Many are pushing for the Justice Department to proceed with a trial over Trayvon's civil rights as was done in the 60's in Mississppi.
I am not so sure this is a good idea.
A conviction of Zimmerman on civil rights would be a victory for justice, albeit a lessor one than an outright conviction on murder charges. But, even if successful, will the charges stick? If it goes to the Supreme Court, I don't think so. Not in THIS Supreme Court of assholes. The conservative justices will, I think, find it to be a form of double jeopardy and strike down any conviction on civil rights. And then, where will we be?
Striking down a trial for civil rights violation after a verdict of innocent on the murder charge would be right in keeping with the way the conservative justices have approached civil rights and voting rights thus far. It's not justice those assholes are interested in, it's keeping the Koch brothers happy and advancing the ideals of the John Birch Society. They grant just enough victories for liberals as to keep us complacent and unaware of their real, insidious goals.
The makeup of this Supreme Court must be changed. We need just one more intelligent, aware justice to change the entire nature of this disastrous court. It's imperative that we elect Presidents, going forward, that will appoint good justices. And that means opposing all republican candidates for the office. We must give the opposition no help whatsoever.