The Trayvon Martin rallies in 2012 were apparently led, or at least advised by, the Department of Justice and watch groups are crying foul.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, police in Florida are preparing for potential Trayvon riots.
Before the George Zimmerman trial was even a possibility, the Justice Department’s Community Relations Service were sent to Sanford in March and April of 2012 to help manage Trayvon Martin protests. Watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained 347 pages of documents detailing how deeply involved the federal government was involved in organizing the “The March For Trayvon Martin,” although actual support expenses only numbered $5,320.
The Justice Department allegedly “set up a meeting between the local NAACP and elected officials that led to the temporary resignation of police chief Bill Lee according to Turner Clayton, Seminole County chapter president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.”
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton claims the Justice Department should have been involved in the Trayvon Martin rallies:
“These documents detail the extraordinary intervention by the Justice Department in the pressure campaign leading to the prosecution of George Zimmerman. My guess is that most Americans would rightly object to taxpayers paying government employees to help organize racially charged demonstrations.”
The same people involved in the original Trayvon Martin rallies are supposedly attempting to prevent future demonstrations from transforming into Trayvon riots similar to the Rodney King riots of Chicago. The Community Relations Service says it’s goal is to not promote such rallies but to “foster communication between communities.” In the past, “these federal workers taught them how to peacefully manage crowds” and “arranged police escort” along the lines of the 40 mile march.
Do you think the Justice Department should be involved with organizing events like the Trayvon Martin rallies?