About a week ago, I wrote that "I suspect that Zimmerman will eventually be charged simply because State and Federal authorities don't want a repeat of the 1980 Miami Race Riots." As anticipated, the FBI is beginning its own civil rights investigation of Zimmerman.
Agents are seeking information on George Zimmerman's background and whether he was racially motivated when he pursued Martin after calling a 911 police dispatcher about his presence in the community, an FBI official told NBC.You know, the same NBC that selectively edited audio to make Zimmerman sound like he was racially motivated. Anyway, the MSNBC story I quoted above also notes that "[t]he state of Florida is conducting its own investigation in the shooting and that one is being overseen by a special prosecutor."
Also, Just One Minute (h/t Instapundit) notes that the media is backing off of their false representations. From the comments:
The damage is done; now they can cover their behinds by reporting things that were known since immediately after the shooting.