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FBI Gets Involved in Trayvon Martin Case

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The FBI, the ’s Civil Rights Division, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida will not step in to investigate the killing of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old who was unarmed and shot to death by a by a self-appointed neighborhood wannabe cop .

“The department will conduct a thorough and independent review of all of the evidence and take appropriate action at the conclusion of the investigation,” a statement released by the Justice Department this evening said. “The department also is providing assistance to and cooperating with the state officials in their investigation into the incident.”

The shooter, , claimed self-defense in shooting Martin, has not been charged with any crime in the fatal shooting of the teenager on Feb. 26. Witnesses and police calls tell a different story as Trayvon is heard screaming for his life in the background of one phone call before Zimmerman shoots him to death. How threatened could he have been by a teenager screaming for his life? Outrage over the incident has only grown, as irregularities in the police investigation have been uncovered and 911 tapes released last week showed Zimmerman ignored a dispatcher’s directive not to pursue the teen.

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