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  1. Standard member sasquatch672
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    11 Jul '13 17:52
    Report: Justice Dept Backed Trayvon Martin Rallies




    Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 05:31 PM

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    A secretive branch of the U.S. Department of Justice was deployed to Sanford, Fla., in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin shooting to help organize rallies, including one headlined by the Rev. Al Sharpton, calling for the arrest and prosecution of George Zimmerman.

    Records obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch, under the Freedom of Information Act, showed that members of the Justice Department's Community Relations Service were sent to Sanford in March and April of 2012 to help manage protests, The Daily Caller reported Wednesday.

    The 347 pages of documents obtained from the federal government showed that $5,320 in expenses was claimed by the Community Relations Service for workers assigned to protests and marches in and around Sanford after Zimmerman was accused of shooting Martin.

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    At a March 31 rally, CRS workers provided technical assistance to the city of Sanford and rally organizers for the event billed as "The March for Trayvon Martin," where civil-rights activist and MSNBC host Sharpton called for Zimmerman's prosecution, according to The Daily Caller.

    "These documents detail the extraordinary intervention by the Justice Department in the pressure campaign leading to the prosecution of George Zimmerman," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in a statement posted on the watchdog group's website. "My guess is that most Americans would rightly object to taxpayers paying government employees to help organize racially charged demonstrations."

    The release of the Justice Department documents came as the defense rested their case in the second-degree murder trial without calling Zimmerman to testify.

    According to federal documents obtained by Judicial Watch, the feds spent $674.14 from March 25-27 in Sanford "to work marches, demonstrations and rallies related to the shooting death of an African-American teen by a neighborhood watch captain." Another $1,142.14 was claimed for similar work from March 25-28.

    From March 30 to April 1, the CRS staff rang up $892.55 in expenses "to provide support for protest deployment in Florida." Also during that time, the agency claimed another $751.60 in expenses to "provide technical assistance to the city of Sanford, event organizers, and law enforcement agencies for the march and rally on March 31."

    CRS filed for $1,307.40 in expenses from April 3-12 "to provide technical assistance, conciliation and onsite mediation during demonstrations planned in Sanford." And from April 11-12, CRS spent $552.35 while in Sanford "to provide technical assistance for the preparation of possible marches and rallies related to the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old African-American male."

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    The CRS was created under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Daily Caller reported. The agency describes its role as the Department of Justice's "peacemaker for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, and national origin."
  2. 11 Jul '13 20:03
    Just another abuse of government funds by leftists.
  3. Subscriber no1marauder
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    11 Jul '13 23:08 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sasquatch672
    Report: Justice Dept Backed Trayvon Martin Rallies




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    nd tensions arising from differences of race, color, and national origin."
    The title is typically misleading BS from sasquatch. The article makes clear that the funds were provided to assist local law enforcement in making sure that any protests were non-violent and handled in a professional manner. Justice didn't "back" such rallies; they did try to help the locals keep order certainly a valid expenditure of public funds.

    Nothing to see here.

    EDIT: And it's no big secret that Judicial Watch "just" uncovered (in time for the jury deliberations "coincidentally" but was reported by the Orlando Sentinel in April of 2012:

    As national figures and sign-waving protesters grabbed the spotlight after Trayvon's death, federal workers from a little-known branch of the Department of Justice labored away behind the scenes, quietly brokering deals between the city officials and residents to help prevent violence and lay the groundwork for peace.

    http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-04-15/news/os-trayvon-martin-george-zimmerman-justice-departm-20120415_1_federal-workers-racial-tensions-peacekeepers
  4. 12 Jul '13 00:23
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    The title is typically misleading BS from sasquatch. The article makes clear that the funds were provided to assist local law enforcement in making sure that any protests were non-violent and handled in a professional manner. Justice didn't "back" such rallies; they did try to help the locals keep order certainly a valid expenditure of public funds.

    ...[text shortened]... eorge-zimmerman-justice-departm-20120415_1_federal-workers-racial-tensions-peacekeepers
    Bingo. Now matter how many times Newsmax fools sasquatch he keeps going back for more again, and again, and again.

    It must be because he's not really interested in the truth.
  5. 12 Jul '13 00:36
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    Bingo. Now matter how many times Newsmax fools sasquatch he keeps going back for more again, and again, and again.

    It must be because he's not really interested in the truth.
    He's found the Truth.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selective_exposure_theory

    Not that people who disagree with Sassy are immune.
  6. 12 Jul '13 00:39
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    The title is typically misleading BS from sasquatch. The article makes clear that the funds were provided to assist local law enforcement in making sure that any protests were non-violent and handled in a professional manner. Justice didn't "back" such rallies; they did try to help the locals keep order certainly a valid expenditure of public funds.

    ...[text shortened]... eorge-zimmerman-justice-departm-20120415_1_federal-workers-racial-tensions-peacekeepers
    You maybe have wiggle room on that. Save that no federal law enforcement might have been needed were it not for the President's incendiary remarks on the case.
  7. 12 Jul '13 01:07
    Originally posted by normbenign
    You maybe have wiggle room on that. Save that no federal law enforcement might have been needed were it not for the President's incendiary remarks on the case.
    Right... Do you have any actual evidence to support that speculation?
  8. 12 Jul '13 01:17
    Originally posted by normbenign
    You maybe have wiggle room on that. Save that no federal law enforcement might have been needed were it not for the President's incendiary remarks on the case.
    In other words the OP turned out to be completely B.S. but you've now found a different angle from which to feebly attack Obama.
  9. Standard member sh76
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    12 Jul '13 02:23 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by normbenign
    You maybe have wiggle room on that. Save that no federal law enforcement might have been needed were it not for the President's incendiary remarks on the case.
    Obama's words weren't really so incendiary. I didn't like his line about how his son would look like Trayvon. That implied that he's made a bit of a judgment as to what had occurred. But most of Obama's comments on the case were about how we have to examine our actions and thoughts and improve race relations, etc. Other than the "my son would look like Trayvon" line, I thought they were quite reasonable.
  10. 12 Jul '13 02:28
    Originally posted by PsychoPawn
    Right... Do you have any actual evidence to support that speculation?
    The President pointedly said that "if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin".
  11. 12 Jul '13 02:33
    Originally posted by sh76
    Obama's words weren't really so incendiary. I didn't like his line about how his son would look like Trayvon. That implied that he's made a bit of a judgment as to what had occurred. But most of Obama's comments on the case were about how we have to examine our actions and thoughts and improve race relations, etc. Other than the "my son would look like Trayvon" line, I thought they were quite reasonable.
    Other than NBC's editing the tape and broadcasting it on air and on the web to show how racist GZ was, their coverage was balanced, and other than that they kept showing virtual baby pictures of Trayvon instead of his grown up ones.

    People are now wondering if "17 year old" was actually Trayvon Martin's legal first name. The President made a judgement, and this attorney general has historically made racist moves, beginning with the dismissal of an already won case against the New Black Panthers.

    It is thus that doubt creeps in about the Justice department's involvement.
  12. 12 Jul '13 02:34
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    In other words the OP turned out to be completely B.S. but you've now found a different angle from which to feebly attack Obama.
    Only your "other words".
  13. 12 Jul '13 03:43
    Originally posted by normbenign
    Only your "other words".
    Oh, so are you now claiming the "Justice Dept Backed Trayvon Martin Rallies"?
  14. 12 Jul '13 18:00
    Originally posted by normbenign
    The President pointedly said that "if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin".
    Aaah. So in other words, not really. Got it.
  15. Standard member sasquatch672
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    12 Jul '13 18:22
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    The title is typically misleading BS from sasquatch. The article makes clear that the funds were provided to assist local law enforcement in making sure that any protests were non-violent and handled in a professional manner. Justice didn't "back" such rallies; they did try to help the locals keep order certainly a valid expenditure of public funds.

    ...[text shortened]... eorge-zimmerman-justice-departm-20120415_1_federal-workers-racial-tensions-peacekeepers
    Did I miss your post where you expressed your dissatisfaction with the liberal media's efforts - and those efforts can only be described as heroic - to cast this case in racial overtones? Did I miss the post where you criticized the liberal media's use of Trayvon Martin's baby pictures? Or the one where you expressed wonder at the liberal media's creation of a new ethnic class - a "white Hispanic" - to further cast George Zimmerman as the White Devil?

    Where's your outrage - and for that matter, USAP's - against liberal media bias? There is none. Liberal slants are ok because you agree with them.