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Revealed:Taxpayers Paid for JD Unit to Organize Anti-Zimmerman Protests

Revealed: How Taxpayers Paid for Justice Department Unit to 'Support Protests After Killing of Trayvon Martin'


Documents published online Wednesday by a conservative watchdog group show that the Community Relations Service, an arm of the U.S. Justice Department, spent taxpayer dollars to help organize and implement plans for the initial string of rallies in Sanford, Florida following the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

The protests were openly hostile to George Zimmerman, the volunteer neighborhood watch organizer who killed Martin, 17, after a struggle. Zimmerman is currently on trial in a Florida courtroom, charged with second-degree murder.

Judicial Watch obtained the Justice Department documents in April 2012 and March 2013 through a Freedom of Information Act request, but released them Wednesday. A Judicial Watch official told MailOnline that a shortage of personnel to analyze thousands of pages of documents obtained under FOIA - not a desire for trial-related publicity - was responsible for the delay.

The DOJ describes its Community Relations Service as 'the Department's "peacemaker" for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, and national origin.'

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