Report: Obama Justice Dept was behind Trayvon Martin protests

Report: Obama Justice Dept was behind Trayvon Martin protests

Justice for TrayvonYesterday an article at this site asked rhetorically when President Obama would speak up and denounce the death threats against George Zimmerman in particular and random Hispanics and whites in general in the event of an acquittal in Zimmerman’s murder trial. Who knew that the White House had already answered that question 15 months before it was asked?

Far from quelling tensions over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in February 2012, the Obama Justice Department “actively worked to foment unrest,” according to a report released on Wednesday by the watchdog group Judicial Watch. And to add insult to injury, the DOJ’s Community Relations Service (CRS) spent thousands of dollars in taxpayer money “to train protestors throughout Florida.”

A legion of so-called “peacekeepers” was dispatched to Sanford, Fla., where the shooting occurred, toward the end of March through early April. Among the tasks they were enlisted to perform were “teaching how to protest” and how “to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies.” The peacekeepers also met with representatives of the Republican National Convention, planned for several months later in Tampa, to warn them of possible blowback from protests in connection with Martin’s death.

Will the mainstream media pursue this story and demand answers from the Obama administration?

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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