Without evidence of racial animus there was no basis for a Federal civil rights prosecution, and in fact none was forthcoming. Earlier this year, however, with public interest in him waning, Taaffe suddenly recalled that he had, after all, had a phone conversation with Zimmerman in which the media-described “white Hispanic” had voiced racial animus towards Martin. It appeared, suddenly and literally incredibly, as if there might be a hook on which to hang a civil rights prosecution of Zimmerman after all.
Could this be true?
Short answer: no.
For reasons known only to the Orlando Sentinel, they waited until the 17th paragraph of their 22 paragraph online post to un-bury the lede:
Taaffe said he expected to testify about a phone call days before Zimmerman’s arrest from someone who claimed to be Zimmerman and made a “racial comment” about the case, Taaffe said.
He said the call came from an unknown number, so he couldn’t be 100 percent sure it was Zimmerman.
via George Zimmerman | Frank Taaffe | DOJ | Trayvon Martin.
I am amazed that they were still trying to put Maybelline on that pig of a case. I guess they figured it was worth the shot to keep playing Racial Politics so near to the elections, specially if the internal polls really showed they were about to take a beating. When even Benjamin Crump, the Martin Family lawyer who got the whole racial angle started did not deign himself to comment about the new Federal attempt (at least none I could find in the web), you know they were in trouble.
Then again Mr. Crump is doing what he does best in another highly visible case charged with race: Ferguson’s Mike Brown.
One thought on “DOJ Flails Again in Efforts to Charge George Zimmerman.”
Virtual princesses needing virtual rescuing and George Zimmerman are still at the top of the Social Justice Warrior Hit Parade.
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