Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained documents proving that the Department of Justice played a major behind-the-scenes role in organizing protests against George Zimmerman.


Your tax dollars at work, ladies and gentlemen: Judicial Watch used its trusty Freedom of Information Act crowbar to pry some more documents from the Most Transparent Administration in History, and what do you know, Obama’s Justice Department was actively helping to organize demonstrations and spread civil unrest....

This “large and growing division” of taxpayer-funded saboteurs needs to be de-funded immediately, and it’s probably time to give Attorney General Eric Holder another chance to commit perjury before Congress. He has a certain flair for it.

Newly Released Documents Detail the (Eric Holder's) Department of Justice’s Role in Organizing Trayvon Martin Protests - Bryan Preston/PJ Media

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the DOJ on April 24, 2012. According to the documents JW received, a little-known DOJ unit called the Community Relations Service deployed to Sanford, FL, to organize and manage rallies against Zimmerman.

...“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.

“My guess is that most Americans would rightly object to taxpayers paying government employees to help organize racially-charged demonstrations....”

Documents: Justice Department facilitated anti-Zimmerman protests - Patrick Howley/Daily Caller

Revealed: How taxpayers paid for Justice Department unit to 'support protests after killing of Trayvon Martin' - Daily Mail

Documents published online Wednesday by a conservative watchdog group show that the Community Relations Service, an arm of the U.S. Justice Department, spent taxpayer dollars to help organize and implement plans for the initial string of rallies in Sanford, Florida following the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

The protests were openly hostile to George Zimmerman, the volunteer neighborhood watch organizer who killed Martin, 17, after a struggle. Zimmerman is currently on trial in a Florida courtroom, charged with second-degree murder.

Thousands of posters were printed demanding Zimmerman's arrest for killing Martin.
These signs were funded by the Service Employees International Union
local 1199, a health care workers union

Feds helped organize, manage pro-Trayvon Martin protests, documents show - Paul Bedard/Washington Examiner

"Though CRS purports to spot and quell racial tensions nationwide before they arise, the documents obtained by Judicial Watch show the group actively worked to foment unrest, spending thousands of taxpayer dollars on travel and hotel rooms to train protesters throughout Florida," said Judicial Watch in a release to Secrets.

"The peacekeepers also met with officials of the Republican National Convention, scheduled for several months later in Tampa, to warn them to expect protests in connection with Martin's death," Judicial Watch added.

Justice had no immediate response.

Organizing For Justice: Holder DOJ Played Behind the Scenes Role In Anti-Zimmerman Protests - Nice Deb
At no point did the “peace keepers” intervene on Zimmerman’s behalf.

Instead, Holder gave a speech to a group of radicals, telling them, “this is our moment.”

Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General Eric “My People” Holder spoke before activists with the National Action Network, an organization founded by Al Sharpton, urging them to help the President promote his agenda.

Via Matthew Boyle of The Daily Caller:
The pillars of advocacy Holder pushed for during the speech, he said, “cannot be the work of government alone.”

“We will continue to need your help, your expertise, your dedication and your partnership,” Holder told Sharpton’s activists. “While I’m optimistic about the path that we’re on and the place that we’ll arrive, I cannot pretend that the road ahead will be an easy one. Many obstacles lie before us.”

“This — this — is our moment,” Holder added as the crowd cheered. “So let us seize the chance before us. Let us rise to the challenges of our time.”