Feb. 24, 2015

Even Holder Can’t Pin Civil Rights Violations on Zimmerman

Nearly three years to the day since George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin in what was ruled self-defense, the Obama Justice Department finally admitted its investigation found “insufficient evidence” to charge Zimmerman with violating Martin’s civil rights. Attorney General Eric Holder grudgingly conceded the evidence didn’t meet the “high standard for a federal hate crime prosecution,” though he insisted we “continue the dialogue” about racial tension. Holder, Barack Obama and the usual suspects of professional racial grievance immediately seized on Martin’s death as a platform for their brand of “social justice.” That included Obama’s infamous pronouncement, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” But attempting to make him a poster boy for “hate crimes” diverts attention from a terribly inconvenient truth: A grossly disproportionate number of murder victims in any year are black men, women and children – about 9,000 annually. And most of these victims are murdered by other blacks – with only a handful of cases that might be associated with racism. More…

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