It looks like things are escalating a bit in the possibly forthcoming federal Zimmerman trial. While the local cops had previously simply been asked to hold onto the evidence while the Department of Justice looked into federal charges, now it appears that the DOJ has actually physically taken possession of the evidence themselves. Which means that if Zimmerman wants his gun back, he’s going to need Eric Holder to release it to him instead of the local cops. From CNN . . .
Florida authorities have delivered all evidence related to the George Zimmerman investigation to federal officials, who are weighing whether to pursue a civil rights case.
The Sanford Police Department said it turned over all evidence, including a gun, to the Department of Justice on Monday.
Does this mean that the DOJ is moving forward with charges? Or that they’re continuing with their fishing expedition to see if they can find any scrap of evidence to support a charge? Naturally, the CNN article mentions the numerous race-related organizations calling for Zimmerman’s head on a platter, but no mention of the support from the ACLU against federal prosecution.