Sunday, July 14, 2013

Murder of Trayvon Martin similar to Murder of Luis Ramirez. DOJ should File same Federal Charges against Zimmerman!

If the NAACP is successful with their petition to have the Department of Justice file Federal Civil Rights Murder Charges against Zimmerman, the DOJ may use the same approach used in the Federal Trial against Brandon Piekarsky and Donchak when they killed Luis Ramirez in Shenandoah, PA on July 12, 2008. (I wrote about the trial extensively from 2008 - 2011 -- see here).

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."


Felix Jaure said...

Dee I have a couple of question for you and the people in your blog. Number one, When Martin was punching George with his fists, and pounding his head on the pavement, I wonder at what point in time Trayvon planned to stop his attack on Zimmerman. Second question. Lets just say that Zimmerman was killed during the assault. Would you say that it was a justified homicide on behalf of Martin for being racially profiled by Zimmerman as some people claim he was. 3rd What charges if any, do you suppose the young Trayvor would have be charged with if this was the case.

Dee said...

I dedicated my next post to you. I responded as a grandmother. Please read it.

Vicente Duque said...


Before reading this or watching any TV I also thought of the murder of Luis Ramirez in Shenandoah Pennsylvania, July 12, 2008

I recalled those painful facts and your fight for Justice


Manuel E. Solis said...

The legal system here in America was proposed to protect and secure the rights of the people. Courts were enforced to ensure justice should the laws of the land be broken. Jurors were meant to be the unbiased voice of the people in trial court.But in the case of Trayvon Martin and Luis Ramirez, two unfortunate youth were murdered senselessly, and many would argue unjustly. Sometimes our legal system fails to uphold the security we rely on so lets continue to fight for it together.

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