The Federal Investigation Into Trayvon Martin's Murder Is Bound To Fail

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Alex Izaguirre
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke scoffs at the Justice Department's investigation into the death of Trayvon Martin.

Ever since I heard the 911 tapes of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin screaming for help before he was shot dead, I haven't been able to get the boy's cries out of my mind. His murder at the hands of self-proclaimed watchdog George Zimmerman has caught the attention of the national media and the NAACP.

Last week, many breathed a sigh of relief when the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would investigate the teen's death. Even African-American Congresswoman Frederica Wilson applauded the feds for getting involved.

I'm not counting on the DOJ. The feds just jump in to keep everybody calm and from rioting in the streets. In fact, they've failed in several high-profile civil rights cases.

Ten years ago, the feds conducted a civil rights probe into the City of Miami Police Department after five officers were criminally indicted in the coverup of their unjustified shooting of a 73-year-old suspect. In 2003, after an eight-month inquiry, the Justice Department concluded it could not prove that Miami Police Department policies resulted in civil rights violations -- even though there were serious flaws in the way officers conducted searches and seizures and used their firearms and police dogs against African-American suspects. Nothing has changed.

Last year, the feds announced a new investigation into the Miami PD, this time for police-involved shootings of seven African-American men in Overtown and Liberty City during the reign of former chief Miguel Exposito.

In 2010, the Justice Department decided not to criminally charge any of the eight Bay County, Florida boot camp prison guards and employees involved in the beating death of 14-year-old Martin Lee Anderson. Despite analyzing a "NASA-enhanced" video of the teen's savage beatdown and interviews with more than 40 witnesses, the DOJ concluded it had insufficient evidence to prosecute anyone for willfully depriving Anderson of his constitutional right to be treated like a human being.

And this past December, the Justice Department concluded a three-year investigation into Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, finding that the Phoenix-based police force repeatedly arrested Latinos illegally, abused them in county jails, and failed to investigate hundreds of sexual assaults. Yet the feds didn't file criminal charges against the force's controversial leader, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, or any of his subordinates.

Unfortunately for Trayvon's family, the Justice Department will fail in this case too.

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Kevin Earl Wood
Kevin Earl Wood

If you want to see a civil rights injustice review, and VOTE, at:     http://glennhess.org/HessLying... A judge, Glenn Hess, lies to the media about his involvement in a criminal civil rights conspiracy by preventing a father and his minor child from attending a child support contempt proceeding against the individual, Wayne Mincey, who raped and impregnated the child when she was twelve (12) years old.Vote, 49-1 finding Hess guilty of lying:     http://twtpoll.com/sis4a1The father was a civil rights activist fighting for the rights of black citizens attacked by Sheriff Guy Tunnell's mob of deputies in January 1998.Where were federal authorities then to enforce 18 U.S.C. 241 and 242 against Hess and his co-conspirators, including Sheriff Guy Tunnell who resigned from FDLE after a history of racist conduct and obstruction of justice in the Martin Lee Anderson case?Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/201...

Pumpsiegreen
Pumpsiegreen

Looks like the teenage shvartza confronted the wrong guy...Surprise...Bang

Jefmartin
Jefmartin

Unfortunately we are missing out on an entire culture. Black society wont let us befriend them

Pumpsiegreen
Pumpsiegreen

good thing ...doesnt take much learnin to be a pathetic dead wanna-be gangsta

Anon
Anon

Absolutely correct, that's why we need to separate, because we keep dealing with the same situation over and over again and expecting a different result.  Separation is the only answer.  Hell they're tired of us anyway, give us part of the land and let us govern, teach, and care for our own.  We did it in Tulsa, OK and Rosewood, back many years ago.  Accept our own, Do For Self and to hell with trying to fit in and be accepted.  This country was not built upon the principals of Blacks ever being equal, we were brought here for one purpose and one purpose only, to serve their needs.  Yes many years have passed but the stereotype, supremacist mentality is deeply rooted in their psyche, just like self hatred is deeply rooted in us.

Reduce the herd
Reduce the herd

This should be a lesson. Blacks have to learn not to mess with adults. Some pack guns.

Pumpsiegreen
Pumpsiegreen

looks like the tough teenage shvartza got the surprise of his life . BANG

Dumb blacks
Dumb blacks

The kids father did not even notice his son never returned from the store. 15 hours passed before he figured out his son was not in his house? Guy on crack?

Black kids need to be smarter.

GoBama!
GoBama!

Social media is giving this story longer legs than the other profiling incidents you mentioned because people have just recently gotten a handle on how to use social media in a productive way, so now the feds have a real dilemma on their hands, and in a campaign year, with a black president..... Could just be that this perfect storm hails justice for Trayvon and his family.

MissShae
MissShae

Luke I sadly agree, nothing will be done. The DOJ, the special task force, chief of police stepping temporarily aside and the state attorney general removing himself  is a smoke screen to calm the anger and outrage.  I am very angry and cannot get the sound of Trayvon's cries for help out of my head. Damn!!!!

Maj Variola
Maj Variola

No crime, except for the 6'3 football player attacking someone, and getting a little feedback in return.  Evolution works.

Blackpanther
Blackpanther

One day evolution will come for you too Maj. 

Pumpsiegreen
Pumpsiegreen

Black panthers will soon be extinct...to see one u will have to visit the zoo or jail.

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