Photo of Dream Defenders rally against George Zimmerman, organized by the Department of Justice
Judicial Watch has released an audio of leading Department of Justice official, Tom Battles, speaking in a church, and presenting the Martin-Zimmerman case as if it were one of racial discrimination. Battles told a student group – Dream Defenders, a group he promotes – to speak first in this clip. He himself urged action against George Zimmerman. The speakers told the audience that it was a case of justice withheld by negligent police officers.
The participants are people who appear to want the return of the 1960’s civil rights riots – it would give them purpose. They are willing to pervert justice to do it. Ironically, Zimmerman is himself a minority. Should Hispanics riot if he is convicted?
Battles begins speaking at 04:29:
If you listened to the entire clip, you might have found as I did that the people in the meeting were fed mistruths about the facts in the case pointing to Zimmerman’s guilt.
Obama took a peacekeeping division of the DOJ – the Community Relations Service – and turned it into an activist group re-purposed to foment unrest. The Community Relations Service (CRS), an arm of the DOJ (Department of Justice), formed in 1964 at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, to protect the rights of blacks. It has vastly increased its power under Obama and it now deprives whites and white-Hispanics of their rights.
It was meant to be an agency of peacekeepers but in the Zimmerman-Martin case, they actively and without restraint interfered in the case to bring it to trial without evidence.
George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch person, saw Trayvon Martin wandering in a neighborhood development and thought he was acting suspiciously. He and Martin got into an altercation and Zimmerman shot Martin, killing him, in what he said was an act of self-defense. The only available evidence and testimony of witnesses supported Zimmerman’s version.
The Community Relations Service (CRS) is now an activist arm of the far-left and the Obama administration. When Zimmerman, whom they believed was white at the time, claimed his rights under the “Stand Your Ground” law, which they also opposed, the CRS were deployed by the DOJ to actively demand the prosecution of George Zimmerman.
The Orlando Sentinel reported on April 15, 2012, that the CRS “helped set up a meeting between the local NAACP and elected officials that led to the temporary resignation of police Chief Bill Lee.” The paper said that they were quoting Turner Clayton, Seminole Country chapter president of the NAACP.
Chief Bill Lee would not charge Zimmerman because there was not sufficient evidence to do so.
Students calling themselves the Dream Defenders protested on the steps of the Sanford Police Department demanding a meeting on the issue. The DOJ’s CRS arranged for the 40-mile escort for the students from Daytona Beach to the Sanford Police Station.
This led to a meeting which was held in the Second Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. The Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte and Acting Police Chief Darren Scott attended the meeting.
When city manager Bonaparte said he would not fire Lee without all the facts, the group called for Lee’s firing.
The group’s demands were part of a nine-point plan:
- Request an investigation by the Department of Justice.
- Create a local Human Relations Commission
- Create a Director of Community Relations Staff Position.
- Create a Community Panel to take a critical look at the Sanford Police Department
- Create a working relationship with the Florida Commission on Human Relations
- Create an inter-faith alliance to take a look at issues of race and ethnicity in Sanford
- Create a youth anti-violence program
- Set a schedule for general community meetings to address Sanford problems at a neighborhood level
- Request that the Department of Justice Communications Department facilitate future meetings and engage in community building in Sanford [They were already instigators]
From March 25th through April 12th 2012, the CRS actively organized marches, protests, rallies and technical assistance to protesters including Al “Tawana Brawley” Sharpton, a race-baiting troublemaker.
Judicial Watch through the Florida Sunshine law were able to secure thousands of emails, one dated April 16 was from the Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board Program Officer congratulating her partners which included Thomas Battles, Regional Director, and Mildred De Robles, Miami-Dade Coordinator and their co-workers at the US Department of Justice Community Relations Service for their “ongoing efforts to reduce tensions and build bridges.”
Battles responded by complimenting them and saying “We will continue to work together.” He signed it Tommy.
The documents obtained by Judicial Watch show that the DOJ put extraordinary effort into a campaign to bring the case to trial through taxpayer-funded race-baiting protests.
The police Chief was fired and a Florida prosecutor, Angela Corey, was appointed. She withheld exculpatory evidence to secure an indictment against George Zimmerman. She is now indicted for falsifying the arrest warrant and the complaint that led to Zimmerman being charged with the second-degree murder:
The indictment of Corey, (see citizensgrandjury), charges Corey with intentionally withholding photographic evidence of the injuries to George Zimmerman’s head in the warrant she allegedly rushed to issue under oath.
Back in June 2012:
Police Chief Bill Lee said he had two city commissioners ask for an arrest. He explained that there had to be probable cause. They didn’t care and wanted an arrest anyway. Chief Lee said he was then fired for refusing.
Read the full story at Judicial Watch. They secured the documents proving the real intent of the CRS. The documents also show they perverted justice in the Martin-Zimmerman case.