The life of Trayvon Martin (PHOTOS)
UPDATE: 11:30am EST
State Attorney Norm Wolfinger announced Tuesday his decision that a grand jury will investigate the Trayvon Martin case.
Wolfinger said in a news release-
“I share in the desire of the family and the community to accurately collect and evaluate all the facts surrounding the tragic death of Trayvon Martin,”
Seminole County Grand Jury which will be called to session on Tuesday, April 10. Wolfinger said he will use grand jury’s “investigative resources.”
Last night, the United States Department of justice and the FBI announced that they have opened an investigation into the death of Trayvon. Below is the statement the DOJ released tonight to the press:
“The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, and the FBI opened an investigation into the facts and circumstances of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The department will conduct a thorough and independent review of all of the evidence and take appropriate action at the conclusion of the investigation. The department also is providing assistance to and cooperating with the state officials in their investigation into the incident. With all federal civil rights crimes, the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person acted intentionally and with the specific intent to do something which the law forbids – the highest level of intent in criminal law. Negligence, recklessness, mistakes and accidents are not prosecutable under the federal criminal civil rights laws. The Community Relations Service will be in Sanford, Fla., this week to meet with civil rights leaders, community leaders, and local law enforcement to address tension in the community.”
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Also, make sure to read the powerful blog by GlobalGrind’s Editor-in-Chief, Michael Skolnik: “White People, You Will Never Look Suspicious Like Trayvon Martin.”
May he rest in peace.