Documents Show DOJ Helped Facilitate And Support Anti-Zimmerman Protests Including Al Sharpton’s

July 10, 2013 9:21 pmViews: 5528

Al Sharpton at an anti George Zimmerman rally


Is the government purposely trying to stir up racial relations in the George Zimmerman shooting case? Have they assisted in the anti-Zimmerman race-baiting protests organized by the opportunist Al Sharpton? Documents uncovered by The Daily Caller would suggest so and cast a very negative light on The Community Relations Service (CRS), which is a unit of the Department of Justice headed by Attorney General Eric Holder.

The Community Relations Service was commended by local Sanford Florida government officials for building “bridges of understanding” in that town after the shooting, but one has to ask the question, why is a division of the United States Justice Department even involved in a local police matter? And secondly, if the DOJ was really in Sanford after the shooting to build "bridges of understanding" why were they providing support and technical assistance to Al Sharpton, one of the most divisive opportunists our country has ever seen.

As with so many things in the Obama administration, this is just one more that is more than fishy when government is involved in things they really have no business being involved in. Even if the Justice Department has a compelling interest in seeing that Trayvon Martin's civil rights weren't violated, they really have no business partnering with one of the most racist men in the country chanting, "No justice, no peace!" who is doing little more than stirring up tensions along race lines.

Read more on this story below from The Daily Caller:

A division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) was deployed to Sanford, Florida in 2012 to provide assistance for anti-George Zimmerman protests, including a rally headlined by activist Al Sharpton, according to newly released documents.

The Community Relations Service (CRS), a unit of DOJ, reported expenses related to its deployment in Sanford to help manage protests between March and April 2012, according to documents obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch.

CRS spent $674.14 between March 25-27 related to having been “deployed to Sanford, FL, to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies related to the shooting and death of an African-American teen by a neighborhood watch captain.” CRS spent another $1,142.84 for the same purpose between March 25-28.

CRS spent $892.55 “to provide support for protest deployment in Florida” between March 30-April 1, and $751.60 “to provide technical assistance to the City of Sanford, event organizers, and law enforcement agencies for the march and rally on March 31.”

Sharpton, who promoted the Tawana Brawley hoax in the 1980s and in 1995 led a protest against the “white interloper” owner of a Harlem clothing store that ended in a deadly shooting rampage at the store, was a featured speaker at the March 31 rally, called “The March for Trayvon Martin,” where he advocated for Zimmerman’s prosecution.

CRS expenditures related to the anti-Zimmerman protests continued through mid-April. Between April 11 and April 12, CRS spent $552.35 “to provide technical assistance for the preparation of possible marches and rallies related to the fatal shooting of a 17 year old African American male.”

Local government officials noticed the Department of Justice’s efforts in building “bridges of understanding” in Sanford.

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