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  2. The basic fact was never in dispute: on February 26, 2012 George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in the town of Sanford, Florida. When a verdict of “not guilty” was announced, African Americans saw the outcome as another painful link in a chain of unpunished cruelty dating back hundreds of years.

  3. Apr 11, 2012 · Tragically, Martin isn't around to savour any of the attention. He was 17 years old and his death probably wouldn't have made headlines in a world conditioned to accept the violent death of young...

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  4. Mar 19, 2012 · Justice for Trayvon Martin Justice for Trayvon Martin. Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law puts the threshold for self-defense so low that major questions in this case will likely go unanswered.

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    The Justice Department announced today that the independent federal investigation found insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida. Prosecutors from the Justice Departments Civil Rights Division, officials from the FBI,...

    The death of Trayvon Martin was a devastating tragedy. It shook an entire community, drew the attention of millions across the nation, and sparked a painful but necessary dialogue throughout the country, said Attorney General Eric Holder. Though a comprehensive investigation found that the high standard for a federal hate crime prosecution cannot b...

    The federal investigation sought to determine whether the evidence of the events that led to Martins death were sufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmermans actions violated the federal criminal civil rights statutes, specifically Section 3631 of Title 42 of the U.S. Code or Section 249 of Title 18 of the U.S. Code, as well as othe...

    Although the department has determined that this matter cannot be prosecuted federally, it is important to remember that this incident resulted in the tragic loss of a teenagers life, said Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta of the Civil Rights Division. Our decision not to pursue federal charges does not condone the shooting that result...

    The Justice Department is committed to investigations of allegations of bias-motivated violence and will continue to devote the resources required to ensure that allegations of civil rights violations are fully and completely investigated. The department aggressively prosecutes criminal civil rights violations whenever there is sufficient evidence ...

  5. Jul 15, 2013 · The injustice inherent in the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman was not authored by a jury given a weak case. The jury's performance may be the least disturbing aspect of this entire...

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