Outraged NAACP Wants Feds To Prosecute George Zimmerman

Source:  Alyssa Newcomb /  ABC News

The NAACP was “outraged” over the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial and called on the Department of Justice to prosecute Zimmerman for shooting Trayvon Martin.

“We are outraged and heartbroken over today’s verdict,” NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said in a statement.

“We will pursue civil rights charges with the Department of Justice, we will continue to fight for the removal of Stand Your Ground laws in every state, and we will not rest until racial profiling in all its forms is outlawed,” Jealous said.

A civil rights probe had previously been opened by the Department of Justice and a spokeswoman said the department would continue to “evaluate the evidence generated during the federal investigation, as well as the evidence and testimony from the state trial.”

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  • SouthwestQue

    George Zimmermans’ family exist in a fantasy world where they can kill a human being and convince themselves that they are the true victims. The Zimmermans appear to be dysfunctional and have trained their children to believe in their own self importance and to look down at blacks, although none of them are super achievers. Personally I feel that a lukewarm effort was made by the state. What happened to Angela Corey, the state prosecutor?? Why did Trayvon seem to get the amateurs? I guess she was guarding her career. While Zimmermans’ father and brother are busily making classless stereotypical comments about blacks, the State of Florida is pretending, along with Zimmermans’ attorney, that race has nothing to do with this case. Really?

    As far as Trayvon Martin’s family suing the Zimmermans, I would like to see the fact that George Zimmerman was on Adderall (dexamphetamine-speed) and a valium-based sleep med to slow him down at night investigated. I want to know if George Zimmerman was on Adderall when (1) he assaulted the policeman, when (2) he was involved in a domestic abuse incident and when (3) he killed Trayvon Martin. Adderall cause aggression and irritability in many of it’s users. (4) If he is on Adderall, he has a psychiatrist. How long has he been under the care of a Psychiatrist?? Shouldn’t it matter

  • Double standards

    Zimmerman should have listened to 911 and backed off. However when Zimmerman was attacked he had the right to defend himself. It’s a sad thing that this happened but where was the black community when OJ killed his wife and was found innocent? Everyone and their mom knew Simpson killed those two. But it’s fine because its a black man right? The black double standards are as bad as the religion double standards. We must tolerate all other religions but Christians can be persecuted? Hippocrates. It all on the same page or nothing.