Holder: Make Civil-Rights Cases Easier

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holderOutgoing Attorney General Eric Holder says he will ask Congress to lower the standard of proof required to prosecute criminals for violating people’s civil rights.

“There is a better way in which we could have federal involvement in these kinds of matters to allow the federal government to be a better backstop in examining these cases,” Holder said in an NBC News interview.

The claim by Holder comes just a few days after the Justice Department said it found insufficient evidence to pursue a federal criminal civil-rights charge over the killing of Trayvon Martin. Federal civil-rights cases give authorities the ability to prosecute when the local authorities are not able or don’t want to pursue a conviction. Read more at NBC News.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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  1. “it found insufficient evidence to pursue a federal criminal civil-rights charge over the killing of Trayvon Martin”

    I think you mean Michael Brown, not Trayvon.

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