Rush talked about this yesterday.
RUSH: I have here in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers a story from PJMedia.com that just cleared this morning. It's by Bryan Preston. Here's the headline, and the headline pretty much says it, but we'll delve into it. "Newly Released Documents Detail the Department of Justice's Role in Organizing Trayvon Martin Protests."
Let me reread that with just a slight difference. "Newly Released Documents Detail Eric Holder's Role in Organizing Trayvon Martin Protests -- Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained documents proving that [Eric Holder] the Department of Justice played a major behind-the-scenes role in organizing protests against George Zimmerman. Zimmerman is on trial for second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin," who, if he were Obama's son, would look like Obama.
"Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the DOJ on April 24, 2012. According to the documents JW received, a little-known DOJ unit called the Community Relations Service deployed to Sanford, FL, to organize and manage rallies against Zimmerman." Now, folks, this is the United States government. This is not some fleabag, left-wing community agitator.
Well, actually it is now. That's what this means. The United States government has been converted by Obama and Holder into a community organizing agitator bunch. The Department of Justice, I mean, they're supposed to be totally blind there. They're not supposed to have any bias whatsoever.
This is a fundamental disintegration, and it's just one of many that are happening to this country under this administration. Judicial Watch was given the documents by the DOJ that prove the DOJ was in Florida organizing anti-Zimmerman rallies. You know the only reason this trial's taking place? The only reason this trial's taking place is because the race hustler industry flew down there the minute this case happened when Zimmerman wasn't charged.
Now, the original law enforcement bunch that first was exposed to the evidence in this case didn't charge Zimmerman. There was nothing to see here. And then Al Sharpton and the race hustlers got in business and flew down there, and Eric Holder flew down there and thanked Reverend Al, as he called him, for his community outreach and service, and this regime saw an opportunity to turn something into a profoundly racial case for the express purpose of ripping the country apart. I don't know how else to describe it.
Here are some of the things that Judicial Watch is reporting that they found.
In 2012, March 25 through 27, the Community Relations Service, that is, again, a little-known unit of the DOJ. "CRS spent $674.14 upon being 'deployed to Sanford, FL to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies related to the shooting and death of an African-American teen by a neighborhood watch captain.'"
This is an official DOJ document. This is not something Judicial Watch wrote. The Community Relations Service spent $674 after being deployed on the ground in Sanford, Florida, to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies.
March 25 through 28, the Community Relations Service "spent $1,142.84 'in Sanford, FL to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies related to the shooting and death of an African-American teen by a neighborhood watch captain.'"
March 30 through April 1, 2012, Community Relations Service "spent $892.55 in Sanford, FL 'to provide support for protest deployment in Florida.'"
March 30 through April 1, 2012, Community Relations Service "spent an additional $751.60 in Sanford, FL 'to provide technical assistance to the City of Sanford, event organizers, and law enforcement agencies for the march and rally on March 31.'" Forget the dollar amounts here. This is just expenses. The DOJ deployed people to gin up rallies, to financially support them, to promote them, demonstrations, rallies, protests, the DOJ. This was not even a federal case.
April 3rd through the 12th, Community Relations Service "spent $1,307.40 in Sanford, FL 'to provide technical assistance, conciliation, and onsite mediation during demonstrations planned in Sanford.'" These people went down there and they organized the protest. And then they gave support to the people that showed up to protest and rally. But the DOJ lit the fuse. The DOJ went down there and made sure that there were protests, is what this means. The DOJ went down there and stirred the pot. The Obama administration sent Eric Holder down there to stir up the people of Sanford, Florida, and to get 'em all worked up and to get 'em protesting and rallying.
April 11th and 12th of 2012, the Department of Justice "spent $552.35 in Sanford, FL 'to provide technical assistance for the preparation of possible marches and rallies,' related to this case. And again, this is expenses for employees to travel, eat, and sleep. They went down there to stir this up.
"Judicial Watch says the documents it obtained reveal that CRS is not engaging in its stated mission of conducting 'impartial mediation practices and conflict resolution,' but instead engaged on the side of the anti-Zimmerman protesters." Didn't just engage. It revved 'em up. Didn't just engage. They went down there and started all of this!
"On April 15, 2012, during the height of the protests, the Orlando Sentinel reported, 'They [the CRS] helped 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.' The paper quoted the Rev. Valarie Houston, pastor of Allen Chapel AME Church, a focal point for protestors, as saying 'They were there for us,' after a March 20 meeting with CRS agents." So they also went down and had a police chief fired. This is the chief that wouldn't charge Zimmerman.
So the DOJ went down there, and this according to the Orlando Sentinel, set up a meeting between the NAALCP and local protesters that led to the temporary resignation of the police chief. Look, you know as well as I do, this just throws the Constitution out the window. This is really serious stuff here. It's not just that it's partisan, this administration's DOJ participated -- well, they didn't participate -- well, they did, but they did more than that. They actually orchestrated racial strife. They sponsored it. They organized it, propped it up, paid for it, encouraged it.
"Separately, in response to a Florida Sunshine Law request to the City of Sanford, Judicial Watch also obtained an audio recording of a 'community meeting' held at Second Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Sanford on April 19, 2012. The meeting, which led to the ouster of Sanford’s Police Chief Bill Lee, was scheduled after a group of college students calling themselves the 'Dream Defenders' barricaded the entrance to the police department demanding Lee be fired. According to the Orlando Sentinel, DOJ employees with the CRS had arranged a 40-mile police escort for the students from Daytona Beach to Sanford."
So there was an audio recording of a community meeting at a church on April 19th. The meeting that led to the ouster of the police chief was scheduled after a group of college students calling themselves the Dream Defenders barricaded the entrance to the police department. Those college students were bussed in by the Department of Justice. A 40-mile police escort for protesters to get to the right place, from 40 miles away. Are you shaking your heads out there? Just rogue employees of the DOJ. Nothing to do with Obama. Nothing to do with Eric Holder. Like the rogue employees at the IRS. Nothing to see here? That right?
"'These documents detail the extraordinary intervention by the Justice Department in the pressure campaign leading to the prosecution of George Zimmerman,' said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. 'My guess is that most Americans would rightly object to taxpayers paying government employees to help organize racially-charged demonstrations.'" If they knew about it, yeah. Anyway, that's the latest on this. That's George Zimmerman's trial and the DOJ, Judicial Watch with a Freedom of Information request, DOJ documents proving the DOJ was down there basically fanning the flames of protests, busing protesters in with police escorts. I wonder what we might learn about, what was that group, Occupy whatever they were. Folks, this is simply outrageous. It's unconstitutional. I can't think of a proper descriptive here to express the anger I have.