zimmerman investigation was hijacked “in a number of ways” by outside forces, said the former police chief of Sanford, Florida.

    Bill Lee, who testified Monday in Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial, told CNN’s George Howell in an exclusive interview that he felt pressure from city officials to arrest Zimmerman to placate the public rather than as a matter of justice.

    “It was (relayed) to me that they just wanted an arrest. They didn’t care if it got dismissed later,” he said. “You don’t do that.”

    When Sanford police arrived on the scene on February 26, 2012, after Zimmerman fatally shot unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, they conducted a “sound” investigation, and the evidence provided no probable cause to arrest Zimmerman at the scene, he said.

    It had nothing to do with Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law, he said; from an investigative standpoint, it was purely a matter of self-defense.

    Read more:
    http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/10/justice/sanford-bill-lee-exclusive/index.html

  • tanstaafl

    Where are the checks and balances? Can the executive branch simply do as it pleases? Where is Congress? Where are the courts?

  • The Dead Critic

    Our founding fathers (especially Thomas Jefferson) approved of nationwide rioting and revolution…so why not? Because it lacks COMMON SENSE (and no, I’m not referring to Thomas Paine), that’s why. Fighting over race is juvenile at best, saving an entire country over BAD politicians and judges is another.

  • DontMessWithAmerica

    That is a typical Obama M.O. I bet he had dreams of dressing his thugs in brown shirts just as Hitler did. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if he tried to pull a Putin when his term is up.

  • AlexanderGofen

    I wonder why there was no white riots triggered by acquittal of black defendants (even such a despicable one as Sympson)… I will re-post this prophetic poem of Vladimir Ufland (USSR), written in 1958, until America learns it by heart.

    America is changing rapidly.
    The Negroes are gaining power
    And soon the famous Lady Liberty
    Will be repainted in black powder.

    Then “disadvantaged” and the poor ones
    Will mock the millionaires blatantly
    While Anglo-Saxon-Whitey Puritans
    Will rush to mimic Negroes ardently.

    They will respect the Negroes dearly
    And glorify the blackest fellow,
    And Whiteys, walking with humility,
    Will bow first to every Negro.

    http://www.resonoelusono.com/UflandAboutBlacksIn1958.htm

    • dchrist81

      … nor were there any riots (or government agitation) after the Black Panthers were able to avoid prosecution for flagrant voter intimidation in Philadelphia.

      • Steve Fair

        LIES. The black Panthers were at a polling booth in black North Philadelphia. Who were they trying to initimidate? White folks don’t vote in North Philly.

        • OfficialPro

          of course not, because black panthers were there to intimidate them.

      • EarlyBird

        Do you have any knowledge of the white riots that were common place not that very long ago, when blacks were merely charged, let alone found guilty, often in kangaroo courts?

        You think blacks riot? There is a much, much longer and uglier history of whites rioting and taking the law into their own hands in this country that any other group, and it almost always had to do with race.

        Take a look at Jesse Washington, who was grabbed out of a courthouse and lynched in the town square of Waco, TX in 1916, with the full approval of the onlooking judge, mayor and police chief:

        http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/jcj01

        They didn’t just lynch him, they literally cooked him alive while lynching him. And the gleeful townsfolk took body parts as souvenirs and sold them. And took photos and turned them into postcards, so proud they were of themselves. This is as depraved as the Islamist psychos burning those security guys to death on that bridge in Iraq.

        Across the nation race riots by whites were common place. Illegal lynchings and other murders of blacks by white mobs were common place and fully tolerated by the government. And we’re not talking about just the Deep South, or a small period of time, but literally across the nation. And not just black people either. Every non-white group got mauled by whites at some point in its history here.

        White people don’t get to sit around and wonder why black people don’t trust the justice system or law enforcement. The injustices didn’t just end with the end of Jim Crow either.

        The whiny bulls**t I’m reading on this site by terrified white people who write as if they’re lives are in danger by black mobs, or black people in general is nauseating. Grow up.

        • dchrist81

          Your history lesson bears absolutely NO RELEVANCE AT ALL to the injustice being committed currently by the militant Black Panthers and the corrupt Obama administration. http://dcclothesline.com/2013/07/11/obamas-doj-goons-instigated-anti-zimmerman-racial-protests/

          • EarlyBird

            Do you understand that Front Page Magazine is a propaganda site? Even if you agree with the values being expressed here, please note that everything in it is designed to incite rage and passionate resentment in its audience with the most outlandish hyperbole and propaganda.

            You are being emotionally manipulated in the crudest manner every time you read an article on this site. And THAT is disgraceful. It is not a news source, journalism, or even serious opinion.

            The hysteria on FPM about blacks supposedly rioting across the country (can we at least wait for the Zimmerman verdict?) is wildly out of scale. It’s absurd. If a foreigner came to this site he’d think that the US was constantly awash in mass violence committed by black people.

            Don’t take the bait.

          • dchrist81

            No. Front Page offers the TRUTH that is not available elsewhere. Its information is designed to overcome the lies you have been swallowing.

            The truth is that the corrupt Obama administration and its the cabal of race-hustlers on the left are deliberately inciting resentment among the left and among minorities.

            The hysteria is coming from those who pretend that any rational person would object to Zimmerman’s acquittal. In reality, Americans will CHEER Zimmerman’s acquittal. only those wallowing in rage and resentment would have the slightest objection to the rightful ruling of JUSTIFIED self-defense.

          • EarlyBird

            “The hysteria is coming from those who pretend that any rational person would object to Zimmerman’s acquittal.”

            That exists. But don’t fight hysteria with hysteria. It’s not good for the country.

            You might also be surprised that a lot of black Americans can see the…no pun intended…grey area here and aren’t ready to call Zimmerman a cold-blooded murderer (my wife and most of her family, for instance). There are people in the race baiting business who want to rile everyone up, but that does not include our President,

          • dchrist81

            it has not been confirmed that the race-baiters do not include the smug bastard occupying the White House, but it certainly includes those he has nominated and supported for powerful positions of authority.

            and it is curious why you still pretend anything I’ve said even approaches hysteria. everything I’ve said is documented fact.

          • Drakken

            The fumes in that lab your at is definitely effing with your brain housing group, get a bloody clue because the bubble your living in sure isn’t reality.

        • Tom Fewya

          ok if you want to use history that’s fair . you see the black community refer to themselves as African American that’s cool you see that in the little boxes on forms white Hispanic
          African American ok . I’m Jewish and the Egyptians ( Africans ) enslaved my people first ( come to think of it we Jews never had African slaves ) so where is my 40 dunes and a camel asshole ?

          • Steve Fair

            Oh so you never heard the terms “Irish-American” or “Italian-American”???? Hyphens only became a problem when blacks started doing it. BTW Liar, Jews owned slaves in America, were heavily involved in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, were some of the biggest segregationists in America (remember the Levitt family who built the “Levittowns” with the help of tax payer dollars?) and were the biggest slumlords and exploiters of the urban black in the 20th century. Deal with it.

          • Drakken

            Oh look, more black grievance theater. How quaint.

          • EarlyBird

            Tom, if you find a form with a box on it that’s called “Idiot-American,” check it.

          • Steve Fair

            tee hee

          • Tom Fewya

            Early Bird your mother shoulda swallowed

          • EarlyBird

            Your grandmother should have been gassed.

        • No2Deviants

          See you tomorrow or the next day, skanky sodomite GayBird. Your new nickname really suits you, I’m glad you picked it out.

      • EarlyBird

        D, take a look at Goofy’s “poem” above. If that is not an example of white racist histeria, nothing is. This paranoid, racist little creep, Goofen should be pilloried, but we get nothing but crickets. Must be FPM.

        • dchrist81

          if you were capable of reading, you would have noticed that the author of the poem was Soviet. Just another clear example that the source of racism is from the left, not from FPM.

          Nice try, but laughably pathetic.

          • EarlyBird

            I was clear that the poem was from a Soviet.
            And you are contedning Goofy wants us to “learn it by heart” in order to expose and condemn the Soviets or the left? Are you drunk? He agrees with that wretched hate tract and is why he wants us to learn it by heart. How weird your response is.

          • dchrist81

            LOL

            Your weird response of desperately trying to slander someone for exposing the truth of Cultural Marxist subversion instigating racism is LAUGHABLE. Alexanders’ post is a service to the defense of America… and your hatred of those who sound the alarm IS A JOKE!

          • EarlyBird

            You are not even coherent.

          • dchrist81

            run-on sentences aside, the point remains that FPM and Alexander are doing a noble service alerting America to the Marxist subversion that instigates racism. And your slander of those who deliver this valuable information is reprehensible.

    • tagalog

      Because when white people demonstrated over black people doing something they didn’t like, they just lynched the person, or went over to the black side of town and burned it to the ground.

    • EarlyBird

      Yeah, Alexander, what the US needs is to learn by heart some bizarre, racist “poem” against black people written by some paranoid Russian written in the ’50s.
      You look like the frightened little twit you are. You’re disgusting.

      • dchrist81

        what America needs to learn is that racism comes from leftists, such as the Soviet poet. what America needs to learn is that Cultural Marxism is undermining America… and Front Page and Alexander are doing an invaluable service in reporting these facts of history to those who have been ignorant of the truth.

        • EarlyBird

          What Americans need to learn is that racism comes from all political stripes. What humans need to learn is that everyone has a bit of racist in him or her.

      • AlexanderGofen

        In fact, this poem exposes a spineless of the white people, who bend back before the black people in a crazy zeal…

        • EarlyBird

          Thanks for letting us know where you stand, Goofy. Now if only DChrist could figure this out. You’re an unabashed racist. He thinks you’re exposing the racism of ’50s Soviets. At least you’re honest.

  • Bishop Greene

    Based on this article, this should be enough to aid in the impeachment of the entire Obama administration and force the congressional body to find Obama guilty of treason and other crimes against the United States. The white house staff, DOJ administration including Erica Holder, who by the way is biracial and guilty of the same crimes of Odrama. The whole ball of them should be jailed or sent to the chair. Maybe than we can restore order to this country which was fine before this moronic jerk took office.

  • Johnrambo1

    Sooooooo liberal.

  • Melinda Craig

    Blacks and their leaders are continually proving their hatred for the devil whites you never hear a peep about them going after hispanics do you? and of course z in hispanic so why dont the cowards say they are gonna kill some w@tB@cks? Whites better wise up and run away from black communities as fast as they can pack, it will never get any better for whites around blacks.

  • Steve Fair

    Horowitz would have made a great Third Reicher, except that he’s a Jew. This crap is straight from the book of Goebbels.

  • tagalog

    I really never thought it would come to pass that there could be a credible accusation of our political leaders fomenting street demonstrations. I guess I never truly gauged the consequences of the baby boomers and their progeny taking the reins of power.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rick.ellington.56 Rick Ellington

    let em riot around me I want em to!!!

  • govtrumbull

    Well, Well,…, Eric Holder and Al Sharpton together…, what a team, and then add Jessie Jackson to the mix and what have you got? Why an outright example of buying a Judge, possible Jury tampering, and a manipulation of charges against George Zimmerman. And if that doesn’t work…

    I can hear the discussion between the two of them:

    Holder: “If we can’t win the case on manslaughter, charge him with child abuse because the perpetrator was seventeen and is considered a juvenile. If we can’t make that one stick, we’ll charge Zimmerman with violating the constitutional rights of Trevon, or maybe turn it into a hate crime. This Zimmerman has to fry Al, ya’ know what I mean?”

    Sharpton: “Yea Eric and if everything fails, Jessie and me will go into Broward County and get our Muslim friends to plan a riot. Between those guys and the Black Panthers we can really stir em’ up.”

    Holder: “Yea…, The Boss wants some action from this. We’ve gotta make as much of it as we can. If we can get cities all over burning, so much the better. Then we can declare Martial law and really take down this stinking constitution.”

    Sharpton: “Don’t worry Eric, Jessie and me will make the most of it!”

  • Anamah

    That couple shows the inconsistency and malignancy of this American period.

    Two thugs sharing businesses… As always, they are ready to kill and poison, deceitful and misery creators…

    Two leeches passionate in same low purpose in life… they are miserable bad for all the way.
    If an innocent man is knowingly condemned it will be a new tragedy for all to see.

  • edgineer

    Our domestic Communists are at their usual tricks.

  • Brian Compton

    Anyone
    irregardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, or occupational
    status, immigration status visits violence against me or mine will be dealt with in
    accordance with the rules and articles of the use of deadly force for
    the great State of Texas

    Please be smart…don’t get Trayvoned

  • tbrown1850

    The lawlessness increases daily!!

  • EarlyBird

    You said it. But more accurately, Horowitz has admitted that his stock in trade is to use propaganda tactics made up by the Soviets. The man is poisoned by his own anger, and because he wants to “win” at the expense of the truth and decency, he will always be the failure his father told him he was. He’s a tragic, bitter man.

  • Donna

    This coming form a man who knew nothing about the Benghazi, IRS , NSA, Fast and Furious, or the Black Panthers voter intimidation scandal! WOW …

  • Kimberly04

    Obama will start riots. He has no shame nor morals. The country is being ruled by Chicago thugs.

    • Teddi

      This so reminds me of the atmosphere around OJ and the Rodney King occurrences…

      Retailers in south Florida should be preparing like a hurricane is coming by boarding up their stores because the there is nothing like an excuse for the “victimized” minorities to riot and loot.

  • handsomedan

    WHENEVER I SEE THIS PICTURE OF HOLDER AND SHARPTON SNUGGLING , A FEELING OF NAUSEA CREEPS UP !!!

  • Pepper

    How is that so different from right wing plans to disrupt any protest and turn it violent? I think both sides are using this.

  • MarilynA

    Where in the Constitution does it give power to a President to use government employees to organize and participate in l*nch mobs. What is going on is nothing less than what the KKK did in the past. The only difference is the Justice Department has lots more willing recruits and the potential to stir up national insurrection. It’s time for Congress to start impeachment proceedings before this clown declares himself Presidente for life, like his processors in Africa have done.

  • JohnWolf

    Is this Germany in the 1930s?