DOJ Wants Your Help in Zimmerman Case
Sets up public email address for tips
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2013 6:12 AM CDT
In this image from video, George Zimmerman smiles after a not guilty verdict was handed down in his trial at the Seminole County Courthouse, Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Sanford, Fla.   (AP Photo/TV Pool)

(Newser) – The Justice Department is asking for the public's help in its investigation into George Zimmerman, Fox News reports. A public email address ( is up and running, and ready to collect any tips you may have on him; Eric Holder previously said the DOJ will "consider all available information." Officials tell the Washington Post the email was set up "because of interest in this matter," and the paper calls the move an "unusual" one. But Fox News reports it's pretty much standard procedure when it comes to highly publicized cases like Zimmerman's.

Still, don't expect a response if you write in. "Unfortunately, the Department will not be able to respond to all messages received," the DOJ said in a statement. But police are still responding to those angered by the case: The Los Angeles Times reports that 17 people were arrested last night after a Victorville rally unraveled. And this morning, Trayvon Martin's parents spoke out in their first post-verdict interview. Mom Sybrina Fulton tells CBS This Morning she was "stunned" Zimmerman wasn't found guilty of second-degree murder. To President Obama: "make sure all the Ts were crossed and the Is were dotted," requests Fulton.

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Jul 21, 2013 5:53 PM CDT
I have a tip, Mr. Holder. Drop this witch hunt and find out what happened in Benghazi, investigate your participation in the "Fast & Furious" gun running to Mexican drug cartels, investigate the IRS scandal that targeted a big group of organizations that were opposing your master's reelection, probably illegally influencing an election.
Jul 19, 2013 12:53 PM CDT
Mr. Holder Mr. Holder!!!!! I saw what happened that night. I was there. I saw Trayvon Martin attack poor Mr. Zimmerman. They fought for what seemed like forever. Then Mr. Zimmerman was finally forced to shoot young Trayvon. In fact it is Myself that you hear on the 911 tape calling for help. I was laughing so hard that I started to choke on a Skittle from a bag that I found on the ground. Hope this helps.
Jul 19, 2013 12:57 AM CDT
If Trayvon Martin was white, the story would have been buried on page D6 of the local newspaper, headlined: "Heroic Hispanic Saves Neighborhood From Belligerent Prowler".