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Zimmerman -- high and we'll go back to the trial as needed but we also want to get to this story which is.
Very significant today is while the Department of Justice is now responding.
After government watchdog group.
Obtained documents that they claim show that an arm of the DOJ.
Was involved in helping to organize anti George -- protests last year -- -- put on trial for murder after shooting teenager -- on Martin.
A judicial watch says that got the documents through the -- of information act let's take a look.
At a few of its okay this has to do with what their business was CR -- is the name of this organization.
It's an arm the Department of Justice.
From march 25 to the 282012.
They spent his right after that murder became public they spent more than 11100 dollars in Sanford Florida to work marches demonstrations and rallies.
Related to the shooting and death of an African American teen by neighborhood watch captain.
Right now -- -- -- this later in April they spent thirteen hundred dollars to provide technical assistance conciliation.
And on site mediation during demonstrations that were planned in Sanford.
As a result of this trial.
But the DOJ says that quote the community relations service was in Sanford Florida but billing their mandated mission.
Which is to be a peacemaking arm.
I'm the Department of Justice Solis talked about this is confident the president of judicial watch Tom welcome good to have -- don't have thank you.
All right so when when -- -- through this that they're saying you know we've done this in in many different situations.
This is a peacemaking.
They're saying that CRS is the department's peacemaker for community conflicts.
And tensions arising from differences of race color.
And Nash and national origin and they say this is a role we've operated in a long time for a long time we were concerned about the situation in Florida and we went down there.
To provide that help.
Right -- by their own admission they went down to organize the protests and the protests were for the prosecution in mr.
Zimmerman and support of mr.
And that's fine the protests themselves.
In people have a First Amendment right to protest.
But some of those protests obviously were racially charged involving people like Al Sharpton and have the Department of Justice going down there.
In a very.
The supposedly secretive organization that would show up at these meetings.
With the DOJ.
Jackets and hats on.
Looking more like storm troopers then.
Facilitators and peacekeepers.
So the idea that the department justice was a mediating force here is false they were promoting the protest.
Against -- -- Some of the meetings they help promote and facilitate led to the firing of police chief.
Which is she reporter earlier it's quite controversial.
And -- have to wonder whether the prosecution.
Which wasn't taking place that was the reason for the protests.
That took place subsequent to the protest -- it happened but for -- help.
I let list of axis because.
They claim that when you go through all of the documents that you got through this freedom MMM information request that there's only one section that refers to providing any support.
For any thing eight in that was going on in this region in terms of these -- -- he said -- -- want to support shows up.
Is in a travel voucher that -- to provide -- regional support for protest deployment.
That indicates that they are supporting other CN CRS staff not the actual protests we're going on.
And they say that you deleted the word inter regional to make it sound like they were providing direct support for these protests which they say is not true.
The book your viewers can go to their website at judicial watch and look at the documents themselves.
And look at the press reporting there -- injuries are clearly not -- -- document there were injuries at all do you try to I don't.
Know anything about anything being deleted about from those documents.
The documents are on the website so it's not like we're hiding anything and you know -- sending.
The Department of Justice organizing a police escort for students to go in and sit in.
At the police chiefs of Stanford's office.
Seems to be a bit more than mediation.
This is a promotion of a protest it's not.
Being neutral it's promoting one side.
Of a controversy.
And in a racially charged way and that's what.
-- and do you have.
That they were on one side because they say that there was a justifiable concern.
Given all of the attention that this case got.
And the president himself came out and spoke about it -- let's actually play that sound app from the president to take everybody back to how hot this moment really -- Let's listen to that.
-- to Sonny looked like triple.
-- -- You know I think they are right to expect that.
-- all of us.
-- are you gonna take this with the seriousness it deserves and that we're gonna get to the bottom of exactly what happened.
That they that he referred to know is -- on Martin's parents.
What do you make of that statement and does it support -- does -- deny the claims that you're making about their work here.
Well it suggests that the president is pressuring.
The local authorities in Sanford to commit a -- to prosecute Zimmerman -- I don't know how anyone else to conclude otherwise.
And then his Department of Justice employees go down there there helping organize marches.
The documents that we have -- press reports show.
The Martin family.
Were clear in that they -- justice to be there for them.
So you know the idea that someone mediating the Sanford.
Mediating with the Sanford.
Politicians to pressured the -- for the prosecution.
Zimmerman and mediating with the protesters supporting the prosecution minister's amendment to somehow seen as neutral is it's just.
-- -- The -- say Tom bitten thank you very much as I was at the DOJ says that there there's a peacemaker they report you decide thank you Tom.
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