Eric Holder and the Department of Justice need our help and I, for one, am going to help them. I would ask you to help out as well because this is a time to come together as Americans and focus on bringing together our society during a difficult period.
Here’s the story from the Orlando Sentinel…
The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday afternoon appealed to civil rights groups and community leaders, nationally and in Sanford, for help investigating whether a federal criminal case might be brought against George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, one advocate said.
The DOJ has also set up a public email address to take in tips on its civil rights investigation.
Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – who earlier in the day joined calls for federal civil rights charges against Zimmerman, said that later in the afternoon, she joined a U.S. Department of Justice conference call to discuss the prospects.
“They were calling on us to actively refer anyone who had any information,” that might build a case … “They said they would very aggressively investigate this case.”
Understand that the Department of Justice is facing a very high bar to find a civil rights violation or hate crime in Florida since the FBI has already investigated the incident and found no evidence of a hate crime. The six woman jury in Florida didn’t help matters either when they found Zimmerman not guilty and also found no evidence of profiling on Zimmerman’s part.
The Department of Justice has established an email address to send tips about profiling and we need to step up to the plate. I’ve passed on my tip and you should do the same. The email address is: Sanford.firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s the information I offered…
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