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And civil rights charges possible what do you make of it judge well they're very difficult charges for the government to prove you know Shepard murder is not a federal crime.
Murder of -- a lot of committed by a private person against another private person and government official not involved but that congress can make murder unlawful.
If it's animated by racial hatred.
So the federal prosecutors would basically have to prove satisfy themselves satisfy a grand jury and then proved to a trial jury.
What the Florida State prosecutors were unable to prove.
Which is that George Zimmerman was animated by racial hatred.
When he pulled that trigger -- that not only defies the jury verdict in Florida which was revealed on Saturday night.
It also defies the federal government's own investigation which FBI agents interviewed over thirty witnesses.
Not only people who who had knowledge of the case.
But people like knowledge of the background the thinking the value judgment the personality of George Zimmerman and the FBI concluded.
That this was not animated by race so the government the federal government would have a very high bar here over which to jump.
If they want to indict and prosecute him.
And we won't know for -- right no and in fairness to attorney general holder this is not something he can make a judgment call on today.
He probably has to have all these FBI reports reviewed it probably has to review the questions the jury asked -- the information that was presented to the jury.
I don't think you're gonna see any answer from the federal government.
On this one for a couple of months I hope.
That the answer is a legal judgment shot.
And not a political one but the federal government is under a lot of pressure to respond to the demonstrations that Jonathan just summarized.
You know after the OJ trial this family of Nicole Brown Simpson.
Filed a civil suit in one of 31 million dollar judgment.
In in civil in civil court -- that sort of thing being talked about are a possibility here yes it's being talked about and yes it's it's a probability.
For the parents of trade Ron Martin too soon George Zimmerman in state court in Florida at which she would be compelled to testify.
That the amount of money they could turn would be a jury's judgment of what trade -- Martin would have earned it.
If he were permitted to stay alive very difficult for the jury figure that out for -- seventeen year old boy.
But that's what the case would date it wouldn't be compensated for their their grieve.
They're natural grief of the loss of their child they would only be -- that compensated for the money he would have burned and probably left to them.
All right just Napolitano live in our studios -- they -- you're welcome shot.
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