Obama's walk down the dark path to dictorship is almost complete (via Ace Of Spades):
The U.S. Department of Justice will conduct an independent review of the Johannes Mehserle case in order to determine whether or not the shooting merits federal prosecution, according the department.
"The Justice Department has been closely monitoring the state's investigation and prosecution," the department said in a statement.
"The Civil Rights Division, the U.S. Attorney's Office, and the FBI have an open investigation into the fatal shooting and, at the conclusion of the state's prosecution, will conduct an independent review of the facts and circumstances to determine whether the evidence warrants federal prosecution."
I am blown away. And thus I quote The Fifth Amendment:
[N]or shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb
It is called the Double Jeopardy Clause and you can't prosecute the same person, for the same crime, more than once. If this man is prosecuted at the federal level, then the Constitution and the Bill of Rights have no meaning anymore.
Johannes Mehserle, whatever you like it or not, got rightly convicted of criminally negligent, involuntary manslaughter. If the dude could not tell the difference between a hand gun and a taser in a split second, he should not be in the field. It's sad, it's regretable, but the law is the law.
But for Obama and Eric Holder to come in and charge him again, AFTER he was convicted, goes against everything our founders fought against! Forget about the racial aspect, this is an outright attack on The Fifth Amendment. This must stop!
Don't tell me that this is Eric Holder, not Barack Obama. That crap don't fly with me.