It’s one thing to be a sore loser in competitive sports or board games, but not with politics. The decisions a government makes can have permanent ramifications on life and liberty. Such is the case with the Obama administration and their continued harassment of George Zimmerman.
Let’s quickly list how the government and media abused Zimmerman before the trial began.
- CNN released Zimmerman’s personal info, including his Social, on a live broadcast.
- NBC doctored 911 calls to paint Zimmerman as a racist.
- Florida’s Attorney General pursued a worse charge, made biased statements to the media, and intentionally withheld evidence from the defense.
- President Obama interjected himself into the debate and told reporters “Trayvon could have been my son.”
Now that Zimmerman has been acquitted, here’s what he’s had to go through.
- Eric Holder, who reports directly to President Obama, said last week that the Department of Justice would continue its investigation of a civil rights violation by George Zimmerman.
- Holder purposefully ignored a 2012 FBI report concluding that race wasn’t a factor in the shooting and a civil rights case shouldn’t be pursued.
- The DoJ has officially set up an email address where people can send in proof that Zimmerman’s a racist.
- And finally, Obama yet again inserted himself into the national debate by telling reporters he could have been Trayvon.
As if things couldn’t get any worse, CNN reports that federal authorities have taken all evidence that belonged to Zimmerman including his firearm, which under Florida law should be returned to him upon acquittal. Holder made the following comments in response:
Attorney General Eric Holder has said the Justice Department will “act in a manner that is consistent with the facts and the law.” Holder described Martin’s shooting as ” tragic, unnecessary,” and said a thorough investigation will be conducted.
“Independent of the legal determination that will be made, I believe that this tragedy provides yet another opportunity for our nation to speak honestly about the complicated and emotionally charged issues that this case has raised,” Holder said last week. “We must not — as we have too often in the past — let this opportunity pass.”
It’s a shame that our government has resorted to bullying a man who was found not guilty of any crime. Not only that, he had to suffer through a complete defamation of character by a government (and media) that wanted to twist his narrative to support their own agenda.