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Writers' Post Network Blog: Fallout from the Zimmerman's Verdict - Juror Speaks with CNN Anderson Cooper

Posted on July 18, 2013 at 2:24 AM

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Demonstrators in FL Capitol Bldng. Protesting Zimmerman's Not Guilty VerdictDemonstrators in FL Capitol Protesting Stand your Ground Law
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Demonstrators Occupy FL Governor Rick Scott's Office Demanding Change in Stand your Ground Law

Justice Department will Resume a Previously Launched Federal Investigation
                                              CBC Plan to Hold Hearing on Stand your Ground Law
                                   More Marches and Demonstrations Planned around the Country


Since Saturday, the NAACP has gathered more than 1,000,000,000 signatures on a petition calling for Justice to launch a civil rights investigation. The petition reads in part:

                                “A jury has acquitted George Zimmerman, but we are not done demanding justice
                                 for Trayvon  Martin. Sign our petition to the Department of Justice today.”

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that the court case provides an opportunity for America to talk about race:

                                 “Independent of the legal determination that will be made; I believe that this tragedy                                             provides yet another opportunity for our nation to speak honestly about the complicated                                     and emotionally- charged issues that this case has raised. We must not — as we have too                                       often in the past — let this opportunity pass”

After the Zimmerman’s verdict, President Barack Obama called on Americans to honor Martin’s memory by pushing for stronger gun control.

                                 “We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that                                         claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as                                             individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens,                                         that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin,” the president said. 


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