If there’s racial violence following the George Zimmerman verdict, will it bear Department of Justice fingerprints? According to public advocacy group Judicial Watch, the answer is yes.
At issue are the actions of the DOJ’s “Community Relations Service” (CRS), a little-known branch of the department whose operatives were initially sent to Sanford, Florida, in the wake of the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin shooting incident. The CRS’ ostensible mission is to engage in “impartial mediation practices and conflict resolution.” Based on documents obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request, however, Judicial Watch claims that the CRS agitated on behalf of anti-Zimmerman forces. The documents reveal the following, reports Judicial Watch:
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