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Case Against Zimmerman No Piece of Cake for DOJ

Case Against Zimmerman No Piece of Cake for DOJ
Posted July 15th, 2013 @ 11:05am by Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Amid protests and a push from the NAACP, the Justice Department is looking into the prosecution of George Zimmerman on criminal civil rights grounds—but that would be a genuinely tough case to win, the APexplains. Says a former US attorney: "They'd have to show not only that the attack was unjustified, but that Mr. Zimmerman attacked Mr. Martin because of his race and because he was using a public facility, the street." One possibility for the feds would be to argue that because of Martin's race, Zimmerman prevented him from freely walking down a public street, says an ex-federal prosecutor.

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