After years of the Justice Department is set to finally give up the pursuit of federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
According to ABC News, the DOJ is planning to inform the Martin family of their its decision not to not charge Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Martin, 17, during a confrontation in Sanford, Fla., in 2012.
The shooting sparked national protests and a highly publicized criminal trial in which Zimmerman was acquitted of murder.
Now, federal investigators have decided what many have known all along. That there isn’t enough evidence to charge Zimmerman with violating Martin’s civil rights when he shot him, ABC News reported.
The news comes two days before the three-year anniversary of the shooting.
ABC’s tweet announcing the news drew ridicule from many in the Twitterverse, because it continued to use a middle school picture of Martin.
— ABC News (@ABC) February 24, 2015
@ABC WHY are you still using that picture of him from when he was 12, and not 17?
— Chelie in TX (@ChelieinTX) February 24, 2015
“The evidence proves the media narrative wrong, so here’s a grade school picture of a slain assailant.” @ABC
— D.W.Robinson (@_DWRobinson) February 24, 2015
— AJ Delgado (@AJDelgado13) February 24, 2015
Why do you use an outdated picture of Trayvon from grade school? Why not use a picture that showed him at the age he passed away? @ABC
— Wiggety Wack (@GOPMommy) February 24, 2015
@ABC Look at the liberal race baiting media using a picture of a 12 year old Trayvon instead of one when he’s 17.
— truthteller (@CChappell1967) February 24, 2015
— Zing Lear (@ZingLear) February 24, 2015
— Law of Self Defense (@LawSelfDefense) February 24, 2015
— Tom Cruz’n (@TinPotDickTator) February 24, 2015
@ABC This boy’s death was tragic but you make a show of it by using a pic from when he was 12. This is not real journalism. It’s shameful.
— Amber Lily (@tigerlilystrugs) February 24, 2015
— John W. (@JohnInFirestone) February 24, 2015
Reactions to the news itself was mixed.
— Pablo (@Pablo_1791) February 24, 2015
— We are screwed44™ (@PornPops69) February 24, 2015
— BLOSSOM (@whathteheck) February 24, 2015
— Joel Engel (@joelengel) February 24, 2015
— Ian Hanchett (@IanHanchett) February 24, 2015
@ABC All that was, was more Tax-Payers Wasted Money..they knew the outcome!
— Junior (@SiCk_DiAbLo) February 24, 2015
— mich e//e (@toomuchfuzz) February 24, 2015
Is this the first time you’re calling it the Department of no justice? because I can think of better examples.
— Lynn Starwalker (@LynnStarwalker) February 24, 2015
Making terrorist threats online. That’s brilliant.
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