George Zimmerman

In not so shocking news, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it will not file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, ending its investigation three years after he fatally shot Trayvon Martin. The DOJ said they could not find  sufficient evidence that Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder in state court, intentionally violated the civil rights of Trayvon.

From MSN:

Attorney General Eric Holder said the investigation concluded that the circumstances of the case could not meet the “high standard” for a federal hate crime prosecution, but he added in a statement:

“This young man’s premature death necessitates that we continue the dialog and be unafraid of confronting the issues and tensions his passing brought to the surface.”

Martin’s family, who have been vocal during the investigation and court process, said they were disappointed in the findings but thanked the Justice Department for their “extensive and thorough investigation into the killing of our son.”

The investigation by the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division was conducted independently of state efforts, and was put on pause during Zimmerman’s criminal trial, officials said.

Zimmerman’s attorney, Don West, said he hopes the decision will mark the start of a “new chapter in life” for his client, whose name is frequently mentioned in connection with killings of other unarmed black men such as Brown.

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  • Love.tweet.joi

    Thank you media, for continuing to update photos of George Zimmerman. This way, he is easily recognizable on the street. Please post updated Darren Wilson photos so that I may mentally keep it on file.

    You’ve done great work so far. Thanks to your constant coverage of these men, my man was able to recognize Donald Sterling when sitting across from him on the little park and fly shuttle. I’m sure Mr. Sterling was thrilled to be recognized by someone so tall, muscular and black.

    Good morning all!

  • Anthony

    Remind me to hit the snooze button if the Obama administration announces another civil rights violation investigation.

  • Mary Burrell

    Of course he won’t is no surprise

  • I wouldn’t blame people to be angry over this outcome. We should be angry at our people being killed in America unjustly. This action comes as no surprise. The memory of Trayvon Martin should definitely be utilized for us to continue to fight. In our lives, what is past is not even prologue. The issue of race must be overtly spoken about in public despite what any pro-post racial advocates say. We live in a state of oppression currently. Past will never be prologue for us unless we experience authentic, unequivocally justice transpires.

    RIP Trayvon Martin