Hughey Newsome: Obama, Holder 'Politicizing' Zimmerman Case

Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 08:48 PM

By Bill Hoffman

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A top black leadership official believes the Obama administration has been “recklessly” involving itself in the George Zimmerman trial.

Hughey P. Newsome, a member of the National Advisory Council of the Project 21 Black Leadership Network, said President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have been making inappropriate comments about the controversial case.

“Here’s the problem, we can't have the politicization of the Department of Justice,” Newsome told “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.

“I get that Holder is the first African American attorney general. I get that there is a strong sentiment within the African American community that this verdict was incorrect …

“At the same time we cannot allow politics to bleed into the attorney general's work or into the work of the Department of Justice.”

Zimmerman, a neighborhood-watch volunteer, was acquitted of murder and manslaughter in the death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, last year.

Following the verdict, Holder said he shared concerns about “the tragic, unnecessary shooting death” of an unarmed black teenager and he vowed to pursue a federal investigation into the matter.

Earlier this year, Obama commented that if he had a son, he would resemble Martin.

“The problem with the president is he’ll say these reckless things … but then when it comes to actually doing something to help plight of African American males, he can do something to help, he refuses,” Newsome said.

“School vouchers, for instance, so that we can get these kids out of dropout factories so they can learn something … No, that’s not something he wants focus on.”

Newsome believes the Department of Justice will eventually lodge civil-right violations against Zimmerman, but they will inevitably be thrown out.

Newsome’s group is an initiative of the National Center for Public Policy Research to promote the views of African-Americans “whose entrepreneurial spirit, dedication to family and commitment to individual responsibility has not traditionally been echoed by the nation's civil-rights establishment.”

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