Despite an FBI investigation that found no evidence that George Zimmerman harbored any racist feelings, the Department of Justice is bent on building a hate crimes case against him and has set up a special email address for people to send in “tips” against him.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Tom Perez, assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division, asked participants in a conference call to refer anyone who had any information that could be used against Zimmerman.
“They said they would very aggressively investigate this case,” said Barbara Arnwine, president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
In an interview with Breitbart News, Zimmerman’s brother Robert blasted the DOJ for its “witch hunt,” rightly pointing out the irresponsibility of federal officials.
“Political persecution has reached a dimension unforeseen by many,” Robert Zimmerman told Breitbart. “It is inconceivable that high-ranking officials would endorse this kind of behavior. It is profoundly disserving that they facilitate it.”
Robert Zimmerman also pointed out that the FBI had already tried to pin racism on his brother and was unable to find any evidence.
“I think that the state of FL when they embarked on their malicious prosecution of George would have liked nothing more than for the FBI to uncover any sign of racism that could be attributed to George,” Robert Zimmerman said. “The FBI interviewed three dozen people who were close to George for any indication that George was a racist or had racist tendencies. What their investigation revealed thus far is that quite the opposite is true.”
What the DOJ is doing is exactly what dictatorial regimes have done throughout history. The ability to turn citizens against each other and frame innocent people with trumped-up charges, all with public approval, is a crucial step in the growth of any police state.
This case is many things, including a sop to President Obama’s largest constituency, which has been growing more displeased with him since his re-election.
But it is also one in a long series of tests, designed to see how far this administration can go in encouraging racial division and the criminal chaos that has followed the trial.