Prez and Holder statement on Zimmerman trial

President Barack Obama released a statement Sunday on the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin, urging Americans to honor the slain teenager by acting to curb gun0002043D violence.

wpid-1373458915766.gifAuntie Oughta wants to know…what about the mob violence, the gang violence…and the black on black violence?

Read Obama’s full statement:

“The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America.0002043D

wpid-1373458915766.gif How about Zimmermans Family?

I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son. And as we do, we should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in our own communities. We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin.”

wpid-1373458915766.gifAuntie Oughta would like to know when the honest, NON-accusatory debate will take place? Like, when are the elitists, such as yourself, going to go into the “communities” you have penned the poor into…and ask that they stop blaming others for their problems? You can’t…. can you, because  you would have to admit what you liberal elitist have done to them…. while you live in your gated secure communities…and blame the rural, low and middle income people for causing their plight!

The Justice Department also released a statement Sunday on the Zimmerman verdict:

As the Department first acknowledged last year, we have an open investigation into the death of Trayvon Martin. The Department of Justice’s Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation continue to evaluate the evidence generated during the federal investigation, as well as the evidence and testimony from the state trial. Experienced0002043D federal prosecutors will determine whether the evidence reveals a prosecutable violation of any of the limited federal criminal civil rights statutes within our jurisdiction, and whether federal prosecution is appropriate in accordance with the Department’s policy governing successive federal prosecution following a state trial.

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