Less than 12 hours following the “NOT GUILTY” verdict of George Zimmerman in the murder of 17 year old Trayvon Martin, sources are reporting that some civil rights leaders are calling on the U.S. Justice Department to consider new charges against George Zimmerman.
“We pray that the Justice Department will act,” said the Rev. Wendell Anthony, president of the Detroit Branch of the NAACP. “We don’t want anything special, we just want justice.”
“Clearly, Trayvon Martin’s civil rights were violated,” said Ron Scott, spokesman for the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality. “He had the most basic human right, the right to life, and that was taken away.”
“I hope that President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder take a serious look at this,” Walid said. “They have a responsibility to the nation to see that America stays the course, and continues to evolve to a more just union.”
“We’re going to continue our calls for justice for Trayvon Martin,” Williams said, adding that the national organization will examine legal options.
“In the south, it’s still hard for an African-American to get justice,” Williams said. “Mr. Zimmerman deserved at least manslaughter and the jury wouldn’t even do that. There is no faith in the jurors or in the diversity of the process.”
I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy~ John 16:20