Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Since the Obama administration took office this -- rights division of the Justice Department has successfully prosecuted.
These three cases you see on your screen there all of which -- racially motivated hate crimes -- the victim was a minority.
Yet at the same time the 2008 election.
Where these individuals are seem intimidating white voters and the Philadelphia polling locations so.
As the DOJ considers hate crime charges against George Zimmermann now.
Many people are asking are they playing politics when it comes to racism let's ask Fox News senior judicial analyst judge Andrew Napolitano -- You you could -- argue.
That politics and racism motivated the entire -- Zimmerman prosecution.
Because remember they the police and the prosecutors.
Local and state.
Decided that no crime was committed war that they would be unable to prove that a crime was committed.
It wasn't until politics.
And entered did the Zimmerman -- -- -- -- That it was determined that he should be charged with a crime that the government knew it couldn't prove.
Which was second degree murder and so having been acquitted of second degree murder and by brave jury in -- -- Carolina state court and manslaughter.
And -- added charge and in the eleventh hour.
The the pressure now is on the federal government to charge him with murder is murder of federal crime no.
But congress has made murder animated by racial hatred at a federal crime so in order to prosecute him for murder in federal court.
The federal government would have to show that his behavior was animated by hatred -- -- -- Martin because he was black.
But here's the thing we have an FBI report thirty witnesses.
They found no evidence right racial hatred you have the juror -- 37 B 37 now granting an interview.
Saying that race was not a part of the deliberation rice and you have the Department of Justice yesterday -- something I've never heard about correct me if I'm wrong.
Asking people to come forward if they have evidence of any racial hatred in this case that is part of justice actually had a case why would they need to reach out to the public for help.
Because of the Department of Justice doesn't have a case the Department of Justice might as well in this instance -- -- the department of political justice.
I mean -- they are interested in addressing the political needs of the president's constituency.
Rather then doing the right thing under the law look as you said the FBI and investigating -- tournament.
They interrogated Natalie the people who had knowledge of the facts in this case but people -- known him for the past twenty years and they reported the FBI reported that Justice Department's don't have we are reported.
That they couldn't find any evidence of racial animus in his persona.
As a youth as a teenager -- a young man or in this case how the Justice Department just for all our all that research.
And start all over because they didn't like the end result of what the FBI found.
Me ask you this as a former judge yourself.
Could it mean that the Department of Justice is just trying to assuage.
The public sentiment because it was split in this nation yes and that they're just looking at this case and that ultimately they'll say you know what we couldn't come up.
I'll say this for attorney general holder and I have not just -- to criticize him extensively.
The fact that he is willing to discuss this.
Is a good thing look what happened in Los Angeles last -- -- -- conversation is needed I'm glad the case was on television.
Because the public can see that the government couldn't prove its case.
But to the extent that they did general holder wants to discuss this and talk about it that's a good thing but he's got to come down on the right side which is this thing -- to end.
A judge Andrew Napolitano as always thanks for expert -- -- come.
Filter by section