Federal Trayvon Martin probe is just a coverup

Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke scoffs at the Justice Department's investigation into the death of Trayvon Martin.

Ever since I heard the 911 tapes of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin screaming for help before he was shot dead, I haven't been able to get the boy's cries out of my mind. His murder at the hands of self-proclaimed watchdog George Zimmerman has caught the attention of the national media and the NAACP.

Last week, many breathed a sigh of relief when the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would investigate the teen's death. Even African-American Congresswoman Frederica Wilson applauded the feds for getting involved.

I'm not counting on the DOJ. The feds just jump in to keep everybody calm and from rioting in the streets. In fact, they've failed in several high-profile civil rights cases.

Ten years ago, the feds conducted a civil rights probe into the Miami Police Department after five officers were criminally indicted in the coverup of their unjustified shooting of a 73-year-old suspect. In 2003, after an eight-month inquiry, the Justice Department concluded it could not prove that Miami PD policies resulted in civil rights violations — even though there were serious flaws in the way officers conducted searches and seizures and used their firearms and police dogs against African-American suspects. Nothing has changed.

Last year, the feds announced a new investigation into the Miami PD, this time for police-involved shootings of seven African-American men in Overtown and Liberty City during the reign of former chief Miguel Exposito.

In 2010, the Justice Department decided not to criminally charge any of the eight Bay County, Florida boot camp employees involved in the beating death of 14-year-old Martin Lee Anderson. Despite analyzing a "NASA-enhanced" video of the teen's savage beatdown and interviews with more than 40 witnesses, the DOJ concluded it had insufficient evidence to prosecute anyone.

And last December, the feds concluded a three-year investigation into Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, finding that the police force repeatedly arrested Latinos illegally, abused them in county jails, and failed to investigate hundreds of sexual assaults. Yet the DOJ didn't file criminal charges against the force's controversial sheriff, Joe Arpaio, or any of his subordinates.

Unfortunately for Trayvon's family, the Justice Department will fail in this case too.

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smithaust99
smithaust99

THE FBI EXCLUDED IT SELF FROM THE CASE BECAUSE OF POLITICAL REASONS. IF THEY WANT TO INVESTIGATE , THEY COULD CATCH LOT OF FISH THERE. PROBABLY THEY WILL MOVE IN AFTER THE ELECTIONS.

FBI== PBI political boooroo of in-vested-gation.

 

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This shooting was wrong, but this blog is starting to turn into another "Hate The White Man" rant instead of analyzing the facts of the case. When Zimmerman sees his court date,the facts will be presented by both sides, and the judge/jury will make the final call. Although many won't agree with this statement, saying "Hate The White Man" is just as bad as saying " Hate the Negro/Chinese/Latino".

We are no longer in the 1950's/1960's where Jim Crow was the law of the land. If we get don't get past the race issue in this country, people will still be talking arguing about the same crap 800 years from now like the Palestinians/Israelis over Palestine and the Catholics/Protestant conflicts in Northern Ireland.

smithaust99
smithaust99

What the fukk ? If sanford dept is working to coverup for their asses and GZ , how can you catch the criminals?

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Cries for help never said"He has a gun" If treyvon who had no signs of being in a fight was yelling he would want to tell people that zimmerman had a gun so that zimmerman would be less inclined to use it."Call 911" Treyvon didn't know they were on the way but zimmerman did.

Why is it that there is no audio of Treyvon's voice? Are you telling me someone with a cell phone never left a message? Never got video taped with audio? While he was in high school on the football team???

And the gold teeth.Why are all the pics of him as a baby?Where did he get money to buy gold teeth?Why did he spend money on gold teeth?

You can buy a lot of skittles with the money for gold teeth....

smithaust99
smithaust99

There were no gold teeth, that is all propaganda, you wont believe how many half human animals are working to coverup in Zimmermans case.

Wise
Wise

When were neighborhood watch allowed to carry weapons? Why was Martin suspicious? What made Zimmerman follow him? Why did he think he was on drugs or think he was up to no good? Did he really go for his waist or was Zimmerman setting up probable cause to use his weapon early on?

Why didn't Martin yell gun? Why didn't he run? Why did the lady allow herself to get raped right?

Serino filed an affidavit that night stating “he was unconvinced Zimmerman’s version of events.” As the lead homicide investigator, Serino was: 1. In the best position to evaluate Zimmerman’s credibility, and 2. Intimately familiar with Florida law. Why was he ignored? Police Chief Bill Lee stated publicly that there was no “probable cause” to arrest or charge Zimmerman. state attorney Norm Wolfinger stepped down from his role as prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case. Wolfinger relinquished his post after meeting with Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi. He said it was necessary for him to step aside to preserve “the integrity of this investigation,” adding he wanted to avoid “the appearance of a conflict of interest.” He did not explain why his continued involvement would damage the integrity of the case or explain the potential conflict he was seeking to avoid. Did anyone at the prosecutor’s office know Zimmerman or his family?

Zzeria1
Zzeria1

Luke unfortunately you're right. However Justice will come one way or another. My Grandmother had a business 40 years ago housing old retired White Men who were Judges. She took care of them because their families no longer wanted to be bothered with them. Ironically they would tell us how racist they were against Blacks but now have to depend on a Black (Negro) for their survival, and how cruel their own White Race is.They would tell how they were hurting Blacks and knew it was wrong but did it anyway because they could. I asked her how could she take care of these Racist Crackers knowing what they've done to Blacks. She told me Justice comes one way or another, and God sees to it more than water is recycled. They were getting back all that they dished out and died slow deaths! She made a fortune by taking care of them. The moral, Not only will racist Zimmerman and his Retired Daddy Judge get theirs one way or another, so will these fake ass racist coward crackers and racist Hispanics commenting on your blog, blowin their hate that is for sure gonna hit that ass hard! And when it does, they're gonna know that racist cracker mentality is their recycling.

Reading these fake cowards on your blog, it's no wonder a 17 yr old kid is murdered by a Hispanic White Racist in Florida, and all these fake ass scary tough talkin racist commenter's trying to justify it with inaccuracies. They are a joke!!!

M. Simon
M. Simon

This post is just an effort to ignite a race war. Remember Detroit. Well maybe best to forget it. Blacks got their revenge in that city. Trouble is the revenge was on themselves. Booker T. or W.E.B.? I'd say that Booker T. was the better route given the evidence.

"There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs."-- Booker T Washington

smithaust99
smithaust99

Why do you bring dirty politics in to this simple case of crime and police fraud ?

M. Simon
M. Simon

Uh. Trayvon's father's first response on hearing the tapes was that it wasn't Trayvon screaming. And the so called voice analysis has been discredited since a person screaming is not the same as a person talking. Difficult to compare according to voice analysis experts. And despite that there was a 48% match.

Clair
Clair

Hey Duckhead --He didn't stalk him. This 6 ft 3 - 170lb Negro man attacked Z - broke his nose. beat his head against concrete and. was on top cotinuing to beat him while he screamed for help!! BOOM!! If Z hadn't had that blue steel. he would be dead.. Don't bring skittles and ice tea to a gun fight!!

smithaust99
smithaust99

Next time all teenagers will  be carrying guns and bullet proof vests. By the way donkay, the cousin fingerer, like GZ, he never tell the truth. GZ killed in cold blood, and he will be punished one way or other, along with his half breed half human supporters. You wild animals will pay. fukking piece of shit.

Eric Oriol
Eric Oriol

Who runs the Justice dept?Eric Holder,right....Who does Holder work for idiot?Barack Obama right....So.why are you telling people Black people to go vote for Obama when Obama will not lift a finger to protect them?Uncle Luke,you are becoming disgusting.

Daletia Chung
Daletia Chung

Well one thing for sure many are watching this one for some reason and if justice is not done the right way, I will just say hmmmmmmm.

Bosco
Bosco

THIS "..probe is just a coverup" is a good example that Black Americans can be just as guilty of ASSUMPTIONS and RACISM as anyone else in our country!!!!For a whole lot of people in all colors life would be boring without conflict. That is the true FACT of all of this.

Paul
Paul

You are absolutely RIGHT Uncle Luke.

Law and Order has nothing to do with EQUITY...................

The Laws Primary Objective is to maintain ORDER.....................

mabella
mabella

Otis Pitts Jr. Owes Miami-Dade County $10 Million On Failed ProjectBy Francisco Alvarado Tue., Apr. 3 2012 at 8:00 AM Categories: Banana Republican WHY DON'T YOU WRITE ARTICLES LIKE THIS YOU RACIST!!!

Luther_father
Luther_father

Justice is represented by feds, judges, Justice Department, police force, sheriff and citizens. So, when did Campbell decided to be a judge still a mystery...

By the way Campbell; please stop your African-American serenade. I'm not a native African even if my skin is dark as you; I was born in Brazil! but I am an American.

Barry Hussain Obumma
Barry Hussain Obumma

While you watching the Trayvon news I'm having man love on Airforce One!

Jtap1978
Jtap1978

And this is why N. Miami has turned into a war zone. You think people want this ghetto crap seeping into their good neighborhoods. Let some dumb ass fool walk around my hood wearing a hood in warm weather acting crazy. I dont care what color they are I will blast one in him quick. Maybe if we had more Zimmerman in N. Miami we wont have 5 yr old girls getting shot in funeral homes!!!!!

Arlene W
Arlene W

Check the almanac for the weather that day, it was 62 degrees. Now my son is a Sophomore at UCF and being a Miami native 62 in chilly enough for a sweater and he has hoody's & skull caps that I MAKE him wear when it is cool out because of his allergies and asthma so he should be shot if he walks down the street on his phone wearing that?!

Gladiator
Gladiator

I wouldn't advise him to walk around a strange neighborhood at 3 AM wearing a hoodie. Especially one where they have been hit with a high amount of crimes perpetrated by Blacks wearing Hoodies. When it's warm do you have him wear his pants so low his ass sticks out also? Face it when you see someone for the first time what they look like makes a strong impression. Tell your son to leave his hoodie and skull cap off and wear a suit after he graduates and looks for a job. I think it behooves young blacks to rethink their attire and stop trying to be the Ghetto Gangtas their Movies and Music portray them to idolize. Once they drop that Ghetto look they will get more respect and portray a higher esteem for the Black Community.

Tom Stedham
Tom Stedham

Luke, I eagerly await your column condemning those who shot up the black north Miami funeral home...

Because you are going to write about that, right? Right?

Ftexidor
Ftexidor

Uncle Luke, why dont you bring your black ass to Golden Beach and see how well we take care off you. Travon got what he deserved ! Nobody told his black ass to be walking around neighborhoods like Golden Beach late in the evening. Obviously Travon was up to no good.

Jsuphinest228
Jsuphinest228

Ftexidor, thats why we minorities are invading your city with rallies. We are tired of misinformed and uneducated cowards like you.

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

"Even though a dispatcher told Zimmerman not to follow Martin, he continued to.

Florida's liberal gun law, stalking an individual, confronting the individual and getting your as s kicked doesn't mean you get to shoot and kill that person. That's not "stand your ground" that's called "get the f!#k out of my face". And I don't care if the victim smoked pot had a tattoo and flipped the bird on facebook or anything else you come up with.

Clair
Clair

Hey Duckhead --He didn't stalk him. This 6 ft 3 - 170lb Negro man attacked Z - broke his nose. beat his head against concrete and. was on top cotinuing to beat him while he screamed for help!! BOOM!! If Z hadn't had that blue steel. he would be dead.. Don't bring skittles and ice tea to a gun fight!!

kirkslade
kirkslade

So this is what is upsetting people? The fact that the police didn't arrest Zimmerman. Let's make a deal... If Zimmerman gets arrested will the African Americans stop shaking my windows with crazy loud music? Not have babies running on the sidewalks at 3a.m? Wear normal clothes? Learn that gold teeth is ghetto? Limit the number of facial tattoos? Learn to be accountable? Not be proud of inventing the phrase, "Baby daddy"? Try to raise the bar, instead of always lowering it? Learn to speak and write? Have a work ethic? Stop stealing? Stop enslaving their own in a fashion that is much worse in comparison to U.S. slavery? Most of all, will they stop killing? If you agree to all of that, we will give you Zimmerman, and as a kicker we promise to stop trying to dance!

mango
mango

You are a stupid stupid person and do no good to your people nor society the truth will be told and justice will be served so write about the things that matter like who shot up all those black folks at that funeral? write something worth wile asshole.

ddsharper
ddsharper

The system of white supremacy is as much a part of the federal government as it is the local government as it is the citizenry. It's Amerca, no different than 400 years ago. The local cops, and now Zimmerman, the guy who drug around James Bell and the others who feel it's their duty to wipe out the black race, do what they do because they know they'll get away with it. It's called evil.

macmaven
macmaven

Those 'cries' have been determined to be that of Zimmerman, not Treyvon. I suppose Uncle Luke won't be 'lying awake at night' feeling sympathy for that young man. Treyvon wanted to be a thug, and according to his leaked email account, he was into everything from marijuana use and dealing to frequently acquiring the prescription drug codeine for distribution. Seemed he was also associated with some pretty high drug rollers. Then top it off with school suspension for drugs, vandalism, and apparent theft of women's jewelry, the reasonable doubt for this kid dries up.

Shequena
Shequena

SO WHAT! I GUESS YOU NEVER TRIED ANY FORM OF DRUGS. ITS SOME STUPID PEOPLE OUT HERE IN THIS WORLD. PEOPLE LIKE YOU TRIED TO MAKE IT SEEMS LIKE ONLY BLACK PEOPLE DO ALL THE CRIMES. ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE ANGLES. GET A LIFE. IF IT WAS THE OTHER WAY AROUND TRAYVON KILLED ZIMMERMAN YOU WOULD BE SAYING GIVE HIM THE CHAIR. I CAN'T SAY WHAT I WANT TO SAY TO YOU AND THE OTHER STUPID PEOPLE BUT IM GOING TO PRAY FOR ALL YOU KKK PUNKS.

macmaven
macmaven

Using and dealing are two completely different things. As far as KKK is concerned, your hatred is pointed in the wrong direction.

kirkslade
kirkslade

Hey Puke. Write an article, or better yet scribble some words and have the paper write an article, about how Wade's nephew was shot in black on black crime. Maybe you should write an article about the 12 to 15 people that were shot attending a funeral. Wait a sec... You can't write about either because both were black on black and you have no one to blame.

coliseo
coliseo

Uncle Luke sees everything in black and white, no colors what a sad life.

Ray
Ray

Yeah- My go to guy on all complex criminal justice issues is Luther F$$$$$$$ Campbell.

jubilee s
jubilee s

the justice dept started a federal investigation into the police murder of oscar grant more than 2 years ago and still! hasnt returned a conclusion or status report. the federal investigation is just to stall out the unrest.

jones'
jones'

It seems so obvious that after investing so much money to buy lawmakers to pass "Stand Your Ground" type laws in 20 states the NRA would not hesitate to investing more to protect their babies from public scrutiny. They would go to the same political powers who they influenced to make the laws and have them use their influence and authority to keep the Trayvon murder from turning public opinion against their laws..... by keeping the Trayvon murder from ever legally being a murder. There has obviously been and continues to be obstruction of justice from the top down. It is sad that it is now legal for wealthy industries to use their money to get laws passed that benefit their industry. But it is still not legal to use their money to obstruct justice in order to protect those laws from the inevitable scorn of public opinion when incidents like Trayvon's murder occur. When one invites wealthy interests to write laws that are designed to make that industry money, instead of promoting justice, reason should suggest that without hesitation they will protect their laws at the expense of justice.

seabass3
seabass3

Why? Because the accused has not been hunted down and murdered by now to appease the racists out there?

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

Did Zimmerman break his own Nose and cut the back of his head that needed stitches?

jubilee s
jubilee s

no stitches. no broken nose. stop lying.

Mark
Mark

Why would any news organization print this article? This man is a racially biased fool. We now know the "screams for help" that Campbell "can't get out of his head" came from Zimmerman. Yet he calls Zimmerman a murderer! The news media and the black community have embarked on a campaign of a race baiting,lynch mob mentality. With the Black Panthers posting a bounty for anyone who "arrests" Zimmerman and hands him over. Yes, there is predjudice in America but the majority of it exists in blacks them selfs.

xXTombstoneXx
xXTombstoneXx

You are mistaken in your assumptions on so many levels. You don't know any facts and are leaping to conclusions. There is nothing wrong with Arizona's gun laws. They are alive and living well. The only problem that I have seen recently is that a Democratic Congresswoman got shot while signing books. If she had been a Republican, that insane shooter would have been put down within seconds of firing the first shot by all the Republican's with their own weapons that were standing in the line.

xXTombstoneXx
xXTombstoneXx

All of this uproar and hype is just speculation. I haven't seen a Police Report of any kind. With no facts, it is impossible to make an educated decision about this case. I do think that the media is using this incident to beat the war drums and they are getting rich off of it while stirring up a lynch mob. That is all this is, one huge lynch mob.

There is no logical reason for the media to continually show a picture of a 13 or 14 year old boy when the shooting victim was 17 years old and at the peak of his physical health. You can become a soldier and a warrior at that age. This is why the Military aggressively recruits them at this age. They are at their peak physically and they think they are invincible.

When I hear the words "We DEMAND that he be arrested!" it makes my blood boil. No one has any right at any time to DEMAND that someone gets arrested. This is one of the main reasons that we revolted against the tyrannical King of England and founded the United States with a Constitution and a Set of Laws. We are a nation of laws and I thank God every day for this.

If you have no facts you don’t have the right to judge.

dcazal01
dcazal01

Zimmerman sems not to be a racist, we do not know what happens, a credible scenario Trayvon after being expeled was smokingh a fat while walking around, kids do that cause they cannot smoke at home nor have a car. Zimmerman paronia saw a criminal and followed him, the kid is sacared and high go for the gun and strugle then Zimmerman who is not and should not be a policeman, got scared and kill the poor kid. He, maybe hurts himself after the fact because he is scared. Zimmerman shiould go to jail only trained policemans should police.

cutlerbay1
cutlerbay1

The person heard on the 911 tape is a child. You don't need voice analysis. George Zimmerman murdered a child. He was the one who provoked and confronted Trayvon. He doesn't have a claim of self defense. You start a confrontation and,get punched or bruised on your body and now your yelling for help when you have a firearm is bull . George Zimmerman killed an innocent victim who was a child.

Poriwaggu
Poriwaggu

Well, OJ - given your track record with Nicole you're a great one to talk...

Seriously, no one is alleging that Zimmerman was brandishing his firearm. No one knows that Zimmerman called Martin names.

However - after looking at the police video - Zimmerman is under 200 lbs and looks pretty small (although in better shape than the most commonly used picture). Also he looks to be in pretty good condition. Since we know know he was on the bottom of the pile - you do wonder what he was screaming about. He also looks more alert and cocky than I was expecting. Clothes seem cleaner than you would expect.

I was serious before - you don't have a right to pick fight any time you want to. And given Zimmerman's small size, I could see Trayvon taking a swing at him.

However, I like to see my murderers bruised, bloody, and remorseful and Zimmerman doesn't quite fit the bill.

Poriwaggu
Poriwaggu

This viewpoint of this article is a little disturbing.

1. Trayvon was at least 6'3" and at least 170 pounds (he may have been as much as 200 lbs) and was a head taller than Zimmerman. The "17 year old boy" line (usually accompanied by an age 13 photo - when his twitter photo was available for use) amounts to lying.

2. His twitter account (NO_LIMIT_NIGGA), the contents of his twitter accounts, and the reasons for the school suspensions make it clear Trayvon was no angel and the picture of the innocent 17 year old is a complete lie.

3. He was not innocently going about his business when he was shot - he was busily dribbling an Hispanic's head on the sidewalk (after breaking Zimmerman's nose).

4. There is a question of whether Trayvon had a racial motivation for going after Zimmerman.

However - no one actually saw the initial confrontation - so we don't who approached who or who threw the first punch. However - even if Zimmerman was following Trayvon - Trayvon had no right to punch him out. It is illegal to start a fight because someone looks at you funny. The people who contend that Trayvon had right to punch someone who was following him are delusional and factually incorrect.

OJ
OJ

"The people who contend that Trayvon had right to punch someone who was following him are delusional and factually incorrect."

You are the delusional one. Someone is following you with a gun at night, and you're not going to try to fight for your life? What kind of world are you living in? Plus bringing up his height, weight, his suspensions and Twitter account means absolutely nothing. When he was followed, called a "fucking coon"( watch the video on AC360, CNN), and shot and killed Zimmerman didn't look up any of that information. You and people like you try to divert attention to what this case is really about; a racially motivated murder and the many mistakes law enforcement made to ensure justice. I can't even go through all of your points right now because you are absolutely ridiculous and I'm not sure if you are even serious.

randrand run
randrand run

FLORIDA LAW MUST COVER A FEARFUL WALKING MAN ALSO-IF HE WAS IN FEAR FOR HIS LIFE-AS THE CONVERSATION WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND INDICATES-THE LESSER USE OF FISTS WITHOUT A WEAPON IS, IN FACT-POSSIBLY JUSTIFIABLE----IT WORKS BOTH WAYS----

 
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