Unarmed Trayvon Martin was murdered by a sociopath named George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 while on the way home from a store in his father's own gated community. Zimmerman stalked and murdered Trayvon Martin after being advised by police not to interfere with the 17-year-old teenager. George Zimmerman has been arrested several times since he was "acquitted" of killing Trayvon Martin in a sham state show trial.
|Trayvon Martin (left) and George Zimmerman.|
The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it had closed its investigation into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and would not bring federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.
The department said in a statement that it had met with Martin's family to inform them of the decision.
RELATED STORY: Prosecutor Who 'Intentionally' Blew George Zimmerman Case — Has Record of Disproportionately Seeking Death Penalty for Black Men, Charging Minority Kids As Adults
RELATED STORY: Murderer of Trayvon Martin Arrested — Again - George Zimmerman Charged With Aggravated Assault
RELATED STORY: White Supremacist Who Backed George Zimmerman Has 'Change of Heart' — Now Says Zimmerman Racially Profiled Trayvon Martin and Got Away With Murder
RELATED STORY: Murderer of Trayvon Martin Gets Yet Another Reprieve: Zimmerman 'Girlfriend' Drops Charges of Aggravated Assault, Battery, Criminal Mischief - Changes Story
RELATED STORY: George Zimmerman's Ex-Girlfriend Says He Sent Sex Tape Footage and Images to Her Daughter - As Court Bans Him From Owning Guns
RELATED STORY: George Zimmerman Arrested in Another Domestic Violence Incident
Attorney General Eric Holder said that while the standard for a federal hate crime prosecution could not be met, the shooting still requires the country to confront the "issues and tensions" brought to the surface by the killing.
"We, as a nation, must take concrete steps to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future," he said.
Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges. He was charged with second-degree murder, and jurors also had the option of convicting him of the lesser charge of manslaughter. He said that he was acting in self-defense when he killed Martin, 17, during an altercation in a gated community in Sanford, Florida, on Feb. 26, 2012.