Andrew Napolitano: Zimmerman's Prosecutors Should Be Prosecuted

Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 12:43 PM

By Wanda Carruthers

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew Napolitano suggested Thursday that the prosecutors who charged George Zimmerman with the murder of Trayvon Martin should be prosecuted themselves.

"If the Justice Department concludes that George Zimmerman was prosecuted because he was not black and to satisfy the howling of the crowds —same crowds that are still howling for his prosecution —then the people who made the decision to prosecute him violated the federal civil rights laws and the government should prosecute them," Napolitano said on "Fox & Friends."

Napolitano, a Fox News political and legal analyst, called the possibility of prosecuting Zimmerman for civil rights violations "inappropriate" and predicted the Justice Department would fail if they choose to take the issue to court.

"They'll lose the case because his witnesses, George Zimmerman's witnesses, will be the F.B.I. agents who investigated him a year ago and exonerated him," he said.

Napolitano said the evidence did not support the original prosecution of Zimmerman for the shooting death of the 17-year-old black teenager in the first place.

"If he had been the same race as Trayvon Martin, I don't think he would have been prosecuted because the evidence simply wasn't there," Napolitano said.

"They had no right to put him through that prosecution," he added.

"They broke the law by prosecuting a case they couldn't prove. We're aware of the F.B.I. reports that exonerated Zimmerman, and they prosecuted him anyway."



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Report: Emails Show Justice Dept. Involved in IRS Tea Party Probe

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 19:01 PM

Embattled former IRS official Lois Lerner last year discussed working with the Justice Department to prosecute nonprofit . . .

White House Census Changes Mask Obamacare Impact

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 13:55 PM

The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health insurance data for more than 30 years, is revising its annual surv . . .

Tributes Planned to Mark Boston Marathon Bombing

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 06:17 AM

The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings promises to be a day of tributes to the three people who died, the more  . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved