Almost exactly three years after the event and a year and a half after being acquitted of both 2nd degree murder and manslaughter, the DoJ decides not to prosecute George Zimmerman for a hate crime. Imagine having that cloud hanging over you for three years just because somebody suspects you might harbor Unapproved Opinions.
From the official DoJ release:
“Although the department has determined that this matter cannot be prosecuted federally, it is important to remember that this incident resulted in the tragic loss of a teenager’s life,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta of the Civil Rights Division. “Our decision not to pursue federal charges does not condone the shooting that resulted in the death of Trayvon Martin and is based solely on the high legal standard applicable to these cases.”