DOJ: Zimmerman can’t have his gun back just yet

posted at 12:11 pm on July 19, 2013 by Allahpundit

They’ve placed a hold on evidence from the state trial while they figure out whether there’s any federal charge they can bring to appease the left — something the DOJ’s had nearly a year and a half to decide.

Riddle me this: What’s the evidentiary value of the gun at this point? The feds aren’t charging him with murder. They might charge him either with a “hate crime” or some sort of civil-rights violation, but neither of those charges depends on ballistics. Zimmerman admits that he shot and killed Martin so they’ve got all the proof they need of the underlying act. The federal trial, if there is one, will revolve around his intent. What does the gun have to do with it?

George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder by a Florida court last week, will not immediately get back the gun he used to shoot unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, because the U.S. Justice Department requested a hold on evidence from his trial, a law enforcement official said on Thursday.

The hold is standard procedure and does not reveal whether the Justice Department plans to pursue a new prosecution of Zimmerman, 29, said the official, who would speak only on condition of anonymity…

Expectations that Zimmerman would get his 9mm pistol back helped to fuel anger among those Americans who thought had profiled Martin and should be punished for the teenager’s death last year. Zimmerman’s lawyers said he acted in self-defense during neighborhood watch duty when Martin attacked him.

It’s standard procedure to place a hold on evidence but it’s not standard procedure for that hold to generate news stories across multiple agencies. Was the DOJ responding to reporters’ inquiries in revealing this or did they announce it on their own initiative, as a complement to their new Zimmerman tip line, to reassure the left that they remain verrrry suspicious of Zimmerman no matter what a jury and their own federal police force say about his motives? Look at it this way: It’s not like he really needs a gun right now, right?

Via Breitbart, here’s Jesse Jackson playing racial-grievance mad libs on Tapper’s show yesterday, comparing Florida to an “apartheid state” because … I don’t know why. Per one analysis, Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law actually benefits black defendants disproportionately. “Apartheid” is being tossed out here, I think, just to fill in the blank of “Florida justice is worse than ______.” (I wrote “the Holocaust” on my own mad libs sheet.) As a rejoinder, read this Heather MacDonald piece at the Corner on the comparative frequency of intraracial versus interracial violence; if Jackson’s desperate to make an apartheid argument, you’d think he’d zero in on Chicago, where whites are relatively safe and blacks are under siege. Read this new Gallup poll too, which doesn’t speak to violence but rather to perceptions of social discrimination more broadly in hiring and housing. Twenty years ago, blacks were nearly evenly split on whether racial disparities in those areas were due to racism or “something else.” Today, the split is 37/60. Among young black adults, it’s 30/68. Doesn’t matter what the numbers say, though, or how steadily race relations are improving, “progress” requires that there be zero progress so that it retains its motive force. That’s how you get “apartheid” mad libs here.


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Mr. Z Could not sell his gun on Ebay. he would have to go to http://www.gunbroker.com/

kurtzz3 on July 19, 2013 at 1:18 PM

This is Detroit today – after 51 years of ‘Progressive’ and 39 years of ‘black rule.’

The Destruction of Detroit (Photo Essay)

No ‘apartheid’ there, Jesse.

Resist We Much on July 19, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Are you claiming that all of those pictures are from Detroit?

I have a pretty good idea that at least one of them isn’t.

The big strange piece of artwork on a hill is from eastern Europe.

cozmo on July 19, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Try these.

h/t to Power Line.

Del Dolemonte on July 19, 2013 at 1:18 PM

He was on his way to grocery shop at Target when he saw a suspicious Martin,

farsighted on July 19, 2013 at 1:10 PM

OMG!!!!!!!!!!11111

Zimmerman was on his way to buy Skittles????

faraway on July 19, 2013 at 1:18 PM

NoFanofLibs on July 19, 2013 at 12:47 PM

sorry about that

cmsinaz on July 19, 2013 at 12:54 PM

It’s all good

NoFanofLibs on July 19, 2013 at 1:19 PM

h/t to Power Line.

Del Dolemonte on July 19, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Thanks, I’ve been wondering about the house in the first picture for a long time.

What a waste.

And to think, they used Dallas as a stand in for Detroit in the first Robocop movie…

cozmo on July 19, 2013 at 1:23 PM

OT: When will HA have an article on the revelation that Martin attacked Zimmerman because he thought GZ was a gay rapist?

Afraid?

faraway on July 19, 2013 at 1:24 PM

We do know that Mr. Martin’s civil rights have been violated

That would be the civil right to whoop a$$ on crazy crackers that are following you.

Rancher on July 19, 2013 at 1:24 PM

And to think, they used Dallas as a stand in for Detroit in the first Robocop movie…

cozmo on July 19, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Detroit was too dangerous?

Liam on July 19, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Don’t anyone forget that Georges wife Shellie is scheduled to go on trial for perjury on August 21st. Thanks to A Corey.

meci on July 19, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Jesse Jackson, picking up where George Wallace and Bull Connor left off!
Segregation Now! Segregation Forever!

questionmark on July 19, 2013 at 1:26 PM

We are scrooood: http://twitchy.com/2013/07/18/there-is-evidence-that-trayvons-dead-rep-bobby-rush-argues-zimmerman-verdict/

davidk on July 19, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Somebody should tell bobby rush that drunk and stupid is no way to go through life.

Or at least, stay off TV and don’t become a laughing-stock for the world.

Solaratov on July 19, 2013 at 1:26 PM

I’m sure Zimmerman has several weapons on hand. I don’t think anyone seriously believes he’s going to be unarmed until Holder feels like returning his pistol. The one Holder is trying to keep from him is just a trophy piece at this point.

HotAirian on July 19, 2013 at 1:29 PM

If George Zimmerman is still a DemocRAT after all this than man, that’s insane…He’s been savagely attacked by all DemocRATS and he needs to realize he is just a vote to them

sadsushi on July 19, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Is it illegal to buy a handgun and give it to someone else in Florida? Just wondering…

gatorboy on July 19, 2013 at 12:28 PM

A straw purchase is a big no-no.

However, someone who already owns firearms that they are willing to part with could sell Zimmerman a firearm in a private sale and it would be legal.

The rule of thumb is: If you’ve owned a firearm for less than a year and want to sell, do it through a FFL transfer. It’s almost impossible to make a case for a straw purchase if you’ve owned it for over a year so you are free to make a private sale as long as you don’t have any reason to believe the buyer is prohibited from owning a firearm… and Zimmerman is not prohibited by law.

Wendya on July 19, 2013 at 1:32 PM

“DOJ: Zimmerman can’t have his gun back just yet”
…and the next step by racist nit-wit holder will be to demand that Zimmerman place a target on his back so the racist hate-mongers know where to shoot.

TeaPartyNation on July 19, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Dear leader expressing his own experience with racial profiling

cmsinaz on July 19, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Zimmerman should auction off the KelTec for when it is released and use the money to buy a new gun.

Socratease on July 19, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Let me guess. Its okay for those Mexican gangs to keep their guns though, right Holder?

Bmore on July 19, 2013 at 1:38 PM

A straw purchase is a big no-no.

Wendya on July 19, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Then why did this administration support them?

cozmo on July 19, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Clearly the FBI has developed new forensic techniques that can detect trace amounts of racism on a firearm. These tests were not yet available last summer.

Jobius on July 19, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Of course, if Zimmerman were a Mexican drug cartel soldier, the DoJ would have no problem with him having a gun.

Socratease on July 19, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Oblame -O on TV right now blaming Whitey for racism. He is trying to cause a race war.

birdwatcher on July 19, 2013 at 1:41 PM

One acronym and two words cozmo. alt…bunny suit.

Bmore on July 19, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Then why did this administration support them?

cozmo on July 19, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Because laws only exist to be used against the “little people”.

Wendya on July 19, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Racist President Obogo Obama on TV now spewing more racist thoughts to stoke the fires and divide and distract. The stupid Americans voted in Sharpton and Jackson combined in a more acceptable looking package.

Rockshine on July 19, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Not too off-topic:

The Jug-eared Jackass is on TV now, and repeated his statement that if he had a son, it would have looked like Trayvon. He actually says that it was another way of saying that HE could have been Trayvon Martin 35 years ago.

Doubling down on stupid, as always.

UltimateBob on July 19, 2013 at 1:43 PM

And to think, they used Dallas as a stand in for Detroit in the first Robocop movie…

cozmo on July 19, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Because it’s safer in Dallas.

Dallas actually has a functioning police force, among other things.

Solaratov on July 19, 2013 at 1:44 PM

All democrats lie.

birdwatcher on July 19, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Holder won’t be charging Gz on anything per dear leader….he sounded skeptical. but don’t you worry.they are going to screw up syg laws

cmsinaz on July 19, 2013 at 1:46 PM

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Schadenfreude on July 19, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Exactly.

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Except for those of us who use Firefox with the Adblocker Plus add-on.

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Yes, tech-savvy commenters can customize their software, etc. to deal with annoyances like this.

However, tech-savvy bloggers at a leading conservative site should be able to produce a user-product that wouldn’t require said customization (hint, hint)….

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slickwillie2001 on July 19, 2013 at 1:48 PM

Racist President Obogo Obama on TV now spewing more racist thoughts to stoke the fires and divide and distract. The stupid Americans voted in Sharpton and Jackson combined in a more acceptable looking package.

Rockshine on July 19, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Holy crap, I cannot believe what I’m hearing. His comments are unforgivably incendiary.

I guess he’s disappointed that there weren’t MORE riots after the verdict, so he feels that he needs to stir the pot a little.

With all that’s going on in the world, he really, really felt the need to call a press conference a week after the verdict to talk about this case some more?!?!?!? I really, really hate this POS.

UltimateBob on July 19, 2013 at 1:48 PM

A straw purchase is a big no-no.

Wendya on July 19, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Then why did this administration support them?

cozmo on July 19, 2013 at 1:39 PM

“Shut up, you!” AG Holder explained.

Solaratov on July 19, 2013 at 1:48 PM

it was another way of saying that HE could have been Trayvon Martin 35 years ago.

UltimateBob on July 19, 2013 at 1:43 PM

I’d say the argument could be made that he *is* Trayvon now (without the shooting part) – after all, many consider him a thug….

GWB on July 19, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Because laws only exist to be used against the “little people”.

Wendya on July 19, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Change “little” to white…

Liam on July 19, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Solaratov on July 19, 2013 at 1:44 PM

At the time, it was a pretty big deal.

It was claimed that after Detroit finished its latest rebuilding project, it would resemble Dallas.

People in Dallas said it was because Dallas was heading in the same direction as Detroit.

cozmo on July 19, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Very cynical opinion ahead. It’s so those who might get a chance for “justice” will know GZ is unarmed.

GiantOrb on July 19, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Heck, George holds a CCW permit in Florida. No waiting period to purchase a new handgun when you have that because you’ve already gone through an extensive background check.

NOW the DoJ *might* flag his record so that it gets denied if he tries to buy from a gun shop. But person to person, not even a CCW permit is needed.

In Florida….the “Gunshine State” as we call it ;)

ProfShadow on July 19, 2013 at 1:51 PM

People in Dallas said it was because Dallas was heading in the same direction as Detroit.

cozmo on July 19, 2013 at 1:51 PM

So, has Dallas managed to turn that around?

(Seriously, because I don’t know.)

Solaratov on July 19, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Obama just said this (headling from CNN).

Obama says “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago,” in his first live comments on the court case

DethMetalCookieMonst on July 19, 2013 at 1:54 PM

To understand just how much the left wing fascist and race hustlers have ruined Zimmerman’s life, consider what he was doing with it in the couple of years before this happened.

- He was working full time.

- He was attending classes at Seminole State College and was one class away from getting a degree of some kind.

- He had lost 60-70 pounds, though still technically obese.

- He had joined a gym and was working out when he could.

- He was making an effort to protect his neighborhood and do something about the “spike” in crime it was experiencing.

- He had gone to bat for a homeless black man who was apparently unjustly or excessively beaten up by a police officer.

He was a guy making a major effort to improve himself and his lot in life, while helping others.

I am not trying to make him into a “hero”. Just looking at the facts. I’m sure he had his faults, as we all do. Apparently he was semi-estranged from his parents. Not an uncommon thing.

Contrast this with what we know about what Martin was doing with his life in the year prior to attacking Zimmerman, while on his third suspension from school that year. From what I’ve read he was a good kid up until the age of 14 or 15. And then he started going down a bad path. This seems to coincide with the break-up of his father and Trayvon’s stepmother, with who he was living. Apparently he moved in with his biological mother at that point.

And now Martin is portrayed as a martyred angelic “child” and George Zimmerman is an Enemy of the State.

farsighted on July 19, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Coward Capo of America

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2013 at 1:55 PM

I’d say the argument could be made that he *is* Trayvon now (without the shooting part) – after all, many consider him a thug….

GWB on July 19, 2013 at 1:49 PM

0bama actually said that the verdict might have been different if Trayvon was white. If that’s not fanning the flames of racial hatred, I don’t know what is.

UltimateBob on July 19, 2013 at 1:55 PM

As a rejoinder, read this Heather MacDonald piece at the Corner on the comparative frequency of intraracial versus interracial violence; if Jackson’s desperate to make an apartheid argument, you’d think he’d zero in on Chicago, where whites are relatively safe and blacks are under siege.

Excellent article, I’m sure our low-information perfesser and the other trolls will have no answer to it.

slickwillie2001 on July 19, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Our president is a racist.

birdwatcher on July 19, 2013 at 1:55 PM

This was a presidential moment
-david Gregory msdnc talking heads just loving this impromptu speech

cmsinaz on July 19, 2013 at 1:56 PM

So, has Dallas managed to turn that around?

Solaratov on July 19, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Yes…and no…

cozmo on July 19, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Racist President Obogo Obama on TV now spewing more racist thoughts to stoke the fires and divide and distract.

Rockshine on July 19, 2013 at 1:42 PM

“Trayvon could have been me”, says Comrade O.

farsighted on July 19, 2013 at 1:58 PM

The fawning on msdnc is Unstinkingbelievable….. you would have thought he just brought down the ten commandments from the mountain

cmsinaz on July 19, 2013 at 1:58 PM

0bama actually said that the verdict might have been different if Trayvon was white. If that’s not fanning the flames of racial hatred, I don’t know what is.

UltimateBob on July 19, 2013 at 1:55 PM

He needs to be careful. He could incite something that gets totally out of his control. I’m not sure if he could pull off declaring nationwide martial law but if it comes to that, the military might not be enough to restore order.

Liam on July 19, 2013 at 1:59 PM

I can’t wait for the thread to come up that discusses POTUS’s “helpful” comments about the Zimmerman case. I couldn’t believe all his idiocy. The man’s ego knows no bounds.

BettyRuth on July 19, 2013 at 2:01 PM

He actually says that it was another way of saying that HE could have been Trayvon Martin 35 years ago.

UltimateBob on July 19, 2013 at 1:43 PM

That’s about the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.

I mean, they didn’t even start producing Skittles in the US until 1982…

The Schaef on July 19, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Regarding Scooter stoking the fire of Racial Animus today…

From 1985 – 1988, Obama was a Community Organizer in Chicago. What does a Community Organizer do? I’m glad you asked.

Per Byron York in an article found at nationalreview.com:

Community organizing is most identified with the left-wing Chicago activist Saul Alinsky (1909-72), who pretty much defined the profession. In his classic book, Rules for Radicals, Alinsky wrote that a successful organizer should be “an abrasive agent to rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; to fan latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expressions.” Once such hostilities were “whipped up to a fighting pitch,” Alinsky continued, the organizer steered his group toward confrontation, in the form of picketing, demonstrating, and general hell-raising.

kingsjester on July 19, 2013 at 2:01 PM

At this point Zimmerman’s gun, itself, has zero evidentiary value. All tests are completed. There is no question it is his gun, and the weapon he used in self-defense to deadly effect.

Just more muscle-flexing political theater of the absurd courtesy of Eric Holder. Unless Holder has tampered with the NICS, GZ can just go buy another, perfectly legally. Or Brad Thor can buy one for him, perfectly legally, although If I were Brad I would transfer it through an FFL.

novaculus on July 19, 2013 at 2:02 PM

That’s about the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.

I mean, they didn’t even start producing Skittles in the US until 1982…

The Schaef on July 19, 2013 at 2:01 PM

I seriously LOLd at this.

UltimateBob on July 19, 2013 at 2:03 PM

I’m taking my toys and going home.

John the Libertarian on July 19, 2013 at 2:03 PM

0bama actually said that the verdict might have been different if Trayvon was white. If that’s not fanning the flames of racial hatred, I don’t know what is.

UltimateBob on July 19, 2013 at 1:55 PM

IOW, the jury was racist.

Imagine if you are one of the jurors, virtually in hiding now, sitting watching your President draw a bullseye on your back for the Black Panthers because he didn’t like your verdict.

Meanwhile the RINO PTB in the GOP keep trying to tell themselves this is all just a game and that Obama just needs to pander to his base and “his people” for a little while.

farsighted on July 19, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Racist President Obogo Obama on TV now spewing more racist thoughts to stoke the fires and divide and distract. The stupid Americans voted in Sharpton and Jackson combined in a more acceptable looking package.
Rockshine on July 19, 2013 at 1:42 PM
Holy crap, I cannot believe what I’m hearing. His comments are unforgivably incendiary.
I guess he’s disappointed that there weren’t MORE riots after the verdict, so he feels that he needs to stir the pot a little.
With all that’s going on in the world, he really, really felt the need to call a press conference a week after the verdict to talk about this case some more?!?!?!? I really, really hate this POS.
UltimateBob on July 19, 2013 at 1:48 PM

He is setting the table and giving the go ahead for violence and rioting this weekend for his race baiting hustler buddy Al Sharpton’s 100 marches this weekend. Any, and I mean ANY violence or disorder this weekend will be a direct result of his comments and will clearly be on his hands. Plain and simple, Barack Obama hates white people! He was off prompter and as always, his true self showed.

Rockshine on July 19, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Freaking autoplay…

Valiant on July 19, 2013 at 2:05 PM

The Jug-eared Jackass is on TV now, and repeated his statement that if he had a son, it would have looked like Trayvon. He actually says that it was another way of saying that HE could have been Trayvon Martin 35 years ago.

Obama sees Trayvon Martin as his son, and not Temar Boggs because Obama can’t imagine blacks being anything other than helpless victims in constant need of Big Government’s smothering protection. It really is a slave mentality.

Socratease on July 19, 2013 at 2:08 PM

He actually says that it was another way of saying that HE could have been Trayvon Martin 35 years ago.

UltimateBob on July 19, 2013 at 1:43 PM

That’s about the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.

I mean, they didn’t even start producing Skittles in the US until 1982…

The Schaef on July 19, 2013 at 2:01 PM

He was just as much a fan of illegal drugs as Saint Trayvon was, and probably still is.

We don’t know if he did B&E’s or was into fighting, and I’ve always wondered if he had a juvenile record in Hawaii that has been sealed.

slickwillie2001 on July 19, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Imagine if you are one of the jurors, virtually in hiding now, sitting watching your President draw a bullseye on your back for the Black Panthers because he didn’t like your verdict.

farsighted on July 19, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Exactly.

And, David Webb (Tea Party, guy, on FOX News now) just pointed out that there are some kind of Trayvon Martin rallies planned in major cities this weekend.

The timing of his statements is no accident. He really wants sh!t to break loose.

UltimateBob on July 19, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Our president is a racist.
birdwatcher on July 19, 2013 at 1:55 PM

THIS can not be expressed and repeated enough. The mask was clearly pulled off today.

Rockshine on July 19, 2013 at 2:10 PM

If Trayvon Martin was of age and he was armed, could he have ‘stood his ground’ on that sidewalk?” Obama said.

He added: “If a white male teen was involved in the same kind of scenario, from top to bottom, both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different.”

farsighted on July 19, 2013 at 2:11 PM

If I had a President he would look like Ronald Reagan. (Saw this comment on another site)

50sGuy on July 19, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Is it illegal to buy a handgun and give it to someone else in Florida? Just wondering…

gatorboy

It depends….is he going to get out of his car?

xblade on July 19, 2013 at 2:14 PM

One day my buddy and myself were mountain climbing and bird watching. We arrived on the summit of the local mountain where there was a hawk watch going on. It was the middle of September. All the hawk watchers were bundled up against the cold, which it wasn’t really cold. My buddy and myself were wearing shorts. All the hawk watchers grabbed their spotting scopes and walked away from us as if they thought we were going to grab their equipment and take off down the mountain. If I had any feelings I would have been insulted at being profiled as a common criminal. Everyone involved was white. To this day, my buddy and myself laugh about it. You never know who the criminal is going to be, and it is better to be safe than sorry.

birdwatcher on July 19, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Today’s Zimmerman inanity from Juan Williams…

Del Dolemonte on July 19, 2013 at 1:19 PM

In fact, Zimmerman, who has a Peruvian mother and American white father, fits the bill of what is usually described as Hispanic.

In fact, Obama, who has a Kenyan father and American white mother, fits the bill of what is usually described as black.

Arnold Yabenson on July 19, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Trayvon Martin could have been me

I wish.

Ronnie on July 19, 2013 at 2:19 PM

I’ve always wondered if he had a juvenile record in Hawaii that has been sealed.

slickwillie2001 on July 19, 2013 at 2:08 PM

The corrupt Democrats have been running Hawai’i for almost 60 years now, and the current Democrat Governor was college chums with both of Dear Leader’s parents.

They sealed his BC already, and to seal juvie records would be a piece of cake.

Del Dolemonte on July 19, 2013 at 2:22 PM

“If Trayvon Martin was of age and he was armed, could he have ‘stood his ground’ on that sidewalk?” Obama said.

He added: “If a white male teen was involved in the same kind of scenario, from top to bottom, both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different.”

So if it was a white Martin and a black Zimmerman it might have been different, eh Comrade O?

Reposting from another thread.

If roles were reversed and Zimmerman were black and Trayvon white, no one would dare utter this “he should have stayed in his car” nonsense because they’d be attacked and mocked severely for making such a stupid argument, and rightly so.

xblade on July 19, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Great point. I didn’t think of that. They would probably also be called a racist for saying a black man should stay in his car when there is a suspicious white “child” roaming about outside.

Yes, “both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different.”

But not necessarily in the way you are implying, Dear Leader.

farsighted on July 19, 2013 at 2:22 PM

If a white male teen was involved in the same kind of scenario, from top to bottom, both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different.

Wrong again, Mr. Bring-Us-Together President.

We know this because in fact, such an event occurred in 2009 in Greece, N.Y., a suburb of Rochester. Roderick Scott, a black man, shot and killed an unarmed white teen, Christopher Cervini, whom he believed was burglarizing a neighbor’s car, with a licensed .40 cal. handgun.

Despite the fact that he left his own property, confronted, and shot dead an unarmed white person thought to be committing a petty property crime, Scott was acquitted by a majority-white jury after claiming that the Cervini charged at him, putting him in imminent fear of his life.

Socratease on July 19, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Nauseating.

In Obama’s world, EVERYTHING is always, ultimately, about Barack Hussein Obama.

novaculus on July 19, 2013 at 2:25 PM

The fawning on msdnc is Unstinkingbelievable….. you would have thought he just brought down the ten commandments from the mountain

cmsinaz on July 19, 2013 at 1:58 PM

No, Moses Holder did that.

onlineanalyst on July 19, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Socratease on July 19, 2013 at 2:24 PM

And it happened in NY, of all places.

Liam on July 19, 2013 at 2:27 PM

So, Obama thinks Trayvon could have been a black Caucasian like Obama. *shrugs* OK, whatever.

Christien on July 19, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Please, gang…keep yourselves and your families safe this weekend. I’m afraid the Petulant President just lit a match and tossed it in the forest.

kingsjester on July 19, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Please, gang…keep yourselves and your families safe this weekend. I’m afraid the Petulant President just lit a match and tossed it in the forest.

kingsjester on July 19, 2013 at 2:28 PM

I think so, too. State governors might want to quietly alert their National Guard commanders to be ready for fast call-up.

Liam on July 19, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Please, gang…keep yourselves and your families safe this weekend. I’m afraid the Petulant President just lit a match and tossed it in the forest.
Sometime I think maybe he really does want a race war, so he can play the role of a genuine leader. Never let a crisis go to waste. And if you don’t have a crisis….

Socratease on July 19, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Twitter Explodes With Vulgar Racial Epithets Towards Bill Cosby and Charles Barkley

Not Work-Safe.

NewsBuster’s Noel Sheppard says:

These liberals sure are tolerant of African-Americans they disagree with, aren’t they?

Del Dolemonte on July 19, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Alan Colmes is on now defending the Jug Eared Jackass’s statements. He said that this is an issue that 0bama cares very deeply about.

Is Alan admitting that 0bama doesn’t give a whit about the 60-some youths killed on the streets of Chicago in the past year?

He is a low-information president pandering to a low-information audience.

UltimateBob on July 19, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Just a question for the HotAir Law Firm of Dewey, Cheatem, and Howe:

Is George Zimmerman allowed to purchase another weapon?

patch on July 19, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Dear leader expressing his own experience with racial profiling

cmsinaz on July 19, 2013 at 1:37 PM

What, as a member of the Choom Gang? Didn’t he know that what he and his pals were doing was illegal?

onlineanalyst on July 19, 2013 at 2:54 PM

DOJ: Zimmerman can’t have his gun back just yet

Dr. Z gives out a Sam Kinison scream followed by “You criminal, Communist, race-baiting, Constitution-destroying scuuuuuuummmmmm!!!!!”

I can’t believe what these Banana Republic, Tammany Hall-emulating thugs are getting away with.

B—-ds.

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 19, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Twitter Explodes With Vulgar Racial Epithets Towards Bill Cosby and Charles Barkley

Del Dolemonte on July 19, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Feel the love

Big Rich says…

“F**k charles barkley old c%@n a$$ house ni**a”

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farsighted on July 19, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Obama – “35 years ago I would have put a whoop-ass on a guy I thought might be a gay rapist.”

Though I’m not sure Obama wasn’t much more then a .5/10 at fighting. I’ve seen him try and make a basket. He might not have had the physical coordination to whoop GZ like TM did.

BoxHead1 on July 19, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Did Obama receive some intelligence reports warning of violence this weekend at big Al’s 100+ marches? His remarks had a certain cover his ass ring to them.

meci on July 19, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Just a question for the HotAir Law Firm of Dewey, Cheatem, and Howe:

Is George Zimmerman allowed to purchase another weapon?

patch on July 19, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Why wouldn’t he?

He’s committed no felony. He has no domestic violence restraining orders on him. There is nothing in his record which would deny him the ‘right’ to purchase a firearm.

And, his Fla. CCW is probably still valid – so he wouldn’t even have to go through an NICS “background check”.

He can walk into any Florida gun store and walk out with the pistol of his choice.

AS IT SHOULD BE.

Solaratov on July 19, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Well Eric if it shows up in Mexico…

onomo on July 19, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Out of curiosity – and only slightly OT – since GZ’s wife is to go on trial for perjury because she mis-stated something on a financial form…

When can we expect to see Mz. Rachael Jeantel charged with perjury for lying under oath in court…which she admitted?

Fair is fair. Right?

BWAHAHAhahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sometimes I crack me up!

FAIR! LOLOLOLOL!!

Solaratov on July 19, 2013 at 3:24 PM

He’s committed no felony. He has no domestic violence restraining orders on him. There is nothing in his record which would deny him the ‘right’ to purchase a firearm.

Should have been “permission”.

The RIGHT is understood and inviolate.

Solaratov on July 19, 2013 at 3:27 PM

The big strange piece of artwork on a hill is from eastern Europe.

cozmo on July 19, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Yes, they are. I can give you the addresses of most. The pic that your pointed out has been taken down until I can determine whether it is a copy of the one in Europe.

Resist We Much on July 19, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Let me guess. Its okay for those Mexican gangs to keep their guns though, right Holder?

Bmore on July 19, 2013 at 1:38 PM

They aren’t White Mexican gangs…sheeez

trs on July 19, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Now we have a HUGE problem, not that we didn’t already, but the POS DOJ hasn’t charged Zimmerman with a crime, so how can they hold his property hostage legally? They can’t but they continue to disregard the law as usual. Citizens need to take matters into their own hand at this point.

F_This on July 19, 2013 at 3:31 PM

As a rejoinder, read this Heather MacDonald piece at the Corner on the comparative frequency of intraracial versus interracial violence; if Jackson’s desperate to make an apartheid argument, you’d think he’d zero in on Chicago, where whites are relatively safe and blacks are under siege.

Excellent article, I’m sure our low-information perfesser and the other trolls will have no answer to it.

slickwillie2001 on July 19, 2013 at 1:55 PM

I know someone who does:

“We have the power without changing another law, without going to Springfield, without going to the Senate or Congress, without going to the White House – we’ve got the power right now to stop killing each other,” he said…

There can be no excuse for the violence that has spread through urban areas, he said.

“This killing is not based upon poverty, it is based upon greed and violence and guns.”

http://infoweb.newsbank.com/iw-search/we/InfoWeb?p_action=doc&p_topdoc=1&p_docnum=1&p_sort=YMD_date:D&p_product=NewsBank&p_text_direct-0=document_id=%28%200EB42167B5EB3CB0%20%29&p_docid=0EB42167B5EB3CB0&p_theme=aggdocs&p_queryname=0EB42167B5EB3CB0&f_openurl=yes&p_nbid=U55Q49EBMTM3NDI0ODg1MC41MDYzMTk6MToxNToxMjguMjA2LjE3Ny4xOTA&&p_multi=CSTB

ebrown2 on July 19, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Effin Howard Sprague. Go away.

Galtian on July 19, 2013 at 9:13 PM

All who Stand for Trayvon- from Obama to Sharpton to Bruce Springsteen onstage in Ireland- are encouraging the beating down of “suspected gay stalkers” by anyone who feels annoyed by the “attention” of a stranger.

A weird convergence of race-baiting, simpleton loons.

profitsbeard on July 20, 2013 at 2:32 AM

Holder is probably keeping it to whack some Bitter-Clingers, Jews, Asian shopkeepers, or maybe some more Hispanics…all in the name of peaceful race-relations.

trl on July 21, 2013 at 6:18 AM

The Obama administration is deep in the shadows in fomenting the rallies and protests we are seeing, and will be just as responsible if more blood is shed. Gun control is at the apex of the president’s second term agenda. Regular Right Guy

Mornin Mojo on July 21, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Better Headline: Holder Demands New Stain Your Ground Law.

Declaring you have no right to protect yourself, the Attorney General demands the repeal of all Stand Your Ground Laws. If he is successful in denying you any right of defense, apparently your only recourse will be to Stain Your Ground as a result of peeing yourself from fear.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on July 22, 2013 at 4:40 AM

Un-Constituional

Holder is head of Obama’s ‘Storm Troopers’, and he just found a new way to strip Americans of their guns! “Yes, you WERE found INNOCENT of any crime due to self-defense; however, we can’t have Americans shooting each other simply because they feel their lives are in danger, now can we?!”

Will the last American out please bring the flag…?!

easyt65 on July 22, 2013 at 9:03 AM

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