Though Piekarsky and Donchak were found Not Guilty of murder charges by their local court, the DOJ filed Federal Charges and they were found Guilty of their crimes. Here are the charges by the Federal Court:
"Brandon Piekarsky and Derrick Donchak were convicted in federal court for the brutal beating and eventual death of Luis Ramirez, a resident of the Defendants’ town. The Defendants were charged with criminal violation of the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3631, which penalizes actions taken against an individual on account of his race, color or national origin, and with the specific intent to intimidate the victim or others like him from exercising their right to housing free of discrimination."
Ramirez was walking through a Park, walking his friend home when he was attacked. Like Ramirez, Trayvon was walking in his Father's subdivision on his way home from the store. The 911 tape shows Zimmerman calling Trayvon names. According to the 911 tape:
Zimmerman: Suspicious Guy. Looks like he's up to no good. On drugs.. Looks Black. Wearing Dark Hoodie and tennis shoes. He's near the clubhouse. He's ... AND he's a Black Male. Button on his shirt. Somethings WRONG with him. He's got something in his hands. This asshole. They always get away. When you come to the clubhouse....Shit .. he's running. Entrance of neighborhood. Back entrance.
911 Operator: Are you following him? We don't need you to do that.
This is so similar to the Luis Ramirez Murder case. The local court found Piekarsky and Donchak Not Guilty of Murder Charges. The DOJ found them Guilty of "Criminal Violation of the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3631."