Breaking: This Huge Development In The Trayvon Martin Shooting May Just Close The Case

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After a lengthy investigation extending almost to the third anniversary of the fatal shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, the U.S. Justice Department is bringing its civil rights probe to an end.

ABC News reports that Attorney General Eric Holder and his legal team at Justice will not file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, the man who killed the teen during a confrontation in 2012.

“Federal prosecutors concluded there is not sufficient evidence to prove Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman in Sanford, Fla., intentionally violated Martin’s civil rights, sources told ABC News.”

You’ll recall that the state of Florida prosecuted the neighborhood watch volunteer, trying to convict him for murder and manslaughter. After a highly emotional trial that drew international attention, a jury acquitted Zimmerman in the summer of 2013.

In protests surrounding the racially charged trial, Al Sharpton played a major role in supposedly speaking for the Martin family. In a separate post, Western Journalism this morning reported on a new investigative video from conservative activist James O’Keefe, dealing with the anti-Sharpton sentiment expressed by some people involved in the controversial Martin case.

As ABC notes of the just-announced decision at Justice:

“Privately and publicly, Justice Department officials have been telegraphing all along that they were unlikely to file charges against Zimmerman.

And in November 2013, Holder said the case against Zimmerman “in substantial part was resolved” with his acquittal months earlier.”

In April 2013, as the Orlando Sentinel reported, Trayvon Martin’s parents settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the homeowners’ association of the subdivision where Zimmerman was on patrol when he shot the 17-year-old. The amount of that settlement was said to have been more than $1 million.

With its findings in the Trayvon Martin case now a matter of public record, the Justice Department is continuing its investigation into possible civil rights violations in connection with the Michael Brown police-involved shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.

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BREAKING: Watch The Bombshell Al Sharpton Exposé That Has The Filmmaker Fearing For His Life

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Al Sharpton is “all about the money.” So says a daughter of Eric Garner, the New York man who died in police custody after he was arrested for illegally selling cigarettes. Sharpton made a point of putting himself front-and-center in the protest over Garner’s death.

An article in The New York Post describes other harsh criticisms of the preacher, race agitator and MSNBC show host in a new investigative video from Project Veritas: “Sharpton is also criticized by leaders and supporters involved in the Michael Brown-police shooting case in Ferguson, Mo., and the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida, according to the Project Veritas videotapes.”

Project Veritas, headed up by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe, is known for producing provocative and highly controversial videos created largely from secret recordings where the subject doesn’t know the camera is rolling.

In the latest bombshell exposé, Garner’s daughter, Erica Snipes, was apparently recorded with a hidden camera during a protest in January.

“You think Al Sharpton is kind of like a crook in a sense?” the investigator is heard asking Garner’s oldest daughter.

“He’s about this,” Snipes replies, rubbing her fingers together.

“He’s about money with you?” the undercover asks.

“Yeah,” Snipes responds.

The New York Post article quotes Sharpton as vehemently denying the charges, saying the basis of the criticism documented in the Project Veritas video is wrong.

“They’re splicing and dicing stuff together. It was a distortion.”

In advance of releasing this new video, conservative activist James O’Keefe told his Twitter followers that he felt this exposé to be so hot that he feared for his safety.
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Then, after the video hit the YouTube channel of Project Veritas, O’Keefe noted the major media coverage in Sharpton’s backyard.
Screen shot 2015-02-24 at 8.24.48 AM By clicking on the video above, you can watch the results of the Project Veritas investigation of Al Sharpton and judge for yourself whether the charges that Rev. Al is in it for himself ring true.

h/t: The New York Post

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Every Al Sharpton Business Has Been Shut Down In At Least One Jurisdiction

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A review of public records in New York and Delaware has revealed that every business started by Al Sharpton has been shut down in at least one jurisdiction for failure to pay taxes.

According to National Review Online, the records of Sharpton’s organizations are “copious, confusing, and sometimes outright bizarre; and together, they depict persistent financial woes for Sharpton, who also personally owes New York State nearly $596,000, according to active tax warrants.”

Bernadette Schopfer, the director of taxation at New York’s Maier Markey & Justic, a certified public-accounting firm that has had no dealings with Sharpton, stated:

He clearly appears — based on the information that’s available to us — to have a history of noncompliance with tax obligations. It appears that [Sharpton] does not file [taxes for his businesses], and then opens up something else. At all the entities we see he has opened up, he has not been compliant with the obligations of the owner of a business. . . . He’s either willful in his behavior, or he’s just sloppy.

Sharpton’s first company, Raw Talent, picked up a lot of tax debt and finally dissolved in 2002 for failure to pay taxes.

Revel Communications, his second company, started in 1999. It either failed to file or pay taxes from 1999 to 2002.

He also started another for-profit entity, Sharpton Media Group. A spokeswoman for National Action Network, Sharpton’s non-profit organization, stated that Sharpton Media Group ceased to operate after a tax settlement.

Bo Spanky is another company he founded, one that dissolved due to a failure to pay a tax debt.

Carl Redding thinks that Sharpton’s problems may be catching up with him.

Redding also stated:

What he’s doing is negligent. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. I believe that Sharpton has become so powerful it’s diluting everything about him. The African-American community doesn’t trust Sharpton anymore. He’s living in a fantasy world if he thinks he has credibility.

Schopfer, the tax expert, said:

They have a lien, and that’s as far as they (New York State and IRS) can really pursue it unless there’s money that they can claim under the lien. It’s probably on their [radar], and they’ve taken it as far as they can until there’s an asset they can claim.

Should the authorities do more to hold Sharpton accountable for his negligence in paying taxes? Feel free to share your thoughts.

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WATCH: Ferguson Protesters Claim Obama, Holder Support Their Pro-Palestine, Anti-Israel Campaign

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They call themselves “freedom fighters,” this group of top Ferguson activists joined together under the #BlackLivesMatter banner that has become a prominent, as well as highly controversial, protest slogan.

And now — proudly proclaiming they have the firm support of Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and Al Sharpton — a number of the self-described leaders of the movement have traveled to Nazareth, known as the Arab capital of Israel, to rally in solidarity with Palestinians in their fight against the Israelis.

Details of the #BlackLivesMatter demonstration are available on the Hands Up United website, where 2015 is declared a “year of resistance” against police brutality and societal oppression that supposedly keeps minorities in America “in chains.”

“2015: The Year of Resistance with a firm dedication to the liberation of Black, Brown and oppressed communities, along with dismantling the New Jim Crow, we would like to honor our sisters and brothers who paved the way in our nation and around the world!”

According to the Ferguson protest leaders who went to Israel to “rail” against that country’s policies, among the “oppressed communities” of the world are the Palestinians in Gaza, who they compared to black residents of racially torn Ferguson, Missouri.

And in proclaiming their commitment to agitate on behalf of the Palestinians, the #BlackLivesMatter protesters boast that they have powerful and prominent people on their side, including the President of the United States.

From the statement on their website: “The Ferguson and Eric Garner protests, staunchly supported by President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and informal adviser Al Sharpton, have well-documented strains of anti-Israel sentiment running through them.”

By clicking on the video above, you can watch an account of the trip to Israel produced and published by the Ferguson protest group, which included university professor and racial activist Marc Lamont Hill, often seen as a commentator on CNN and MSNBC.

It’s interesting to note that this Ferguson protest group has been agitating in Israel as relations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama have been publicly deteriorating.

Western Journalism has also reported on the apparent attempt by Obama campaign cronies, as well as John Kerry’s State Department, to actively influence the outcome of the upcoming Israeli elections — reportedly working on the ground, in Israel, against the re-election of Netanyahu.

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WATCH: How Al Sharpton Got His Odd Moment In The Sun During TV Report On Huge Snowstorm

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As residents of the northeast U.S. get up and get going on this Tuesday morning, they’re finding that the monster blizzard that had been forecast to dump historic snowfall amounts has indeed been bad…but not that bad.

Travel bans in parts of New York and New Jersey have been lifted, as the mayor of the Big Apple said the city had “dodged a bullet.”

Still, as Mother Nature showed mercy on New York City and Philadelphia, USA Today reports that Boston and many coastal cities in the northeast are continuing to be blasted with heavy snow and howling winds.

On Monday night, as weather watchers were warning about potentially unprecedented conditions with possibly record snowfall, many of the TV news networks were extending their coverage of Winter Storm Juno. Even Al Sharpton, on his MSNBC show “Politics Nation,” took time out from race baiting and Republican bashing in order to focus on the storm.

And in the course of a discussion with the Democrat mayor of Bridgeport, CT, as noted on, Sharpton was rewarded for his time spent on the weather.

Mayor Bill Finch concluded his interview with an odd moment of out-of-the-blue praise for Sharpton and his sounding the alarm on man-made climate change. What the Democrat official said about Sharpton and what needs to happen in Washington, D.C. could give many conservatives real chills.

You can click on the video above to watch the interview, and pay close attention to what’s said starting at 2:15 into the piece.


h/t    Image Credit: MSNBC

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