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BREAKING NEWS: DOJ, FBI Open Investigation Into Trayvon Martin Shooting

OFFICIAL DOJ STATEMENT IN THE TRAYVON MARTIN CASE

“The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, and the FBI opened an investigation into the facts and circumstances of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The department will conduct a thorough and independent review of all of the evidence and take appropriate action at the conclusion of the investigation. The department also is providing assistance to and cooperating with the state officials in their investigation into the incident. With all federal civil rights crimes, the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person acted intentionally and with the specific intent to do something which the law forbids – the highest level of intent in criminal law. Negligence, recklessness, mistakes and accidents are not prosecutable under the federal criminal civil rights laws. The Community Relations Service will be in Sanford, Fla., this week to meet with civil rights leaders, community leaders, and local law enforcement to address tension in the community.”

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  • Shana Peete

    Thanks for the info.  Hope this leads to justice for young Trayvon and his family.

  • http://twitter.com/bailey1katieIAM Concerned

    I am not optimistic about the response from DOJ or FBI. Justice demands getting that Zimmerman racist off the street now. That guy hunted, stalked, and ran behind that child as if the kid was some sort of hunting game in season. All of law enforcement are dragging their feet on an arrest and prosecution, but this child is dead! Dead! I thought laws were in place to protect society from foolish Florida’s laws, laws that do not trump the constitution. Trayvon had a civil right to walk home without being profiled, followed, chased, and killed by that damn nobody Zimmerman.

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