After years of the Justice Department is set to finally give up the pursuit of federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
According to ABC News, the DOJ is planning to inform the Martin family of their its decision not to not charge Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Martin, 17, during a confrontation in Sanford, Fla., in 2012.
The shooting sparked national protests and a highly publicized criminal trial in which Zimmerman was acquitted of murder.
Now, federal investigators have decided what many have known all along. That there isn’t enough evidence to charge Zimmerman with violating Martin’s civil rights when he shot him, ABC News reported.
The news comes two days before the three-year anniversary of the shooting.
ABC’s tweet announcing the news drew ridicule from many in the Twitterverse, because it continued to use a middle school picture of Martin.
JUST IN: DOJ to announce no charges against George Zimmerman in killing of Trayvon Martin: http://t.co/nRrojxZZ0k pic.twitter.com/vWlEWcBI0W
— ABC News (@ABC) February 24, 2015
@ABC WHY are you still using that picture of him from when he was 12, and not 17?
— Chelie in TX (@ChelieinTX) February 24, 2015
“The evidence proves the media narrative wrong, so here’s a grade school picture of a slain assailant.” @ABC
— D.W.Robinson (@_DWRobinson) February 24, 2015
@instapundit In this spirit, I urge all media outlets to use a really great picture of me at 19 as my headshot. @ABC
— AJ Delgado (@AJDelgado13) February 24, 2015
Why do you use an outdated picture of Trayvon from grade school? Why not use a picture that showed him at the age he passed away? @ABC
— Wiggety Wack (@GOPMommy) February 24, 2015
@ABC Look at the liberal race baiting media using a picture of a 12 year old Trayvon instead of one when he’s 17.
— truthteller (@CChappell1967) February 24, 2015
@ABC THIS JUST IN: OSAMA BIN LADEN IS STILL DEAD! Is use of grade school picturesin the new Stylebook? pic.twitter.com/vNYzQKMb1k
— Zing Lear (@ZingLear) February 24, 2015
Here’s a picture that’s actually contemporaneous with relevant events: @instapundit @ABC pic.twitter.com/gBDFm5HYyF
— Law of Self Defense (@LawSelfDefense) February 24, 2015
@instapundit @ABC Of course there’s no charges, just look at sweet innocent Georgie Zimmerman. Wouldn’t harm a fly! pic.twitter.com/srlIK2t0Qo
— Tom Cruz’n (@TinPotDickTator) February 24, 2015
@ABC This boy’s death was tragic but you make a show of it by using a pic from when he was 12. This is not real journalism. It’s shameful.
— Amber Lily (@tigerlilystrugs) February 24, 2015
@instapundit not this one? @ABC pic.twitter.com/uWUNr9a2xU
— John W. (@JohnInFirestone) February 24, 2015
Reactions to the news itself was mixed.
@plumeriagal @ABC No, he just beat Trayvon at the knockout game.
— Pablo (@Pablo_1791) February 24, 2015
@RBPundit @ABC Does this mean the DOJ is racist?
— We are screwed44™ (@PornPops69) February 24, 2015
@ABC @Chris_1791 that stupidity took long enuf, ruined Zimmermans life
— BLOSSOM (@whathteheck) February 24, 2015
@ABC @MelissaTweets The left’s narratives are being disappeared faster than political prisoners in banana republics.
— Joel Engel (@joelengel) February 24, 2015
@joelengel @ABC @MelissaTweets @instapundit So, this mean Holder’s a racist, right?
— Ian Hanchett (@IanHanchett) February 24, 2015
@ABC All that was, was more Tax-Payers Wasted Money..they knew the outcome!
— Junior (@SiCk_DiAbLo) February 24, 2015
Uhh, Dept of NO justice RT “@ABC: DOJ to announce no charges against George Zimmerman in killing of Trayvon Martin: http://t.co/Y0odKA4vXL”
— mich e//e (@toomuchfuzz) February 24, 2015
Is this the first time you’re calling it the Department of no justice? because I can think of better examples.
@Pablo_1791 @ABC i don’t think i was referring to punching GZ – i think i specifically said PUT A BULLET IN HIS UGLY HEAD for misuse of pwr
— Lynn Starwalker (@LynnStarwalker) February 24, 2015
Making terrorist threats online. That’s brilliant.
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