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Feds refuse to charge George Zimmerman: The unsatisfying end to the Trayvon Martin case


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No federal charges will be forthcoming against George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012. The killing generated nationwide demonstrations. Zimmerman’s state court murder trial was nationally televised by every cable news network. I covered it in depth for NBC and MSNBC, and when the trial was over, I was so disturbed by what I’d seen that I did my own investigation, which resulted in my book SUSPICION NATION: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It. In the book, I detail the many stunning mistakes made by the prosecution, who seemed to have “forgotten” how to prosecute Martin’s killer. I also said that the possibility of the feds prosecuting Zimmerman was “remote.”

So it's sad but expected that he will not be prosecuted for killing a teenager.

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