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Holder says charges still possible in Trayvon Martin case

There’s no end in sight to the Justice Department’s investigation of whether to bring federal charges against George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin killing, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday.

How could there be, when there’s another election only a year from now?

ericholder1105“I’m not sure exactly how much longer that will take, but we will get to a point where we are able to make a determination,” he said, according to The Hill.

Holder’s politicized department has had more than two-and-a-half years to look into the case, which started in February 2011 when Zimmerman shot Martin to death during a scuffle in Sanford, Fla.

According to a Miami Herald report in July,  Justice Department and FBI investigators started gathering evidence in March 2011, interviewing witnesses, Zimmerman acquaintances and the Sanford police who declined to arrest Zimmerman at first.

The findings then? No evidence of racism.

The findings now? Holder told reporters at an unrelated news conference in Orlando on Monday that they’re not finished yet.

That’s hard to believe. If there were a shred of evidence to indicate Zimmerman was motivated by racism it would have been unearthed, either by the FBI already, or by the hysterical, shamefully biased coverage of the case exhibited by the mainstream media. (Zimmerman is still suing NBC News over an edited transcript of his 911 call that makes it appear he was focused on Zimmerman’s race.)

But if Holder’s Justice Departments closes the books on the Zimmerman case, it will have to answer to the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons, and the entire race-grievance superstructure that has built up in the country over that night in Sanford. And that same superstructure is going to play a big role in an election where Democrats don’t have Barack Obama at the top of the ticket.

“The case of George Zimmerman — and what happens there — I think a substantial part was resolved in the case that was tried,” Holder said, according to The Hill.

The “substantial part” is resolved.

For the insubstantial part, there’s no end in sight.

 

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