Media Watch: Laura Ingraham joins ABC News
Yet another week goes by in which militant liberal supporters of the state’s case against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin have to be disappointed. This time it’s over statements collected by the FBI in which they tried to determine whether or not there was evidence in existence that proved Zimmerman had a history of racism, which in turn could have led to the possibility of federal “hate crime” charges being leveled against Zimmerman in the event they thought they could prove he was motivated by Martin’s race. From the Orlando Sentinel:
Federal civil-rights investigators interviewed dozens of George Zimmerman’s friends, neighbors and co-workers, and no one said he was a racist, records released Thursday show.
FBI agents spread out across the state, talking to three dozen people, including gun-shop employees, Zimmerman’s ex-fiancée and the Sanford police detective who led the investigation into the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old.
None said he or she had ever known him to show racial bias. A co-worker who saw him the day after the shooting said Zimmerman was “beat up physically and emotionally.”
Chris Serino, the police detective who interviewed Zimmerman the night of the shooting, told agents he thought Zimmerman had pursued Trayvon “based on his attire” and not “skin color.” Zimmerman, he said, has a “little hero complex” but is not a racist.
Zimmerman’s account sounded “scripted” to him, Serino said. Even so, he did not have enough evidence to justify an arrest, he told an FBI agent, even though he was getting pressure from a small number of officers within the department to file charges.
A gun-shop owner said Zimmerman came in weeks after the Feb. 26 shooting and said “his life was in danger and he needs more guns.”
He got at least one more: The day of his arrest April 11, FDLE agents found in his rental car a “cop killer” handgun, a Belgian-made semiautomatic pistol, capable of firing bullets at such high velocity that they can pierce body armor. He also had three magazines of ammunition.
Zimmerman’s ex-fiancée, who filed a domestic-violence injunction against him in 2005, described Zimmerman as “protective and territorial” toward her and “having a bad temper,” but he was no racist, she told the FBI.
He socialized and played basketball with white, black and Hispanic men and “never exhibited any biases or prejudices against anyone and did not use racial epithets of any kind,” an agent quoted her as saying.
Co-workers also said they saw no signs of ethnic or racial bias. They described Zimmerman as “pleasant” and “outgoing.”
The FBI got involved after the Department of Justice launched a civil-rights investigation into Trayvon’s shooting.
It’s also important that the even state of Florida’s case against Zimmerman does not include even the slightest hint that they believe he was motivated by race in the killing of Trayvon Martin. In fact, in the now infamous 911 call where the sensationalistic, derelict MSM and their “audio experts” concluded early on that Zimmerman said “f*cking c*ons” under his breath about Trayvon, the state’s case alleges he likely said “f*cking punks”, which is what Zimmerman told his lawyers (at the time) he said.
So let’s recap here: The state doesn’t allege racial motivation, the FBI could find no racial motivation. Doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist (I don’t think it does) but what it DOES mean is that the likelihood of a FEDERAL prosecution of George Zimmerman is unlikely at this point. Couple this with the fact that prosecutor Angela Corey’s extremely weak case (so far) for the 2nd degree murder charge could very well fall flat with the eventual jury, if the evidence and statements presented at trial is anything like what we’ve seen so far. If Zimmerman walks free (or ends up with a light sentence), and is not charged under federal hate crimes laws after all that has been said and done by the race hustlers like the Revs. Jackson, Sharpton, liberal pundits and the like, tensions will be inflamed even more to the point that I fear there will be mass rioting in the streets in Florida (and perhaps elsewhere), not to mention more violent “revenge crimes” in Trayvon’s name. The renewed racial animosity stirred up by so-called “civil rights leaders” (and the MSM, I should note) will be shown once again for it’s high degree of flagrant disregard for the rule of law and order – not to mention civility, which Sharpton and Jackson clearly care nothing about when it comes to getting their names in the papers and soliciting for $$$ from “societal victims” (both black and white) who fall for their shameless, irresponsible, and DELIBERATE baiting, taunting, and lies — all in the name of feathering their own respective nests.
Something for which they, unfortunately, will never be held to account for in a court of law. The court of public opinion, on the other hand …